Why Should I Care About “The Cloud?” And What Does “The Cloud” Actually Mean?!?

September 3, 2015

Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects We’ve all had that moment…the one where you’re sitting at lunch, in a meeting, or in the sunshine with friends and someone casually mentions, “My <insert here> [music/photos/software/banking account] are stored in the cloud”…and you end up daydreaming about angels up in the clouds reviewing everyone’s information! You’re then left…   Read More


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Limiting Oracle Essbase Data Loads to Level 0 (Leaf) Members

August 14, 2015

Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects Recently somebody asked me, “Is there a way to limit data loads to Oracle Essbase databases to ensure that only Level 0 or leaf members are loaded?” Essbase itself does not have a constraint that will disallow a user from loading data to a non-leaf member, assuming that the said user has…   Read More


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OAUG Best of COLLABORATE15 eLearning Webinar Preview: Implementing an Integrated Planning and Consolidation Process Solution

August 7, 2015

Author: Ron Woodlock, Performance Architects I presented “Implementing an Integrated Planning and Consolidation Process Solution” at the Oracle Application Users Group (OAUG) COLLABORATE 2015 conference in Las Vegas this April. I am honored that this session was voted one of the highest rated sessions of the conference by the conference attendees. As a result of this ranking, the OAUG’s team asked me…   Read More


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Oracle Hyperion Planning 11.1.2.4 PSU 002: How to Address Member Formula Editor Issue with External Web Servers

August 6, 2015

Author: Andrew Tauro, Performance Architects During a recent upgrade of Oracle EPM (Hyperion) from version 11.1.2.2.x to 11.1.2.4 we ran into a little trouble with the software. While the issue was not with the upgrade itself, we saw this issue when we updated the software to the latest patch-set level that was available at the time of the…   Read More


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Closing Time! The Top Five Reasons to Implement Oracle Hyperion Financial Management (HFM)

August 5, 2015

By Joe Francis, Performance Architects A core tool within Oracle’s EPM (Hyperion) product suite , Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) focuses on the key business practice of the financial close. HFM allows users to cost-effectively expedite the process of consolidating, closing, and reporting results. In addition, the product enables organizations to satisfy the ever-growing list of global regulatory requirements. But perhaps the tool’s greatest benefit…   Read More


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Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS): Data Sync Utility Overview

July 29, 2015

Author: Michael Bender, Performance Architects Late last year, Oracle released its Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) business intelligence offering called Business Intelligence Cloud Service , or BICS. One of the requirements for using this tool is that all relational database data must be first uploaded to a cloud version of the Oracle database: The next obvious question is, “What are the ways in which…   Read More


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Updating Data Forms in Oracle Hyperion Planning with the FormDefUtil.cmd Utility

July 21, 2015

Author: Ben Snawder, Performance Architects Making changes to a single data form in Oracle Hyperion Workspace (Workspace ) is easy. When you have to make changes to ten data forms, the process starts to become tedious. What if you need to make changes to fifty or even one hundred data forms? That’s essentially torture, especially if you’re using version 11.1.1.3.0…   Read More


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Business Intelligence and Institutional Research: A Shotgun Wedding, or Marriage Made in Heaven?

July 8, 2015

By Hank Childers, University of Arizona At The University of Arizona we decided to combine our Business Intelligence (BI) team (which includes ETL , Data Warehouse, and Reporting) with our Institutional Research (IR) team (which includes Ad Hoc Requests along with External Reporting).  This made good sense to us, and we chose to act on it.  But it isn’t all…   Read More


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The Top Three Focus Areas to Streamline the Oracle EPM (Hyperion) User Experience

June 24, 2015

The Oracle Enterprise Performance Management ( EPM ) suite offers generous flexibility for each individual user to control settings based on how each user would like to see data. However, there eventually comes a time when this flexibility can actually be more inconvenient if all users are expected to use the same settings. Do you have a section at the beginning of…   Read More


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Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS): Simplified Interface Features Overview

June 17, 2015

During most of 2014, Oracle’s Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) operated with a similar interface to the classic Oracle Hyperion Planning “Workspace” with some minor differences (mainly the introduction of a new landing page). Starting in November 2014, Oracle made a drastic change to the PBCS offering by introducing the “simplified interface” as an additional way to access the solution. However, with the latest…   Read More


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