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 Danny Booher on December 29th, 2017
While the push toward the cloud most certainly gained steam in 2017, some applications are not yet robust enough to accommodate the needs of the business. As a result, the most popular topic in 2017 was data integration and FDMEE (a topic that will no doubt remain a hot one in 2018). This new blog post discusses integration and a Hybrid Approach to help companies decide which option best accommodates the goals and needs of the business.
By Steve Davis on December 20th, 2010
There appears to be a lot misconception about what the DRM tool really is and where and how it can be used. Client’s tend initially to narrowly focus on how they are going to use the product and use that information to develop an initial impression of exactly what the tool really is. Some say…
By TopDown Team on December 14th, 2010
Many companies are now adding an EPM platform to their enterprise architecture by implementing components of the Oracle Hyperion Suite. These components are often selected to address specific needs not met by their current applications. Unfortunately, these companies often overlook one of their most valuable assets when building out the EPM solution, the relational database…
By TopDown Team on December 6th, 2010
As a Solutions Architect I get to do quite a bit of presales work, often spending time with companies who are looking to optimize their consolidation system and run their calculations faster, or provide some other reporting that they currently cannot produce. This gives me a unique opportunity to look into their systems and see…
By Mike Arnoldy on November 30th, 2010
It has been nearly 10 years since Hyperion Financial Management was first released. Yet, after all this time, many companies are still using Hyperion Enterprise. During the past year, I have consulted at several of them. Now I admit feeling nostalgic over seeing my old Enterprise friend again. But the magic quickly fades and I…
By Eldred Smikle on November 15th, 2010
In June 2009, the buzz in the financial services industry was about the new module in the Hyperion Workspace called Enterprise Resource Planning Integrator (or ERPi). ERPi is a component of FDM that allows users to integrate metadata and data from an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) source system into an Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) target…
By TopDown Team on November 8th, 2010
Enterprise’s today are looking at the best way to drive a consistent set of reporting information across the different groups. In a world where timezones and physical location are virtual, it is imperative that everyone in the organization have a central focus point from which they draw information.
By Juan Porter on November 4th, 2010
The TopDown team of experts, who have an average of twenty years industry and Oracle Hyperion experience, are eager to share their expansive knowledge and bring you an insider’s view on everything EPM. Each week, we’ll be aiming to keep you up-to-speed with the latest thinking, leading practices, and trends across all industries.