BizTech Blog

Unlock the Power of Your Data with OBIA

Author: Stephen Goldsmith Date: Sep 29, 2014 9:22:14 AM

Categories: Oracle Business Intelligence

Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA) is a set of comprehensive pre-built solutions built on top of the Oracle Business Intelligence platform. The solutions allow organizations to rapidly deploy business intelligence throughout an organization without the traditional cost and time associated with defining, designing and developing a custom data warehouse, ETL, metadata, reports and dashboards.

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BizTech’s Oracle Experts Present at Oracle OpenWorld 2014

Author: Stephen Goldsmith Date: Aug 29, 2014 2:27:00 PM

Categories: Oracle Business Intelligence, Oracle Sales Cloud

If you plan to attend Oracle OpenWorld 2014 in San Francisco, California don’t miss BizTech’s numerous educational Oracle Cloud sessions. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 will be held on September 29 – October 2, 2014.

Each BizTech presentation will focus on various areas of Oracle Cloud Applications and will be delivered by Oracle Cloud experts. 

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Oracle Business Intelligence Caching Strategies

Author: Stephen Goldsmith Date: Apr 23, 2014 1:05:34 PM

Categories: Oracle Business Intelligence

Out of the box Oracle's caching strategy is to let cache exist for an unlimited amount of time.  This is cleared out when the server is bounced.  This is almost never an ideal situation, so there are two options, each is available for individual reports. 

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OBI Won! Utilizing Oracle Business Intelligence with Oracle E-Business Suite

Author: Stephen Goldsmith Date: Feb 7, 2014 2:35:00 PM

Categories: Oracle Business Intelligence, Oracle E-Business Suite

In Star Wars, a New Hope, (the original one, not the sequels, or, gasp, the prequels) Darth Vader meets Obi-Wan Kenobi for what will likely be the last time, a duel of two former best friends. “I’ve been waiting for you Obi-Wan,” he hisses, and proceeds to quickly defeat poor old Obi Wan Kenobi, sending him to meet the Force. So when the two clashed swords (well, technically, light sabers), Vader won and Obi lost.

In the real world (where my mind sometimes resides) I’m often confronted by clients telling me that Oracle EBS, while the number one ERP system in the world, can be a little cumbersome when trying to perform financial analysis. Say I want to review my all of AP invoices, then further sort by one specific vendor, on one specific date and even by one specific location. Essentially I want to know who quickly are we paying our vendors, who is lagging and what are the details? Also, I’d like to export in Excel or PDF and maybe do some more analysis there.

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KPI Demystified Series: Sales Pipeline Management

Author: Lee Tsao Date: Nov 1, 2013 4:42:08 PM

Categories: Oracle Business Intelligence, Fusion Applications

Effectively running a sales team requires decision making based both on fact and instinct. Sales pipeline and weighted sales pipeline value are often used to gauge the “Health” of a sales person’s pipeline and used as an indicator of how likely that sales person is to meet or exceed their sales goal.

The un-adjusted revenue and expected revenue by Practice Area by Sales Rep can easily be represented by the following pivot table:

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Business Intelligence Tools: Build or Buy?

Author: Stephen Goldsmith Date: Oct 1, 2013 12:33:00 PM

Categories: Oracle Business Intelligence, BizTech Insight Accelerator

The Case for Pre-Built Oracle OBIEE Business Intelligence Applications

The need for instant, meaningful data has lead companies to finally realize the need to implement a Business Intelligence Solution. The days of the Excel spreadsheets, of hard coded Daily Flash Reports, or Access based sales metrics have at last disappeared over the Horizon. Good bye, old friends, you served us well! Now it is time to look to the future.

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Top 4 Ways Business Intelligence Improves Your Bottom Line

Author: Stephen Goldsmith Date: Jul 30, 2013 4:40:55 PM

Categories: Oracle Business Intelligence

Most of us know that the purpose of Business Intelligence is to turn raw data into usable, meaningful information to help organizations make faster, easier decisions. However, more and more CFOs and organizations are now realizing the substantial impact Business Intelligence can also have on the bottom line.

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Here, There and Everywhere: Oracle Business Intelligence On The Go

Author: Stephen Goldsmith Date: Jan 25, 2013 3:54:00 PM

Categories: Oracle Business Intelligence

I am a self-proclaimed Beatles fanatic, as well an Oracle Business Intelligence and Mobile technology enthusiast. Believe it or not, these qualities aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive. Not anymore. When I think about the availability of Oracle Business Intelligence metrics, dashboards and reports on the go, I am often reminded of the great Beatles Song, Here, There and Everywhere (Paul McCartney’s favorite Beatles song.)

In today’s fast paced environment, managers need the latest information, access to reports, updates on customers and clients and the ability to see key performance metrics on a daily basis. The need to react to critical information almost instantaneously is the biggest change in the business world in the past ten years.

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Oracle E-Business – Supply Chain – How to use Oracle BI Publisher based reporting to analyze and reduce your Inventory levels

Author: Bob Bullman Date: Dec 4, 2012 3:40:00 PM

Categories: Oracle Business Intelligence

Having spent more than a decade focusing on improving Supply Chain, and a high percentage my energy was spent using quantitative information. KPI’s, Cubes, Dashboards, Briefing, Portals, , Data Marts and the list go on. The algorithms have not changes to much. Future projected turns was one recent change for me, but there has been a lot of renaming or repackaging of proven techniques. A colleague of mine decided to rename an old inventory analysis process or classification of Excess and Obsolete (E&O) to Slow Moving Obsolete Product (SLOP). It’s a bit more descriptive than E&O, and has a slight humorous tone.

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Oracle Hyperion Planning vs. Other Budgeting Tools

Author: Stephen Goldsmith Date: Nov 19, 2012 3:13:00 PM

Categories: Oracle Business Intelligence, Hyperion EPM

Oracle Hyperion Planning: Simply the Best. By combining prepackaged software with business intelligence capabilities and proven best planning practices, next-generation enterprise planning solutions optimize business planning across the enterprise. With the right enterprise planning technology in place, you will be able to drive collaborative, integrated event-based planning at all levels of your organization and with all appropriate participants.

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