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TaskFlows in Enterprise Performance Management Architect (EPMA) can be used to sequence any number of EPMA operations such as dimension updates, application deployments, and data synchronisations. They are also able to execute batch jobs and send emails, all of which makes them potentially useful for automation and integration of EPMA applications.
With the continued investment in the Hyperion tool set by Oracle, there was a desire to centralize the development of calculations for HFM, Essbase, and Planning. As a result of this, Oracle Hyperion Calculation Manager was born. Calc Manager is a powerful tool for developing and administering rules for Planning and Essbase. An intuitive graphical interface is available to help in the development process, helping to expedite movement through the learning curve for people just beginning to dip their toes into the world of Oracle Hyperion Planning and Oracle Essbase.
In my previous post, I showed how to use LCM to back up or copy an entire planning application environment. Here I’ll expand on that subject a bit by showing some other uses you may find handy. This is by no means meant to be an exhaustive collection – just a few suggestions you may find useful and which may provoke ideas for other uses.