The startup sequence of Hyperion Planning has a lot of people confused. Although the documentation that comes bundled with the product is ample and very comprehensive, it does take a little getting used to. When I first started working on the product, it did take me a while to get the hang of it. I personally feel its better to start the services manually (you can write a script to automate it of course) than to use the shortcuts (they point to batch files) that are created in the Hyperion menu as you install/configure each product.
As part of the migration series, now we come to the migration of the reports. The report development studio in Hyperion Reporting & Analysis Suite isn’t robust or comprehensive enough to handle the migration (export/import) of reports. I am focusing my post to the Hyperion Financial Reporting Studio and it doesn’t even support saving the report to a local drive. To manage the reports, the web-based Workspace is used.