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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.

Recap – Top 10 TopDown Consulting Blog Posts of 2015

By on January 4th, 2016

Missed the countdown of our top 10 most view blog posts during 2015? Not to worry, the list below includes the titles, links, and a brief summary of each post.

Top 10 TopDown Consulting Blog Posts of 2015 – #9

By on December 21st, 2015

Continuing the countdown of our top ten blog posts from 2015, we come to #9 on our list, “Automate Smart View Reports in Two Steps,” which provides a simple guide for those looking to automate EPM Smart View reports.

Oracle Hyperion Reports

By on November 24th, 2015

Hyperion has three reporting methods: Hyperion Reports, Hyperion Smart View, and standard reports within Hyperion Financial Management (“HFM”). I will address each of these reporting methods in this blog. I will also discuss XBRL reporting at the end of this blog post.

Solving Oracle HFM Consolidation Issues

By on October 30th, 2015

Accounting means assigning the correct numbers to the correct accounts in the correct time period. Consolidation means combining the accounts of several entities according to accounting rules. Introduction As the administrator of Oracle Hyperion Financial Management (“HFM”), your job is to support the application that produces the consolidated results. Key to supporting the application is…

Smart View Power Tools: Break New Analytical Ground with Smart Query

By on August 12th, 2015

Introduced in EPM v11.1.2.2, Smart Query, a feature of Hyperion Smart View, still doesn’t get a lot of attention; and it should because it’s the key to a number of analytical capabilities that Essbase users never had before.

Smart Query goes beyond the capabilities of standard Smart View. To put it more simply, Smart Query is an analysis type like the Essbasse Ad Hoc query tool or Smart View forms, but the cool difference is that Smart Query focuses on “set-based analysis.”

Kscope15 Begins!

By on June 21st, 2015

Kscope15, where the smartest people on the planet working in the Oracle stack gather to share knowledge and have some fun, kicks off today, Sunday, June 21, in Hollywood Florida.

The conference offers great content from developers, administrators, architects, and business users, etc. and TopDown’s thought leaders are delivering some of this content at seven sessions and on a Planning Panel (for details, click here). In the meantime, below is a reminder of the titles, dates, and times of the TopDown sessions with an added bonus of, “what’s cool about this session in one sentence.”

Sometimes it’s not necessary to log into web interface – just use Smart View

By 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?

Top 10 TopDown Consulting Blog Posts of 2014 – #8

By on December 23rd, 2014

Clients often ask the question: Can Oracle Hyperion Smart View do the same thing as Financial Reporting, or can Financial Reporting do the same thing as Smart View? The short answer is yes. The long answer is yes, but…

TopDown Consulting at KSCOPE 2015

By on December 11th, 2014

KSCOPE 2015 will be here before we know it and we are excited to announce that we will be speaking and exhibiting at the Florida conference. This year, our team will be presenting eight sessions as well as participating in the Kscope15 Planning Panel.

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