The EPM Week In Review: Week Ending May 28, 2016

Clearly people are finishing up their KScope content, because this was a pretty busy week.

Patches and Updates:

FCM has been released.

The June update to PBCS appears to have been delayed until July.  <Insert Angry Face Here>  More on this as it becomes available.

New Blog Posts:

I finally got a blog post in!  Not only that, but I’ll probably have another one next week!  This week began the months-in-the-making Essbase Performance Series!  You might be able to tell by the number of exclamation points used that I am excited about this series…

Jason shows us how to create drillable columns in Drillbridge.  Great post…that was totally on my list to blog about!  Granted, that list is a mile long and growing.

Amit shows us how to use FDMEE, Oracle EBS, and multiple Accounting Entity Groups.  This makes for a cool combination.

Robert has a great post on FDMEE and Hybrid Cloud.  I’ll be referencing this on occasion.

Celvin has a post about his new OTN article on configuring AD security with PBCS.  This is a great article for those considering SSO with PBCS.

KScope16 symposiums have been announced.  You can find the full EPM list here.  I won’t be there Sunday, so I’ll be missing some great content.

Danny Some DBA (sorry…this is part of a blog hop, so I have no idea who this person is), posts about EPM Kscope content of interest.  Danny is actually the Kscope conference chair.

Speaking of a blog hop…Cameron is posting about APEX.  This is another of the many topics I wish I had more time to spend playing with.

KScope must be soon or something, because Gary has a blog post about it too!  This one is specific to the previously mentioned symposiums.

Other News:

Kscope presentations must be uploaded by May 28th (TODAY!!!) or you will lose your free registration and your speaking slot.  They mean it!  Handy links:

Kscope16 Slide Template (PPT)

Instructions on Uploading Your Presentation (PDF)

Required Opening and Closing Slides (PNG)

As of this blog post, I have one uploaded…and one that I should totally consider starting (kidding…I think).

Essbase Performance Series: Part 1 – Introduction
The EPM Week In Review: Week Ending June 4, 2016


  1. Hi Brian. Thanks for linking to my Kscope Blog Hop post above. I love the title “Some DBA”, but allow me to introduce myself. I am Danny Bryant, ODTUG Board Member and Kscope16 Conference Chair. Seems like I need to do more networking with our EPM members 🙂 Let’s see if we can find a time at Kscope16 to make sure we have a face to face introduction.

    Thanks for all the support your organization has given to ODTUG and Kscope! Look forward to seeing you at Kscope16 in Chicago.


    • Brian Marshall
      May 28, 2016 - 1:44 pm

      Hi Danny,

      We should definitely get together. I’m happy to contribute to the community any way that I can. Hopefully people get some benefit from the content on this site. Kscope is coming like a freight-train! Back to finishing my draft of my other presentation.


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