Kscope13 Presentations

Check out the presentations listed below.



The Art of Ad-Hoc Analysis with Essbase
Joe Aultman , AutoTrader.com
When: Jun 25, 2013, Session 8, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Topic: EPM Reporting - Subtopic: No Subtopic

"Where is this number coming from?" "Why doesn't this look right?" "How do I explain these variances?" "Can you show me this data in a different way?" These are all questions our managers ask, and we are expected to answer with Essbase. Yet sometimes, staring at an empty spreadsheet or at a report someone else created, we may not know what do to next. Watching someone else do analysis may leave our heads spinning. Even if things aren't quite that bad, we may feel we're taking the long route to our answers, or that there might be technique we're missing from our repertoire. This session covers the basic methods of ad-hoc analysis for different modes of exploration. The session will discuss the various options, when to use them, and when not to. The session will talk about what kinds of questions lead to what kinds of analysis modes. The session will review techniques for efficiency and lesser-known features. While the session is aimed at the less experienced, there's a good chance even experts will hear something they didn't know. Smart View and Classic Add-In will also be covered.

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The Top Five Things You Should Know When Migrating from an Old BI Technology to OBIEE
Michael Bender , Performance Architects
Co-presenter(s): John McGale, Performance Architects, Inc.
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 11, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Topic: EPM Reporting - Subtopic: No Subtopic

Upgrades and migrations are the perfect time to not only evaluate the latest and greatest technology features, but also to review your organization's business intelligence processes to make sure that you are working effectively and efficiently. The session will review how to "sell" your leadership on why to migrate; thoughts on best practices in upgrades; the difference between a "migration" and an "upgrade"; important items to note as you're thinking about this major change for your organization; migrating existing Oracle Hyperion Intelligence or Discoverer reports...or content from another vendor's BI solution...to OBIEE or BI Foundation; and much more!

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Best Practices on OBIEE Reporting and Integration with Hyperion EPM
Srinivasa Chinnam , Deloitte
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 13, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Topic: EPM Reporting - Subtopic: Other Reporting

The purpose of this session is to demonstrate best practices of integrating OBIEE 11g reporting with Hyperion EPM products Essbase, Planning, HFM, DRM, and Essbase Studio.

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Best Practice Methodologies with Oracle/Hyperion Financial Reporting
Joshua Forrest , Abercrombie & Fitch
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 4, 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Topic: EPM Reporting - Subtopic: Financial Reporting

Learn how developing financial reports with best practice methodologies results in successful implementations and efficient solutions. This session will utilize Oracle/Hyperion Financial Reports to demonstrate time-saving features including Row & Column Templates, Saved Objects, and Rolling Year Reports. Attendees will realize the benefit to using Annotations for commenting on results and related content to provide additional detail. Efficiency accelerators aimed at Reporting Standards and Change Impact will be covered and distributed. Attendees will leave this session with collateral and concepts that can be quickly applied into their environment.

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Case Study: Mid-Market Energy Co. Uses HFM with Essbase for Seamless Reporting
Matt Hopkins , Perficient
When: Jun 25, 2013, Session 10, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Topic: EPM Reporting - Subtopic: Other Reporting

In this session, learn how Carrizo Oil and Gas reviewed their unique financial and reporting needs and selected Oracle's Hyperion Financial Management to perform their financial close and external reporting process and leveraged Oracle's Hyperion Essbase to perform their detailed operating and management reporting. See how the Essbase solution addressed their needs of reporting their lease operating statements for gross and net dollar amounts and reporting based on general ledger and production dates.

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Smart View Query Tools: So Many Tools, So Little Time
Craig Mesenbring , Harbinger Consulting Group
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 1, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Topic: EPM Reporting - Subtopic: Smart View

Stuck in the same old rut in how you create Essbase reports in Smart View? Did you know that there are six different Smart View tools for querying Essbase data? In one short session, learn how, when, and why to use each tool. Get out of the rut and expand your horizons with all of the Smart View query tools.

