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Michelle Heath

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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 controllership account for less than 10 percent skills critical to success. Today, skills like general management and strategy are most important to a CFO’s success.

CFO’s must be more creative in how they formulate their strategy and measure success. Other factors important to the finance team, like efficiency and performance, will fall into place once a successful strategy is put into place.

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PBCS & EPBCS Updates (November 2018): Custom Function in Calculation Manager, New Version of Smart View for Office & More

The November 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, including custom function in calculation manager, and the new version of Smart View for Office.

The monthly update for PBCS and EPBCS will occur on Friday, November 16 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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FCCS Updates (November 2018): Running Intercompany Reports, Improved Search for Forms, Dashboards, Infolets & More

The November updates for Oracle's Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud Service (FCCS) are here! This blog post outlines new features, including running intercompany reports, as well as improved search for forms, dashboards, and infolets.

The monthly update for FCCS will occur on Friday, November 16 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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ARCS Updates (November 2018): Export of Adjustments and Transactions as Journal Entries, 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 outline new features in ARCS, including export of adjustments and transactions as journal entries and REST APIs for Managing Users.

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, November 16 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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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 sessions.

In this blog post, we’ll first look at the EPM highlights, including…

  • An updated roadmap for on-prem EPM Hyperion solutions
  • Moving from Hyperion to the Oracle EPM Cloud

Then we’ll talk about BI highlights, including…

  • Getting started with OAC
  • OAC Essbase Capabilities and Roadmap
  • Active Directory & Single Sign-On with OAC
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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 flexibility to efficiently report and run scenarios. So, when we talk about Essbase, Hyperion Planning is often part of the conversation, too.

But, is Essbase in the cloud going to change the way we talk about and consider Essbase? In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the major differences between on-prem and cloud-based Essbase, and how having this tool in the cloud can help your organization in ways you may not have considered yet.

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FCCS Updates (October 2018): New Consolidation Audit Trail, Extended Dimensionality, and More

The October updates for Oracle's Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud Service (FCCS) are here! This blog post outlines new features, including a new consolidation audit trail, extended dimensionality, and more.

The monthly update for FCCS will occur on Friday, October 19 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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PBCS & EPBCS Updates (October 2018): New Functions in Calculation Manager, Support for Master-Detail Relationships Between Forms in a Dashboard, and More

The October 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, including new functions in calculation manager, support for master-detail relationships between forms in a dashboard, and more.

The monthly update for PBCS and EPBCS will occur on Friday, October 19 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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ARCS Updates (October 2018): New EPM Automate Utility Version, Considerations for the Academy, and More

The October updates for Oracle's Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS) have arrived. In this blog post, we’ll outline new features in ARCS, including a new EPM Automate Utility version and considerations for the Academy.

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, October 19 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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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 — there’s a lot you need to know. However, that saturation of content can be difficult to sift through and keep organized. This blog post is your solution.

In it you’ll find a high-level overview of what you need to know before moving your on-prem tools to the Oracle EPM Cloud, along with links to more in-depth content. You’ll have a single point of reference to answer your questions about moving to the cloud.

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