Monday Sep 23, 2013

Oracle Hyperion Essbase 3-day Training Workshop

This 3-day hands-on bootcamp will help you towards the Essbase implementation Specialisation exam. It is free of charge to OPN member partners only, and is available to partners in any EMEA country who can travel to the UK.

  • Design, customize and configure Oracle’s Hyperion Essbase by employing recommended methodology and leading practices for successful implementations
  • Understand the process of building an Essbase BSO cube using Essbase Studio
  • Simplify cube construction by delivering a single environment for performing tasks related to data modelling, cube designing, and analytic application construction
  • Understand the process of building an Essbase ASO cube using Essbase Administration Services (EAS) and Load Rules

Click here to read more about this training.


Event Details:
Oct 22 - Oct 24, 2013
09:00 AM – 05:30 PM

Oracle Office in Reading
Building 510, Oracle Parkway Thames Valley Park,
Reading, RG6 1RA
United Kingdom

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Thursday Sep 12, 2013

HTML5 Oracle BI Mobile App Designer

I did report this last month, but it is too good to miss, and if you did, then please check it out with latest hints and tips @ Oracle BI Mobile App Designer.


Apps generated by Mobile App Designer are in HTML5 format. That means you can open the apps with any modern browser on any type of mobile device without installing anything. Not only can you always access the latest version of the apps but also now you don't need to worry about what mobile device to support for your audience. You can even open the apps from your laptops and desktops.

And see more at New Self-Service Mobile Analytical Application Design Tool

BI&EPM in Focus September 2013

  • New CFO Benchmarking Tool now available. Click here to begin assessment. Oracle commissioned Longitude Research to survey 930 CFOs on their evolving role as a corporate catalyst. Click here for research results.
  • C-Central, Information for Executives (link) - great resource!

Customers

  • Firmly rooted in a JD Edwards foundation, Treasury Wine Estates mixes industry expertise with next-generation functionality (link)
  • National Australia Bank deflects global risk with consolidated transactional data and a powerful analytics platform (link)
  • Abu Dhabi Department of Finance Optimizes Performance and Economies of Scale Across Government Agencies (link)
  • Poltrona Frau Group Consolidates Financial Statements and Reports for Better Decision-Making, Shortens Financial Closings by 50% (link)
  • Oct 28-30, Oracle Customer Showcase: Land O'Lakes, Arden Hills MN. Big data analytics, core business process innovations, and mobile, cloud, and engineered systems technologies will all be featured (link)

Enterprise Performance Management

  • Oct 3, Retailers - Have You Mastered Your Data Yet (DRM) (link)
  • Oct 10, Enterprise DRM Health Care Webinar (link)
  • Oct 15, HFM Task Automation - Tricks & Treats (link)
  • Oct 17, EPMA is not a Monster! (link)
  • Oct 24, DRM & Enterprise Data Governance Trick AND Treat (link)
  • Oct 30, Optimizing Hyperion Planning & Oracle Essbase Outlines (link)
  • EPM Blog: Align Cost with Revenue for Profitable Growth in Diversified Industries (link)
  • Partner Blog: What to Consider When Buying an Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Solution (link)
  • Partner Blog: What to Consider When Implementing an EPM Solution (link)
  • OU Training:Oracle Hyperion Smart View 11.1.2 for Planning (11.1.2.3) (link)
  • OU Training: Oracle Hyperion Data Relationship Management 11.1.2 Administration (link)
  • OU Training: Oracle Hyperion Financial Management 11.1.2 for Interactive Users (11.1.2.3) (link)
  • Support: EPM Documentation Portal, links to Cumulative Feature Overview Tool, Defects Fixed Finder, videos, social media sites and more (link)
  • Support: Cumulative Feature Overview Tool provides concise descriptions of new and enhanced solutions and functionality that have become available between starting and target releases of the products you own (link)
  • Support: Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management, Enterprise Edition (FDMEE) 11.1.2.3 Patch Set Update 1 (PSU1 – 11.1.2.3.100) with scripting! (link)  (Search for patch 16681929)
  • Support: Hyperion Smart View 11.1.2.5.000 Patch Set Update  (link)

