Since its creation, Essbase has lived in a gray area between the business (especially Finance) and IT. Some organizations push all responsibilities, including design, onto their tech group. Others give the keys to the kingdom (and the servers) to their analysts. Both approaches are extremes. This session balances the pros and cons of each approach and answers the questions about what should belong to whom in the Essbase/BI/EPM world, and most importantly, why.