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Michelle Heath

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US-Analytics’ Senior BI Architect Recognized at Kscope19, Promoted to Oracle ACE

Posted by Michelle Heath   |   Kscope,   |   Oracle Analytics Cloud

Becky Wagner, Senior BI Architect at US-Analytics, received multiple honors at Kscope19, including a promotion from Oracle ACE Associate to Oracle ACE.

At the general session during Kscope19, Becky was awarded with her promotion as well as receiving the ODTUG Volunteer of the Year award. The award is given to an ODTUG member for their volunteer efforts throughout the years.

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Hello, Oracle Analytics Server; Goodbye, OBIEE and Other Analytics Announcements at Kscope19

Even if you couldn’t make it out to Seattle for Kscope19 this year, you probably heard there was a big update coming to the Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC), or Oracle Analytics in general.

We won’t bury the lead, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) is going away to be replaced by Oracle Analytics Server (OAS), which is basically the on-prem version of OAC. You’re probably wondering why and what this means for you and your organization. That’s ones of things we’ll cover in this blog post, we’ll also cover…

  • Differences between Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) and OAS
  • How Oracle views analytics today
  • New features and functions
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ODTUG Kscope19: All About Analytics

This year at Kscope19, US-Analytics is diving deep into Analytics. As the Analytics track sponsor for the conference this year, we have a lot of events we’re excited about sharing with you.

Everyone is looking forward to Oracle’s announcement about the Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC), but there are many other Analytics events that you won’t want to miss. We’ll give you the lowdown in this blog post so that you can add a few more valuable activities to your Kscope19 schedule.

To keep things simple, we’ll go through these events in order of appearance.

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PBCS & EPBCS Updates (June 2019): New Connection Type and Advanced Options for External Connections, Changes to Default Setting for Exporting Smart List Textual Data & More

The June updates for Oracle's Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) have arrived. There are several big changes to the Oracle EPM Cloud as well as new features added to PBCS and EPBCS. 

The monthly update for PBCS and EPBCS will occur on Friday, June 21 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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ARCS Updates (June 2019): Current and Actual Workflow More Apparent in Reconciliation Compliance, Filtering and Grouping Capabilities Added to Automatch Rules in Transaction Matching & More

The June features and updates for Oracle's Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS) have finally arrived! In this blog post, we’ll cover the new features coming for the month of June as well as upcoming changes. 

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 21 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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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 honor created to assist CIOs in navigating the list of Oracle services firms.

Every year, the magazine selects a panel of CEOs, CFOs, industry analysts, and members of its editorial board to narrow the list to 10 providers that “exhibit competence in delivering next-gen business solutions,” according to

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FCCS Updates (June 2019): Script Available for Maintaining a Snapshot Library, Updated to Seeded Configurable Consolidation Rules & More

The June updates for Oracle's Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud Service (FCCS) are here. This month you can look forward to updates for showing or hiding financial reporting annotations, updates to the connections interface, considerations for using FCCS, and much more. 

The monthly update for FCCS will occur on Friday, June 21 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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Should You Use Rolling Forecasts? Weighing the Pros & Cons

In an increasingly fast-paced business environment, has the traditional annual budgeting and forecasting process become an outdated model? The financial crisis of 2008 bared the shortfalls of making static assumptions months ahead of time: forecasts ended up worthless, and many companies had no process in place for reforecasting on the run. Since then, expectations for CFOs have changed drastically. Finance offices are expected to sift through unprecedented levels of information and reforecast quickly in response to market fluctuations.

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HFM: Deciding on Your Next Steps

In the past couple of years, Oracle has been addressing its future plans for on-prem, and there’s a lot to consider — especially with regard to Hyperion Financial Management (HFM).

The new version of Hyperion (11.2) was set to be released in early 2019, but we have yet to hear any news. With ODTUG Kscope19 just around the corner, we're expecting to hear something very soon, which is why we decided to update this blog post. 

Based on previous roadmaps from Oracle, all of the on-prem tools, including HFM, will be enhanced with new features and functions based on customer feedback. And HFM’s loyal fanbase can rest assured that it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.

In this blog post, we’ll go over several reasons why you should consider a(n) (continued) investment in HFM, and several methods for doing so.

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

Posted by Michelle Heath   |   Red Nose Day

This year, US-Analytics wants you to get “nosey” with us about ending child poverty on Red Nose Day, Thursday, May 23. US-Analytics employees have made donations and donned red noses to help raise money for programs that keep children safely housed, fed, and educated.

Starting four years ago in the U.S., Red Nose Day focuses on making it fun for folks to come together to raise money and make a difference. The fundraiser is organized by the charity, Comic Relief USA, an organization with the mission of using entertainment to support people living in poverty across the nation and the globe.

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