Ohio Valley Oracle User Group (Feb 2010)

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Ohio Valley Oracle User Group (Feb 2010)

  1. 1. Ohio Valley Oracle User Group<br />February 19, 2010<br />Dodeca with Essbase at Kroger<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />Kroger<br />Landscape<br />Challenges<br />Dodeca at Kroger<br />Dodeca Live<br />Deploy a report in less than 20 minutes<br />Workbook Scripts & Essbase calc scripts<br />Ad-hoc & other in Dodeca<br />
  3. 3. Kroger 2008 Fact Book<br />Headquartered in Cincinnati<br />Fiscal sales of $76.0 billion<br />#22 ranking on Fortune 100<br />326,000 employees<br />2,481 supermarkets<br />781 fuel centers<br />771 convenience stores<br />385 fine jewelry stores<br />40 manufacturing plants<br />Fiscal 2009 results to be announced March 2010<br />
  4. 4. Kroger Banners<br />
  5. 5. Essbase Landscape<br />Essbase 7.1.6<br />1,800 unique user IDs<br />11.0 FTE for dev & support in nine lines-of-business<br />Plus 2.0 FTE in IS&S<br />80-85 reporting, budgeting & forecasting apps/dbs<br />Most BSO; some ASO<br />EAS & EIS<br />MaxL & Esscmd<br />
  6. 6. Essbase Landscape<br />Many users have access across multiple apps/dbs and are counted more than once.<br />
  7. 7. Dodeca Landscape<br />4 Dodeca apps today<br />2-3 more planned<br />User base<br />Offices, manufacturing plants and IS&S<br />Controllers & analysts in all 18 divisions<br />200+ stores – via Citrix<br />
  8. 8. Challenges<br />Splintered – “divide and conquer”<br />Unique business requirements everywhere<br />Too many user-interfaces<br />At least 3 custom Visual Basic apps<br />ActiveOLAP<br />Executive Viewer<br />Too many skill sets needed<br />
  9. 9. Requirements<br />Keep control with the business users<br />Create & deploy reports rapidly<br />Custom calculations<br />Share data between groups<br />Share data quicker<br />
  10. 10. More Requirements<br />Eliminate redundancy <br />Common platform<br />Build & share best practices<br />Keep it simple and supportable<br />Build a team of Dodeca experts<br />
  11. 11. Results<br />We did – or are doing – all that<br />Line-of-business kept control<br />All groups moving towards Dodeca<br />Building a knowledgeable team<br />Rapid development & deployment<br />Tokenized calc scripts started from Dodeca<br />Better sharing of data<br />
  12. 12. Dodeca in Production<br />Reporting<br />Mirror legacy reporting format, then allow drill-thru to detail and trend graph.<br />
  13. 13. Dodeca in Production<br />Weekly Projections<br />Collect weekly inputs from Finance, Merchandisers & Operations<br />
  14. 14. Rapid Deployment<br />Deploy a report from a regular Excel file to users in less than 20 minutes.<br />19:08 run time<br />This is a video, but will not run in this player. E-mail me for full presentation.<br />matthewaholt@gmail.com<br />
  15. 15. Workbook Scripts<br />One of my personal favorite features of Dodeca.<br />2:06 run time<br />This is a video, but will not run in this player. E-mail me for full presentation.<br />matthewaholt@gmail.com<br />
  16. 16. Add Ad-Hoc<br />Ad-hoc reporting with no Excel add-in. Charts also available.<br />5:08 run time<br />This is a video, but will not run in this player. E-mail me for full presentation.<br />matthewaholt@gmail.com<br />
  17. 17. Other<br />Add a category and Internet View<br />3:45 run time<br />This is a video, but will not run in this player. E-mail me for full presentation.<br />matthewaholt@gmail.com<br />
  18. 18. Thank You<br />Matthew Holt, CPA<br />matthew.holt@kroger.com<br />matthew-holt.blogspot.com<br />

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