Tuesday Aug 04, 2015

BI, EPM & Big Data in Focus August 2015

Customers

Enterprise Performance Management

Big Data and Business Intelligence

Thursday Jul 09, 2015

BI, EPM & Big Data in Focus July 2015

Customers

Enterprise Performance Management

Big Data and Business Intelligence

Friday May 29, 2015

Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Tutorials

Following last month’s announcement (New Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service), here is a great set of video tutorials for EPRCS.

2 minute Summary Video: Streamline your internal and external reporting processes, bringing together data plus narrative, in a single, secure, collaborative environment with Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud.

Find all these tutorials here:

  1. Creating Users and Assigning Roles for Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service
  2. Importing Users and Roles for Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service
  3. Application Overview for Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service
  4. Authoring and Approving Doclets in Smart View
  5. Creating Advanced Ad Hoc Reports using Smart View
  6. Creating Basic Ad Hoc Reports using Smart View
  7. Creating Data Grants in Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service
  8. Creating a Custom Application in Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service
  9. Creating the Report Package Structure in Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service
  10. Granting Access to Artifacts in Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service
  11. Integrating Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Data with Microsoft Office Using Smart View
  12. Loading and Extracting Dimension Members in Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service
  13. Managing Content in Report Packages in Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service
  14. Managing Data in Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service
  15. Managing Dimensions in Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service
  16. Migrating Applications in Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service
  17. Overview: Report Package Part 1 in Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service
  18. Overview: Report Package Part 2 in Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service
  19. Overview: Understanding Security in Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service
  20. Overview: Understanding Style Samples in Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service
  21. Overview: Using Smart View in Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service
  22. Overview: Welcome to Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud
  23. Reviewing Report Package Content in Smart View
  24. Setting Up Smart View for Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service
  25. Signing off on Report Packages in Smart View

Friday May 08, 2015

New Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service (EPRCS)

Introducing the new Oracle Hyperion EPM cloud approach for secure, collaborative, and process driven reporting. On the Oracle public cloud customers can now buy the new Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service (EPRCS).

  • You can listen to an explanation of this new service on our live EPRCS Webcast on Thursday, May 21, 2015 6:00 pm UK / 7:00 pm CET.

Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud is a purpose-built solution in the Cloud for management and narrative reporting. It provides a secure, collaborative, process-driven approach for defining, authoring, reviewing, and publishing financial and management report packages for internal and external stakeholders.

Corporate and management reporting is experiencing significant change in today’s digital age. As reported earnings become more volatile, corporate guidance—and the ability of management to clearly explain the quality and sustainability of corporate performance—is more important than ever.

The current integration of narrative into performance-reporting processes is often manual, ad hoc, and highly prone to error. New cloud-based solutions, such as Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud, enable organizations to streamline internal and external reporting processes, combining data plus narrative in a single, secure, collaborative environment.

Read more @ the EPM blog on Enterprise Performance Clearly Explained With a Collaborative, Intuitive, Reporting Solution.

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Thursday Apr 02, 2015

Cumulative Feature Tool for Oracle EPM Versions

Please try out this new web-based Cumulative Feature Overview Tool for Oracle EPM products. 

This web based Tool provides concise descriptions of new and enhanced features and functionality available between a user-selected starting and target releases.  You can also download the report output to various formats such as PDF and Excel, and it includes links to video feature overviews.  Feel free to pass this on to your customers.



Wednesday Mar 18, 2015

Enterprise Performance Management Top Trends for 2015

To get the results of the “Enterprise Performance Management Top Trends for 2015” survey, click here. You will also see there, another excellent Report, “Plan and Predict Best Practices”.

After surveying hundreds of customers, we have put together what we see as the top Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) trends for the remainder of 2015. Please download the paper, read it and forward it on to your customers.

Modern CFOs are successfully leveraging digital technologies in their Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) processes to transform their finance organizations and generate value for the business. So, which EPM priorities are at the top of the Finance agenda? What are the most compelling developments in big data, analytics, mobile technology, and cloud computing that motivate Finance leaders to undertake new technology initiatives? - click here.

  • Trend 1: EPM Embraces the Cloud, Speed is Key
  • Trend 2: Mobile Goes Beyond Convenience to Strategic
  • Trend 3: Big Data is Creating a New Signal for Finance
  • Trend 4: Modern Planning Practices are Becoming a Reality
  • Trend 5: Detailed Costing Practices are Needed to Stay in the Game or Get Ahead
  • Trend 6: Finance Departments need Literacy as well as Numeracy
  • Trend 7: Organizations are not Realizing the Wider Benefits of Enterprise Data Governance

Thursday Feb 12, 2015

Hyperion Financial Management and Oracle EPM system New Version 11.1.2.4

A great service opportunity to partners offering upgrades and modernisation to their Hyperion clients, Oracle has just announced the new Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) System Release v 11.1.2.4. This new release incorporates key updates to the entire portfolio of EPM applications that enable organizations to engineer predictable performance, connect the enterprise, and further improve decision-making. See the press release here.

