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
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
(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?
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
Last night we decided to patch our OAC instance to the awaited 106 release for Essbase Cloud. There were actually 2 patches made available, one for Essbase Cloud and one for BI Cloud. I installed them consecutively (although you can run all patches at once since they hit different VM's - we haven't tried this … Continue reading OAC Series: Patching OAC
Access rules are a feature new to administrators in the world of PaaS. But what are they and why do you need to know about them? Are these new "rules files" for Essbase Cloud? (Nope.) Regardless of which area of OAC you're managing, you'll need to become familiar with access rules. If you are having … Continue reading OAC Series: Introduction to Access Rules
Please note that the following blog post contains temporary information. In patch 106 (released in mid-August 2017), Oracle added a feature to Essbase Cloud that allows customers to download their Essbase log files directly from the web interface. While troubleshooting the issue we hit last week (read the first part of that blog post here), … Continue reading OAC Quick Tip: Manually Accessing Essbase Cloud Log Files
Yesterday, our team encountered an unfortunate situation. Our OAC - Essbase Cloud environment started acting "funny." We were unable to create new applications nor start existing applications. Here is what some of those error messages looked like: This was the first time we've encountered this situation in our public GA environment, so a group of … Continue reading OAC Quick Tip: Manually Restarting Essbase Cloud
Now that Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) has been released, the Oracle EPM/BI community is eagerly trying to get up to speed on this shiny new toy. There are videos to watch (or promises of?), the Oracle formal website, and now a series of blog posts from the release day blog hop. In addition, Oracle published … Continue reading OAC Series: Essbase vs. EssCS
And today it's finally happened! Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC), which includes Essbase Cloud (EssCS), Business Intelligence Cloud (BICS), and Data Visualization Cloud (DVCS) has finally been released! What is OAC? This is a bundled product suite, with different software options based on customer need. BICS and DVCS have been out for some time already, but … Continue reading OAC Series: Finally released!