Oracle Essbase is multidimensional database software that is optimized for planning, analysis, and management-reporting applications. Essbase uniquely blends an innovative technical design with an open, client-server architecture. The product enables you to extend decision support systems beyond ad hoc queries and reports on historical performance to dynamic, operational systems that combine historical analysis and future planning.
By consolidating and staging historical and projected data for detailed analysis, you gain perspectives about your business that enable you to take appropriate actions.
Essbase provides both power and flexibility. Thus, it can be used for a broad range of online analytical processing (OLAP) applications, including those in this list:
Forecasting and seasonal planning
Financial consolidations and reporting
Customer and product profitability analysis
Price, volume, and mix analysis
Executive information systems
Essbase enables you and others in the organization to share, access, update, and analyze enterprise data from any perspective and at any level of detail without learning new tools, query languages, or programming skills.