Discoverer Migration to BICS / OBIEE

The legacy Discoverer tool is becoming obsolete.

Migrate Oracle Discoverer reports to Oracle BICS | BIEE with TransSys Experts

Challenges with Discoverer

  • Non-strategic since 2006
  • Premium support ended in June 2014
  • No training offered
Limited Functionality
  • No new features since 11g
  • No support for PDF export
  • No drill down capabilities
High TCO
  • High cost to manage and maintain infrastructure
  • High costs to manage Discoverer incompatibility with mandatory Enterprise upgrades

How to Migrate?

Option 1
Migrate Discoverer to Oracle BIEE

Migration utility planned for Discoverer 11g

  • EUL metadata to OBIEE Common Enterprise Information Model
  • Discoverer Workbooks to Answers Requests
  • Post-migration work
    • Answers requests and Dashboards fine-tuning
    • Take advantage of all the new features
Option 2
Migrate Discoverer to Oracle BICS
  • BI Cloud Service makes agile analytics immediately available, at any scale.
  • organisations can better leverage more of their workforce, to drive more rapidly to new insights through Robust Interactive Reporting and Dynamic Dashboards.
  • Oracle BI Cloud Service provides instant mobile access, simple and secure collaboration, easy data loading and access to Oracle’s market leading database.

Innovative Tool Based Approach

System Analysis
  • Analyze the existing discoverer reports
Export EUL
  • Selection of specific subject areas and export the EUL file
BI Instance Movement
  • Run the Migrate Utility
  • Validate the components Migrated
  • Recreate the joins if required
  • Deployment of Metadata
Reports Creation
  • Creation of Reports
  • Drag and Drop
  • Direct DB Request

Key Benefits

Faster Performance

Lightening-fast query and report performance as there is no Discoverer overhead to slow down performance

Lower TCO

No upfront infrastructure costs, low monthly subscription costs, streamlined operations and reduced burden on IT

Highly Secure

Role-based fine grain user security, industrial strength infrastructure security

Supported Platform

Upgrade from a nonstrategic, unsupported product to a strategic product that aligns with Oracle's future vision

Better User Experience

Robust reporting with interactive visuals, auto suggestions and deep analysis and drilldowns

Improved Reliability

Hosted on redundant, backed-up and highly available enterprise grade cloud infrastructure


Quick start to get users productive instantly and rapidly scale to more users


Instant access to dashboards, analysis, reports and more from any Android or iOS device

For organizations that have a significant investment in Oracle Discoverer, TransSys encourages them to migrate to Oracle BIEE / BICS

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