Friday Dec 13, 2013

BI&EPM in Focus December 2013

  • Forbes: Pokerbots Bet On Big Data Strategy (link)
  • C-Central, Information for Executives (link) - great resource.
  • EPM Documentation Portal for links to social media sites, tools and YouTube Channel (link)
  • Everything Analytics Social Media Weekly Roundup (link)

Customers

  • Pinellas County Improves Financial Reporting and Transparency with Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine; running Budget Reports 7x Faster, Accelerates Backup Data Transfer by 40x, and Expands Budget Transparency (link)
  • Oracle Story: Ministry of Education and Science: Portugal - Video (link)
  • Banque Cantonale Vaudoise Extends Data-Driven Decision-Making to Entire Organization, Improves Business Performance (link)
  • Brasilcap Improves Portfolio Management for 2.3 Million Clients with Greater Insight into Customer Contacts (link)
  • China CITIC Bank International Strengthens Risk Management, Risk Analysis, and Strategic Decision-Making  (link)
  • SuperVia Determines Fares 5x Faster, Increases Data Reliability, and Accelerates Financial Forecasting and Reporting   (link)

Enterprise Performance Management

  • Article: Streamline EPM Deployment with Planning in the Cloud (link)
  • Oracle.com: Streamline your financial planning, reporting, and analysis processes with best-in-class enterprise performance management applications in the Oracle Cloud (link)
  • Whitepaper: Accelerating EPM Deployment with Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (link)
  • White paper: Rx Cost Management For Healthcare Providers (link)
  • Dec 18, PureApps Presents: Free EPM Hands-On Workshop: Oracle Hyperion Financial Management - Utrecht (link)
  • Jan 23, 2014 Oracle and The Performance Institute Present 3rd Dimension of Performance Management (link)
  • Support: Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management, Enterprise Edition (FDMEE) 11.1.2.3 Patch Set Update 2 (PSU2 – 11.1.2.3.200)  available on “My Oracle Support” for customers click here (Search for patch 17294882)

Business  Intelligence

  • Jan 14-16, 2014, Transform Big Data to Actionable Insights- Oracle BIWA Summit 2014 (link)
  • Jan 28, 2014, Oracle CloudWorld 2014 - Paris (link)
  • Jan 29, 2014, Oracle CloudWorld 2014 - San Francisco (link)
  • Feb 11, 2014, Business Analytics Summit - London (link)
  • Feb 26, 2014, Business Analytics Architecture Masterclass - London (link)
  • March 13, 2014, Oracle Endeca Information Discovery Test Drive - London (link)
  • March 18, 2014, Financial Analytics & Procurement Analytics Test Drive - London (link)
  • Slideshare: How Analytics and Big Data are Changing the World (link)
  • Partner Blog: Big Data: What's the Big Deal? (link)
  • New BI Mobile App Designer Demo (link)
  • New BI-Mobile-HD Demo (link)
  • Blog: Never Forget the Phone (link)
  • Blog: Security and the Mobile Workforce (link)
  • SampleApp V309(R2): Endeca-ID 3.1 public url available (link)
  • Blog Oracle Business Intelligence Applications Deliver Value through Rapid Implementations by Will Hutchinson (link)
  • Support: OBIEE 11g: Required and Recommended Patches and Patch Sets [Doc ID 1488475.1]

Monday Nov 11, 2013

BI&EPM in Focus November 2013

  • IBM is Embracing Oracle Exalytics: The Velocity of Thought and Action (link)

Customers

  • Ambulance Victoria, Australia, uses analytics and modelling to serve the expanding needs of a growing population (link)
  • Cablemás Selects Oracle to Speed Customer Data Insights (link)
  • National Instruments Introduces New Business Intelligence Solutions—Runs Reports up to 30x Faster, and Expands Customer Insight (link)
  • FLSmidth Ensures Precise, Transparent Financial Reporting at All Business Levels, Reduces Financial Consolidation Time by up to 40% (link)

