Tuesday May 12, 2015

BI&EPM in Focus May 2015

Customers

Enterprise Performance Management

Big Data and Business Intelligence

Thursday Apr 09, 2015

BI&EPM in Focus April 2015

Customers

Enterprise Performance Management

  • In just one year, PBCS has grown from 0 to more than 22,000 users – for customer testimonials and more, see Happy Birthday Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS)
  • Oracle EPM Mobile enables business to ‘Close on the Go’
  • April 16, Oracle Hyperion Day 2015 - Milano, to register click here
  • April 21, Oracle Hyperion Day 2015 - Roma, to register click here
  • April 21, InterRel Webcast: What's New in Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) 11.1.2.4, to register click here. Or for April 23, click here
  • April 23, Oracle EPM - navigator CFO Corporate Performance Management (in Russian) , Moscow, to register click here
  • April 28, Modern Business Summit, Finance in the Cloud Day, London, to register click here
  • April 28, InterRel Webcast:Introduction to Planning Budgeting Cloud Service, to register click here. Or for April 30, click here
  • April 29, Oracle CFO’s Roundtable présidé par Jeff Henley, Paris, to register click here
  • April 29, Webcast: Performance Architects Presents: Oracle DRM New Release: V11.1.2.4 Integration & Mapping Capabilities, to register click here
  • May 7, Webcast: Winning the War for Finance Talent: Your Game Plan for the Digital Age, to register click here

Big Data and Business Intelligence

Monday Mar 16, 2015

BI&EPM in Focus March 2015

Customers

Enterprise Performance Management

Big Data and Business Intelligence

Thursday Feb 05, 2015

BI&EPM in Focus February 2015

  • The Next Frontier for Enterprise Architecture and Challenges in integrating On-premises Systems with Public Cloud SaaS (click here)

  • Are you gambling with your business data in the public cloud? Securing cloud data is not a game (2-minute video)

Customers

  • February 10, Valdosta State University Webcast: The Case for Analytics in the Cloud (click here

  • Airbus on Using Oracle Big Data Appliance to Analyze Aircraft Sensor Data (click here

  • What Customers Are Saying About Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud and Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud (click here)

  • Ameren have gained huge efficiencies using Oracle Data Relationship Management (DRM) and Oracle Data Relationship Governance (DRG) to consolidate chart of accounts and can manage one set of master data within one tool. (video, click here)

  • Avago Technologies Automates Reporting and Generates Business Intelligence Dashboards up to 10x Faster with Exalytics (click here

  • CTDI automates Accurate Daily Forecasting Across 70 Global Facilities with Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (here)

  • Goldwind Science and Technology reduced group financial-consolidation cycle time by using Oracle Hyperion Financial Management to automate data aggregation from all subsidiaries (Click here)

Enterprise Performance Management

  • Mar 18 - Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service Training Workshop : 1-day UK – Register Here

  • 250 new Oracle EPM Cloud and Oracle ERP Cloud customers were added during the last fiscal quarter (press release, click here)

  • Feb 11, Perficient Webcast: Digital Transformation in 2015: Laying the Groundwork for Success. (click here to register)

  • Feb 12, Webcast: The Silver Lining for Forecasting in the Cloud (click here)

  • Feb 19, Webcast: Oracle DRM Makes Managing Salesforce Master Data Easy (click here)

  • Feb 24, Webcast: Become a Profit-Focused Retail Enterprise (click here)

  • Feb 25, Oracle Round Table: Finance Talent in the Digital Age, Antwerpen Belgium (click here)

  • Feb 26, Webcast: Predictability Through Planning Agility (click here)

  • Feb 26, Webcast: The Evolving Role of the CFO. (click here)

  • 26 February - Rx for Healthcare Organisations:  Cloud-Based Planning & Budgeting - Edgewater Ranzal Webinar - Register here: 4.00 GMT

  • CheckPoint discusses using FDMEE to integrate Planning and HFM with ERP Source Systems (Video

  • Did you miss something ? Catch up on the top ten moments in 2014 – Blog Oracle EPM in 2014

Big Data and Business Intelligence

  • Oracle Big Data Discovery - visual analytic face on Hadoop (2-minute video)

  • 14th April in Italy : Big Data and Analytics 1 Day Training Workshop

  • 29th and 30th April : Big Data and Analytics Partner – EMEA Forum – in Madrid, Spain

  • 12 March - Unlocking New Insights with Information Discovery by Combining Structured & Unstructured Information to Create New Perspectives - Edgewater Ranzal Webinar - Register here: 5.00 GMT

