Enterprise Application Visualizations and User Experience Enhancements

Data-driven visualizations transform the way a user absorbs and understands the information at hand. New powerful visualizations are available in Oracle Business Intelligence.

  • View Suggestions – help in creating data visualizations tailored specifically for the data at hand, accelerating the analyst’s view to data – driven insights
  • Performance Tiles – A performance tile displays a single aggregate measure in a visually prominent manner. It is an ideal way of displaying and calling out attention to a metric or set of metrics of interest on a dashboard.A user can select from a list of options to customize the performance tile, including applying a style, size, and conditional formats.
  • Waterfall – A waterfall graph lets a user view how each value in a series incrementally affects the whole by showing how an initial price is affected by various discounts and options. This is the preferred visualization in a number of applications including pricing analysis, where it aids in identifying pricing leakages.
  • Map Views – Map Views support the ability to format a line to vary its color based on one measure, but to also vary its thickness by a second measure. For example, an airline route could be color coded based on the number of flights flown, and its thickness based on the average revenue per seat.
  • 100 Percent Stacked Chart – A subtype, 100% Stacked, has been added to both the bar and area graphs. This graph shows values as percentages, and because it normalizes the data between values of 0 and 100 percent, makes it comparison of values easier across series and groups.
  • Null Non-Suppression – Analyses often have sparse data that includes null rows and /or columns. A new option, available at the analysis level, allows users to display this data. It can be overridden at the view level, providing flexibility and convenience to designers to control how data is displayed for different views in the same analysis.
  • Breadcrumbs – As the name suggests, breadcrumbs are an aid to navigation, and help users understand not only their present location within an application but also the path they took within the application to arrive at their current location.This navigational aid is displayed at the bottom of the page, and a user can click on any section of the breadcrumb.
  • Trellis View Actions – Action links are a powerful way to provide contextual functionality to users within visualizations as well as dashboards. The high-density Trellis Views that are available in OBIEE now support action links for both Simple and Advanced Trellis views. In addition, action links are available in legend and axis labels in Trellis views.
  • Freeze Headers – A new option –“Freeze Column” –for tables, pivots, and Advanced Trellis views, keeps the headers positi oned at the top of the view, even as a user scrolls down the dataset. This feature can be switched on or off for a particular view from the properties panel of the view. In the Oracle BI Mobile HD app, this is available via a two-finger swipe gesture.

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