If you are a paid ODTUG member, you only have two weeks left to vote for the slate of candidates for the ODTUG Board of Directors. The Board of Directors guides the business of the organization, including its largest event, the annual Kscope conference.
This year, there are 11 professionals, including me, running for 4 spots on the board. The candidates include 1 Oracle Application Express specialist, 4 database tools specialists, and 6 Hyperion/EPM specialists. I think I can speak for all of the candidates when I say we are all willing to volunteer many, many hours to help the (more...)
I have been working on the Dodeca data audit log to make sure changes to date and text measures are properly logged and, as a result, got some interesting insights into how date and text measures work at the API level. I thought I would share my thoughts with you. In my work, I created a very simple example for tracking satisfaction of marketing programs including the start date and end date of the promotion. This may or may not be a realistic usage of date and text measures, but I am interested to look at how it works under (more...)
I was talking yesterday with a new customer who had an interesting comment about Dodeca. In her responsibilities at her company, she is not only the Dodeca administrator, but also handles all of the Essbase administration along with about 5 other major tasks. They are now deploying Dodeca to replace an aging VBA/Essbase application that had been created by a consulting firm several years ago but nobody knew how to maintain it. Here is the quote (used with permission):“In Dodeca, I built my dynamic schedules very quickly on my own and they worked! I was a little intimidated at (more...)
I can’t believe it has been a month-and-a-half since Kscope12 in San Antonio wrapped up, and I haven’t had a chance to blog about it. I finally have a chance to put together a quick review of my favorite, and not-so-favorite, things about the conference.
I arrived on Thursday as we had an ODTUG Board of Directors meeting all day Friday. The hotel was a bit quiet while awaiting the arrival of Kscope attendees. The pools and water park were, however, in full operation, which was not the case when I visited in January.
Conference activities kicked off on (more...)
A couple of weeks ago, I was talking with a Dodeca customer that is in the grocery business and they were talking about their new Dodeca-based labor planning application. During the testing of their new system, one of their planners found an error in the amount of time that each grocery store allocates daily for placing bananas on the shelves. That doesn't seem like a big deal, right? Well, it turns out that it is a big deal.
The excess labor being allocated to this task totals about 30 minutes per day per store. This particular customer has around 2,500 (more...)
My friend Cameron Lackpour had asked to see this, so here it is.. Dodeca on iPad. Dodeca provides extremely fast Essbase operations and the ability to return huge data sets. Now you can take it with you.
|Dodeca on an iPad showing a dynamically generated Essbase input form.|
OK.. Our labs have been busy.. Here is a screenshot of Dodeca running on a Linux desktop. Who is running a Linux desktop out there?
Over the past couple of years, we have been asked about the possibility of having Dodeca running on a Mac. Well, here it is! This is a screenshot of Dodeca running on a Mac in our labs.
|Dodeca on a Mac (click to enlarge)|
So, who is running a Mac but can't find how to get to Essbase data on it? <BigGrin>