Category: BI

Oracle FCCS 2017 Makeover

Oracle Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) is an on-premise application with financial consolidation and reporting capabilities designed for finance teams. Oracle Financial Consolidation Cloud Service (FCCS) is the cloud version of HFM. FCCS is a native cloud product with similar functionalities to

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Talk About Narrative Reporting

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When proposing a reporting solution, we seldom account for the complexity of the narrative portion involved. Hyperion tools are sophisticated enough to produce numbers, but working with text data isn’t always easy. Clients are advised to manually insert the text

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We Are Featured in Oracle Magazine!

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Matthew Vranicar, SVP of our Business Intelligence practice, was recently featured in Oracle Magazine! At the annual Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, and Analytics (BIWA) special interest group (SIG) conference, Oracle Magazine interviewed three conference veterans, including Matt. The publication was interested in

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A Great Movie You Might Have Missed

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The first thing usually seen in a movie review is its rating—is it a thumbs up or a thumbs down? If that alone is taken at face value, people could be missing out on a great movie. Movies are quite

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MDM: A Single Source of Truth for Your Enterprise Data

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Regardless of how great your Business Intelligence (BI) tool is, bad data will result in bad reports.  Bad reports eventually become, sometimes all too quickly, untrusted reports.  BI Implementations sometimes get a bad reputation due to something that cannot be

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Tell a Great Story with Data Visualization

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Data visualization should tell a story.  When you’re faced with the challenge of making this story informative and captivating, consider the message you’re sending to the audience. Data visualization is much more than hastily compiling some tables and charts.  Since

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Cloud BI – Integrated and Affordable

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Cloud BI tools level the playing field for small companies.  Armed with the same tools as their larger counterparts, small companies can compete like never before!  Cloud BI provides an integrated, affordable solution to any organization.  The new Cloud subscription

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AST to Present at IOUG BIWA Summit this Week

Join AST and other leaders in Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Analytics, and Big Data this week in Redwood Shores, CA for the Independent Oracle Users Group’s BIWA Summit 2016! The 3-day event, beginning today, January 26th, includes keynotes by industry

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A Proven Approach to Ensuring Success for your BI Project

Today’s Business Intelligence (BI) initiatives must demonstrate solid and rapid results to business users and other stakeholders. Loosely-managed scope and poor planning can quickly derail a BI project. Effective project management and application of technology are key – but, so

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Your Roadmap to a New Generation of Oracle BI Tools

Is your team still using Oracle Discoverer or Hyperion Interactive/Brio for reporting and ad hoc queries? Discoverer was removed from Oracle’s Strategic Roadmap in 2006 and Hyperion Interactive Reporting/Brio was removed in 2010. If they’re still part of your solution

Posted in Assessment, BI, Discoverer, Hyperion, Oracle, Reporting