Monday Aug 08, 2016

Partner Live Webcast - BI for Apps Strategy and Data Visualisation for Cloud Applications

As ERP, HR and CX applications move to the Cloud (SaaS), customers are demanding connected Analytics to manage their business. Many existing Oracle Application customers use “OBI-Apps” to deliver on-premise analytics, but they too are seeking advice on the Cloud journey, Hybrid deployments and greater business user self-service Data Visualisation.

Join us for a live webcast and Q&A to hear the strategy for “BI for Apps” and product releases to cater for this new world of Cloud Analytics (PaaS for SaaS) and how Data Visualisation (DV) can win you more projects and expand your services business.

What’s in there for me and my customers?

  • Simple to Use and Consume – on Cloud or on-premise.
  • 30 day DV Cloud Trials for Customers and Partners: click “Try it” and go.
  • Laptop DV download Trials for Customers and Partners: click “Get it” and go.
  • Pre-built line-of-business Applications content and connectivity: We will clearly explain how partners can quickly demonstrate business oriented analytics, and deliver fast value to your clients.
  • More Visual, plus Mash-ups: with Data Visualization capabilities, business users can point and click to upload personal data and blend it with Applications data.
  • More Mobile: Deploy analytics on the go from the Oracle public cloud, without fire wall issues at customer data centres.
  • Deep comprehensive Applications data models with OBI Apps: provides partners with a path to up-sell large enterprise class application analytics projects, deployed on-premise, in Cloud or Hybrid.
  • Additional Partner Services: to guide best practice for success, and provide advanced data management and integration for your clients.

Wednesday Aug 03, 2016

Marketing HR and Finance Demonstration Packs for Data Visualization Desktop

It is all about the business solution – for example, for executives in Marketing, HR and Finance.  So to help you to demonstrate key valuable propositions to these business people, we have produced a set of sales packs that work in Data Visualization Desktop (“DVD”), making it easier and even more convenient for anyone to show key business analytics anytime, anywhere. 

These sales packs for Oracle Partners include for each business area:

  1.  A ‘2-Minute’ Business Value Story document
  2.  A Customer Facing presentation .pptx
  3.  A DV Sales ‘Battle-card’
  4.  A DV Demonstration script to accompany a complete DV-project (.dva file)

You can download * these “2016 Sales Central DV Business Solutions” including detailed guides on how to do all this step-by-step, combined with finished DV-projects:

These can also help to teach yourself about key areas of value that can be provided for these business areas, and the strengths of Oracle Data Visualization Desktop in delivering these analyses - and so of course, please use it with your internal teams, and your customers.

Remember to Tell Your Customers about Data Visualisation, and get all of your clients to Download DVD from OTN (and see the Documentation).

* To download, you need to gain access to the Emea Analytics Partner shared folder. If you do not already have access granted (e.g. the link above does not work), then send to your logon-ID, and OPN Partner company name, I will add you.

Wednesday Jul 20, 2016

Arm Yourself for Analytics at Open World September 2016

If you are going out to San Francisco for Open World in September, you will find an explosion of information on Cloud, EPM, Big Data and Visual Analytic key themes such as:

Start Your Analytics Journey

See New Signals

Scale Your Insights

Analytics today offers so much more than before: easier access to more data, faster, for more people. No matter where your customers are with analytics, they have an opportunity to start a new journey – to more modern analytics, to new value, to the cloud.

With all the data around today, it’s impossible to sift through it to find what’s meaningful. With Data Visualization, customers don’t have to. Instead, they can see what’s important at a glance.

From individual to enterprise, anyone should have access to any data, anytime, anywhere. And it should be any way they want it, managed, self-service, both. Why choose, when having it all means powerful insights provide the maximum benefit to the business.

