This post covers the basics of building a Planning app. Building a Planning application can be a straightforward process; however, there are some pitfalls to watch out for. One or two mistakes can lead to some major headaches in trying to decipher what went wrong. Whether a beginner or a seasoned vet looking for a quick refresher, this guide will outline the steps necessary to successfully create/deploy a Planning application. More...

In Hyperion 11.1.2.1, there is a change in how security is deployed. If you are having an issue deploying Planning security with Essbase adhoc access, and the user can't

  1. Access Essbase Adhoc
  2. Access FR reports using an Essbase connection
  3. Access Essbase directly

you are not alone. More...

A Primer for Master Data Management in Finance Organizations
Part I

Overview

You can only improve what you can measure.  That popular business maxim, like many others today, is highly dependent upon data.  What’s more it can’t be just any data.  Quality decisions require “Quality” data that is timely and reliable.  Moreover, executives must understand what should be measured, how those measurements are obtained and much more in order to correlate all the data necessary for accurate decision making.  After all, that’s the objective, right?  Making better decisions faster? More...

No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. The grid lines don’t align with the row headers. It is very slight on smaller forms, but forms with hundreds of rows compounds the issue. The further down the grid, the more of an issue the offset is.

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Kscope13 article submission is open.  I will be spearheading the Planning track at Kscope13.  Last year was my first trip to the conference, and I was amazed at the talent and breadth of speakers.  Jake Turrell did an unbelievable job owning the Planning track last year.  He was involved in the release of Developing Essbase Applications (available in hardback and Kindle versions). More...

Josh Forrest and I presented at last year’s Collaborate conference.  Along with that presentation, we wrote a white paper on the implementation of Hyperion Planning.  This paper included process of selecting a vendor, the project goals, requirements gathering, project methodology, and even the lessons learned once the implementation was completed.  

The editors of OAUG asked us if they could publish the article in the summer edition, which was released this week.  The article was written closely with Abercrombie & Fitch and represents the process from the business, not from the consulting services, point of view.  

The article can be downloaded here at www.oaug.org.  Access to the article requires free registration.