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

Posted by Pam Gazley

Jan 30, 2018 1:49:08 PM

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, Cloud EPM, Case Studies

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: Cloud Hosting, Oracle PBCS, Oracle FCCS, Managed Services, Managed Application Services (MAH)

Roadmap to Finance Planning and Budgeting Efficiency

Posted by Jamie Carpentier

Apr 26, 2017 11:26:38 AM


What does the roadmap look like for your finance organization? Based on our experience working alongside finance teams and talking to clients, the roadmap below may sound familiar.

  • You Are Here. Finance has to focus on margin and earnings performance, while preparing for economic and organizational challenges. There are lots of issues that prevent Finance from efficiently organizing and securing the vast amounts of data required for metrics that are used in strategic decision-making.
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Topics: Consolidation and Close, Budgeting and Forecasting, Financial Reporting, Cloud Hosting, Cloud EPM

Top 5 Fixes for Planning and Budgeting Issues

Posted by Hyperion Consultant

Feb 21, 2017 12:35:35 PM

Your top priority in Finance is margin and earnings performance. The Finance team must prepare for organizational challenges that could occur at any time by focusing on working capital management. Basically as much as you'd like to spend time analyzing results, there are planning and budgeting issues that will always need your attention. Not to mention, there are many issues that prevent the Finance team from efficiently organizing and gathering the vast amounts of data required for metrics that are used in strategic decision-making. So, let’s deal with some of them head on!

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Topics: Budgeting and Forecasting, Cloud Hosting, Oracle PBCS, Finance Best Practices

Cloud ERP. Cloud EPM. What's the Difference?

Posted by Jamie Carpentier

Jan 24, 2017 9:05:21 AM

Here’s a quick take on Oracle's Cloud ERP and Cloud EPM, and how they work together to help improve your company performance and profitability.

ERP Cloud is an enterprise applications platform that enables the rapid deployment of streamlined transaction-based business processes across enterprises of all sizes.
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Topics: Cloud Hosting, Cloud EPM, Cloud ERP, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)

Top 8 Reasons to Consider Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Posted by Jamie Carpentier

Jan 11, 2017 11:05:42 AM

Here is what you should know about Cloud ERP:

  1. Organizational Efficiency – You have lots of different software for different processes. The legacy systems you are using as a “system of record” don’t have the same data structure, so the data doesn’t easily work together. Cloud ERP integrates these systems so that every business function references the same consistent data model. That means a single, unified systems platform to execute business processes against to train on, and to efficiently leverage throughout the business.
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Topics: Cloud Hosting, Cloud ERP, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Oracle Products

Consolidating and Closing in the Cloud – Is it right for you?

Posted by Michele Morrill

May 24, 2016 12:31:41 PM

If you’re not bogged down by the month-end close, by now you must have heard the buzz about Oracle EPM Cloud. Oracle has been hyping their cloud products for quite some time now, the first EPM related cloud product, Oracle PBCS (Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service), was introduced in 2014. Now in 2016, other Oracle Cloud EPM products are starting to pick

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Topics: Consolidation and Close, Financial Reporting, Cloud Hosting, Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), Oracle FCCS, Oracle Products

Who is monitoring your Hyperion application or system files?

Posted by Robert Woulfe

Mar 16, 2016 11:38:59 AM

How many Hyperion Administrators proactively monitor their application or system log files? Based on our experience, very few. Considering the time constraints put on a typical Hyperion Administrator, this is not surprising. We certainly understand the time and workload crunch these administrators are dealing with, but we’ve also found that the old Ben Franklin adage applies here: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Learning to understand the logs is worth the investment of time and will pay dividends down the road.

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Topics: Cloud Hosting, Cloud ERP, Oracle Products

Can Your Hyperion Applications Survive a Financial Audit?

Posted by Steve Berry

Feb 12, 2016 5:16:27 PM

Hyperion applications are often critical components to producing accurate and timely financial reporting. In order to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), external audit firms often require a large amount of documentation as well as testing to ensure that a firm’s Hyperion applications are properly 

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Topics: Cloud Hosting, Risk and Compliance, Oracle Products

Strafford Undergoes SOC 2, Type II Examination

Posted by Michele Morrill

Oct 2, 2015 9:25:09 AM

Strafford Technology recently underwent a Service Organization Control 2, Type II examination. The resulting CPA’s report states that Strafford management maintained effective controls over the data security of its Hyperion Managed Application Hosting solution.

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Topics: Cloud Hosting