Category Archives: Business

Your Three Must-Know EPM and Analytics Themes from OpenWorld 2017

October 18, 2017

Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects The enterprise performance management (EPM) and enterprise analytics (business analytics, BI, data visualization) arenas may have seemed like an afterthought at Oracle OpenWorld this year, since the conference focus areas seemed to be autonomous (self-learning) databases , blockchain and cloud infrastructure!  Never fear!  I’ve distilled the top three themes from these areas to bring you up to speed in this arena as quickly as possible. Everyday Low…   Read More


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Oracle Essbase On-Premise versus Oracle Essbase Cloud Service

October 4, 2017

Author: Andrew Tauro, Performance Architects By now you have most likely seen a lot of material (including posts on our blog ) regarding how Essbase has moved to the cloud as Essbase Cloud Service (ESSCS) , which is part of the new Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC). You may still be wondering how the feature sets between the two versions of Essbase…   Read More


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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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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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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 Hyperion Financial Reporting (FR) Web Studio: FR Studio with a Fresh Coat of Paint

July 5, 2017

Author: Mohan Chanila, Performance Architects Back in October of 2016, the announcement was made that the traditional Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting (FR) Studio desktop client that we all loved (or loathed), was going to be replaced by a new Web based report developer called the.. wait for it… Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting (FR) Web Studio . While the name itself isn’t the most original, I’ve had the chance…   Read More


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Your Guide to Oracle Developer Tools User Group (ODTUG) Kscope17

June 7, 2017

Author: Melanie Mathews, Performance Architects Oracle Developer Tools User Group (ODTUG)’s annual Kscope17 conference is coming up soon, and you’re probably starting to try to build your schedule! Since there are a bunch of networking opportunities and special events at Kscope, we thought we should share some of the ‘must attend’ happenings! Keep in mind that Performance Architects’ focus is the business…   Read More


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What Does Revenue Recognition Really Mean?

May 31, 2017

Author: Tony Tauro, Performance Architects What does the term “revenue recognition” actually mean? Companies sell things. The money that organizations get from selling things is called “revenue.” The question becomes at what point in the sales cycle does that money become revenue?  That’s when revenue is “recognized.”  Is it… When the customer sends the company…   Read More


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