Monday, August 26, 2013

A Mobile Strategy for Oracle EPM Webinar

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Webinar description – This session will focus on Oracle's current mobile strategy with a review of what exists today from Oracle as well as an update on Oracle's current mobile strategy and roadmap.  In addition, we will explore a few third party software options that are built to work with Oracle's EPM tools on a mobile platform. 


Monday, August 19, 2013

Enterprise Transformation Methodology (ETM) Strategic Roadmap

Take a long-term, strategic view of Enterprise Transformation Methodology (ETM), including
enterprise performance management, process improvement, systems integration and data management, but attack the problem with targeted, well-coordinated initiatives focused on delivering value rapidly.

Think Big: Develop a Roadmap that supports your long-term business objectives and ties in existing, related quick hits. This Roadmap is the compass that steers your systems integration and data management initiatives as you incrementally build the vision over time.

Start Small: Define and prioritize initiatives and carve out meaningful Phases to deliver the highest value in the shortest amount of time. This builds ongoing support and momentum in the organization. A Proof-of-Concept can be effectively structured around one of the earlier phases to gain confidence and internal support.

Deliver Quickly in a Phased Approach: Develop and execute the Roadmap with 45-90 day projects, typically grouped into phases of no longer than 12 months. This methodology allows you to  incrementally build toward the vision, while providing interim benefits to the business along the way.

Transformation are relative to where each organization starting point. Transformations follow a basic three stage process. Initial objectives are foundational. They include a standard definition of terms, a  global Chart of Accounts and transparency of data and financial results. These are key building blocks upon which further transformation is made possible. The second stage is referred to as the Process Improvement stage. Here, companies need to focus on simplifying and standardizing policies and processes. They use GAP analysis to identify and adopt process improvement leading practices. They implement alternative delivery models such as Shared Services or BTO. The final stage is value creation in a leadership position. In this stage, companies deploy effective financial reporting with key performance metrics. Systems are in place to effectively measure product costing and pricing / margin management. Companies in this phase can perform predictive “What if” scenario analysis. They manage real time event and activity monitoring on operational performance. They maintain  predictability and insight on risks and controls.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Oracle Annual Conference: OpenWorld 2013

Join MindStream Analytics at one of the biggest conferences of the year: Oracle OpenWorld 2013 at San Francisco, CA from September 22-26th!

Be sure to visit our booth at #3320 in Moscone West.

You're sure to discover new ways to optimize your systems, new solutions that will help you take your business to the next level, and new practices that will make you more successful in your job and in your industry.

Set up a 15-minute meeting with one of our Hyperion experts and be entered automatically into our drawing for an iPad!

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Free Webinar: What's New in Planning

If you missed the webinar, you can click to view the webinar presentation slides and the webinar recording.

Title: What's New in Planning
Category: Oracle Hyperion Planning 

When: Friday, August 2, 2013
Time: Noon - 1 pm EST
Where: Online at GoToWebinar 

Objective: To review new features and enhancements in the Planning application delivered in the release.

Abstract:  This webinar will discuss what new features and enhancements Oracle has brought to its Planning product in the  Additionally, the webinar will include some information on Oracle's road map for planning including the current mobile strategy, a discussion of EPMA and Classic Planning administration, a discussion of the new Planning in the Cloud offering from Oracle and how that impacts customers who have Planning "On Premise".  Some of the new features to be discussed are the following: new ways to update metadata, LCM updates, Dynamic Member additions, ASO integration, and more. This is a webinar you don't want to miss!