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what is a BI Application?

In a generic sense, it is simply a complete pre-built BI and Data Warehouse system. It encompasses ETL, a data model, a
technology platform, metadata and pre-built analyses and reports. Just download the software and the application
configuration files, install, load the data and you are ready to go. In some cases it really is that simple.
A full BI application, such as Oracle's, contains everything professionally done by an engineering team at the direction of
not only technical experts, but also industry and functional experts. A basic BI application goes far beyond "industry
standard data models", and would include all necessary ETL, data model, BI tool Metadata, and pre-built reporting
content. Some may even go further to include change data capture or integrations with other consumers such as front
end applications, portals, advanced data services, or even other BI tools.
Within Oracle's world of applications, there is some potential for confusion given their names. Oracle presently sells
three different OBI EE base applications; 2 of them are called Fusion Intelligence (there is one for Oracle EBS & DBI, and
another for PeopleSoft & JD Edwards). Note that these applications are officially not part of Oracle's direction, and will
not be actively pursued. Instead Oracle is focusing on it BI crown jewel, the poorly named BI Applications. It is these BI
Applications, which include nearly 50 modules such Applications as Marketing Analytics, Partner Analytics, Service
Analytics, and Sales Analytics that this post is discussing.

Why Create a BI Application?


The answer is identical to why we have ERP systems today. SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle EBS, Baan, Siebel, Clarify, etc were all
built with the same thought in mind: a customer can buy a fully functioning system instead of going through the risk,
cost and delay of building it themselves. It just started with the front end systems first. Now that the vast majority of the
fortune 2000 companies have standardized on one or a few ERPs, the ability to make a pre-built BI system becomes
possible. Only with clearly defined data models existing throughout so many companies is cost effective to have prebuilt ETL, and with pre-built ETL comes the vast majority of the benefit of the BI Apps from an effort perspective.

Course content
Data warehousing Concepts
Introduction
Data Warehousing
Decision Support and OLAP

Oracle Business Intelligence Application Overview


Introduction to OBIEE-11G
Overview of Oracle BI components

Metadata Training
Gather information to Start building Business Model
Defining the Repository Structure
Building simple Fact Measures
validating, Testing and deploy the Repository
variables Session /Repository
Overview of Aggregates
Aggregates implementation.
Best Practices

OBIA
Oracle Business Intelligence Applications

11 g Analysis and Dashboards


Introduction to Analysis
Dashboards Building
Create Analysis with Different views
Best Practices

Oracle BI Apps Overview


What is BI and why organizations need BI
BI Architecture
Oracle BI Apps Functional Architecture
Oracle BI Apps Technical Architecture
Analytics supported By BI Apps
Overview of Components Involved in BI Apps
ETL Architecture
OBIEE Vs OBIA

Data Warehouse Administration Console (DAC)


Overview of Extract Transform and Load
OBIA Informatica Architecture
Install and Configure the Informatica
OBIA Informatica Components
Extraction, Transformation and Load process used to load the OBAW
Identifying Tables, Tasks and Mapping Used to support ETL Process
Source Dependent Extract (SDE) and Source Independent Extract(SIL)
Exploring Out of box Mappings
Install the Data Warehouse Administration Console (DAC)
Install and configure the OBAW
Explore DAC objects, tasks, subject areas, Execution Plans
Customizing DAC Metadata
Create a New Custom Container
Create a Custom Execution Plan
Schedule and Run the Execution Plan
Troubleshooting Load process
Overview of Customizations to the OBAW
Best Practices

OBI Apps Metadata


Introduction to OBIA Applications
OBIA Architecture
RPD Metadata
Analytics prebuilt Dashboards/Reports
Security
Best Practices

Create Analysis
Pre packaged Analysis with Different views
Pre packaged Dashboards
Best Practices

OBIA
Oracle Business Intelligence Applications

Data Linage
Explore and understand the Data linage from different sources systems

Elaborated sessions on BI App (Finance, procurement, SCM)


Financials
Business Process
Source Data model
Physical Data model
Logical Data Model
Financials Specific configuration
Financial Analytics Dashboards /Reports

Procurement
Business Process
Source Data model
Physical Data model
Logical Data Model
Procurement Specific configuration
Procurement Dashboards /Reports

Supply Chain Management


Business Process
Source Data model
Physical Data model
Logical Data Model
SCM Specific configuration
SCM Analytics Dashboards /Reports
Real Time Exclusive Live Scenario
Populate custom tables from Oracle EBS to OBIA using Informatica and DAC (video file)
Project on BI apps
Mock Resumes/Interview
Highly designed material /Hands on Labs