Feb 22, Enterprise Performance Management Architect (EPMA) is an on-premise component that is used for creating and managing Oracle EPM. Mar 14, For developers in Hyperion community, choosing between Classic Vs EPMA approach has been a vital one. This blog gives a brief insight to. Oct 9, This particular session is aimed at developers like myself, who generally work with Oracle’s BI technology tools and are wondering how this.

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Your file oracel to hold the data in a particular format see this previous posting for more details but it’s easy to understand and only takes a kracle minutes to set up.

Also, one should not be changing the application directly within Essbase using EAS. Classic applications that are imported into EPMA have by default local dimensions, and local dimensions are the default when setting up fresh applications directly within EPMA, however if you are looking to standardize data and access across all of your planning applications you’ll probably want to move towards shared ones. In the screenshot below, I’m adding a child member to the Accounts dimension:.

If you are starting from scratch then this is not needed. Subscribe to Our Monthly Newsletter! I covered a basic introduction to Hyperion Planning a few months ago, where I outlined the basic idea behind the product and how it fitted into the EPM Suite framework. Getting the initial data ready for Planning is actually a two stage process; firstly, you usually want to load some initial data in, and then secondly you process, calculate and otherwise manipulate this data to allocate, for example, top-level budget figures down to individual departments based on headcount, which in classic planning applications you’d do using Hyperion Business Rules and in EPMA-managed ones, you’d use the Calc Manager.

Once that is done, the next step is to create oraclf data iracle for the interface tables using the EPM Configurator.

The following list gives all the possible ways that i can think of for loading data into Essbase. You can’t use the Outline Load Utility to load your dimension metadata, you have to use Profiles and the Dimension Library, but you can use regular data loads from EAS if you don’t want to use Data Synchronization.

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To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Until then, it won’t appear on the entry. Feeds Slideshare Youtube Facebook Twitter. View all Infosys blogs. Select the properties for the columns. Doing this allows me to build up the ema that will hold my actuals, budgets, forecasts and so on.

For me though, I created my application using the standard epa and in shared mode, choosing to create period and year ones oraclf the same time. Who knows, but for now this is how planning applications using EPMA are initially put together. Business Intelligence — Oracle. If the dimensions are small scenario, for exampleyou can define them directly within EPMA in a similar manner to Essbase Administration Services.

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But you can’t load a Planning database like a regular Essbase database, as you have to manage it using the Planning application itself. Through EPMA we get facility to automate dimension update and maintain applications like Import Profiles and Application Deployment can be invoked through the EPMA batch client for orwcle automated dimension update process.

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I am not sure whether it was because of my environment or because of the iracle itself. Note the option in the above screenshot to “auto-create local dimensions”.

Using EPMA for Managing Hyperion Planning Applications

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Apart from its capabilities, one strange aspect to this product is the fact that it depends on IIS to web enable itself. Orafle the application is loaded, you start by defining a new External File Definition or a Data Interface Table Definition, if you are bringing data in from interface tables. It is used by organizations to plan and budget within their organization, and where it differs to ordinary Essbase is that it’s a packaged application oraccle to do one thing planningrather than eoma just an OLAP server or a toolkit like Java.

It provides a single interface where hierarchies can be built and loaded to various applications through flat files and interface tables. The idea is to have custom members defined in these oracel tables and then import them into EPMA. After this step, go to shared services and ensure that the user with which you have logged in as has the necessary privileges to access Essbase. Unlike the Outline Load Utility which uses one format, input files for dimensions into EPMA use another, and after a bit of experimentation I got epa together that firstly defines the dimension that we’ll be importing, then the list of dimension members, then the hierarchy within the dimension.


Email required Address never made public. To use EPMA for managing Essbase specific application outline members, ensure that you are using Essbase in external mode i.

Then, in a process familiar to Warehouse Builder developers, you sample the file and go on to specify which dimension each file field refers to.

Basically one would need application and database administrator privileges. So now I’ve got my basic dimensions including one for Accounts, to hold the measures that I’ll be planning against. This step is needed only if you have pre-defined members defined in the interface tables. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

It is very good for managing Planning and HFM metadata. Planning acts as a wrapper around Essbase and manages dimensions etc within its own repository, publishing these to the Essbase server when you deploy a Planning application. I have covered 7 of the above 8 in prior blog entries. This works pretty well indeed, most Planning administrators still use this approach for reasons I’ll outline later onbut it’s not the “strategic” way of doing it and we can’t take advantage of the metadata management features of EPMA if we go down this route though we can upgrade classic planning applications to EPMA ones, if you like, in order to take advantage of these features.

Managing metadata is easier. Then edit this ASO application and create the dimensions and the corresponding members as shown below. If you opened up Essbase Administration Services and took a look at the application, a typical one would look like this: