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
It's 2 days before OOW16 officially starts and I'm feeling energized about the direction of EPM Cloud. Today I had the privilege to hear from each of the lead Oracle EPM Product Management folks, ask detailed questions, and share feedback on my product and customer experiences. In the last couple of years, I've seen a … Continue reading OOW16: Day -1 EPM Update
There are so many sessions at the largest annual Oracle conference in the world. And it's crazy how many cloud sessions there are - I heard that over half of the sessions this year are cloud-related. As promised, I've included a list of educational sessions below for the EPM/EPM Cloud folks to consider (excuse any … Continue reading OOW16: Oracle EPM Cloud Sessions
This tip comes from a set of errors that I've recently been receiving. When attempting to log into one of our EPM Cloud products, I receive the following type of error (and note that I'm using Firefox as my web browser): There are two important elements with this error: The URL has switched to a … Continue reading EPM Cloud Quick Tip: Resolving “Unable to connect” Login Error
Here's a quick tip if you need to find your cloud version. Note that I've checked this location against the following Oracle EPM cloud solutions (in the Pre-Production/Test environments) and it's in the same place for all of them: Enterprise Planning Cloud (PBCS, EPBCS), FCCS, EPRCS, and ARCS. In addition, note that as an administrator … Continue reading EPM Cloud Quick Tip: Finding the Version Number
After working with a few Oracle EPM Cloud customers directly and speaking to many potentials, I'm seeing a pattern of questions related to how backups and software updates work in the Cloud. Although I would not classify my expertise in this area as being on the same level as Product Management nor Product Development, I … Continue reading Oracle EPM Cloud: Backups & Software Updates FAQ
This week I received an email notification alerting me that one of my Oracle EPM cloud passwords was about to expire. Hmm...where do I change my password? And how often do I have to worry about this? And...what are the password requirements again? In our case, security is set up natively in our environment - … Continue reading EPM Cloud Quick Tip: Changing Your Password
(courtesy of Google images) And on this day, ARCS (Account Reconciliation Cloud Service) unveiled itself via a "stealthy release" (to borrow a term from my colleague Joe Aultman). Built on a standalone platform (you don't have to own HFM), ARCS promises similar features to its on-prem counterpart, Account Reconciliation Manager (<-- yes, after several Twitter … Continue reading EPM Cloud Release: ARCS joins the cloud evolution!