The EPM Week In Review: Week Ending May 7, 2016

Welcome to a very late edition of the EPM Week in Review.  Plenty of great stuff this week…sorry for the delay!

Patches and Updates:

FR has been released!  It brings with it features from the cloud like the Web Reporting Studio and charts that don’t look like they came from Lotus 1-2-3.  I’m excited to get this one installed next week

HFM has been released.  While not as exciting as the FR patch, it does fix a lot of bugs and the security issues…if you follow the instructions very, very carefully.

Neither of these updates has made it to the Proactive Support blog.  This is why everyone in our space should have a Twitter account.

New Blog Posts:

This week I posted about Drill-Through in PBCS and Hyperion Planning Without FDMEE.

Gary covers the topic of limiting users in Smart View.  He covers the different products and their own governors beyond just the APS governors for Smart View.

Amit gives us his summary of the upcoming June PBCS update.  This monster of an update looks like it removes many of the final technical challenges associated with going to the cloud.

Opal also has a write-up on the new PBCS update.  Is it June yet?

Harry has updated his cubeSavvy beta release.  He has included double-click drilling and the ability to cut people off (license file!).  And another piece of software I haven’t had a chance to install yet.  I need more hours in my day.

Query limits are popular this week.  Tim has not one, but two blog posts on this topic as it relates specifically to Essbase.  His second post is more of a follow-up set of questions to himself.

Keith tells us about working with temporary folders in ODI.

DEVEPM has a 2 minute video giving us a sneak peek at their upcoming Kscope presentation ODI and the EPM stack.

Henri shows off the new FR Web Studio…On-Prem!  Many of us have used this new tool on the cloud, but it is great to see the cloud functionality trickle down to on-prem.

Christian shows us a shortcut to importing financial reports in bulk.  I’ll be trying this out on my next big FR move.

Cameron has a pair of posts as he rounds out his series on PBCS.  First he covers data loads and then he covers calculations.  Good stuff as always.

Other News:

ODTUG has a new award.  The ODTUG Innovation Award.  Good luck to all you innovators out there!

There is a North Texas EPM Lunch schedule for Friday, May 16, 2016 at Seasons 52 in Plano.  We’ll be there from 11AM to 1PM.  Be sure to RSVP if you can make it out:


Drill-Through in PBCS and Hyperion Planning Without FDMEE
The EPM Week In Review: Week Ending May 14, 2016

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