Tuesday Sep 15, 2015

BI, EPM & Big Data in Focus September 2015


Enterprise Performance Management

Big Data and Business Intelligence

Tuesday Aug 04, 2015

BI, EPM & Big Data in Focus August 2015


Enterprise Performance Management

Big Data and Business Intelligence

Thursday Jul 09, 2015

BI, EPM & Big Data in Focus July 2015


Enterprise Performance Management

Big Data and Business Intelligence

Tuesday Jun 16, 2015

BI, EPM & Big Data in Focus June 2015


Enterprise Performance Management

Big Data and Business Intelligence

Tuesday May 12, 2015

BI&EPM in Focus May 2015


Enterprise Performance Management

Big Data and Business Intelligence

New Big Data Discovery OPN Knowledge Zone

For Partners there is now a New Big Data Discovery OPN Knowledge Zone: and this updates my Feb. 2015 post Oracle Big Data Discovery Now Available - The Visual Face of Hadoop.

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Thursday Apr 09, 2015

BI&EPM in Focus April 2015


Enterprise Performance Management

  • In just one year, PBCS has grown from 0 to more than 22,000 users – for customer testimonials and more, see Happy Birthday Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS)
  • Oracle EPM Mobile enables business to ‘Close on the Go’
  • April 16, Oracle Hyperion Day 2015 - Milano, to register click here
  • April 21, Oracle Hyperion Day 2015 - Roma, to register click here
  • April 21, InterRel Webcast: What's New in Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), to register click here. Or for April 23, click here
  • April 23, Oracle EPM - navigator CFO Corporate Performance Management (in Russian) , Moscow, to register click here
  • April 28, Modern Business Summit, Finance in the Cloud Day, London, to register click here
  • April 28, InterRel Webcast:Introduction to Planning Budgeting Cloud Service, to register click here. Or for April 30, click here
  • April 29, Oracle CFO’s Roundtable présidé par Jeff Henley, Paris, to register click here
  • April 29, Webcast: Performance Architects Presents: Oracle DRM New Release: V11.1.2.4 Integration & Mapping Capabilities, to register click here
  • May 7, Webcast: Winning the War for Finance Talent: Your Game Plan for the Digital Age, to register click here

Big Data and Business Intelligence

PaaS for Oracle Partners Special Interest Community

The Oracle Platform as a Service partner community has just launched and you can join, or simply check out the PaaS-Blog from time to time. In addition, I will continue to post news specific to analytics here at emeapartnerbiepm, for BICS and for the new Big Data PaaS services when they become available.

The new EMEA Partner Community for PaaS (Platform as a Service) is a place where thought leading partners from Europe, Middle East and Africa can share experiences and best practices around selling and implementing Oracle Platform as a Service  solutions.

Monday Mar 16, 2015

BI&EPM in Focus March 2015


Enterprise Performance Management

Big Data and Business Intelligence

Thursday Feb 12, 2015

Extracting Useful Information From Human Language Text

Digital Reasoning announced that its cognitive computing platform, Synthesys, has achieved Oracle Big Data Appliance Optimized status through the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). Digital Reasoning was also a sponsor of the Business Analytics Summit in London (11 Feb 2015). Read the Press Release here.

In the field of big data and natural language, extracting useful information from any piece of human language is a challenging problem. Sentences must be parsed, entities identified, and relationships must be modeled. Digital Reasoning Synthesys semantic analysis software on Oracle Big Data Appliance can extract and resolve billions of entities, facts and relationships from millions of pieces of human language text. This enriched semantic analysis can then be visualised and further analysed and combined with enterprise and other data sources with Oracle tools such as Big Data Discovery and Endeca Discovery.

“With the X5 generation of Oracle’s Big Data Appliance, we now believe Oracle and Digital Reasoning deliver the most cost-effective cognitive computing platform on the market for customers who demand that sensitive electronic communications data gets analyzed....”

Synthesys on the Oracle Big Data Appliance

Take Mathematics to the Data with SAS High Performance Analytics on Oracle

Many Oracle partners have “Data Science” practices using SAS, who are one of our key ISV Partners in the statistical analytics space. Thousands of customers across every industry and public sector entrust their SAS deployments to Oracle databases, middleware, and systems infrastructure: and you and your clients can combine the power of SAS and Oracle as efficiently as possible by taking the mathematics to the data with SAS High Performance Analytics on Oracle Big Data Appliance and Exadata.

For example, see this 4 minute video discussion with Paul Kent, SAS VP - SAS Big Data Analytics on Oracle Engineered Systems.

