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Oracle Essbase is the industry-leading multi-dimensional online analytical processing (OLAP) server, providing a rich environment for effectively developing custom analytic and enterprise performance management applications.

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Essbase review by <span>Mariah N.</span>
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"Essbase pros outweigh the cons"

What do you like best?

Essbase uses a simple cube based hierarchy structure. This means that manipulating the data utilizes the user-friendly star schema and that integrating new users, new products and new cubes is very easy.

What do you dislike?

Because of the cube system, drilling into order line level detail is virtual impossible without expensive data warehouse storage. Even then, a line level order would not work in essbase reporting. Therefore you would still need an SSRS reporting system to get order level information in a reporting form.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have used Essbase successfully to manage our commissions reporting. Since this is not line level detail, the confidentiality associated with commissions has become nonexistent. We can manage our reporting needs for commissions while keeping the actual detailed payments concealed. This allows multiple users to work on commissions and see commissions reporting by region that would not have had the security clearance otherwise.

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Essbase review by Administrator
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"HFM user uses Essbase"

What do you like best?

I come from accounting background and HFM administration. I had to pick up Essbase administration when our expert left. Comparing the two, Essbase is much easier to build, change, even re-create is something goes wrong. We have been able to build cubes for special purposes and different hierarchies when doing it in HFM would be too difficult/time-consuming. I have also been amazed at what you can do in Smart View compared to pulling from HFM. I also love being able to have attributes.

What do you dislike?

Being so familiar with HFM and Smart View, working with Essbase, it's easier to create spreadsheets and modify, but it's harder in the initial transition because of the varying dimensions. I also question myself at times pulling data because I"m so used to being able to see a grid in HFM. I like seeing both.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Two big things that we have used Essbase to do where we couldn't in HFM is attributes and creating new cubes for specific needs/analysis. We needed additional analysis that we were able to do by adding attributes and develope FR reports for the business user who didn't need to create or even understand SV.

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Essbase review by Administrator
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"Essbase Review"

What do you like best?

With Essbase, I enjoy using calculation scripts to generate calculated members within the hierarchy, as well as generating an ADI file for a reclass entry. I do enjoy the financial reporting capabilities and performance of essbase. Essbase is a useful application for calculations, reporting and data slicing.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes, I dislike the performance of the essbase calculations. They take quite a while. Maybe there could be optimization of the calculation performance. Another issue I have with essbase is when reporting off calculated members sometimes there will be a need for the dependent member to be present in the report as well as the calculated member that you are reporting off of.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving our calculations, allocations, and reporting. We use essbase to calculate members, report off of metadata. This helps automate our manual business processes that are usually done through excel. I have realized that there is traceability, and ease of use within the essbase cube.

Essbase review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"I love working with Essbase."

What do you like best?

Essbase is great for analysis of data sets over time. It has great flexibility to help businesses analyze their data. The built in calculation engine handles most financial calculations out of the box, but Essbase also allows custom calculations built in Java implemented as a Custom Defined Function

What do you dislike?

There are limitations in data load rules occasionally that cause challenges when loading data. I also have run into issues with Essbase when trying to run ASO allocations against datasets that are too large. This is a problem when attempting to do currency conversion in large ASO apps.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Implement Oracle Analytics for Essbase on the Cloud. You get greater features than currently available on-premises.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a consultant, I have seen many business problems solved with Essbase from traditional financial reporting to a transmission parts manufacturer using it to track their defects as part of Six Sigma.

Essbase review by <span>Justin P.</span>
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"Useful for Excel Plugin"

What do you like best?

At first, I was unsure what Essbase could be used for in my insurance industry. We have begun to use it for advanced analytics.

What do you dislike?

The excel plugin, while useful, has default settings that make normal use of excel more difficult.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely requires training and help in choosing how to use it. Not for those who struggle with more common computer programs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have used it to pull deeper data for loss trends and history.

Essbase review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Excellent product for Corporate Finance"

What do you like best?

The simplicity with which the end result can be presented to users for financial analysis using Drill up/down and drill through mechanism to get a real picture of financial data. The ease of importing data along with the ease of defining hierarchies in Essbase cube works like a charm.Business logic using the custom language is pretty logical and easy to learn and adapt.

What do you dislike?

Very rarely, there are times when the cube doesn't behave in the way expected even if all the hierarchy's are properly defined. Automation of the cubes can sometimes be annoying.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a nice product. I would definitely recommend it along with other features like the Planning tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We built the essbase cube and on top of it we used HFR for financial reporting. For all kinds of analysis there was the Essbase plugin to slice and dice the data. We managed to give a great deal of insight to our customer on their financial data which they didn't have till we built the solution for them using Essbase.

Essbase review by User
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"Configured Properly it does vry well with organizing your data"

What do you like best?

I like the fact that we can pull all our data in the ESSBASE cubes for reporting, planning, Capital expenditures and workforce, integrate the data and use the information in essbase for internal and external reporting. I like the fact that we can interface data from mutipe different data sources and accomplish planning and actual report using various scenarios or versions. Absolutely love the

What do you dislike?

