How to Implement Constant Currency (FX Impact) in Oracle Hyperion Planning

January 18, 2017

Author: Vahram Gabrielyan, Performance Architects As a financial analyst for a multinational company, it was my job to come up with variance explanations for our monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports. At the end of 2015, the strong U.S. dollar started causing major fluctuations in our financials. Foreign exchange (FX) fluctuations became a constant talking…   Read More


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Countdown to BIWA Summit 2017…The Performance Architects Inside Scoop on Conference Events and Presentations

January 11, 2017

Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects The annual Oracle Business Intelligence, Warehousing and Analytics (BIWA) Summit  is taking place from January 31 – February 2, 2017 at the Oracle Conference Center in Redwood Shores, CA, 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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Oracle News: Removal of Support for Financial Reporting Studio Desktop Client

January 9, 2017

Author: Melanie Mathews, Performance Architects If you are running Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) , the Performance Architects team wants to highlight an important recent update that you should know about. Oracle is committed to providing a simple and intuitive experience to the users of the service. To achieve this goal, Financial Reporting Web Studio , a component available in the service since March…   Read More


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What is the Source Cube in Oracle PBCS…and What Does HSP_NOLINK UDA Do?

January 4, 2017

Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects The “Source Cube,” or “Source Plan Type,” is a feature of Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) that determines the flow of data between the models or plan types of an application. The idea behind this is that the plan for a model is authored in one plan type, and the others use that as a…   Read More


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Why EPM Theory is Backwards: Start with the Budget!

December 20, 2016

Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects Many of us are familiar with the “Holy Grail” of enterprise performance management (EPM) solutions: state your organization’s mission and vision; develop a strategy based on these items; develop strategic objectives with measures, targets, initiatives, milestones and owners related to this strategy; and then allocate resources according to the prioritization…   Read More


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Replicating On-Premise Essbase Load Rules in Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) Using Data Management

December 14, 2016

Authors: Mohan Chanila and Tyler Feddersen, Performance Architects One of the perceived issues with the release of Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service ( PBCS ) in 2014 was the lack of full-use Essbase in the cloud.  With this, the ability to use load rules to modify, edit, and prepare a data file to upload into the cloud was taken away, and the PBCS interface…   Read More


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Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS): Twelve Month Farewell Tour for the “Standard Interface”

December 7, 2016

Author: Chuck Persky, Performance Architects Not quite the fanfare of the final episode of Seinfeld… and not the emotional impact of the Derek Jeter farewell tour (which as a Sox fan, seemed to last for eons)…but we knew it was coming, and now we know when. Oracle Corporation documented in their Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) December 2016 release notes…   Read More


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Oracle Profitability & Cost Management Cloud is now Available!

December 1, 2016

Author: Melanie Mathews, Performance Architects You may have missed the notice Oracle released this week…  Oracle Profitability & Cost Management Cloud (PCMCS) is now generally available! This is Oracle’s latest addition to their EPM Cloud suite of products and it delivers a comprehensive allocation solution designed to be owned by business users. PCMCS addresses critical business process challenges such as product, customer, and…   Read More


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Mapping Data Between Plan Types in Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS): The Case for Map Reporting, XWRITE, or Data Management

November 23, 2016

Author: Mohan Chanila, Performance Architects Over the last several years, the number of Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service ( PBCS ) applications has exponentially increased and, with this increase, we’ve seen several large on-premise applications migrated or simply moved onto PBCS. When migrating these applications to the cloud, the trend has been to either merge several on-premise applications into one PBCS application with…   Read More


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Importing Supporting Detail from PeopleSoft into Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS)

November 9, 2016

Author: Richard Pallotta, Performance Architects One of Performance Architects’ Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service ( PBCS ) customers needed to import existing supporting detail from their PeopleSoft application to PBCS, but the only way they could get data out of PeopleSoft was in CSV format . PBCS requires XML-formatted data for the import, so data needed to be transformed for PBCS to ingest the information. There are many…   Read More


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