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Oracle BI Commentary Tools: Open Source or Enterprise?

Posted by Nicholas Padgett   |   OBIEE,   |   Oracle Analytics Cloud,   |   CollaborateBI

Commentary support in Oracle BI tools has been a commonly requested feature for many years. As with many absent features in our beloved tools, the community has come together to develop methods to implement this functionality themselves. Some of these approaches, such as leveraging Writeback, implement out-of-the-box Oracle BI features.

More commonly you’ll find custom-built software extensions or free “open source” applications that provide OBIEE comments as extensions.

In this blog post, we’ll look at the difference between custom-built extensions and open-source applications. We’ll also consider two different tools — one open source, another a custom-built extension.

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The Value of Adding Commentary to OBIEE

Posted by Michelle Heath   |   Oracle Business Intelligence,   |   OBIEE,   |   CollaborateBI

As you probably already know, OBIEE does not have a commentary function built in.

So, you and your team are probably using manual workarounds — taking screenshots, adding text descriptions, referencing documents in email attachments — to discuss insights.

But what if you could add OBIEE comments and documents directly to dashboards and reports? How much time and effort would that feature save you?

In this blog post, we’ll share how you can implement that functionality with one simple tool and — more importantly — how it will help your team.

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