Monday Dec 01, 2014

BI&EPM in Focus December 2014

Customers

  • CTDI talks about providing daily financial and operational forecasting with PBCS: video
  • Video: Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud at Manhattan Beachwear (click here)
  • Snapshot: Nigeria’s Edo State Accelerates Core Business Processes by 60% and Reporting by 90% (click here)
  • Snapshot: Samarco Mineração Accelerates Corporate Budgeting Projects with New Efficiencies That Improve Financial Projections (click here)
  • Article: Regulatory Compliance: Hologic First To Meet New Affordable Care Act Requirement (click here)
  • Video: IL&FS Goes Live on Oracle Hyperion (click here)
  • Video: Daelim Achieves Performance Improvements with Exalytics (click here)
  • Snapshot: Flexera Software Halves Financial Close Cycle, Supports New Business Models, and Improves Forecasting and Reporting Accuracy (click here)
  • B/E Aerospace talks about winning the Oracle Innovation Award for Enterprise Performance Management. Click here to watch the video.
  • IDEX on Using FDMEE with JD Edwards to Attain Significant Process Improvement. Click here to watch the video.
  • TransRe talks about Oracle Hyperion Tax Provision at Oracle OpenWorld 2014.  Click here to watch the video
  • Fiat Chrysler on the Benefits of Oracle Exalytics. Click here to watch the video
  • Fiat Chrysler on Using Oracle EPM to Assist with Company Integration. Click here to watch the video
  • Cisco Systems on Integrated Oracle Hyperion Planning and Forecasting. Click here to watch the video

Enterprise Performance Management

  • Partner Edgewater Ranzal's Webinar Series on BI and EPM
  • Bringing Tax and Finance Together: Best Practices in Operational Transfer Pricing: to watch the Webcast Replay click here
  • Forbes OracleVoice Article  - Modern Finance In The Cloud: Less Integration, More Innovation (click here)
  • Webcast on Modern Finance in the Digital Age, a research report commissioned by Oracle in collaboration with Financial Executives Research Foundation
  • Update on the new PBCS v.601 Simplified Interface:
    • Introducing the Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service Demo Application (click here)
    • Enter and Work with Data in Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (Simplified Interface) (click here)
    • Creating Dashboards in Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (Simplified Interface) (click here)
    • Using Task Lists in Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (Simplified Interface) (click here)
    • Creating an Application in Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (Simplified Interface) (click here)
    • Using Administration Console in Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (Simplified Interface) (click here)
    • Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud video playlist on YouTube (click here)

Big Data and Business Intelligence

  • Whitepaper: Agile Analytics in the Cloud with BICS - Download now
  • Check out this BICS infographic to find out what makes Oracle BI Could Service unique
  • Oracle and Intel deliver elastic computing with Oracle Exalytics: Watch the Video
  • The Six Laws of Customer Experience: video
  • Forrester: Customer Insights And Big Data Analytics Will Sprawl in 2015
  • Business Analytics Learning Stream on demand (38 lessons) including:
    • Oracle Business Analytics Strategy and Roadmap: Sep2014, Duration : 00:45:15
    • Oracle BI Cloud Service Overview and Roadmap, Duration : 00:45:48
    • Advanced Metadata Modeling for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, Duration : 00:45:21
    • Oracle Business Intelligence with Oracle Essbase, Duration : 00:47:15
    • Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine: The Fast Path to In-Memory Analytics, Duration : 00:52:26
    • Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine: Performance Benchmarks and Best Practices, Duration : 00:36:34
    • Self-Service Analytics with Oracle Endeca Information Discovery, Duration : 00:47:33
    • Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile: Innovative Analytics, Duration : 00:47:09
    • What's Next for Oracle Business Intelligence Applications? A Sneak Peek at the Roadmap, Duration : 00:47:41
    • Using the Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile App Designer, Duration : 01:00:00
    • The Oracle BIEE Lifecycle: Oracle BI Architecture, Duration : 00:10:57
    • The Oracle BIEE Lifecycle: Installation, Duration : 00:20:45
  • Addressing Advanced Analytic Pain Points - Follow this new series from the Oracle R Technologies blog:

Monday Nov 03, 2014

BI&EPM in Focus November 2014

Customers

Enterprise Performance Management

Business Intelligence

Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Download Presentations From Analytics Partner Forum And Openworld

We had 100+ partners attending our Analytics, Big Data, Data Integration and EPM Partner Forum in October 2014. If you missed it, OPN member Partners can still download much of the presentation materials from the BI&EPM-partner-community shared portal (for access to this portal, email Mike.Hallett@Oracle.com with your company email id, Oracle logon-id and OPN membership status).

