At Rittman Mead we're always interested in innovative Oracle BI and EPM solutions, ones that "push the envelope" in terms of how they use BI to provide competitive advantage for their organization. Exalytics has been out now and deployed for a while at some early adopter sites, so we're very interested to hear whether moving analysis in-memory provides real customer benefits and makes different types of analysis now possible. We're also keen see whether embedded BI in applications and business processes changes how organizations run their business, and whether all of the work Oracle have done to integrate BI with Oracle Fusion Middleware is providing infrastructure benefits outside of Oracle's own Fusion Apps program.
So we're happy to help publicise the 2012 Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards, an annual competition to pick the most innovative solutions built around Oracle's Fusion Middleware tooling, and which has a category for Business Analytics (BI, EPM and Analytics). The winners get to go to Openworld later this year to collect their awards, and nominations are currently open with a closing date of July 17th 2012. Details of the awards and the nomination process can be found on this web page, with some additional information on this WebCenter blog post.
The awards themselves are jointly sponsored by Oracle and several user groups, including ODTUG, UKOUG and IOUG, and the winners are chosen by a panel of both Oracle, and external judges, so hopefully it's not just down to which customer has bought the most Oracle products this year ;-) Anyway, the nomination form for the BI & EPM category is here, so start working on this now if you want to hit the July 17th deadline, and look out for the winners later this year.