If not configured properly the refeshes and rule can run slowly. In our case working to get users off the old version of the ESSABSE ADD-in to smartview.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider housing all your source data as source of truth in your source applications like Oracle Apps and pushing your data over to ESSBASE. Try to refrain from sourcing data in ESSBASE

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Planning, external SEC reporting workforce and Capex planning

Essbase review by User in Dairy
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"Powerful tool but lacking UI"

What do you like best?

I like that the tool’s reporting features, and the ability to drill down.

I like that the tool is available from Excel and doesn’t require elaborate query writing.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the UI of the tool. To me, the UI is not intuitive, nor is it visually appealing. At least, I feel that way about the Excel - Essbase UI.

I feel like the UI of Tableau is more intuitive and user friendly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using Essbase to access actuals and forecasts for production and financial data for my multi billion dollar company.

It’s a helpful data repository.

Essbase review by <span>Steven R. M.</span>
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"Good product pain to manage"

What do you like best?

The business loved the functionality, especially drill down data when this was the back end for Hyperion for budgeting or Demantra for demand planning.

What do you dislike?

Was a much better product before Oracle bought it. Hard to manage and even harder to keep updated. And the licensing model is terrible. We also ran into issues where sales reps said one thing and then got caught in an audit and price went up drastically after implementation.

Recommendations to others considering the product

unless you are willing to use an Oracle Partner for setup and Upgrades this is a difficult product to install and maintain.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Better budgeting process, and clearer business hierarchy.

Essbase review by Consultant in Financial Services
Consultant in Financial Services
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"Hyperion Essbase for Financial Analysis"

What do you like best?

Once you are comfortable using Hyperion Essbase, it is an extremely simple and useful tool to use to obtain needed data. I like that you are able to suppress items such as missing rows or rows with no data present. You can tailor a spreadsheet to easily see only the data you need.

What do you dislike?

Depending on the size of the data set, Essbase often takes a considerable amount of time to run.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a great tool for housing a large set of data. Also easy to use once learned and can access particular data in a quick way.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving a number of issues with Plan data for next year, correctly billing the correct accounting units for services used, etc. The primary benefit is that all of our data is in one centralized location for easy access.

Essbase review by User in Insurance
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"Oracle Essbase Review"

What do you like best?

Essbase is great at pulling information from different cubes to use across the organization, and the currency converter can be useful too.

What do you dislike?

Using the Essbase Excel Add-In certainly causes Excel 2016 to become more buggy to the extent that I must turn off the Essbase Add-In from the default settings.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Check off Essbase from default add-ins if using Excel 2016

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As an insurance user, our company uses Essbase to pull Income Statement Information to develop various reports across different lines for our business product.

Essbase review by Executive Sponsor in Real Estate
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"Very Powerfull Ad Hoc analysis"

What do you like best?

The ability to drill into and slice data in a variety of ways through familiar tools (Excel) makes the tool easy to adopt and delivers value from day one.

What do you dislike?

Some of the due diligence needed to identify the facts and dimensions of your data up front are very time consuming and require the input of wide swaths of the organization to get right.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The right integrator is crucial to a successful implementation. Without relevant experience from similar firms is it unlikely that you will be able to identify all the relevant use cases for a product like this, unless you already have one and are looking for a replacement.

Additionally, gathering requirements from all stakeholders across the business will help shape the solution, even if some stakeholders will not begin using the system for years into the future.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Analysis of financial transactions by our reporting teams was limited to dialog between them and our accounting group. With Essbase we were able to give them access to dive into the data and blow apart transactions to a molecular level and improve their turn around time dramatically

Essbase review by <span>Patrick R.</span>
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"Power User of Essbase Excel Add-In Tool"

What do you like best?

Essbase is a very useful tool in financial reporting. I use it every period to create 4 different company-wide reporting decks on channel, customer and product performance. Essbase is a multi-dimensional database, while not as easy to use as a relational database it is very simple to pull many granular intersections of data.

What do you dislike?

The time required to update the database at the end of every period is longer than I would like. I know there are other companies that update their DBs multiple times a day -- the way we use ours means that we cannot.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take the time to understand how the database works. It will really aid in pulling data.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Financial reporting and Activity Based Costing for Customer and SKU rationalization.

Essbase review by <span>Doug B.</span>
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"Essbase primary job since 1995"

What do you like best?

Essbase is fast and easy to use, as a career choice it can be highly rewarding

What do you dislike?

Oracle has made it less easy, less efficient, and less "special" from what it used to be.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's still great, but what made it special historically has been taken away by Oracle and replaced with something rather ordinary (relative to competitive options).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Financial close, planning, budgeting, internal and external reporting.

Essbase review by Administrator
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"Long Live Essbase"

What do you like best?

The power and flexibility of Essbase is the best in the market. Even more excited to see and work with OAC and the use and ablity to tie in the other applications. SmartView add in creates a quick and easy stregnth to the data

What do you dislike?

Essbase over time has lacked the power in making calculations easier and comprehendible for all user types. The other areas that could use some strengthing is around the capabillities of interacting more seamlessly with application such as Planning

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Have created an abundance of applications for all the entities around the organization. In fact, the Organization is expanding its footprint

Essbase review by Administrator in Hospital & Health Care
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"Essabase has all"

What do you like best?

