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Rapid Implementation of BI with Oracle Business Intelligence Applications


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This presentation aims to educate the attendees about a success story at TMAX Gear, which has successfully implemented Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition and Oracle Business Intelligence Applications and leveraged their out-of-the-box BI functionality for rapid implementation. Oracle Business Intelligence Applications provide rapidly implementable, prebuilt business intelligence analytics solutions for various functions, such as Oracle Financials, Oracle Human Resources, Oracle Sales, Oracle Procurement, and Oracle Inventory. These applications are built on the leading Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition platform and provide hundreds of analytical reports and dashboards based on predefined KPIs, which are, in turn, based on industry best practices.

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Rapid Implementation of BI with Oracle Business Intelligence Applications

  1. 1. Rapid Implementation of BI “From adapting to change, with to anticipating change, Oracle Business today’s businesses need is to create the change, to Intelligence Applications stay ahead… “ Sundararajan Padmanaban Vice President October 3, 2011 Session # 09587 SOA Pillar Partner© Bahwan Cybertek, 2011
  2. 2. Agenda • Oracle BI Applications – Overview • Bahwan CyberTek - Overview • Key Business Challenges • The Solution • How did we go about it? • Lessons learned • Q& 2
  3. 3. Oracle BI Applications - 3
  4. 4. Oracle BI Applications Single Data Model & Unified Metrics Oracle BI & BI Apps are the core embedded Intelligence Foundation for Fusion 4
  5. 5. Financial Analytics Pre-built Warehouse with 16 star Pre-mapped metadata including schemas designed for analysis and embedded calculations and metrics for reporting on financial analytics finance users/execs Presentation Layer Logical Business Model Physical resources Pre-built Warehouse with 16 star A “Best-Practice” library with 300+ metrics, schemas designed for analysis and 30 Dashboards, 200+ reports and alerts reporting on financial analytics for CFOs, Fin Controllers, Analysts, AR/AP Managers and 5
  6. 6. Best Practice Analytic Workflow Financial 6
  7. 7. Best Practice Analytic Workflow Financial 7
  8. 8. Procurement & Spend Analytics Optimizes Supply side performance by integrating data from across the enterprise value chain Increases visibility into complete P2P process including comprehensive: – Procurement & Spend Analysis – Supplier Performance Analysis – Supplier Payables Analysis – Employee Expenses Analysis Reduce costs, enhance profitability, increase customer satisfaction and gain competitive advantage through end-to-end Insight into factors impacting enterprise 8
  9. 9. Procurement & Spend Analytics: Key Features & Benefits 360°view of Procurement and Spend— gain detailed visibility into direct and indirect spending, and identify opportunities for consolidation and reduction of costs. Improve Procurement Performance— reduce corporate spending through stronger strategic sourcing initiatives. Identify procurement bottlenecks and proactively take corrective action before they become major issues. Enhance Insight into Supplier Performance— monitor price, delivery, and product quality to determine best - and worst - performing suppliers. This will be helpful in improving contract usage and compliance. Control Employee Spend — understand how the money related to travel and expenses is being spent by gaining a complete picture of Employee 9
  10. 10. Supply Chain & Order Management Analytics Delivers deep customer insight into order and inventory data, enabling better decisions throughout Order Life Cycle Assess inventory levels and determine likely product fulfillment needs before order booking Identify potential order backlog issues Stay on top of A/R and DSOs Transform Supply Chain and Order Mgt processes to improve financial performance and customer 10
  11. 11. Supply Chain & OM Analytics: Key Features & Benefits Better Business Performance –improve revenue recognition with faster order to booking conversion and fewer bottlenecks in the order to cash cycle Better Order Fulfillment—improve inventory management for those products that consistently fall into backlog due to a lack of appropriate stock levels Better Inventory Management—gain visibility into inventory activities to minimize unnecessary expenditures and optimize inventory to conserve working 11
