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Chris Evans

Chris Evans has extensive management, technical, consulting and customer service skills. He provides hands-on expertise in project leadership and management, assessments, methodologies, data modeling, database design, meta data, systems analysis, and development. He has worked with multiple platforms, and his experience spans a wide range of operational and data warehouse environments. In addition to his BI background, Chris Evans has a experience in marketing strategy for major consumer brands.

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Cognos TM1 Training in Denver on August 17 to 20

Hopefully many of you have enjoyed my many Cognos TM1 blog posts. Now some of you may be new to TM1 or a novice or an expert at the product. Regardless of your skill level, training is always important to stay up to date with new product changes. With that said, Perficient’s IBM Business Analytics group will be […]

QUBEdocs Provides Better Documentation for TM1

Throughout my years as a technical consultant I have worked with many bright minds, but the majority of the people I have worked with always hated technical documentation.  They thought this task was either something beneath them or just didn’t have the time due to the hundreds of development tasks that had higher importance.  But […]

IBM Cognos TM1 + Atlassian JIRA = Client Success

IBM Cognos TM1 is well-known as an enterprise planning software platform that can transform your entire planning cycle, from target setting and budgeting to reporting, scorecarding, analysis and forecasting [1], and Perficient is well-known for delivering expertly designed TM1-based solutions. At Perficient, we are excited about solving our customers’ business needs. Every Cognos TM1 implementation […]

Ensuring a Successful Data Quality Initiative

Recently I listened in on a webinar on “Best Practices in Ensuring Data Quality” and I kept thinking to myself about all the data quality projects I have been on. Now one thing that came out as the obvious was that many of my previous and current clients all have had different standards to their data […]

Loading a Slowly Changing Dimension Table with ODI

As I have been writing my blog posts about ODI, my director recently reached out to me asking why I don’t put a blog posting on how to load a slowly changing dimension table.  I thought that was a great idea as when I first started to use the tool this was a major requirement […]

Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) Work Repository Internal ID

Hopefully you all had a chance to read my previous post, “Types of Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) Repositories.”  As this will give you a high level understand of the ODI master repository.  I wanted to put together this short post, because due to my recent experience with ODI I was very surprised with how very […]

Types of Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) Repositories

As I have been putting together my ODI blog posts I wanted to put together another post discussing the different types of ODI repositories, “Master and Work.”  But the repository I want to touch upon the most in the “Work” repository and the different options the ODI work repository has to offer.   Now before I get into […]

Scheduling Oracle ODI Load Plans easy as 1, 2, 3

This will probably be one of my shortest posts on ODI, but I figured if I am covering  pretty much all the basics of ODI, it would be good to show you how to use ODI’s scheduler and also show you how to schedule your ODI load plans. As title of the post states “Oracle […]

Creating Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) Scenario and Load Plan

Hopefully everyone has been enjoying my many post on Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), again its starting to become one of my favorite ETL or E-LT software solutions.  With that being said, I wanted to continue my discussions with ODI and create a post showing you all how to create a ODI scenario and load plan. […]

How to create an Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) Package

So I’m hoping you all read my previous post on “Creating an Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) Interface” and hopefully it was simple to follow.  Today, I want to show you how to take your interface and bundle it into a ODI package with other ODI components in which will all you to run more than […]

Creating an Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) Interface

Hopefully you all had a chance to check out my recent blog posting “Getting to know Oracle’s Oracle Data Integrator (ODI).”  If you haven’t checked it out yet, I urge you to check it out.  Well to continue on the topic of Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), I wanted to put together a few posts on […]

Getting to know Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)

As an avid user of IBM DataStage for over 8 years I was recently on a client engagement where I had to use Oracle’s Oracle Data Integrator (ODI).  At first I was disappointed as I was out of my confront zone.  But after a week or two I was very surprised how quickly I was […]

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