A Vertical Edge Case Study

American Commercial Real Estate Company
HFM Application Upgrade

Vertical:
Commercial Real Estate

The Client:
Our client, an S&P 100 Company, is a global leader in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations. Their properties across North America, Europe, and Asia provide community gathering places for millions of people every day and generate billions in annual sales.

The Challenge:
With the pending end of support for the 11.1.2.3 version of HFM, our client chose to upgrade their HFM application to 11.1.2.4.700. This was chosen because any higher patch level would require rewriting the company’s financial reports since the next patch level requires migrating from Financial Reporting to Financial Reporting Web Studio.

The Solution:
Our team migrated the current DEV, TEST and PROD Environments to new server sets and upgraded to 11.1.2.4.700. After the upgrade, Oracle would copy the applications to their OCI servers on the cloud. Since version 11.1.2.3 used FDM and 11.1.2.4 requires use of the newer FDMEE, import scripts had to be rewritten as well. Therefore, the new functionality in FDMEE and the change from using Python to Jython as the core language forced the scripts to be completely overhauled.

The Success Factors:
• On-time delivery of project requirements
• Project delivered within the established budget
• The new applications were tested by Finance/Accounting to ensure they produced the same results as the older version

Company Annual Revenue:
$5.4 Billion

The Solution Products:
− HFM
− FDMEE
− Smart View
− Financial Reporting