Monday Feb 24, 2014

New Guided Learning Paths for Hyperion Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service Specialists

These Guided Learning Paths (GLPs) are offered through the OPN Competency Center to Oracle PartnerNetwork members to help you get specialized in Hyperion Planning:

Also see:

BI&EPM in Focus February 2014

  • Top 10 Strategic CIO Issues for 2014 - Forbes (link)

  • Eight Top Issues for CFOs in 2014 (link)

  • C-Central, Information for Executives (link)

  • Everything Analytics Social Media Weekly Roundup (link)


  • YouTube Video: Dunnhumby Increases Customer Loyalty with Oracle Big Data Analytics (link)

  • Barco Consolidates More Financial Data in Less Time (link)

  • CHU de Rennes Improves Hospital Service and Treatment Valuation and Budget Tracking to Better Meet the National Health Agency’s Financial Goals (link

  • Financial Conduct Authority Improves UK’s Financial Market Monitoring with Near-Real-Time Market Intelligence (link) video

  • Tukaş Gıda Sanayi ve Ticaret Monitors Value Creation Chain with Business Intelligence Platform, Shortens Sales Reporting by 20 Calendar Days Each Month  (link)

  • An Post Saves up to US$3 million and Improves Customer Service Through Business Intelligence (link)

  • Boiron Italia Improves Logistics, Sales, Project Management, and Control Processes (link)

  • Polícia Civil do Estado do Rio de Janeiro Accelerates Data Sharing across the State and Improves Police Operations, Criminal Intelligence, and Investigations with Upgraded IT Infrastructure (link)

 Enterprise Performance Management

  • Five Minutes on Modern Finance: New Thinking on Ways to Create Value and Measure Finance Effectiveness (link)

  • Whitepaper Top Enterprise Performance Management Trends in 2014 (link)

  • Strategic P&L Statements and Opportunities for Improvement in Retail (link)

  • New Infographic: Explore Planning and Budgeting in the Cloud (link)

  • March 6, Webinar: Oracle DRM + Salesforce = LIKE (link)

  • Webcasts to learn the most effective strategies to help you win Cloud EPM customers (March 05 link, March 12 link, March 19 link)

  • March 19, Understanding Costs and Revenues in Higher Education (link) Webinar

  • March 26, Exalytics: Adding Value to the Harvard University Budget System (link) Webinar

  • Blog and Podcast: Planning and Budgeting in the Cloud (link)

  • Blog and Podcast: Scorecards in the Wild West (link)

  • Blog and Podcast: Why are my numbers different from yours? (link)

  • Blog and Podcast: The Deeper Realities of Implementing Shared Service Costing with Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management (link)

  • Hyperion BI+ Financial Reporting Patchset [PSE 17980570]

  • Partner Blog: Four Ways to Bridge the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Gap between IT and Finance (link)

  • Partner Blog: How to Apply Lean Practices to the Planning Process (link)

  • Partner Blog: HPCM: A Hidden Gem in the Oracle EPM (Hyperion) Product Suite (link)

  • Support Blog; MOS Communities – Business Analytics (EPM/BI) Subspaces (link)

  • Support Blog; EPM Patch Set Updates - January 2014 (link)

Business Intelligence

  • Top 10 Big Data and Analytics Trends in 2014 (link)

  • Big Data Gives Us More to Argue About (link)

  • Blog: Modernizing Business Intelligence (link)

  • Blog: Where Next for Big Data? A look at the ways in which big data analysis might shape the future (link)

  • Blog: Create Analytical Mobile Apps in Minutes With no Coding (link)

  • Free Trial for your customers: Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile App Designer (link

  • SmartView with OBI EE - Six "how to" YouTube Videos (link)

  • Whitepaper: Data Discovery and the Transformation of Business Analytics (link)

  • Dave Watson, VP Product Strategy Oracle Health Sciences, discusses the impact of big data and analytics in healthcare (link)

  • BIC2g 2013-12 Demo Image Available Now for Download - See Deployment guide for details in Workspace (link) - for access details, for OPN member partners only, see @ BI Solutions Engineering Partner Portal.

