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Posted on April 23, 2013
Author: Ron Woodlock, Performance Architects

A requirements traceability matrix (RTM) is a single document where business requirements are linked to the solution design and the testing strategy. Some of the benefits of using a RTM include: Bi-directional tracing (e.g., requirements to solution elements and testing bugs to solution design) Reduces project risk by systematically cataloging requirements Encourages greater precision in …

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Posted on April 17, 2013
Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects

Increasingly, we see clients embracing virtual machines (VM) as the hardware platform of choice. The reasons for this could be many: Consolidating small machines onto a large machine for reduced hardware maintenance costs Reduced time to set up the environment High-availability (aka: if the host machine fails, the VM can be moved to another host …

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Posted on April 15, 2013
Author: John McGale, Performance Architects

Last week we saw the release of Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite 11.1.1.7, which includes an incredible amount of new features and functions. During several sessions at COLLABORATE 13, Oracle highlighted the following new and improved visualization options: • Performance Tiles. A new type of report that you can imbed in a dashboard. Performance tiles are …

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Posted on April 11, 2013
Author: Ron Woodlock, Performance Architects

Business intelligence tools can be used to shorten the monthly accounting close. As anyone that has been involved in closing the books can attest, much of the hard work begins after the journal entries are posted. Traditionally, accountants and analysts build spreadsheets or run reports to identify variances and try to make sense of them. …

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Posted on April 10, 2013
Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects

Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) systems house critical financial data for the consolidation, budgeting and forecasting processes, and therefore need to be regularly backed up both to restore the system not just in case of system hardware failure, but also to address data corruption caused by human error. For these reasons, it is necessary not only …

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Posted on April 9, 2013
Author: John McGale, Performance Architects

While attending COLLABORATE 13, I sat in on the “Oracle Business Intelligence Product and Technology Roadmap” session presented by Paul Rodwick, the VP of Product Management for BI at Oracle. The major theme of the presentation was on OBIEE’s new ability to natively connect to Endeca 3.0 (officially released yesterday).  Surprisingly, the reverse is also …

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Posted on April 8, 2013
Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects

With the introduction of many regulatory requirements after the recent recession, corporate tax accounting and reporting is receiving more scrutiny and priority than ever before. And appropriately so, since it happens to be a major expense item on a company’s income statement. Parallel processes for financial close and tax close (Source: Oracle Hyperion Tax Provision …

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Posted on April 7, 2013
Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects

Several Performance Architects team members are attending the COLLABORATE 13 trade show this week (a technical and applications forum for the Oracle community hosted by three of Oracle’s most influential user communities: OAUG. IOUG, and Quest). For those of us in the Oracle EPM (Hyperion) community, the early buzz at the show is all about …

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Posted on April 3, 2013
Author: John McGale, Performance Architects

In my last blog, I discussed the importance of the RPD and its place within the data warehouse organization.  I also discussed the idea of planning adequate time and devoting the proper technical resources to RPD development.  In this blog installment, I would like to carry that idea forward and talk about the benefits of …

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Posted on April 2, 2013
Author: Ron Woodlock, Performance Architects

Oracle Hyperion Planning has been used for years by financial analysts to create more efficient budgeting and forecast processes.  Accounting departments in these companies can leverage these tools to improve their financial reporting process for short money. The financial reporting process generally involves detailed analysis and preparation of financial statements and accompanying footnotes.  The process …

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