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Adding Custom Dimensions to HFM

By on January 8th, 2015

With the release of HFM, 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 – #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.

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.

Poll Your Audience! – Oracle Hyperion Workforce Planning

By on July 22nd, 2014

Project teams often wrestle with the decision to initiate Hyperion Planning’s Workforce module or create a customized salary planning application. Surveying your team, and surveying their requirements can lead to discovery and uncover conversation catalysts to help make the decision clearer. To make sure you get critical information, you should remember some key characteristics when…

Q & A—“It’s Always Sunny With Smart View” Webinar

By on June 10th, 2014

During last week’s webinar, “It’s Always Sunny With Smart View,” there were a number of questions that I didn’t have time to get to. Below you will find answers to most of them. Please check back next week for answers to the remaining questions.

Driver-Based Planning: Why Less is More

By on June 4th, 2014

When it comes to EPM planning, companies have traditionally taken a “more is better” approach. With tighter budgets and competition between departments for budget allocation, it’s easy to go down the path of providing too much information, on the premise that you can’t manage what you can’t measure. So what’s the solution? Driver-based planning….

Submit Data via Smart View to ASO type applications

By on April 15th, 2014

Technology:  Oracle Hyperion Version: Topic:            Submit Data via Smart View to ASO type applications Write back privileged users were not able to submit data via Smartview for older version ASO cubes. Users can now submit data via Smartview in version 11.1.2 The question was: Can I lock and send data in ASO? The answer…

The Trick to Adding Two Additional Customs (for a total of six) in HFM

By on April 1st, 2014

At a recent project, I was upgrading an existing HFM application—v11.1.2.2—and I wanted to add two additional Custom Dimensions to have a total of six Customs. Also in scope for this project was to rename Custom dimension aliases and top parents names.

Cumulative Feature Overview Tool – EPM

By on February 18th, 2014

Cumulative Feature Overview Tool available to help identify new features and functionality available between specific Oracle EPM releases. The Fixed Defects Finder tool is available in the form of a macro-enabled spreadsheet that will give a detailed list of features available from a specific Oracle EPM release to a newer release, in order to assist with future upgrade implementations.

Hyperion Financial Management Account Access

By on February 4th, 2014

When attempting to access a Financial Management application, the following error is received- “Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion.”

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