Reporting and Analytics: Overview of Analyses, Dashboards, Reports, and Infolets

In OTBI reporting and analytics, you analyze business intelligence analyses, dashboards, and reports to gain insight that you can act on and use to meet specific requirements.

You can use different types of predefined analytics, dashboards, reports, and infolets or create and edit them to support your business needs.

Analyses, Dashboards, and Reports

There are three main objects you use to analyze your data and business.


What It Displays

What You Use It For


Data in an interactive format, for example a table or graph.

Summarize or break down simple, real-time data, which helps you in taking short-term decisions.


A collection of analyses and other content, presented on one or more pages, or tabs.

Get various pieces of information about a particular subject.


Data in a predefined format that provides little or no interaction.

Get high-volume data in a high-fidelity output optimized for printing, for example in documents to support internal operations, statutory requirements, and other business needs.

Note: You can export tables on UI pages to Microsoft Excel workbooks, where available, and use the exported data for analytical purposes.

For more information, see the Creating and Administering Analytics and Reports guides and the Using Analytics and Reports guides (if available) for your products.

Create and Edit Analytics and Reports

You can create and edit analytics and reports for your own use, or make changes to objects for others, if you have the appropriate roles to do so.

Here are a few examples of the changes you can make.

  • Add or remove columns from an analysis.

  • Change the branding logo on report output.

  • Create a dashboard to include your most commonly viewed analyses.

For more information about creating and editing analytics and reports, see the Creating and Administering Analytics and Reports guides for your products.