You can also download some copies of the presentations from this year’s OpenWorld such as:

Business Analytics Live Virtual Training Sessions Nov-Dec 2014

Below are a series of in depth technical Business Analytics live virtual training sessions run by our Platform Technology Solutions team, free of charge exclusively for OPN member Partners.

1) Virtualization on Exalytics - 45 Minutes - REPLAY (originally on 7th November, 2014)

by Marcel Meijn, Senior Technologist Product Management - PTS

Click here to REPLAY

2) BI Mobile App Designer - 60 Minutes - REPLAY (originally on 10th November, 2014)

by Ng Chan Leong, Principal Technologist – Product Management - PTS

Click here to REPLAY

3) Oracle Database 12c In-Memory option for Exalytics - REPLAY (originally on 25th November, 2014)

by Marcel Meijn, Senior Technologist Product Management - PTS

Click here to REPLAY

As well as these live eSeminars:

3) Oracle Mobile App Designer for Analytics - REPLAY (originally November 7, 2014)

This technical presentation will help architects and solution providers learn about special purpose mobile analytics using Mobile App Designer.

4) Essbase and EPM with Exalytics - REPLAY (originally November 14, 2014)

This presentation provides technical details for configuring and tuning Essbase for taking advantage of Exalytics Machine.

5) OBIEE Security with Oracle Identity Management - REPLAY (originally November 21, 2014)

With in-depth technical detail and demo, this session will help you learn how to integrate OBI EE with Oracle Access Manager allowing for advanced setup using Oracle Identity Framework. 

6) OWB to ODI Migration Overview Registration Link

December 5, 2014 @ 8:30 AM PST to 9:30 AM PST / 17:30 CET / 16:30 UK

This presentation provides technical detail with demo for migrating Oracle Warehouse Builder artifacts to Oracle Data Integrator 12c platform.

7) Discovery on Unstructured Data with Endeca EID Registration Link

December 12, 2014 @ 8:30 AM PST to 9:30 AM PST / 17:30 CET / 16:30 UK

This technical session, along with demonstration provides information on various features and tool set to acquire unstructured data for Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 3.1, organize them and efficiently creates discovery applications using EID.

8) ODI for Oracle BI Applications Registration Link

January 9, 2015 @ 8:30 AM PST to 9:30 AM PST / 17:30 CET / 16:30 UK

This session demonstrate ODI capabilities and use with Oracle Business Analytic Applications 11.

9) Overview on Virtualization, OVM for Exalytics Registration Link

January 16, 2015 @ 8:30 AM PST to 9:30 AM PST / 17:30 CET / 16:30 UK

This presentation provides technical detail and use cases for oracle virtualization technology, OVM, for Exalytics Environment.

Thursday Oct 02, 2014

BI&EPM in Focus October 2014

Customers

  • GO Outdoors Halves Data-Load Time, Shortens Reporting, and Expands Business Intelligence to All Store (click here)
  • Dubai Customs Completes Post-Clearance Audits Faster Using Innovative, Customer-Centric Solution (click here)
  • Manhattan Beachwear Video: PBCS Customer Reference Video
  • Gregg Thompson of ADT talks about the benefits of using Oracle Data Relationship Management (link)
  • Nikki Verhoff of Verizon Wireless talks about managing data changes and workflow (link)
  • Ed Cody of General Dynamics IT (GDIT) talks about the value of Oracle Data Relationship Management (link)
  • Rahul Kamath of Oracle talks about Oracle DRM and Data Relationship Governance (link)

Enterprise Performance Management

Business Intelligence

Big Data Discovery News from Oracle OpenWorld 2014

Thomas Kurian, Oracle’s executive vice president of product development, began his keynote speech at Oracle OpenWorld 2014 by discussing three major trends in business and culture—big data, mobility, and the cloud. He then detailed and demoed new products and services from Oracle that enhance customers’ ability to make use of all three.

Kurian introduced a new set of tools called Oracle Big Data Discovery, which allows database managers and engineers to work more effectively with Hadoop, as “the visual face of Hadoop”. Oracle Big Data Discovery lets users profile, explore, and analyze Hadoop data, and do prediction and correlation. “With Oracle Big Data Discovery, you will be able to explore and find patterns and problems with your data,” Kurian said. Find out what Information Week reported about this Hadoop Data Exploration Tool.

