Thursday Mar 14, 2013

BI&EPM in Focus March 2013

EPM/BI Oracle News

Reminder: For your diary - the 2013 EMEA BI&EPM Partner Forum is scheduled to take place in Milan from Tuesday 11/06/2013 through to Friday 14/06/2013 (4 days).


Enterprise Performance Management

  • Oracle is Leader in the recently published Gartner Magic Quadrant for Corporate Performance Management Suites 2013

  • EPM Channel Magazine: EPM View Interviews John O'Rourke on the Future of EPM (link)

  • Support Webcast - Mar 21, 27: EPM Log Hide and Seek (with generic Oracle tools) (link)

  • Mar 26: Best Practices for Your Oracle EPM Road Map: Building Your 3 Year Plan (interrel) (link)

  • New Video: Transforming a day in the life of a CFO (link)

  • Whitepaper: Oracle Hyperion Project Financial Planning: Aligning Financial and Project Plans (link)

  • EPM blog: Bridging the Gap between Project Mgmt and the CFO Office (link)

  • Support Patching & Maintenance Advisor: Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) 11.1.2.x (link)

Business  Intelligence

  • Mar 20: Solve the Mystery of Employee Sentiment (link)

  • UK Oracle User Group Attends Oracle Business Analytics Summit

  • Webcast Replay: “Unlock the Value of ERP Data and Report with Confidence” featuring special guest speakers from B/E Aerospace and Perficient (link)

  • Whitepaper: Getting Real About Big Data: Build Versus Buy (link)

  • Do you want to learn how you can manage your business smarter and faster with the Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine?  Read the Oracle Exalytics - Analytics without Limits? interactive eBook now (link)

Friday Feb 22, 2013

Gartner MQ Ranked Oracle EPM Ahead Of All Vendors in Leaders Quadrant

Oracle is a Leader in the recently published Gartner Magic Quadrant for Corporate Performance Management Suites, 2013. Oracle is ranked ahead of all the other vendors in the Leaders Quadrant on both the Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision Axes.

Oracle also remains as a Leader in the recently published Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms, 2013. Oracle has maintained its standing as a leader, in part, from continued customer validation as having the largest average customer deployment, standardization on OBIEE and Exalytics and, the product vision of Endeca OEID.

To download any of these analyst reports see the latest available reprints here.




Thursday Feb 21, 2013

BI&EPM in Focus February 2013

  • Reminder: For your diary - the 2013 EMEA BI&EPM Partner Forum is scheduled to take place in Milan from Tuesday 11/06/2013 through to Friday 14/06/2013 (4 days).
  • Oracle Business Analytics Facebook Page Reaches 20,000 Fans (link)
  • February 2013 Edition of the Business Analytics Customer Newsletter: Oracle Hyperion Tax Provision, Forrester TEI Study, Endeca for Employee Sentiment Analysis, and more (link)
  • The Business Analytics Proactive Support Team Introduces 3 New Communities.  Please share with your Customers. (Patch Reviews for BI | Certifications for BI | Certifications for Hyperion)


Enterprise Performance Management

  • New Video: Transforming a day in the life of a CFO (link)
  • New Demo: Shared Services Allocation with Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management (link)
  • Support: Available Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Products (link)
  • Support: Hyperion Business Rules (HBR) to Calculation Manager Migration Support White Paper (link)
  • Support Blog: Retired Business Rules and the migration to Calculation Manager (link)
  • Mar 6: The New Finance Frontier: Integrated Financial Modelling and Management (performance architects) (link)
  • Six HPCM Customer Stories now available on see panel on right for “Customer Stories” (link)
  • Blog: Profitability - the Proof is Deep Inside the Pudding (link)
  • Blog: Not your Father's Scorecard (link)
  • Blog: How Corporate Culture Affects Performance Management (link)
  • Strategic Finance Magazine Article - How Corporate Culture Affects Performance Management (link)

