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Posted on November 19, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Posted on October 1, 2019

Using UiPath, we are able to design a Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in a user-friendly way through flow charts, sequences, and diagrams. By mimicking human behaviors, UiPath becomes a robotic friend that assists us in finishing tedious and cumbersome work. In this blog series, I will cover RPA, UiPath, and how important they are to …

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Posted on September 24, 2019

As described in this previous blog post, Oracle EPM (Hyperion) Strategic Modeling, which is effectively the cloud version of Hyperion Strategic Finance, is a forecasting software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that creates comprehensive financial statements with out-of-the-box treasury and debt modeling, scenario analysis, and robust consolidation capabilities. It allows you to quickly understand the impact of strategic …

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Posted on September 17, 2019

Register here to join the Performance Architects team on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 at 12:30 PM EST on a live, free webinar to learn about how we worked with a commercial customer to address their reporting, budgeting, forecasting and planning processes, which before this initiative used Oracle Discoverer and Excel spreadsheets. Not only did this …

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