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Oracle Hyperion Financial Management Tips & Techniques by Peter Fugere

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Validating Your Data

The one part of any project that involves volumes of data that can never be underestimated is the data reconciliation. It will always take much longer than you plan. It will always be much more work than you think. And that is true no matter what you think. I have heard it all before. “My data is pretty clean.” “We rebuild all the time, and don’t have problems.” You have issues with your data. You just don’t know what they are.

That’s one of the most understated benefits of doing an implementation with a tool like HFM. You will find all of your data problems. You will see them because you are taking the parts of data you are seeing now and looking at them in new ways. If there is a flaw in the data, it comes out when you ...

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