Friday Sep 20, 2013

OCS Analytics Sessions at OOW13

Just a quick reminder of our Oracle Consulting Analytics sessions at Openworld next week - hope to see you there!

How to Deploy and Manage Your Oracle Business Analytics

Session ID: CON8408
Content Catalog Link: https://oracleus.activeevents.com/2013/connect/sessionDetail.ww?SESSION_ID=8408

How do you architect an Oracle Business Analytics solution to drive more-strategic business decisions? What products and processes enable you to gain a comprehensive view of your data in the fastest, most reliable, and most cost-effective way?In this session, gain valuable insight into Oracle Reference Architectures, proven methodologies, best practices, and lessons learned from helping customers implement best-in-class Oracle Business Analytics solutions.

Best Practices in Delivering Analytics with Oracle Technology

Session ID: CON4444
Content Catalog Link: https://oracleus.activeevents.com/2013/connect/sessionDetail.ww?SESSION_ID=4444

With today's budget constraints, higher education must have instant access to data to ensure efficiencies in educational administration. In this session, Columbus State University (CSU) and Oracle discuss best practices in leveraging Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, Oracle Data Integrator, and Oracle Database technologies for data access. CSU provides insight into lessons learned, the implementation approach, and value realized through analytics to meet strategic goals, including the recently deployed Student Retention, Progression and Graduation reporting solution. CSU shares how it partnered with Oracle Consulting to help provide BI expertise and implementation experience for faster results.

Best Practices for Deploying Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Solutions

Session ID: CON5909
Content Catalog Link: https://oracleus.activeevents.com/2013/connect/sessionDetail.ww?SESSION_ID=5909

Are you deploying Oracle Hyperion enterprise performance management solutions? In this session, the City of Atlanta shares best practices and lessons learned in deploying them. The City of Atlanta provides municipal services to nearly 600,000 citizens and manages the world's busiest airport. To integrate and simplify budget preparation, publication, and processes, it deployed Oracle Hyperion Public Sector Planning and Budgeting. To rapidly consolidate and report financial results, including its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR), it deployed Oracle Hyperion Financial Management. In the session, a speaker from the City of Atlanta discusses how Oracle Consulting provided implementation guidance and expertise for quickly deploying this solution.

The complete list of Oracle Consulting sessions, demo's & events can be found here.

Thursday Aug 29, 2013

Oracle Analytics Consulting at OOW 2013

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 is just around the corner.  Here's my yearly guide to meet & interact with Oracle Consulting's Analytics experts while at the conference. 

The Oracle Consulting Solution Center is again in Moscone West, Lobby Level 3.  You can stop by and to schedule one-on-one's with Oracle Consultants and Architects to discuss any variety of topics. Please stop by and schedule an appointment if you would like to discuss specific  Analytics topic with me or one of our architects.

Consulting Center Hours
Mon, 9/20, 9:45 am - 5:30 pm
Tues, 9/21, 9:45 am - 5:30 pm
Wed, 9/22, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

I will be presenting in 1 session this year and we have several of our top architects & OCS customers presenting as well.  Here are the sessions:

How to Deploy and Manage Your Oracle Business Analytics

Session ID: CON8408
Content Catalog Link: https://oracleus.activeevents.com/2013/connect/sessionDetail.ww?SESSION_ID=8408

How do you architect an Oracle Business Analytics solution to drive more-strategic business decisions? What products and processes enable you to gain a comprehensive view of your data in the fastest, most reliable, and most cost-effective way?In this session, gain valuable insight into Oracle Reference Architectures, proven methodologies, best practices, and lessons learned from helping customers implement best-in-class Oracle Business Analytics solutions.

Best Practices in Delivering Analytics with Oracle Technology

Session ID: CON4444
Content Catalog Link: https://oracleus.activeevents.com/2013/connect/sessionDetail.ww?SESSION_ID=4444 With today's budget constraints, higher education must have instant access to data to ensure efficiencies in educational administration. In this session, Columbus State University (CSU) and Oracle discuss best practices in leveraging Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, Oracle Data Integrator, and Oracle Database technologies for data access. CSU provides insight into lessons learned, the implementation approach, and value realized through analytics to meet strategic goals, including the recently deployed Student Retention, Progression and Graduation reporting solution. CSU shares how it partnered with Oracle Consulting to help provide BI expertise and implementation experience for faster results.