Oracle Big Data Discovery combined with Oracle Big Data SQL, a recently introduced toolset for working with data across relational and big data systems using Structured Query Language, represent a powerful combination of technologies for supporting a truly effective big data strategy.

Kurian also referenced several other technology developments by Oracle:

If you did not manage to visit Oracle OpenWorld 2014, then you can still find out about all of this news, in discussion with our Analytics development and strategy team here in Europe at the Oracle Business Analytics EMEA Partner Community Forum on 21st October to 24th October, 2014 in Utrecht, Netherlands.

Tuesday Sep 23, 2014

Analytics, Big Data, Data Integration and EPM Partner Training Forum October 2014

21st October - 24th October, 2014 in Utrecht, Netherlands : Partners from all countries welcome.

Partners will not want to miss this set of free in-depth Partner Training sessions for Analytics, Big Data, Data Integration and Hyperion EPM:

For more details click the links above and to REGISTER CLICK HERE

This training is part of the Oracle Business Analytics EMEA Partner Community Forum on 21st October to 24th October, 2014 in Utrecht, Netherlands.

This is your key annual event here in Europe to get the latest from Oracle to propel your business growth in Business Intelligence and Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management. This event should appeal to Analytics, Big Data, Data Integration and EPM specialised Partners, Executives, Sales, Pre-sales and Solution consultants: with a choice of participation in the plenary day and then a set of special interest sessions and training.

Keynote: Rich Clayton, VP, Business Analytics Strategy, Oracle. Hot agenda items will include:

  • The eye of the storm: Cloud, Big Data, Mobile, Self-service, In-Memory
  • Simplify - Making it Easy is hard work: a good job for Partners
  • Optimise - Architecture and Governance: more important than ever
  • Innovate - Modernising and Transforming: reduce the pain for your clients, and find more value
  • Going beyond Big Data confusion

During this event you can learn about success stories, participate in an array of break-out sessions, exchange information with other partners and enjoy a vibrant discussion. The break-out sessions and training have limited capacity: confirmation to selected sessions will be subject to availability and pre-requisites.

Note: There is no registration fee for OPN partner members for the conference which includes the plenary day, gala dinner, as well as any of the deeper dives and technical training, but you will be responsible for your own travel and hotel expenses. For further information or assistance on hotel booking and event logistics, please contact Alexandra von Sondern or Mike Hallett.

Places are limited, so for more information on agenda and hotel logistics, please
REGISTER NOW.

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

Tuesday Jul 15, 2014

BI&EPM in Focus July 2014

  • Five Reasons Why CEOs Should Love the Cloud by Mark Hurd (link)
  • Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Session Abstracts Now Available ( Business Analytics | EPM )
  • Oracle University curriculum of Business Analytics training (link)
  • Support Blog: My Oracle Support Community - Subspaces (link)
  • C-Central, Information for Executives (link)
  • Everything Analytics in Social Media Weekly Roundup (link)

Customers

  • Edgewater Ranzal Completes Internal Implementation of Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (link)
  • The New School Gains Cost-of-Education Modelling and Ensures Educational-Program Effectiveness by Using Performance Management Technology (link)
  • The Ledcor Group of Companies Consolidates Systems for Eight Diverse Construction Businesses and Provides 24/7 Access for Efficiency and Collaboration (link)
  • Deutsche Telekom Experiences Tremendous Speed Improvement in Generating Critical Business Intelligence Reports with Engineered Systems (link)
  • Dialog Axiata Slashes Reporting Time—Delivers Daily Rather Than Monthly Reports for Faster Decision-Making (link)
  • Tervita Consolidates Nine Legacy Systems—Supports Continued Growth with Flexible, Scalable Enterprise Resource Planning Solution (link)
  • Drake & Scull Triples Transaction Speed, Cuts Procurement Time from 45 to 5 Days, and Shortens Payroll from Six Days to One Hour (link)
  • Indaver’s Customer-Care Portal Gives Industrial Customers Visibility into Costs and Benefits of Waste-Management Efforts (link)

Enterprise Performance Management

  • Oracle EPM Goes Mobile (link)
  • Solution Brief: Profit Improvement in Retail: Increase the bottom line with the Profit-Focused Enterprise Framework TM (link)
  • Partner Blog: Understanding the Value of Care – It’s Not a Guessing Game (link)
  • Blog: Bring Efficiency and Sanity Back to the Operational Transfer Pricing Process (link)
  • Blog:Highly Visible Cost Allocations at a Global, Multi-Disciplined Bank (link)
  • Support Blogs:
    • RDA 8.04 has been Released (link)
    • Recording of Advisor Webcast: Monitoring the Planning JVM in EPM system (link)
    • Hyperion Performance Scorecard - Statement of Direction (link)
    • Ask Maurice – Hyperion Diagnostics (link)
    • EPM Patch Set Updates – June 2014 (link)

