Financial Management (HFM) Performance Problems When Using SQL Server Database

By | Best Practices, Tips and Tricks, Blogs We Love, EPM System Installation and Configuration, Hyperion Financial Management, Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management - EPM, Pre-requisites, Tips and Tricks | No Comments

Is your Hyperion Financial Management System running “slow?”  That’s good, because now you have a chance to “catch it” and maybe speed it up!!  If you have more than one HFM application server running against a Microsoft SQL Server backend for your database, then please follow these steps to either fix the issue or confirm that this is not causing the…

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Essbase Studio Deployment Workaround

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When recently trying to deploy Essbase Studio, I ran into an issue where it would not create the Windows service because the password for the Windows Services install account contained one or more unacceptable characters. Here are the steps I performed to work around this issue. Start by re-launching the Configuration tool on the Essbase server.  This time be sure to choose…

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How To Create Microsoft Windows EPM/Hyperion Start and Stop Scripts

By | Best Practices, Tips and Tricks, Blogs We Love, EPM Presentations, EPM System Installation and Configuration, Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management - EPM, Tips and Tricks, Troubleshooting, Uncategorized, Utilities | No Comments

People to tend to think that creating a master start/stop script, which can span multiple servers, is a difficult task.  Some Hyperion consulting firms out there even like to charge for such a beast.  They also try to convince you that you need to purchase their “specialized custom scripts” or “compiled start/stop programs” to do the job.  This just isn’t so!  Remember…

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2016 – The year of the Oracle EPM/Hyperion Upgrade!

By | Best Practices, Tips and Tricks, EPM System Installation and Configuration, New Releases, Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management - EPM, Patching, Press Releases | No Comments

  2016 appears to be the year of the Upgrade!  There has been a common theme to many of the calls coming into iArch Solutions these past several months; How do I upgrade? How soon can you do it? How much will this cost me? Is your system running on the latest Oracle EPM software release 11.1.2.4?  Corporations no longer need to rely…

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Internet Explorer’s low default time out setting for obtaining data from Essbase

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Ever get the “request timed out” error message and there is not anyone available to help you fix it?  Read below and find a step by step guide on how you can adjust your settings and not slow down your uptime. ERROR: Oracle Smart View for Office The request timed out. Contact your Smart View client system administrator to extend…

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New Oracle EPM Documentation Library Look & Feel

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Oracle has updated the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Documentation Library for 11.1.2.4 to the new standard format used amongst the rest of the Business Intelligence and Fusion Middleware stack.  Check out the updated docs for this new release as well as the new look and feel. http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E57185_01/index.htm The majority of the documentation is now available in PDF, mobi and ePub formats for download.  …

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Oracle EPM 11.1.2.4 New Error Message Guides

By | Best Practices, Tips and Tricks, EPM System Installation and Configuration, Error Messages, New Releases, Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management - EPM | No Comments

   A Big Shout out to Torben Hein at Oracle for posting once again another absolutely essential blog entry on how to survive Oracle EPM/Hyperion troubleshooting dilemma in your Enterprise Performance Management deployments. Check out Torben’s post on the “New Error Message Guides in EPM 11.1.2.4” at the Business Analytics – Proactive Support page. https://blogs.oracle.com/proactivesupportEPM/entry/self_service_made_easy_new Thanks again Torben and team!

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Windows Data Execution Prevention

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ISSUE: Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is not currently enabled for essential Windows programs and services on all servers RISK: The primary benefit of DEP is that it helps prevent code execution from data pages, such as the default heap pages, various stack pages, and memory pool pages. Typically, code is not executed from the default heap and the stack. Hardware-enforced…

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