Typical Users of Essbase

Essbase can be used in many different applications. Financial analysts have found the product to be invaluable in budget analysis, currency conversion, and consolidation. Cost accountants apply its powerful capabilities to evaluate allocation and elimination scenarios. Product managers and analysts use it to plan and analyze multiple product lines and distribution channels. You can also use the product as a repository database for spreadsheet data. Anyone who uses a spreadsheet is a potential user of Essbase.

Because Essbase is applicable to such a broad variety of environments, individuals using it at an organization may fill one or more roles in implementing and running applications. This guide refers to specific roles by three titles. A role may be performed, however, by one person or by several people working collaboratively.