On-Prem

Many companies and clients have chosen to stay firmly on premises for now. If that is you, don’t miss these terrific sessions that tackle all the needs of on premise data: case studies, tips and tricks, and best practices all for the “on-prem” world we still live in.

 

Check out the On-Prem presentations listed below.

Close Manager: Your Interactive Project Manager
Catherine Baldasty , Global Business Intelligence
Co-presenter(s): Louis Litrenta, GBI, LLC
When: Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 11, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Room: Grand Oaks C/D
Topic: Financial Close - Subtopic: Financial Close Management (FCM, ARM, SDM)

Are you sick and tired of maintaining your close through post-it notes and individual checklists? Don’t miss your delivery to senior management because you don’t know about a bottleneck in your close process. Meet Close Manager, your interactive project manager. Watch as we eliminate those bottlenecks by creating schedules with email notifications where progress and completion can be managed from a central dashboard. Let us show you how to make FCM rival all other project tools combined.

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What Would Happen If I Did...In HFM? Greatest Hits and Disasters
Christopher Barbieri , Finit Solutions
When: Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 8 , 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room: Grand Oaks C/D
Topic: Financial Close - Subtopic: HFM

Ever wonder what would happen if you changed the currency on an entity? Or switched an account to be IsCalculated? Or renamed an account? Have you made metadata changes and loaded the file without the check integrity flag? Oracle ACE Chris Barbieri revisits these and other HFM topics, taking a Mythbusters approach to defining the myths, setting up the tests, and explaining what happens "under the hood" so you can get a deeper understanding of what would happen if you did...in HFM.

This is a compilation of popular topics from three "What Would Happen..." presentations and is geared toward HFM administrators and power users, though all are welcome.

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Backstage Pass: Lesser-Known Features for Easier HFM Management
Christopher Barbieri , Finit Solutions
When: Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 13, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Room: Grand Oaks C/D
Topic: Financial Close - Subtopic: HFM

Oracle ACE Chris Barbieri takes you backstage to work with some lesser-known HFM administrator features. We’ll investigate the Insights module, review common system messages, and make use of the Admin mode while performing application updates. We’ll discuss a few of HFM’s system settings to control HFM’s behavior and explore the module configuration. Finally, we’ll cover shared services logs and HFM’s data audit log for tracking user activity and data changes. Please note that although some of these features are particular to 11.1.2.4, many of them apply to earlier versions.

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Hybrid Essbase in the Real World: A Production Example with Maintenance-Free Currency Conversion
Greg Beaton , TGG
Co-presenter(s): Nikhil Virmani, Atos Inc
When: Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 5 , 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Room: Grand Oaks G
Topic: Essbase - Subtopic: Essbase-related technologies

What’s Hybrid Essbase all about? What can it do, and what can’t it do? What do I need to know to both implement and use it? Should I use it? Learn how we turned a poorly performing ASO cube into a speedy Hybrid cube, adding ease of use with access to the BSO calculator while retaining fast dynamic aggregations.

Learn the advantages and disadvantages of the new Hybrid Essbase Engine from a company that has been using it in production for almost a full year. Both the Essbase architect and client administrator will be on hand to discuss how Hybrid Essbase performs in the real world.

We will discuss hybrid cube design and our evolution of getting there. Learn about our 16-dimension cube with maintenance-free custom currency conversions using the BSO Calculator that aggregates instantaneously. We will touch on the benefits and pitfalls of using Hybrid and discuss our lessons learned. If you are thinking of going Hybrid, this session will reveal some of the secrets you need to know.

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The Future of On-Prem EPM
Matt Bradley , Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 4 , 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Room: Peony
Topic: EPM Business Content - Subtopic: Other EPM Business Content

summary to come

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Hyperion Disaster Recovery: Prepared for Sharknado or Whatever
John Ceynar , Halliburton
When: Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 10 , 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Room: Grand Oaks E/F
Topic: EPM Infrastructure - Subtopic: Other EPM Infrastructure

Hyperion applications are often a critical component of a company’s closing and reporting process and needs to be quickly recovered in the event of a disaster. I’ll review options for disaster recovery and talk about restoring specific Hyperion components and shortcuts to be up and running faster.

