Friday, 27 December 2013

OBIEE 11g Release 11.1.1.7 Desktop Tools Available for Download and Audience and Usage


With OBIEE 11g Release 11.1.1.7 release adds number of tools to the list of BI Desktop tools that are available for download. I found it confusing for users/designer which desktop tool should they download/use and what is usage of the tool.

This blog is an attempt to list down the tools available to download, target audience of the desktop software and its usage patterns.

New Addition of Desktop Tools – 11.1.1.7

With OBIEE 11g Release 11.1.1.7, Essbase is a prominent component of Oracle’s BI offerings. To support inclusion of Essbase in this release following desktop tools are added in the list of BI desktop tools that are available for download. These tools are available only when Essbase is chosen as installed component as a part of OBIEE 11.1.1.7 release.

Oracle Hyperion Smart View for Office
Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting Studio
Oracle Essbase Studio Console
Oracle Essbase Administrative Services Console)

Desktop Tools, Audience and Recommendations

So overall following is the list of tools available to download with the OBIEE 11g Release 11.1.1.7 




Oracle BI for MS Office 
This tool lets you access and run Oracle BI EE analyses directly within your Microsoft Office applications.
Audience – End User

Smart View for MS Office
This tool lets you access and run Oracle BI EE analyses and Essbase/Hyperion Datasets directly within your Microsoft Office applications.

Audience – End User / Ad Hoc User

Oracle Recommendation for MS Office Plug In
While you can also download Oracle Business Intelligence Add-in for Microsoft Office to integrate with Microsoft Office, it is strongly recommended that you download Smart View instead.

Financial Reporting Studio
This tool lets you design and present analytic data graphically. You can design traditional financial report formats such as cash management reports, profit and loss statements, and balance sheets. You can also design nontraditional formats for financial or analytic data that include text and graphics.
Audience – Designer/Report Developer


Essbase Studio Console
This tool lets you perform tasks related to data modeling, cube design, and construction of analytic applications.
Audience – Designer/Report Developer

Essbase Administrative Services Console
This tool lets you view, manage, and maintain Essbase Servers, Essbase Administration Servers, and
Oracle Essbase Provider Services
Audience – Administrator /Designer/Developer


Oracle BI Client Installer (32 bit) /Oracle BI Client Installer (64 bit)
This tool lets you install the Business Intelligence Administration Tool, the Oracle Business Intelligence Job Manager, and the Oracle Business Intelligence Catalog Manager. You can choose either the 32-bit or 64-bit installation, depending upon your operating system.
Audience – Administrator /Designer/Developer


Template Builder for Word (32 bit)/ Template Builder for Word (64 bit)
This tool lets you easily design RTF templates for use in published reporting. You can choose either the 32-bit or 64-bit installation, depending upon your operating system.
Audience –BI Publisher Report Developer

Analyzer for Excel
This tool lets you download the results of a report query to Excel and also to upload a spreadsheet to use as a report layout.
Audience –Report Developer

I hope you find this blog useful.

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