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Workforce Planning—Making the Out-of-the-Box Solution Work

By on October 1st, 2015

Join Juan Porter, Chief Solutions Architect & Founder, and Paul Hoch, Principal Architect, on Friday, October 9 at 1p.m. EST, and in one hour you will have a clearer understanding on how to work within the Workforce Planning framework to enhance the application so that you can have a better end result and a better out-of-the-box experience with Workforce Planning.

You Want to Put What in HFM?

By on August 27th, 2015

Most people view HFM as just a financial consolidation tool (and it is an excellent tool for combining data from disparate sources and then consolidating it to produce financial statements), putting HFM into this “consolidation tool-only box” and never think about how to use its capabilities to solve other reporting challenges. Well, guess what? You…

Smart View Power Tools: Break New Analytical Ground with Smart Query

By on August 12th, 2015

Introduced in EPM v11.1.2.2, Smart Query, a feature of Hyperion Smart View, still doesn’t get a lot of attention; and it should because it’s the key to a number of analytical capabilities that Essbase users never had before.

Smart Query goes beyond the capabilities of standard Smart View. To put it more simply, Smart Query is an analysis type like the Essbasse Ad Hoc query tool or Smart View forms, but the cool difference is that Smart Query focuses on “set-based analysis.”

JavaScript Property Formulas within DRM

By on July 29th, 2015

Data Relationship Management (DRM) v11.1.2.3 includes a cool feature that changes the way to write dynamic scripting using JavaScript for your custom derived property and validations. JavaScript has been around for over a decade, but it hasn’t been available to use within DRM until the release of v11.1.2.3.

Kscope15 Encore Series

By on June 30th, 2015

TopDown is pleased to announce our Kscope15 encore webinar series. Even though we’ve said goodbye to Kscope15, in case you missed TopDown’s sessions, didn’t get a chance to ask a question, or would just like to see them again, here’s your chance. 

Kscope15 – Day 4

By on June 24th, 2015

The third day of Kscope15, and the last day of sessions, was packed with great content from beginning to end. Highlights are below.

Kscope15 – DAY 3

By on June 22nd, 2015

The second day of sessions delivered in spades. Highlights are below. Everyone is talking about the cloud…

Getting Started with Oracle DRM v11.1.2.3—Part 4

By on April 17th, 2015

In part 4 of this blog series, we’ll learn how to use Imports and Blenders in DRM to create a new version containing metadata from the Sample.Basic Essbase application.To read part 1, click here; to read part 2, click here; and to read part 3, click here.

Intercompany Eliminations in Custom Dimensions

By on March 25th, 2015

We all know that HFM will perform intercompany eliminations on the entity dimension. This is inherent functionality in HFM and is used in almost every HFM application. What is not as well known is that it is also possible to perform intercompany eliminations on a custom dimension.

Sometimes it’s not necessary to log into web interface – just use Smart View

By on February 23rd, 2015

Oracle Hyperion Smart View for Office is a powerful user tool allowing for easy and flexible ad-hoc reporting and it’s a tool that can display things like web forms and grids. But, did you know that you can use also use it as an administrative tool?

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