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
(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?
Did you miss it? There is a big shift happening in the Oracle EPM reporting world. Are you paying attention? This is not another blog post about how you need Cloud. It might seem like it, but it's not. Keep reading... Back in February 2017, Oracle made a couple of formal reporting announcements which generated … Continue reading EPM Update: The New Reporting Buffet
(All images are courtesy of Bing) This past weekend my free time was primarily driven by one need: to see the sequel to John Wick, one of the sleeper hits from 2014. John Wick: Chapter 2 was released last Friday, February 10, 2017 and I couldn't help but buy advance tickets. If you haven't seen … Continue reading John Wick 2 and the Value of Information
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
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
This set of tips comes courtesy of seeing these overlooked settings several times over at clients. Included in this post are three generic PBCS settings that administrators can apply to nearly any PBCS environment and will go a long way for your happiness (and sanity). Note that these are not application specific settings, but basic … Continue reading PBCS Quick Tip: 3 Settings for Administrator Happiness
This tip comes courtesy of many frustrating failed logins due to operator error. Here is the simple rule of thumb if you're in Oracle EPM/Planning Cloud consulting or happen to have more than one domain across many EPC (Enterprise Planning Cloud - PBCS or EPBCS) pods: remember to sign out. Just do it. Have you … Continue reading EPC Quick Tip: Login Fails