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Governance in Healthcare: Expanding Role of Change Management

While all of the data-as-information, content, and knowledge points so far are relevant, the governance model has little value if people don’t know how to access, how to interpret, and ultimately how to use the core,data and its embedded information. This is where organizational change management (OCM) plays a key role. Data’s value lies with […]

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Digital Intelligence and the Role of Data in Personalization

Welcome to 2019 where things take an interesting turn, or, materialize as predicated for so long. In a data-driven environment, it is no surprise that this year Information Executives (CIO, CDO, CTO, CAO) focus on the following topics according to IDG, Gartner, CIO, and Forrester: Trying to figure out ways to increase IT Budget to […]

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Meet Our Digital Marketing & MicroStrategy Experts at NRF 2019

If you’re attending NRF 2019, be sure to stop by the MicroStrategy booth (#1955) to meet with Perficient experts Jim Butz, MicroStrategy Practice General Manager, and Kevin Bauer, Digital Marketing Practice Director, as they showcase demos and retail expertise. The demos will highlight augmented analytics, chatbots, voice, natural language technology, digital intelligence, digital marketing analytics, […]

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MicroStrategy Announces Release of HyperIntelligence Analytics

In a whirlwind of activity that included an executive networking lunch and live webcast, Q&A chat hosted by CMO Marge Breya and a ceremonial ringing of the Nasdaq opening bell, MicroStrategy officially unveiled MicroStrategy 2019 on Monday. Touted as the industry’s first and only enterprise platform for HyperIntelligence, transformational mobility and federated analytics, MicroStrategy 2019 promises […]

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Oracle Release Notes: Argus Safety, Oracle Clinical & RDC

Perficient’s Life Sciences practice regularly monitors the software release notes for several Oracle Health Sciences applications, including: Argus Safety Oracle Clinical/Remote Data Capture (OC/RDC) Thesaurus Management System (TMS) Generally speaking, we review release notes at the beginning of each month for the previous month. On occasion, there are no new releases and, therefore, nothing to review; however, […]

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Governance in Healthcare: Recognizing a Strategic Imperative

The subject of governance often comes up whenever leadership is asked about some of the more critical capabilities that an organization must possess. This is often driven by regulatory and compliance concerns, but as data becomes more essential to business and clinical decisions – as well as the recognition of information, content, and knowledge as […]

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Data as Experience: Data Scientist Role

This is a continuation of my Data as Experience Series. The last post was on the Power User role. The Data Scientist At first glance, you might ask why even consider a data scientist.  From the typical analytics perspective of, “What reports should I write?”  this role demands nothing.  But when you think about what […]

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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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Oracle BI vs Tableau vs Microsoft BI

Introduction OBIEE: Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Plus, also termed as theOBI EE Plus, is Oracle Corporation’s set of business intelligence tools consisting of former Siebel Systems business intelligence and Hyperion Solutions business intelligence offerings. Tableau: Tableau Software is a software that produces interactive data visualization products focused on business intelligence. MSBI (SSRS): This powerful suite is […]

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Governance in Healthcare: Growing Adoption of the Cloud

The cloud is here to stay. The benefits and value of cloud applications and storage cannot be ignored. That said, this existence of information, content, and knowledge beyond an organization’s traditional on-premises data stores presents special challenges to the governance program. Using external sources for information creates a lack of direct control and also challenges […]

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Data as Experience: The Power User Role

Before launching into a discussion on Power Users, you can take a few moments to catch up on my previous posts’ The Series Kickoff and The Basic User Role. The Power User Of all the user types we’ll discuss, the power user is one of most understood and most targeted. When you hear requirements like the following, […]

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Data as Experience: The Basic User Role

I kicked off this blog series by introducing the concept that data is really only valuable when it reaches the end users. There are a number of user types. For our purposes, I want to highlight on these five and focus on the first: The basic user The power user The data scientist The executive […]

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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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Data Lakes, Not Just For Analytics Anymore

Data Lakes have been around since the early part of this decade as most Fortune 500 companies have a Data Lake or are building a Data Lake. The drive to lake data has predominately been driven by analytical use cases where Data Scientists can wrangle and prepare data for their study or model building. However, […]

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Configuring Windows Services for OBIEE 11g

Introduction When Oracle Business Intelligence is started, few services will start. These are Node Manager, Admin Server, Managed Server. Starting all these services require manual effort. So these components will start once the server is restarted by a Developer or Admin person. To overcome this dependency on manual intervention, all the OBIEE services are created […]

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Data as Experience: A Series

In the past several years, I’ve seen both successful and failed insights initiatives. Perhaps the first element of failure is what they call these efforts: Reports Executive Reports Reporting A focus on the number of reports Large focus on specific fields in reports, to the exclusion of other elements When I look at elements of […]

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Governance in Healthcare: Big Data is Table Stakes

Big data itself does not alter the approach to governance nor its framework. And big data isn’t just about data – it’s also concerned with managing and governing vast amounts of content of varying types such as video, images, voice, etc. Accountabilities and decision rights still need to be assigned; clear rules, processes, controls still […]

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Oracle EDMCS Key Enhancements

Oracle’s commitment to rapidly expanding Enterprise Data Management Cloud Service (EDMCS) features can be seen in the latest updates to the SaaS offering. The enhancements outlined below represent a significant advancement in EDMCS’s ability to simplify dimension and hierarchy administration facing many organizations today.   Subscriptions Systematically applying dimension alignment across target systems is a […]

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10 Business Intelligence Trends

Tableau published a set of articles on 2019 Business Intelligence Trends. Many are obvious. All are relevant. The rise of explainable AI: Think beyond using AI to using and trusting it Natural language humanizes data: natural conversations will make it easier to gain insights in context Actionable analytics put data in context Data collaboratives amplify […]

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Rebooting Analytics and CAO

I really like a recent article by McKinsey about Rebooting Analytics Leadership and Moving Beyond the Math. Like many, I see a lot of opportunity with data and analytics. I believe insights in context will bring more value to business than any previous iteration of report, self-service reporting, visualization, etc. The combination of AI, API’s, […]

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