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FDM Drill Into Anything

FDM Drill Into Anything

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Drill-into-Anything is a powerful Enhancement for Oracle's Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management. Our custom Source Adapter for Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management, Drill-into-Anything (DIA), enhances and extends the functionality of Oracle's Hyperion ERP Integrator.

FDM Overview

Oracle's Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management (FDM) is a web-based software component that enables business users to create sophisticated data load processes independently from a fully committed IT support team. Source data can be imported and mapped to ensure the quality of the data which will be loaded into a Target application.

Drill-Back Functionality

With certain Hyperion applications (Financial Management, Planning, Essbase) it is also possible to drill-back from the Target system into FDM and review the mappings which have been applied to the source data.

A new Component: ERP Integrator

In a recent release, Oracle published a new component called ERP Integrator (ERPI) which can be configured to create a direct connection between FDM and a source GL system (Oracle Financials and PeopleSoft). This can be used in two ways:

  • 1. To extract data directly from the source GL system and import it into FDM
  • 2. To drill back from an aggregated level in FDM into the actual transactions which exist in the Source GL data and further more logon to the source GL system and being directed to the exact transactions which have comprise the value existing in FDM
Limitations of ERP Integrator

ERPI's ability to drill into a source GL system is an important step towards the goal of creating Management Excellence. However, it currently has some limitations.

The most critical ones are:

  • Supported Source Systems are limited to most recent versions of E-Business Suite and PeopleSoft.
  • Import Formats: restricted capabilities (concatenation of Entity dimension); multiple Import Formats required
  • Complexity: multiple tools and configuration steps required
  • High Licensing fees

For more information on how MindStream Analytics can help you, contact us at info@mindstreamanalytics.com

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Latest testimonial

Clients are asking if there is a way for them to develop on top of the FDM functionalities to allow for Drill Through to home developed, or non-ERPI supported data sources. The good news is that this has already been done by a US partner, MindStream Analytics, by means of a custom import adapter and custom FDM web pages."

Michael Van Der Merwe
Director, Financial Close Solutions (FDM) Oracle EPM Global Business Unit
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