KPI Partners Blog

An Informatica Expert's Understanding of Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Tue, Nov 25, 2014 @ 10:42 AM

by Prashanth Gajjala

I started working with Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) a year ago while participating in a Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 11.1.1.7 implementation.   I have been working with Informatica as the extract-transform-load (ETL) tool of choice for a long time, which included Oracle Business Intelligence Applications and custom warehouse projects.

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Tags: Blog, Data Warehousing, Oracle, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), Informatica, Data Integration, ODI, ETL, Prashanth Gajjala, ELT

Ongoing Challenge: Data Integration In "The Cloud"

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Wed, Nov 19, 2014 @ 10:49 AM

by Potnuru Hatakesh

Adoption of "The Cloud" is growing significantly as more a enterprises start to see and experiencing the value in agility, scalability, and cost savings.

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Tags: Blog, Data Warehousing, Informatica, Data Integration, ETL, Cloud Services, Cloud Application Integration, Cloud Master Data Management, Potnuru Hatakesh

What is SAML?... More About A Tool For Enterprise Cloud Security

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Mon, Nov 17, 2014 @ 12:23 PM

by Shiva Molabanti

What is SAML?

SAML is the XML-based Security Assertion Markup Language being standardized at OASIS Security Services. SAML enables single sign-on and other security scenarios, and provides details about the authentication, attribute, and authorization information between security domains. SAML has the specific XML-based protocol by which security information can be transported securely across domains from SAML Authorities i.e. Identity Provider and the SAML Consumers i.e. Service Providers.

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Tags: Blog, OBIEE, Shiva Molabanti, Security, Cloud Services

Visualizations: Helping Average Business Analysts Look Like Geniuses

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Thu, Nov 06, 2014 @ 09:17 AM

by Sid Goel

I often get this question from various IT people:  "Why do business analysts like fancy dashboards?"

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Tags: Business Intelligence, Blog, Sid Goel, Financial Analytics, Finance, Geospatial

KPI Forms Oracle BI Cloud Services (BICS) Task Force

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Wed, Nov 05, 2014 @ 01:12 PM

Los Angeles, CA – November 5, 2014. KPI recently announced the launch of an internal expert services team for Oracle BI Cloud Services (BICS) that acts as a specialized advisory group for projects focused on this new technology.  The KPI Partners Oracle BICS Task Force can demonstrate real-world use case scenarios and an accelerated value-driven approach to cloud-based analytics.

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Tags: Business Intelligence, Blog, Oracle BI, News, Oracle, Data Integration, Cloud Services, Darren Chilton, Oracle BICS

17 Key Metrics for Financial Managers

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Mon, Nov 03, 2014 @ 10:38 AM

by Myles Gilsenan

Financial managers in all industries need to be aware of the health of their organization as well as the health of the processes that enable sound financial management.  In this article, I will outline some basic metrics that can be used to identify and evaluate the health and efficiency of the accounting and finance function as well as the financial health of the organization.

While it is true that specific metrics can vary across industries, in this article we will address metrics and concepts that can be applied across most industries.

The metrics to be discussed will be broken up into the following categories:

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Tags: Business Intelligence, Blog, Oracle BI, Oracle, Financial Analytics, Myles Gilsenan, Finance, Performance Management