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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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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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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

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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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PBCS Tutorial: Managing Access Control Groups Using a Bulk Process

I recently came across an issue that could be potentially very time-consuming for PBCS/EPBCS users. What if you updated 500 Access Control Groups, but it's not what you wanted? How can you make them go away (in bulk)?

In this quick tutorial, I'll give you step-by-step instructions on deleting access control groups in bulk.

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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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EPM Roadmap: The Future of Hyperion Planning vs. PBCS

Kscope18 has ended — which means those who didn’t attend (or missed this particular session) are eager to hear about the changes to Oracle’s plans for the future of on-premises EPM solutions.

It’s no secret that Oracle is putting all the innovation in the cloud, but users can still look forward to the release of the last on-prem version announced last year at Kscope17.

In this blog post, we’ll specifically look at Hyperion Planning and how the roadmap has changed for Planning since last year. We’ll also talk about versions that have lost support from Oracle, as well as the disparity of features between PBCS vs. Hyperion Planning.

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Which Finance KPIs Should CFOs Be Watching?

KPIs can help assess the health of your business and, ultimately, help CFOs keep track of their three most important goals — keeping track of the past, understanding the present financial situation, and planning for the future.

Besides helping you track performance, KPIs serve to help you see if there are any potential issues and address them before they snowball out of control. In this blog post, we’ll look at the KPIS that CFOs should be watching.

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Kscope18: Must-See EPM Sessions & Events

Can you believe? It’s already time to start planning your trip to another ODTUG Kaleidoscope conference. This year, Kscope18 will be held at Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin Resort, which includes five pools, a white sand beach, three golf courses, 17 restaurants, and much more.

Kscope18 will host a variety of Oracle experts delivering more than 300 presentations, including hands-on training and lunch-and-learn sessions. You won’t want to miss Oracle ACE Associate Brian Marshall’s sessions — one of which was named a “don’t-miss session” by Kscope18’s Planning track lead.

In this blog post, we’ll help you make the most of your time at Kscope:

  • Swing by our EPM & BI happy hour
  • Vote on what giveaways and swag you want to pick up at our booth
  • Add notable EPM sessions to your agenda
  • Revisit past Kscope presentations

Don’t forget to use the promo code USA to get $100 off Kscope registration.

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