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Oracle Essbase 9 Implementation Guide by Joseph Sydney Gomez, Sarma Anantapantula

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Appendix A. A New Essbase Companion—Oracle Smart View

As you know, Oracle Essbase comes with an add-in tool designed to be used in Microsoft Excel. It is this add-in that is one of Essbase's biggest strengths. As you also know, it is this add-in that makes all of the various data analysts very happy as well.

Oracle, being the industry leader, they are, did not stop with the Essbase Add-in for Microsoft Excel. They realized that in addition to making the data analysts happy, it would probably be a good idea to make the flash and dash executives happy as well.

Oracle has introduced, with Essbase version 9.x, a new product called Smart View. Oracle Smart View, simply put, is like an Essbase Add-in for the entire Microsoft Office suite of applications. ...

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