Why OLAP?

Introduction An effective OLAP solution solves problems for both business users and IT departments. For business users, it enables fast and intuitive access to centralized data and related calculations for the purposes of analysis and reporting. For IT, an OLAP solution enhances a data warehouse or other relational database with aggregate data and business calculations. In addition, by enabling…

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What’s an OLAP???

Introduction On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) uses a multidimensional approach to organize and analyze business data. By storing data in highly optimized structures, businesses can very quickly explore the data and uncover important insights that would otherwise remain hidden. As a result, OLAP enables companies to achieve key organizational goals, including wide-ranging business intelligence and analytics. OLAP & Business Intelligence To explain…

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The Value of Visualization

The notion of data visualization has been around for years. Visualization provides a means by which you can gain insight into your data. For some, visualization can be a report that appears in their email inbox or on a web page. For others, it could be a grid of numbers with a chart in Excel. The key is…

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Oracle PBCS Monthly Update – December 2016

The Oracle team at eCapital hosted another installment in the Oracle PBCS Monthly Update series on December 14th. As part of this series, our panelists highlighted the newest features within Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS & EPBCS) that Oracle is releasing to the cloud.  For the December 2016 update, eCapital experts reviewed and tested…

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Extending Oracle PBCS Beyond The Finance Dept.

On November 2nd, eCapital Advisors hosted an event in their webinar series which focused on how Oracle Planning and Cloud Service (PBCS) can be extended for use beyond the finance department. Panelists examined the features and design considerations an organization will need to make when creating an operational planning model. (more…)

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