Friday Jun 20, 2014

Oracle BI Mobile App Designer v2 is Now Available

Oracle BI Mobile App Designer (BIMAD) v2 is a major release that incorporates significant new capabilities, including new map visualization and better navigation and contextual awareness:

· New Map Visualization

It is designed from the ground up for business users to easily visualize their data with Maps and to interact on mobile devices to zoom, filter, and drill down.

· New Custom Map

On top of the pre-seeded map types for countries, states, & counties, etc, it allows customers to add their own regions and maps by simply uploading their own geoJSON files for polygon boundaries. Flexible custom keyword matching is also included as well as support for native interaction and filtering.

· Completely Redesigned Authoring UI

Redesigned, modern and easy to use property pane, simplified toolbar, consistency across various components and support for multiple component selection to set and update configuration all at once.

· Application Level Calculated Fields and Filters

Filters and Calculated Fields can now be created and managed centrally at App level. Users can drag and drop to assign Calculated Fields to any component and assign Filers from the newly re-designed Property.

And much more....

For more information:

Oracle BI Demonstration with BIMAD2 SampleApp V406 on OTN

The latest new version “SampleApp” V406 BI VM is now available for download by partners from OTN here. This includes a wealth of examples and how-to demonstrations, as well as examples for the new BI Mobile Application Designer V2.

This server image is based on the standard OBIEE install within a VirtualBox image and will run on a 64 bit pc/laptop with => 8Gb Ram, and ~ 90 Gb disk. There is also an optional download for users who require a full standalone EPM and BI-Apps deployment.

The SampleApp V406 R2 image includes following preconfigured and integrated software:

· Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.5 x64

· Oracle Business Intelligence EE

· Mobile Application Designer V2

· Essbase Server, Essbase Studio,FR

· Sample Application Content

· Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 3.1

· Endeca Server 7.6.1,Studio 3.1

· Oracle MapViewer Version 11g ps6 (

· Oracle Database 12c

· R 3.0 & ORE 1.4

· Oracle APEX, Listener 2.0.1

· SQL Developer 4.0.2

· TimesTen

· Standalone EPM Suite (plug and play add-on)

· BIApps 11g (plug and play add-on)

Thursday Jun 12, 2014

Oracle Database In-Memory

Larry Ellison unveiled the next major milestone in database technology, Oracle Database In-Memory, on June 10, 2014.

Oracle Database In-Memory will be generally available in July 2014 and can be used with all hardware platforms on which Oracle Database 12c is supported.

  • This option will accelerate database performance by orders of magnitude for analytics, data warehousing, and reporting while also speeding up online transaction processing (OLTP).
  • It allows any existing Oracle Database-compatible application to automatically and transparently take advantage of columnar in-memory processing, without additional programming or application changes.


  • Fast ad-hoc analytics without the need to pre-create indexes
  • Completely transparent to existing applications
  • Faster mixed workload OLTP
  • No database size limit
  • Industrial strength availability and security
  • Robustness and maturity of Oracle Database 12c

To find out more see

 ... and I will let you know how this unfolds in regards to advantages for OBI11g and Exalytics and Big Data over the coming months.

Thursday Jun 05, 2014

BI&EPM in Focus June 2014

Applications Webcast Centre – A Library of Discussion and Research for Best Practice:


  • Josephine Niemiec from ADP talks about Oracle Hyperion Workforce Planning at Collaborate 2014 (link) Video
  • Chris Nelms from Ameren talks about Oracle BI Spend and Procurement Analytics at Collaborate 2014 (link) Video
  • Leggett & Platt Leverages Oracle Hyperion EPM and Demantra (link) Video
  • Pella Corporation Accelerates Close Cycle by Cutting Time for Financial Consolidation from Three Days to Less Than One Day (link)
  • Secretaría General de Administración de Justicia en España Enhances Citizen Services with Near-Real-Time Business Intelligence Gleaned from 500 Databases  (link)
  • Bellco Credit Union Speeds Budget Development by 30%—Gains Insight into Specific Branch and Financial Product Profitability  (link)  Video
  • QDQ media Speeds up Financial Reporting by 24x, Gains Business Agility, and Integrates Seamlessly into Corporate Accounting System  (link)
  • Westfield Group Maximizes Shopping Mall Revenue, Shortens Year-End Financial Consolidation by 75%  (link
  • IL&FS Transportation Networks Shortens Financial Consolidation and Reporting Cycle by Eight Days, Gains In-Depth Insight into Business Performance   (link)
  • Angel Trains Optimizes Rail Operations for Purchasing, Sourcing, and Project Management to Meet Challenges of Evolving Rail Industry  (link)
Enterprise Performance Management
  • June 11, at Oracle Utrecht, NL: Morning session: Explore Planning and Budgeting in the Cloud (link)
  • June 12, London: PureApps Presents: Best Practice Financial Consolidation and Reporting Workshop (link)
  • July 3, Koln: Oracle Hyperion Business Analytics Roundtable (link)
  • Blog: What's Your Tax Strategy? Automate the Operational Transfer Pricing Process (link)
  • YouTube Video: Automate Tax Reporting with Oracle Hyperion Tax Provision (link)
  • YouTube Video: Introducing Oracle Hyperion Planning’s Tablet Optimized Interface (link)
  • OracleEPMWebcasts @ YouTube (link)
  • Partner webcasts:
  • Wednesday, 4 June, 5.00 GMT - Case Study:  Lessons Learned from Edgewater Ranzal's Internal Implementation of Oracle Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) - Learn more and register here!
  • Thursday, 5 June, 4.00 GMT - Achieving Accountable Care Using Oracle Technology - Learn more and register here!
  • Tuesday, 17 June, 4.00 GMT - Optimizing Performance for Oracle EPM Systems - Learn more and register here!
  • Oracle University Blog: The Coolest Features Available with Oracle Hyperion – Training from OU to help you to best use them (link)
  • Support:
    • Proactive Support: EPM Hyperion Planning Using RMI Service [Blog]
    • Proactive Support: Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service Videos (link)
    • Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) Patch Bundle [Doc ID 1670981.1]
    • Hyperion Analytic Provider Services Patch Set Update [Doc ID 1667350.1]
    • Hyperion Essbase Patch Set Update [Doc ID 1667346.1]
    • Hyperion Essbase Administration Services Patch Set Update [Doc ID 1667348.1]
    • Hyperion Essbase Studio Patch Set Update [Doc ID 1667329.1]
    • Hyperion Smart View Patch Set Update [Doc ID 1669427.1]
    • Using HPCM, HSF or DRM Communities (link)

