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Oracle Hyperion migration features and hiccups

By on June 21st, 2011

Oracle Hyperion includes new tools that will ease migration, cutting down on the number of steps needed in many cases. However, there are still some issues, such as with Essbase Studio, that should be fixed in future versions….[more] This article first appeared in To view the full article, visit (requires free membership…

How to Get Your Data into the Correct Intersection

By on June 15th, 2011

As companies migrate from Enterprise to Financial Management, they face some new challenges with regard to data integrity. Financial Management, with its account and custom dimensions, creates millions of valid intersections—how many of you really want product detail for your cash accounts? Ensuring that data goes into the correct intersection out of all of these…

Using Planning Currency Conversion Feature to Manage Foreign Currency Exposure

By on June 1st, 2011

A typical challenge for any company that transacts business in a number of currencies is how to reduce the impact of foreign currency fluctuation on its bottom line. Overcoming this challenge requires maximum insight into a company’s FX needs and timing of such needs. Gaining such insight is less of a challenge if a company…

Falling in Love with Oracle Hyperion Calculation Manager

By on May 4th, 2011

The recent release of Hyperion means that it is once again time to consider an upgrade of your current Hyperion application (s). For companies using older versions of Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), the EPMA and Calculation Manager platforms are topics that come up during the consideration process. Many years ago when I first heard…

Oracle Hyperion Features and Gotchas

By on April 28th, 2011

Oracle Hyperion features and gotchas.* *This is a article.

Oracle Hyperion Notes

By on April 19th, 2011

My team and I are deep in the Oracle Hyperion release and I expect to have a lot to say about this once it’s installed and up and running. In the meantime, I’ve culled the key bits from the documentation notes and provided them below. Also included be low is the link to the…

It’s Here: Oracle Hyperion Released

By on April 8th, 2011

The wait is over…Oracle’s EPM Hyperion release is now available. I’ll be installing and reviewing it over the next couple days and will relay my overall impressions, itemize new features and search for any ‘gotchas.’ For now, here are two biggies for you: focuses on upgrading prior releases. ERPI now supports SQL Server.…

Oracle Hyperion—Now It Looks Like Summer

By on April 4th, 2011

The word on the street now is the Oracle Hyperion has been pushed out another 60 days. Also, Hyperion EPM Info page on Facebook answered, “We aren’t able to provide an exact date, but the release should be available during the summer months in North America (May – July),” in response to a query…

Oracle Hyperion Almost Here

By on March 15th, 2011

The latest buzz is that Oracle Hyperion 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 a hot topic.…

Coming Soon-Oracle Hyperion

By on January 31st, 2011

It looks like Oracle is releasing Hyperion 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 and why people want it, in a minute, but first I’m going to talk a bit about previous versions: Systems…

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