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interRel is the Titanium Sponsor at Kscope17

Jun 25, 2017
San Antonio, Texas, June 25, 2017 – interRel Consulting is the sole Titanium Sponsor at ODTUG Kscope17, the largest conference in the world for Oracle EPM & BI professionals. The event takes place June 25-29 in San Antonio, Texas at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country. This is the third consecutive year interRel is the Kscope Titanium Sponsorship and the ninth consecutive year interRel is at the top of the conference’s partnership level.  
 
interRel has eight speakers, including six members of the Oracle ACE Program, who will be participating in 19 sessions. interRel is eager to bring the Oracle Cloud evolution to San Antonio with the first-ever Oracle EPM Cloud books, a team of industry experts focused on EPM Cloud, and numerous sessions including two top recommendations from Kscope17 Track Leads: A Real-World Implementation of FCCS: Lessons Learned and Mistakes You Do Not Want to Report and Don’t Worry, You Can Still Get Geeky with Planning Cloud. The latter will be presented by Joe Aultman who was named Top Essbase Speaker at Kscope16. For a full list of interRel’s sessions and a guide to the conference, click here.
 
“20 years ago, we created interRel because we wanted to take things we had learned and pass them on. Pass them on to our customers, our employees, our vendors, and our competitors,” said Edward Roske, interRel CEO and Oracle ACE Director. “That same year, ODTUG was founded with a very similar purpose, to bring education to a community of Oracle users around the world.”
 
Visit interRel’s booth (405) in the Exhibit Hall as the company celebrates its 20th birthday in grand style. You can also speak with Oracle EPM & BI gurus, enter for the chance to win an Anki Cozmo every day, get a “Look Smarter Than You Are” book signed by the author(s), and pick up information on training, support, or assessments.
 
About Kscope17
ODTUG Kscope17 covers the Oracle EPM & BI world like no other with its unparalleled technical presentations, strategic product direction from Oracle’s product management team, business user tracks, deep-dive product labs, and the opportunity to rub shoulders with the best practitioners in the EPM & BI space. You do not want to miss the foremost Oracle developer conference of the year with over 150 Oracle EPM & BI-dedicated sessions, 19 of which include an interRel speaker.
 
About interRel Consulting
Founded in 1997, interRel Consulting is the longest-standing Hyperion partner dedicated solely to implementing Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud and Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. interRel is the only winner of Oracle’s Global Cloud Partner of the Year for EPM and the only four-time winner of Oracle’s North America Partner of the Year for EPM and BI. The company is a nine-time Inc. 5000 honoree committed to education with a platform that includes 10+ books in its best-selling technical reference series, “Look Smarter Than You Are with Hyperion,” free, twice-weekly webcasts, the free-access video education platform, Play it Forward, on YouTube, and multi-track Oracle EPM/BI Road Shows across North America. Home to six members of the Oracle ACE program, interRel frequently participates in Oracle Technology Network international tours in developing markets. To learn more about interRel Consulting, please visit www.interRel.com.
 
Contact
Rachel Holle
Communications Coordinator
972-735-8716
rholle@interrel.com

interRel Releases First-Ever Book on Oracle Analytics Cloud at Kscope17

Jun 23, 2017
San Antonio, Texas, June 23, 2017 – interRel Consulting has published the first-ever book on Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC), Look Smarter Than You Are with Oracle Analytics Cloud Standard, and the beta version is now available on Lulu.com. The company has been publishing Oracle Essbase/EPM books for the past 10 years and released the first-ever books on any Oracle EPM Cloud Product in 2016. This accessible book series is designed as a one-stop guide for beginners up to experts, giving readers everything they need to know about Oracle EPM. 
 
Oracle is providing business analytics solutions on the Cloud and this book is your key to unlocking all of its potential. By guiding you through the implementation process for Oracle Analytics Cloud Standard Edition from start to finish, this book will show you how to use the power of Essbase and Data Visualization in the Cloud in no time. OAC provides intuitive visual interactions, self-service data discovery, and powerful analytic capabilities which will reduce your analytics and administration time, increase the timeliness of information, draw out key information elements important to your organization, and improve business decisions. This book will walk you through how to build your OAC instance, build Essbase cubes, perform analysis in Smart View, utilize data visualizations in the feature-rich product suite, and more.
 
