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Are you a business leader looking to transform your Oracle Cloud ERP Data into valuable business insights? Wouldn’t it be easy if you have the ability to build ad-hoc reports and dashboards without relying on support from IT?
Orbit Reporting and Analytics seamlessly integrates with Oracle Cloud Applications, making it easy for a business user to build dashboards and reports based on your cloud application data. In fact, we believe Orbit’s solution can truly extend your organization’s reporting capabilities and will act as a supplement to Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence (OTBI), a tool by Oracle which can not be extended and has its own limitations.
In this post, we detail out five reasons why Orbit offers the best solution for self-service analytics and reporting for business users.
#1 – Overcoming the limitations of Oracle tools
Oracle customers often adopt OTBI because it provides real-time transactional reporting with no additional licenses or fees. But OTBI has two specific disadvantages: one, it is a rigid tool that cannot be customized easily. Two, with OTBI it is difficult to derive insights if data is to be drawn from multiple areas.
If OTBI does not work for a customer, Oracle often recommends using BI Publisher, but this is a product designed for developers. Business users cannot build ad-hoc dashboards or reports with BI Publisher without support from IT and this makes it inefficient.
Orbit enables business users to build custom dashboards and reports without bogging down IT resources. Since these users are looking to derive insights and intelligence from vast amounts of operational data, they need a solution that is flexible, customizable and offers an iterative process to analyze data.
#2 – Authentication & Authority
As a Oracle Gold Partner, Orbit truly integrates with Oracle Cloud ERP. A business user is able to login to our solution with his or her Oracle Fusion login details, run reports in Orbit and have a window into data stored in Fusion from within Orbit. With the same Oracle credentials, the user is able to take full advantage of all of Orbit’s features. This is extremely important from a data governance and data security perspective and Orbit has been designed from the ground-up to ensure that.
#3 – Financial Reporting using Orbit
A large number of our customers use Orbit for financial reporting. A business user in the finance team is able to build financial statements from live data in Oracle Cloud Financials. The user is also able to drill down in real-time into Subledger Data stored on the cloud. This is a simple yet powerful feature used by several of our customers across the globe.
One of our leading customers – a large, diversified real-estate company in the Middle East – uses the full power of Orbit’s products for financial reporting and analysis. The finance team is able to get quick answers to key business questions, with hundreds of sub ledger drill-down reports for modules like Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Fixed Assets, Inventory, Purchasing, and more. Orbit makes it seamless to create charts, apply filters and use conditional formatting to view journal activity for any balance.
Overall, Orbit helps expedite the reconciliation and period end close process, and ensures the entire process of financial reporting is efficient, accurate and reliable.
#4 – Drill Down within Excel
Orbit’s GLSense for Financial Reporting helps to produce financial reports with the convenience of Excel, but without the complexity and risk that comes from managing spreadsheets.
With GLSense, you can quickly build financial statements within Microsoft Excel. When you create a new statement, it will automatically populate with live data on Oracle Cloud Financials. It also makes it easy for your finance team to perform ad-hoc general ledger account analysis so they can make sure transactions are posted to the right GL accounts. The Excel drill-down feature is one of our most important features, one that most of our customers truly appreciate.
#5 – Ability to Unify Data from Multiple Sources
Most enterprises around the world are now grappling with an explosion of data. The data is distributed across multiple business applications, ERPs, and various tools for transactional and operational data. Sometimes, there is also a need to access historical data, even though you might not want to move that to the cloud. Even if all your ERP data is on Oracle Cloud ERP, chances are you have to access real-time data from other data sources.
The only way to generate meaningful insights from all this data is by having a unified data platform (single source of true data). Orbit Reporting and Analytics comes with more than 200 integrators and database connectors that allow you to combine data from any system. With our product, one can gain instant access to data from across the enterprise. Orbit’s pre-built integrations include:
Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS)
Oracle Cloud Applications
Salesforce & Pardot
In addition to 200+ other business applications, both cloud-based and on-premise
Here’s a link that explains how Orbit integrated with other data sources: https://www.orbitanalytics.com/integration-other-applications/
Overall, Orbit is designed for reporting and analytics of data from various ERP systems, including Oracle Cloud ERP. It’s pre-built integration capabilities, combined with the self-service model makes it an extremely powerful tool for business users. We serve customers across the globe, ranging from fast-growing startups to Fortune 500 companies.
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