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Rolling Forecasts in Four Parts

By on October 26th, 2011

This is a four-part blog series on rolling forecasts: Part I Transition Traditional Forecasting to Rolling Forecasts Part II – Implementing Rolling Forecasts Part III  – Advanced Methods in Rolling Forecasts Part IV – Understanding Your Forecast Transition Traditional Forecasting to Rolling Forecasts For planning and forecasting never has the old adage “You can’t manage what…

Hyperion Enterprise Planning Release Date and Features

By on October 19th, 2011

Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Planning is scheduled for release between April and June, according to officials at Oracle OpenWorld this month. The new release will be optimized for Oracle Exalytics, the company’s business intelligence appliance, although the software will be available separately on other platforms as well. The question is how much of an upgrade…

Hyperion Planning Security – A Balancing Act

By on August 17th, 2011

Managing security is a balancing act and even more so in Hyperion Planning. On the one hand, the administrator must satisfy management’s requirements that only users who need to see the data will have access to the data. On the other hand, the administrator must find a way to ensure the security model can be…

Using Planning Currency Conversion Feature to Manage Foreign Currency Exposure

By on June 1st, 2011

A typical challenge for any company that transacts business in a number of currencies is how to reduce the impact of foreign currency fluctuation on its bottom line. Overcoming this challenge requires maximum insight into a company’s FX needs and timing of such needs. Gaining such insight is less of a challenge if a company…

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