FR reports and Smartview EAS.EAS consol give goos view fof

What do you dislike?

smartview performance is ow if we have large cube s with 24 dimesnions and we invested in Dedecca a third party tool which made our life easy Essabase drills but we moved to PBCS now and drilling is hard for us.

Recommendations to others considering the product

But liensing is big issue now if we have PBCS we cant drill to PBCS cube in essabse view where we can have all members in rows.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

smartview is the issue .AS we have smartview coming part of essbase why do we have invest on third party toold outside of oracel.

Essbase review by User in Insurance
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"Essbase works but has some major flaws"

What do you like best?

I like that it does not constantly refresh data to its source - once a pull is done, it won't attempt to repopulate itself even offline.

What do you dislike?

I don't like that it's really hard to tell if the data is current. I've had issues with named ranges renaming themselves, and when I redo the pull, it's hard to tell if the full pull repopulated.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is better than SmartView because it allows you to code date logic in. References do not have to be static. However, it can be hard to tell if a pull is updating.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Essbase Smartview to pull data, and it's made our data pulls a bit faster.

Essbase review by <span>Andrew T.</span>
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"Gotten much better, still ways to go"

What do you like best?

new Web UI, default Hybrid BSO. Ability to access logs via the Web UI. Application Workbook

What do you dislike?

The new architecture on the server lays files in multiple places, and is usually a pain to navigate. Liked the old on-prem setup which had everything in one root

Recommendations to others considering the product

stop thinking on-prem old-school ways of things, and keep an open mind.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reporting primarily, moving away from on-prem

Essbase review by Administrator in Financial Services
Administrator in Financial Services
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"Essbase-Excellent Analytical tool available today in the Market"

What do you like best?

The ASO and BSO cube structure helps to build the cubes as per the business needs and is very flexible and efficient to use with in addition to scripts and inbuilt calculations.

What do you dislike?

The look of the application should be improved.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data analysis on the adhoc basis.

Report making for the month end and quarter end is easier with Essbase.

Data loadings are easier into the cubes.

Essbase review by <span>Michael M.</span>
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"Excel"

What do you like best?

I can use Excel a product that I am already familiar with. Excel drill down and pivit tables work well with essbase. I have used essbase for nearly 20 years.

What do you dislike?

The fact that I have to install SmartView. Sometimes we have to assist customers that do not have administator rights on the laptop.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

What if analsys.

Essbase review by <span>Jessica D.</span>
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"It is the best product i have ever used "

What do you like best?

i can get my financial data pulled into analysis easily

What do you dislike?

timing of the pull in smartview.. big data pulls lock up and stop all other office product usage.................................................................

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we have tied obiee to essbase and will have oac tied to it as well. we use it to do adhoc financial analysis and produce reusable pivots

Essbase review by User in Financial Services
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"Essbase"

What do you like best?

Essbase allows me to build queries and pull data on demand. It is easy to refresh and you have data at your fingertips.

What do you dislike?

When a query doesn't work it is not immediately clear as to why it won't pull data.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We need access to data and Essbase allows us to pull many different types of data from various sources.

Essbase review by Consultant
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"Enterprise Architect"

What do you like best?

The best thing I like from Essbase is the power behinde the dynamic calculations and versatility at the moment of building either top down or bottom up models

What do you dislike?

THe fact that there had not been hugh improvments over the years in terms of performance and overall product architecture. Specially on scalability and high availability

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Fianance analytics, planning and budgeting, allocations and probilability analysis.

Easy to set up and dynamic calculations make it for faster analysis. Also being kind of excel extension makes easier the business conversation while showing the product.

Essbase review by Consultant
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"Oracle Essbase Excellence"

What do you like best?

Provides highly scalable data analytics with a strong data integrity

What do you dislike?

Not to be able to write a If() calculation that uses the logic @CurrMbr("Measures") = [some value].

I know you can hack this with [some other dim 's member]->@CurrMbr("Measures") = [some value], but often this is not possible because of the member in the If or in the other dims are already accounted for in the FIX.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Migrating discrete relational reporting solutions (like big BQYs) that worked at the departmental level and enable them to support Enterprise use sommunities.

Essbase review by <span>Mike P.</span>
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"Essbase Experience Review"

What do you like best?

Vast array of options to analyze and arrange data. Powerful database that is easily customizable.

What do you dislike?

MDX and calc scripts can be a bit complex. Would be great if there could be an analyzer for performance of cubes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using it with our planning application as well as reporting cubes

Essbase review by <span>William N.</span>
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"Great Business Intelligence Tool"

What do you like best?

I like how Essbase Includes more than 350 prebuilt, out-of-the-box functions. It accelerates complex business model development, and it requires only a single point of maintenance to manage data and business rules.

What do you dislike?

It is hard to maintain, and the user interface is not that great.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Adaptable data storage mechanisms for specific types of analytic and performance management applications

Essbase review by <span>Steve W.</span>
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"Over 15 years experience with Essbase, BSO and ASO, Partitions, etc."

What do you like best?

Solving interesting business needs, allowing users to improve their data needs

What do you dislike?

