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BI&EPM in Focus January 2014

Mike Hallett
Partner Development for Business Analytics


  • CaixaBank
    deploys new big data infrastructure on Oracle
  • Data-Driven
    Decision-Making at Banque Cantonale Vaudoise (link)
  • YouTube
    Video: Sonal Kulkarni of Cummins Inc. talks about Oracle Account Reconciliation
    Manager (link
  • YouTube
    Video: Peter Smolianski of the DC Courts, talks about their use of Oracle
    Scorecard and Strategy Management (link
  • Champion Building
    Materials Group Customizes Reports in 10 Minutes, Enables Mobile Analytics, and
    Increases Sales and Profitability (link)
  • Smurfit Kappa Group
    Improves Management Control with Centralized Financial Reporting (link)
  • Grasim Industries
    Cuts Statutory Reporting Time by 50% with Faster Financial Consolidation, Gains
    Deeper Insight into Business Performance  (link)
  • McGregor Fashion
    Group Shortens Period Closes by 30% and Gains 13-Week, Cash-Flow
    Forecasting (link)
  • Grupo Fármacos
    Especializados Consolidates Enterprise Data for Optimal Reporting, and
    Decision-Making (link)
  • Zagrebačka Banka
    gains competitive advantage using Exalytics (link) Video
  • IAC Scales for
    International Growth While Supporting More Than 150 Media and Internet
    Properties Using Oracle Financials, Hyperion and Essbase via Oracle Managed
    Cloud (link)
  • Link
    to Complete Archive

Enterprise Performance Management

  • Feb
    6, Financial Close and Tax Provisioning – A Common DNA (link)
  • Video:
    CFO Insights: An Interview with Accenture's David Axson (link)
  • Empowering Modern Finance - Video Dec, 2013: AT&T, Red Robin,
    and Accenture share insights on how Modern Finance can become a true business
    partner and value creator using digital technologies (link)
  • Video White Paper:  What's the Key to Unlocking Your
    Company's Business Potential? (link)
  • EPM
    Documentation Portal, links to Cumulative Feature Overview Tool, Defects Fixed
    Finder, videos, social media sites and more (link)
  • Blog:
    December EPM "Patch Set Updates" released (updated) (link)

Business  Intelligence

  • Feb
    11, Business Analytics Summit - London (link)
  • Blog: Year in Review – Oracle Business Analytics in 2013 (link)
  • Some
    OBI EE Tricks and Tips in the Admin Tool (link)
  • MS-Office (Excel,
    Power Point) uses
    SmartView with OBI EE - Six
    "how to" YouTube Video Tutorials (link)
    • This is a nice series
      of "How to" videos showing how to use Oracle Smart-View to access
      data in Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBI EE) and display it
      in MS-Office (Excel, Power Point). Smart-View
      has been used for many years for this job in the Hyperion EPM world, and now we
      broaden and integrate this tool with OBI. These Examples are built using the Sample App v309.
  • Oracle's Big Data Project (link) - The “Bold Data Project”…is a web show
    that will explore the impact of big data. This includes to date, “
    Nanosatisfi, a satellite start-up...”, “Big Data Is the Electricity of the 21st Century”, “The US spends $3 trillion on healthcare every year....”,
    “...how data helped fuel the most dramatic victory in the history of the
    America's Cup”.
  • Video,
    Nov. 2013: Paul Sonderegger – Concise summary in 5 minutes on effectively using
    Big Data at Work (link)

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