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KPMG: Implementing in a Hybrid Cloud / On-Prem Environment Utilizing KPMG Powered Enterprise
Jon Champion , KPMG
Co-presenter(s): Katherine Ritsema, KPMG
When: Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Vendor Presentation, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Room: Grand Oaks A/B
Topic: Vendor Presentation - Subtopic: Vendor Presentation

KPMG recently delivered a new planning and financial close/consolidation process implementing on-prem HFM, with Cloud ARCS, and EPBCS. Utilizing on-prem FDMEE and DRM, as well as Cloud Data Management, the delivery team successfully implemented and integrated the three applications leveraging a standard data model. KPMG Powered Enterprise tools were leveraged to drive and accelerate time to value from the implementation of EPBCS capabilities.

The presentation will address special considerations in implementing hybrid cloud and on-prem solutions and how the KPMG Powered Enterprise accelerator tools can increase return on your investment.

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Fast, Effective, and Successful HTP Implementation at Wilsonart
Julien Coudrette , Grant Thornton
Co-presenter(s): Vinay Nagareddy, Wilsonart International
When: Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 5 , 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Room: Grand Oaks C/D
Topic: Financial Close - Subtopic: Other Financial Close

While most finance functions are equipped with financial consolidation and reporting systems, many tax departments are still relegated to Excel silos, struggling with manual processes and disconnected from the information flows.

In 2016, Wilsonart successfully implemented Hyperion Tax Provision, in partnership with Grant Thornton. The implementation answered the specific needs for automation and reporting of the tax department, and integrates with a broader state-of-the-art finance systems architecture with direct feeds from the multiple ERPs and HFM.

Wilsonart can prepare its tax provision confidently and is now well-positioned to handle future growth. This session will present why and how Wilsonart implemented HTP and the benefits attained after a year-end and a few quarter closes.

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Back to the Future: EPMA to Classic Migration with HFM
Eric Erikson , PQR Company
When: Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 15 , 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room: Grand Oaks C/D
Topic: Financial Close - Subtopic: HFM Foundation Components

It is "Back to the Future" time at Kscope17. EPMA used to be the future for EPM metadata maintenance. But what if you're now implementing DRM or want to migrate the EPM environment onto Exalytics? Were shared dimensions and data synchronization ever used? This presentation walks through the steps of migrating an HFM EPMA application to Classic – the new future.

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HFM Rules Automation: UDs and Triggers Gone Wild
Michael Fuori , General Electric
When: Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 9, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Room: Grand Oaks C/D
Topic: Financial Close - Subtopic: HFM

Ever think you would see the day that an HFM rule file could be so dynamic that it virtually eliminated the need for maintenance? Well, at General Electric we have put UD fields on steroids and enabled triggers to achieve just that.

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ASO Plan Type: To Seek Out New Integrations with ODI
Michael Hansen , Leidos
Co-presenter(s): Trina Nguyen, Leidos, Inc
When: Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 16 , 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Room: Cibolo Canyon 2/3/4
Topic: EPM Data Integration - Subtopic: Other EPM Data Integration

Be prepared to be beamed up! In this session. You will embark on a voyage that an enterprise took utilizing ODI as its warp core to improve data integrity and efficiency, and reduce the cost of ownership of their EPM Planning and Essbase solution. There will be a brief overview of the ODI use case and how ODI was instrumental in achieving a self-service ASO plan type solution. Discover how Leidos creatively utilized ODI for more than just metadata and data integration, including assisting with procedure calculations, dynamically generating business rules, launching calculations, building alt hierarchies from forms, data validations, and much more.

