Visit us at Kscope20!

June 28-July 2, 2020  |  Boston, MA  |  Sheraton Boston Hotel

Dodeca Content at Kscope20


Dodeca Discovery Lab

A room dedicated to Dodeca Spreadsheet Management System content
Open to all Kscope20 attendees

New this year! Applied OLAP is offering over 20 hours of Dodeca content in our lab, a live Dodeca environment. We have sessions for beginners, intermediate, and advanced users.

For beginners, we have a session that is an introduction to Dodeca Spreadsheet Management System for End Users. This session gives everyone the opportunity to try Dodeca hands-on from the end user point of view. Come by and see for yourself why our customers love Dodeca. For intermediate users, we have sessions on workbook scripting, commentary, and SQL view creation. For advanced users, we have sessions on MDX, drill-through, and security management.

We are also planning an open-mic session where you can show off the cool stuff you have built in Dodeca, ask how-to questions, and challenge us to find solutions to your ugliest spreadsheet problems.

You won’t want to miss this amazing training opportunity where you will have a chance to learn from the experts in a live Dodeca environment.

Dodeca® Symposium at Kscope20

Sunday, June 28th, 1:00pm – 5:00pm | Location: Dodeca Discovery Lab

Open to all Kscope20 attendees

Presenters: Applied OLAP, Abbott, GE

The Kscope20 Dodeca Symposium is packed with tips and tricks, technical product information, and real-world case studies presented by Dodeca Spreadsheet Management System customers. The Applied OLAP team will share insider information about recently introduced features, details of the short- and long-term Dodeca roadmap, and an update on how customers are saving significant time and effort while getting more reliable planning, reporting, and analysis using Dodeca. The symposium is also a great opportunity to ask questions about the product line and to give us your feedback.

Dodeca Spreadsheet Management System has enjoyed a record year and many of our industry-leading customers including GE, Abbott, and more are eager to share how they are creating innovative spreadsheet solutions using Dodeca. Several of these customers will share case studies during the session and will be glad to answer questions about their experiences.

Whether you are an existing Dodeca Spreadsheet Management System customer, considering the product, or just wondering why our customers are so enthusiastic about their successful implementations, this symposium will benefit you.

Get the most out of Kscope20.

Learn how your company can benefit from the Dodeca Spreadsheet Management System. Attend our customers’ sessions.

Confessions of a Recovering Spreadsheet Addict

Primary Presenter: Alberto Rodriguez, General Electric EPM Applications Developer
Co-Presenter: Emily Nutt, Senior Manager – EPM Engineering at GE
Time: Monday June 29th (12:15 PM – 12:45 PM)
Location: Rm 310, Level 3

Hard coded values, bad math, transposition errors and broken formula references. Massive spreadsheets that take several minutes to even open. Beautifully formatted reports sourced from an enormous SmartView retrieve tab hidden at the end of the workbook. Sound familiar? It’s no secret that accounting and finance professionals are among the most loyal to the iconic spreadsheet program, but, at GE Aviation, we have users hooked on something even better. And guess what? It looks like Excel, feels like Excel but…addresses all the areas where Excel begins to break. Collaboration, increasing complexity, and real-time data integration are, frankly, where Excel misses the mark. Earth to IT teams everywhere: We have found a solution. It’s Oracle Essbase + Hyperion Planning + Dodeca Spreadsheet Management. From existing applications to functional, process-specific Essbase cubes – the EPM team at GE has accomplished what standalone Excel cannot.

Join recovering spreadsheet addict Emily Nutt and Dodeca Program Manager Alberto Rodriguez to hear how their team has leveraged a combination of Oracle Essbase, Hyperion Planning and Dodeca Spreadsheet Management System to change the finance game forever.

Attendees will learn:

– The GE approach to functional partnership, deploying 10 applications to deliver over 26,000 productivity hours

– How GE uses Dodeca to simplify and automate our internal customers work

– Lessons learned and how you can how you too can solve critical customer problems.

Dodeca Customer Panel – Accelerate into the Fast Lane with Dodeca

Presenters: Dodeca Customers
Time: Tuesday, June 30th (10:45 AM – 11:45 PM)
Location: Dodeca Discovery Lab

One thing that all companies share is the requirement for timely, accurate, and actionable information in order to optimize their business operations. Join this session to hear from Dodeca customers on how they provide just the right information to their business operations faster, easier, and less expensively than any other solution on the market. Learn how Dodeca can help your company.

Participate in the Q&A session and ask questions directly to the panel.

The EPM Bonanza at GE Power: A Digital Finance Revolution!

Primary Presenter: Senthil Kumaran, GE EPM Architect
Co-Presenter: Neviana Zhgaba, GE EPM Product Manager
Time: Wednesday, July 1st (08:30 AM – 09:30 AM)
Location: Rm 304, Level 3

At the birthplace of the American Revolution, you’ll hear about another revolution that is set to radically transform Finance at GE Power. If your business is spending countless hours inputting and reporting financial data in Excel, that is about to change after you see how some of the most Excel reliant Finance teams at GE started their EPM Independence journey by digitizing their Financial Planning and Analysis processes, targeting to add 30,000 hours of productivity back to the business.

General Electric is one of the biggest users of Oracle technology for Finance systems (HFM, DRM, Hyperion Planning, Essbase, PBCS, ARM, FDMEE, ODI, Exalytics, Exadata) supporting 500+ internal applications. Join GE EPM Architect, Senthil Kumaran and GE EPM Product Manager and ODTUG Director, Neviana Zhgaba as they walk you through the steps of how they used Essbase and Dodeca to increase productivity, accountability and data quality by reducing Excel complexity and thousands of hours of manual collection and aggregation efforts for their yearly and quarterly Budget Management processes.

At the end of this session attendees will learn:

-Best practices in building an Essbase cube to simplify Excel processes.

-How to combine Data Lake relational and Essbase technologies to make ERP & Planning data available to users.

-Overview of how users leverage Smart View and Dodeca to input and report data.

-Challenges, lessons learned and what remains to be accomplished.

Visit Us at Booth 103

Schedule a meeting with one of our Strategic Enterprise Spreadsheet Management Specialists at Booth 103 and get invited to our exclusive event at To Be Announced Shortly. Email us to schedule your meeting and secure your personal invitation to our event.

We are proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of Kscope20 and look forward to seeing you in Boston!

For 22 years Applied OLAP has been specializing in enterprise spreadsheet management, and is the only company in the Oracle EPM community that focuses exclusively on spreadsheet technology.

We are also committed to supporting the greater Hyperion community. We maintain, distribute, and support the popular Next Generation Outline Extractor, OlapUnderground Essbase Outline Extractor, Advanced Security Manager, and Substitution Variable Manager utilities free of charge as a service to the community.

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