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Oracle Offers Free Financial Planning Tools For One Year

Amidst the global pandemic, Oracle announced that it is providing free access to Oracle Financial Statement Planning...

OAC Obfuscation Functionality Help Comply With Security Policies

Oracle Analytics allows us to quickly create and then apply data preparation and enrichment scripts to our data...

OAC – Live Data Source vs Autonomous Data Warehouse

There are two ways to do OAC - sitting directly on the source live or sitting on a data warehouse database...

OAS Upgrade Path

When considering your upgrade path to Oracle Analytics Server (OAS) there are a series of questions that can be...

Navigating The New Normal: On-Prem Hyperion EPM During Coronavirus

Efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 include an ever-growing list of companies instructing teams to work remotely....

OAS/OAC - Blending the Classic with the Modern

One session we attended at this year's Analytics and Data Summit on Oracle’s Santa Clara campus took a quick dive...

March North Texas Hyperion User Group Meeting

Questions about Freeform Planning? US Analytics VP of EPM & Oracle Ace, Brian Marshall, will be presenting on the...

What To Expect: 2020 Analytics and Data Summit

The 2020 Analytics and Data Summit is almost upon us, and with it comes a star-studded speaker line up, can’t-miss...

Oracle OAC Named Visionary in 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant

As an Oracle partner, US-Analytics is proud to share the news that Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) was recently named a...

OAS, OBIEE, and OAC: What's Changed and What Hasn't

Oracle Analytics Server, or OAS, was released January 31, 2020, and with it came a lot of questions from active...

Oracle Analytics Server: Your Guide To The New On-Prem Solution

It’s going to be a big year for analytics, especially now that Oracle has released its on-prem OAS product. While...

What's New With 11.2: Updates to Oracle's EPM Solution

Over the holiday break, Oracle finally rolled out the long-anticipated 11.2 release of the Oracle Enterprise...

Streamlining Global Operations with the Oracle EPM Cloud

 

Data sharing operations, even in the smallest of companies, can pose a real challenge. In widely-scaled...

Adaptive Insights Planning Cloud vs. Oracle EPM Cloud (PBCS & EPBCS)

Choosing your business’s planning solution is a difficult and integral decision with many considerations to keep in...

The Top 6 Things You Need to Know About the New Oracle EPM Cloud

The EPM landscape is changing. Gone are the days of terms like “HFM Consultant” and “Essbase Consultant” - we’ve...

FAQ: What is Oracle Analytics for Applications?

With Oracle BI Applications now designated as “content complete,” Oracle is taking the next step forward with Oracle...

Oracle BI Applications: A New Direction

Oracle is taking a turn in the way they’re doing things with their Business Intelligence (BI) applications, whether...

What's New in the Oracle Analytics Cloud? Release 105.4 (Oct. 2019)

The May release of the Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) brought us new features in Service Management, Data...

FDMEE Jython code re-use with Modules

I recently worked on large scale data integration project with a requirement to notify the calling web-based...

Jython Script vs. VBScript for FDMEE: Keeping Your Options Open

From time to time Oracle releases an EPM product that, as a developer, causes you to pivot. 

The first release of...

Does EPM/BI Project Really Matter? Waterfall vs. Agile vs. Blended

This is the age of packaged applications that quickly solve business problems, promising fast time to market or...

Oracle EPM Planning Update (Aug 2019): New Version of EPM Automate

The August updates for Planning in the Oracle EPM Cloud have arrived. In this update, learn about new features like...

Account Reconciliation Updates (Aug 2019): New Version of EPM Automate

The August updates for Account Reconciliations in Oracle EPM Cloud have arrived. In this blog post, we’ll cover...

Financial Consolidation&Close Update(Aug 2019):Working with Metadata

The August updates for Financial Consolidation and Close in the Oracle EPM Cloud have. This update includes new...

Oracle Data Management Update (July 2019): New Statistical Properties

The July updates for Oracle EPM Cloud Enterprise Data Management have arrived. This is the first set up updates...

Microsoft SQL Server Expired Support & How it Affects Hyperion Users

On July 9, 2019, extended Support for SQL Microsoft Server 2008 expired. This means that those on the 2008 version...