  • YouTube Video: Manufacturing Analytics: A Day in the Life of Mike (link)

  • YouTube Video: Supply Chain and Order Management Analytics: A Day in the Life of Sam (link)

  • YouTube Video: Customer Service Analytics: A Day in the Life of James (link)

  • YouTube Video: An introduction to Oracle BI Applications (link)

  • YouTube Video: Putting End-to-End Analytics into Everyday Use (link)

  • Partner Blog: The Benefits of Using Oracle Fusion Middleware MapViewer versus Google Maps Analysis in Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11g (link)

  • Partner Blog: Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) BI Analysis & Reporting versus BI Published Reporting (link)

  • Support Blog: Oracle BI Mobile HD Now Available (link)

  • Support Blog: How To Videos: using Smart View to access data in OBIEE (link)

  • Support Blog: Tutorial: Integrating OBIEE with Hyperion Smart View for Office (link)

  • Support Blog: Remote Diagnostic Agent 8.02 is now available (link)

  • Support Blog: Business Analytics Monthly Index (link)

  • Support Blog; Tutorial: Integrating Essbase with OBIEE (link)

  • Advisor Webcast: OBIEE Embedding OBIEE Content in Web-Center Portal (19 Mar 2014) - [Doc ID 1613815.1]

  • Advisor Webcast Replay: OBIEE 11g Diagnostics Tools and How to Use Them [Doc ID 1599274.1]

  • OBIEE 11g Bundle Patch is Available for OBIEE and Exalytics [Doc ID 1614076.1]

  • Whitepaper: Oracle BI Applications: Upgrading to Informatica PowerCenter 9.5.1 Hot Fix 2 [Doc ID 1610752.1]

  • Whitepaper: OBIEE 11g: Load Testing OBIEE Using Oracle Load Testing (OLT) 12.x  [Doc ID 1611188.1]

  • Port Numbers Used in an OBIEE 11g Installation and Configuration [Doc ID 1619572.1]

Thursday Feb 20, 2014

Oracle Cloud Service is now Generally Available for Planning and Budgeting

World-Class Planning with the Simplicity of the Cloud

Partners can now resell and implement the live, and generally available, first enterprise performance management (EPM Hyperion) solution offered in the cloud, Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service.

As the most robust financial planning application in the cloud, Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service opens up opportunities for organizations of all sizes to quickly adopt a world-class planning and budgeting solution with no CAPEX infrastructure investments, driving alignment beyond finance across the enterprise, with flexible deployment options and virtually no learning curve.

See the Press Release: Hyperion Planning and Budgeting on Oracle Cloud Service (link)

And for help to get started, see the Support Blog: Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service books, videos and tutorials (link), as well as the EPM Blog: Planning and Budgeting in the Cloud (link).

You can also REPLAY THE WEBCAST of the Partner Deep-Dive on Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service. This 105 minutes webinar provides a technical and functional deep-dive into the live PBCS offering. Topics include:

  • Changing the game: Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service
    • Introduction and latest news
    • Guided live demo tour with focus on
    • How to create an application in minutes
    • Access the Cloud via familiar Excel Interface? Yes, please!
    • Application Life-Cycle Management
    • Data Management options
    • Rock-solid Security and reliability
  • Resources for Partners
  • Live Q&A


Supporting Resources

Friday Feb 14, 2014

Business Analytics Architecture Masterclass for Partners

This one-day workshop is FREE of charge to OPN member Partners in EMEA.

March 20, 2014 - 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM, in the Oracle Office Dublin, Ireland

Transformational Change Services Opportunity for Partners

Business Intelligence & Analytics projects are consistently top priority for your clients, and are seen by many organisations as the key driver of transformational change. Business users challenge IT with issues on trust, access to critical data and understanding of information, while IT may struggle to align with business goals and truly engage with business users.

These issues must be solved before an organisation can begin to make BI more pervasive, self-service, and embedded into the business process.

Join our Masterclass for Partners on 20th March 2014, where you'll learn how Oracle's Information Management and Business Analytics reference architecture can address these 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.

 For more information, and to Register, see here.

Monday Feb 03, 2014

Demonstration VM “BigDataLite 2.4.1” Available on OTN

The Demonstration VM “BigDataLite 2.4.1” is now available for download from OTN.  Now, customers and partners can have easy access to many of our big data software products - all configured in an integrated VirtualBox environment.

“BigDataLite” is an Oracle VM VirtualBox that contains many key components of Oracle's big data platform, including:

  • Cloudera Distribution including Apache Hadoop
  • Oracle Database 12c Enterprise Edition
  • Oracle Advanced Analytics and "R"
  • Oracle Data Integrator 12c, Oracle Big Data Connectors
  • Oracle NoSQL Database, and more....

It's been configured to run on at least two cores and about +5Gb memory (so this means that your computer should have at least 8Gb total memory). With BigDataLite, you can develop your big data applications and then deploy them to any compatible hardware including the Oracle Big Data Appliance.

To expand this demonstration platform to include OBI and Endeca, you then also download these VMs and inter-connect them. For this you will likely need +16Gb of RAM and at least 4 cores to get them all running. This is targeted at “BIG data analytics”, so giving this integrated platform set +32Gb of RAM and more cores will help you to show it in its’ best light.



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