Defining Essbase Storage Options: ASO Versus BSO

September 20, 2017

Authors: Warren Pereira and Andrew Tauro, Performance Architects Oracle’s Essbase is a popular multidimensional database platform that powers business analytics solutions the world over, both on-premise and as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS, in the “cloud”). The name stands for “Extensible Spreadsheet Database” because this database’s dimensions provide multiple views of a dataset, and you can drive complex calculations off…   Read More


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The Performance Architects Guide to Events and Happenings at Oracle OpenWorld 2017

September 13, 2017

Author: Melanie Mathews, Performance Architects Oracle OpenWorld (OOW) (Oracle’s annual conference that draws over 60,000 attendees to learn about Oracle products and services) is just a few weeks away, and the Performance Architects team wants to make sure that you’re up to speed on what we think are some of the “can’t miss” events and sessions at the…   Read More


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September Webinars – Register NOW!

September 6, 2017

Author: Melanie Mathews, Performance Architects Are you an on-premise Oracle Hyperion Planning customer and evaluating moving to the cloud? Or are you you wondering what solution is best suited for certain types of analytics and reporting? September will be your month to learn more! We have FOUR exciting webinars this month and we encourage you…   Read More


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Customer Case Study: How to Implement Revenue Recognition in Oracle Hyperion Planning or PBCS

August 30, 2017

Author: Tony Tauro, Performance Architects In a previous blog post , we took a high-level look at the basic principles behind the revenue recognition concept. In this post, we demonstrate how to implement revenue recognition in an Oracle Hyperion Planning or Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) solution. Our customer’s planning application was used to analyze sales data from an external system. The results of this analysis fed into…   Read More


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A Taxonomy of Oracle EPM (Hyperion) On-Premise and Cloud Products

August 22, 2017

Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects For many years, Oracle has been the leader in the enterprise performance management (EPM) (also called corporate performance management or CPM if you follow Gartner ) arena with a suite of products called “Oracle EPM.”  These products started on-premise, and Oracle has very quickly migrated this functionality to the cloud since…   Read More


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Fun with Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC): Creating Essbase Cubes

August 16, 2017

Author: Andrew Tauro, Performance Architects Just like there are multiple ways to skin a cat, there’s more than one way to create an Essbase cube in Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) . While the best way to migrate on-premise Essbase cubes to OAC is to use the standalone “EssbaseLCMUtility” tool, to create cubes from scratch there are three ways that I have…   Read More


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Projection Process Case Study for Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS)

August 9, 2017

Author: Mike McLean, Performance Architects One of the requirements during a recent Performance Architects Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) implementation project was to create a solution for their projection process.   During discussions with the Budget Office, we learned that requirements included: Projections occur three times a year: After Q1 actuals are complete After Q2 actuals are complete After Q3 actuals…   Read More


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Secure Dashboard Access in Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS): Sales and Marketing Dashboard Example

August 2, 2017

 Author: Linda Stewart, Performance Architects Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) is part of Oracle’s Platform as Service (PaaS) offerings.  The Oracle cloud offerings permit enterprise IT teams to rapidly build and deploy applications without the need to set up expensive infrastructure.  There’s still a need, however, for strong security capabilities in the cloud, and this blog post discusses how BICS security…   Read More


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Important Design Considerations When Moving from Oracle Essbase On-Premise to Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC)

July 26, 2017

 Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects We have witnessed a steady stream of commentary on the promise of what Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) , otherwise known as Essbase , BI Cloud Service , and Data Visualization (DV) in the cloud, would do when it is released, as well as where to buy a subscription. Now that OAC is generally available as a Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering, we decided to…   Read More


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Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service (EPRCS) 101

July 19, 2017

Author: Mike McLean, Performance Architects As organizations face more complex internal and external reporting requirements.  It is no longer sufficient to just provide the “numbers;” organizations need the ability to provide narrative in order to support and explain financial results.  Companies require a framework whereby they can collaborate across multiple sources and locations.  Oracle’s Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service (EPRCS) provides a…   Read More


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