Oracle Fusion - About BIP and OTBI Reports

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In Oracle Fusion, BIP (Business Intelligence Publisher) and OTBI (Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence) are two different reporting tools. They have different strengths and weaknesses, and the best tool for you will depend on your specific needs.

BIP Reports

  • BIP reports are more powerful and flexible than OTBI reports. They allow you to write custom SQL queries, and they can be used to create more complex reports.
  • BIP reports are also more customizable. You can change the layout, formatting, and branding of BIP reports to match your specific needs.
  • However, BIP reports are also more difficult to create and maintain than OTBI reports. They require more technical expertise, and they can be more time-consuming to develop.

OTBI Reports

  • OTBI reports are easier to create and maintain than BIP reports. They can be created using a drag-and-drop interface, and they do not require any technical expertise.
  • OTBI reports are also more secure than BIP reports. They are only accessible to users with the appropriate permissions.
  • However, OTBI reports are less powerful and flexible than BIP reports. They cannot be used to create custom SQL queries, and they are limited to the reports that are pre-built in the OTBI repository.

Which Tool is Right for You?

If you need to create a complex report with custom SQL queries, then BIP is the better choice. If you need a report that is easy to create and maintain, and you do not need a lot of flexibility, then OTBI is the better choice.

Here is a table summarizing the key differences between BIP and OTBI reports:

Feature BIP Reports OTBI Reports
Power and flexibility More powerful and flexible Less powerful and flexible
Customization More customizable Less customizable
Ease of development and maintenance More difficult to develop and maintain Easier to develop and maintain
Security Less secure More secure
Pre-built reports No pre-built reports Many pre-built reports