Thursday May 30, 2013

Business Analytics, and Planning on the Cloud Webcasts July 1st 2013

For OPN Partners, you can join these Webcasts with live Q&A on Monday, July 1, 2013 ( TIME: 15:00 BST UK / 16:00 CET ):

Analytics to Drive Customer Experience Success. Business Analytics for Marketing, Sales and Service organisations to help them really Know their Customers and so enable decisions and processes to improve and sustain the best Customer Experience.

Mike Hallett, EMEA A&C Director for Business Analytics

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Drive Predictable Performance with Oracle’s Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service. Get the latest news about Oracle strategy for Enterprise Performance Management in the Cloud and understand how Oracle Partners can leverage this new SaaS-based Planning & Budgeting solution to grow their business and extend their footprint with existing customers or reach new ones that have not yet invested in a Planning & Forecasting solution.

Olivier Bernard, EMEA Solution Director EPM

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These Webinars are part of our Innovations in Applications program to present new functions and features of Oracle Products including sales positioning. The key objectives of these webcasts are to inspire Partner’s personnel to conduct successful sales, after sales and delivery at their Customer. Moreover, we aim to inspire you to conduct further Product Training and Certifications.

Previous Webinars in this series that you can Replay include:

Oracle BI-Applications for Value Driven Partner Services. Oracle BI Applications are a must-have addition for all Oracle applications customers; giving them business analytics pre-built for rapid implementation on top of their existing eBusiness suite, JDE, Siebel and Peoplesoft systems. For partners who know how to correctly position and implement these unique packages, they provide a competitive win over both less adroit service providers, and products competitive to Oracle BI. Partners gain on-going service and resell revenues from clients who see high value from rapid and low risk deliverables.

Mike Hallett, EMEA A&C Director for Business Analytics

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Hyperion Project Financial Planning, Measure the full financial impacts of your Projects.

Olivier Bernard, EPM Business Solutions Director, EMEA

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For a complete list, click here for theINNOVATIONS IN APPLICATIONS” PARTNER WEBCAST SERIES.

And for even more on-line tutorial see Sales & Technical Tutorials for OBI, BI-Apps and Hyperion EPM.

Monday May 20, 2013

Information Management and Big Data Master-class Webcasts

Watch this great series of 5-minute webcasts to get a good insight into our best practice Information Management and Big Data Reference Architecture.

To view these webcasts, please click here:

  • IM Master Class 1: Architecting the Central Nervous System
  • IM Master Class 2: An Overview of Information Management Components
  • IM Master Class 3: Considerations for Information Sources
  • IM Master Class 4: Architecting a Foundation Layer
  • IM Master Class 5: Considerations for Access and Performance
  • IM Master Class 6: Information Access
  • IM Master Class 7: The Power of Abstraction and Federation
  • IM Master Class 8: Feedback Loops: Information as a Service
  • IM Master Class 9: Securing the Information Management Provision
  • IM Master Class 10: Real-World Examples of IM Architecture
  • IM Master Class 11: Big Data
  • IM Master Class 12: Architecting Big Data

Monday May 13, 2013

Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.7.1 With ODI now Available

Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Applications 11.1.1.7.1 (also known as 11g PS1) is now available on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud (eDelivery) and on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) along with OBI v 11.1.1.7.0.

This is the first major release on the 11g code line leveraging the power of ODI, and certified with the latest version of Oracle BI Foundation 11.1.1.7.

This major new release of Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 11g adds:

1. New in-memory analytic applications

2. Significantly expands functional content across existing CRM and ERP Oracle BI Applications

3. Re-designed to leverage the power of Oracle Data Integrator and, optionally, GoldenGate; providing near-real-time reporting

4. New out-of-the-box utilities to increase productivity and further drive down Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

New Oracle BI Applications Modules:

· Oracle Student Information Analytics enables academic institutions to improve recruitment, lower dropout rate by tracking student attendance in real-time, monitor graduation rate, manage student financial transactions, and match up school resources with student needs more effectively.

· Oracle Indirect Spend Planning – a prebuilt planning application that teams with Oracle Procurement and Spend Analytics to enable businesses to optimize spend through what-if modeling

New Content Enhancements: Significant expansion of content improves existing front and back-office Oracle BI Applications including:

· Oracle Human Resources Analytics expands analysis on HR programs and workforce performance with new Time and Labor Analysis, global Payroll Analysis and Headcount Gain and Loss.

· Oracle Financial Analytics improves company Financial Performance with new Fixed Assets Analysis, providing complete lifecycle of assets from acquisitions, capitalization to retirements. Budgetary Control Analysis, ideal for public sector, delivers insight into expense & revenue budgets including analysis of budgeted amounts, encumbrances, expenditures, funds available, overspending, and recognized revenues.

· Oracle Project Analytics expands insight into project-based data with new Resource Management Analysis, providing visibility into project requirements, trending, utilization, competencies and alignment. Reconciliation of project sub-ledger and General Ledger assist project accountants in reconciling differences between the two ledgers for cost and revenue transactions. Perspective based dashboards provide an optimized Project Analytics user interface that orients the content around specific user perspectives.

