Automating Enterprise Planning with EPBCS: A Case Study Featuring Sims Metal Management

Cloud Services, Enterprise Performance Management, Oracle, Performance Tools, Planning & Essbase, Enterprise Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service

In using Enterprise Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) to support annual budgeting and forecasting processes, organizations are choosing solutions that allow them to leverage the financials, projects, capital and workforce business processes necessary to provide a driver-based solution that links expected intake to revenues and costs. In turn, they are able to more efficiently produce integrated income statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements.

Undocumented Data Export Feature in Oracle Hyperion PBCS (Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service)

Cloud, EPM, Hyperion, Hyperion Planning, Oracle, Oracle Hyperion, PBCS, Planning Budgeting and Cloud Service, Planning Cloud, Planning & Essbase, Smart Planning Gadget

In response to companies looking for more decentralized services with less IT overhead, Oracle has launched the Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS). PBCS is a hosted version of the Oracle Hyperion Planning and Data Management/Integration (FDMEE) tools with a particular focus on a completely online-based interface. For additional information on PBCS, please click HERE.

When FDM Isn’t an Option…Using Essbase to Map Data

data mapping, Essbase, FDM, Financial Data Management, Planning & Essbase

There are times when you do not have an option of using FDM to do large data mapping exercises prior to loading data into Essbase. There are many techniques for handling large amounts of data mappings in Essbase, I have used the technique oultined here several times for large mappings and it continues to exceed my expectations from a performance and repeatability perspective.

Ushering in the New Era of Hyperion Strategic Finance

11.1.2.2., Edgewater Ranzal, EPM, forecasting, HSF, Hyperion, Hyperion Strategic Finance, Integrated Planning, Modeling, Oracle, Oracle Hyperion, Planning & Essbase, Ranzal blog, Roadmap, Smart View, Strategic Finance

Welcome to the first installment of our new Hyperion Strategic Finance (HSF) blog series. Edgewater Ranzal’s HSF team has been working closely with Ranzal’s other Hyperion practices (HFM, FDM, Planning/Essbase etc.) to hone in on how HSF can be utilized to its full potential in accordance with the other product offerings.  As part of that process we felt it was important to start a dialogue (blog) to share some of our insights on various topics ranging from new product release info to cutting edge integration best practices.  We are hoping this series will be a good resource for you and your organization on your HSF journey.

Using Data Visualization and Usability to enhance end user reporting – Part 4: Tying it all together

Data Visualization, Edgewater Ranzal, edgw, Enterprise Performance Management, EPM, Hyperion, Oracle, Oracle EPM, Oracle Hyperion, Planning & Essbase, ranzal, Reports, Usability

Now that the foundations have been set in my last three posts, in this final post I’ll share how we can create reports, leveraging:

Using Data Visualization and Usability to Enhance End User Reporting – Part 3: The Balance between Data and Visual Appeal

Data Visualization, Edgewater Ranzal, edgw, Enterprise Performance Management, EPM, Hyperion, Oracle, Oracle EPM, Oracle Hyperion, Planning & Essbase, ranzal, Reports, Usability

In part three of my blog series, I’ll provide an overview of the important balance between data and visual appeal when creating reports, including some of the latest research and findings.

Ranzal UK are presenting at UKOUG 2012

EPM, Hyperion, Oracle Hyperion, Planning & Essbase, UK

I'm please to announce that Ranzal UK consultants are presenting papers on both days of the UKOUG Hyperion conference this year.  The conference takes place on October 23rd & 24th at the Park Plaza hotel in central London.

Techniques for Creating, Loading, and Optimizing a Simple Essbase ASO Application

Aggregate Storage Option, ASO, ASO query tracking, HPCM, Hyperion, Hyperion Essbase, Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management, Oracle Hyperion, Planning & Essbase

A couple of recent projects have required us to build an Essbase database to provide a subset of upstream system data for downstream consumer systems such as Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management (HPCM).  The process included dimension updates, data loads and custom calculations. Essabase Aggregate Storate Option (ASO) was the chosen Essbase technology because we were potentially dealing with large data volumes, relatively simple hierarchy structures, and only a small number of custom calculations that could be easily modeled in MDX within minimal performance impact.

Using Data Visualization and Usability to Enhance End User Reporting – Part 2: Usability

Data Visualization, Edgewater Ranzal, edgw, Enterprise Performance Management, EPM, Hyperion, Oracle, Oracle EPM, Oracle Hyperion, Planning & Essbase, ranzal, Reports, Usability

In this second part of my blog series, I’ll be looking at usability and what it really means for report design.

Using Data Visualization and Usability to Enhance End User Reporting – Part 1: Introduction

Data Visualization, Edgewater Ranzal, edgw, Enterprise Performance Management, EPM, Hyperion, Oracle, Oracle EPM, Oracle Hyperion, Planning & Essbase, ranzal, Reports, Usability

Throughout my experience on client engagements, I’ve encountered a common issue: reports. In Part 1 of my blog I will address the reporting challenge, highlight some key benefits of standardized reporting, and outline an approach for implementing a standard enterprise reporting system.

About Edgewater Ranzal

Edgewater Ranzal is an integrated Business Analytics solution provider deeply rooted in Enterprise Performance Management (EPM). Coupled with our Business Intelligence (BI) and Big Data (BD) expertise, we provide holistic solutions that help organizations define, measure, and innovate their business, provide a clear vision, and drive business value.

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