Business  Intelligence

  • Endeca OEID Solution Pages Now Available with Webcasts, Briefs, Demos, & flash movie for Warranty Discovery solution | the Workforce | and healthcare Clinical Trials
  • You Tube 6-Minute Endeca Workforce Discovery Video Now Available (link)
  • Feb 28: What Makes Your Workforce Tick? Hear What Social Media and Big Data Have to Say (link)
  • Mar 20: Solve the Mystery of Employee Sentiment (link)
  • Webcast Replay: How Do Smart Companies Innovate ? With Thomson Reuters & the Economist Intelligence Unit (link)
  • Oracle Exalytics – “Analytics without Limits” - interactive eBook (link)
  • Support Blog: OBIEE 11g Available for BI Enterprise and Exalytics (link)
  • Support Blog: Where are your questions now  (link)
  • Support: OBIEE 11g: Required and Recommended Patches and Patch Sets (link)
  • Support: Business Analytics Instrumentation Index – including Video (link)
  • Support: OBIEE 11g: How To Provide an Oracle Business Intelligence Edition (OBIEE) 11g Test Case to Oracle Support (link
  • Support: How To Install and Use OBIEE 11g SampleApp Or SampleAppLite Repositories  (link)

Tuesday Jan 22, 2013

BI&EPM in Focus January 2013

  • Save the Date : the 2013 EMEA BI&EPM Partner Forum is scheduled to take place in Milan from Tuesday 11/06/2013 through to Friday 14/06/2013 (4 days).
  • Razzmatazz... you may like to use this up-beat video to introduce any events you are running: “Oracle Analytics and Big Data: Changing the world for the Better” (link)
  • December Customer Newsletter: Planning & Budgeting in the Cloud, and more! (link)
  • Oracle Selected as Best BI Vendor at V3 Technology Awards, 2012! (link)
  • Business Analytics Support News Vol 6 (link)


Enterprise Performance Management

  • Jan 30: Make 'Reducing Spreadsheets' Your New Year's Resolution & Streamline Your Account Reconciliation Process in 2013! (linium) (link)
  • Jan 31: Manage your Project Budgets - Intro to New Hyperion Planning Project Module (interrel) (link)
  • Feb 12: Why Implement Oracle’s OFMA with HFM? (Clear Line Group) (link)
  • Introduction to the EPM Suite 3-Part Series (Advanced EPM) (link)
  • Feb 19: Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting 11.1.2 for Financial Management by OU : (link)
  • Feb 5: Hyperion Profitability & Cost Management 11.1.2: Detailed Modelling Live Virtual Training by OU : (link)
  • Premier Support for Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management System 11.1.1.x Ends July 2013 (link)
  • NEW Executive Brief - Twenty-First Century Finance: Maximize Potential – Deliver Results (link)
  • NEW Whitepaper - Reducing the Pain of Account Reconciliations (link)
  • New Deloitte CFO Signals survey on evolving role of CFO (link)
  • Business Analytics Instrumentation Index – including Video  (link)
  • NEW Support Community: Hyperion Financial Close Management (FCM) (link)
  • The Benefits of Combining Oracle's EPM & OBIEE - YouTube Webinar from ClearLineGroup
  • Best Practices for Upgrading to Oracle EPM Webinar from Linium
  • Patching & Maintenance Advisor for EPM

Business Intelligence

Wednesday Jan 02, 2013

Update on BI & EPM Specializations and Knowledge Zones

There are a number of OPN specializations and “Knowledge Zones” (KZ) you may be interested in within the field of BI, EPM and Data Warehousing. Below there is an update on the current set, and some notes on versions and specialisation exams availability.  Remember to click the "Specialize" tab () to drill into the detailed product exams and criteria information e.g.

Enterprise Performance Management and Business Intelligence

This links through to the BI and Hyperion KZs below.

Oracle Business Intelligence Applications

Essential for any BI or applications partner to implement the pre-built Oracle analytics solutions for JDE, Peoplesoft, Siebel, eBusiness suite, Fusion Apps or SAP.

Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation

Note this is now for the latest release OBI v 11g.

This Knowledge Zone also includes the Essbase specialisation exams.

