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Oracle Hyperion Planning
Oracle Hyperion Planning is an agile planning solution that supports
enterprise wide planning, budgeting, and forecasting using desktop, mobile
and
Microsoft Office interfaces. It provides a robust modeling framework
that helps develop reliable financial forecasts based on sales and operational
assumptions to produce cost effective enterprise alignment. With Oracle
Hyperion Planning, you have a solution that is best in class and proven in the
market place to provide timely, actionable plans to help make informed
business decisions. Oracle Hyperion Planning can be deployed on-site or in
the Cloud.
KEY BUSINESS BENEFITS
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Reduce budgeting and planning
cycles by weeks or months
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Improve forecast reliability
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Appeal to a wider user community
through an intuitive Web user
interface
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Provide familiar user interface for
users with full Microsoft Office
integration
Reduce planning cycles with
anywhere, anytime mobile
Streamline Enterprise-wide Planning and Budgeting Process
Enterprise alignment is challenging to achieve in financial plans due to disconnect
between the office of finance and sales and operational business units. Financial
planning and forecasting often ends up being a resource and time consuming process
of gathering information spread across a multitude of disconnected spreadsheets or
point solutions used by the office of finance and various sales and operational business
units.
Oracle Hyperion Planning provides the required agility to the enterprise planning
process by quickly aligning financial plans, models and forecasts across cost centers
and lines of business thus enabling decisions to be made at a speed which business
Eliminate time lag between when
plans are updated and reports are
refreshed
demands. The impact of changes to key plan drivers and assumptions can be
Reduce cost of ownership through
superior application deployment,
management tools and packaged
data integration
in time intelligence and allocation logic and comes with a powerful calculation engine
Lay the foundation for making the
transition to Enterprise Business
Planning
evaluated instantaneously, and revisions made available immediately to all stakeholders
without the reliability risks from manual interventions. Oracle Hyperion Planning has built
that can be used to express a range of business requirements, from simple arithmetic
formulae to complex allocations. Oracle Hyperion Planning offers guided task flows and
supports both bottom-up and top-down agile planning processes. Its robust workflow
capabilities support efficient review and approval processes.
Ensure Reliability with Predictive Planning and Rolling
Forecasts
Companies today are faced with a rapidly changing business environment. Constantly
changing market dynamics can bring in demand, supply and price fluctuations that
require decisions based on alternate outcomes. A key need to make informed decisions
in such a market is to be able to understand the financial impact of key business drivers
and revise forecasts reliably and quickly.
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KEY FEATURES
Oracle Hyperion Planning provides sophisticated predictive planning capabilities that
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Hybrid data model facilitates
planning, analysis and commentary
can generate reliable statistical predictions based on time series data over long periods
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Flexible workflow capabilities
be more reliable. Oracle Hyperion Planning also provides on the fly what if modeling
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Reliability with predictive planning
capabilities
capabilities for planners to assess the impact of various combinations of business
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Seamless Microsoft Office integration
and market impacts on forecasts quickly, Oracle Hyperion Planning comes out of the
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Collaboration and alignment with
easy to use mobile friendly web
interface
box with rolling forecast capabilities that makes the whole planning process even more
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Built in reporting and dashboards
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Proven and scalable architecture
Collaborative Planning within an Intuitive Scalable Web
Interface
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Robust integration with ERP sources
with drill back
Oracle Hyperion Planning enables business users to concurrently collaborate on their
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Enterprise grade deployment and
backups
and dynamic fast aggregation for large volumes of data making it perfectly suited for
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Agility with full mobile planning and
workflow capabilities
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Instant calculations and fast
aggregations
of history while capturing seasonality impacts along the way thus enabling forecasts to
assumptions on key financial outcomes. To facilitate planners’ ability to revise business
agile from the get go.
plans and report in an easy to use mobile friendly web interface with instant calculation
enterprise grade deployments. It is built with device form factor in mind with intuitive
navigation enabling users manipulate and adjust plans drivers, or perform allocation and
spread actions across multiple data intersections. For sophisticated users, Oracle
Hyperion Planning supports advanced yet intuitive ad-hoc modeling capabilities to
quickly zoom in to relevant data intersections using pivot and drill capabilities. It
provides guided task flows for less-frequent users’ intuitive guidance. This ensures that
everyone can participate in the planning process.
Figure 1: The intuitive mobile friendly web interface of Oracle Hyperion Planning
combines task flows, templates and ad-hoc models, dashboards and reports
Enhance Productivity with Full Microsoft Office Suite
Integration
Oracle Hyperion Planning leverages Oracle Hyperion Smart View for Office as the
Microsoft Office interface allowing for planning actions within Outlook, Excel, Word and
PowerPoint with built in prediction capabilities. Users can take all actions and engage in
a collaborative planning process while working within the comfort of Microsoft Excel.
Modeling in Excel during the planning phase is facilitated with sophisticated ad hoc
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capabilities where rows, columns and other axis can be pivoted on the fly to view the
information from different points of view for quick analysis and forecasting. Common
planning actions, such as spreading and allocation, are provided as context sensitive
menus within input templates rendered within Microsoft Excel.
