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Oracle Hyperion 11.1.2.1- Almost Here

By on March 15th, 2011

The latest buzz is that Oracle Hyperion 11.1.2.1 will be released this week, and there is a long list of people anxiously awaiting it. The release is supposed to include the conversion tools that allow you to upgrade from prior releases, and this fact coupled with support for Windows 2008 makes 11.1.2.1 a hot topic.…

Currency Translations in Financial Management — Historical Rates versus Dollar Overrides

By on March 9th, 2011

One of the best times to look for improvements in your Financial Management application is during an upgrade. A good place for global companies to start is how the application is handling translations for multiple local currencies. Recent experience has shown me that companies can realize immediate benefits by taking a second look at currency…

Justifying Your MDM Strategy

By on March 2nd, 2011

Why is getting your organization’s management to recognize the value of creating and using a Master Data Management (MDM) strategy so difficult? It seems that the concept of trying to create a strategy that would reduce errors, cleanse data and, in general, improve the organization’s ability to make their data much more useable would be…

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…

The MDM Struggle

By on February 8th, 2011

A number of companies are struggling with the issues surrounding their management of their master data.  The traditional walls of location and time have been eliminated by today’s 24/7 economy.  Companies have worldwide locations and at any given time someone, somewhere within the organization is entering information into a transactional system.  All of this diversity…

Coming Soon-Oracle Hyperion 11.1.2.1

By on January 31st, 2011

It looks like Oracle is releasing Hyperion 11.1.2.1 in the coming weeks. And not a moment too soon because people have been waiting a long time for this. I’ll get to what’s in release 11.1.2.1 and why people want it, in a minute, but first I’m going to talk a bit about previous versions: Systems…

Remote EPM development—Managing a Global Development Effort

By on January 24th, 2011

I spend most of my time these days on engagements with multi-national organizations that, of course, are implementing a global enterprise performance management system. One very common challenge is how to include system administrators from other regions, continents, and time zones. At TopDown we stress knowledge sharing by having our clients work alongside our consultants…

How to Leverage Existing Database Technologies for Successful EPM Implementations

By on January 18th, 2011

In planning for an EPM project, companies need to consider many different factors, the first being the tool selection process. Now many companies know they must go through a tool selection process when undergoing a project addressing a business problem as important as EPM. This often involves a careful review of what tools are out…

Hyperion Financial Management Implementations–How Long Will It Take?

By on January 10th, 2011

When a company begins looking at a Hyperion Financial Management implementation, one of the first questions they ask is how long it will take. Well, I don’t have a crystal ball that will tell me how long there implementation will take, but I can give them some insight into what I have seen during numerous…

Leverage All Your Assets: How a Relational Database Complements the Oracle Hyperion EPM Suite

By on December 14th, 2010

Many companies are now adding an EPM platform to their enterprise architecture by implementing components of the Oracle Hyperion Suite.  These components are often selected to address specific needs not met by their current applications.  Unfortunately, these companies often overlook one of their most valuable assets when building out the EPM solution, the relational database…

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