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Error During Application Deploy

By on May 8th, 2013

Our team encountered an issue with Planning and EPMA v11.1.2.1. When they would attempt to do a full deploy of the Planning application the system would throw an aborted error message, although a simple refresh of the outline worked fine.

SmartView: Five Basic New Features for Essbase that You Don’t Want to Miss

By on May 17th, 2012

If you’re like the many seasoned Essbase Add-In fans out there who are reluctant to make the jump to SmartView, you may want to continue reading. Starting with release, SmartView has shifted into a position where it will become the replacement tool for the Essbase Add-In. Oracle has been promising full parity for some time…

Consolidations Business Rules Leading Practices

By on April 4th, 2012

We continue discussing leading practices for consolidations by focusing now on business rules. Returning to my earlier blog post, for most users, HFM business rules are the clearest candidate to be labeled as a black box. First and foremost is the VBscript language that puzzles most Finance users and some IT users too. Then, once…

Checking Up On Financial Close Management

By on March 7th, 2012

It has been about two years since Oracle first released Financial Close Management (FCM).  The story of FCM was an exciting promise of one tool to manage the closing process from A-Z – the G/L close to final consolidated reporting.  Now that we are at a point where implementing FCM is no longer beta/”bleeding-edge”. Let’s…

Date with Essbase Member Formulas

By on February 22nd, 2012

One of the common functions in any Database or Spreadsheet program is manipulating Day/Date functions to drive financial calculations or use calendars to organize and report periodic data. Unfortunately, this, like many functions, does not come natively in Essbase or any OLAP-based application and requires a bit of coding. Essbase database cannot store non-numeric values…

Fish Out of Water: New Essbase Functions

By on February 15th, 2012

I was reading a story about someone trying to clean out his little fish bowl, which held a bunch of fish. He emptied the fish into a bathtub full of water so he can clean up the bowl, and then noticed that the fish remained bunched up together in a circle, not venturing out.And  This…

Implementing Rolling Forecasts

By on November 2nd, 2011

In the previous post we covered the “what and why” of rolling forecasts as well as how to transform traditional budgeting and forecasting into this innovative approach. The next step is to look at how to make the transition come to life. And the first step is implementation. Initial Considerations The key to any successful implementation…

Hyperion Enterprise Planning Release Date and Features

By on October 19th, 2011

Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Planning is scheduled for release between April and June, according to officials at Oracle OpenWorld this month. The new release will be optimized for Oracle Exalytics, the company’s business intelligence appliance, although the software will be available separately on other platforms as well. The question is how much of an upgrade…

IFRS and Summarized Accounts

By on September 28th, 2011

My last blog discussed the changes to a Hyperion Financial Management application with a granular chart of accounts in order to support IFRS. Now let’s take a look at the changes required for an application that has a summarized chart of accounts. If you have this type of application, adopting IFRS is going to require…

More Thoughts on Oracle Hyperion Migration

By on August 3rd, 2011

A few months and many migrations later, I have thoughts, discoveries, and a two-part question about the Hyperion migration. Thoughts and Discoveries I am happy to report that the release documentation continues to impress. And believe me, good documentation goes a long way to making migrations run smoothly. Another nice surprise in is…

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