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    Tuesday, September 6, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
    BLE Beacons, Arduinos, and You
    Sam Hetchler, TriState Generation and Transmission Association

    Through my years of being a concept hacker, I have focused on understanding and pushing the limits of code and hardware. My main development platforms have been Excel, SQL, Arduino, and Arduino clones. I would like to offer my experiences and thought processes to aspiring hackers, makers, and developers. 

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    EPM.pngThursday, September 8, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
    Examine the Realities of Exalytics
    Jeff Henkel, CheckPoint Consulting

    Are you interested in having the most powerful performance that Oracle offers? Does your EPM system bog down under lengthy and complex consolidations or calculations? In this webinar, we will discuss the benefits and potential cost savings in using an Exalytics platform for your organization. We will share real-time implementations of the largest Exalytics systems in the market documented by Oracle. Presented by the consultants who implemented them, this will be a rich, instructive review. Be sure to bring your questions; we encourage an open dialogue. 

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    EPM.pngTuesday, September 13, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
    How to Make FDMEE-Triggered Essbase Calculation and Partition Scripts Targeted to Current FDMEE Load
    Bernard Ash, EPM Clarity

    Part One of a Two-Part Series – Fix Your FDMEE Essbase Loads

    Optimize FDMEE performance with Essbase by making all your operations more focused. When your customer’s requirements ask you to use FDMEE to load over 800,000 records per entity for one month, convert YTD to MTD, convert local currency to USD, and then push to an ASO reporting cube, it’s time to time to break out the big guns. Large data volumes or not, why not parameterize ALL your FDMEE-driven calc scripts based on the entities that are in a given load file? Why not do the same with a partition script that refreshes the data to a reporting cube after it has been loaded and calc’d in BSO? In this live, hands-on demo, we will use Jython to identify the distinct entities in a given data load (TDATASEG table) and pass these entities to a MaxL script to manage the focus of the calcs and partition scripts. This functionality is live at Cigna.

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    EPM.pngWednesday, September 14, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
    How to Make FDMEE-Triggered Essbase Calculation and Partition Scripts Targeted to Current FDMEE Load
    Bernard Ash, EPM Clarity

    Part Two of a Two-Part Series – Liberate ASO Procedural Calcs from Admin Ownership

    Make ASO procedural calcs runnable by end users from Smart View. We can do this, thanks to the Calc Manager CDF – MaxLScriptFunction – which allows us to run a MaxL script from a calculation script/business rule. There are many use cases for this that will be discussed in this webinar. Another popular use case allows a user to trigger a BSO calc and then subsequently refresh a partition to push the BSO calc results to an ASO reporting cube.

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    EPM.pngThursday, September 15, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
    The Perfect Pair: PBCS with BICS Is Like Peanut Butter and Jelly
    Jenish Parekh, Matt Gualtieri, and Shreeram Sharma, Saturn Infotech

    With Oracle’s Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS), you can create rolling forecasts and analyze variances and what-if scenarios. When paired with Oracle’s Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS), users can bridge the gap between reality and planning. This demonstration will cover the ways in which combining PBCS and BICS can optimize the planning, reporting, and analysis process of any size and type of business. Learn how, when used in unison, the two applications can help business owners and finance departments align strategy with business objectives, quickly adapt to change, and make informed decisions. PBCS without BICS is like peanut butter without jelly: They can stand alone, but when paired together they create something great! 

    Learning objectives: 

    Typically, the two applications PBCS and BICS are used and implemented in disconnect. They are marketed as separate solutions, each with their respective benefits. However, PBCS and BICS can be employed side by side to help achieve financial transparency, something that can fall short when a business goes with one or the other. PBCS and BICS can help align strategy with business objectives, leverage information to make informed decisions, and bridge the gap between reality and planning. 

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    EPM.pngWednesday, September 28, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
    Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud Service (FCCS): Inside and Out
    Nancy Ackerman, Vertical Edge

     Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud is finally here! Let the seasoned experts at Vertical Edge show you how you can dramatically reduce the time and cost to complete a close. The FCCS solution will:  

    • Maintain transparent reporting
    • Be a complete outlook solution for your company 
    • Come equipped with built-in connectivity 
    • Prove to be an efficient preconfigured consolidation system

    Reserve your spot today for this webinar and join us as we break down what you need to know about FCCS. We will demonstrate: 

    • The delivered content you can expect 
    • The outline configuration, delivered functions and reports 
    • The key benefits and features 
    • How to integrate this solution with your existing on-premise ERP system 
    • How upgrades and patches are handled 
    Finally, a consolidation solution that meets the Cloud. You do not want to miss this informative Webinar that details FCCS and covers everything you need to know. 

