Tag Archives: Oracle Hyperion Financial Management (HFM)

OAUG Best of COLLABORATE15 eLearning Webinar Preview: Implementing an Integrated Planning and Consolidation Process Solution

August 7, 2015

Author: Ron Woodlock, Performance Architects I presented “Implementing an Integrated Planning and Consolidation Process Solution” at the Oracle Application Users Group (OAUG) COLLABORATE 2015 conference in Las Vegas this April. I am honored that this session was voted one of the highest rated sessions of the conference by the conference attendees. As a result of this ranking, the OAUG’s team asked me…   Read More


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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 Data Relationship Management Version 11.1.2.4 Release Highlights

March 12, 2015

Oracle recently released Oracle Data Relationship Management (DRM) Version 11.1.2.4 with some exciting enhancements. One great aspect of this release is that the DRM architecture was reworked to improve overall performance for users.  In addition to anticipated updates to the Oracle Data Relationship Governance ( DRG ) module and a number of native enhancements, another notable change is that DRM is more tightly integrated with Oracle’s EPM…   Read More


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Oracle EPM (Hyperion) Version 11.1.2.4 Launch: Oracle Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) Profile Editor

February 10, 2015

Oracle Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) was re-launched as a multi-platform product in the recent Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM or Hyperion) Version 11.1.2.4 release.  One of the long-awaited enhancements in this release is the creation of application profiles. Application profiles define the core characteristics of an HFM application, such as the languages and calendar it uses, as well as custom dimensions (since Version 11.1.2.3). However, until 11.1.2.4, application profiles…   Read More


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Oracle EPM (Hyperion) Version 11.1.2.4 Launch: Interface Enhancements

February 9, 2015

As you may have heard, Oracle just released Enterprise Performance Management (EPM or Hyperion) Version 11.1.2.4 . You may say, “Big deal, don’t they come out with a new release at least every year?” Actually, this happens to be the first new major release in two calendar years. In calendar year 2014, we saw the release of Patch Set Update (PSU) 500 for…   Read More


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What is Oracle Essbase?

October 23, 2014

When I start a new project, it’s always an exciting time for me (and I’m sure my previous clients are excited to get rid of me too!). In some cases, these new clients are seasoned veterans when it comes to Oracle Essbase , with existing solutions spanning multiple cubes, technologies and environments. At other clients, we are…   Read More


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Oracle OpenWorld 2014: EPM (Hyperion) News

October 10, 2014

I recently returned from Oracle OpenWorld , and, as expected, Oracle’s leadership highlighted one clear theme: CLOUD, CLOUD, and CLOUD!  This theme was a central focus for the Oracle EPM (Hyperion) news at the show as well. Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) News Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) was a main highlight in the Oracle EPM arena. In just a mere six…   Read More


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Demystifying Oracle’s Data Integration Offerings: DRM, EPMA, FDMEE, GoldenGate, & ODI

August 27, 2014

With all of the current data integration offerings available from Oracle, it’s important to understand the strengths of each, what they accomplish, and how they might fit into your existing technology landscape. Read on to learn a few facts about each of these tools. Data Relationship Management (DRM) is Oracle’s “enterprise-wide” analytic master data management utility used to maintain…   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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