1 Overview

Oracle Real-Time Integration Business Insight is an application designed for business users and provides a business-friendly experience. The administrators can perform many actions like adding users/groups, configuring data connections, configuring reports, purging, and cleaning data objects and projects at regular intervals.

Oracle Real-Time Integration Business Insight provides a web-based feature to allow to business users to:

  • Model business concepts easily

  • Map to implementation naturally

  • Monitor business progress immediately

  • Efficiently monitor workflow and runtime through

    • Zero development effort

    • Minimal impact to runtime

  • Access advanced analytics through exposed star-schema

  • Access bundled reporting capabilities.

Introduction to Insight

Oracle Real-Time Integration Business Insight (also known as Insight) puts business users in control by allowing them to model, collect and monitor business-level metrics without reliance on the Information Technology personnel.

After you have installed Oracle Real-Time Integration Business Insight and the WebLogic Server, Service Oriented Architecture, Oracle Service Bus, and Business Process Monitoring you must manually configure the Oracle Service Bus agent. To configure this agent, visit: http://<host>:<port>/insight-osb/resources/.

The Insight Administrator needs to perform certain tasks for the application to function properly:

  • Create users and assign them appropriate role privileges

  • Set up connections to SOA or Service Bus Servers

  • Configure and set up the reporting functionality.

Understanding Users and Their Roles

Oracle Real-Time Integration Business Insight has a variety of user personas. Each user has a defined set of roles and the areas of the application the user can access varies based on the permissions attached to the user role.

The following user personas are available and have an application role associated with each:

  • InsightBusinessUser

    • Thinks in business terms like:

      • Process Milestones

      • Business Facts

      • Service levels.

  • InsightIntegrationArchitect

    • Understands implementation of:

      • Software Architecture

      • Process Topology

      • Application Structure.

  • InsightExecutive

    • Has access to dashboards. Can:

      • Create dashboards

      • Edit dashboards

      • View dashboards.

  • InsightAdmin

    • Super user with all privileges in the application. Can create users and assign role permissions provided this user has the appropriate permissions and privileges in Oracle WebLogic and Oracle Enterprise Manager consoles:

      • Create users and assign role permissions

      • Configure reports

      • Create and manage data connections.

  • InsightModelCreator

    • Has role privileges to:

      • Create models

      • Edit models

      • View models.

      This user is the owner of the model.

  • InsightConnectionCreator

    • Has role permissions to:

      • Create connections to servers

      • Edit connections

      • Delete connections

      • Test and configure connections.

      Only users with InsightAdmin or InsightConnectionCreator role privileges can manage the connections.

The InsightAdmin user has the privileges to create as many users as required and to assign the users with appropriate role permissions, provided this user also has the appropriate permissions and privileges on the Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Enterprise Manager consoles. In general, it is common for a user to have multiple role privileges. For example, a user Karl can be InsightAdmin, InsightModelCreator, and InsightIntegrationArchitect as well. The number of users and their role permissions are governed by the business need.

For more information, see Adding Users/Groups to Pre-defined Roles.