Customer Speakers who have uncovered real value and transformed their businesses with Oracle Business Analytics at Open World will include:

Arlington Orthopedics and partner Sensa Analytics

Barry Howell, CEO Arlington Orthopedic Associates
Steve Chamberlin, Managing Director Sensa Analytics

Getting tangible results in healthcare with BICS

Pinnacle Group

Justin Junkel, SVP Finance & Analytics
Jonathan Richter, Director of BI

BICS and DBCS: exceeding expectations for innovation with a cloud data warehouse

Barnes & Noble

Scott Konzelmann , Senior Director SAP Business Systems, Barnes & Noble

Replaces SAP BPC with Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service in 14 Weeks [CAS5152]


Elizabeth McGee, Sr. Budget Officer,. Division of Budgeting, Lexicon

Urban County: Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service Implementation [CAS3982]

Meredith Corporation

Chad Schumacher, Director of Production

Planning Outside of Finance with Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service [CAS5421]

Key Analytics Sessions and useful links include:

Oracle’s Big Data Strategy: Unified Data Management and Analytics
Learn more

Big Data Central @ OpenWorld
Sessions | Meet the Experts | Hands-on Labs | Oracle Big Data

Oracle Business Intelligence 12c: The Next Generation of BI Technology

Oracle Business Intelligence in the Cloud: Overview and Roadmap for Analytics

BI Sessions
Sessions | Meet the Experts

| Hands-on Labs

EPM Sessions
Sessions | Meet the Experts

| Hands-on Labs

Registration & Housing

See the Main Page

General Questions/Feedback

Exhibit Hall
Includes Big Data, Database, Engineered Systems, Oracle Cloud Platform, and Technology Showcases. Each Showcase includes mini theaters, demos, and more.
Moscone South Exhibit Hall Floor Plan | Exhibitors

We are also running invitation only, BI or EPM, “Partner Advisory Councils” on Friday Sept 16 before Open World in San Francisco – if you are interested to attend this full day event, let me know, and I can provide details to you.

Monday Jul 18, 2016

EMEA Big Data Analytics Market and Sales Strategy

Partners can REPLAY this webcast and download the presentation from Mike Connaughton (Big Data Leader EMEA, originally on 13 July 2016) to bring partners up to date on Oracle’s FY17 Big Data & Analytics Go-to-Market (GTM) and Sales strategy. The Oracle Big Data business in EMEA has been growing at more than 3x Market CAGR and 70% of our business is won with Partners.

The objective of the webcast is to share our GTM strategy to help you align with our Sales teams. The strategy encompasses Business Transformation, Data Labs, Analytics and Data Management in the cloud and on-premise. The agenda includes an overview of our GTM strategy, sales plays, customer proof points and the latest sales and technical collateral available to Partners to assist with your own business development working alongside Oracle.

Wednesday Jul 13, 2016

Sales Campaign to Promote Partner Solutions using Visual Analytics and BI in the Cloud

Partners play a central role covering the market and working with our Oracle sales reps, focusing on the business-value proposition from using Visual Analytics and BI in the Cloud. Therefore we have a strong focus on partners in our Sales Campaign plan for this FY17, with a campaign to “promote partner solutions”, to execute jointly or with partner own resources.

As such we invite you to collaborate with us, promoting your business solutions (built with DV / OBI / BICS). To discuss and progress this, join one of these web-conferences where we will inform you about the campaign plan and possible ways of collaboration.


Speaker: Carmen del Campo – EMEA BA Sales Programs Manager

Oracle Business Analytics GTM Strategy FY17
Speaker: Gherardo Infunti – EMEA BA Cloud Solution Director

Oracle Business Analytics H1 Campaign Plan.
Speaker: Andrea Zengin – EMEA BA Business Development Director

Do not miss this opportunity to learn how we can collaborate and register now for:

- WEB-CONFERENCE ON July 20th, 2016 - 09:30 am CET / 8.30 am UK - Duration: 45’

- or WEB-CONFERENCE ON September 6th, 2016 - 09:30 am CET / 8.30 am UK - Duration: 45’

or contact

As part of this sales campaign it is important we have full details about your Partner Solutions you have built using Visual Analytics and BI in the Cloud, so please review this article on How to Sell your Partner BICS Solution Offer with the Oracle Sales Team.

You can also replay on demand this Partner Webcast: about Adding value to your current offering with Oracle Data Visualisation Cloud Service, and if needed, attend the Partner Training 4-day Workshops on Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) and Data Visualization.

AND Remember to Tell Your Customers about Data Visualisation, and get all of your clients to Download DVD from OTN (and see the Documentation).

