Simple Connected Automation in the Cloud

Oracle’s Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and it’s sibling Enterprise PBCS includes many great built-in administrative features.   You can manage just about all facets of the normal care & feeding of planning and reporting applications without leaving the application interface – even scheduling logic such as data & dimension loads, business rules, and data…

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Smart Forms for Client-Side Calculations

The Excel formulas and functions that you add to ad hoc grids in Oracle Smart View for Office can now be saved as planning artifacts called “Smart Forms”. Note:  Smart Form functionality is available for ad hoc grids created from several of Oracle’s Cloud Service offerings, including Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service. Check with your…

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FDMEE Multi-Dimension Mapping

In FDMEE the mapping functionality is a fundamental purpose of the tool. Member mappings act as the middle man between Source members and Target members within a given dimension.  A simple example of this would be if your general ledger Source Account "300999" (Sales Returns) needs to load to account "300995" (Returns) in your EPM…

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Essbase map values: Variablizing the Left Side of the Equation

Essbase map values Essbase map values from one dimension to another is a common need in an Essbase calc script. For example, let’s say you have accounts that you want to map to entities.  First, you load values into those accounts at ‘Main Entity’.  Then, assign each account to its own unique entity. Dimensions: Account  …

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Easy Navigation Across Cloud Subscriptions – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at how to set up easy access to all your Oracle Cloud services using the "My Connections" feature.  Now we'll look at further enhancing the user experience by tying these connections into Navigation Flows. After you have your "My Connections" set up, you can enable connections within…

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