October 30, 2009
October 28, 2009
October 19, 2009
- Essbase. Looking for Essbase content? Whether you’re a developer or an administrator, a novice or a guru, this track will is your home for Essbase information in all forms. Whether it’s sessions on tips and tricks, optimization, Essbase ASO, calc scripts, workarounds, Essbase success stories or Essbase esoteric, the “Essbase track” is your Essbase home.
- Hyperion Applications. Hyperion Planning, Hyperion Financial Management, Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management, Hyperion Strategic Finance and the rest of the Oracle EPM (formerly Hyperion) packaged applications are found in the “Hyperion Applications” track. Everything from case studies in implementing specific applications up through tips, tricks, and best practices for developing, administering, or using the Hyperion applications will be covered here.
- Oracle Business Intelligence & Hyperion Reporting Tools. The Hyperion community is used to Financial Reporting, Web Analysis, Interactive Reporting, SQR Production Reporting, Smart View, and Workspace. The Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition developers have been using OBIEE Answers, Dashboards, Publisher, Delivers, Business Indicators, and the OBI Server. Oracle is bringing these products together, so we’re merging the content. Whether you’ve been doing OBIEE or Hyperion front-end development, this track will show you the future of Oracle’s combined reporting technologies.
- Hardcore Hyperion. If you’re looking for case studies, then this is not the track for you. You’ve asked for even more advanced, guru, hardcore, expert, “Top Gun” Hyperion content, and your wishes have been answered. The “Hacking Hyperion” track is your home for content that you won’t find anywhere else the entire year. If you have secret optimizations, ideas for modifying underlying tables and source code, tuning tips that you haven’t heard anywhere else, or any other content that would tickle the fancy of a seasoned Essbase, Hyperion Planning, HFM, or other Hyperion app developer, then join us as we enter the undocumented (and probably unsupported) world of Hyperion.
October 15, 2009
Well now there is a solution; Oracle OpenWorld Live!
Actually, Oracle has really embraced social networking and messaging technology in an unprecedented way.
You can live stream a video feed and watch sessions from any decent internet connection. You can Tweet with attendees and fans about the feed and other events. You can even join a Facebook group for Oracle open World fans. Not to mention integration and links with Linkedin, YouTube, OracleMix and RSS feeds.
After the show, popular presentations can be viewed by attendees by simpy logging back into the Oracle Open World site and for those that could not attend, they can access the presentations for a small fee and receive full access to all the recorded presentations.
So why attend the conference at all? Well, the truth is that there are still many reasons to continue attending the show in person, but for those of us that can't. This is much better than waiting another year or getting second hand stories of what happened from your peers and reading Blogs. There is still no technology that replaces the human need to connect completely. This is pretty close though and definitely effective. I plan to go back and sit in on the sessions I missed and a few that I liked to make sure my notes are complete and accurate.
A sign of what is to come with more and more conferences and such. I promise, I'll still be there even when it's considered "old school" to attend in person when at Oracle Open World 2025, Larry announces Oracle's latest acquisitions. Quite possibly something like the Moon itself or Air. We will all cheer since everyone attending will be an Oracle employee anyway and drinking Kool-Aid will be encouraged since it's an Oracle product. This will be announced as the final death blow to SAP by finally executing their strategy and refusing to Post Optionssupply Air to SAP and it's users and not allowing them to flee to the moon since we own it too. Check mate SAP in 2025.
October 12, 2009
Wow, back-to-back wins. I am seriously stunned. Earlier this evening in Moscone South at the Oracle Partner Network Titan Awards, interRel won the award for "EPM & BI Solution" of the year.
This year, so we were told, the competition for this award was far more fierce than in 2008. We are ecstatic to have won it again making us the only company ever to have received the EPM Solution of the Year award. I am so amazingly happy right now that it's difficult to put into words. We're putting a press release together that should come out this morning.
UPDATE:Press Release has been rapidly assembled (good job staying up all night, Danielle):
October 11, 2009
Let’s face it: computer books are boring. So to make your job learning how to be an end user of Oracle Hyperion Planning a bit more interesting, we’ve decided to weave a musical comedy throughout this book. Bear with us, because we assure you that this will be far more entertaining than it sounds at the moment; however, if musicals “just aren’t your thing”, you can skip through the few scattered musical interludes and go straight for the Planning content. Don’t complain to us when it’s boring, though.
