The Benefits of Self-Service BI

How many companies are looking to enable their employees to be more productive, independent and effective? We would guess every single one. The good news is, there is a tool available even to small businesses that enable those successes: self-service BI (Business Intelligence). Self-service business intelligence tools are becoming more and more desirable, and robust,…

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Complimentary IBM Cognos TM1 Workshops Coming to St. Louis and Minneapolis

eCapital Advisors is hosting two complimentary IBM Cognos TM1 workshops in conjunction with IBM. IBM Cognos TM1 workshops are meant to introduce report consumers, authors and admins to the structure and practical use of IBM Cognos TM1; including:  TM1 Overview, Creating a Model, Loading Data to TM1 and Performing Online Analysis. St. Louis – March…

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Tips for Optimizing Smart View Retrieve Performance (11.1.2)

Oracle’s Hyperion Smart View product is great for retrieving data from Essbase, Planning, or HFM applications, but most users have experienced issues with retrieve performance at one point or another.  The following is a list of tips and tricks we've found from our experience and testing that will help you increase Smart View performance. 1)   …

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IBM’s 5 in 5 – In the Next 5 Years Computers Inch Closer to… Humanity?

IBM released their yearly “5 in 5”, the 5 technology predictions they believe will take hold in the next 5 years. Appropriately, their 5 predictions center around something every single one of us is pretty familiar with—our 5 senses. IBM calls it “Cognitive Computing.” Basically, IBM predicts that in the next 5 years, computers will…

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Oracle BI Applications (OBIA) 7.9.6.4 Released

We have another Oracle software update for you! Oracle announced the release of the Oracle BI Applications (OBIA) 7.9.6.4 which includes two new BI Applications: Oracle Manufacturing Analytics and Oracle Enterprise Asset Management Analytics. For your convenience, the Oracle BI Applications 7.9.6.4 documentation library is available here. You can also check out the overview of…

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