“It is an incredible exiting new solution that will open up a whole new market for us” says Wouter Born, COO of CXO Solutions. We see that, as with reporting out of HE and HFM, Microsoft Excel is the reporting tool of choice for companies using Essbase and Planning. The embedded Microsoft Excel interface on top of Hyperion applications is widely used and is by far the most common way to communicate and distribute the valuable Essbase and Planning information. For hardcore information users, like Controllers, we recognize that the Microsoft Excel add-in for Essbase is very powerful.
However, with the CXO-Cockpit we focus on delivering information to a different audience within organizations, namely executives, group controllers and directors who prefer a web-based dashboard instead of Excel. The first HFM version of the CXO-Cockpit was released in 2006 and was built with the single objective to offer executives exactly that: a web-based dashboard. “With the Essbase and Planning version of the CXO-Cockpit being available we keep very close to our core Dashboard competence”, says Wouter Born, “in fact our dashboard does not change at all, we just created an additional link to the Essbase and Planning platform.
“The reason to integrate the CXO-Cockpit with Essbase and Planning is the lack of out-of-the-Box reporting tools for these market leading platforms in the market. There are simply no tools in the market that allow you to set-up a fully functional dashboard in 1 week for Hyperion Essbase or Planning. To minimize the risks for our potential new community members we can even show the preliminary results of an Essbase implementation of the CXO-Cockpit after a Proof of Concept of only 2 days”, continuous Wouter Born.
About the CXO-Cockpit:
About the CXO-Cockpit Community: CXO Solutions delivers the CXO-Cockpit in a concept of co-creation. Its development is based on the best practices approach derived from the CXO-Cockpit Community. The CXO-Cockpit Community is a network of CFO’s, finance professionals from large organizations and University professors sharing their best practices for presentation of financial data. The Community ultimately drives the further development of the CXO-Cockpit.
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The CXO-Cockpit is a unique pre-built Executive Dashboard for Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) ,Hyperion Enterprise (HE), Hyperion Essbase and Hyperion Planning that can be implemented in just 1 week. The CXO-Cockpit provides a full range of pre-built financial dashboards and reports, including Balance Sheet, P&L statements, Cash Flow reports and Waterfall, Trend, Portfolio and Benchmark dashboards. All available dashboards provide highly interactive analysis, alerts, KPI’s and rankings by entity, channel, customer, market, or any other dimension available in your Hyperion application. CXO Solutions delivers the CXO-Cockpit in a concept of co-creation. Its development is based on the best practices approach derived from the CXO-Cockpit Community. The CXO-Cockpit Community is a network of CFO’s, finance professionals from large organizations and University professors sharing their best practices for presentation of financial data.