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 […]

Take Part in the BI Survey 13 – Have Your Voice Heard!

Sunday, June 30th, 2013 by

Long-term readers of this blog will know that we’ve supported for many years the BI Survey, an independent survey of BI tools customers and implementors. Rittman Mead have no (financial or other) interest in the BI Survey or its organisers, but we like the way it gathers in detailed data on which tools work best […]

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