After tearing my hair out for 2 or 3 days and pestering Oracle Support with a number of SR's, I have finally understood the impact of an important Sept 2018 update. This currently affects only Test instances, but the Sept Prod update arrives this Friday. This concerns how user & substitution variables are created and … Continue reading PSA: Planning Cloud Sept 2018 Variable Changes
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
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
Following the awesome release of Tax Reporting Cloud Service (TRCS) last weekend to existing EPBCS/FCCS customers, I had to (of course), go in and play with this new cloud technology. Not being a previous Hyperion Tax Provisioning user, I decided to start simple and create a new application to get the ball rolling. Caveat: as … Continue reading TRCS First Look: Creating an Application
And Oracle does another stealth release with the December 2016 EPM Cloud update. FCCS and EPBCS customers noticed a new option this week when creating an application: Tax Reporting! After inquiring about this to the Oracle Product Management team, it looks like TRCS (Tax Reporting Cloud Service) joined the EPBCS/FCCS code line and became available … Continue reading EPM Cloud Update: TRCS Stealth release!
The November 2016 release for Oracle EPM Cloud (released a week ago) offered a number of interesting updates to each of the cloud tools. I've summarized some of the notable ones below: General Updates New version of EPM Automate, which includes the getsubstvar command. This command allows you to view the values of substitution variables … Continue reading EPM Cloud Update: Notable November 2016 Updates
Although a good number of us Oracle OpenWorld 2016 (OOW) attendees are still recovering from the madness last week, it's time to get back to work. The OOW attendance figures are flying in and some are very interesting. It's time to have another conversation about FCCS (Financial Consolidation & Close Cloud Service). This budding Oracle … Continue reading EPM Cloud Update: Let’s Talk about FCCS
This tip comes to you courtesy of a colleague's question. How do you clear data out of a Cloud cube? Perhaps you loaded data to the wrong intersection or need to wipe everything before the next cycle. Note that this tip applies to the following EPM Cloud solutions: PBCS (Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service) EPBCS … Continue reading EPM Cloud Quick Tip: Clearing Cube Data
And tonight Oracle finally lifted the "coming soon" veil on 2 of their EPM cloud products: FCCS and Enterprise Planning Cloud (also referred to as EPBCS). Take a look! Although I don't see new online documentation or videos, there is a datasheet and interesting FAQ now available for FCCS. And just in time - earlier today, … Continue reading Finally released: FCCS & Enterprise Planning Cloud!
Update 5/27: It was announced today in the RCD that the June update has been delayed until July. Last week the Planning & Budgeting Cloud customers received the RCD for the June 2016 release. (Note: despite the official online name change from PBCS & EPBCS to Enterprise Planning Cloud, the product is still being referred … Continue reading Enterprise Planning Cloud: The Mighty July 2016 Release!