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Hyperion Team

The amount of data coming into an organization is tremendous. Understanding what to do with that data can determine success or failure for the modern global business.

With our rich industry knowledge base and experience with Oracle Hyperion, The Productivity Firm provides you strategic consulting expertise to successfully implement global financial consolidation solutions via Hyperion Financial Management. Our team of experts has guided countless clients across all industry verticals on ways to improve and exceed their operational and financial performance goals.  The Productivity Firm Hyperion Team have gained practical industry experience and are specialized in implementations and upgrades of all modules and versions of Hyperion, including:

  • Strategy Management

  • Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting

  • Financial Close and Reporting

  • Profitability Management

Michael Pleasant

Senior Hyperion Architect

Senior Hyperion Architect with over 25 years of BI/EPM consulting and training, including full life cycle implementations, project management, infrastructure, reporting, and database development – both relational and multidimensional

Michael has expertise in many areas of Oracle/Hyperion development and implementation, specializing in Planning,

Essbase, Financial Reporting, Smart View, and Interactive Reporting.  He also delivers training/instruction on Hyperion Financial Reporting, Hyperion Smart View, Hyperion Interactive Reporting, Hyperion Planning (including Classic administration and EPMA), HFM, Essbase, Oracle Business Intelligence (OBIEE), and Oracle BI Publisher.

Additionally, Michael has expertise in visual object-oriented development, particularly utilizing JavaScript and VBA.

He is also experienced with the ETL/data enrichment process and data modeling; highly proficient with many database platforms, including Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, and Informix.

Typical engagements involve end-to-end development; this includes meeting with senior management, operational management, and end users to identify needs, architecting the overall solution, data modeling, and developing and deploying the solution; solutions include reports, analytical tools, and dashboards to help users and management identify and monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

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Farman Khan

Senior Hyperion Architect

Senior Hyperion Architect with over 15 years’ experience in Business Intelligence and Oracle-Hyperion applications design and development, application integration, and management consulting.
Extensive experience in Oracle-Hyperion EPM-BI (Enterprise Performance Management and Business Intelligence) – EPMA, Essbase (BSO and ASO), Hyperion Planning, DRM, FDMEE, HFM, HPCM, Financial Reporting and Analytics. Hyperion Planning and Budgeting Cloud Services Specialist. (PBCS/EPBCS).
Client base – Financial Services, Public Sector (Higher Education/Transportation), Telecommunications, Consumer and Commercial Products, Media, Pharmaceutical, Retail, and Insurance.

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Anchor Hyperion Team

Matt Varner

Senior Hyperion Architect

Senior Hyperion Architect with over 10 years of technical and functional experience with Hyperion Planning and Essbase, including the Public Sector Planning and Budgeting (PSPB) module. Experience includes Project Management as well as performing in a Senior Lead position, achieving success in both independent and team roles. Strong client relationship skills and communication skills. Well versed with Hyperion Planning, PSPB and Essbase, an excellent problem solver with the ability to see impact of design decisions on long term goals.

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