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HFM Admin SOX Compliance Checklist: Providing Support for SOX Sections 302 & 404

Since Oracle Hyperion Financial Management is generally a finance-owned and IT-supported application, HFM administrators have several responsibilities and requirements that they need to meet. Some are evidence-based activities (e.g. provide proof of how foreign-owned entities are translated and consolidated in the financial statements), and some are change control activities (e.g. ensure metadata updates of entities and/or accounts are approved by the accounting manager).

To support accounting for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance activities, use the SOX compliance checklist to see how HFM admins perform the following application support and change management tasks.

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ODTUG Kscope17: Must-See Essbase & Planning Sessions

Posted by Michelle Heath   |   Hyperion Planning,   |   Kscope,   |   Oracle Essbase
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5 Barriers That Slow Your Planning Cycle [Free Checklist]


If you’re an FP&A professional at a large company, chances are you’re faced with a long budget cycle that takes several months to complete. In this blog post, we’ll talk about five common culprits of a slow planning cycle and the steps you can take to get to faster (and more accurate) results.

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So, You Implemented Hyperion Planning… Now What?

So, your organization has finally implemented a robust planning, budgeting, and forecasting solution. You’re all set, right? Unfortunately, the implementation is just the first step in getting the most out of your Hyperion Planning application.

To ensure you spend more time on high-value work than things like user errors and system slowdowns, you’ll want to:

  • Ensure your users move beyond Excel
  • Maximize user adoption with training
  • Plan for ongoing support

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PBCS and EPBCS Updates (May): Simplified Dimension Editor, One-Click Financial Reporting, and More

Next week, Oracle will roll out its May updates for Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS). This blog post outlines the new functionality that will become available, as well as improvements and fixed defects.

(If you want to stay informed of monthly updates for Oracle EPM cloud products, be sure to subscribe to our blog.)

The monthly update for PBCS and EPBCS will occur on Friday, May 19 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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FCCS Updates (May): Enhanced User Interface, New Smart View Extensions, and More

Next week, Oracle will update Financial Close and Consolidation Cloud Service (FCCS). In this blog post, we’ll outline changes, new functionality, and fixed defects for May.

Every time a cloud update comes up for FCCS, or any other Oracle EPM cloud products, we’ll update it here on the US-Analytics Oracle EPM & BI Blog.

The monthly update for Oracle FCCS will occur on Friday, May 19 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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ARCS Product Update (May): Support for Variance Analysis, New Transaction Matching Features, and More

Next week, Oracle will update Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS). In this blog post, we’ll outline changes, updates, and considerations for May.

We’ll let you know any time there are updates to ARCS or any other Oracle EPM cloud products. Check the US-Analytics Oracle EPM & BI Blog every month.

The monthly update for Oracle ARCS will occur on Friday, May 19 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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What Does A Typical Hyperion FCM Implementation Look Like?


Think back to your last implementation or upgrade project. How many hours did your finance and accounting team devote to the project? How stretched were your IT resources? Did the implementation take so long that you were ready for an upgrade shortly after?

Budget, timeline, and company resources are all factors to consider when implementing new application solutions. The goal of implementing Oracle Hyperion Financial Close Management (FCM) is to equip the finance and accounting team with the necessary tools to optimize financial close and submission — while minimizing strain on client resources and delivering a quick turnaround time.

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Getting the Buy-in for Hyperion Managed Services

Posted by Craig Kee   |   Managed Services

If you’re not a decision maker in your organization, it can be difficult to convince management to invest in a change. This is especially true if your company has already made an investment in complex EPM or BI tools, like on-premises or cloud Hyperion products.

Implementing the software is half the battle; the other half is getting the proper support for maintaining your applications going forward. The reasons why are probably obvious to you — you can focus on more strategic work and your organization will get the best value out of these complex systems.

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Customer Spotlight: How Williamson-Dickie Supports Hyperion Planning

Posted by Craig Kee   |   Managed Services,   |   Hyperion Planning

 

When an employee decides to leave, it’s tough on any organization. It’s particularly difficult when that employee is a Hyperion administrator — suddenly you’re left without support for complex applications that are essential to your financial operations.

This is what happened to Williamson-Dickie, a Fort Worth-based work wear outfitter, when their admin decided to leave. But what began as a tough situation ended up benefitting the organization. They realized they didn’t have enough work for a full-time admin — instead, they could save time and money by outsourcing Hyperion support to an experienced managed services provider.

In this blog post, we’ll go over some of the ways Williamson-Dickie uses Hyperion managed services to support Hyperion Planning.

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