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5 Trends for 2020 Finance: What’s Coming & How to Prepare

Fasten your seatbelts and fire up those hyperdrives.  Ladies and gentlemen, finance is about to hit warp speed.  Where to?  Destination 2020.  That’s right.  2020 is upon us.  And if you’re still dizzy after all of 2019’s political turmoil and swings in the financial markets, economy (and everything else), get ready for more.  Moving at

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Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) 11.2 is Available

We are pleased to announce the availability of Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) 11.2. All EPM 11.2 for Windows download packages are available for download on Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. Note:  The plan is to release 11.2 for Linux in a few months.  Stay tuned for more details within the next few weeks.   Once you

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Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1.2.5.910 is Available

Hyperion Product Management recently advised the release of a Patch Set Update (PSU) for Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1.2.5.x Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1.2.5.910 Patch 30469422   This PSU download is available from the  My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates section. About the New Features in this Release This section includes new

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EPM Patch Set Updates – November 2019

The following are the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Patch Set Updates (PSU) released last month (November 2019). The “Patch” ID links will access the patch directly for download from “My Oracle Support” (login required). Hyperion Product  Link Essbase Patch Set Update 11.1.2.4.036 is Available     Link   Oracle Smart View for Office  Link No posts this

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The Power of Driver-Based and Predictive FP&A

Do you work with a financial planning & analysis (FP&A) team?  If so, then you’ll know there’s excitement in the air.  Why?  First, because there’s no other group within an organization (other than the CFO and CEO) with a view into the operations and the financials like FP&A.  Next, as CFOs continue to unleash the

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OneStream Scores in Gartner Critical Capabilities for Cloud Financial Close

While the Gartner Magic Quadrants are known as the “go to” resource for evaluators of enterprise software vendors, the companion Critical Capabilities reports that Gartner publishes also play an important role.  Written by the same analysts and research process as for the MQs, the Critical Capabilities reports provide numeric scoring of vendors across specific capabilities

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Why Now’s the Time to Modernize Finance Systems and Transform Finance

  With the evolution of cloud computing and the emergence of many new technologies that can increase productivity, Finance systems have been evolving in recent years, bringing new benefits to enterprises that adopt them.  However, many organizations remain mired in legacy systems and aren’t fully aware of what new solutions are available in the market

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Save Time with These Year-End Equity Plan Tips

By Marisa Ruffles. In a recent poll, Certent surveyed a cross-section of public and private company webinar attendees to find out what participants felt was their biggest challenge associated with year-end close. Over a quarter of all attendees agreed that the time crunch makes navigating year-end close significantly more challenging. In order to beat the

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What Does Governed Analytics Mean for the Office of Finance?

  Business decisions are only as good as the underlying information that supports them. That’s why finance teams require a combination of financial and detailed operational information to analyze the business. How else can CFOs and line of business leaders understand the business drivers required to achieve financial goals? But detailed operational data is often

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Taking Data-Driven Decision-Making to the Next Level with Governed Analytics

Surviving and thriving in today’s volatile economy requires Finance and line of business executives to have a steady pulse on financial results, as well as detailed operational data and metrics.  However, many organizations struggle to integrate financial and operational results and end up with a fragmented array of business intelligence (BI) and corporate performance management

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Planning App Unification – One App to Rule Them All

Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with Brad White, TGG’s FP&A Practice Lead, to explore why and when organisations would consider consolidating multiple Hyperion Planning (“HP”) applications, how to go about it, and what to look out for. As your organization evolves and acquires geographically dispersed and/or diverse businesses, you need to ensure that your

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EPM Patch Set Updates – October 2019

The following are the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Patch Set Updates (PSU) released last month (September 2019). The “Patch” ID links will access the patch directly for download from “My Oracle Support” (login required). Hyperion Product  Link No posts this month Link   Oracle Smart View for Office  Link No posts this month Link  

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Essbase Patch Set Update 11.1.2.4.036 is Available

The Hyperion Product Management recently advised the release of Patch Set Updates (PSU) for Oracle Hyperion Essbase 11.1.2.4.x. These PSU downloads are available from the  My Oracle Support > Patches & Updates section. Hyperion Essbase Server 11.1.2.4.036 30361505 – HYPERION ESSBASE SERVER 11.1.2.4.036 Hyperion Essbase Client 11.1.2.4.036 30361519 – HYPERION ESSBASE RTC 11.1.2.4.036 30361511 –

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OneStream Named a Leader in Gartner Cloud Financial Close MQ

The financial close and reporting process is a critical one that ensures the timely and accurate delivery of financial results to internal and external stakeholders.  Its many steps include collecting trial balances from multiple subsidiaries, converting currencies, performing intercompany eliminations, accounting for partial ownership, reconciling accounts, consolidating and reviewing the results, to name a few. 

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