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September 2005 Archives

I think one of the greatest parts of my job is getting to spend time with different companies and getting in-depth views of their solutions. Last week I was at Oracle Open World and today I'm back in California attending the Temtec Americas User Conference.

I attended this event last year and was really impressed with the passion and loyalty exhibited by their customers. This year’s focus is IMPACT and it fits the direction of the company quite well, they are impacting their clients, their product and the landscape of Enterprise OLAP.

Temtec customers include Papa Johns, Kroger, Mastercard, KLM, Hewlett Packard and TIAA-CREF. They are growing in a very competitive marketplace that includes Actuate, Business Objects, Cognos Inc, Hyperion, Information Builders SAP America and Siebel (soon to be Oracle).

Temtec has recently rolled out its newest version of Executive Viewer (EV) version 6.0. 6.0 makes EV easier to scale, provides greater security and more flexibility for the users.

There are several interesting things about the company that you should be aware of:

  1. 1. How well they listen to their customers; the conference has a “club” feel about. And leaves you with the impression that they have a secret solution and you don’t.

  2. 2. They are not trying to be everything to everybody they are more concerned with being great at OLAP and putting accurate information in the hands of the masses. They don’t jump on every technology buzz word that comes down the pike.

  3. 3. They seem to have solved one of the biggest barriers to BI adoption, overwhelming the user. The interface of EV 6.0 is efficient and logical.
  4. Anyway, I am sure you can tell I’m a fan of Temtec, and suggest you investigate how they might be able to help your company.

Posted September 26, 2005 12:05 PM
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The expo at the show features over 300 companies. Traffic is heavy but the trade show "swag" is nothing special. I am looking forward to the customer appreciation party tonight it features, 80's band Berlin, Bow Wow Wow, Fountains of Wayne, and Counting Crows. Should be a lot of fun.




Posted September 21, 2005 12:18 PM
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My mother always said if you invite your friends over you have to share your toys. It appears that Larry Ellison was told the same things by his parents. Oracle invited all of us to the show and Larry is sharing one of his favorite toys. Even though its over 75 feet long I think we will have to take turns.


Posted September 21, 2005 12:14 PM
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Have you ever been to a huge conference, walked miles through the Expo, attended classes and finally felt the need to curl up and take a nap? Oracle has you covered meet the "Fat Boys" Oracles answer to relaxation.


Just to be fair, I should mention that if you see someone here that you know they are watching educational material while snoozing.


Posted September 21, 2005 12:07 PM
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Ever wonder what Mr. Ellison is listening to while he sails and flys planes? Here is what Scott McNealy thought might be on it.


Just to be fair here is Scott's playlist.

Posted September 20, 2005 5:06 PM
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