ODTUG Kscope14 – Day 1

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June 24th, 2014


Another fantastic start to the annual ODTUG Kscope conference. This year Kscope14 is in Seattle and we at TopDown are very excited to be here. Leading up to the conference in May, Paul Hoch, Principal Architect, presented “Its Always Sunny With Smart View,” one of the most popular webcast in ODTUG history. This week at the conference, we have six TopDown team members presenting (to see the dates and times of their presentations, click here.).

Yesterday, Nick Blazosky, TopDown Senior Consultant, presented “Extreme Planning: Makeover Edition” to over 60 people. According to feedback, his presentation was one of the more popular at the event.

A couple tidbits we learned at the conference include:

Make sure you always use the latest version of SmartView for Excel even if you don’t use the latest version of Essbase or HFM. (was from Sunday Symposium actually) 

Hybrid ASO/BSO Planning is not ready for the prime time yet, but ASO Planning works and works well.

Another great session from the day was, “Essbase New Features and Roadmap Update: 2014 Edition.” It was informative – lots of interest in the convergence of ASO and BSO Essbase engines.

There are a lot of local Seattle folks in attendance, and a slightly increased Oracle presence over last year (even the executives made it to the happy hour and the EPM Community Night!).

The day closed with a fun Happy Hour sponsored by TopDown. The beers were the best of the best amongst Pacific Northwest brewers, and the Oatmeal stout and Pike Place Kilt Lifter were the favorites.

Conference photos

To see all the photos from Kscope14, visit the Kscope14 photo album on  TopDown Facebook page.

Tuesday, Steve Davis, TopDown Solutions Architect, is presenting. Details are below.

Data Governance – Try It, You’ll Like It
Steve Davis
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Session 10


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