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OPA Enablement Programme Update

Matthew Bickham
CX Practice Manager

Rob Bradford
| OPA Rules Consultant (Europe)

OPA version 12 has been with us for a few months now, and our products team are continuing to work hard on adding even more exciting features to future releases. As a reminder, this is the first version of OPA that combines the previously separate Cloud and On-Premise versions of the software into one product. Version 12 can be run using:

  • Oracle Service Cloud - where policy models are managed by Oracle Cloud operations
  • Private Cloud - where policy models are managed and deployed in your own estate

Whichever option you choose, you will be able to take advantage of a host of new features, including mobile application support, a re-designed authoring environment, improved control and flexibility around screen design and integrated collaboration and source control via the OPA hub.

Oracle Consulting Services provide a range of enablement courses as part of our OPA SmartSmart Services package, including a brand new OPA v12 Accelerator programme - aimed at people who are already experienced at developing rules in previous versions of the product.

OPA v12 Accelerator - NEW!

Course duration: 2 days

Suitable for rule authors who have previously taken the foundation course for OPA version 10. Covers the following topics:

  • Installing OPM version 12
  • Upgrading existing policy models
  • Navigating the new OPM user interface
  • Working with the hub
  • OPA mobile
  • Designing an interview
  • Screen styling
  • Testing in v12
  • Other new features

Our existing enablement courses have also been updated to incorporate the latest features.

OPA v12 Rule Author Foundation

Course duration: 5 days

Aimed at people who are new to OPA, or existing rule authors who want to refresh their foundation knowledge as well as learning about the new features. Includes updated content and new modules around navigating the OPM user interface, multi-author collaboration via working with the hub, improved interview design, deploying policy models to mobile applications (iOS and Android), using value lists to store reference data and some additional new built in functions.

OPA v12 Rule Author Advanced

Course duration: 5 days

This course is intended for rule authors who are already proficient in the topics covered in the foundation course, and want to take their OPA knowledge to the next level. Includes updated content around the more advanced OPA rule authoring features, such as inferred entity creation, inferred relationships, cross entity reasoning and everybody's favourite - time based reasoning (TBR).

OPA v12 with BI Publisher

Course duration: 2 days

As in previous versions, OPA v12 allows you to generate documents - now referred to as 'forms' - at the end of an interview. This course takes you through the process of creating rich, dynamic forms which can include images, tables and charts.

OPA v12 Testing

Course duration: 2 days

The OPA regression suite now uses Excel spreadsheets exclusively - allowing users to replicate test data and expected outcomes quicker and more easily than within previous versions. This course takes you through the process of creating and maintaining test scripts within v12.

OPA v12 Project Manager

Course duration: 2 days

This course provides Project Managers / Team Leaders with an opportunity to explore the leading practice methods that are used to implement OPA powered systems. Topics include resourcing considerations, estimation techniques, building a project schedule, documentation standards, case studies and tips & tricks.


Our extremely popular rule author assessments are also being refreshed, and it is now possible to take the OPA foundation or advanced rule author assessments using version 12 of the product.

Oracle Consulting Services can deliver enablement programmes either at your premises, or at any of our Oracle offices spread around the country. If required, we can tailor our courses to make them more specific to your project needs - and we can provide any equipment required (laptops with software pre-installed, iPads etc.). Do not hesitate to get in touch if you want to arrange or discuss an enablement programme, or for any further information.

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Comments ( 1 )
  • Mahesh Monday, June 12, 2017
    I have started w working on OPA , so like to be around in the forum
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