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Handy OBIEE Tricks – RR_4035 SQL Error / ORA-00911: invalid character

On my current project I am implementing OBIEE with OBI Applications I am running the Data Warehouse Administration Console and Informatica 9.0.1 HF2 on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition. Once I followed all of the installation and configuration steps I was able to run my first full execution plan to […]

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Emerging Trends in Analytics – Part I

In my previous post, I talked about organizational readiness for Pervasive BI and Advanced Analytics, and that theme briefly touched upon the new, obvious trend in BI – Analytics for the masses. As a matter of fact, some industry experts opine that “BI for the masses” has actually graciously given way to “Analytics for the […]

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SAP BI – NEW Product Names with 4.0

SAP recently announced the renaming of most of several key BI solutions and products primarily in order to bring clarity to their BI stack and ever-growing product suite. “These changes were made to make it easier for everyone to identify the SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions and better understand their capabilities. The changes will also help […]

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OBIEE Project Log, Part 1: Operating Systems

Welcome to my Oracle BI Project Log series. This will be an open ended series related to decisions made and lessons learned in a live Perficient project. I will be focusing on the technology questions which should be generic to any OBIEE implementation. Which Operating System Should We Use? If a client has a […]

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Managing BI Performance Problems Series Part 2: Indexing

When it comes to performance problems indexing is the bread and butter of most data warehouse developers. And why not? It’s a cheap and easy way address simple performance problems. However, like anything cheap and easy it can only fix the cheap and easy problems. Indexing will not solve large underlying performance problems, but it […]

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CFOs, It’s Time to Increase Visibility Into Financials

Try asking the following questions about your company: Are we using analytics? Do we share the same data across the company? Are we measuring the right things? Do we really have a handle on cost? Do we strategize from the top or rationalize from the bottom? Are we moving the corporation forward or watching from […]

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Organizational Readiness for Advanced Analytics

Continuing on my theme of big data, it is evident that sophisticated, real-time, “appliance-focused” analytics is gradually taking over the Business Intelligence debate. Last week, while meeting some key Executives at a critical manufacturing client, it was apparent that large Manufacturing, Retail and Financial organizations are laying more and more emphasis on “analysis-oriented” BI rather […]

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Customer-Centric Business Intelligence: Predicting the Future

Faster analysis and decision making can create a powerful strategic advantage.  Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) can be used as a powerful diagnostic tool through the use of automated scorecards and dashboards.  A company can identify potential flaws and short-comings in the cause-and-effect relationships that drive company performance.  Reaction times can be cut from hours and […]

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Emerging Data Innovations

This is unmistakably the world of the “data scientist” and the “analytics guru”! As growth of data outpaces our ability to process and even understand it in its totality, newer technologies and roles are emerging for handling the challenges posed by “big data”.  More and more Retail, Financial, Insurance and Social media giants are treating data and […]

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