Oracle Endeca Information Discovery

The specialisation exams for this are now available (OEID v2.3), for sales and pre-sales, and in beta for the implementation exam (you can take this at a discount or contact me for a free voucher).

Hyperion (Performance Management Applications)

For HFM and Planning.

Oracle Crystal Ball

There are no specialisation exams for Crystal Ball, but this KZ links you through to useful assets and collateral.

Master Data Management

This KZ now also includes DRM (Hyperion Data Relationship Management) specialisation exams, as well as for Customer Hub.

Data Integration

This covers Oracle Data Integrator, GoldenGate and Oracle Enterprise Data Quality: but OPN specialisation is only currently available for GoldenGate.

Exalytics In-Memory Machine

The specialisation exams for this are coming soon: until then, for resell rights, you need a one-off approval.

Data Warehousing

BI & EPM Training from Oracle University

Here is an updated set of links to quickly look up the set of BI & EPM Training from Oracle University: available at a discount for Oracle Partners.

· Hyperion

· Business Intelligence

Crystal Ball


Data Integration Management

BI Enterprise Edition (OBI EE)

Data Relationship Management


Disclosure Management

Interactive Reporting {BRIO}

Financial Close Management

Endeca Information Discovery

Financial Data Quality Management

BI Publisher

Hyperion Financial Management

BI Applications

Integrated Operational Planning

Business Modeling

Integration Services


Performance Scorecard

Real-Time Decisions


Hyperion Financial Reporting

Profitability Management

Web Analysis {Essbase}

Public Sector Planning and Budgeting

· Data Warehousing

Smart View

Data Mining

Strategic Finance

Data Warehousing

OLAP {DB Option}

Oracle Express/OLAP

Oracle9i Warehouse Builder

Data Integrator (ODI)

Golden Gate

Enterprise Data Quality

Wednesday Dec 12, 2012

BI&EPM in Focus December 2012

  • Register your customers for Oracle Days 2012 (link | video)
  • BI & EPM Business Analytics Advisor Webcasts on My.Oracle.Support - Current Schedule and Archived (link)
  • Oracle’s Technology Webcast Center: Upcoming and On Demand Business Analytics Webcasts (link)
  • Oracle Premier Support: Business Analytics Support News on My.Oracle.Support  (link)
  • Share with your customers: October Edition of Business Analytics Customer Newsletter (link)
  • Oracle OpenWorld Presentation pdf's available for download (link)
  • OOW Mark Hurd Recap: Business Analytics at Oracle OpenWorld (video | blog)

Enterprise Performance Management

  • eBook: Transforming Enterprise Business Planning (link)
  • Blog: Why CFO's should care about Big Data (link)
  • Oracle Hyperion Project Financial Planning - New Projects Feature Release Video Feature Overview. Now Available with many other Hyperion overviews on the YouTube Oracle EPM Channel (link)
  • Available Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Products on My.Oracle.Support (link)
  • Hyperion Disclosure Management supplementary materials provides a set of guides for Disclosure Management and Taxonomy Designer users, including best practices guidelines, a full Disclosure Management sample report, a webinar series, and other guiding materials on My.Oracle.Support (link)
  • Updated Whitepaper: Financial Consolidation and Reporting Applications: Adding Value to Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (link)
  • Updated Whitepaper: Oracle ERP Applications and Oracle Hyperion Financial Management: Choosing the Right Financial Consolidation Solution for Your Organization (link)
  • Available Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Products on My.Oracle.Support (link)
  • Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting XBRL Functionality Statement of Direction on My.Oracle.Support (link)
  • Video Feature Overview: Account Reconciliation Manager module of Oracle Hyperion Financial Close Management (link)
  • Jan 13: Support Webcast - Hyperion Planning: Migrating Business Rules to Calc Manager on My.Oracle.Support (link)
  • Replay: Implementing a Get Well Program for Healthcare Budgeting and Planning with St. Luke’s Health System (link)
  • Dec 20: Introduction to Predictive Analytics in Oracle Hyperion Planning (interrel) (link)
  • Jan 17: EPMA & DRM - Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together! (AdvancedEPM) (link)
  • See the selection of EPM Customer Videos at MediaNetwork (Hyperion)

