As far as data integration goes, once you have all the data centralized in a primary data source, it’s time to actually present that data to those that need it to make business decisions. And of course, we ideally want there to be minimal effort on our client’s programmers, to make the process easier.

Obviously, there’s a plethora of tools available. Two that we use to solve real world problems in the business world are Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) and Multipeers.

Oracle Business Intelligence

OBI is primarily for the medium to large organizations, based on both pricing and capabilities. They can be organizations in the commercial sector, or the public sector.

The OBI dashboard has extensive features. Many people in medium and large organizations need to generate reports in Microsoft Word or Excel formats, so that is one of the features available.

OBI is all about going to the data source and pulling in the information needed. It’s great for people and organizations that have prefer paper reports.


Of course, we’ve discussed Multipeers in past articles. It’s definitely for the small and medium sized market.

Multipeers is very visual. It’s all about showing the results on the screen, rather than printing. In addition to mobile device interfaces, it also has the capability to be viewed on a larger screen, in a slideshow-type format. It could be used at trade shows, or in a lobby.

Multipeers uses push technology for real time data.

Using these two tools, we’re able to appeal to both the visual types that love to really drill down into a report, as well as those that prefer paper reports. Best of all, there’s typically minimal effort in programming, while the presentation of the business information can result in both saving and making a lot of money for the organization.