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interRel Consulting Launches Video Education Platform ‘Play it Forward’ at epm.bi/videos

Jun 22, 2015
Hollywood, Florida, June 22, 2015 interRel Consulting today launched the free-access video education platform, ‘Play it Forward,’ on the company’s YouTube channel. ‘Play It Forward’ is an initiative whereby interRel’s team of experts produce short videos with a focus on Hyperion and Oracle EPM/BI products, providing targeted training content free of charge and on demand. A core value of the company is education along with a commitment to learn something then pass it on, also known as paying it forward.SM logo
 
“We want to educate the world,” said interRel CEO Edward Roske. “Information is meant to be free but currently the primary way to gain EPM/BI education is through paid courses, expensive conferences, books, and online webinars that require registration and hours of your time for information that might only require five minutes if you took out all of the marketing and got to the point.” The company’s move to provide a free online video library of interRel’s technical expertise disrupts an industry where experts normally restrict access to webinars and public sessions in order to prevent competitors from gaining the knowledge. interRel, an early pioneer of Hyperion webinars back in 2006, is an exception to this rule and allows competitors to attend their webcasts. Thus, the company is well poised to disrupt online education once again.   
 
The video series will include everything from introductory content such as “What is Hyperion Planning?” to advanced content on topics like Essbase Custom Defined Functions. There will even be reference materials as interRel endeavors to make the entire Essbase Technical Reference into instructional videos, one function at a time. Additional related topics like big data, project management, and best practices in budgeting & planning will also be available. None of the interRel videos will require any user opt-in because the purpose of these videos is to educate, not to sell services. 
 
As part of the launch, interRel premiered a parody video during the general session at ODTUG Kscope15, reminding viewers of another transformational era in technology. That video, along with the first batch of educational videos, was released on the interRel YouTube channel today which can be found at http://epm.bi/videos. Additional videos will be released weekly until the entire scope of EPM/BI knowledge has been covered or there is a zombie apocalypse. Users can stay apprised of the video releases by subscribing to the interRel YouTube channel and following the company on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+.
 
 interRel is an education leader in the Oracle EPM/BI industry where the ability to provide excellent service to clients requires mastery of cutting edge products that are constantly evolving. In addition to touting three Oracle ACE Directors and two Oracle ACE Associates in its organization, the company is well-known for its twice weekly webcasts, multi-track roadshows throughout North America, and bestselling book series Look Smarter Than You Are with Hyperion.  interRel frequently travels the globe with the Oracle Technology Network to educate developing markets on EPM/BI. interRel employees have a long history of participating in industry user groups, writing blogs, and presenting sessions at conferences. Now they will pioneer the frontier of making targeted video education available to the world.
 
About interRel Consulting
Founded in 1997, interRel Consulting is the longest-standing Hyperion partner dedicated solely to implementing Oracle EPM/BI solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. The company is a seven-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,” free, twice-weekly webcasts, and multi-track Oracle EPM/BI Solutions Conferences across the U.S. and Canada. Home to three Oracle ACE Directors and two 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
(214) 864-8586
dwhite@interrel.com

First-Ever Book on Oracle Essbase 11.1.2.4 Released at Kscope15

Jun 21, 2015
Hollywood, Florida, June 21, 2015 - The first-ever book on any Hyperion 11.1.2.4 product, Look Smarter Than You Are with Essbase 11.1.2, is now available at the ODTUG Kscope15 Conference in Hollywood, Florida. This is the newest book in the best-selling technical reference series, "Look Smarter Than You Are." These accessible books are designed as a one-stop guide, giving readers everything they need to know.
 
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If you want to take advantage of the new Essbase features including version 11.1.2.4, administer Essbase databases, use the basics of the Smart View Add-in to retrieve and analyze data, and build/tune/optimize aggregate storage option, block storage option, and hybrid aggregation databases, then this is the book you’ve been waiting for! Co-authored by Oracle ACE Directors Edward Roske and Tracy McMullen, and Oracle ACE Associate Robert Gideon, their books will be available for purchase at interRel’s Kscope15 booth. If you are unable to attend the conference, interRel’s 10+ books are also available to purchase at www.lulu.com
 
“I am very happy to be part of the team and have had a hand in the latest release of the ‘Look Smarter Than You Are’ book series. We spent many late nights and weekends refining and updating the content to bring our readers the best and most complete end-to-end Essbase administration guide available. There was a lot of effort that went into the book and I couldn’t be happier with the end result,” said co-author Robert Gideon. “The Look Smarter Than You Are with Essbase 11.1.2 book has been fully updated from cover to cover. Not only do we cover new features like hybrid aggregation, the book is also updated with our latest optimization recommendations. Every screenshot has been redone using Essbase 11.1.2.4 and even Edward’s jokes have been refreshed to make them more relevant.” No comment from Robert when asked if he was charged with making Edward’s jokes humorous. 
 
