Hyperion Planning

Hyperion Planning is the premier application when consolidating budgeting and financial reporting with analytics. Hyperion Planning utilizes a best-in-class workflow along with web-based input forms to guide users through the input and evaluation of their budget submissions.


What-if scenarios are calculated in “real-time” when forms are saved so users immediately see the impact of changes to the input drivers. Elements for funding and expenses are broken down according to the most logical steps but consolidated by the system automatically for pre-submission and post-submission evaluations, as well as approvals. All data is stored in Essbase and combined with actuals where the system calculates variance automatically.

A CDS Solution in Hyperion Planning will help your organization package your financials with analytics to produce an ‘oracle’ for future insight.

Long-Range Planning
Strategic long-range plans define the future for high-performance organizations. CDS specializes in the development and integration of strategic and long-range plans. The key to having effective strategic and enduring plans includes:

  • An organizationally aligned and action-oriented mission statement
  • Quantifiable, strategic goals with executive sponsorship
  • Attainable timelines, milestones and checkpoints
Annual Budgeting and Forecasting
Creating short-term goals for budgeting, planning and forecasting enable long-term success. Having an annual plan that captures your short-term goals that can be tracked against your actuals sounds easy, but takes time to achieve. CDS can help your organization align the people, processes and tools used in budgeting and planning so your organization spends more time achieving goals, and less time defining them. CDS specializes in:

  • Annual budgeting and planning
  • Periodic and rolling forecasts

Our consultants have industry experience enabling organizations to meet their strategic budgetary and planning initiatives and objectives:

  • Financial and Operational Planning- Aligning plans and processes to enable the effective management of results
  • Workforce Planning – Developing the integration-to-source systems allowing for HCM compatible workforce management
  • Transforming the Budget Process – Empowering users to communicate the progress of plans and budgets through task lists and approval paths