NetShops, a recent adopter of Oracle Applications 11.5.10, quickly determined that its IT department would require additional assistance in creating and customizing business intelligence (BI) reports for approximately 100 end users within the company. The primary goal was to provide a self-service reporting tool for the Accounting and Finance groups, giving them the ability to pull data out of Oracle E-Business Suite in order to better run their individual departments and the business as a whole. In addition, NetShops wanted to provide their super users with a solution designed to provide not only simple and direct cross-departmental data access, but also to securely edit, share, and publish reports.
“We concluded that Noetix technology would provide us with significant cost savings versus the cost of manually customizing our own reports,” said Tom Ostblom, vice president of technology at NetShops. “Originally, we determined that we’d need at least two full-time report developers to meet our reporting needs. With Noetix, we can operate with just one part-time report developer.”
NetShops purchased Noetix Platform and NoetixViews for Oracle Financials and Oracle Supply Chain Management. Noetix technology works in conjunction with Oracle Discoverer and helps them to quickly access and organize their content. In addition, they can now create ad hoc reports without having to rely on the specific technical expertise normally required to decipher the complexity of Oracle’s database tables.
NetShops also chose Noetix because of its proven ability to shield their customized and pre-built reports and queries from changes in the underlying applications database during Oracle patches and upgrades.
Today, NetShops has a team of sophisticated end users who are using Noetix to generate BI information from Oracle E-Business Suite and then pass that information to team members in Accounting, Finance, and Purchasing.
According to Tom Ostblom, Noetix has been widely successful within the NetShops organization. “I don’t know if our success could even be measured in ROI numbers, but we’ve been able to deliver or have access to information and reports that mostly likely would have otherwise remained stuck in a development queue somewhere.”
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