Oracle Smart View for Office
Analyze, Update and Report
Oracle Smart View for Office (Smart View) provides a common Microsoft Office interface designed specifically for Oracle's Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Business Intelligence (BI). Using Smart View, you can view, import, manipulate, distribute and share data in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint interfaces. It is a comprehensive tool for accessing and integrating EPM and BI content from Microsoft Office products.
Ad hoc or Free-form Analysis for EPM and BI Data in Office
This is for users requiring an environment to have a conversation with the data. Typically they use the Excel environment to interactively investigate the data contained in the source(s). They may start with templates that begin the process (such as East > Cola > Sales) or a blank sheet where they begin shaping and altering the grids of data as they use the exposed functionality. Typically users go after the data from Oracle EPM on-premises sources such as Essbase, Planning or Financial Management using clicks and drag-and-drop. Other data sources supported for ad hoc analysis includes Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, and Oracle EPM Cloud sources such as Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud.
Predefined Form Interaction
EPM application users that execute predefined input/reporting forms find Smart View a convenient way of completing tasks within the Office environment. These users would be planners, consolidators and the like that have a desire to work in the Excel environment either for consistent experience compared to the web application or to tie other spreadsheet-based models into their process. For example, Pepsi Bottling uses Smart View for Planning in order to incorporate data still housed in spreadsheet and workbook-based models.
Reporting is another dimension of Smart View usage which leverages the capabilities of EPM data retrieves. Once the data is available within Office we can create reports as needed based on a combination of data sources. For example Planning and Financial Management data could be used to compare actual to budget. Reports could be made more complex by providing the ability to compare multiple scenarios and different periods. The power of Office can be used to create reports in the Office environment and these reports can be refreshed periodically as needed.
Pre-Created Content Access
Another area of use is for importing pre-created content—for example, importing charts or grids from Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition to PowerPoint, Word, or Excel. The imported content can be refreshed from the Office environment.
|Demo: Smart View Overview|
|Smart View Extensions and Utilities|
|Oracle Smart View for Office, Fusion Edition Release 188.8.131.52 Release Highlights (PDF) |
See What's New In Hyperion Foundation Services Release 184.108.40.206
|Oracle Smart View for Office, Fusion Edition Release 220.127.116.11 Release Highlights (PDF) |
See What's New In Hyperion Foundation Services Release 18.104.22.168
|Oracle Smart View for Office, Fusion Edition Release 11.1.2 Release Highlights (PDF) |
See What's New In Hyperion Foundation Services Release 11.1.2.
|White Paper: Moving from Essbase Spreadsheet Add-in to Oracle® Smart View for Office, Fusion Edition|
|White Paper: Oracle Smart View for Office Fusion Edition, Overview |
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