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.

Business Analytics Oracle Partner Advisory Council 2013

WHEN: Friday the 20th of September 2013 (just before OpenWorld)

Register by: 1st of August 2013

WHERE: Sofitel San Francisco Bay

223 Twin Dolphin Drive, 94065 REDWOOD CITY, CA, USA

Don’t miss this once a year opportunity to meet and drive a closer engagement with Oracle’s global Product Management Team:

  • Oracle global Product Management will host this workshop.
  • Target group: ACE Directors, Lead Consultants and key architects from our partners
  • Topics: Product Development Roadmap, Partner project experience, your feedback, Q&A session
  • For any inquiries please contact sam.sharp@oracle.com

As part of registering for the event, please note that you will need to complete the BI / EPM PAC-survey. Thank you for taking the time to provide this, your valuable input.

The PAC (one for BI, and a separate track for Hyperion) is free of charge, but is only for OPN Specialised member partners, and is subject to availability. (Please do not attend unless you have received a confirmation from Oracle to do so.)

Registration Link Coming Soon

We do hope you will be able to join us - and I look forward to welcoming you in San Francisco.

Tuesday Jun 25, 2013

Content from Oracle Business Analytics Partner Forum 2013

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

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

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

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

· 21st Century Business Analytics

· The 21st Century CFO

· Driving Profitability through Customer Experience

· Exalytics Case Studies

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

Thursday May 30, 2013

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

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

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

Mike Hallett, EMEA A&C Director for Business Analytics

Please click here

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

Olivier Bernard, EMEA Solution Director EPM

Please click here

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

Previous Webinars in this series that you can Replay include:

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

Mike Hallett, EMEA A&C Director for Business Analytics

Please click here

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

Olivier Bernard, EPM Business Solutions Director, EMEA

Please click here

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

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

Thursday May 09, 2013

Technical Training Workshops in June for Exalytics, Endeca and Hyperion 11.1.2.3

There are a series of specialised partner only Technical Training Workshops in June:

1. Learn the latest news about Hyperion (v 11.1.2.3) and Hyperion on the cloud in a one-day Hyperion session - 12th June, 2013

2. Follow-on 2-day technical Hyperion (v 11.1.2.3) workshop - 13th through to 14th June, 2013

3. Specialist technical workshop for Exalytics (3-days) - 12th through to 14th June, 2013

4. Specialist deep-dive technical workshop on Times-Ten for Exalytics (2-days) - 13th through to 14th June, 2013

5. Technical training workshop for Endeca Information Discovery (3-days) - 12th through to 14th June, 2013

These technical workshops are within the overall agenda of this year’s Oracle Business Analytics EMEA Partner Community Forum 2013 in Milan, Italy: so you can also come along to the June 11th plenary Forum day, and the Business Intelligence breakout session.

To register for any of these workshops, go to this REGISTER NOW link, and when you click the “Register Now!” button, you can fill out the questionnaire to specify which workshops you will attend.


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


Dates: Forum on 11th June, with Workshops starting on 12th through to 14th June, 2013

Place: Milan Italy - Partners from all countries are welcome to attend.

Wednesday Apr 24, 2013

Oracle Business Analytics EMEA Partner Community Forum 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This event should appeal to BI or EPM specialised Partners, Executives, Sales, Pre-sales and Solution consultants: with a choice of participation in the plenary day and then a set of special interest sessions. The follow-on breakout sessions on the 12th, 13th and 14th June provide deeper dives and technical training for those of you who wish to stay for intensive sales, pre-sales and hands-on workshops.

Keynote: Rich Clayton, VP Business Analytics Strategy

Hot agenda items will include:

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


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

Dates: 11th June - 14th June, 2013

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

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

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


Note: There is no registration fee for OPN member partners for the conference which includes the plenary day, gala dinner, as well as any of the deeper dives and technical training, but you will be responsible for your own travel and hotel expenses.


We look forward to seeing you there.

