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Posted on February 25, 2014
Author: Ron Woodlock, Performance Architects

Increased scrutiny of the expensive cost of higher education has administrators asking tough questions.  Answering those questions requires quality data and the analytic tools to access answers to this information.  Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) can be a smart choice for colleges and universities for many of the same reasons commercial companies use financial close and …

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Posted on February 19, 2014
Author: Ron Woodlock, Performance Architects

Beginning with the 11.1.2.2 release of Hyperion Strategic Finance (HSF), we saw a greater emphasis on integration with Microsoft’s Office products.  The migration from legacy client applications to Smart View has been bumpy for other Hyperion products, but the good news is that in the move to HSF Version 11.1.2.3, we didn’t witness this same …

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Posted on February 12, 2014
Author: Melanie Mathews, Performance Architects

If you are looking for product accessibility information for the Oracle EPM product suite (specifically release 11.1.2.3) you can find more information within Oracle’s Doc Library. If you want to connect one-on-one or have more specific questions, please feel free send us a note and we will be in touch! Author: Melanie Mathews, Performance Architects  

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Posted on February 5, 2014
Author: Chuck Persky, Performance Architects

We know that Oracle Hyperion Planning is a powerful, scalable, web based, budgeting and planning framework. But what about those add-on modules? What are they? How do they work? Do I need them? How can they help me? For those who may be unfamiliar with these modules, they include: Hyperion Workforce Planning Hyperion Capital Expense …

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Posted on January 30, 2014
Author: John McGale, Performance Architects

Oracle recently released the latest bundle patch for OBIEE called version: 11.1.1.7.140114. Oracle changed its policy for versioning OBIEE last year. OBIEE version 11.1.1.7.3 was the last version to use the old nomenclature. This patch is applicable to Enterprise and Exalytics versions of OBIEE. One of the biggest surprises about this release is that it …

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Posted on January 29, 2014
Author: Michael Bender, Performance Architects

In a previous post, we discussed the case for getting started with a Big Data initiative. One of the fundamental technologies underlying Big Data initiatives is Hadoop. So, what is Hadoop, and where does the technology fit into the traditional relational database environment? Hadoop is an open source platform for acquiring and processing Big Data …

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Posted on January 23, 2014
Author: John McGale, Performance Architects

If you ever suddenly have a case where NULL dates are formatted as 0/0/0 in your report within OBIEE, it’s most likely because you forgot to check the “Nullable” flag on the column in the physical layer. When you use the import wizard, it does this for you automatically. When you make columns by hand …

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Posted on January 20, 2014
Author: Kelli Pircio, Performance Architects

Each New Year, we all do some soul searching and goal setting. That process is ingrained in our culture and supported through all of the social media and advertising that hits us each day. For many of us, that process goes beyond the personal and extends into our professional lives. We set goals for our …

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Posted on January 15, 2014
Author: Jon Kim, Performance Architects

Whether you are new to using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) or have been using this product for a while, you will see an option to use both the BI Analysis & Reporting (formerly known as BI Answers, referred to in this post as “BI Analysis”) and BI Published Reporting (formerly known as BI …

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Posted on January 8, 2014
Author: Sreekanth Kumar, Performance Architects

The 80-20 rule (based on the Pareto principle) has been applied in numerous ways to identify and solve many management issues. In the world of financial planning and analysis, this cause and effect methodology unearths an issue where 80% of resources and time are spent on creating the budget and forecast when in fact it …

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