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Latest updates and patches Oracle Hyperion – Q3 2017

Each quarter, Oracle releases patches for all its products, including your Hyperion products. And each quarter we give you an overview of the most important changes. Which patches are relevant to your organization?

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How to use dates in HFM

Sometimes, you might want to calculate figures based on dates in HFM. For example, to calculate ‘average sales per week’ based on the start and end date of a product. As HFM does not support out of the box functionality for entering dates, it might seem impossible to use dates. However, quite a lot is possible with dates and probably more then you imagine.

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Finding the figures; equity elimination and contribution in HFM

How exactly is a consolidation achieved? And how are equity elimination and contribution triggered? In short, how does the consolidation process find its way within HFM? In this blog, we take a look at the equity elimination and contribution.

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How to manage your metadata quickly in HFM or Planning

Using the dimension editor in EPMA to quickly add multiple members is often a tedious and time-consuming job. It takes a lot of clicks and repetitive actions. Only think about when you have to add multiple aliases for the same member, or have to set the same user attribute over and over again for each added member. How much easier would it be if managing your metadata resembles playing pool, where one action releases a whole set of actions?

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Stabilize your Oracle Hyperion environment

Experience shows that Oracle Hyperion environments perform in an adequate manner during implementation and right after going live. However, Hyperion applications are dynamic applications that tend to grow both in terms of data records and added functionality. How do you stabilize your Oracle Hyperion environment?

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How can you easily manage metadata in Oracle FCCS and PBCS?

Dimension maintenance can be time consuming. In Oracle FCCS and (E)PBCS – the Oracle EPM cloud products for consolidation and planning & budgeting – this is solved. The cloud products use Smart View to simplify managing your metadata. A new add-on, Smart View Add-On For Administrator, allows you to effortlessly add, remove and modify members in your metadata. How can you use this timesaving feature?

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Magic & more… in Hyperion Planning

Apparently unexplained errors can arise during an installation or migration. Finding the reason for these errors may take a lot of time. However, the solution is often found in a tiny detail. In the “Magic & more” series, we share our discoveries with you. This time, we’ll discuss a detail in Hyperion Planning.

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Measuring models

Technological developments like HANA and the continuous price decreases in RAM-memory allows us to process larger amounts of data faster, which enables us to create more complex models. Information systems integrate more and more, causing an increase in complexity and mutual dependency. This progress has many advantages, but it also brings challenges.

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How to keep FDMEE tidy and three other FDMEE tips

With FDMEE, a lot of new features were introduced. Some features are just improved functionality from FDM ‘Classic’, while other functionality is completely new. When migrating from FDM ‘Classic’ many people ‘forget’ to explore the new features. Often, you only make use of the new features which are necessary to import your data. Here are four tips which help you to benefit from the new (improved) features of FDMEE.

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Latest updates and patches Oracle Hyperion – Q1 2017

Each quarter, Oracle releases patches for all its products, including your Hyperion products. And each quarter we give you an overview of the most important changes. Which patches are relevant to your organization?

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Bug in Reporting patch 11.1.2.4.703

You can’t bake an omelet without breaking eggs. This also applies to Oracle. Sometimes, we find flaws in the patches. An example is a bug in the patch Reporting 11.1.2.4.703. What is this bug and how can you beat it?

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FDMEE: Duplicate mappings bug

Have you ever encountered duplicate mapping? In FDMEE it’s possible to record duplicate mappings. Even though this doesn’t show as an immediate problem, this issue causes complete dimensions not to be mapped. How can you determine the exact cause for this issue?

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How does Equity Pick Up work in Oracle HFM? Part 2

In my prior blog I explained how Equity Pick up (EPU) can be setup in HFM. In part 2 I will explain how you run EPU and can check and report on the EPU task. It’s quite straight forward, once you have done it a couple of times. How do you create an easily flowing EPU stream?

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5 x performance tuning

Improving the performance of financial applications often leads to a call for additional or larger servers. However, performance is always a sum of functional elements, user perception and hardware. Just like making quality furniture is based on the sum of fine wood, experience and the right tools.
5 recommendations from the practice of performance tuning.

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Latest updates and patches for Oracle Hyperion

Every quarter, Oracle releases patches for all her products, including your Hyperion products. These announcements are not always clear or easy to find. Which updates are relevant to your organization? And is it always necessary to apply these patches?

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How does Equity Pick Up work in Oracle HFM? Part 1

Calculating the current value (equity) of all the subsidiaries on the balance can be time consuming and error prone. Equity Pick Up (EPU) in Oracle HFM helps to create an accurate and smooth flow, enabling you to easily include the correct value of each subsidiary. How does Equity Pick Up work in HFM?

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Three ways to start up Oracle HFM

The HFM configuration settings provide a lot of options. One of the more interesting options, DSStartupOption, targets the way you want HFM to start. Oracle claims in their documentation that there are two options, however there is a third one as well. What are the three options, and which option should you choose?

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