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Oracle Fusion SaaS Security with Oracle Analytics Cloud

The question that is often asked is: Can we leverage the same security we already have in Oracle Fusion SaaS (which includes users, duties, roles and security policies) to secure data in Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC – an Oracle PaaS)? The answer is Yes. To understand better how this is possible, keep reading. This blog […]

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How to Create an OAC Data Replication from Oracle SaaS?

Oracle Analytics Cloud offer several options when it comes to loading data from Oracle SaaS (such as Financials, HCM, Sales, etc…). Using OAC against Oracle SaaS has several advantages, and most importantly being able to perform analytics on data that is not part of the SaaS application. You may be familiar with using Data Sync […]

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How to Integrate Oracle SaaS Data into Oracle Analytics Cloud?

Reporting on Oracle Fusion and non-Fusion SaaS Apps from Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) is a common solution to performing cross-functional reporting from one or more Cloud and non-Cloud applications. The BI capabilities within each of the transaction systems, whether Financials, HCM, Sales or other, are limited when it comes to integrated reporting with external data […]

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Oracle BI Data Sync: How to Add a New Fact

Following my previous blog post on how to add a new Dimension to a Data Sync task, this post looks at how to add a Fact and perform a lookup on dimensions while loading the target fact table in a data warehouse using Data Sync. To refer to the blog post on adding a Dimension […]

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Oracle BI Data Sync: How to Add a New Dimension

In this and the following post, I will cover the steps entailed in adding dimension and fact tasks in Oracle Data Sync. The latest releases of Data Sync included a few important features such as performing look-ups during an ETL job. So I intend to cover these best practices when adding new dimension and fact […]

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The Road to Oracle Analytics Cloud from OBIEE & BI Apps [Webinar]

If you are already running OBIEE/OBIA on premises and wondering about your options to migrate to Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC), you are not alone. Many are overwhelmed by this transition and might be asking themselves questions such as “What does it take to get migrated to the cloud? When should I make this transition? What […]

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3 Easy Ways to do ML with Oracle Analytics Cloud

Over the past couple years several Machine Learning (ML) capabilities have made their way into Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC). If you are using OBIEE or OAC and wanting to apply ML to your data, there is no need to look for an additional software to do that. There are several ways in which ML capabilities […]

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From OBIEE or OBIA to OAC: The Fundamentals at #C18LV

Oracle Cloud BI solutions have been available for a few years now and have evolved significantly over the past couple years. If you have been using OBIEE or OBIA (Oracle BI Applications), you are in a pretty good position to start migrating to Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC). The reason: OAC relies on a similar underlying […]

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OBIEE Reporting for HFM: Solution for Hierarchical Roll-ups

One of the many multi-dimensional data sources that OBIEE supports is Hyperion Financial Management (HFM). If you have used Essbase as a data source in OBIEE, you will realize that HFM integrates in a similar approach, but not quite the same. While a direct connectivity between OBIEE and HFM is very useful for financial users, […]

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How to Connect Oracle OAC to Planning & Budgeting Cloud?

Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) was updated recently to support direct connectivity with Oracle Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and EPBCS. Consequently, we can now source data live from PBCS applications without the need to extract and import into OAC. I have seen several financial departments use PBCS as a source for budgets and forecasts […]

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5 Oracle Analytics Trends to Watch Out for Starting Now

“Catching up” is the term that came to mind when I used to check out what’s new with Oracle Analytics in previous years. This year, however, I frankly say I was impressed with what I saw at Oracle Open World last week. The rules of the analytics platform game have changed, tremendously. This is after […]

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Day by Day: An Oracle Personal Assistant for Enterprise Analytics

You are in a hurry and away from your office desk but really need an important piece of information before your next call or meeting. If only Siri or Google Voice can help. These personal assistants can’t answer questions related to your secure enterprise data, at least not without some serious amount of programming. Last […]

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Business Analytics Cloud at Collaborate 17 #C17LV

At the Collaborate 17 conference, I attended the official announcement of the release of Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC), delivered by John Hagerty, VP of Product Management. It was a clear message from Oracle BI Product Management that Oracle’s Cloud BI offerings are positioned to provide a solution for “Everyone”. “Everyone” here is primarily twofold: First, BI […]

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Oracle Analytics Cloud: Essbase and Many Other Interesting Things

A couple weeks ago, Oracle released Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC). But there was already Oracle Cloud offerings for BI, mainly Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) and Data Visualization Cloud Service (DVCS), so why is this new? And how is it different? Simply, OAC doesn’t abolish its predecessor Cloud BI services, but it makes them more […]

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Empower EPM Planning with Oracle Cloud Analytics #C17LV

There are several analytical capabilities that Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) products, whether Hyperion on-premises or Cloud EPM, have to offer. Financial reports and ad-hoc analysis in Excel are all great. However, in general EPM reporting capabilities remain restricted to whatever data you have in EPM. Are you looking to do one or more of […]

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Oracle BICS for Salesforce, RightNow, Amazon, IBM & Big Data

Earlier this week, Oracle upgraded its BI Cloud Service platform as well as DataSync (now version 2.2) for cloud integrations. With those 2 upgrades come great benefits if you have any of the following and looking to do consolidated business analytics from multiple source systems and allow for cross-functional insights: Salesforce: There is no need […]

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EPM & Transactional Analytics on Oracle BICS

Often times companies that rely on Oracle’s EPM products, whether these are on-premises like Hyperion Financial Planning or in Cloud like PBCS, lack a robust approach of navigating to transactional details within the context of an EPM summary view. This becomes a bigger challenge when there are multiple transaction systems involved in financial consolidation. Watch […]

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How to Enable OBIEE Commentary with Writeback

This post is a follow-up to my previous post: OBIEE Collaborative Analytics Enables Decision Making & Action In this blog, I provide detailed instructions and design aspects of implementing OBIEE Dashboard Commentary levergaing the Write Back feature. There are several steps involved, at the database, middleware and dashboard levels.

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OBIEE Collaborative Analytics Enables Decision Making & Action

Organizations that rely on Oracle Business Intelligence (OBIEE) as their standard analytics platform may have already reaped the benefits of a common enterprise reporting solution from a data accuracy and accessibility perspective. However, they are most likely still using traditional means of collaboration. This entails communication of reported results, explanation of what they mean, their […]

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