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Frank Buytendijk

Frank Buytendijk

Vice President and Fellow, Enterprise Performance Management at Oracle

United States | Finance

Interview with Howard Dresner on EPMtv

Posted almost 11 years ago, 0 comments
In my years at Gartner, I worked together with Howard Dresner, who was my mentor, and who I also consider a very good friend. We also worked together at Hyperion. Howard is widely recognized as the ‘father of business intelligence’,...
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Dealing with dilemmas

Posted almost 11 years ago, 0 comments
In the fields of performance management and business intelligence, and in Western management in general, we are obsessed with analysis. KPIs are designed to analyze deviation from the plan, we create graphs to analyze trends, and drill-down in a tree of information to analyze the root-cause of certain unexpected results.
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Better business performance requires less control

Posted almost 11 years ago, 1 comment
A few weeks ago, I traveled with my family to Germany. We decided to fly. Due to the status I have on one of the airlines, I am allowed to make use of the business class line at security, also when flying economy. Although no one else was in line, the guy checking my ticket sent me back to the long line for economy class. My wife and children did not have that status. This while 4 security people, let me repeat this: four people, in the business class security people were just standing there, doing nothing, watching the overly crowded economy line. “the rules, sir”. The rules, where would we be without the rules.
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BI(g) in Japan

Posted almost 11 years ago, 0 comments
While I am writing this, I am flying back from visiting Oracle Open World in Japan. I have spoken with many customers, and it strikes me that many of them have the same question. How have other Global organizations implemented BI and Performance Management? How have they overcome a certain problem? How can we close the gap that we have?
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Rugby, Bath and Performance Management

Posted almost 11 years ago, 0 comments
Recently I attended my first live Rugby Union match, visiting my colleague and rugby fanatic Nigel Youell in the UK. I have to fully define the game as Rugby Union as I have learnt there is also Rugby League and there is considerable rivalry between the two. So, armed with the knowledge that the ball is usually kicked forward but can only be thrown backwards I travelled to the beautiful UK city of Bath. We were to watch Bath Rugby play London Wasps in the Guinness Premiership!
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