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Top 10 TopDown Consulting Blog Posts of 2014 – #1

By on December 31st, 2014

We are pleased to announce that the most viewed blog of 2014 is “What is Oracle Hyperion’s Data Relationship Management (DRM) Tool?”

While it was created specifically to manage hierarchies for applications like Essbase, Hyperion Planning, and Hyperion Financial Management, you can also use DRM to manage master data in other systems like General Ledgers, Data Warehouses, Human Capital Management, etc. DRM is also system agnostic, so it is not tied down to any particular system. And these are just two of the many reasons DRM is an industry favorite Hierarchy Management Tool.

Top 10 TopDown Consulting Blog Posts of 2014 – #3

By on December 29th, 2014

The countdown of our most viewed blog posts is nearly complete! Starting off the final three is our “Hyperion Planning Security – Managing Filters for Very Large Dimensions” feature from 2011.

This post, which ranks 3rd on our list, covers the task of managing complex security processes within Hyperion Planning – an activity that can become increasingly cumbersome and even daunting very quickly. Be sure to read the original post for our expert tips and share any of your own advice in the comments below.

Top 10 TopDown Consulting Blog Posts of 2014 – #5

By on December 27th, 2014

We’ve made it to the halfway point in our 10 most viewed blog posts countdown. Next up is the 5th place spot, which goes to the feature titled “Financial Reports Batch Scheduler – Bursting & Export to PDF.” This post provides Oracle Hyperion users with a step-by-step guide on how to configure the Financial Reporting tool to enable functions such as bursting and exporting PDFs to an external file.

Top 10 TopDown Consulting Blog Posts of 2014 – #6

By on December 26th, 2014

The 6th most popular post in our 10 most viewed blog posts take a look at the best approaches to reconciling data, reviewing where to start, validating data, and the process.

Top 10 TopDown Consulting Blog Posts of 2014 – #8

By on December 23rd, 2014

Clients often ask the question: Can Oracle Hyperion Smart View do the same thing as Financial Reporting, or can Financial Reporting do the same thing as Smart View? The short answer is yes. The long answer is yes, but…

TopDown Consulting at KSCOPE 2015

By on December 11th, 2014

KSCOPE 2015 will be here before we know it and we are excited to announce that we will be speaking and exhibiting at the Florida conference. This year, our team will be presenting eight sessions as well as participating in the Kscope15 Planning Panel.

Getting Started with Oracle DRM v11.1.2.3—Part 3

By on November 6th, 2014

In part 3 of this blog series, we’ll learn how to build properties in bulk using the Migration Utility, and will create six application-specific properties in the Custom.DRM namespace. In the prior post, we learned how to manually manage Versions, Hierarchies, Nodes, and Properties. In this post, we’ll use the Migration Utility to load the properties needed to manage the attributes of an Essbase application. The Migration Utility can also be used to migrate an application from one environment to another, using XML as the data medium.

Traditional Planning and Forecasting is Broken

By on September 4th, 2014

We’re kicking off a blogging series all about driver-based planning, in which you’ll learn how to implement a driver-based planning process from the top-down. Driver-based planning works by identifying and measuring only the key drivers of the business, and helps companies stay competitive is through informed decisions and agile business practices.

Getting Started with Oracle DRM v11.1.2.3—Part 2

By on August 27th, 2014

In part 2 of this blog series, we’ll learn about Versions, Hierarchies, Nodes, and Properties. To read Part 1, Getting Started with Oracle DRM v11.1.2.3—Part 1, click here.

Creating the Sample Planning application with Oracle EPM 11.1.2.3

By on August 21st, 2014

In this blog post we’re going to look at an easy way to create a sample Planning application with Oracle EPM v11.1.2.3.

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