About Kscope15
ODTUG Kscope15 is taking place in Hollywood, Florida from June 21-25, 2015. This conference covers the Oracle EPM & BI world like no other with its unparalleled technical presentations, strategic product direction from Oracle's product management team, business users track, 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 Hyperion conference of the year with over 130 Oracle EPM/BI-dedicated sessions, 13 of which will be presented by interRel.
 
About interRel Consulting
Founded in 1997, interRel Consulting is the longest-standing Hyperion partner dedicated solely to implementing Oracle EPM/BI solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. The company is a seven-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,” free, twice-weekly webcasts, and multi-track Oracle EPM/BI Solutions Conferences across the U.S. and Canada. Home to three Oracle ACE Directors and two 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
(214) 864-8586
dwhite@interrel.com

interRel is First-Ever Kscope Titanium Sponsor

Jun 20, 2015
Kscope15LogoHollywood, Florida, June 20, 2015 - For the first time, ODTUG's Kscope conference has a Titanium partner: interRel Consulting. Kscope15, the largest conference in the world for Oracle EPM & BI professionals, is being held in Hollywood, Florida from June 21-25, 2015.
 
For the seventh consecutive year, interRel Consulting is at the top partnership level at Kscope. For the last 5 years, interRel has been a Platinum sponsor and they are proud to be the first Titanium sponsor. Some of the highlights at the Titanium level include sponsorship of the conference attendee bags and being featured at the opening session with a parody video people will be talking about throughout the conference.
 
Last year's conference saw interRel offer a record number of sessions to architects, developers and tech-savvy individuals hoping to stay ahead of current trends. For Kscope15, interRel brings the education revolution to Hollywood (the one in Florida not the more famous one). This year, interRel will be offering 13 sessions that range from Essbase Optimization to Business Analytics, mobile Hyperion, Essbase Custom Defined Functions, Hyperion Planning creative solutions, OBIEE and a great deal more. Seven interRel speakers will be presenting including 5 Oracle ACEs.
 
This year's Kscope Community Service Day saw the ODTUG team and several interRel employees helping provide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education to local students. Of course, interRel is anything but "all work and no play", as anyone who's attended previous Kscope events knows. This year's booth is styled in an amusement park theme, complete with carnival games and arcade fun for everyone.
 
About Kscope15
ODTUG Kscope15 is taking place in Hollywood, Florida from June 21-25, 2015. This conference covers the Oracle EPM & BI world like no other with its unparalleled technical presentations, strategic product direction from Oracle's product management team, business users track, 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 Hyperion conference of the year with over 130 Oracle EPM/BI-dedicated sessions, 13 of which will be presented by interRel.
 
About interRel Consulting
Founded in 1997, interRel Consulting is the longest-standing Hyperion partner dedicated solely to implementing Oracle EPM/BI solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. The company is a seven-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,” free, twice-weekly webcasts, and multi-track Oracle EPM/BI Solutions Conferences across the U.S. and Canada. Home to three Oracle ACE Directors and two 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
(214) 864-8586
dwhite@interrel.com

interRel Consulting Names Ron Guadagno Vice President of Sales

Jun 12, 2015

ronArlington, Texas, June 12, 2015 - interRel Consulting today announced the appointment of Ron Guadagno as Vice President of Sales, a new position within interRel. Guadagno, a Certified Public Accountant, has served as interRel’s West Region Practice Director since March 2010. He will continue to report directly to Edward Roske, CEO of interRel Consulting.  

“Ron has been a great asset to interRel for more than five years,” said interRel CEO Edward Roske. “His unparalleled sales experience and his strategic vision will be a huge benefit to interRel in the years ahead.”

As Vice President of Sales and member of the executive management team, Ron Guadagno is charged with aligning the company’s sales, marketing, and project delivery platforms. This is an opportune time in the company’s history as it continues to expand through organic growth as well as acquisitions. The vice president position is integral at a time when customers are shifting from purchasing single product implementations to enterprise-wide business analytics solutions involving reporting, analysis, planning, and consolidations.

“I am honored and inspired to be promoted to Vice President of Sales at interRel,” said Guadagno. “Being part of an organization that includes top industry talent and is considered a leader among its peers in delivering world-class reporting and technology solutions presents me with amazing opportunities. I aspire to collaborate with our exceptional team and business partners to seek new ways to provide our customers with the most innovative solutions that meet their needs. I am confident that we at interRel will continue to be successful and I will do whatever I can to contribute to our sustained success.”

