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Gettin’ Ready for Hyperion

Presented by:

Jay Chapman, M.A.,

University Budget Analyst

July 11, 2014

• Become familiar with the different types of budgets and

funding sources.
• Understand the chart of accounts and chartfields.
• Become familiar with Hyperion.
• Understand how to enter data and access reports.
Budgets: What are they?

• Budget: A plan of action for resources (such as time and/or money)

that specifies how they will be allocated (or spent) during the fiscal
– Allocation here meaning the distribution of funds or an

expenditure limit.

• Budgets are extremely important in the sense that they track

revenue and expenditures (funds that are gained and spent) to
assure that the resources are being used by the university
Different Types of Budgets

Base Budget
One-Time Budget
(Original Budget)
 Permanent, recurring,  Non-recurring funds provided to
department-level allocation. a department to supplement their
 Typically consists of salary base budget.
budgets and operation and  May be allocated to cover
maintenance budgets. encumbrances from the prior
 Recommended to the President. year.
Funding Sources

• Some funding sources include:

– University Operating Fund
• State appropriation
• Tuition and fee revenues
• Revenue-based (departmental fees)
– Enterprise/Internal Service Funds
• Cost recovery (CR) – reimbursements for goods and/or services
– Lottery Fund
– Instructionally related activities fund (IRA)
– Continued education revenue fund (CERF)
– Housing/parking funds
– Special projects trust
Chart of Accounts

• Chart of Accounts consist of six chart fields that when combined

define specific transactions.
• End Users must be familiar with the Chartfields and their definitions
for use in procurement, budgeting, and month-end reporting.
• These Chartfields are required to define the appropriate funding
– Chartfields used together on a transaction are referred to as a
“Chartfield String.”
Basic Chartfield

Account Fund Department Program Project Class

Length 6 digits 5 digits 3 digits long 5 digits 6 digits 5 digits

long long long long long

Is it Yes Yes Yes Maybe Maybe Maybe


Identifies Where What Who - - -


• Required for every financial transaction.

• This value represents the line item breakdown for a Balance Sheet
and Income Statement.
• It also classifies Assets, Liabilities, Fund Equities, Revenues, and
• Captures final transaction that’s entered into the system.
• May contain both alpha and numeric characters.

• Come from the state as well as from student fees.

• Required for every financial transaction.
• This value is used when an activity requires a Trial Balance.
• May contain both alpha and numeric characters.
• Funds should be established in accordance with Executive Order

• Required for all revenue and expense type transactions.

• Length is not prescribed and may have up to 10 characters, which
may be alpha-numeric.
• This value represents the detailed structure of campus
• Combined with other values on the Chartfield, can track
expenditures and revenues and organizational reporting

• Used to track revenue and expenses for ongoing general activities

for reporting purposes.
• Does not have a strict start/end date.
• May have up to 5 characters, which may be alpha-numeric.

• Used to identify a discrete set of activities that have a strict start/end

• Activities may span multiple fiscal years, departments, funds and/or
• Only required on revenue and expense transactions for activities
listed above.
• May have up to 15 characters, which may be alpha-numeric.

• This value is provided for any special cost reporting needs a campus
department or other organizational unit have that are not met by the
other Chartfields.
• Only required on revenue and expense transactions for activities
• May have up to 5 characters, which may be alpha-numeric.
Hyperion Overview

Hyperion is a centralized web-based planning, budgeting and

forecasting software that integrates financial and operational
planning processes and improves business predictability.

– Planning allows the budgeting process to be performed

using a web browser and Microsoft Office. The end user
enters data through the internet in web forms. The data can
then be pulled into reports and analyzed.
Planning Workspace Overview

 Workspace provides a centralized interface for viewing and

interacting between Planning and reporting content.

 From Workspace you can:

 Enter data in web forms
 View current year and next year budgets
 Access and interact with Excel & Word
 Print reports

 Entire end-user budgeting process is performed using a Web

Planning Workspace Overview (cont.)

 Uses multiple Scenarios (Original, Perm, One-Time and Adjust).

 Uses multiple Versions (Working, Final).

 Security access is user/group specific by department and account

and has already been set-up in Hyperion Planning. Only you can
see and work on your department data.

