The Importance of Profitability Analysis

What is Profitability Analysis? In today’s competitive environment, there is a need for most companies to analyze their profitability whether it be by Product, Customer, or Location in order to gain operational efficiencies. Profitability Analysis involves the allocation of expenses and analyzing profitability across several different dimensions or vantage points within the company. While a…

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Automate Your FDMEE File Cleanup Process

It is always a good idea to have a retention policy defined for your systems. For FDMEE file cleanup (Data Management), Oracle has supplied scripts out of the box for your use to execute on your retention policies. These can be found in Data Management, on the Workflow tab under the Script Execution link. Then…

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Prefixed Target Applications in FDMEE

In earlier versions of FDMEE/FDM, you could not setup multiple instances of the same target application.  Locations in the same application in FDM that existed on a lagged calendar had to be loaded to different months than locations with a non-lagged calendar.  Starting in version 11.1.2.4.220, a new feature was introduced to allow duplicate target…

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More Thoughts on Essbase Hybrid Aggregation

I’d like to add to the emerging Essbase Hybrid Aggregation knowledge base with a few clarifications, gleaned from testing in active projects. The motivation for me came from my investigation into the feasibility of using a hybrid approach for an application with a lot of heavy allocations done in business rules. I had read that…

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Excel Template Loads with FDMEE

Within 11.1.2.1 FDM, users complete full financial statement loads using a workbook with multiple sheets.  Unfortunately, upgrading to 11.1.2.4 FDMEE, the workbooks issue a multitude of errors after attempting the FDMEE Import Data step!  Oracle's answer is the workbook template functionality was fully supported and should work.  However, they do not shed light on the…

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