Playing with Hyperion Planning 18.104.22.168 interface customization
I am nostalgic of the Hyperion Planning 9.3 times when it was easy to change the splash screen, the logo, and colors of Planning. With version 11, to make such changes, you need to deal with EAR files, WAR files, redeploy Planning, well, it was not an application consultant work.
When I checked the “Oracle Hyperion Planning release 22.214.171.124 New features” document, I was very excited about this:
At first, I did not realize this feature was only available with the Simplified Interface. So be it, let’s have a look at it, anyways, I think the Simplified Interface is what I would use if I were a user.
How to customize the Hyperion Planning interface?
Remember, this is only for the Simplified Interface. Log on with an Admin profile, go to Settings, then click on the paintbrush on the left. You can change the Logo, the Theme, and the rounding of the boxes.
You have several Themes available to change the color scheme of your Planning application:
That’s nice but what really interests me is to add my custom logo. As you can see, you need to provide a URL, let’s add the TopDown logo:
Nice, but I had preferred to have the TopDown logo to replace Oracle one. Now, what if I enter the URL of the logo in the box for the Theme URL?
My background is now TopDown’s logo. Nice!
Can a Planner update the appearance of Hyperion Planning?
OK, that’s cool, I can add a logo and change the background but can any user open an application and change the look and feel of Planning? Let’s see what happens when we log in with a user with the Planner provisioning only.
When I open the application, the result is what we were hoping for, same look as with the Admin user with logos everywhere:
Now, can a Planner customize the appearance of the application?
Fortunately, the answer is NO because the paintbrush tab is not present.
This is a big change from the earlier releases where making a change was more an infrastructure work than an application work.
Why change the look and feel of Planning after all? Because you want to have different colors for DEV and UAT to make sure you are not testing your crazy new form in PROD and that you don’t have users telling you that data is wrong when they look at UAT and not in PROD. A good reason to leverage the Simplified Interface for end users.