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Leveraging Office and Smart View to Create a Data Entry Experience
Matt Milella , Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 15, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Topic: EPM Reporting - Subtopic: Smart View

This session will take you though the steps necessary for creating advanced input templates for distribution to end users. The templates will include data from multiple sources and the examples shown will leverage new features in Office 2010 and 2013 along with Excel features have been around for many versions. (charting, functions, sparkles, outline, and formatting) It will touch on the use of VBA to automate common tasks and we will go through some of the challenges of template distribution and maintenance.

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Smart View's New Features
Matt Milella , Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 16, 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Topic: EPM Reporting - Subtopic: Smart View

In this session we will get you up to speed on all the new features available in the latest version of Smart View. We will discuss general client features like sheet level options, re-designed function builder, or platform support like Office 2013 as well as provider specific features like in-cell Point of View or improved Planning Smart Lists. This session will also contain details on, and show demos of new extensions; most notably the OBI (Oracle Business Intelligence) extension.

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Customizing the Smart View Framework
Michael Nader , Blue Stone International
Co-presenter(s): Martin Slack, Ernst & Young
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 12, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Topic: EPM Reporting - Subtopic: No Subtopic

Smart View for Office provides a dynamic framework for customizing the functionality and capabilities to suit a client's deployment. This session provides practical, deployed examples of using customizing Smart View for both Planning and Essbase.

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Hyperion Financial Reports: A Love and Hate Relationship
Mehmet Sevinc , University of California Berkeley
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 3, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Topic: EPM Reporting - Subtopic: Financial Reporting

Hyperion Financial Reporting (FR) has been around for a long time. In spite of rumors, FR has been a go-to reporting tool for Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow, and various other financial reports. The simplicity of the tool, the user-friendly design, and easy training of the users have made FR a very popular reporting tool in the Enterprise Performance Management field.

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Integrating Oracle Essbase & the New OBIEE 11.1.1.7 at Carriage Services
Karen Smejkal , Carriage Services
When: Jun 25, 2013, Session 9, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Topic: EPM Reporting - Subtopic: No Subtopic

While Essbase and the Oracle Business Intelligence server are powerful apart, they are even more powerful together. This session will cover the basics of OBIEE (Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition) including all the reasons that with OBIEE 11g, you can finally seamlessly pair Essbase and OBIEE (forget your OBIEE 10 nightmares). If you have Essbase, HFM, or OBIEE and you want to see the future of BI and analytics at Oracle, make sure you get a really good seat up front.

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Revenge of the (Hyperion) Financial Reports
Craig Solomon , Laureate Education
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 2, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Topic: EPM Reporting - Subtopic: Financial Reporting

Are you buried under a mound of financial reports and want to dig yourself out? This session will cover how to condense your hundreds of reports down to two or three using the dynamic power of Hyperion Financial Reporting. Laureate Education will describe their journey through reporting and the tips and tricks they came up with to make reports more dynamic and users more self-sufficient. Join Laureate as they help you free your reporting users from reporting torture.

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Secrets of OFMA: Financial Dashboards for Your CFO Using OBIEE on HFM
Terrance Walker , interRel Consulting
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 14, 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Topic: EPM Reporting - Subtopic: No Subtopic

If you own HFM & want to get quickly started with OBIEE, Oracle Financial Management Analytics (OFMA) is the answer you've been seeking. If you want to quickly disseminate financial data to the masses, give people better visibility into the close process, or if your executives are just begging to walk around with HFM information on their iPads, the pre-built dashboards in OFMA will provide a quick jumpstart to sharing finance and accounting data across the enterprise.

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Automating Hyperion Reporting for the Rest of Your Organization
Jim Wilking , Harbinger Consulting Group (HCG)
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 5, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Topic: EPM Reporting - Subtopic: Smart View

Everyone realizes that Hyperion users should be utilizing the built-in reporting tools, but how does the rest of your organization get their reports? Not everyone in your organization has Hyperion access. Learn from a Hyperion certified consultant how to harness the built-in power of Smart View VBA Functions to generate reports. This session will focus on how to develop and deliver reporting to the non-Hyperion user community in your organization utilizing your existing tools. Live examples and code will be used to explore solutions to many of the common reporting scenarios. Specific examples will display the benefit of the Smart View 11.1.2.3 multiple grid reporting and butterfly reporting functionality. This session will help you shave hours off of your daily, monthly, and quarterly reporting tasks.

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