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ASO Plan Type: The Final Frontier
Michael Hansen , Leidos
Co-presenter(s): Trina Nguyen, Leidos, Inc.
When: Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 2 , 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Room: Grand Oaks A/B
Topic: Planning - Subtopic: Other Planning

Seat backs in an upright position and buckle up! In this session, you will embark on a voyage from academic theory to a real-world deployment of an ASO plan type solution. There will be a brief overview of use case and how a self-service approach for planning led Leidos to select an ASO plan type solution. Discover how Leidos tackled the challenges of an ASO plan type, enabling users to do all their planning directly in an ASO cube. Learn how Leidos overcame the obstacle of an Essbase data connection and finally satisfy the Vulcan in you with tips to take calculations to warp speed. ASO planning can be an exciting new frontier for an enterprise in the real world.

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Unbiased Comparison: Evaluating All Deployment Options for Hyperion EPM – SaaS vs. IaaS vs. On-Prem
Eric Helmer , Mercury Technology Group
When: Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 5 , 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Room: Peony
Topic: EPM Business Content - Subtopic: EPM/BI Strategies

Today, the word "cloud" is everywhere, and it's causing a lot of confusion. Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS) are completely different solutions but are all considered "cloud."

This session will compare and contrast the different available options Oracle customers have to deploy Oracle EPM. It will break down all Oracle's cloud offerings, IaaS, third-party hosting, traditional on-premise deployments including Exalytics, and hybrid approaches.

This session will read between all marketing lines and discuss what’s possible and what’s a bit overstated. It will cover differences in functionality, data integration, security, flexibility, and scalability. Finally, we will evaluate the differences in costs, including hardware, software licensing, and ongoing maintenance.

If you are looking to make a decision on how best to deploy, upgrade, or outsource Oracle EPM this is a don’t miss session.

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Hybrid Cloud: A Solution for a Business Problem
Paul Hoch , TopDown Consulting
Co-presenter(s): Steven Davis, TopDown Consulting
When: Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 11, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Room: Peony
Topic: EPM Business Content - Subtopic: EPM/BI Strategies

Moving EPM applications to the cloud is the most significant market direction to date. The reality is that finance and IT teams don’t move as fast as the applications, which means companies need a solution that accommodates a mix of on-premise and cloud EPM applications (hybrid cloud). That solution is hybrid cloud.

A hybrid cloud implementation is not without its challenges, and because of this, companies find themselves asking, “What is the right approach, and how do I make sure all my applications are seamlessly integrated?” In this session, Paul Hoch and Steve Davis, TopDown Consulting principal architects, will answer this question. They will discuss:

• How cloud offers compelling value to EPM owners – e.g. beyond the obvious economic benefits
• How to successfully do a Hybrid implementation – i.e. strategy for companies to combine on-premise and cloud-based EPM systems
• Review implementation considerations to ensure a powerful “hybrid” deployment
• Integration and how it is critical to success
• Common pitfalls and how to avoid them
• Common scenarios where there is synergy for a “hybrid” deployment
• Real-world examples of companies that are using a hybrid approach – what’s working and what isn’t
• And more

This session is useful for anyone considering a hybrid approach or those already with a hybrid approach.

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Current Trends and Best Practices for Improving User Adoption and Productivity for EPM and BI
D.J. Hoelscher , Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 12 , 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Room: Peony
Topic: EPM Business Content - Subtopic: EPM/BI Strategies

In this session, we will cover the current trends in learning and best practices for user training, including similarities as well as differences between on-premise and cloud users. We will also discuss how to overcome potential challenges and associated risks with user adoption. In addition, the session will explore approaches to accelerating the development and deployment of effective user training by leveraging available development tools or guided learning approaches.
• User training best practices
• Cloud user adoption best practices
• User adoption challenges and risks
• End user training options
• Explore approaches to accelerate development and deployment of training

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GE’s EPM Shared Service Cattle Drive
Paul Husak , General Electric
When: Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 15 , 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room: Peony
Topic: EPM Business Content - Subtopic: EPM/BI Strategies

See how GE organically built one of the largest EPM Shared Services teams. Long before building our Exalytics/Exadata PaaS supporting 500+ applications, our team had much to round up. Follow the journey west, dreaming under the stars of an EPM sky, building a vision, rustling businesses, corralling Oracle and multiple consultant teams, building platforms and processes, and growing to meet demand.

