|About the Book|
In recent years there has been a noticeable change in emphasis within the software industry, from transactional perspectives towards added-value analytic applications. Oracle Financial Analyzer (OFA) is one of the key Oracle Analytic SolutionsMoreIn recent years there has been a noticeable change in emphasis within the software industry, from transactional perspectives towards added-value analytic applications. Oracle Financial Analyzer (OFA) is one of the key Oracle Analytic Solutions products in this area. This book uniquely draws on the authors wide experience as OFA professionals to harness common knowledge from many projects and offer insights gained from running a number of OFA projects. It effectively bridges the existing gap between product functionality-focused courses, and unstructured experiential learning to offer you a comprehensive guide to successfully implementing OFA projects.Aimed at business analysts, technical architects, project managers and OFA implementors and administrators this book will give you invaluable support , whether you are working on a first project or are extending an existing one.The book starts with an overview, followed by in-depth discussion of project scoping for OFA, assisting the business analyst in identifying the business processes to which it should be applied. It then focuses in detail on the key features of OFA and goes on to consider related issues of Enterprise Resource Planning systems and the Data Warehouse.All principles and practices discussed are explained through references to a number of case studies and each chapter is roadmapped, assisting you in structuring your reading of the book to meet your own project requirements.OFA project implementation principles covered:sponsorship,business process modelling,change management planning,design of the application architecture,database design,infrastructure specification,documentation,roll-out and continuing change management,backup and recoveryFeatures:CD modelling an organization with Sales, Finance, Board, regional organization and all client types including Web, plus script to explain structure of organization and prompting user to perform some of the tasks required to operate a tiered OFA system. This will enable you to validate your progress in understanding how a complete OFA architecture is deployed.Web-site portal for discussion of issues raised in book.Appendices: covering Tuning for OFA, Data loading, hints & tips on the GL link and the potential impact of future developments.