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Posted on August 9, 2017

One of the requirements during a recent Performance Architects Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) implementation project was to create a solution for their projection process.   During discussions with the Budget Office, we learned that requirements included: Projections occur three times a year: After Q1 actuals are complete After Q2 actuals are complete After …

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Posted on April 21, 2017

The Higher Education Data Warehousing (HEDW) Forum 2017, an event that focuses on learning and networking for technical developers and administrators of data access and reporting systems, data custodians, institutional researchers, and consumers of data representing a variety of university audiences, is coming up this Sunday, April 23rd – Wednesday, April 26th at The University …

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Posted on February 6, 2017

We’re less than a month away from the Oracle Higher Education User Group (HEUG) Alliance 2017 conference, taking place from February 27th – March 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas! Alliance is the largest meeting of Higher Education, Public Sector, and Federal users of Oracle applications in the world.  Performance Architects team has …

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Posted on January 4, 2017

The “Source Cube,” or “Source Plan Type,” is a feature of Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) that determines the flow of data between the models or plan types of an application. The idea behind this is that the plan for a model is authored in one plan type, and the others use that …

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Posted on August 31, 2016

According to The Campus Computing Project’s “2015 Campus Computing Survey,” “Less than a fifth of institutions expect to be running mission-critical finance…systems on the Cloud by fall 2020” and cloud and/or software-as-a-service (SaaS) technologies didn’t even make Gartner’s “top 10” strategic technologies for higher education list in 2016! Despite what the pundits said earlier this …

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Posted on August 3, 2016

It has been over a week now since Oracle rolled out the 16.07 update to Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) in their customer’s production instances, and the reaction has been mixed because customers need to get used to doing things a little bit differently.  In other words, the functionality is the same, just …

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Posted on July 20, 2016

Oracle released Version 12.1.1.1.0 of the Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) platform in late June 2016. While the majority of new features are focused on the “Data Visualization” component, there is one new feature for traditional OBIEE environments that may be of interest, called “dashboard subpages.” These can be very beneficial to implementations requiring …

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Posted on July 13, 2016

As of the date when this was written, the only items that can be migrated from Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) on-premise to Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) are the OBIEE RPD and the underlying relational data.  This is a one-way move because the RPD cannot be moved back to on-premise OBIEE from …

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Posted on June 1, 2016

Many organizations have more than one system that can be used to run financial reports because both the enterprise performance management (EPM) and business intelligence (BI) application markets are fairly mature and “grew up” separately. This is often a point of discussion during requirements and design as there isn’t one correct answer. Since Performance Architects …

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Posted on May 25, 2016

Service Workflow – Report Authoring The next step in our “unboxing” of Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) workflow is to create reports. There are four basic concepts to understand when creating reports in BICS. A report is called an “Analysis,” has a drag-and-drop interface for querying data, and is the starting point for nearly …

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