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Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) Architecture

Whether you are in the process of selecting a tool for your organization’s consolidation and reporting needs, conceptualizing the application design for an in-progress implementation, or...

FDM / FDMEE Mapping: General PRinciples

Let's discuss the fundamental purpose of FDMEE mappings. FDMEE has come a long way since its origins and is at this stage is an ETL-like tool (Extract Transform Load). Mapping is the “T”,...

PBCS vs. EPBCS: 3 Factors to Consider

Ask anyone: it’s difficult to track all the latest technology updates. With new releases of PBCS (Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service) and EPBCS (Oracle Enterprise Planning and...

Kicking-Off an Implementation: What Questions Do You Need to Ask?

There is an element of planning that goes into everything I do. Let’s look at an easy example: travel.

My wife and I can’t show up to the airport and just wing it (pun intended). We need to...

3 Questions to Answer to Ensure Your Hyperion Planning or PBCS Implementation Is Successful

A few years ago, I moved apartments and I called a friend over to help me build an IKEA end table for my bedroom. If you’ve ever built anything from IKEA, you probably know how this story...

3 Ways to Be More Proactive

As a consultant, I work with organizations across the country. I was working with a manufacturing company recently, who we will call ABC, that acquired a competitor (including its people,...

Farming for Data

How is it possible that the government shutdown, data and farmers are related? 

We all know data is everywhere today. We know that the United States government has been partially shutdown...

The 3 "I's" of Digital Transformation

It's hard not to feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of data. With information from credit card swipes, voice-search, social media posts, and password-protected logins online, data...

Dear CFOs: How Much Confidence Do You Have in Your Data?

I was on a sales call with a CFO, Phil, a few weeks ago when he shared an all-too-familiar tale.

Like most finance teams, Phil’s team rarely has time to perform value-added work. With...