Session ID: 10269

Abstract: After an enterprise-wide reorganization, the FPA group was faced with growing business requirements, slow and outdated systems, missed deadlines, and frustrated users. Learn how Williams super-charged its EPM environment using Planning, Essbase ASO, and Dodeca to cut processing times from 4 hours to 15 minutes and increase data capacity by over 10 times. With the system bottlenecks removed, the Finance organization is not only meeting deadlines, but performing more-comprehensive analyses and other projects neglected previously due to system restraints. One CPE credit will be granted per 50-minute onsite course hour.

Objective 1: Present business challenge and user pain points and describe project design to address issues.

Objective 2: Describe benefits of removing reporting function from Planning application to Essbase ASO reporting application.

Objective 3: Demonstrate end user benefit of moving from Hyperion FR batch processes to Dodeca real time reports with drill through

Objective 4: Show how we adapted our hierarchies and logic to automate proportional reporting view of our joint ventures.

Objective 5: Demonstrate benefits of system with seamless drill down from high level SEC reports to transaction detail.

Audience: Financial or Internal Control Manager