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Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Hyperion

Well suited: For use in multiple offices around the world. I was able to obtain financial reporting data from 5 foreign offices and then consolidate their data with 3 domestic USA offices to prepare a consolidated financial statement.Less Appropriate: Translating the financial value for consulting services could be a bit challenging because that required human interaction and judgement. It would have been great to be able to set up some software to be able to interpret this and let it run for all future project work revenue projection.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spreadsheet Server

Spreadsheet Server is a set it and forget it type of thing. However, if you are wanting to change up the data you get on a regular basis, this may not be the product for you.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Oracle Hyperion
7.4
Spreadsheet Server
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle Hyperion
7.2
Spreadsheet Server
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Hyperion
7.1
Spreadsheet Server
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
Spreadsheet Server

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle Hyperion
7.6
Spreadsheet Server
Drill-down analysis
Oracle Hyperion
8.3
Spreadsheet Server
Formatting capabilities
Oracle Hyperion
7.7
Spreadsheet Server
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
Spreadsheet Server
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle Hyperion
7.0
Spreadsheet Server

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle Hyperion
6.8
Spreadsheet Server
Publish to Web
Oracle Hyperion
6.4
Spreadsheet Server
Publish to PDF
Oracle Hyperion
6.5
Spreadsheet Server
Report Versioning
Oracle Hyperion
7.1
Spreadsheet Server
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
Spreadsheet Server

Data Discovery and Visualization

Oracle Hyperion
7.1
Spreadsheet Server
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle Hyperion
6.9
Spreadsheet Server
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
Spreadsheet Server
Predictive Analytics
Oracle Hyperion
7.2
Spreadsheet Server

Access Control and Security

Oracle Hyperion
7.3
Spreadsheet Server
Multi-User Support (named login)
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
Spreadsheet Server
Role-Based Security Model
Oracle Hyperion
6.6
Spreadsheet Server
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
Spreadsheet Server
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Oracle Hyperion
7.9
Spreadsheet Server

Mobile Capabilities

Oracle Hyperion
5.6
Spreadsheet Server
Responsive Design for Web Access
Oracle Hyperion
6.1
Spreadsheet Server
Dedicated iOS Application
Oracle Hyperion
5.0
Spreadsheet Server
Dedicated Android Application
Oracle Hyperion
5.0
Spreadsheet Server
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Oracle Hyperion
6.2
Spreadsheet Server

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Oracle Hyperion
8.2
Spreadsheet Server
Long-term financial planning
Oracle Hyperion
8.4
Spreadsheet Server
Financial budgeting
Oracle Hyperion
8.5
Spreadsheet Server
Forecasting
Oracle Hyperion
8.2
Spreadsheet Server
Scenario modeling
Oracle Hyperion
7.5
Spreadsheet Server
Management reporting
Oracle Hyperion
8.5
Spreadsheet Server

Consolidation and Close

Oracle Hyperion
7.8
Spreadsheet Server
Financial data consolidation
Oracle Hyperion
8.3
Spreadsheet Server
Journal entries and reports
Oracle Hyperion
7.9
Spreadsheet Server
Multi-currency management
Oracle Hyperion
8.2
Spreadsheet Server
Intercompany Eliminations
Oracle Hyperion
7.7
Spreadsheet Server
Minority Ownership
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
Spreadsheet Server
Local and consolidated reporting
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
Spreadsheet Server
Detailed Audit Trails
Oracle Hyperion
7.6
Spreadsheet Server

Financial Reporting and Compliance

Oracle Hyperion
8.2
Spreadsheet Server
Financial Statement Reporting
Oracle Hyperion
8.5
Spreadsheet Server
Management Reporting
Oracle Hyperion
8.4
Spreadsheet Server
Excel-based Reporting
Oracle Hyperion
8.9
Spreadsheet Server
Automated board and financial reporting
Oracle Hyperion
7.7
Spreadsheet Server
XBRL support for regulatory filing
Oracle Hyperion
7.5
Spreadsheet Server

Analytics

Oracle Hyperion
7.5
Spreadsheet Server
Personalized dashboards
Oracle Hyperion
8.0
Spreadsheet Server
Color-coded scorecards
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
Spreadsheet Server
KPIs
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
Spreadsheet Server
Cost and profitability analysis
Oracle Hyperion
7.8
Spreadsheet Server
Key Performance Indicator setting
Oracle Hyperion
7.2
Spreadsheet Server
Benchmarking with external data
Oracle Hyperion
7.4
Spreadsheet Server

Integration

Oracle Hyperion
8.0
Spreadsheet Server
Flat file integration
Oracle Hyperion
8.2
Spreadsheet Server
Excel data integration
Oracle Hyperion
8.5
Spreadsheet Server
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Oracle Hyperion
7.3
Spreadsheet Server

Security

Oracle Hyperion
Spreadsheet Server
7.7
Role-based user permissions
Oracle Hyperion
Spreadsheet Server
7.7

Reporting & Analytics

Oracle Hyperion
Spreadsheet Server
8.2
Dashboards
Oracle Hyperion
Spreadsheet Server
6.8
Standard reports
Oracle Hyperion
Spreadsheet Server
9.1
Custom reports
Oracle Hyperion
Spreadsheet Server
8.6

