The Importance of Oracle User Groups

(credit: Google images) Oracle user groups are wonderfully diverse and knowledgeable technical communities. They've been around forever and they offer many benefits to their users. I've even read someone's explanation on how being part of one has directly changed their life. My career is certainly forever changed based on my involvement, and I am thankful that … Continue reading The Importance of Oracle User Groups

EPRCS Series: Connecting MR to Essbase Cloud

One of the cool tricks of EPRCS is its ability to connect to Essbase Cloud. It can handle this through multiple tools under its umbrella: Narrative Reporting and Management Reporting. Management Reporting ("MR" for short) is a static reporting technology within EPRCS that is much like Hyperion Financial Reporting (a.k.a. "FR"). It's built on a … Continue reading EPRCS Series: Connecting MR to Essbase Cloud

Kscope18 Abstract Submission: Procrastinators UNITE!

Ahhhh, it's that time of year again (except that it's 2-3 months later than usual). The weather is cold (actually, really freakishly cold), people have just come back from an amazing winter holiday (and have hopefully renewed their faith in humanity), and abstract submission season seems to have died down a bit. But then... Kscope18's … Continue reading Kscope18 Abstract Submission: Procrastinators UNITE!

FCCS Series: Technical Preview of Configurable Calculations

A couple of weeks ago I attended the Oracle EPM Cloud partner training, featuring a 2-day class on FCCS. We received the standard roadmap and product updates. Then we got to play with some new features in the November and December releases. One of the more interesting features in the 17.11 update ("17.11" = November … Continue reading FCCS Series: Technical Preview of Configurable Calculations