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  1. 1. FDM & ERPi with Essbase Streamlining Data Integration al and Challenging Dogma nz a of rty pe ro March 20, 2013 P Anthony Scalese Edgewater Ranzal dg E wa e rR te
  2. 2. About Edgewater Ranzal dg E 15 Years 700+ clients 1000+ projects P of rty pe ro ew ter a al z an R Focus Services People Methodology Customers Partnership
  3. 3. Our Services Dashboards & Scorecards, Profitability & Cost Mgmt, Financial Analytics & Reporting, Operational Analytics, What-if Analysis, Query & Reporting, Visual Exploration Financial performance, Legal, Segment & Mgmt Reporting, Financial Close HFM Optimization, Performance Lab SOX Compliance Support Installation, Upgrades, Migration, System Monitoring, Backup and Recovery, Disaster Recovery, Load Testing, Hardware Sizing Business Intelligence Consolidation P Data Integration, Financial Data Management, Data Warehousing, Master Data Management, ETL Services, Performance Tuning, Automation Data Services an R Planning ew g Ed f yo ert rop Infrastructure ter a al z Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting, Workforce Planning, Capital Planning, Project Planning, Campaign Planning, Strategic Finance Project Management Project/Program Mgmt, EPM Road Maps, Application Reviews, Business Requirements, Process Change, Documentation Support Services Training Support Services - Project/Program Mgmt, EPM Road Maps, Application Reviews, Business Requirements, Process Change, Documentation Dashboards/Scorecards, Profitability Cost Mgmt, Financial Analytics & Reporting, Operational Analytics, What-if Analysis, Query & Reporting, Visual Exploration
  4. 4. About Me • Oracle ACE – One of 29 in the world focused on BI • Over 12 years of experience acrossal nz the EPM suite Ra ter – More than 35 implementations wa ge • Oracle certified for Hyperion Financial Ed of Management –rtSystem 9 & Fusion 11 y pe • FDM Practice Manager @ Edgewater ro P Ranzal – www.ranzal.com • www.FDMGuru.com
  5. 5. Essbase Dogma • I’ve been loading data to Essbase for years. I don’t need FDM. al nz • I can do everything in load rulesa& MAXL that I rR ate can do in FDM. ew dg through. I don’t need • I’ve got EIS / Studio for drill fE yo ERPi. ert rop the data volumes that are loaded • FDM can’t handle P to Essbase. • FDM can’t load to ASO or the Planning repository.
  6. 6. FDM Key Features • Financial Data Quality Management • End user friendly web interface that provides directed workflow al nz • Drill through capabilities for data Ra investigation ter wa • Organization wide process monitoring & ge Ed auditing of rty capabilities using • Extensive automation pe roloader P built in batch • Prepackaged target system integration • Mature product – Limited bugs / low severity
  7. 7. FDM Workflow • Import – Data is loaded from a flat file or relational source into the FDM database – FDM transformation (maps) tables are applied l za an R • Validate – Checks that all source members were ter transformed wa • Export – – – ge d fE Clears data from Essbase yo Loads data to Essbase ert p r Essbase Aggregateso P • Check – Retrieves aggregate/calculated values from Essbase and compares to administrator defined thresholds to determine data quality
  8. 8. Why Use FDM? • Web Based • Robust Mapping Capabilities – Cross dimensional mapping – Wildcards • Centralized data repository ater w – Drill through – Re-processing dataf o • Audit rty pe ro an R al z ge d E – When & P whom was data processed by – What maps were applied; who modified the maps; what was the old map • Process Monitoring
  9. 9. FDM Mapping Types • Explicit: 1 to 1 Mapping • Between: Continuous range that maps to 1 EPM Member al nz 1 EPM • In: Non-continuous range that maps to Ra Member ter wa • Like: Wildcard ge Edrecord • Ignore: Skip/Do not of load P rty pe ro
  10. 10. FDM Drill Through Ed f ew g P yo ert rop ter a an R al z
  11. 11. FDM Audit Ed f ew g P yo ert rop ter a an R al z
  12. 12. FDM Process Monitoring Ed f ew g P yo ert rop ter a an R al z
  13. 13. Even More Reasons for FDM • Distributed model • API execution of calc scripts – “Business Rules” • Leverage load rules ter • Post load validation wa ge Ed • Open architectureoproduct that f rty supports enhancements pe ro P • Automation an R al z
  14. 14. “Business Rules” • Dynamic based on the data being processed Ed f ew g P yo ert rop ter a an R al z
  15. 15. Using Load Rules • Allows default dimensionality to be set Ed f ew g P yo ert rop ter a an R al z
  16. 16. Post Load Validation • Check Report retrieves aggregate values Ed f ew g P yo ert rop ter a an R al z
  17. 17. Pre-Load Validation • Prevent Load/Calculation Errors Ed f ew g P yo ert rop ter a an R al z
  18. 18. Automation • Email status including error capturing Ed f ew g P yo ert rop ter a an R al z
  19. 19. Essbase Dogma • I’ve been loading data to Essbase for years. I don’t need FDM. • I can do everything in load rules & al nz MAXL that I can do in FDM. Ra ter • I’ve got EIS / Studio for wa drill e gERPi. through. I don’t need Ed of data volumes • FDM can’t handle the rty pe to Essbase. that are loaded ro P • FDM can’t load to ASO or the Planning repository.
