Tag Archives: financial reporting

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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Business Intelligence and Institutional Research: A Shotgun Wedding, or Marriage Made in Heaven?

July 8, 2015

By Hank Childers, University of Arizona At The University of Arizona we decided to combine our Business Intelligence (BI) team (which includes ETL , Data Warehouse, and Reporting) with our Institutional Research (IR) team (which includes Ad Hoc Requests along with External Reporting).  This made good sense to us, and we chose to act on it.  But it isn’t all…   Read More


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Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) BI Analysis & Reporting Versus BI Published Reporting

January 15, 2014

Whether you are new to using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) or have been using this product for a while, you will see an option to use both the BI Analysis & Reporting (formerly known as BI Answers, referred to in this post as “BI Analysis”) and BI Published Reporting (formerly known as BI Published Reporting) capabilities once you…   Read More


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Why Starting a Business Analytics Initiative with a Cross-Functional Team Will Save Your Implementation…and Maybe Even Your Marriage

August 28, 2013

For those of you that have gone through a business intelligence (BI), business analytics, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) – or any other type of financial systems implementation – the following dialogue may sound familiar: Act One: Finance – “I bought this software; please install it.” InformationTechnology – “What is it?” Finance – “A tool that…   Read More


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Financial Data Quality Management Enterprise Edition (FDMEE): An Old Favorite Gets a Makeover, with More Horsepower

June 26, 2013

With the release of Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) 11.1.2.3 , the Financial Data Quality Management (FDM) toolset got a much needed overhaul. This tool has been popular with administrators and users of the Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) application software since it was known as Upstream. And as its capabilities expanded (and after it was renamed FDM), it has been a leading solution to cleanse and load data to Hyperion…   Read More


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Live EPM Backups using Oracle Hyperion Lifecycle Management (LCM)

April 10, 2013

Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) systems house critical financial data for the consolidation, budgeting and forecasting processes, and therefore need to be regularly backed up both to restore the system not just in case of system hardware failure, but also to address data corruption caused by human error. For these reasons, it is necessary not only…   Read More


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Why Your Controller Should Pay Attention to Oracle Hyperion Planning

April 2, 2013

Oracle Hyperion Planning has been used for years by financial analysts to create more efficient budgeting and forecast processes.  Accounting departments in these companies can leverage these tools to improve their financial reporting process for short money. The financial reporting process generally involves detailed analysis and preparation of financial statements and accompanying footnotes.  The process…   Read More


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