EPM Newsletter December 2019


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December 2019


A Note from Your Community Lead

Happy December and season’s greeting EPM community! By the time you are reading this, the ODTUG Kscope20 abstract deadline has come and gone. I hope everyone got them in on time. A few updates: We are working on sprucing up our community page on the ODTUG website, which is pretty exciting. Also, if you’ve signed up for the ODTUG Kscope20 Abstract Public Voting, please make sure you vote. Content is king at ODTUG Kscope, and your feedback means so much. 

Since it is a busy time, this quarter’s newsletter will be short, however, on behalf of ODTUG, our hearts are truly grateful. We are thankful for our great members and our wonderful volunteers. May your holidays and 2020 be filled with joy and delight!

As always, thank you for being a part of our great community, and your continued support of ODTUG!

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Member Spotlight
Mike LaBarge, Textron Aviation

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A big thank you to Mike, who is retiring after more than 20 years with Textron (Cessna Aircraft Company). Working with EPM applications in one form or another throughout his career, Mike has been an incredibly knowledgeable presence in the community. As a board member for our ODTUG Hyperion SIG from 2012 to 2014, he has run and hosted the Wichita EPM/BI Meetup several times a year. We have been so lucky to have Mike in our community, and we appreciate the countless hours he has spent helping to make ODTUG what it is today. As for what he will do next, Mike has some plans. He may do some EPM contract/consulting work part-time, and he has a few rental properties. He and his wife have also talked about flipping houses. She already has a lot of “honey-do” projects lined up for him; he may be busier than ever!   

Did you know…

That the December EPM Cloud update will allow Service Administrators to assign a user to many groups? This new feature simplifies the group-based assignment of application roles and access control.

Featured Article


Powerful IC Eliminations of FCCS

Megha Chopra and Mohit Jain, Genpact


Why let inter-company eliminations increase corporate risk? While there is some indication that inter-company elimination, if not happening in right manner, can increase the risk over time, there continues to be noticeable room for improving how organizations should identify, manage, use technology, and keep their eyes on risks that may arise and extensively impact their ability to achieve strategic goals.

Read the full blog





Trivia Question:

Last Quarter’s question:

What was the product name where metadata was administered in Hyperion Planning 1.x releases?

Answer: Hyperion Desktop
Congrats to those of you submitted the correct answer!

This Quarter's question:

What is the name of the company that initially developed the first “Financial Data Quality Management” tool (later rebranded as FDM after the company was acquired by Hyperion in 2006)? Hint: think about the fish!


Email epmtrivia@gmail.com  with your answer, and be sure to include your name, company, city, and time zone. Unofficial rules: One winner will be randomly selected from all correct answers submitted by January 15, 2020. The winner will receive a $10 gift card and will be highlighted in the next newsletter.


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A Note from Your Community Lead
Member Spotlight
Featured Article
Blogs to Check Out
EPM Webinars 
Get Involved with ODTUG


Michelle Heath - The Top 6 Things You Need to Know About the New Oracle EPM Cloud

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ACE D.png Opal Alapat - EPM Cloud Quick Tip: Managing User Security on iPad Browsers

Keith Kikta - What about Plus Signs in FDMEE Load Rules!?
Acedirector.jpg Gary Adashek - OAC Sandbox: Your Name in Lights   
Anthony Manfredi - Write a Grid to a CSV File


Our webinar calendar is constantly evolving! Check back frequently, as more webinars will be added to the schedule.

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!



9/26/19 - Atlanta, GA EPM/Analytics Meetup

10/30/19 - New York, NY Northeast Analytics Meetup

11/14/19 - Foxborough, MA Northeast Joint Oracle User Group Meeting


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 Jenna@odtug.com.   

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