  20. 20. ERPi In a Nutshell • Enterprise Resource Planning Integrator • “FDM 2.0” - The strategic direction of Oracle al • Enables direct connectivity for many Oracle ERP systems & nz (configuration) SAP (prebuilt) as well as other source systems Ra • Enables drill through to the source data in the source system ter – no data warehouse/staging needed wa ge • Enables metadata to be sourced from the source system to Ed update EPM applicationsf o ywrite back budget data from Planning • Provides the ability rt eto and Essbase toothe General Ledger r p P • Integrated into WorkSpace • The use of ODI supports far larger data volumes • Utilizes JAVA web services
  21. 21. ERPi Drill – EPM Ed f ew g P yo ert rop ter a an R al z
  22. 22. ERPi Drill – Source Ed f ew g P yo ert rop ter a an R al z
  23. 23. ERPi Supported Systems System Version Oracle eBusiness Suite 11.5.10 cu2 12 12.1.3 PeopleSoft Financial Management 9.0 9.1 PeopleSoft Commitment Control 9.1 EPM Version Ed f ew g ter a an R al11.1.1.3+ z 11.1.1.3+ 11.1.2.1+ 11.1.1.3+ 11.1.2.1+ yo ert 9.0 Requires Tools 9.1 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne rop Fusion Financials P 11.1.2.2 SAP R3 4.7 11.1.2.1.501+ SAP ECC 6.0 11.1.2.1.501+ PeopleSoft Human Capital Management 9.0 11.1.2.0+ 11.1.2.2 11.1.2.1.501+
  24. 24. Essbase Dogma • I’ve been loading data to Essbase for years. I don’t need FDM. • I can do everything in load rules & al nz MAXL that I can do in FDM. Ra er tthrough. I • I’ve got EIS / Studio for drill wa ge don’t need ERPi. Ed ofthe data volumes • FDM can’t handle rty pe to Essbase. that are loaded ro P • FDM can’t load to ASO or the Planning repository.
  25. 25. FDM Volumes • Myth: FDM can only handle files with <500k records • Truth: FDM can handle millions of al nz records in an individual file if properly Ra ter designed a ew g – Efficient Mapping d fE – Parallel processing yo ert – Creativityop Pr
  26. 26. Essbase Dogma • I’ve been loading data to Essbase for years. I don’t need FDM. • I can do everything in load rules & al nz MAXL that I can do in FDM. Ra er tthrough. I • I’ve got EIS / Studio for drill wa ge don’t need ERPi. Ed of data volumes • FDM can’t handle the rty pe to Essbase. that are loaded ro P • FDM can’t load to ASO or the Planning repository.
  27. 27. ASO & Planning Loads • FDM does not natively load Essbase ASO cubes (in replace) or the Planning relational repository al nz • However, FDM can execute batch Ra ter files a ew g – Execute MAXL Ed of – Execute storedyprocedures, SSIS ert packages, etc. p ro P FDM is as powerful as the creativity & ability of the person implementing it
  28. 28. Use Cases • Stand alone FDM • Stand Alone ERPi • FDM with ERPi Ed f ew g P yo ert rop ter a an R al z
  29. 29. Stand Alone FDM • Non Oracle GL Systems • Acquisitions • Relational sources Ed f ew g P yo ert rop ter a an R al z
  30. 30. Stand Alone ERPi • • • • Oracle source systems SAP General Ledger ASO integration Very large data volumes Ed f ew g P yo ert rop ter a an R al z
  31. 31. FDM with ERPi • Oracle source systems • SAP General Ledger • Complex mapping Ed f ew g P yo ert rop ter a an R al z
  32. 32. FDM Considerations • Multiple adaptors can be used in a single application • Dimension names must exactly match Essbase al dimension name nz Ra • ESB_PRIV_APPDESIGN or ESB_PRIV_DBDESIGN – ter used to perform a load using wa e replace dg • ESB_PRIV_CALC – used to execute clear & fE aggregation scripts y o ert • If not loading with replace and no need to run an ropspecial roles are needed but string aggregation, no P load must be enabled on the FDM target adaptor • Load rules should be used to manage “global” dimensions
  33. 33. Futures Discussion • Classic FDM • ERPi/FDMEE Ed f ew g P yo ert rop ter a an R al z
  34. 34. Ready to Take the Plunge • Oracle Support al • Oracle Technology nz Ra Network (OTN) ter wa • Oracle documentation ge Ed • Edgewater Ranzalof rty • www.FDMGuru.com pe o Pr
  35. 35. Questions Ed f Tony Scalese al nz Ra ascalese@ranzal.com ter wa www.fdmguru.com ge P yo ert rop

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