Tuesday Jul 12, 2016

BI, EPM & Big Data in Focus July 2016



Enterprise Performance Management


Big Data and Business Intelligence


Quick Reference for OBI 12c Upgrade from 12.2.1 to

A new version of Oracle BI 12c has recently become available for download: the version number is now

The download is from OTN page @

... or download via

Please note in regards to installation, this is not a patch set, but is a new version: so if content is to be taken from a BI 12c installation, this must be done through the Migration Utility.

See this helpful article OBIEE 12c: Quick Reference For Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise 12c Upgrade From 12.2.1 to

Wednesday Jul 06, 2016

Industry Solutions with Oracle Analytics and Big Data - Webinars on Demand

Please view these Webinars available on-demand that discuss how Oracle’s analytics and Big Data solutions can help drive Business Transformations in various industry sectors. These Oracle solutions are working live operationally in customer organisations.

Also, let your customer clients know of these; sharing them with your senior Business and IT contacts.

  1. Generating Revenue Streams with Telco Data
  2. Building and Monetizing Customer Insights for Telcos
  3. Leveraging Big Data for Better Network Insights for Telcos
  4. Customer Insight in Retail Banking
  5. Trade Surveillance for Capital Markets
  6. Claims Fraud Analytics for Insurance
  7. Best Practice for Building a Data Factory Engine
  8. Cyber Threat Detection and Investigation

Thursday Jun 16, 2016

Amazing Football Facts - Analyze UEFA EURO Championship

Amaze your friends and field football facts from the last UEFA 2012 Championship and stats on recent 2016 matches between countries….

With Oracle Data Visualization you can easily see the shape and correlations in this data about the UEFA EURO 2012 Championship about Matches, Teams and players, Team Statistics and Players’ Statistics.

  1. See the groups where the teams scored the highest number of goals
  2. Analyse the number of goals per Team in each Stage
  3. Visualize the correlation between the average age per team, the total number of games played by current players for the national team and the number of goals scored by the team in UEFA Euro 2012


You can download the UEFA-data-set and a doc (pdf) explaining how to do all this step-by-step, as well as finished DV-projects (for 2012 and for 2016 - password is “uefa” for both) in this Partner Folder *.

This is a popular topic to help teach yourself about Data Visualization Desktop, and so of course, please use it with your internal teams, and your customers.

* To download, you need to gain access to the Emea Analytics Partner shared folder. If you do not already have access granted (e.g. the link above does not work), then send to your logon-ID, and I will add you.

Tuesday Jun 07, 2016

BI, EPM & Big Data in Focus June 2016


Enterprise Performance Management

Big Data and Business Intelligence

Partner PaaS Cloud Briefing Webcast Series in June 2016

Click into these webinars to better understand the business scope for partners of Oracle Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) for BI and Data Visualization, and Data Integration Services.

All webinars start at 4.0 pm UK / 5.0 pm CET:


Oracle PaaS Webinar Series:


Registration Link

This webinar will focus on Oracle PaaS BI Cloud Service, Data Visualization Cloud Service and Oracle Big Data Discovery Cloud Service. This is intended for CxOs, Enterprise Architects, Analytics Solutions Leads, BI Product Management and Sales Executives. Participants will learn about key Oracle Cloud Analytics Services in Oracle PaaS.


Oracle Cloud Platform

Webinar Series: Data

Integration Services (DIS)

Registration Link

This webinar will focus on Oracle Data Integration Cloud Solutions covering Big Data Preparation (BDP), Golden Gate Cloud Service (GGCS) and Dataflow Cloud Services (DFML) and, other connected Platform and Infrastructure Cloud Services overview. This is intended for CxOs, Enterprise Architects, Solutions Leads, Product Management and Sales Executives. Participants will learn how to rapidly provision, deploy, manage and connect their Oracle and 3rd party applications to reduce complexity and achieve one connected enterprise.

Oracle’s Big Data Appliance (BDA) Tops Forrester's “Hadoop Optimized Systems”

Forrester evaluated “Hadoop Optimized Systems” from seven leading vendors: Cisco, Cray, Dell, IBM, NetApp, Oracle and Teradata across a comprehensive set of 26 evaluation criteria for Current Offering (Oracle BDA #1), Strategy (Oracle BDA #1) and Market Presence (Oracle BDA #1).

