Consolidations in ERP or Oracle FCCS?

By on February 14th, 2017

If your ERP systems will do consolidations, you may be asking the question: How would I benefit from spending the extra money to implement a separate EPM application for Financial Consolidation and Reporting? An EPM solution such as Oracle’s FCCS helps companies address challenges that come with doing consolidations in an ERP system.

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Transforming Planning at Suez with Hybrid Aggregation

By on February 6th, 2017

Suez administrators had to carefully plan when to execute aggregations to avoid taking the application off line and disrupting users. Back up and other administrative tasks were also very time consuming. To solve this problem, Suez collaborated with TopDown to optimize the aggregation process through a Hybrid aggregation approach.

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Data Type Features in Oracle PBCS & EPBCS

By on February 1st, 2017

If you’re working with Hyperion Planning, the good news is that the cloud versions —PBCS and EPBCS—offer the same data type features. The key thing to know is that the configuration is slightly different. This post will show you how to enhance your Planning cloud application with non-financial data such as Text or Dates.

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Consolidations in Oracle Hyperion Financial Management

By on January 23rd, 2017

In the world of corporate financial reporting, what are consolidations? And what is Oracle Hyperion Financial Management (HFM)? This case study answers these questions and demonstrates how HFM is the best solution for providing Profit & Loss statements, Balance Sheet reports, Cash Flow statements, and other related company financial reports.

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FCCS & HFM – Similarities & Differences

By on January 16th, 2017

At first glance, FCCS would seem substantially different from HFM. The Simplified interface looks nothing like the traditional HFM workspace interface. When taking a closer look, however, especially when considering the design of the dimensionality, you’ll see that FCCS is a very close relative of HFM. As Oracle continues to increase the features and functions of FCCS, the two seemingly different applications will move closer and closer in comparison.

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Managing and Integrating Hyperion Smart Lists Using DRM – Part 1

By on January 10th, 2017

Oracle Essbase is the industry leading Multidimensional Database platform. As a modeling and reporting technology, Essbase can only store numeric information, strings and other data types are not supported. However, both Essbase and Planning can get around this limitation using some functionality called Smart Lists, which are nothing more than lookup tables. This blog post will show you a design to manage both the Smart Lists themselves, as well as the association between member (in Essbase/Planning) and Smart List.

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2016 Top 10 Topics & EPM in the Cloud

By on January 4th, 2017

Every year TopDown showcases our top content for the year with the Top 10 most popular blog posts. Some of these topics remain evergreen, making the list for multiple years. Other topics are more recent. To make things more interesting, this year our experts have looked at the content and weighed in on how the topic at hand fits in with the maturing of EPM in the cloud. Read on to find out what they have to say.

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The Best Approach to Reconciling Data

By on December 31st, 2016

Take a look at the number 1 blog posts for 2016: Reconciling Data—What is the Best Approach? Most organizations severely underestimate what it takes to reconcile data. They often don’t consider how much historical data is needed and other items that need to be accounted for. The best way to make sure data reconciliation is smooth and mostly uneventful is to take a planned and considered approach.

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Oracle DRM – Learn It and Use It

By on December 30th, 2016

Oracle Hyperion Data Relationship Management is an evergreen and ever popular topic. Getting Started with DRM 1-4 is once more in one of the top spots, this year as the second most popular post for 2016. Mark Eklund provides commentary for what to do after you have gone through the DRM basics by looking at EPM, on-premise and in the cloud, and how DRM ties it all together.

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FDMEE Mapping Principles, Including PBCS

By on December 29th, 2016

FDMEE remains popular with another blog post on the topic coming in the 3rd spot with, FDMEE / FDM Mapping – General Principles. This post covers the basic fundamental purpose of FDM. Thomas Thuresson, a specialist in data integration using FDM/FDMEE, has expanded on the series to include mapping to PBCS.

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