4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Mar 17, 2016
OBIEE is a very solid BI product. It's definitely more conservative, old-school, but we've seen fantastic uptake of self-service reporting due to the simplified interface and data models (complexity is hidden from the users).
Consider whether you want to run the operations yourself
Simplify install and upgrade.
Leverage a 3rd party implementor and maintainer from the get-go. There is little value in maintaining the under-the-hood complexity.
3 out of 5.0, Reviewed Jun 15, 2015
Vendor was well known to us.
Focus on the data/ model and movement.
Works well with Oracle applications/pre-built models.
Performance can be an issue.
Provided more help in the form of data lineage.
Use more OOTB capabilities and do less customizations.
Prebuilt stuff gave us a jump start
We had very good support
Integrated well with Siebel CRM.