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Budget and Analysis: Glossary

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Term

Description

AM

Adjusted Margin

AMBD

Adjusted Margin Before Depreciation

B&P

Budget and Planning Office

Bottom-Up

Define budget numbers at lowest level (Class, Project, Fund, Summary Account)

BPR

Business Process Review

Budget Accounts

Summary accounts used to enter budget data

Business Rules

Calculations built into Hyperion Planning

Child

A member that has a parent immediately above it

CM

Contribution Margin

CMC/CMHC

Correctional Managed Health Care

Data

Numeric values

Dimensions

Select elements that are part of the UTMB Chartfield String (e.g. dept, class/project, fund)

End-User

Budget entry/data entry personnel

Essbase

A database that is an engine for Hyperion Planning

HCS

Health Care Systems

Hyperion Planning

A software developed by Hyperion Corporation to deliver budgeting and planning capabilities through the intranet

IRAM

Information Resources Access Management – process used to request access for Hyperion Planning

Level 0

Lowest level of a Dimension (base member)

Managing to Margin

Managing revenues less expenses

Margin Target

Target set for entities to meet when budgeting (revenues less expenses)

Member

The component that comprises a dimension within Hyperion

Meta Data

Text description about the data such as the account name, the time period or the class name

Parent

A member that has at least one child member immediately below it

Precision Format

Specifies the number of decimals you view in your printed PDF file

Scenario

Dimension within Hyperion Planning (e.g. current)

Sibling

A child member at the same branch level as another child member with the same parent

Spreadback

A Hyperion Planning feature that allows users to allocate the data values for summary time periods (Year Total, Q1, Q2, etc) across associated time periods

SSC

Shared Service Cost

Super-User

Entity finance personnel who is responsible for pushing margins to departments

Task List

Provides a listing of tasks needed to complete the budget process. Although it is not mandatory to utilize the task list, it is a good way to keep track of the budgeting process.

Top-down

Margins set at the Institutional level and pushed down through the entities to the departments

Version

A dimension within Hyperion Planning (e.g. working)

Web Form

Data entry form within Hyperion Planning

Workflow

Functionality within Hyperion Planning that allows for collaborative planning, as well as, promotion and rejection of planning units

 

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