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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.

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.

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.

2016 Top 10 Topics & EPM in the Cloud

By on January 4th, 2017

Every year TopDown showcases our top content for the year with the Top 10 most popular blog posts. Some of these topics remain evergreen, making the list for multiple years. Other topics are more recent. To make things more interesting, this year our experts have looked at the content and weighed in on how the topic at hand fits in with the maturing of EPM in the cloud. Read on to find out what they have to say.

Automate Smart View in Your Cloud Applications

By on December 22nd, 2016

We are seeing a push towards cloud solutions in the industry in general and with Oracle rolling out many new cloud products in the last few years something that our customers have often expressed concern over is, “How are my existing Spreadsheets, Reports, and processes going to work once we migrate to the cloud?” The good news is Smart View is fully available and supported with Cloud applications. Find out how.

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016

By on December 19th, 2016

As the year comes to a close, we’d like to take the opportunity to showcase the most popular topics selected by all the visitors to the TopDown website by listing the Top 10 blog posts of 2016. Some of these topics remain evergreen, making the list for multiple years. Other topics are more recent. In addition, this year our experts are weighing in on how each of these topics fits in with the maturing of EPM in the cloud. Be sure to check back each day between now and December 31, 2016, to find out what our experts have to say this year’s Top 10.

Recap – Top 10 TopDown Consulting Blog Posts of 2015

By on January 4th, 2016

Missed the countdown of our top 10 most view blog posts during 2015? Not to worry, the list below includes the titles, links, and a brief summary of each post.

Top 10 TopDown Consulting Blog Posts of 2015 – #9

By on December 21st, 2015

Continuing the countdown of our top ten blog posts from 2015, we come to #9 on our list, “Automate Smart View Reports in Two Steps,” which provides a simple guide for those looking to automate EPM Smart View reports.

Oracle Hyperion Reports

By on November 24th, 2015

Hyperion has three reporting methods: Hyperion Reports, Hyperion Smart View, and standard reports within Hyperion Financial Management (“HFM”). I will address each of these reporting methods in this blog. I will also discuss XBRL reporting at the end of this blog post.

Solving Oracle HFM Consolidation Issues

By on October 30th, 2015

Accounting means assigning the correct numbers to the correct accounts in the correct time period. Consolidation means combining the accounts of several entities according to accounting rules. Introduction As the administrator of Oracle Hyperion Financial Management (“HFM”), your job is to support the application that produces the consolidated results. Key to supporting the application is…

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