The major enhancement over V1.5 is the addition of server-side rules. The rule syntax is similar to that found in TM1 or Essbase e.g. [‘Profit%Sales’] = [‘Profit’]/[‘Cost of Sales’]*100 but Palo rules are restricted to ‘stand alone’ formulae, i.e. each formula must be self contained and not depend on another as the sequence in which a rule fires cannot be determined. We will have to wait until V2.1 for ‘deterministic’ rules to be added to the engine.
There’s also a new demo database
showcasing the new rule engine .