Glossary


A | B | D | E | F | G | I | J | P | R | S | V | W

A

analysis
A selection of data displayed in one or more views, such as a table or chart, to provide answers to business questions.
analytics
Business intelligence objects such as analyses and dashboards that provide meaningful data to help with decision making.

B

briefing book
A collection of static or updatable analyses or dashboard pages that you can download, print, and share with others.
business intelligence catalog
The repository where all business intelligence objects, including analyses, reports, briefing books, and agents, are stored. The catalog contains separate folders for personal, shared, and modified objects.
business intelligence repository
The metadata that determines all of the columns, or pieces of data, that you can include in analytics. You can also use the repository as a source of data for reports.

D

dashboard
A collection of analyses and other content that gives in-depth insight to help with business decisions.
data model
The metadata that determines where data for a report comes from and how that data is retrieved.

E

EDI
Abbreviation for electronic data interchange.
EFT
Acronym for Electronic Funds Transfer. A direct transfer of money from one account to another, such as an electronic payment of an amount owed a supplier by transferring money from a payer's disbursement bank account into the supplier's bank account.

F

flexfield
A flexible data field that you can configure such that it contains one or more segments or stores additional information. Each segment has a value and a meaning.
flexfield segment
An extensible data field that represents an attribute and captures a value corresponding to a predefined, single extension column in the database. A segment appears globally or based on a context of other captured information.

G

The uppermost region in the user interface that remains the same no matter which page you're on.

I

infolet
A small interactive widget on the home page that provides key information and actions for a specific area, for example your personal profile. Each infolet can have multiple views.

J

job definition
The metadata that determines what a job does and what options are available to users when they submit the scheduled process. A job is the executable for a scheduled process.

P

prompt
A parameter that you set when you use analytics, limiting the data in the analysis or in all analyses on the dashboard or dashboard page (tab).

R

report
An output of select data in a predefined format that's optimized for printing.
role
Controls access to application functions and data.

S

scheduled process
A program that you run to process data and, in some cases, generate output as a report.
Style template
An .rtf template containing style information that's applied to report layout templates to achieve a consistent look and feel across reports.
subject area
A set of columns, or pieces of data, related to a specific business object or area.
Subtemplate
An .rtf or .xsl format that is defined once and used multiple times within a single report layout template or across multiple layout template files.

V

view
A specific way to present the results of an analysis, for example as a table or graph. Other types of views, such as the title view, show other components of the analysis.

W

work area
A set of pages containing the tasks, searches, and other content you need to accomplish a business goal.
workflow
An automated process that passes a task from one user (or group of users) to another to view or act on. The task is routed in a logical sequence to achieve an end result.