How does Discoverer fit in the integrated business intelligence solution offered by Oracle Application Server?
Discoverer is an integral element of a comprehensive business intelligence solution provided by Oracle Application Server. Data – transactional data in a database, Oracle Applications data, legacy data, data in a data warehouse modeled using Oracle Warehouse Builder (OWB) – can be used to create business areas with Discoverer. Reports created against these business areas can then be used to perform ad-hoc querying, drilling, slicing and dicing, and analysis. The results of this analysis can be shared with other users. This data can be shared using Discoverer Viewer, or by publishing workbooks to OracleAS Portal using the Discoverer Portlet Provider, or by exporting to Oracle Reports format using industry standard XML to make use of Report’s advanced enterprise distribution capabilities, or by exporting to Microsoft Excel to share data with users who may not have access to Oracle Discoverer. Furthermore, the use of Oracle Application Server Web Cache with Discoverer Viewer can dramatica