The EPM Week In Review: Week Ending March 5, 2016

It was a very busy week in the EPM space.  We had several patches released along with a large amount of great blog content.

Patches and Updates:

HPCM has been released.  Looks like a lot of bug fixes and some new features.

Hyperion Tax Provision gets patch

The long-awaited patch is out for HFM.  There are a lot of new features…but it looks like they didn’t manage to include web-based meta-data management. I have verified this in my test lab…sigh.

Disclosure Management is also available.  It seems to be purely bug fixes.

New Blog Posts:

This week I got back to PowerShell with a focus on Hyperion Planning and the Outline Load Utility.

Vijay posted his first in a series of posts on the DRM Batch Utility.  I look forward to the rest of this series.

Philip has a guest post on Cameron’s blog about PBCS and Valid Intersections.  When will they finally give this to the on-premise users?!

Neha shows us how to upload Smart Lists in PBCS and Hyperion Planning using the web-based interface.

Dmitry has posted the second part of his EPMA and ODI integration series.

Tony helps us understand how to perform process log analysis in FDMEE.

For a little bit of BI blogging, check out a BICS introduction to projects over at ArtOfBI.

Rodrigo shows us how to dynamically export objects from ODI.

Jake came out of blogging retirement to show us how to use the REST API in PBCS with Groovy.  Great stuff as always.

Henri has a great post about the previously mentioned patch for HFM.

Blogs from the Past:

This is a new section of our week in review.  Basically, if I used a blog post for something, I feel like I should give people credit for great work.  So this area will just bring up older blog posts that maybe you missed or just that I found helpful.

I was working with the Essbase JAPI and I made use of Jake’s post about Groovy and Dmitry’s post on his outline scrambler.  Without these posts, I’m sure it would have taken me days to figure it out.  Thanks guys!


Other News:

123OLAP is having a great sale on EPM training.  See more here and be sure to let them know that Brian @ US-Analytics sent you their way!

Officially an Oracle ACE Associate

This just came for me in the mail:


I now have a pin, a sleeveless fleece sweater, and a shout-out on the Oracle ACE twitter account…I must be a real ACE Associate!

Now how do I get one of those fancy ACE or ACE Director sweaters?