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".

Thursday Jan 31, 2013

Live Virtual Bootcamps for BI Partners Feb 2013

Below are some of the Live Virtual Bootcamps for BI Partners scheduled in Feb 2013. The cost to attend includes the voucher to cover the cost of the associated OPN Implementation Specialist Exam: to be taken within 6 weeks of completing the training.


Exam Guide





Oracle Essbase

Please Read

Feb. 18th - 22nd 2013

9 - 5 EST



OBI 11g Foundation

Please Read

Feb. 18th - 22nd 2013

9 - 5 IST



Endeca Info Discover


Feb. 11th -13th 2013

9 - 5 CET



Oracle Golden Gate

Please Read

Feb. 18th - 21st 2013

9 - 5 EST



Thursday Jan 03, 2013

OBE Oracle-by-Example BI & EPM tutorials in the Learning Library

Try this excellent library of OBE (Oracle-by-Example) tutorials from the OTN Learning Library.

There are + 160 titles for Hyperion and financial management (Click Here for the full EPM library).

And, there are more than 90 different Tutorials for BI (Click Here for the full BI library) such as :




Creating Analyses and Building Dashboards in Oracle BI EE 11g (


120 mins

Creating a Repository Using Oracle BI 11g Administration Tool


360 mins

Oracle Advanced Analytics and Oracle Data Mining Demonstration


70 mins

Building Maps for Oracle Business Intelligence Analyses and Dashboard


90 mins

Setting Up Usage Tracking in Oracle BI 11g


30 mins

Getting Started with Oracle BI Publisher


60 mins

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c: Install and Integrate BI Publisher


4 mins

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c: Implement the BI Publisher Security Model


6 mins

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c: Create a BI Publisher Report


13 mins

Sending Alerts in Oracle BI EE 11g by Using Oracle BI Delivers


60 mins

Upgrading Oracle Business Intelligence from 10g to 11g


45 mins

Integrating Oracle Essbase with Oracle Business Intelligence 11g


45 mins

Wednesday Dec 12, 2012

Book to Help OBI11g Developers by Mark Rittman

Mark Rittman has published an extensive up to date Developer’s Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence 11g. For a great summary of what you can get from this new book have a quick look at the review posted here by Abhinav Agarwal.

Tuesday Dec 11, 2012

Use the Latest Guided Learning Paths for BI & EPM Partners

Keep up to date with the current version Guided Learning Paths for BI Partners @, for Example:

Business Intelligence

Hyperion Training from Oracle University

There is a great portfolio of the latest version of Hyperion Training from Oracle University, available at a discount for Oracle Partners, for example see these sets of courses:

Partner BI Applications 4-Day Hands-on Training Workshop

12th - 15th February 2012, Oracle Reading (UK) - REGISTER NOW

This training will provide attendees with an in-depth working understanding of the architecture, the technical and the functional content of the Oracle Business Intelligence Applications, whilst also providing an understanding of their installation, configuration and extension.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of Oracle Business Intelligence Applications
  • Oracle BI Applications Fundamentals and Features
  • Configuring BI Applications for Oracle E-Business Suite
  • Understanding BI Applications Architecture
  • Fundamentals of BI Applications Security

Prerequisites - This training is only for OPN member Partners.

  • Good understanding of basic data warehousing concepts
  • Hands on experience in Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
  • Hands on experience in Informatica
  • Good understanding of any of the following Oracle EBS modules: General Ledger, Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payables
  • Some understanding of  Oracle BI Applications is required (See Sales & Technical Tutorials for OBI, BI-Apps and Hyperion EPM

Please note that attendees are required to bring a laptop.


  • 4GB RAM-Recognized by Windows 64 bits
  • 80GB free space in Hard drive or External Device
  • CPU Core 2 Duo or Higher

Operating System Requirements

  • Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2003
  • NOT ALLOWED with Windows Vista
  • An Administrator User

Partner OBI 11g 5-Day Hands-on Training Workshop

14 - 18 January 2013, Oracle Reading (UK) REGISTER HERE NOW

This 5 day hands-on workshop provides attendees a hands-on experience to practice with OBI11g environment. 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.

Please note that attendees are required to have a laptop.  This training is only for OPN member Partners.
View here
laptop requirements and detailed agenda.

Partner Training on Endeca 2-Days Hands-on Fundamentals

The Oracle Endeca Information Discovery (OEID) fundamentals training is designed to give partners an understanding of OEID’s features, and how it complements the existing Oracle Business Intelligence suite. Participants will learn how to develop & implement solutions using a Data Discovery method.  Training is in Dutch.

This is a two-day class which start with the introduction of Endeca in the proposition of Oracle Business Analytics. The underlying architecture and technology will also be covered. The majority of this fundamentals training is based on a hands-on wokrshop. In this workshop all participants will build several Endeca dashboards based on worked out examples. During this workshop we will also spend time on how to extract social media and other unstructured data combined with text enrichment.

This training is developed and will be given by Aorta Business Intelligence who is Oracle Approved Education Center for OBIEE and OEID in EMEA.

You must bring a 64-bit laptop with you for the Hands-on labs: Attendees should have experience and familiarity with the basic concepts of business intelligence and be OPN Partners with Gold or above membership.

Monday Dec 10, 2012

Test Drive for Partners on Oracle Endeca Information Discovery

Specifically for Oracle Partners, this half-day hands-on workshop allows you to experience Information Discovery from Oracle in order to:

  • Understand Information Discovery and how it compliments classic BI solutions
  • Use Search and Guided Navigation to see how structured and unstructured information can be rapidly brought together to unlock hidden value
  • Explore all of your data in any format and from any source including social media, market surveys and reports
  • Lay the foundation for helping business users who need fast answers to new questions
  • Experience the amazing performance of Endeca on Oracle's in memory Exalytics machine

After an introduction to Oracle Endeca Information Discovery, follow a self-paced, supervised, hands-on tutorial where you will see how easy it is to:

  • Use Guided Navigation and Search to explore structured and unstructured data
  • Rapidly integrate new and changing data sources such as Social Media
  • Build new Discovery user interfaces
  • Rapidly respond to changing business needs and data environments
  • And ask questions of Oracle's Business Analytics experts throughout

When 14th January 2013, Registration 9:00 a.m. - finish by 1:00 p.m.      Register Now

What: Oracle Endeca Information Discovery Test Drive

Where: Oracle City Office, 1 South Place, London, EC2M 2RB



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