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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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New OBIEE 12c Feature: Dashboard Subpages

July 20, 2016

Author: Doug Ross, Performance Architects Oracle released Version 12.1.1.1.0 of the Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) platform in late June 2016. While the majority of new features are focused on the “Data Visualization” component, there is one new feature for traditional OBIEE environments that may be of interest, called “dashboard subpages.” These can be very beneficial to implementations requiring dashboards…   Read More


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Considerations for Migrating On-Premise Oracle BI Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) to Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS)

July 13, 2016

Author: John McGale, Performance Architects As of the date when this was written, the only items that can be migrated from Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) on-premise to Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) are the OBIEE RPD and the underlying relational data.  This is a one-way move because the RPD cannot be moved back to on-premise OBIEE from BICS.  Reports created against the on-premise RPD cannot be…   Read More


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When to Run a Financial Report in Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS) versus Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS)

June 1, 2016

Author: Ron Woodlock, Performance Architects Many organizations have more than one system that can be used to run financial reports because both the enterprise performance management (EPM) and business intelligence (BI) application markets are fairly mature and “grew up” separately. This is often a point of discussion during requirements and design as there isn’t one…   Read More


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‘Unboxing’ Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS): Creating and Sharing Your Content

May 25, 2016

Author: John McGale, Performance Architects  Service Workflow – Report Authoring The next step in our “unboxing” of Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) workflow is to create reports. There are four basic concepts to understand when creating reports in BICS. A report is called an “Analysis,” has a drag-and-drop interface for querying data, and is the starting point for nearly all…   Read More


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Join us at COLLABORATE16 in Las Vegas!

April 7, 2016

Author: Melanie Mathews, Performance Architects We are busy prepping for the annual  COLLABORATE Conference , the largest meeting of Oracle user groups representing the full family of Oracle business applications and database software. COLLABORATE 16 is co-hosted by Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG), and Quest International Users Group (Quest), in Las…   Read More


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Join us at Oracle Higher Education User Group (HEUG) Alliance 2016!

March 3, 2016

Author: Melanie Mathews, Performance Architects We are just days away from the Oracle Higher Education User Group (HEUG) Alliance 2016 conference in Seattle! Alliance is the largest meeting of Higher Education, Public Sector, and Federal users of Oracle applications in the world. If you are attending Alliance, click here to schedule a 15-minute meeting with one of Performance Architects’ team members and we will…   Read More


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How to Disable User Account Control in Windows Server 2012 R2 to Install Oracle EPM (Hyperion) Applications

November 18, 2015

Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects One of the prerequisites for installing Oracle EPM (Hyperion) software on servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 or later is to disable User Account Control (UAC). In Windows Server 2008 R2, one can do this via the System Configuration tool (Windows Key + R, type ‘msconfig.exe’). On the “Tools” menu, launch “Change UAC Settings” and move the…   Read More


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Join us at Oracle OpenWorld 2015!

October 23, 2015

Author: Melanie Mathews, Performance Architects The time has come! Some of our team members are already in San Francisco for Oracle OpenWorld 2015 ! We will be joining over 60,000 expected attendees starting Sunday and we wanted to give you an idea of what to expect from us over the next week! Join us on Sunday at 2:30…   Read More


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Sign Up Now for Performance Architects “Top Five Budgeting and Forecasting Trends: Prepare for 2016 and Beyond” Webinar

October 1, 2015

Author: Ron Woodlock, Performance Architects On October 7th, 2015, I’m hosting a webinar for Performance Architects entitled The Top Five Budgeting and Forecasting Trends: Prepare for 2016 and Beyond . Finance leaders are continually challenged to stay ahead of the latest budgeting and forecasting trends. Knowing what the trends are is great…and knowing how these trends may impact your organization’s budgeting and forecasting processes is better! During this webinar,…   Read More


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