BIAS Shares the Secrets to a Successful Cloud Transformation

(Originally published by Oracle)
Recently, we had the opportunity to chat with Pam Fisher, Vice President of Applications Consulting Services at BIAS Corporation. BIAS is an Oracle Platinum Partner and IT services company that works with a wide range of clients to implement the best strategic technology solution for their needs. They implemented Oracle Financials Cloud [part of Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning [...]

Lift & Shift OBI 11g to Oracle Analytics Cloud: Lessons Learned


Many enterprise customers have been using OBIEE for over 10 years since 11g was first released and have a large highly trained user base that loves the capability the tool provides, and who have created a large catalog of reports, dashboards, and alerts they use today.  This user population, that has often smartly exploited OBIEE’s advanced capabilities, is now very keen on leveraging the modernized user [...]

Analytics 2020: The Data Management Journey

Cloud and Data Management – These two topics have been dominating most of the conversations with both our new and existing customers for the past two years. The challenges we have been hearing are strikingly similar no matter the industry in which customers are operating. Data continues to grow and with it the cost of management. Many businesses had implemented [...]

Oracle Named a Visionary in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms

Oracle has just been named a Visionary in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms. This is a clear recognition of the leadership shown by Oracle’s flagship analytics tool Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) in defining and demonstrating the future of Analytics. This designation reinforces the view held by BIAS and our customers since implementing major releases of OAC. In the wide field of BI tools, OAC uniquely fulfills the promise of offering easy-to-use nimble [...]

Podcast Recap: Different Flavors of Migration on BIASed Podcast Channel

Recently, our team leaders recorded a podcast discussing the many migration processes at BIAS – and why one may be preferred over another. BIAS performs these migrations across multiple platforms, including: commodity hardware to engineered systems, distributive systems to Oracle’s OCI Cloud, Mainframe to Oracle and other cross-platform migrations.
The techniques used at BIAS apply to both on-premise and cloud migrations. [...]

4 Best Practices to Securing your Data while in Transit to the Cloud

A rapid increase in the adoption of cloud technologies and associated benefits has created a push in the industry to migrate workloads to popular cloud solutions to remain competitive in relevant markets. Recently, BIAS has found that more and more leading industry organizations are turning to the cloud, assessing its capabilities, and looking for ways to revolutionize their databases and [...]

Oracle ERP, HCM & PPM Cloud: How to bring it all together in EPBCS

You’ve made the launch into the Cloud, but one concern you may have now is getting ERP, HCM and PPM to update your EPBCS applications dynamically and without error.

Previously, former Planning on-premise users would dive right into Financial Data Manager Enterprise Edition (FDMEE) or Data Relationship Manager (DRM), toss in some SQL routines and magically complete the integration.  Now with Cloud environments, users have an “FDMEE Light” option called Data Management.  Data management works well for the occasional load; however, if the data loads aren’t coupled with metadata updates, those loads are subject to errors [...]

Leveraging 13c Cloud Control’s Auto-heal Capabilities in Your Environment – Part 2

In part one of this two-part blog, we provided an overview of the corrective action feature of Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM). In this post, we will be describing what corrective actions are, and how they can be utilized to automate some of the repetitive (and more mundane) daily tasks of a DBA.
The Test
We picked one of our medium-sized Managed Services [...]

Leveraging 13c Cloud Control’s Auto-heal Capabilities in Your Environment

As an Oracle Managed Service Provider (MSP), BIAS strives to make incident handling and repetitive actions as seamless and automated as possible.  Automating repetitive tasks leveraging cloud controls corrective actions, allows us to increase our efficiency as well as provide our customers with a consistent quality of service.

As a starting point, we performed an analysis of our MSP customer base [...]

API First Integration for the Cloud

Cloud technologies are rapidly gaining momentum. Initially, lower storage cost and quick access to environments for development were features that motivated organizations to use the Cloud. Today, Cloud has features for virtually every role of technology within three different models – IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service). A key aspect [...]