This post is a little late, but better late than never! Here is a recap of what I like to call the most nerdiest, fun week of the year! Thursday (pre-Kscope) ODTUG Board members arrive to Kscope early because we have an all-day meeting the Friday before Kscope starts. Therefore, the Board descended upon San … Continue reading ODTUG Kscope17: The Fun Never Stops
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
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
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!
I've been meaning to blog about this for a while now. Although this process takes a few extra steps vs. hitting the URL directly, it's a nifty little quick tip for those of you who are getting older (like me) and can't remember all of this technology stuff. This really comes in handy when I … Continue reading Oracle Cloud Quick Tip: Log In Without Ever Knowing Your URL
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