FDMEE: Duplicate mappings bug

Have you ever encountered duplicate mapping? In FDMEE it’s possible to record duplicate mappings. Even though this doesn’t show as an immediate problem, this issue causes complete dimensions not to be mapped. How can you determine the exact cause for this issue? If dimensions are not mapped, the error log only shows that there are […]

How does Equity Pick Up work in Oracle HFM? Part 2

In my prior blog I explained how Equity Pick up (EPU) can be setup in HFM. In part 2 I will explain how you run EPU and can check and report on the EPU task. It’s quite straight forward, once you have done it a couple of times. How do you create an easily flowing […]

Latest updates and patches for Oracle Hyperion

Every quarter, Oracle releases patches for all her products, including your Hyperion products. These announcements are not always clear or easy to find. Which updates are relevant to your organization? And is it always necessary to apply these patches? In this article, we will list the different types of patches for the Hyperion products: HFM […]

Three ways to start up HFM

The HFM configuration settings provide a lot of options. One of the more interesting options, DSStartupOption, targets the way you want HFM to start. Oracle claims in their documentation that there are two options, however there is a third one as well. What are the three options, and which option should you choose? When Oracle […]

How does Equity Pick Up work in Oracle HFM? Part 1

Calculating the current value (equity) of all the subsidiaries on the balance can be time consuming and error prone. Equity Pick Up (EPU) in Oracle HFM helps to create an accurate and smooth flow, enabling you to easily include the correct value of each subsidiary. How does Equity Pick Up work in HFM? Most organizations […]

Measuring models

Technological developments like HANA and the continuous price decreases in RAM-memory allows us to process larger amounts of data faster, which enables us to create more complex models. Information systems integrate more and more, causing an increase in complexity and mutual dependency. This progress has many advantages, but it also brings challenges. In the world […]

Performance tuning x 5

Improving the performance of financial applications often leads to a call for additional or larger servers. However, performance is always a sum of functional elements, user perception and hardware.  5 recommendations from the practice of performance tuning: 1. Create a benchmark Base the optimal performance on the usability of the system and create a benchmark for […]

Outsourcing: more than just a cost issue.

A few years back, the choice between outsourcing or hosting & supporting the application yourself was mainly a cost issue. Now, however, we increasingly see multiple factors playing a role in the decision about outsourcing. 1. Continuity Continuous assurance of the accuracy of the figures, the quality of the planning process and the timeliness of financial […]