Tuesday Aug 27, 2013

New Self-Service Mobile Analytical Application Design Tool

Empowers Business Users with Easy to Create and Delightful to Use Custom Built Analytical Applications Available on any Mobile Device

Read the full press release about the new Oracle BI Mobile Analytical Application Design Tool, and get the collateral and details at Oracle BI Mobile App Designer.

This is a new design tool with which business users can easily create stunning and interactive analytical applications for use on any major mobile device. With this release, Oracle adds major innovations to Oracle Business Intelligence (BI), extending the capabilities of the Oracle BI Mobile solution, and reinforcing Oracle’s commitment to empowering organizations to stay connected to their businesses with real-time insights while on the go.

The apps created using Oracle BI Mobile App Designer run using HTML5 on iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile smartphones and tablets. Automatic rendering for differing screen sizes ensures visualizations display optimally with a write once, run anywhere model. Oracle BI Mobile App Designer is an integral component of Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite, and also is available with the Oracle BI Mobile option to Oracle BI Enterprise Edition.

Partners can start using this now by downloading the software and follow the tutorials on OTN.

Supporting Resources

Oracle Business Analytics Partner Sales Workshop

Tuesday, September 10th , 2013 at Oracle Office in Reading, UK

This workshop is to help attendees discover Oracle Business Analytics from a sales perspective. The intended audience is Executives, Sales and presales people from Oracle OPN member Partners only: existing partners selling applications or technology or hardware will all benefit by becoming able to cross-sell Analytics to existing and new clients.

It will help you to find out what is new and what has been enhanced, and understand how this works for an existing Oracle applications or technology customer.

Attendees will understand how Analytics is positioned for the market opportunities from Big Data, Customer Experience, and Cloud and can walk away ready to talk confidently about Oracle BI Foundation 11g, BI-Apps, Endeca, Exalytics and Business Analytics solutions to their clients.

Register here

Oracle OpenWorld Focus on Business Analytics

To help you to plan your schedule at this year’s OOW, below are a few suggestions with a focus on Business Analytics (EPM, BI, Analytics, Big Data, Exalytics):-

Friday 20/Sept/2013

· Business Analytics Oracle Partner Advisory Councils 2013, for BI and for EPM. Register here, and see the note for more information at Business Analytics Oracle Partner Advisory Council 2013.

Wednesday 25/Sept/2013

· BI&EPM Partner Networking Lunch – this is an informal gathering of EMEA OPN member partners and Oracle Execs to meet and discuss business opportunities over lunch. If you wish to attend, just let me know by emailing Mike.Hallett@Oracle.com, and I will confirm place and time with you.

Monday 23/Sept/2013 to Thursday 26/Sept/2013

· See the details of Business Analytics (EPM, BI, Analytics, Big Data, Exalytics) sessions and keynotes at this link.

Monday Jul 22, 2013

Derive Business Value from Big Data Analytics

Take a look at the new coverage for Big Data Analytics on the Oracle.com site:


Hidden in all the new volumes and varieties of big data is the information your client’s need to grow revenue, cut costs, and innovate. Big data can transform your business, but you have to uncover that new insight with Big Data Analytics.

Friday Jul 05, 2013

Oracle Real-Time Decisions Review by James Taylor

Take a look at this new seven minute video on RTD recorded with James Taylor (the leading independent analyst of http://jtonedm.com/ ) explaining decision management and the links to big data analytics and “CX” Customer Experience.  He also provides his view on Oracle RTD. 

Friday Jun 28, 2013

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.

Tuesday Jun 25, 2013

Content from Oracle Business Analytics Partner Forum 2013

This year’s EMEA Partner Forum (11th June - 14th June, 2013 in Milan, Italy) was well attended with 120 partners from countries around Europe and the Middle East.

The presentation content for the main Plenary day and for the OBI, and Hyperion 11.1.2.3 breakout sessions is available to partners who attended. If you could not make it, and would like access to this material, please email to Mike.Hallett@Oracle.com.

You can also get additional Hyperion content from the EPM Solution Factory page: for logon details please contact olivier.bernard@oracle.com.

