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This year was all about thinking strategically — what is going to help your team, your business, and your career more forward? We created a lot of content to help get you in a strategic mindset, and this blog post will help you continue that outlook into the new year.

These are the top 10 downloads of 2018...

10. Video: OAC - Essbase Capabilities & Roadmap

In 2018, we learned a lot about the future of Essbase — it's in the cloud and part of the Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) platform. For those who use on-prem Essbase in conjunction with Hyperion Planning, it might feel unnecessary to have it as part of a BI platform. But the functionality and progression of Essbase, combined with the power of OAC makes it worth it. In this presentation, you'll discover the 20 reasons why you should consider Essbase in the cloud. 

Discover why you need Essbase in the Cloud

9. On-Prem EPM Applications Roadmap

We've been eagerly awaiting the newest (and reportedly last) on-prem version of Hyperion. Slated for release early 2019, Oracle has been updating us on what to expect from the suite at various conferences, like OpenWorld. In this presentation, you learn what's coming in version 11.2, including...

  • Smart Push in Hyperion Planning
  • Automated consolidations in HFM
  • Simplified architecture in FCM
  • And more!

Find out what's coming to Hyperion 11.2

8. White Paper: The Top 5 CFO Responsibilities

As the CFO role changes, so have their responsibilities. They have to be technology leaders and agents of change, help identify trends, set KPIs, and more. In this white paper, we goal through strategies for executing your top responsibilities as a CFO so you can better reach your integral goals. 

Become the most successful CFO in 2019

7. Case Study: PBCS Replaces Manual Planning & Consolidation Process

This year we also learned the power of PBCS. In our most popular case study of 2018, we learn how the consultants at US-Analytics replaced not just a manual planning process with PBCS, but a consolidation process as well.

See everything PBCS is capable of

6. eBook: PBCS vs. EPBCS - A Comprehensive Comparison

Many of our readers are considering moving their Planning solution to the cloud, but their decision-making process is slowed down when they find their are two Oracle EPM Cloud planning solutions to choose from — PBCS and EPBCS. In this guide, you'll see a detailed comparison of both tools. But, if you still want to learn more before making your decision, one of our Planning experts walks through everything you'd want to know about PBCS and EPBCS in this video.

Compare the Planning Solutions

5. eBook: To Move to the Cloud or Stay On-Prem?

As stated above, the new on-prem version of Hyperion is coming out early 2019, so many organizations have been trying to decide whether to move to the cloud or stick with on-prem. This eBook takes a practical look at making this decision, including...

  • The benefits and pitfalls of moving to the cloud
  • The pros and cons of staying on-prem
  • Comparing your options: upgrading vs. migrating to the cloud vs. exploring other technologies

Build your EPM infrastructure plan

 

4. Kscope18 Presentation: ASO and BSO and Hybrid! Oh My!

In this presentation, our Oracle ACE Associate Brian Marshall walks Essbase users through the differences between ASO, BSO, and Hybrid so you can decide which is best for you. It also includes a live demo so you can see for yourself the differences between these storage technologies.

Discover which technology is best for you

3. Executive Brief: The Controller's Top 4 Goals

Financial controllers have more responsibility than ever before. In this document, we help controllers identify the goals that are going to make their job easier and how they can accomplish them. 

Learn some PBCS tricks!

2. Kscope18 Presentation: Teaching On-Prem Planning Some PBCS Tricks

In his most popular Kscope presentation of 2018, Oracle ACE Associate Brian Marshall shows you some of the features in PBCS that you can add to Hyperion Planning. He walks through some of the PBCS features that can't be added to on-prem Planning. This is the perfect presentation for on-prem users who aren't quite ready to make the move to the cloud.

Learn some PBCS tricks!

1. Houston Happy Hour with AMID & OneStream

In this encore Splash presentation, AMID walks through their project alongside OneStream and US-Analytics. You'll learn how AMID replaced their manual and time-consuming processes with the unified CPM platform.

Learn how OneStream improved AMID's processes

Ask an EPM/BI Advisor

If you're here, you've got questions — and we've got answers. Book your consultation to ask us about any range of topics, including:

  • Evaluating EPM or BI technologies
  • Comparing on-prem vs. cloud
  • Planning upgrades and migrations
  • Estimating project costs and timeframes
  • And much more — ask us anything!

Let our experts tackle your toughest questions for you.

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