Enterprise Performance Management

Business  Intelligence

  • BI-Apps Whitepaper: Packaged Analytic Applications: Accelerating Time and Value By Wayne Eckerson (link)
  • BI Apps Blog: A Closer Look at Oracle Price Analytics (link)
  • Blog: Taking Your Business Scorecard Golfing (link)
  • Blog: Practical Uses of Business Scorecards, from Company-Wide to Process Specific (link)
  • Nov 19, Big Data at Work Series: How Delphi Harnesses Big Data to Improve Warranty Response & Customer Satisfaction (link)
  • Rittman Mead Blog: Oracle BI Apps 11.1.1.7.1 – GoldenGate Integration
  • Support:
    • OBIEE Suite Bundle Patches (understand OBIEE naming convention) [Doc ID 1591422.1]
    • Support Blog: Java update alert: Essbase Administration Services (EAS) 11.1.2.3 (link)
    • Support Blog: OBIEE 11.1.1.7.131017 now available (link)

Friday Nov 01, 2013

EPM and Business Analytics Talking-head Videos from Oracle OpenWorld 2013

Here is a selection of 2 to 3 minute video interviews at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld:

1. George Somogyi, Solutions Architect, New Edge Group, talks about the importance of having their integrated Oracle Hyperion Platform consisting of Oracle Hyperion Financial Management, Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management, Oracle E-Business Suite R12 and Oracle Business Intelligence Extended Edition plus their use of Oracle Managed Cloud Services. Speaker: George Somogyi @ http://youtu.be/kWn0dQxCUy8

2. Gregg Thompson, Director of Financial Systems for ADT, talks about using Oracle Data Relationship Management prior to implementing an Enterprise Performance Management solution. Gregg confirmed that there are big benefits to bringing the full Oracle Hyperion Financial Close suite online with Oracle DRM as the metadata source. Reduced maintenance time and use of external consultants translates into significant time and cost savings and faster implementation times. Speaker: Gregg Thompson @ http://youtu.be/XnFrR9Uk4xk

3. Jeff Spangler, Director Financial Planning and Analysis for Speedy Cash Holdings Corp, talked to us about the benefits achieved through implementing Oracle Hyperion Planning and financial reporting solutions. He also describes how the use of Data Relationship Management will keep the process running smoothly now and in the future. Speaker: Jeff Spangler @ http://youtu.be/kkkuMkgJ22U

4. Marc Seewald, Senior Director of Product Management for Oracle Hyperion Tax Provision at Oracle, talks about Oracle Hyperion Tax Provision, how it is an integral part of the financial close process and that it provides better internal controls and automation of this task. Marc talks about Oracle Partners and customers alike who are seeing great value. Speaker: Marc Seewald @ http://youtu.be/lM_nfvACGuA

5. Matt Bradley, SVP of Product Development for Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Applications at Oracle, talked to us about different deployment options for Oracle EPM. Cloud services (SaaS), managed services, on-premise, off-premise all have their merits, and organizations need flexibility to easily move between them as their companies evolve. Speaker: Matt Bradley @ http://youtu.be/ATO7Z9dbE-o

6. Neil Sellers, Partner, Qubix International talks about their experience with previewing Oracle’s new Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service. He describes the benefits of the step-by-step task lists, the speed of getting the application up and running, and the huge benefits of not having to manage the software and hardware side of the planning process. Speaker: Neil Sellers @ http://youtu.be/xmosO28e4_I

7. Praveen Pasupuleti, Senior Business Intelligence Development Manager of Citrix Systems Inc., talks about their Oracle Hyperion Planning upgrade and the huge performance improvement now experienced in forecasting. He also talked about the benefits of Oracle Hyperion Workforce Planning achieved by Citrix. Speaker: Praveen Pasupuleti @ http://youtu.be/d1e_4hLqw8c

8. CheckPoint Consulting, talked to us about how Enterprise Performance Management should be viewed as an entire solution, rather than as a bunch of applications in silos, to provide significant benefits; and how Data Relationship Management can tie it all together effectively. Speaker: Ron Dimon @ http://youtu.be/sRwbdbbXvUE

9. Sonal Kulkarni, Enterprise Performance Management Leader, Cummins Inc., talks about their use of Oracle Hyperion Financial Close Management (Account Reconciliation Manager), Oracle Hyperion Financial Management and Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management and how this is providing efficiency, visibility and compliance benefits. Speaker: Sonal Kulkarni @ http://youtu.be/OEgup5dKyVc

