30-Minute Session: The Virtues of Driver-Based Planning, Plus Tips and Tricks for Making Your Driver-Based Models Efficient, Dynamic, and Scalable

Session Number: 8753
Track: Planning
Sub-Categorization: Design
Session Type: Tips, Techniques and Tuning
Primary Presenter: Kevin Corlett [President/CEO - Wysent, Inc.]
Time: Jun 24, 2019 (11:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Room: 6A, Level 6

Speaker Bio: Kevin is a storied entrepreneur and systems architect with roots in Texas, New Jersey, and California. He is an EPM expert who has consulted for some of the worlds most recognized brands and finest companies for over 25 years.

Kevin has over 30 years of experience in structured application and system design, development, and implementation with an emphasis on Enterprise Performance Management, including nearly 20 years architecting, implementing, and integrating the Hyperion suite of products which includes Essbase, Planning, and HFM. Kevin’s projects have spanned a wide array of technologies, industries, market segments, and business processes supporting many of the world’s largest multinational companies as well as mid- and small-market clients. He has architected dozens of large, complex financial planning, forecast, and management reporting solutions. In addition to his deep technical knowledge and skills, for over 20 years, Kevin has been an owner, managing partner, or practice director for several successful consulting companies.
Technologies or Products Used: Hyperion Planning, PBCS, Dodeca

Session Summary for Attendees:  This session will explore driver-based planning with Hyperion, when it is a good idea and when maybe it isn’t. We will cover various design techniques to make driver-based budgeting and forecasting sustainable for both large and small applications, including how to handle hundreds or even thousands of accounts with just a short, dynamic business rule.