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Oracle Analytics and Essbase in the Cloud

By on October 4th, 2017

Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) is Oracle’s first Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering in the EPM space. This is where you’ll find Essbase in the Cloud.  The main differences between a PaaS and a Software as a Service (SaaS), such as ePBCS, is that you “own” the platform and have server level access and control. Maintenance, such as backups and patches and upgrades, is controlled by the customer. Patches are released by Oracle on a regular basis, but you decide when to apply them.

The Next Generation (Essbase) Outline Extractor

By on July 7th, 2016

AppliedOlap has implemented useful improvements for extracting Account Dimensions from a v11.1.2.4 Essbase Cube to the Next Generation Outline Extractor. The original OlapUnderground Outline Extractor is only supported up through This next generation of the tool, does the trick, and this blog post outlines how. Note that the updated tool is not dependent on having the Essbase Client installed in your system, rather it uses the new Essbase Java API.

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.

Top 10 TopDown Consulting Blog Posts of 2014 – #10

By on December 21st, 2014

As 2014 comes to an end, we are celebrating the year with a recap of our most viewed blog posts. First up is our 10th ranked post titled “Fish Out of Water: New Essbase Functions.” The post, which was originally published in 2012, highlights impactful Oracle Essbase functions at the time. Be sure to read the original post, which includes many functions that are still helpful today, and stay tuned for an updated feature.

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.

Essbase Language Syntax Highlight for Multiple Editors

By on September 12th, 2013

Over the years, I have used many text editors to edit files. One thing they all lack are syntax highlight for Essbase calculation scripts. So I developed my own for the different text editors I have used.

Oracle OpenWorld 2012 – Wednesday, October 3

By on October 4th, 2012

Mark Wilson (@MrkWlsn), vice president of services, shares his thoughts some of the EPM sessions offered at Oracle OpenWorld 2012 on Wednesday, October 3. As a San Francisco native, I have always found it amusing when tourists from around the country and world arrive in the summer expecting the California sun only to find what Mark Twain coined…

KSCOPE12 – San Antonio, TX – Day 3

By on June 28th, 2012

By the third day of the conference some trends and highlights have emerged: The latest versions of many products are now in a workable state – particularly EPMA, OBIEE-Essbase Integration, Essbase Studio OBIEE is being quickly adopted by the Hyperion community as the front end of choice for many reporting needs – lots of buzz…

KSCOPE12 San Antonio, TX – Day 1

By on June 25th, 2012

This just in: KScope13 in New Orleans June 23-27. And with that, let’s get down to the highlights of Day 1 at the conference… Today at our booth, we’ve had a lot of discussions ranging from industry issues and how these match with our approach to client challenges. We’re also seeing a good balance of…

SmartView: Five Basic New Features for Essbase that You Don’t Want to Miss

By on May 17th, 2012

If you’re like the many seasoned Essbase Add-In fans out there who are reluctant to make the jump to SmartView, you may want to continue reading. Starting with release, SmartView has shifted into a position where it will become the replacement tool for the Essbase Add-In. Oracle has been promising full parity for some time…

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