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2019 Sales Tax Changes [Webinar]

For anyone that deals with sales and use tax, this is the most important presentation to attend this year. It’s time to get prepared for the major tax changes taking effect across the United States. Our partner, Avalara, is bringing in U.S. tax policy expert and former executive director of the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing […]

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Argus Safety, Oracle Clinical & RDC Release Notes [Feb. 2019]

Perficient’s Life Sciences practice regularly monitors the software release notes for several Oracle Health Sciences applications, including: Argus Safety Oracle Clinical/Remote Data Capture (OC/RDC) Thesaurus Management System (TMS) Generally speaking, we review release notes at the beginning of each month for the previous month. On occasion, there are no new releases and, therefore, nothing to review; however, […]

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FCCS Translation Rates and Movement

In Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), we know that Assets and Liabilities are Balance Accounts where we assign Ending Rates while Revenues and Expenses are Flow Accounts where we assign Average Rates. In Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud (FCCS), Balance Sheet and P&L Accounts are assigned the same Time Balance and Exchange Rate Type. For […]

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CPQ Trends to Watch in 2019

The Evolution of CPQ Configure Price Quote (CPQ) has been around for a long time.  Product configuration and pricing were part of several homegrown ERP/MRP systems since the 1980s and has become more mainstream with the introduction of CPQ-focused software since the beginning of this century. CPQ is a big growth area in the software […]

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The Four Custom Dimensions of FCCS

Although Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud (FCCS) offers enhanced functionalities such as multi-currency consolidation, pre-built Movement and Data Source dimensions, pre-seeded dimensions with corresponding consolidation, translation and FX calculation rules, the hesitation to take advantage of these FCCS enhancements were mostly due to the restrictive two custom dimensions. For some companies, two custom dimensions […]

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Driving Digital Transformation with ML in Oracle Analytics [Webinar]

The adoption of machine learning (ML) is increasing at near-breakneck speed. As organizations seek innovative ideas on how to improve the business, Oracle Analytics Cloud with ML capabilities is leading the charge. With built-in drag-and-drop functions into visualizations and autonomous prediction execution, Oracle Analytics puts the power of machine learning in your hands. Join us […]

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Setting Up The Current Period For New Asset Books

As many of you know, making uninformed decisions on implementation projects may prove to be costly. I have had experiences where customers are faced with making decisions but, they were not aware of the implications their choices would have on the project. One of those key decision is identifying Fixed Assets in the first accounting […]

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iReceivables Blog Series – Part 1

In my iReceivables blog series, I’ll give a high level overview of iReceivables, its pros and cons and will also provide some tips for a successful implementation based on experience I’ve gained over the years. Overview iReceivables, is part of Oracle’s Credit to Cash software solution, its main purpose is to provide a portal where […]

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Improving Quality Management with Oracle Cloud Quality – Part 2

Welcome back! In Improving Quality Management With Oracle Cloud Quality – Part 1,  we covered how Oracle Cloud quality is changing the game of managing quality data. Specifically three pain points! Reducing the need for tribal knowledge by requiring data collection at specific points in the supply chain Not having the right resources notified of a […]

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Oracle Cloud Excellence Implementer – SCM Procurement

Perficient’s Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning business unit was recently recognized as an Oracle Cloud Excellence Implementer (CEI) for Supply Chain Management – Procurement. This coveted honor is the result of great work delivering procure to pay solutions across North America that not only meet, but exceed our customers’ expectations. This program focuses on identifying partners […]

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Improving Quality Management With Oracle Cloud Quality – Part 1

Do you dread quality audits? Maybe because you have to rehearse your speech to the auditors…. “X” area is managed on this spreadsheet “Y” process is done because this employee has worked here for 17 years “Z” homemade database generates the QA reports OH….and the QA schedule is in this file folder Then you see […]

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Readers’ Choice: Top 5 Oracle Cloud Blog Posts of 2018

As I look back on 2018, I’d like to thank the amazing bloggers within the Oracle group for contributing such rich content for our readers to enjoy. It’s evident by the numbers that some topics really struck a chord. Subscribe to our blog if you haven’t already and you’ll never miss another blog post! Hopefully, […]

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Oracle Release Notes: Argus Safety, Oracle Clinical & RDC

Perficient’s Life Sciences practice regularly monitors the software release notes for several Oracle Health Sciences applications, including: Argus Safety Oracle Clinical/Remote Data Capture (OC/RDC) Thesaurus Management System (TMS) Generally speaking, we review release notes at the beginning of each month for the previous month. On occasion, there are no new releases and, therefore, nothing to review; however, […]

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What Does HCL Buying IBM Portal Mean to You?

You may have heard that in December 2018, HCL Technologies agreed to acquire several software assets from IBM, including Lotus Notes, Domino, IBM Portal and IBM Commerce. These have all been long term investments by IBM and have had strong customer support for many years. What many people don’t know is that IBM has been […]

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Tips to Generate 2019 US 1099 Reporting In Oracle Cloud

Its 1099 reporting time of the year, Payables folks must report certain type of Supplier payments to the IRS. What are the key considerations to generate US 1099 in Oracle Cloud using US 1099 Report process? Oracle Cloud supports 1099 reporting by Legal Entities for a Reporting Entity. This means that reporting entity set up […]

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The Minimum Oracle Cloud Project Contracts Setup

Differences exist between Cloud Project Billing and EBS Project Billing. Using Oracle Cloud Project Contracts exclusively is one of the differences. In EBS “Project Funding” we create an approved revenue budget, baseline it, setup the agreement and lastly fund the project/task. Utilizing Oracle cloud project contracts raises questions of how the former “funding” is achieved […]

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Resolving Essbase Error 1005000 in PBCS Business Rules

Using substitution variables to store folder directories and then referencing the variables in calc scripts/business rules has long been a best practice in the world of on-prem applications. For example, using a variable to store the path to a shared folder for a dataexport command. DATAEXPORT “File” “|” “&ExportServer/Sample.TXT” “#mi”; But cloud applications do not […]

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Oracle Fusion SaaS Security with Oracle Analytics Cloud

The question that is often asked is: Can we leverage the same security we already have in Oracle Fusion SaaS (which includes users, duties, roles and security policies) to secure data in Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC – an Oracle PaaS)? The answer is Yes. To understand better how this is possible, keep reading. This blog […]

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How to Use Multiple Period Accounting for Deferred Expenses

If you have the need to defer recognition of incurred expense across multiple GL periods, you can use the Multiple Period Accounting (MPA) feature. Good business application scenario would be expenses incurred for a yearly subscription for a software license, semiannual contract for janitorial services, rental lease paid in advance, etc. Oracle MPA supports PO […]

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Top 7 Trends in Corporate Performance Management [Webinar]

Perficient’s corporate performance management (CPM) strategist Tony Coffman provides an overview of the top seven trends shaping the CPM industry in this webinar presented by Perficient and Financial Executives International. From social collaboration, to integrated planning, to zero-based budgeting and more, CPM suites are expanding into domains and business processes formerly managed in the ERP […]

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