Kscope17 – Day 3 (Time to Consider Hybrid Cloud?)


June 27th, 2017

Another great day of sessions packed with information on EPM Cloud, JavaScript, DRM, two fantastic case studies by TopDown on Hybrid Aggregation and Handling textual data. For details, check out #Kscope17 on Twitter. With all the details, new features, problem solving, tips & tricks for getting more out of the applications, and then some, the most important piece of information at Kscope17 thus far is on-premise is not gone yet. Oracle EPM v11.1.2.4 will receive additional PSEs to correct issues and add new functionalities. The next major release is 11.2.0. It sounds like it will be a complete makeover. The release is set for early 2019 and support is guaranteed until 2030. Watch this space for more news. In the meantime, Hybrid Cloud should be on everyone’s mind. Over the past several years, industry analysts have consistently stated that the future looks decidedly cloud-based. The fact is that because of the benefits inherent in the cloud platform, the business world is moving at an increasingly faster pace. While businesses wait for some of the EPM Cloud applications to mature, they can take advantage of the flexibility of choice: use what best fits your needs.

To find out more about Hybrid Cloud, grab a cup of coffee and join TopDown’s Paul Hoch and Steve Davis tomorrow (Wednesday) at 8:30 am in the Peony room. Details below.

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TopDown closes Kscope17 sessions with four of our own covering Hybrid Cloud, Agile Scrum, Calc Manager, and Essbase. Enough to make your head spin.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Hybrid Cloud – A Solution to a Business Problem

Using or considering using the Hybrid Approach? Join Paul Hoch and Steve Davis tomorrow morning to answer a typical question companies ask themselves about the Hybrid Cloud: “What is the right the right approach and how do I make sure all my applications are seamlessly integrated?”

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Agile/Scrum, A New Way to Manage Your Project Development and Delivery

Do you know about Scrum and Agile Software Development? At 11:15 a.m. this morning, TopDown’s Michael Smith will be describing TopDown’s challenges with Scrum and how we overcame them as well as TopDown’s success in using Scrum.

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Extreme Essbase Calcs: What-if, Goal Seeking and Sensitivity Analysis

Geek Alert: Ron Moore and Ludovic De Paz are at it again. This time they’re talking what-if calculations, goal seeking and sensitivity analysis in Essbase.

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

How to Get the Most Out of Essbase in the Cloud

Wondering how to get the most out of Essbase in the cloud? Join Paul Hoch today at 4:15 p.m. as he closes out the Kscope17 sessions by covering how Essbase in the Cloud can replace, enhance or serve the same role as your current on-premise Essbase environment.



We’re starting to see some trends on our whiteboard. Stop by on one of the breaks and put a check mark next to your challenge if you find it and add it if you don’t. And in between follow us on Twitter for tidbits about what’s happening at the conference: interesting thoughts from sessions, EPM challenges from your friends and colleagues, and more.

Check back tomorrow for a Kscope17 wrap.




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