Hyperion EPM Week In Review: August 29, 2016

HyperionEPMWeekInReviewMonday!  I got this done for Monday!

Hyperion EPM Patches and Updates:

No on-prem updates this week…but we have updates for the cloud!

First up, PBCS and EPBCS has a pretty good list of updates.  The activity report is at the top of the list.  This will show your users, how long their requests are taking, and general usage information.  There are a bunch of other updates, but I’ll let you check out the PDF here.  I will note that Workspace is dead…long live the simplified interface.  Unless of course you are developing, in which case I recommend picking up a torch and pitchfork and going after Oracle due to the insane number of additional clicks required…

Next up, FCCS has some of the same updates, like the new activity report.  I’m specifically interested in the new Sample Application.  More on that later.

Both patches will be applied starting this Friday, September 2, 2016.  Production patches will start hitting Friday, September 16, 2016.

Hyperion EPM Blog Posts:

Celvin shows us how to tell which version of Smart View was installed.  Oracle forces us to the registry of all places to make this determination.

Keith tells us all about his transition from EPMA and to Classic Hyperion Planning.  I imagine we’ll be seeing more and more of this as things move forward.

Jason has released an update to his Camshaft tool for executing MDX queries against Essbase.

Cameron has a recap of the South Florida EPM meetup from the 18th of August.  We’ll be having another meetup here in the DFW area pretty soon (more on this later).

Opal gives us a recap of her first onsite visit to the Kscope17 venue.  Like Opal, I’m very existing to have Kscope back in Texas for 2017.  Can’t wait to see everyone again!

Harry takes a break from cubeSavvy and turns his attention to Power Query.  This is a Microsoft product built into the new version of Excel.  Interesting read.

Sibin has a pair of posts this week.  First he covers the the Planning meta-data extract format.  Specifically he is looking at a better way of parsing the CSV generated.  Next he takes a look at the REST API for On-Prem Planning.  Jake covers this topic for PBCS users here.


Another quick shout out for the ODTUG GeekAThon.  For those of us real geeks out there, they have a competition worthy of the maker community.  You can find the announcement here.  You can find the competition website here.  And a quick re-cap:

GeekAThon Announcement

GeekAThon Competition Website

A few important dates for those of you interested:

You must register by August 15, 2016, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

You must submit your video entry by September 23, 2016, 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

You must submit your solution document by September 23, 2016, 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

And for those of you who need a visual to assist in your procrastination, the red are the days past as of this post.  The green is the day you should be ready for, but will likely need to work right up until 11:59 to meet. 😉



Now go build something awesome!

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