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Tag: Oracle Hyperion

Data Validations Leading Practices

By 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…

How to Design the HFM Application to Store Permanent Data

By on April 27th, 2016

Many people are looking for a way to get their Hyperion consolidation application to permanently store data. The commonality in this situation is they have a consolidation process that involves using the HFM application to make topside adjustments in the form of journals. This blog post discusses how the the use of the “Data Type” custom dimension mitigates the loss of traceability of source system data, enhancing the HFM application to store permanent data.

Top 10 TopDown Consulting Blog Posts of 2015 – #8

By on December 22nd, 2015

If you have Calculation Manager rules, including rules with run-time prompts, that you would like to schedule to run on a periodic basis in your Hyperion Planning environment, this post is for you.

Essbase XWRITE From Dynamic Calc Parents

By on November 30th, 2015

With an XWRITE script, the calc is executed on the source database, and transfers data to the target. In this scenario, I needed to transfer data from Dynamic Calc Parents in both the Account and Period dimensions, to Level0 stored members in the target.

Oracle Hyperion Reports

By on November 24th, 2015

Hyperion has three reporting methods: Hyperion Reports, Hyperion Smart View, and standard reports within Hyperion Financial Management (“HFM”). I will address each of these reporting methods in this blog. I will also discuss XBRL reporting at the end of 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.

To Allocate or Not to Allocate in Planning – That is the Question?

By on September 8th, 2015

When it comes to allocating data, most users tend to use HCPM, which begs the question: Is this always the right tool for the job? The short answer is no. Although we have been told that allocations can be handled in HPCM, there are most certainly situations when Planning and Essbase can provide the upper hand when creating an allocation engine. So how do you know when Planning and Essbase are the right tools for the job?

Dynamic Back Ups for Essbase in UNIX

By on August 4th, 2015

There are a number of ways you can do Essbase backups, but many are intrusive, meaning the users must be out of the system while the backup is running. This becomes a real problem when you have a global company because around the world potentially means around-the-clock users, or at the very least, little downtime. So how do you do backups that don’t interrupt the workday?

Kscope15 Encore Series

By on June 30th, 2015

TopDown is pleased to announce our Kscope15 encore webinar series. Even though we’ve said goodbye to Kscope15, in case you missed TopDown’s sessions, didn’t get a chance to ask a question, or would just like to see them again, here’s your chance. 

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.

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