Wednesday Nov 28, 2012

Essbase Excel Add in - S.o.D.


sadly another long lasting friend is about to be buried in the wet, cold data void that holds past programs (... and AOL CDs).




The Essbase Excel Add In is about to be de-continued
(see  Doc ID 1466700.1) in January '13.



The (already out) version 11.1.2.2.x of the Excel Add In must be considered the last release of this particular program
(Unless the guys from Applied OLAP bring out their own version next to the openOffice Add In that they already sport).

As expected, SmartView achieved parity in functionality with Release 11.1.2.1.102 and ever since then it was just a question of time when our old buddy would get the shoe.

For all users out there like me that have known and worked with the Excel Add In for the last decade(s) this is a loss.

SmartView may have functionality parity, and may altogether be the stronger, open technology - capable of Planning forms, connection to HFM etc. .
But (from my personal point of view) it will not give the end user the same direct access to his databases, with nothing between him and his Essbase Server. Of course it was to be expected that only one of the two could survive and it was obvious that this would be SmartView, so this does not come as a surprise.
Still.
A minute for an old friend . . .

. . .

Thank you, and let us look forward!
Unless you had other plans for the upcoming season, why not spend it investigating SmartView for your Essbase interaction needs.
We hear that the days between Christmas and new year hold unlimited potential to test out new things.
Or take it as a new year resolution: "I will switch to SmartView at the earliest possible moment".

Advisor Webcast: Integrating DRM with EPMA

Leave out your shoes early this year!

On December 5th Saint Nicolas has something to put into them...

Another Advisor Webcast is on:

This time it is Matt Lontchar presenting the setup and use of Data Relationship Modeling ( DRM ) with Hyperion EPMA (to be then used with Planning and or HFM)

In this one-hour session he will demonstrate the setup and configuration of a Data Relationship Management application for chart of accounts management with Oracle General Ledger and dimension management for Oracle EPM System applications such as Hyperion Financial Management and Hyperion Planning.

Key Points will be:

  • Configuring Data Relationship Management for Oracle GL and EPM Architect integration
  • Configuring Hyperion Foundation Services (Weblogic, Web Services Manager, Shared Services)
  • Deploying and configuring the DRM Web Service
  • Setting up Oracle General Ledger for DRM integration
  • Configuring EPM Architect for DRM integration

So - treat yourself for some pre-season "chocolate" and join in on this webcast.

You find all relevant information on Doc ID 1504283.1 or via the Advsior Webcast Schedule Note  Doc ID 740966.1

Or simply go directly to the registration site at Webex:
http://oracleaw.webex.com/oracleaw/lsr.php?RCID=aa4485dd403e21b04d4f3313a682591d


UPDATE (19.03.14):
The recording is now available under:
https://oracleaw.webex.com/oracleaw/lsr.php?RCID=aa4485dd403e21b04d4f3313a682591d




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This blog talks about the latest news and upcoming events initiated by the EPM/BI Proactive Support Team.

Authors:

italia.nowodworska@oracle.com
paul.anderson@oracle.com





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