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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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The Best Account Reconciliation Tool? Oracle ARM (3 Reasons Why)

If you’re in the market for an account reconciliation solution, you’re probably feeling the pain points of manual processes. Fragmented data. Lack of visibility into progress. Time-consuming reconciliations that cause a major bottleneck in the financial close process.

The costly risks of manual methods — missing or lost reconciliations, unreconciled accounts, improper use of roll-forwards, and insufficient justification or documentation — can be prevented by automating your account reconciliation process. The question isn’t whether you should protect your organization with an account reconciliation tool, but which tool is best.

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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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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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ARCS Product Update (July 2017): Provisioning Report, Considerations, and More

Next week, Oracle will update Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS). In this blog post, we’ll outline changes, updates, and considerations for July.

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, July 21 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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ARCS Product Update (June): As of Date Calculations, Generate Query Option, and More

Next week, Oracle will update Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS). In this blog post, we’ll outline changes, updates, and considerations for June.

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, June 16 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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ARCS Product Update (May): Support for Variance Analysis, New Transaction Matching Features, and More

Next week, Oracle will update Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS). In this blog post, we’ll outline changes, updates, and considerations for May.

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, May 19 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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ARCS Product Update (April): New Transaction Matching Module, Single Sign-on with NetSuite, and More

Next week, Oracle will update Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS). In this blog post, we’ll outline changes, updates, and considerations for April.

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, April 21 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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Modernizing an Outdated Financial Close Process


When you hear “A.B.C.: Always Be Closing!” — you probably think of an angry Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross yelling at a room of real estate agents. It’s the motto of salespeople, but it completely applies to the world of accounting, if you think of it in terms of financial close.

A continuous, or extended, financial close is where we’re headed. Though this might be the most important part of the modern financial close, other aspects include automating time-consuming manual tasks and delivering high value and reduced cycle times.

In this blog post, we’ll address each aspect of a modern financial close, starting with a continuous financial close cycle.

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ARCS Product Update (March): Transaction Matching, Service and User Activity Reports, and More

Cloud updates occur frequently, and it can be hard for Oracle cloud users to keep up. Or, if you’re a prospective cloud customer, maybe you’re waiting to see if a certain function is now available in a particular cloud product. Every time a cloud update comes up for Oracle Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS) or any other Oracle EPM cloud product, we’ll update it here on the US-Analytics Oracle EPM & BI Blog.

The monthly update for ARCS will occur on Friday, March 17 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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