The keynote by Oracle VP Rich Clayton set the agenda, plus many partners presented their experiences, including Accenture, Deloitte, Tech Edge, iConsulting, RealDecoy, Rittman-Mead, and Aorta, covering a variety of topics such as:

· 21st Century Business Analytics

· The 21st Century CFO

· Driving Profitability through Customer Experience

· Exalytics Case Studies

For details on the agenda and multi-day breakout sessions download here the Agenda.pdf.

Thursday May 30, 2013

Business Analytics, and Planning on the Cloud Webcasts July 1st 2013

For OPN Partners, you can join these Webcasts with live Q&A on Monday, July 1, 2013 ( TIME: 15:00 BST UK / 16:00 CET ):

Analytics to Drive Customer Experience Success. Business Analytics for Marketing, Sales and Service organisations to help them really Know their Customers and so enable decisions and processes to improve and sustain the best Customer Experience.

Mike Hallett, EMEA A&C Director for Business Analytics

Please click here

Drive Predictable Performance with Oracle’s Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service. Get the latest news about Oracle strategy for Enterprise Performance Management in the Cloud and understand how Oracle Partners can leverage this new SaaS-based Planning & Budgeting solution to grow their business and extend their footprint with existing customers or reach new ones that have not yet invested in a Planning & Forecasting solution.

Olivier Bernard, EMEA Solution Director EPM

Please click here

These Webinars are part of our Innovations in Applications program to present new functions and features of Oracle Products including sales positioning. The key objectives of these webcasts are to inspire Partner’s personnel to conduct successful sales, after sales and delivery at their Customer. Moreover, we aim to inspire you to conduct further Product Training and Certifications.

Previous Webinars in this series that you can Replay include:

Oracle BI-Applications for Value Driven Partner Services. Oracle BI Applications are a must-have addition for all Oracle applications customers; giving them business analytics pre-built for rapid implementation on top of their existing eBusiness suite, JDE, Siebel and Peoplesoft systems. For partners who know how to correctly position and implement these unique packages, they provide a competitive win over both less adroit service providers, and products competitive to Oracle BI. Partners gain on-going service and resell revenues from clients who see high value from rapid and low risk deliverables.

Mike Hallett, EMEA A&C Director for Business Analytics

Please click here

Hyperion Project Financial Planning, Measure the full financial impacts of your Projects.

Olivier Bernard, EPM Business Solutions Director, EMEA

Please click here

For a complete list, click here for theINNOVATIONS IN APPLICATIONS” PARTNER WEBCAST SERIES.

And for even more on-line tutorial see Sales & Technical Tutorials for OBI, BI-Apps and Hyperion EPM.

Thursday May 09, 2013

Call for OpenWorld Nominations: Business Analytics Innovation Awards by June 18

Partner may work with their clients to submit a nomination for the “Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards”, in the “Business Analytics (Oracle BI, Oracle EPM, and Oracle Exalytics)” category.

The awards will be presented during Oracle OpenWorld 2013 (September 22-September 26) in San Francisco. Winners are selected based on the uniqueness of their business case, business benefits, level of impact relative to the size of the organization, complexity and magnitude of implementation, and the originality of architecture.

Nomination Criteria and Instructions

· Nomination deadline: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 5pm Pacific Time

· This solution should be in production or in active development

· To submit a nomination, please send an email (to: Innovation-Middleware_us@oracle.com) attaching the supplied form for Business Analytics (Oracle BI, Oracle EPM, and Oracle Exalytics) with as much detail as possible. Please do not leave any information blank.

Winners will be notified on the week of August 5th 2013.

Benefit to Award Winners

· A complimentary pass to Oracle OpenWorld 2013 in San Francisco

· An Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation trophy

· Consideration for placement in an Oracle press release

· Consideration for placement in Profit magazine and/or Oracle Magazine

· Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation logo for inclusion on your own Website and/or press release

For more information Click here

Wednesday May 01, 2013

Exalytics lowers the Operational Cost of Infrastructure for Business Analytics

It is natural that when evaluating Exalytics and planning for its adoption, organisations want to be sure that they can manage it effectively on a day to day basis in the context of their existing skill sets and organisational structures. As well as radically increased performance and capacity, a significant result of architectural simplification is that Exalytics can be much simpler to manage, thus offering the potential for more agile and lower cost administration. The white papers below provide examples of simplified administration and explain how these benefits can be maximised by considering 4 key questions;

  • Is Exalytics the same as standard Oracle hardware and software?
  • People. What impact, if any, might Exalytics have on application server support organisations?
  • Process. What tasks does the Exalytics support organisation need to be able to address?
  • Technology. What are the primary tools recommended to manage Exalytics systems?

