You’re a Brand

Always keep your options open. A safety net if you may. Given the current economic crisis that has consumed hundreds of thousands of jobs and devastated an equal number of homes has opened up scary possibilities. Employment isn’t as secure as one imagined it to be given that the shrinking of the globe (or call it the explosion of interactive communication channels) since we aren’t competing within our own community but on a larger scale than that. A much larger scale than that. You are competing with everyone out there!

Apart from the essential fact that one has to keep their skills updated and career path carefully charted in order to remain relevant and hence employable but it is also essential to be effectively marketed. With email and online application processes allowing thousands if not hundreds of thousands of people sending in their applications it is even more important to be able to market oneself in order to catch the recruiters eye. With such huge numbers available to them it is simply impossible to analyze and evaluate each application on its own merits.

I am securely employed and hope to remain so but as I wish to start practicing from now and would suggest to all of my readers that we need to be on the lookout always. Maybe for a better opportunity or maybe just a safety net. However, when we really need to find employment that may not be the ideal time to start marketing yourself or writing your resume. I feel that we should constantly be working on our resume, ourimage, our skills and our marketability.

This blog may be diversifying from its original purpose but I maintain that it has more to do with my own personal growth and the journey I chart in life. This blog will evolve and grow as I evolve and grow. I hope to maintain my focus on EPM / BI and more specifically Hyperion but additional topics will become a part of this blog.

Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management (aka FDQM)

Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management is a packaged solution for finance users that helps develop standardized financial data management processes with its Web-based guided workflow user interface. Its data preparation server can ease integrating and validating financial data from any of your source systems. And to further reduce your data integration costs as well as data mapping complexities, Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management includes prepackaged adapters for Oracle Hyperion Financial Management, Oracle Hyperion Planning, Oracle Hyperion Strategic Finance, Oracle’s Hyperion Enterprise, Oracle Essbase, and Oracle E-Business Suite.

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Clueless Guide

Being a technology consultant I get to meet a lot of people everyday. I have found that some are very knowledgeable about technology and software and how a particular product will be able to help them; whereas some have been totally clueless about new products, technologies and concepts that can make their business more efficient. I have decided to write a series of articles called the ‘Clueless Guide’ that will basically break down the technologies and concepts in a simpler form.

What I’ve been doing

Hi,

It’s been quite some time since I posted anything on the blog. I have been busy with

  • Current implementations (going live on one)
  • Another project that will be announced soon
  • I have a life!!

To be fair the last comment was just added to make the list balanced. Anyways, I’m back and will start posting stuff soon. There will be some quick short entries coming up soon which tackle common issues and concepts. So check back soon!

Shehzad

Announcement: Update on Hyperion Planning Installation Guide

Hi All,

This is a letter to my regular readers and specially those who are anxiously waiting for the Hyperion Planning Installation Guide. I have been overwhelmingly busy these past 3 weeks and have and from little to no time at all for most days. However, taking out a few mins whenever I could, I have finally completed the Installation Guide.

All that remains is for it to be posted and it will be done by tomorrow hopefully. So those of you who had their fingers crossed can now relieve their fingers!

Regards,

Shehzad