Oracle EPM Cloud Update (July 2019): New Version of EPM Automate

The July updates for Account Reconciliations in Oracle EPM Cloud are here. This is the first set up updates since...

Financial Consolidation & Close Update (July 2019)

 

The July updates for Financial Consolidation and Close in the Oracle EPM Cloud are here. This is the first set up...

Oracle EPM Planning Update (July 2019): Self-Service Content Update

The July updates for Planning in the Oracle EPM Cloud have arrived. This is the first set up updates since Oracle...

Oracle EPM Cloud: A New Direction

Oracle has made a lot of changes to both their EPM and Analytics solutions, making the updates difficult to keep up...

The Future of Oracle EPM On-Prem, Version 11.2

 

INTRODUCTIONThere were a lot of Oracle EPM announcements at Kscope19 and it left some of us scratching our heads,...

Senior BI Architect Recognized at Kscope19, Promoted to Oracle ACE

Becky Wagner, Senior BI Architect at US-Analytics, received multiple honors at Kscope19, including a promotion...

PBCS Tutorial: Modifying Snapshots

The Problem

After a PBCS snapshot is extracted, modified, and re-archived, it is no longer accepted as a valid...

Hello, Oracle Analytics Server; Goodbye, OBIEE & Analytics Updates

 

Even if you couldn’t make it out to Seattle for Kscope19 this year, you probably heard there was a big update...

ODTUG Kscope19: All About Analytics

This year at Kscope19, US-Analytics is diving deep into Analytics. As the Analytics track sponsor for the conference...

What's New in the Oracle Analytics Cloud? Release 105.3 (June 2019)

There hasn't been a significant to the Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) since March. In May, OAC received a small update...

ARCS Updates (June 2019): Reports Now Available in CSV Format & More

The June features and updates for Oracle's Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS) have finally arrived! In this...

US-Analytics Recognized as a Top Oracle Solution Provider in 2019

US-Analytics was recognized as one of the Top 10 Oracle Solution Providers for 2019 by CIO Applications Magazine, an...

Should You Use Rolling Forecasts? Weighing the Pros & Cons

In an increasingly fast-paced business environment, has the traditional annual budgeting and forecasting process...

US-Analytics 'Nose' How to Make an Impact for Red Nose Day

This year, US-Analytics wants you to get “nosey” with us about ending child poverty on Red Nose Day, Thursday, May...

ARCS Updates (May 2019): Viewing Audit Report, Period History & More

New features and updates for Oracle's Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS) have finally arrived! In this blog...

PBCS Tutorial: A Phased Approach to Oracle EPM On-Prem to Cloud Automation

I recently worked on a project with client that had implemented PBCS and was struggling with providing consistent...

Kscope19: The EPM & BI Sessions You Can't Miss

It's that time again — time to start planning for another ODTUG Kaleidoscope conference. This year, the best EPM and...

The Top 5 Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) Resources

As the Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) platform becomes more robust, the content around the solution continues to grow....

PBCS Tutorial: Managing Access Control Groups Using a Bulk Process

I recently came across an issue that could be potentially very time-consuming for PBCS/EPBCS users. What if you...

ARCS Updates (February 2019): Attribute Field Size Increase & More

 

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

Finance Leaders: Solve your Tribal Knowledge Problem

There’s been a lot written about tribal knowledge and how it can stunt your organization’s growth and progress. Most...

OAC Updates (Jan 2019): Data Visualization, Aggregate Views & More

Oracle has released the latest features for the Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) platform this month with release...

How Financial Controllers Add Value

As the financial controller, you’re focused on managing the accounting department while ensuring transactions are...

4 Factors That Affect the Cost of Hyperion Support Services

Let’s face it. Cost is a key factor in decision making — more often than not, it is the factor.

The cost to support...

Finance Leaders, Solve Your Most Pressing Problem by...

If you’re a finance leader at a large enterprise, there are a few basic goals you’re trying to achieve...

  • Knowing...

PBCS & EPBCS Tutorial: Using Functions in Smart View

I was recently trying to get the HsGetValue Function to work for a customer and wanted to be able to code either...

The Top 10 EPM Downloads of 2018

This year was all about thinking strategically — what is going to help your team, your business, and your career...

ARCS Updates (December 2018): New EPM Automate Utility Version & More

The December updates for Oracle's Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS) have arrived. In this blog post, we’ll...

