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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»
The way that we designed the personal service forecasting module - about 80% of our operating budget is personal-service related in government. The way that it allows us to take all the variables in, and do a lot of "what if" scenario... more»
Being only about a year and a half into using the tool, I don't think I know enough of what's still possible. I'm excited to learn about the e-learning tool and the community that's just starting out. If I was to look at it, from my point of... more»
I like the procedures mainly, how the data flow corresponds and how a cube is based on different dimensions, and how the entity reacts to it. We have a cube which can be broken down into different levels, and the way they want to slice it and... more»
They had calculations from baseline for average, standard deviations, just like what you would do in Excel. We have 75 or 86 buckets based on the tissue. There are something like 20 product lines. So if you do the math, we are talking about... more»
The procedures, they have a long list... There are existing gaps which I was asked to overtake and minimize and make it more efficient. Whatever procedure was created has 90 lines of writeup. If I could just export it to Excel and read it,... more»
From our perspective, what was very valuable is the ability to customize. We didn't see a solution out there that really matched exactly what our functional requirements would be. So we were able to work with New Brain, our integrator, and we... more»
For us, the city of Fayetteville has very disparate data sources on different RMS systems, so the benefit for us was to be able to reach out across departments - globally, across our organization: folks like Fire, Police, Inspections, Parks... more»
The one thing that I think we would like to see in terms of improvement of the application is the ability to print. It's fantastic to have all of these graphic visualization of data, but we're not able to very easily just print. I'm not a... more»
It is easy to make quick updates. As the business changes, we can maintain the tool without programming help from IT. Simplicity. The big thing for us is, when we do an implementation, we want them to own it when it's done, so they don't have... more»
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. The solution gives us consistency and reliability of data. As users... 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 low hanging fruit on the how it is performing now that we have built it into our integrity and trust in our numbers. Where in the past, there have been issues, now we have only one version of the truth. We have been able to provide... more»
Having one version of the truth. And we're tracking each revision, so we can say, "Okay, this is what you said, and now it looks like you're coming down or you're going up. You need to explain why." It's good that everyone sees the same... more»
It has sped things up - since we never have enough time to get things done. This has streamlined the process. Before, sales was doing Excel spreadsheets, and then we were putting that in a forecasting system. This, on the other hand, is all... more»
* User adoption (ease of use) * Fast prototyping of data sets and analytics * Collaboration (both inside and outside our organization) * Pre-built connectors * Access from mobile devices * Data Awareness for enterprise * Data democratization... more»
It's a night and day change. We've gone from an organization that had no awareness into its data quality, and where data requests would take weeks to months, to one where our culture has transformed to being data first. Communication, trust,... more»
This isn't your typical BI tool. It flips some of those standard concepts we have around reporting tools on their heads. There are areas to improve on like visualization options, and there are areas I think would be valuable for Domo to... 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»
Senior Business Analyst at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 22 2018
What do you think of BOARD?
Primary Use Case
Budgeting. It's performing very well.
• Improvements to My Organization
The ease of designing. The ease of making it happen on a daily basis. What I mean by that is catching up daily. You just schedule the report and off it goes.
• Valuable Features
It has a lot of valuable features. Primary is its flexibility and versatility and, obviously, functionality goes along with that. Plus, it does that at a small footprint in the file servers, and does it very efficiently.
• Use of Solution
Three to five years.
• Stability Issues
It's outstanding, because I don't know of any issues that we've had.
• Scalability Issues
It will scale to whatever you need. You just need to find somebody to build the SQL statement and you're all set.
• Customer Service...
You can build reports pretty quickly. We do not use BOARD as our main data store. We have a data warehouse that BOARD consumes data from. Therefore, our data's fairly organized before it comes into BOARD. All of the dimensions and fact tables... more»
Our data is now more structured. Between our data warehouse and BOARD, which are both brand new, we now have a more structured data view with more accurate, timely data. We can also build reports super fast.
If we build a ton of procedural stuff, it is not good at alerting us to what may have failed, like logging and job steps. It is our understanding from the jobs we continue to run, even though one step might have failed, that functionality is... 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»
The simplicity of loading data into BOARD. I've used other solutions that take a more technical approach to getting the data in. I think the ease of being able to get the data into BOARD is what makes it nice for people with a semi-IT... more»
BOARD 11 looks like it's capturing a lot. I would compare the wishlist to things that are in Power BI. The example today, here at the BOARDVille 2018 conference, of the implementation by the city of Fayetteville: She's actually hosting her... 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»
Some of the features lacking in the current solution that we are looking for have been highlighted in BOARD 11, such as being able to send our user a mobile app, sending a PDF file but the user can go back to the data source, and some of... more»
I do not think it has that great of an impact on our company yet. We have not yet been able to dedicate the time and training towards it. For me, it is useful! We are a finance team, though not in finance, but it is working out well for our... more»
It makes it easier for me since a manager can actually look at their budget and account, then understand it. Also, where it used to take me three days at the beginning of the year to create the new financial statement, now it is a matter of... more»
It has streamlined the organization. It has benefited us by reducing time. Also, we are able to easily export data. When directors need financial information, we can go in the system and export the data, then send it out so they have it ready... more»
If we could upload other data, e.g., pivot tables which can be done in BOARD already, that we have pre-existing and have that data distribute to more complex spreadsheets, I would like that going forward.
More export to Excel functionality. Right now, we're having to build within the cloud-based platform, as well as build within the Excel add-in, because the export to Excel is somewhat ugly. So we're doing both simultaneously.
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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