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Posted on March 17, 2020

Many Oracle customers who are currently using on-premise Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) are in the process of considering a migration to Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC), Oracle’s flagship analytics platform.  This has been spurred on by Oracle recently being named a “visionary” in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms. …

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Posted on March 10, 2020

The process of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) requires analyzing trends in financial data, as much as creating financial plans. To do this, planners need to have the details behind the top-line numbers at their fingertips, to be able to detect and decipher patterns and reasons for outliers and seasonalities alike. The “drill-through” feature in …

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Posted on March 3, 2020

The annual Higher Education User Group (HEUG) Alliance Conference is coming up! This year, the Alliance 2020 Conference will be held at the Philadelphia Convention Center from Sunday, March 29th to Wednesday, April 1st in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Join us for the largest meeting of Higher Education, Public Sector, and Federal users of Oracle Applications in …

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Posted on February 18, 2020

When Enterprise Data Management Cloud (or EDM/EDMCS) was released a year back, Data Relationship Management (DRM) finally moved to the cloud. The EPM family is getting stronger, and after a good amount of patches installed to EDMCS, it’s time to discuss some high-level EDMCS functionalities. It is extremely valuable to understand how and when to …

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Posted on February 11, 2020

Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.   – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe In the case of Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC), Oracle’s vision and execution over the past few years has truly resulted in a magical outcome:  Oracle has been named a Visionary in the …

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Posted on February 11, 2020

Annually, the Finance and Administration Division at a public research university in Ohio must calculate regulatory metrics from audited financial statements manually, in order to provide the CFO one of many means of analyzing and assessing the financial health of the university.  This information is also shared with the State of Ohio Higher Learning Commission …

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Posted on February 4, 2020

We can’t wait for the annual Analytics and Data Summit Conference coming up at the end of the month! Join us in Santa Clara, California from February 25th – 27th at the Oracle Santa Clara Conference Center for all analytics, all data, and absolutely no nonsense! The conference provides access to the experts in enterprise …

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Posted on January 28, 2020

Recently, Oracle sent out a notification about the shared identity management service provider certificate expiring during February, 2020. In one of our previous blog posts, found here, we discussed this recent notification, where certain identity management Service Provider (SP) certificates that are used in SAML-based authentication will expire soon. The notification is shown below: Figure …

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Posted on January 15, 2020

Recently, Oracle sent out an advisory about the shared identity management service provider certificate expiring during February, 2020. This certificate is responsible for the SAML signing and federation and its expiration would mean that the federated authentication flow initiated by the service provider will encounter interruptions due to a signature mismatch. In simpler terms, do …

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Posted on January 14, 2020

NOTE: This blog was written for the OAC V105.4 Console Environment The key to a well maintained Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) environment is having an administrator who is knowledgeable of everything that is available to them in the OAC Console. In order to arm yourself with this knowledge, this blog covers a handful of the …

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