 Works in Internet Explorer 8.x., 9.x., and Firefox 3.5.x

Hyperion Logon

Type in the Planning URL
This link is also available on the Finance website
Type in your MyCI user name and password and click “Log On”
Navigating Hyperion

Workspace User Interface

To access Planning: Select Navigate >

Applications > Planning > CSUCI_PS or click
Navigating Hyperion

Planning menu Open application Planning toolbar Content area

View pane
Entering Data

 Description of Toolbar Icons

 Selecting a Data Form
 Entering Data Basics
 Cell Text & Supporting Detail
 Exporting to Excel
Hyperion Planning – Toolbar Icons

While in an entry form, you can use the drop down menus such as
“File” or Edit” or you can use the icons listed across the top of the
 These icons are described in detail in the User Guide.
Hyperion Planning – Data Forms

 Transfers folder
 To transfer budget between departments in the current year
 Make permanent budget transfers to the current year budget

 Expense and Revenue Input Next Year

 Input detailed budget for the next fiscal year
Hyperion Planning – Data Forms

View pane contains an outline of Data Forms to choose from.


Hyperion Planning –

View Only Forms

Two forms with View Only

Hyperion Planning –

Selecting an Input Form

From the outline, select a data form

Entering Data –

Expense/Revenue Web Form

Choose the chartfields from the dropdown boxes: Fund, Department, Program & Project.
 Click Go
Entering Data Basics –

Using the Find feature

Use the binoculars search button to quickly locate members using some part of the
 Use Ctrl+F to quickly find account codes
Entering Data Basics –

Form Colors

The colors of the cells in a web form act as primary information. The
following are potential colors:

 Light Blue – These cells are row and column headers.

 Gray – These cells are read only and are locked. They contain Actual data
from PeopleSoft data or are an upper level member of the outline.

 Yellow – Contains unsaved data. If you see this color it means, you have
entered data in and have not saved it yet.

 White – Open to be written in. Once you enter data and saved it, it will
turn back to this color.
Entering Data Basics –

Read vs.Write Access

Row &


Data entered but not saved

Entering Data Basics, cont.

Copy and paste data between forms, between Planning & Excel,
and within a form
 Use the Copy & Paste buttons at the top of the form.
 Use Ctrl+C & Ctrl+V for moving data between Planning & Excel
and within a form.
Entering Data Basics – Comment

Comments lets you add or view comments/details about the data in a

specific cell or cells. To add or view comments from the Data page:
 Click in the cell or cells that you want to add Comments to.
 Click the Cell Text Icon ,choose Edit – Comments or right click and choose Insert
 Enter your cell text and click submit. You will now see a small blue triangle in your cell.
Entering Data Basics –

Supporting Detail

Supporting Detail can be used to build an input or a series of inputs using

simple calculations
 Select the cell or range of cells to which you wish to give supporting detail.
 Click the Supporting Detail Icon or choose Edit/Supporting Detail and create simple formulas t
create data based on program specific information.
 You can click the Add Sibling or Add Child buttons to create your detail.
 Supporting detail is not required but may be useful.
Entering Data Basics –

Add/Edit a Document or URL

A supporting document or URL can be added to a cell to capture more

detailed information about that cell.
 Detailed documentation on how to import a document/URL is provided in the User
Entering Data Basics –

Export your Data Form

You can export your web form to excel and work on your
numbers offline:
 Click on Tools > Export as Spreadsheet
 Save the downloaded file

Note: You cannot add cell text or supporting detail in Excel. You can only work on
data displayed. You can create calculations in cells and the data will load to
Planning when you copy and paste it back into Planning.
Hyperion Reports

All reports for Hyperion Planning are accessed with Hyperion

Workspace. Hyperion Reports take data that is stored in Hyperion
and present in a format that is set up by the Administrator.

 Finding Hyperion Reports

 Navigating Report

 Viewing and Printing

Hyperion Reports – Accessing Reports

Open a new tab for Reports by clicking the Explore icon at the top-right
corner of Workspace
Hyperion Reports – Accessing Reports

A new tab and a list of available reports appear. You only have access to
reports for your department. If you have access to a whole division, you
can access the SBC Reports by division. Most reports come with a brief
Reports – Viewing

Double Click on a report and it will open.

 When you click on a report, you may be prompted to enter specific criteria for this report.
 Click on the to select a member (or type in your criteria).
Reports – Viewing

o Drill down to the member you would like to see and move the
member(s) over to the right using the middle arrows.

o When all criteria has been chosen, click OK.

Reports – Viewing

o Verify the criteria for the report you want and click OK. You can always
make changes by choosing the icon again.
o Click OK
Reports – Viewing

o The report defaults to PDF preview.

Reports – Viewing

o Hyperion allows you to change

view after report has been run
from PDF to HTML or vice versa.

o When in HTML view, you can

change the any dimension in the
Grid POV (Point of View) by
clicking on the dimension.
Reports – Exporting to Excel

Hyperion allows you to export your report to Excel

o Choose File > Export > Excel > Fully-Formatted Grid and Text (be sure your
internet browser allows pop-ups)

 Jay Chapman
 University Budget Analyst
 X 3280