Business  Intelligence

  • Oct 29, BIFS really is the best thing since sliced data (link
  • Forbes.com Blog Post: Andrew McAfee on the Decline of the HiPPO (link)
  • OU Training: Oracle Essbase 11.1.2: Calculate Block Storage Databases (11.1.2.3) (link)
  • OU Training: Oracle BI 11g R1: Create Analyses and Dashboards (link)
  • Blog: DIY Mobile Analytic Apps with Oracle BI Mobile App Designer (link)
  • Blog: BI Mobile HD Universal App Released (link)
  • Support Blog: OBIEE 11.1.1.7.1 Common Issues (link)
  • Blog: OBIEE 11.1.1.6.12 Bundle Patch Now Available (link)
  • Partner Blog: What is Endeca, Anyway? (link)  
  • Partner Blog: What to Like in the New Oracle Exalytics X3-4 (link)
  • Partner Article: Ideas Economy: Finding Value in Big Data (link)
  • Partner Blog: Using Oracle Essbase for Aggregate Persistence within Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) (link)
  • Support: Business Analytics News - September 2013 (link)
  • Support: Installation and Configuration Assistant for OBIEE (link)

Endeca Information Discovery Bootcamp in Sweden Oct 2013

Event Details: October 22-24, 2013: Oracle Kista, Sweden

Register Now here

FREE of charge to OPN member Partners, this Oracle Endeca Information Discovery (OEID) 3-day bootcamp is designed to give partners an understanding of OEID’s features, and how it complements the existing Oracle Business Intelligence suite.

We will walk you through four key components of the product: Oracle Endeca Server—A highly scalable, search-analytical database that derives the data model based on the data presented to it, thereby reducing data modeling requirements. Studio—A highly interactive, component-based user interface for configuring advanced, yet intuitive, analytical applications. Integration Suite—Provides rapid unification and enrichment of diverse sources of information into a single integrated view. Extensible Value-Added Modules—Add-on modules that provide value quickly through configuration instead of custom coding.

This workshop will provide hands-on experience with Oracle Endeca Information Discovery. Topics covered will include Data Exploration with Endeca Information Discovery, Data Ingest, Project Lifecycle, Building an Endeca Server data model and advanced modeling techniques, and Working with Studio. You will also learn about working with ETL components for content acquisitions and other aspects of the project such as security.

Prerequisites

  • This bootcamp is intended only for OPN member Partners as prospective implementers of OEID or those in a pre-sales role looking to gain insight into the technical benefits of this new software.
  • You must bring a 64-bit laptop with you for the Hands-on labs, with 64-bit Windows OS (Windows 7 or Windows Server 2000
  • Attendees should have experience and familiarity with the basic concepts of business intelligence.

Wednesday Sep 11, 2013

Endeca Information Discovery Bootcamp in UK Oct 2013

Event Details: Oct 02 - Oct 04, 2013 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Oracle Office in Reading
Building 510, Oracle Parkway Thames Valley Park,
Reading, RG6 1RA, United Kingdom

Register Here Now

FREE of charge to OPN member Partners, this Oracle Endeca Information Discovery (OEID) 3-day bootcamp 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.

Prerequisites

· This bootcamp is intended only for OPN member Partners as prospective implementers of OEID or those in a pre-sales role looking to gain insight into the technical benefits of this new software.

· 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.

Tuesday Sep 03, 2013

New Version of Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management

We are pleased to announce the immediate general availability of Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management, Enterprise Edition (FDMEE) 11.1.2.3 Patch Set Update 1 (PSU1 – 11.1.2.3.100)  available on “My Oracle Support” for partners and customers at http://support.oracle.com (Search for patch 16681929).

This is a significant release for the product because it now provides scripting that allows you to extend and customize the product for implementation specific business rules related to the processing of source data.  A high level description of the new features is provided below, with a detailed description provided in the user documentation.

Scripting

  • Jython based import, mapping and event scripting
  • Visual Basic event scripting

Financial Management

  • Support for journal loading via excel templates
  • Additional application options
  • New intersection check reports

Custom Target Applications

  • Provides the ability to export data from FDMEE into a user defined flat file format
  • Replaces the data mart and tax adapter features from the legacy FDM product

Additional Features

  • File append and replace methods
  • Load data and mapping rules from an excel formatted file.  Prior releases only supported files in csv formats.
  • Execution of custom calculation scripts for Planning or Essbase
  • Open Batches
  • Batch report execution
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