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Real User
Senior Hyperion Systems Architect at Loudoun County Govt.
Aug 24 2017

What is most valuable?

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»

How has it helped my organization?

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»

What needs improvement?

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»
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Real User
Project Lead at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

What is most valuable?

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»

How has it helped my organization?

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»

What needs improvement?

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»
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Consultant
EPM/BI certified Consultant, Oracle ACE and TeraCorp Consulting CEO at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

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»

How has it helped my organization?

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.

What needs improvement?

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»
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Real User
Hyperion Subject Matter Expert at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

What is most valuable?

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.

How has it helped my organization?

I think they are going to have a better, faster, cheaper close process and BI. From a reporting standpoint, it won’t be pure BI.

What needs improvement?

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»
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Adaptive Insights
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Real User
Investments and Treasury Manager at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Oct 19 2017

What is most valuable?

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»

How has it helped my organization?

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»

What needs improvement?

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.
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Consultant
EPM/BI certified Consultant, Oracle ACE and TeraCorp Consulting CEO at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 02 2018

What is most valuable?

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»

How has it helped my organization?

The improvement for the organization is the same as it is with Hyperion.

What needs improvement?

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»
Anonymous avatar x80
Consultant
Sr. Consultant at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

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»

How has it helped my organization?

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»

What needs improvement?

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»
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Real User
usiness Intelligence and Data ?arehouse Section Head & Pre-sales
Oct 01 2017

What is most valuable?

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»

How has it helped my organization?

* 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»

What needs improvement?

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»
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Real User
Datawarehouse Systems Analyst at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

We used another product that was Excel based previously, but Planning is more on the web and lightweight, so you don’t have to worry about the Excel versions. It’s also centrally managed.

What needs improvement?

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»
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Adaptive Insights
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Real User
Management Reporting Analyst (Senior Level) - previsouly Analyst, Financial Reporting at a maritime company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 19 2017

What is most valuable?

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»

How has it helped my organization?

By using Adaptive Planning (AP), we can quickly get the big picture after multiple changes to different departments and account codes.

What needs improvement?

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»
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Real User
Project Manager, Process Improvement at Banque Psa Finance
Mar 22 2017

What is most valuable?

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»

How has it helped my organization?

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»

What needs improvement?

* The process * The employees’ methods * Customer knowledge
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Manager, Database and Security at a Consumer Goods with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

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»

How has it helped my organization?

The biggest business benefit is allowing P&L reporting to happen when needed. It helps us drive financial results to where it needs to be.

What needs improvement?

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»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Manager, Corporate Accounting at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

We picked HFM for its consolidation tools. You can do translations and multi-currency, and it handles the complicated legal structure well.

How has it helped my organization?

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»

What needs improvement?

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»
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Real User
Data Governance And Master Data Management Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

What is most valuable?

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»

How has it helped my organization?

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.

What needs improvement?

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»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Manager, Finance IT Systems at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the Planning forums, the ability to do all sorts of translation, and the ability to move data about with relative ease if the coding isn't too difficult.

What needs improvement?

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»
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BOARD International
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Real User
Budget & Performance Analyst at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 20 2017

What is most valuable?

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»

How has it helped my organization?

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»

What needs improvement?

The issues that we have with Board are small. For instance, there is no spell check for text that is written.
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
‎BI Analyst at a non-tech company with 51-200 employees
Jul 21 2017

What is most valuable?

* Write-back functionality: This allows us to adjust calculated figures and be updated by the user through a report. * Import Master: A useful ETL tool.

How has it helped my organization?

I joined this company a year ago and Infor PM was already here. It was useful for consolidating data from subsidiaries and having global reports.

What needs improvement?

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»
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BOARD International
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Reseller
Principle Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Feb 06 2018

What is most valuable?

It is easy to make quick updates. As the business changes, we can maintain the tool without programming help from IT.

How has it helped my organization?

All staff can now see their relevant scorecards online. This helps them see exactly how we are trending towards our goals, from which their bonus compensation is calculated.

What needs improvement?

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»
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Real User
Manager - Business Process & Lean Management at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees

What is most valuable?

The process mapping module is highly user friendly and allows users to quickly build processes with thorough details that can be converted into comprehensive end-to-end SOPs.

How has it helped my organization?

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»

What needs improvement?

The QPR content management module is highly complex and difficult to use. The licensing part is totally unreasonable. The organization can go with the IBM BPM tool with this kind of money.
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Sr. Financial Analyst at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees

What is most valuable?

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.

How has it helped my organization?

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.

What needs improvement?

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»
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