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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 benefiting 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 support services provider.

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Hyperion Planning Documentation: Tips for Getting Started


Organizations face high Hyperion administrator turnover, so it’s understandable if your Hyperion Planning documentation isn’t up to date. Documentation is tedious and time consuming. If you’re the new Hyperion admin or filling in until a replacement comes along, you’re probably overwhelmed with where to start.

In this blog post, we’ll go over several tips to help you get started with your Hyperion Planning documentation.

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FAQ: Oracle Planning and Budgeting in the Cloud

Long-time Hyperion users as well as new faces tuned in to our webcast on Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS), where we talked about common budgeting challenges — long planning cycles, data integrity issues, and lack of transparency, and more. We also explained why 70 percent of CFOs are currently moving their core finance and forecasting processes to the cloud.

The cloud makes world-class planning affordable for organizations of all sizes — especially large, global enterprises wanting to bring their worldwide offices together. Oracle PBCS is based on the market-leading Hyperion Planning application but is optimized for the cloud — meaning there is no up-front capital investment, implementations take weeks instead of months, and automatic upgrades ensure that users always have the latest features

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Hyperion Infrastructure Worst Practices, Part 1: Planning and Essbase

You’ve probably read your fair share of “best practices” guides for maintaining Hyperion applications. But what about “worst practices”— the most common culprits of slowdowns and even crashes?

Below are six infrastructure mistakes we frequently see organizations make with their Planning and Essbase applications and easy ways to avoid them.

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7 Dos and Don'ts of Rolling Forecasts

Rolling forecasts present an appealing alternative to the annual budget process (assuming the benefits outweigh the challenges for your organization).

While traditional budgeting methods can often cause up to four budget recompilations every year — taking valuable time away from your finance staff — rolling forecasts ensure time isn’t wasted on inaccurate assumptions. Rather, rolling forecasts enable you to make adjustments based on corporate goals and changes within the marketplace. Always being able to look ahead will lend your organization flexibility that just isn’t attainable with the traditional annual budget.

So, how can you ensure success when you start using rolling forecasts?

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The Top 10 EPM & BI Downloads of 2016

We had a big year producing tools, white papers, videos, and more so that you can get the most return from your EPM and BI investment. This blog post counts down our 10 most popular downloads.

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5 Ways EPM Is Changing [2016 Forrester Report]

Last month, Forrester released a report on the 10 EPM providers that “matter most” and how they stack up. The key takeaways weren’t just the leaders in the field (Oracle Hyperion came out on top) but also Forrester’s research into how EPM technology is evolving.

The following five trends will show you what's on the horizon for your EPM applications.

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Kscope16: Download the EPM Presentations

Another ODTUG Kaleidoscope conference has wrapped up. If you didn't attend or missed a few sessions — don't worry, you haven't completely missed out. This blog post will  recap US-Analytics' part in the 5-day event that featured over 300 sessions and more BI and EPM presentations than any other conference. 

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Hyperion Planning Maintenance: Top 5 Needs from a Managed Services Provider

Posted by Craig Kee   |   Managed Services,   |   Hyperion Planning

Hyperion Planning is an Oracle analytical tool that requires frequent maintenance from an experienced administrator. These activities are necessary to reporting accurate financial information for actuals, budgets, and forecasts. Let’s review some of the most common activities in supporting a Planning application that are recurring and ideal for a Hyperion managed services team to both support and optimize for you.

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Kscope16: Registration Savings & Must-See Events

Another ODTUG Kaleidoscope conference is fast approaching! Kicking off on June 26, Kscope will be held just steps from the Magnificent Mile and Millennium Park in Chicago. The 5-day event features over 300 sessions and boasts more BI and EPM presentations than any other conference.

Don't forget to register by March 25 (the deadline for early bird registration) and use code USA to save a total of $400 on your Kscope pass.

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