Strategic Finance has three components and can be used as a standalone or a client-server application:
Strategic Finance Client—Use to create and grow your financial models (entities) by checking out and checking in entities.
Strategic Finance Server—Centrally managed version control system that contains the databases that you use to build models, and which you can use to promote financial uniformity between models, secure access, archive, and import and export financial data. For information about using the Admin Doc that supports administrative features, see the Oracle Hyperion Strategic Finance Administrator's Guide.
Strategic Finance with Smart View integration—Using the Smart View connection interface, you can open the Strategic Finance entity independently. Users check out the entities required for their financial models on the Strategic Finance Server, develop them on the Strategic Finance Smart View Client, and then check them into the server.
The Strategic Finance Web Application acts as a middle tier. This middle tier contains the logic for managing the interaction between the user interface and the database. The Strategic Finance Smart View client cannot directly communicate with the Strategic Finance Server. Thus, takes the request from Strategic Finance client, and the Strategic Finance Server performs the validation check to make sure that the data entered are in an acceptable state. After validation, the Strategic Finance Server sends the response back to the Strategic Finance client.
The Strategic Finance Smart View Architecture is displayed: