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Michelle Heath

Recent Posts

FAQ: Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS)

Moving to the cloud? It’s a big step. Though the deployment is typically faster and the overhead cost is usually cheaper, you should still do all the research you would do with an on-premises tool.

Whether you’re looking for a quick business intelligence solution or you’re thinking of switching to Oracle’s Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS), this is the blog post for you. We’ll cover the questions we’re asked most often to give you an overview of this cloud-based tool.

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FCCS Updates (September 2017): Customizing Your Application Interface, Considerations for Working with Metadata, and More

The September updates for Oracle's Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud Service (FCCS) are here. This blog post outlines several new features, enhancements, fixed defects, and considerations.

The monthly update for FCCS will occur on Friday, September 15 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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ARCS Product Update (September 2017): Automation of Application Snapshot Uploads, Support for Single Sign-On, and More

The September updates for Oracle's Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS) are here. In this blog post, we’ll outline enhancements, updates, and considerations.

We’ll let you know any time there are updates to ARCS or any other Oracle EPM cloud products. Check the US-Analytics Oracle EPM & BI Blog every month.

The monthly update for Oracle ARCS will occur on Friday, September 15 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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PBCS and EPBCS Updates (September 2017): Integrated Business Process Navigation Flows, Simplified Provisioning Report, and More

The September updates for Oracle's Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) are here. This blog post outlines several new features for both applications, enhancements, removal of support, and fixed defects.

The monthly update for PBCS and EPBCS will occur on Friday, September 15 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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The Future of Oracle Financial Close Tools

There are a lot of possibilities for the future of your Oracle Financial Close tools. You could upgrade to 11.1.2.4, move to the cloud, or wait until 2019 to upgrade when 11.2 comes out. With so many different options, you’re bound to get overwhelmed, especially when you’re talking about tools to help with your integral finance operations.

In this blog post, we’ll cover new functionality and features as well as what’s coming soon to on-premises Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) and Oracle’s Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud Service (FCCS).

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Getting to Know the EPM Cloud: EPM Automate

Posted by Michelle Heath   |   Oracle EPM Cloud

If you’ve been considering a move to Oracle’s EPM Cloud, you’ve probably seen or heard something about this thing called “EPM Automate.” This utility allows Hyperion admins to complete tasks remotely as well as automate repeatable tasks in Oracle EPM cloud applications.

In this blog post, we’ll cover the repeatable tasks you can automate, prerequisites for running commands, and default file locations.

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BlackLine vs. Oracle Account Reconciliation (ARM & ARCS)

Choosing a solution to automate a process in your organization is easier said than done. There is an abundance of applications out there and you’re tasked with finding the right tool for your team to use.

When it comes to accounting tools to automate your account reconciliation process, there are several big names. In this blog post we’ll compare two of those: BlackLine and Oracle’s Account Reconciliation tools — Oracle Account Reconciliation Manager (ARM) and Oracle’s Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS).

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Should You Use Rolling Forecasts? Weighing the Pros & Cons


In an increasingly fast-paced business environment, has the traditional annual budgeting and forecasting process become an outdated model? The financial crisis of 2008 bared the shortfalls of making static assumptions months ahead of time: forecasts ended up worthless, and many companies had no process in place for reforecasting on the run. Since then, expectations for CFOs have changed drastically. Finance offices are expected to sift through unprecedented levels of information and reforecast quickly in response to market fluctuations.

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FCCS Updates (August 2017): Enhancements to Close Manager, Supplemental Data Manager, and More

This month, Oracle will update Financial Close and Consolidation Cloud Service (FCCS). In this blog post, we’ll outline enhancements, new functionality, and fixed defects for August.

Every time a cloud update comes up for FCCS, or any other Oracle EPM cloud products, we’ll update it here on the US-Analytics Oracle EPM & BI Blog.

The monthly update for Oracle FCCS will occur on Friday, August 18 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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ARCS Product Update (August 2017): Transaction Matching Enhancements, Bulk Actions, and More

This month, Oracle will update Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS). In this blog post, we’ll outline enhancements, updates, and considerations for August.

We’ll let you know any time there are updates to ARCS or any other Oracle EPM cloud products. Check the US-Analytics Oracle EPM & BI Blog every month.

The monthly update for Oracle ARCS will occur on Friday, August 18 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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