Tag Archives: FDM

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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1 FDM Application, Multiple Targets

Each month I endeavor to present a new topic.  In general, I have a couple of topics in draft at any point in time, call it my virtual notepad.  When an interesting topic (or what I think could be interesting … 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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Task Flows

In my Set It & Forget It posting, I made reference to FDM Task Flows.  And then I thought to myself, what about those that don’t know what an FDM Task Flow is?  So in this  post we’ll explore FDM … Continue reading

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Scheduling FDM Tasks – A Second Option

In my last post I introduced you to the FDM Task Manager which can be used to schedule scripts to execute on a defined timeline.  While the Task Manager addresses the majority of needs/requirements, there are instances when a more … Continue reading

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Basic Troubleshooting

In the years that I have been implementing FDM, I have noticed a recurring theme.  Administrators & users sometimes struggle to decipher the often cryptic error messages that FDM presents.  This is not for lack of desire or technical skill but I … Continue reading

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FDM Mapping – Part III

Admit it, you’ve been waiting with bated breath for the next post on FDM mapping.  I know, I understand, this is exciting stuff.  In all seriousness though, properly designed maps are critical to your application – for end-user maintenance, data … Continue reading

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Little Features – Big Value!

So often with software, it’s the little “hidden” features that wow users.  FDM is no different.  In this post I’ll spend a little time introducing you to these hidden gems.  Don’t worry the FDM mapping series will return soon but … Continue reading

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Using the Check Report to Proactively Identify Data Quality Issues

As our financial world continues to evolve, every company – public and private – faces increasing scrutiny of their financial statements.  This extends not only to the financial performance but also to the quality of the data.  In this posting, … Continue reading

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Data Protection Explained

In my very first post, I listed the Top 10 Out-of-the-Box features of FDM. Weighing in at #5 was Data Protection.  Of all of the amazing features in FDM, this can often rank highest for HFM end users – even … Continue reading

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