By Mark Wilson on October 11th, 2017
Oracle’s annual get together for 60,000+ people who want to learn about the latest and greatest innovations on the horizon. We heard a lot of big announcements of cool things like Autonomous Database, emerging technologies, and new releases for EPM.
By Hoa Pham on August 9th, 2017
Over my 15 plus years of consulting, one of the great constants in working with Oracle Hyperion EPM is that you cannot hide from data validations. It must be done. One of the eternal questions is: “Does the data tie out?” And of course, we know that the answer must always be an affirmative. In…
By Paul Hoch on June 21st, 2017
Essbase in the Cloud has been eagerly anticipated and now that it is finally here we will explore how Essbase in the Cloud can replace, enhance or serve the same role as your current on-premise Essbase environment.
By Juan Porter on June 20th, 2017
Handling text data in a Hyperion Planning application is relatively easy and straightforward. Managing and reporting on text data is not quite as simple in the Essbase technology. But it can be done. Find out how.
By Ron Moore on June 8th, 2017
Today more and more companies are using driver-based designs and recent improvements such as Hybrid Aggregation, new calculation functions, and bigger hardware mean that there are new possibilities. Profit opportunities don’t usually follow simple linear patterns.
By Paul Hoch on June 5th, 2017
Moving EPM applications to the Cloud is the most significant market direction to date. The reality is that finance and IT teams don’t move as fast as the applications, which means companies need a solution that accommodates a mix of on-premise and Cloud EPM applications (Hybrid Cloud). That solution is Hybrid Cloud.
By Steve Davis on May 15th, 2017
Data Governance continues to be a big topic. Regardless of the company size, at some point, a growing organization decides to implement workflow in order to capture the changes that you need to make to the master data. This is where Oracle Data Relationship Governance (DRG) comes in. DRG provides essential change management and data quality remediation workflows, capturing business changes and applying them with consistency and accuracy across transactional and analytical system silos.
By Ron Moore and Brian Brockway on May 8th, 2017
Suez administrators had to carefully plan when to execute aggregations to avoid taking the application offline and disrupting users. Backup 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.
By TopDown Team on May 1st, 2017
Thinking about elevating your organization’s Workforce Planning Solution (WFP)? Want to see a detailed demo of the capabilities of the latest version Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) SWP (Strategic Workforce Planning) and Workforce planning modules? Seasoned WFP architects and KSCOPE speakers Ludovic De Paz and San Antonio native Nicholas Blazosky highlight the details of their Kscope17 session in this blog post.
By TopDown Team on April 25th, 2017
Calc Manager is at the center of Oracle’s EPM suite. It’s the place to develop logic for Essbase, HFM, and Planning on-premise or in the Cloud. At Kscope17, Ludovic De Paz and Ron Moore focus on the Calc Manager features that save time and/or allow you to do things you can’t otherwise do and/or explore. This blog post highlights the details of that session and more.
By TopDown Team on March 31st, 2017
Technology is always moving quickly and more businesses are discovering that their EPM applications can’t keep up with business objectives. The solution is moving to the Cloud. Transitioning to the cloud is a big topic for all our EPM customers. This blog post highlights what to consider when transitioning from on-premise to EPM Cloud.
By Dwight Davis on March 21st, 2017
When companies integrate FDMEE with an ERP system, they often find that they can no longer massage data using scripting in an import format. The good news is Oracle added SQL in FDMEE. It allows you to do more than just mapping, and as a result you can use it to solve the data scrubbing problem that comes with the FDMEE and ERP integration. In this blog post, I will walk through a scenario where I did just that.