ODTUG Sunday Symposium - Hyperion/EPM at OOW

Are you a developer or architect who wants in-depth technical training at Oracle OpenWorld?

ODTUG is proud to offer five Symposiums on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, CA. ODTUG Symposium topic areas are: Database Development, Business Intelligence, Fusion Middleware, Hyperion/EPM, and Application Express.

ODTUG Sunday Symposium Hyperion/EPM Schedule

Sunday, September 30
Moscone West – 2008
12:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Oracle EPM The Revolution Is Here
Edward Roske, interRel Consulting
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

This session will cover the new features available in Essbase, Planning, and HFM. Some of the high-level improvements to be discussed will include Essbase ASO calc scripts, new Essbase BSO functions to push data to other cubes and return log messages, and Planning’s new workflow capabilities. The session will spend some time covering the new applications in 11.1.2 including Financial Close Management, Disclosure Management, ERP Integrator, and Public Sector Budgeting. Finally, the session will mention the high-level improvements to the reporting and analysis side of the Oracle EPM product suite (OBIEE 11g Answers & Dashboards, Interactive Reporting, Financial Reporting, Web Analysis & Workspace). With the release of on the horizon, you won’t want to miss this presentation to learn all about why was such a powerful release and why you won’t want to miss!


  1. Learn what enhancements have been released for the Hyperion product line.
  2. Gain insight to the future direction of the products.
  3. How to best take advantage of the enhancements.

Introduction to the Hyperion Suite of Products
Glenn Schwartzberg, interRel Consulting
Cameron Lackpour, CL Solve
Time: 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Most Hyperion customers think of Hyperion as the one or two products their organization use, be it Essbase, HFM, Planning, or others. Join Oracle ACE Cameron Lackpour and ACE Director Glenn Schwartzberg as they guide you through the myriad of products that make up the Hyperion suite of products. Learn what each product is, how they interact, and how to utilize the products in your environment.


  1. Learn what the Hyperion suite of products is
  2. The best uses for each product
  3. How to maximize their investment in Hyperion

Lessons from WellPoint’s POC of Essbase on Exalytics
Edward Roske, interRel Consulting
Jonathon Eastman, WellPoint
Time: 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.

Looking to bring an Exalytics machine in house? In this presentation Jonathon Eastman, director of EPM at WellPoint, will guide you through his experiences from the data center to Essbase performance. He will detail his hands-on experiences with Exalytics, performance benchmarks, and lessons regarding performance tuning.


  1. Get an introduction to what the Exalytics appliance is.
  2. Learn what performance improvements WellPoint was able to get when coupled with Essbase.
  3. Get tips and tricks on performance tuning.

OBIEE11g and Essbase / EPM Integration: How Do I Do It, and How Well Does It Work?
Mark Rittman, Rittman Mead
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Oracle's long-term plans are to integrate Essbase and the EPM product suite with OBIEE and Fusion Middleware, with OBIEE's repository being the metadata layer for both relational and multi-dimensional sources, and OBIEE's dashboard being the ad-hoc reporting environment. So, using the latest release of OBIEE, how do you connect OBIEE to your Essbase databases, and how well does it handle Essbase features such as UDAs, scenario and account dimensions, changing outlines, and unbalanced/parent-child hierarchies? How well do OBIEE's ad-hoc reporting tools handle Essbase hierarchies and member selections, and how efficient is the MDX that it generates now that we're at the release of OBIEE? Can we still embed OBIEE's dashboards in Workspace, and does single sign-on between Workspace and OBIEE still work?

This session will look to get you started with OBIEE as a reporting layer for Essbase, see how well it works, and check whether the most recent releases of OBIEE 11g have solved some of the initial integration issues.


  1. Learn how to get you started with OBIEE as a reporting layer for Essbase.
  2. See how well it works.

Learn how the most recent releases of OBIEE 11g have solved some of the initial integration issues.

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