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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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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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How to Use the Row Expander Visualization Plugin with Oracle Data Visualization Desktop (DVD)

May 17, 2017

Author: Margaret Motsi, Performance Architects One of the ways to enhance data visualization is by enabling a fully interactive drill up and down experience in the data hierarchy. Oracle’s Data Visualization Desktop (DVD) uses the “Row Expander” custom visualization plugin, available at the Oracle Public Store , to offer the capability to dynamically drill up and down attributes that may not necessarily belong…   Read More


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Moving from On-Premise Oracle Hyperion Planning to Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS): Web User Interfaces

April 26, 2017

Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects In the previous post in this series , we looked at the differences between utilities offered in Oracle Hyperion Planning and Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) for administrative functions and automating these for lights-out maintenance.  This second post in this series focuses on the similarities and differences between the web user interfaces (UIs) in the solutions. Long-time Oracle Hyperion Planning users may recall…   Read More


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Performance Architects: Looking Forward to Higher Education Data Warehousing (HEDW) Forum 2017

April 21, 2017

Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects The Higher Education Data Warehousing (HEDW) Forum 2017, an event that focuses on learning and networking for technical developers and administrators of data access and reporting systems, data custodians, institutional researchers, and consumers of data representing a variety of university audiences, is coming up this Sunday, April 23rd – Wednesday,…   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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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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Higher Education Budgeting, Forecasting and Planning in the Cloud: It’s Here to Stay, Despite What the Pundits Say

August 31, 2016

Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects According to The Campus Computing Project’s “2015 Campus Computing Survey,” “Less than a fifth of institutions expect to be running mission-critical finance…systems on the Cloud by fall 2020” and cloud and/or software-as-a-service (SaaS) technologies didn’t even make Gartner’s “top 10” strategic technologies for higher education list in 2016 ! Despite what the pundits said earlier this year, the Performance Architects team is seeing incredible adoption of cloud-based or SaaS budgeting, forecasting…   Read More


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How to Generate, Populate and Integrate an Essbase Cube into an OBIEE 12c Environment Using the Essbase Business Intelligence Acceleration Wizard

August 17, 2016

Author: Doug Ross, Performance Architects One of the lesser known and (mostly) undocumented features of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 12c is the Essbase Business Intelligence Acceleration Wizard.  This new component provides a very simple way to generate, populate, and integrate an Essbase cube into an OBIEE environment to boost query performance through aggregate redirection.  Utilizing the Essbase server that can be…   Read More


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Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS): Living with the New and Improved Simplified Interface

August 3, 2016

Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects It has been over a week now since Oracle rolled out the 16.07 update to Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) in their customer’s production instances, and the reaction has been mixed because customers need to get used to doing things a little bit differently.  In other words, the functionality is the same, just organized differently….   Read More


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