By TopDown Team 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…
By Juan Porter on June 20th, 2017
Handling text data in a Hyperion Planning application is relatively easy and straightforward. Managing and reporting on text data is not quite as simple in the Essbase technology. But it can be done. Find out how.
By TopDown Team on April 25th, 2017
Calc Manager is at the center of Oracle’s EPM suite. It’s the place to develop logic for Essbase, HFM, and Planning on-premise or in the Cloud. At Kscope17, Ludovic De Paz and Ron Moore focus on the Calc Manager features that save time and/or allow you to do things you can’t otherwise do and/or explore. This blog post highlights the details of that session and more.
By TopDown Team on March 8th, 2017
Oracle Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) is purpose-built to perform consolidations and reporting. HFM has a great built-in functionality to translate data from any currency into the reporting currency. In this blog post, we’ll discuss extending the use of the built-in currency translation capability.
By TopDown Team on February 6th, 2017
Suez administrators had to carefully plan when to execute aggregations to avoid taking the application off line and disrupting users. Back up and other administrative tasks were also very time consuming. To solve this problem, Suez collaborated with TopDown to optimize the aggregation process through a Hybrid aggregation approach.
By Paul Hoch on February 1st, 2017
If you’re working with Hyperion Planning, the good news is that the cloud versions —PBCS and EPBCS—offer the same data type features. The key thing to know is that the configuration is slightly different. This post will show you how to enhance your Planning cloud application with non-financial data such as Text or Dates.
By TopDown Team on January 10th, 2017
Oracle Essbase is the industry leading Multidimensional Database platform. As a modeling and reporting technology, Essbase can only store numeric information, strings and other data types are not supported. However, both Essbase and Planning can get around this limitation using some functionality called Smart Lists, which are nothing more than lookup tables. This blog post will show you a design to manage both the Smart Lists themselves, as well as the association between member (in Essbase/Planning) and Smart List.
By TopDown Team on January 4th, 2017
Every year TopDown showcases our top content for the year with the Top 10 most popular blog posts. Some of these topics remain evergreen, making the list for multiple years. Other topics are more recent. To make things more interesting, this year our experts have looked at the content and weighed in on how the topic at hand fits in with the maturing of EPM in the cloud. Read on to find out what they have to say.
By TopDown Team on December 7th, 2016
Discover a simple trick that you can use in Hyperion Planning and Essbase to ensure you never have to worry about over or under allocating your expenses when entering a value that doesn’t equal 100%.
By TopDown Team on June 21st, 2016
We recently finished a very successful PBCS driver-based budgeting project. There are a lot of reasons why the project was successful. One big reason was the great team on the customer’s side. In particular, the customers project owner had a deep understanding of driver-based budgeting and how to use it to help his stakeholders. I’ve…