Hyperion: Why is there a startup order for the services?

I’ve often been asked this question from people who are new to Hyperion. To best understand the reason behind the specific sequence in which the Hyperion services are started we must understand the architecture of the product suite.
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Starting Hyperion Planning – System 9

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.

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