BI Publisher for PeopleSoft
Oracle provides a standalone Java-based reporting technology named BI Publisher (BIP) that streamlines report and form generation. PeopleTools is leveraging this technology with BI Publisher for PeopleSoft, which provides native BIP technology for PeopleSoft Query as well as any PeopleSoft application.
BIP separates the data extraction process from the report layout. BIP provides the ability to design and create report layout templates with the more common desktop applications of Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat, and renders XML data based on those templates. With a single template, you can generate reports in many formats (PDF, RTF, Excel, HTML, and so on) and in many languages.
BI Publisher for PeopleSoft provides an environment for the power business user to manage templates, data sources, reports, translations, content components, and to produce reports according to a user-defined criteria. BI Publisher for PeopleSoft also can burst reports, such as annual wage statements for employees, electronically.