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January 10, 2013

Welcome to 2013! As we enter a new year, the COMPASS project has a lot to look forward to and a lot of hard work ahead.

Steering Committee Update

On January 7, the COMPASS steering committee received their first COMPASS project update of the New Year. The main item of importance was a summary of a performance issue that was occurring in Hyperion-Human Capital Planning (HCP).

This issue was discovered during testing that took place in November and is vitally important to the implementation of HCP. Members of the Hyperion technical team, led by Mauro Lemus, worked closely with Oracle to make adjustments to the architecture of the dimensions and data in order to improve performance. Tests performed on January 2 and January 4 indicate that the issue may be resolved, however further testing will be necessary. The steering committee was happy to hear that although this issue has delayed the migration of HCP to a production environment and the completion of performance testing, the project is still on track to implement HCP, with the pilot group, this budget season and train users in February.

Other updates to the steering committee included the announcement that HCP user acceptance testing is complete and that, other than the performance issue, all other issues were low-level and only a small number of follow-up tests will be required. Additionally, Hyperion-LRP is in production and training was done on December 5. The application will be seeded with data once December closes and then opened to end users.

The meeting wrapped up with an update concerning performance testing. A new LoadRunner infrastructure was introduced, and the project team is happy to report that Hyperion-FIN can successfully support 300 simultaneous users, which the team expects to be more than will be needed. Hyperion-LRP and HCP performance testing will start on February 1.

Hyperion-HCP Assessment and Survey Coming Soon!

The COMPASS project team will be conducting an assessment of the current processes used to develop position/employee budgets. Results from this assessment, which will be conducted in the coming weeks with a cross section of end users, will help evaluate how closely Hyperion-HCP (HCP) mirrors efficient methods already in use and what enhancements could possibly be most beneficial in the near future.

In addition to the assessment, the HCP pilot group will also be asked to participate in a survey gauging their response to HCP. This feedback will be collected at two different times, following the training and implementation of HCP.

All of the information gathered from both the assessment and the surveys will go a long ways to ensuring that the COMPASS project team is meeting the users’ needs and producing a quality product.

COMPASS Milestones

Some major milestones will reach completion by the end of this month.

Milestone/Event Name

Planned date

HCP Migrate to PRD




Performance Testing


UAT (including fixes)




For an updated look at the project timeline, click here.

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