(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
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
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
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!