Some design desicions can have negative impacts on user experience.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get in person training, never stop learning!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Storing large volumes of data in an ASO database, using partitions to allow for fewer aggregations of data.

Essbase review by Administrator in Insurance
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"Essbase Review"

What do you like best?

Ability to pivot decent amounts of data in excel with Smart view, as well as run complex calculations

What do you dislike?

Hybrid is great, but still a gap before something finally comes out with all the benefits of both BSO and ASO, but none of the drawbacks. Smartview queries against large ASO cubes tend to run slow, reports and mdx scripts run slow as well when pulling large quantities of data

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go cloud with OAC to fully unlock Essbase's potential.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Performing complex expense and budgeting allocations

Essbase review by Consultant
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"Its's essbase, what else do you need to know?"

What do you like best?

Essbase gives you the ability to drill into any level of you hirearchies, from any spot, to view any level of data that you want to see

What do you dislike?

there are very few things i dislike about essbase, but if i had to say one, it would be the limitations around duplicate member names.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

all of our financial reporting problems can be solved with essbase, but that is only the start. we also are able to solve operation reporting problems with the same solution.

Essbase review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Essbase Review"

What do you like best?

Essbase is a powerful, flexible tool that can not only provide speed of thought analytics, but, with over 250 functions, can allocate, slice and dice, and calculate complex equations quickly and efficientlty.

What do you dislike?

Essbase has become more of an IT maintained tool. That is unfortunate because the power of Essbase is the fact that the power is put into the business user's hands.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used Essbase to track event metrics, provide financial reporting and analysis, allocate cost and other KPI metrics.

Essbase review by Administrator
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"how essbase can make you a work hero"

What do you like best?

I can write anything I want in essbase. I can do advanced analytics, custom diminsions, and forecasting and budgeting.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that sparse dynamic members cause me to have to restart databases due to the memory leak. I cannot always prevent users from needing calculations on sparse diminsions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

multi-million dollar savings with the identification of lower performing stores. we use it for budgeting and forecasting. we use it to allocate forecasts down to the day by department for time savings

Essbase review by Internal Consultant
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"Essbase Review for Coffee"

What do you like best?

The dynamic aggregation works quite well for our organization. Also, the ability to have more dimentinos than our planning cubes. It allows us to move data in/out very efficienctly.

What do you dislike?

the biggest drawback is the inability to store text and add more textual dimensions that I can do so easily with a relational db.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing monthly and annual forecasting/planning process for our organization. Benefits are that we can effectively forecast and report and share the numbers with our executives.

Essbase review by <span>Joe M.</span>
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"Easiest OLAP tool around"

What do you like best?

Deployment is a breeze. ON-prem or Essbase CLoud Services (OAC) are easy for an on-prem to cloud (IaaS to Sass)

What do you dislike?

Cost - it's not cheap. Also - oracle's LRM costs are pretty steep.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

needed fast analytics for our business data

Essbase review by Administrator
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"Essbase for non-financial professionals"

What do you like best?

Essbase has a very user-friendly interface, and is full-featured. As an IT professional, it provides endless ways to optmize performance of your cubes and is a strong back-end to financial applications.

What do you dislike?

As with any IT application, Essbase can be tuned or mis-tuned, so understanding the idiosyncracies of the application is essential to it running smoothly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We utilize Essbase as a back-end to our financial budgeting application. It has greatly improved our accuracy and user-friendliness with endusers.

Essbase review by <span>Michael H.</span>
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"A Newbie's View"

What do you like best?

I like the speed and ease of use of Essbase.

What do you dislike?

Automation of certain Essbase functions can be a challenge.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Essbase is the core of our accounting analytics. Essbase is the one source of truth for our company's financials.

Essbase review by Administrator
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"Essbase as a Reporting Tool"

What do you like best?

I like the versatility of using essbase as a reporting tool. The ability to set up templates and for reports that can be rolled forward month to month. Also new users who have a familarity with excel can catch on to it very quickly.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing that I dislike about Essbase.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The business problems that we solve with Essbase are for reporting purposes. We also use it for GL reporting and planning.

Essbase review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Excellent tool for financial companies to analyze the forecasting data"

What do you like best?

The ease and the compatibility of the tool to use on the end user side. Using smartview, we can connect to essbase dattabase in few sec. Changing the outlines is very easy using the planning tool.

What do you dislike?

The appeareance of essbase consol can be improved on the end user side.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My clients are able to plan and forecast the data in their financial companies which in turn helps them to analyze the data for upcoming business.

Essbase review by <span>Abhishek V.</span>
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"12 years in Essbase"

What do you like best?

best OLAP product

it has good analytics engine

data retrieval is quick if rightly setup

What do you dislike?

still we need to look into cube tuning...it should have AI based on data

Recommendations to others considering the product

yes

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Finance and Booking reporting

Essbase review by <span>ashok a.</span>
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"Essbase is the best"

What do you like best?

its simplicity and powerful aggregation capabilities.

What do you dislike?

it still does not allow more than 8 character in names.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we have been using it for a long time for ubdgeting and forecating reporting.

Essbase review by User in Restaurants
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"Adjustable, user friendly"

What do you like best?

