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Creating the Sample Planning application with Oracle EPM

By on August 21st, 2014

In this blog post we’re going to look at an easy way to create a sample Planning application with Oracle EPM v11.1.2.3.

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…

Poll Your Audience! – Oracle Hyperion Workforce Planning

By on July 22nd, 2014

Project teams often wrestle with the decision to initiate Hyperion Planning’s Workforce module or create a customized salary planning application. Surveying your team, and surveying their requirements can lead to discovery and uncover conversation catalysts to help make the decision clearer. To make sure you get critical information, you should remember some key characteristics when…

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 3

By on June 26th, 2014

Day 3 at Kscope14 was a big one for TopDown. Four of our six speakers presented to crowds ranging from 50+ to 100+ over the course of the day. The sessions complemented each other with each drilling deeper into the information imparted from the previous one.

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

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

ODTUG Kscope14 – Day 1

By on June 24th, 2014

Another fantastic to the annual ODTUG Kscope conference. This year Kscope14 is in Seattle. 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,” 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.).

Encrypting MaxL Security

By on June 17th, 2014

Clients are becoming increasingly concerned with security within their Hyperion environment, and rightly so. Having administrator credentials hard-coded into our scripts is not a real secure solution. The real solution is to encrypt the administrator credentials using public and private keys within a Windows environment. NOTE that this approach written and tested using a Windows 2008 R2 Standard Server.

Q & A—“It’s Always Sunny With Smart View” Webinar

By on June 10th, 2014

During last week’s webinar, “It’s Always Sunny With Smart View,” there were a number of questions that I didn’t have time to get to. Below you will find answers to most of them. Please check back next week for answers to the remaining questions.

Driver-Based Planning: Why Less is More

By on June 4th, 2014

When it comes to EPM planning, companies have traditionally taken a “more is better” approach. With tighter budgets and competition between departments for budget allocation, it’s easy to go down the path of providing too much information, on the premise that you can’t manage what you can’t measure. So what’s the solution? Driver-based planning….

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