4 Factors CFOs Should Consider for a Successful EPM Implementation

In 2018, the CFO role has changed tremendously. A recent study found that traditional skills like compliance and...

ARCS Updates (November 2018): REST APIs for Managing Users & More

The November updates for Oracle's Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS) have arrived. In this blog post, we’ll...

5 OpenWorld Takeaways for EPM & BI

If you didn’t make it to OpenWorld this year, we’ve got you covered with the key takeaways from the EPM and BI...

Essbase: The Cloud vs. On-Prem

Finance and budgeting teams have long been fans of Essbase — being able to store aggregated values gives users the...

ARCS Updates(Oct 2018):EPM Automate Utility Version,Considerations&More

The October updates for Oracle's Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS) have arrived. In this blog post, we’ll...

OBIEE Development: Merging the RPD with Git (Free Open-Source Tool)

US-Analytics RPD Merge Script:

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PBCS vs. EPBCS: Comparing Oracle's Cloud Planning Applications

 

Where to Start ?

If you’re thinking about migrating or starting new in the Oracle EPM Cloud you have to make a big...

What to Know Before Moving Hyperion to the Cloud

There’s a lot of information out there about moving from Oracle Hyperion to the Oracle EPM Cloud, which makes sense...

Discoverer Migration to OBIEE: 3 Methods You Can Use

Is your organization still using Oracle Discoverer? By now, you’re probably aware of the end of extended support for...

How to Connect Power BI to OBIEE

Microsoft’s Power BI is a powerful and popular self-service BI application. It allows reports to be developed at an...

Three Methods for Restarting OAC

In this blog post, I’ll go through three different methods for restarting Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC), including...

Opening Ports for OAC - EM Browser Access and RPD Admin Tool Access

In this two-minute tutorial, I’ll show you how to open a port for Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) to get EM browser...

PBCS Data Backup and Recovery Scenarios [Tutorial]

Recently, I created several types of backups and recovering methods using the applications snapshots, PBCS exports,...

Two Minute Tutorial: How to Access the OAC RPD

In this two-minute tutorial, I’ll walk you through how to access the OAC RPD in two methods…

  • Accessing it through...

ARCS Updates (August 2018): Changes on Unmatched Transactions & More

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

Tutorial: Updating Connection Pools in OAC & OBIEE 12c

I recently ran into an interesting issue with a client — each RPD connected to different databases based on the...

Automating Backup & Recovery for Oracle EPM Cloud [Tutorial]

What happens when you have data loss or a devastating change to your Oracle Cloud application? Is there an undo...

Managing Metadata in OBIEE 12c [Video Tutorial]

In this 5-minute video tutorial, learn how system admins manage metadata in OBIEE 12c, including how to upload RPD...

Starting & Stopping OBIEE Components [Video Tutorial]

In this quick video tutorial, learn the options you have for starting, stopping, and viewing the status of OBIEE...

Self-Service Data Transformation: Getting In-Depth with Oracle Data Flow

In part one, I talked about the common concepts and goals that Tableau Prep and Oracle Data Flow share. In part two,...

Self-Service Data Transformation: Getting In-Depth with Tableau Prep

In part one of this series, I shared an overview of the common concepts that Tableau Prep and Oracle Data Flow share...

Self-Service Data Transformation: Intro to Oracle Data Flow & Tableau Prep

In the world of self-service analytics, Tableau and Oracle Data Visualization are two tools that are often put on...

Oracle Analytics Roadmap: OBIEE & OAC

After attending Kscope18, one thing is still extremely clear — Oracle continues and will continue to be all about...

Oracle BI Commentary Tools: Open Source or Enterprise?

Commentary support in Oracle BI tools has been a commonly requested feature for many years. As with many absent...

UnifyBI Community Edition: Free OBIEE Tableau Connector

Typically, issues that arise with your enterprise software require costly solutions, but occasionally you’ll find...

ARCS Updates (July 2018): Power Calculation, Considerations & More

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

PBCS Tutorial: New Rules Usage Report & Suppressed Row Members

What’s great about Oracle’s cloud-based solutions is that you get updates every month, but this can also be a...