It allows to configure the database easily based on company's needs. Compare to many similar programmes, I would say it is also pretty fast.

What do you dislike?

Design could be more modern. There are so many possibilities which are not comprehensively explained in the manuals or internet.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are managing our reporting via creating cubes for different purposes. It is user friendly to share with other colleagues who don't have Essbase, no need to extra saving or export process.

Essbase review by <span>Niranjan R.</span>
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"Essbase product review"

What do you like best?

I have been using Essbase for the past 15 years and loved the product.

What do you dislike?

Orcale Essbase speed of response can be improved

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Multidimensional databases for financial planning, analysis and reporting

Essbase review by Administrator in Hospital & Health Care
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"Essbase Administrator Review"

What do you like best?

Essbase has the ability to improve analytics through the multi-dimention view of the application, as well as integration with Office products.

What do you dislike?

Essbase can be challenging to administer when on-prem. The complexity of the enviroment is a difficult for non-technicial staff to learn.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Analyzing large amounts of data much more quickly than traditional relational databases. Also, integration with Office has make analyitics much easier for our staff.

Essbase review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Essbase with Data visualization"

What do you like best?

I'm an essbase user from the time of Arbor Essbase and seen the evolution of ESSCS. I like the new data visualization aspect of Essbase with AI and Machine Learning capabilities.

What do you dislike?

Automation and HFR reporting is a challenge when you move from on-premises to cloud solution

Recommendations to others considering the product

too much of change in the last few years

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Looking for a cost-effective and reduce maintenance of servers and upgrades

Essbase review by User
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"PBCS planning using business rules"

What do you like best?

I like all fonctionalities related to business rules, member formula and how we can customize flow of data and calculation on the fly

What do you dislike?

Our users are using only ASO cubes and we rely a lot on DataMaps. In a perfect world ASO and BSO would always be in sync without any actions needed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We do have one central source of truth with our financial data

Essbase review by Administrator
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"Frustrating and usefule"

What do you like best?

I really like some of the automation abilities for essbase and how it can simplify life for end users. I don't like that the automation isn't always able to handle errors or issues (MAXL MDX).

What do you dislike?

THe automation language is not programmer friendly. there is no methods to handle issues or errors.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Automating repedative process that need to be handled exactly the same each time.

Essbase review by <span>Pawan P.</span>
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"Intriguing MD Cube"

What do you like best?

Simple, elegant, don't need to worry about DBA stuff

What do you dislike?

Can become huge, maintenance becomes manual (which has allowed people to do awesome stuff though!)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Quarterly reporting.

Essbase review by <span>Jayne F.</span>
Jayne F.
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"great application using for many years"

What do you like best?

analytics and reporting and easy understanding of metadata

What do you dislike?

syncing between cubes structures and security

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

calculations, reporting, financial analytics, easy access of data through Smart View

Essbase review by <span>ryan g.</span>
ryan g.
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"Overall good experience"

What do you like best?

Data slicing, drill down and pivoting in Smart View

What do you dislike?

Managing alternate hierarchy set up. ...

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Single source of data. Enterprise wide calculations take little time

Essbase review by <span>Godwin O.</span>
Godwin O.
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"Essbase Review"

What do you like best?

Multi multidimensional. Allow for detail reporting with ability to partition cubes and report on various aspect of besiness

What do you dislike?

Limited dimensions. Issues with deployments

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Analytical, reporting

Essbase review by User
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"Essbase Review"

What do you like best?

Essbase allows users to easily query a selected dataset from a very large database. The entire interface is built as an add-on to Excel, which requires very little learning curve for someone that doesn’t know any SQL. Essbase also provides users a list of helpful shortcuts that speed up the data retrieval process.

What do you dislike?

The Essbase Excel add-on is optimized for Office 2003, which is over 10 years old. When my company upgraded its Office Suites from 2003 to 2010, many users encountered compatibility issues where Essbase would not function properly on Excel 2010. You’d think that Oracle would release updates compatible with the latest version of Office.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work as a Risk Analyst for a large retail bank, I use Essbase to pull data out of our proprietary database of customer transaction info so I can perform analytics on the data.

Essbase review by Administrator in Apparel & Fashion
Administrator in Apparel & Fashion
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"Oracle Review"

What do you like best?

I have been both a business user and an admin of Essbase applications. The ease of use, flexibility of report building, ad hoc analysis, etc. is hard to match.

What do you dislike?

We have had some performance issues using attributes. It would be great if cube optimization was automated. I believe it is aided in the Cloud.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Budget analysis, ad hoc reporting, retail store KPIs

Essbase review by Administrator
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"SRI Essbaae"

What do you like best?

It was easy to create and publish Rollup. We were also able to use it in essbaae.

What do you dislike?

It took us a while to figure out hybrid cubes and getting drill tr=hru to work

Recommendations to others considering the product

Would be good to research with prior users and getting the gotchas before implementing

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were using it to merge retail data with financials and also some refinery data

Essbase review by User
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"Use essbase for Reporting and analytics"

What do you like best?

the ability to dynamically aggregate and extract reports. Easy and quick load of outlines. Can have multiple alternate hierarchies which makes reporting flexible and easy. Easy to debug in case of load issues.

