If you own multiple Oracle EPM Cloud subscriptions, you can connect them to each other. This allows users to easily toggle between different subscriptions when they log into one solution.
This functionality is provided through “EPM Connections.” By using EPM Connections, you will be able to:
- Use the “Navigator” capability to move from one application to another
- Use clusters and cards to open forms, reports, etc. from another application
It is important to mention that at this time, not all the EPM applications can act as a source connection.
The source subscriptions can include:
The target subscriptions can include:
Let’s look at “Connections” first, and then we will quickly review the clusters and cards. “Connections” is under “Tools.”
From this screen, you will be able to create, edit, or remove connections.
How to Create a New Connection
As we mentioned earlier, nine different subscriptions can act as a target application.
I will use Oracle Financial Close and Consolidation Cloud (FCCS) as an example. Once you have provided the application information seen below, click “Validate” to validate the connection.
If the settings are established correctly, you will be able to see the applications when you click the “Navigator” button.
There are some caveats:
- If the target and source subscription instances are not on the same identity domain, then you will not be able to establish a connection between them.
- Service administrators cannot configure cross-subscription connections using corporate SSO credentials.
- Cross-subscription connections must be under the same product version
- Migrating cross-subscription connections between test and production environments can cause issues in certain use case scenarios.
How to Use Clusters and Cards to Link to Another Application
Once we set up the connections, we will be able to use “Clusters” and “Cards” to link to another application.
We can link a form, report, etc. to a “Card” …
…or we can add an existing cluster or card from other applications:
The “EPM Connections” function then gives us the flexibility to toggle between different applications that are under the same domain.
We hope this blog post was useful and allows you to learn more about connecting multiple Oracle EPM (Hyperion) Cloud subscriptions. Please let us know what you think by leaving us a comment below or please feel free to email us here if you are interested in learning more.