Why I created a blog

Its been many years since I first created this blog. It has remained true to Essbase and related information over those years. Hopefully it has answered questions and given you insight over those years. I will continue to provide my observations and comments on the ever changing world of EPM. Don't be surprised if the scope of the blog changes and brings in other Hyperion topics.

Monday, March 1, 2010

A mini- Quiz for you old timers

OK, I'm stealing from Mark Rittman's Blog and doing a little quiz or puzzle from time to time. This one is to see if any of the old time developers have any memory left. We all know that the best conference to go to for Essbase content is Kaleidoscope (Yes this is a plug for the conference). Prior to it, was the Sales pitch intensive Solutions conferences. But what was the first Essbase conference called and in what year did it start? For Bonus points where was it held. And where was the next year's conference held. Yes it was so successful they did it again.


Doug Burke said...

Not sure what the first conference was called but I believe the year was 1998. Location: how about Orlando, FL (Swan and Dolphin)?

Anonymous said...

I started attending these in 1997 when they were called "Dimensions". I think they switched to "Solutions" for the 1999 conference. I know the Hyperion User conferences started in at least 1996 but I didn't attend.

Orlando, 2007
Las Vegas, 2006
New Orleans, 2005
Chicago, 2004
Las Vegas, 2003
Orlando, 2002
Orlando, 2001
Las Vegas, 2000
Orlando, 1999
Dallas, 1998
Orlando, 1997

Randy Thompson

Anonymous said...

Was it this one ?

GlennS said...

Doug, Randy, Nice tries but not quite correct. Someone has gotten the correct answer which I have not posted, but alas, they did it without telling me who they were, I guess I keep the prize.

Tim Tow said...

Hi Glenn,

Anonymous missed:

Arbor Dimensions 1996 - Santa Clara Westin

Arbor Dimensions 1995 - San Francisco Fairmont

I spoke at every one except the 1995 Conference; at that time I was writing demoware for Arbor.


Anonymous said...

Hello Mr Glen, I think it is :-

1995--Arbor Software, the fastest growing provider of multidimensional database See OLAP. software for business planning, analysis and management reporting applications, today announced that it will host customers and partners at its first international users conference - DIMENSIONS '95.

The four day event will take place October 15 - 18 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden
..... Click the link for more information..

"DIMENSIONS '95 is both an educational service for our customers and a celebration "A Celebration" was a non-album single released by U2 between the October and War albums in 1982. It is probably better known for its B-side, "Trash, Trampoline and the Party Girl" (later shortened to "Party Girl"), which has become a fan favorite throughout the
..... Click the link for more information. of the widespread success Essbase has achieved in the marketplace," said James Dorrian, Arbor's president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. . By bringing together Essbase users from around the world, we will learn more about our customers needs and accelerate the proliferation of OLAP (OnLine Analytical Processing) Decision support software that allows the user to quickly analyze information that has been summarized into multidimensional views and hierarchies. OLAP tools are used to perform trend analysis on sales and financial information. applications across the enterprise."

Thank you please from Mr A Jeldi

Cameron Lackpour said...

The first? How about 15 through 18 October 1995 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco?


You can't give me any points, though: http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Arbor+Software+hosts+first+international+user+conference%3B+Brings...-a017396547

I'm not going to cheat and look up the bonus part of your question -- it was held in the same place as I recall in 1996.

Btw, 36 sessions at the first Dimensions. Essbase has certainly grown a lot.


Cameron Lackpour

Cobb said...

Dimensions! My first one was in Santa Clara in 97. They introduced the API and I think Quinlan Eddy gave that presentation. Also that was the year they gave the customer profitability story. I think it was Mars, the candy company. I also remember (perhaps wrongly) that Victor Duarte introduced his Blue Isle tool which was the first automation tool for Essbase.