A Vertical Edge Case Study
International Holiday Timeshare Company
FDM Classic to FDM Enterprise Edition (FDMEE)
The client is the leader in vacation exchange, offering the world’s largest vacation exchange network and providing unrivaled products and services to enhance the vacation ownership experience.
The client helps its subscribing members take the vacations of their dreams and explore the world through access to more than 4,300 affiliated resorts in more than 100 countries.
The client had a very sophisticated data load process, which was built around Oracle’s Hyperion Financial Data Management (FDM) Classic software.
Historically, their platform had maintained two separate production systems, each supporting different lines of business. Additionally, it had over 80 locations. The client pursued a system upgrade that enabled retention of vendor support, therefore maintaining compatibility with Microsoft Office and web browsers.
Our initial engagement with the client focused on a system conversion from Oracle’s legacy product, Hyperion FDM Classic, to it’s successor, Hyperion FDM Enterprise Edition (FDMEE). Although there were synergies to combine the lines of business to one production system, the client saw great value in maintaining separate systems.
After assessing the client’s platform, we used an Open Interface Adaptor (supported by FDMEE) to design a flexible template to support both the line of business consolidation system and the corporate consolidation system, two separate Hyperion Essbase production environments.
We also found in the assessment that the client had been using SOX 302 capabilities for regulatory purposes. These capabilities, however, were no longer available in the new FDMEE software. Despite this, we helped the client meet their regulatory needs by leveraging a custom developed Microsoft SharePoint module that had precise integration with the FDMEE software.
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