Oracle Hyperion Planning – First Look

Hyperion Planning has a few enhancements to help out administrators as well as updates to the end user experience. The following items are new enhancements found in the Hyperion Planning new features document. Hyperion Planning New Features Document Core Hyperion Planning Enhancement Dynamic Modeling: Creating Members “on the fly” Flexible Custom Dimensions New Task…

Details Release: New Features

Hyperion Planning Check out the new Hyperion Planning New Features! ♦ Homepage & Interface Updates A new simplified interface creates an efficient way for users to create and manage an application, specifically by accessing common tasks through home page icons. Once application is launched: In addition, users can use the Setting Icon to customize…


Dynamic Time Series

Scenario #1: Pretend your client would like to calculate inventory for the current quarter and month. For instance, if the current month is August, the quarter total includes values for July and August. How is this calculated in Essbase? Essbase allows users to calculate period to date values dynamically, using dynamic time series. This is not…


Securing and Auditing Metadata Updates Using Data Relationship Governance

Updates to metadata in Data Relationship Governance (DRG) are made through workflows. Workflows contain two required stages and two optional stages. The two required stages are ‘Submit’ and ‘Commit’, while the two optional stages are ‘Enrich’ and ‘Approve’. The two required stages in a DRG workflow ensure that any update made to the metadata meets…


Quick BSO Tuning Tips

    Here are some quick tips to check when tuning your BSO application: 1. Dimension Order ♦ Use the hourglass model: Largest dense to smallest dense, smallest sparse to largest sparse ♦ Attribute dimensions are always last. 2. Dense/Sparse Settings ♦ Typically, your accounts and period dimensions are classified as dense. 3. Member Properties ♦ Tag all upper-level…


Security in HFM

In this post, I will discuss Security and the role is has within HFM applications. I will show how to change user access for different Security Classes, and also how to create a new user in an application. Both of these topics are very significant for assigning accessibility to your new HFM application.

The Security Class within HFM is very important when setting up your new application. They allow you to specify who is allowed to see different things within the application. You can restrict which accounts someone has access to, which entities they can see, different scenarios they can look at, which Inter Company Partners they can see, and the access to different custom dimensions. After the Security Class has been associated with a certain dimension, you can assign the user privileges to those classes. This is done in Shared Services.