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on November 28, 2018 / in News

Business Analytics Survey Launches with Focus on EPM/BI Cloud

Arlington, Texas, November 28, 2018 – interRel Consulting today launched the 2019 version of its State of Business Analytics (SoBA) survey. The SoBA19 survey is the middle year of a five-year study of analytics in the information age. The survey polls companies on the current state of their Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Business Intelligence (BI) platforms including planning, reporting, consolidation, and cloud adoption. The survey is open to all companies at By taking the survey each year, companies are able to see the changes in their own EPM/BI platform and watch trends over these next few critical years in technology disruption. Over the last two years, the industry has seen an increased move to the cloud resulting in over 50% of companies have some form of EPM & BI applications in the Cloud. interRel will publish the survey results in January 2019 and continue to conduct the survey through 2021. Our inaugural survey in 2017 identified five key disruptors that defined the world of financial close, planning, and reporting. And our 2018 survey showed how over 250 companies were doing in the world of reporting, analysis, planning, and consolidation. These two years of data allowed us to see…
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on November 28, 2018 / in User Group

Michigan Oracle Users Summit (MOUS) – SAVE THE DATE!

SAVE THE DATE! Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Every year, one of the best regional Hyperion events is held in Livonia, Michigan at the Schoolcraft College VistaTech Center. It's a great multi-track event that draws 100+ attendees from Oracle EPM and Business Intelligence community. interRel will once again submit presentations in the hope of being selected to present at this fantastic training event. Stay tuned for more details in October 2018. 
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on November 7, 2018 / in News

Edward Roske Tours South Korea to Educate on Advanced Analytics

Arlington, Texas, November 7, 2018 – Edward Roske, interRel CEO and Oracle ACE Director, joins the Oracle Groundbreakers APAC Tour to evangelize Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) and how computer-driven analytics is changing the world of business. The Asia Pacific Oracle Users Group Community (APACOUC) was formed to bring together all Oracle user groups in the Asia Pacific region with the goal of promoting knowledge exchange and growing user groups in the region. The 2018 tour takes place from November 8 to 23 across five countries and eight cities in the Asia Pacific region. Roske will be presenting on November 8 in Seoul, South Korea, delivering a session on The Future of Reporting & Analysis: The Emergence of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. “South Korea has become an economic engine for Asia and they want to become an analytics powerhouse as well,” said Roske. “The quantity of data being generated around the world is doubling every two years. Seoul knows that the future is computer-driven analytics – artificial intelligence and machine learning – and they want to be at the forefront. I’m excited to be here helping share how reporting and analysis will drive their long term prosperity.” Roske is an…
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on October 22, 2018 / in News

interRel to Host Multiple Sessions at Oracle OpenWorld 2018

  San Francisco, California, October 22, 2018 – For the 11th consecutive year, interRel will host multiple Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) & Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) sessions at Oracle OpenWorld, the largest educational and networking event for Oracle technologists, customers, and partners. Taking place October 22-25, 2018 in San Francisco, California, this conference features education and insight into Oracle’s strategy and roadmap.    At prior OpenWorld conferences, interRel has been recognized with the Oracle Global Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year in BI & EPM and the Oracle North America Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year in EPM Cloud Solution. interRel has won the North America award four times, including back-to-back wins in 2008-09 and 2015-16.   At this year’s conference, Oracle ACE Director Tracy McMullen will be presenting Oracle Enterprise Data Management Cloud Service: The Master Data Solution with Matthew Sevard from Adventist Health on Monday, October 22. Jim Kubik will present Leading Practices Out-of-the-Box: Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service with Manuel Luz from New Flyer on Thursday, October 25.   In addition to speaking at conferences, interRel offers numerous resources to educate the EPM & BI community on Oracle Cloud products, including…
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on October 21, 2018 / in National

Oracle OpenWorld 2018

interRel is excited to announce our two presentations during the Oracle OpenWorld 2018 conference on October 22-25 2018 in San Francisco. Planning on attending? We would love to schedule a meeting and invite you to our annual event on Monday, October 22. Contact Danielle White for more information.   View the session details here (date, time, room): Oracle Enterprise Data Management Cloud Service: The Master Data Solution Leading Practices Out-of-the-Box: Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service Oracle OpenWorld is the leading global educational and networking event held each year for Oracle technologists, customers, and partners. It’s also the most cost-effective and efficient way to learn how Oracle is simplifying IT by engineering hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in the data center–from servers and storage, to database and middleware, through applications. Thousands of sessions and hundreds of demos help users get better results with their current technology–and help them plan for the future.   
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on October 10, 2018 / in User Group