Best Practices for Deploying Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Solutions

Session ID: CON5909
Content Catalog Link: https://oracleus.activeevents.com/2013/connect/sessionDetail.ww?SESSION_ID=5909

Are you deploying Oracle Hyperion enterprise performance management solutions? In this session, the City of Atlanta shares best practices and lessons learned in deploying them. The City of Atlanta provides municipal services to nearly 600,000 citizens and manages the world's busiest airport. To integrate and simplify budget preparation, publication, and processes, it deployed Oracle Hyperion Public Sector Planning and Budgeting. To rapidly consolidate and report financial results, including its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR), it deployed Oracle Hyperion Financial Management. In the session, a speaker from the City of Atlanta discusses how Oracle Consulting provided implementation guidance and expertise for quickly deploying this solution.

The complete list of Oracle Consulting sessions, demo's & events can be found here.


Monday Aug 26, 2013

OOW 2013 - Focus on Analytics

If you are headed to Openworld this year, be sure to check out the Openworld 2013 Focus on Analytics before you go.  This guide shows all the Keynotes, General Sessions, and Demos available for Oracle's Analytics products, including BI, EPM, Big Data and Data Warehousing.

Monday May 13, 2013

BI Apps 11.1.1.7.1 Released

Update: new doc Cookbook: Installing and Configuring Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.7.1 now available on OTN.

The latest version of the Oracle BI Applications is now available for download on OTN.  This new release uses Oracle Data Integration for the ETL tool as well as 2 new modules -  Student Information Analytics, and Indirect Spend Planning.

This major new release of Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 11g adds:

1. New in-memory analytic applications

2. Significantly expand functional content across existing CRM and ERP Oracle BI Applications

3. Re-design to leverage the power of Oracle Data Integrator and, optionally, GoldenGate

4. New out-of-the-box utilities to increase productivity and further drive down Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

New Oracle BI Applications:

· Oracle Student Information Analytics enables academic institutions to improve recruitment, lower dropout rate by tracking student attendance in real-time, monitor graduation rate, manage student financial transactions, and match up school resources with student needs more effectively.

· Oracle Indirect Spend Planning – a prebuilt planning application that teams with Oracle Procurement and Spend Analytics to enable businesses to optimize spend through what-if modeling

New Content Enhancements: Significant expansion of content improves existing front and back-office Oracle BI Applications including:

· Oracle Human Resources Analytics expands analysis on HR programs and workforce performance with new

Time and Labor Analysis, global Payroll Analysis and Headcount Gain and Loss.

· Oracle Financial Analytics improves company Financial Performance with new Fixed Assets Analysis, providing complete lifecycle of assets from acquisitions, capitalization to retirements. Budgetary Control Analysis, ideal for public sector, delivers insight into expense & revenue budgets including analysis of budgeted amounts, encumbrances, expenditures, funds available, overspending, and recognized revenues.

· Oracle Project Analytics expands insight into project-based data with new Resource Management Analysis, providing visibility into project requirements, trending, utilization, competencies and alignment. Reconciliation of project sub-ledger and General Ledger assist project accountants in reconciling differences between the two ledgers for cost and revenue transactions. Perspective based dashboards provide an optimized Project Analytics user interface that orients the content around specific user perspectives.

· Oracle Supply Chain & Order Management Analytics introduces new Enhanced Inventory Analysis, providing deep insight into Inventory Cycle Count, Inventory Aging, Inventory Expiration/Obsolescence tracking and Inventory balances and transaction details at lot level. Item Cost History Analysis allows insight into historical cost of Supply Chain related items.

· Oracle Procurement & Spend Analytics introduces new Sourcing Analysis, providing a new comprehensive Sourcing Business Process that includes negotiations, awards, savings and performance. Award decisions will help identify trends and check if there is a margin for any savings opportunity.

· Oracle CRM Analytics expands insight into front office Analytics with Indirect Forecasting and Service Contracts support. Forecasting Analysis is now possible when submissions are made up a forecast hierarchy that is outside of the reporting hierarchy. Oracle Price Analytics has added E-Business Suite to the list of supported sources. Customers now have a ready means to assess pricing performance and arrest revenue and margin leakage.  Robust price waterfall analysis possible with the new Waterfall view.

Check out the docs on OTN for more details.


