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 Oct 01, 2012

OOW Mobile Analytics Session Follow-up

Had a great turn out for our session on Mobile Analytics yesterday.  Thanks to all that came and were so engaged and interactive.  Below are a few of the links from the presentation.  The full presentation will be available for download via the Content Catalog for OOW attendees shortly after the conference.

Oracle Web Resources:

Dashboard Design Resources (Books)

Information Dashboard Design: The Effective Visual Communication of Data, by Stephen Few.

Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten, by Stephen Few

Stephen Few's website.

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, by Edward Tufte

Edward Tufte's website.



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 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.

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