Migrating from Oracle Discoverer

Accelerate Migration from Oracle Discoverer and Improve Your Oracle EBS Reporting

Migrating From Oracle Discoverer

You shouldn’t need to put your operations on hold when you switch reporting tools. Orbit comes with a migration assistant that converts all of your Discoverer reports, ensuring quick time to value. With Orbit, you’ll spend less time migrating and more time harnessing the power of your data.

Oracle Discoverer Has Reached Its End-Of-Life

It’s Official. As of June 30, 2017, Oracle discontinued its extended support for Discoverer. And it’s been nearly a decade since Oracle has offered new features or product enhancements for it. Oracle will no longer provide bug fixes and patches, as well as certifications with Oracle products, web browsers, or operating systems.

If you haven’t yet moved to a new reporting platform for Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS), you are putting yourself at risk. Relying on dated technology could expose you to bugs and security threats. And the simplest of changes, such as an upgrade of your internet browser, can make your Discoverer reports inaccessible. Losing access to mission-critical reports could severely impact your business operations.

Now is the time to migrate to a new reporting tool.

However, most enterprise reporting and business intelligence tools are not end-user friendly and don’t easily integrate with Oracle EBS. Even Oracle products, such Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), don’t provide a way to convert Discoverer reports. They also require technical expertise to use, which means that you’ll need to ask IT for help every time you want to create or change a report.

Orbit integrates with Oracle EBS for seamless reporting and complete Discoverer migration. Orbit is an operational and ad-hoc reporting solution that you can embed within Oracle EBS. With Orbit, you can protect your EBS investment while you take advantage of new functionalities– such as self-service reporting, user-friendly data visualizations, and advanced interactive analytics.

Orbit Helps Drive Greater Value from EBS and Other Enterprise Data

Save Significant Time and Money

Most reporting tools don’t easily integrate with Oracle EBS. This makes migrating your Discoverer reports a slow and painful process.

With most tools, you need to manually migrate hundreds, or even thousands, of reports and convert your end user layer (EUL) into a format that is compatible with your new platform. Depending on your number of Discoverer reports, this process can take anywhere from a few months to a few years when handled by a dedicated team of experts.

Orbit includes a free Discover migration wizard that automatically converts your reports – so you won’t need to worry about losing access to them when you move to a new reporting system.

Jumpstart with Pre-Built Reports and Content

Orbit includes more than 1,000 pre-built Oracle Financials, Supply Chain, and HCM reports. This pre-built content allows you to get up-and-running quickly – saving hundreds of hours of manual labor. Orbit’s reports provide an array of business views, and you can always customize them to meet your needs.

Take Advantage of Self-Service Reporting and Analytics

With Orbit, you don’t need to turn to IT every time you want to run or modify a report. After you convert your Discoverer reports, you can enjoy Obit’s self-service features.

For example, you can create both operational and ad-hoc reports in just minutes – from within Oracle EBS, Microsoft Excel, or through Orbit directly.

You can also create visualizations – such as charts, graphs, and maps – that help you quickly and easily interpret raw data from EBS or other sources. After you create a visual, you can click it to drill down to the lowest level of detail and gain deeper insights.

Then, you can export your reports to Excel, PDF, or other formats and share them with your co-workers. You can also schedule reports to run on a recurring or one-time basis to align with your month-end processes, internal planning needs, or when new data becomes available.

Orbit in Action: Avis Car Rental

Avis, one of the largest car rental companies in the world, needed an enterprise reporting solution that could easily convert its Discoverer reports and seamlessly integrate with Oracle EBS.

Avis selected Orbit for its self-service reporting and analytics, as this made it easy for the company’s global users to get the data they need – when they need it.

Avis also chose Orbit for its robust security governance framework. This allows Avis’ IT team to easily manage rollouts that support reporting and analytics for both on-premise and cloud-based applications.

“We wanted a robust reporting system that would allow users to run reports on their own without help from IT. We chose Orbit, because their technology resides within EBS and they let users create their own reports. We couldn’t create our own reports with Discoverer.”

APARNA BADANI  |  Oracle Functional Lead

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The deadline for Discoverer’s end of life has passed. The time to begin migrating reports and locking down a Discoverer replacement solution could not be better.

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