Elapsed time locking in workbooks

After talked with some readers, I realized some difficulties about elapsed’s operation within a workbook, like “Why elapsed lock my measures?” and “Where can I change elaped definitions?”

Elapsed is not complicated, but exists some details where you need to know to don’t threaten in the workbook. Because of that, we decided to write on this topic to help others don’t known about. Continue reading

Multi-Dimensional Database Concepts (Part 1)

One of the great difficulties in working with the RPAS is to understand how  multidimensional database works, operates and manipulate their data. For thus, it is very important to understanding some concepts related to help during various activities related of database.

The model most well known and used is the relational database model. The relational model uses a two-dimensional structure of rows and columns to store data; these structures are connected or related by common fundamental values​​, often defined as keys.  Continue reading

Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server (RPAS)

The Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server (commonly referred to as RPAS) is a configurable software platform for developing forecasting and planning applications, following a Client/Server OLAP model. Continue reading

Oracle Retail Suite

Oracle is known for its most famous product that has their name: Oracle Database, however not many people know about the existence of other very interesting and strategic solutions. That over the years, Oracle has developed or acquired in the market to meet their diverse customers.

One of the major solutions reference the Oracle Retail Suite [3]. It is a platform of solutions designed to meet the different needs of a retailer, since the control of the activities of the stores and warehouses or to the future planning of goods. Continue reading