On-premises Hadoop deployments just got easier. General purpose hardware infrastructure requires time and effort to install, configure, tune, upgrade and monitor: while Hadoop-optimized systems help overcome these issues by configuring the infrastructure with automation, balanced system resources and integrated testing. 

  • Enterprises agree that speedy deployment of big data Hadoop platforms has been critical to their success, especially as use cases expand and proliferate. However, deploying Hadoop systems is often difficult, especially when supporting complex workloads and dealing with hundreds of terabytes or petabytes of data. Architects need a considerable amount of time and effort to install, tune, and optimize Hadoop.  Hadoop-optimized systems offer a new opportunity to deliver next-generation insights quickly rather than first dealing with hardware and technology challenges.

Download the original May 2016 report for further details.

Oracle Data Visualisation License Pricing

I guess by now you have already downloaded your own copy of Data Visualisation Desktop (DVD) – having seen my recent post @ New in May 2016 Data Visualisation Desktop.

If you now have some customers who wish to buy it, I just wanted to clarify for you the Oracle Data Visualisation License Pricing:   .... also see the latest update @ New (Jan 2017) Lower Pricing for BICS and DVCS

- On premise, customers can buy ONE (1) Named User License, or more, for Data Visualisation.

- You do not need any other product with DVD – it can access most data and cloud sources (e.g. OBI is not required, nor is Oracle DB – although DVD obviously works well with these).

- The Oracle Data Visualisation License fee is $1250 per named user (minimum lowered to 1), and for this, customers receive both DV for OBI12c and Data Visualisation Desktop (DVD) – the price list can be downloaded @ US Oracle Technology Commercial Price List (PDF)

- When OBI12c and DV are licensed by processor, customers get 80 licenses of DVD per processor, again at no extra charge.

- Data Visualisation is embedded into both of the cloud services, the BI Cloud Service (BICS @ $250 pu/m) and in Data Visualization Cloud Service (DVCS) for $150 / Named User / Month.

- DVD is packaged at no extra cost with DVCS and BICS, so customers who subscribe to those services receive a matching number of DVD licenses at no extra charge. 

So please Tell Your Customers about Data Visualisation, and get all of your clients to Download DVD from OTN (and see the Documentation).

Monday May 23, 2016

Hyperion and BI Demonstration Systems hosted for Partners

If you need to get access to a demonstration environment, hosted by Oracle, then the current versions of the Hyperion EPM Applications, BI, and Cloud are available for partners to book and use to show to their clients.  These demonstrations cover all the modules including HFM, Planning and Tax provisioning: and there is a demo image which is the same as the PBCS Planning in the Cloud version, as well as OBI, BICS and BI-Apps and Data Visualisation.

These Oracle Demonstration Services are run by the Oracle Global Sales Engineering team (“GSE”).

GSE provides a platform to demo Oracle products in an enterprise setting in the way Oracle is meant to be used. We provide demos that are easily accessible and fast performing, consistent with product strategy and sales needs.

Thursday May 12, 2016

Oracle EPM Cloud is on a Roll – Introducing 3 New Services

Oracle EPM Cloud is on a roll.  With more than 1200 customers and nearly 70,000 users gained over the last two years with our Planning and Budgeting Cloud and Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud solutions, we are continuing the momentum with the availability of 3 new EPM Cloud offerings  –  Enterprise Planning CloudAccount Reconciliation Cloud, and Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud.

So what are the new Oracle EPM Cloud solutions that our customers can now take advantage of?

•    Enterprise Planning Cloud enables business owners to maintain independent plans while aligning planning processes across the enterprise —all with the ease and simplicity of the cloud—and without heavy reliance on IT.  Pre-built business process frameworks for Workforce Planning, Project Planning, Capital Asset Planning, and Financial Statements can be used by both financial and operational planners.

•    Account Reconciliation Cloud enables you to automate reconciliation tasks, support risk-based cycles, and gain real-time visibility into reconciliation performance.

•    Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud helps customers optimize the close with best practice consolidation out-of-the box, functionality to comprehensively address the extended close, and accurate and transparent reporting.

Stay tuned as we continue to add to our portfolio of EPM Cloud offerings and customer successes!

To learn more about EPM Cloud, click here

Listen and read about more EPM Cloud customer successes here

To see the full article, please follow this link:



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