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Top 10 TopDown Consulting Blog Posts of 2014 – #3

By on December 29th, 2014

The countdown of our most viewed blog posts is nearly complete! Starting off the final three is our “Hyperion Planning Security – Managing Filters for Very Large Dimensions” feature from 2011.

This post, which ranks 3rd on our list, covers the task of managing complex security processes within Hyperion Planning – an activity that can become increasingly cumbersome and even daunting very quickly. Be sure to read the original post for our expert tips and share any of your own advice in the comments below.

KPIs and the Pareto Principle

By on October 23rd, 2014

Focusing on the “vital few” is the first step in the strategic planning process, and allows you to identify your KPIs. According to the Pareto Principle (also known as the 80/20 rule), for most events, roughly 80 percent of the effects come from just 20 percent of the causes. The Pareto Principle is considered a common mode of operation in many business practices today – including driver-based planning.

Getting Started with Oracle DRM v11.1.2.3—Part 2

By on August 27th, 2014

In part 2 of this blog series, we’ll learn about Versions, Hierarchies, Nodes, and Properties. To read Part 1, Getting Started with Oracle DRM v11.1.2.3—Part 1, click here.

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…

Q & A—“It’s Always Sunny With Smart View” Webinar

By on June 10th, 2014

During last week’s webinar, “It’s Always Sunny With Smart View,” there were a number of questions that I didn’t have time to get to. Below you will find answers to most of them. Please check back next week for answers to the remaining questions.

Driver-Based Planning: Why Less is More

By on June 4th, 2014

When it comes to EPM planning, companies have traditionally taken a “more is better” approach. With tighter budgets and competition between departments for budget allocation, it’s easy to go down the path of providing too much information, on the premise that you can’t manage what you can’t measure. So what’s the solution? Driver-based planning….

Cumulative Feature Overview Tool – EPM

By on February 18th, 2014

Cumulative Feature Overview Tool available to help identify new features and functionality available between specific Oracle EPM releases. The Fixed Defects Finder tool is available in the form of a macro-enabled spreadsheet that will give a detailed list of features available from a specific Oracle EPM release to a newer release, in order to assist with future upgrade implementations.

Financial Reports Batch Scheduler – Bursting & Export to PDF

By on July 26th, 2013

For those of you who use Financial Reporting in Oracle Hyperion 11.1.2.x, here’s a handy tip on how to configure Financial Reporting to enable Bursting and exporting PDFs to an external file: When you first try to create a Batch, you might notice the drop-down for the Export to PDF / Export to an External…

Migrating Rules to Calc Manager

By on June 25th, 2013

Migrating from Rules to Calc Manager and want to leverage the Calc Mgr named rules?

Kscope13—Day 3

By on June 25th, 2013

Today kicked off with a host of sessions, including TopDown’s first of four—”EPMA and DRM—Do I Use One, the Other, or Both?”. Paul Hoch and Steve Davis presented to a crowd of 50+ people. Lots of great information and questions. If you missed the presentation, check next week for a copy of the slides.…

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