Wednesday Apr 08, 2015

Updated BI Applications v11 Test Drive Scripts

We have hosted the BI-Apps v11 Test Drive onto an Exalytics box, and have updated the Test Drive workshop manuals for the Finance, HR & Procurement Modules.

If the “Test Drive” idea is new to you, we have created for our specialised partners, the ability to run Test Drive Workshops for your customers. For example, a challenge you may be facing is how to easily show the business value of BI to a set of customers.  We find the key to achieve this is to show best in class business analytic examples specific to a business person's role and needs - e.g. "HR analytics" for HR professionals, "Spend Analytics" for procurement professionals, and so on.

These Test Drive Workshops are carefully scripted to allow a customer business person (usually not IT) to navigate for themselves around a series of dashboards and analysis targeted to show how BI can help their business and drive ROI.

Oracle hosts the demo system for this, and partners can book this facility and download the whole kit. We have different types of Test Drive such as:

    For the latest BI-Apps 11g scripts, and the Endeca test drive, you need to gain access to the Emea Analytics Partner shared folder. If you do not already have access granted (e.g. the link above does not work), then send to Mike.Hallett@Oracle.com your Oracle.com logon-ID, and I will add you.

    Monday Mar 16, 2015

    Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.9.1 with Cloud Application Sources for Hybrid Analytics

    Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Applications 11.1.1.9.1, for installation ‘on-premise’, is now available on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud, and on the Oracle BI Applications OTN page. This release is certified with the latest version of Oracle BI Foundation 11.1.1.7

    New Oracle Cloud Application Sources for Hybrid Analytics

    • With the continued move to the Cloud, Oracle BI Applications has introduced support for the following Oracle Application Cloud sources: Oracle Sales Cloud, Oracle HCM Cloud, Oracle Financial Cloud, Oracle Procurement Cloud, and Oracle Project Cloud, to download cloud data to BI-Applications ‘on-premise’.

    New Content Enhancements: Additional content improves existing Oracle BI Applications including:

    • Oracle Financial Analytics provides a new Essbase GL Balances model for improved EBS Financial Service Generator (FSG) Reporting and Hierarchy navigation, including support of ragged hierarchies for GL segment dimensions.
    • Oracle Project Analytics expands project-based insight with new Construction in Process (CIP) support, providing visibility for Project Stakeholders into in-progress costs, expensed costs since project inception and across organizations.
    • Oracle Procurement and Spend Analytics delivers new capabilities for Fusion Procurement, including Supply Chain Financial orchestration, negotiation and award approvals, and Buyer assignment controls.
    • Oracle Supply Chain & Order Management Analytics introduces new Inventory module support for PeopleSoft, including visibility into inventory balances, aging, transactions and valuation.
    • Oracle Student Information Analytics provides new subject area coverage for Student Financials Billing Summary and Transactions, with visibility to billing and transaction information by student or external organization.
    • Oracle Human Resources Analytics expands analysis on HR programs and workforce performance for Fusion HCM with support of Talent Management Analysis.
    • Oracle Sales Analytics introduces new subject areas for Activity Analytics, with support for Activity contact, resource and sales subject areas from Fusion Sales.

     

    Thursday Oct 30, 2014

    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.

    Friday May 09, 2014

    Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.8.1 Now Available

    Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Applications 11.1.1.8.1 is now available on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud (eDelivery), and on the Oracle BI Applications OTN page. This is the second major release on the BI-Apps 11g code line leveraging the power of ODI, and certified with the latest version of Oracle BI Foundation 11.1.1.7.

    What’s New

    Significant expansion of content improves existing Oracle BI Applications including:

    · Oracle Human Resources Analytics expands analysis on HR programs and workforce performance with the introduction of Talent Management Analysis, to help HR and business managers assess talent strengths and build potential leaders by delivering greater insight into job profiles. Improvements to Absence Management, new support for Workforce Frozen Snapshots and Workforce Flex Fields are also available.

    · Oracle Financial Analytics improves company Financial Performance with the new Sub-ledger Accounting Module, providing complete account balance analysis, including supporting reference balances and drill down to accounting transactions. Aging Snapshot restoration for Receivables and Payables, drilldown from Payables to Purchase Orders, and Fixed Assets support for GL Posting Status are features also included in the release.

