In a recent blog, we described the benefits of embedding Oracle Analytics Cloud into your daily workflow. Consider this scenario: You’ve got important analytics insights that you need to make available to your users, but they don’t often log into Oracle Analytics Cloud. However, they make daily use of a collaboration tool such as Microsoft Teams.
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I recently had the pleasure of working with Arcadis on this specific scenario. Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. René Putman from Arcadis had this to say about how simple it was to embed actionable analytical insights from Oracle Analytics Cloud into Microsoft Teams: ‘We have included various Oracle Analytics Cloud dashboards into Teams pages to have an easy way for users to access the relevant Analytics insights for the subject, for example a Project Manager oriented view’
In this post, we’ll show how easy it for you to embed Oracle Analytics Cloud content into Microsoft Teams.
Oracle Analytics embedded in Microsoft Teams
Once you’ve identified a project in Oracle Analytics Cloud that you want to make available in Teams, the first step is to obtain the URL of that project when it is viewed in “Narrate” mode with the “present” option selected (you’ll find this option on the top right of the Oracle Analytics Cloud UI, next to “Save”). This maximizes the image analytics visualization and is an ideal way to integrate it into Teams.
The resulting URL will look similar to the one below (note that the “reportmode” parameter is “presentation” as this will provide the optimum view when referenced in Teams) :
Once you’ve got the URL, add a new Website tab that references this URL in Teams:
Add a “Website” tab in Microsoft Teams
Then provide a name for the new tab and also the URL that you copied earlier:
Enter details of the Oracle Analytics Cloud URL
In order to see your analytics content in Teams, you will need to enter a safe domain in the Oracle Analytics Cloud console (for example, the following safe domain:
Then select the check box for “Embedding.”
You will also want to configure single sign-on between your Oracle Analytics Cloud instance and your teams instance so your users won’t need to log in whenever they visit the page with embedded analytics. If your organization is already using Oracle Analytics Cloud and Teams, this may already be set up.
If you want to provide a consistent look and feel between your embedded analytics content and Teams, you can change the colors (including background canvas colors) and fonts of the analytics project so that they match.
Once you’ve embedded the Oracle Analytics Cloud project, you will also be able to take advantage of Teams functionality to add commentary to that page.
Here are some additional useful links:
What’s stopping you from using the embedded capabilities of Oracle Analytics Cloud?
Three Essentials for Embedding Analytics
Oracle Analytics Cloud Embedding-changing the IDCS token timeout
Documentation:Embed your content in other applications
Documentation: Embed analytics content into web pages