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Integration and the Cloud

By on December 29th, 2017

While the push toward the cloud most certainly gained steam in 2017, some applications are not yet robust enough to accommodate the needs of the business. As a result, the most popular topic in 2017 was data integration and FDMEE  (a topic that will no doubt remain a hot one in 2018). This new blog post discusses integration and a Hybrid Approach to help companies decide which option best accommodates the goals and needs of the business.

Store or Products, What’s Your Bottom Line?

By on January 12th, 2016

In this day in age it it’s always about the bottom line. Am I right? Everyone wants to know the how profitability of their products or stores, but specifically they want to make sure that the profitability is fully burdened. A fully burdened P&L by product or store will allow an organization with decision making by analyzing pricing, promotions, discontinuation, process changes, or expense control. In an ideal world fully burdening or allocating expenses to a product or store would not be necessary, but since we’re not in a utopia we have to ask why do we have to allocate in the first place and the different methods of allocating.

Kscope15 – Day 2

By on June 22nd, 2015

The second day of Kscope15 was filled packed with people and sessions on a wide variety of EPM topics. Below are just a few highlights from the day.

Using DRM to Load Metadata to HFM via ODI

By on March 20th, 2014

At a client we are using DRM to load metadata to HFM via ODI. When loading metadata to HFM we were encountering a GetDimensionList error. Turns out…

Copying ODI Studio Connection Definitions

By on January 21st, 2014

When creating ODI Repository Login connections within the ODI Studio to Master/Work repositories, the saved Login connections are user specific, so if another Windows user account logs into the same machine to use ODI Studio for the first time, there will be no defined Login connections.

ODI joins Oracle BI Apps

By on May 15th, 2013

ODI joins Oracle BI Apps…

Goodbye HAL, Hello ODI!

By on June 21st, 2012

Welcome to the world of Oracle EPM version 11! You’ve upgraded to one of the latest software releases (, anyone?) and you’ve made the quick realization that the world you live in now is vastly different than before. If you’ve migrated from version 9, security looks different, the installations are a lot more complex, some…

ODI—What Now?

By on April 6th, 2011

Have ODI, will…   Many companies are struggling to embrace the new Hyperion software products Oracle releases each year. The current “Information Now” age has created a need for supporting technologies, and Oracle has been quick to respond. Oracle Data Integrator (a.k.a. “ODI”) is one of these technologies. Introduced a few years ago, Oracle acquired…

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