Tag Archives: Cloud and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

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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Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS): Twelve Month Farewell Tour for the “Standard Interface”

December 7, 2016

Author: Chuck Persky, Performance Architects Not quite the fanfare of the final episode of Seinfeld… and not the emotional impact of the Derek Jeter farewell tour (which as a Sox fan, seemed to last for eons)…but we knew it was coming, and now we know when. Oracle Corporation documented in their Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) December 2016 release notes…   Read More


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Oracle Profitability & Cost Management Cloud is now Available!

December 1, 2016

Author: Melanie Mathews, Performance Architects You may have missed the notice Oracle released this week…  Oracle Profitability & Cost Management Cloud (PCMCS) is now generally available! This is Oracle’s latest addition to their EPM Cloud suite of products and it delivers a comprehensive allocation solution designed to be owned by business users. PCMCS addresses critical business process challenges such as product, customer, and…   Read More


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Guest Blog: Oracle EPM Cloud in Focus at OpenWorld 2016

August 23, 2016

Author: Jennifer Toomey, Sr. Principal Product Marketing Director, Oracle  Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco (September 18 – 22, 2016) offers more Oracle EPM content and expert experience than any other conference in the world. It features more than 60 EPM conference sessions, a dedicated EPM Showcase area for demos, three hands-on labs, plus presentations from multiple…   Read More


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Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS) Data Loader: Under the Hood

March 23, 2016

Author: Doug Ross, Performance Architects Oracle’s Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) offers several different ways to load data into the complementary cloud database schema that comes with a subscription to BICS. The most basic data loading utility is the Data Loader which is accessible off the home screen after logging into BICS. This post describes the data load process and then…   Read More


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Why are Cloud Services Popular?

March 9, 2016

Author: John McGale, Performance Architects                                                   There is a great deal of information to understand if you are just beginning your journey to cloud-based software solutions. One of the first things to understand is that there are varying levels of services within the “cloud.” Cloud deployment strategies are often categorized either as: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Platform…   Read More


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Demystifying Oracle’s Business Analytics Cloud Offerings

February 3, 2016

Author: Tom Blakeley, Performance Architects Cloud, Cloud, Cloud, Cloud! … It is all we have heard about for the past year in the business analytics space, particularly as Oracle releases offerings moving functionality traditionally found in on-premise applications as software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings. Cloud. Okay – you get the picture. I thought I might take a few…   Read More


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Modeling and Analysis in the Cloud – Defying Gravity to Gravitate Towards the Clouds

January 27, 2016

Author: Sree Kumar, Performance Architects A cloud-based analytics solution can really change the way you view things, from the tiniest bit of data to the most complex business problem that you are trying to solve; however, you’ll want to proceed with caution as this can impact the people, process and technology within your organization. There…   Read More


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The Top Three Similarities and Differences When Budgeting, Forecasting and Planning in “The Cloud” Versus Using Traditional On Premise Planning Software

September 23, 2015

Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects The business software market is quickly moving to the “Cloud” (really to Software-as-a-Service or SaaS, which means as this source points out , “Software that is deployed over the internet…with SaaS, a provider licenses an application to customers either as a service on demand, through a subscription, in a “pay-as-you-go” model, or (increasingly) at no…   Read More


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Why Should I Care About “The Cloud?” And What Does “The Cloud” Actually Mean?!?

September 3, 2015

Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects We’ve all had that moment…the one where you’re sitting at lunch, in a meeting, or in the sunshine with friends and someone casually mentions, “My <insert here> [music/photos/software/banking account] are stored in the cloud”…and you end up daydreaming about angels up in the clouds reviewing everyone’s information! You’re then left…   Read More


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