Countdown to KScope18

I am really excited about the breakout sessions this year.  I was asked to be involved in two additional sessions and one of my sessions has been moved.  I really hope to see you all in Orlando!

Ask the Experts – Planning Panel

Jun 12th, 2018 02:15 PM – 03:15 PM
Southern Hemisphere II

This is an open forum with a panel of experiences planning people that are there to answer questions and share knowledge.  It is a great way to get different opinions by people with a lot varying experiences.

Top-Down and Bottom-Up Planning at Breakthru Beverage Group

June 13th, 2018 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere E3

This presentation will walk attendees through technical and business solution and how to implement both a bottoms up and top down planning process.  It will also discuss the architecture and technical solution of how it was accomplished.  It will show people the benefits of Groovy calculations integrated with PBCS.  We will conclude with live examples and an documentation on both the technical architecture and business approach that attendees use as a basis to implement a similar solution.

The presentation will be structured as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Application overview
  • Overview of the business processes
    • Process flow
    • User functionality
    • Benefits of PBCS
  • Benefits and examples of allowing users to do top down or bottom up input
  • Overview of the technical architecture and how it was implemented
  • Live demo of working process, including
    • Top down entry
    • Bottom up entry
    • Input validation
    • Monthly phasing
  • Overview of how Groovy was used to accomplish real time reporting

Why Groovy is Game Changing

June 13th, 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere E3

This presentation will walk attendees through the basics of Groovy calculations.  It will begin with an introduction on how to create a Groovy calculation and end with live demonstrations of all the functionality covered in a live application.

The presentation will be structured as follows:

  • Introduction
  • What is a Groovy calculation
  • Basic Groovy syntax
  • How to get help / where to learn
  • Groovy integration with PBCS
    • How to calculate only the cells that changed
    • How to dynamically build and run Essbase calculations based on form changes and POV
    • How to bypass BSO calculations enabling input directly to ASO
    • How to customize form Smart Pushes to only include data that has changed
    • How to copy data from BSO to ASO, ASO to BSO, and ASO to ASO
    • How to perform proactive data validation
    • How to execute tasks based on user feedback
    • How to color code cells based on rules
    • How to validation RTPs
  • Live demo of all functionality

Last Minute ODTUG Kscope18 Planning Souvenirs You Will ACTUALLY Use!

June 14th, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Southern Hemisphere II

I will be presenting a deep dive on the Groovy Grid Builder Class and will include demo and shared code to do the following.

  • Move Data from ASO to BSO to eliminate the need for consolidations
  • Calculating outside of Essbase
  • Mapping data when moving from cube to cube
  • Clearing ASO effectively