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Monday, July 20, 2009

OBIEE Answers on Essbase

I recently presented a session titled "OBIEE Answers on Essbase: The Future of Ad-hoc Analysis" at the Kaleidoscope conference in Monterey, CA (June, 2009). My focus was the interaction between Essbase and OBIEE Answers - - where it is now and where it's going. Topics discussed included:

  • OBIEE Answers vs OBIEE Answers Plus
  • Hyperion Web Analysis vs OBIEE Answers
  • Why This Is Important
  • OBIEE Answers On Essbase (Demonstration)
Here is a link to the presentation:

Essbase administrators should become familiar with the OBIEE (Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition) file type "rpd". This "report definition file" contains the object definitions that allow Essbase outlines to be accessed using Oracle Answers and Oracle Dashboards. The presentation shows how to make this connection and begin using these tools together.

Any comments would be appreciated as we all explore this new BI functionality.