BI-EPM Newsletter

ODTUG Kscope17 is Coming June 25-29, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas

Are you coming to ODTUG Kscope17? Kscope has some of the best content and events around, including the Monday Community Lunch sponsored by METAVERO and Monday Community Night Events. Join us for BI Texas-Style Trivia and the EPM Cloud Lounge sponsored by KPMG. We'll celebrate ODTUG's 20th Birthday at our Special Event held at the historic Sunset Station, sponsored by Applied OLAP, MindStream Analytics, and Vertical Edge Consulting Group.

We can't wait to see you in San Antonio!

Maps! Everyone Loves Maps!
By Arthur Dayton

We love maps! We bet you do too. In the following article, Arthur Dayton of Vlamis Software Solutions explains why many companies aren’t using them and how that can all change with Oracle DB 12c and OBIEE 12c. Reexamine use cases for maps today! Read more

Docker, Docker Everywhere 
By Becky Wagner

We are sure you’ve been hearing a lot about Docker lately. Oracle has quickly gotten onboard with the Docker wave as well, with the Oracle Container Registry. Don’t forget to check out Oracle’s GitHub Repository for Docker containers as well. Want to see what else can be done with Oracle software and Docker? Gianni Ceresa’s most recent blog post, OBIEE 12c Docker Image: Dive Into the Dockerfile is a perfect place for a technical deep dive. Be sure to check out his other Docker and OBIEE posts while you are there.

I Am Now an ODTUG Member Thanks to the Miami ODTUG EPM-BI Oracle Stack User Event
By Yvette Chung

had the incredible opportunity to attend the first ODTUG executive meeting in Miami. It was a great experience to meet executives, and other EPM professionals who shared lessons of current challenges and their victories, and a great event to get expert information from industry leaders. Read more

Meetup Recap: Wichita EPM-BI Meetup
By Mike LaBarge

The latest Wichita Area EPM-BI Enthusiast Meetup on April 25 was another big success with 20+ attendees, including several first-time participants. Jason Karber and the rest of the Koch EPM team hosted the meetup at the Koch Industries headquarters in Wichita. After a “Truth or Lie” ice-breaker game, Jason provided a very informative presentation entitled Enhancing with the Stars -– Use Cases of HFM Data Extract via Flat File and the Star Schema. This was followed by a live demo presentation on Essbase Partitioning by Mike LaBarge. The group had a brief discussion of EPM issues and closed with a preview of interesting sessions coming up at ODTUG KScope17. Plans are already underway for a July Meetup with details to follow.                                

OAC Is Now Available

Francesco Tisiot wrote a great overview on Rittman Mead’s blog -- Oracle Analytics Cloud: Product Overview. Opal Alapat is also blogging and presenting great information in her OAC series! Find Oracle’s demos, documentation, FAQ’s, and more by visiting Oracle’s blog here

EPM Blogs to Check Out

Cameron’s series on Oracle Analytics Cloud “first impressions”:

John Goodwin’s series on “Planning File Format” in FDMEE:

Keith Kikta’s post on DRM property compares:

Anthony Manfredi’s post on EPBCS data maps:

Celvin Kattookaran’s post on PBCS security bulk uploads:

BI Blogs to Check Out

Sarah Zumbrum's posts on Oracle DV for Data Scientists:

Mark Cann's post from the Rittman Mead blog:

Phil Goerdt's post from the Red Pill Analytics blog:

BI Volunteer Initiative

Want to be a part of the action? Have an idea for the newsletter? Want to put on a webinar? The BI Community is looking for volunteers. Reach out to BI Community Leader Becky Wagner on Twitter @Bec_Wagner or email, BI Community Board Liaison Jake Turrell on Twitter @HyperionNerd or email, or use the following links:
Sign up to volunteer here.
To schedule a 
webinar, please email Alicia at ODTUG.
Please email Jessica at ODTUG to add your blog to the ODTUG blog roll.

Sign Up for Oracle Usability Labs and Receive a Free Gift

While you're at ODTUG KScope17, sign up to get a sneak peek at unreleased software designs, and let Oracle know what you think! Oracle is constantly developing new software and features that will make your work easier, and Oracle's User Experience team would love to get your feedback on new designs.

Usability sessions will take place after ODTUG Kscope17 is over, at a date and time of your own choice. You can take part via web conference, from the comfort and convenience of your own office. If you're interested, please fill out the one-page form here. To show our appreciation, we will send all participants their choice from a wide selection of thank-you gifts.


Upcoming Webinars

Add these upcoming BI and EPM webinars to your calendar: 



Tuesday, July 18, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
The Secret Sauce of the ODI Repository
Ankit Jain, Snapon Business Solutions 



Tuesday, July 25, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
From Zero to a Full OBIEE Model in 60 Minutes
Gianni Ceresa, DATAlysis 



Tuesday, August 1, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Keeping up with the Jones’: The Upgrade Process to OBIEE 12c

Linda Zheng, Lower Colorado River Authority and Michelle Kolbe, Red Pill Analytics 

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Managing Hybrid Oracle Environments
Jonathan Berry, Accelatis


Recent Webinars

Did you know that as a paid member of ODTUG, you can view past webinars anytime? Here are a few:



Top Line to Transactions in a Click: Real-time Analytics and Reporting for Oracle Applications
By Mike Nader, Matthew Halliday, and Raj Lalchandani, Incorta



Data Modeling, BI Modeling and/or Data Blending. What Should I Do?
By Hasso Schaap, Qualogy

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Can an EPM Application Really Save a Company at Least 500 Man-hours Per Day? Yes. It Can!
By Tim Tow, Applied OLAP

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The EPM Clouds are Rolling in Fast! Is It Really Worth Upgrading My On-Prem System Now?
By Joe Malewicki, iArch Solutions

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