Kscope18 Encore Webinar Series

Missed Kscope18? Don’t worry, you’ll get your chance to hear the presentations online.

This year TopDown presented six sessions on EPM topics ranging from new cloud applications, master data management, case studies, “how to” get the most out of your solution, and more.

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Loading Data Into FCCS
Brian Willson

Migrating from HFM? To make sure you’re successful, it is crucial to have a firm understanding of the Movement, Data Source dimensions, and built-in calculations in FCCS.
This session will detail what you need to understand about loading data in order to do it successfully. Using real-world examples of what went right and what went wrong when migrating from HFM to FCCS, we will look at:

  • Movement and Data Source dimensions
  • Opening Balances
  • Periodic vs YTD data loading
  • Dimension Attributes
  • Clearing data
  • Intercompany eliminations
  • Data load volumes
  • Pitfalls, gotchas, and workarounds
  • And more

Attendees will come away with a solid understanding of how to successfully load data and tie it out in FCCS.

June 27
Let’s Take a Look at Essbase in the Cloud
Paul Hoch

Essbase in the Cloud was released almost a year ago. It’s time to take a look and see how it can replace, enhance or serve the same role as your current on-premise Essbase environment. This session is a thorough look at Essbase in the Cloud, including a look at the differences between on-premise Essbase and the Cloud offering, what you’re getting and what you’re giving up, best practices for working with Essbase in the Cloud, particularly if you are running a Hybrid EPM Solution plus tips and tricks for how to make the most of Essbase in the Cloud. This session will also include a review of features like calculations, currency conversions, sandboxes, and other key things you need to know to get started. It will also include real-world examples. You will leave with a solid understanding of how to work with Essbase in the Cloud so that you can start taking advantage of all it has to offer.

July 11
EDMCS or DRM: Which One Should I Use?
Steve Davis

When it comes to master data management, the questions you need to ask is: Where does master data management fit into our cloud strategy? Your organization’s master data management needs, now and in the future, will determine if you can work with the limited options Oracle Enterprise Data Management Cloud Service (EDMCS) currently offers while you wait for the planned improvements, or do you want the robustness of a mature tool like Oracle Data Relationship Management (DRM)? Currently, we are in a transition period between applications. This session will provide the information needed to decide which application best fits the companies master data management needs.

The Session will include:

  • A review of EDMCS
  • A side-by-side comparison of DRM and EDMCS
    –Single version of the truth or “as is” source data from the individual applications
  • Real world examples showing
    –When DRM is the best choice
    –When EDMCS is the best choice
    –When both are the best choice
  • How to fit master Data Management into your Cloud Strategy and Roadmap
    –Do I need DRM, EDMCS, or should I wait until EDMCS is mature?
  • And more…
July 25
Daily Revenue Reporting in a Flash with Essbase ASO: A Case Study with TopDown Consulting & Quantcast
Paul Hoch and Anthony Leonardini (Quantcast)

Join Paul Hoch, TopDown Consulting Principal Architect, and Anthony Leonardini, Quantcast Senior Financial Systems Administrator, and discover how building a large ASO reporting cube eliminated manual processes and provided separate reporting results that included the ability to refresh the data any time in order to capture different analytics depending on the reporting requirements.

This session will cover:

  • How we built analytic dimensions and many reporting metrics.
  • How we used ASO persistent calc scripts to plug/tie revenue between reported financial results and data warehouse raw revenue data.
  • How we were able to automate the cube with both dimension building and data loading.
  • Additional dimensions for more granular data and advanced analytics—e.g., multiple years of data, ability to compare data for one day on a weekly, monthly, yearly, or multiple year basis, compare different days, weeks, months, and more.
  • How we used SQL load rules against their Data Warehouse to quickly refresh and reload large volumes of data at a moment’s notice.

Attendees will leave with a solid understanding of how to make ASO cubes work in any reporting situation.

August 22
Hybrid Cloud Integration: Putting It All Together
Steve Davis

Oracle EPM on-premise, cloud, and the hybrid approach are all supported by a number of tools and technologies that can help navigate and resolve data migration and integration issues. These tools include Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), Financial Data Management Enterprise Edition (FDMEE), and Data Management. With so many options for integration, finance teams are asking, “Which one is best for our business needs?”

In this session, Steve will provide examples of the essential questions that help determine the best integration approach. He will review each option while focusing on tasks, benefits, and drawbacks. He’ll compare the integration options and the advantages of each offer, providing real-world examples of each approach. Attendees will come away with a solid understanding of the best integration method for their business needs.

September 19

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