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Category: EPM Cloud

Top Five Essbase/Planning Calculation Trends for 2018

By on December 20th, 2017

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.

Consolidations and Oracle FCCS?

By on December 19th, 2017

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.

Considering a Move to Essbase in the Cloud?

By on November 1st, 2017

One of the major benefits of an OAC and Essbase cloud platform is that there are no hardware capital and direct operating costs and no software maintenance fees. Instead, you pay a monthly subscription fee based on the performance you require. Another cloud benefit is the patching and update process.

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.

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