(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
Application security: an afterthought. A cumbersome chore. A thankless task. The stuff of nightmares. Yep, it's all of those things, yet so critical. Especially in this day and age. (credit: Google images) But does it have to be? This is a multi-part series that focuses on Oracle Planning Cloud security. The tips provided in this … Continue reading Planning Cloud Series: Security Strategy (Part I)
And now let's try to connect EPRCS Management Reporting to EPM Cloud! EPRCS is known as being an Oracle Cloud reporting tool. Therefore, it's natural to assume that EPRCS can connect to most Oracle EPM Cloud technologies, including (but not limited to) FCCS, PBCS, and EPBCS. Much like connecting to Essbase Cloud, EPRCS can handle … Continue reading EPRCS Series: Connecting MR to EPM 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
Today, EDMCS (Enterprise Data Management Cloud) formally launches! Not all details have been released for EDMCS publicly, but with partner training looming next month I expect to see blog posts about this interesting new addition to the master data space soon. EDMCS (also known as "DRM on the Cloud") will provide customers the ability to … Continue reading Oracle Cloud Release: A Milestone is Achieved
In 2008, I met Wayne for the first time. We both were working for another firm back then. We were thrown together when we were tasked internally to learn an up and coming EPM product at the time - Oracle Data Integrator, or ODI, for short. What I remember about the Wayne I knew back … Continue reading My Friends Wayne and Cindy Van Sluys
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!
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
A couple of weeks ago, I was privileged to attend the Oracle EPM Cloud partner training in Reston, VA. Product training on the docket this time: EPBCS and FCCS. It was the best Oracle EPM partner training that I've attended to date. They really did it right this time. We received the standard training through … Continue reading EPM Cloud Update: EPBCS & FCCS Partner Training
(Background image courtesy of shutterstock) One of the main reasons why EPM and BI folks are starting to notice EPRCS is because of the Management Reporting ("MR") tool. One of 4 current tools within the EPRCS umbrella, MR is a Financial Reporting ("FR") direct competitor and Oracle customers are being told that MR will be … Continue reading EPRCS Series: MR – the FR Killer?