Profitability and Cost Management supports those with more knowledge of domain analysis than scripting.
Profitability and Cost Management applications are designed for use by analysts who have deep domain experience in the computation and reporting methods of management reporting, but who may not have much experience with Oracle Essbase and scripting syntax or programming languages.
Data for Profitability and Cost Management applications is housed in both Essbase multidimensional databases and relational databases. Users with Service Administrator security provisioning can create and populate an application in the Profitability Application Console. Those with Service Administrator and Power User roles can define the hierarchy of accounts, activities, and operations within the organization using dimensions and dimension members.