What do you dislike?

cannot build extensive FR reports using Essbase. All FR reporting features are not easily available to use with Essbase

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reporting and Analytics Reports are quick and easy to review

Essbase review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Oracle Review"

What do you like best?

Oracle Essbase is easy to develop and use. One of the main benefits is the ad-hoc capabilities via SmartView.

What do you dislike?

I would like to see ASO and BSO with exactly the same options.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Once an Essbase applicatiion was developed and integrated with other Oracle tools, specially ODI, users can create their own ad-hoc reports via SmartView. This reduces development effort and costs.

Essbase review by <span>Noble L.</span>
Noble L.
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"Powerful data model with greater flexibility"

What do you like best?

Powerful data structure, yet give the flexibility

What do you dislike?

Can be exposed through different application with lack of governance

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Budgeting and planning through Hyperion Planning

Essbase review by <span>Ashish M.</span>
Ashish M.
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"Perfect for us!"

What do you like best?

Multidimenstional database

Quick reporting

Love to code in Calc scripts

What do you dislike?

User interface

Training users - takes a lot!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Financial Calculations and Reporting

Essbase review by <span>Vinay P.</span>
Vinay P.
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"Supervisor Business Applications"

What do you like best?

multi dimensionality reporting and flexibility to write business rules

What do you dislike?

hard to query without smart view hard to debug issues

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

what if studies

Essbase review by Internal Consultant
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"For all your reporting needs"

What do you like best?

I like using Essbase as the final repository for all our data as a one stop loction for our reporting needs

What do you dislike?

Don't like that in Smaet view, ancestor postion is not able to be above the children when zooming in and out, like with HFM

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solving provlem of dispers data. Using Essbase as a repository for all reporting data

Essbase review by User
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"Using Essbase as an analytical tool "

What do you like best?

Essbase is a efficient tool for creating analysis. It is quick to add measures if these are missing in the cube.

What do you dislike?

We have experienced some limitations to the amount of information that you can add to one cube.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have created tools for daily sales reviews and gross margin analysis. It has helped us visualize areas that need improvements.

Essbase review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Best OLAP Application in the Market"

What do you like best?

Spead of Aggregations and Calculations , User friendlyness and retrival perforamce.

What do you dislike?

EAS can be improved and parallel data load performance need to be improved, WIth latest Version and patches Parallel data load has been issues

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Working on Planning and Budgetting application and with Write back functionality and calculation Processes on ASO has helped us to get better application performance

Essbase review by Administrator
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"Powerful engine, used at the right levels"

What do you like best?

very usable and easy to understand for users. I've used SAP and it's inredibly difficult to navigate

What do you dislike?

the best performance is when you limit the dimensionality and members but this can be good to focus the reporting group to a proper level (vs too detailed)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we are running PL analytics for product and customer. We also push allocations

Essbase review by Administrator
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"Essbase - great tool to work with"

What do you like best?

Its very easy to install and configure. All other issues are easy to resolve because most of the workaround and solutions are readily available.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the Essbase service doesn't start up. I mean it keeps on disconnecting sometimes. Maybe there's also an easier way to backup our applications.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Well it serves as a good database for Planning application

Essbase review by <span>Ruth S.</span>
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"IT Analyst"

What do you like best?

Ease and speed for drilling and analytics

What do you dislike?

The version has not been updated in a whiile

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

financial reporting and analytics

Essbase review by Administrator
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"Concerned for the level of support provided by Oracle Support for On Prem Essbase products"

What do you like best?

I like the functionality for Oracle Essbase, administration

What do you dislike?

I don't like how current upto date versions of on Prem Essbase (11.1.2.4) support depends on older versions of Java as well as the level of support i get from support. Seem to not get issues fixed in a prompt manner.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reporting on Financial, kpi stats reporting.

Essbase review by Administrator
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"Essabase Road Map Presentation"

What do you like best?

I enjoyed the live demo of features that are in the works. I also enjoyed that we were given timelines on when the features would be available.

What do you dislike?

The time went very fast and not all the demos were completed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Essbase for our planning as well as a solution for our 606 Revenue waterfalls.

Essbase review by User
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"Essbase user review"

What do you like best?

Essbase is fairly easy to use and understand once you use it for a little while.

What do you dislike?

Because essbase is fairly easy to use and customize it can lead to people creating custom scripts and data fields that are not utilized across the organization

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Essbase helped create reporting tools that were needed within the business.

Essbase review by Administrator in Banking
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"Essbase and BI Review"

What do you like best?

I like the way we could partition the ASO cubes and use it with OBIEE for better usage.

What do you dislike?

The performance issues and some limitations that we have when using essbase cubes and not simple data transfers between various applications

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

connecting to teradata and fetching data from different source systems and maxl script scheduling.

Essbase review by Executive Sponsor
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"Fun with Essbase"

What do you like best?

Flexibility of the software and speed. I hasve used EssBase for 25 years and have used it for so many apps. The flexibility and ease to develop is awesome

What do you dislike?

EAS managment is horrible. Java issues with EAS make my security team cringe

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Lots. Government rate calculations, costing, project planning, softball league averages

Essbase review by Consultant
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"My Essbase Survey"

What do you like best?