    · Oracle Project Analytics expands insight into project-based data with new Earned Value Management Analysis, providing visibility for Project Stakeholders into Planned Value, Earned Value, and Actual Cost. Analysis of variances and indices, derived from Cost and Schedule Variance, CPI, TCPI, SPI and TSPI, is also available.

    · Oracle Supply Chain & Order Management Analytics introduces Costing and Inventory Turn support for Oracle JDE EnterpriseOne. In addition, the ability to save and restore the Inventory Snapshot when executing a full load is now supported.  There is also a new adapter that provides out-of-box integration between Oracle Procurement and Spend Analytics and Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne.

    · Oracle Student Information Analytics introduces new Financial Aid Analysis, containing term-based detail information associated with a student award such as amount, status, disbursement, and aid type.

    · Oracle Manufacturing Analytics and Enterprise Asset Management Analytics have been re-introduced into the BI Applications data model. Although new with ODI, both modules provide now the same broad functionality available with BI Applications 7.9.6.4

    · Unstructured Data for Information Discovery – The BI Applications Data Model has been extended to include unstructured CRM and ERP text fields. Sample Information Discovery templates – including ODI interfaces and runtime security definitions –provide the ability to quickly create sample Information Discovery Applications from combined structured and unstructured data. See the Supporting Files for Endeca Sample Applications for BI Applications 11.1.1.8.1 on OTN page.

    New Utilities and Enhancements to increase productivity and drive down TCO

    · New Data Lineage Tool allows customers and implementers to track lineage from source to target – improving information transparency across their enterprise

    · Configuration Management expands System Setup and Load Plan definition capabilities, including the registration of multiple instances for the same Product Line Version, UI enhancements to support DW connection configuration and Load Plan definition, and Load Plan definition migration.

    · Fact Partitioning IKMs and Parallel Index Builds are key performance Innovations introduced with this release. The former enables a feature that tags partitions so that only the indexes that need to be re-built during incremental loads are executed. The latter uses ODI parallel process so that Indexes can be built using multiple session (faster than and in addition to DB parallel).

    Where can I find more information?

    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

    Get OPN Specialized in Business Intelligence & Hyperion EPM

    Get yourself and your company recognised and branded as an “Oracle BI / EPM Specialized Partner”. This will bring more business to you, because being OPN Specialised means your prospective clients can find you at Oracle.com by searching for a Specialized Partner. You can also enhance your profile here by Managing your Partner profile in the Solutions Catalog.

    Consultants from Oracle partners can become Certified Implementation Specialists by passing the proctored (supervised) exams for OBIEE, Essbase, Hyperion and BI-Apps. These exams are offered at Pearson VUE testing centres and some Oracle University training locations, which are located in most EMEA major cities: see the links below for more details.

    We also have on-line tests for “Sales” and “Pre-sales” knowledge, which also provide these levels of specialisation certificate.

    To get certified as Specialised, check the Business and Competency Criteria linked below for each specialisation area and take the Assessment Tests:

    Friday Apr 04, 2014

    OBI11g and BI-Apps Partner Training Bootcamps

    In UK, but open to all EMEA OPN member partners, OBIEE 11g and BI Apps OPN bootcamps will take place in May, in Reading, UK. These are run by Oracle OPN, through our VAD Avnet, and are chargeable at £750 per student. These provide skills to pass the OPN Specialisation exams, and to implement projects for your clients.

    For more information and to register:

    Plus - Oracle Exalytics Hands-on Workshop - June 18-20, 2014: Oracle Reading, UK

    This 3-day training is only available to EMEA OPN member partners, and is free of charge. To find out more about the Exalytics training, and to Register for this, click here.

    Plus - Oracle ENDECA 3.1 Hands-on Workshop - June 24-26, 2014: Oracle Reading, UK

    This 3-day training is only available to EMEA OPN member partners, and is free of charge. To find out more about the ENDECA training, and to Register for this, click here.

    Monday Mar 31, 2014

    Live Virtual Class for Implementation of OBI Applications 11g using ODI

    If you have a near-term project for your clients to implement OBI Applications version 11g using ODI (the current version), then this 3-day Live Virtual Class should help to fill any skills gaps. It is scheduled to run from the 09-Apr-2014, 28-May-2014, and 18-Jun-2014 in English from 3:00 PM.

