Tag Archives: HFM

Mystery Solved: Unraveling Oracle Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) Intercompany Eliminations

June 11, 2014

Unraveling the mystery of intercompany eliminations in Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) can be challenging.  In this blog post, I hope to provide some clarity into how HFM handles intercompany eliminations. The key players that handle eliminations in HFM are the entity, account, ICP (short for intercompany partner), and value dimensions. Assume the following example where you have two entities,…   Read More


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So…What is FDMEE? And Why Should I Care?

March 19, 2014

Several months ago Oracle released a product called Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management Enterprise Edition (FDMEE) in Version 11.1.2.3 of EPM – hallmarked as the more athletic, and handsome, brother of the old standby Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management (FDM) . After working through a couple implementations of the tool I’ve come up with a short list of reasons why you should care about this product, and what it means…   Read More


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The Case for Financial Close and Consolidation Solutions in the Higher Education Market: Why Your Institution Should Evaluate Hyperion Financial Management (HFM)

February 25, 2014

Increased scrutiny of the expensive cost of higher education has administrators asking tough questions.  Answering those questions requires quality data and the analytic tools to access answers to this information.   Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) can be a smart choice for colleges and universities for many of the same reasons commercial companies use financial close and consolidation solutions. HFM…   Read More


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Automating Cash Flow with Hyperion Financial Management

November 27, 2013

Has your team recently implemented Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) , but you feel it is lacking bells and whistles you would expect with an enterprise application? Sure, the application is a great consolidation tool and it handles some incredibly complex ownership and allocation calculations with ease; but are you looking for the next big splash? Automating your statement of…   Read More


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Financial Data Quality Management Enterprise Edition (FDMEE): An Old Favorite Gets a Makeover, with More Horsepower

June 26, 2013

With the release of Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) 11.1.2.3 , the Financial Data Quality Management (FDM) toolset got a much needed overhaul. This tool has been popular with administrators and users of the Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) application software since it was known as Upstream. And as its capabilities expanded (and after it was renamed FDM), it has been a leading solution to cleanse and load data to Hyperion…   Read More


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Things to Like in Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) 11.1.2.3

May 7, 2013

Excited about the new version of Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) that just got released? Wondering whether this is the version that you have been waiting for, and the version that you can be comfortable switching to? In this post, we highlight some of the new, and explore some of the not-so-new, features of…   Read More


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Virtualizing the EPM Environment

April 17, 2013

Increasingly, we see clients embracing virtual machines (VM) as the hardware platform of choice. The reasons for this could be many: Consolidating small machines onto a large machine for reduced hardware maintenance costs Reduced time to set up the environment High-availability (aka: if the host machine fails, the VM can be moved to another host…   Read More


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How to Make Tax Season Easier: Oracle Hyperion Tax Provision

April 8, 2013

With the introduction of many regulatory requirements after the recent recession, corporate tax accounting and reporting is receiving more scrutiny and priority than ever before. And appropriately so, since it happens to be a major expense item on a company’s income statement. Parallel processes for financial close and tax close (Source: Oracle Hyperion Tax Provision…   Read More


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News from COLLABORATE 13: Cool New Stuff in Oracle EPM (Hyperion) 11.1.2.3

April 7, 2013

Several Performance Architects team members are attending the COLLABORATE 13 trade show this week (a technical and applications forum for the Oracle community hosted by three of Oracle’s most influential user communities: OAUG . IOUG , and Quest ). For those of us in the Oracle EPM (Hyperion) community, the early buzz at the show is all about the impending…   Read More


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Why Your Controller Should Pay Attention to Oracle Hyperion Planning

April 2, 2013

Oracle Hyperion Planning has been used for years by financial analysts to create more efficient budgeting and forecast processes.  Accounting departments in these companies can leverage these tools to improve their financial reporting process for short money. The financial reporting process generally involves detailed analysis and preparation of financial statements and accompanying footnotes.  The process…   Read More


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