November 22, 2013
FDMEE patch 126.96.36.199.200 is due out next week. It will add to the API library for scripting.View full solution
on November 19, 2013
Have you ever found yourself in a position where you added a completely new alias or needed to add a user-defined attribute (UDA) to almost all of your account members? What happens if you’re working with an Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Architect(EPMA) managed application that does not have integrations to interface tables or a good offline file to update that metadata?
Fear not, for there are a few nifty tricks for creating your own offline metadata management file and a way to easily update a number of properties quickly and easily on Oracle EPMA with few outside tools.
on September 24, 2013
I am honored (and excited) to take on a stronger role within the ODTUG organization. As a past speaker and content reviewer, I’m eager to leverage my experience to lead the EPM/BI content selection teams and shape one of the most important aspects of the Kscope14 conference
on September 12, 2013
Over the years, I have used many text editors to edit files. One thing they all lack are syntax highlight for Essbase calculation scripts. So I developed my own for the different text editors I have used.
on July 26, 2013
For those of you who use Financial Reporting in Oracle Hyperion 11.1.2.x, here’s a handy tip on how to configure Financial Reporting to enable Bursting and exporting PDFs to an external file: When you first try to create a Batch, you might notice the drop-down for the Export to PDF / Export to an External Directory is blank. The values for this option are set using the FRConfig.cmd file on the Workspace server you login to. The FRConfig.cmd can be located in the \Oracle\Middleware\EPMSystem11R1\products\financialreporting\bin folder. 1. Run the FRConfig.cmd (Financial Reporting Configuration) to open the Java Monitoring & Management Console
on June 27, 2013
Goodbye #KScope13 – NOLA was a blast! After a final day of more interesting and informative presentations, including “Planning a Successful EPM Rollout” by TopDown’s president and founder, Juan Porter, another Kscope is behind us! This year’s conference numbers increased by 22%, over 50% of the attendees and exhibitors focused on Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)*, and for the first time, an EPM business track in addition to technical. Even with this, two questions remain: QUESTION ONE: What’s left in Kscope being equal to Solutions, the annual conference held by Hyperion, (before it was acquired by Oracle)? This week many people
on June 26, 2013
Today kicked off with more sessions, including two more TopDown presentations: Opal Alapat’s “What’s the UPK?”—showed how to leverage the application for a successful rollout. Ludovic de Paz and Terrence Sundar’s “Calc Manager: Go Beyond the Basics and Unleash the Power of Oracle Hyperion Planning“—emphasized simplification at all levels. Both sessions were very well attended (40+ and 75+ respectively) and the speakers fielded a lot of great questions at the end. The day also offered another great opportunity people to get a taste of different technologies than they may currently use—e.g., EPM people attending BI sessions, learning more about UPK, What
on June 25, 2013
Today kicked off with a host of sessions, including TopDown’s first of four—”EPMA and DRM—Do I Use One, the Other, or Both?”. Paul Hoch and Steve Davis presented to a crowd of 50+ people. Lots of great information and questions. If you missed the presentation, check topdownconsulting.com next week for a copy of the slides. The conference was abuzz over the news that Oracle and SalesForce.com have made friends with each other. They announced a nine-year partnership focused on enhancing their companies’ capabilities in cloud computing, the trend in which businesses access computing through a network, instead of in-house data
on June 24, 2013
The consensus is this year’s location, New Orleans, is more intimate, less spread out than last year. And everyone seems to be enjoying festive atmosphere of French Quarter and NOLA. As one TopDown team member put it, “Having way too much fun at #KScope13!” The sessions started today, and a lot of great information was imparted. Some highlights included: Jake Turrell’s Planning forms session, which focused on how to take your apps to the next level and build forms that use intermediate-to-advanced. Gabby Rubin’s Essbase New and Upcoming Features. He outlined Oracle’s vision for Essbase and the product roadmap. It
on June 23, 2013
Kscope13, taking place this week in New Orleans, LA kicked off today, Sunday, June 23. The number of attendees tops 1400 people this year vs. 1100 last year. Over 50% of the people and exhibitors are focused on Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)*, and for the first time, an EPM business track in addition to technical. TopDown has had the opportunity to say hello to many people including a number of our clients. If you haven’t stopped by yet, please do! Our booth features the perennially popular TopDown mints. The other big news of the conference is the Cajun food is
on May 22, 2013
Workforce Planning Overview This blog series is intended to provide Oracle Hyperion Planning consultants with some useful background, recommendations, and food for thought as they prepare to implement Workforce Planning. It is not a replacement for the product documentation or an implementation cookbook. What is Workforce Planning and should you be using it? Oracle Hyperion Workforce Planning is a collection of predefined Planning objects and code that function together as an integrated driver-based model to create Workforce-related Expense plans. The key components include: Web forms Business Rules Accounts Member formulas Menus Variables/Runtime Prompts (Year, Period, Scenario, Version) UDAs (Actual) –