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Jennifer Conard

Jennifer Conard is the Director of Support Services at US-Analytics, she has over a decade of experience working with and support Oracle EPM and OneStream solutions.
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I’m in the Oracle EPM Cloud… Why Would I Need Support Services?

Not having to deal with infrastructure is probably a huge reason for your organization moving to the Oracle EPM cloud. You no longer have to worry about supporting hardware for mission-critical EPM systems. You have a daily maintenance window where updates occur and defects are fixed. Life just got easier for you, and you’re on cloud nine (pun intended).

Before you plan your dream vacation with this newfound freedom, check your to-do list for the maintenance activities that still need to be completed. You’ll see a number of tasks that are tedious, highly specialized, and for the most part, routine — meaning they are perfect for outsourcing to Hyperion experts.

Here they are…

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HFM Admin SOX Compliance Checklist: Providing Support for SOX Sections 302 & 404

Since Oracle Hyperion Financial Management is generally a finance-owned and IT-supported application, HFM administrators have several responsibilities and requirements that they need to meet. Some are evidence-based activities (e.g. provide proof of how foreign-owned entities are translated and consolidated in the financial statements), and some are change control activities (e.g. ensure metadata updates of entities and/or accounts are approved by the accounting manager).

To support accounting for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance activities, use the SOX compliance checklist to see how HFM admins perform the following application support and change management tasks.

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Hyperion Infrastructure Worst Practices, Part 3: Security

When it comes to Hyperion security, there are quite a few things you can mess up. You probably already have a list of things you should be doing, or “best practices.” In this blog post, we’ll cover what you shouldn’t do — the “worst practices” — when it comes to Hyperion security.

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Hyperion Smart View vs. Essbase Add-In for Excel

Posted by Jennifer Conard   |   Oracle Essbase

When Oracle discontinued the Essbase Spreadsheet Add-in after the version of Essbase, they added several new features to Smart View to make the transition beneficial for users. Here we outline the similarities and differences between the two products. 

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