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January 25, 2013

January is turning into a busy month for the COMPASS project team. Not only will Hyperion-Financials (FIN) open up to end users for budget development this month, but the team will complete Hyperion-Human Capital Planning (HCP) migration to the production environment as well. See below for more details about both events.

Hyperion Budget Planning & Development Training Kicks-Off

On January 17, the first Hyperion-FIN Budget Planning and Development training session for the 2014 fiscal year was held on the Columbia campus. Twenty-two budget planners and campus budget officers attended the session.

Following the initial training session held at Columbia, the campus budget officers met to discuss the overall training approach for their future campus sessions.

For all of the campuses, Hyperion-FIN Budget Planning and Development training will continue through February and into March.

Hyperion-HCP Update

Hyperion-HCP migration to the production environment will be complete in the coming days. Development of the HCP training materials is in progress; and, training sessions for the pilot group are already scheduled. Additionally, a communication plan is being developed to bring information to the HCP pilot group as well as request feedback and input from the group during budget season.

Hyperion and Internet Browser Capability

As many of you may be aware, Hyperion has some very precise web browser specifications. While Hyperion is fully compatible with Internet Explorer (IE) 7 and 8, Hyperion does not function properly in IE9 or other browsers (e.g., Firefox, Chrome, Safari). In order to provide the best user experience possible, the project team recommends using IE8 as your web browser. Keep this in mind if you may be accessing Hyperion from your home or another non-work computer.

For those with IE9 installed on their computers, the Division of IT has developed a “ThinApp” for Hyperion, which when installed, will appear as a shortcut on the desktop. The ThinApp enables employees with IE9 to work within Hyperion as though they were using IE8. Hyperion users with IE9 should contact their campus/departmental IT support person to install the ThinApp on their computer. The Division of IT has made the ThinApp available to campus/departmental IT support personnel on each campus, and provided instructions on how to install it on computers that require the application.

Mac users should contact their campus/departmental IT support person to determine the best procedure for running the Windows desktop application on a Mac. This may differ by department.

If you are unsure of the name of your campus/departmental IT support person, please contact your campus help desk. For more information on how to check your browser compatibility, click here.

COMPASS Milestones

In addition to the dates mentioned in the previous articles, the following milestones are planned for through March.

Milestone/Event Name

Planned date

Performance Testing for HCP


Hyperion FIN Budget Development training begins


Training Materials for FY14 (FIN, HCP)


Training Sessions (FIN, HCP)


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

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