To assist Partners, I.T. managers and senior executives, who are evaluating or planning for Exalytics deployments, to understand how to manage it as efficiently as possible and how it can fit into their support organisations and processes we have produced a white paper (Part1 below). More details of best practise for administration tasks are then also provided in the companion white paper, Managing Oracle Engineered Systems – Exalytics: Part 2 Administration Tasks and Tools.

  1. You can download these white papers from our BI & EPM Partner community Oracle fileshare...
  2. You will need your normal Oracle logon to do this.... (if you are already registered for this OPN Specialist fileshare).
  3. To get registered for this OPN Specialist fileshare, you need to be a current OPN member BI/EPM Specialist, and then to email to me your Oracle logon Userid (usually your corporate email id), so I can grant you access to it.

Managing Exalytics Part 1 Operational Management Impact .pdf

1.52 MB


Managing Exalytics Part 2 Admin Tasks and Tools .pdf

2.11 MB


Wednesday Apr 24, 2013

Oracle Business Analytics EMEA Partner Community Forum 2013

11th June - 14th June, 2013 in Milan, Italy  -  Partners from all countries are welcome to attend.

Let’s get ready for the up-turn. The market buzz is around “Big Data”, “Cloud & SaaS”, “in-memory” and “Customer Experience”. So, who has the priority budget in 2013? We need to “sell” to the CFO and to the Marketing, Sales and Service Directors....

At this year’s EMEA Partner Forum we have sessions from our global product development team (Rich Clayton will do the keynote), and many partners presenting their experiences, including Accenture, Deloitte, Tech Edge, iConsulting, RealDecoy, Rittman-Mead, and Aorta.

We are going through a busy time for new version releases, so come along to learn the latest news about Hyperion (v 11.1.2.3) and Hyperion on the cloud in the detailed second day Hyperion breakout, and the follow-on 2-day technical session.

Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) v 11.1.1.7, and Endeca v3 have also just been released and the new Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) based BI-Applications v11 is due soon: more on these in the second day Business Intelligence breakout.

We also have three specialist deep-dive technical workshops covering, Exalytics (3-days), Endeca (3-days and Times-Ten for Exalytics (2-days) as optional parts of this Forum.

For details on the agenda and multi-day breakout sessions see the REGISTER NOW link and download here the Agenda.pdf

This event should appeal to BI or 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. The follow-on breakout sessions on the 12th, 13th and 14th June provide deeper dives and technical training for those of you who wish to stay for intensive sales, pre-sales and hands-on workshops.

Keynote: Rich Clayton, VP Business Analytics Strategy

Hot agenda items will include:

  • · 21st Century Business Analytics
  • · The 21st Century CFO
  • · Driving Profitability through Customer Experience
  • · Exalytics Case Studies


Place: Cosmo Hotel Palace Via De Sanctis, 5 - 20092 Cinisello Balsamo (MI)

Dates: 11th June - 14th June, 2013

You can find out more information about the conference hotel venue at Cosmo Hotel PalaceMilan.

During this event you can learn about partner success stories, participate in an array of break-out sessions, exchange information with other partners and enjoy a vibrant discussion.

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


Note: There is no registration fee for OPN member partners 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.


We look forward to seeing you there.

Best regards,

Mike Hallett
Alliances & Channels Director - Business Analytics, Oracle EMEA

Olivier Bernard
EPM Business Solutions Director, Oracle EMEA

Alexandra von Sondern
Partner Events Manager
Oracle EMEA

Thursday Mar 14, 2013

Analytics Driving Customer Experience

“Customer Experience” is the other (hype) term I keep hearing everywhere these days, so here are just a few pointers to some of the interesting stuff Oracle is doing in this area and how it relates to our world of analytics.

