By Mike Arnoldy on November 7th, 2017
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.
By Steve Davis on August 3rd, 2017
Regardless of the company size, at some point, the growing organization decides to implement workflow in order to capture the changes that you need to make to the master data. This is where Data Relationship Governance (DRG) comes in. Data Relationship Governance is native to Data Relationship Management with versions later than 18.104.22.168. It is a tool that allows you to do workflow in order to manage master data in DRM.
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.
By TopDown Team on March 14th, 2017
When it comes to Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS), the question we are consistently asked is: Can DRM publish metadata for consumption into Oracle Cloud? The answer is yes, with a couple of asterisks. Read on to find out how.
By Hoa Pham on March 8th, 2017
Oracle Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) is purpose-built to perform consolidations and reporting. HFM has a great built-in functionality to translate data from any currency into the reporting currency. In this blog post, we’ll discuss extending the use of the built-in currency translation capability.
By Mike Arnoldy on February 27th, 2017
In this blog post, we’re looking at Account Reconciliation Cloud Services, or ARCS, the cloud version of Account Reconciliation Manager (ARM). ARCS is a cloud-based solution designed to bring automation and controls to the account reconciliation process. Unlike some of the other members of the EPM Cloud Suite, ARCS currently has the majority of the functionality found in the on-premise version.
By Paul Hoch on February 21st, 2017
EPM in the Cloud is fast becoming the new normal as Oracle continues to add to its suite of Cloud products. As companies transition Planning applications to the Cloud, they often have questions about how things like existing spreadsheets, reports, and processes going to work once they migrate.
By Mike Arnoldy 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.
By Ron Moore and Brian Brockway 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.
By TopDown Team 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.