a little bit about me ...
Hi everyone, my name is Andrea Leandri. Allow me to introduce myself with a couple of personal details.
I’m a “dutch italiano” in the late 30s, residing with my family of four in the middle of the Netherlands (great country!)
My first encounter with the fascinating cube modeling and reporting technology started 13 years ago as end user for an automotive firm. It didn’t take long before the Essbase fever kicked in and I became a complete nerd about it.
I was born Essbase specialist at the start of the newer Oracle generation of solutions (just before Hyperion’s take over). The one that saw Essbase being mounted by a more and more powerful planning interface and reach the current cloud offering in which it becomes invisible but still omnipresent. I enjoy working on it so much that any customer puzzle solution feels like taming a wild beast really.
It won’t come as a surprise that my action zone are planning projects now! My personal mix of technical specialism and soft skills translates well in the lead builder’s role in projects. Under that titles, I was hired by large banks and retailers (completely different industries but same stress levels!) to implement Essbase technology for the greater good.
For other industries, I have had the opportunity to manage and build implementations for smaller sized firms, therefore smaller teams too, can think of pharmaceutical, logistic, manufacturing: being closer to the end user means a greater emotional reward when seeing the content in the customer’s eyes post go live, no doubt. And it proves how flexible the planning Oracle Solution is in fact, my creativity is the only limiting factor really!
I have learned the do’s and don’ts thanks to a lot of practice and blogs like this one, well not exactly like this one ;-), in the process I cannot deny to have had my share of mistakes. I’m hoping to save you from making the same ones.
Oh boy I remember at the beginning being thrown in situations unprepared for the battle armed only by a ton of energy and plenty of recyclable private time.
So I ask myself: What if I would have found snippets of proven functional solutions then?
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