“Prior to joining interRel in 2010, Ron was a Regional Director at TopDown Consulting for over eight years. He started his career as an Accountant and Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1986 to 1992, followed by a Solutions Consultant position at Comshare, then worked directly for Hyperion Solutions from 1995-1999, and was the Director of Packaged Applications at MicroStrategy. Guadagno graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and Management Information Systems. 

 

About interRel Consulting
Founded in 1997, interRel Consulting is the longest-standing Hyperion partner dedicated solely to implementing Oracle EPM/BI solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. The company is a seven-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,” free, twice-weekly webcasts, and multi-track Oracle EPM/BI Solutions Conferences across the U.S. and Canada. Home to three Oracle ACE Directors and two 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
(214) 864-8586
dwhite@interrel.com

interRel Consulting Celebrates Dr. Troy’s Pi Day

Mar 11, 2015
logoArlington, Texas, March 11, 2015 - interRel Consulting has officially made Dr. Troy's Pi Day into an annual interRel holiday to be celebrated with all the pomp and circumstance deserving of the ratio of a circle's diameter to its circumference. The holiday is named in honor of Dr. Troy Seguin, interRel's resident mathematician, who has been championing Pi Day throughout his eight+ years at the company. interRel will add some filling to Pi Day by contributing $1,000 to the National Girl's Collaborative Project (NGCP), an organization that encourages girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Pi Day commemorates the mathematical constant pi (the Greek letter π) and is celebrated on March 14 because 3, 1, and 4 are the first three digits of pi. Pi is famous as an irrational and transcendental number, which continues infinitely without repetition or pattern. The first large-scale celebration of Pi Day was organized by Larry Shaw at the Explloratorium in San Francisco, California. Math enthusiasts commemorate the holiday by eating pie while telling awful, never-ending punny jokes involving pi (e.g. Did you know 3.14% of all sailors are pi rates?). Pi Day 2015 is considered the "ultimate" Pi Day because on 3.14.15 at 9:26:53, the date and time corresponds to the first 10 digits of pi (π = 3.141592653), which happens only once every one hundred years.
Dr. Troy recounts his early Pi Day beginnings by saying, "I started celebrating it with my colleagues who happened to be on the same project with me. We would generally eat pie. It has grown into a company-wide event that includes me sending emails to the entire company with colorful anecdotes about famous historial mathematicians." Such emails include the tragic story of Georg Cantor, whose contributions were ridiculed during his life and not fully appreciated until after his death; Paul Erdos who was so prolific with his academic publications that mathematicians created their own form of the "Kevin Bacon Number" that describes the number of degrees of separation between their publications and Erdos' publication; and even Pythagoras, the creator of the Pythagorean theorem taught in schools, who is rumored to have murdered a student of his who disproved one of his fundamental mathematical beliefs (something we do not widely condone at interRel). 
Dr. Troy’s Pi Day festivities will include custom t-shirts, delicious pi pies, a social media countdown of the 3.14 days of pi with endless trivia, jokes, contests, prize giveaways, and educational videos about the limitless possibilities of mathematics. Dr. Troy has been awarded his very first personal hashtag, #PiDay4DrTroy. In support of Dr. Troy and the Seguin family, interRel will make donations to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Dr. Troy's Pi Day celebration is another example of interRel's eclectic culture. As one consultant put it during a particularly active Pi Day email exchange, "There's more trash talk about Pi Day than there is about the March Madness basketball tournament."
interRel recommends you celebrate Dr. Troy's Pi Day by acting as irrationally as possible.

 

About interRel Consulting
Founded in 1997, interRel Consulting is the longest-standing Hyperion partner dedicated solely to implementing Oracle EPM/BI solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. The company is a seven-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, and multi-track Oracle EPM/BI Solutions Conferences across the U.S. and Canada. Home to three Oracle ACE Directors and two 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
(214) 864-8586
dwhite@interrel.com

Oracle ACE Associate Robert Gideon Elected to Co-Coordinator of the OAUG Hyperion SIG

Mar 05, 2015

Arlington, Texas, March 5, 2015 - Oracle ACE Associate Robert Gideon has been elected to the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) Hyperion SIG Board of Directors. He will assume the position of SIG Co-Coordinator / Programs and Education Coordinator. In this role, Gideon will be responsible for coordinating the eLearning program and related programs such as webcasts, assisting with paper selections for conferences, and coordinating SIG meetings at COLLABORATE and OpenWorld , including the conference keynote and speakers.

