The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once
Yes, Einstein was right. There is a reason for sequence of tasks to happen. Everything cannot happen at once and this holds true for Budgeting processes and for Hyperion Planning applications as well.
Check out the following conversation between a Hyperion Planning consultant and a Client who is trying to explain his requirements:
Client: As we are moving from Excel spreadsheets to a web based Planning tool, I have one more requirement.
Planning Consultant: Yes, please go ahead.
Client: Our organization users are very rigid. They are not very good with new products or new interfaces. We have had some bad experiences with upgrades. We replaced ...