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Focus on Change That Brings Value

This blog is part of a series, if you are just now joining us, we suggest you go catch up on what you’ve missed! In our previous post, we reviewed the solutions to period-close management. In this installment of the series, we will focus on changes and tools that can help bring value to your […]

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Solutions to Period-Close Management

In our previous post, we looked at the challenges in managing the period-close process and their implications in finance organizations. In this post, we will review some solutions to period-close management. We will go on to examine the benefits of automated management tools over manual, and the use of real-time reporting tools. Period-Close Core to […]

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All About Machine Learning with Oracle Analytics

  Perficient Presents at Oracle OpenWorld 2019 – Live from the show floor, a director in our analytics team delivers an overview of the machine learning capabilities of Oracle Analytics Cloud with its built-in ML algorithms. Machine Learning is a science that existed for several decades. However, it wasn’t until the last 10 years that […]

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Cloud Procurement Approval Management

Cloud Procurement offers a new interface defining approval workflow for Requisitions, Purchase Documents (Order, Blanket, Contract) and Supplier Management. Approval rules are managed in a user friendly interface that integrates back-end Business Process Management (BPM) while keeping a logical and complete setup in front of the user. While relatively simple to define rules in Approval […]

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Oracle Analytics Cloud and Autonomous Data Warehouse – Better Together

Perficient Presents at Oracle OpenWorld 2019.  Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) and Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW) are setting the standard for cloud-based data warehouse and analytics deployments with respect to speed to value, flexibility, performance, self service and advanced capabilities like AI and natural language queries.   If you are thinking about moving all or […]

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Navigating FCCS Intricacies for a Smooth Deployment Part 1

The successful deployment of Financial Consolidation and Close (FCC) remains a discussion point within the FCC community more than three years after FCC made its debut.  While Oracle invested time and effort to standardize consolidation rules, the intricacies and variety within the field of financial consolidations presents its own challenges. Oracle began offering their cloud […]

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Navigating FCCS Intricacies for a Smooth Deployment Part 2

In the previous post, I began listing topics for consideration when building a FCC application.  I will continue the discussion on how to remain connected to the FCC community. FCC Forum and Oracle Cloud Readiness Knowing where to find information or how to reach out to fellow peers is the first step.  Oracle has an […]

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Oracle Hyperion 11.2 Upgrade: Is it Right for You?

Perficient presents at Oracle OpenWorld 2019 – live from the show floor, the GM of Perficient’s EPM practice summarizes what’s supported, which features are being deprecated, and what’s coming in the future. If you are an existing Hyperion customer, this 10-minute video will be time well spent. Oracle is making a commitment to its customers […]

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Period-Close Management

In our previous post, Solutions to Periodic Reconciliations, Part 1 we identified solutions to help streamline the reconciliations process to better equip your accounting team. In this post, we will review some of the challenges in managing the period close and how they impact the accounting and finance organizations. We will then review some of […]

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Solutions to Periodic Reconciliations, Part 2

In our previous post, Solutions to Periodic Reconciliations, Part 1, we identified some solutions to help streamline the reconciliations process to better equip your accounting team. In this post, we will explore some of the new tools that can be a time saver when reconciliation has the same reconciliation components period over period. Streamlined Processing […]

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Solutions to Periodic Reconciliations, Part 1

In our previous post, Periodic Reconciliations, we took a look at the account reconciliation process, the challenges it brings, and why reconciliations are a critical tool for organizations. In this post, we will identify solutions to help streamline the reconciliations process to better equip your accounting team. Account Reconciliation Tools While the process of reconciling […]

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Goodbye, EBS. Hello, Oracle ERP Cloud!

Oracle E-Business Suite has a deep and successful history across many industries and businesses of varying size. I, for one, have spent more than 15 (Oracle) years using, upgrading, enhancing and implementing new versions, custom components and specialized processes motivated by ever-increasing demands for operational efficiency. In my time spent working with a large variety […]

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The Road to Modernization: From EBS to Oracle ERP Cloud [Webinar]

Save the date for this terrific customer story next week featuring Midcoast Energy, LLC. The company had antiquated and complex business processes that could not scale to meet its needs. Facing an expensive ERP implementation, the company decided a cloud-based platform would provide a strategic advantage. Midcoast Energy, LLC implemented Oracle Cloud for Financials, Project […]

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Periodic Reconciliations

In our previous post, Solutions and Tools to Closing the Books, Part 2, we delve deep into the world of closing books, external reporting, and some of the challenges you might face closing your books. In this post, we take a look at the account reconciliation process, the challenges it brings, and why reconciliations are […]

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iReceivables Blog Series – Part 2

In Part 2 and the last of my iReceivables blog series I will dive deeper into some of the application’s cool features, review a feature and its related issues that are not so cool and finally give tips for a successful implementation as I had promised to do in my iReceivables blog series-Part 1. Recap […]

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Solutions and Tools to Closing the Books, Part 2

In our previous post, Solutions and Tools to Closing the Books, Part 1, we identified financial consolidation tools and solutions to closing the books to equip your accounting team. In this second part of the series, we dig into powerful data processing and reporting tools. Open Systems for Integrations Modern applications can accept a variety […]

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Options for Existing Customers of Oracle BI Applications

In 2007, Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Applications became generally available.  They were an immediate success and have enjoyed great popularity ever since.  Although Oracle BI Applications are now considered ‘content complete’ and Oracle no longer sells new licenses, Oracle is committed to supporting this large and important customer base.  That said, many existing customers are […]

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Solutions and Tools to Closing the Books, Part 1

In our previous post, Closing the Books and External Reporting, we went into depth to examine the period-close process as well as addressed various challenges you might come across as you’re closing your books. In this post, we will identify a couple of financial consolidation tools and solutions at your disposal to better equip your […]

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iHelp Lifecycle and Version Control in Life sciences

Previously, I examined how to develop content and implement iHelp. In this final installment I discuss the iHelp lifecycle and control. iHelp comes with a built-in version control system. When you create a new iHelp article, it starts at version 0, with a status of “In Progress.” You then enter and edit the content, testing […]

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Administering iHelp and Developing Content in Life Sciences

My previous blog highlighted the useful cases of iHelp. This blog will examine how to develop content and implement iHelp. iHelp is developed and administered through the Administration iHelp screen. The Designer view provides a Java-based workflow editor, which is very much like a simple version of Microsoft Visio. You drag the steps onto the […]

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