Kscope13 Presentations

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What Would Happen if I Did... in HFM (Part 2)
Christopher Barbieri , Edgewater Ranzal
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 4, 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Topic: Financial Close - Subtopic: HFM

Ever wonder "what would happen if I..." did something in HFM? Oracle ACE Chris Barbieri takes a "Mythbusters" approach to explaining how HFM works by showing you how to break it. What would happen if I deleted the first few years of data in the application? What if I made a base member a parent, or vice-versa? How about renaming an entity? Enabled the Org By Period setting after the app was live? This session will explore which actions you should or shouldn't try at home, and more importantly, explain why.

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Cash Flow in HFM - Simplified
Christopher Barbieri , Edgewater Ranzal
When: Jun 25, 2013, Session 6, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Topic: Financial Close - Subtopic: HFM

Cash flow in HFM should not be difficult. Oracle ACE and HFM expert Peter Fugere will show how to build a better cash flow reporting in HFM, faster and easier.

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HFM Application Design for Performance
Christopher Barbieri , Edgewater Ranzal
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 11, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Topic: Financial Close - Subtopic: HFM

HFM application performance is a complex function of application design, data volume and quality, user process, and infrastructure design. Chris Barbieri reviews each of these aspects of system performance, explaining the relationship between application design and performance, along with updated application statistics to answer the question "what's normal?" More than just statistics, Chris describes how HFM behaves according to variations in design. He'll present statistics on data volume and discuss the impact of data on performance, particularly compared with rules performance. Finally Chris will review some common tuning parameters related to consolidation and reporting performance.

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What Are Your Oracle Hyperion Users Doing? Open the Black Box to Enjoy Peak Hyperion Performance
Jonathan Berry , Accelatis
When: Jun 25, 2013, Session 8, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Topic: Financial Close - Subtopic: HFM

Hyperion users deserve peak performance to do their jobs. Understanding exactly what your users are doing, how your system is performing, and having correlations between all of the moving parts is the key to delivering this performance. Accelatis Ascension Suite is the premier Oracle Hyperion Toolkit for finance and IT administrators. This session will discuss challenges that are common to Hyperion administrators and how Accelatis addresses them proactively and effectively.

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Comprehensive Approach to Oracle Hyperion EPM Performance Monitoring
Jonathan Berry , Accelatis
When: Jun 25, 2013, Session 10, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Topic: Financial Close - Subtopic: HFM

Performance monitoring is a black art to many. The health of an Oracle Hyperion EPM deployment is dependent on many factors: Component & Network Connectivity, User Activity, System Metrics, Application Data & Configuration. Any aspect can cause poor performance and downtime. See how to leverage metrics to gain insight into system performance and take a scientific approach to identify opportunities for performance improvement.

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Getting Your Data Out of HFM - HFM Extended Analytics
Keith Berry , US-Analytics
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 12, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Topic: Financial Close - Subtopic: HFM

This presentation will teach non-DBAs how to use one of the most powerful tools in the HFM arsenal, Extended Analytics. The session will show you how to configure EA, the types of extracts that can be created, and user tools for accessing the data. The session will show you how to create efficient extracts and include all the sample queries you need to get up and running. The session will also illustrate how EA is an essential tool for an HFM admin that can be used to, among other things, rapidly tie out an entire HFM application or analyze application performance. Finally, the session will compare EA to Essbase Analytics Link to help you identify which is the best tool for your circumstances.

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Currency Translation in HFM
Keith Berry , US-Analytics
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 15, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Topic: Financial Close - Subtopic: No Subtopic

Currency translation can be one of the most confusing parts of an EPM system. The accounting requirements can be intricate, each tool handles the process differently and distributing the results across systems can be tricky. The session will start with a short primer on accounting translation for non-accountants. Then the session will go into a detailed, technical review of the very different methods HFM and Essbase use to translate, highlighting the capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses of each. Finally, the session will discuss the challenges you'll face (sharing data, avoiding duplicate translation) when building a multi-currency EPM system and the options for handling them.Currency translation can be one of the most confusing parts of an EPM system. The session will start with a primer on accounting translation for non-accountants and cover topics such as Local vs. Functional currency and CTA calculation. We'll then review the tools built-in to HFM to support currency translation. We'll also discuss how more advanced capabilities such as CTA calculation and historical rate translations are typically designed into applications. We'll wrap up with a comparison of HFM translation to other EPM tools, highlighting its capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses.

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HFM API Deep Dive -- Making a Better Financial Management Client
Charles Beyer , Prescient Solutions
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 3, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Topic: Financial Close - Subtopic: No Subtopic

While the Financial Management Client program that ships with HFM provides key functionality is quite reliable, there are many areas where it could be improved. Fortunately for us, the Financial Management Client is a great example of a program that implements the HFM COM API as many of the program's features are directly attributable to API functions. Due to this fact, we can focus on adding value without having to completely reinvent the wheel. This session, which builds off of last year's API session, will walk the audience through a complete program build utilizing HFM COM API functionality and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET. Fully working code will be provided as well for attendees.