· Oracle Supply Chain & Order Management Analytics introduces new Enhanced Inventory Analysis, providing deep insight into Inventory Cycle Count, Inventory Aging, Inventory Expiration/Obsolescence tracking and Inventory balances and transaction details at lot level. Item Cost History Analysis allows insight into historical cost of Supply Chain related items.

· Oracle Procurement & Spend Analytics introduces new Sourcing Analysis, providing a new comprehensive Sourcing Business Process that includes negotiations, awards, savings and performance. Award decisions will help identify trends and check if there is a margin for any savings opportunity.

· Oracle CRM Analytics expands insight into front office Analytics with Indirect Forecasting and Service Contracts support. Forecasting Analysis is now possible when submissions are made up a forecast hierarchy that is outside of the reporting hierarchy. Oracle Price Analytics has added E-Business Suite to the list of supported sources. Customers now have a ready means to assess pricing performance and arrest revenue and margin leakage.  Robust price waterfall analysis possible with the new Waterfall view.

Using New Oracle BI Foundation Suite 11.1.1.7 Features:

· Visualization Enhancements, and User Interaction Improvements

· BI Mobile HD Enhancements: BI Applications available on mobile without additional development

New Oracle Data Integration: BI Apps are completely re-architected to leverage Oracle Data Integrator and Oracle GoldenGate. 

· BI Applications is now available with next-generation Data Integration. Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) delivers unique next-generation, Extract Load and Transform (E-LT) technology that improves performance and reduces data integration costs, even across heterogeneous systems, and improves productivity.

· Functional Setup Manager provides a Web based Administrative User Interface to track and manage implementation projects and their required functional setup steps

· Configuration Manager provides a centralized Web based administrative user interface to simplify the setup and maintenance of Oracle Business Intelligence Applications.

· A new optional pre-packaged solution, that leverages GoldenGate, eliminates the need for an ETL batch window and minimizes the impact on OLTP systems, while providing near real-time reporting and enabling more reliable change data capture and delete support.

You can find more information on this download on OTN.

Thursday May 09, 2013

Call for OpenWorld Nominations: Business Analytics Innovation Awards by June 18

Partner may work with their clients to submit a nomination for the “Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards”, in the “Business Analytics (Oracle BI, Oracle EPM, and Oracle Exalytics)” category.

The awards will be presented during Oracle OpenWorld 2013 (September 22-September 26) in San Francisco. Winners are selected based on the uniqueness of their business case, business benefits, level of impact relative to the size of the organization, complexity and magnitude of implementation, and the originality of architecture.

Nomination Criteria and Instructions

· Nomination deadline: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 5pm Pacific Time

· This solution should be in production or in active development

· To submit a nomination, please send an email (to: Innovation-Middleware_us@oracle.com) attaching the supplied form for Business Analytics (Oracle BI, Oracle EPM, and Oracle Exalytics) with as much detail as possible. Please do not leave any information blank.

Winners will be notified on the week of August 5th 2013.

Benefit to Award Winners

· A complimentary pass to Oracle OpenWorld 2013 in San Francisco

· An Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation trophy

· Consideration for placement in an Oracle press release

· Consideration for placement in Profit magazine and/or Oracle Magazine

· Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation logo for inclusion on your own Website and/or press release

For more information Click here

Technical Training Workshops in June for Exalytics, Endeca and Hyperion 11.1.2.3

There are a series of specialised partner only Technical Training Workshops in June:

1. Learn the latest news about Hyperion (v 11.1.2.3) and Hyperion on the cloud in a one-day Hyperion session - 12th June, 2013

2. Follow-on 2-day technical Hyperion (v 11.1.2.3) workshop - 13th through to 14th June, 2013

3. Specialist technical workshop for Exalytics (3-days) - 12th through to 14th June, 2013

4. Specialist deep-dive technical workshop on Times-Ten for Exalytics (2-days) - 13th through to 14th June, 2013

5. Technical training workshop for Endeca Information Discovery (3-days) - 12th through to 14th June, 2013

These technical workshops are within the overall agenda of this year’s Oracle Business Analytics EMEA Partner Community Forum 2013 in Milan, Italy: so you can also come along to the June 11th plenary Forum day, and the Business Intelligence breakout session.

To register for any of these workshops, go to this REGISTER NOW link, and when you click the “Register Now!” button, you can fill out the questionnaire to specify which workshops you will attend.


For details on the full agenda and multi-day breakout sessions download here the Agenda.pdf, and see the REGISTER NOW link.


Dates: Forum on 11th June, with Workshops starting on 12th through to 14th June, 2013

Place: Milan Italy - Partners from all countries are welcome to attend.