Oracle ACE Program Welcomes US-Analytics' Senior BI Architect

US-Analytics' Senior BI Architect was welcomed last week into the worldwide Oracle ACE program, a community of...

Kscope18: To Infinity & Beyond

Now that we’ve had time to sleep and rest our feet, it’s time to reflect on Kscope18. A few things stick out right...

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...

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...

ARCS Updates (June 2018): Accessing Exported Transactions File & More

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

Fixing Oracle BI Performance Issues: A Non-Technical Guide

Nearly all Oracle BI customers we speak with have noticeable performance issues. Business users complain about...

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...

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,...

ARCS Updates (May 2018): Enhancements to User Interface & More

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

OBIEE Tutorial: Preventing Write Back When Using Act As

Recently, I was presented with a unique client requirement. They needed to prevent write back functionality when...

Is Your Data Strategy Defensive or Offensive?

Organizations have more data to manage than ever before, and it’s critical to the success of your business to manage...

ARCS Updates (April 2018): Charts in Activity Report, Reporting in.

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

OAC Tutorial: Setting Up Active Directory

In this OAC tutorial, we’ll go through how to install and configure Microsoft Active Directory. 

If you’re looking...

Getting Started with Strategic Modeling in EPBCS

What’s your biggest problem when it comes to financial modeling? The answer we typically hear is spreadsheets. Of...

The Value of Adding Commentary to OBIEE

As you probably already know, OBIEE does not have a commentary function built in.

So, you and your team are probably...

Two Minute Tutorial: Creating an OAC Instance

In my last tutorial, I walked you through setting up a database for OAC — which you’ll need to do if you haven’t...

Oracle Analytics Cloud: Metered vs. Non-Metered Services

You’ve been sifting through all the cloud jargon to understand things like the difference between SaaS and PaaS....

Two Minute Tutorial: Setting Up a Database for OAC

In this “two-minute tutorial,” I’ll walk you through the steps for setting up a database for OAC. This blog post...

12 OBIEE Performance Tips You Need to Know

If your users are complaining about performance issues, you know you have problems. But, what are they? How do you...

Two Minute Tutorial: OAC Creation Error Workaround

OAC: Oracle Analytics Cloud(OAC) Service Creation fails with "PSM-LCM-01008 Unable to create service" Error (Doc ID...

ARCS Updates (March 2018): Provision Users Audit Report & More

The March updates for Oracle's Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS) have arrived. In this blog post, we’ll...

The CFO's Toughest Challenges in 2018

As the CFO, you face challenges every year. Some problems roll over from the year before, and others are new, such...

Why You Should Integrate EBS and OBIEE

The Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) of applications include a variety of capabilities across your enterprise,...

ARCS Updates (Feb 2018): Deleting Transactions, Archive, Purge & More

The February updates for Oracle's Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS) have arrived. In this blog post, we’ll...

4 Factors Affecting Your OBIEE Performance

Poor performance tends to come up a lot when people talk about OBIEE. It’s a definite source of frustration,...

5 Tips and Tricks for OBIEE Power Users

Needless to say, you won’t become an OBIEE power user overnight. If you’re new to the tool, you have a lot to learn....

ARCS Updates (Jan 2018): Migrating from ARM to ARCS, Considerations

The first updates of the new year for Oracle's Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS) have arrived. In this...

EPRCS Updates (Jan 2018): Smart View, Report Packages & More

The first EPM Cloud updates of 2018 have arrived! In this blog, we'll cover the the latest features from Oracle...

EPM Consulting: How to Save Time, Energy & Money

Before getting started, you know your EPM project will be costly, take time, and tie up valuable resources. However,...

How Do I Increase BI User Adoption? 5 Ways to Ensure Successful BI Training

So, you have this great business intelligence tool that came with many promises. The promise to give you valuable...

OBIA 11.1.1.10.2 New Features: ETL Error Handling & Email Notifications

The latest version of OBIA — 11.1.1.10.2 — came with a variety of new features. In this blog post, I will show you...

The Top 10 EPM Downloads of 2017

This year, we created more content than ever before to help you get the most out of your EPM investment. We looked...

The Top 5 BI Downloads of 2017

At US-Analytics, we’re always looking ahead, but we also realize looking back is important for continual growth. It...

Why Is It So Difficult to Maintain Data Consistency Across the Enterprise?

