What is Oracle Essbase?

October 23, 2014

When I start a new project, it’s always an exciting time for me (and I’m sure my previous clients are excited to get rid of me too!). In some cases, these new clients are seasoned veterans when it comes to Oracle Essbase , with existing solutions spanning multiple cubes, technologies and environments. At other clients, we are…   Read More


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Oracle OpenWorld 2014: Business Analytics News

October 15, 2014

My introduction about Oracle OpenWorld business analytics trends is going to sound suspiciously like my colleague Chuck Persky’s recent blog about Oracle OpenWorld EPM (Hyperion) news …the overwhelming theme of OpenWorld (and for the business analytics software category) this year was CLOUD, CLOUD, and CLOUD! Setting the Stage: Business Analytics Definition and Strategy I want to clarify how the Performance Architects team defines the term “business analytics.” …   Read More


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Oracle OpenWorld 2014: EPM (Hyperion) News

October 10, 2014

I recently returned from Oracle OpenWorld , and, as expected, Oracle’s leadership highlighted one clear theme: CLOUD, CLOUD, and CLOUD!  This theme was a central focus for the Oracle EPM (Hyperion) news at the show as well. Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) News Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) was a main highlight in the Oracle EPM arena. In just a mere six…   Read More


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Choosing the Right Oracle EPM (Hyperion) Tool for Financial Modeling

October 2, 2014

Oracle’s Enterprise Performance Management suite of products includes three tools for building financial models: Hyperion Planning (Planning), Oracle Essbase (Essbase) and Hyperion Strategic Finance (HSF). Understanding each product’s capabilities and limitations can help ensure successful project outcomes. To quickly determine the right tool for a given situation I evaluate four characteristics of a proposed financial model: time to value, inherent control, the number of users, and…   Read More


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Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Presentations are Available!

September 29, 2014

Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is still in full swing in San Francisco but we have already made our presentations available within our Learning Center™! Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Presentation: Oracle Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Presentation: Streamlined Long Range Planning at a University: Oracle PBCS) Case Study Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Presentation: Endeca Special Interest Group (SIG) OpenWorld 2014 Meeting More to come on OpenWorld 2014 later this week – stay tuned! Author: Melanie Mathews, Performance Architects


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What the Oracle Exalytics X4-4 Launch Means for Oracle Customers

September 25, 2014

Oracle recently released the next generation of the X4-4 Exalytics In-Memory Engineering System (X=Intel, ‘-4’ = 4 physical processors).  While X4-4 now comes with two terabytes (TB) of RAM, 2.4 TB of PCIe Flash disk, networking hardware upgrades, and the option to use Oracle 12c In-Memory Database , the most noteworthy change is the switch to Intel’s E7-8895v2 processors. You might ask, “What’s the…   Read More


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Dissecting Data Load Options in Hyperion Financial Management (HFM)

September 24, 2014

In Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) , you can load data using a text file; Oracle Financial Data Quality Management Enterprise Edition (FDMEE) in the newest version of Hyperion; or ERP Integrator (ERPi) in earlier versions of Hyperion.  This blog covers the first method, loading a text file. The general structure of a data load text file is comprised of a Group Dimension Section and a Data Section. …   Read More


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Enhanced Oracle Hyperion Planning Validations and Data Integrity

September 17, 2014

With each version of Oracle Hyperion Planning , we see new enhancements to (hopefully) help us implement a more efficient solution. Each of these enhancements brings up another challenge on how to adapt old and new systems to fully take advantage of the new functionality. At times, we get caught up in the excitement of trying to implement…   Read More


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Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management (HPCM): All Grown Up Now

September 12, 2014

Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management (HPCM) has accurately been depicted as a hidden gem within the Oracle EPM (Hyperion) suite. The product has been a part of the suite for a number of years, but has not gotten a lot of attention until recently. Part of the reason for this lack of traction is that the business community was not fully…   Read More


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Demystifying Oracle’s Data Integration Offerings: DRM, EPMA, FDMEE, GoldenGate, & ODI

August 27, 2014

With all of the current data integration offerings available from Oracle, it’s important to understand the strengths of each, what they accomplish, and how they might fit into your existing technology landscape. Read on to learn a few facts about each of these tools. Data Relationship Management (DRM) is Oracle’s “enterprise-wide” analytic master data management utility used to maintain…   Read More


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