  • Mar 17, Governed Data Discovery (Endeca) Hands-On Workshop – London (Click)

  • Infographic of the challenges and promise of HR analytics (OTBI Enterprise for HCM Cloud Service) - View infographic

  • Eight Ways Big Data and Analytics Can Make You a Better Marketer (2-minute video click here)

  • Oracle Partner, Dynasoft, has released software “Dynaflux” that converts reports written in legacy, competitive products to OBIEE (e.g. WEBI to OBIEE / BI Publisher , Crystal reports to OBIEE, Actuate to Cognos, BRIO to OBIEE, BRIO / IR to BI Publisher, Actuate to OBIEE, Discoverer to OBIEE) - Read more

Friday Jan 02, 2015

BI&EPM in Focus January 2015

Customers

  • Big Data for Retail webcast with customers Dunnhumby and DunkinBrands ( click here
  • Terma Meets Challenges of Changing Aerospace-and-Defense Sector Trends with Accurate, Aligned Business Intelligence ( click here)
  • Acorn Paper Products Empowers Sales Team with Immediate Customer Intelligence—Optimizes Productivity with Cloud-based Solution ( click here)
  • Flexera Software Halves Financial Close Cycle, Supports New Business Models, and Improves Forecasting and Reporting Accuracy ( click here
  • LexisNexis Reduces Customer Churn from 20% to 7% in Just Three Months with Timely, Accurate Data ( click here)
  • Norfolk Southern Streamlines Business with Oracle BI ( click here
  • Virgin Media Saves Money—Improves Customer Loyalty, and Boosts Net-Promoter Scores ( click here
  • B&B Hotels Ensures Accurate Reports and Financial Statements While Supporting Its International Growth (click here)
  • Vlaamse Overheid Cuts Duplicate Data Entry by 20%, Completes Financial Reports in Weeks Instead of Months ( click here)
  • NDEVR discusses the Benefits of Environmental Accounting and Reporting at Thiess during Oracle OpenWorld 2014 (click here)
  • OVUM talks about making the business case for Oracle Enterprise Performance Management  (click here)
  • Australian Red Cross Blood Service talks about Oracle BI Apps for Supply Chain Analytics and Process Improvement (click here
  • ENEL: One Global Report for Financial and Sustainability Purposes (English click here – Italian click here)
  • IL & FS Transportation Networks Ltd. realize faster access to centralized data, across 50 companies, from anywhere using Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management  (click here)
  • Riverbed Improves Manufacturing with Data Discovery from EID (Video click here)
  • Holland America Utilizes Oracle RTD to Operationalize Big Data (Video click here
  • Accenture & Oracle Help CaixaBank Succeed with Big Data (Video click here
  • WSSC Gains Extreme Results with Oracle Engineered Systems (Video click here)
  • B/E Aerospace Wins Business Analytics Innovation Award

Enterprise Performance Management

Big Data and Business Intelligence

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 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

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)

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)

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


Monday Feb 24, 2014

BI&EPM in Focus February 2014

  • Top 10 Strategic CIO Issues for 2014 - Forbes (link)

  • Eight Top Issues for CFOs in 2014 (link)

  • C-Central, Information for Executives (link)

  • Everything Analytics Social Media Weekly Roundup (link)

Customers

  • YouTube Video: Dunnhumby Increases Customer Loyalty with Oracle Big Data Analytics (link)

  • Barco Consolidates More Financial Data in Less Time (link)

  • CHU de Rennes Improves Hospital Service and Treatment Valuation and Budget Tracking to Better Meet the National Health Agency’s Financial Goals (link

  • Financial Conduct Authority Improves UK’s Financial Market Monitoring with Near-Real-Time Market Intelligence (link) video

  • Tukaş Gıda Sanayi ve Ticaret Monitors Value Creation Chain with Business Intelligence Platform, Shortens Sales Reporting by 20 Calendar Days Each Month  (link)

  • An Post Saves up to US$3 million and Improves Customer Service Through Business Intelligence (link)

  • Boiron Italia Improves Logistics, Sales, Project Management, and Control Processes (link)

  • Polícia Civil do Estado do Rio de Janeiro Accelerates Data Sharing across the State and Improves Police Operations, Criminal Intelligence, and Investigations with Upgraded IT Infrastructure (link)

 Enterprise Performance Management

  • Five Minutes on Modern Finance: New Thinking on Ways to Create Value and Measure Finance Effectiveness (link)