Authored by Opal Alapat (Oracle ACE), Sarah Branhagen, Robert Gideon (Oracle ACE), Rich Magee, Tracy McMullen (Oracle ACE Director), Edward Roske (Oracle ACE Director), Wayne Van Sluys (Oracle ACE Associate), and edited by Glenn Schwartzberg (Oracle ACE Director), the book features a foreword by Gabby Rubin, Sr. Director of Product Management at Oracle. The majority of the authors will be available at interRel’s Kscope17 booth (405) to sign copies and answer questions about cloud migration.
 
“As many organizations chart their unique Cloud journey, having a strong and capable partner is one of the most important assets a product ecosystem can have. Partners bring to the table not just their skill sets, but also expertise and perspectives gained from multiple implementations,” said Gabby Rubin. “It provides the type of information and insights that might otherwise take an individual or an organization a long time to obtain.”
 
interRel, an Oracle Cloud Select Partner, has purchased OAC which allows the company to immediately begin proofs of concept on Oracle Analytics Cloud Enterprise Edition. interRel already has an established an OAC migration program to take on-premises (Oracle Essbase and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition) applications to the cloud. This program provides customers with a proven process to export their on-premises solutions and import them into the cloud. By testing OAC internally with over 25 applications, the company has created a method of getting applications up to the cloud in a matter of weeks and benchmarking for on-premises and the cloud. interRel has a proven track record in creating migration paths for cloud customers.
 
interRel’s team of Oracle ACE members and Oracle Cloud experts are committed to educating the Oracle EPM community with the most current updates on Oracle’s rapidly evolving EPM Cloud technology. Contact interRel at info@interrel.com for more information on the company’s migration program. To learn more about Oracle Analytics Cloud, watch this six-minute Play it Forward video on interRel’s YouTube channel.
 
About Kscope17
ODTUG Kscope17 covers the Oracle EPM & BI world like no other with its unparalleled technical presentations, strategic product direction from Oracle’s product management team, business user tracks, deep-dive product labs, and the opportunity to rub shoulders with the best practitioners in the EPM & BI space. You do not want to miss the foremost Oracle developer conference of the year with over 150 Oracle EPM & BI-dedicated sessions, 19 of which include an interRel speaker.
 
About interRel Consulting
Founded in 1997, interRel Consulting is the longest-standing Hyperion partner dedicated solely to implementing Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud and Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. interRel is the only winner of Oracle’s Global Cloud Partner of the Year for EPM and the only four-time winner of Oracle’s North America Partner of the Year for EPM and BI. The company is a nine-time Inc. 5000 honoree committed to education with a platform that includes 10+ books in its best-selling technical reference series, “Look Smarter Than You Are with Hyperion,” free, twice-weekly webcasts, the free-access video education platform, Play it Forward, on YouTube, and multi-track Oracle EPM/BI Road Shows across North America. Home to six members of the Oracle ACE program, interRel frequently participates in Oracle Technology Network international tours in developing markets. To learn more about interRel Consulting, please visit www.interRel.com.
 
Contact
Rachel Holle
Communications Coordinator
972-735-8716
rholle@interrel.com

interRel Educates on Healthcare & Oracle EPM at HIUG Interact 2017

Jun 18, 2017
Orlando, Florida, June 18, 2017 – interRel Consulting, an Oracle Platinum and Cloud Select Partner, will be educating on Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) at the Healthcare Industry User Group (HIUG) Interact 2017 Conference, one of the largest meetings of healthcare industry users of Oracle solutions. This event takes place June 18-21 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida.
 
interRel is hosting two sessions at HIUG Interact. On June 20, interRel Architect Jim Kubik will present a session on striving for Oracle EPM excellence in the healthcare field. To achieve excellence in healthcare, organizations must have fast and reliable access to all types of information and this session shows how Oracle Essbase, Planning, and the rest of the Oracle EPM suite helps better serve patients, reduce administrative costs, and implement continual process improvements. 
 
On June 21, Kubik will co-present with Bill Mowle, Director of Finance Management Systems at Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHC). The pair will be diving into a case study on implementing Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) at CHC. This informative session will review interRel’s implementation of EPBCS which was completed in mere weeks, a demo of the solution, and lessons learned about Oracle EPM Cloud.
 
Between sessions, stop by interRel’s booth (309) in the Exhibitor’s Hall for great conversation, multiple books from the best-selling technical reference series Look Smarter Than You Are with Hyperion, and daily prizes including an Apple TV.
 