Business Intelligence

Thursday Jun 05, 2014

BI&EPM in Focus June 2014

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

Customers

  • 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 11.1.2.3 – Training from OU to help you to best use them (link)
  • Support:
    • Proactive Support: EPM Hyperion Planning 11.1.2.3.500 Using RMI Service [Blog]
    • Proactive Support: Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service Videos (link)
    • Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) 11.1.2.3.410 Patch Bundle [Doc ID 1670981.1]
    • Hyperion Analytic Provider Services 11.1.2.2.106 Patch Set Update [Doc ID 1667350.1]
    • Hyperion Essbase 11.1.2.2.106 Patch Set Update [Doc ID 1667346.1]
    • Hyperion Essbase Administration Services 11.1.2.2.106 Patch Set Update [Doc ID 1667348.1]
    • Hyperion Essbase Studio 11.1.2.2.106 Patch Set Update [Doc ID 1667329.1]
    • Hyperion Smart View 11.1.2.5.210 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 11.1.1.8.1 - Now Available [Blog]
  • What’s New in OBIA 11.1.1.8.1 [Blog]
  • BI Blog: A closer look at Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.8.1 release (link)
  • Press Release: BI Applications Deliver Greater Insight into Talent and Procurement (link)
  • Support Blog: OBIA 11.1.1.8.1 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]

Friday May 09, 2014

BI&EPM in Focus May 2014

  • Tech scrum in the C-suite (link)
  • CFOs could be technology evangelists, if they took the plunge (link)
  • CFOs Are the New Technology Evangelists (link)
  • CFOs could and should be IT's top advocates (link)

Customers

  • Edgewater Technology, Inc. Leverages Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service to Improve Forecasting Agility  (link)
  • Natus Medical Plans up to 3x Faster with More Precision While Growing Revenue 33% Without Increased Inventory   (link)
  • Valdosta State University Improves Student Retention, Progression and Graduation Rates with Oracle Solutions (link)
  • Ministério da Educação e Ciência de Portugal Improves Educational System in Less Than a Year and Reduces Expenses by US$800 Million  (link)
  • Darden Uses Oracle Advanced Analytics To Understand Restaurant Customers (link)
  • Garmin International Consolidates 24 Databases onto a Single Footprint, Improves Performance up to 50%  (link
  • Videos from Collaborate 2014:
    • Mehmet Sevinc, U of CA Berkeley talks about Public Sector Planning & Budgeting (link)
    • Brooks Loomis from Acadia Healthcare talks about Oracle Hyperion Planning (link)
    • The City of Atlanta on Oracle Hyperion Public Sector Planning and Budgeting (link)
    • Performance Architects talks about key BI and Mobile trends, including Endeca (link)

Enterprise Performance Management

  • May 29, Finance Webcast: Are you struggling with multiple data sources? Is a 360°view of your customer still a dream? (link)
  • June 19, Finance Webcast: Cut cost and deliver insight with ERP efficiency in the Cloud. (link)
  • Blog: Interactive, Visual Financial Close Analytics for Compelling Investor Relations (link)
  • Improve Retail Performance with Enhanced Insight into Profitability and Costs using Oracle Hyperion Profitability & Cost Management (link)
  • HPCM and Shared Services Costing: A Day in the Life (link)
  • Transfer Pricing: Using Oracle Hyperion Planning and HPCM to Overcome its Challenges, Webcast Replay (link)
  • Technical Blog:
    • Enterprise Performance Management Mobile 11.1.2.3.500 (link)
    • Hyperion Planning JVM OutOfMemory (link)
    • Hyperion Planning Data Forms (link)
    • Monitoring Hyperion Planning JVM in EPM Environment (link)
    • Oracle Support Community - QMR (Solvency II)  (link)
  • Patch Set Update:
    • Hyperion BI+ Financial Reporting 11.1.2.2.314 (Patch 18412401) [Doc ID 1644455.1]
    • Hyperion BI+ Financial Reporting 11.1.2.3.500 Patch Set Exception (PSE): (Patch 18467894)
    • Hyperion Calculation Manager 11.1.2.3.001 (Patch 18345915)
    • Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) 11.1.2.3.409 Patch Bundle 18403853 [Doc ID 1645354.1]
    • Hyperion Strategic Finance 11.1.2.1.104 (Patch 18340642)
    • Hyperion Strategic Finance 11.1.2.2.305 (Patch 18355715)

