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Hyperion has made our budgeting process and forecast analysis easy and robust, and it is a reliable tool. Primarily, we are using Hyperion for our budgeting analysis and to complete our whole budget cycle within the EPM application. We take... more»
It secures our sensitive data because it's security-enabled and is reliable with it's back-ups, migrations and restoration methodology. We can do LCM exports and import into target servers and applications. You can back up everything.... more»
Not many people are aware of the new feature called Decision Package. We have a very specific tool in Hyperion called Public Sector Planning and Budgeting. It's for government entities, and it's a part of Decision Package. It's used for... more»
I think the biggest value of the Oracle Planning & Budget Cloud Service is to accelerate a client to bring up their planning and budgeting solution online, because it is a cloud deployment option. Therefore, IT departments don't have to... more»
The biggest improvement for us is that it's defined our processes. It provides us with out-of-the-box cloud for P&BCS that's a clean slate we can work on to build our business. It also allows us to not have to invest in unnecessary IT and... more»
Any new issues we have are really built up over time. With what we have, P&BCS caters to most of our requirements and our on-premise software. But there are some limitations. For example, the Attributes feature doesn't do cross-tab... more»
As a developer, I would say that the repository itself is the most valuable feature since I can easily get information and change the behavior of Planning and Essbase. For businesses, the ability to create forecasts in a fraction of time it... more»
It provides faster and more assertive forecast cycles. It enables businesses to improve their process since with this tool you can do things easier and quicker as the business can create more complex models than were possible before.
The security could be improved, as it would be good to have security by attributing dimensions. It also needs more power for conditional formats to disable or enable read/write in the forms based on more conditions, not just changing colors.... more»
The ease of use and the integration with our business are the most valuable features. We require less IT support, so the business and functional people can do more and more of the work they want to do.
There should be more effort put into integration processes. There area lot of products that work best together, but figuring out how to get them all to work together is still a challenge. Since there is a lot of overlap between the products,... more»
Adaptive has so many features that make it superior to using spreadsheets and other planning software packages. * The biggest feature is the source of truth for all of our budget and forecast versions. * The second feature is reporting. Since... more»
Budgets and forecasts used to be done in spreadsheets. This causes version control issues as well as broken links when files are moved. Also, if you want to change your reporting structure in spreadsheets it is all done manually. By moving to... more»
Adaptive has come a long way each year and continues to improve. Users continue to become more advanced and are looking for more advanced solutions. Adaptive does a good job keeping up with these ever changing improvements.
Well, the PBCS is almost the same as Hyperion Planning, with the exception that you don't have access to Essbase and to the relational repository. What you got is access to a web page where you can do your development. For me, as a developer,... more»
I think the biggest improvement would be to have direct access to other CS products you have; for example, that BICS could access directly the PBCS machine to produce dashboards or, better, ODI loading and extract data/metadata using a KM.... more»
In Hyperion, we use the Public Sector Planning and Budgeting module. The most valuable feature for us is that it's a tool that supports the entire planning and budgeting forecast for the whole company. We don't need to go outside of the... more»
We used to rely on Excel before we implemented Hyperion, and we don't have to do that anymore and rely on those spreadsheets. The tool does all our budgeting and forecasting without much manual work. It's now all automated, saving us both... more»
We still have issues and bugs because it's a new release. I wouldn't call us guinea pigs, although we were one of the first implementors, but there are bugs that I wish they'd fix. For example, some of the forms don't work properly and we... more»
It's very user-friendly, easy for development, and faster learning, so when I implement solutions using BO, BusinessObjects, I found the user adapts with the solution very fast rather than other tools. It's very user-friendly and very rich in... more»
* I noticed many improvement in SAP BusinessObject Functionality. Comparing it to the older releases of BO and always using one data source for analytics. One database or one data source only, but other releases have improved, adding new... more»
Add more functionality compared to Hyperion Essbase. When comparing BusinessObjects with Hyperion Essbase, I can see that Hyperion Essbase contains more functionalities, such as two parts calculation, aliases, grouping, and a toolbox... more»
The biggest issue we have had for end users was that we lost control of functionality. Some of the problems we have had have since been fixed, but we are having issues with tabbing in all directions and scrolling through in ADF. They fixed this in a simplified interface, but it only lets you launch one application at a time. We cannot move to that interface... more»
