Oracle EPM 11.1.2.4 – Oracle Hyperion Planning

Oracle Corporate Performance Management 11.1.2.4 has just been released to the general public. Each product within the Oracle EPM suite of products has a new features document  that you can find here – Oracle 11.1.2.4 Documentation.

One of Oracle’s flagship products, Oracle Hyperion Planning, has had numerous enhancements in 11.1.2.4. For those of you not familiar with Oracle Hyperion Planning below is a brief summary of Oracle Hyperion Planning found in the product documentation found here – Oracle Hyperion Planning – 11.1.2.4.

“Oracle Hyperion Planning is an agile planning solution that supports enterprise wide planning, budgeting, and forecasting using desktop, mobile and Microsoft Office interfaces. It provides a robust modeling framework that helps develop reliable financial forecasts based on sales and operational assumptions to produce cost effective enterprise alignment. With Oracle Hyperion Planning, you have a solution that is best in class and proven in the market place to provide timely, actionable plans to help make informed business decisions. Oracle Hyperion Planning can be deployed on-site or in the Cloud.”

Over the years Oracle Hyperion Planning has been constantly updated to meet the demands of enterprise wide budgeting and forecasting. Some of the new features added to 11.1.2.4 include but are not limited to the following:

Oracle Hyperion Planning 11.1.2.4 – New Features

  • Simplified Interface
  • Enhanced Performance in Simple Forms
  • Control the Look and Feel of the Interface
  • Manage the Application with the Console
  • Schedule Recurring Jobs
  • Manage Dimensions
  • Easy Import and Export
  • Enhanced Planning Capabilities
  • Create Reports for Sharing Data
  • Undo Feature
  • Instant Save
  • Automatic Save
  • New Shortcut Keys
The new simple interface for Oracle Hyperion Planning is just that a simple easy to use interface for both the administrator and the end user. The new interface allows you to set up the following planning artifacts:

  • Dashboards – to review plan and certain key metrics
  • Tasks – tasks to walk through the plan
  • Plans – web forms
  • Rules – calculation rules
  • Approvals – process workflow
  • Reports – review the plan
  • Console – administration console
  • Settings – general settings
  • Academy – learn about Oracle Hyperion Planning
  • Navigator – site map
Task lists have come a long way over the years. The new task list interface allows you to review the current task list and through a pie chart or a Gantt chart review where your are at in the task list life cycle.