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Closing Time! The Top Five Reasons to Implement Oracle Hyperion Financial Management (HFM)

August 5, 2015

By Joe Francis, Performance Architects A core tool within Oracle’s EPM (Hyperion) product suite , Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) focuses on the key business practice of the financial close. HFM allows users to cost-effectively expedite the process of consolidating, closing, and reporting results. In addition, the product enables organizations to satisfy the ever-growing list of global regulatory requirements. But perhaps the tool’s greatest benefit…   Read More


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Oracle Hyperion Financial Management (HFM): The Value Dimension Explained!

May 27, 2015

Oracle’s consolidation tool, Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) , offers a number of system-generated dimensions.  Perhaps the most important of these dimensions is the “Value” dimension.  You’ll really do yourself a favor if you can understand how the Value dimension works in HFM, as this dimension drives the consolidations performed by the system. The Value dimension can seem complex, especially when…   Read More


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Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management (HPCM): Goodbye Black Box!

December 3, 2014

Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management (HPCM) is an Oracle enterprise performance management (EPM or Hyperion) application that allows users to understand the true cost and profitability drivers within their business.  HPCM offers many interesting capabilities, chief among them the tool’s functionality that provides visibility into allocation models.  I’d like to highlight three features in particular that help facilitate this visibility do:…   Read More


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Dissecting Data Load Options in Hyperion Financial Management (HFM)

September 24, 2014

In Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) , you can load data using a text file; Oracle Financial Data Quality Management Enterprise Edition (FDMEE) in the newest version of Hyperion; or ERP Integrator (ERPi) in earlier versions of Hyperion.  This blog covers the first method, loading a text file. The general structure of a data load text file is comprised of a Group Dimension Section and a Data Section. …   Read More


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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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Roll out your roll forwards with HFM!

April 30, 2014

A roll forward is a reconciliation of the change in balance for an account over a period of time.  For accountants, roll forwards are essential monthly close tasks.  However, when these tasks are undertaken using antiquated spreadsheets the process can become incredibly tedious.  The manual process of inputting or validating the beginning and ending balances…   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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