Oracle BI Cloud Service introduces new OBIEE 12c Style UX

BICS Update Header

Mazen just previewed What to Expect Next on BICS and now it is in the process of being released.  The first thing you’ll notice is the new clean and concise consumer-style user experience.  Site navigation and the Home page has changed dramatically as you can see in the screen shot below (the compass next to the user’s name brings up the navigation icons)

BICS Update Home Page

In addition to the Home Page change, there are now Tabs for each of the main components of BICS.

A. VA Projects Tab: Allows a user to open and Create new Visual Analyzer Data Discovery projects:

BICS Update VA

B. Dashboards Tab: Create or Open Dashboards:

BICS Update Dashboards

C. Analyses Tab: Create or Open Analyses:

BICS Update Analyses

D. Catalog Tab: Gone is the small link in the tool bar, it now has its own tab:

BICS Update Catalog

The Modeler UX is the same as before, but now there are two additional pages:

1) Console: Consolidates all Administrative functions in one place, including the ability for users to manage the spreadsheets they upload to BICS:

BICS Update Service Console

2) Academy:  Contains excellent video tutorials and user guides:

BICS Update Academy

Beyond the Navigation changes, the UX for Dashboard and Analyses creation has changed, but will be familiar to anyone used to the previous OBIEE 11g style interface.

BICS Update Dashboard UI

There are also some key improvements to functionality, like a much needed Heat Matrix chart and improved visuals for Dashboards:

BICS Update Heat Matrix

BICS Update Dashboard

As Mazen pointed out in his blog, there are more changes on the horizon, including the expansion of Data Integration options and Federated Sign On.  We’ll have more details when they are closer to being released.

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John Whitaker

John is a Senior Project Manager in the National Oracle Business Analytics Practice. He has over 18 years of experience in the design, development and implementation of Enterprise Software Applications including Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and Industry Analytics solutions. John has expertise in leading large scale projects in multiple industries including Fortune 500 companies, leading research universities and government agencies. He is currently specializing in the development of Oracle BI Cloud Services solutions including Retail, Healthcare and Higher Ed Analytics.

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