Also download these papers and presentations:

Thursday Feb 05, 2015

BI&EPM in Focus February 2015

  • The Next Frontier for Enterprise Architecture and Challenges in integrating On-premises Systems with Public Cloud SaaS (click here)

  • Are you gambling with your business data in the public cloud? Securing cloud data is not a game (2-minute video)


  • February 10, Valdosta State University Webcast: The Case for Analytics in the Cloud (click here

  • Airbus on Using Oracle Big Data Appliance to Analyze Aircraft Sensor Data (click here

  • What Customers Are Saying About Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud and Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud (click here)

  • Ameren have gained huge efficiencies using Oracle Data Relationship Management (DRM) and Oracle Data Relationship Governance (DRG) to consolidate chart of accounts and can manage one set of master data within one tool. (video, click here)

  • Avago Technologies Automates Reporting and Generates Business Intelligence Dashboards up to 10x Faster with Exalytics (click here

  • CTDI automates Accurate Daily Forecasting Across 70 Global Facilities with Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (here)

  • Goldwind Science and Technology reduced group financial-consolidation cycle time by using Oracle Hyperion Financial Management to automate data aggregation from all subsidiaries (Click here)

Enterprise Performance Management

  • Mar 18 - Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service Training Workshop : 1-day UK – Register Here

  • 250 new Oracle EPM Cloud and Oracle ERP Cloud customers were added during the last fiscal quarter (press release, click here)

  • Feb 11, Perficient Webcast: Digital Transformation in 2015: Laying the Groundwork for Success. (click here to register)

  • Feb 12, Webcast: The Silver Lining for Forecasting in the Cloud (click here)

  • Feb 19, Webcast: Oracle DRM Makes Managing Salesforce Master Data Easy (click here)

  • Feb 24, Webcast: Become a Profit-Focused Retail Enterprise (click here)

  • Feb 25, Oracle Round Table: Finance Talent in the Digital Age, Antwerpen Belgium (click here)

  • Feb 26, Webcast: Predictability Through Planning Agility (click here)

  • Feb 26, Webcast: The Evolving Role of the CFO. (click here)

  • 26 February - Rx for Healthcare Organisations:  Cloud-Based Planning & Budgeting - Edgewater Ranzal Webinar - Register here: 4.00 GMT

  • CheckPoint discusses using FDMEE to integrate Planning and HFM with ERP Source Systems (Video

  • Did you miss something ? Catch up on the top ten moments in 2014 – Blog Oracle EPM in 2014

Big Data and Business Intelligence

  • Oracle Big Data Discovery - visual analytic face on Hadoop (2-minute video)

  • 14th April in Italy : Big Data and Analytics 1 Day Training Workshop

  • 29th and 30th April : Big Data and Analytics Partner – EMEA Forum – in Madrid, Spain

  • 12 March - Unlocking New Insights with Information Discovery by Combining Structured & Unstructured Information to Create New Perspectives - Edgewater Ranzal Webinar - Register here: 5.00 GMT

  • Mar 17, Governed Data Discovery (Endeca) Hands-On Workshop – London (Click)

  • Infographic of the challenges and promise of HR analytics (OTBI Enterprise for HCM Cloud Service) - View infographic

  • Eight Ways Big Data and Analytics Can Make You a Better Marketer (2-minute video click here)

  • Oracle Partner, Dynasoft, has released software “Dynaflux” that converts reports written in legacy, competitive products to OBIEE (e.g. WEBI to OBIEE / BI Publisher , Crystal reports to OBIEE, Actuate to Cognos, BRIO to OBIEE, BRIO / IR to BI Publisher, Actuate to OBIEE, Discoverer to OBIEE) - Read more

Friday Jan 02, 2015

BI&EPM in Focus January 2015


  • Big Data for Retail webcast with customers Dunnhumby and DunkinBrands ( click here
  • Terma Meets Challenges of Changing Aerospace-and-Defense Sector Trends with Accurate, Aligned Business Intelligence ( click here)
  • Acorn Paper Products Empowers Sales Team with Immediate Customer Intelligence—Optimizes Productivity with Cloud-based Solution ( click here)
  • Flexera Software Halves Financial Close Cycle, Supports New Business Models, and Improves Forecasting and Reporting Accuracy ( click here
  • LexisNexis Reduces Customer Churn from 20% to 7% in Just Three Months with Timely, Accurate Data ( click here)
  • Norfolk Southern Streamlines Business with Oracle BI ( click here
  • Virgin Media Saves Money—Improves Customer Loyalty, and Boosts Net-Promoter Scores ( click here
  • B&B Hotels Ensures Accurate Reports and Financial Statements While Supporting Its International Growth (click here)
  • Vlaamse Overheid Cuts Duplicate Data Entry by 20%, Completes Financial Reports in Weeks Instead of Months ( click here)
  • NDEVR discusses the Benefits of Environmental Accounting and Reporting at Thiess during Oracle OpenWorld 2014 (click here)
  • OVUM talks about making the business case for Oracle Enterprise Performance Management  (click here)
  • Australian Red Cross Blood Service talks about Oracle BI Apps for Supply Chain Analytics and Process Improvement (click here
  • ENEL: One Global Report for Financial and Sustainability Purposes (English click here – Italian click here)
  • IL & FS Transportation Networks Ltd. realize faster access to centralized data, across 50 companies, from anywhere using Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management  (click here)
  • Riverbed Improves Manufacturing with Data Discovery from EID (Video click here)
  • Holland America Utilizes Oracle RTD to Operationalize Big Data (Video click here
  • Accenture & Oracle Help CaixaBank Succeed with Big Data (Video click here
  • WSSC Gains Extreme Results with Oracle Engineered Systems (Video click here)
  • B/E Aerospace Wins Business Analytics Innovation Award

