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OBIEE Development: Comparing RPD files with Git (Free Open-Source Tool)

In October of last year, we revealed the best method for developers to maintain a binary RPD file in Git. Not only did we perform a walkthrough to implement this method, but we also provided it as open source. The historically difficult issue of maintaining a binary RPD file in Git was solved… well, mostly.

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The Top 5 Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) Resources

As the Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) platform becomes more robust, the content around the solution continues to grow. It can be difficult to sift through all the information and find exactly what you're looking for — so we combined it for you in one blog post.

This post will walk you through the top five OAC resources on our website to give you the best understanding of the platform and it's capabilities. 

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OBIEE Development: Merging the RPD with Git (Free Open-Source Tool)

US-Analytics RPD Merge Script:

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The Value of Adding Commentary to OBIEE

Posted by Michelle Heath   |   Oracle Business Intelligence,   |   OBIEE,   |   CollaborateBI

As you probably already know, OBIEE does not have a commentary function built in.

So, you and your team are probably using manual workarounds — taking screenshots, adding text descriptions, referencing documents in email attachments — to discuss insights.

But what if you could add OBIEE comments and documents directly to dashboards and reports? How much time and effort would that feature save you?

In this blog post, we’ll share how you can implement that functionality with one simple tool and — more importantly — how it will help your team.

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12 OBIEE Performance Tips You Need to Know

If your users are complaining about performance issues, you know you have problems. But, what are they? How do you solve them?

As the administrator, you want to be on top of these performance issues, solving them before they affect your users. These 12 OBIEE performance tuning tips can help you become a more proactive administrator.

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Why You Should Integrate EBS and OBIEE

The Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) of applications include a variety of capabilities across your enterprise, including customer relationship management, financial management, supply chain management, and more.

Though the applications give you a view of these processes, EBS isn’t organized in a way that makes it easy to evaluate the data and identify trends. Organizations that previously relied on Discoverer for this type of data analysis now need a new solution after the loss of support for the tool. This is where OBIEE comes in. In this blog post, we’ll look at why OBIEE should become a part of your experience with EBS, and how a Discoverer migration process doesn't need to be complicated.

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4 Factors Affecting Your OBIEE Performance

Poor performance tends to come up a lot when people talk about OBIEE. It’s a definite source of frustration, especially when finding the root cause of performance issues is no simple task. But things can get better — you just have to know where to start.

This blog post can act as a starting point to solving your performance issues. In it, we’ll tell you about several factors that might be affecting your OBIEE performance and we’ll even offer you several solutions.

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5 Tips and Tricks for OBIEE Power Users

Needless to say, you won’t become an OBIEE power user overnight. If you’re new to the tool, you have a lot to learn. If you’ve been using the tool for a few years, you still have a lot to learn. With OBIEE, the learning never stops.

The great news is there are a lot of cool tricks out there that can help you become a better OBIEE user. In this blog post, we’ll cover 5 tips and tricks — and then show you where you can find even more.

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How Do I Increase BI User Adoption? 5 Ways to Ensure Successful BI Training

So, you have this great business intelligence tool that came with many promises. The promise to give you valuable insight to grow your organization. The promise to ease and automate your processes. The promise to improve visibility into your operations. The list goes on. But none of that means anything without user adoption.

People get set in their ways and tend to dislike change — making user adoption a tricky situation. The solution to this problem is training, but it’s not as simple as it sounds. There are several steps you must take to ensure your BI training is effective and enacts user adoption throughout your organization.

In this blog post, we’ll talk about how you can ensure successful training that will, in turn, increase user adoption.

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The Top 5 BI Downloads of 2017

At US-Analytics, we’re always looking ahead, but we also realize looking back is important for continual growth. It was a big year for us. We acquired BI firm Rittman Mead America Inc., extending our business analytics expertise and offerings.

This means you can expect even more BI resources coming in 2018 — so keep an eye out. For now, you can check out our most popular downloads from 2017 to help you prepare and jumpstart a successful new year.

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