10. Todd Renard, Manager Financial Planning and Business Analytics for B/E Aerospace Inc., talks about the huge benefits that B/E Aerospace is experiencing from Oracle Financial Close Suite. He was extremely excited about Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management and how this helps them integrate a new business in as little as three weeks. Speaker: Todd Renard @ http://youtu.be/nIfqK46uVI8

11. Peter Smolianski, Chief Technology Officer for the District of Columbia Courts, talked to us about how D.C. Courts is using Oracle Scorecard and Strategy Management to push their 5 year plan forward, to report results to their constituents, and take accountability for process changes to become more efficient. Speaker: Peter Smolianski @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-DtB5pl-uk

12. Rich Wilkie, Senior Director of Product Management for Financial Close Suite at Oracle, talked to us about Oracle Financial Management Analytics. He told us how the prebuilt dashboards on top of Oracle Hyperion Financial Close Suite make it easy for everyone to see the numbers and understand where they are in the close process, and if there is an issue, they can see where it is. Executives are excited to get this information on mobile devices too. Speaker: Rich Wilkie @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UHuHgx74Yg

13. Dinesh Balebail, Senior Director of Software Development for Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management, talked to us about the power and speed of Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management and how it is being used to do deep costing for Telecoms, Hospitals, Banks and other high transaction volume organizations effectively. Speaker: Dinesh Balebail @ http://youtu.be/ivx5AZCXAfs

Monday Oct 28, 2013

Demonstration VM BIC2g 2013-10 Partner Edition for Download

UPDATED ! The “BIC2g” demo VM (now version 2013-10) is downloadable from our BIC2g Beehive Online Workspace portal for OPN member partners. Compared to the prior version, Bic2g 2013-04, the new Bic2g 2013-10 has:

  • OBIEE was upgraded from 11.1.1.7.0 to 11.1.1.7.1. with BI Mobile Application Designer (BIMAD) added.
  • TimesTen was upgraded from 11.2.2.3.0 to 11.2.2.5.0
  • ODI Client 11.1.1.7.0 was installed, including a Standalone agent and empty repositories, and the BI Applications 11g ODI Repositories were included (BIAPPS_11g)
  • Informatica and DAC were removed from image
  • There are additional demos for BI-Apps and for Endeca.
  • The compact deployment of EPM is installed and configured, including: Hyperion Foundation, Essbase, Essbase Studio, Essbase Administration Services, Provider Services, Calculation Manager, Planning, Reporting and Analysis, Financial Reporting, Web Analysis, and Workspace.

The access details, for OPN member partners only, to get added to the BIC2G Beehive Online Workspace portal are shown from this page @ BI Solutions Engineering Partner Portal.

This Oracle Business Intelligence Linux VM virtual appliance (“BIC2g”) was developed to support Oracle OBI, BI-Apps and EPM Hyperion sales and Oracle partners in product demonstrations, training activities and POC activities.  If you do not need BI-Apps, then there is a slightly smaller VM OBI Sample-App you can get from OTN: see @ Oracle BI and EPM Demonstration SampleApp V309 on OTN.

Tuesday Oct 15, 2013

BI&EPM in Focus October 2013

  • Oracle OpenWorld 2013 Replay Videos On Demand (link)
  • Everything Analytics Social Media Weekly Roundup (link)

Customers

  • Home Office Improves Management and Reduces Costs by US$12.4 Million with Self-Service Business Intelligence (link)
  • Kuwait Gulf Oil Company Aggregates Ledgers, Enhances Financial Reporting, and Completes Payroll 10x Faster with Standardized, Integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (link)
  • Pinellas County Improves Financial Reporting and Transparency with Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine (link)
  • Etisalat Nigeria Secures Revenue Growth and New Subscribers with Real-Time Data Analysis (link)
  • Marel Cuts Time for Report Compilation from Six Days to Three Hours, Reports Quarterly Results 3x Faster, and Achieves ROI in One Year (link)
  • Liquigas Distribuidora Consolidates Budget Infrastructure and Eliminates 400 Types of Spreadsheets by Using a Planning Solution (link)
  • Engineers Australia Streamlines eChartered Process - Video (link)
  • Customer and Partner Search Engine (link)
Enterprise Performance Management

