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23 August 2012

I will be delivering the FDM Administrator training September 27-28, 2012 in Wakefield, MA which is 25-30 minutes from downtown Boston.  This is a great class for any FDM administrator that manages integration with HFM and/or Essbase/Planning.  Click the below link for more information and to register:

Additionally, I teach the FDM Blackbelt Developer course.  This class is geared toward advanced topics and is useful for Administrators that want to take their application to the next level or for consultants that want to grow their FDM skillset.  The below link provides additional information and registration details:

If you do not see a class time that works for you but are interested in FDM training, please contact me and I can arrange a custom course for you.

Both of these courses have been developed by KeyTeach.  Ranzal is the exclusive provider of KeyTeach classes offered in the United States.

21 October 2011

Interested in FDM and the world of consulting?  Want to join a team of some of the most recognized EPM players?  Ranzal is hiring!  We are looking for seasoned FDM resources.  Please reach out to me if you are interested in discussing opportunities.

28 July 2011

Oracle ACEI am thrilled to announce that I have been honored as an Oracle ACE!

The Oracle ACE Program is designed to recognize and reward members of the Oracle Technology and Applications communities for their contributions to those communities. These individuals are technically proficient (when applicable) and willingly share their knowledge and experiences.  More information about the ACE program can be found here.

Some interesting statistics about Oracle ACEs:

  • There are 361 in the world across all Oracle products – a client actually joked that each ACE could have their own day of the year.   How do I get that started?
  • There are 147 in the United States (all products)
  • There are 23 in the world that focus on Business Intelligence (BI) – the track which includes Oracle EPM products
  • There are 15 in the United States that focus on BI

I am proud and honored to be a member of such a rich community!

27 July 2011

I have created a new user forum section where you can post application/functionality specific questions.  Please feel free to continue to comment on the content of any post but use the forums for specific questions.  You must be a registered user in order to post.

I hope you find them useful and over time a solid knowledge base.