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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an increasingly fast-paced business environment, has the traditional annual budgeting and forecasting process become an outdated model?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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PBCS & EPBCS Updates (May 2019): Data Integration Updates, Planning Admin Extension, Link Accounts by Default, and More

In this extensive update for Oracle's Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS), there are a variety of new features and updates including data integration improvements, a new Planning admin extension, linking accounts by default, and much more.

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

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FCCS Updates (May 2019): Improvements to Task Manager, On-Demand Rules, Support for Additional Essbase Functions & More

The May updates for Oracle's Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud Service (FCCS) have arrived. After the lack of an update for April, Oracle has provided an assortment of updates, including improvements to Task Manager, the creation of on-demand rules, and support for additional Essbase functions in configurable calculations.

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

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ARCS Updates (May 2019): Loading Exported Journal Entries, Viewing Audit Report, Period History, and More

New features and updates for Oracle's Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS) have finally arrived! In this blog post, we’ll outline new features coming to ARCS in May, including loading journal entries, as well as viewing audit reports and period history.

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, May 17 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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PBCS Tutorial: A Phased Approach to Oracle EPM On-Prem to Cloud Automation

I recently worked on a project with client that had implemented PBCS and was struggling with providing consistent and timely access to information for month-end close, forecasting, reporting, and analysis.

In this blog post, I’ll cover the solution we implemented with this client.  This solution can also serve as a foundation for any Cloud-related automation issues you are experiencing and provides the following benefits…

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Kscope19: The EPM & BI Sessions You Can't Miss

It's that time again — time to start planning for another ODTUG Kaleidoscope conference. This year, the best EPM and BI sessions will be presented in Seattle at the Washington State Convention center.

Kscope19 will host hundreds of sessions within 11 different tracks, including EPM Reporting, BI Analytics, and Data Visualization; and Big Data & Data Warehousing. You won’t want to miss two amazing sessions by our Oracle ACE Associate Becky Wagner, as well as a tutorial session by one of our PBCS gurus, Angela Wilcox (more info below). 

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The Top 5 Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) Resources

As the Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) platform becomes more robust, the content around the solution continues to grow. It can be difficult to sift through all the information and find exactly what you're looking for — so we combined it for you in one blog post.

This post will walk you through the top five OAC resources on our website to give you the best understanding of the platform and it's capabilities. 

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