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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 EPM Automate Tool – Installation Procedure

About EPM Automate EPM Automate Utility enables Service Administrators to automate many repeatable tasks,  including the following: Import and export metadata, data, artifact and application snapshots, templates, and Data Management mappings Upload files into environments, list files, and delete files from the service Download snapshots, reports, and metadata and data files from the service Run business rules on data, and […]

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Migrating Essbase Cubes to Oracle Analytics Cloud

With the shift to the cloud, on-premises Essbase applications may be migrated to Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) using a simple method provided by Oracle. Essbase Life Cycle Management process is cost effective and easy to use utility for EPM Professional or Technical lead to migrate the applications to the cloud without the need of recreating […]

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Western Alliance Bank Innovates with Oracle Cloud [Webinar Q&A]

In a recent Perficient webinar, How Western Alliance Bank is Innovating with Oracle Cloud, attendees were treated to not one, but two speakers from Western Alliance Bank! Andrew Boucher, vice president market risk management, and Valentino Hafalia, vice president of FP&A discussed the challenges with the legacy environment and benefits realized with consolidated analytics as […]

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Invoke Business Rule Using EPBCS REST API in Groovy – Part 2

This is a continuation of my special blog series. You can read Part 1 here. Groovy script is basically split into four sections. We previously covered a short description of the sections, so we are getting directly into the script here. Code Section 1 This section imports the java libraries which help in formatting the payload […]

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How EPM Automate Can Help in Troubleshooting Issues

Introduction EPM Automate plays a vital role in automating many admin and user tasks in Oracle Hyperion Cloud. This blog post demonstrates how EPM Automate can help in troubleshooting the issues during support phase. Basically, this method is useful when we have more than one instance like Development and a SIT/UAT/Prod instance. The following explains […]

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Success Story: Oracle PBCS is Just What the Doctor Ordered

Our client is a leading healthcare provider with 13 clinical departments, each with multiple entities and varying degrees of complexity. They implemented Hyperion Planning in 2012 and experienced significant growth since then as a result of expansion into the community and in their main campus. There was a growing need to provide the executive office […]

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How to Connect Oracle OAC to Planning & Budgeting Cloud?

Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) was updated recently to support direct connectivity with Oracle Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and EPBCS. Consequently, we can now source data live from PBCS applications without the need to extract and import into OAC. I have seen several financial departments use PBCS as a source for budgets and forecasts […]

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Having Trouble with Enable Sandboxes Option in PBCS Application?

Yes, it is a nuance while creating application in PBCS. Here is what you need to know about it: If you are creating a new application, you may choose the obvious solution (like me) of clicking ‘Create Application’ from Planning and Budgeting Service. Beware! When you choose to create application from above menu– You cannot ‘Enable […]

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Vacation Planning for Hyperion Administrators

When planning an out-of-town vacation, do you diligently ensure that you have someone lined up to water your plants, feed your goldfish, and keep an eye on your home?   What about your Hyperion environment? Do you hire a managed services provider to take care of your systems and watch over your applications while you are […]

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Setup Cross-Pod Integration for Seamless User Experience

Oracle has announced some exciting changes coming to the EPM Cloud in the July to August time frame. If you are headed to Kscope 17 in San Antonio, Texas, be sure to attend the Sunday Symposium to catch Oracle’s live demo of cross-pod integration. What Is Cross-Pod Integration? When I use the term “pod,” I […]

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How to Encrypt the Admin Password When Used on a Batch Script

In one of my previous blog posts, the EPMAUTOMATE encrypt command was used to encrypt the administrator’s password on a batch script. Here, I describe the process for how to encrypt the password when used on a batch file. Before continuing, ensure the EPMAUTOMATE has been installed on the computer from which you are running […]

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How to Recycle PBCS Backups on AWS S3 Bucket After 61 Days

In this blog post, I will cover the necessary steps to create the S3 bucket storage that will transition to standard – IA (Infrequent Access) for 30 days to finally move to Glacier where the files will be archived for 61 days. Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) low-cost S3 cloud storage provides a cost-efficient solution to […]

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PBCS vs. EPBCS: The Planning Cloud Decision

“CLOUD! CLOUD! CLOUD!” Oracle offers TWO Planning applications on the cloud: PBCS and EPBCS. The following blog will describe the differences between the two and how Perficient can demonstrate the differences by attending our Planning Create & Manage class in Houston. First off, I am sure most of you are wondering, what do those acronyms […]

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Archive PBCS Snapshots to Amazon S3 Cloud Storage

Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) low-cost S3 cloud storage provides a cost-efficient solution to archive snapshot files extracted from Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS). In the following paragraphs, I will use the AWS Command Line interface (CLI) to upload to the Amazon S3 bucket to archive backup files pulled down from a PBCS instance. […]

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Practical Application of Oracle HFM Consolidation Options

There are three consolidation options in Oracle Hyperion Financial Management (HFM): Consolidate All Consolidate All with Data Consolidate What each option does has been appropriately discussed in many articles, which also properly suggest to use the Consolidate All option sparingly. I wanted to share our experience on these consolidation methods. If the application design use […]

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How to Restore PBCS Application Artifacts and Data from Snapshot

I recently wrote a blog post describing the process to create and download Oracle PBCS application SnapShots to local disks. Now I’m sharing a step-by-step look at the process of importing an application onto PBCS. In this article, I will describe how to remotely execute predefined commands to upload files and migrated Artifacts SnapShot. To […]

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Oracle PBCS Application Instance Restart

After reviewing Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) documentation, I found a EPMAUTOMATE command that I consider to be useful for all developers and administrators. The “resetservice” command will restart PBCS instance clearing memory and it will help improve application performance. Oracle PBCS documentation: “Restarts the service instance. Use this command only when you observe […]

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How to Backup Planning Application Cloud Service (PBCS)

Oracle Backup Policy “Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud creates the snapshot by backing up artifacts of all service components and Essbase data present in your service instance during the maintenance window. Because Oracle stores only the snapshots created in the most recent maintenance window, the artifacts and data available for restoration depend on their state […]

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EPBCS: How to Create and Configure Workforce Planning

With the recent launch of Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS), Oracle adds yet another cloud-based application purposed to centralize and simplify your Planning application development and needs. EPBCS is uniquely positioned as being an out-of-the-box solution for your Financials, Workforce, Capital Expenditures, and Projects budgeting and forecasting requirements. Upon creating an Enterprise […]

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