Business  Intelligence

  • Oracle BI Mobile For Android Now Available Via Google Play Store (link)
  • May 22, Oracle BI-Foundation Suite Test Drive with Essbase, Stuttgart (link)
  • May 27, Oracle BI-Foundation Suite Test Drive with Essbase, Dusseldorf (link)
  • May 22nd, 2014 - Live Webcast: Oracle Mobile Security Suite @ 10am UK / 11am CET Duration: 1 hour - Register here
  • May 29th, 2014 - Live Webcast: Oracle Mobile Suite @ 10am UK / 11am CET Duration: 1 hour - Register now
  • Master Data Management: How to Avoid Big Mistakes in Big Data (link)
  • Leveraging Oracle Scorecard and Strategy Management for Everyday BI Needs (link)
  • Blog: The TOFU (Top of Funnel Users) Approach to Business Intelligence (link)
  • Blog: Big Data @ Work Turning Customer Interactions into Opportunities with Endeca (link)
  • Blog: Holland America Enhances Online Guest Experience with RTD (link)
  • Blog: Big Data at Work in Consumer Goods and retail with Oracle Data Warehousing (link)
  • Technical Blog:
    • Oracle BI Mobile HD 11.1.1.7.0.2397 Now Available (link)
    • OBIEE Version 11.1.1.7.140415 Now Released (link)
    • OBIEE 11.1.1.6.x - End of Error Correction Support (link)

Tuesday Apr 22, 2014

UPDATED Demonstration VM for BI Partners (BIC2g 2014-03 Download)

Most of this Demo VM is now very similar to the OTN SampleApp V309, but BIC2g has BI-Apps (with ODI) with all the extra Vision-demo data, plus it has Endeca v3.1 (the SampleApp is still v3.0 Endeca), and it includes the standard Test-Drive kits.

Compared to the prior version, the new BIC2g 2014-03 has:

Ø Updates to the Executive Vision Demo (EVD).

Ø Merged SampleApp content with both EVD and BI Apps 11g rpd/webcats.

Ø Test-drive customer workshops:

o BI Apps

o BI Foundation

o Endeca Information Discovery 3.1

Ø Updates to BI Apps 11g Demos

o New OM and Projects Mobile demo scripts

o New 11g DW for future demo script development

Ø Updated demo process control features

The OBIEE installed is 11.1.1.7.1. with BI Mobile Application Designer (BIMAD) added.

The “BIC2g” demo VM is downloadable from our BIC2G Beehive Online Workspace portal for OPN member partners.

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 Essbase sales and Oracle partners in product demonstrations, training activities and POC activities.  If you do not need BI-Apps, or everything combined, then there is a smaller VM OBI Sample-App you can get from OTN: see @ Oracle BI and EPM Demonstration SampleApp V309 on OTN.

  • Join this live WEBCAST to learn more about the BIC2G 2014-03 Partner Edition – on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 at 5.0 pm UK / 6.0 pm CET @ WebConference URL    ( Meeting Number: 597 781 081 / Passcode: Oracle123 ).

For Endeca 3.1 only, you can also get this @ Endeca Information Discovery 3.1 VM Download

While for a “Big Data” demo setup including Hadoop, see @ Demonstration VM “BigDataLite 2.4.1” Available on OTN

If you are new to them, the Test-drive customer workshops use a ‘seeing is believing’ approach with real world data that everyone can related to, and provide an opportunity for partners to invite their customers to interact with the solutions and with you, the BI experts. See here for more on Test Drives.


Thursday Apr 10, 2014

BI&EPM in Focus April 2014

  • Longitude CFO Research Report (link)
  • Why CFOs are becoming technology evangelists - article (link)
  • C-Central, Information for Executives (link)
  • Everything Analytics Social Media Weekly Roundup (link)
  • Support Blog: My Oracle Support Community - Subspaces (link)
  • 2014 awards Call for Nominations - Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation awards will be presented during Oracle OpenWorld 2014 (September 28-October 2) in San Francisco – especially see the “Big Data and Business Analytics” category.

