Jake Turrell

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Jake Turrell

EPM Solution Architect

ODTUG / Turrell Consulting, LLC


Jake Turrell is an EPM Solution Architect and Oracle ACE Alumni with over 24 years of experience implementing enterprise performance management solutions. Jake’s technology career began in the early 90s as a financial systems intern at Dell in Austin, Texas, administering IMRS Micro Control (the DOS-based predecessor to Hyperion Enterprise). After working at Dell, Jake joined Ernst & Young’s Management Consulting practice, where he worked with a variety of technologies. He later returned to the Hyperion world and joined a boutique Hyperion consulting firm in Dallas, Texas. Jake has spent the past 20+ years implementing Oracle Planning, PBCS/EPBCS, Hyperion Planning and Essbase solutions for a variety of clients across multiple industries. Certified in both Hyperion Planning and Essbase, Jake is currently a director with ODTUG and holds a BBA in management information systems from the University of Texas at Austin.


A Logical Approach to Oracle EPM Security

Event: Virtual Connect 2020, Virtual Connect 2020-Applications
Stream: Oracle Applications (EBS – Cloud Applications), EPM, Analytics.

As an EPM Solution Architect, I am often asked to perform "Health Checks" on my clients' Planning and Budgeting applications. These health checks focus on performance, usability, data integrity, automation, governance and the overall maintainability of the application. Having performed a number of these Health Checks, one of the most common deficiencies that I uncover is related to security. With enough time, and enough cooks in the kitchen, all security schemes seem to deteriorate into a mess of confusion and conflicting assignments. This presentation will walk users through a common-sense approach to security design within Oracle's EPM solutions. It will illustrate how administrators can lower maintenance, simplify debugging, and avoid common pitfalls.