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Author: Graham Spicer, Sales Director, UK

Graham Spicer is the Sales Director, UK – For SplashBI. He has been involved in the Business Intelligence and Analytics community since 1979, and is a recognized thought-leader in the ORACLE community. He has published several papers and serves as a regular presenter at the various annual industry events. He has a strong history of growing satisfied client bases as well as building talented staff members to support such successes. To learn more about Graham and SplashBI, email him directly at graham.spicer@splashbi.com
The Splash Business Intelligence Experience: My First, but My 24th!

The Splash Business Intelligence Experience: My First, but My 24th!

UKOUG Apps17 & Tech17 The Splash Business Intelligence Experience: My First, but My 24th! By Rishabh Miglani and Graham Spicer As per recent years EiS and SplashBI sponsored the UK Oracle User Group Apps17 Conference in Birmingham.  We were also one of more than 50 exhibitors and we gave two presentations: Is Your Enterprise Reporting & Analytics Integrated – Oracle EBS, PSFT, JDE, Cloud HCM, SFDC?, and BI & Data Clarity in Today’s Complex, Disparate Enterprise. Manning our stand this year…

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An Update on the Discoverer Situation

An Update on the Discoverer Situation

Please Note: The author, Graham Spicer, is our Sales Director, UK and as such, this blog is written in UK English.

Back in October of last year, I wrote a blog/whitepaper outlining the options, challenges and opportunities facing organisations looking to replace their Oracle Discoverer estate. During that eight-month period, Oracle has confused the situation even further, whereas their original recommendation was to replace Discoverer with OBIEE, now they are recommending multiple solutions, none of which really address the…

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BI TRENDS IN MY EXPERIENCE

BI TRENDS IN MY EXPERIENCE

Lots of experts continually publish reports and predictions about the trends for Business Intelligence in the coming years.   Now, I don’t profess to be an expert, but I do have experience. I have worked with BI (DSS, MIS, EIS, BI&DW, BA, etc) since 1980, initially in a development role, then moving into sales. If you look at most lists of BI trends for 2016, you will mostly see those listed below, or at least headings that can be interpreted in…

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THE EVOLUTION OF BI

THE EVOLUTION OF BI

There is a lot of talk about Mode 1, Mode 2 and Bimodal BI So, what is BI?  When I started in the 80s, despite the term BI not being invented, there were many companies that were using true BI solutions to derive business benefits.  In those days, measuring the benefit was quite simple: improvement on the bottom line.  Companies that were leading the way came from the Consumer Packaged Goods and Pharmaceutical industries, companies like Unilever, Proctor & Gamble,…

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