Enterprise Performance Management

Big Data and Business Intelligence

Monday Dec 01, 2014

BI&EPM in Focus December 2014


  • CTDI talks about providing daily financial and operational forecasting with PBCS: video
  • Video: Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud at Manhattan Beachwear (click here)
  • Snapshot: Nigeria’s Edo State Accelerates Core Business Processes by 60% and Reporting by 90% (click here)
  • Snapshot: Samarco Mineração Accelerates Corporate Budgeting Projects with New Efficiencies That Improve Financial Projections (click here)
  • Article: Regulatory Compliance: Hologic First To Meet New Affordable Care Act Requirement (click here)
  • Video: IL&FS Goes Live on Oracle Hyperion (click here)
  • Video: Daelim Achieves Performance Improvements with Exalytics (click here)
  • Snapshot: Flexera Software Halves Financial Close Cycle, Supports New Business Models, and Improves Forecasting and Reporting Accuracy (click here)
  • B/E Aerospace talks about winning the Oracle Innovation Award for Enterprise Performance Management. Click here to watch the video.
  • IDEX on Using FDMEE with JD Edwards to Attain Significant Process Improvement. Click here to watch the video.
  • TransRe talks about Oracle Hyperion Tax Provision at Oracle OpenWorld 2014.  Click here to watch the video
  • Fiat Chrysler on the Benefits of Oracle Exalytics. Click here to watch the video
  • Fiat Chrysler on Using Oracle EPM to Assist with Company Integration. Click here to watch the video
  • Cisco Systems on Integrated Oracle Hyperion Planning and Forecasting. Click here to watch the video

Enterprise Performance Management

  • Partner Edgewater Ranzal's Webinar Series on BI and EPM
  • Bringing Tax and Finance Together: Best Practices in Operational Transfer Pricing: to watch the Webcast Replay click here
  • Forbes OracleVoice Article  - Modern Finance In The Cloud: Less Integration, More Innovation (click here)
  • Webcast on Modern Finance in the Digital Age, a research report commissioned by Oracle in collaboration with Financial Executives Research Foundation
  • Update on the new PBCS v.601 Simplified Interface:
    • Introducing the Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service Demo Application (click here)
    • Enter and Work with Data in Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (Simplified Interface) (click here)
    • Creating Dashboards in Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (Simplified Interface) (click here)
    • Using Task Lists in Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (Simplified Interface) (click here)
    • Creating an Application in Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (Simplified Interface) (click here)
    • Using Administration Console in Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (Simplified Interface) (click here)
    • Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud video playlist on YouTube (click here)

Big Data and Business Intelligence

  • Whitepaper: Agile Analytics in the Cloud with BICS - Download now
  • Check out this BICS infographic to find out what makes Oracle BI Could Service unique
  • Oracle and Intel deliver elastic computing with Oracle Exalytics: Watch the Video
  • The Six Laws of Customer Experience: video
  • Forrester: Customer Insights And Big Data Analytics Will Sprawl in 2015
  • Business Analytics Learning Stream on demand (38 lessons) including:
    • Oracle Business Analytics Strategy and Roadmap: Sep2014, Duration : 00:45:15
    • Oracle BI Cloud Service Overview and Roadmap, Duration : 00:45:48
    • Advanced Metadata Modeling for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, Duration : 00:45:21
    • Oracle Business Intelligence with Oracle Essbase, Duration : 00:47:15
    • Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine: The Fast Path to In-Memory Analytics, Duration : 00:52:26
    • Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine: Performance Benchmarks and Best Practices, Duration : 00:36:34
    • Self-Service Analytics with Oracle Endeca Information Discovery, Duration : 00:47:33
    • Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile: Innovative Analytics, Duration : 00:47:09
    • What's Next for Oracle Business Intelligence Applications? A Sneak Peek at the Roadmap, Duration : 00:47:41
    • Using the Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile App Designer, Duration : 01:00:00
    • The Oracle BIEE Lifecycle: Oracle BI Architecture, Duration : 00:10:57
    • The Oracle BIEE Lifecycle: Installation, Duration : 00:20:45
  • Addressing Advanced Analytic Pain Points - Follow this new series from the Oracle R Technologies blog:

Monday Nov 03, 2014

BI&EPM in Focus November 2014


Enterprise Performance Management

Business Intelligence


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