One of Canada’s largest airlines, providing service to and from lower density markets as well as higher density markets at off-peak times throughout Canada including certain destinations in the continental United States.
The Airline uses Hyperion Planning Fusion Edition for Budgeting, Forecasting, Planning and Reporting. They have been depending on an older version (v4) of Hyperion Planning that is hosted on their mother company’s servers for performing its Planning and Forecasting activities. Their objective was to repatriate the Planning Application from the mother organization’s UNIX servers and upgrade to System 11 Planning in a Windows, MS SQL Server and a virtualized infrastructure using VM Ware.
Working closely and understanding the Airline team’s planning needs GoLiveSystems repatriated and upgraded Hyperion Planning on the client’s servers, including adding a robust integration processes to extract and load data into Hyperion from the mother company’s GL (E7). The full solution was implemented in Development and then successfully in a Production environment on a VM Ware virtualized infrastructure.
Repatriating Hyperion Planning from their mother organization enabled the Airline’s Finance and IT departments complete control and autonomy in managing and supporting Hyperion Planning in-house. It was GoLiveSystems’ experience that by supporting Hyperion Planning on VM Ware it produced a significant reduction in hardware and maintenance costs. By upgrading to System 11 Planning and Essbase resulted in dramatic savings in time and effort in producing annual budgets and Outlook forecasting. End users now have quick access to the latest financial information using SmartView and Hyperion Reports.