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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.

Adding Custom Dimensions to HFM

By on January 8th, 2015

With the release of HFM 11.1.2.2, HFM supports more than four custom dimensions. It will also allow the addition of custom dimensions to an existing application. Why add dimensions to your application? How do you add dimensions to an application and what are some considerations?

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…

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.

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