Welcome to the Strafford Blog

Welcome to the Strafford Blog

Why not let the Cloud manage Hyperion too?

Posted by Steve Berry

Feb 7, 2018 12:49:41 PM

Lower capex is why many companies move applications to the cloud. But did you know you might also sharply lower opex by moving application management to the cloud too?

The economics of moving applications to the cloud are well known. You avoid large “forklift” infrastructure investments while always making sure the technology running your applications stays up to date. In addition, a cloud-based infrastructure is almost infinitely

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Topics: EPM Support, Cloud Hosting, Managed Services

The Cloud Brings Better Performance and Team Efficiency - A Case Study

Posted by Pam Gazley

Jan 30, 2018 1:49:08 PM

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When a world-leading enterprise cloud contact center and workforce optimization solution provider, Aspect Software, needed to upgrade and migrate their Hyperion Planning solution to the cloud, they turned to Strafford's consulting, cloud hosting and EPM support services.

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Topics: Cloud Hosting, Hyperion Planning, EPM Cloud, Case Studies

What Skills to Look for When Hiring a Hyperion Administrator

Posted by Pam Gazley

Jan 24, 2018 3:25:50 PM

Looking for a new Hyperion Adminstrator? As with any hire, it can be extremely difficult to find a person who is both qualified (technically) and a good fit within your organization. Many finance organizations don’t have the time or resources to get their new Hyperion Administrator ramped up and trained so you may need to hire someone to jump in and get started.

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Topics: Hyperion Applications, Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), Hyperion Planning

How to Use the FDMEE Excel Interface Demo

Posted by Pam Gazley

Jan 11, 2018 11:00:20 AM

Watch this Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management Enterprise Edition (FDMEE) demo by Strafford Technology that explains how to use the FDMEE Excel Interface to manually load mapping tables. 

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Topics: Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), Data Quality Management

2018 Resolutions for FP&A Organizations Seeking Continuous Improvement

Posted by Deborah Jelley

Jan 3, 2018 2:33:32 PM

It's not too late to make those 2018 Resolutions and we've got a few for FP&A organizations. 2018 will bring key challenges to many FP&A organizations, not the least of which will be to ensure compliance with the recently enacted US tax code revisions and to understand how these changes will impact your company’s core business.  But there are other challenges that present opportunities your organization could take advantage of.  Some of these challenges include further investment in your FP&A organization to guarantee success in the year ahead.  Here are some upcoming trends in FP&A for 2018 as they relate to planning activities and partnering with your sales, operations and executive organizations.

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Topics: Consolidation and Close, Budgeting and Forecasting

Oracle Hyperion On-premises Support is Extended Through 2030!

Posted by Hyperion Consultant

Dec 13, 2017 12:09:05 PM

As you may have seen, Oracle announced at KScope 2017 in San Antonio that it has extended support for a number of on-premise Hyperion tools. In case you missed it, here's the lowdown...

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Topics: Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), Hyperion Planning

3 Things to Consider When Considering an Oracle HFM Implementation

Posted by Hyperion Consultant

Nov 20, 2017 4:48:04 PM

Before embarking on an Oracle HFM implementation or upgrade, do a little homework and understand what you are about to get into.  Some business teams and IT folks see a Oracle Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) product demo and say I need that. However, before you write a check and start piling up papers and creating project plans, speak with someone who’s has successfully done this before. 

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Topics: Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), Implementation or Upgrade

Standardization of Your Chart of Accounts Using Oracle FCCS or HFM

Posted by Hyperion Consultant

Nov 17, 2017 12:40:23 PM

You’ve acquired a new company and they have their own GL system. How do you bring in your newly acquired company and have them map to your ERP chart of accounts while maintaining flexibility and ease of maintenance? And, more importantly, how can you encourage standardization of your chart of accounts across the organization?

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Topics: Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), Oracle FCCS, Chart of Accounts

What is Managed Application Hosting?

Posted by Deborah Jelley

Oct 25, 2017 9:48:39 AM

What is Managed Application Hosting (MAH) and why would you want to consider using MAH for your Oracle Hyperion products?

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Topics: Oracle PBCS, Oracle FCCS, Managed Services

The 11.1.2.4 HFM Features Organizations Love

Posted by Deborah Jelley

Aug 18, 2017 1:29:00 PM

 

Bullet Train Your Financial Close Process - HFM Features 11.1.2.4

Oracle has worked hard on improving HFM features, specifically consolidation times and performance.  We’ve posted tips on how to reduce your financial close process time, by altering or adjusting your business process flows. But this is a physical manifestation of improvements to the actual consolidation cycle.

HFM Features You're Sure to Love

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Topics: Consolidation and Close, Financial Reporting, Hyperion Applications, oracle, Hyperion Financial Management (HFM)