I am doing a repeat of my Kscope15 'Best Speaker' award-winning presentation as part of the ODTUG webcast series. Here is the official announcement from ODTUG:
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Next Generation Essbase Outline Extractor Tips and Tricks
Tim Tow, Applied OLAP
The Next Generation Outline Extractor is the follow-up to the classic OlapUnderground Essbase Outline Extractor used by thousands of Essbase customers. This session, which was the highest-rated (more...)
Last week, we released Dodeca version 184.108.40.20640 which focuses on some new relational functionality. The major new features in 6.7.1 are:
- Concurrent SQL Query Execution
- Detailed SQL Timed Logging
- Query and Display PDF format
- Ability to Launch Local External Processes from Within Dodeca
Concurrent SQL Query Execution
Dodeca has a built-in SQLPassthroughDataSet object that supports queries to a relational database. The SQLPassthroughDataSet functionality was engineered such that a SQLPassthroughDataSet object (more...)
I will be in Seattle on Thursday, January 9th for the Meet the Oracle ACE Directors Panel. It is at the Sheraton Seattle from 4 - 6 pm and will feature several other ACE Directors including Martin D'Souza, Kellyn Pot'Vin, Tim Gorman, and my longtime friend and collaborator, Cameron Lackpour.
Ever wonder how Smart View stores the information it needs inside an Excel file? I thought I would take a look to see what I could learn. First, I created this simple multi-grid retrieve in Smart View.
Note that the file was saved in the Excel 2007 and higher format (more...)
This past Friday, November 22nd, we completed our work on the newest version of the Dodeca Spreadsheet Management System and made Dodeca 220.127.116.1194 available for download from our website. This blog entry is a sneak peek at some of the new features in version 6.6, as (more...)
If you work in the Essbase, Oracle EPM, or Oracle BI world, *the*
place to be every June is the annual Kscope conference. Registration is open for the next conference, Kscope14, coming next June in Seattle, WA. If you are not currently a full ODTUG member, let me tell you (more...)
If you are in or near Seattle on Friday, November 8th, don't miss the opportunity to see the new features of the Hyperion 18.104.22.168 release. Oracle representatives are teaming together with the Kscope14 Street Team to bring you this 2-hour mini-session at the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research (more...)
My team has been hard at work getting our new website out the door, and we feel that it will make for a better experience all-around for our users and the users of the free OLAPUnderground utilities. To help make the experience better, we have implemented a new download process. (more...)
Here at Oracle Open World 2013, I attended the general session entitled "Empowering Modern Enterprise Performance Management" which was led by Balaji Yelamanchili, Oracle Senior Vice President for Analytics and Performance Management Products. His keynote focused on the development priorities within the Oracle EPM group. Those priorities are:
As you may or may not know, this week is the annual mega-conference Oracle Open World and, in conjunction with the conference, I am hosting, with fellow Oracle ACE Director Cameron Lackpour, an Essbase Meetup this Tuesday evening in San Francisco. Unlike most events during the week of Open World, (more...)
I thought I would post a quick picture of the award I earned at Kscope13 as one of the Top 5 Speakers at Kscope13 for my presentation entitled "Introducing the Outline Extractor NG (Next Generation)"
. The Next Generation Outline Extractor is a complete rewrite of the popular Outline Extractor. (more...)
I’d like to interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to tell you about one my personal highlight's of Kscope 13 which was held back in June in New Orleans. Every year ODTUG announces who the keynote speaker will be well in advance of the conference. Most of the time, the speaker (more...)
After a bunch of work, we have finally released the Next Generation Essbase Outline Extractor. So, what is the Next Generation Essbase Outline Extractor? Well, the original outline extractor was written in Visual Basic and Visual Basic has has not been supported by Microsoft for a number of years. In (more...)
Oracle Enterprise Performance Management 22.214.171.124 became available over the weekend, so let the rush of upgrading begin!
Here at Applied OLAP, we have already started our work with Essbase 126.96.36.199. We have added the new version to our build list and have started testing (more...)
One of my friends at Oracle asked me to help get the word out about the Oracle Excellence Awards for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation. These awards recognize customers for their cutting-edge solutions using Oracle Fusion Middleware and are featured in Oracle publications, videos and case studies. If you think you (more...)
One of our customers recently sent us a screenshot of a dashboard they developed in Dodeca. This application, which is deployed to over 1,000 Essbase users worldwide, allows users to easily analyze over 250,000 SKU-level products by customer and by business unit. The application, which was implemented to replace a (more...)
Last Monday, we reached a milestone at Applied OLAP as it was the 15th anniversary of our incorporation. I founded Applied OLAP on March 18, 1998, because I was not satisfied with the status quo of Essbase reporting at the time which was, of course, the classic Excel add-in. And, (more...)
We have always claimed that Essbase was better with Dodeca, but until now we had only anecdotal evidence about how our customers get more return on their Essbase investment using Dodeca. Now we have something a bit more concrete. Recently, the annual BI Survey, which bills itself as the “world's largest vendor-independent survey of Business Intelligence and Performance Management users”
, published the results of their annual survey, The BI Survey 12. As in past years, we asked our customers to participate in the survey and, as a result, we earned a mention in the survey. More importantly, we are (more...)
I can’t believe it has been nearly a year and a half since I visited Sydney and spoke at the ODTUG EPM Seriously Practical Conference. It seems just like yesterday and I can’t wait to get back to the Land of Oz, but I am not making the trip this time. However, my good friend Cameron Lackpour is going to make the trip and is working on some great presentations for the ODTUG EPM Seriously Practical Conference
coming up March 21 and 22 in Melbourne, Victoria.
New Queensland (Note to self: Remember to google things like this (more...)
We are happy to announce that Applied OLAP
and our flagship product, The Dodeca Spreadsheet Management System
, have signed up as a Platinum Sponsor for the Kscope13 conference in New Orleans. We believe that the conference, which runs from June 25 to June 28, is not only the best forum for Hyperion related content, but it is also the best place for Hyperion related vendors to show their products.
There are several events at Kscope13 that you should not miss. The first event is the annual ODTUG Community Service Day on Saturday, June 24. This year, ODTUG volunteers will (more...)