The Oracle BI Presentation Catalog, or Web catalog, stores the application dashboards and report definitions and contains information about permissions and accessibility of the dashboards by a group. For Oracle Financial Management Analytics, the catalog is in the FinancialManagementAnalytics folder.
The Oracle BI Presentation Catalog stores business intelligence objects and provides an interface where users create, access, and manage objects, and perform specific object-based tasks (for example, export, print, and edit). The catalog is organized into folders that are either shared or personal.
If Oracle BI EE is integrated with other Oracle applications, then the objects that are created within those applications are also stored within the catalog. For example, if Oracle BI Publisher is integrated with Oracle BI EE, data models, reports, and style templates and subtemplates are also stored in and accessible from the catalog.
Many operations that you can perform in the Oracle BI Presentation Catalog can be performed in the Catalog Manager, which resides outside of Oracle BI Presentation Services. See Oracle Fusion Middleware System Administrator's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition.