Wednesday Feb 27, 2013

Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Hands-on 5-day Bootcamp

22nd to 26th April 2013 - In the UK, but open to all EMEA Partners.

This is a Hands-on 5-day Bootcamp for Oracle Partner consultants to gain familiarity and be able to implement OBI11g projects for their clients. Participants will gain in-depth understanding of new architecture of OBIEE 11g, security mode, installation/configuration as well as reporting aspects like new ROLAP/MOLAP style hierarchical browsing, new chart types, Action Framework and Visualization.

If your company is not yet OBI11g Specialized then this is the perfect time to get skilled up on the latest version.

Download the full details about the course including the agenda, system requirements and lab outline here: and more details on this specific event here at Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation 11g Hands-On Bootcamp: 22nd to 26th April 2013.

Register here or contact our Oracle events team on 01925 856999

This 5 day hands-on bootcamp provides attendees a hands-on experience with the OBI 11g product, at a special OPN price of £750 per person.

Upon registration you will then receive a link to an external booking site where you can confirm your place and pay the £750.00 course fee by credit card. Please note this Bootcamp is limited to a maximum of ten places and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis in terms of confirmed booking through payment.

This training is being managed by Avnet Technology Solutions, UK.

Deployment Path Help for Your Oracle EPM System Installation

A new Video Feature Overview (VFO) on Choosing a Deployment Path for Your Oracle EPM System Installation, Release is now available on our YouTube channel.  You can find this VFO and others here:

Please check the channel for the latest Enterprise Performance Management VFOs. We will continue to post new VFOs that focus on important, new EPM product features or modules.

Thursday Feb 21, 2013

EPM Hyperion Planning V11.1.2.2 Implementation Hands-On 5-Day Boot-camp

18th - 22nd March 2013 in Colombes, France - Register here

This 5-day for Partners workshop is designed to provide implementation instruction on Oracle Hyperion EPM Planning. This boot-camp is intended for prospective implementers of the Planning and Budgeting functionality of Oracle EPM or implementers that are currently familiar with the basics of EPM Planning and looking to strengthen their base of knowledge in the product.

The class begins with an overview of Essbase, the foundation of Hyperion Planning. It provides a general overview of Planning and Planning terms, the architecture of all the Planning components, and how they are commonly used.

The course goes over all the steps to create an application from scratch. This involves some preparation work outside of Planning and leads to developing the application in both the Planning Windows and Web clients. Participants will modify existing dimensions and build out the hierarchies using the Web client.

The course focuses on tasks that end-users must perform during the planning cycle. It walks students through creating and modifying forms, working with forms to enter data, adding annotations, and the rest of the form features such as running business rules and managing task lists. It covers how to use the forms in the Smart View client and finishes up the end-user perspective by going through Workflow Management and the process of submitting a plan for review. The final section of the course covers Security and other administration topics such as automation and deployment.


  • Participants must be Oracle OPN member partners with a background in business information systems and a clientele of customers with ongoing or prospective EPM initiatives.
  • Further online OPN guided learning path information and webinars are available at: Oracle Hyperion Planning 11 Essentials.
  • Please note that attendees are required to bring a laptop: View here laptop requirements and detailed agenda. Free to OPN Partners - Register here

Business Intelligence Master-class for Partners

Wednesday 6th March 2013, Reading, UK

Business Intelligence projects are consistently top priority and are seen by many organisations as the key driver of transformational change.

Join our Business Intelligence Master-class for Partners on 6th March 2013, where you'll learn how Oracle's reference architecture can address key issues in a timely, pragmatic and reliable way.

Due to the great success of previous Master Classes on this subject, your presenters will follow a "free format" agenda using Whiteboards rather than formal presentations to allow as much interaction with you as possible.

Who should attend?

This session is aimed at Oracle partners who are IT Architects and BI & Data Warehouse specialists.
Please note: This workshop is highly interactive, and as such does not involve slide presentations or product feature details, it addresses Architectural issues and considerations for the Architect Community. Please come prepared to take your own notes.

To prepare for the workshop, it will be useful to read the paper on Information Management and Big Data Reference Architecture.

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

TVP510 - Room: Henley Suite

Oracle Parkway
Thames Valley Park
Berkshire RG6 1RA

Registrations: 9:45 am for 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Price: FREE to OPN Partners)

Getting Started with Endeca Information Discovery – Free Online Technical Tutorials

Many partners are still asking me about Endeca training and how to get started quickly with this fantastic product. The most simple way is to help yourselves by downloading the software, and going through this very good set of introduction tutorials step by step. You only need a laptop to install Endeca on (although this does need to be 64-bit and best with ~ 8Gb Ram). Version 2.4 of Endeca OID is now out.

See it in action on YouTube "Getting Started with Endeca Information Discovery v2.3" @

If you are still looking for the “sales story” on why Endeca is causing so much excitement in the market, then check these quick-plays here at Great new Million Dollar Question videos for ENDECA.

And for your next step, look at the "Guided Learning Path" with training courses offered by specialist Partner Aorta here at "Endeca".



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