  • Whitepaper Top Enterprise Performance Management Trends in 2014 (link)

  • Strategic P&L Statements and Opportunities for Improvement in Retail (link)

  • New Infographic: Explore Planning and Budgeting in the Cloud (link)

  • March 6, Webinar: Oracle DRM + Salesforce = LIKE (link)

  • Webcasts to learn the most effective strategies to help you win Cloud EPM customers (March 05 link, March 12 link, March 19 link)

  • March 19, Understanding Costs and Revenues in Higher Education (link) Webinar

  • March 26, Exalytics: Adding Value to the Harvard University Budget System (link) Webinar

  • Blog and Podcast: Planning and Budgeting in the Cloud (link)

  • Blog and Podcast: Scorecards in the Wild West (link)

  • Blog and Podcast: Why are my numbers different from yours? (link)

  • Blog and Podcast: The Deeper Realities of Implementing Shared Service Costing with Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management (link)

  • Hyperion BI+ Financial Reporting 11.1.2.1.134 Patchset [PSE 17980570]

  • Partner Blog: Four Ways to Bridge the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Gap between IT and Finance (link)

  • Partner Blog: How to Apply Lean Practices to the Planning Process (link)

  • Partner Blog: HPCM: A Hidden Gem in the Oracle EPM (Hyperion) Product Suite (link)

  • Support Blog; MOS Communities – Business Analytics (EPM/BI) Subspaces (link)

  • Support Blog; EPM Patch Set Updates - January 2014 (link)

Business Intelligence

  • Top 10 Big Data and Analytics Trends in 2014 (link)

  • Big Data Gives Us More to Argue About (link)

  • Blog: Modernizing Business Intelligence (link)

  • Blog: Where Next for Big Data? A look at the ways in which big data analysis might shape the future (link)

  • Blog: Create Analytical Mobile Apps in Minutes With no Coding (link)

  • Free Trial for your customers: Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile App Designer (link

  • SmartView with OBI EE - Six "how to" YouTube Videos (link)

  • Whitepaper: Data Discovery and the Transformation of Business Analytics (link)

  • Dave Watson, VP Product Strategy Oracle Health Sciences, discusses the impact of big data and analytics in healthcare (link)

  • BIC2g 2013-12 Demo Image Available Now for Download - See Deployment guide for details in Workspace (link) - for access details, for OPN member partners only, see @ BI Solutions Engineering Partner Portal.

  • YouTube Video: Manufacturing Analytics: A Day in the Life of Mike (link)

  • YouTube Video: Supply Chain and Order Management Analytics: A Day in the Life of Sam (link)

  • YouTube Video: Customer Service Analytics: A Day in the Life of James (link)

  • YouTube Video: An introduction to Oracle BI Applications (link)

  • YouTube Video: Putting End-to-End Analytics into Everyday Use (link)

  • Partner Blog: The Benefits of Using Oracle Fusion Middleware MapViewer versus Google Maps Analysis in Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11g (link)

  • Partner Blog: Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) BI Analysis & Reporting versus BI Published Reporting (link)

  • Support Blog: Oracle BI Mobile HD 11.1.1.7.0.2365 Now Available (link)

  • Support Blog: How To Videos: using Smart View to access data in OBIEE (link)

  • Support Blog: Tutorial: Integrating OBIEE with Hyperion Smart View for Office (link)

  • Support Blog: Remote Diagnostic Agent 8.02 is now available (link)

  • Support Blog: Business Analytics Monthly Index (link)

  • Support Blog; Tutorial: Integrating Essbase with OBIEE (link)

  • Advisor Webcast: OBIEE Embedding OBIEE Content in Web-Center Portal (19 Mar 2014) - [Doc ID 1613815.1]

  • Advisor Webcast Replay: OBIEE 11g Diagnostics Tools and How to Use Them [Doc ID 1599274.1]

  • OBIEE 11g 11.1.1.7.140114 Bundle Patch is Available for OBIEE and Exalytics [Doc ID 1614076.1]

  • Whitepaper: Oracle BI Applications: Upgrading to Informatica PowerCenter 9.5.1 Hot Fix 2 [Doc ID 1610752.1]

  • Whitepaper: OBIEE 11g: Load Testing OBIEE Using Oracle Load Testing (OLT) 12.x  [Doc ID 1611188.1]

  • Port Numbers Used in an OBIEE 11g Installation and Configuration [Doc ID 1619572.1]

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