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Getting Out of a Reporting Jam: The J.M. Smucker Company's Story on Disclosure Management
When: Jun 27, 2013, Session 18, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Topic: Financial Close - Subtopic: Disclosure Management

Regulatory reporting requirements are more complex than ever, and require submissions in XBRL-formats. Organizations must decide whether to utilize third party publishers to perform this vital task or to bring it in house. Come to this session to learn how The J.M. Smucker Company uses Oracle Disclosure Management to format their external reports, perform XBRL tagging and XBRL instance generation to successfully file their reports with the US SEC. Smucker will share key insights into successfully implementing and using Disclosure Management as well as a the cost/benefit of bringing this critical and required business activity in-house.

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Implementing Account Reconciliation Manager - True Stories from an ARM Early Adopter
Jay Hampton , Finit Solutions
Co-presenter(s): Jay Aleck, AllScripts
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 14, 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Topic: Financial Close - Subtopic: Financial Close

AllScripts needed a more efficient and centralized way to monitor and complete their monthly account reconciliations. Come hear how they were on the cutting edge as an early adopter of ARM (Oracle EPM Account Reconciliation Manager) and the second company to go live with an account reconciliation solution that achieved the following benefits: - Enabled over fifty users around the world to use a common format and process for submitting and tracking account reconciliations, allowing them to eliminate hundreds of spreadsheets and countless wasted hours - Allowed for multiple account review levels based on thresholds - Auto reconciling for accounts with no activity - Used ERPi to source data directly and automatically from both Oracle EBS as well as other GL systems - Allowed for daily email alerts indicating overdue account reconciliations or changes to ones previously completed - Provided instant status so all users know exactly where each account reconciliation is at in the process

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Automating Partial Ownership Using Hyperion
Tae Kim , Linium
When: Jun 27, 2013, Session 19, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Topic: Financial Close - Subtopic: HFM

This presentation will address how to automate the entries required for partially owned entities using HFM. Partially owned entities including functionalities around discontinued operations, non-controlling interest entities, and equity pickup will be discussed.

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What's New What's Coming: Oracle Hyperion Financial Close Suite
Janette Kosior , Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 5, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Topic: Financial Close - Subtopic: Financial Close

In this session, find out about the latest enhancements and new features that have been added to Oracle Hyperion Financial Close Suite over the past twelve months, plus get an inside look at the future product direction.

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Streamline Your Financial Close with an Integrated Tax Provision
Janette Kosior , Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 16, 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Topic: Financial Close - Subtopic: Financial Close

The Tax Provision is a key requirement in your Financial Close. But, many companies continue to use spreadsheets, or stand-alone software, to address their Tax Provisioning requirements. This results in inefficiency, redundant processes, and stale data. In fact, the lack of integration between accounting and tax is a frequent contributor to internal control weaknesses as cited by auditors. At this session, Oracle product experts will introduce a new Hyperion product - purpose-built to deliver a world-class tax provision process that leverages your investment in Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) and the whole Financial Close suite.

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Allocations in HFM - Making Sure Everyone Gets Their 'Fair Share'
Brian Maguire , Maguire Solutions
When: Jun 27, 2013, Session 17, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Topic: Financial Close - Subtopic: HFM

Allocations are often an integral part of any consolidation and reporting process. Companies may need to allocate corporate expenses across subsidiaries, projects, or products. Hyperion Financial Management has the flexibility to accommodate all such allocations but we must ensure that these allocations are setup properly within the application so that we always produce accurate allocation results in the shortest amount of time necessary. This presentation will cover the different types of allocations that are often required and the best approach in handling each type within HFM. The session will introduce the Sub Allocate routine which is vital in producing correct allocation results between entities. The session will discuss the differences between when Sub Calculate should be used for allocations and when Sub Allocate should be used. The session will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each and walk through an example of the end-user experience in updating and processing their allocations with HFM.

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11.1.2.3 Upgrade and Design Consideration for HFM
Rich Schoustra , ADI Strategies
When: Jun 26, 2013, Session 13, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Topic: Financial Close - Subtopic: HFM

So what's so great about upgrading or installing 11.1.2.3 for HFM?...drumroll...extra custom dimensions. Check out this session to learn more.

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Three Benefits in One Balance Sheet Reporting Design
Alex Seran , ADI Strategies
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 1, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Topic: Financial Close - Subtopic: HFM

Balance sheet design in HFM can be very complex, especially when dealing in a multi-tier translation environment. Learn how to automate this complex process.

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Crash Course in Financial Close Manager
Alex Sluyter , MOOG
When: Jun 25, 2013, Session 9, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Topic: Financial Close - Subtopic: Financial Close

Tired of reminding your users when data is due? Need to have a global real-time view of where you are in the close process? Want to ensure that the close is not interrupted when one critical user is sick during the close? See a real-world example of how FCM Financial Close Manager can help. Company Moog will show how they leveraged FCM with HFM, Planning, and all close-process related tasks. - Learn the concepts of FCM - See a live demo build of a simple close calendar from scratch to finish - Learn how to leverage FCM to handle task automation like Extended Analytics data extracts

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Packaged Applications Built on the Financial Close Suite
Richard Wilkie , Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 24, 2013, Session 2, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Topic: Financial Close - Subtopic: Financial Close

Did you know that Oracle has developed packaged solutions based on Hyperion Financial Management and the Financial Close Suite for issues ranging from Sustainability Reporting to Solvency II Insurance requirements. Come see and learn how the Close Suite has been used to deliver packaged content around specific business issues.

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