Customization

Oracle Hyperion
Spreadsheet Server
8.8
Plug-ins
Oracle Hyperion
Spreadsheet Server
8.8

Pros

Oracle Hyperion

  • This product handles budgeting by Employee and/or Position very well. It is highly flexible and allows Hyperion administrators the ability to develop a planning application that fits a variety of different business needs.
  • It is great at calculating benefits using business rules to automate the population of these fringe costs in the overall budget planning process. This greatly reduces user error.
  • It allows you to seed the operating budget based on changes to key drivers, such as percentage increases, flat dollar increases and more detailed changes using business rules.
  • Allows visibility into the plans for each unit across the organization, rolled up into an overall budget for the campus.
  • It handles the creation of budgets with multiple chartfield segments or dimensions, which most other budgeting systems cannot handle well. It can aggregate these very quickly.
Teal Sexton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spreadsheet Server

  • It's easy to use and learn how to create new spreadsheets.
  • Spreadsheet Server makes it easy to create custom financial statements for your company. It is a great tool to use with Vista by Viewpoint.
  • We can create custom graphs and KPI's in Spreadsheet Server.
Mary Soffner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Oracle Hyperion

  • One pain point for us is the consolidation and translation process. Needing to translate the data over and over again is frustrating and there is no visibility into how many users are running a translation. If multiple users attempt to translate the same data set, say goodbye to your performance but you have no way of knowing! (Unless you want to pull up a task audit which is not a very realistic expectation). It has the been the quickest way for us to bring the system to it's knees. The consolidation process performs in direct correlation to the complexity of the calculation/consolidation rules. So, while the product is extremely flexible, you still have to be careful how you design your rules and calculations to make sure that you do it on the smallest subset of data as possible to avoid large processing times. This makes sense, but requires some significant expertise that most organizations do not have in-house.
  • The Hyperion Financial Reporting product is ridiculously outdated and clunky to use. The interface for designing reports is not intuitive, and not easy to modify once a report is built. I think there must be a strategic decision to move away from it and go to something more like Oracle BI because I just can't understand why in the world they don't update the reporting product. It also requires a significant level of expertise to be able to use. Not a great solution at all if you want multiple end-users to create reports in something other than Excel. Nobody except the HFM admin (which I used to be) in our company even touches this module.
  • Another pain point is the amount of IT support that is required to run this thing, and again, specialized knowledge of Hyperion products and how they work is required for IT to adequately support it. This goes for application servers and the Oracle database that the applications are running on.
Matt Downing | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spreadsheet Server

  • The only issue that we came across, is that not all of our companies have the same financial structure as each other. So the GLs we use for one report, would not necessarily work for all the other companies. We did not want to create separate reports for each company either. We did find a workaround in that we created a lookup tab with GLs to use for each category for each company, then used v-lookup to pull those GLs over. This workaround worked great, but it would have been nice to have something built in to cover this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Hyperion

Oracle Hyperion 5.0
Based on 1 answer
We're in the middle of the road because we are not sure that other products on the market fit the bill for what we need yet. Hyperion is expensive and burdensome from an administrator and maintenance standpoint, but it still seems to be the best solution for what we need. Show us an equally capable SaaS consolidation product and we'll talk again.
Matt Downing | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spreadsheet Server

Spreadsheet Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use and user friendly.
Pamela Lee, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Oracle Hyperion

Oracle Hyperion 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The premium support team provides much needed dedicated customer service which we are after for what we have paid for this service. We are satisfied with the service and support and do not have any instance where there was an issue that requires escalation to get the right support team. Though the incidence of major issues that requires the premium support are less, we prefer to keep this as a safety net.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spreadsheet Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Oracle Hyperion

I use Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Mangement because the company I work at requires me to use it in the Financial Planning sector as most of their data is stored in it. I am open minded and ready to use other performance management tools created by Oracle if my work permits.
Ricky Bhatia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spreadsheet Server

Vista did not offer reporting that met our needs. We were not able to easily customize the standard reports to fit our company needs. We are able to create different reports depending on management's needs and level. It is easy to create reports for auditors as well in Spreadsheet Server.
Mary Soffner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Oracle Hyperion

  • Oracle Hyperion allows us to automate and consolidate financial data that used to be performed manually in spreadsheets. From that perspective the ROI is huge.
  • Oracle Hyperion functionality is extensive and allows us to perform most functions for planning, consolidating and reporting on our financial data.
  • One negative with Oracle Hyperion is that it is complicated to implement and maintain. It takes expertise at all levels (infrastructure and management) to realize the benefits from it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spreadsheet Server

  • Allows us quick access to cash flow statements which assist in decision making
  • Provides accurate reporting for our banking needs
  • Provides accurate information to our insurance and bonding vendors
Will Mann | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Oracle Hyperion

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Spreadsheet Server

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Hyperion
7.8
Spreadsheet Server
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Hyperion
5.0
Spreadsheet Server
9.0

Support Rating

Oracle Hyperion
8.0
Spreadsheet Server

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