EPM Community Newsletter - March 2018


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MARCH 2018


ODTUG Kscope18 Content Coming Soon

The selected abstracts for ODTUG Kscope18 will be posted to the website March 19, 2018! Stay tuned!

Special Event Sponsored
by Applied OLAP, Edgewater Ranzal, Mindstream Anayltics, and Vertical Edge Consulting Group
andretti_ropes_1.jpgJoin us on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, for the ODTUG Kscope18 Special Event at Andretti Indoor Karting and Games in Orlando! Andretti offers something for everyone—including electric super karts, black light bowling, a two-story rope course, 3D race car simulators, a large arcade, and much more! You don't want to miss out on this fun event! Click here for a sneak peek video by the ODTUG Kscope18 Conference Committee.

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Announcing the ODTUG Kscope18 Keynote Speaker Dr. Heather Knight
and her social robots! Named a top digital innovator in AdWeek's Creative 100 in 2017, and Forbes' 30 Under 30 in science in 2011, this is one Keynote you will not want to miss!

Demand Source Data Loads from Within PBCS

By Ahmed Hafez, national technology manager/senior Hyperion consultant, M-Power Solutions

Hello all, and welcome to another episode of “this before was a problem.” Firstly, before starting, let's state the obvious: I really like PBCS and, in my opinion, the benefits of PBCS far outweigh that of On-Premise Hyperion. I am sure some would disagree, but hence why this is my opinion and you are also welcome to yours (maybe this will be a topic for a future blog post). This leaves me with interesting tasks which are finding areas where PBCS might have limitations that are not issues in on-premise Hyperion and I simply try to find solutions/workarounds to address these limitations.

PRODUCT MANAGEMENT CORNER - EPM Cloud Roadmap and Resources
By Al Marciante, senior director of product management, Oracle Corporation

We are only half way into February (as of this writing), and we are already off to a fast start to what promises to be yet another exciting year for Oracle and our customers. In January, we released the Enterprise Data Management Cloud, providing customers a single platform to flexibly manage enterprise data while maintaining data integrity and enterprise application alignment. With this very important addition to the EPM Cloud, we have not only come full circle in our complete EPM Cloud offering, but also in the most integrated, agile and complete EPM offering in the market. February is also a significant milestone for us on the EPM team, as it marks our anniversary from our first journey to the cloud. Just four years ago, in 2014, we released Planning and Budgeting Cloud. Over the course of the ensuing four years, we have expanded our EPM cloud with Enterprise Performance Reporting, Account Reconciliations, Enterprise Planning and Budgeting, Financial Consolidations and Close, Tax Reporting, Profitability and Cost Management, and now the Enterprise Data Management capabilities has joined the family. And make no mistake, these are not the EPM offerings of yesterday. Delivering on a single EPM Cloud platform, these applications are architected for today’s needs, offering significant best practices, out of the box content, and ease of use while operated in one of the most secure cloud infrastructures in the industry.

New York City EPM Meetup by Neviana Zhgaba, finance master data project manager, GE

The NY, NJ, CT Area EPM enthusiasts held their latest Meetup on Nov. 15th, 2017, at the Executive Conference Center in New York, NY. ODTUG Treasurer, Gary Crisci, opened the event by giving an introduction of ODTUG and ODTUG Kscope18. We were later joined by ODTUG’s President, Natalie Delemar.EPMNYCMeetup.jpg
The topics in the agenda were informative and the 45 participants were very engaged during all the sessions. We were grateful for the experts that took the time to prepare the presentations and traveled from different parts of the US to be part of this event.

Check out the list of topics and speakers below: 
• Workforce Planning Implementation, Paul Husak, GE
• PCMCS & ITFM Overview, Mike Killeen, Edgewater Ranzal
• EPBCS Implementation, Mike Stevenson, Checkpoint 
• FCCS Implementation, Coen de Steur, Peloton

In the city that never sleeps ODTUGers always come for the content and stay for the fun! It wouldn’t have been gracious of us to stray from ODTUG’s philosophy “Work Hard. Play Hard!” The four-hour event was followed by two happy hours at a NYC bar, networking and enjoying a great choice of appetizers. 

The next NYC EPM Meetup is being held on May 2, 2018. Register and Spread the Word! 

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Early Bird registration is available until March 29, 2018! Register today and SAVE!




Celvin Kattookaran, Hybrid + MDXDataCopy, It's Black Magic

Jason Jones, PBCS Scripting with Groovy Using the PBJ REST API Library

Sarah Zumbrum, The Science Behind Oracle Data Visualization: Clusters 

Kate Helmer, EDMCS Data Chain: Node Types, Hierarchy Sets, Node Sets, & ViewPoints

John Goodwin, EPM Cloud - Capturing Rejections in Data Management - Part 1

Kyle Goodfriend, My Adventures in Groovy Calculations - Part 1

Opal Alapat, EPRCS Series: MR - the FR Killer?

Tim Tow
, Using MDX for Generated members in Essbase Reports


Did you know that as a paid member of ODTUG, you can view past webinars anytime?  Have a presentation you'd like to share? Contact kgately@odtug.com to get started!


epm (1).png bi-01.png 2/20/18 Tulsa, OK, David Wells
epm (1).png bi-01.png 2/21/18 Bay Area, CA, Amy Kubas, Nihar Parikh, Franklin Chow
epm (1).png bi-01.png 2/22/18 Houston, TX, Amy Kubas, Nihar Parikh


epm (1).png 5/2/18 New York, NY, Neviana Zhgaba



Have you thought about starting a Meetup in your community but don’t know where to begin? ODTUG is here to help! If you would like to start a Meetup group in your city, ODTUG will provide support and reimburse you for the cost of an annual Meetup organizer fee. This is your opportunity to network with your fellow ODTUGers year-round and introduce other Oracle techies who live near you to ODTUG. We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to have ODTUG help you create a strong local network of peers.
For more information on how to #GetInvolved, click here. If you have any questions, please email Haleigh@odtug.com.   

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