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.
By Paul Hoch on June 21st, 2017
Essbase in the Cloud has been eagerly anticipated and now that it is finally here we will explore how Essbase in the Cloud can replace, enhance or serve the same role as your current on-premise Essbase environment.
By Juan Porter on June 20th, 2017
Handling text data in a Hyperion Planning application is relatively easy and straightforward. Managing and reporting on text data is not quite as simple in the Essbase technology. But it can be done. Find out how.
By TopDown Team on June 8th, 2017
Today more and more companies are using driver-based designs and recent improvements such as Hybrid Aggregation, new calculation functions, and bigger hardware mean that there are new possibilities. Profit opportunities don’t usually follow simple linear patterns.
By TopDown Team on April 25th, 2017
Calc Manager is at the center of Oracle’s EPM suite. It’s the place to develop logic for Essbase, HFM, and Planning on-premise or in the Cloud. At Kscope17, Ludovic De Paz and Ron Moore focus on the Calc Manager features that save time and/or allow you to do things you can’t otherwise do and/or explore. This blog post highlights the details of that session and more.
By TopDown Team on February 6th, 2017
Suez administrators had to carefully plan when to execute aggregations to avoid taking the application off line and disrupting users. Back up and other administrative tasks were also very time consuming. To solve this problem, Suez collaborated with TopDown to optimize the aggregation process through a Hybrid aggregation approach.