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Using SQL instead of Jython

By on June 11th, 2013

Check out this hand script for the times when you want to use SQL instead of Jython.

Sample Script for Account Mapping

By on June 2nd, 2013

Check out this sample script for Account Mapping in FDM.

Consolidations Application Leading Practices

By on March 28th, 2012

In my previous blog post, we discussed the EPM consolidations review and summarized what it entails.  Now, let’s drill down some more on one of the big facets of the EPM consolidations review – the application design review. Typically, most companies use Financial Data Quality Management (FDQM) with HFM so we focus on both the…

FDM Smart Merge – Overwriting Data Without Using Replace Mode

By on February 29th, 2012

Many customers who use HFM have a typical close cycle where G/L data is first loaded using Financial Quality Data Management (FDM) and then, supplemental inputs are made directly in HFM using data forms.  Since the close cycle is iterative, what happens to supplemental input data when G/L data is loaded again via FDM?  If…

Speed Development Using Data Marts with EPM

By on August 11th, 2011

One of the biggest reasons to utilize data marts within an EPM implementation is the ability to speed development by reusing data and metadata across multiple systems. Additionally, future systems can leverage the database development effort for the initial system. Metadata often provides a great basis to leverage or build upon. The dataset is usually…

Transitioning, Mapping, Validation – Make Your Database Work for You

By on February 22nd, 2011

Every company that moves between systems in an effort to modernize—e.g., moving from Hyperion Enterprise to Oracle Hyperion Financial Management (HFM)—must validate their data. This process is often made more complicated by differences in hierarchies, the inclusion of additional data sources, changes required to utilize additional capabilities in the new tool. In addition, transitioning from…

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