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Kscope18 – Opening Day Highlights

By on June 11th, 2018

The product marketing and product development team from Oracle, including Mark Seewald, Shankar Viswanathan, Matt Bradley, Rich Wilkie, and Rajesh Bhatia kicked of Kscope18 with a lot of information about what’s next for Oracle EPM. The Cloud is getting a lot of love, but Oracle has not forgotten the on-premise apps.

Data Validations Leading Practices

By 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…

Working with Data Types in PBCS and EPBCS

By on December 20th, 2016

The cloud versions of Hyperion Planning—PBCS and EPBCS—offer the same data type features as in the On-Premise versions. 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.

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016

By on December 19th, 2016

As the year comes to a close, we’d like to take the opportunity to showcase the most popular topics selected by all the visitors to the TopDown website by listing the Top 10 blog posts of 2016. Some of these topics remain evergreen, making the list for multiple years. Other topics are more recent. In addition, this year our experts are weighing in on how each of these topics fits in with the maturing of EPM in the cloud. Be sure to check back each day between now and December 31, 2016, to find out what our experts have to say this year’s Top 10.

How to Design the HFM Application to Store Permanent Data

By on April 27th, 2016

Many people are looking for a way to get their Hyperion consolidation application to permanently store data. The commonality in this situation is they have a consolidation process that involves using the HFM application to make topside adjustments in the form of journals. This blog post discusses how the the use of the “Data Type” custom dimension mitigates the loss of traceability of source system data, enhancing the HFM application to store permanent data.

Creating the Sample Vision Planning Application with Oracle EPM Versions 11.1.2.3.500/11.1.2.4

By on February 17th, 2016

This blog post documents the process of creating and initializing the sample Vision Planning application with Oracle EPM v11.1.2.3.500 and v11.1.2.4. Note that this process has changed beginning with the installation of the 11.1.2.3.500 patch release as compared to the steps previously performed with the base 11.1.2.3 version.

Top 10 TopDown Consulting Blog Posts of 2015 – #3

By on December 30th, 2015

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 2015 – #7

By on December 23rd, 2015

In this blog post, Eric Meierotto, Technical Infrastructure Architect, outlines how to create a sample Planning application with Oracle EPM v11.1.2.3. The post includes environment details/requirements, and product breakdown by server, and it reviews how to Create a Planning Application Group, Configure Planning Datasource, and Create Planning Sample Application.

Oracle Hyperion Reports

By on November 24th, 2015

Hyperion has three reporting methods: Hyperion Reports, Hyperion Smart View, and standard reports within Hyperion Financial Management (“HFM”). I will address each of these reporting methods in this blog. I will also discuss XBRL reporting at the end of this blog post.

Oracle Hyperion Security

By on November 9th, 2015

Application security is the security within an application. Security prevents two types of errors: intentional and accidental. Intentional errors are rare, the majority of errors are unintentional or accidental. A large public corporation normally consists of several small entities. The accounting numbers will more likely be correct if accountants are prevented from making unintentional errors by only having the minimum access needed to do their job.

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