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Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success
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Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success

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Ranzal Practice Director, Tony Scalese conducted this presentation at the recent ODTUG Kaleidoscope conference in Long Beach, California.

Ranzal Practice Director, Tony Scalese conducted this presentation at the recent ODTUG Kaleidoscope conference in Long Beach, California.

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  • 1. Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success Tony Scalese www.ranzal.com
  • 2. About Edgewater Ranzal  One of the Largest Oracle/Hyperion Practices in the U.S.  Oracle / Hyperion Platinum 15 Years Partner - Highest Status 700+ clients 1000+ projects  Vertical Expertise with High- Profile Clients from Coast to Coast  Sound Project Methodology Insures Project Success  “One Stop Shop” for ALL EPM Implementation needs
  • 3. Our Services Business Consolidation Planning Intelligence Data Project Infrastructure Services Management
  • 4. Who Is Tony Scalese Over 10 years Experience with Data Integration and Financial Planning & Consolidation on the Hyperion suite of products Established many innovative FDM design, customization and automation concepts that have evolved into standard Industry-wide practices. Certified HFM Consultant - System 9 & Fusion 11 Present at Oracle conferences, Ranzal webcasts and post on Oracle Technology Network (OTN) and blog on www.FDMGuru.com B.A. Economics, Allegheny College; MBA Candidate, Babson College
  • 5. Financial Data Quality Management is… …the premier end user data transformation tool to load data to Oracle EPM applications including: ● HFM ● Essbase (Planning) ● HSF ● Hyperion Enterprise …a centralized data management solution …AWESOME 
  • 6. Key Benefits of FDM End user friendly web interface that provides directed workflow Flexibility Drill down & drill through capabilities for data investigation Organization wide process monitoring Extensive automation capabilities using built in batch loader Open architecture product
  • 7. FDM Capabilities Load to base or upper level members Use load rules Execute clears & aggregations Control dimension output order Execute calc scripts Execute MAXL scripts Load multiple periods in a single execution
  • 8. Configuring FDM Essbase Adaptor Essbase Client (32 bit) must be installed on the FDM application server Essbase adaptor has a form based configuration screen that is more elegant than the other adaptors Allows Machine profiles, dimensions & integration options all to be modified from a single interface
  • 9. Machine Profile Establishes the connection between the FDM application server and the Essbase server If a user name is specified in the machine profile, these are the credentials used any time FDM interacts with Essbase The security rights of the user name in the profile will trump the security rights if any user is input in the integration settings or the user logged into FDM
  • 10. Machine Profile
  • 11. Connection Information Enter the Essbase Application & Database Logon Method ● Global: User ID and Password specified in the integration settings controls all interaction with Essbase ● Unified: The Essbase security assigned to the FDM user controls the interaction with Essbase unless a user name is specified in the machine profile
  • 12. Connection Information
  • 13. Load Information Enabled Drillable Region Load: used for Drill through from Essbase to FDM Load Rule Name: Essbase load rule FDM will use to load the data (recommended) Enable consolidation: Allows FDM to run aggregation after a load. Default Calculation Method: Dynamic; agg calc in adaptor is used
  • 14. Load Information
  • 15. Dimensions Global – point of view dimensions; category, period, year (if applicable) Mappable – 23 available dimensions for mapping; Entity, Account, ICP, Custom1-20 Attribute – 14 attributes to store additional information about a record; can be used in scripting
  • 16. Dimensions Each dimension (mapped & global) needs to be configured & saved Activate/Deactivate dimension as needed Foreign name must exactly match Essbase dimension name; select Dimension name from the drop down Give the dimension an alias and set matching labels
  • 17. Dimensions
  • 18. Calc Order – Pros & Cons Essbase adaptor can be configured to control the order in which dimension are output to the data file to be loaded Pro: Improved data load time, less Essbase fragmentation Con: Cross dimensional maps could be impacted
  • 19. Essbase Security Roles Needed ESB_PRIV_APPDESIGN or ESB_PRIV_DBDESIGN – used to perform a load using replace ESB_PRIV_CALC – used to execute clear & aggregation scripts If not loading with replace and no need to run an aggregation, no special roles are needed but string load must be enabled on the FDM target adaptor
  • 20. Load Rules Essbase load rules can be leveraged by FDM to load the FDM produced data file Eliminates the need to “map” global dimensions such as version & HSP Rates as those can be specified in the load rule All data load errors are collected in an err file Can be used to ignore FDM dimensions used for mapping but that do not need to be loaded Avoid mapping in load rules – use FDM as intended!
