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Hyperion On-Prem: Current, Next & Future

After Kscope17, we talked about what’s going on with Hyperion on-prem support and Oracle’s roadmap for future releases of on-prem products.

This month at OpenWorld, Oracle made their plans for what’s coming to Hyperion a little more concrete. In this blog post, we’ll look at the 11.2 plans for Hyperion Planning, HFM, Financial Close Management, and EPMA. You’ll also see a helpful graphic comparing current, next, and future functionality for the EPM suite.

But first, we’ll give you a refresher of Oracle’s on-prem strategy and important dates to know.

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Canned Reports vs. Ad-hoc Analysis: Which to Use and When [Infographic]

Different stakeholders demand different information in different formats and with different delivery requirements — a reality that can translate into a nightmare if you’ve been tasked with preparing reports to distribute the information.

So how can you keep up with increasing demands (and stay sane)? The key to saving your time and energy is determining which reports can be "canned," or automatically generated based on pre-set specifications. 

Either way, you can maximize efficiency:

  • For insights that can be canned, you can automate pre-built reports.
  • For all other use cases, give business users the ability to perform quick and easy ad-hoc analysis.

So, how do you know which reporting requests are good candidates for canned reports? And which requests are better suited for spontaneous ad-hoc analysis? You can view the flow chart to get a quick answer! In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at each type of reporting and how to maximize efficiency.

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Cheat Sheet: Migrating On-Prem Hyperion Planning to the Cloud

You’ve heard it since the advent of Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS). Migrating your Hyperion Planning environment to the cloud means no initial upfront cost for hardware or software, less IT involvement, and no annual maintenance costs. It’s an attractive offer — but, for many, migrating to the cloud is an unknown process.

The migration may not be as tasking as you think, and it gives you a great opportunity to clean your environment and streamline your processes. In this blog post, we’ll go over what needs to be consolidated and streamlined versus what stays the same during your migration. (For a deeper dive into cloud migration best practices, you can jump straight to the video.)

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PBCS Crash Course for Planning Admins (Free Training)

If you’re moving from Hyperion Planning to Oracle’s Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS), you’ll find that being on the cloud is just one of several major differences. If you bought PBCS after August 1, 2016, then you’re on the new simplified interface rather than what was previously referred to as “workspace.” If you purchased PBCS before then, you’ll be forced to adopt the simplified interface in December.

Because of the differences between the simplified interface and workspace, we often get questions from admins and users who are unfamiliar with where to click to accomplish the same thing. It may be a task, a setting, or how to see the result of the operation you just ran.

In this blog post, we’ll cover four examples of changes between the simplified interface and workspace.

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Should You Use Rolling Forecasts? Weighing the Pros & Cons


In an increasingly fast-paced business environment, has the traditional annual budgeting and forecasting process become an outdated model? The financial crisis of 2008 bared the shortfalls of making static assumptions months ahead of time: forecasts ended up worthless, and many companies had no process in place for reforecasting on the run. Since then, expectations for CFOs have changed drastically. Finance offices are expected to sift through unprecedented levels of information and reforecast quickly in response to market fluctuations.

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Resources for Hyperion Planning Administrators: Top 5 Tools, Tips, and Tricks


As a Hyperion Planning admin, you have a lot on your plate — supporting users, gathering financial reports, completing scheduled tasks, and much more. With so much expected from you, it helps to have several tools in your back pocket. 

In this blog post, we'll cover the top five resources for Hyperion Planning administrators that will hopefully help simplify your life and make your day go smoother. 

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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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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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