  12. 12. Sample Decision Flow – Procure to 12
  13. 13. Tmax gear - Overview Exclusive licensee for all Taylor Made, Adidas and Ashworth Golf branded golf bags, gloves, headwear & accessories in the US. HQ in Carlsbad, CA Key Applications include: – Oracle E-Business Suite • Financials, Order Management, Inventory, Procurement – Warehouse Management System – Web 13
  14. 14. Bahwan CyberTek: Overview BCT is a global products and services company enabling customers in leveraging their enterprise information systems infrastructure to accomplish business goals. BCT Group •Established in 1999 •SEI-CMMi Level 5 •1450 associates in 11 countries with 6 development centers •350+ global customers •US HQ in Natick MA, Offices in Reston VA and San Jose CA •Global Offices – India and Middle East | 14
  15. 15. Oracle Practice Since 1999 Oracle Practice Specialized Recognized by Oracle Preferred by Customers Platinum Partner- Apps and Technologies VAR & VAD (FUDA) Oracle Verified SOA Pillar Partner Specialized Oracle nominated Pillar Partner for Platform Oracle Service Oriented Architecture Stack Oracle Database Oracle Business Accelerator Certified Partner Oracle Business Intelligence Oracle Real Application Clusters Top 15 in USA on E2.0 Oracle Database Performance tuning Joint Go-to-Market on AIA & SOA Oracle E-Business Suite SCM Experience include 100+ e-Biz engagements Oracle Solaris Oracle Linux and 250+ Technology/Middleware engagements OS / Business Database Middleware Applications Portal Virtualization Intelligence | 15
  16. 16. Oracle Practice - Technology Services Architecture Strategy / Design 24/ Managed Installation, Configuration, 7 Services Maintenance WebCenter SOA/BPM/AIA Data Integration Composite Training, OBIEE / OBIA Application Knowledge Transfer Database Development & Integration Operating Systems Virtualization Exalogic/Exadata Environment Production Upgrades / Readiness Migration Assessment Performance Tuning & Optimization | 16
  17. 17. BCT’s BI Services OBIEE OBIA • Rapid Implementation of ‘Out-of-the-Box’• Rapid Implementation of OBIEE – Bundle functionalities using OBIA – Bundle Offer Offer • OBI Analytics Implementation including Financial• Enterprise wide BI Implementation using Analytics, Supply Chain and OM Analytics, HR OBIEE with DW and /or Transactional Systems Analytics, Procurement & Spend Analytics,• Discoverer to OBIEE – Migration Services Project Analytics, CRM Sales and Service Analytics Architecture & Design Services of DW/DM & BI Oracle Apps (E-Biz, Installation & Configuration Services of BI PSFT, JD, Siebel, etc.) Design and Implement KPIs, Dashboards & Reports Integrate Data Sources using ODI / Golden Gate Training and Knowledge Transfer Other Apps including Custom Production Support & Ongoing Maintenance/Monitoring Services 17
  18. 18. Tmax gear: Key Business Challenges Lack of Analytical and Decision Support System Over 200+ Transactional Reports built through years with limited or no documentation: – Not helping in appropriate analysis of the operations and financial performance of the enterprise – Not catering to dynamic business needs – Inflexible to modify & Expensive to maintain and manage – Lack of drill-down capabilities – Lack of “Business Intelligence” capabilities which is a key for decision making. – Not a true ‘Decision Support System’ Information available is not ‘up-to-date’ 18
  19. 19. Goals and Objectives Rapid Implementation aimed at ‘Quick Win’ – faster ROI Address Revenue Management Challenges – DSOs Encourage ‘Self-Service Reporting’ to reduce dependency on IT Improve overall 19
  20. 20. The Solution Pre-built BI Solution Pre-integrated with Oracle Applications (EBS, PSFT, JDE & Siebel) Rapidly deployable with combined BI Applications warehouse Financial Analytics Procurement & Multiple Data Sources ; Single, Unified Spend Analytics BI Solution – provides a complete view Supply Chain and of business operations Order Management Analytics Self-Service Capabilities for 20
  21. 21. Tmax gear : OBIA Implementation Scope Rapidly implement the ‘out-of-the- box’ functionalities of OBIA Discoverer Reports Migration to OBIEE: – Migrate Discoverer 4i EULs to OBIEE BI Applications Repository (migration tool) as RPDs – Convert (redevelop using migrated RPDs) Financial Analytics reports in BI Answers Procurement & Training and Knowledge Transfer Spend Analytics Supply Chain and Production Support Order Management 21
