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The Oracle Data Relationship Management 11 Guide:
Successful Implementation Essentials 

Jeff Flak & Edward J. Cody

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About ThIs Book

Oracle Data Relationship Management (DRM) is a highly customizable and powerful Master Data Management (MDM) software platform, utilized to streamline the management of data elements in an organization. The solution provides users with the ability to manage data elements, hierarchies, and supporting data element information in a central location with integration to upstream and downstream systems.

This color book, filled with screenshots and diagrams, examines the functionality of the Oracle DRM software solution, the integration points, and steps for implementation success. Project management topics from planning the implementation through to testing and maintenance are discussed, and the book provides a comprehensive reference for the user community.

The Oracle Data Relationship Management 11 Guide is aimed at DRM developers and business users, and focuses on providing an understanding of the product whilst acclimating users to the software. It provides an in-depth understanding on how to integrate DRM’s powerful functionality into an operational business environment.

> Learn the Steps Needed to Accomplish Master Data Management Project Success
> Build a DRM Data Model with Hierarchies, Properties, and Validations
> Integrate DRM with Upstream and Downstream Systems
> Explore the Data Relationship Governance Workflow Module
> Learn the Methods behind Application Maintenance and Migrations 

About The AuthorS

Jeff Flak has over 8 years of consulting experience with the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Business Intelligence (BI) technologies. He has led Master Data Management and Data Governance implementations across industries, including government, healthcare, insurance, non-profit and retail. Jeff is an Oracle Certified Implementation Specialist in multiple products, and he is currently a project lead in the Data Relationship Management (DRM) practice at Edgewater Ranzal. The goal of the practice is to deliver end-to-end master data management and governance solutions utilizing DRM & DRG, primarily aimed at multiple product use Oracle EPM & BI customers with a special emphasis on Oracle EBS and PeopleSoft.

Edward J. Cody is a subject matter expert in planning/budgeting, data warehouse, and business intelligence systems with over ten years of experience with Oracle EPM, BI, and database technology. He has authored now four books on Oracle Hyperion software products. He has spoken at Oracle OpenWorld, OTDUG Kaleidoscope, OAUG Collaborate, and regional user groups. He is an Oracle Certified Implementation Specialist across multiple products. His experience includes leading one of the largest commercial Oracle EPM and BI shared services organizations, and he is currently leading Oracle and Financial Management consulting engagements for the Definitive Logic Corporation.

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ISBN: 978-0-9574105-6-5 | Published March 29 2015 | 246 pages | Color Book | $49.99 Print | $32.99 PDF

 

Table of Contents   |   Detailed Table of Contents (opens as a PDF in a new window)

Chapter 1, Getting Started with Oracle Data Relationship Management (DRM) provides an overview of Master Data Management (MDM), Oracle DRM capabilities, DRM Use Cases, and the benefits of a DRM Implementation.

Chapter 2, Planning the DRM Implementation for a Master Data Management Solution, examines the strategic planning process, the role of DRM in enterprise architecture, building interface requirements, and operational considerations.

Chapter 3, Introducing the DRM Interface and Interactive User Functionality, provides an overview of working with end-user features of the application interface, including version management, hierarchy maintenance, auditing, and exporting.

Chapter 4, Building the DRM Data Model, describes the steps necessary to scope and build all DRM properties and property categories for an implementation.

Chapter 5, Node Types, Validations, and Security, explains node types, node type properties, the use of validations to ensure consistency, and the constructs for configuring security across objects and data.

Chapter 6, Seeding and Maintaining Hierarchies, describes the methods for the initial population of hierarchies and the configuration of ongoing hierarchy maintenance.

Chapter 7, Downstream Integration, discusses the methods for synchronizing content to downstream systems through the use of exports and export books.

Chapter 8, DRG: Implementing Approval Processes, describes the Data Relationship Governance module of DRM. The chapter provides information on working with the DRG interface and configuring workflows, worklists, and security.

Chapter 9, Test Phase of DRM Implementation, describes the testing required for each phase of the project and the areas where regression testing is necessary.

Chapter 10, Support and Maintenance of DRM Infrastructure, describes the installation, configuration, and maintenance of a DRM deployment. The chapter provides the steps needed to perform application migrations including incremental application changes and the migration of data across deployments.