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FDMEE Tutorial: How to Load Periodic Data to HFM

One of the best practices of interfacing general ledger data to Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) is the loading of data with a Year To Date (YTD) View instead of Periodic. However, there are circumstances, such as a partial year implementation of a ledger without history, that prevent this best practice.

At a client of a colleague this recently happened. When presented with this requirement, my colleague checked the Import Format and Target Application options, which did not have a View option. As a result, this blog post presents the solution needed to load Periodic data to HFM utilizing FDMEE.

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Best EPM Presentations of Kscope15

Posted by Yasmin Morrison   |   All,   |   Hyperion Financial Management (HFM),   |   Hyperion Planning,   |   Kscope,   |   Oracle Essbase

Held annually, ODTUG Kaleidoscope offers the finest in-depth technical sessions and hands-on training around Hyperion applications and infrastructure, Essbase, and Oracle Business Intelligence tools. This year's Best Speaker Award for the Hyperion Planning track at Kscope went to US-Analytics' Brian Marshall!

For those who missed Kscope15, didn't make it to our sessions, or want to revisit the content, this blog post is for you.

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FDMEE Tutorial: How to Utilize Essbase as a Target

In part one, FDMEE Tutorial: How to Utilize an HFM Application as a Source, new FDMEE functionality with release was demonstrated. This tutorial will demonstrate the HFM source data interfaced to an Essbase application and assumes completion of part one.

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FDMEE Tutorial: How to Utilize an HFM Application as a Source (Part I)

One of the enhancements to FDMEE is the functionality to utilize a HFM application not only as a Target but also as a Source. This step-by-step tutorial will demonstrate this functionality, e.g. extracting data from HFM instead of a file or ERP such as SAP or EBS. Our next post will demonstrate interfacing this data to an Essbase application as the target.

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3 Common Risks to Avoid in M&A Financial Reporting

What news stories can we expect to see in the business section on any given day? Mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and spin-offs — these major business transactions have been on the rise since a record-breaking resurgence in the M&A market last year. The energy industry topped the list with $338 billion in U.S. deals, and when oil prices plummeted in the fall, industry experts predicted a wave of spin-offs, mergers, and acquisitions over the next year in response to the turbulent marketplace.

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4 Best Practices for Newly Implemented Hyperion Financial Management (HFM)

The Oracle Hyperion Financial Close Suite — as a full-service accounting suite for financial consolidations, account reconciliations, workflow and reporting applications — provides corporate financial managers with the ability to more efficiently consolidate and report financial results, meet domestic and global regulatory requirements, reduce the cost of compliance, and produce consistent and reliable numbers in a timely manner. Cornerstones of this suite include Oracle Hyperion Financial Close Management (FCM) and Oracle Hyperion Financial Management (HFM).

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3 Must-Dos For Hyperion EPM Implementations & Support

The Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) suite is a powerful, comprehensive, enterprise-level IT ecosystem for managing and monitoring organizations’ business planning, financial management and reporting, and business intelligence. As an industry-leading EPM product that’s been around for many years, Hyperion has well-established best practices regarding what works and what doesn’t for implementation and support.

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6 Core Guidelines for Successfully Supporting Your HFM Application

Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) is one of the cornerstone domains of the larger Hyperion EPM suite. It's a powerful, comprehensive tool for managing, monitoring, and reporting enterprise financial activities.

Because if its importance to overall business operations — and, for publicly traded companies, its critical role in helping maintain SEC and SOX compliance — the pressure to improve efficiency and accuracy while satisfying increasingly complex requirements is a major challenge for any company.

In this blog post, we'll outline six core guidelines for supporting and maintaining an HFM application.

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Hyperion Tutorial: Lifecycle Management for HFM

This is an overview of LCM specifically for HFM developers/administrators. We will explain LCM, how it works, and where it fits in relative to the other tools available, such as the Database Copy Utility.

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Oracle BI Tutorial: Essbase for the HFM Crowd

This is a practical HFM/Essbase presentation intended to educate HFM users about Essbase. This presentation has a deeper discussion of individual features and specific design options. For instance, we will cover how HFM handles YTD reporting vs. multiple options in Essbase.

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