Friday Jun 28, 2013

BI&EPM in Focus June 2013


Enterprise Performance Management

Business Intelligence

Hyperion EPM Webcast Tutorials

These LIVE presentation Webcast Tutorials for Partners will be delivered in August 2013:

  1. Oracle Hyperion Planning on Exalytics In-Memory Machine - August 6, 2013
  2. Oracle Hyperion Tax Provision - August 8, 2013
  3. Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service - August 13, 2013

Go here for more details and to register for these.

There are also new updated Webcast Tutorials for Oracle Partners in our EPM Update Series:

Oracle Hyperion Planning (PS3)

Oracle Hyperion Calculation Manager Refresher and (PS3)

NEW Oracle Data Relationship Management (PS3)

NEW Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management (PS3)

NEW Oracle Hyperion Financial Close Suite (PS3)

NEW Oracle Hyperion Profitability & Cost Management (PS3)

Introducing Oracle Data Relationship Governance (DRG)

Also note new content for Oracle BI Applications 11g with ODI:

NEW Overview and Architecture of Oracle BI Applications for ODI

NEW Configuring Oracle BI Applications for ODI

These are all part of the compilation of Oracle BI/EPM online tutorials and webinars for Partners, where you can find many topics are covered.

Business Analytics Oracle Partner Advisory Council 2013

WHEN: Friday the 20th of September 2013 (just before OpenWorld)

Register by: 1st of August 2013

WHERE: Sofitel San Francisco Bay

223 Twin Dolphin Drive, 94065 REDWOOD CITY, CA, USA

Don’t miss this once a year opportunity to meet and drive a closer engagement with Oracle’s global Product Management Team:

  • Oracle global Product Management will host this workshop.
  • Target group: ACE Directors, Lead Consultants and key architects from our partners
  • Topics: Product Development Roadmap, Partner project experience, your feedback, Q&A session
  • For any inquiries please contact

As part of registering for the event, please note that you will need to complete the BI / EPM PAC-survey. Thank you for taking the time to provide this, your valuable input.

The PAC (one for BI, and a separate track for Hyperion) is free of charge, but is only for OPN Specialised member partners, and is subject to availability. (Please do not attend unless you have received a confirmation from Oracle to do so.)

Registration Link Coming Soon

We do hope you will be able to join us - and I look forward to welcoming you in San Francisco.

Oracle BI Applications for Industry Sectors

Oracle BI Applications already provide pre-built line-of-business analytic applications to over 4,000 customers: these expose the data otherwise locked inside ERP and CRM applications, giving the business user the analytics they need, and a greater ability to self-service ad-hoc queries.

Now you can also take advantage of the pre-built Oracle BI Applications approach for industry sector specific analytics to streamline your client’s operations, offer better services, and increase profit margins.

Find out more at



Oracle Retail Merchandising Analytics

Oracle Student Information Analytics

Oracle Retail Customer Analytics

Public Sector

Financial Services

Oracle Tax Analytics

Oracle Financial Analytics


Health Care

Oracle Manufacturing Analytics

Oracle Enterprise Healthcare Analytics

Asset Intensive

Oracle Clinical Development Analytics

Oracle Enterprise Asset Management Analytics

Oracle Operating Room Analytics

Related Links

Health Sciences

Analytic Applications for Your Business Role

Oracle Health Sciences Clinical Development Analytics

Analytic Applications for Your Product Line

Oracle Argus Analytics

Oracle Business Intelligence Tools and Technology


Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine "The adoption of Oracle Financial Services Analytic Applications is of great significance to the bank's transition to more rigorous and risk-averse management practices."Yang Changxue, Project Manager

Oracle Communications Data Model

Thursday Jun 27, 2013

Advanced Exalytics, Endeca and OBI Training for Partners

In Sweden and in Saudi Arabia there will be the next set of hands-on advanced Exalytics, Endeca and OBI Training workshops for Partners: partners from any country may attend these.

These are free of charge to OPN Specialised member partners, but are subject to availability (please do not attend unless you have received a confirmation from Oracle to do so). Check the workshop agendas and pre-requisites, and register from the links below:

  1. Exalytics and Business Intelligence Hands-on Workshop (3-days)

  2. Endeca Information Discovery Hands-on Workshop (3-days)

  3. Advanced Oracle Business Intelligence Hands-on Workshop (3-days)

Wednesday Jun 26, 2013

OBI10g will be Non-Qualifying for OPN Specialisation in September 2013

Just to alert you, that OPN Specialisation is software version-specific: so as we bring out new product versions, so the specialisation crtiteria and exam needs to keep updated to the new version. Specifically for our analytics partners, be aware that your “OBI10g Specialisation” credentials will be Non-Qualifying for OPN Specialisation in September 2013.

