Kscope17 Opening Day


June 25th, 2017

Great start to Kscope17 taking place this year in San Antonio, Texas. This year the TopDown Booth is a white board. And people are stopping by to discuss the EPM/Hyperion Challenges that keep them up at night.

Opening night welcome reception, in two hours we had over 30 unique challenges, and much more if you count the repetitions We wrote them down on a post-it note and stuck them to the white board.

Most Discussed challenge was variations on…

“My users won’t let go of Excel.”

Most amusing challenges…

EPM Millennials

The WHOLE system

Most difficult challenges…

Smart View, PBCS, and Essbase don’t play nice together.

HFM Applications don’t match.

Best DRM diagram x3 Steve Davis.



TopDown Sessions at Kscope

Sessions begin tomorrow and the first two of TopDown’s nine presentations take place in the afternoon.

Extreme Calc Manager

Looking for some Extreme Calc Manager? TopDown’s dynamic duo, Ludovic De Paz and Ron Moore, once again team up to deliver a session that “promises to satisfy the geekiest of you with several real-life stories and demos that will take your business rules to the next level.

For more details, check out this blog post.


Next up is for those of you thinking of elevating your Workforce Planning Application (WFP) to the Cloud. Join seasoned WFP architects and regular Kscope presenters, Nick Blazosky and Juan Porter, for an hour and walk away with a solid understanding of WFP in the Cloud, including the differences between an on-premise deployment and strategies for getting you to the Cloud.


For more details, check out this blog post.




Now make that note to self to stop by, say hi, talk with us your EPM challenges, and walk away with a prize. Don’t forget to 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 Day 2 Kscope17 recap, EPM challenges, tidbits from different sessions at the conference, and more.




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