It seems as if everyone is talking about the critical nature of measuring the effectiveness and return-on-investment of social media. Brands need to know exactly which specific data is available from Facebook, and all the other the other “social” media out there on the internet, how it can be used, and what it can deliver. So here is a short but sweet article on How Brands Can Optimize Social Strategies with Analytics.

“If you have 100,000 fans but all you know about them is that they appear to like your brand, you might be in trouble. Extracting data out of your social media efforts and analyzing it helps you pin down who cares about your brand, how they are interacting with your brand through Facebook, and how to get fans to not just like but love your brand. Analytics is the way to understand what drives your fans so they can move from passive likes to active engagement.”

Oracle acquired Vitrue in 2012 and this has injected a strong component into our overall CX (Customer Experience) story, e.g. see for example:

And then we have Endeca Discovery, which also plays in this world, and adds even more value by letting you combine this “Social” data and text from external sources (such as from DataSift), with any information internally sourced from within an organisation (e.g. from ERP, CRM and other systems). This combining of both internal and external data is where Endeca’s unique model-free analytics and text linking capabilities work their magic to deliver such powerful insights to Marketing, Sales, and Service professionals.

Tuesday Mar 05, 2013

Joint Partner and Oracle Marketing For Analytics Events

If you are running your own to-customer marketing events, and would like to make sure the Oracle BI sales team knows about this and can invite their customers to your event, then tell us about it.

In each country we have our business development manager ready to work with you on joint Partner+Oracle marketing. If you need to make contact with the right person, just let me know ( Mike.Hallett@Oracle.com ) and I can set this up for you. For instance, in the UK, please alert our hannah.down@oracle.com for any analytics events you are scheduling.

Friday Feb 22, 2013

Customer Case Study Presentations from London Business Analytics Summit February 2013

Please take a look at this rich set of Customer Case Studies that were presented at the Oracle Business Analytics Summit on 12th February 2013 in London: click here to see all of the customer presentations from the day that we are able to share with you:

Track I: Don’t let Regulation Stifle Innovation

WorldPay

Chris Tabb, Data Management and Reporting Technical Architect, WorldPay


RBS

Liaquat Khan, Head of Business Intelligence Services
RBS Markets and International Banking, Finance Technology


Man Investments (Case Study)

David Marriage, Ex Head of Group Performance Management, Man Investments



Track II: Balancing Cost Management with Business Efficiency

London Borough of Havering

Andrew Blake-Herbert, Group Director Finance and Commerce
London Borough of Havering


John Lewis Partnership

Amy Balmain, Application Architect, John Lewis Partnership


Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Steve Marshall, Assistant Director of Finance
Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust


Canadian Department of National Defence (Case Study)

Mike Kampman, Former Director General Defence Force Structure Review, Canadian Department of National Defence



Track III: Driving Competitive Advantage

Network Rail

Anthony Brown, Head of Finance Systems, Network Rail


Motability Operations

Jon Secker, MI Manager, Motability Operations


JD Williams

Colin Kelly, Supplier Integration Commercial Manager, JD Williams


Thursday Feb 21, 2013

Information Management and Big Data Reference Architecture

This is essential reading for all Oracle Analytics partners, and something you can share with your customers. Here is the latest February 2013 version of the “Information Management and Big Data Reference Architecture” Oracle White Paper from our Doug Cackett and Andrew Bond.

“In our original white paper on Information Management Reference Architecture we described how information was at the heart of every successful, profitable and transparent business in the world – something that’s as true today as it was then.

What has changed in the last few years is the emergence of “Big Data”, both as a means of managing the vast volumes of unstructured and semi-structured data stored but not exploited in many organizations, as well as the potential to tap into new sources of insight such as social-media web sites to gain a market edge.

There is a pressing need for organizations to align analytical and execution capabilities with ‘Big Data’ in order to fully benefit from the additional insight that can be gained. Received wisdom suggests that more than 80% of current IT budgets is consumed just keeping the lights on rather than enabling business to innovate or differentiate themselves in the market. Economic realities are squeezing budgets still further. For organizations looking to add some element of Big Data to their IT portfolio, they will need to do so in a way that complements existing solutions and does not add to the cost burden in years to come.”

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