Jedox is an Enterprise Performance Management software which is used to create planning, analytics and reporting solutions. Its core is a cell-oriented, multi-dimensional in-memory OLAP database that has been especially designed for budgeting and forecasting, and data consolidation.
Jedox 2019.2 Release – Experience the New Benchmark for Scalability and Performance
We are pleased to announce the release of Jedox 2019.2!
Jedox 2019.2 is one of our most exciting releases to date. It sets the benchmark for performance of large and complex models, as well as laying a strong foundation for our reporting evolution, Dynamic Views. Check out the highlights of the latest release here
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In 70 years of company history and starting out as a small local logistics company, FERCAM has become one of Europe’s leading integrated logistics providers. FERCAM’s strengths, such as operational excellence, translate directly into a competitive advantage for customers, who can focus resources on their core business.
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For Jedox customers with a strong interest in scalability and performance, 2019.2 is one of our most exciting releases to date. It sets the benchmark for performance of large / complex models, as well as laying a strong foundation for our reporting evolution, Dynamic Views. Here are some highlights of the release.
In-Memory Database: Enhanced Performance Everywhere
We have improved performance on multiple fronts. With Autosave, Jedox now takes care of continuously committing in-memory values to the database filesystem. The save interval (set at a default 5 minutes) can be configured, is completely asynchronous (i.e. it does not stop or block Integrator process, user processes or security). The implication of this constant commit is that the journal state will always be around 5 minutes old. Combined with the ability to turn on dimension and cube binaries only (available since 2019.1), dramatically reduces start times and scheduled auto backup save times on large models.
Faster Login for SSO/ Azure Active Directory
On the server side, the ability to disable continuous fetching of SSO/AD groups means logging in for these scenarios are faster.
Optimized Rules and Selection on Large Dimensions
For users, rule optimization for simple formulas saves memory and speeds up calculations at run time. Performance optimization of web element selectors on large dimensions (read: millions of elements) fills a longstanding request by Jedox users. You can now display huge dimensions easily in element selectors, rule element pickers, Subset Editor and Paste Element dialogs. Note, that this is for web dialogs only. As we are gradually moving all excel dialogs to web dialogs, this will soon be available in Excel too.
New GPU Advisor
The GPU Accelerator Advisor now has a new home in Modeler and the extended functionality allows you to test your cube for suitability for GPU Acceleration. It gives a detailed breakdown of calculation and rules compatibility that can be exported to a file.
In-App Performance Monitoring (in preview)
Our new Request Profiler (in preview) gives an enterprise-level, forensic analysis of server requests per user which can allow for understanding performance bottlenecks around data and rule calculations. Once enabled for a specific user, it can show the slowest requests and analyze the hierarchical dependencies for performance analysis.
Jedox Integrator: From Best Friend to BFF
We’ve made a bunch of performance improvements in one of the most powerful components of the Jedox platform too: Jedox Integrator, . You can now use a new load type CubeSliceCopy to directly send a splashing command such as ‘copy [xx]’ or ‘100 like [xx] ‘. This has large performance implications, especially when moving data around in a cube (for example, copying actuals to forecast version).
When it comes to productizing a Jedox Integrator integration process, cleaning up loose ends can be tiresome. Not anymore. The Remove Unused Components feature displays all unconnected and orphaned components and allows you to select/deselect all or individually and delete in one step.
Finally, the new Show value feature in Variables allows you to see the current value contained within the variable, which is particularly helpful if the value is coming from Groovy or system settings and the current value is not apparent.
Dynamic Views: Exposing Views and Subsets
Giving easier access to cube views and dimension subsets is the first step on our journey to making Views a more powerful tool in reporting. Stored Subsets and Views have been available for a long time in Jedox; now we are making them easier to access. In Jedox Excel Add-in and Report Designer in Jedox Web, stored views can be accessed via a drop list on the toolbar. This allows users to review, edit and save Views quickly. Subsets can be accessed in Modeler and in the Element Selector, again making the change of perspective faster. In the Paste View dialog, “Show now” allows you to preview your selection before you paste into the spreadsheet, much like a pivot table.
Spacers in Picklists for Clearer Sorting
You now can have spacers within your subsets. In 2019.2 you have the ability to not only add spacers but sort the picklist in any custom order you want.
Spacers can be used in subsets, views and dynaranges, but only within the Picklist context.
Lastly, simple changes can sometimes have big impacts. Where possible, we are moving to single clicks for user interactions. You might have already noticed it in dynaranges in 2019.1. We now have single clicks for views (expand and contract), plus element selectors.
So, there you have it. A big release that has big impacts on performance and views, both from a server and user perspective. To review the entire release notes document, visit What’s New in Jedox 2019.2 in the Jedox Knowledge Base.
Here’s what’s new in the latest Jedox software release:
Jedox 2018.4 is now available – Check out the New Features.
Jedox is a highly flexible modeling platform for business users who want to build their own apps for planning, analytics, and reporting. The November 2018 release, Jedox 2018.4, provides several enhancements for power users, admins, and planners alike to further simplify and integrate planning across the entire organization. Read about the highlights from the latest release below.
Jedox Release Highlights
#1 Smart Data-driven Modeling in Jedox Web
The new data-driven modeling engine in Jedox Web lets you build a new app in just a few seconds. The new engine creates a multi-dimensional data model for you. Simply upload data from your ERP, CRM, or other source systems in an Excel file. Smart, data-driven modeling automatically recognizes dimensions and data types. You can modify the structure of your model using intuitive drag-and-drop functionality. When ready, the engine creates your data model in seconds.