Customers

  • The University of Virginia Selects Oracle to Support Financial Transformation (link)
  • Aditya Birla Nuvo Reduces Consolidation Cycle Time by 25%, Enhances Financial Data Transparency, and Standardizes Reporting Process  (link)
  • CSC Enables Next-Generation Access Management and Flexible Reporting for Large Public Sector Health Agency (link)
  • AW Rostamani Stays Ahead Of The Automotive Competition with Oracle in Dubai  (link) video

Enterprise Performance Management  

  • Blog: Lifetime Value - Viewing Customers as an Investment (link
  • Oracle Hyperion EPM System Release 11.1.2.3.500 is Generally Available on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud; including EPM Mobile Application - new Smart Phone based access (link)
  • Technical Blog: EPM Patch Set Updates for 11.1.2.3.500 and prior versions - March 2014 (link)

Business  Intelligence

Thursday Mar 20, 2014

BI&EPM in Focus March 2014

Customers

  • AT&T, Red Robin, and Accenture share insights on how Modern Finance can become a true business partner and value creator using digital technologies (link to Video)
  • Elizabeth Arden Generates Financial, Sales, and Marketing Reports up to 10x Faster by Using Software and Hardware That Are Engineered Together  (link
  • Avea Telecommunication Services Accelerates Reporting to Improve Campaign Analysis and New Service Delivery  (link)
  • McKesson Improves Workforce Analysis of 1.4 Million Employees Across 500 National Health Service Organizations (link)
  • Network Appliance Improves Reporting with Oracle Hyperion DRM and OBIEE (link) video 
  • An Post Saves up to US$3 million and Improves Customer Service Through Business Intelligence (link)
  • Barco Consolidates More Financial Data in Less Time   (link

Enterprise Performance Management

  • Find help with using Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service, guides, videos, and tutorials (link)
  • Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service videos and tutorials at Oracle Learning Library (link)
  • World-Class Planning in the Cloud White Paper (link)
  • World-Class Planning in the Cloud Infographic (link)
  • World-Class Planning in the Cloud Video (link)
  • CFO.COM Webcast: Cloud-Based Forecasting (link) Replay
  • HPCM & Shared Services Costing: A Day in the Life Webinar Replay (Link) by Edgewater Ranzal
  • Blog: Using Technology to Ease the Pressure Cooker Environment of the Modern CFO (link)
  • Blog & Podcast: Are 90% of Companies Still Failing to Execute on Strategy? (link)
  • Blog & Podcast: Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service -- What's All the Buzz About? (link)
  • Technical Blog: Hyperion Product Support in Virtual Environments (link)
  • Oracle Disclosure Management Financial Reporting Data Source Tagging Statement of Direction  [Support Doc ID 1609059.1]
  • Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service [Support Doc ID 1632463.1]
  • Hyperion Product Name Changes for Hyperion Profitability, Hyperion Financial Close Analytics Dashboard, Hyperion Business Performance Management, and Hyperion FDM Essbase Adaptor [Support Doc ID 1636212.1]
  • Hyperion Financial Close Management Performance Tuning Guide, February 2014 Edition [Support Doc ID 1575381.1]
  • EPM Documentation Portal, links to Cumulative Feature Overview Tool, Defects Fixed Finder, videos, social media sites and more  (link)

Business Intelligence

  • Blog: BI Mobile: What's the Deal with Android? (link)
  • Upcoming UK Oracle Business Analytics Events (link)
  • Download Presentations from the Oracle Business Analytics Summit in London February 2014
  • Free to Customers, Partner workshop offer from Zanett - Best practices for implementing, upgrading and utilizing BI and Analytics technology, identify how to enhance productivity, optimize the cost and improve the return on investment (link)
  • Top Down Consulting Partner Video: Oracle Hyperion Data Relationship Management Data Governance – What Is It, and Why Is It Important? (link)
  • Oracle University Blog: What Does it Take to be a Great Data Scientist? (link)
  • Oracle University Blog: Some OBI EE Tricks and Tips in the Admin Tool (link)
  • Oracle University Training-On-Demand - Oracle BI Publisher 11g R1: 3-day Fundamentals Course (link)
  • OBIEE 11g 11.1.1.7.140225 Bundle Patch is Available for OBIEE and Exalytics [Support Doc ID 1626928.1]
  • BIAPPS 11.1.1.7.1 ODI CUMULATIVE PATCH 1 [Support Patch 17546336]
  • Oracle Business Analytics Support News Current Edition - Volume 11 : March 2014 [Support Doc ID 1347131.1]
  • Technical Blog: Proactive Support - Business Analytics Monthly Index - February 2014 (link)
  • Oracle BI Discoverer Statement of Direction - March 2014 Support Doc ID 1634827.1

Selected Oracle & BI & EPM Partner Blogs


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