Join Paul Husak through the forming, storming, norming, and performing of EPM Shared Services for one of the world’s largest company’s. He will share the risks and rewards associated with building a center of excellence, from building an all-star team, dealing with multiple vendors, establishing processes, and absorbing new technology while keeping an eye on the Oracle Cloud.

Technologies highlighted include HFM, Planning, Essbase, CM, ARM, FDMEE, ODI, DRM, Automic, Accelatis, Exalytics, and Exadata.

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Transitioning from OBIEE On-Premise to BI Cloud Services
Peter Koutroubis , ERP Analysts
Co-presenter(s): Jai Gangwani, ERP Analysts
When: Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 7 , 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Room: Wisteria/Sunflower
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: OBIEE

Transitioning from OBIEE on-premise to BI Cloud Services.

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Database Sunday Symposium Session 1
Bryn Llewellyn , Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 25, 2017, Sunday Symposium Database Session 1, 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Room: Cibolo Canyon 8/9/10
Topic: Database - Subtopic: Other Database

Session 1: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Ten Rules for Doing a Pl/SQL Performance Experiment (8:30 - 9:10)
Bryn Llewellyn, Oracle Corporation
I've all too often been asked to comment on a speed difference between two tests where each is presented to me as just a SQL*Plus spool file (prompts and all). Sometimes this is copied and pasted into the text of an email. Often, the text of the second spool file differs from the text of the first in just a couple of tiny details. Worst of all, each time is measured for just a single test run using SET TIMING ON. And the times are shown, like "Elapsed: 00:00:12.36", with indefensible precision. Sometimes the times are shorter. This is no way to conduct a performance experiment. This brief talk tells you how to do your experiment properly. I said "PL/SQL" in the title, 'cos that's what I'm known for. Really, I'm talking about any single-user test that runs entirely inside Oracle Database. I said "ten rules" 'cos a talk has to have a catchy title. Of course there's many more....

Why Test Cases Matter (9:15 - 9:30)
Chris Saxon, Oracle Corporation
On AskTOM Chris and Connor are always asking for test cases. But are they really that necessary? An excellent test case. Drawing on questions from AskTOM Chris shows why they're important and discusses what you need to do to create an excellent test case.

Lifecycle Management and Continuous Integration for Database Code (9:35 - 9:50)
Shay Shmeltzer, Oracle Corporation
In this session we'll show you how to effectively manage database code changes and how to automate the database development life cycle. We'll cover tracking requirements; versioning and modifying code; conducting code reviews; testing and deploying the changes across systems - all with the help of Oracle Developer Cloud Service, which is included in your Oracle Database Cloud license.

100 SQL Developer Tricks in 20 Minutes (9:55-10:10)
Jeff Smith, Oracle Corporation

Leveraging Hyperlinks in REST APIs (10:15 – 10:30)
Colm Divilly, Oracle Corporation

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The EPM Clouds Are Rolling in Fast! Is It Really Worth Upgrading My On-Prem System Now?
Joe Malewicki , iArch Solutions
When: Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 6 , 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Room: Cibolo Canyon 2/3/4
Topic: EPM Infrastructure - Subtopic: Installs and Upgrades

So it’s here. The storm has been brewing and it looks like this time, we might actually see some weather. Yes folks, Oracle is full tilt on the cloud! Better late than never right? Well, maybe yes, but don’t put up those hurricane shutters just yet.

