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Hyperion Planning Input Forms -- You're Doing it All Wrong

Jake Turrell, US-Analytics
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 1, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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Topic: Planning - Subtopic: General Planning

If you're building lifeless input forms that simply present data and allow inputs, you're doing it all wrong! There are a host of intermediate-to-advanced features in forms that are ready to impress your end-users. Have you ever used a right-click menu to pass context to another form? What about data validations that actually work in Smart View? Have you tried your luck with in-sheet calculations? What about user variables? If you've built basic Planning input forms, and you're ready to take your apps to the next level, this presentation is for you. You'll get a step-by-step guide, illustrated with a live demo and real-world examples.

HFM, Planning, and Essbase with a Side of DRM

Angie Caruthers, McAfee
Co-presenter(s): Brian Marshall, US-Analytics
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 2, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Topic: EPM Business Content - Subtopic: Case Studies

Are you considering an implementation of HFM, Planning, Essbase, and DRM? This presentation will cover the successful implementation of the Oracle EPM Suite implemented at McAfee. Hear first-hand from the client, not just the consultants, about what to expect when implementing the Oracle EPM stack in a complex international environment. Data moves smoothly around from SAP to HFM, from HFM to Planning, and from Planning to Essbase. Meanwhile, all of the meta-data for all of the applications regardless of technology is managed in DRM. If you are considering implementing Oracle EPM or you are already in the process, this presentation will be worth your while.

From Essbase Developer to Planning Developer

Brian Marshall, US-Analytics
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 5, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Topic: Planning - Subtopic: General Planning

Are you still using Essbase to do Planning? Allow me to introduce you to Hyperion Planning. For most Essbase developers, making that initial leap into Hyperion Planning is a bit scary. This presentation will walk users through the key steps to building a Hyperion Planning application. If you already know Essbase, you've already mastered the hardest part. From building the initial Planning model to producing web forms for the end-users, this presentation will provide a step-by-step guide to your first Planning application along with a live demo. You will come as an Essbase developer, but you will leave as a Planning developer.

Getting Your Data Out of HFM - HFM Extended Analytics

Keith Berry, US-Analytics
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 12, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Topic: Financial Close - Subtopic: HFM

This presentation will teach non-DBAs how to use one of the most powerful tools in the HFM arsenal, Extended Analytics. The session will show you how to configure EA, the types of extracts that can be created, and user tools for accessing the data. The session will show you how to create efficient extracts and include all the sample queries you need to get up and running. The session will also illustrate how EA is an essential tool for an HFM admin that can be used to, among other things, rapidly tie out an entire HFM application or analyze application performance. Finally, the session will compare EA to Essbase Analytics Link to help you identify which is the best tool for your circumstances.

Turbocharge Your Hyperion Planning Input Forms with Predictive Planning

Jake Turrell, US-Analytics
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 13, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Topic: Planning - Subtopic: General Planning

One of the most exciting new enhancements to Planning 11.1.2.2 is its new Predictive Planning tool. This new feature allows users to plot their projections alongside those created by Predictive Planning, giving users another data set against which they can compare their results. This live demo will walk users through the process of setting up Predictive Planning and will provide several real-world examples. The session will cover: - When to use Predictive Planning and when to avoid it - Basic statistical concepts used by Predictive Planning - How to best configure input forms for Predictive Planning - A walk through of the Predictive Planning user interface - Running predictions. - Using Comparison Views to review the results of various scenarios - How to tweak your results with filters and reports Users will leave this session with the tools, knowledge, and confidence to implement Predictive Planning in their own environments.

Currency Translation in HFM, Essbase, and Planning

Keith Berry, US-Analytics
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 15, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Topic: Financial Close

Currency translation can be one of the most confusing parts of an EPM system. The accounting requirements can be intricate, each tool handles the process differently and distributing the results across systems can be tricky. The session will start with a short primer on accounting translation for non-accountants. Then the session will go into a detailed, technical review of the very different methods HFM and Essbase use to translate, highlighting the capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses of each. Finally, the session will discuss the challenges you'll face (sharing data, avoiding duplicate translation) when building a multi-currency EPM system and the options for handling them.

Essbase Analytics Link - The Magic Decoder Ring

Brian Marshall, US-Analytics
When: Jun 27, 2013, Session 17, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Topic: Essbase - Subtopic: Other Essbase

Essbase Analytics Links (EAL) provides a great mechanism for extracting data from Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) into Essbase. In addition, it now has the ability to extract data directly to a relational database. This session will explore real world uses of the three extract methods using EAL. Whether you simply need to replicate HFM exactly in Essbase or have a more complex need like blending HFM and Hyperion Planning data together in one Essbase model, this session will cover it. Live demonstrations of all that EAL has to offer will be provided including some undocumented ways of automating processes.

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