The wonders of the Simplified Interface
What is the Simplified Interface?
The Simplified Interface is a new interface for Planning users and Planning Administrators. It is a mandatory replacement of the Workspace for Planning on the Cloud users (PBCS) and an additional interface providing a drastically different look and feel for on premise users. The Simplified Interface qualifies as a Rich Internet Application with smooth transitions and speedy page rendering; Oracle did an amazing job at bringing the Planning interface to the level of the Amazon website for example. Administrators can also use the Simplified interface to create and maintain a Planning Application and also to schedule jobs.
What’s great about the Simplified Interface?
I really like the Simplified Interface for end users but I still prefer the “old” Workspace for the implementation. The good news is that we can continue to develop with the “old” Hyperion Workspace and have users go with the Simplified Interface. The Simplified Interface was first developed for Tablets, it makes it compatible with all modern browsers: Safari for Mac and Google Chrome are supported with the Simplified Interface, and that means no more need for Internet Explorer 9… That also means you can use Hyperion Planning with your iPad (I never tried it). I see more and more Mac users or Google Chrome afficonados and the Simplified Interface is the way to go for them.
I really enjoy showing the Simplified Interface to FP&A Users while keeping the regular Workspace for the implementation. It looks like the future of Planning is more geared towards the Simplified Interface than Workspace so don’t miss the train and get to know the Simplified Interface, it is your new best friend.