TIMESTAMPS and Presentation Variables

Monday, December 22nd, 2014 by

TIMESTAMPS and Presentation Variables can be some of the most useful tools a report creator can use to invent robust, repeatable reports while maximizing user flexibility.  I intend to transform you into an expert with these functions and by the end of this page you will certainly be able to impress your peers and managers, […]

Oracle BI Cloud Service for SaaS Application Reporting Part 1: Integrating BICS to Salesforce.com using REST APIs

Monday, November 3rd, 2014 by

Last month Mark Rittman covered a series of posts detailing the Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS), aimed at departmental users who want the power of OBIEE 11g without the need to stand-up their own infrastructure. If you’re coming in late, here’s the link to the series. Before the GA Rittman Mead participated in the beta program for release one of […]

Getting The Users’ Trust – Part 1

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 by

Looking back over some of my truly ancient Rittman Mead blogs (so old in fact that they came with me when I joined the company soon after Rittman Mead was launched), I see recurrent themes on why people “do” BI and what makes for successful implementations. After all, why would an organisation wish to invest […]

Simple Ways to Simplify: Quick Fixes to Enhance OBIEE Visuals

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 by

Over the past couple of months I worked with a few clients in order to conduct an assessment on dashboard and analysis design. In most cases I was noticing that the dashboards were overflowing with content to the point that there was really no discernible “story” or “flow” to the information. Most of the dashboards […]

MDS XML versus MUDE Part 3: Configuring MDS XML with Git

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 by

In the previous installment of this series, I gave an overview of MUDE (multi-user development environment), and described it’s strengths and weaknesses, hopefully presenting a fair assessment on both sides. For a recap, here are three properties that I think any metadata layer development (and really… any development period) should adhere to: Multiple users should […]

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