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on September 18, 2016 / in News

interRel Consulting Wins Global Oracle Excellence Award for BI & EPM Cloud Partner of the Year


Oracle Recognizes interRel’s Global Expertise in Delivering Specialized Cloud Solutions
Oracle OpenWorld – San Francisco, CA, September 18, 2016 – On the heels of winning the regional award for Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud Partner – North America, interRel, an Oracle Cloud Select partner and Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced that it has also been named winner of the Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year: Business Intelligence (BI) and EPM Cloud Partner of the Year – Global. The achievement recognizes interRel for their commitment to deliver innovative, specialized solutions and services based on Oracle software and hardware. Qualifications for this exclusive award include a partner’s investment in Oracle from many different facets including: employee and client training, specializations, marketing Oracle solutions, and client references. 
interRel’s nomination for the global award came after being awarded the 2016 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year – North America in EPM Cloud for developing an exceptional and innovative solution for a startup with a valuation of one billion dollars USD. Due to the rapid change required in the startup, this company only uses cloud-based solutions. They engaged interRel to implement Oracle PBCS (Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service), a budgeting and reporting solution that can reduce the cycle time to prepare the budget and allows the company to make better business decisions faster. The subscription-based cloud product provides affordable scalability and user-friendly applications and interfaces for easier adoption across the business, especially for upper-level management. interRel’s implementation provided their client with the ability to quickly model complex business scenarios, “slice and dice” data, and perform “what if” analyses.
interRel provides Oracle customers around the world with access to information to help them implement Oracle EPM Cloud solutions through webcasts, books, Play it Forward YouTube videos, blogs, and participation in global conferences. interRel has multiple implementations completed and more than 10 Oracle Cloud engagements in progress, including Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) and Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud Service (FCCCS) implementations. The company currently has seven packaged Oracle EPM Cloud offerings under its RApid Cloud Evolution (RACE) solution set, which offers rapid deployment options of prebuilt application templates to jumpstart implementations. In addition, interRel has a large number of Oracle Cloud specialized consultants in the Oracle EPM Cloud industry with more than 100 Oracle Cloud specializations and in 2016, hired its first designated Oracle EPM Cloud Specialist, Opal Alapat.
“interRel has demonstrated focus and innovation in delivering proven Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud solutions that address our customers’ most critical business challenges,” said Hari Sankar, GVP of product management at Oracle. “We congratulate interRel on the 2016 Global Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year in Business Intelligence and Enterprise Performance Management Cloud. This achievement recognizes their dedication to excellence and to providing customers Oracle Business Analytics solutions that drive real business value and results.” 
The Specialized Partner of the Year Global Awards are designed to showcase the outstanding OPN partners’ commitment to delivering innovative solutions and business achievements, with nominations based on regional winners in a specific category. The winners are selected based on their solutions and business practices developed or delivered in Fiscal Year 2016.  The nominees are judged by a renowned team of IDC executives and analysts.
“The 2016 Excellence Award ceremonies will be a life-long memory for me,” said Edward Roske, CEO and Oracle ACE director for EPM/BI at interRel. “When interRel’s name was announced as the winner of the Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year – North America in Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud, we were on cloud nine. When Oracle then announced our name as the 2016 Global Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year in Business Intelligence and Enterprise Performance Management Cloud, I was in complete disbelief. My love of Hyperion and business intelligence started back in the late nineties and continues to grow every day. One of interRel’s key values is education so we encourage our employees from day one to ‘learn something and pass it on’ to continuously champion that mission. Thank you to all of our loyal clients and most importantly, to our employees who, day-in and day-out, champion excellence in every facet of our company.” 
interRel Consulting at Oracle OpenWorld 2016 
interRel is hosting four Oracle EPM Cloud- and Oracle Business Intelligence-focused presentations during Oracle OpenWorld 2016. interRel’s Roske and Oracle ACE associate Wayne Van Sluyswill be hosting sessions during the ODTUG Sunday Sessions, with session topics including: “Cloud Atlas: Navigating the Ever-Expanding Oracle EPM Cloud Landscape” and “Data Wrangling, Blending and Mash-ups.”
interRel is proud to be an exhibitor once again this year so make sure to stop by the interRel Ballpark, booth 3208, located in the Moscone West Exhibition Hall, to play some ballpark games, win fun prizes, talk with the interRel crew to get more information on all of interRel’s cloud and on-premises solutions, grab a brochure for our upcoming webcasts and training, and finally, register to win an Amazon Echo – we will be giving one away EVERY DAY!
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 three-time winner of Oracle’s 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 
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