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?
Welcome to the first post in the EPRCS blog series! Although Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud (EPRCS) is not the new Cloud kid on the block, there still seems to be much confusion about what this product is and how it fits into the EPM/BI reporting spectrum. I thought I'd start this blog series by sharing … Continue reading EPRCS Series: Inaugural Post – Frequently Asked Questions
The annual State Fair hit Texas at the end of September, but with seemingly less fanfare this year for the Alapat family. We made our annual fried pilgrimage, but ended up being seduced by the music more than the food. The Texas State Fair had 2 intriguing traits for us this year: a couple’s coupon … Continue reading The 2017 Texas State Fair
The Oracle Developer Community (ODC), formerly named Oracle Technology Network (OTN), is the community behind the Oracle ACE program. This is just one of the many initiatives they promote. In the 2nd ever Appreciation Day (started by Tim Hall), those of us in the community are releasing blog posts on this day, October 10th, to … Continue reading ODC Appreciation Day: OAC Cube Designer
A very quick tip for those of you who are keeping up with OAC patches. To recap, OAC is a PaaS (platform as a service) solution, so it works a bit differently than SaaS. The customer is responsible for the backups, patches, and upgrades. At this point in time, administrators are not notified of new … Continue reading OAC Quick Tip: Patch documentation
Our team heard a rumor today from a customer that the ability to display both member names and aliases was not supported by the Essbase Cloud reporting tools. This sounded odd so I did a quick investigation to seek out the truth. First, let's reorient everyone to what reporting support exists in general for Essbase … Continue reading OAC Quick Tip: Displaying Both Member Names and Aliases in Reporting