- PROLOGUE 1
- A SEQUEL 2
- BIG NEWS 3
- YOU GOT SERVED… WHAT’S A SERVER? 7
- APPLICATIONS AND PLAN TYPES DEFINED 8
- DIMENSIONS DEFINED 9
- STANDARD PLANNING DIMENSIONS 14
- THE PLANNING UNIT 21
- THE PLANNING WEB CLIENT 22
- WHAT IS THE WORKSPACE? 23
- ADVANCED MODE VS. BASIC MODE 27
- ENTER PLAN DATA 31
- USE TASK LISTS 37
- USE RIGHT CLICK MENUS 44
- ADJUST AND SPREAD 45
- ATTACH DOCUMENTS TO DATA FORMS 62
- ADD SUPPORTING DETAILS 67
- ADD CELL TEXT 70
- ADD ACCOUNT ANNOTATIONS 72
- PRINT AND EXPORT A DATA FORM 74
- MISCELLANOUS PLANNING FEATURES 77
- RUN A BUSINESS RULE 81
- GET STARTED 89
- ENTER PLAN DATA IN SMART VIEW 98
- SMART VIEW OPTIONS 106
- BUILD MODELS IN SMART VIEW 108
- AD HOC ANALYSIS WITH IN A FORM 112
- SMART SLICES IN A DATA FORM 122
- REPORT DESIGNER 134
- OFFLINE PLANNING 151
- INTRODUCTION TO WORKFLOW 163
- MANAGE WORKFLOW 166
- COPY VERSIONS 174
- ANNOTATE THE PLAN 177
- SCENE 6: PLANNING, MY WAY 180
- SET PREFERENCES 180
- SET USER VARIABLES 186
- EPILOGUE 189
- SET UP 191
- UPDATE FORM SETTINGS 193
- PROVIDE INFORMATION TO END USERS 196
- WHAT’S MISSING? 196
- MY PLANNING APPLICATION 197
- NOTE ON THIS BOOK 200
- NOTE ON PLANNING VERSIONS 200
- WHY IS THIS OPTION GRAYED OUT IN SMART VIEW? 200
- YOU HAVE BOTH EXCEL ADD-IN & SMART VIEW 201
- QUICK QUIDE TO SMART VIEW MENUS 202
- FINAL SONG 204
October 9, 2009
- 13:00-14:00. Room 3014, Moscone West L3. What’s New in Hyperion and Enterprise Performance Management in the Last 12 Months? (ODTUG) - Al Marciante, Oracle
- 14:00-15:00. Room 3014, Moscone West L3. Is Oracle’s Hyperion EPM 11x Ready for Prime Time, and If So, How Do I Get There? (ODTUG) - Edward Roske, interRel
- 15:30-17:00. Room 3014, Moscone West L3. Enterprise Performance Management: Driving Management Excellence (ODTUG) - John Kopcke, Oracle
- 08:30-09:45. Hall D, Moscone North. Keynote: The Art of the Possible--Charles Phillips and Safra Catz, Oracle
- 11:30-12:30. InterContinental C, InterContinental Hotel. The Road Map for Oracle’s Hyperion Performance Management Applications - Oracle
- 16:00-17:00. Room 3014, Moscone West L3. What’s New and What’s Coming in Oracle Business Intelligence Answers - Oracle
- 08:30-09:45. Hall D, Moscone North. Keynote: Innovation Across the Stack--Thomas Kurian, Oracle
- 11:30-12:30. Nob Hill AB, Marriott Hotel. Integrating Oracle Business Intelligence, Enterprise Edition Plus, with Oracle Essbase - Edward Roske, interRel
- 13:00-14:00. InterContinental C, InterContinental Hotel. Oracle Hyperion Financial Management: What’s New and What’s Coming - Oracle
- 14:30-15:30. InterContinental A, InterContinental Hotel.Oracle Hyperion Planning: What’s New and What’s Coming - Oracle
- 11:45-12:45. Room 3024, Moscone West L3. Achieving a Common Goal: Creating an Oracle Hyperion Center of Excellence - Edward Roske, interRel
- 13:30-14:00. Oracle Bookstore, Moscone West. Book Signing of "Look Smarter Than You Are with Hyperion Planning: An End User's Guide" - Edward Roske, interRel
- 13:45-14:15. InterContinental A, InterContinental Hotel. New-Product Overview: Financial Close/Disclosure Management Including XBRL - Oracle
- 15:30-16:30. Hall D, Moscone North. Keynote: Larry Ellison - Oracle
- 17:00-18:00. InterContinental A, InterContinental Hotel. Oracle EPM System Infrastructure: What's New and What's Coming - Oracle
- 09:00-10:00. Room 308, Moscone South. Oracle Development Panel: Meet the EPM and BI Experts - Robert Gersten, Oracle
- 10:30-11:30. Room 3014, Moscone West L3. Introduction to the New Oracle Essbase Studio - Edward Roske, interRel
October 7, 2009
- SIG Coordinator, Kristin Newman
- Programs and Education Coordinator, Doreen Fox-Dwyer from Hess
- Marketing Coordinator, Julie Jacobs from Titan-Pinnacle
- Communications Coordinator, Todd Rebner from AdvancedEPM
- Secretary, Todd Randolph from Optimum
- HUG Coordinators, Angela Slayton from HealthMarkets & Mark West from P3
- Partner Liaison, Suzanne Hoffman
- Domain Lead Coordinator, Cathy McCain from Lockheed
- Hyperion Planning
- Strategic Finance
- Crystal Ball
- HFM & Enterprise
- Financial Data Quality Management
- Data Relationship Management (formerly MDM)
- Data Integration (HAL, DIM, ODI, EPMA, etc.)
October 5, 2009
Participant Access Code:154751
WE ARE EXCITED TO FINALLY ANNOUNCE AND SHARE INFORMATION WITH THE HYPERION AND BI COMMUNITY ABOUT 2010 CONFERENCES!! THIS IS A CALL YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!!
1. Collaborate 2010 - Information on Hyperion presentations and focus for 2010 - presentation numbers, target audience, etc.
2. Regional Conference Model for 2 day "Solutions" type conferences across the USA for 2010.
This is a unique and innovative opportunity for Partners to be involved on the ground floor up! The OAUG has supported the Hyperion and BI community in supporting the need for Education in the local markets!
This has been in works all year and the Board of Directors of the Hyperion SIG and OBI SIG want to share first hand what we've been advocating for and what is happening.
We will discuss the conference model, sponsorship opportunities, speaking opportunities, tracks, etc.
If you receive this e-mail as a member of either the OAUG Hyperion SIG or OBI SIG, but you think that other decision-makers at your firms should attend, please forward this invite to them. We will hold 2 calls on Friday, October 9th to choose from. Additionally, we will discuss this model at our semi-annual meeting at OOW on Sunday, October 11 at the OAUG Hyperion SIG meeting (1-3pm). After Open World, we will publish this information on our website!
We look forward to sharing information with the Hyperion & BI Partner Community!!!
OAUG Hyperion SIG Board of Directors