Planning Form Design Consideration: Dense and Sparse in rows

We all know that traditional BSO-based Hyperion planning forms have the best performance when you can keep your sparse dimensions in the Page and Point of View, and use dense dimensions in rows and columns.  Particularly if you're using relationship functions in the row or column expansion, such as Descendants or Children.   But there may be times…

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Event Recap- Analytics Impact Day

Last week, eCapital had the pleasure of hosting Analytics Impact Day in Chicago, IL and Minneapolis, MN. The eCapital and IBM Product Management team provided an in-depth look into recently announced  product updates, new releases and product roadmaps. eCapital customers, Dennis Anderson (PSI) and Cindy Walsh (Allen Edmonds), shared their experiences on how they partnered with eCapital…

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Extending Oracle PBCS Beyond The Finance Dept.

On November 2nd, eCapital Advisors hosted an event in their webinar series which focused on how Oracle Planning and Cloud Service (PBCS) can be extended for use beyond the finance department. Panelists examined the features and design considerations an organization will need to make when creating an operational planning model. (more…)

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Valid Intersections in Hyperion Planning (PBCS)

Valid Intersections, only available in Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS), allows for cross dimensional security in Planning. While this feature has been available for years in Essbase it is not until PBCS that this functionally is available in Planning applications. This feature can be extremely helpful when creating your security model and designing web…

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TM1 – Working Smarter and Embracing Excel

Many of our competitors in the FOPM space have stated that their software will “kill” Microsoft Excel. My question is, why do they want to? Excel has its flaws (I will get to those in a moment), but no it also offers the flexibility to calculate almost any equations that you can think up, the…

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