Highlights of HPCM 11.1.2.3 New Features

The latest release of HPCM provides several new features as well as performance improvements.

V11.1.2.3 provides the following:

  • Standard Profitability – Smart View Integration
  • Detailed Profitability – new calculation rules
  • Detailed Profitability – Essbase Integration
  • Detailed Profitability – Stage Balancing Report

Standard Profitability – Smart View Integration

There is now Smart View integration included within the HPCM Standard Costing user interface. This will provide a dramatically reduced learning curve for reporting as the integration takes you to the correct combination of dimension members within Smart View. This means that less time is required to see meaningful data.

Within the Stage Balancing report, numbers on the report will now show as data point hyper links. Click once and a Smart View will open showing the relevant data point in your spreadsheet.

It is also now possible to create custom queries in HPCM that can be launched in Smart View from the new “Manage Query” screen in the new “Reporting” Task Area.

  • Queries are easily set up using a setup wizard covering query options, dimension layout and Member Selections
  • Queries can be saved and accessible to any user. One click takes you to Smart View.
  • Can be used for Profitability analysis, Contribution Analysis.

Detailed Profitability – Calculation Rules

New Calculation Rules have been added to Detailed Profitability in v11.1.2.3. These rules provide far more efficient modelling which should in turn provide simpler, faster model design as well as model maintenance. Faster calculation times may also be seen.

New Calculation Rules are visible in a new Task Area within “Manage Calculations” and allow the definition of assignment logic for groups of sources at once. The current single source methods are still supported for exceptions.

Calculation rules combine driver definitions to define the function to be performed with a source assignment rule to define the sources and destination assignment rules to define the destination to receive the output of the allocation.

Calculation rules can provide more processing control as rules can be single or multi source. The rule’s sequence number can control the order of the calculation.

Detailed Profitability – Essbase Integration

This Essbase Integration will enable users to use Smart View to analyse data in Detailed Profitability. This means far quicker access to meaningful data and helps to provide a quicker reporting learning curve.

From v11.1.2.3, there will be Essbase integration included for Detailed Profitability. 3 ASO databases will be generated for each model: one for the Source Stage, one for Contribution Detail between Stage 1 and 2 and one for the Destination Stage.

Deployment of the new Essbase Integrated databases will be similar to the Essbase Deploy screens in Standard Profitability.

Detailed Profitability – Stage Balancing Report

New Stage Balancing reports for Detailed Profitability can provide customisable balancing views to match user customisations of the destination stage as a datamart. This will help to make the stage balancing report a much more meaningful report for users.

From v11.1.2.3, there will now be a stage balancing report for Detailed Profitability.

The Stage Balancing Report for Detailed Profitability will differ from Standard Costing as target measures are part of the driver. The user must choose all the target measures for Stage 1 and 2 to appear on the screen.

For Further Information

For further information on HPCM new features, please see the v11.1.2.3 New Features guide: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E40248_01/epm.1112/hpm_new_features.pdf

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