Business Intelligence

  • Analyst Report: Forrester, The Total Economic Impact Of Oracle Business Intelligence Applications “BI Apps Lowers Costs And Increases Revenue” (link)
  • Replay: Extreme Analytics with no limits: Maximize value from your Oracle BI Applications with Exalytics In-Memory Machine (link)
  • Video: Life Changing Analytics - A Day in the Life of Jim (Oracle Sales Analytics) (link)
  • Sales 2-Pager: Unlocking Insights from Any Source with Oracle Endeca Information Discovery (link)
  • Updated: Endeca Technical Overview Whitepaper (link)
  • Oracle By Example Tutorial: "Building Maps for Oracle Business Intelligence Analyses and Dashboard"  (link)
  • Webcast Replay: Big Data, Bright Future, featuring Andrew McAfee (link)
  • Webinar series and guides on Getting Started With Hyperion Interactive Reporting Translation Workbench, a tool that accelerates metadata conversion from IR to Oracle BI Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) on My.Oracle.Support (link)
  • See the selection of BI Customer Videos at MediaNetwork (BI) and for (Exalytics) and (Endeca)
  • ORACLE TEAM USA Analytics Dashboard demo - Now Available (link)

Tuesday Nov 06, 2012

BI&EPM in Focus November 2012


·       San Diego Unified School District Harnesses Attendance, Procurement, and Operational Data with Oracle Exalytics, Generating $4.4 Million in Savings

·       NilsonGroup chooses Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine as their solution to access critical data to keep its stores competitive with real-time Mobile BI:  Video

·       Nykredit, in the Danish Financial Sector, describes their experiences from testing the Exalytics Business Intelligence Machine: Video 

·       Sodexo chose Oracle Exalytics as their business analytics platform:  Video

·       AstraZeneca (US, Canada, MedImmune) Improves Insight, Analytics, and Reporting, Enterprisewide with Unified Planning on a Single Platform

·       Experian Consolidates Reporting Systems for One, Global View of Financial Data and Improves Planning for Continued Growth

·       Munchkin Gives its Line of Children’s Products Plenty of Room to Grow in an Upgraded Enterprise Application Environment

·       Top 20 EPM Customer Snapshots, in One Handy Booklet (link)

·       Customer and Partner Successes: Link to Complete Archive

Enterprise Performance Management

·       Nov 15: Is Hope and Email the Core of your Reconciliation Process? (link)

·       Replay: Integrated Business Planning, Featuring Leggett & Platt (link)

·       Whitepaper: The New Competitive Advantage - Strategic CIO's Embrace the Cloud (link)

·       Press: Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Driving Significant Improvements in Budget Management and Reporting for Public Sector Organizations (link)

·       Enterprise Performance Management Video Feature Overviews, Now Available on YouTube (link)

·       NEW Solution Brief - Oracle Hyperion Planning on the Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine (link)

·       For Insurance sector: Datasheet for new release V2.0 - Oracle Quantitative Management and Reporting for Solvency II (link)

·       Whitepaper FSN 2012: Managing Risk and Uncertainty, an Executive's Guide to Integrated Business Planning (link)

·       NEW Datasheet for Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (link)

·       Blog: Planning in the Cloud - For Real

Business Intelligence

·       Press: Latest Release of Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine Software Enables Customers to View and Analyze Data at the Speed of Business (link)

·       Press: New Release ( of Oracle Business Intelligence Enables Users to Quickly Access and Analyze Key Business Information, Anytime, Anywhere (link)

·       Mark Hurd Interviewed on USA Today about Big Data & Analytics (link)

·       Whitepaper: Mastering Big Data - CFO Strategies to Transform Insight into Opportunity (link)

·       Nov 15: Improve Asset Utilization. Achieve Greater Profitability: Oracle Enterprise Asset Management Analytics (link)

