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Kscope11 – Opening Day

By on June 27th, 2011

  This update is provided by Josh Berger, Vice President of Sales for TopDown Consulting. Please check back tomorrow for the Day 2 update. The biggest news from the Kscope11 kickoff is that Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) is the fastest growing application suite within Oracle apps. Data Relationship Management (DRM) is the fastest growing within…

Visit TopDown at Kaleidoscope 2011

By on June 23rd, 2011

TopDown Consulting will be at ODTUG Kscope11, June 26-30 at the Long Beach, CA Convention Center, and we hope you will be too. Visit us in booth 313 and chat with Mark Wilson, vice president of services and known EPM and BI expert, and Michael Smith, solutions architect at TopDown Consulting with 20+ years experience…

Oracle Hyperion migration features and hiccups

By on June 21st, 2011

Oracle Hyperion includes new tools that will ease migration, cutting down on the number of steps needed in many cases. However, there are still some issues, such as with Essbase Studio, that should be fixed in future versions….[more] This article first appeared in To view the full article, visit (requires free membership…

How to Get Your Data into the Correct Intersection

By on June 15th, 2011

As companies migrate from Enterprise to Financial Management, they face some new challenges with regard to data integrity. Financial Management, with its account and custom dimensions, creates millions of valid intersections—how many of you really want product detail for your cash accounts? Ensuring that data goes into the correct intersection out of all of these…

Falling in Love with Oracle Hyperion Calculation Manager

By on May 4th, 2011

The recent release of Hyperion means that it is once again time to consider an upgrade of your current Hyperion application (s). For companies using older versions of Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), the EPMA and Calculation Manager platforms are topics that come up during the consideration process. Many years ago when I first heard…

Oracle Hyperion Notes

By on April 19th, 2011

My team and I are deep in the Oracle Hyperion release and I expect to have a lot to say about this once it’s installed and up and running. In the meantime, I’ve culled the key bits from the documentation notes and provided them below. Also included be low is the link to the…

It’s Here: Oracle Hyperion Released

By on April 8th, 2011

The wait is over…Oracle’s EPM Hyperion release is now available. I’ll be installing and reviewing it over the next couple days and will relay my overall impressions, itemize new features and search for any ‘gotchas.’ For now, here are two biggies for you: focuses on upgrading prior releases. ERPI now supports SQL Server.…

ODI—What Now?

By on April 6th, 2011

Have ODI, will…   Many companies are struggling to embrace the new Hyperion software products Oracle releases each year. The current “Information Now” age has created a need for supporting technologies, and Oracle has been quick to respond. Oracle Data Integrator (a.k.a. “ODI”) is one of these technologies. Introduced a few years ago, Oracle acquired…

Oracle Hyperion—Now It Looks Like Summer

By on April 4th, 2011

The word on the street now is the Oracle Hyperion has been pushed out another 60 days. Also, Hyperion EPM Info page on Facebook answered, “We aren’t able to provide an exact date, but the release should be available during the summer months in North America (May – July),” in response to a query…

Offline Adjustments—the EPM Project Timesuck

By on March 22nd, 2011

You’re only as strong as your weakest link, and when it comes to financial reporting, the weakest link is often offline adjustments—the forgotten piece of financial data and often the unplanned ‘gotcha’ when it comes to implementing an EPM solution.

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