Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) September Update

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The latest upgrade for BICS happened last week and, while there are no new end user features, it is now easier to integrate data. New to this version is the ability to connect to JDBC data sources through the Data Sync tool.  This allows customers to set up automated data pulls from Salesforce, Redshift, and Hive among others.  In addition to these connections, Oracle RightNow CRM customers have the ability to pull directly from RightNow reports using Oracle Data Sync.  Finally, connections to on premise databases and BICS can be secured using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certifications.

A Comparison of Oracle Business Intelligence, Data Visualization, and Visual Analyzer

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The Role of Oracle Data Visualizer in the Modern Enterprise

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Chess as a metaphor for strategic competition is not a novel concept, and it remains one of the most respected due to the intellectual and strategic demand it places on competitors. The sheer combination of moves in a chess game (estimated to be more than the number of atoms in the universe) means that it is entirely possible that no two people have unintentionally played the same game.  Of course, many of these combinations result in a draw and many more set a player down the path of an inevitable loss after only a few moves.  It is no surprise that chess has pushed the limits of computational analytics which in turn has pushed the limits of players.  Claude Shannon, the father of information theory, was the first to state the advantages of the human and computer competitor attempting to wrest control of opposing kings from each other:

Oracle Business Intelligence – Synchronizing Hierarchical Structures to Enable Federation

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More and more Oracle customers are finding value in federating their EPM cubes with existing relational data stores such as data marts and data warehouses (for brevity, data warehouse will refer to all relational data stores). This post explains the concept of federation, explores the consequences of allowing hierarchical structures to get out of synchronization, and shares options to enable this synchronization.

ORACLE HYPERION CALC MANAGER – Part 4 – Creating RuleSets

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In Part 1 of this series, we introduced Calc Manager, providing a general overview and explanation of some new terms.  In the second post we walked through the development of a Planning rule that utilized a run time prompt.  Part 3 covered templates available with Calc Manager.

ORACLE HYPERION CALC MANAGER – Part 3 – Working with Templates

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In Part 1 of this series, we introduced Calc Manager, providing a general overview and explanation of some new terms.  In the second post in the series, we walked through the development of a Planning rule that utilized a run time prompt.  In this post, we’ll explore templates provided within Calc Manager.

ORACLE HYPERION CALC MANAGER – Part 2 – Creating a Planning Rule

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In Part 1 of this series we introduced Calc Manager, providing a general overview and explanation of some new terms.  In this post, we will walk through the development of a rule for Hyperion Planning using the graphical interface within Calc Manager.

The Workflow Revolution - Changes to Financial Reporting

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Thomas Friedman first talked about how globalization impacts business life in The World is Flat.  In this book, he describes the ‘flattening of the world’ as the idea that workers from around the globe could collaborate and work across systems and wide spans of geography.  One specific part of this flattening is a change he refers to as the “quiet revolution in software, transmission protocols” that he calls "the 'workflow revolution' because of how it made everyone’s computer and software interoperable.”

Welcome to Ranzal & Associates' Blog!

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Ranzal specializes in Business Intelligence and Business Performance Management with a concentration in Oracle/Hyperion’s toolkit. Ranzal works closely with corporate executives, line-of-business management, end users, and information systems departments alike to address the business issues and challenges inherent in data gathering, management, and dissemination. Organizations from various industries have engaged Ranzal with outstanding results.

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