By TopDown Team
June 28th, 2012
By the third day of the conference some trends and highlights have emerged:
- The latest versions of many products are now in a workable state – particularly EPMA, OBIEE-Essbase Integration, Essbase Studio
- OBIEE is being quickly adopted by the Hyperion community as the front end of choice for many reporting needs – lots of buzz around it
- Lots of talk about deployment options like Oracle on demand and 3rd parties such as secure-24
- Integration – as the EPM suite matures integration is a key to a successful solution.
The sessions continue to be informative and interesting. Of course we want to comment on the Group 1 Case Study presented by our President and Founder, Juan Porter. It was well attended by finance professionals eager to learn from TopDown and Group1’s success with HFM and Planning. Juan presented a nice balance of the business and technical story, even showing some actual code to satisfy the most technically curious.
The “Special Event” AKA Ranch & Rodeo turned out great despite the 100+ degree weather—we were comfortable and the food was delicious. The best part was the rodeo was the real deal with serious competitions like bucking broncos and bull riding where the contestants were definitely risking life and limb.