What’s new in Oracle Hyperion Data Relationship Management (DRM)? Release 11.1.2.3.500 Highlights and What to Expect in Release 11.1.2.4

July 30, 2014

As many of you know, Oracle Data Relationship Management (DRM) was originally called “Razza” and was acquired by Hyperion. The product name was then changed to Hyperion Master Data Management (MDM). Shortly after Oracle acquired Hyperion, the product was again renamed to Data Relationship Management (DRM) and is now one of several Oracle offerings in the data governance and integration…   Read More


Discovering the Power of Data Discovery Using Oracle Endeca Information Discovery (OEID): U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Use Case

July 23, 2014

What resources are available to organizations that want to use traditional transactional reporting and analysis capabilities (traditionally know as business intelligence or BI solutions), as well as data discovery functionality (research of trends, hunches and intersections of events that fall outside of standard BI solution offerings)?  How can a non-technical business user act like a “ data scientist ” and navigate both structured…   Read More


Enhanced Planning Validations: Part 1 – by Cameron Lackpour

July 22, 2014

Cameron Lackpour is a well known veteran in the EPM community with specialties in Hyperion Essbase, Planning, ODI, Financial Reporting, and system automation. Our very own Tyler Fedderson was featured in one of Lackpour’s recent blog posts – a small snippet is below. “Data form validations offered in Hyperion Planning 11.1.2+ were a nice step in…   Read More


Outcomes from Oracle Developer Tools User Group (ODTUG) Kscope14: Business Intelligence Track Observations…Part Two!

July 16, 2014

This is a continuation of my review of the Oracle Developer Tools User Group (ODTUG)’s annual Kscope14 conference Business Intelligence track, which focuses mostly on Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) and Oracle’s related analytic applications .  This post focuses specifically on my learnings around Oracle’s roadmap for BI solutions, new features in the Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile offering, and the Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service . As I mentioned in my last article, the next major version of OBI will…   Read More


How to Use Linux Grep to Search the OBIEE Web Catalog

July 11, 2014

Searching the Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) Web Catalog is not a fun process.  You can use the Catalog Manager to perform the search, but I have found this time consuming, impractical, and inconsistent. For Windows, your options are very limited, so I usually use a third party tool like Grep  for Windows.  This helps simplify my script portfolio, so now…   Read More


Outcomes from Oracle Developer Tools User Group (ODTUG) Kscope14: Business Intelligence Track Observations

July 2, 2014

Last week, I attended the Oracle Developer Tools User Group (ODTUG)’s annual Kscope14 conference.  For those of you not familiar with Kscope, it is one of the largest Oracle conferences in the country that is not run by Oracle. The conference content is divided into multiple tracks that span the Oracle application stack.  I attended to mainly participate in the Business Intelligence track, which…   Read More


Outcomes from Oracle Developer Tools User Group (ODTUG) Kscope14: Put All Your Eggs in the Oracle Hyperion FDMEE Basket!

July 2, 2014

As an Oracle EPM (Hyperion) implementer, one of the biggest highlights for me at Oracle Developer Tools User Group (ODTUG)’s annual Kscope14 conference is the EPM Sunday Symposium , where product experts from Oracle provide roadmap information on future releases. Mobile technology and cloud computing owned the day at this year’s Symposium…however, Oracle’s product management team revealed another item that stole the show (well, at least for me)….   Read More


Outcomes from Oracle Developer Tools User Group (ODTUG) Kscope14: Oracle Hyperion Planning Enhancements

June 26, 2014

Seattle…home to Starbucks, Microsoft, and the famous Pike Place Market. And for this past week, it was also home to Oracle Developer Tools User Group (ODTUG)’s annual Kscope14 conference. Amongst other things, Kscope has traditionally been the flagship conference for EPM (Hyperion) specialists. This year has been no exception. The conference was packed with great EPM content from industry experts, Oracle product managers, customers,…   Read More


Recommendations for Oracle Developer Tools User Group (ODTUG) Kscope14: Business Analytics/Business Intelligence, Data Discovery (Endeca), and EPM (Hyperion)

June 16, 2014

Oracle Developer Tools User Group (ODTUG)’s annual Kscope14 conference is coming up soon, and you’re probably just now looking at the schedule and >250 opportunities to network and learn and saying, “How in the heck do I prioritize all of this great stuff?”  Since I’ve been in your shoes several times before, I wanted to provide my recommendations on the “must do”…   Read More


Mystery Solved: Unraveling Oracle Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) Intercompany Eliminations

June 11, 2014

Unraveling the mystery of intercompany eliminations in Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) can be challenging.  In this blog post, I hope to provide some clarity into how HFM handles intercompany eliminations. The key players that handle eliminations in HFM are the entity, account, ICP (short for intercompany partner), and value dimensions. Assume the following example where you have two entities,…   Read More