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Data Validations Leading Practices

By on August 9th, 2017

Over my 15 plus years of consulting, one of the great constants in working with Oracle Hyperion EPM is that you cannot hide from data validations.  It must be done.  One of the eternal questions is:  “Does the data tie out?”  And of course, we know that the answer must always be an affirmative.  In…

Intercompany Eliminations in Custom Dimensions

By on March 25th, 2015

We all know that HFM will perform intercompany eliminations on the entity dimension. This is inherent functionality in HFM and is used in almost every HFM application. What is not as well known is that it is also possible to perform intercompany eliminations on a custom dimension.

Kscope13—Opening Day

By on June 23rd, 2013

Kscope13, taking place this week in New Orleans, LA kicked off today, Sunday, June 23. The number of attendees tops 1400 people this year vs. 1100 last year. Over 50% of the people and exhibitors are focused on Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)*, and for the first time, an EPM business track in addition to technical.…

Additional Custom Dimensions in Hyperion

By on April 4th, 2012

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to see and touch the next release of Hyperion Financial Management. Today, Oracle released Hyperion and I am happy to report there is a lot to be excited about. First, based only on the release number, you would not think that it is a major release,…

Time Travel with Essbase

By on January 26th, 2012

I was reading the biography of Albert Einstein—the most fascinating pieces are on how he developed some of his greatest theories by observing his natural surroundings.  In one experiment, performed in his head rather than in a lab, he challenged Isaac Newton’s concept of space and time, in what eventually would become the Special theory…

Hyperion Enterprise Planning Release Date and Features

By on October 19th, 2011

Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Planning is scheduled for release between April and June, according to officials at Oracle OpenWorld this month. The new release will be optimized for Oracle Exalytics, the company’s business intelligence appliance, although the software will be available separately on other platforms as well. The question is how much of an upgrade…

Thoughts on Preparing for IFRS

By on October 5th, 2011

Over the past few weeks, we have taken a brief look at what IFRS its possible impact on consolidation applications. Now it is time to look at what can you do now to start preparing. The current answer is not much. Until the SEC decides on the if, when, and how of the US adopting…

Reconciling data—What is the Best Approach?

By on July 27th, 2011

Most organizations severely underestimate what it takes to reconcile data. They often don’t consider how much historical data is needed and other items that need to be accounted for. The best way to make sure data reconciliation is smooth and mostly uneventful is to take a planned and considered approach. Getting Started The first step…

Kscope11 – Day 3

By on June 29th, 2011

This update is provided by Josh Berger, Vice President of Sales for TopDown Consulting. As Kscope11 comes to a close, the biggest takeaway for the TopDown team is the interesting and varied content presented over the last several days. And, according to the record breaking number of participants (over 1000 this year), the conference content keeps…

Kscope11 – Day 2

By on June 28th, 2011

This update is provided by Josh Berger, Vice President of Sales for TopDown Consulting. Please check back tomorrow for the day 3 update. The Kscope Day two standouts hands down were the sessions: strong content, great takeaway information, and direct and to the point answers to the often loaded questions from the audience. Attendees consistently…

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