The reality is yes; everything is headed to the cloud. At some point we’re all going to be wearing our rain jackets and have our umbrellas open as we “sing in the rain” of cloud-based EPM applications. However, this session isn’t about “tomorrow.” It’s about TODAY.

Today you have a fully baked, production running EPM/Hyperion system. You’ve got Essbase cubes crunching data, financial management consolidations firing off daily, planning web forms being updated every week and finally tons of users with a local version of Excel 2010 on Windows 7 complaining daily “Smart View is too slow!” You’ve got IT and risk management stating Microsoft has cut off the version of SQL Server and Windows 4 years ago yet Hyperion is still lingering along on these unsupported platforms. Why? Because you can’t run your business WITHOUT Hyperion.

In this session we’ll help you address and develop a plan with minimal to NO downtime to get your “on-prem” Hyperion installation up to the latest and greatest available from Oracle. We’ll help you decide what makes the most sense for an upgrade path. On-prem hardware, virtualizing, hosted environments, or shared resources. Discussions on 3rd party hosting providers and yes, discussions on Oracle’s Cloud versions of their EPM software stack and how all relates to an upgrade.

We’ll take the mystery out of the upgrade process for the software itself. Discuss the version paths and how to ensure you can get the latest platform support that your organization is comfortable with while still maintaining full support model from Oracle.

You’ll see a LIVE demonstration of “BEFORE” and “AFTER Upgrade” real-world EPM application performance and system functionality.

Finally we will discuss just how inexpensive an on-prem upgrade can actually be. The cost and time savings alone should make you head back to the office and start planning the project.

So please join us for this educational and informative session and let’s get you up to where you should be today!

And remember – someone’s “cloud” is just someone else’s “computer.”

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What's Cooking with Oracle Smart View for Office?
Al Marciante , Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 7 , 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Room: Cibolo Canyon 8/9/10
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: SmartView

It was 15 years ago that the challenge of combining the various Hyperion add-ins for Microsoft Excel into a single common add-in was first showcased at the Hyperion Solutions R&D area. This concept was the beginnings of Oracle Smart View for Office that has since expanded to integrate across the Office Suite and become the single add-in for our cloud and on-premise EPM, OBIEE/BICS, and financials cloud. With each update of Smart View, we deliver powerful new features and functionality to our users, and despite continued innovations in our browser-based interfaces, it remains one of the most used interfaces to our apps. Come to this session to see what new developments are in process, learn new tips and tricks, and network with others in this interactive session.

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True Power of Oracle’s Enterprise Planning Suite Unleashed at POET
Ryan Meester , Edgewater Ranzal
Co-presenter(s): Lezlee Long Herdina, POET, LLC
When: Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 7 , 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Room: Grand Oaks A/B
Topic: Planning - Subtopic: Other Planning

To quote Lezlee Herdina, director of FP&A at POET, “POET’s mission is to live in a world with natural balance. Where we no longer take from the earth, but rather use its enormous ability to regenerate. We will use this tool (Hyperion) to model strategic opportunities to achieve that goal.”

POET, a leading biofuel company specializing in the production of ethanol and ethanol co-products, needed a platform to support its performance management initiatives and ultimately the company mission, which required generating fully integrated income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow projections over a five-year planning horizon. It needed a system that could provide short-term detailed operational budgeting capabilities for various aspects of the business (i.e. SG&A, capital planning, project planning) while also delivering a flexible solution to allow for higher level long-range planning. In search of these overall process improvements and efficiencies related to the budgeting and long-range planning processes, POET turned to Oracle and Ranzal to deliver a best in-class solution using Oracle’s suite of EPM applications. During this session Lezlee Herdina and Ryan Meester, director at Edgewater Ranzal, will guide the audience through the process in which POET and Ranzal worked together, using the “right tool for the right job” mantra, to unleash the true power of Oracle’s Enterprise Planning suite including Oracle Hyperion Strategic Finance, Hyperion Planning (including Workforce, Capital and Project Financial Planning), Essbase, and Financial Data Management Enterprise Edition.

