Wednesday Aug 06, 2014

BI&EPM in Focus August 2014

Customers

  • Angel Trains Optimizes Rail Operations for Purchasing, Sourcing, and Project Management to Meet Challenges of Evolving Rail Industry (link)
  • SITA Improves Control Over Air-Transportation Projects, Saves 20% in Cost of Global Financial Operations (link)
  • Atrium European Real Estate Reconciles Financial Close Data from Seven Countries Faster and Maximizes Revenue and Profitability (link)  
  • Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi Improves Governmental Compliance and Secures Foreign-Trade Data by Using Business Intelligence (link)
  • YouTube Video: interRel talks about Oracle Exalytics Engineered Solutions at Wellpoint and Carnival Cruise Lines (link)

Enterprise Performance Management

  • Aug 14, Oracle Webcast: New EPM ROI Research by Ovum (link) Webcast
  • Solution Brief – Sustainability Reporting using Oracle Solutions (link)
  • YouTube Playlist for Collaborate 2014 (link) - 18 Videos now available
  • ERP Integrator & FDMEE White Paper - Understanding the Account Reconciliation Manager (ARM) Data Loading Process (link)
  • Using FCM/ARM? Find out about managing "Completeness" of ARM Data Loads (link)
  • Upcoming Webinars from Edgewater Ranzal:
  • Support Blog:
    • Hyperion BI+ Interactive Reporting - Statement of Direction (link)
    • Hyperion Performance Scorecard – Statement of Direction (link)
    • Patch Release: EPM 11.1.2.2.500  (link)
    • QMR for Solvency II - PSU 2.2.0.0.100  (link)
    • Oracle University courses for EPM 11.1.2.3 (link)
    • Advisor Webcast Recording: New Features for Calculation Manager 11.1.2.3.x for Essbase [Doc ID 1676701.1]
    • EPM Patch Set Updates - July 2014 (link)

Business Intelligence

  • YouTube Video: Oracle BI Mobile App Designer V2 - What's New? (13 minutes) (link)
  • Aug 27, Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service  - Demo (link) Live Webcast
  • Sept 12, Oracle Business Analytics Visualization Workshop, Dreieich, Germany (link
  • Sept 15, Oracle Business Analytics Visualization Workshop, Munich, Germany (link)
  • Sept 16, Oracle Business Analytics Visualization Workshop, Baden-Dättwil, Switzerland (link)
  • Sept 17, Oracle Business Analytics Visualization Workshop, Meyrin, Switzerland (link)
  • Blog: Oracle's Key SI Partners on Big Data SQL (link)
  • Forbes Voice Post: Big Data's Constant Gardener, by Paul Sonderegger (link)
  • See latest info about Oracle Big Data SQL
  • YouTube Video: What if Smart Scans Could Accelerate SQL on Hadoop? (link)
  • BI Blog: HR and Finance Agree? – Has The World Come To An End? (link)
  • OU Blog: What You Need to Know about OBIEE 11.1.1.7 (link)
  • Support Blog:
    • OBIEE Version 11.1.1.7.140715 is Available (link)
    • OBIEE 11.1.1.7.140715 Bugs Fixed List (link)
    • OBIEE Sample App V406 – Try It Live (link)   Learn More (link)
    • Business Analytics Monthly Index – July 2014 (link)

Oracle Day Marketing Events In 2014

Please join us, and encourage your clients to come for an Oracle Day event near you to get expert advice, discuss problems and opportunities with peers, and see how Oracle can help you take control of your clients' Enterprise IT future.

These big Oracle Day marketing events will push the agenda that digital disruption is transforming the modern business environment, with technologies like cloud and Big Data presenting a fresh set of challenges—but also providing new opportunities.

Part of the day includes a Big Data & Business Analytics Track -
As organizations embark on digital transformation, cloud, social, mobile and big data are changing how business gets done. Discovering and predicting insights about people, places and things allows companies to compete in new and innovative ways. Learn how Oracle can help IT to be the true business partner for this transformation by creating an Information Management and Analytic capability for Big Data which allows the business to take advantage of ALL available data, blending traditional technology with new innovations, to make every decision in every part of the organization the best it can be at the moment that matters.