    This course will train partners in skills to implement the OBI Applications version 11g using ODI, delivered by Oracle University; providing step-by-step procedures for installing, configuring, managing, and customizing Oracle Business Intelligence Applications and Oracle Business Intelligence Warehouse with Oracle Data Integrator and perform post-installation set up. Students will need to pay for this course, but OPN member partners can claim their normal OU discount.

    For more information see the Course Description, View the Schedule, and Register at this Link.

    Tuesday Dec 03, 2013

    Oracle BIEE and BI-Apps Bootcamps

    Kick off your New Year by attending one or both of the forthcoming Oracle BI Boot-camps taking place in February 2014 in Oracle TVP, Reading, UK: open to all EMEA OPN member partners.

    Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 11g Boot-camp: 11th to 14th February 2014

    Business Intelligence Applications offer out-of-the-box integration to provide pre-built operational BI with Fusion Applications, Siebel CRM and Oracle eBusiness Suite, Peoplesoft, and SAP. This training will provide attendees with an in-depth working understanding of the architecture, the technical and the functional content of the Oracle Business Intelligence Applications, whilst also providing an understanding of their installation, configuration and extension. Find out more details about this Boot-camp including the agenda and how to register here+

    Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation 11g Boot-camp: 24th to 28th February 2014

    This 5-day boot-camp highlights the strengths of OBIEE11g by providing attendees a hands-on experience with the product and is for Oracle Partner consultants to gain familiarity and be able to implement OBIEE11g projects for their clients. This Boot-camp provides opportunities to practice with an environment in hands on activities, and participants will gain in-depth understanding of the architecture of OBIEE11g, security modes, installation, configuration as well as reporting aspects like new ROLAP/MOLAP style hierarchical browsing, new chart types, Action Framework and Visualization. Find out more details about this Boot-camp including the agenda and how to register here+

    Each of these in-depth 4 to 5 day Technical Boot-camps are available to our partners at a special OPN member price of £750 per person excluding VAT. They are arranged with our VAD Avnet.

    Monday Oct 28, 2013

    Demonstration VM BIC2g 2013-10 Partner Edition for Download

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

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

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

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

    Friday Aug 02, 2013

    Demonstration VM BIC2g 2013-04 Partner Edition

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

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

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

    Wednesday Jul 17, 2013

    Oracle OBI11g, BI Apps and Hyperion Planning Bootcamps

    Kick off FY14 with a fantastic hat-trick of training events by attending one, two or all three of the forthcoming Oracle Bootcamps. Each of these hands-on 4 to 5 day technical Bootcamps are available to partners at a special price to OPN members of only £750 per person ex VAT.

    These are open to partner from any country, but will take place in the UK at Oracle Corporation, Thames Valley Park, Building 510, Customer Briefing Centre, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 1RA
    For directions please see the location map

    Oracle Hyperion Planning Implementation Bootcamp: 9th to 13th September 2013
    The Oracle Hyperion Planning Implementation Boot Camp will provide implementation instruction on Oracle Hyperion's System products Planning functionality. This 5 day bootcamp will be a fast-paced, five-day class, teaching students what they need to know in order to implement and manage Oracle Hyperion Planning applications.

    · Find out more details about this Bootcamp including the agenda and how to register here+

    Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation 11g Bootcamp: 16th to 20th September 2013
    This 5 day hands-on bootcamp highlights the strengths of OBIEE 11g by providing attendees a hands-on experience with the BI 11g product and is for Oracle Partner consultants to gain familiarity and be able to implement OBI11g projects for their clients. After taking this course, Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Foundation, you will gain insight into OBIEE11g technology, reporting solutions and new features. This Bootcamp provides opportunities to practice with OBIEE11g environment as hands on activities and participants will gain in-depth understanding of new architecture of OBIEE 11g, security mode, installation/configuration as well as reporting aspects like new ROLAP/MOLAP style hierarchical browsing, new chart types, Action Framework and Visualization.

    · Find out more details about this Bootcamp including the agenda and how to register here+

    Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 11g Bootcamp: 1st to 4th October 2013
    The Oracle Business Intelligence Applications offer out-of-the-box integration with Siebel CRM and Oracle eBusiness Suite and provide pre-built Operational BI solutions for eBusiness Suite, Peoplesoft, Siebel, and SAP. This training will provide attendees with an in-depth working understanding of the architecture, the technical and the functional content of the Oracle Business Intelligence Applications, whilst also providing an understanding of their installation, configuration and extension.

