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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

interRel Releases Updated EPM Cloud Books at COLLABORATE 17

Apr 03, 2017
booksLas Vegas, Nevada, April 3, 2017 – interRel, Oracle’s Global BI and EPM Cloud Partner of the Year, is releasing updated versions of their revolutionary Oracle EPM Cloud books at COLLABORATE 17. These books focus on Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service (EPRCS). In 2016, interRel released the first-ever printed books on any Oracle EPM Cloud product and the content has now been updated through March 2017, including new features such as navigation flows and EPBCS review of frameworks. Look Smarter Than You Are with Oracle Planning & Budgeting Cloud and Look Smarter Than You Are with Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud are currently available on Lulu.com (PBCS; EPRCS) and soon to be available on Amazon.com in Kindle and paperback format.
 
If you are looking to implement or migrate to the Cloud, then these are the books for you. Authored by Oracle ACE Directors Tracy McMullen and Edward Roske, and Oracle ACE Associate Opal Alapat, these are the latest publications in the best-selling technical reference series, “Look Smarter Than You Are.” 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. Additionally, these books feature forwards by Matt Bradley, Oracle Senior Vice President of Product Development, and Al Marciante, Oracle Senior Director of Product Management.
 
Trey Daniel, FP&A Senior Manager and Global Hyperion Administrator at GameStop, had this to say, “interRel’s Look Smarter Than You Are with Oracle Planning & Budgeting Cloud book gave us all of the tools and tips to migrate from on-premise Hyperion Planning to PBCS. This invaluable guide showed us how to navigate the Oracle Cloud and all of the new features.”
 
Four members of interRel will be presenting on Oracle Cloud at COLLABORATE 17: Opal Alapat, Tracy McMullen, Edward Roske, and Terrance Walker. For more information on sessions, you can view the online agenda. In addition to attending sessions, conference attendees can visit interRel at booth 908, located in the Exhibition Hall.
 
About COLLABORATE 17
COLLABORATE 17 is taking place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 2-6, 2017. This technology and applications forum for the Oracle community is where Oracle power users and IT decision makers find practical solutions for today and strategies for tomorrow. This conference empowers users of Oracle business applications and database software to gain greater value from their Oracle investments through real-world education and networking. Created by and for end users, COLLABORATE 17 provides a personalized experience alongside functional and technical insight from other experienced professionals. Participants can expand their community and gain direct access to Oracle. COLLABORATE 17 is jointly presented by the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG), and Quest International Users Group (Quest). 
 
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 and three Oracle ACE Associates, interRel frequently participates in Oracle Technology Network international tours in developing markets. To learn more about interRel Consulting, please visit www.interRel.com.  
 
Contact
Danielle White
Director of Marketing
972-735-8716
dwhite@interrel.com

Edward Roske Tours Ireland to Educate on Oracle EPM and BI

Mar 22, 2017
ARLINGTON, TX (March 22, 2017) – Edward Roske, interRel CEO and Oracle ACE Director, joins Oracle User Group (OUG) Ireland 2017 to evangelize Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Business Intelligence (BI).
 
OUG Ireland 2017 will take place in Dublin from March 23-24, 2017. This event will delve into the world of Oracle application and technology to help attendees grow their connections within the Irish community and gain knowledge to enable them to form a successful 2017 strategy. Roske will be hosting two presentations, The New Mobile Frontier: Hyperion & Oracle Business Intelligence and Cloud Atlas: Your Guide to the Ever-Changing Oracle EPM Cloud Landscape.
 
“The two biggest shifts in technology over the last five years are from desktop to mobile and from on-premises to Cloud. I’m happy to be speaking on both in Dublin this week,” said Edward Roske. “Ireland is in the middle of a major evolution in technology and this conference helps them stay on the forefront throughout Europe.”
 
OUG Ireland is one of the communities housed under UKOUG. Founded in 1983, UKOUG is a membership community of over 8,500 individuals who work for a variety of Oracle customers, Oracle partners, and the Oracle Corporation. This organization is committed to improving member services and maximizing influence within the Oracle community by saving members time and costs associated with understanding product-related challenges, developing best practices, and building knowledgeable, well-connected teams. 
 
Roske has spoken in over 40 countries on six continents, including Oracle Technology Network (OTN) tours throughout Latin America, Asia Pacific, India, and the Middle East & North Africa. He has also presented with various Oracle user groups in South Africa, Germany, England, Scotland, Australia, and Asia, as well as major Oracle conferences such as Oracle OpenWorld, ODTUG Kscope, and OAUG Collaborate. He is a co-author of 10+ books in the Look Smarter Than You Are with Oracle EPM series, authors the popular blog Look Smarter Than You Are, and is an active member of the EPM/BI community on Twitter (@ERoske). 
  
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 and three Oracle ACE Associates, 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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