By TopDown Team on June 14th, 2018
Thank you ODTUG and attendees for another year jam-packed with information and fun. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of the conference.
By TopDown Team on June 11th, 2018
The first day of sessions at Kscope18 had a lot to offer. Focusing on the Oracle session on “What’s New and Coming in Planning Cloud,” Marc Seewald from Oracle talked a lot about Groovy.
By Brian Willson on May 2nd, 2018
Migrating from HFM to FCCS? To make sure everything goes smoothly and take advantage of all the out of the box features and enhancements available, you need to have a firm understanding of the Movement, Data Source dimensions, and built-in calculations in FCCS.
By TopDown Team on March 29th, 2018
Dating back to the Essbase days and ESSCMD, batch files have been key to automating Hyperion EPM processes. The future has now arrived with EPBCS and PBCS and EPM Automate. This blog post explores how.
By TopDown Team on March 14th, 2018
It’s National Pi Day, the day of the year where we honor mathematics. Let’s talk about how the best EPM solution brings together math and art to socialize the change in a consumable manner so that users will and do embrace the change that comes with a migration to the cloud.
By TopDown Team on January 10th, 2018
Every year TopDown showcases our top blog posts for the year. These are topics that most interest clients, referral sources, editors, Oracle, and even competitors recognize who all recognize us as one of the foremost authorities on, and the go-to organization for, Enterprise Performance Management solutions on-premise and in the cloud. To kick off 2018, our experts have looked at the Top 10 Blog Posts for 2017 and weighed in on what these topics will mean in 2018.
By Thomas Thuresson on November 1st, 2017
One of the major benefits of an OAC and Essbase cloud platform is that there are no hardware capital and direct operating costs and no software maintenance fees. Instead, you pay a monthly subscription fee based on the performance you require. Another cloud benefit is the patching and update process.
By TopDown Team on October 24th, 2017
The good news is that Oracle has extended support to 2020 for on-premise EPM applications but what you may not realize is that you are likely still not fully supported. The policy is vague about the version numbers, making it seem like any number after 11.1.2.x is supported. The missing piece is the Error Correction Policy, which indicates only specific versions and patches are fully supported.
By TopDown Team on October 11th, 2017
Oracle’s annual get together for 60,000+ people who want to learn about the latest and greatest innovations on the horizon. We heard a lot of big announcements of cool things like Autonomous Database, emerging technologies, and new releases for EPM.
By Thomas Thuresson 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.