map converter is useful when you want to replace target application by a new one.
It used triangulation to derive new mappings.
It was initially created for migration process between Hyperion Enterprise and HFM. The tool is available from menu Tools > Map Converter (Workbench or Web Client)
- You have mappings for Location A: from your source -> Hyperion Enterprise application (HE)
- You have mappings for Location B: from HE -> HFM
- For new location C, with map converter, mappings from Source -> HFM are derived using triangulation.
Basically map converted create new mappings from your Source to your new target application.
You can find an example and additional information her http://www.finitsolutions.com/docs/Presentation-ConvertWithConfidence.pdf
Hope that clarifies