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Looking Back on ODTUG #Kscope18

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Kscope18 is in the record books! ODTUGers who arrived early enough to take advantage of the Sunday Symposiums heard directly from Oracle VPs and product managers who shared the strategy and roadmap for Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) deployments including a sneak peek at the latest innovations and work in progress. Not to be left out, Oracle Analytics (business intelligence and Essbase) fans were also treated to an in-depth look at Oracle’s roadmap and strategy for Oracle BI, Essbase, data preparation and data visualization by product management.

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Perficient’s session on a driver-based rolling forecast model presented by Nandini Nehru, Sr. Solutions Architect, attracted a crowd.  The presentation highlighted why rolling forecasts in healthcare are challenging, but can be achieved.  Nandini wrote a blog post on the session topic called Oracle Planning: Driver-based Rolling Forecast at #Kscope18.

I had an opportunity to speak with numerous ODTUGers while at the conference and the overwhelming majority of conversations centered around moving to the cloud.  My colleagues and I heard the same thing again and again. Folks are considering cloud, but in no great hurry to move to the cloud. And when they do make the leap, Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) as well as the enterprise version will be the path they take.

In July of last year, Oracle was named a leader in two Gartner Magic Quadrants: Strategic and Corporate Performance Management. It’s no wonder attendees have confidence in Oracle when Gartner deems Oracle a leader in ability to execute and completeness of vision.

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Susan Welton

Susan Welton is a Senior Marketing Manager at Perficient.

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