Encore Webinar of Kscope22’s Overall Top Speaker Brian Marshall on September 28th

Olympus Consulting is happy to announce that Olympus’ Brian Marshall has received the Kscope22 Top Speaker award for his presentation Hybrid Essbase… Solving All the World’s Problems…and Creating Brand New Ones

Encore Presentation!

Brian will be giving an encore webinar of his presentation with ODTUG on September 28th at 3:00 pm EST.

Click here to register! If you would like a copy of Brian’s presentation, please fill out the form at the end of this blog.

About Brian Marshall

Brian is a Partner at Olympus Consulting and has over 20 years of experience in Oracle EPM. Olympus Consulting specializes in implementing Oracle EPM products with innovative solutions not only in Finance and Accounting but across organizations. This was his 10th year presenting at Kscope and his second Speaker of the Conference Award.

Brian is an Oracle ACE Alumni with extensive knowledge of Oracle’s EPM and BI products. Brian is adept at requirements gathering, software selection, project design, project development, project testing, and project documentation. His vast experience in the implementation and upgrading of products ranges across multiple industries including Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Retail, Software, Financial Services, Transportation, and Medical. Brian has architected and directly developed dozens of Oracle EPM Cloud and On-Premises.

About Brian’s Presentations:

Hybrid Essbase…Solving All the World’s Problems…and Creating Brand New Ones

Hybrid Essbase has now been around for a long time. But if your experience is with the product found in On-Premises Essbase, you can take most of what you learned and flush it down the toilet. The Hybrid Essbase engine found in the cloud is not your grandfather’s Essbase and while it can be amazing, it can also be infuriating. In this session, we will discuss all aspects of working with Hybrid Essbase in Oracle Cloud EPM. We will discuss how to use various new settings to avoid aggregations of any kind and even get into a discussion about the benefits and drawbacks of a reporting cube…even with Hybrid Essbase (*Gasp*). Now that Hybrid Essbase is the default Essbase going forward, and the only Essbase in FCCS, this session will be vital for understanding the limitations and strengths of the next generation version of Essbase.

Free Form Planning…The Real Cloud-based Essbase

On-Premises Essbase is everywhere! And while 21C can be an option for on-premises replacement, Free Form planning has become a much more attractive option with companies already licensing Oracle Cloud EPM for Planning and Consolidations. This session will focus on the migration of Essbase applications to the cloud while leveraging the experience of migrating dozens of real-world applications. We will cover the initial import of the application and the options for replacing data load rules, meta-data load rules, and MaxL. Performance in the cloud will be evaluated along with the scalability of Free Form planning with successful migration examples of multi-million member cubes. If you have Essbase on-premises and are looking for the path forward, this session is for you.

ODTUG Kscope22

ODTUG’s Kscope22 was back in person this year in the Dallas area and welcomed professionals from around the world to the five-day event. The event included over 200 technical sessions, hands-on training, symposiums, lunch-and-learn sessions, vendor booths, the annual service day, and the Silver Anniversary party with the Emerald City band. Olympus Consulting hosted a booth and enjoyed seeing everyone after a two-year hiatus and meeting many new people. During the week, Olympus held a series of video game competitions on its retro standup arcade game. Attendees enjoyed playing the nostalgic games from the ’80s and ’90s.  High score winners and the Street Fighter tournament winner won prizes.

ODTUG Kscope23 in Colorado

Kscope23 will be held in Aurora, Colorado June 25-29 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center. We hope to see everyone again next year! And YES the video arcade games will be back with more tournaments!

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