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.

Thursday Sep 06, 2012

Don’t miss the Oracle Webcast: Enabling Effective Decision Making with “One Source of the Truth” at BB&T

Webcast Date:  September 17th, 2012  -  9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET 

BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the United States. One of their IT goals is to provide “one source of truth” to enable more effective decision making at the corporate and local level. By using Oracle’s Hyperion Enterprise Planning Suite and Oracle Essbase, BB&T streamlined their planning and financial reporting processes. Large volumes of data were consolidated into a single reporting solution giving stakeholders more timely and accurate information. By providing a central and automated collaboration tool, BB&T is able to prepare more accurate financial forecasts, rapidly consolidate large amounts of data, and make more informed decisions.

Join us on September 17th for a live webcast to hear BB&T’s journey to achieve “One Source of Truth” and learn how Oracle’s Hyperion Planning Suite and Oracle’s Essbase allows you to:

  • Adopt best practices like rolling forecasts and driver-based planning
  • Reduce the time and effort dedicated to the annual budget process
  • Reduce the time and effort dedicated to the annual budget process
  • Remove forecasting uncertainty with predictive modeling capabilities
  • Rapidly analyze shifting market conditions with a powerful calculation engine
  • Prioritize resources effectively with complete visibility into all potential risks
  • Link strategy and execution with integrated strategic, financial and operational planning

Register here.


Thursday Oct 27, 2011

Reducing the Pain of Budgeting - Free Webcast on November 3rd.

In today's volatile economy, many organizations are seeking to reduce the pain of the annual budget process and develop more dynamic, flexible planning processes that enable them to increase business agility. Strategic, financial, workforce, capital and operational planning all need to be aligned to deliver the expected results. Without the right planning tools, many organizations find their plans can struggle to keep pace with rapidly changing market conditions.

Join our Free Live Webcast on Thursday, November 3rd , to discover how Oracle’s Hyperion Planning Suite delivers World-Class Enterprise Planning through Web-based planning, budgeting, and forecasting and hear how Boston Scientific streamlined their planning processes.

Date: Thursday, November 3, 2011

Time: 9 a.m. PT /12 p.m. ET

Who should attend?  CFOs, VPs, Directors, and Managers with responsibility for Finance & Operations

Register Now

Wednesday Sep 21, 2011

Oracle EPM & BI Consulting at OOW 2011

Oracle OpenWorld 2011 is almost here.  Here's a quick update on how you can interact with Oracle Consulting's BI & EPM experts while at the conference. 

This year, the Oracle Consulting Solution Center moves to 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, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

In addition to presenting at 3 sessions, we will also be hosting a Demopod demonstrating our Migration Factory tools for helping move customers from legacy or competitors technology to Oracle technology.  Specific BI topics featured at this pod will be Teradata to Exadatamigrations as well as BI migrations from legacy Oracle/Hyperion tools and SAP BusinessObjects to OBIEE.  The Migration Factory DemoPod will be located in

I will be presenting in 1 session this year and we have several of our top architects presenting as week.  Here are our sessions:

Title:  Infrastructure Considerations of a Large Oracle Hyperion Financial Management...

Schedule: Tuesday, 03:30 PM, St. Francis - Elizabethan CD  (OCS Presenter - Karen Munoz)

Abstract: Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader focused on optimizing energy. A former Hyperion Enterprise customer, it embarked on an aggressive project to move its 2,500 Hyperion Enterprise users in 60 countries to Oracle Hyperion Financial Management over the course of one year. The presentation highlights lessons learned on one of the world's largest Oracle Hyperion Financial Management implementation projects as well as practical perspectives on hardware and infrastructure sizing, high availability, performance tuning, and monitoring and maintaining a high-performing team.

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Title: Enterprise Analytics with Oracle BI Apps and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition

Schedule:   Wednesday, 10:15 AM, InterContinental - Telegraph Hill- (OCS Presenter - Rob Reynolds)

Abstract: Oracle's prebuilt, cross-functional business intelligence (BI) applications provide the optimal decision platform for enterprisewide analytics required to help business make better, more informed decisions. In this session, learn how to use Oracle Business Intelligence Applications and the power of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g to visualize and drive operational as well as strategic decisions across your business. See how Oracle's lifecycle services portfolio can help you leverage your existing IT investments to accelerate the delivery of business analytics and deliver smarter, more agile decision capabilities.

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Title: Budgeting & Report with Oracle Hyperion Planning and Oracle Essbase in a SAP Environment

Schedule: Wednesday, 05:00 PM, St. Francis - Elizabethan CD (OCS Presenter - Buland Chowdhury)

Abstract: See how Astra Zeneca uses Oracle Hyperion Planning and Oracle Essbase to budget and report in a complex environment that aligns three operating units yet provides flexibility for business rules to differ. This multiapplication design accommodates sales to gross margin, extensive dimensionality for expenses, labor planning, currencies, capital, balance sheet, and more. It also provides a consolidated and robust reporting tool with many years of data and interfaces with a customized SAP system, among others. Hear tips for managing multiple stakeholders with different businesses and executives within one platform. The presentation includes business resolutions and benefits, project timeline, architecture, customer testimonials, and more.

Wednesday Sep 08, 2010

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