About HIUG Interact
HIUG, an independent and not-for-profit organization, advances the goals and interests of healthcare organizations and similarly aligned entities by enhancing the use of Oracle solutions. The annual, user-driven Interact Conference is open to all employees of healthcare organizations with licensed Oracle Enterprise application products and services, serving as the perfect setting to collaborate and share innovative uses of Oracle applications as they serve the healthcare community. The educational sessions are presented by users, Oracle experts, and vendor sponsors. The event averages 600+ attendees, 40+ vendors, and 150+ educational sessions/clinics. 
 
About interRel Consulting
Founded in 1997, interRel Consulting is the longest-standing Hyperion partner dedicated solely to implementing Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud and Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. interRel is the only winner of Oracle’s Global Cloud Partner of the Year for EPM and the only four-time winner of Oracle’s North America Partner of the Year for EPM and BI. The company is a nine-time Inc. 5000 honoree committed to education with a platform that includes 10+ books in its best-selling technical reference series, “Look Smarter Than You Are with Hyperion,” free, twice-weekly webcasts, the free-access video education platform, Play it Forward, on YouTube, and multi-track Oracle EPM/BI Road Shows across North America. Home to six members of the Oracle ACE program, interRel frequently participates in Oracle Technology Network international tours in developing markets. To learn more about interRel Consulting, please visit www.interRel.com.
 
Contact
Rachel Holle
Communications Coordinator
972-735-8716
rholle@interrel.com

interRel Purchases Oracle Analytics Cloud

May 31, 2017
Arlington, Texas, May 31, 2017 – interRel Consulting, an Oracle Cloud Select Partner, has purchased Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC), a comprehensive portfolio of offerings built for the cloud which covers every need across business intelligence and analytics. As an OAC customer, interRel is able to immediately begin proofs of concept on Oracle Analytics Cloud Enterprise Edition.
 
“With Oracle Analytics Cloud, Essbase customers can now migrate their applications to the cloud and enjoy many new, innovative capabilities,” said Gabby Rubin, Sr. Director of Oracle Analytics Cloud Product Management at Oracle. “We are excited to see longtime partners, such as interRel, embracing Oracle Analytics Cloud and building skillsets aimed at helping customers in their cloud journey.”
 
 interRel has already established an OAC migration program to take on-premises (Oracle Essbase and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition) applications to the cloud. This program provides customers with a proven process to export their on-premises solutions and import them into the cloud. By testing OAC internally with over 25 applications, the company has created a method of getting applications up to the cloud in a matter of weeks and benchmarking for on-premises and the cloud. interRel has a proven track record in creating migration paths for cloud customers. 
 
“I’m excited to have my own instance of OAC to experiment on,” said Glenn Schwartzberg, Analytics Practice Lead at interRel. “I’ve been beta testing and working with Oracle development on the Essbase portion of OAC for over a year and a half and can now explore its full functionality. Essbase is my first love and it’s exciting to see it integrated with DVCS in the cloud – it brings it back to its roots.”
 
During Oracle OpenWorld 2016, interRel was recognized with two prestigious cloud awards, the Global Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year: Business Intelligence and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud Partner and the 2016 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year – North America in Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud Solution. interRel has also achieved 100% Oracle BI and EPM Cloud specialization throughout its entire organization – the only company to achieve this distinction among the 25,000 Oracle partner companies worldwide.
 
Contact interRel at info@interrel.com for more information on the company’s migration program. To learn more about Oracle Analytics Cloud, watch this six-minute Play it Forward video on interRel’s YouTube channel.
 
About interRel Consulting
Founded in 1997, interRel Consulting is the longest-standing Hyperion partner dedicated solely to implementing Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud and Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, and is the only winner of Oracle’s Global Cloud Partner of the Year for EPM and the only four-time winner of Oracle’s North America Partner of the Year for EPM and BI. The company is a nine-time Inc. 5000 honoree committed to education with a platform that includes 10+ books in its best-selling technical reference series, “Look Smarter Than You Are with Hyperion,” free, twice-weekly webcasts, the free-access video education platform, Play it Forward, on YouTube, and multi-track Oracle EPM/BI Road Shows across North America. Home to three Oracle ACE Directors, two Oracle ACEs, and one Oracle ACE Associate, interRel frequently participates in Oracle Technology Network international tours in developing markets. To learn more about interRel Consulting, please visit www.interRel.com. 
 
Contact
Rachel Holle
Communications Coordinator
972-735-8716
rholle@interrel.com

interRel Achieves Oracle Cloud Select Status

May 30, 2017
Arlington, Texas, May 30, 2017 – interRel Consulting, Oracle’s Global Cloud Partner of the Year for BI & EPM, is now a Cloud Select Partner with the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). This achievement distinguishes the company from other partners at the Cloud Standard level by proving its expertise in Oracle Cloud services and for designating teams to focus specifically on driving Oracle Cloud business.  
 