Business Intelligence

  • June 12, Birmingham, UK: Oracle Big Data at Work - Use Cases and Architecture (link)
  • June 17, London: Oracle at Cloud & Big Data World Forums (link)
  • June 17, Partner Webcast: Transform your Planning Capabilities with Peloton's CloudAccelerator for Oracle PBCS (link)
  • June 19, London: Oracle at the Whitehall Media Big Data Analytics Conference and Exhibition (link)
  • June 19, London: Partner Event - Agile BI Conference by Peak Indicators [link]
  • June 25, Munich: Oracle Special Day auf der TDWI 2014 Konferenz (link)
  • July 15, London: Oracle Endeca Information Discovery Workshop (link)
  • July 16, London: BI Applications Workshop – Financial Analytics & Procurement Analytics (link)
  • July 17, London: BI Applications Workshop – HR Analytics (link)
  • Milan, Italy: L’Osservatorio Big Data Analytics & Business Intelligence with Politecnico di Milano (link)
  • OBIA - Now Available [Blog]
  • What’s New in OBIA [Blog]
  • BI Blog: A closer look at Oracle BI Applications release (link)
  • Press Release: BI Applications Deliver Greater Insight into Talent and Procurement (link)
  • Support Blog: OBIA Upgrade Guide & Documentation (link)
  • YouTube Video: Glenn Hoormann of Ludus talks to us about Oracle Business Intelligence and ERP at Collaborate 2014 (Link)
  • YouTube Video: Performance Architects talks about key BI and Mobile trends, including Endeca at Collaborate 2014 (link)
  • Big Data Blog: 3 Keys for Using Big Data Effectively for Enhanced Customer Experience (link)
  • Big Data Lite Demo VM 3.0 Now Available on OTN
  • BI Blog: Data Relationship Governance - Workflow in a Bottle (link)
  • MDM Blog: Register for Product Data Management Weekly Cloudcasts (link)
  • MDM Blog: Improve your Customer Experience with High Quality Information (link)
  • MDM Blog: Big Data Challenges & Considerations (link)
  • Oracle University: Oracle BI Applications 11g: Implementation using ODI (link)
  • Proactive Support: Monthly Index [Blog]
  • My Oracle Support: Partner Accreditation for Business Analytics Support [Blog]
  • OBIEE 11g Test-to-Production (T2P) / Clone Procedures Guide [Blog]

Wednesday Jun 04, 2014

PBCS Hyperion Planning in the Cloud Implementation Workshop

Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) opens up opportunities for organizations of all sizes to streamline planning and forecasting, accelerate deployment, and reduce costs.

This one-day in-person workshop is delivered by Oracle Development (free to OPN member partners), and will cover the handoff from selling-to-implementing of PBCS. Although the basic building blocks are the same as with on-premises Planning, there is a paradigm shift when it comes to selling and implementing a Cloud Service solution. The value proposition behind Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service is all about the deployment model, how it’s sold and how it gets implemented – simplicity, fast adoption and flexible deployment, without sacrificing first-class functionality.

To be successful, the entire cycle from sales to implementation should consistently support this value proposition to your clients. This training event is for OPN member partners whose business roles involve presales, implementation consulting, and support. This workshop briefly reviews the sales approach, as background, with emphasis on partner sales support. The main objective is to learn what is needed to successfully implement Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service once the sales hand off is made – how to leverage your current Hyperion Planning knowledge and use the features designed specifically to build out a Cloud Service solution.

This Workshop is being offered at three locations for partners from all countries in EMEA:

  • June 24, 2014: Kista, Sweden
  • June 26, 2014: Reading, United Kingdom
  • June 29-30, 2014 (split days): Dubaï, United Arab Emirates

To get more information, to check pre-requisites, and to register, click here.



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