  22. 22. Approach & Methodology Program Management Install, Configure Production &•Review and Analyze & Migrate •Train Super Users Support requirements •Train IT•Determine Priorities •Install OBIEE, OBIA and •Perform ETL load and •Setup Production components verify environment •Verify •Conduct CRP & UAT •Verify •Migrate Discoverer EULs •Go Live •Develop Dashboards, •Production Support Reports Planning & Training & CRP Analysis Quality 22
  23. 23. High Level Architecture Oracle BI Applications Web Store Financial Analytics Procurement & Spend Analytics Supply Chain and Order Management EBS Analytics OBIEE (Analysis & Interactive) BI Answers (Analysis), Dashboards, BI Publisher (Published Reporting), Actionable Intelligence (Agents & Actions) WMS OBA Warehouse Data Warehouse Admin Console (DAC) Informatica 23
  24. 24. Discoverer to OBIEE: Migration Methodology Conversion of Migrating Creation of Discoverer 4i Discoverer 10g Check for Data Discoverer EUL to EUL to OBIEE Integrity reports in BI Discoverer 10g Repository Answers 24
  25. 25. Discoverer EUL Migration to 25
  26. 26. Migrated Reports in OBIEE: Order Status with Delivery Order 26
  27. 27. Migrated Reports in OBIEE: 27
  28. 28. Migrated Reports in OBIEE: Daily 28
  29. 29. Migrated Reports in OBIEE: Field Sales Open 29
  30. 30. Implementation Challenges & Issues Oracle EBS 11.5.10 running on •EBS upgrade 11.5.10 CU 2 OBIEE requires •DB upgrade to Information entered in DFF requires DFF customization of ETLs and Reports in OBIEE Use of Aliases in Discoverer – •Original views created with alias Database views were causing names with spaces (“Item Name”) problems •Modified to remove spaces (Item_Name) 30
  31. 31. Implementation Challenges & Issues Discoverer alias naming Issue •Original views are created using alias names mentioned within quotes (“”) While migrating from Oracle •This created issues in OBIEE while Discoverer reports to OBIEE, database views causing problems querying data from these views. •When alias names are mentioned with space in between then these views causes problem while querying in OBIEE. •So these views have to be modified to remove these “” and update the column name accordingly. •For example ‘Order Number’ has to be changed to ‘Order_Number’ 31
  32. 32. OBIEE / OBIA Versions / References Oracle Business Intelligence, v. Repository Creation Utility ( Oracle Business Intelligence Applications, v. Oracle Business Intelligence Data Warehouse Administration Console ( (DAC) Oracle Business Intelligence Applications Licensing and Packaging Guide version Documentation Library for Oracle Business Intelligence Applications v. 32
  33. 33. The Results Single Unified Business Intelligence Solution integrated with core business processes and with a range of data sources – E-Biz Suite, WMS, Web Store and other legacy applications “Role Based Business Intelligence” from “Frontline staff to Top Management” enabling them to effectively carryout the business processes, make better decisions and take actions! Dashboard Reports on Key Performance Indicators help in analyzing the operations and performance of the enterprise “Information On Demand” with reduced dependency on IT, resulting in improved efficiency/productivity of staff with ‘self-service BI’ Better control on DSOs resulted in improved revenue management , reducing costs and increased 33
  34. 34. Fast Facts Rapid Implementation in 8 weeks Fixed Price – No Costs or Schedule Overruns – No Surprises! Pre-packaged reports, KPIs and Dashboards in OBIA transformed the way Tmax users access information Knowledge Transfer & Training helped TMX IT who is currently in the process of migrating the 100s of legacy reports to OBIEE by 34
  35. 35. Bahwan CyberTek @ Oracle Open World 2011 We’re at Moscone South – Booth # 1741 Check the “Oracle BI Rapid Starter Pack” Talk to our Oracle FMW and EBS Experts! BCT is an Oracle Pillar Partner Our Website 35
  36. 36. “From adapting to change, to anticipating change, today’s businesses need is Thank You to create the change, to stay ahead… “ Contact: Sundararajan Padmanaban Vice President Ph: (508) 314-7076Natick, MA Reston,VA San Jose, Muscat Dubai Chennai Bangalore Mumbai USA USA CA USA Oman UAE India India India© Bahwan Cybertek, 2011