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Automating Calc Manager Rules for Oracle Hyperion Planning

By on January 21st, 2015

Oracle’s Calculation Manager has a host of features for creating business rules across the Hyperion suite of products. Today I want to focus on how to automate those rules in a Hyperion Planning environment. If you have Calculation Manager rules that you would like to schedule to run on a periodic basis, including rules with run-time prompts, this post is for you.

ODTUG Kscope14 – Day 3

By on June 26th, 2014

Day 3 at Kscope14 was a big one for TopDown. Four of our six speakers presented to crowds ranging from 50+ to 100+ over the course of the day. The sessions complemented each other with each drilling deeper into the information imparted from the previous one.

ODTUG Kscope14 – Day 1

By on June 24th, 2014

Another fantastic to the annual ODTUG Kscope conference. This year Kscope14 is in Seattle. We at TopDown are very excited to be here. Leading up to the conference in May, Paul Hoch, Principal Architect, presented “Its Always Sunny With Smart View,” the most popular webcast in ODTUG history. This week at the conference, we have six TopDown team members presenting (to see the dates and times of their presentations, click here.).

Updating Built-in Calculation Manager Rules in Workforce Planning

By on April 9th, 2014

Oracle’s latest release of the Workforce Planning module for Hyperion Planning brings with it a host of new features. With those new features there is, of course, new complexity. If we take a look back at the documentation for the previous version ( – wfp_admin.pdf) we will see that there is an appendix that lists some of the predefined content that ships with the Workforce module. Included in this section is “Predefined Business Rules” which has the basic code related to the built in rules. An example is the “Add TBH Salary” rule.

The Trick to Adding Two Additional Customs (for a total of six) in HFM

By on April 1st, 2014

At a recent project, I was upgrading an existing HFM application—v11.1.2.2—and I wanted to add two additional Custom Dimensions to have a total of six Customs. Also in scope for this project was to rename Custom dimension aliases and top parents names.

Deploying Calc Manager Rules to HFM application

By on August 5th, 2013

What do do when you’re having trouble deploying Calc Manager rules to an HFM application.

Kscope13—Day 4

By on June 26th, 2013

Today kicked off with more sessions, including two more TopDown presentations: Opal Alapat’s “What’s the UPK?”—showed how to leverage the application for a successful rollout. Ludovic de Paz and Terrence Sundar’s “Calc Manager: Go Beyond the Basics and Unleash the Power of Oracle Hyperion Planning“—emphasized simplification at all levels. Both sessions were very well attended…

Migrating Rules to Calc Manager

By on June 25th, 2013

Migrating from Rules to Calc Manager and want to leverage the Calc Mgr named rules?

HFM – Working with EPM Architect and Calculation Manager

By on March 14th, 2012

It has been many years since Oracle/Hyperion first introduced the EPM Architect (EPMA) tool along with Calculation Manager.  For those of us who tried adopting EPMA and Calculation Manager early in the Hyperion 9.x releases, it was a challenging experience.  (Read my colleague’s experience with using Calculation Manager in his blog post here.  Many HFM…

Falling in Love with Oracle Hyperion Calculation Manager

By on May 4th, 2011

The recent release of Hyperion means that it is once again time to consider an upgrade of your current Hyperion application (s). For companies using older versions of Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), the EPMA and Calculation Manager platforms are topics that come up during the consideration process. Many years ago when I first heard…

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