Michele Morrill

Recent Posts

5 More Reasons to Move Oracle HFM to Our Managed Hosting Service

Posted by Michele Morrill

Sep 15, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Not to be confused with a generic cloud hosting service or even a SaaS solution, Strafford offers a private fully managed cloud hosting service that provides IT Departments confidence in its security while providing the Finance Department a completely supported turnkey application.

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Topics: EPM Support, Cloud Hosting, Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), Cloud EPM, Managed Services, Managed Application Services (MAH), Oracle Products

5 Reasons to Move Oracle HFM to Strafford's Private EPM Cloud

Posted by Michele Morrill

Sep 14, 2015 3:03:27 PM

Consolidation and Financial Reporting on Strafford's Private Cloud

Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) is Oracle's best-of-breed financial consolidation and reporting application. Oracle HFM provides finance managers the ability to quickly consolidate and report financial results, meet global regulatory requirements, reduce the cost of compliance, and deliver confidence in the numbers.

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Topics: EPM Support, Cloud Hosting, Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), Cloud EPM

Oracle HFM Journal functionality in Smart View

Posted by Michele Morrill

Sep 4, 2015 9:36:31 AM

Oracle released Smart View 11.1.2.5.500 in August and within this new version are several enhancements including the ability to work with Journals in Smart View. Users who already use Excel for “everything” now have one more thing to add to the list. What’s next? Will Smart View get our morning coffee? Not quite, but journals in Smart View is the next best thing (at least for the Accounting department!)

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Topics: Hyperion Financial Management (HFM)

Strafford Offers HFM Test Drive on AWS Cloud

Posted by Michele Morrill

Sep 3, 2015 3:32:41 PM

Explore the benefits of Oracle Hyperion Financial Management on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

Strafford's AWS Test Drive for Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) provides free access to the latest version of this best-of-breed financial consolidation and reporting application from Oracle. With the full functionality of the on-premise version, you can explore all areas of HFM including entering data, consolidating financials, and creating and posting journal entries. Financial data will be accessed through the web-based application and is accessible via a remote desktop connection.

The benefit of our test drive is that it allows users to build their own cluster of servers quickly (19 minutes for Hyperion Financial Management), and then simply login and explore the application with our custom-built lab. The HFM Test Drive, which is provided free of charge for demonstration, education and evaluation purposes, enables drivers to quickly and easily explore the benefits of using HFM on the cloud. It includes enough AWS server time to complete the Test Drive, and you can return any time to experiment and explore.

Register for Strafford's HFM test drive on the AWS cloud by clicking here:

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Topics: Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), Oracle Products

Strafford Offers SAP BPC Test Drive on AWS

Posted by Michele Morrill

Jul 14, 2015 12:54:00 PM

Explore the benefits of SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

Strafford SAP BPC 10.0 Microsoft Test Drive provides access to the latest version of the best-of-breed Planning and Consolidation reporting application from SAP. With the full functionality of the on-premise version, you will be able to explore all areas of the application including creating and adjusting a forecast based on historical financial information and stepping through an example Business Process Flow. Financials can be accessed through both the web-based application and directly from within Microsoft Excel.

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Topics: Cloud Hosting

Masonite to present with Strafford at Kscope 15

Posted by Michele Morrill

Jun 19, 2015 10:22:16 AM

Join us in Hollywood, Florida, for this year's Kscope!

Strafford and Masonite will be presenting “Extending EPM Beyond Finance: A User’s Perspective.” The session will be on June 22, Session 3, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood Beach.

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Topics: Oracle Products

Oracle Hyperion User Conference Kscope 15 is coming!

Posted by Michele Morrill

May 22, 2015 1:06:33 PM

It’s hard to find a conference that’s big enough to attract world-renowned speakers and small enough to provide the chance to share knowledge. ODTUG Kscope15 is that conference.

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Topics: Oracle Products

QuikPLAN for Faster Deployment of Oracle Planning & Budgeting Cloud Solution

Posted by Michele Morrill

Apr 21, 2015 4:12:00 PM

Strafford decreases implementation time for Oracle PBCS

Strafford has developed a new application as part of their QuikSTART implementation for Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service.

The QuikPLAN application applies a unique approach and methodology to quickly deploy Oracle PBCS. QuikPLAN provides templates for Balance Sheet and Income Statement accounts and variance analysis using Budget vs. Actual numbers, as well as pre-built forms for the Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Variance Analysis. In addition, QuikPLAN includes pre-built basic Dimensions and Calculations elements.

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Topics: Hyperion Planning, Oracle PBCS

Strafford Offers Hyperion Planning Test Drive on AWS

Posted by Michele Morrill

Apr 7, 2015 12:53:00 PM

Explore the benefits of Hyperion Planning on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

The Strafford AWS Test Drive for Oracle Hyperion Planning 11.1.2.3.501 provides access to the best of breed Budgeting and Planning application from Oracle. With the full functionality of the on-premises version of the product, users will be able to survey all areas of the application. They can create a forecast based on historical financial information and adjust it based on key business drivers. The user will also be able to access financials through both the web-based application and directly from within Microsoft Excel.

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Topics: Cloud Hosting

Best Practices in Data Transformation for Data Warehouses

Posted by Michele Morrill

Mar 19, 2015 11:52:10 AM

 

The foundation of a sustainable business intelligence system is a good data warehouse. The function of the data warehouse is to consolidate data from various sources and supply that data to data marts that, in turn, supply the business user with easy-to-access, quality, integrated information. Business Intelligence allows an enterprise the ability to look at past behavior patterns of the business and current action patterns to understand where the enterprise has been and to facilitate business planning. 

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Topics: Business Intelligence