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2016 Top 10 Topics & EPM in the Cloud

By on January 4th, 2017

Every year TopDown showcases our top content for the year with the Top 10 most popular blog posts. Some of these topics remain evergreen, making the list for multiple years. Other topics are more recent. To make things more interesting, this year our experts have looked at the content and weighed in on how the topic at hand fits in with the maturing of EPM in the cloud. Read on to find out what they have to say.

Using FDMEE to Add a Cloud Application as a Target

By on December 21st, 2016

The release of 11.1.2.4 PSU 200 for FDMEE introduced some exciting new features, including the ability to add a Cloud application as a target application, eliminating the need for a file based approach at a recent client.

Working with FDMEE v11.1.2.4 and the .200 Patch

By on June 13th, 2016

Recently, we’ve implemented FDMEE version 11.1.2.4 at a major client. This client has been using FDM classic version 11.1.2.x for many years and needed to upgrade to version 11.1.2.4 for compliance and maintenance support reasons. When we started this project, we installed the base version of FDMEE 11.1.2.4 with the .100 patch. Through the course of our implementation we ran into some noteworthy findings that we’ll discuss in this blog post. Our guideline for the FDMEE build was to use built-in functionality and be fairly vanilla, so avoid any custom coding.

Reporting in FDMEE

By on April 6th, 2016

FDMEE comes installed with variety of standard reports, just like in FDM. Most of the reports that came with FDM are ported to FDMEE. The big difference is that the embedded engine that renders the reports now is Oracle BI Publisher. The core data tables remain the same, making it easier to convert old custom…

FDMEE / FDM – Map One Source Account to Multiple Target Accounts

By on March 8th, 2016

What do you do when one line item provides more information than only one destination Point of View? For instance, assume that all of the trial balance accounts from an extract will load to a custom dimension member of “END”. However further assume that the trial balance has multiple members, typically in a custom dimension, for the balance sheet accounts that record movement.

Using FDMEE Multi Dimension Mapping

By on March 1st, 2016

In old FDM if there was ever a need to source two fields for an exception mapping, it was required to write a script to resolve this issue so that the scripted member would then be able to be mapped accordingly. For instance, there might be a Long-Term liability account in HFM, “AccruedTax”, that in almost all instances is sourced from a G/L account, 290100. Let’s say however, that there is one exception to this based upon the Entity, “WestSales”, where instead of being a long-term liability, this instead is a long-term asset for HFM, “LongTermDefTaxAsset.”

FDM / FDMEE Mapping – General Principles

By on February 24th, 2016

Let’s discuss the basic fundamental purpose of FDMEE. That is to say mappings. FDMEE has come a long way since its origins, and is at this stage is an ETL-like tool (Extract Transform Load). Mapping is the “T”, Transform, part of this acronym. This is where source system, typically General Ledgers, metadata members are transformed to a destination EPM application dimension member. Think of these as accounts, entities, cost centers, product members, and so on.

Solving Oracle HFM Consolidation Issues

By on October 30th, 2015

Accounting means assigning the correct numbers to the correct accounts in the correct time period. Consolidation means combining the accounts of several entities according to accounting rules. Introduction As the administrator of Oracle Hyperion Financial Management (“HFM”), your job is to support the application that produces the consolidated results. Key to supporting the application is…

Updating HFM Application Server Keys on a Large HFM Application

By on February 11th, 2014

Recently I had to update the HFM application server keys on a big HFM application running on version 11.1.2.3, running on a single dedicated Win2008 server (64 bit) CPU 2 X 8 way 3.0 GHz 32GB RAM. The backend is Oracle 11g. End user loads are moderate—the typical concurrent number of users topped out at around 10. The HFM application dimensionality was in the medium range:

FDMEE patch 11.1.2.3.200

By on November 22nd, 2013

FDMEE patch 11.1.2.3.200 is due out next week. It will add to the API library for scripting.

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