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Michelle Heath

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

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

Finding a solution that allows for collaborative financial reporting that retains data integrity is an important goal for many organizations. It’s not a decision to take lightly, and you probably have a lot of questions about each tool you’re looking at.

If you use Oracle EPM, BI, and/or ERP technology, you’re likely considering Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service — a management and narrative reporting tool designed specifically for your Oracle systems.

To help you decide if EPRCS is a good fit for you, we’ve covered frequently asked questions in this blog post. If you prefer video, skip straight to the EPRCS demo for a visual tour.

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Upgrading Hyperion Soon? Document These 4 Things


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

  • Compatibility with new operating systems
  • New features or functionality that could benefit your business
  • Support from Oracle if your current version is falling off support and maintenance
  • Mergers, acquisitions, chart of account restructures, and consolidation of multiple systems

No matter your reason for upgrading, documentation should be a priority. Good documentation paves the way for a smooth transition and successful migration.

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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) Desktop version.  The latest version of DV expands upon the current features — visual data storytelling, end user self-service, and mobile accessibility — to give you an even better user experience.

In this blog post we’ll give you an overview of several new features made to…

  • Your Homepage
  • Data actions
  • The storytelling interface
  • Data flows

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Modernizing an Outdated Financial Close Process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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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 course, there’s nothing wrong with using a spreadsheet — Excel is a great tool that can assist with many of your processes. However, only using a customized spreadsheet for financial modeling can create data inconsistency and lacks transparency.

Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service’s (EPBCS) Strategic Modeling module was created to help you solve all the problems caused by using a spreadsheet for financial modeling and impact analysis.

In line with EPBCS’s out-of-the-box features and functions, Strategic Modeling comes with out-of-the-box capabilities. In this blog post, we’ll cover those capabilities, how Strategic Modeling works, and why you should use it.

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PBCS and EPBCS Updates (November 2017): Changes to the Provisioning Report, Currency Conversion for Weekly Plans, Writing Groovy Rules & 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 for both applications, enhancements, removal of support, and fixed defects.

The monthly update for PBCS and EPBCS will occur on Friday, November 17 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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EPRCS Update (November 2017): Support for Disclosure Management, Formatting and Suppression in Management Reports & More

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

The November updates for Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service (EPRCS) are here. This blog post outlines new features, fixed defects, and considerations.

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

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FCCS Updates (November 2017): Configurable Calculations, Generating Custom Reports, Limits on Dimension Members & More

The November updates for Oracle's Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud Service (FCCS) are here. This blog post outlines an array of new features, fixed defects, considerations, and future functionality you should prepare for. 

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

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ARCS Updates (November 2017): Integrations with EPM Cloud Services, Reusing Target Application Names, Fixed Defects & More

The November updates for Oracle's Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS) are here. In this blog post, we’ll outline new features, fixed defects, 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, November 17 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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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 features. It’s great to know your tool is constantly being improved, but it still leaves you wondering, “what will it be like in a few years?”

Fortunately, Oracle has given us an update of what’s to come. This is great news for current EPM cloud users planning for the future, and those considering a move to the cloud.

In this blog post, we’ll look at…

  • What makes up the Oracle EPM Cloud
  • The Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud
  • Intelligent Process Automation
  • The Current, Next & Future roadmap of the Oracle EPM Cloud
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