Drillbridge: Enabling Upper Level Drill-through

In our last post about Drillbridge, we did the basic introduction and then ran through the steps to get it up and running. But, in the interest of simplicity, we kept it simple. Now we are ready to get a little more complex. For today, a little more complex will be upper level drill-through.  This…

PBCS April 2016 Update: FDMEE On-Premise Is Here, Kinda…

Another month…another update to PBCS.  This month we have a few very interesting items.  First, we have a new version of the EPM Automate Utility with a few new commands: copysnapshotfrominstance – This command can essentially replicate one instance to another.  This could make migrations a bit faster and more streamlined and possible less error…

The EPM Week In Review: Week Ending March 26, 2016

Because this is a 3-day weekend for many, I’m posting this a day early.  Also, today is the last day for early bird registration for KScope16.  So what’s new this week? Patches and Updates: DRM 11.1.2.4.330 has been released.  This includes a ton of new features and patches.  This patch as previously been released, but…

Hyperion and PowerShell: Executing Remotely

In our last PowerShell post, we covered using the Outline Load Utility with Hyperion Planning from PowerShell.  But, now we have MaxL scripts doing data loads and Outline Load Utility scripts doing meta-data loads and they are happening on two different servers. We need a nice way to join all of this together in a…

The EPM Week In Review: Week Ending March 19, 2016

This was a bit of a slow week…until it wasn’t.  Things picked up late this week. Patches and Updates: DRM 11.1.2.4.322 has been released.  Fixes a few bugs. Disclosure Management 11.1.2.4.200 has been released.  There appear to be quite a few bug fixes. The FDM to FDMEE Migration Utility V1.1 has been released.  Seems to…

Public Service Announcement: No More Deleting Plan Types (11.1.2.4 and PBCS)

Someone asked me today…how do I easily delete Plan Type in Hyperion Planning.  I thought to myself…why would they ask that?  In 11.1.2.3 they added a cool new Plan Type Manager that allows you to add, delete, and rename Plan Types.  But hey, I’ll fire up Planning and take some screenshots. First, let’s look at…

Building a Hyperion Home Lab: The Build and Installing ESXi

Before we go to far, let’s consolidate what we’ve done so far.  Here’s a list of the entire series: Introduction and Choosing Your Hypervisor Choosing Your Processor Choosing Your Motherboard Choosing Your Memory Choosing Your Chassis and Power Supply Choosing Your Storage Putting It All Together The Build and Installing ESXi Ok, now that we…

The EPM Week In Review: Week Ending March 12, 2016

Another busy week…maybe not as busy as last week. Patches and Updates: Oracle released Account Reconciliation Cloud Services (ARCS).  PBCS finally has a cloud-based sibling. Oracle has officially posted the landing page for another PBCS sibling…Enterprise PBCS.  While it is not yet available, it does have pricing information. Jason released version 1.5.5 of Drillbridge, now…

Drillbridge Aquired by Applied OLAP and Community Edition 1.5.5 Released

Applied OLAP has officially completed the acquisition of Jason Jone’s Drillbridge product.  This is great news for those of us that are fans of the product as it gives Drillbridge the backing of a company with a long-standing record of great support and other great products.  Jason will now be working directly for Applied OLAP….

Drillbridge: Introduction

***Updated 2016/03/10 for Firefox Issue Fix*** So you have an existing Essbase model and you are finally ready to provide your end-users with drill-through.  But wait…EIS is dead and buried and while Essbase Studio can be made to function with an existing cube, it is somewhat painful to actually make it work properly.  On top…