Knowledge transfer on Oracle Hyperion Smart View is one of the first values added on a successfull EPM project. A couple of training days should be enough to put users in a position to build their analysis views. Afterwards, it takes practice.
We put ourselves on the side of the manager of the consolidated financial statements that must explain the effects of the consolidation journals to the auditing firm: the Financial Reporting reports are a reliable basis, but if we have to split them in different versions that provide different views of the same number we risk make them proliferate and put the user in the condition to launch an infinite number of prints of the same data seen from different points of view.
Smart View Ad Hoc Analysis: querying data on different dimensions of statutory and managerial reporting. In zero time and sharing it with the various data stakeholders.