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    EPM.pngThursday, September 29, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
    Understanding and Using Essbase Web Services
    Dayalan Punniyamoorthy, Vertical Edge

    Services on cloud is the new mantra driving most of the Oracle EPM component to be accessed via the cloud. Of course, Essbase We Services are not excluded from the list. They were introduced as a new feature in, as silent unnoticed functionality.

    Essbase Web Services will expose Essbase user and administrative functionality in a services-oriented (SOA) environment via Provider Services and allow Essbase to be easily integrated with both Oracle and third-party applications.

    Essbase Web Services include the following modules:

    • Datasource
    • Administration
    • Data and metadata 
    In this webinar, we will discuss how to get started with Essbase Web services and explore the variety of functionalities they offer us. Don’t miss this webinar if you want to learn a bit more about Essbase Web Services and how to customize them to meet your requirements. 

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    EPM.pngTuesday, October 11, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
    Save Time with FDM to FDMEE Migration Utility
    Bernard Ash, EPM Clarity

    Do you want to upgrade to FDMEE but you’re too afraid of the large number of FDM artifacts you have in FDM (locations, data load rules, import formats, validation rules, validation entities, etc.)? It would be very time-consuming and therefore expensive and error-prone to migrate all those artifacts from FDM to FDMEE. The bad news is that artifacts such as custom reports and VBScripts will not be migrated; you will have to convert those artifacts by hand. However, the vast majority of your standard artifacts such as locations, data load rules, import formats, mappings, etc. can be migrated using Oracle’s FDM to FDMEE migration utility that Oracle released last fall. The migration utility is implemented using ODI but with a little coaching; even if you don’t know ODI, you could take what would ordinarily be a six-month migration/“upgrade” effort and condense that into a one- to two-month effort. Also, if there is enough time, we could give you an introductory tutorial on how to convert VBScript to Jython and/or how to create a custom report in FDMEE. This will be a live, hands-on demo. 

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    EPM.pngTuesday, November 8, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
    FDMEE Smart Replace for HFM
    Bernard Ash, EPM Clarity

    While HFM clears the entities in your current load file, it will not clear entities that were loaded previously. A clear of entities from a previous load could be required if someone books some transactions incorrectly (for example, to the wrong entities) and they flow through to HFM. Smart Replace will catch and clear ALL entities (even from previous loads) and by doing so will save customers from many hours of digging to find out why their data doesn't tie. Many thanks to Tony Scalese for writing the first generation of this Smart Replace module in VBScript, but this demo and code are by EPM Clarity in Jython for FDMEE compatibility. It is in production at Chevron. 

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    EPM.pngThursday, November 17, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
    Face Your Budgeting Fears: Indirect Budgeting
    Matt Gualtieri, Shreeram Sharma, and Shreyas Krishna, Saturn Infotech

    How efficient is your business’ budgeting process? Indirect budgeting can be unclear, especially when it comes to understanding how to allocate costs to departments. Without an accurate budget that correctly predicts costs and profits, meeting fiscal obligations and keeping your business compliant become a challenge. In this webinar, Saturn Infotech’s technical and functional experts will demonstrate how to streamline your planning and budgeting process with Oracle PBCS. You will learn how PBCS provides more comprehensive reporting options and simplifies companywide hiring and budgeting, making headcount management a breeze! 

    Learn how to:

    • Make smarter budgeting decisions with the proper allocation of costs 
    • Allocate indirect cost to departments 
    • Simplify headcount input for users 
    • Avoid common budget mistakes 
    • Understand the difference between centralized drivers and local drivers 
    • Customize the application according to your business process needs 
    • Determine headcount cost reporting by department 
    • Perform data integration with a feeder system (ADP, HR.1, etc.) 
    • Improve data security 
    • Manage workflow in a corporate hierarchy

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