Note: this is a blog series that covers the basic concepts of Oracle EPM Cloud. A couple of years ago I flew on a puddle jumper. This plane seated less than 20 people and took only 40 minutes to reach its destination. Once we landed, I was giddy to be the first one off the … Continue reading Oracle EPM Cloud 101: Infrastructure Concepts
Planning Cloud Series: Security Strategy (Part I)
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)
EPRCS Series: Connecting MR to EPM Cloud
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
Oracle Cloud Release: A Milestone is Achieved
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
EPM Cloud Update: EPBCS & FCCS Partner Training
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
EPRCS Series: MR – the FR Killer?
(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?
EPM Cloud PSA: Back Up Your Snapshots
It's amazing what you learn the hard way. This week the interRel team learned about a backup policy that Oracle rolled out for their Oracle EPM Cloud products months ago: "Snapshots that you create or upload to the service are stored for 60 days after which they are automatically deleted." We somehow missed this announcement, … Continue reading EPM Cloud PSA: Back Up Your Snapshots
EPM Cloud Quick Tip: Financial Reports Don’t Appear After Migration
This tip results from several not-so-perfect Financial Report (FR) migrations. At interRel we are constantly moving EPM Cloud applications in and out of our various environments. In addition, we occasionally migrate entire applications or in piecemeal from on-prem to EPM Cloud. One of the issues that I've encountered multiple times is reports not showing up … Continue reading EPM Cloud Quick Tip: Financial Reports Don’t Appear After Migration
TRCS First Look: Creating an Application
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
EPM Cloud Update: TRCS Stealth release!
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!