Doreen Fox-Dwyer, board member of the OAUG Hyperion SIG, said, “We are thrilled to see all of the new faces joining the OAUG Hyperion SIG Board. Robert Gideon will make a great co-coordinator with his background as an Oracle ACE Associate. I believe this will be one of the greatest years in the history of the SIG.”

The OAUG Hyperion SIG aims to share resources which help leverage members’ investment in Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Business Intelligence (BI) through the Oracle Hyperion suite of products. The user group focuses on education, networking, and intelligence by providing members with webcasts, conferences, and product updates. Members also have the opportunity to share experiences, volunteer, provide feedback and suggestions, and assist other members of the Hyperion user community.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the EPM and BI communities as a member of the OAUG Hyperion SIG. I look forward to advancing the SIG’s objectives of providing education for our members and fostering relationships through networking,” said Robert Gideon, Principal at interRel Consulting. “None of us in this industry got where we are without the opportunity to learn from someone else, and facilitating those learning opportunities for the members of OAUG is what I am most excited about. The OAUG Hyperion SIG board is comprised of a great group of leaders in the EPM community and I am honored to have the privilege of working with them.”

In addition to his recent appointment to the OAUG Hyperion SIG Board of Directors, Robert Gideon is an Oracle ACE Associate and a Certified Implementation Specialist in Oracle Exalytics, Oracle Hyperion Planning 11, Oracle Essbase 11, and Oracle Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service. A frequent speaker at conferences, he has over 15 years of information technology experience with the last eight years focused on Oracle EPM and BI products. During this time, Robert has completed over 130 installations of EPM version 11.1.2.x and has advanced to the position of Principal Consultant at interRel. He also authors Robert Gideon’s BI/EPM Blog and is an active member of the Hyperion community on Twitter (@rjgideon).

 
About interRel Consulting
Founded in 1997, interRel Consulting is the longest-standing Hyperion partner dedicated solely to implementing Oracle EPM/BI solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. The company is a seven-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, and multi-track Oracle EPM/BI Solutions Conferences across the U.S. and Canada. Home to three Oracle ACE Directors and two 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
(214) 864-8586
dwhite@interrel.com

Glen Chang, interRel’s COO, Elected to SROAUG Board of Directors

Feb 17, 2015

 

Arlington, Texas, February 17, 2015 – Glen Chang, an Oracle Hyperion Planning and Essbase Certified Implementation Specialist, has been elected to the Southwest Regional Oracle Applications User Group (SROAUG) Board of Directors. The SROAUG has 13 board members that represent a collective membership of over 4,000 professionals dedicated to providing quality education, industry networking, and promoting and leading the future of Oracle Applications.

The SROAUG Board of Directors are a dedicated group of industry experts who work together to facilitate training and education among the Oracle user community by staying abreast of industry trends, solution offerings, and best practices. SROAUG board members work diligently to enhance communication and exchange ideas with Oracle representatives, both locally and nationally, to represent the voice of SROAUG members. Glen’s SROAUG platform focused on two of his core values: education and integrity. Glen is a strong believer in educating others in an honest and irreproachable manner and sees the opportunity to serve on the SROAUG Board as a way to help advance and evangelize information about Oracle's Enterprise Performance Management technology. 

“I am extremely honored to be elected to the SROAUG Board,” said Chang. “This is a fantastic opportunity for me to be a part of an organization that is invested in the education of Oracle users in the greater Los Angeles and Orange County communities, an area I’m proud to call home. I look forward to serving this user group, educating others on what I’ve learned over the last 15 years, and providing information so colleagues, clients, and employees stay well-informed.” 

Glen brings years of technical expertise, experience, and knowledge to the SROAUG Board of Directors as an Oracle Essbase and Planning consultant and will help ensure the community is up to date with the newest releases and functionalities of the products. Chang is a frequent presenter at events not only in California but across the United States, including Kscope, Collaborate, and the Hyperion Solutions Roadshows. As Chief Operating Officer for interRel Consulting, Glen’s primary responsibility is to lead an organization of some of the best minds in the EPM space and to help ensure they remain well-informed and educated. Chang sees his involvement with SROAUG as an extension of his everyday job.

 

About interRel Consulting
Founded in 1997, interRel Consulting is the longest-standing Hyperion partner dedicated solely to implementing Oracle EPM/BI solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. The company is a seven-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, and multi-track Oracle EPM/BI Solutions Conferences across the U.S. and Canada. Home to three Oracle ACE Directors and two 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.

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