About Deanna Sunde

Deanna Sunde is an Oracle ACE and the Delivery Director for the West at Key Performance Ideas. Previously, she held management positions in accounting, finance and IT at NBC Universal and Princess Cruises. Deanna’s experience encompasses over 17 years with Hyperion and four years with Oracle Financials with industry focus in Oil and Gas, Energy, Insurance and Financial Services, Health Services and Entertainment. She holds an MBA in Finance, a BS in Economics and is a former Certified Public Accountant. Deanna is also a certified implementation specialist for Hyperion Planning and Essbase and is a leader in the Hyperion community and a frequent speaker at user group conferences and webcasts such as ODTUG Kscope, Collaborate, OAUG Connection Point and Oracle Open World.

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Deanna Sunde

Deanna Sunde is an Oracle ACE and the Delivery Director for the West at Key Performance Ideas. Previously, she held management positions in accounting, finance and IT at NBC Universal and Princess Cruises. Deanna’s experience encompasses over 17 years with Hyperion and four years with Oracle Financials with industry focus in Oil and Gas, Energy, Insurance and Financial Services, Health Services and Entertainment. She holds an MBA in Finance, a BS in Economics and is a former Certified Public Accountant. Deanna is also a certified implementation specialist for Hyperion Planning and Essbase and is a leader in the Hyperion community and a frequent speaker at user group conferences and webcasts such as ODTUG Kscope, Collaborate, OAUG Connection Point and Oracle Open World.

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Atlanta OAUG

On Friday, August 28, 2015 in the Atlanta area I will be presenting “Cloud Curious? Moving From On-Premise to Hyperion Planning on the Cloud and Cloud Narrative Reporting”.

Western Union’s Global Implementation of Oracle Hyperion Workforce Planning

See how Western Union implemented Workforce Planning globally for 10,000 employees. The out-of-the-box module was configured to meet their business needs. This presentation will discuss integration with Workday and Taleo whereby data is loaded into Workforce Planning in local currency and translated into USD. Configuration changes covered include adding a location dimension to assist with …

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A Rapid Implementation of Driver-Based Rolling Forecasts with Hyperion Planning

Exelixis, a biopharmaceutical company producing cancer drugs, implemented Hyperion Planning with rolling forecasting on a rapid schedule. This presentation describes the implementation of a driver-based 18 month rolling forecast of revenues, expenses, Workforce Planning, custom capital asset planning and Planning’s workflow management. The solution delivered a dynamic comparison view of current and prior forecasts for …

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Integrating Oracle Hyperion Planning and Essbase Metadata with Financial Management

Don’t be caught stuck in a silo when integrating Oracle Hyperion Planning and Essbase applications with HFM. Designing integrations for global organizations with complex entity structures, elimination entries, multiple currencies and cash flow structures requires special consideration. Using a case study approach, best practices in designing dimensions and integrating metadata are presented. Different options are …

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Hyperion Essbase and Planning Automation – Work Smarter not Harder

Do you wish you could automate your repetitive tasks? Learn how to automate loading metadata, application deployment, running calculation scripts and business rules, performing data exports and loads, performing Essbase and LCM backups and defragmenting your databases. In this presentation we will explore how to automate these tasks using Windows and shell scripting. We will …

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NCOAUG (North Central OAUG)

NCOAUG

On Thursday, March 12, 2015 in the Chicago area I will be presenting “A rapid implementation of driver-based rolling forecasts with Hyperion Planning”.

SROAUG (Southwest Regional OAUG)

SROAUG

On Friday, February 27,2015 near the Los Angeles airport (LAX) I will be presenting “Herbalife’s Journey Towards World Class by implementing Oracle Hyperion EPM”.

OVOAUG (Ohio Valley OAUG)

OVOAUG

On Friday, February 20,2015 near the Cincinnati airport I will be presenting “Oracle Hyperion Essbase and Planning Automation – Work Smarter not Harder”.

Collaborate15

Collaborate15

During Collaborate 15 (April 12-16, 2015 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino), I will be presenting several different topics. Hope to see you there! Click the button for a full list of titles and abstracts.

Hyperion Planning Approvals: “Out-of-the-Box” and Other Custom-Built Methods

The Hyperion Planning Approval Process will be demonstrated in this session and its functionality will be compared and contrasted to the previous Workflow functionality. The use of task list functionality will also be shown, as well as other custom-built methods to more easily track approvals using Hyperion Planning forms. Examples of using Hyperion Financial Reporting …

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Herbalife’s Journey Towards World Class by implementing Oracle Hyperion EPM

Herbalife has implemented Oracle Hyperion EPM in phases and has come a long way in its journey to world-class. The first leg in this journey was to implement Hyperion Planning, Hyperion Financial Management and Essbase reporting. Later phases included developing applications to calculate transfer profit and to adjust results for this year and last year …

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Workforce Planning To Customize or Not To Customize…That is the Question

Learn about Oracle Hyperion Workforce Planning — what is “out of the box” and perhaps more importantly, what is not. This session presents Best Practices including at what level to plan, budget or forecast at: by employee, by position or a “hybrid” approach. Assets and Accelerators are shown including questionnaires used for requirements gathering and …

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All About Allocations-Calculating Customer/Product Profitability and Transfer Pricing Using Essbase

See how an Oracle ERP customer, Herbalife, and other Oracle Hyperion Planning and Essbase customers have implemented profitability, transfer pricing, and allocation models to improve efficiency and effectiveness and to provide transparency to users instead of the process being a “black box.” Using a case study approach, see how you can use Oracle Hyperion Financial …

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Volatility is the Norm, not the Exception: Sensitivity and Driver-Based Modeling

In a volatile world where change is the norm, understanding the financial impact of changes in commodity prices and key business drivers is mission critical. Planning, budgeting and forecasting best practices include focusing on key business drivers and forecasting fewer line items – those that have a material impact on the bottom line. See how …

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EPM Best Practices