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Elevating Your Workforce Planning Solution to the Cloud

By on May 1st, 2017

Thinking about elevating your organization’s Workforce Planning Solution (WFP)? Want to see a detailed demo of the capabilities of the latest version Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) SWP (Strategic Workforce Planning) and Workforce planning modules? Seasoned WFP architects and KSCOPE speaker Juan Porter highlights the details of their Kscope17 session in this blog post.

Workforce Planning—Making the Out-of-the-Box Solution Work

By on October 1st, 2015

Join Juan Porter, Chief Solutions Architect & Founder, and Paul Hoch, Principal Architect, on Friday, October 9 at 1p.m. EST, and in one hour you will have a clearer understanding on how to work within the Workforce Planning framework to enhance the application so that you can have a better end result and a better out-of-the-box experience with Workforce Planning.

Kscope15 – Day 4

By on June 24th, 2015

The third day of Kscope15, and the last day of sessions, was packed with great content from beginning to end. Highlights are below.

Top 10 TopDown Consulting Blog Posts of 2014 – #2

By on December 30th, 2014

Our runner up for the most viewed blog post of 2014 is our “Enhancing your Hyperion Planning application with Text Data Type members” write-up. First published in 2012, this feature spotlights the task of assigning text data types in Oracle Hyperion. In the article, our team of experts provide two specific examples of how to use text data types to achieve particular results.

TopDown Consulting at KSCOPE 2015

By on December 11th, 2014

KSCOPE 2015 will be here before we know it and we are excited to announce that we will be speaking and exhibiting at the Florida conference. This year, our team will be presenting eight sessions as well as participating in the Kscope15 Planning Panel.

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…

Updating Built-in Calculation Manager Rules in Workforce Planning

By on April 9th, 2014

Oracle’s latest release of the Workforce Planning module for Hyperion Planning brings with it a host of new features. With those new features there is, of course, new complexity. If we take a look back at the documentation for the previous version ( – wfp_admin.pdf) we will see that there is an appendix that lists some of the predefined content that ships with the Workforce module. Included in this section is “Predefined Business Rules” which has the basic code related to the built in rules. An example is the “Add TBH Salary” rule.

Oracle Hyperion Workforce Planning – Let’s Take a Look

By on May 22nd, 2013

Workforce Planning Overview This blog series is intended to provide Oracle Hyperion Planning consultants with some useful background, recommendations, and food for thought as they prepare to implement Workforce Planning.  It is not a replacement for the product documentation or an implementation cookbook. What is Workforce Planning and should you be using it? Oracle Hyperion…

Enhancing your Hyperion Planning application with Text Data Type members

By on September 19th, 2012

The ability to assign text data type has been available since Hyperion Planning version 11.1.1; albeit, text data type assignment is limited to the Account dimension members. Nonetheless, this feature allows one to include non-numeric information in Planning Web Forms and Reports—information that can enhance your Planning application. Below are two examples of how to…

Workforce Planning, Is It Right For Me?

By on January 18th, 2012

Considering Hyperion Planning for Budgeting but still have to manually plan employee salaries and benefits?  Do economic conditions require you to constantly revise Headcount planning in your organization?  Do you want out-of-box solution with pre-built Logic, Web forms and calculations for Planning Salaries, Merit Pay, Bonus and Tax? Do you have a limited budget and/or…

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