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Kscope15 Begins!

By on June 21st, 2015

Kscope15, where the smartest people on the planet working in the Oracle stack gather to share knowledge and have some fun, kicks off today, Sunday, June 21, in Hollywood Florida.

The conference offers great content from developers, administrators, architects, and business users, etc. and TopDown’s thought leaders are delivering some of this content at seven sessions and on a Planning Panel (for details, click here). In the meantime, below is a reminder of the titles, dates, and times of the TopDown sessions with an added bonus of, “what’s cool about this session in one sentence.”

Getting Started with Oracle DRM v11.1.2.3—Part 5

By on May 20th, 2015

In addition to having an attribute dimension called Population, the Market dimension in Sample.Basic also has 3 UDAs, Major Market, Small Market, and New Market. Whereas we used the data type Global Node to manage the associations of the attributes, the UDA properties will have a data type of string. Below is a screenshot of the Major Market property.

Getting Started with Oracle DRM v11.1.2.3—Part 4

By on April 17th, 2015

In part 4 of this blog series, we’ll learn how to use Imports and Blenders in DRM to create a new version containing metadata from the Sample.Basic Essbase application.To read part 1, click here; to read part 2, click here; and to read part 3, click here.

Top 10 TopDown Consulting Blog Posts of 2014 – #1

By on December 31st, 2014

We are pleased to announce that the most viewed blog of 2014 is “What is Oracle Hyperion’s Data Relationship Management (DRM) Tool?”

While it was created specifically to manage hierarchies for applications like Essbase, Hyperion Planning, and Hyperion Financial Management, you can also use DRM to manage master data in other systems like General Ledgers, Data Warehouses, Human Capital Management, etc. DRM is also system agnostic, so it is not tied down to any particular system. And these are just two of the many reasons DRM is an industry favorite Hierarchy Management Tool.

TopDown Consulting at KSCOPE 2015

By on December 11th, 2014

KSCOPE 2015 will be here before we know it and we are excited to announce that we will be speaking and exhibiting at the Florida conference. This year, our team will be presenting eight sessions as well as participating in the Kscope15 Planning Panel.

Getting Started with Oracle DRM v11.1.2.3—Part 3

By on November 6th, 2014

In part 3 of this blog series, we’ll learn how to build properties in bulk using the Migration Utility, and will create six application-specific properties in the Custom.DRM namespace. In the prior post, we learned how to manually manage Versions, Hierarchies, Nodes, and Properties. In this post, we’ll use the Migration Utility to load the properties needed to manage the attributes of an Essbase application. The Migration Utility can also be used to migrate an application from one environment to another, using XML as the data medium.

Getting Started with Oracle DRM v11.1.2.3—Part 2

By on August 27th, 2014

In part 2 of this blog series, we’ll learn about Versions, Hierarchies, Nodes, and Properties. To read Part 1, Getting Started with Oracle DRM v11.1.2.3—Part 1, click here.

Getting Started with Oracle DRM v11.1.2.3—Part 1

By on August 13th, 2014

In the first part of this blog series, we’ll learn how to create a DRM application. In subsequent posts, we’ll configure this application with the intent of managing & loading metadata for Essbase. Credits I’d like to recognize Steve Davis, TopDown Consulting Principal Architect. Steve has mentored me in the ways of DRM and was…

Kscope14 – Final Report

By on June 27th, 2014

The final morning of Kscope14 included two-hour deep-dive sessions across the conference topic areas. Some takeaways from these sessions include:……From the Executive Roundtable with EPM/BI Senior Management; this roundtable provided an opportunity to ask the detailed questions about the products and their direction.

ODTUG Kscope14 – Day 2

By on June 25th, 2014

Another great day and interesting and informative sessions at Kscope14. Below you’ll find some highlights of the day.
Oracle Hyperion 11.1.2.4

Executive Briefing: Enterprise Performance Management Strategy and Vision” provided a lot of insight into the Hyperion 11.1.2.4 release. First it looks to like it’ll be a game changer…

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