Common EPM, Flexible tool, and works side by side with Oracle EBS
June 10, 2016

Common EPM, Flexible tool, and works side by side with Oracle EBS

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management

We use Oracle Hyperion to develop forecasts, budgets, ad-hoc analyses, etc. We have dashboards and reports that are generated using data from Oracle Hyperion.

We use Oracle Hyperion in the finance (mostly FP&A) function across the company. It is the standard financial reporting source data across the businesses.

It is basically the EPM program that our company use. Other businesses can use EPM systems such as COGNOS. I believe we chose Oracle Hyperion to complement with our Oracle EBS ERP system.
  • Very robust allowing you to cut the data in many ways
  • Goes hand in hand with Oracle EBS
  • Common EPM tool so easily able to recruit people with experience using it
  • Depending on the configuration, it is fairly straight forward to use
  • Integration with excel provides flexibility and automation potential (vs form base)
  • SmartView.bas (VBA object file) is fairly easy to learn and use, and allows automation of the tool through VBA programming.
  • SmartView add-in interface can be buggy at times
  • Generally it takes a lot of steps and time to data entry or update the forms
  • Too many versions, builds of the SmartView tool to keep track of and ensure you are running the right version
  • Support/help documents not helpful
  • Single source of truth for reporting
  • Reduced financial analysis efforts/resources
Oracle Hyperion is well suited for running reports and dashboards where you are reporting on large quantity of transaction data. It is also great for running ad-hoc analysis of large data set. It can quickly cut and dice through data for analysis.

Oracle Hyperion is not suited for doing transaction-level investigation or analysis as it does not provide down to transaction-level of detail.

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