Best regards,

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

Olivier Bernard
EPM Business Solutions Director, Oracle EMEA

Alexandra von Sondern
Partner Events Manager
Oracle EMEA

Wednesday Apr 17, 2013

Oracle CloudWorld Event in London May 14th and Munich May 15th

Mark Hurd, President and Thomas Kurian, Executive Vice President, Product Development are the keynote speakers at Oracle CloudWorld London (14th May 2013) and on the 15th May 2013 in Munich.

For example, Oracle’s public cloud offering of Fusion Applications embeds (OBI) business analytics, and you can hear how you can Drive Predictable Performance with our (Hyperion) Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service.

Discover your next steps at Oracle CloudWorld, a premier executive event series hosted by Oracle. . Experience insightful keynotes, real-world case studies, hands-on demos, face-to-face networking, and in-depth tracks on how mobile, social, and cloud are redefining how business gets done for:

  • Sales – Customer Experience – Empowering People, Powering Brands
  • Customer Service and Support – Customer Experience: Empowering People, Powering Brands
  • Human Resources – Power HR's Business Contribution
  • Finance and Operations
  • – Run a Back Office that Puts You in Front
  • Application Developers – Transform Developer Experience with a Powerful and Flexible Platform
  • Applications IT - Sessions for Security and Integration

London : Tuesday, 14 May 2013, 08:15 – 18:30, ExCel Center, agenda and registration
Munich : Wednesday, 15 May 2013, 9:00 – 19:00, The Westin Grand München, agenda and registration

Monday Mar 18, 2013

EPM Release 11.1.2.3 Partner Training Webcast

Here is the webcast replay (originally on March 6TH ) from the Oracle EPM Product Development team on the latest EPM release.

Join this 2.5 hour, in-depth session to learn about key new features and important product positioning for the Hyperion EPM 11.1.2.3 release.

For our EPM Partners, we also have the “Solutions Factory” micro-site to keep you updated on our EPM Product offerings. You will find here the latest products presentations (for example on Hyperion EPM 11.1.2.3), sales positioning slide decks, training materials and links to demo content.

· So stay tuned and check this page on a regular basis for new content.

· To get the logon password to the EPM Solutions Factory, or for more information, please contact:

Olivier Bernard
EPM Sales Development Director
olivier.bernard@oracle.com


 

Friday Mar 08, 2013

Sucaba Exalytics Center of Excellence in Nordics

Sucaba’s Center of Excellence is dedicated to showcasing the capabilities of Oracle Exalytics and performing Proof of Concepts.

Sucaba, a leading certified provider of professional services in Oracle Business Intelligence and Hyperion, recently unveiled its new Nordic Center of Excellence (CoE) for Oracle Exalytics, an Engineered System for Extreme Analytics. Oracle Exalytics is the industry's first in-memory BI machine that delivers the fastest performance for business intelligence and planning applications.

The Center of Excellence is dedicated to showcasing the capabilities of Oracle Exalytics and performing Exalytics Proof of Concepts, Exalytics Test Drives, Exalytics Installation/Configuration/Setup for customers.

Stefan Toth, CEO at Sucaba, said: “With our Center of Excellence for Oracle Exalytics, we are unveiling a valuable resource for our customers who want to see first-hand the impact that Oracle Exalytics can have on their business, today and in the future.”

To find out more, visit http://www.sucaba.eu/events/oracle-exalytics-seminarium/

Wednesday Feb 27, 2013

Deployment Path Help for Your Oracle EPM System 11.1.2.2 Installation

A new Video Feature Overview (VFO) on Choosing a Deployment Path for Your Oracle EPM System Installation, Release 11.1.2.2 is now available on our YouTube channel.  You can find this VFO and others here: http://www.youtube.com/user/OracleEPMWebcasts


Please check the channel for the latest Enterprise Performance Management VFOs. We will continue to post new VFOs that focus on important, new EPM product features or modules.

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.

