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The EPM Report from Oracle OpenWorld 2017

By on October 11th, 2017

Oracle’s annual get together for 60,000+ people who want to learn about the latest and greatest innovations on the horizon. We heard a lot of big announcements of cool things like Autonomous Database, emerging technologies, and new releases for EPM.

Oracle Analytics and Essbase in the Cloud

By on October 4th, 2017

Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) is Oracle’s first Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering in the EPM space. This is where you’ll find Essbase in the Cloud.  The main differences between a PaaS and a Software as a Service (SaaS), such as ePBCS, is that you “own” the platform and have server level access and control. Maintenance, such as backups and patches and upgrades, is controlled by the customer. Patches are released by Oracle on a regular basis, but you decide when to apply them.

What Do Oracle Top 10 Cloud Predictions Mean for EPM?

By on September 11th, 2017

Oracle recently released their 2017 Top 10 cloud predictions for the broader information technology space, so, what do they mean for Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)? In this Blog Series, we’ll take a closer look at some of Oracle’s predictions, including what they mean and how they might affect your business.

Kscope17 – It’s a Wrap

By on June 28th, 2017

The last day of sessions did not disappoint. The word at the conference is people are very happy with “Quite a few eye-opening sessions.” TopDown presented 9 of those sessions, with final 4 taking place today.

Initial takeaways continue to be…

Kscope17 – Day 3 (Time to Consider Hybrid Cloud?)

By on June 27th, 2017

With all the details, new features, problem solving, tips & tricks for getting more out of the applications, and then some, the most important piece of information at Kscope17 thus far is on-premise is not gone yet….

How to Get the Most Out of Essbase in the Cloud

By on June 21st, 2017

Essbase in the Cloud has been eagerly anticipated and now that it is finally here we will explore how Essbase in the Cloud can replace, enhance or serve the same role as your current on-premise Essbase environment.

Hybrid Cloud – A Solution to a Business Problem

By on June 5th, 2017

Moving EPM applications to the Cloud is the most significant market direction to date. The reality is that finance and IT teams don’t move as fast as the applications, which means companies need a solution that accommodates a mix of on-premise and Cloud EPM applications (Hybrid Cloud). That solution is Hybrid Cloud.

Thoughts on Life in the Cloud

By on March 31st, 2017

Technology is always moving quickly and more businesses are discovering that their EPM applications can’t keep up with business objectives. The solution is moving to the Cloud. Transitioning to the cloud is a big topic for all our EPM customers. This blog post highlights what to consider when transitioning from on-premise to EPM Cloud.

Oracle ARCS: The Essential Overview

By on February 27th, 2017

In this blog post, we’re looking at Account Reconciliation Cloud Services, or ARCS, the cloud version of Account Reconciliation Manager (ARM). ARCS is a cloud-based solution designed to bring automation and controls to the account reconciliation process. Unlike some of the other members of the EPM Cloud Suite, ARCS currently has the majority of the functionality found in the on-premise version.

Smart View in the Cloud

By on February 21st, 2017

EPM in the Cloud is fast becoming the new normal as Oracle continues to add to its suite of Cloud products. As companies transition Planning applications to the Cloud, they often have questions about how things like existing spreadsheets, reports, and processes going to work once they migrate.

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