Oracle EPM System Release 11.1.2.4 includes a major update to Oracle Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) that delivers significant performance improvements as well as simplicity of administration with an all-unix-based deployment capability. HFM is now also available on Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine. With this addition, the entire Oracle Hyperion Financial Close Suite and Oracle Hyperion Planning is available on Oracle Exalytics (along with OBI Foundation, Endeca and In-Memory DB), offering simplified deployment, reduced total cost of ownership, and improved performance.

“With Oracle Hyperion Financial Management 11.1.2.4 we saw dramatic improvements in financial consolidation times. Executing a consolidation on our main organizational structure went from three hours to 15 minutes,” said Diane Ferry, administrator at Emerson for Oracle Hyperion Financial Management. “As we have many alternate organizational structures, the savings in consolidation times will allow us to have the application ready for our users more quickly. It will also allow our users to more quickly analyze their results.”

For more information:

Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Download Presentations From Analytics Partner Forum And Openworld

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

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

Wednesday Sep 24, 2014

Training for Oracle Data Relationship Management (DRM) and Governance (DRG)

Partner Hands-On 2-Day DRM & DRG Technical Training Event : Partners from all countries welcome.

October 20th – 21st 2014 at the Oracle Utrecht Office

Join Oracle’s Enterprise Performance Management Team to learn about selling and implementing the latest Oracle DRM & DRG release, from our Product Management experts Rahul Kamath and Matt Lonchar.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This training is for Partners and Oracle SC staff who are familiar with Oracle Products or Oracle Master Data Management offerings and need to improve their skills based on hands-on training in Oracle Data Relationship Management. This Training is product and implementation-oriented and attendees should have a project or consulting background with a working knowledge of Oracle DRM. This training is a TECHNICAL Hands-On Training which is NOT geared towards pure sales people but rather Lead Consultants and Architects.

KEY TAKE-AWAYS: after the training you will be able to position Oracle DRM, articulate its value proposition in multiple business contexts, and translate business requirements into key configuration and implementation steps – essential to drive proof of concepts and, ultimately, DRM consulting engagements. Based on the implementation considerations discussed here, you will be able to build high-level project and resource plans and deliver tangible DRM working models effectively.

October 20th and 21st 2014

Oracle Nederland, Hertogswetering 163-167, Utrecht 3543, Netherlands

To register, please Send Email including Partner, Attendee Name, Title, Email, Phone to marianne.jelgerhuis@oracle.com.

Tuesday Sep 23, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday Aug 04, 2014

Hyperion EPM Training Videos in Learning Library and YouTube

We have these new Oracle-EPM-Webcasts videos on the EPM-YouTube Channel...

For Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS):

And for on-premise EPM, a four-part series on deploying EPM System Products:

  1. Part 1 Overview - demonstrates the standard deployment methodology. It contains links to parts 2, 3 and 4.
  2. Part 2 Preparing for Deployment - demonstrates preparing for standard deployment.
  3. Part 3 Installing and Configuring an Initial Instance - demonstrates installing and configuring an initial instance.
  4. Part 4 Scaling Out and Installing EPM System Clients - demonstrates scaling EPM System components and installing EPM System client software.

In addition to accessing videos from our YouTube channel, you can also access our videos from these Oracle Learning Libraries (OLL):

Monday Jul 14, 2014

Managing Hierarchies in Financial Applications with DRM

Hierarchies and related links are fundamental to using financial, and indeed many other applications, for example:

  • When a new Chart of accounts is designed, linking an account to its parent is key for future aggregation of data.
  • When legal entities have to be sorted, hierarchies can be built according to dimensions such as geography or organizations.
  • In a General Ledger, every accounting flexible field is a potential analytical dimension.
  • Respecting relationships is also very important when reorganizing sales territories taking into account geography dimension, human resources, client or product information.

That’s why partners have a great opportunity to help their clients to better manage these hierarchies and relationships which are often used in EPM (Enterprise performance management) and Business intelligence. Financial Applications share entire or partial hierarchies with different levels of detail, different points of view. So, “Financial MDM” helps companies to be more efficient because hierarchies and their relationships are managed in a single place. Every modification impacts all applications at the same time. This increases consistency and data quality among all hierarchies.

Financial MDM has got the same DNA as other MDM domains and is a key tool to help partners implement new systems, upgrades and migrations for their clients because it accelerates deployment based on these coordinated and validated hierarchies. Financial MDM manages specific types of master data, such as:

  • Charts of accounts: consolidated, corporate or local. They can be different depending on application type. For instance, granularity is not the same for actual accounting or forecasting. They can be designed to meet different regulatory requirements: local, IFRS, GRI sustainability reporting or Solvency II in the insurance industry
  • Legal entities including different dimensions: geography, activities
  • Organizational dimensions : departments, business units, cost and profit centers
  • Analysis dimensions: using general ledger accounting flexible fields such as sales channels or projects
  • Reference data: time, currencies, taxes.