Creating customized input templates in Oracle Hyperion Planning is very simple. Users
can create input grids and format them using familiar Excel font and number formats
and on the click of a button generate input templates targeted at specific business units.
Additionally, users can seamlessly move planning data across Excel, PowerPoint and
Microsoft Word. This allows the creation of customized dynamic reports and
presentations with accurate information and users can refresh the document to
automatically consume the collaborative changes in the underlying database. The end
result is intuitive usability, reduced manual intervention, improved reliability, and
increased agility.
Figure 2: The built-in Microsoft Office integration in Oracle Hyperion Planning allows users
to update, format and perform on the fly predictive modeling in Microsoft Office.
Enable Agility with Mobile Access
Business users can perform common planning, budgeting and forecasting tasks with a
fully functional browser based experience from their iOS, Android or Windows tablets.
The commonly used features available via a tablet-optimized user experience include
accessing task lists, viewing dashboards and reports, entering data and performing adhoc modeling. In addition workflow review and approvals processes can be executed
on-the-go via the Oracle EPM Mobile App on iOS and Android phones. These mobile
capabilities help improve user productivity and reduce planning cycle times.
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Figure 3: A fully mobile optimized browser experience for tablets and desktops facilitates
planning when you need and where you want.
Integrate Planning and Management Reporting Seamlessly
Reports and dashboards that display planning information can be created in minutes,
and any changes made to the plans in Oracle Hyperion Planning are instantaneously
reflected in the content of the reports and dashboards. Using the web interface, users
can access user-friendly dashboards, interactive analytics, and richly formatted financial
reports while interacting with the planning system. Users can create book reports for
management reporting and these can be accessed on demand on a desktop or on
mobile.
Figure 4: Fully formatted reporting capabilities facilitate enterprise wide distributed
reporting and quick generation of management book reports.
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Oracle Hyperion Planning’s powerful workflow functionality, including e-mail
notifications, alerts, and dashboards, empowers users to track and communicate the
progress of plans and budgets. Ownership of plans can be designated based on a
specified intersection of key plan dimensions. Approval paths can be altered based on
data changes to provide true matrix approval. When a planner “promotes” a plan for
approval, the system can automatically identify the next approver. All of the above
processes can also be performed in conjunction with what-if analysis and scenario
testing that allows users to compare and contrast multiple scenarios prior to promoting
the selected scenario for approval up the management chain.
Figure 5: Flexible and powerful planning workflow capability allows sophisticated yet
snappy review and approval processes with a new mobile application.
Large Deployments with Scalable Architecture at Low Cost of
Ownership
Oracle Hyperion Planning is built to scale with the organization’s growth. It is based on
hybrid architecture, which makes optimal use of relational and MOLAP technologies to
facilitate a variety of planning needs including annotations and commentary which are
essential for variance analysis. The scalable architecture enables organizations to start
with an initially small deployment before extending it out to hundreds or thousands of
concurrent users. The architecture allows for flexible data entry, analysis, and frequent
real-time updates from anywhere, in a safe and secure environment.
Moreover, Oracle Hyperion Planning provides collaborative planning processes and
dependable, centralized user and data management, significantly reducing maintenance
and distribution costs. Oracle Hyperion Planning interoperates with accepted user
management systems to help ensure maintenance and security consistency.
Robust Data Integration and Deployments
Oracle Hyperion Planning facilitates bidirectional data integration with ERP systems,
legacy applications, data warehouses, and other enterprise data sources. The solution
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ORACLE ENTERPRISE PERFORMANCE
is built to be flexible to the organization’s needs. All system artifacts and data can be
MANAGEMENT APPLICAT IONS
imported and exported or for backups using flat files or using out of box mapping
Oracle enterprise performance
management applications are an
integrated, modular suite that supports a
broad range of strategic and financial
performance management processes
and helps unlock business potential.
RELAT ED PRODUCTS
Oracle enterprise performance
management applications provide the
following capabilities:
features. Users can drill back from their planning data into the details in their source
systems. Deployments can be easily categorized as development, test and production
environments with easy movement of data models across these environments for quick
and fast deployments.
Lay the Foundation for Enterprise Business Planning
Oracle Hyperion Planning is the center piece of Oracle’s broader solution for Enterprise
Business Planning. The Enterprise Business Planning process spans strategic planning,
budgeting and forecasting, workforce planning, capital asset planning, project financial
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Strategy Management
planning and other elements of operational planning that have a significant impact on
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Financial Close and Reporting
financial performance. It also involves an ongoing evaluation of business costs and
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Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting
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Profitability and Cost Management
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Enterprise Data Governance
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profitability analysis and uses those insights to drive change in business plans. In
addition, Enterprise Business Planning can leverage predictive analysis and simulation
techniques to constantly evaluate and quantify risk and uncertainty, inherent to all of
these plans, and takes actions to mitigate those risks as appropriate.
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