Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and       ERPi Equals Success           Tony Scalese           www.ranzal.com
About Edgewater Ranzal                            One of the Largest                             Oracle/Hyperion Practice...
Our Services                    Business   Consolidation                   Planning                   Intelligence       D...
Who Is Tony Scalese   Over 10 years Experience with Data Integration and    Financial Planning & Consolidation on the Hyp...
Financial Data Quality Management is…   …the premier end user data transformation    tool to load data to Oracle EPM appl...
Key Benefits of FDM   End user friendly web interface that provides    directed workflow   Flexibility   Drill down & d...
FDM Capabilities   Load to base or upper level members   Use load rules   Execute clears & aggregations   Control dime...
Configuring FDM Essbase Adaptor   Essbase Client (32 bit) must be installed on    the FDM application server   Essbase a...
Machine Profile   Establishes the connection between the FDM    application server and the Essbase server   If a user na...
Machine Profile
Connection Information   Enter the Essbase Application & Database   Logon Method    ● Global: User ID and Password speci...
Connection Information
Load Information   Enabled Drillable Region Load: used for    Drill through from Essbase to FDM   Load Rule Name: Essbas...
Load Information
Dimensions   Global – point of view dimensions; category,    period, year (if applicable)   Mappable – 23 available dime...
Dimensions   Each dimension (mapped & global) needs to    be configured & saved   Activate/Deactivate dimension as neede...
Dimensions
Calc Order – Pros & Cons   Essbase adaptor can be configured to    control the order in which dimension are    output to ...
Essbase Security Roles Needed   ESB_PRIV_APPDESIGN or    ESB_PRIV_DBDESIGN – used to perform a    load using replace   E...
Load Rules   Essbase load rules can be leveraged by FDM to    load the FDM produced data file   Eliminates the need to “...
Load Action – Data Clearing   During the Export workflow stage, when    loading in replace, FDM will execute a clear    c...
Consolidate Action – Aggregation   Enable consolidation option in the adaptor   2 Types of Execution    ● Each base enti...
Tokenized Calc Scripts   Calc scripts can be created to mimic    Planning business rules that use run time    prompts (to...
Executing MAXL   FDM does not have an API to execute MAXL   MAXL is generally executed via a Windows    batch file   FD...
Enhanced Validate   When integrating with HFM, FDM will verify that    the mapped record will successfully load to HFM  ...
Example Intersection Validation
ERP Integrator is…   …a new module of FDM that allows data and    metadata to be sourced from Oracle ERP systems:    ● Or...
ERPi Key Benefits   Direct integration to ERP & Human Resource    systems   Drill through capabilities on G/L data   Bu...
FDM with ERPi   Source adaptor controls data import process   Integration option 1 – use to specify data    rule; must b...
ERPi Stand Alone   Provides metadata loading capabilities   Provides write back for budget data   Automation is control...
ERPi Load Methods   EPMA: loads data using data    synchronization; metadata using interface    tables and import profile...
ERPi Import Formats   One to One – Single chart field/segment to 1    EPM dimension   Many to One – Up to 5 chart fields...
ERPi Mapping   Explicit   Between   Like    ●   *    ●   ?    ●   <segment>    ●   <blank>   Data synchronization rout...
ERPi Writeback   Supports Planning, BSO & ASO for 11.1.2.x   Cannot write back to PeopleSoft Human    Capital   Supplem...
ERPi Considerations   Only functional currency is extracted using    ERPi   Currencies & Rates – Use ISO codes; only    ...
Integration with Essbase & Planning   “Classic” FDM, FDM with ERPi or ERPi stand    alone can all be used to load data  ...
Decision Point   What’s The Right Solution?    ● A) FDM    ● B) FDM with ERPi    ● C) ERPi   Answer    ● D) All of the a...
QuestionsTony Scaleseascalese@ranzal.comwww.ranzal.com
New Features in 11.1.2.1   FDM    ● Office 2010 support   ERPi    ●   SQL Server support    ●   Data load rules refineme...
Other Ranzal PresentationsCalculation Manager: The New and Improved Application to Create Hyperion   Planning Business Rul...
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Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success

  1. 1. Planning (or Essbase) and FDM, and ERPi Equals Success Tony Scalese www.ranzal.com
  2. 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. 3. Our Services Business Consolidation Planning Intelligence Data Project Infrastructure Services Management
  4. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 10. Machine Profile
  11. 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. 12. Connection Information
  13. 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. 14. Load Information
  15. 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. 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. 17. Dimensions
  18. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 26. Example Intersection Validation
  27. 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. 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. 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. 30. ERPi Stand Alone Provides metadata loading capabilities Provides write back for budget data Automation is controlled through JAVA web services
  31. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 37. Decision Point What’s The Right Solution? ● A) FDM ● B) FDM with ERPi ● C) ERPi Answer ● D) All of the above!
  38. 38. QuestionsTony Scaleseascalese@ranzal.comwww.ranzal.com
  39. 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. 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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