Establishing a common set of data parameters that your organization follows seems like it should be simple, but the...

3 Signs You Need to Automate Your Account Reconciliation Process

For most organizations, the account reconciliation process is manual, time consuming, and a major bottleneck in the...

ARCS Updates (Dec 2017): On-Prem to Cloud Migration, fixed defects

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

Zero-Based Budgeting: Pros, Cons & What to Know Before Getting Started

 

Zero-based budgeting (ZBB) is less common than traditional budgeting and rolling forecasts. However, it’s been...

Oracle Data Integration Cloud Platform: Everything You Need to Know

Oracle has a new data integration solution in the cloud — combining features from all your favorite on-prem data...

What’s EPRCS? Management Reporting from Oracle EPM, BI & ERP Data

Finding a solution that allows for collaborative financial reporting that retains data integrity is an important...

Upgrading Hyperion Soon? Document These 4 Things

There are many reasons for having to upgrade your Oracle EPM enterprise software, including:

  • Compatibility with new...

What’s New in Oracle Data Visualization? (Update on V4 Desktop Version)

The recent release of Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) V4 comes with many changes to Oracle Data Visualization (DV)...

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...

Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC): Your Questions, Answered!

If you’ve been shopping around for a BI solution or, if you’ve been looking for a BI solution in the cloud, you’ve...

EPRCS Update (November 2017): Support for Disclosure Management & More

The November updates for Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service (EPRCS) are here. This blog post...

ARCS Updates (November 2017): Reusing Target Application Names & More

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

Oracle EPM Cloud: Current, Next & Future

With the Oracle EPM Cloud, you can look forward to new updates every month — from fixed defects to significant new...

Hyperion On-Prem: Current, Next & Future

After Kscope17, we talked about what’s going on with Hyperion on-prem support and Oracle’s roadmap for future...

How Hyperion Helps with Year-End Close

It’s the beginning of the fourth quarter. You’ve just finished yet another quarter-end close — the last thing you...

Optimizing OBIEE Performance: How the Experts Do It

 OBIEE performance tuning guides are abundant these days. It seems any developer with a passing knowledge of OBIEE...

Oracle Unveils Data Lake Edition for OAC

Oracle recently announced the Data Lake Edition for Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC). The Data Lake Edition comes with...

Introducing Enterprise Data Management Cloud (Coming Soon)

Oracle announced last week that it’s preparing to release the long-awaited cloud version of Data Relationship...

Tips & Tricks: Oracle EPM Performance Tuning and Troubleshooting

Performance tuning and troubleshooting is no one’s favorite topic, but it’s one of the most important topics when it...

Canned Reports vs. Ad-hoc Analysis: Which to Use and When [Infographic]

Different stakeholders demand different information in different formats and with different delivery requirements —...

The 5 Best Resources for Planning Your Next EPM Project

Whether it’s your first EPM project, fifth project, or even your tenth — it won’t be a walk in the park....

ARCS Product Update (October 2017): Fixed Defects and Considerations

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

US-Analytics Acquires Atlanta-based Rittman Mead America Inc.

US-Analytics, a leader in EPM consulting and services, acquired Atlanta-based BI firm Rittman Mead America (RMA) for...

Cheat Sheet: Migrating On-Prem Hyperion Planning to the Cloud

You’ve heard it since the advent of Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS). Migrating your Hyperion...

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...

6 Reasons EPM Projects Fail

Let’s be honest, EPM projects are expensive. It’s even more expensive when a project fails. These projects are...

PBCS Crash Course for Planning Admins (Free Training)

If you’re moving from Hyperion Planning to Oracle’s Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS), you’ll find that...

ARCS Product Updates (Sept 2017): New Rest APIs, Copy Snapshot & More

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

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,

5 Misconceptions About EPM Support Services

When we talk to finance and IT teams that don’t outsource support for Hyperion or Oracle EPM Cloud applications,...

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...

Getting to Know the EPM Cloud: EPM Automate

If you’ve been considering a move to Oracle’s EPM Cloud, you’ve probably seen or heard something about this thing...

Hyperion Support Services: Nightmare or Dream Team?

When it comes to support services horror stories, we’ve heard it all. Organizations have approached us looking for a...

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...

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