HYPERION STRATEGIC FINANCE LICENSE TYPE DEFINITIONS

1. Hyperion Strategic Finance

Power Manager:
This user is basically an administrator. These users can do everything in the application and during the financial processes - including the creation and maintenance of security. They are the only ones to have access to the HSFAdmin.exe application, which is used to add users, monitor the transaction logs, create new databases, etc. The base solution already contains on power manager license. Most other standard HSF customers would need, at most, another power manager to serve as an administrator back-up. The power manager is the one who sets access control for the rest of the users. The power manager is in most cases an HSF business end-user himself/herself, instead of an IT user. Note that a user does not need to be an administrator to actually create the model templates. Interactive users can do that. However, only the administrator can create the “database” placeholders in a server to house those templates.

Interactive User:
These are the typical “full users” of HSF. They can add/delete/modify accounts, formulas, account groups, reports, import and export maps, etc. These rights, obviously, could be controlled by the power manager, who is the administrator. For instance, the administrator could limit interactive user John Smith to only work with the Consumer Products business unit models, and restrict him to make changes to the Industrial Products business unit models.

Basic User:
In many cases, a customer may want to add users that would simply enter and view data in HSF. For instance, John Smith may only want to change the forecasting assumptions for a model and see the results and reports. He will not be involved in the process of adding drivers, or modifying a formula or creating a report. Note that, for HSF, there are not as many basic users as in other products, such as Hyperion Planning. The typical breakdown of interactive/basic users for HSF would be ( 50 or >/ 50 or <), since there a fewer users overall, administration is not as important as in Hyperion Planning, and the HSF is a highly interactive application.

View User:
Can only view - typically this type of user is an executive that just wants to see the business plans during and at the end of the process.


1. Hyperion Strategic Finance for Banking

Note: There is no Basic User for HSF for Banking. Read description of Interactive User below.

Power Manager:
This user is basically an administrator. These users can do everything in the application and during the financial processes - including the creation and maintenance of security, model templates, etc. They are the only ones to have access to the HSFAdmin.exe application, which is used to add users, monitor the transaction logs, create new databases, etc. The base solution already contains one power manager license. Most standard HSF customers can satisfy their administrative requirements with this user, or would, at most, need another power manager to serve as an administrator back-up. The power manager is the one who sets access control for the rest of the users. The power manager is in most cases an HSF business end-user himself/herself, instead of an IT user.

Interactive User:
These are the typical “full users” of HSF. These users are using the industry templates that to model financial performance of other companies, or borrowers, or corporate customers, in general. These are the credit, or financial analysts in financial institutions. They can adjust the templates already provided to them by adding accounts, modifying and creating formulas, modifying and creating reports, etc. In HSF for Banking customers there is normally a large number of these users, and that is the reason why the price point is much lower than that for the interactive users in the corporate side, and that is also why there does not exist a basic user for HSF for Banking. The next lower level for HSF for Banking is simply view-only users.

View User:
Can only view the results of the models and use the Analyze Trail. They will be middle-level managers, peers, be part of the credit committee, model reviewers, etc.