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The Top 10 EPM Downloads of 2018

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...

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The Top 10 EPM Downloads of 2017

This year, we created more content than ever before to help you get the most out of your EPM investment. We looked back at all the eBooks, tools, webinars, and checklists to see what you loved most.

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The Top 10 EPM & BI Downloads of 2016

We had a big year producing tools, white papers, videos, and more so that you can get the most return from your EPM and BI investment. This blog post counts down our 10 most popular downloads.

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3 Things to Know About Integrating Oracle DRM with Your Applications

If you think Oracle Data Relationship Management (DRM) can only integrate with Oracle Hyperion applications, then you probably don’t know the history of DRM. The tool was originally developed by an SAP shop with the goal of supporting hierarchy and hierarchy reference data for reporting.

We’ve already debunked myths about DRM’s functionality as well as DRM’s project costs and timeframes. In the third blog post of this series, we’ll talk about how DRM will integrate with your applications: using DRM with non-Oracle products, supporting a SaaS-based cloud architecture with DRM, and maintaining Oracle EPM products with DRM’s automated integration. 

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FDMEE Tutorial: 10 Steps to Using a Source Adapter Parameter to Filter Data

 

Financial Data Quality Management Enterprise Edition (FDMEE) and Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) are useful products with an abundance of features. The various menus, options, and setup screens within FDMEE and ODI can be overwhelming. This is why I was intimidated when initially challenged with the task of leveraging FDMEE parameters to filter data sets, but the task turned out to be a great learning experience. Going through the process helped me gain a better understanding of the relationship between FDMEE and ODI objects.

NOTE: The steps below will not walk through installing or setting up FDMEE. The assumption is that the environment is already setup and running with working source and targets.  

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FDMEE Tutorial: Search Icon Missing from Select Point of View Dialog Box

Posted by Terry Ledet   |   Oracle FDMEE,   |   Data Integration

With numerous clients upgrading to EPM 11.1.2.4.x and migrating from FDM Classic to FDMEE, one issue we’ve heard repeatedly is that the search icon is missing from the Select Point of View dialog box when using Internet Explorer 11. This is the result of the Workspace hostname / computer name being listed in Compatibility View or Display intranet sites in Compatibility View being selected.

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US-Analytics Welcomes Al Moreno as Delivery Manager of Oracle DRM Solutions


US-Analytics is pleased to announce that Al Moreno has joined our firm's Dallas office as Delivery Manager overseeing the implementation of Data Governance and Master Data Management solutions

“To meet our growing customer demand for EPM system integrations, we’re expanding our delivery team with the best DRM and DRG experts in the country,” says Wayne Conrad, President of US-Analytics. “Al Moreno is an essential part of our efforts, having been involved in more than 50 DRM implementations across the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia Pacific.”

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Tutorial: FDMEE Map Monitor Reports (Finally!)

Posted by Terry Ledet   |   Oracle FDMEE,   |   Data Integration

One of the features missing in FDMEE to achieve parity with FDM Classic is Map Monitor Reports, which for numerous clients is a key internal / SOX control. Thankfully, a much-needed enhancement included in PSU 11.1.2.4.100 are two Map Monitor Reports.

Specifically, the Readme states, “Two new Map Monitor Reports have been added to the Audit Reports report group: Map Monitor for Location and Map Monitor for User. Map Monitor Reports show changes made to the data load mapping rules using any of the methods data load mappings UI, Excel template imports, text file imports, and Lifecycle Management imports. The Map Monitor Reports do not capture historical data earlier than release 11.1.2.4.100. Map Monitor Reports are enabled only if the Enable Map Audit is set to 'Yes' in System Settings.”

This blog post will demonstrate how to enable the functionality and detail which map types are logged “monitored” based on the type of change and which are not.

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FDMEE Tutorial: How to Utilize Essbase as a Source

Posted by Terry Ledet   |   Oracle FDMEE,   |   Data Integration

 

In previous FDMEE tutorials, we've talked about how to utilize HFM as a source and how to utilize Essbase as a Target.

One of the enhancements to FDMEE 11.1.2.4 is the functionality to utilize an Essbase application not only as a Target but also as a Source. Unfortunately, prior to PSU 11.1.2.4.100, the product had a bug that prevented this functionality. Now with the release and installation of PSU 11.1.2.4.100, bug 20747662 “Import from EPM source (Essbase) fails” has been resolved. This step-by-step tutorial will demonstrate this functionality, i.e. extracting data from an Essbase Block Storage “BSO” application.

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FDMEE Patch Release: PSU 11.1.2.4.100

Posted by Terry Ledet   |   Oracle FDMEE,   |   Data Integration

FDMEE Patch Number 20648390 (also known as PSU 11.1.2.4.100) lists 42 defects fixed in this patch based on the included Readme as well as new features. Before I provide my first impressions, a brief installation of the patch is needed. Warning: I am an application consultant. However, I do create and install the various EPM products on virtual machines for personal testing and development. 

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