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This blog is to illustrate and walk you through the process of creating a CSV extract file from your Hyperion applications.  For this example, I’m using Oracle’s COMMA4DIM sample application.  Additionally, this is also useful for those who wish to use their Hyperion applications as a data source.

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On-Premise FDMEE (Financial Data Quality Management Enterprise Edition) now supports both types of Oracle Cloud applications PBCS (Planning Budgeting Cloud Service) & FCCS (Financial Close Consolidation Cloud Service). This is great for companies that already have On-Premise FDMEE as it allows them to manage all of their “Data Management” applications in one place (supporting a mix of both On-Premise & Cloud Applications). Companies that don’t have it can benefit by having more scripting capabilities for your Cloud applications. Perhaps you were holding off on the Cloud applications because your applications are just too customized. If this is you, then your ship has sailed in! Want a demonstration? Contact us today!

 

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When you create a new Essbase application, one task that needs to be performed is creating substitution variables. This is usually done one at a time, selecting the application, selecting the database, entering the variable name and the corresponding value. This task gets really tedious when there are so many to add.

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If you’ve stumbled across this blog first, don’t forget to check out Parts I and II. The purpose of this series is to offer insight into the mapping process and identify reasons as to why a dimension’s mappings can grow to an abnormal size. Part III will provide details with regard to the causes of large volume mappings within a dimension, as well as efficient ways to deal with mappings that have gotten disproportional.

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Welcome back! In Part I of this series, member mappings and the mapping process in FDMEE were explained. Now that a brief introduction has been given, we will go continue on identifying the reasoning behind having a large volume of maps.

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The most basic and vital use of FDMEE is its mapping functionality. Mapping is so integral to the application that without it users have no way of integrating or validating their data into HFM. This blog will serve as an introduction to a three-part series that covers what to consider when developing your mapping process.

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As I approach my ten year work anniversary with CheckPoint, I begin to ponder on the various reasons why the organization has been so successful and taken to new heights year over year. While taking a hard look at my surroundings, I developed a top three list of components that helped define our success.

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Resolutions in general are tough to articulate and sometimes tougher to commit to. We read an article about the best philosophies around writing and keeping resolutions. The advice basically said 1) keep it simple 2) set a short time frame versus giving yourself all 12 months to accomplish the goal and 3) incorporate others. So, here we are drafting one of our professional goals for 2016!

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Using SmartView AdHoc Planning functionality to alleviate users discomfort with forms on the web.

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Typically, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) is thought of as solely a Finance or Information Technology initiative and can easily be put in the ‘operational efficiency through automation’ bucket of benefits. Which is just a fancy way of saying this is a corporate cost cutting program. However, in order for EPM to really matter in the business, it has to have a direct impact on more than just operating margins. Ideally, it should provide your department, business-unit and company with one or more competitive advantages in these areas:

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