    · Find out more details about this Bootcamp including the agenda and how to register here+


    Upon registration you will then receive a link to an external booking site where you can confirm your place and pay the £750.00 course fee by credit card. Please note the places are very limited on these Bootcamps and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis in terms of confirmed booking through payment.

    These training bootcamps are OPN certified, and are designed to prepare you for OPN Specialisation exams, and are being managed for Oracle by Avnet Technology Solutions, UK.

    Friday Jun 28, 2013

    Hyperion EPM 11.1.2.3 Webcast Tutorials

    These LIVE presentation Webcast Tutorials for Partners will be delivered in August 2013:

    1. Oracle Hyperion Planning on Exalytics In-Memory Machine - August 6, 2013
    2. Oracle Hyperion Tax Provision - August 8, 2013
    3. Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service - August 13, 2013

    Go here for more details and to register for these.

    There are also new updated Webcast Tutorials for Oracle Partners in our EPM 11.1.2.3 Update Series:

    Oracle Hyperion Planning 11.1.2.3 (PS3)

    Oracle Hyperion Calculation Manager 11.1.2.2 Refresher and 11.1.2.3 (PS3)

    NEW Oracle Data Relationship Management 11.1.2.3 (PS3)

    NEW Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management 11.1.2.3 (PS3)

    NEW Oracle Hyperion Financial Close Suite 11.1.2.3 (PS3)

    NEW Oracle Hyperion Profitability & Cost Management 11.1.2.3 (PS3)

    Introducing Oracle Data Relationship Governance (DRG)

    Also note new content for Oracle BI Applications 11g with ODI:

    NEW Overview and Architecture of Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.7.1 for ODI

    NEW Configuring Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.7.1 for ODI

    These are all part of the compilation of Oracle BI/EPM online tutorials and webinars for Partners, where you can find many topics are covered.

    Oracle BI Applications for Industry Sectors

    Oracle BI Applications already provide pre-built line-of-business analytic applications to over 4,000 customers: these expose the data otherwise locked inside ERP and CRM applications, giving the business user the analytics they need, and a greater ability to self-service ad-hoc queries.

    Now you can also take advantage of the pre-built Oracle BI Applications approach for industry sector specific analytics to streamline your client’s operations, offer better services, and increase profit margins.

    Find out more at http://www.oracle.com/us/solutions/business-analytics/analytic-applications/industry/overview/index.html.

    Retail

    Education

    Oracle Retail Merchandising Analytics

    Oracle Student Information Analytics

    Oracle Retail Customer Analytics

    Public Sector

    Financial Services

    Oracle Tax Analytics

    Oracle Financial Analytics

    Manufacturing

    Health Care

    Oracle Manufacturing Analytics

    Oracle Enterprise Healthcare Analytics

    Asset Intensive

    Oracle Clinical Development Analytics

    Oracle Enterprise Asset Management Analytics

    Oracle Operating Room Analytics

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    Communication

    Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine "The adoption of Oracle Financial Services Analytic Applications is of great significance to the bank's transition to more rigorous and risk-averse management practices."Yang Changxue, Project Manager

    Oracle Communications Data Model

    Wednesday Jun 26, 2013

    New Version Demonstration VM BIC2g 2013-04 Partner Edition

    This Oracle Business Intelligence Linux VM virtual appliance (“BIC2g”) was developed to support Oracle OBI & BI-Apps sales and Oracle partners in product demonstrations, training activities and POC activities. It is now available through our BIC2g Beehive Online Workspace portal (see the deployment guide and “BIC2g 2013-04 Partner Edition Readme” pdf from the link below) and is available for OPN member partners.

    This BIC2g image is based on OBIEE v. 11.1.1.7. with Essbase and Essbase Studio Server started when starting BI. It also contains:

    • Updated BI-Apps Cross Functional Demo (date advanced from 2011 to 2013), including DAC 11.1.1.6.4, Informatica 9.0.1 and is configured for a load against EBS R12. Both the 7.9.6.3 rpd/catalog and the 7.9.6.4 rpd/catalog versions of BI-Apps are provided.
    • Updated integrated Essbase - BI Apps - EBS Demo (date advanced from 2009 to 2013.
    • Re-configured BI Apps Data Sets to remove VPD (simplification) and greatly improved performance.
    • Hyperion EPM 11.1.2.2.0
    • Endeca 3.0

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

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