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Essbase’s “Best in Class” calculation engine enables Essbase and Planning to satisfy a vast array of planning and analysis needs. Whether it’s on-premise, in PBCS custom databases, or in the EPBCS business processes, creating custom logic that meets any analytical need will generate enormous value for your organization. But to take advantage of that power and avoid costly mistakes, you must thoroughly understand what you’re working with.
The Visual Approach to Essbase calculations was developed and refined over 20 years of Essbase and Planning projects with thousands of hours of training. Now, it’s been updated for the cloud and Hybrid Aggregation. The Visual Approach uses many diagrams and visualizations to walk through exactly how Essbase thinks, starting with a thorough explanation of dimensionality, the Essbase calc cycle, global calculation, and controlling calculation scope. It demystifies sparse and dense, showing how to make the block your friend in order to make your calculations (and other Essbase/Planning operations) quickly. Finally, it explains a handful of the most important commands and functions.
This presentation is for power users, admins, and developers who are either new to Essbase and Planning calculations or need to improve their calculation skills. It provides a thorough understanding of the concepts governing Essbase calculations and the core set of commands and functions that are used in virtually every calc script and business rule. It gives you the confidence to tackle new calculation challenges and write better, faster, and more powerful business rules.