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on February 17, 2016 / in News

interRel Achieves Record Number of Oracle ACE Members with Opal Alapat


Arlington, Texas, February 17, 2016 – Oracle has awarded Opal Alapat, EPM Cloud Specialist at interRel Consulting, the status of Oracle ACE Associate. Alapat is the seventh interRel employee to become a member of the Oracle ACE Program. She joins fellow ACE Associates Wayne Van Sluys and Robert Gideon, and ACE Directors Sarah Zumbrum, Glenn Schwartzberg, Tracy McMullen, and Edward Roske. interRel is home to three of the four female Oracle ACE members specializing in EPM.
“Opal is one of the most deserving recipients I know of,” said Tracy McMullen, Director of Product Strategy at interRel. “Her leadership and contributions at Kscope conferences in recent years have been invaluable and have resulted in the best EPM & BI conference available today. She’s continuing the charge in sharing EPM knowledge on all things EPM Cloud and the EPM community is blessed to have her as a leading member. I know she will serve us well as an Oracle ACE Associate.” 
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. To become an Oracle ACE Associate, an individual must actively build a sound community profile and must have initiated community contributions in at least two areas. 
Alapat is a recognized member of the Oracle community and brings over 15 years of experience in the EPM industry. She is ODTUG Volunteer of the Year, a member of the ODTUG Board of Directors, and Marketing Chair for ODTUG and Kscope16. Alapat’s past involvement with ODTUG includes presenting and selecting BI/EPM tracks for Kscope conferences as well as serving on the ODTUG Marketing Committee. She also co-founded the North Texas Hyperion User Group and is the author of popular blog Prior to joining interRel, Alapat worked with TopDown Consulting for over seven years. 
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, and is the only three-time winner of Oracle’s specialized Partner of the Year for BI and EPM. The company is an eight-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 Solutions Conferences across the U.S. and Canada. Home to four 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
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