Find out more plus details of an event near you – this is the current schedule:

Austria- Vienna

11-Nov-2014

Norway - Oslo

29-Oct-2014

Belgium - Bruxell

06-Nov-2014

Poland - Warsaw

05-Nov-2014

Czech Republic- Prague

05-Nov-2014

Portugal - Lisbon

04-Nov-2014

Denmark - Copenhagen

06-Nov-2014

Romania- Bucharest

11-Nov-2014

Finland - Helsinki

19-Nov-2014

Russia - Moscow

30-Oct-2014

France - Paris

06-Nov-2014

Spain - Madrid

06-Nov-2014

Germany - Frankfurt

11-Nov-2014

Sweden - Stockholm

03-Dec-2014

Greece - Athens

06-Nov-2014

Switzerland - Geneva

28-Oct-2014

Hungary- Budapest

28-Oct-2014

Switzerland - Baden

04-Nov-2014

Ireland - Dublin

18-Nov-2014

Turkey- Istanbul

11-Nov-2014

Kazakhstan - Almaty

15-Oct-2014

UK - London

06-Nov-2014

Netherlands - Bussum

05-Nov-2014

UK - Manchester

12-Nov-2014

Oracle Database In-Memory Is Officially Released

Oracle Database 12.1.0.2, which includes the Oracle Database In-Memory option, is officially released and is now available for download. Collateral that explains in detail how all of the new Oracle Database In-Memory functionality works is on The In-Memory page on Oracle.com including this technical whitepaper.

There is also the Blog dedicated to Oracle Database In-Memory @ https://blogs.oracle.com/In-Memory/ , with articles such as:

Tuesday Aug 05, 2014

OBI Foundation Demonstration Systems for Partners

If you need to get access to a demonstration environment, hosted by Oracle, then the current version of OBI Foundation is available for partners to book and use to show to your clients. This demonstration covers all the modules in the OBIEE Sample Application v406 which provides a comprehensive out-of-the-box collection of examples and integrations designed to demonstrate Oracle BI capabilities, product integrations, and design best practice. 

Highlights of SampleApp v406 include:

  • Showcases mapviewer HTML 5 Integration examples
  • Showcases latest Mobile Application Designer (MAD) v2
  • Internet Accessible – VPN is NOT required to demonstrate SampleApp functionality (although VPN is required for the native Mobile HD client).
  • Showcases ADF visualization & dense visualization examples
  • Essbase integration
  • Advanced Analytics (R and Data mining) integration
  • Endeca Information Discovery 3.1 with integration to OBI11g

OPN Member Partners can Learn more and Apply for Access to GSE, and once approved can access the link to book and run demos @ Access Demonstration Systems. These Oracle Demonstration Services are run by the Oracle Global Sales Engineering team (“GSE”). GSE provides a platform to demo Oracle products in an enterprise setting in the way Oracle is meant to be used. We provide demos that are easily accessible and fast performing, consistent with product strategy and sales needs. 

Monday Aug 04, 2014

Hyperion EPM Training Videos in Learning Library and YouTube

We have these new Oracle-EPM-Webcasts videos on the EPM-YouTube Channel...

For Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS):

And for on-premise EPM, a four-part series on deploying EPM System Products:

  1. Part 1 Overview - demonstrates the standard deployment methodology. It contains links to parts 2, 3 and 4.
  2. Part 2 Preparing for Deployment - demonstrates preparing for standard deployment.
  3. Part 3 Installing and Configuring an Initial Instance - demonstrates installing and configuring an initial instance.
  4. Part 4 Scaling Out and Installing EPM System Clients - demonstrates scaling EPM System components and installing EPM System client software.

In addition to accessing videos from our YouTube channel, you can also access our videos from these Oracle Learning Libraries (OLL):

Friday Aug 01, 2014

Rules of the Road for Enterprise Data Discovery

The challenge many companies face today is that insights remain elusive, even though data and the tools to handle it have proliferated. In response, as discussed in the Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms (Publication: February 2014), data discovery capabilities are dominating new purchasing requirements, even for larger deployments, as alternatives to traditional BI tools. But "governed data discovery" - the ability to meet the dual demands of enterprise IT and business users – “remains a challenge unmet by any one vendor” {as seen at the time of the report}.

Some customers have been tempted to go with more departmental solutions (as opposed to a more “Enterprise-class” product) to meet business demands for greater self-service analytics, but are often still frustrated by continuing needs to get access to the right data sources: ultimately finding they have selected a limited product solution which does not deliver on the promised business value.

However, partners familiar with Endeca Information Discovery, especially with version 3.1+, will appreciate that its integration to OBI Foundation, coupled with ease of use and the ability to mash-up disparate data and text sources, give Oracle a pretty good response to this client need for governed enterprise data discovery.

To help you navigate this discussion with your key clients, can I suggest you use this white paper (@ The 5 Rules of the Road for Enterprise Data Discovery) to help clarify the agenda, and to help you to guide them towards a sound strategy which will deliver to them real value.

We do not see this as diminishing the need for a solid BI foundation: indeed this is the pre-requisite for sound data discovery. Enterprise data discovery is a natural complement to existing business intelligence practices and platforms, offering analytic agility without compromising quality. Our suggested rules are:

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