The	  5	  most	  common	  pi.alls	  when	  implemen2ng	  EPM	  Suite…and	  how	                  to	  avoid	  them	       ...
About	  me	  •    22	  years	  of	  varied	  IT	  Experience	  •    7	  years	  implemen>ng	  Hyperion	  environments	  • ...
A	  show	  of	  hands	  	  •      How	  many	  group	  finance	  oriented	  staff?	  •      How	  many	  IT	  Technical	  st...
Another	  show	  of	  hands	  •  Anyone	  here	  who	  is	  planning	  on	  implemen>ng	     an	  EPM	  environment,	  but...
Ques>ons	  •  Welcome	  at	  any	  >me	  –	  just	  grab	  my	  aYen>on	  •  Does	  anyone	  have	  a	  ques>on	  they	  w...
The	  Art	  of	  EPM	  War	                                        	  If	  ignorant	  both	  of	  your	  enemy	  and	  you...
What’s	  the	  Goal?	  •    Project	  should	  be	  delivered	  on	  >me/budget	  •    Environment	  should	  perform	  we...
No.	  1	  -­‐	  The	  clue	  is	  in	  the	  name	       Enterprise	  Performance	  Management	                           ...
EPM	  Install	  Guide	         The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof
Sizing	  •    Art	  or	  Science?	  •    No	  subs>tute	  for	  stress	  tests	  •    Plaeorm	  is	  a	  marriage,	  sofwa...
No.	  2	  –	  “What	  do	  you	  mean	  90-­‐days	  to	    get	  an	  environment	  we	  can	  use?”	                     ...
Corporate	  IT	  •  The	  4	  p’s	       –  Planning	  “Surprise	  –	  we	  bought	  a	  business	  cri>cal	          appl...
Reality	  check	  •  90	  days	  •  Group	  Policies	  can	  cost	  you	  tens	  of	  thousands	       in	  consultancy	  ...
No.	  3	  –	  “Yes,	  I	  can	  install	  it	  on	         anything,	  but	  anything	  is	  not	                         ...
Choices	  •  Plaeorm	  &	  Sofware	     –  Now	  +	  3	  Years	     –  Server	  Opera>ng	  Systems	     –  Database	  Choi...
KISS	  Methodology	  in	  design	  •  If	  80%	  of	  the	  user	  community	  use	  it,	  it’s	     probably	  been	  tes...
No.	  4	  –	  “What	  do	  you	  mean	  on-­‐going	                            maintenance?”	  	           It	  is	  the	 ...
No.	  4	  –	  “What	  do	  you	  mean	  on-­‐going	                       maintenance?”	  •  The	  3	  P’s	  –	  Patching,...
See	  Point	  1	  •  Plan	  &	  Budget	  for	  maintenance	  •  Communicate	  your	  cri>cal	  periods	  	       Issues	  ...
No.5	  –	  “and	  here’s	  another	  thing	  we	                             forgot…”	  	  •    Access	  Methods	  –	  Web...
The	  end	  is	  nigh	  •  Involve	  IT	  early	  and	  start	  the	  design	  process	  as	     soon	  as	  you	  have	  ...
The	  end	  is	  nigher	  •  Communicate	  your	  financial	  repor>ng	     calendar	  and	  work	  out	  when	  your	     ...
Ques>ons?	    The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof
Many	  Thanks	         Ques>ons	  (if	  you	  have	  any)	  can	  be	  sent	  to	  	                                     	...
