By TopDown Team on February 17th, 2016
This blog post documents the process of creating and initializing the sample Vision Planning application with Oracle EPM v188.8.131.52.500 and v184.108.40.206. Note that this process has changed beginning with the installation of the 220.127.116.11.500 patch release as compared to the steps previously performed with the base 18.104.22.168 version.
By Steve Davis on July 29th, 2015
By TopDown Team on June 30th, 2015
TopDown is pleased to announce our Kscope15 encore webinar series. Even though we’ve said goodbye to Kscope15, in case you missed TopDown’s sessions, didn’t get a chance to ask a question, or would just like to see them again, here’s your chance.
By TopDown Team on June 24th, 2015
The third day of Kscope15, and the last day of sessions, was packed with great content from beginning to end. Highlights are below.
By TopDown Team on May 20th, 2015
In addition to having an attribute dimension called Population, the Market dimension in Sample.Basic also has 3 UDAs, Major Market, Small Market, and New Market. Whereas we used the data type Global Node to manage the associations of the attributes, the UDA properties will have a data type of string. Below is a screenshot of the Major Market property.
By TopDown Team on April 17th, 2015
In part 4 of this blog series, we’ll learn how to use Imports and Blenders in DRM to create a new version containing metadata from the Sample.Basic Essbase application.To read part 1, click here; to read part 2, click here; and to read part 3, click here.
By Mike Arnoldy on March 25th, 2015
We all know that HFM will perform intercompany eliminations on the entity dimension. This is inherent functionality in HFM and is used in almost every HFM application. What is not as well known is that it is also possible to perform intercompany eliminations on a custom dimension.
By Paul Hoch on February 23rd, 2015
Oracle Hyperion Smart View for Office is a powerful user tool allowing for easy and flexible ad-hoc reporting and it’s a tool that can display things like web forms and grids. But, did you know that you can use also use it as an administrative tool?
By TopDown Team on November 6th, 2014
In part 3 of this blog series, we’ll learn how to build properties in bulk using the Migration Utility, and will create six application-specific properties in the Custom.DRM namespace. In the prior post, we learned how to manually manage Versions, Hierarchies, Nodes, and Properties. In this post, we’ll use the Migration Utility to load the properties needed to manage the attributes of an Essbase application. The Migration Utility can also be used to migrate an application from one environment to another, using XML as the data medium.
By Paul Hoch on October 23rd, 2014
Focusing on the “vital few” is the first step in the strategic planning process, and allows you to identify your KPIs. According to the Pareto Principle (also known as the 80/20 rule), for most events, roughly 80 percent of the effects come from just 20 percent of the causes. The Pareto Principle is considered a common mode of operation in many business practices today – including driver-based planning.