Category Archives: Automation

Solution Highlight: Creating HFM Journals From Planning

In today’s post, I wanted to take some time to talk about a recent solution I implemented for a customer.  The customer implemented Planning, HFM and FDM several years ago.  Very recently, a business realignment was announced.  Several product lines … Continue reading

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Streamline Your Close

I’ve talked about FDM’s automation capabilities before but in this post I want to drill in a bit further.  I’m going to spend some time talking not so much about the technical but instead investigate how FDM’s automation can help … Continue reading

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Suspense Mapping – You Can But Should You?

I was recently working with a client that asked me if could setup FDM to map dimensions that aren’t in HFM to a suspense member.  Before we dive into this, let’s take a moment to level set.  This particular client … Continue reading

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Set It & Forget It – Scheduling FDM Tasks

So you’ve just completed an elegant set of scripts.  Maybe it’s a batch load routine to provide lights out data processing and email status reporting.  Perhaps it is a process that extracts all the mapping for a location to an … Continue reading

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Enabling Lights-Out Automation

One of the most common requests I receive (and my #1 out of the box feature) is to automate data processing through FDM. To meet this need, FDM includes a powerful automation tool known as the Batch Loader. This functionality is … Continue reading

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