Financial master data needs to be quickly and easily adapted to business changes at the fast pace of business. Financial MDM is essential not only for minor modifications in day to day business, when creating a new cost centre or modifying an existing attribute for a legal entity, but also when making major changes such as mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations or regulatory changes.

Flexibility is the key to allow business users to easily make their own updates, plus these changes have to be part of a data governance process. A workflow is required to define roles and responsibilities.

Five reasons to invest in a Financial MDM

  1. Empower financial business users
  2. Ensure consistency in business hierarchies and related links
  3. Link local needs to corporate standards and consolidate all lines of business
  4. Accelerate Mergers & Acquisitions
  5. Analyze your master data across heterogeneous environments

See more at:

Wednesday Jun 04, 2014

PBCS Hyperion Planning in the Cloud Implementation Workshop

Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) opens up opportunities for organizations of all sizes to streamline planning and forecasting, accelerate deployment, and reduce costs.

This one-day in-person workshop is delivered by Oracle Development (free to OPN member partners), and will cover the handoff from selling-to-implementing of PBCS. Although the basic building blocks are the same as with on-premises Planning, there is a paradigm shift when it comes to selling and implementing a Cloud Service solution. The value proposition behind Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service is all about the deployment model, how it’s sold and how it gets implemented – simplicity, fast adoption and flexible deployment, without sacrificing first-class functionality.

To be successful, the entire cycle from sales to implementation should consistently support this value proposition to your clients. This training event is for OPN member partners whose business roles involve presales, implementation consulting, and support. This workshop briefly reviews the sales approach, as background, with emphasis on partner sales support. The main objective is to learn what is needed to successfully implement Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service once the sales hand off is made – how to leverage your current Hyperion Planning knowledge and use the features designed specifically to build out a Cloud Service solution.

This Workshop is being offered at three locations for partners from all countries in EMEA:

  • June 24, 2014: Kista, Sweden
  • June 26, 2014: Reading, United Kingdom
  • June 29-30, 2014 (split days): Dubaï, United Arab Emirates

To get more information, to check pre-requisites, and to register, click here.

Thursday May 29, 2014

PBCS Hyperion Planning in the Cloud PartnerLab 2-Day Training

Objective of the PartnerLab:  To help partners engage the interest and commitment of their clients for Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service projects. This is your unique opportunity to learn how to expand your business with the PBCS Application.

This 2-day PartnerLab workshop will enable your team to understand the fundamental concepts of the PBCS Application, the implications of Oracle Public Cloud deployment, and to effectively present and demonstrate PBCS to prospective clients. Participants must already be competent with the on-premise Hyperion Planning application: this training will build on existing expertise to cover SaaS Cloud specific deployment implications and how best to demonstrate this to clients and win services led PBCS implementation engagements.

Register here now and see full Agenda for 07-08 July 2014 in Oracle Paris – Colombes

15, bd Charles de Gaulle, 92715 Colombes Cedex France

Register here now and see full Agenda for 15-16 July 2014 in Oracle Italy

via Fulvio Testi 136, Cinisello Balsamo, Milan, Italy

This training is free of charge to OPN Member Partners

This PartnerLab is a 2 day in-class workshop event led by Oracle Pre-Sales subject matter experts. These 2 days consist of discussions, presentations, demonstration and hands-on exercises. Note: the hands-on exercises are in an already installed environment that you can have access to after the event (see more @ Hyperion Demonstration Systems for Partners). The PartnerLab will be delivered in English or local language.

Mandatory prerequisites for a participant: Please view material available and complete the assessments before you attend the PartnerLab event. Material and assessments cover foundational information about Oracle Hyperion Planning and Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service.

View material prior to live PartnerLab:

Take and pass these on-line assessments prior to the live PartnerLab training:

Friday Apr 25, 2014

Hyperion Demonstration Systems for Partners

If you need to get access to a demonstration environment, hosted by Oracle, then the current version of the Hyperion EPM Applications v11.1.2.3 are available for partners to book and use to show to their clients. This demonstration covers all the modules including HFM, Planning and Tax provisioning: and there is a demo image which is the same as the PBCS Planning in the Cloud version.

These Oracle Demonstration Services are run by the Oracle Global Sales Engineering team (“GSE”).

In summary, OPN Member Partners can Learn more and Apply for Access to GSE ( ... and follow the link CLICK HERE for On Premise Demonstration Environments and CLICK HERE for Cloud Services - PBCS - Demonstration Environments), and once approved, can access the link to book and run “On Premise” EPM and PBCS demos @ https://demo.oracle.com.

GSE provides a platform to demo Oracle products in an enterprise setting in the way Oracle is meant to be used. We provide demos that are easily accessible and fast performing, consistent with product strategy and sales needs.  See specifically the notes for PBCS @ How to Access and Use Planning & Budgeting Cloud Services Environments.

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