  • 30th October 4.00 GMT: Advanced Variance Analysis in Planning and Essbase - Edgewater Ranzal Webinar Series
  • 5th November 5.00 GMT: Fast Start Planning Implementation for Healthcare Providers - Edgewater Ranzal Webinar Series
  • Lifetime Support dates for EPM System release 11.1.2.x have been extended (link)
  • Blog: Mastering the Cost of Higher Education (link)
  • Support:
    • Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) September patch set released (link)
    • My Oracle Support - HPCM Community update (link)
    • EPM “Standalone” Log Analysis Utility (link)
    • OBIEE and EPM search helpers are online (link)

Business Intelligence

  • Maximize Cost Savings through Procurement Analytics (link)
  • Oct 16, Big Data at Work Webcast featuring Cloudera: Your Data Warehouse and Hadoop (link)
  • Oct 17 Endeca for Oil & Gas with Baker Tilly (link)
  • New Book: Oracle Business Intelligence Applications: Deliver Value Through Rapid Implementations, by Simon Miller and William Hutchinson (link)
  • Blog:Practical Uses of Business Scorecards, from Company-Wide to Process Specific (link)
  • Blog: Creating your first app with the BI Mobile App Designer (link)
  • Partner Blog: How Business Analytics is Pivotal to Oracle’s Red Stack (link)
  • Blog: RDA 8.1 Now Available (link)
  • Blog: OBIEE 11.1.1.6.12 is the Final Regular Bundle Patch (link)
  • Support:

Training Calendar

Course Title

Start Date

Duration

Location

Price

Oracle E-Business Suite Extensions for ENDECA

17-Oct-13

2 Days

Reading, UK

FREE

Business Analytics Architecture Masterclass

22-Oct-13

1 Day

London, UK

FREE

Oracle Hyperion Essbase Workshop

22-Oct-13

3 Days

Reading, UK

FREE

Endeca Fundamentals Bootcamp

13-Nov-13

3 Days

Reading, UK

FREE

OBI 10g to 11g Upgrade Bootcamp

26-Nov-13

3 Days

Reading, UK

£750

Thursday Sep 12, 2013

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 Aug 27, 2013

BI&EPM in Focus August 2013

  • August Business Analytics CUSTOMER Newsletter (link)
  • Everything Analytics Social Media Weekly Roundup (link)

Customers

  • Exadata at Southwestern Energy video (link)
  • Companhia Imobiliária de Brasília Produces Performance Reports 50% Faster, Improves Access to Management Information  (link)
  • Companhia Imobiliária de Brasília (Terracap) Improves Sustainable Project Management and Identification of Protected Areas (link)
  • Morrisons Cuts Operational Reporting Time from Hours to Minutes, Extends Analytical Capabilities, Improves Decision-Making and Control (link)
  • Felsineo Increases Food Production and Distribution Speeds by 30% (link)
  • Link to Complete Archive

Enterprise Performance Management

  • CFO Central: Information for Executives - Great Resource (link)
  • Video: Cummins - Innovative techniques to automate reconciliation processes (link)
  • Solution Brief: Mastering the Cost of Higher Education (link)
  • Blog: Forward Looking DC Courts Improves Processes and Sets the Bar in Managing Strategy and KPIs (link
  • Blog: Beware of Competitive EPM Migration Offers (link)
  • Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Documentation Portal (link)

Business  Intelligence

Friday Aug 02, 2013

Demonstration VM BIC2g 2013-04 Partner Edition

UPDATED !  The “BIC2g” demo VM (version 2013-04) is now available through our BIC2g Beehive Online Workspace portal for OPN member partners.

This updates the June 2013 article "New Version Demonstration VM BIC2g 2013-04 Partner Edition".

