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Category: EPM 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.

Consolidations in ERP or Oracle FCCS?

By on February 14th, 2017

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 EPM application for Financial Consolidation and Reporting? An EPM solution such as Oracle’s FCCS helps companies address challenges that come with doing consolidations in an ERP system.

Data Type Features in Oracle PBCS & EPBCS

By on February 1st, 2017

If you’re working with Hyperion Planning, the good news is that the cloud versions —PBCS and EPBCS—offer the same data type features. The key thing to know is that the configuration is slightly different. This post will show you how to enhance your Planning cloud application with non-financial data such as Text or Dates.

FCCS & HFM – Similarities & Differences

By on January 16th, 2017

At first glance, FCCS would seem substantially different from HFM. The Simplified interface looks nothing like the traditional HFM workspace interface. When taking a closer look, however, especially when considering the design of the dimensionality, you’ll see that FCCS is a very close relative of HFM. As Oracle continues to increase the features and functions of FCCS, the two seemingly different applications will move closer and closer in comparison.

On-Premise to Cloud FDMEE integration

By on December 13th, 2016

At a recent engagement, we needed to load Actuals from a Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) application to a new Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) application. We were able to take advantage of the newly released PSU for FDMEE (11.1.2.4 PSU 200), which introduced some exciting new features, including the ability to add a Cloud application as a target application.

Introducing Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud Service

By on October 20th, 2016

If your company uses Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management, and you have built your model using the management ledger style, it is easy to migrate to the Cloud solution. Now is the time to discover and act on hidden profit and loss and empower business users with the insight and flexibility to discover the many dimensions of profitability.

Why Host Your Financial Systems in the Cloud?

By on July 26th, 2016

At different times, I have been a controller, and a director of IT at different companies. In any of these positions I would have been happy to host the financial systems in the Cloud. Why? Because it would help me to keep my job. In any of these positions, the financial reporting and the IT departments will be held responsible if the computer systems fail, and failure is much less likely in the Cloud with a big company like Oracle.

Driver-based Budgeting Poll

By on June 21st, 2016

We recently finished a very successful PBCS driver-based budgeting project. There are a lot of reasons why the project was successful. One big reason was the great team on the customer’s side. In particular, the customers project owner had a deep understanding of driver-based budgeting and how to use it to help his stakeholders. I’ve…

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