Vlamis to Present at Oracle OpenWorld 2017!

This year Vlamis Software Solutions has two accepted presentations for Oracle OpenWorld!

Using Ravello in the Cloud as a Customer and a Partner
Tuesday, Oct 03, 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Marriott Marquis (Yerba Buena Level) - Nob Hill C/D
Presented by: Dan Vlamis and Jonathan Clark

Predictive Analytics and Oracle Data Visualization Case Study
Wednesday, Oct 04, 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. | Park Central (Floor 3) - Franciscan I
Presented by: Dan Vlamis, Tim Vlamis, and Erik Lavin (Beckman Coulter)

For more information visit our presentations page.

Vlamis Software Solutions will be involved in many events and presentations at Oracle OpenWorld 2017! To stay up to date on the latest news and announcements visit www.vlamis.com/oracleopenworld and follow #VlamisOOW17 on Twitter!

Tim Vlamis to Present at the East Coast Oracle Users Conference

Tim Vlamis is scheduled to present at the East Coast Oracle Users Conference (ECO) in Raleigh, NC. ECO takes place from November 6th to November 8th, 2017 at the Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown Hotel.

Tim will be presenting "Getting Started with Advanced Analytics in Finance, Marketing, and Operations" on Tuesday, November 7th, from 4:00pm - 5:00pm in Salon C. 

For more information, visit our Presentations page!

Tip on using New Waterfall Viz in DVD 3.0

In preparing for my presentation on What's New in DVD 3.0 Webinar (tomorrow!), I found that the new waterfall visualization was geared towards balance measures (like a checking account balance) instead of a flow or performance measure such as profit.  One of the key differences is that for a flow measurement the value can easily be negative.  In any business, you may lose money in a given period, but you hope to make up for it in prior or future periods.  In addition, flow analysis can be great for showing sources of gains and losses.  A waterfall graph typically shows this very nicely.

But the waterfall graph in DVD 3.0 is designed for balance information.

In order to use the waterfall graph, you can convert from the flow measure (such as profit) to a balance by using the RSUM function in OBIEE.  Put simply, RSUM(profit) gives you the running sum of profit for the year, adding up each month.  It accumulates the profit which is exactly what you need in order to use the waterfall graph.

So, on the left you can see a waterfall graph of an inventory balance.  No special formulas needed.  On the right, you can see a waterfall graph of profit.  In this case, we actually use the cumulative profit measure so we can properly visualize the periods where we lost money.  We can easily see that we ended the year with a total of $9346.

Join us at Oracle OpenWorld 2017!

We are happy to invite you to our annual OpenWorld reception on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Join us for an evening of drinks, hors d’oeuvres and networking. In addition to food and drinks, we will incorporate some visualizations and analytics in the festivities—we’ll just leave it at that, so bring your conference badge and your phone. For more information and to request an invitation, send an email to Carolyn.

Dan and Tim hope that you will be able to attend their sessions. With over 1000 sessions and over 50,000 people, it can be tough to find a time to meet at Oracle OpenWorld if we leave it up to chance. Please send an email to Doug if you are attending so we can help find a time to meet with Dan or Tim during this conference.