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ARCS Updates (April 2018): Additional Charts in Activity Report, Reporting in .XLSX Format, Considerations & More

The April updates for Oracle's Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS) are here. In this blog post, we’ll outline new features in ARCS, including additional charts in activity report, outputting reports in .XLSX as well as considerations and removal of support.

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, April 20 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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How Financial Controllers Can Add Value

As the financial controller, you’re focused on managing the accounting department while ensuring transactions are collected or paid. You also must ensure financial reporting is accurately completed, and that your organization is compliant with reporting requirements.

These are the responsibilities you knew when you took the job and the responsibilities that you’ve grown used to completing. But you’re in the position to make valuable changes and improve processes for you, your team, and even the entire organization. In this blog post, we’ll cover five ways in which you can add value.

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ARCS Updates (March 2018): Enhancements to Unmatched Transactions, Enhanced User Experience & More

The March updates for Oracle's Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS) have arrived. In this blog post, we’ll outline enhancements to transaction matching, enhanced user experience in reconciliation compliance, considerations, and more.

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, March 16 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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ARCS Updates (February 2018): Deleting Transactions, Archive, Purge, Restore Reconciliations, and More

The February updates for Oracle's Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS) have arrived. In this blog post, we’ll outline new features in reconciliation compliance, transaction matching, fixed defects, and more.

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, February 16 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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ARCS Updates (January 2018): Transaction Matching Balance Report, Considerations for EPM Automate, Academy, and More

The first updates of the new year for Oracle's Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS) have arrived. In this blog post, we’ll outline new guidelines for on-prem to cloud migration, fixed defects, and considerations.

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, January 19 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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What to Know Before Moving Hyperion to the Cloud

There’s a lot of information out there about moving from Oracle Hyperion to the Oracle EPM Cloud, which makes sense — there’s a lot you need to know. However, that saturation of content can be difficult to sift through and keep organized. This blog post is your solution.

In it you’ll find a high-level overview of what you need to know before moving your on-prem tools to the Oracle EPM Cloud, along with links to more in-depth content. You’ll have a single point of reference to answer your questions about moving to the cloud.

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3 Signs You Need to Automate Your Account Reconciliation Process


For most organizations, the account reconciliation process is manual, time consuming, and a major bottleneck in the financial close process. Medium to large companies commonly reconcile thousands of accounts during the quarter-end or month-end close, yet 65 percent rely on manual methods to determine whether adjustments are required

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ARCS Updates (December 2017): On-Prem to Cloud Migration, Removal of Support, and More

The December updates for Oracle's Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS) are here. In this blog post, we’ll outline new guidelines for on-prem to cloud migration, fixed defects, and considerations.

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, December 15 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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Modernizing an Outdated Financial Close Process


When you hear “A.B.C.: Always Be Closing!” — you probably think of an angry Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross yelling at a room of real estate agents. It’s the motto of salespeople, but it completely applies to the world of accounting, if you think of it in terms of financial close.

A continuous, or extended, financial close is where we’re headed. Though this might be the most important part of the modern financial close, other aspects include automating time-consuming manual tasks and delivering high value and reduced cycle times.

In this blog post, we’ll address each aspect of a modern financial close, starting with a continuous financial close cycle.

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ARCS Updates (November 2017): Integrations with EPM Cloud Services, Reusing Target Application Names, Fixed Defects & More

The November updates for Oracle's Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS) are here. In this blog post, we’ll outline new features, fixed defects, and considerations.

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, November 17 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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