cubus outperform EV Analytics 8.4.1

cubus outperform 8.4.1 - now available!

We are constantly working to improve our software quality and this release contains a number of important fixes in different areas.

The focus still remains on the important functionalities of cubus outperform 8.4.0.

cubus outperform 8.4.0 contains new functionalities for the OLAP databases Microsoft Analysis Services, IBM Planning Analytics (TM1) and Oracle Essbase. In addition we improved the way to work with cubus outperform EV Analytics, cubus outperform Performance Management and the combination of both main components. With this Release 8.4.0 we have changed completely to the REST API of TM1. This interface is state of the art technology and builds the basis of connecting to the Cloud. This enables you to use the TM1 hierarchies, the Drill through, Sandboxing, Picklists and CAM/Windows authentication.

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cubus outperform 8.4.1

This release provides our users with a number of benefits and a number of new functions. Some of the benefits can be seen below.



  Values and text together    Transparenz von Datencomments transparency

              Values and text together                                        Data transparency                                      Comment transparency

Förderung des Austauschs von Usern            Planung und Analyse

            Bringing users together                                          Plan and analyse



In Detail

For users of cubus outperform EV Analytics

This release is intended for all supported OLAP platforms. We have been busy introducing the following:


new in 8.4.1

  • EV with new planning functionality: cubus EV was enhanced with some more new planning functionalities. Input Accelerators have been added for SSAS and Essbase database platforms, for example, “1M”, “10%+” and “25%-“ and it is now possible to enter data on more than one cell. The sometimes-distracting spreading options for Microsoft SSAS and IBM TM1 databases can now be hidden to reduce the complexity.

  • EV Data Entry: Within the outperform Portal we have implemented the new module EV Data Entry. This new module type allows EV Reports to be used in data entry mode. This enables simple data entry masks to be created quickly on all supported OLAP platforms. Either only by using EV or in combination with PM.

  • EV Desktop APP: By introducing the EV Desktop APP we allow you a first look in the future of our Client Strategy. We have added this as a preview only version. Without using Internet Explorer, you are now able to enjoy the performance and all functions of EV on your Windows 7 or Windows 10 desktop.

  • A list of all changes can be found in the Release Notes. Just login with your user account.  



Please install the latest Version 8.4.1 to use this functionality to the full extent. Use also cubus outperform to set the stage for your own company "comment culture". We are certain that you will not want to miss the benefits: 

  • You can write texts and use colors or bold formatting to highlight important aspects. Furthermore you can add images or attachments to explain or support a value.

  • Comments eliminate the time-consuming hunt for the cause of exceptions. They make results easier to understand and accountable.

  • By activating the highlight function, you can see straight away, where comments have been added. This is particularly useful to find important information quickly, especially with large amounts of data with many dimensions.

  • If you have questions regarding a comment you can enter your own remarks and engage in a discussion or exchange ideas with your colleagues.

The new comment functionality is a cubus outperform feature and available in planning and analysis modules (Workbooks and EV). 


In Generell

  • Support for SQL Server 2016

  • Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2017. This includes support for SQL Server relational databases for meta data and connecting to Analysis Services.

  • Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2016

  • Create View Link. This functionality allows you to create a link to a point of view.

  • Chart formats can now be used in small multiple charts.

  • The x64 EV client is officially supported in this release.

  • Animated chart display supports analysts in presentations to tell an interesting story based on live data

  • Settings for Bar Charts are extended to define bar width, gap between bars and colors for outlined bars

  • Line Charts could be displayed in 3 different styles and zero values in a dataset can be treated in various ways. High/Low-Values could be highlighted.

  • Pie-Charts could be displayed as „Donuts“ as well.

  • Axes in graphs may have different colors and behaviors like being displayed in the background or on top. The axis may be displayed as solid, dotted or dashed lines.

  • New possibilities to influence the position of values and text in the graph to support better communicate the message of the graph.

  • In addition to databars and variance bars, cell-charts offer the possibility to represent a series of data in sparklines, a great representation to present a set of data in a compressed line or bar-chart within a single cell of a table.

  • With the additional member information out of Essbase attribute dimensions and SSAS hierarchy attributes displayed in the data cells of a table, cubus EV is extending the possibility of tabular analysis and reporting into a new dimension.

  • Support for IBM Planning Analytics 2.0 Local. Formerly known as TM1, it is now possible to define hierarchies in its latest version offering the users additional capabilities for displaying their data. cubus outperform EV Analytics is one of the first front-ends to support this new feature using the REST API.

  • Fast off-spread navigation in cubus EV Analytics: In view mode users can now quickly page through their data. By clicking on the new arrows, they can jump instantly to the next or previous member.

  • It is possible to define default hierarchies for Microsoft SSAS and IBM Planning Analytics TM1 databases. A list of all changes can be found in the Release Notes. Just login with your user account.


Watch the video and learn more about the comment functionality:





Where can I get cubus outperform 8.4.1?

You can find the current version and the release notes of cubus outperform after you have logged on to our website with your account. To the Login.

For further questions or installation support please contact our support team or phone +49 7032 9451-99.

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