Strafford Insight: Next Generation Financial Reporting

Posted by Michele Morrill

Dec 3, 2015 11:04:15 AM

Is it possible to create a more effective financially intelligent organization?

Strafford Insight provides managers and executives access to a whole range of EPM information, functionality, and pre-built financial dashboards and reports.

A cost effective, finance-owned management reporting tool, it contains Balance Sheet, P&L statements and Cash Flow reports and Waterfall, Trend, Portfolio and Benchmark dashboards. All reports are based on Financial Reporting Best Practices and provide rich drill-down, analysis, alerts, KPI’s and rankings by entity, channel, customer, market, or any other dimension available in your EPM application.

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Topics: SAP Budgeting and Planning, Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), Hyperion Planning, Cloud EPM, Cloud ERP

More new features offered in Oracle Hyperion Planning version 11.1.2.4

Posted by Deborah Jelley

May 26, 2015 11:44:00 AM

Planning Administration? – A walk in the park

Oracle is always investing in their core products and their support of Hyperion Planning is no exception.  Oracle is a leader as well as a visionary in the EPM software space according to the 2014 release of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant. Their continued investment in Hyperion Planning over the years has enhanced the product from humble beginnings as desktop software in the 90’s to web-enabled and interoperability with Excel in the 00’s and now to the cloud and mobile devices.

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Topics: Hyperion Planning

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

Interesting New Features – Hyperion Planning 11.1.2.3 and 11.1.2.4

Posted by Deborah Jelley

Apr 13, 2015 2:33:00 PM

Is it time to upgrade? Upgrading from one software version to the next can be a major task, especially if upgrades have piled up and there has been a major release. Actually, in many cases, an upgrade can become a complete re-implementation. But in the case of Hyperion Planning, just do it.

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Topics: Budgeting and Forecasting, Hyperion Planning, Implementation or Upgrade

Should You Drill back to Your Source Data from Hyperion Planning

Posted by Deborah Jelley

Mar 2, 2015 2:32:12 PM

You know you want to.

Where did that $5,000 come from last month? What, you ask yourself, are the details behind that number you see before you on the web template? It’s something you need to know. It gnaws at you. Your finger is poised over your mouse or track pad. Your analysis would be that much more comprehensive and accurate if you understood all the details. You exhale and double-click on the link. You’ve done it… In Hyperion Planning, you’re drilling back to the source system against that number and its Point of View.

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Topics: Budgeting and Forecasting, Financial Reporting, Hyperion Planning, Oracle PBCS

Standardize your chart of accounts? Not that question again!

Posted by Deborah Jelley

Dec 2, 2014 4:28:36 PM

No Way!

Now you’ve done it: you’ve gone out and bought another company, and you have to figure out how to include the new information within a reasonable time-frame in your consolidation process. Your company already has an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system in place, but so does your new company. Your stakeholders will soon be clamoring for data averaged for the past five years, including the new company results. All you can see on the horizon is 

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Topics: Consolidation and Close, Financial Reporting, Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), Hyperion Planning, Finance Best Practices

Get Enhanced Office Integration with Hyperion Smart View

Posted by Michele Morrill

Nov 3, 2014 9:28:00 AM

Most longtime users of Hyperion Enterprise are familiar with the Retrieve function. Retrieve allows you to integrate Microsoft Excel spreadsheets with Hyperion Enterprise databases. Working from within an Excel spreadsheet, you can easily access data from your Hyperion application and have the ability to analyze, manipulate, and report data in a widely used office tool.

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Topics: Financial Reporting, EPM Support, Cloud Hosting, Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), Hyperion Planning, Oracle Products