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  1. 1. The  5  most  common  pi.alls  when  implemen2ng  EPM  Suite…and  how   to  avoid  them   Soner  Bekir   The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof
  2. 2. About  me  •  22  years  of  varied  IT  Experience  •  7  years  implemen>ng  Hyperion  environments  •  5  years  in  EMEA,  2  years  in  APAC  •  No  func>onal  knowledge  to  speak  of  •  Officially  (if  there  is  such  a  thing)  an  EPM   Technical  Consultant   The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof
  3. 3. A  show  of  hands    •  How  many  group  finance  oriented  staff?  •  How  many  IT  Technical  staff?  •  How  many  Func>onal  consultants?  •  How  many  Oracle  staff?  •  How  many  people  in  the  wrong  session?   The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof
  4. 4. Another  show  of  hands  •  Anyone  here  who  is  planning  on  implemen>ng   an  EPM  environment,  but  hasn’t  done  so  yet?  •  Anyone  here  on  a  pre-­‐System  11  environment   looking  to  upgrade?  •  Anyone  on  EPM  11.1.2  ?   The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof
  5. 5. Ques>ons  •  Welcome  at  any  >me  –  just  grab  my  aYen>on  •  Does  anyone  have  a  ques>on  they  would  like   to  see  answered  in  this  session?   The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof
  6. 6. The  Art  of  EPM  War    If  ignorant  both  of  your  enemy  and  yourself,  you   are  certain  to  be  in  peril     Sun  Tzu   The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof
  7. 7. What’s  the  Goal?  •  Project  should  be  delivered  on  >me/budget  •  Environment  should  perform  well  •  Stability  should  be  good  •  Availability  should  be  good  •  Users  should  be  happy   The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof
  8. 8. No.  1  -­‐  The  clue  is  in  the  name   Enterprise  Performance  Management    •  Not  “run  it  on  my  laptop”  performance   management  or  Hyperion  Enterprise  v4.0  •  Needs  lots  of  resource(s)  to  run  well….   The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof
  9. 9. EPM  Install  Guide   The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof
  10. 10. Sizing  •  Art  or  Science?  •  No  subs>tute  for  stress  tests  •  Plaeorm  is  a  marriage,  sofware  is  a  fling  •  Budget  for  life>me  of  environment  •  Choose  the  right  plaeorm  for  you   The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof
  11. 11. No.  2  –  “What  do  you  mean  90-­‐days  to   get  an  environment  we  can  use?”     Mee;ngs  are  indispensable  when  you  don’t   want  to  do  anything     John  Kenneth  Galbraith  -­‐  economist     The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof
  12. 12. Corporate  IT  •  The  4  p’s   –  Planning  “Surprise  –  we  bought  a  business  cri>cal   applica>on”   –  Procurement  “What  do  you  mean  it  takes  30  days   to  buy  some  servers?”   –  Procedures  “Do  we  really  need  management   sofware”   –  Policies  “Company  policies  dictate  that  nothing   that  does  anything  useful  should  work”   The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof
  13. 13. Reality  check  •  90  days  •  Group  Policies  can  cost  you  tens  of  thousands   in  consultancy  &  mee>ngs  •  List  of  what  to  order  –  Catch-­‐22  •  Death  by  mee>ngs  (minutes?)     The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof
  14. 14. No.  3  –  “Yes,  I  can  install  it  on   anything,  but  anything  is  not   supported”      Two  things  are  infinite:  the  universe  and  human   stupidity;  and  I’m  not  sure  about  the  universe     Albert  Einstein   The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof
  15. 15. Choices  •  Plaeorm  &  Sofware   –  Now  +  3  Years   –  Server  Opera>ng  Systems   –  Database  Choices   –  Office  Produc>vity  Suite  Choices   –  Browser  Choices   –  Client  Opera>ng  System  Choices   The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof
  16. 16. KISS  Methodology  in  design  •  If  80%  of  the  user  community  use  it,  it’s   probably  been  tested  •  Be  the  first,  be  the  worst  (especially  for   upgrades)  –  have  a  really  good  reason  •  Just  because  you  can,  doesn’t  mean  you   should   The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof
  17. 17. No.  4  –  “What  do  you  mean  on-­‐going   maintenance?”     It  is  the  neglect  of  ;mely  repair  that  makes   rebuilding  necessary     Richard  Whately  –  1826  Logician   The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof
  18. 18. No.  4  –  “What  do  you  mean  on-­‐going   maintenance?”  •  The  3  P’s  –  Patching,  Patching  &  Patching  •  Clean  it  up  or  slow  it  down  •  DP  (always  beYer  than  DR)   The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof
  19. 19. See  Point  1  •  Plan  &  Budget  for  maintenance  •  Communicate  your  cri>cal  periods     Issues  caused  by  normal  IT  maintenance  is  the   biggest  single  cause  of    down;me  for  all  the   EPM  environments  we  support   Soner  Bekir  -­‐  Infratects   The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof
  20. 20. No.5  –  “and  here’s  another  thing  we   forgot…”    •  Access  Methods  –  Web,  Smartview,  Citrix  •  User  Loca>ons  –  Time-­‐zones/network  •  Support  –  users,  IT,  func>onal  administrators  •  Training  -­‐  users,  IT,  func>onal  administrators   The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof
  21. 21. The  end  is  nigh  •  Involve  IT  early  and  start  the  design  process  as   soon  as  you  have  commiYed  to  the  sofware  •  Consider  the  life>me  of  the  environment,  how   it  will  be  used  and  how  it  may  grow  &  change   when  sizing  it  •  Make  mainstream  choices  that  fit  your   corporate  IT  competencies     The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof
  22. 22. The  end  is  nigher  •  Communicate  your  financial  repor>ng   calendar  and  work  out  when  your   environment  is  used  •  Build  a  maintenance  calendar  around  your   financial  repor>ng  calendar  •  Map-­‐out  your  support  organisa>on  and  work   on  your  training  plan  •  Budget  for  everything!!!   The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof
  23. 23. Ques>ons?   The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof
  24. 24. Many  Thanks   Ques>ons  (if  you  have  any)  can  be  sent  to       soner.bekir@infratects.com       The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof

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