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Extreme Essbase Calculations: New Frontiers in What-If, Goal-Seeking, and Sensitivity Analysis
Ron Moore , TopDown Consulting
Co-presenter(s): Ludovic Isaac De Paz, TopDown Consulting
When: Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 14 , 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Room: Grand Oaks G
Topic: Essbase - Subtopic: Essbase Calculation

Doing what-if isn’t new. As long as I can remember everyone talked about it and the goal-seeking functionality using LOOP has been around for decades. But do most of our calculations use causal drivers or are they “type it in and agg it up” type databases? And how much "what-if-ing" can you really do if the database takes an hour to aggregate?

Today more and more companies are using driver-based designs and recent improvements such as hybrid aggregation, new calculation functions, and bigger hardware mean that there are new possibilities. Profit opportunities don’t usually follow simple linear patterns. Well-designed driver-based models capture complex patterns and help identify risks and opportunities that would otherwise be missed. Goal-seeking can significantly reduce the time it takes to set and distribute targets. Sensitivity analysis can help set priorities by identifying the most important drivers. It can also help compare a range of options to identify sweet spots.

First we will examine the business logic behind some useful what-if calculations that help uncover financial dynamics that make a difference in business results. Then we will examine the outline and business rule considerations and options. Then we will dig into the code.
We will show examples of outlines and business rule code for:
• Pushing down top-side budget adjustments
• Driver based what-if calculations
• Goal-seeking for target setting
• Prioritization and range comparison with sensitivity analysis

Last we will show some examples of using these techniques in real-world applications.

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EPMI: You May Be “Live" but Are You “Living”?
Minie Parikh , EPM Intelligence
When: Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Vendor Presentation, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Room: Wisteria/Sunflower
Topic: Vendor Presentation - Subtopic: Vendor Presentation

The EPM ecosystem is often the habitat of various species and environments. From planning & budgeting, financial close, and reporting to master data management and integrations, there are applications of all shapes and sizes that co-exist. How do you ensure that the streams of information continue to flow, after the army of consultants has left? From cloud, to data lakes, to on-premise co-habitats, learn how to grow your systems civilization with the resources available to you. Join us for a conversation on post go-live strategies and options to make sure the pulse is running in your EPM environment after project fatigue subsides.

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The Great Debate: Where Should My Data Warehouse Live?
Michael Rainey , Gluent Inc
When: Jun 29, 2017, Deep-Dive Session, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Room: Grand Oaks A/B
Topic: Data Warehousing & Big Data - Subtopic: Data Architecture

The long-standing debate of running your data warehouse on-premise versus in the cloud continues at the Kscope17 Big Data and Data Warehousing Thursday Deep Dive session. Whether built in a traditional, relational database or constructed from “schema on read” data in Hadoop, the recent rise of cloud services over the past few years has led data architects, IT directors, and CIOs to ask the question: “Where should my data warehouse live?”. Several experts in the Oracle data warehousing field will provide arguments for their preferred approach, while attempting to refute evidence presented for the alternative solution. Along with what should be a lively and engaging debate, the experts will join together to answer any questions you may have around big data, data warehousing, and data integration in general. Don’t miss this great debate and Q&A session!

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Ask the Experts - An Informal Panel for FDMEE Integrations
Anthony Scalese , Edgewater Ranzal
Co-presenter(s): Francisco Amores, Infratects
When: Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 8 , 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room: Cibolo Canyon 2/3/4
Topic: EPM Data Integration - Subtopic: Data management/integration

Tired of trying to get your FDMEE questions answered in other panels that span all the EPM technologies? Perhaps you are considering an upgrade to FDMEE, maybe you have already upgraded and are missing key functionality, maybe you are trying to understand your options for cloud integration with FDMEE, or maybe you just want to learn more about what you can do with FDMEE.

