Financial Planning Management

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...

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...

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...

Archetype's Top Blog Posts of 2018

Archetype launched its blog in February of 2018 and to date, we've published 62 articles. Not too shabby for our first year.  

Is It Possible To Do More with Less? With the Right Systems, You Can

Have you heard this before?

“As much as I’d like to add another person to your team, we just don't have the money in the budget. See if you can spread the work across the existing team.”

7 Challenges Finance Teams Face

If you work in FP&A or across finance, you often feel like you have keys to a “city” with all the necessary data at your fingertips. Your department is one of the few that have the lens...

7 Best Practices in Financial Planning & Analysis

It is no secret that the budgeting process has become time-consuming and inflexible for the modern needs of finance. Not only are finance managers swimming in spreadsheets, every time there...