ODTUG #Maythe4thEPM Community Virtual Meetup

As it has been the case in the past few years, I started planning the ODTUG EPM & Analytics community meetups in the New York, New Jersey, Boston, Connecticut Northeast region of the United States early in January. First up in my 2020 meetups calendar would be the New York City EPM community meetup usually held at the Park Ave. Oracle offices right next to Grand Central. However my calendar didn’t exactly follow the Corona calendar…

PCM features: Profit Curves

Profitability and Cost Management applications – whether built for Fully allocated P&L Solutions, Transfer Pricing, Shared Services Allocations or Customer/Product Profitability – have out of the box reporting capabilities available via the Intelligence menu that offer insight into allocation models with reduced effort. The purpose of my blog series is to explore how we can setup, configure and use such features and fully leverage the functionality that is included in our Oracle Cloud subscription cost.

Demystifying the Balance dimension in Profitability and Cost Management

Management Ledger models, whether HPCM or PCMCS, have been around for a few years, but I still receive emails asking for help in figuring out where the results are coming from. This request is often related to the lack of understanding of the Balance dimension. Here are some key pieces of information regarding this system dimension, how it works, how it should be used when defining allocations and integration jobs and how to leverage it to troubleshoot your allocations.

Automation in Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS): At Its Finest

The sexiest topic of account reconciliations consistently revolves around automation. Yes, ARCS provides a central repository. Yes, ARCS is auditable. YES, ARCS shows a traceable workflow throughout the reconciliation cycle. All of these features are highly useful and absolutely a prerequisite to an enterprise worthy solution, but if you want to really grab people’s attention in a design session, start talking about the things they won’t have to do.

Modifications in Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS): Tweaking and Tuning

A common question I am asked during a design session is “Can I manually enter this reconciliation today, but create new feeds to automatically load the data tomorrow?” The answer is a resounding YES, and it provides clear added value to the next phase of any ARCS (or ARM) project. It can be a viable project strategy to set up reconciliations using an Account Analysis format on “Day 1” and change to a Balance Comparison format when automated data loads are built on “Day 100.”