By Juan Porter on November 8th, 2018
When I founded TopDown Consulting in 2000, I knew we unlocked something special. Over the last two decades, we experienced tremendous growth and faced significant challenges. I’ve learned a lot, including things from many of you and from watching other companies and their decisions in the space. That’s why I’m excited to share with you…
By Mike Arnoldy on August 2nd, 2018
When it comes to consolidations, it’s time to start looking at what your consolidation tool will be after 2020, and the consolidation tool evaluation does need to include HFM, FCCS, and OneStream.
By Thomas Thuresson on July 26th, 2018
Let’s take a look at a recent Oracle EPBCS project where we used this relatively new feature in Data Management to automate the load of three large dimensions from flat files sourced from a data warehouse. The setup is straightforward, and Oracle has made it easy to add the new target dimensions.
By TopDown Team on June 14th, 2018
Thank you ODTUG and attendees for another year jam-packed with information and fun. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of the conference.
By TopDown Team on June 11th, 2018
The first day of sessions at Kscope18 had a lot to offer. Focusing on the Oracle session on “What’s New and Coming in Planning Cloud,” Marc Seewald from Oracle talked a lot about Groovy.
By TopDown Team on May 2nd, 2018
Migrating from HFM to FCCS? To make sure everything goes smoothly and take advantage of all the out of the box features and enhancements available, you need to have a firm understanding of the Movement, Data Source dimensions, and built-in calculations in FCCS.
By TopDown Team on March 29th, 2018
Dating back to the Essbase days and ESSCMD, batch files have been key to automating Hyperion EPM processes. The future has now arrived with EPBCS and PBCS and EPM Automate. This blog post explores how.
By TopDown Team on March 14th, 2018
It’s National Pi Day, the day of the year where we honor mathematics. Let’s talk about how the best EPM solution brings together math and art to socialize the change in a consumable manner so that users will and do embrace the change that comes with a migration to the cloud.
By Paul Hoch on February 22nd, 2018
The “Classic” budget process, on average it takes 4-5 months to complete. Using a driver-based approach allows companies to adjust numbers more quickly when conditions change, react to current events and twist a few dials in the plan to see the impact. So let’s talk about what is keeping companies from adopting a driver-based approach.
By TopDown Team on January 10th, 2018
Every year TopDown showcases our top blog posts for the year. These are topics that most interest clients, referral sources, editors, Oracle, and even competitors recognize who all recognize us as one of the foremost authorities on, and the go-to organization for, Enterprise Performance Management solutions on-premise and in the cloud. To kick off 2018, our experts have looked at the Top 10 Blog Posts for 2017 and weighed in on what these topics will mean in 2018.