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE / DATA WAREHOUSING

CORPORATE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT (EPM - Hyperion)

BIG DATA AND ANALYTICS

Thursday Feb 21, 2013

EPM Hyperion Planning V11.1.2.2 Implementation Hands-On 5-Day Boot-camp

18th - 22nd March 2013 in Colombes, France - Register here

This 5-day for Partners workshop is designed to provide implementation instruction on Oracle Hyperion EPM Planning. This boot-camp is intended for prospective implementers of the Planning and Budgeting functionality of Oracle EPM or implementers that are currently familiar with the basics of EPM Planning and looking to strengthen their base of knowledge in the product.

The class begins with an overview of Essbase, the foundation of Hyperion Planning. It provides a general overview of Planning and Planning terms, the architecture of all the Planning components, and how they are commonly used.

The course goes over all the steps to create an application from scratch. This involves some preparation work outside of Planning and leads to developing the application in both the Planning Windows and Web clients. Participants will modify existing dimensions and build out the hierarchies using the Web client.

The course focuses on tasks that end-users must perform during the planning cycle. It walks students through creating and modifying forms, working with forms to enter data, adding annotations, and the rest of the form features such as running business rules and managing task lists. It covers how to use the forms in the Smart View client and finishes up the end-user perspective by going through Workflow Management and the process of submitting a plan for review. The final section of the course covers Security and other administration topics such as automation and deployment.

Prerequisites

  • Participants must be Oracle OPN member partners with a background in business information systems and a clientele of customers with ongoing or prospective EPM initiatives.
  • Further online OPN guided learning path information and webinars are available at: Oracle Hyperion Planning 11 Essentials.
  • Please note that attendees are required to bring a laptop: View here laptop requirements and detailed agenda. Free to OPN Partners - Register here

Oracle Announces New Hyperion Tax Provision Module

Oracle Hyperion Tax Provision allows customers to collect, calculate and report on the consolidated tax provision and more closely align tax with financial reporting.

Built on the Hyperion Financial Close Suite, Oracle Hyperion Tax Provision is a web-based tax application that addresses the full scope of the global tax provision process.

Oracle Hyperion Tax Provision replaces the highly manual methods used by most organizations with an automated and standardized process that increases efficiency. Furthermore, it integrates with tax compliance software and improves the overall compliance process by providing a more streamlined book-to-tax process.

Integrated with Oracle Hyperion Financial Management, Oracle Hyperion Tax Provision is based on the same technology trusted by thousands of finance organizations to ensure the accuracy of financial reporting.

“We believe that a corporate tax provision process that is not closely aligned with the financial reporting process may expose companies to unnecessary risk and inefficiencies. Aligning corporate tax and finance systems may greatly enhance the ability of tax departments to execute their responsibilities more effectively,” said Michael J. Johnson, performance management technology leader for Deloitte’s Tax Management Consulting Practice.

FSN article: “New Oracle tax provisioning product aligns corporate tax functions with HFM users” (link).   And join the FSN LinkedIn discussion in Tax Provisioning (link)

Oracle Hyperion Tax Provisioning : see press | blog | o.comwhitepaper | datasheet

Tuesday Dec 11, 2012

Demonstration Image BIC2G for Partners (OBI, Exalytics, BI-Apps, and EPM)

There is now available the new version of the VirtualBox Demonstration Image, "BIC2g 2012-10" for Partners; including support for OBI, Exalytics, BI Applications, and EPM Hyperion applications.

This is a demonstration, training and POV image that contains BI/Exalytics, BI Applications, and EPM product (software). It was originally developed to support internal Oracle Exalytics training, and has been expanded to include BI Applications. It is an OVA virtual appliance that can be imported into VirtualBox.

Details can be found in the BIC2g Partner Edition Exalytics Readme and BIC2g Partner Edition Deployment Guide, and it can be downloaded from the Partner FTP site at /static/BIC2G (see BI Solutions Engineering Partner Portal for connection information and further detail on Demonstration Images for Partners).

Hyperion Training from Oracle University

There is a great portfolio of the latest version of Hyperion Training from Oracle University, available at a discount for Oracle Partners, for example see these sets of courses:

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