To attain this designation, interRel has worked with over 10 companies to implement multiple Oracle Cloud products, including ARCS, EPBCS, FCCS, OAC, and PBCS. The company has also secured Cloud specializations for Hyperion Planning and Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite 11g, and has multiple applications on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. Further differentiating itself in the Oracle realm, interRel has achieved 100% Oracle BI & EPM Cloud specialization throughout its entire organization – the only company to reach this distinction among the 25,000 Oracle partner companies worldwide.
 
“interRel has been a dedicated Oracle / Hyperion partner for twenty years and I’m delighted they are bringing all of that expertise to the cloud,” said Matt Bradley, Senior Vice President of EPM Product Development at Oracle. “Congratulations on achieving Cloud Select status.”
 
interRel, an Oracle Platinum Partner since 2010, has innovated the sales method for Oracle Cloud by having a dedicated sales team member and offering strategic assessments to help customers determine the correct path and best practices before recommending products. Continuing their thought leadership, interRel released a white paper on the findings of the State of Business Analytics survey, which identifies five key disruptors in the world of financial close, planning, and reporting.
 
Committed to sharing knowledge on Oracle Cloud products, interRel offers numerous free resources, including its video education platform, Play it Forward, multi-track Oracle EPM/BI roadshows across North America, and twice-weekly webcasts. In the last year, interRel added the first-ever EPM Cloud books to its best-selling technical reference series, “Look Smarter Than You Are with Hyperion.” To learn more about interRel Consulting, please visit www.interRel.com.
 
About interRel Consulting
Founded in 1997, interRel Consulting is the longest-standing Hyperion partner dedicated solely to implementing Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud and Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, and is the only winner of Oracle’s Global Cloud Partner of the Year for EPM and the only four-time winner of Oracle’s North America Partner of the Year for EPM and BI. The company is a nine-time Inc. 5000 honoree committed to education with a platform that includes 10+ books in its best-selling technical reference series, “Look Smarter Than You Are with Hyperion,” free, twice-weekly webcasts, the free-access video education platform, Play it Forward, on YouTube, and multi-track Oracle EPM/BI Road Shows across North America. Home to three Oracle ACE Directors, two Oracle ACEs, and one Oracle ACE Associate, interRel frequently participates in Oracle Technology Network international tours in developing markets. To learn more about interRel Consulting, please visit www.interRel.com. 
 
Contact
Rachel Holle
Communications Coordinator
972-735-8716
rholle@interrel.com

interRel Celebrates 20th Birthday

May 21, 2017
Arlington, Texas, May 21, 2017 – interRel Consulting, an Oracle Platinum Partner, today celebrates its 20th birthday. Founded on May 21, 1997 as Interdimensionally Relevant Consulting Partners, the company is now the longest-standing consulting firm dedicated solely to implementing Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) solutions. 
 
Edward Roske, cofounder and CEO of interRel, commemorated the company’s inception with these words, “this company was founded in 1997 by two people who didn’t know how hard it was to start a company. Our naiveté has been overcome by the experience, drive, and wisdom of generations of employees with a passion for analytics. We made it through 20 years of technology change and business transition through the strengths of our people and the loyalty of our customers. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and we all look forward to the next two decades.”
 
In the last 20 years, interRel has hit many milestones, including 18 consecutive months without any consultant resignations. The company is also the only winner of Oracle’s Global Cloud Partner of the Year for BI & EPM, the only four-time winner of Oracle’s North America Partner of the Year for EPM, a nine-time Inc. 5000 honoree, and home to six members of the Oracle ACE Program: three Oracle ACE Directors, two Oracle ACEs, and one Oracle ACE Associate.
 
interRel published the first book in its best-selling technical reference series, “Look Smarter Than You Are with Hyperion,” in April 2007. This was the first-ever Hyperion book to be published and as of today, interRel has published over 10 books in this series, including the first-ever EPM Cloud books. In addition to publishing books, interRel is committed to sharing knowledge through its video education platform, Play it Forward, multi-track Oracle EPM/BI roadshows across North America, twice-weekly webcasts, and participation in Oracle Technology Network and Oracle User Group tours in developing markets. interRel has presented numerous sessions and received a copious amount of speaker awards at major EPM and BI conferences around the country, including ODTUG Kscope, OAUG Collaborate, and Oracle OpenWorld.
 