  • 21. Load Action – Data Clearing During the Export workflow stage, when loading in replace, FDM will execute a clear calc script Default calc script is coded in the Load action and executes for each entity in the data file to be loaded Script can be modified for application needs
  • 22. Consolidate Action – Aggregation Enable consolidation option in the adaptor 2 Types of Execution ● Each base entity in the data file (Enable base entity calc option enabled) ● For each entity in the validation entity assigned to the location (Dynamic/File in Default calc method) ● AGG script in the Consolidate action OR ● Essbase Calc Script specified in Validation Entity
  • 23. Tokenized Calc Scripts Calc scripts can be created to mimic Planning business rules that use run time prompts (tokens) FDM process can be created that supply the token(s) when executing the calc script Eliminates the need for multiple calc scripts or custom process to update substitution variables
  • 24. Executing MAXL FDM does not have an API to execute MAXL MAXL is generally executed via a Windows batch file FDM can execute Windows batch files using Windows shell ● Set wShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") ● lngResult = WShell.Run(strCommand, WindowStyle, blnWaitOnReturn)
  • 25. Enhanced Validate When integrating with HFM, FDM will verify that the mapped record will successfully load to HFM The reciprocal does NOT exist for Essbase integrations As an Essbase outline changes, FDM can (and often does) have a map that translates a source dimension member to a target member that no longer exists in Essbase When this happens, the user will encounter a data load error during the Export Process
  • 26. Example Intersection Validation
  • 27. ERP Integrator is… …a new module of FDM that allows data and metadata to be sourced from Oracle ERP systems: ● Oracle eBusiness Suite (eBS) ● PeopleSoft G/L ● PeopleSoft HR …used to drill to source level transactional data in the ERP system directly from EPM applications …capable of writing budget data to the ERP from an Essbase (BSO & ASO) or Planning application …continuing to evolve …the future of data integration
  • 28. ERPi Key Benefits Direct integration to ERP & Human Resource systems Drill through capabilities on G/L data Budget write back capabilities Integration with EPM Workspace Leverages ODI ASO loading capabilities Flexibility ● Integration with FDM ● Direct Usage
  • 29. FDM with ERPi Source adaptor controls data import process Integration option 1 – use to specify data rule; must be created in all CAPS in ERPi Sign conversion happens automatically for G/L liability, equity & revenue types Attribute 14 – don’t use it; ERPi adaptor uses for drill through
  • 30. ERPi Stand Alone Provides metadata loading capabilities Provides write back for budget data Automation is controlled through JAVA web services
  • 31. ERPi Load Methods EPMA: loads data using data synchronization; metadata using interface tables and import profile Classic: direct load to the EPM application FDM: Data only
  • 32. ERPi Import Formats One to One – Single chart field/segment to 1 EPM dimension Many to One – Up to 5 chart fields/segments or segments to 1 EPM dimension Chart fields/Segments can be reused
  • 33. ERPi Mapping Explicit Between Like ● * ● ? ● <segment> ● <blank> Data synchronization routine is used to load data when using ERPi with EPMA apps (no FDM) Data synchronization can be further leveraged for mapping
  • 34. ERPi Writeback Supports Planning, BSO & ASO for 11.1.2.x Cannot write back to PeopleSoft Human Capital Supplementary process must be run in the ledger after the ERPi process to “post” the budget data
  • 35. ERPi Considerations Only functional currency is extracted using ERPi Currencies & Rates – Use ISO codes; only loaded when using classic data load Mapping – Do not use underscore (_) as the concatenation character if using FDM
  • 36. Integration with Essbase & Planning “Classic” FDM, FDM with ERPi or ERPi stand alone can all be used to load data Single FDM application can connect to multiple applications and/or cubes FDM natively loads data to Essbase, not the relational repository of Planning; however, custom processes can be created as needed
  • 37. Decision Point What’s The Right Solution? ● A) FDM ● B) FDM with ERPi ● C) ERPi Answer ● D) All of the above!
  • 38. QuestionsTony Scaleseascalese@ranzal.comwww.ranzal.com
  • 39. New Features in 11.1.2.1 FDM ● Office 2010 support ERPi ● SQL Server support ● Data load rules refinement ● Adjustment period mapping ● HR data rules
  • 40. Other Ranzal PresentationsCalculation Manager: The New and Improved Application to Create Hyperion Planning Business Rules – Monday, 11:15 am, Room 102CSecurity and Auditing in HFM – Tuesday, 4:30pm, 101BBest Practices for Using DRM with EPMA – Wednesday, 8:30am, 103AGetting Started with Calc Manager for HFM – Wednesday, 8:30am, 101BAdvanced Topics in Calc Manager for HFM – Wednesday, 9:45am, 101BMaximizing the Value of an EPM Investment with ERPi, FDM & EPMA – Wednesday, 11:15am, 101BTaking your FDM application to the next level with Advanced Scripting – Friday, 8:30am, 101BIFRS reporting within Hyperion Financial Management – Thursday, 10:30am, 101B

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