Tuesday Apr 08, 2014

Advisor Webcast: Troubleshooting Essbase Analytics Link

Advisor Webcast

 Troubleshooting Essbase Analytics Link

16th April 2014

This one-hour session is recommended for technical and functional users who use and administer Essbase Analytics Link.

The Advisor Webcast will cover installation preparation and planning, troubleshooting techniques, log file locations, how to read and interpret the logs as well as talk about the internal communication between EAL components.

In addition the Ports and Protocols used as well as the prerequisites to establish the connections will be addressed, with a quick look at tools to assist with troubleshooting.


  • EAL Architecture
  • EAL Communication Paths
  • Use Cases
  • Troubleshooting Installation and Configuration

Register Now - visit:

Troubleshooting Essbase Analytics Link
Doc ID 1633062.1


To view scheduled & archived recordings of previous Business Analytics Advisor Webcasts visit:

Oracle Business Analytics Advisor Webcast [Doc ID 1456233.1]


Attendees using recent Chrome or Firefox browser versions maybe required to activate the WebEx plug-in before joining a WebEx meeting.

For up to-date information ensure to review the WebEx Support page:

Monday Oct 07, 2013

Advisor Webcast: EPM new features in Financial Applications

(in via Tanya)

Are you on an older release of HFM and thinking about upgrading to the latest and greatest? What is holding you back from doing so? Is it fear of the unknown or not knowing how much effort is involved? Or maybe you’re concerned about how will it impact your other products?

If any of these questions/concerns sound all too familiar to you, put your mind at ease and join us for the

 Advisor Webcast:
EPM - New Features in Financial Applications Products: HFM, FR, FCM, FDM

on October 10th.

Take advantage of the fact that the experts from product management will be presenting the key items on They will walk you through all of the key features and main reasons that you should upgrade to the latest release…..and the best part is that you can ask them questions during the call.

In addition, keep in mind that although the main focus will be HFM, the team will also discuss the key enhancements with Financial Reporting, FDQM and SmartView.

This is your opportunity to learn about the new release and how it can benefit you and your company….so don’t hesitate in registering for the webcast!



  • New technical and functional enhancements
  • Information related to upgrading
  • Provide real customer examples who already upgraded
  • Provide some additional general information about FR, FDM and Smart View
  • Interactive session led by product management experts

As always with Advisor Webcasts - you do not need a Support ID to register - you can register directly via this  webex link as well.

Wednesday Oct 02, 2013

Advisor Webcast: Hyperion Tax Module

(in via Tanya)

Corporate income tax is one of the largest expense lines on the group income statement.

The tax expense often represents as much as 40% of total profit. Yet, the systems in use to calculate the tax provision - a key element in the financial close process - continue to be a disconnected array of point solutions and spreadsheets that lack the transparency warranted by such material numbers.

Furthermore, the tax provision continues to be a bottleneck in the financial close and consumes time that could otherwise be spent on more valuable activities such as risk analysis and tax planning.

Join us for a webcast; given by Product Management, on

Hyperion Tax Provisioning (HTP) Module
on October 8th.

It will highlight the benefits of this module and a demo will be provided.

This is your opportunity to learn about HTP and how it can benefit you and your company during the financial close process.

As always with Advisor Webcasts - you do not need a Support ID to register - you can register directly via this  webex link as well.

Monday Dec 03, 2012

Oracle Financial Management Analytics is available

(guest post by Greg)

Oracle Financial Management Analytics is now available for download from My Oracle Support as Patch 15921734

New Features in this release:

  • Support for the new Oracle BI mobile HD iPad client.
  • New Account Reconciliation Management and Financial Data Quality Management analytics
  • Improved Hyperion Financial Management analytics and usability enhancements
  • Enhanced Configuration Utility to support multiple products.
  • For HFM, FCM or ARM, and FDM, we support both Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server database.
  • Simplified Test to Production migration of OFMA.

Web browsers support for Oracle Financial Management Analytics:

  • Internet Explorer Version 9 - The Oracle Financial Management Analytics supports the Internet Explorer 9 Web browser (for both 32 and 64 bit).
  • Firefox Version 6.x - The Oracle Financial Management Analytics supports the Firefox 6.x Web browser.
  • Chrome Version 12.x - The Oracle Financial Management Analytics supports the Chrome 12.x Web browser.

See OBIEE Certification Matrix  http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/fusion-certification-100350.html

Oracle Financial Management Analytics Compatibility:

The Oracle Financial Management Analytics supports the following product version:

  • Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management Release
  • Oracle Financial Close Manager Release
  • Oracle Hyperion Financial Management Release

Wednesday Nov 28, 2012

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:

UPDATE (19.03.14):
The recording is now available under:

Tuesday Nov 13, 2012

reminder - HFM Webcast tomorrow

This is the last reminder:

Tomorrow we will have the Advisor Webcast about new features in HFM.

Do not miss this one. Greg and Tanya have put together a nice set of Demonstrations of the new features, so this one will be low on the powerpoint footprint and more about - "look what this new thing does".

You can find more details in this  post or visit the "Advisor Webcast Current Schedule" on  MOS.

Thursday Nov 08, 2012

Announcement - Advisor Webcast HFM - Calc Manager

Stay tuned for next weeks Advisor Webcast.
Greg and Tanya are going to run a 45 Minute session on HFM and Calc Manager:

Advisor Webcast: New Features and Improvements in HFM and Calculation Manager
on Wednesday, 14.Nov.2012 - 16:00 CET

As of the  Registration Note 1494304.1:

This webcast is intended for people responsible for the operation and maintenance of Oracle Hyperion Financial Management application. This overview of new features and changes in HFM and Calc Manager, as well as upgrade paths and certified products is intended to support decision process for product upgrade.

  • New features and enhancements in Hyperion Financial Management
    • Adding custom dimensions to existing applications
    • Enhancements in Smartview, ICT, Equity Pickup and Taskflows modules
    • Changes in User Interface
    • Enhanced Copy Application Utility
  • New in Calculation Manager
    • Financial Management Script to Graphical Conversion

Friday Jan 27, 2012

Hyperion Enterprise - Statement of direction

Did you ever wonder what route your Hyperion Enterprise installation will go?
If you suspected that it has to pay its dept to nature at some point, you are right.

We now have an official answer to the question in a statement from Product Management.

See  Doc ID 1396504.1

From the Document:
"As of December 2012 Oracle Hyperion Enterprise and Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Reporting will be placed on controlled availability. [...] Oracle Hyperion Enterprise and Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Reporting release is the terminal release of these products. Support for these products will follow the published Oracle Lifetime Support Policy guidelines. "

Oracle recommends to "address financial consolidation and reporting requirements" via HFM

As HFM has been around for quite a while and Hyperion Enterprise is somewhat old(-ish) software this does not come as a surprise, since it is a long anticipated step in software development.

Having said that, it is still somewhat sad to see an old friend getting retired.

Wednesday Jan 18, 2012

New community: Oracle Financial Management Analytics

We would like to point out that a new community has been launched:

Oracle Financial Management Analytics

will go live on January 19th 2012.

You can find this the usual way: 

Proactive Support recommends using the Oracle communities for simple requests, as they provide some advantages over SRs:

  • you can start here if you are not sure what Product is affected 
  • you will have multiple experts look at your problem, not just one Support Engineer
  • you may get multiple solutions in a short time, and have the option to chose the best
  • simple inquiries like questions about documentation, where to find X or where to find a certain KM article may get answered faster than in an SR


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




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