It has great modelling capabilities coupled with an impressive number of calculation functions and commands

What do you dislike?

Shared resources of multiple cubes per application decreases performance, as well as no individual cube logs, but app logs

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Various planning models ranging from (purely) financial to very detailed non-financial. Benefits are with consistancy of results

Essbase review by Internal Consultant
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"Essbase Review"

What do you like best?

Business and accounting teams can get the information that they want and can be self empowered to do work themselves without engaging IT.

What do you dislike?

High costs to run the product, patch the product, and upgrade the product. Our Hyperion environment is OMCS.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Planning, forecasting, account reconciliation, close management, etc...

Essbase review by Administrator
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"essbase review at kscope18"

What do you like best?

connection to excel, drilldowns, dynamic calcs

What do you dislike?

having to execute calc scripts to aggregate some data. product is delivered to us with bugs that are very slowly fixed by oracle.

Recommendations to others considering the product

keep on premise up to date, to save our investment in exalytics machines

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

LRP, budgets, capital planning, Investment planning.

Essbase review by Administrator
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"Change Maker"

What do you like best?

The ability to slice and dice data that supports various use cases.

What do you dislike?

I wish that Essbase and HFM were more closely integrated in terms of dimensionality.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Intercompany Matching Analysis. Thanks to the speed and flexibility Essbase allows, the activity of Intercompany variance analysis is much smoother in Essbase.

Essbase review by Administrator
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"Oracle Essbase"

What do you like best?

Easy to implement and powerful to use...

What do you dislike?

Cannot really say I dislike anything....

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Powerful calculations made in an instant, one set of numbers. Easy to distribute smartview reports and make sure everyone is looking at the same data. The ability to submit data is especially good!

Essbase review by Administrator
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"Major retailer benefits from Essbase analytics"

What do you like best?

Essbase is a great product that helped us perform complex analytics

What do you dislike?

Nothing, it is a great product. I would highly recommend to users looking for Analytics

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great analytics product and easy to integrate with your ERP and EPM solutions

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Analytics and store counts for sales growth

Essbase review by Internal Consultant
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"Essbase for delivering financials to business"

What do you like best?

Essbase seemless interface to Microsoft Excel

What do you dislike?

Lack of real-time support. Limited security schemes (in cases were fine granular security is required, from an external source).

Recommendations to others considering the product

Part of EPM family of products which provides seamless integration

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ability to summarize GL financials, while applying business assumptions and adjustments.

Essbase review by Consultant
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"Essbase is still the Top OLAP tool - On Premise"

What do you like best?

Excellent Drill Down Hierarchal tool that was the Top 10 Technology of 1999....and still is formidable today. Also built for the Financial End User is mind.

What do you dislike?

Move to Cloud OAC takes a step back in integration and user impact.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reporting and Analytics driving enhanced decision making.

Essbase review by Administrator
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"powerful analytic tools"

What do you like best?

multi dimensional analytic tools, smart view users interface robust API, many wide ranges of application avaialable.

What do you dislike?

if you have a very sparse data block sparse the performance could be lacking, hybrid cube will be ideal but the technology is not matured yet

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Budget, Forecast, Analytic

Essbase review by Administrator in Oil & Energy
Administrator in Oil & Energy
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"Essbase is your friend"

What do you like best?

ease of use, speed of analysis, ability to do create what if scenarios

What do you dislike?

my company never really appreciated the value of Essbase

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reporting and Analysis

We redesigned our Variance Reporting using Essbase with Linked Reporting Objects and saved hundreds of hours of work each month

Essbase review by Administrator
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"The ultimate flexibility in data management"

What do you like best?

Love the flexibility of how you set up your data. Super easy to combine very disparate data.

What do you dislike?

No significant dislikes. The cost can be prohibitive for some, but the functionability is awesome.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Allows us to start the process of building a data warehouse solution.

Essbase review by <span>Harry W.</span>
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"Useful for what it does but buggy and small in scale"

What do you like best?

The Essbase database is very powerful and you can easily retrieve the data on an Excel interface.

What do you dislike?

The interface is prone to bugs and you can easily corrupt your spreadsheets when you try to retrieve a large amount of data. Also the required maintenance level is high and you often experience outages. Moreover, for data loads, you don't see your loaded data right away, but instead you have to wait overnight before you can see your loaded data.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Financial analytics and reporting. This tool allows you to see a large amount of financial data in your Excel spreadsheets.

Essbase review by Administrator in Insurance
Administrator in Insurance
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"Essbase Administrator"

What do you like best?

The flexibility and functionality of business rule calculation speed directly in Essbase.

What do you dislike?

The metadata refresh process. Having to clear data due to size of planning application

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Storage space is causing performance issues in our Planning application. Creating Essbase only applications to improve performance.

Essbase review by User
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"User Friendly Consilidation tool"

What do you like best?

Easy to use, add, edit data, load and send data, retrieve and modify style, drill down feature.

What do you dislike?

Form my experience using Essbase, i have never encoutered any issues

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Consolidating budget data from over 30 plus business unit. the result is accurate and quick

Essbase review by Internal Consultant in Insurance
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"Essbase speed and flexibilty"

What do you like best?

