PBCS Simplified Dimension Editor

The Simplified dimension editor is a new PBCS feature highlighted in the May monthly update. This is an update to the classic dimension editor, and we could see this fully replace it in the future. The Simplified dimension editor displays dimensions, members, and the member properties in a grid format within the web. This format…

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The End of the Time Scale Debate

By Brady Marr Senior Director, TM1 Practice eCapital Advisors For as long as I have been working in cube-based (OLAP) software, there has been a long running debate about whether to build your cube with a single continuous time dimension, or rather to separate into a Month dimension and a Year dimension. To describe the…

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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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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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