#2 Offline Mode for Jedox Excel Add-in
Disconnect your Excel workbook from the Jedox In-Memory Database to make quick offline modifications and changes in your workbook with static values. When you reconnect to the database, your values are automatically refreshed, and you can keep working with real-time values.
#3 Report Designer: Labels and Hidden Sheets
Use the new form element label to enhance your reports with free-form annotations. A label can display either text or the result of a formula.
Hiding sheets in Jedox Web Spreadsheets allows you to add meta content that is not displayed for end users. Hiding is a reversible action that enables you to simplify the report design process and direct your planners to relevant content.
#4 Multi-cell Entry
For more ease of use in planning, budgeting, and forecasting, you can now add the same value to a continuous range of cells or to scattered cells with special key combinations, similar to what you can do in an Excel Spreadsheet.
- To add a value to a continuous range of cells, select one cell, then hold the SHIFT key and select the last cell.
- To add a value to scattered cells, select one cell, then hold the CONTROL key and select additional cells.
Once the cells have been selected, enter the value and press the ENTER key. The value will then be applied to all of the selected cells. You can also use input via a data validation list or the copy command.
#5 Administration: Scheduled backups, Native SAML Support and User-defined Password Policy
Now it’s simple to schedule a database backup in Jedox Modeler. The new feature Schedule Database Backupcreates a task in Jedox Scheduler. Access this functionality by right-clicking a database in Jedox Modeler.
Jedox 2018.4 natively supports the SAML standard for server-side and client-side authentication, using third-party identity providers, such as Azure Active Directory or Salesforce.
You can now set your own password policy, including password length and complexity/ pattern. Users will be asked to comply with your password policy in the ‘Change Password’ dialog.
What’s New in 2018.4 – Release Notes
Curious what else is in store with Jedox 2018.4? Read the entire release notes document “What’s New in Jedox 2018.4”.
Jedox is Leader in 7 Categories
For the third year in a row, Jedox was recognized by users in the category “Project Length” among the peer group of integrated performance management products. In addition, the self-service platform for planning, reporting, and analytics was voted as a leading software for its price-to-value, query speed, customer experience, flexibility and leading support from vendors and implementation partners.
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Jedox 2018.3 Release – Cloud security, ease-of-use and connectivity reach new heights
Jedox 2018.3 is available as of today – Here is an overview of the latest features and updates.
As more and more customers adopt Jedox software as a service running in the cloud, reliability, performance, and – above all – security are essential aspects of the overall CPM solution. Customers want their data to be managed securely in the cloud, with access limited to authorized people only. They want a reliable data storage and a scalable service that can quickly adapt to the needs of the business. And customers expect to take advantage and integrate seamlessly with best-of-breed or new services as they become available.
Security and Compliance
We have put a lot of work in Jedox 2018.3, our latest release, to ensure that our software-as-a-service covers all the criteria above. Between 2018.2 and 2018.3 releases, we published a new web source for Jedox security and compliance information: https://trust.jedox.com. We were re-certified against ISO 27001 for information security and we passed the SOC 2 audit. SOC stands for “System and Organization Controls,” and includes a series of standards and internal control reports on the services provided by a service organization. It is designed to help measure how well a service organization, like Jedox, conducts and regulates its information in order to provide confidence and peace of mind for customers.
UI Refresh – More to come
2018.3 also brings a freshened-up UI with first updates to the usability and look and feel in Report Manager, Report Designer and the home screen. We added a new ribbon format, the Simple Ribbon, in the spreadsheet editor in Jedox Web. This UI option merges the advantages of a ribbon, such as grouping buttons by functionality, with those of a toolbar, such as using less space and preventing clutter. For casual users this provides more intuitive navigation. We also added easy access to recently used items. This is just the beginning of the Jedox UI refresh – stay tuned for more to come.
Salesforce Connector 2.0
Connecting Jedox with the eco-system and best-of-breed applications is a high priority for Jedox. In 2018.3, we significantly enhanced the integration with Salesforce CRM for simplified sales planning. A new bulk API and support for Salesforce Object Query Language, SOQL, for data retrieval has been added, as well as new writeback functionality for data load to Salesforce.
We are proud to present the latest version: Jedox 2018.3. For a complete list of new features please check out the entire release notes document here.
Jedox Named as a Leader in Enterprise Planning and Business Intelligence
Jedox has been rated as an “Overall Leader” in the Dresner Advisory Services’ Wisdom of Crowds® Enterprise Planning Study and Business Intelligence Study for the third consecutive year. Both Market Studies confirm Jedox’s position as a Customer Experience Leader and a Vendor Credibility Leader. Significant improvements across all key categories including product, value, technical support, sales and consulting, further cement the strong growth path of Jedox CPM software.
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Digital transformation is having a significant impact on the finance function. With the rise of the digital enterprise, the traditional role of finance has expanded from financial reporting and analysis to become a key player in shaping corporate strategy. In addition to maintaining accurate books and guarding against financial risks, finance professionals need to effectively use relevant data and insights to make faster and better-informed business decisions while also improving finance efficiencies. In short – the office of finance needs to deliver more with less.
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Jedox Global Partner Summit
September 16-18, 2018
The annual Jedox Partner Summit is the biggest networking event and exchange forum for Jedox business partners. Following the motto “Take off to the Cloud” Jedox invites its partner network to the vibrant city of Cologne, where both Jedox newbies and veterans alike can look forward to two days of exciting keynotes, vivid live demos and in-depth workshops covering technology, marketing and sales insights.