Monday Jan 14, 2013

Webcast: Next Generation Analytics

We will be hosting our monthly Oracle Consulting Analytics webcast on Tuesday, January 29 12 at 9am PSt, 12pm EST.  This month's topic is Next Generation Analytics.  Hear how customers are using Oracle technology to delivery the Next Generation of Analytics to their users. 

 You can access the replay here:


Click Here to Replay


Friday Oct 26, 2012

Big Data & Business Analytics Webcast on Halloween

 This is going to be a great webcast with Andrew McAfee.  Register here.


Monday Oct 15, 2012

Exalytics Webcast - Extreme Analytics Without Limits


Event Date: October 18, 2012
Event Time: 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET

If your organization is like most, you grapple with an ongoing struggle to obtain timely and relevant information from your enterprise systems. So, while you may have the data needed to answer key questions, the volume, complexity, and dispersal of that data makes getting those answers tough.

Attend this Webcast to learn how the combination of Oracle Exalytics In- Memory Machine and Oracle’s market leading analytic applications enables you to go beyond the traditional boundaries of data analysis and get the insight you need from massive volumes of data – all at the speed of thought.

See how you can benefit from running your analytic applications on Oracle Exalytics to:

  • Lower TCO
  • Improve Operational Decision Making and Enhance Competitive Advantage
  • Deliver Speed-of-thought Analysis – Anytime, Anywhere
Register today. Learn how Oracle Business Analytics can move your business ahead.

Register Here

Friday Sep 21, 2012

Analytics Consulting at Oracle OpenWorld 2012

Oracle OpenWorld 2012 just around the corner.  Going to be a great conference this year and the Analytics Consulting practice will be there in full force.

This year I will be presenting on Mobile Analytics.  My session is Monday afternoon at 3:15 at the Palace Hotel.

Session: CON9500 - Delivering Your Mobile Analytics Strategy with Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile Solutions

Time/Location:  3:15-4:15 PST, Palace Hotel, Telegraph Room

Abstract:  In this session, learn how Oracle Consulting can enable you to develop a mobile analytics strategy. Your users will be able to view, analyze, and act on Oracle Business Intelligence content while on the go. Hear how Oracle Consulting customers are leveraging the power of Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile to turn insight into action directly from a mobile device.

Oracle Consulting Solution Center

As always, the Oracle Consulting Solution Center will be open in Moscone West (Lobby Level 3).  You can stop by and to schedule one-on-one's with Oracle Consultants and Architects to discuss any variety of topics. Please stop by and schedule an appointment if you would like to discuss specific BI or EPM topic with me or one of our other EPM/BI architects.

Consulting Center Hours
Mon, 9/20, 9:45 am - 5:30 pm
Tues, 9/21, 9:45 am - 5:30 pm
Wed, 9/22, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Additionally, we Oracle Consulting will have 2 demo pods on the exhibit floors.

 Demo Pods:

Helping You Successfully Migrate to the Cloud (Moscone West, W-022)

Oracle Consulting: Optimizing Your Engineered Systems Environment (Moscone South, S-170)

Hope everyone has a great time in San Francisco next week and please stop by the Oracle Consulting Solution Center, even just to say "hello!"  And if you can't make the conference, be sure to follow the live twitter coverage of key Analytics events.


Wednesday Sep 05, 2012

Oracle's Business Analytics Strategy Webcast

Join Mark Hurd and Balaji Yelamanchili as they unveil the latest advances in Oracle’s strategy for placing analytics into the hands of every one of your decision-makers—so that they can see more, think smarter, and act faster.

Learn about the latest developments in business intelligence technology and applications, advanced analytics, performance management applications, and engineered systems. You’ll find out how you can harness the exploding volumes of data being generated inside your organization—and beyond the firewall—to:

  • Deliver real-time intelligence to your mobile workforce globally
  • Forecast and plan at the speed of business
  • Accelerate your financial close and reporting process
Discover how Oracle business analytics can change the way you do business.

Register today for this on demand event.

New Business Analytics Newsletter Available

Check out the August edition of the Oracle Business Analytics Newsletter.

 One of my favorites in this edition is the link to the Land O' Lakes video with Barry Lebenson, CIO, where he describes their use case for Oracle Endeca Information Discovery.  Its about half way down the page, or just click here.


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