Winning points: * Instant consolidation of multiple BUs * User access control * Changes to corporate structure, account codes are updated in all versions including prior years, hence "one-version of truth" as claimed. * Integrated reporting... more»
Still room for improvement: * Discovery (the data visualization module): Needs to catch up with BI leaders, such as MS and Tableau. E.g., sorting by amounts in column charts and page slicers to control all visuals. * Planning: two areas. *... more»
This product is able to reconstruct the processes from any database or file. Then, you can monitor the activity and detect any deviation. If an action plan is necessary, you can measure the improvement of it with PPM. It is a tool to monitor... more»
Actually, we have three projects using PPM. The two main ones are collection and underwriting. The first one already has seen process improvement. The second one is at an earlier stage. For the moment, we are validating the metrics. With PPM,... more»
The reporting is the most valuable feature for us. If, for example, finance wants to know their P&Ls for their various channels, they can get that data. The fact that Hyperion is a consistent system without any big issues is huge for our... more»
Our system is user-managed at our location. So long as the system is up and running and available, our users can do what they need to do. Occasionally, though, we get issues such as process hangs or something similar, although they're usually... more»
It has really increased efficiency. Our old system was Excel-based, and HFM has reduced our process closing timelines. HFM’s process management means that once the data is loaded, we can broadcast our statistics to the whole world, then have... more»
The financial reporting tool hasn’t improved much since it was first implemented, and we are struggling with it. Financial reporting is not user friendly, and compared to Excel, there are a lot of features that it lacks. It’s hard for us to... more»
Hyperion tools are very useful in finance. For example, the data relationship management is good for anything that you need to store hierarchical information about, and can be used for data enhancement and modeling. It has a lot of features... more»
In finance, if you have a central repository feeding all of your downstream systems of the metadata that you use, you reduce the number of account reconciliations and report reconciliations that you have to do. It also gives you data quality.
I think that Oracle in general is moving towards cloud technology to remove some of the costs associated with, for example, the EPM suite. The EPM suite, as its capabilities increase, requires upgrading your servers and keeping up with the... more»
I would like to see instant dynamic calculations and more out of the box functionality within Planning. I would also like to see a feature with HFM and Planning to move data more frequently and easily. The tuning of the Hyperion Planning applications is not intuitive or well-documented, and that has been a major drawback that was addressed in HFM, but not yet in... more»
The feature that I have found most valuable is the concept that drives Board. That concept is that Board is entirely customizable. If we have a new process, or a new reporting function that we want to achieve, we can make it happen in Board.... more»
This product has saved us countless hours in developing our budget each year. What used to require a number of employees working overtime each week consistently, has been cut down to one person working 10 hours of overtime once a year. Our... more»
There is plenty of room for improvement: Mainly ease of implement, configuration, and use. For our business, I don’t think it was the best. I likely would have come to a different conclusion with a better implementation. However, I found it... more»
It would be nice to have more connectors for other data sources. BOARD is a great tool to become the single source of the truth. Making it easier to connect data sources for niche software tools will make it easier to keep everything in one... more»
The process-mapping module helped the BPR team in creating detailed process maps quickly. The process converter tool helped the team establish baseline SOPs that can be taken further to implement comprehensive documentation that serves the... more»
Speed of data is the biggest key for our users. The smart view application within Hyperion is very user friendly. Quick changes can be made on the fly and users getting the data that they need to make decisions.
I think that having it within Microsoft products as an add in makes it accessible around the clock. Someone could be working from home, log in, jump in see what their numbers are, see what their financials are, so it's a very good tool.
We're trying to push out a complete costing battle to the organization where it's going to impact finance, marketing, purchasing, inventory, across the board. That's the key feature that we want to start using and implement for better... more»
EPM/BI certified Consultant, Oracle ACE and TeraCorp Consulting CEO
Ricardo has been leading and developing EIS/EPM/BI/DSS applications for over 20 years including 10+ years of Hyperion-specific experience (the last 9 years in global projects to a fortune 100 client).
His core expertise is on design, development, and optimization of Business Intelligence... more>>
I thrive for knowledge and love a challenge. Working close with the customer and giving them the opportunity to ease their work with IT solutions motivates me. I have create interest in enhancing businesses and showing what great value business intelligence can give a... more>>
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