·       Replay: Oracle Enterprise Asset Mgmt Analytics and Oracle Manufacturing Analytics (link)

·       Overload to Impact: An Industry Scorecard on Big Data Business Challenges (link)

·       Webcast Replay: Overview of Oracle Endeca Informational Discovery (link)

·       OBIEE 11g: Required and Recommended Patches and Patch Sets (link)

Friday Nov 02, 2012

Drive Innovation from Data with Oracle Business Analytics

Oracle is doing a big marketing push on the transformational value of Business Analytics to our customers, and we hope you as partners can get excited, involved and more business from this campaign.  Work with your local in-country BI business development manager and your partner channel manager: if you want to contribute and are struggling to make contact, then let me know ( and I will facilitate introductions.

Oracle Day Business Analytics Track
Invite your customers to register for their local Oracle Day to get the latest news from OpenWorld and learn about Oracle's Big Data strategy and solution. There is a dedicated Business Analytics track.

Business Analytics Facebook Hub
Encourage your customers to "Like" the Business Analytics Facebook Page @ so they can receive useful and interesting information on their Facebook wall.

Tuesday Oct 09, 2012

BI&EPM in Focus Oct 2012



Enterprise Performance Management

  • Oct 10: Navistar Leverages DRM (Rolta Solutions) (link)
  • Replay: Integrated Business Planning, Featuring Leggett & Platt (link)


Business Intelligence

  • Report: From Overload to Impact: An Industry Scorecard on Big Data Business Challenges (link | press release)
  • Oct 10: The Top Five Things You Should Know When Migrating from an Old BI Technology to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (perfomance architects) (link)

Monday Sep 10, 2012

BI&EPM in Focus Sep 2012


·       Iluka Resources Improves Business Insight into Mining Operations Through Significantly Faster, Customized Analyses

·       Waikato Regional Council Consolidates Financial Reports up to 10 Times Faster 

·       Lojas Renner Shortens Budget Consolidation from Three Days to 15 Minutes; Improves Data Quality, and Supports Aggressive Expansion Plans 

·       Link to Complete Archive

·       Profit Magazine article featuring General Dynamics: RECONnomics: Integrate. Innovate. Grow (link)

·       Video: Goodhope Asia Unifies Financial Data with Oracle Hyperion (link)


Enterprise Performance Management

·       Oracle University Training on Demand:

1.     Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting 11.1.2 for Financial Management (link)

2.     Oracle Essbase Bootcamp: On Demand (link)

3.     Oracle Hyperion Planning 11.1.2: Create & Manage Applications On Demand (link)


Business Intelligence

·       Oracle University Training on Demand:

1.     Learn How to Create Analyses, Dashboards with OBI 11g (link)

2.     Build Repositories with Oracle Business Intelligence 11g (link)

3.     Oracle BI Publisher 11g Fundamentals (link)

4.     Oracle BI Applications Courses now available for 7.9.6  (link)

5.     Oracle BI 11g: New Features and Exalytics

·       Oracle Business Intelligence Release, updated information:

1.     Oracle BI Mobile at the Speed of Thought

2.     What's New in Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile

3.     What's New in Oracle Business Intelligence Visualizations

4.     Oracle Business Intelligence on

5.     Download the New Release

·       Discover How to Turn Data into Insight: Big Data Guide : Whitepaper and set of short Videos.

·       New OPN Specialisation Exam for OBI 11g Certification .

·       Lastest BIC2g and Exalytics Demonstration VMs for Partners .

·       New Version 2.3 Oracle Endeca Information Discovery and Server now available .

·       New Oracle BI Publisher Trial Edition Now Available .

