Category Archives: Business

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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Three Big BI Market Drivers to Watch for The Rest of 2017 and Beyond

May 24, 2017

Author: Tony Tauro, Performance Architects In 2017, we’ve seen an expansion of business intelligence’s (BI’s) scope, changes in consumption, and shifts in the roles of BI consumers and creators. Traditional and fundamental BI practices and processes, however, remain more important than ever. As a result, the three major market drivers of BI trends so far…   Read More


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The Performance Architects Insider’s Guide to COLLABORATE 17

March 27, 2017

Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects COLLABORATE 17 , the largest meeting of Oracle user groups representing the full family of Oracle business applications and database software, is taking place Sunday, April 2nd through Thursday, April 6th at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The event is co-hosted by the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) , the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) , and Quest International Users Group (Quest) , which means this is…   Read More


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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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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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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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