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Treemap Views, Global Variables & Adapting To Oracle BICS From OBIEE 11g

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Tue, Oct 14, 2014 @ 09:09 AM

by Shiva Molabanti

Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) - Every organization should carefully evaluate the tool, as well as its potential for end-user adoption.

In today’s technological landscape there’s an ever-accelerating demand for increased efficiency and effectiveness. An organization, before evaluating a new solution, must consider end-user adoption for every technology prior to implementation, particularly when the cost of deployment and training are often driven by the rate of user adoption.  

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Tags: OBIEE, Migrations, Cloud Services, Shiva Molabanti, Oracle, Business Intelligence, Business Intelligence, Oracle BI, Oracle BICS, Blog

Key Metrics For Higher Education Analytics: Student Financials

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Mon, Oct 13, 2014 @ 10:55 AM

by Naresh Meda

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Tags: Student Information Analytics, Campus Analytics, Peoplesoft Campus Solutions, Business Intelligence, Education, University of California-Berkeley, Naresh Meda, Banner, Blog

Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) Overview

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Tue, Oct 07, 2014 @ 12:14 PM

by Shiva Molabanti

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Tags: OBIEE, Mobile BI, Cloud Services, Oracle, Business Intelligence, Business Intelligence, Oracle BI, Oracle BI Applications

Top 3 Takeaways On BI & EPM From Oracle OpenWorld 2014

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Fri, Oct 03, 2014 @ 06:45 AM

by Sid Goel

This week I have been in attendance at Oracle Open World where my focus has been on the Business Intelligence (BI) and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) track.   The presentations have revolved around 2 primary themes: Cloud and Oracle Data Integrator (ODI).

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Tags: Sid Goel, Cloud Services, Business Intelligence, Oracle BI Applications, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), Blog

TDWI Conference Focuses On Data-Driven Decision Making

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Fri, Sep 26, 2014 @ 11:44 AM

by Darren Chilton

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Tags: Data Warehousing, TDWI, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Darren Chilton, Blog

Star Schema or No Star Schema? That is the (Tableau) Question.

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Tue, Sep 23, 2014 @ 01:23 PM

by Avinash Mohan

Exploring the different ways Tableau connects to data and whether dimensional modeling is necessary when using Tableau’s architecture.

 

Architecture

Tableau has two primary ways to connect to data sources and work with them as shown in this simplified architecture diagram shown below .

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Tags: Data Warehousing, Real-Time BI, Cache, Avinash Mohan, Data Discovery, Business Intelligence, Tableau, Data Integration, Book, Blog

Blended Shore: Onshore & Offshore Development Best Practices for Business Intelligence

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Fri, Sep 19, 2014 @ 02:40 PM

by Prashanth Ashwathram

Making a business intelligence (BI) project successful is a daunting task in itself not just because of the complexity and tools involved, but because it requires cooperation from different functional groups, multiple source systems, and gaining user acceptance from groups of users that are often resistant to change.

The challenges add on further when the BI projects are planned to be executed in an onshore-offshore model. There are obviously many positives and benefits from this approach which can make this model a highly successful provided we follow some of the best practices.

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Tags: Prashanth Ashwathram, Offshore, Business Intelligence, Delivery Leadership, Blog

Leveraging Executive Sponsorship For A 360° Analytical View Of The Customer

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Mon, Sep 15, 2014 @ 02:21 PM

by Ron Cruz

One of the challenges facing our clients is a disjointed landscape for their customer-facing business intelligence tools.  This doesn’t happen in finance as everyone knows where the end product goes (CFO), nor does it happen much in product development.  When it comes to customer analytics, many companies struggle with disjointed systems and difficulty getting the data they want.  The sentence of, “I think we have that data….somewhere,”  is often uttered at companies that have these issues.

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Tags: Salesforce.com Analytics, Ron Cruz, Marketing Analytics, Customer 360 Analytics, Business Intelligence, Retail BI, Delivery Leadership, Blog

Higher Education Analytics: Key Star Schemas for Institutional Research

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Fri, Sep 12, 2014 @ 01:40 PM

by Parul Singh

The need for robust reporting and a structured enterprise data warehouse for educational institutions is becoming a necessity.  This type of modern architecture empowers academic institutions with best-in-class reporting and analytic capabilities to increase faculty, staff and student productivity; streamline operations and institutional advancement; and ensure student success.

There are a few key star schemas that can aid universities and their stakeholders to make informed decisions and deliver a better student experience:

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Tags: Student Information Analytics, Campus Analytics, Data Warehousing, Higher Education BI, Business Intelligence, Education, Banner

Seamless Reporting With Endeca & OBIEE: Make Them Work Together

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Mon, Sep 08, 2014 @ 10:38 AM

by Madan Thota

Endeca Information Discovery (EID) is a data discovery tool that helps business analysts to rapidly explore relevant data.  If you are already using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) and wish to reuse the BI data models from Endeca Information Discovery, here are the options.  The primary difference between both tools is that one is used for pre-defined analytics while the other is used for having a conversation with your data (analytics vs information discovery).  The overall goal for both approaches is to get the most value out of the data available.   

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Tags: OBIEE, Endeca, Data Discovery, Business Intelligence, Tutorial, Oracle BI, Blog