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Posted on May 30, 2013
Author: Ron Woodlock, Performance Architects

Oracle is making a big push to grow the installed base of its new Exalytics in-memory appliance. To encourage sales, Oracle is offering tempting deals. As a result, some customers who weren’t seriously considering an Exalytics purchase are walking away with a new hardware appliance! As exciting as the prospect of new hardware optimized to work with your …

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Posted on May 28, 2013
Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects

Continuing the series of posts that highlight the new and significant features in Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) 11.1.2.3, today we talk about the Hyperion Planning Outline Load Utility (OLU). This tool is often used by developers to quickly make bulk updates to the dimensional information or outline of an Oracle Hyperion Planning application, and …

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Posted on May 24, 2013
Author: Ron Woodlock, Performance Architects

In my recent post “The Five Reasons Consulting Projects Fail” I focused on five project characteristics that determine the success or failure of a project. Those characteristics include: Executive support User involvement Realistic expectations Proper planning Clear statement of business requirements Understanding that each of these must be managed effectively to ensure a positive project outcome is …

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Posted on May 20, 2013
Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects

Things to Like in Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) 11.1.2.3: Shared Services Console and Life Cycle Management (LCM) May 20, 2013 In the previous post about new features in Oracle EPM (Hyperion) 11.1.2.3, we looked at some of the new features in EPM Workspace 11.1.2.3. This post focuses on a few more features worth …

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Posted on May 15, 2013
Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects

Do you want to launch a public-facing business intelligence (BI) presence? If so, you will face the challenge of how to secure your data and your BI environment. The good news is that in the Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) solution, the answer is less complex than you would imagine. The Oracle-recommended architecture for …

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Posted on May 7, 2013
Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects

Excited about the new version of Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) that just got released? Wondering whether this is the version that you have been waiting for, and the version that you can be comfortable switching to? In this post, we highlight some of the new, and explore some of the not-so-new, features of …

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Posted on May 6, 2013
Author: Ron Woodlock, Performance Architects

Five characteristics seem to have the greatest impact on the success of a project.  The table below summarizes the results of the 2012 Standish Group “CHAOS Report” representing each of the five characteristics as continuum moving from successful outcomes on the left to failed outcomes on the right. The results of this study might seem obvious; …

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Posted on May 1, 2013
Author: Ron Woodlock, Performance Architects

In parts one and two, we discussed the first two process steps associated with the Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM). This post reviews the final two process steps in the RTM methodology. tracibilitymatrixpart3a Solution Design. In the RTM spreadsheet, for each item that has been accepted an evaluation a determination of whether the requirement can be …

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Posted on April 29, 2013
Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects

With Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Business Intelligence (BI) systems easier to install and maintain, we are seeing our customers try their hand at installations or upgrades of systems like Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) or Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) environments on their own. While the installation and setup of sophisticated software …

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Posted on April 25, 2013
Author: Ron Woodlock, Performance Architects

I generally think of the Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM) as a document as well as an associated process. Process steps are tied to groups of columns in the matrix. In this post, we’ll explore the first two steps in the process. Capture Business Requirements. In this section, requirements are catalogued during discovery sessions. The table …

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