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Posted on December 10, 2019
Author: Ben Hogle, Performance Architects

When designing a new Oracle EPM Cloud application, there are many factors to take into consideration.  This two-part blog series addresses items necessary to design, build, and ultimately go-live with an Oracle EPM Cloud implementation. This first installment focuses on dimensionality, data, and forms, reports, and dashboards. Dimensionality In order to build a new application, …

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Posted on December 3, 2019
Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects

Oracle just released details about the December 2019 update to the Oracle EPM Cloud (the recently-renamed Oracle Hyperion suite, which includes budgeting, forecasting, and planning, close and consolidation, profitability and cost management, narrative reporting, and data governance and integration capabilities).  Features have been added or updated in all areas of the EPM Cloud, but we …

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Posted on November 26, 2019
Author: Warren Pereira, Performance Architects

Oracle’s Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) provides a “Task Flow” utility which is helpful in automating common HFM tasks such as data loads, data extracts, consolidations, calculations, etc. However, if you have used Task Flows in HFM Version 11.1.2.4, you will probably agree that this is not the most user-friendly EPM utility out there.  The initial …

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Posted on November 19, 2019
Author: Jun Zhang, Performance Architects

Recent Oracle EPM Cloud monthly updates introduced a few great REST API enhancements. With new classes added to the Groovy library, it is now possible to interact with external web resources. This creates tons of potential for Oracle EPM budgeting, forecasting, and planning solutions. Recent Patches First, let’s take a step back and see what …

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Posted on November 12, 2019
Author: Astha Patni, Performance Architects

This blog outlines how to configure an Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW) service, create and load data tables, and connect the database to the Data Visualization service that comes as a part of Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC). About Oracle Autonomous Database and Related Solutions Oracle’s launch of the world’s first Autonomous Database and related cloud …

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Posted on November 5, 2019
Author: Kenneth Staudt, Performance Architects

When loading data from a flat file to Oracle EPM Planning Cloud, you have two options: the native “Import Data” capability or the “Data Management (DM)” solution. Both options have their advantages and disadvantages, and this blog provides my recommendations on when to use which solution based on significant experience with Oracle EPM Cloud projects. …

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Posted on October 29, 2019
Author: Jun Zhang, Performance Architects

Apache Groovy is becoming a hot topic, ever since Oracle EPM Planning Cloud (formerly known as Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service or EPBCS) integrated Groovy into Calculation Manager in June 2017. Groovy business rules offer the capability to design sophisticated rules to solve use cases that normal business rules cannot solve. Groovy Introduction …

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Posted on October 22, 2019
Author: Jun Zhang, Performance Architects

I hope you’re enjoying the “UiPath” blog post series; here is a link to the previous installment (Part One) to provide some helpful background. In this post, I focus on how to use UiPath to schedule Oracle EPM Cloud (Hyperion) reports. As a quick recap, UiPath is a leading Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution that …

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Posted on October 15, 2019
Author: Warren Pereira, Performance Architects

Oracle BI Publisher provides an option to use an SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) connection to deliver reports to an external location. This external location should have an SFTP server installed. In this blog, we are going to assume BI Publisher is part of an Oracle Financials Cloud environment. The figure below represents a working …

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Posted on October 8, 2019
Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects

You may remember that in June 2019 (about the time of the ODTUG Kscope19 conference), Oracle’s Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud product team announced that they were simplifying the Oracle EPM Cloud product licensing model into two SKUs: Standard and Enterprise.  Since then, the Performance Architects team has been deluged with questions about which …

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