Kscope18 – Opening Day Highlights


June 11th, 2018

“Alexa, please find me the April 2018 operational expenses for IT.”

That’s right, Amazon Alexa is coming to the planning side of Oracle EPM Cloud. Besides voice interaction, the result will be “real-time information and taking intelligent action on processes & data.” The demo included a request for Alexa to give information on “how the organization is performing to plan.”

The product marketing and product development team from Oracle, including Mark Seewald, Shankar Viswanathan, Matt Bradley, Rich Wilkie, and Rajesh Bhatia shared a lot of information about what’s next for Oracle EPM. The Cloud is getting a lot of love, but Oracle has not forgotten the on-premise apps.

Let’s take a look at some of the details they shared:

An on-premise 11.2 release is scheduled for early 2019. It will include more back-end support and new features and functionality for Hyperion Planning, HFM, and DRM. If you want to know more, our team is on the ground at the conference and can give you the details. If you want to meet up, drop us a note here.

EPM Cloud is expanding and there are a lot of “coming soon” features beginning now and through 2019. Again, a lot of details the team on the ground is happy to discuss. To meet up, drop us a note here.

The Recap

Oracle EPM on-premise customers will continue to receive support for “a long time.” Right now the current version of is supported through 2020. Version 11.2 will be supported through 2030. We’ll all be retired by then.

Oracle EPM Cloud is comprehensive and proven (TopDown and our clients can attest to that.)

Customer uptake of Oracle Cloud is accelerating: within finance and beyond (yes and yes).

Adopt the Cloud to take advantage of EPM Innovation.

“Topdown, please tell me….”

Starting today and over the next few days, the TopDown team will be talking about EPM Cloud and sharing case studies on innovative ways our clients are using EPM.

Monday at 1:15 p.m. EST, Brian Willson talks about FCCS.

Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. EST, Steve Davis offers a comparison of DRM and EDMCS for decision making about MDM.

Wednesday, at 10:15 a.m. EST, Paul Hoch and Anthony Leonardini talk about how Quantcast is reporting in a flash with Essbase (case study).

Next up on Wednesday, at 2:15 p.m. EST, Steve Davis puts together Hybrid Cloud and John L. Maloney and Evan Thayer from E*TRADE share a Workforce Planning story.

Closing out the day is Essbase in the Cloud with Paul Hoch at 3:30 p.m. EST.

Follow us on Twitter (@topdowninc) and Facebook (TopDown Consulting) for up-to-the-minute Kscope18 thoughts and things and check back here for daily conference highlights.

“Alexa please find my TopDown mints.”

“You can find TopDown mints at any TopDown sessions.”


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The TopDown Team includes members of TopDown Consulting who want to let the community know about webcasts, conferences, and other events. The team also conducts interviews on various EPM industry topics.

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