Wednesday Aug 08, 2012

BI&EPM in Focus August 2012

General News

  • IDC says Oracle is #1 in Business Analytics ( | Information Mgmt Mag)
  • June 2012 Business Analytics Customer Newsletter, featuring new Analytic Applications, and DRM in the financial services industry (link
  • Online Resource: Enterprise Dimension Management with Oracle Hyperion Data Relationship Management (link)
  • Support Resources: Get Proactive with Business Analytics (link)
  • Support Resources: Information Center - Business Analytics Index (link)
  • Support Resources: Information Center - Statement of Directions Index (link)
  • Register your customers for Oracle Days 2012 (link  | video)


Enterprise Performance Management

  • Blog: Progress Towards Integrated Financial and Sustainability Reporting (link)
  • Blog: Account Reconcilations - Making this Less of a Headache (link)
  • ITWeb South Africa: over-reliance on Spreadsheets adds costs to business (link)
  • Webcast Replay: Is Hope and Email The Core of Your Reconciliation Process? (link)
  • Webcast Replay: Leggett & Platt improves customer and product profitability with HPCM (link)
  • Updated Whitepaper: Outgrowing Hyperion Enterprise: What Are the Options? (link)
  • Blog: What CFOs Need to Know About the Cloud (link)

Business Intelligence

  • Endeca Partnercast video (4minutes): RealDecoy (Canada) talks about where Endeca is succeeding in Information Discovery, adding analysis to Big Data.
  • Webcast Replay: "Data Discovery Meets Search and Social” featuring BI Scorecard analyst Cindi Howson (link)
  • Whitepaper: Oracle Endeca Information Discovery Technical Overview (link)
  • Top 10 Tips to Improve Your OBIEE Performance (Apps Associates) (link)
  • Live Webcast on Sept 2: Beyond the Import Metadata Wizard: The Top Five Things You Must Know About Using Essbase as a Data Source for OBIEE (performance architects) (link)
  • OBIEE SampleApp V207 Virtual Machine is available on Oracle Technology Network  for immediate download (link)
  • Webcast Replay: How to Expand the Usage of Analytics in your Organization while Driving Down IT Spend (link)



Friday Jul 13, 2012

Self-Paced Tutorials for BI&EPM Partners


Here you will find a compilation of some Oracle BI/EPM online tutorials and webinars to help you sell and get deeper technical information.

Business Intelligence

OBIEE 11g & ENDECA Webcasts

Oracle BIEE 11g R 1 Overview

Oracle BI Publisher 11g Overview

Oracle BIEE Sample App Overview

How to Upgrade an existing Customer from OBI10g to 11g: REPLAY Virtual Class

Getting Started with Endeca Information Discovery v2.3


Oracle BI Applications Sales Series

Oracle Financial Analytics

Oracle Human Resource Analytics

Oracle Project Analytics

Oracle Business Intelligence Analytics Value Propositions and Solution Profiles

Oracle Order Management and Supply Chain Management Analytics

Oracle Procurement and Spend Analytics

Oracle Financial Analytics: Business Process and Reporting Overview

Oracle Human Resource (HR) Analytics: Business Process and Reporting Overview

Oracle Project Analytics: Business Process and Reporting Overview

Oracle Procurement and Spend Analytics: Business Process and Reporting Overview


Oracle BI Applications (OBIA) Demo Series

OBIA Demo: Oracle Financial Analytics

OBIA Demo: Oracle Human Resource (HR) Analytics

OBIA Demo: Oracle Project Analytics

OBIA Demo: Oracle Procurement and Spend Analytics


Oracle Big Data Series

Oracle Big Data Appliance

Oracle NoSQL Database

Oracle Data Integrator Application Adapter for Hadoop

Oracle R Connector for Hadoop and Oracle Analytics for Big Data


Oracle BI Releases Series

Oracle BI Publisher Features Overview

Exalytics In-Memory Machine Sales Overview

Oracle Exalytics: In-Memory Analytics Technical Overview

Exalytics in Action: Airlines, US Census and Federal Spending Demo Applications

EPM NEW Features Series

Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management System R11.1.2.2 Overview

