Essbase Reporting Options

Essbase Reporting Options

Jimmy Rhodes
Jimmy Rhodes

February 20th, 2013, 6:22 pm #1

Hey Folks,

Just wondering if we have any new reporting tools to connect to Essbase Cube, currently we are using:

Excel-Add-in
Smart-View
Financial Reporting
Dash boards

Do we have any other reporting tools other than the above which could connect to Essbase cubes?

Thanks
Jimmy
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Joined: November 26th, 2001, 10:15 pm

February 20th, 2013, 6:38 pm #2

Note I do not work for Applied OLAP but I may be its biggest non-employee fan.

http://www.appliedolap.com/products
http://camerons-blog-for-essbase-hacker ... ports.html
http://camerons-blog-for-essbase-hacker ... s-day.html
http://camerons-blog-for-essbase-hacker ... -with.html
http://camerons-blog-for-essbase-hacker ... ost-2.html

Sooner or later I am going to write up how to do row and column based focused aggregations from Dodeca.

Regards,

Cameron
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Jimmy
Jimmy

February 21st, 2013, 6:27 pm #3

Thanks Cameron.

Dodeca seems to be interesting, even though it got similar functions like Financial reporting studio, creating a Excel Essbase view seems to be nice. We are going to try this and will propose it to our business.

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sroux
sroux

February 21st, 2013, 8:07 pm #4

Hey Folks,

Just wondering if we have any new reporting tools to connect to Essbase Cube, currently we are using:

Excel-Add-in
Smart-View
Financial Reporting
Dash boards

Do we have any other reporting tools other than the above which could connect to Essbase cubes?

Thanks
Jimmy
Dodeca is better, more performant & flexible and cheaper than all the previous products you just quoted.

Now I don't get why there so much buzz concerning OBIEE which is expensive, complex to install and limited. I would never buy an Essbase frontend without write back facilities. Please enlight me!
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February 22nd, 2013, 3:54 am #5

Hey Folks,

Just wondering if we have any new reporting tools to connect to Essbase Cube, currently we are using:

Excel-Add-in
Smart-View
Financial Reporting
Dash boards

Do we have any other reporting tools other than the above which could connect to Essbase cubes?

Thanks
Jimmy
Jimmy,

You have to check out Savant BI. These guys developed a voice recognition interface for Hyperion Essbase. I have seen it demonstrated and it is wild. Users talk to their phone and the software generates queries against Essbase and responds verbally to the questions!

www.talvisllc.com/savant/
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Joined: November 28th, 2012, 1:51 pm

February 22nd, 2013, 10:53 am #6

Dodeca is better, more performant & flexible and cheaper than all the previous products you just quoted.

Now I don't get why there so much buzz concerning OBIEE which is expensive, complex to install and limited. I would never buy an Essbase frontend without write back facilities. Please enlight me!
Like everything, OBIEE is all about the configuration.. We have a couple good configs here and a few very very very very very poor configs. When configured correctly, its a very good tool and integrates fairly well now with Essbase. I don't think OBIEE is very intuitive from a user perspective but can be good if its your organizations tool of choice..
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Jimmy

February 25th, 2013, 10:59 pm #7

Jimmy,

You have to check out Savant BI. These guys developed a voice recognition interface for Hyperion Essbase. I have seen it demonstrated and it is wild. Users talk to their phone and the software generates queries against Essbase and responds verbally to the questions!

www.talvisllc.com/savant/
Thanks guys....

We ended up with two choices 1) Dodeca & 2) CXO-Cockpit (Tableau might also join the list)

CXO-Cockpit seems to be interesting, with the options of charts and graphical analysis, which is missing in Dodeca.

Has anyone used CXO-Cockpit or Tableau for Essbase cubes??

Jimmy
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