Oracle EPM Architect (EPMA) versus EPM Automate: What’s the Difference?

February 22, 2017

Author: Zack Carman, Performance Architects The introduction of Oracle’s Planning and Budgeting Cloud Services (PBCS) not only saw Oracle EPM’s (Hyperion’s ) introduction into the cloud but also the addition of more acronyms. One of these acronyms, EPMA, has caused confusion because this acronym describes different capabilities within PBCS versus on-premise Oracle Hyperion Planning solutions. So, what’s the difference? Enterprise Performance Management Architect (EPMA) is an on-premise component that is…   Read More


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Preventing Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) Data Load Errors Before They Happen

February 15, 2017

Author: Richard Pallotta, Performance Architects We recently worked with a client to migrate their on-premise Oracle Hyperion Planning application to Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) . Over the years, they developed a supporting infrastructure of business processes that worked well for them. Our concern was to mitigate any disruptive process changes that could result from the transition and pose risks to a successful…   Read More


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Oracle Higher Education User Group (HEUG) Alliance 2017: Performance Architects Insider Tips

February 6, 2017

Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects We’re less than a month away from the Oracle Higher Education User Group (HEUG) Alliance 2017 conference, taking place from February 27th – March 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas! Alliance is the largest meeting of Higher Education, Public Sector, and Federal users of Oracle applications in the world.  Performance Architects team has attended this conference for almost ten years,…   Read More


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How to Use the “XML Search and Replace” Tool in OBIEE

February 1, 2017

Author: Margaret Motsi, Performance Architects Every now and then, changes are made to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) catalog objects.  For example, the column or table names may change as needed. Usually, this requires a quick fix, except when it is a change that affects multiple reports within the OBIEE Presentation Catalog. I faced this situation when some subject area…   Read More


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Getting Started with The Oracle Node.js Connector

January 25, 2017

Author: Tony Tauro, Performance Architects In an earlier blog post , we offered a brief introduction to Node.js and a few use cases. Now, let’s get our paws dirty and use Node.js to run SQL against an Oracle database. Setup Development Environment First, the prerequisites. The official github site has a complete list but here’s the gist (for a Windows machine): Install Python 2.7 (it needs to be…   Read More


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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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How to Provide Secure Access to Dashboards in Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS)

January 1, 2017

Author: Linda Stewart, Performance Architects Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) is part of Oracle’s Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings.  Enterprise IT teams can use Oracle cloud solutions to rapidly build and deploy applications without the setting up expensive infrastructure.  That said, your IT team still needs to assist with security setup and configuration.  This blog post provides details important focus areas based on the Performance…   Read More


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