Oracle Public Sector Planning and Budgeting Overview

Oracle Hyperion Account Reconciliation Manager Overview

Oracle Hyperion Planning & Strategic Finance Overview

Oracle Hyperion Data Relationship Management Overview

Oracle Hyperion Project Financial Planning Overview

Enterprise Performance Management

EPM Product Sales Overviews

World Class Planning & Forecasting

Hyperion Planning for PeopleSoft & eBusiness Suite Customers

Seeding Enterprise Planning Opportunities with Hyperion Strategic Finance (HSF)

Vertical Sales Success with Hyperion Profitability & Cost Management (HPCM)

World Class Close

Hyperion Financial Management: Best practices for Internal and External financial reporting

Financial Data Quality Management for Planning & Essbase - Going beyond Financial Close

Oracle Hyperion Planning – Technical Overview

Oracle Hyperion Financial Management – Technical Overview

Business Intelligence Foundation Suite: Essbase Analytics Link for HFM


EPM Immersion Series

EPM Solution Maps

Financial Close Management for PeopleSoft and eBusiness Suite Customers

Chart of Accounts Management - DRM makes the Finance Department WORK

How customers use Financial Data Quality Management to bring any ERP and Oracle EPM together - Case studies and positioning

Custom Demo's Made Easy with Financial Data Quality Management - Successful Data Integration in 20 Minutes

Oracle Scorecard & Strategy Management in your EPM Opportunities

Driving ERP/EPM Alignment with DRM

Data Relationship Management (DRM) Oracle by Example (OBE) Tutorials

Integrated Financial Reporting: ERP & EPM Combine to Deliver Financial Reporting Across the Enterprise

Financial Close Analytics Dashboard

Oracle Financial Management Analytics (OFMA)

EPM Demo Series

Demo: Oracle Hyperion Planning

Demo: Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management

Demo: Oracle Hyperion Strategic Finance

Demo: Oracle Hyperion Public Sector Budgeting

Demo: Oracle Hyperion Financial Management and Financial Data Quality Management.

Demo: Oracle Hyperion Financial Close Management and Disclosure

Demo: Oracle Hyperion DRM as an Enterprise Solution

Demo: Reporting and Analysis for EPM Applications

Demo: Oracle ERP Integration Adapters

Demo: BI Foundation Suite: OBIEE Plus

Demo: BI Foundation Suite: OSSM

Demo: BI Foundation Suite: Essbase Plus

Oracle BI/EPM Partner Advisory Council in San Francisco, on 28th September 2012

Given the success of our last BI/EPM PAC we ran in London on 2nd December 2011, we will run the next Oracle BI/EPM Partner Advisory Council meetings to be held on the Friday before Open World in San Francisco, on 28th September 2012.

There will be one session for BI and a separate one for Hyperion EPM.  These will be small discussion workshops (about twenty BI/EPM expert partner practitioners from countries around the world) with our global BI/EPM development team.

Agenda is one day at Oracle HQ Redwood Shores, San Francisco, USA.

·       To drill into BI/EPM product specific issues and development roadmap – and get your input from experience at customer implementations; covering, all Hyperion applications, OBI & Essbase, Exalytics and Endeca.

·       Attendance is by invitation, only for OPN Specialised individuals who are BI/EPM subject matter expert partner practitioners.

·       If you have a key topic you would like to see on the agenda, please send me your suggestion.

If you are going to Oracle OpenWorld, please let me know if you, or one of your team would like attend this PAC, (specifying EPM or BI), by email to me ( ) by end of July 2012, and I will try to fit you in if we have space.

Thursday Jul 12, 2012

BI&EPM in Focus July 2012

General News

  • New Online Resource: Enterprise MDM Dimension Management with Oracle DRM - Data Relationship Management (link)
  • More than 60 Press Coverages of the Oracle/Accenture Challenges of Financial Reporting Study, Including ( |



Business Intelligence

  • Business Intelligence Guru Releases New Book Covering Key Principles of OBIEE (KPI Partners) (link)
  • YouTube: 120 Million Airline traffic records, Analyzed in Real time with Oracle Exalytics (link)
  • Oracle Accelerate - Episode 1: The New Oracle Business Accelerator for Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (link)
  • New Oracle University Learning Paths for Exalytics Developers (link)





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