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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 with as well as causing confusion. This blog post will help clarify the new direction of the Oracle EPM Cloud as well as what to expect with future updates.

Below you’ll find information on…

  • Changes to product names and pricing plans
  • How the changes affect current customers
  • Terminology changes
  • The EPM Cloud Roadmap
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The Future of Oracle EPM On-Prem, Version 11.2

There were a lot of Oracle EPM announcements at Kscope19 and it left some of us scratching our heads, wondering, “What’s my next step?” Well, first of all, you’re not in this alone. We’re here to help guide you and assist in making the decision that’s right for your company.

You also have time, but you should start evaluating your options now. Which is the reason for this blog post — it’s a starting point for you to understand where you’re headed with your on-premises EPM technology.

In this blog post, we’ll cover…

  • Updates and the plan for Hyperion 11.2
  • Features not included in 11.2
  • Details and planned features for 11.2
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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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PBCS Tutorial: Modifying Snapshots

The Problem

After a PBCS snapshot is extracted, modified, and re-archived, it is no longer accepted as a valid Snapshot by PBCS. Even when performing no modifications to the source files, PBCS will not accept an archive that has seemingly been modified.

When uploading these snapshots, PBCS will refuse to display the size of the uploaded snapshot, and the option to deploy the snapshot is unavailable.

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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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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 in the 105.2.3 release in which pause and resume services were added, allowing the services you deploy in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to pause, preventing users from accessing them. 

In release 105.3, we see new features added to Service Management, Data Visualization, Pixel-Perfect Reporting, as well as a new feature for connecting to on-prem data sources. 

In this blog post, we'll go over these new features, steps for how you can use the new features, as well as a list of defects fixed in this release. 

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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 cioapplications.com.

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