I like how there are many different ways to build an Essbase model. This flexibility is key to accomplish complex tasks.

What do you dislike?

Restructure times for ASO cubes can cause downtime for users

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We provide the business is ways to access and manipulate there data.

Essbase review by Administrator
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"Essbase Review"

What do you like best?

The system is easy to use and end users have very little issues

What do you dislike?

I do not having to learn MDX Scripts for ASO which is different than BSO Calc Scripts

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using a hybrid cube that has helped our planning team.

Essbase review by Administrator
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"The greatest OLAP system"

What do you like best?

Essbase power and flexibility. We are able to use it for multiple processes, and leverage its capabilities to reflect the complexity of our organization

What do you dislike?

Essbase requires expertise to leverage its capabilities and operate efficiently

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Business reporting, budget and headcount planning. Federated reporting

Essbase review by Administrator
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"Administrator view of Essbase"

What do you like best?

The flexibility of the tool to build dynamic models needed by the business.

What do you dislike?

The lack of documentation clearly defining BSO, ASO, and Hybrid options.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Essbase for financial reporting, product analytics and customer analytics. We also use it for planning.

Essbase review by Administrator
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"My Experience with Essbase"

What do you like best?

The ability to use it for multiple types of data reporting from large retail (but summarized) data to currency exchange rates

What do you dislike?

The "turning" requirements are way too much of an art and less of a science

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Operational and Financial Reporting

Essbase review by Administrator
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"Essbase "

What do you like best?

Ad Hoc Reporting Capabilities and ability to spin off multiple cubes; great for analysts and excel savvy users.

What do you dislike?

User learning curve due to the interface

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Essbase provides reporting capabilities in a dynamic way. Slicing data is easy and efficient.

Essbase review by Administrator
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"Good"

What do you like best?

Speed and custom-ability of the database.

What do you dislike?

BSO can be a challenge to understand and tune. A person needs considerable training to get good with the database

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reporting and Hyperion Planning. Duplication of other systems in one common speedy system.

Essbase review by Consultant
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"Essabse is just the beginning"

What do you like best?

The general framework of Essbase was easy enough to understand. And then once you get that framework, the world is open to you.

What do you dislike?

Cube restructures can take a while once the database gets big.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Planning and budget and reporting

Essbase review by Administrator
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"Essbase and Me"

What do you like best?

I love that it is easy and flexible to use

What do you dislike?

Wish it had more out of the box calc scripts especially some very basic scripts

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using for Forecasting, Planning, Retail Reporting and a Cash flow application

Essbase review by Administrator
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"Hyperion Essbase Financial Systems"

What do you like best?

The ease of running reports very quickly and the ability to modify deminsions and measures as needed.

What do you dislike?

Honestly, I do not have anything I dislike about using Essbase.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Benefits are the ability to run reports in record times.

Essbase review by Administrator
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"Essbase is easy to spin up"

What do you like best?

It's really easy to quickly build an Essbase cube to analyze data

What do you dislike?

I don't like that data is stored in a flat page file.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Financial data analysis. It's really easy to query data in Smartview and analyze it.

Essbase review by Consultant
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"Art of the possible"

What do you like best?

Essbase allows customers to analyze and visualize their data in a limitless manner.

What do you dislike?

consistency in standard dimensinality between Oracle offerings would be beneficial for companies using muliple Oracle products

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Planning and anlaytics, intercompany analytics, customer and product profitability

Essbase review by Administrator
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"Oracle Essbase"

What do you like best?

The speed of the cubes. Easy to setup and develop new cubes

What do you dislike?

Unable to debug code step by step as for e g C#. Difficut to evaluate speed fort Calc scripts

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Financial analytics, Inventory KPI:s. Good overview

Essbase review by Administrator
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"Software Engineer"

What do you like best?

Nice tree structure that easy to see. Capable of access data very fast. User friendly.

What do you dislike?

Extract data is very difficult when it has too many dimensions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Capable of access data very fast. High level summary data.

Essbase review by Administrator
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"Speed of analysis"

What do you like best?

The capability to get from summary to detail very quickly to provide insightful analysis of key metrics

What do you dislike?

Transition to cloud is too problematic for me

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Variance analysis

Calculation of key metrics

Aggregation of data in hierarchies

Essbase review by Administrator
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"Best OLAP1"

What do you like best?

Best thing I like about essbase is how robust it is, the drilling option, BSO calculation power, multidimensionality, fast retrievals,

What do you dislike?

It crashes - lot of zoom in and zoom out causes delay

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Allocations, other complex calculations

Essbase review by Consultant
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"Essbase rocks"

What do you like best?

worlds best business logic engine. great spreadsheet interface

What do you dislike?

churn in interfaces. too may changes in user interfaces to accomplish the same thing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just do it

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mostly financial planning. more sophisticated logic, better data quality, shared analytics

Essbase review by User
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"Essbase"

What do you like best?

Reporting capabilities. Ability to slice/dice data in anyway you want.

What do you dislike?

Less than ideal ability to lock/restrict users from submitting data into invalid intersections (I.e. Ad-hoc grid allows for restriction of dimensions/members)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Product level profitability reporting

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