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April 2003

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VSS Newsletter April 2003

In this monthly newsletter we inform you about recent and upcoming events in Vlamis Software and the Oracle business intelligence and data warehousing communities. We hope you find this information helpful.

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Vlamis Software Begins Offering Three New Training Classes

If you are searching for training in the latest Oracle OLAP technologies, look no further. Classes are now forming for the classes listed below. This training can be performed at our offices in Kansas City, or we can bring the training to your facility. We are also developing eLearning Courseware Ė so you donít have to travel! Call us at (816) 781-2880 for details!

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Fixed Price OFA/OSA v6.4 Upgrade Offer

As mentioned in our March 2002 newsletter, organizations using versions of Oracle Sales Analyzer or Oracle Financial Analyzer older than 6.4 should consider upgrading. VSS can upgrade any OFA or OSA production instance to version 6.4 for a fixed fee. Work location can be off-site in order to minimize the travel expenses, or it can be on-site to train your staff. Certain restrictions apply; see for details. Reasons to upgrade include: reducing support costs by using a fully-featured web client, fixing ongoing query and reporting problems, new features in OSA 6.4 (contact us for details), or to be on a supported release. For more details on our upgrade implementation package, or for a list of new features, contact us at

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VSSBA 1.5 Release News

We are pleased to announce the release of VSS Business Analyzer (VSSBA) version 1.5. New features include:

  • New forecasting methods: trend, exponential, linear, non-linear, seasonal, and best-fit
  • Forecasted data can now be saved and aggregated
  • Ability to add and remove users and groups
  • Recently used presentations menu item
  • N/A row and column suppression
  • Thin client (web) version of VSSBA

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Schedule a Demonstration of 9iOLAP and VSSBA Today

To see how Oracle9i OLAP and VSS Business Analyzer (VSSBA) can help your business, contact your Oracle sales representative or send us an e-mail and we will arrange a demonstration. To see a 3-minute demonstration of VSSBA now, click here. See for more details.

Oracle employees, to receive your free copy of VSSBA send us an e-mail.

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IOUG Live! BI Class and Sessions - Sign up Today!!!!

If you are thinking about attending IOUG Live!, plan to arrive in time to attend a full-day University Seminar presented on April 27 by Vlamis Software on "Getting Business Intelligence Out of Your Data Warehouse -- The Short Course". Attendees will see how to use Oracle9i, OLAP Services, 9i OWB, JDeveloper 9i and BI Beans to build an OLAP aware warehouse and then develop simple and complex applications to view the warehouse data.

Sessions presented by Vlamis Software at IOUG Live! are:

  • U3 - Getting Business Intelligence Out of Your Data Warehouse -- The Short Course
  • 406 - Developing Applications with BI Beans and JDeveloper9i -- Our Experience
  • 409 - Migrating Applications and Data to Oracle9i OLAP -- Case Studies
  • 416 - Using Oracle Warehouse Builder 9i and Oracle9i to Create OLAP Ready Warehouses

IOUG Live! 2003 is from April 27 through May 1 in Orlando, Florida. See for more information about the conference.

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Oracle Magazine Reprints

We now have copies of the March/April 2003 Oracle Magazine available. The feature article of this issue "Instant Insight" details how Oracle9i Business Intelligence is being used right now. Page 44 of the magazine features half-page inset titled Vlamis Takes Advantage of BI Beans with Dan Vlamis's picture. Jeff Spicer, Editor in Chief of Oracle Magazine, also mentions VSS in his Thought+Intelligence article. If you would like a free copy of this magazine, please send us an e-mail.

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Prior Newsletter Articles

We feature breaking news in the "Headline" section of our home at More news items can be found on our news page at An archive of our newsletters going back through 2002 can be found at

Our March 2003 newsletter featured articles on:

Our February 2003 newsletter featured articles on:

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