Wednesday, October 10, 2018     12:00PM - 5:00PM       Oracle Offices, Stamford, CT interRel is excited to present at the ODTUG EPM & BI Meet Up on Wednesday, October 10 at the Oracle offices in Stamford, CT. Join your fellow EPM & BI ODTUG-ers for a fun, half-day event where you can share ideas with peers, industry leaders, and subject-matter experts. This will be a great opportunity to meet new contacts, strengthen existing relationships, and gain knowledge that will benefit you and your organization. Happy hour! We invite you to stay after the event for a happy hour at Judy's Bar & Kitchen. Don't wait in traffic when you can wind down with the best EPM & BI community in the Northeast.    Make sure to check out Erin Lineberry, interRel's Northeast Practice Director, for a special session, Best Practices for Your Strategic Oracle EPM Road Map: Building Your 3 Year Plan, that highlights how companies are looking for consistent improvement – something to disrupt the "in the moment" mindset – and transition from thinking tactically to developing a strategic plan for close solutions, reporting, analysis, modeling, and planning. Whether your company is acquiring your first Business Analytics solution, moving to the cloud,…
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on August 27, 2018 / in News

interRel Enters Strategic Partnership with OneCloud

Arlington, Texas, August 27, 2018 – interRel has entered into a strategic partnership with OneCloud whose groundbreaking tool integrates and automates Oracle EPM and Oracle Analytics (on-premise and Cloud) for endless possibilities. The tool connects old and new applications, automates business functions, and allows business users to build and run their own processes, securely and at any time. OneCloud developers and interRel Cloud experts worked together to build out OneCloud’s integrations with Oracle PBCS, EPBCS, OAC, and FCCS.    “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with interRel. The firm is a clear leader to help customers move their operational planning and consolidation from on-prem environments to the Cloud,” said Quin Eddy, OneCloud cofounder and CEO. “Partnering with OneCloud will enable interRel to deliver implementations that connect and automate EPM applications across environments that are maintainable, flexible, accessible, and auditable, while ensuring customer self-sufficiency and increasing implementation and license ROI.”    By providing OneCloud with domain expertise and access to co-development solutions, interRel is able to offer an answer to customers’ problems. With over 80 points of integration across 18 applications, the tool connects old and new enterprise applications eliminating the agony of custom code and interfaces. Out-of-the-box solutions easily build…
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on June 14, 2018 / in News

Essbase Speaker of the Year at Kscope18 is Edward Roske

  Orlando, Florida, June 14, 2018 – Edward Roske was named Top Essbase Speaker at ODTUG Kscope18, the largest conference in the world for Oracle EPM & BI professionals. ODTUG recognizes the top speakers at the conference by evaluating responses from attendees during individual sessions. Roske presented several sessions but ultimately won for “Everything a PBCS or FCCS Developer Needs to Know About Essbase Calc Scripts.” He has been presented with top speaker honors at prior Kscope conferences, along with interRel’s Glenn Schwartzberg and Joe Aultman.    Roske is an Oracle ACE Director and has spoken in 47 countries on six continents, including Oracle Developer Community (formerly Oracle Technology Network) 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, creator of 50+ YouTube videos on EPM & BI, and is an active member of the EPM/BI community on Twitter (@ERoske).     Kscope18 took place…
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on June 11, 2018 / in News

Opal Alapat Named Oracle ACE Director at Kscope18

  Orlando, Florida, June 11, 2018 – The Oracle ACE Program has promoted Opal Alapat from Oracle ACE to ACE Director. Oracle ACE Directors are top-tier community members who engage more closely with Oracle and they have a track record of major contributions to the Oracle community. The announcement was made at the ODTUG Kscope18 Conference at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.   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. In addition to Opal Alapat, interRel is home to Oracle ACE Directors Tracy McMullen, Edward Roske, and Glenn Schwartzberg, as well as Oracle ACEs Robert Gideon and Wayne Van Sluys.    "At the start of 2016, interRel set a goal: to become the #1 Oracle EPM Partner in the world. One of our first steps was hiring Opal Alapat," said interRel CEO Edward Roske. "Opal's goal was to become the first Oracle ACE Director focused on EPM Cloud and with today's…
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on June 10, 2018 / in News

interRel is the Titanium Sponsor at Kscope18

  Orlando, Florida, June 10, 2018 – interRel Consulting is the exclusive Titanium Sponsor at ODTUG Kscope18, the largest conference in the world for Oracle EPM & BI professionals. The event takes place June 10-14 in Orlando, Florida at the Walt Disney World Resort. 2018 marks the fourth consecutive year with interRel as the Titanium Sponsor and the tenth consecutive year with interRel at the top of the conference’s partnership level.     interRel has 10 speakers participating in over 20 sessions including a top-recommended track from the Kscope18 track leads, “7 Essbase Calc Scripts Secrets” by Oracle ACE Directors Edward Roske and Glenn Schwartzberg. Additional interRel speakers include ACE Director Tracy McMullen, ACEs Opal Alapat, Robert Gideon, & Wayne Van Sluys, as well as Ronnie Tafoya, Kevin Whalen, Joe Aultman, and Terrance Walker. For a full list of interRel’s sessions and a guide to the conference, click here.    interRel’s vendor session on Tuesday, June 12 will show you how to enter the world of advanced analytics using only the power of Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC). You don’t want to miss Edward Roske and Glenn Schwartzberg as they present “The Future of Reporting and Analysis: The Emergence of AI…
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