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Posted on November 13, 2013
Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects

As we work with our clients in helping them set up, or migrate to, an Oracle Exalytics X2/X3-4-based Oracle BI (OBIEE) or Enterprise Performance Management (EPM or Hyperion) environment we have noticed a recurring theme…in-house Information Technology (IT) support personnel express apprehensions with adopting the technology. So much so that in a case or two, they have asked us to perform the …

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Posted on November 6, 2013
Author: Melanie Mathews, Performance Architects

Oracle has a great resource within their Technology Network. They have a page dedicated to helping increase your knowledge and technical understanding of Oracle’s EPM / BI products. There are whitepapers, tips and tricks, and system release documents. Bookmark our blog page or follow our RSS and we will keep you up to date on the …

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Posted on October 30, 2013
Author: Michael Bender, Performance Architects

The case for gathering and analyzing big data streams is growing. A recent study by the MIT Center for Digital Business found that the more a company characterizes itself as data-driven, the better the company performs in terms of productivity and profitability1. So what is “Big Data?” To start, we at Performance Architects define “Big …

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Posted on October 23, 2013
Author: Tyler Feddersen, Performance Architects

Enterprise Resource Planning Integrator (ERPi) is an Oracle EPM (Hyperion) solution that allows Hyperion applications to interact with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. These interactions include elements such as drill-through, data sourcing, and metadata sourcing. Enterprise Performance Management Architect (EPMA) is a Hyperion solution that maintains hierarchies and applications in a user-friendly, central location. In addition to its primary objective …

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Posted on October 9, 2013
Author: Chuck Persky, Performance Architects

We have all heard and read volumes of content on how to implement an EPM system. However, I don’t think anyone has ever explained how not to implement an EPM solution. This blog post discusses the top five things to avoid when implementing your new EPM solution. 5. Reinventing Bad Processes Too many times (and …

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Posted on October 2, 2013
Author: Tyler Feddersen, Performance Architects

The @RETURN function was introduced with the 11.1.2.1 release of Oracle Hyperion Planning. Currently, the use of @RETURN is still widely underutilized as a result of its relative obscurity within the EPM realm. However, this function can be utilized in multiple, very useful ways during business rules development and debugging, validating data integrity, or simply informing …

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Posted on September 26, 2013
Author: Kelli Pircio, Performance Architects

While traveling back from the Oracle OpenWorld 2013 conference, I realized it will be several days before I recover from the very busy, long days and all that walking (yes, I was warned about the blisters!). I learned quite a bit about the America’s Cup this week but for those who were unable to attend the conference, there is …

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Posted on September 25, 2013
Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects

In one of my previous blogs, I discussed the use of Essbase as an aggregate persistence target. Using Essbase as an aggregate source is an excellent option in general to the traditional approach of creating an aggregate table in the data warehouse – and if you are licensed for BI Foundation Suite 11.1.1.7, you can now run OBIEE and …

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Posted on September 21, 2013
Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects

With over 60,000 attendees expected to participate in Oracle OpenWorld 2013starting on Sunday, September 22nd, you could lose a lot of time just trying to buy a morning coffee before the keynotes (you will stand in line for 45 minutes if you try this) or navigating the city (ladies, leave those killer heels at home!).  These photos published …

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Posted on September 12, 2013
Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects

Over the years, Hyperion Smart View (also known as “HSV” or “Smart View”) has expanded from being a mere Microsoft Excel add-in that queried data from a Hyperion application or from an Oracle Essbase database, to something more powerful. First came the integration with the rest of the Microsoft Office suite, including MS Word and …

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