Welcome to Oracle© Crystal Ball, Fusion Edition, Release This is the latest update to the sophisticated Crystal Ball suite of simulation, forecasting, and risk-analysis tools for spreadsheet users. With this suite of tools, you will be able to answer important decision-making questions such as "What are the risks of this project?" or "How do we increase profitability?"

By taking full advantage of the Microsoft Windows environment, Oracle Crystal Ball offers a unique combination of advanced simulation and optional optimization techniques in a graphical package that is easy to learn and use. Also available is Oracle Crystal Ball Enterprise Performance Management (Crystal Ball EPM) version, for integration with Oracle Hyperion Smart View for Office and compatible products as well as Oracle Hyperion Strategic Finance. These integration features are available in Crystal Ball EPM with appropriate licensing. They are not available in other editions of Oracle Crystal Ball.

Be sure to take advantage of the Oracle Crystal Ball online documentation, examples, and help. Start Oracle Crystal Ball and select Help, and then Crystal Ball or one of the commands in the Help group on the Crystal Ball ribbon (Excel 2007).

For the latest information on Oracle Crystal Ball, check out the following sections in the current Oracle Crystal Ball Installation and Licensing Guide:

  • System Requirements
  • Migrating from Earlier Versions

We hope that you enjoy working with this version of Oracle Crystal Ball and wish to thank you for using our products. For more information on Oracle Crystal Ball and how to contact the Crystal Ball team, see our Web site at


The Oracle Crystal Ball Release Notes list a few important issues concerning your use of the Oracle Crystal Ball products. To read them, visit the Enterprise Performance Management Documentation Library at


Then, click View Library in the 11.1.2 group. Click Deployment, and then select the Oracle Crystal Ball Release Notes link near the end of the right-hand column.

Note: If you have already started Oracle Crystal Ball, select Help, then Crystal Ball, and then Oracle EPM Documentation.

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