Why this blog?

Finding information from Oracle/Hyperion can be difficult as you search the thousands of pages of documentation. So I'm creating this blog with all of my tables and matrices for the Oracle Hyperion products. Questions like - How does Smart View compare to the Excel add-in? When should I use Financial Reporting or Web Analysis? I thought I would share this information with you in the simple format of tables and maybe a few bullet points. So no lengthy paragraphs on this blog... but hopefully some helpful Oracle Hyperion information.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Excel Add-in vs. Smart View 9.3.1 - 50,000 Foot View

This tables compares the Excel Add-in vs. Smart View from a high level. The main point you'll find here is that the Excel Add-in only works with Essbase and Excel while Smart View works with the full suite of Hyperion products and with all of the Office products (including PowerPoint and Word).

Excel Add-in vs. Smart View (overall)

Excel Add-in

Smart View

Excel

Yes

Yes

Word, PowerPoint, Outlook

No

Yes

Essbase

Yes

Yes

FM and Planning

No

Yes

Reporting and Analysis Modules (FR, WA, IR)

No

Yes

Copy and Paste Data Points across Office

No

Yes

Visual Data in Excel from Word or PowerPoint

No

Yes

POV Manager across Office

No

Yes

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