During the rollout of Smart View to thousands of users, GE experienced a high number of support requests around the use and navigation in Smart View. This presentation will describe the tools and techniques GE's administrative staff used to meet this challenge. Using the Smart View Toolkit, the Excel API, and freeware from Microsoft, GE has created enrichments to the Smart View user interface. In this presentation, I display and demonstrate a fully customized Excel ribbon designed to group commonly used Smart View menus and controls in an intuitive and easy to learn fashion.
This presentation will also detail the methods and tools used to make Smart View's use easier and more intuitive for GE's users. Easily created custom menus will be showcased along with the tools and techniques used to create them.
The benefits users have received from this work are:
* Easy intuitive navigation and use of options and settings---options are grouped and presented in one logically arranged dialog.
* Put more distance between the Refresh and Submit Data buttons!
* Added missing and difficult to find menu items, such as Alias Table Selection, Substitution Variable Maintenance Refresh All, Query Designer, "Zoom-on-the-fly"
* Two custom user ribbons: user and admin
There are those who say that the reports in Hyperion Financial Reporting cannot be sped up. They are the speed they are, and it's all based on how much data you're seeing in the reports. While the number one thing you can do to speed up your reports is to speed up your data source, there are at least 10 major things you can do to speed up your report itself. Come learn these tips along with the hot features in 11.1.2 that will improve and speed up your FR reports.
The use of Oracle BI Mobile is expanding rapidly. The Oracle BI Mobile App Designer released with Oracle BI 126.96.36.199 as well as the Oracle BI Mobile application and the Mobile SDK provide a comprehensive feature set to deploy well-developed mobile applications. Learn how the award-winning General Dynamics BI Collaborative, the General Dynamics BI/EPM Center of Excellence, leverages the Oracle BI Mobile offering across General Dynamics with the security needed for aerospace and defense organizations.
What if the IT/business would like to review the PDF files before they reach the end users? What if IT would like to reduce the overhead on its Exchange servers?
This session deals with BatchDriver API and how it can be efficiently used to publish PDF reports (any documents) in Workspace along with required level of security.
* Overview of control statements
* How accessor control and data control statements can be used in BatchDriver API to upload documents into Workspace
* How category control statements can be used to change permissions/properties of Workspace objects
* Overview of useful Workspace APIs
Building rolling trend reports in Hyperion Financial Reports utilizing advanced range and suppression techniques can allow the developer to build robust and low-maintenance financial reports, thereby eliminating the need for excessive columns as well as report templates.
Jun 25, 2014, Session 13, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Topic: EPM/BI Reporting - Subtopic: No Subtopic
Typically a company will have tens to hundreds of Financial Reporting reports. Unfortunately, Oracle has not provided a solution to report on the usage of FR, with the exception of FR logs. This session will demonstrate how the FR logs can be parsed to report the key metrics of who, what, when, how long, and POV.
For years now, OBIEE has been supplanting Web Analysis, Interactive Reporting, SQR, and a whole lot of other Hyperion reporting tools. OBIEE has been Oracle's strategic BI reporting suite of tools for five-plus years, so why are EPM developers and users so slow to adopt it? Well, there's nothing to be afraid of, and in OBIEE 11, there's much to be impressed by. EPM people out there will learn the easiest ways to start developing in OBIEE, including using Smart View to make OBIEE queries and using Oracle BI Mobile App Designer to make Business Intelligence presentations as easily as they make PowerPoints. Whether you're a business or technical person, learn how OBIEE can make your life better and make your Essbase cubes and Hyperion applications look even better. Come on into the OBIEE pool, little EPM swimmer: The water's fine.
Jun 26, 2014, Session 17 - Deep Dive, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Topic: EPM/BI Reporting - Subtopic: No Subtopic
In this session, a panel of four of the top minds in EPM and BI reporting will square off in a battle of pure wits. These experts will be given real-world business cases and be pitted against one another to come up with the best reporting solution. Hear why they make the case for their solution - and root for your favorite. Do you have unanswered questions about how to accomplish your reporting needs? Do you use Smart View, FR, OBIEE, or charts drawn on the back of a napkin? This session will be interactive, so be sure to come with your questions and see if just maybe you have what it takes to stump these experts.
Let's face it; w all still live in Excel, so why not leverage Excel capabilities while accessing all my organizations data sources? In this presentation, go through the process of combining multiple data sources in a single spreadsheet. Data sources will include OBI, Essbase, HFM, and Planning, and you will find out how, as an end user, you can combine data from various sources into a compiling analysis. This presentation will use the latest release for Smart View and Office 2013 to pull off this multisource madness.
This session demonstrates a weekly cash-flow reporting solution leveraging the Oracle Hyperion EPM System for financial modeling and analysis with the Oracle Business Intelligence platform for reporting both financial results and operational drivers impacting the financial performance.
Now that you have mastered the basics of smart View and can retrieve data, no it is time to learn some of the advanced features to make your life easier. Details of what will be included will be added closer to the conference.
As Oracle has ceased support for the Add-In and is set on Smart View, the biggest challenge does not normally come from IT, but rather the functional end users. The questions are usually these: Do we *have* to switch to Smart View? Will my spreadsheets need to be updated? Will it be harder to get data? Are you SURE we have to migrate? This session will review change management for the functional set of users to make their transition easier for them, as well as for IT. These lessons are derived from actual change management engagements and include what worked and what didn't so that the right mix of training can be presented to the end users.