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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 – #10

By on December 21st, 2014

As 2014 comes to an end, we are celebrating the year with a recap of our most viewed blog posts. First up is our 10th ranked post titled “Fish Out of Water: New Essbase Functions.” The post, which was originally published in 2012, highlights impactful Oracle Essbase functions at the time. Be sure to read the original post, which includes many functions that are still helpful today, and stay tuned for an updated feature.

Creating the Sample Planning application with Oracle EPM

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.

Oracle OpenWorld 2012 – Wednesday, October 3

By on October 4th, 2012

Mark Wilson (@MrkWlsn), vice president of services, shares his thoughts some of the EPM sessions offered at Oracle OpenWorld 2012 on Wednesday, October 3. As a San Francisco native, I have always found it amusing when tourists from around the country and world arrive in the summer expecting the California sun only to find what Mark Twain coined…

KSCOPE12 – San Antonio, TX – Day 3

By on June 28th, 2012

By the third day of the conference some trends and highlights have emerged: The latest versions of many products are now in a workable state – particularly EPMA, OBIEE-Essbase Integration, Essbase Studio OBIEE is being quickly adopted by the Hyperion community as the front end of choice for many reporting needs – lots of buzz…

KSCOPE12 San Antonio, TX – Day 2

By on June 27th, 2012

At the TopDown booth we’ve had a lot of old friends and some new friends stopping by to say hello, chat about the latest in the EPM industry, and all the interesting information that’s being imparted at KSCOPE this year. For those of you who haven’t stopped by yet, we’re at booth #520 and we still…

KSCOPE12 San Antonio, TX – Day 1

By on June 25th, 2012

This just in: KScope13 in New Orleans June 23-27. And with that, let’s get down to the highlights of Day 1 at the conference… Today at our booth, we’ve had a lot of discussions ranging from industry issues and how these match with our approach to client challenges. We’re also seeing a good balance of…

Date with Essbase Member Formulas

By on February 22nd, 2012

One of the common functions in any Database or Spreadsheet program is manipulating Day/Date functions to drive financial calculations or use calendars to organize and report periodic data. Unfortunately, this, like many functions, does not come natively in Essbase or any OLAP-based application and requires a bit of coding. Essbase database cannot store non-numeric values…

Fish Out of Water: New Essbase Functions

By on February 15th, 2012

I was reading a story about someone trying to clean out his little fish bowl, which held a bunch of fish. He emptied the fish into a bathtub full of water so he can clean up the bowl, and then noticed that the fish remained bunched up together in a circle, not venturing out.And  This…

Allocations, Activity Based Costing and Essbase Functions

By on February 1st, 2012

One of the prevalent Costing models, primarily used in manufacturing is Activity-based Costing. Activity-based Costing or ABC gained popularity as Overhead and Indirect Costs were scrutinized by management, production lines became more complex, and cost center managers were held more accountable for detailed product P&L’s and overhead cost controls.  Traditionally, a fixed percentage was applied…

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