Wednesday Dec 12, 2012

BI&EPM in Focus December 2012

  • Register your customers for Oracle Days 2012 (link | video)
  • BI & EPM Business Analytics Advisor Webcasts on My.Oracle.Support - Current Schedule and Archived (link)
  • Oracle’s Technology Webcast Center: Upcoming and On Demand Business Analytics Webcasts (link)
  • Oracle Premier Support: Business Analytics Support News on My.Oracle.Support  (link)
  • Share with your customers: October Edition of Business Analytics Customer Newsletter (link)
  • Oracle OpenWorld Presentation pdf's available for download (link)
  • OOW Mark Hurd Recap: Business Analytics at Oracle OpenWorld (video | blog)

Enterprise Performance Management

  • eBook: Transforming Enterprise Business Planning (link)
  • Blog: Why CFO's should care about Big Data (link)
  • Oracle Hyperion Project Financial Planning - New Projects Feature Release Video Feature Overview. Now Available with many other Hyperion overviews on the YouTube Oracle EPM Channel (link)
  • Available Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Products on My.Oracle.Support (link)
  • Hyperion Disclosure Management supplementary materials provides a set of guides for Disclosure Management and Taxonomy Designer users, including best practices guidelines, a full Disclosure Management sample report, a webinar series, and other guiding materials on My.Oracle.Support (link)
  • Updated Whitepaper: Financial Consolidation and Reporting Applications: Adding Value to Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (link)
  • Updated Whitepaper: Oracle ERP Applications and Oracle Hyperion Financial Management: Choosing the Right Financial Consolidation Solution for Your Organization (link)
  • Available Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Products on My.Oracle.Support (link)
  • Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting XBRL Functionality Statement of Direction on My.Oracle.Support (link)
  • Video Feature Overview: Account Reconciliation Manager module of Oracle Hyperion Financial Close Management (link)
  • Jan 13: Support Webcast - Hyperion Planning: Migrating Business Rules to Calc Manager on My.Oracle.Support (link)
  • Replay: Implementing a Get Well Program for Healthcare Budgeting and Planning with St. Luke’s Health System (link)
  • Dec 20: Introduction to Predictive Analytics in Oracle Hyperion Planning (interrel) (link)
  • Jan 17: EPMA & DRM - Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together! (AdvancedEPM) (link)
  • See the selection of EPM Customer Videos at MediaNetwork (Hyperion)

Business Intelligence

  • Analyst Report: Forrester, The Total Economic Impact Of Oracle Business Intelligence Applications “BI Apps Lowers Costs And Increases Revenue” (link)
  • Replay: Extreme Analytics with no limits: Maximize value from your Oracle BI Applications with Exalytics In-Memory Machine (link)
  • Video: Life Changing Analytics - A Day in the Life of Jim (Oracle Sales Analytics) (link)
  • Sales 2-Pager: Unlocking Insights from Any Source with Oracle Endeca Information Discovery (link)
  • Updated: Endeca Technical Overview Whitepaper (link)
  • Oracle By Example Tutorial: "Building Maps for Oracle Business Intelligence Analyses and Dashboard"  (link)
  • Webcast Replay: Big Data, Bright Future, featuring Andrew McAfee (link)
  • Webinar series and guides on Getting Started With Hyperion Interactive Reporting Translation Workbench, a tool that accelerates metadata conversion from IR to Oracle BI Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) on My.Oracle.Support (link)
  • See the selection of BI Customer Videos at MediaNetwork (BI) and for (Exalytics) and (Endeca)
  • ORACLE TEAM USA Analytics Dashboard demo - Now Available (link)

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.

Oracle BI Mobile Security Toolkit For iPad Available for Download

Oracle BI Mobile Security Toolkit for Apple iPad is now available for download from the Oracle Technology Network here.

This toolkit provides the ability to generate a signed version of the Oracle BI Mobile HD application; making use of Apple’s Xcode and the IOS SDKs. With this, partners and customers can get the unsigned, unpacked version of the Oracle BI Mobile app, and combine it with a third-party mobile security vendor of your choice to create a more secure, “containerized” version of Oracle BI Mobile.

Tuesday Dec 11, 2012

Demonstration Image BIC2G for Partners (OBI, Exalytics, BI-Apps, and EPM)

There is now available the new version of the VirtualBox Demonstration Image, "BIC2g 2012-10" for Partners; including support for OBI, Exalytics, BI Applications, and EPM Hyperion applications.

This is a demonstration, training and POV image that contains BI/Exalytics, BI Applications, and EPM product (software). It was originally developed to support internal Oracle Exalytics training, and has been expanded to include BI Applications. It is an OVA virtual appliance that can be imported into VirtualBox.

Details can be found in the BIC2g Partner Edition Exalytics Readme and BIC2g Partner Edition Deployment Guide, and it can be downloaded from the Partner FTP site at /static/BIC2G (see BI Solutions Engineering Partner Portal for connection information and further detail on Demonstration Images for Partners).

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

Thursday Dec 06, 2012


Join the “Oracle Partner Architects Training”. It is aimed at providing Partner experts, architects and consultants with in-depth architectural knowledge about Oracle technology. Here is your chance to learn from the best. Oracle technology beyond the obvious.

There are over 40 live and recorded online training sessions, covering many aspects of systems architecture, including these in the domain of BI, data-warehousing and integration:

    • The Oracle Information Management Reference Architecture
    • 3nf Or Data Vault: Mixed Emotions Or A Clear Choice?
    • The Ins And Outs Of Data Integration
    • Introduction To BI-Applications
    • Customizations In BI-Applications
    • Endeca: Analyzing Unstructured Information

Download the full schedule in your language (Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish).

Wednesday Dec 05, 2012

Great new Million Dollar Question videos for ENDECA

Traditional BI can tell you what your sales $ revenue looks like, but may struggle to answer the “Million Dollar Questions” of why are they trending that way and what can I do about it ?

Try this short Business focused video to find out how customers can start Answering the Million Dollar Question with Oracle Endeca.

Meanwhile, for IT and partners, you might want to know a little more about how this technology fits together, and how you can start Changing the Game with Oracle Endeca Information Discovery.

Tuesday Dec 04, 2012

eSeminar ISV Partner Update: High Quality Reporting for Your Applications

Play eSeminar Duration: 18 Minutes         Description:

This webinar presents to ISV Partners Oracle’s latest release of BI Publisher, and describes how this tool can make their applications more competitive and appealing to their customers by providing High Quality Reporting and Business Intelligence embedded into their solution. • BI Publisher can Provide All Reports… at Lower Cost • Easier, with Better Developer Productivity • Better Managed : Better Performance, Less Administration • Highest Quality : Pixel Perfect and Interactive Reporting.

Play eSeminar (Only accessible to Oracle Partners).



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