Therefore to keep your profile up to date please start now to take the latest OBI11g exams and apply to OPN to upgrade to “OBI11g Specialisation”.

Find out more about the new version OBI11g Exams to update your OPN Specialisation @ OPN Exam for OBI Suite 11g is Now LIVE, and more generally the Update on BI & EPM Specializations and Knowledge Zones.

And to help you pass, see the Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite 11 Essentials Exam Study Guide.

Also check the documents on OPN for Frequently Asked Questions for Product Version Specialization and the latest Specializations Catalog.

New Version Demonstration VM BIC2g 2013-04 Partner Edition

This Oracle Business Intelligence Linux VM virtual appliance (“BIC2g”) was developed to support Oracle OBI & BI-Apps sales and Oracle partners in product demonstrations, training activities and POC activities. It is now available through our BIC2g Beehive Online Workspace portal (see the deployment guide and “BIC2g 2013-04 Partner Edition Readme” pdf from the link below) and is available for OPN member partners.

This BIC2g image is based on OBIEE v. with Essbase and Essbase Studio Server started when starting BI. It also contains:

  • Updated BI-Apps Cross Functional Demo (date advanced from 2011 to 2013), including DAC, Informatica 9.0.1 and is configured for a load against EBS R12. Both the rpd/catalog and the rpd/catalog versions of BI-Apps are provided.
  • Updated integrated Essbase - BI Apps - EBS Demo (date advanced from 2009 to 2013.
  • Re-configured BI Apps Data Sets to remove VPD (simplification) and greatly improved performance.
  • Hyperion EPM
  • Endeca 3.0

The access details are shown from this page @ BI Solutions Engineering Partner Portal.

Tuesday Jun 25, 2013

New Oracle BI Mobile Demonstration and SampleApp V305 on OTN

There is a new version of the Oracle BI Mobile HD app for iPhones and iPad. So download / update your App now.

Then we have also changed the public server for hosting the Oracle BI Mobile Demonstration. This server image is based on the standard OBIEE Sample Application (V305) which you can also download as a VirtualBox Image (this is a turnkey virtual environment with full SampleAppV305 preconfigured) from OTN here.

When your App is on your iPad, go into the “Settings” and “Add Server” to fill in the host location and access details as shown below:

· Host =

· Port = 7780

· Username = Prodney

· Password = Admin123

· Note: SSL and SSO = OFF

This same SampleApp V305 Demonstration server can also be accessed from your PC browser @

Content from Oracle Business Analytics Partner Forum 2013

This year’s EMEA Partner Forum (11th June - 14th June, 2013 in Milan, Italy) was well attended with 120 partners from countries around Europe and the Middle East.

The presentation content for the main Plenary day and for the OBI, and Hyperion breakout sessions is available to partners who attended. If you could not make it, and would like access to this material, please email to

You can also get additional Hyperion content from the EPM Solution Factory page: for logon details please contact

The keynote by Oracle VP Rich Clayton set the agenda, plus many partners presented their experiences, including Accenture, Deloitte, Tech Edge, iConsulting, RealDecoy, Rittman-Mead, and Aorta, covering a variety of topics such as:

· 21st Century Business Analytics

· The 21st Century CFO

· Driving Profitability through Customer Experience

· Exalytics Case Studies

For details on the agenda and multi-day breakout sessions download here the Agenda.pdf.

Thursday Jun 20, 2013

Register Now! 'In Touch' for EMEA Oracle Partners: Looking ahead to FY14 with Oracle

Dear partners

With the new financial year already upon us, now is the time to start thinking ahead and recognising the opportunities that the new year brings.

The ‘In Touch’ PartnerCast is your chance to get the latest headlines from Oracle EMEA and pose your questions to our studio guests. Join us for the next live broadcast on:

Tuesday 9th July at 10:30am UK/ 11:30am CET

In this cast we will be looking at how Oracle on Oracle solutions can benefit the Oracle PartnerNetwork and sharing best practices from across EMEA Alliances & Channels. Your host David Callaghan, Senior Vice President EMEA Alliances and Channels, is excited to pose your questions to his guests, so get in touch by commenting on this blog, posting on Twitter using the hashtag #DCpickme or by emailing

Under the spotlight and answering your burning questions in this cast will be:

  • Lindsay Johnston, VP, Commercial Operations for EMEA A&C
  • Paul Thompson, Senior Director, EMEA Solutions and Enablement
  • Janusz Naklicki, Vice President, ECEMEA
  • Silvia Kaske, Vice President, A&C WCE North
  • Eric Fontaine, Vice President, A&C WCE South
  • David Tweddle, Vice President, A&C UK & Ireland

To find out more information, including how to watch previous episodes on-demand, please visit out new webpage here.

We look forward to seeing you on July 9th!

Best regards,

Oracle PartnerNetwork



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