Ah, it's now summer in Texas which means crazy, unpredictable weather with lots of hot mixed in for added effect. But, on the bright side, also a new series for my blog! I call this one "DV", which stands for Data Visualization. This is an area I hope to grow into skill-wise. I've been using … Continue reading DV Series: Extensions
Do you smell that aroma in the air? No, I'm not talking about Pumpkin Spice Lattes (although those are pretty tasty). It's the end of abstract season! Can you believe it? But now there's one FINAL push. The end is nigh. We've saved the best for last. ODTUG Kscope19 abstracts are due EOD on Wednesday, … Continue reading ODTUG Kscope19 Abstract Submission: PROCRASTINATORS UNITE!
It's that time of year again! What is ODC Appreciation Day? Every year, the Oracle community (led by Tim Hall) picks a day to flash mob blog in appreciation of the Oracle Developer Community ("ODC") program. Take a look at Tim Hall's blog post to find out additional details, but the rules of this year's … Continue reading ODC Appreciation Day: Oracle Cloud Customer Connect
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)
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?
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
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
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