Continuing their thought leadership, in 2017, interRel released a white paper on the findings of the State of Business Analytics survey, which identifies five key disruptors in the world of financial close, planning, and reporting. To learn more about interRel Consulting, please visit www.interRel.com.
 
 
Contact
Rachel Holle
Communications Coordinator
972-735-8716
rholle@interrel.com

Newest Oracle ACEs are Opal Alapat and Robert Gideon

Apr 13, 2017
Arlington, Texas, April 13, 2017 – The Oracle ACE Program has promoted Opal Alapat and Robert Gideon from Oracle ACE Associates to full Oracle ACEs. Oracle ACEs are established Oracle advocates who are well known in the community. They must have a history of demonstrated community activism in certain qualified areas, book authorship, and an established social media profile. In addition to Alapat and Gideon, interRel is home to Oracle ACE Directors Tracy McMullen, Edward Roske, and Glenn Schwartzberg, as well as Oracle ACE Associate Wayne Van Sluys.
 
The Oracle ACE Program was founded in 2003 as a way to recognize and reward members of the Oracle technology and application communities for their contributions, as well as help Oracle make its products more efficient and effective. Members of the program are technologically adept and eager to share their knowledge and experience. 
 
“This is a tremendous honor for Opal and Robert,” said Edward Roske, interRel CEO and Oracle ACE Director. “They are educators to the entire Oracle EPM community. As a company, we thank them for embodying our value of ‘learning things and passing them on.’”
 
Opal Alapat, EPM Cloud Specialist at interRel and a Cloud Oracle ACE, has over 15 years of experience in the EPM industry. As an Oracle Cloud Specialist, she is co-author of Look Smarter Than You Are with Oracle Enterprise Planning Cloud, the first-ever printed book on any Oracle EPM Cloud product, and sole author of the first-ever book on EPRCS, Look Smarter Than You Are with Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud. Alapat has also been published in the RMOUG SQL>UPDATE magazine. In addition to her publications, Alapat currently serves with ODTUG as a Board Director, the Marketing Chair, and the Assistant Kscope17 Conference Chair. She was formerly EPM/BI Content Chair and Marketing Chair for Kscope, and was named ODTUG Volunteer of the Year in 2015. Furthermore, Alapat has presented at major EPM/BI conferences such as Oracle OpenWorld, ODTUG Kscope, IOUG COLLABORATE, and RMOUG Training Days. She is co-founder of the North Texas Hyperion User Group (NTxHUG), an active member of the EPM community on Twitter (@opal_EPM), and author of a popular EPM blog (WomanInEPM.com).
 
Robert Gideon is a principal consultant at interRel and has over 17 years of information technology experience with the last 10 years focused on Oracle EPM and BI products. Gideon, an Oracle Essbase Certified Implementation Specialist, co-authored the first-ever book on any Hyperion 11.1.2.4 product, Look Smarter Than You Are with Essbase 11.1.2. He is also certified in Hyperion Planning and Exalytics and is specialized in Oracle Cloud. Additionally, Gideon has presented at ODTUG Kscope, IOUG COLLABORATE, and user groups across the United States. He is Co-coordinator of the OAUG EPM/Hyperion SIG, an active member of the BI/EPM community on Twitter (@rjgideon), and authors a prevalent BI/EPM blog (CubistRamblings.WordPress.com). 
 
Both Alapat and Gideon regularly create educational Play it Forward videos, host webcasts, and speak at EPM/BI roadshows.
 
 
About interRel Consulting
Founded in 1997, interRel Consulting is the longest-standing Hyperion partner dedicated solely to implementing Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud and Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, and is the only winner of Oracle’s Global Cloud Partner of the Year for EPM and the only four-time winner of Oracle’s North America Partner of the Year for EPM and BI. The company is a nine-time Inc. 5000 honoree committed to education with a platform that includes 10+ books in its best-selling technical reference series, “Look Smarter Than You Are with Hyperion,” free, twice-weekly webcasts, the free-access video education platform, Play it Forward, on YouTube, and multi-track Oracle EPM/BI Road Shows across North America. Home to three Oracle ACE Directors, two Oracle ACEs, and one Oracle ACE Associate, interRel frequently participates in Oracle Technology Network international tours in developing markets. To learn more about interRel Consulting, please visit www.interRel.com. 
 
Contact
Rachel Holle
Communications Coordinator
972-735-8716
rholle@interrel.com
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