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EPM Roadmap: The Future of HFM, FCM & FCCS

So, you didn’t make it to Kscope18 or, if you did, you missed the part about the financial close roadmap. No worries — we’ll cover the timeline and new features coming to on-prem financial close tools in this blog post. We’ll even give you an update of what’s coming to Oracle’s Financial Consolidation and Close Service (FCCS). With the release date for the new version (11.2) right around the corner, we understand how important it is for your organization to get the full picture, so decision-makers can make the best next step.

In this blog post, we’ll cover the timeline for 11.2 and previous versions, features coming to HFM and FCM, as well as how FCCS stacks up.

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EPM Roadmap: The Future of Hyperion Planning vs. PBCS

Kscope18 has ended — which means those who didn’t attend (or missed this particular session) are eager to hear about the changes to Oracle’s plans for the future of on-premises EPM solutions.

It’s no secret that Oracle is putting all the innovation in the cloud, but users can still look forward to the release of the last on-prem version announced last year at Kscope17.

In this blog post, we’ll specifically look at Hyperion Planning and how the roadmap has changed for Planning since last year. We’ll also talk about versions that have lost support from Oracle, as well as the disparity of features between PBCS vs. Hyperion Planning.

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PBCS and EPBCS Updates (June 2018): New Smart View System Setting, Planning Task Types Added to the Simplified Interface, Upcoming Changes & More

The May updates for Oracle's Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) have arrived! This blog post outlines several new features, including a new Smart View system setting, planning task types added to the simplified interface, and more.

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

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ARCS Updates (June 2018): Accessing Exported Transactions File, Updates to Snapshot Retention Policy & More

The May updates for Oracle's Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS) are here. In this blog post, we’ll outline new features in ARCS, including accessing exported transactions file, updates to snapshot retention policy, and more. 

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 15 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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FCCS Updates (June 2018): Power Users Can Lock and Unlock Data, More Intuitive POV Bar in Dashboards, Upcoming Changes & More

The May updates for Oracle's Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud Service (FCCS) are here! This blog post outlines new features, including power users being able to lock and unlock data, more intuitive POV bar as well as more upcoming changes.

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

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EPRCS Updates (June 2018): Drill Content to a Cell File Attachment, Custom Background Image Scales, Create New Report Package Structure in Smart View & More

Posted by Michelle Heath   |   Oracle EPM Cloud,   |   Oracle EPRCS

In this blog, we'll cover the June updates for Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service (EPRCS) including new features and considerations.

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

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Fixing Oracle BI Performance Issues: A Non-Technical Guide

Posted by Nicholas Padgett   |   Business Intelligence,   |   OBIEE

Nearly all Oracle BI customers we speak with have noticeable performance issues. Business users complain about having to wait too long for their reports, and developers are at a loss as to what their options are. And, no one wants to spend time tuning an environment instead of implementing direct business requirements. Unfortunately, there are no shortcuts or quick-fixes to improving the performance of an Oracle BI environment. Normal approaches involve either outsourcing the efforts to a consultancy or attempting to wade through the difficult process on your own. While both options initially seem fine, they’re not maintainable.

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Which Finance KPIs Should CFOs Be Watching?

KPIs can help assess the health of your business and, ultimately, help CFOs keep track of their three most important goals — keeping track of the past, understanding the present financial situation, and planning for the future.

Besides helping you track performance, KPIs serve to help you see if there are any potential issues and address them before they snowball out of control. In this blog post, we’ll look at the KPIS that CFOs should be watching.

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Kscope18: Must-See EPM Sessions & Events

Can you believe? It’s already time to start planning your trip to another ODTUG Kaleidoscope conference. This year, Kscope18 will be held at Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin Resort, which includes five pools, a white sand beach, three golf courses, 17 restaurants, and much more.

Kscope18 will host a variety of Oracle experts delivering more than 300 presentations, including hands-on training and lunch-and-learn sessions. You won’t want to miss Oracle ACE Associate Brian Marshall’s sessions — one of which was named a “don’t-miss session” by Kscope18’s Planning track lead.

In this blog post, we’ll help you make the most of your time at Kscope:

  • Swing by our EPM & BI happy hour
  • Vote on what giveaways and swag you want to pick up at our booth
  • Add notable EPM sessions to your agenda
  • Revisit past Kscope presentations

Don’t forget to use the promo code USA to get $100 off Kscope registration.

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PBCS and EPBCS Updates (May 2018): New Administration Mode Job Type, Self-Service Content Update, Considerations & More

The May updates for Oracle's Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) have arrived! This blog post outlines several new features for both applications.

The monthly update for PBCS and EPBCS will occur on Friday, May 18 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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