Cloud Software Updates

We had a recent incident with a PBCS Business  Rule.   A rule that had been working with no issues suddenly stopped working in the middle of the day in both DEV and Prod.  When we couldn’t find a reason, or get the rule to run, we ended resetting the DEV environment, rebuilt it from Prod LCM Artifacts, reloaded the … More Cloud Software Updates

Cloud Implementations

This week, Oracle announced Essbase as a service on the Cloud.  Essbase, the most powerful analytical database, can now be created, built, used, without you having to invest in a server (or two).  Tack this onto Planning on the Cloud (PBCS) , and “HFM” on the Cloud (FCCS) which can also be used without the purchase … More Cloud Implementations

Smart View: The request timed out

Have you done all of this? Registry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Setting  “KeepAliveTimeout”= 900000 (Decimal Value) “ReceiveTimeout”= 900000 (Decimal Value) “ServerInfoTimeout”= 900000 (Decimal Value) And still get this? The request timed out. Contact your SmartView client system administrator to extend your Windows Internet Explorer time out settings (ReceiveTimeOut, KeepAliveTimeout, ServerInfoTimeout) Try applying the registry settings to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER as well. … More Smart View: The request timed out

The Doc is In

A co-worker (aka the owner of my company) gave me a t-shirt for Christmas with the picture above.  Being the analytical female that I am, I immediately thought, “Great.  My boss thinks I’m crazy”.   But, the more I analyzed the picture, I realized it was more of a testament to my job, which makes it … More The Doc is In


Have you considered using the HsGetVal to pull your data in excel? Here’s my recent experience with it! The HsGetVal function has been a favorite of the HFM world for a LONG time.  Now it’s also available in the Planning/Essbase world.  The down side, there is a noticeable difference in retrieve time between Planning versus … More HsGetVal

The Power of CURRENT

Years ago I was on an engagement where I ended up building a TON of scorecards in Financial Reporting.  These reports were insane!  We had grids getting data from grids getting data from grids, you know….   Those kind of reports.  We used the GetCell function like mad!  But, they worked and they worked rather well.  … More The Power of CURRENT