Wednesday May 08, 2013

BI&EPM in Focus May 2013

· Hear what is new in Business Analytics (Webcast replay | press release)

· Economist Intelligence Unit Survey Results now available: In Search of Insight and Foresight: Getting More Out of Big Data (link)

· Gartner BI Summit Oracle Presentation: Transform you Business with Oracle Business Analytics (link)

· EPM/BI Oracle News

Customers

· Unicoop Firenze Incorporates Geo-Marketing Analysis with Business Intelligence and Departmental Systems to Support Decision-Making

· Immonet Optimizes Analytics and Decision-Making with Engineered Systems, Increases Sales Results by 200%

· Man Group Better Manages Growing Volume of Critical Data for Funds-under-Management

· Korean Air Reduces Fuel Consumption, Saves US$2.56 Million Yearly in Catering and Paper Costs, Meets Sustainability Goals

· Press Release: Land O' Lakes Improves Its Data Analysis and Sales With Oracle Endeca Information Discovery, Wins Gartner BI and Analytics Excellence Award (link)

· Link to Complete Archive

Enterprise Performance Management

· May 23rd: The Art of Multi-Product EPM Implementations (Ranzal) (link)

· May 22nd: Oracle Hyperion EPM 11.1.2.3 (linium) (link)

· May 29: Russ Story, Manager of Financial Systems at FedEx talks about “Extending Your ERP Investment with the Oracle Hyperion Planning Suite” (link)

· Webcast Replay: Reporting & Analytics for the Agile Office of Finance (link)

· Partner Perpectives from Deloitte: a series of ~ 5 minute video interviews -

1. 21st Century Finance (link)

2. Analytics and Management Information (link)

3. Tax Provisioning (link)

4. Finance Talent Management - Part 1 (link)

5. Finance Business Partnering - Part 1 (link)

6. Finance Business Partnering - Part 2 (link)

· Whitepapers:

1. Oracle Hyperion EPM Applications on Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine: Performance Management without Constraints (link)

2. Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine: Enterprise Planning without Constraints (link)

3. Management Reporting on Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine (link)

4. Achieving a Virtual Financial Close with Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine (link)

· EPM Blog:

1. Planning at the Speed of Business with Hyperion Planning on Oracle Exalytics (link)

2. Enrich Your Scorecard with Metadata that Actually Matters (link)

3. EPM & ERP, Better together featuring RadiOAUG Interview with John O'Rourke (link)

· Support Video (~ 5 minutes): Resolving Certification Issues for EPM System Products (link)

· EPM Support Matrix - Product Compatibility Information (link)

· EPM 11.1.2.3 is Generally Available ( press release | support doc)

Business Intelligence

  • YouTube - Using Big Data to Improve the Customer Experience ~ 10 minutes (link)

  • YouTube - Using Big Data to Deliver a Personalized Service ~ 4 minutes (link)

  • BI Blog: What's New in Oracle Business Foundation Suite 11.1.1.7.0 (link)

  • BI Blog: What’s new in Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 3.0 (link)

  • Support Update: OBIEE 11.1.1.7.0 is Available (link)

Thursday May 02, 2013

Exadata and Exalytics Proof of Concept Facilities for UK Partners

Avnet has recently extended its Oracle Engineered Systems resources for UK partners and their customers, by providing access to localised Exadata and Exalytics Proof of Concept facilities either on site, off site or remotely via The Resource centre in Avnet’s Bracknell office.

So if your customers are considering migrating to an Oracle appliance or looking to consolidate their environments onto a shared service, why not propose a POC to help move a decision along?

Lee Davies, Oracle Business Unit Manager at Avnet commented “In light of Oracle seeing huge growth and strong pipeline around Oracle’s Engineered Systems offering the new Exadata and Exalytics POC facility will help our Oracle partners in the UK close more engineered systems business with their customers and generate help drive incremental revenues”

Click here for more information

Wednesday May 01, 2013

Exalytics lowers the Operational Cost of Infrastructure for Business Analytics

It is natural that when evaluating Exalytics and planning for its adoption, organisations want to be sure that they can manage it effectively on a day to day basis in the context of their existing skill sets and organisational structures. As well as radically increased performance and capacity, a significant result of architectural simplification is that Exalytics can be much simpler to manage, thus offering the potential for more agile and lower cost administration. The white papers below provide examples of simplified administration and explain how these benefits can be maximised by considering 4 key questions;

  • Is Exalytics the same as standard Oracle hardware and software?
  • People. What impact, if any, might Exalytics have on application server support organisations?
  • Process. What tasks does the Exalytics support organisation need to be able to address?
  • Technology. What are the primary tools recommended to manage Exalytics systems?

To assist Partners, I.T. managers and senior executives, who are evaluating or planning for Exalytics deployments, to understand how to manage it as efficiently as possible and how it can fit into their support organisations and processes we have produced a white paper (Part1 below). More details of best practise for administration tasks are then also provided in the companion white paper, Managing Oracle Engineered Systems – Exalytics: Part 2 Administration Tasks and Tools.

  1. You can download these white papers from our BI & EPM Partner community Oracle fileshare...
  2. You will need your normal Oracle logon to do this.... (if you are already registered for this OPN Specialist fileshare).
  3. To get registered for this OPN Specialist fileshare, you need to be a current OPN member BI/EPM Specialist, and then to email to me your Oracle logon Userid (usually your corporate email id), so I can grant you access to it.

Managing Exalytics Part 1 Operational Management Impact .pdf

1.52 MB


Managing Exalytics Part 2 Admin Tasks and Tools .pdf

2.11 MB


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