Monthly Archives: September 2013
HR Analytics at Wells Fargo – Project that won KPI Partners the Specialized Partner of the Year Award for BI and EPM
I’m very pleased to announce that the project I bled and sweated over for nearly a whole year has won KPI Partners the coveted Oracle Excellence Award for North American Specialized Partner of the Year in BI & EPM (formerly know as the Titan Award).
I led the KPI Partners team implementing HR Analytics from a PeopleSoft system for Wells Fargo, the worlds largest bank by Market Capitalization, with 300,000 employees and contractors. This is the largest footprint of HR Analytics in the world to date, both in terms of data volume and their ultimate # users planned- all 40,000 managers in the company!
Although the project was a difficult challenge, we were able to implement a BI solution the way I believe it should be implemented. A few key highlights below. For more information, please see the presentation HR Analytics at Wells Fargo from this year’s Oracle Open World, or KPI’s own page on the award.
I have two speaking slots next week at OOW in San Francisco – If you are there come by and see me – I don’t want to bring my suit up there for nothing!
The first one is the preso I’ve been giving this year on the Performance Layer for the BI Apps and custom solutions. Its part of an all day set of OBI sessions hosted by ODTUG on Sunday. My slot for UGF001 is at 2:20pm in Moscone West – Room 2007. It’s targeted towards architects but also managers who are looking for performance improvement options.
The second one is a new one, a case study for the world’s largest HR Analytics implementation I did a while back at Wells Fargo. There are a few key take-aways from the session, but in general its geared for customers considering purchasing and implementing HR Analytics. There is a sweet extra item about this project I cannot reveal this week, but rest assured it’ll be in the preso! The slot for CON5792 unfortunately is about the worst one possible – Thursday at 3:30 pm, Moscone South Room #302. I hope people haven’t left SF by then…
Over my OBI career I’ve had to review dozens of customer and consultant developed RPDs as part of either a formalized health check engagement or simply a developer code review. Frequently the customer has some problems that they can’t solve, or that they have solved with a work-around of some sorts. In some cases this is simply due to not fully understanding the concepts and what you can do with those concepts, but sometimes there is something far worse at play: bad advice from supposed experts.
Twice this year I have come across customers who have been told by other “experts” that Dimensional Hierarchies aren’t that important or they should leave the Content tab empty. One of these so called experts was even an actual Oracle employee! This is disastrous advice as I will demonstrate in this post.