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.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Essbase Documentation

While I am not the first to notice this, the documentation is now on the web. For how long I don’t know as it was pulled once before. You can get to it from http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E26232_01/index.htm

With the documentation out, the release can’t be far behind. I’ll be looking through it and highlighting some of the cool new items soon.

Update, I found out yesterday the software for Essbase is available as a patch. Go to Support.Oracle.com, log in and go to patches and updates.

Search on the product family Hyperion Essbase and version and you will see


I almost have the changes for the Essbase Studio book done, so it will be available for soon as well.

I find it interesting that they just released the Essbase/Essbase Studio and supporting items (shared Services, EAS) but not Planning, FHM or other products all together. I think that This was holding up the release of Exalytics so they released this now. OBI was released last week so everything is in place for Exalogic.

Stay tuned

Friday, February 24, 2012

A success story

I just got back from the first ODTUG Hyperion SIG User Group Conference and am happy to report it was a roaring success.  There was great attendance and aside from mine fantastic sessions. Floyd Conrad  from Oracle gave a great keynote, I won’t repeat what he said here for two reasons. First there was a safe harbor statement in it and second, I actually missed it. I was doing a webcast at the time.

The conference got great support from Applied OLAP, US Analytics, Linium, and interRel. 4 different Oracle Ace directors, Tim Tow, Eric Helmer, Edward Roske were there presenting as well as others. On top of that the refreshments were really yummy  and give-a-ways were good. Unfortunately, I didn’t win the free pass to KScope12.

Below is Alice Lawrence Hyperion SIG president and conference chair beaming about the successful birth of this baby. She should be very proud of this first SIG sponsored event.


I wish I took more pictures, but completely forgot until it was too late.

I look forward to the next event. Unfortunately, the March meeting in Atlanta had to be postponed till a later time. I’ll keep you posted when I know more about when it will be. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hyperion Sig Mini-conference reminder

I don’t want you to miss out as there is still time to register for the ODTUG Hyperion SIG mini-conference in Arlington, Tx  on Thursday, February 23th. It will be at Ranger stadium and promises to be a great event.  The agenda and registration is available at HERE,  The keynote  is being given by Floyd Conrad  from Oracle and is entitled The Future of Oracle EPM and Beyond. There are at least 4 Oracle Ace directors that will be there giving sessions. Where else can you get a keynote and sessions like that for FREE!

I’ve heard serious rumor that there will be a similar event in Atlanta on March 20th, but it is not confirmed yet. I’ll get you details once I know more.