This book is written in a simple, easy to understand format with screenshots, code samples, and step-by-step explanations that will guide you through the advanced techniques used by the experts. If you are an Oracle Hyperion Interactive reporting user or developer looking to become an expert in the product, then this book is for you. You will require a basic kwledge of Interactive Reporting, as this book starts with a brief overview and then dives into advanced techniques, functions, and best practices. Beginner users should consult The Business Analyst's Guide to Oracle Hyperion Interactive Reporting 11 to gain insight on the software product.
Edward J. Cody is an accomplished data warehouse and business intelligence consultant with over eight years of experience with Hyperion products. Mr. Cody was a speaker at Oracle OpenWorld 2008 on Essbase, and he has spoken at local user groups on ETL software. His experience with Interactive Reporting began with Brio v6 and has continued through the most recent version. He also has extensive experience with Essbase and Financial Reporting. Mr. Cody has consulted both private and Government organizations throughout his career. He has a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering from the George Washington University, School of Engineering and Applied Science, and he has a Master of Science in the Management of Information Technology from the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce. His experience includes managing large data warehouse and business intelligence projects and providing senior advisory consulting services. He is well known for his efforts to centralize metrics, reduce BI complexity, leverage process automation and product integration. Mr. Cody is the author of The Business Analyst's Guide to Oracle Hyperion Interactive Reporting 11 and decided to author a second book with Ms. Vose on Oracle Hyperion Interactive Reporting to better educate the user on advanced topics in the software. They identified that an advanced guide on the advanced features of Interactive Reporting would be beneficial to all software users. Emily M. Vose is a business intelligence consultant specializing in Hyperion Interactive Reporting who has worked with numerous institutions including Hyperion Solutions, Oracle Corporation and several Federal Government agencies. She has vast software development lifecycle expertise, from customer requirements analysis, design, and development through to end-user training and administration support. Ms. Vose has accumulated years of process refinements to construct a framework within Interactive Reporting to facilitate rapid report development and enterprise maintenance, even for users with minimal technical expertise. Ms. Vose has a Bachelor of Science in Cinema and Photography from the Ithaca College Roy H. Park School of Communication. She currently lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and two young sons and is the owner of Wagger Designs, LLC, based in the Washington, DC metro area. I would like to thank my co-author, Edward Cody, for introducing me to the Pakt Publishing family and for his efforts to make this book a reality. I would also like to thank Jake Vose and Amy Gartner for their valuable input and content contributions. Thank you to the managers, customers, peers and mentors who have supported me throughout my career. Special thanks are owed to both Mark Ostroff for introducing me to Hyperion Interactive Reporting, and to Stanley Quick for providing a supportive development environment rich with creative freedom. Without their encouragement, guidance and friendship, I would not be where I am today. Last, but certainly not least, I would like to thank my family for their love and support; without you, I'd be lost.