Events and Presentations for ODTUG KScope 16

ODTUG KScope 16 is just around the corner, and we are excited to announce a slate of events and presentations for the coming weeks ahead and during the conference. Stay tuned for more details!

Don't forget to register before June 9 ($300 off) and use the "EPMI" discount code (additional $100 off). That's a total of $400 savings.

- Your friends at EPMI

KScope 16 Events and Presentations




Upcoming webinar - "The Right to Bear ARM: Lessons from the Trenches"

Presented by Erik West, VP of Delivery on June 15th at 11 CST



Are you thinking about implementing ARM? Come learn about the uniqueness of this powerful tool that's changing the way companies are reconciling data. We'll walk through a case study of an FDMEE and ARM implementation, tackle important implementation considerations, integration challenges, and key lessons learned. If you're implementing ARM or thinking about it, this session will ensure a successful outcome for your project. Join us as we perform a deep dive into Oracle's Account Reconciliation Module.



Erik is the VP of Delivery at EPM Intelligence. 

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With a background in software development delivering custom reporting solutions, he took to the Oracle EPM product suite immediately. Since then, he has been involved in a number of implementation and support projects spanning industries and EPM tools. With a passion for delivering high quality solutions, his skills revolve around developing EPM strategies and executing on them using Planning, Essbase, EPMA, ODI, HPCM, ARM, and Financial Reporting. 

Understanding that true project success has as much to do with the clients as the consultants, he is also intentional in educating project participants through all phases of an engagement, and enjoys leading custom training sessions as well.

Beyond the world of EPM, he most enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, teaching small groups, cooking great food, and eating "said" food.

KScope16 Sessions


EPMI Vendor Presentation – “The Oracle EPM Hunger Games: Crowning the Victors”

Presented by Nihar Parikh, President on June 28th (Session 8) at 9:45 – 10:45 AM CST



Are you feeling overwhelmed with the number of products in the Oracle EPM space?  Do you have trouble keeping track of all of the different acronyms, limitations, benefits, and road maps?  Join us for our battle royal as we square Oracle products off within the major EPM product arenas, including metadata management, planning, integrations, reconciliations, reporting and analytics. Each battle will impart insights gleaned from real world implementations, industry best practices, and experienced guidance in crowning the victors. Let the games begin!



Nihar is the President at EPM Intelligence.

He has a deep understanding of all aspects of the EPM product suite, thanks to numerous varied technical implementations, including infrastructure & upgrades for the entire EPM product suite. His skills primarily are in designing and developing Planning, Essbase, HFM, EPMA, ODI, DRM, and Financial Reporting.

Nihar is also a certified Oracle University instructor. He serves as the 'right-hand' advisor to many organizations helping build and scale EPM solutions.

In his spare time, he enjoys music, hiking in new locations, and discussing about philosophy, science, and technology.


Featured Presentation - "Hybrid-Enabled Planning (and Essbase): Tips from a Successful Implementation"

Presented by Chian Lin, Solutions Architect on June 27th (Session 4) at 2:00 - 3:00 PM CST



In this session, you'll learn how to leverage the powerful Hybrid Essbase engine with your Hyperion Planning or Essbase application. Learn from our experiences implementing Hybrid Essbase on an Planning application. The benefits of going hybrid with Planning are numerous, including the potential elimination of aggregation scripts, decreased calculation times, and faster plan-type integrations via MaxL. We'll also take a look at the implications for building with hybrid and how those can be accounted for throughout a project's lifecycle. Get started on the road to a faster Planning application and learn some of the intricacies behind developing with the hybrid engine.



Chian Lin is a Solutions Architect at EPM Intelligence.

Chian comes from a background of technical training and support from a number of other firms, working with customers of all skill levels. This skill set has translated well to the EPM space where he works with client stakeholders and end users every day to fully leverage their EPM investment.  In addition to training and support, he has developed solutions utilizing a wide range of Oracle EPM products including Planning, Essbase, EPMA, ODI, and Financial Reporting. 

When not hard at work, he enjoys baking, cooking, traveling, and playing with new technology.