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Spring into action with our new OBIEE 12c Systems Management & Security On Demand Training course

Rittman Mead are happy to release a new course to the On Demand Training platform.

The OBIEE 12c Systems Management & Security course is the essential learning tool for any developers or administrators who will be working on the maintenance & optimisation of their OBIEE platform.

Baseline Validation Tool

View lessons and live demos from our experts on the following subjects:

  • What's new in OBIEE 12c
  • Starting & Stopping Services
  • Managing Metadata
  • System Preferences
  • Troubleshooting Issues
  • Caching
  • Usage Tracking
  • Baseline Validation Tool
  • Direct Database Request
  • Write Back
  • LDAP Users & Groups
  • Application Roles
  • Permissions

Get hands on with the practical version of the course which comes with an OBIEE 12c training environment and 9 lab exercises.
System Preferences

Rittman Mead will also be releasing a theory version of the course. This will not include the lab exercises but gives each of the lessons and demos that you'd get as part of the practical course.

Course prices are as follows:

OBIEE 12c Systems Management & Security - PRACTICAL - $499

  • 30 days access to lessons & demos
  • 30 days access to OBIEE 12c training environment for lab exercises
  • 30 days access to Rittman Mead knowledge base for Q&A and lab support

OBIEE 12c Systems Management & Security - THEROY - $299

  • 30 days access to lessons & demos
  • 30 days access to Rittman Mead knowledge base for Q&A

To celebrate the changing of seasons we suggest you Spring into action with OBIEE 12c by receiving a 25% discount on both courses until 31st March 2018 using voucher code:


Access both courses and the rest of our catalog at

Premier Support for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11.1.1. …

Please be advised that Premier Support for Business Intelligence 11.1.1.x will end December 2018.

Please be advised that Premier Support for Business Intelligence 11.1.1.x will end December 2018, after which time Sustaining Support will continue to be available in accordance with the Lifetime Support Policy: Fusion Middleware Products

Customers wishing to continue to receive error correction on version after December 2018 must purchase Extended Support. 

For additional information, refer to the following:

Oracle Hyperion Calculation Manager is Available

The following Patch Set Update (PSU) has been released for Hyperion Calculation Manager, and available for download from the My Oracle Support > Patches & Updates section:

Oracle Hyperion Calculation Manager PSU
Patch 27534345

Patch Type:

This is a patch set update (PSU).  This patch replaces files in the existing installation and does not require a full installation.

Supported Paths to This Patch:

You can apply this patch to the following releases:

  • (20569991)
  • (20830325)
  • (21284466)
  • (21453167)
  • (22549387)
  • (22806363)
  • (23596012)
  • (25362429)
  • (25775528)
  • (25926429)



Hyperion Planning (20937926) or higher.

Defect Fixed in this Release:

  • 27510205 - In an ASO rule with multiple formula lines, the rule may give an error when the rule launches.
  • 27540445 - The custom defined function @CalcMgrMDXExport was modified to add additional parameters, but the registration of the CDF may fail due to the addition of the new parameters.
  • 27540472 - A rule that uses the nested range functions with cross dimension syntax may not open, or may take a long time to open.
  • 27540490 - Validating Scripts may not work, and may require you to restart Calculation Manager.
Readme File:
  • Refer to the Readme files for information pertaining to the above requirements. The Readme file should also be consulted prior proceeding with the PSU implementation for important information that also includes supported paths, list of defects fixed, additional support information, prerequisites, required rights, details for applying patch and troubleshooting FAQ's.
  • It is important to ensure that the requirements and support paths to this patch are met as outlined within the Readme file.
  • The Readme file is available from the Patches & Updates download screen.


To share your experience about installing this patch ...

In the MOS | Patches & Updates screen for Hyperion Calculation Manager : Patch 27534345, click the "Start a Discussion" or "Reply to Discussion", and submit your review.

The patch install reviews and other patch related information is available within the My Oracle Support Communities.

Have a question for Hyperion Calculation Manager specifically ....

The My Oracle Support Communities are the ideal first stop to seek & find product specific answers. The Hyperion Calculation Manager can be used with multiple Oracle Hyperion products. The specific questions may be posted to the relevant product community (read more):   


To locate the latest Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for the EPM products visit the My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Article:

  • Available Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Products (Doc ID 1400559.1)




Full Scale Data Architecture College Tour

Yesterday I attended the Full Scale Data Architecture College Tour. A unique opportunity to step into the boardroom and find out what an executive thinks about IT, architects, architecture and data in particular. The host of the event; Ronald Damhof and Sylvia Butzke (COO at PGGM Investments) did a great job of keeping the conversation going. … Continue reading "Full Scale Data Architecture College Tour"

What are Rolling Forecasts and How to Use Them in Enterprise Planning and Budgeting?

What is rolling forecast? How can you use it in Enterprise Planning and Budgeting?
  • Rolling Forecast is a popular concept to facilitate continual planning vs. distinct planning as in Annual Plans or a regular Forecast.
  • In a Rolling Forecast companies typically plan for 12, 18 months or a rolling 4,8 Quarters.  The Forecast goes beyond the current year.
  • Forecast the entirety of the Current Year plus a portion of the following year.
  • Less focus on the “YearTotal” and more on the Rolling Forecast Range.
  • Many companies want to run both process but eventually would like to move to rolling forecast
What are the key differences between traditional budgeting/planning and rolling forecast?

Traditional Budgeting:

  • Calendar-based (Annual, Quarters etc.)        
  • Fixed targets (Sales/Profit, other KPIs)
  • Resource allocations are rigid
  • Manual account based and often connected to accounting cycles


Rolling Forecast:

  • Event based and real-time adjustment to calendar forecasts       
  • Dynamic adjustments to targets based on external/internal events in business
  • Forecasts and re-allocation of resources based on dynamic targets
  • Driver based on assumptions, and connected to business operations


Thank you to Muthu Ranganathan, Director, Product Management, for information on this topic.