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

Friday Jul 26, 2013

BI&EPM in Focus July 2013

  • New Social Media Resource: Everything Analytics Social Media Weekly Roundup (link)
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit Report—CFO Perspectives: How HR Can Take On A Bigger Role In Driving Growth (link)
  • Oracle Exalytics in-memory machine updated to analyze larger data sets ( ZDNET link
  • Oracle Revs up Exalytics to Boost Both Speed and Simplicity (Forbes link
  • BI and EPM Keep Projects on Track and Profitable Baseline John Monczewski, Edward J. Cody and Ajay Yelne July 2, 2013 (Baseline link)
  • Great Resource: C-Central Newsletter: Information for Executives (link

Customers

  • BI&EPM Customer Reference Flash -  (link)
  • Press: Land O' Lakes Improves Its Data Analysis and Sales With Oracle Endeca Information Discovery, Wins Gartner BI and Analytics Excellence Award (link)
  • Felsineo Increases Food Production and Distribution Speeds by 30%  (link)
  • Castello Banfi Streamlines Wine Production Lifecycle Management with Enterprise Resource Planning Upgrade Management  (link)
  • Indorama Ventures Integrates 41 Heterogeneous Sites on a Single Enterprise Data Platform and Accelerates Corporate Decision-Making  (link)  
  • Capital Power Corporation Deploys Enterprise Resource Planning System  (link)
  • Dubai Customs Assesses 20,000 Customs Declarations per Day, Reduces Average Time for Processing a Declaration from Four Hours to Less Than Ten Minutes (link)
  • Banque Centrale de la République de Guinée Enables Economic Development with Optimized Fiscal, Monetary, and Trade Policy Decision Making  (link
  • JD Sports Fashion Gains Near Real-Time SKU-Level Analysis, Runs Reports 18 Times Faster, Leverages Fact-Driven Merchandising to Outperform Competitors  (link)
  • Oracle Helps UL Grow and Transform by Standardizing IT  Video (link)
  • Oracle Real-Time Decisions Review by James Taylor  Video  (link)
  • Qi Rong Pu Hui (Beijing) Technology Cuts Customers’ IT Costs by 30% and Increases System Availability Fourfold  (link)
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health Optimizes National Healthcare Infrastructure with Unified Business Intelligence Platform  (link)
  • QLogic Eliminates 77% of Custom Objects, Cuts Cloning Time with Upgraded Applications and Data Infrastructure  (link)
  • Imperial College London Improves Visibility, Decision-Making, and Control with Cross-Functional Analysis and Reporting   (link)
  • Carolina Biological Supply Doubles Customer Loyalty Scores in Six Years with Integrated ERP, Business Intelligence, and Web Commerce System   (link)
  • ReachLocal Provides Global View of Financial Data, Accelerates Monthly and Yearly Financial Closes with Enterprise Resource Planning System  (link

Enterprise Performance Management

  • Aug 14: Performance Architects: Best Practices in Implementing Oracle EPM (Hyperion) Planning: Customer Case Study (link)
  • Blog: The CFO as Catalyst for Change - Part 3 (link)
  • Blog: Oracle’s Business Analytics Customer Value Index Program – Part 1 (link)
  • Hyperion Planning Automation & Position Control at College of DuPage Conference Slides (link)

Business  Intelligence

  • Aug 14: Big Data at Work Webcast Series - How Dell Improves Customer Interaction (link)
  • Blog: A Closer Look at Oracle Business Intelligence Applications Release 11.1.1.7.1 (link
  • Blog: OBIEE 11g 11.1.1.7.1 patch set is available (link)
  • Blog: OBIEE SampleApp V305 (11.1.1.7) Now Available (link)
  • Business Analytics Advisor Webcast Schedule & Archives (link)
  • Migrating an Old BI Technology to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) Conference Slides (link)
  • Staying Ahead of the OBIEE Upgrade Wave: Versions, Support and Integration - Webinar Recording and Slides (link)
  • Video: Using Big Data to Improve the Customer Experience (link)
  • Video: Using Big Data to Deliver a Personalized Service (link)
  • Endeca Resources, all in one place (link)

Friday Jun 28, 2013

BI&EPM in Focus June 2013

Customers

Enterprise Performance Management

Business Intelligence

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 sam.sharp@oracle.com

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.

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. 11.1.1.7. 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 11.1.1.6.4, Informatica 9.0.1 and is configured for a load against EBS R12. Both the 7.9.6.3 rpd/catalog and the 7.9.6.4 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 11.1.2.2.0
  • Endeca 3.0

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

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