In this session, two of the industry's foremost experts in data integration - Tony Scalese and Francisco Amores Torres - will host an interactive panel with the audience. Tony and Francisco will share their knowledge drawing on their vast experience implementing and upgrading FDMEE. This session is vital to anyone that wants to learn more about FDMEE.

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FDMEE Scripting – Cloud and On-Premises: It Ain't Groovy, but It's My Bread and Butter
Anthony Scalese , Edgewater Ranzal
When: Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 13, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Room: Cibolo Canyon 2/3/4
Topic: EPM Data Integration - Subtopic: Data management/integration

So you've made the transition to FDMEE and now you want more. FDMEE scripting is what empowers you to do more with the application. In this session, we will explore how to use FDMEE scripting to enhance and streamline your integrations. We'll explore how to use Jython and the various APIs within the EPM stack to take your application to the next level. Have a hybrid FDMEE cloud deployment? That's cool, let's look at Groovy and EPMAutomate and see how FDMEE can function as your automation hub.

This session will be most useful for those with a solid FDMEE foundation and some familiarity with scripting languages.

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HFM Admin’s Life Made Easier with EPM Maestro, WebSymphony, Admin Switches, and Some Copying!
Paulo José Thrige , FLSmidth A/S
When: Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 7 , 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Room: Grand Oaks C/D
Topic: Financial Close - Subtopic: Other Financial Close

For several years, FLSmidth has been using HFM for the financial consolidation and has been using tools and techniques to reduce the workload on recurrent manual procedures. This is done by re-use of scripts with EPMMaestro (third party tool) that include multiple tasks like copying, calculation, consolidation, and process management. See how to build a script in a few minutes that does it all! For the users the addition of WebSymphony (web part of EPMMaestro) have given the users some features that HFM cannot do or is cumbersome to do.
In addition, we have reduced the need for frequent rules loads (due to business changes) by adding rules logic that are triggered by values in trigger accounts in order to turn on rules like Process Management Locks. The recent EPM upgrade from 11.1.2.1 to 11.1.2.4 also made it necessary to explore the new tools for migrating and copying HFM applications between different environments.

The presentation covers topics like:
• EPMMaestro
o What does it do and why should I bother?
o Adapting to the world of Java
o Scripting – let’s get under the hood!
o Examples on recurrent Closing tasks run by EPMMaestro
• Websymphony
o Extending the HFM tools with nice features
o Run elevated tasks by regular users
o Transparency in your application
• Admin switches – turn your rules on and off without having to load rules.
• Copy, copy, copy
o Import Application, Duplicate Application and HFMCopyApplication – how do they work and when to use them?
o Unorthodox application migration by DB Magic

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Take Control of Your HFM Environment
Henri Vilminko , Infratects
When: Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 16 , 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Room: Grand Oaks C/D
Topic: Financial Close - Subtopic: HFM

Which users have been active in HFM during the past year? How many concurrent users are accessing the system during busy periods? Why is the volume of HFM data growing so fast? What financial reporting reports are used most frequently? These are the kind of questions that financial management administrators often need to answer. In this session I will show you how to get answers to the aforementioned questions - and more - using tools that are available without additional cost.

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Introduction to OBI
John Whitaker , Huron Consulting Group
When: Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 2 , 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Room: Wisteria/Sunflower
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: OBIEE

In this session you will get an overview of why and how we use OBI. Learn about the business problems the product solves and how, what’s involved in implementing an OBI solution, and how it fits into a typical enterprise architecture.

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Financial Close: What’s New and What’s Coming
Richard Wilkie , Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 14 , 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Room: Grand Oaks E/F
Topic: Financial Close - Subtopic: Other Financial Close

Come hear the latest updates on Oracle’s close and consolidation solutions across all platforms. With so much discussion on the cloud and all its happenings, this session will finally set the record straight on what is the future of Hyperion Financial Management (HFM). We will present demos of upcoming features and make the session as interactive as possible.

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