Monday Jul 21, 2014

Automated OBI Testing Improves Client Satisfaction

A challenge for BI partners and their clients stems from normal business change over time.  BI requirements are continually flexing to maintain relevance with changing business conditions, and so data models that support BI undergo continual revisions as the systems that create and modify data are upgraded and customised.

These revisions can sometimes “break” existing reports and dashboards, and so you need to check that these are all still working after any changes.  Oracle partner Acrotrend (www.acrotrend.com) has developed a utility “Xpress Validator” which automates this scanning, and helps you to foresee and fix disruptions to OBI before production roll-outs and thus enhances the user experience, without the need for a lot of costly, time-consuming manual testing.

For an Oracle Partner this means more cost effective delivery, improved margins, and improved client satisfaction.  Xpress Validator can be licensed from Acrotrend for use at your clients: for more information, please contact michelle.pallis@acrotrend.com, and you can register here for a webinar and demo onWednesday 6th August at 13.00 UK time / 14.00 CET.

See here for:

· Information on Xpress Validator for OBIEE

· When a great BI infrastructure becomes a victim of its own success…

· Register here for webinar and demo

Monday Sep 12, 2011

BI & EPM Demonstration Tools for Oracle Partners

UPDATED - 11g BIC2G v.11.1.1.5 deployment on the Amazon Cloud

BIC2GTo help partners with their own demoing, training and PoCs (Proof of Concepts for clients) we have a hosted BIC2G solution through the Amazon Cloud.  This hosted environment provides a Windows Server image that contains a full deployment of both the Business Intelligence 11g and EPM products.  This image is essentially the same image that Oracle's own presales team is using.  For latest news on this from OPN see here.

The BIC2G Amazon Machine Image (AMI) is a private image that is not publically available and access to this must be granted by Oracle to individual partners with Amazon EC2 accounts.  Download this document describing how to create a new account and subsequently apply for access to the BIC2G AMI. Also download here the supplement document instructions for port remapping using PuTTY, for partners wanting to use the AMI BIC2G who have issues related to firewalls.

OBI 11g by Example - Sample Applications

The Oracle Sample Application for Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition Plus is a comprehensive set of configuration examples for OBI 11g. This simple and easy to install content illustrates a broad range of OBI capabilities including interactive dashboards, semantic layer modelling and several OBI source integration capabilities. The Sample-App code is free to download and not maintained as a licensed product from Oracle.   To get this essential learning tool for your team click here.

BI Sample Application Virtual Box

In addition to the Amazon AMI that contains the full BI & EPM offering described above, there is a new linux distributable image of OBI only. This image is provided using Oracle's Virtual Box technology which operates very much as VMWare does.

This free to OPN partners image can be downloaded from from the BI Sample Apps page: click here.  On this page is also a setup guide to provide instruction on how to deploy the image.

For a full presentation on how to set up your own install of OBI 11g or to get a copy of our BIC2G demo environment on the Amazon Cloud, please download this "Partner OBI 11g Demo Environments"  (PPT, 4 MB)

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