EPM Cloud in 2018


January 10th, 2018

Every year TopDown showcases our top blog posts for the year. These are topics that most interest clients, referral sources, editors, Oracle, and even competitors recognize who all recognize us as one of the foremost authorities on, and the go-to organization for, Enterprise Performance Management solutions on-premise and in the cloud.

To kick off 2018, our experts have looked at the Top 10 Blog Posts for 2017 and weighed in on what these topics will mean in 2018.

Read on to find out what they have to say…

Consolidations in ERP or OneStream
by Mike Arnoldy
If your ERP systems will do consolidations, you may be asking the question: How would I benefit from spending the extra money to implement a separate CPM application for Financial Consolidation and Reporting?
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Consolidations and Oracle FCCS?
Hoa Pham
Finance teams are increasingly looking to technology for more agility, scalability, and deeper insights into the business partnering role. In 2017, readers were seeking new ways to get better reporting out of their financial systems. Now we’ll extend the discussion to Oracle FCCS.
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Top Five Essbase/Planning Calculation Trends for 2018
by Ron Moore
Calc Manager is a reliable tool that has been around for a long time. As companies shift more of their planning and forecasting to PBCS and ePBCS, readers want to have at their fingertips ways to make the applications work for them. This new blog post kicks off a series on Intelligent Performance Management and five key innovations in PBCS and ePBCS that will accelerate analysis and decision making.
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NEW Data Load Possibilities in Cloud Data Management & FDMEE
by Thomas Thuresson
As the number of cloud applications increases, many companies still find themselves in a position where they need to integrate data between on-premise and cloud applications. FDMEE offers a number of different features, including Hybrid Implementation Support, which lets you extract data from your on-premise HFM application and load it to the cloud. This new blog post goes over additional data load possibilities in FDMEE.
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FDMEE/FDM –Map One Source Account to Multiple Target Accounts
by Patrick Kiernan
What do you do when one line item provides more information than only one destination Point of View? For instance, assume that all of the trial balance accounts from an extract will load to a custom dimension member of “END”. However further assume that the trial balance has multiple members, typically in a custom dimension, for the balance sheet accounts that record movement.
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FCCS: Where Are We Now?
by Brian Willson
It’s been almost a year since we first took a look at FCCS. A lot has changed in that time. FCCS functionality and performance continues to move closer to parity with HFM. As a result, we are seeing increased interest from clients who eager to know more about FCCS. It’s time to take a deeper look at FCCS and embrace it as the consolidation solution for the new era of cloud computing.
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by Steve Davis
Oracle’s Enterprise Data Management Cloud Service (EDMCS) is another master data management tool much like DRM (Data Relationship Management), however, EDMCS is in the cloud. EDMCS offers a different take on data/hierarchy management: it moves away from the notion of a single version of the truth and instead EDMCS focuses on bringing source data “as is” from the individual applications and leaves off the cleansing and mastering. Finance teams need to pivot quickly when potential challenges or opportunities arise. EDMCS is designed to accommodate this need.
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by Paul Hoch
In 2017, readers jumped ahead and were seeking ways to work with two of the most popular EPM Cloud applications: PBCS and EPBCS. However, one of the most frequently asked questions we get is, “What is the difference between EPBCS and PBCS?”  To best understand the answer, this blog post takes a look at the features and functionality in both applications.
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Another Look At Reconciling Data
by Mike Arnoldy
Most organizations severely underestimate what it takes to reconcile data. They often don’t consider how much historical data is needed and other items that need to be accounted for. The best way to make sure data reconciliation is smooth and mostly uneventful is to take a planned and considered approach.
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Integration and the Cloud
by Danny Booher
While the push toward the cloud most certainly gained steam in 2017, some applications are not yet robust enough to accommodate the needs of the business. As a result, the most popular topic in 2017 was data integration and FDMEE  (a topic that will no doubt remain a hot one in 2018). This blog post discusses integration and a Hybrid Approach to help companies decide which option best accommodates the goals and needs of the business.
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