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ODTUG Kscope17 is Coming June 25-29, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas

Content is king at ODTUG Kscope17! Check out these sessions that will fill your days. But Kscope17 is not only about top-notch technical content -- we have a lot of fun, too. Join us for all our daily events, including the EPM Monday Community Night sponsored by KPMG. We'll celebrate ODTUG's 20th Birthday at our Special Event held at the historic Sunset Station.

Register now! You will not want to miss this opportunity to participate in the best technical conference in the world. Advance registration prices are good through June 9, 2017.

Product Management Corner 
By Al Marciante, Rich Wilkie, and Marc Seewald

With Kscope17 quickly approaching, it gives your Oracle EPM Product Management team a chance to reflect on our accomplishments over the past year, and build excitement for what is next in store for our customers. If you attended Kscope16’s EPM Sunday Symposium, you were already well informed of what to expect over this last year, as you were among the first to see many of these accomplishments in their raw R&D form. We have highlighted several new solutions to our Oracle EPM Cloud offering in previous articles, and this article will catch you up on the latest.
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Alternative Hierarchies
By Omar Shubeilat

When it comes to alternative hierarchies, the first thing that comes to most consultants' minds is, "they're great for reporting." While certainly true, there are many scenarios where alternative hierarchies can come to our rescue and give us additional solution design options that are often cheap in terms of impact on overallperformance, if designed properly.

Alternative hierarchies can be used in different scenarios - from reporting and managing security to mapping hierarchies, just to name a few. In this article, I'll talk a bit more on the mapping hierarchies and how we can utilize them.
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Oracle ARCS vs. Blackline - The Scoop
By Minie Parikh

There’s a reason why Apple rewrote the script on personal computers and IBM didn’t; or why Tesla revolutionized the electric car industry and GM didn’t; or why Facebook is monopolizing the media platform, and NBC isn’t.

Innovation often originates outside of the existing ecosystem, and account reconciliations is no different. Since 2011, Oracle Account Reconciliation Manager (ARM) and Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS as of 2016) have been beating the traditional industry incumbents out of the water.

Not only are companies switching from an offline Excel process to an integrated and automated solution, they are switching to Oracle from various other account reconciliation tools, including SaaS applications like BlackLine and Trintech.
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Meetup Recaps

ODTUG EPM SFL Meetup: "Think Escape Games"
By Kris Calabro

On a beautiful afternoon in Florida last fall (80 degrees!), several EPMers met up for what would be one of the most interesting ODTUG meetups yet. Our chosen location to host the event was nestled just a few miles away from Ft. Lauderdale beach in a commercial strip plaza. We entered into the Think Escape Games office and were met with an eclectic décor that immediately sparked our interest. Was this really the place we were hosting an ODTUG Meetup??
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ODTUG EPM Boston Meetup is a Go!
By Cameron Lackpour

Another EPM Meetup, another success. Monotonous, isn't it?

We had almost 20 people attending. I (and others) think if it hadn't been 6 Fahrenheit/ -6 Celsius we may have had more. No matter, those who attended had a fantastic time.
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Upcoming EPM Events

Executive Summit: Choosing Oracle Products that Fit Your Business Needs
Miami, FL
Thursday, April 13
12 PM - 7 PM

CLTOUG Kick-Off Meetings
Charlotte, NC
Wednesday, April 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Thursday, April 20, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Wichita EPM-BI Community Meetup
Wichita, KS
Tuesday, April 25, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join ODTUG's Meetup group to receive updates about all ODTUG EPM Meetups.


Blogs to Check Out

Rodrigo Radtke and Ricardo Giampaoli, “Building a 100% Cloud Solution with ODI”

Cameron Lackpour, “Smart View Survey Results”

Pete Petersen, “EPM Automate: ‘runbatch’ versus ‘rundatarule’”

Jon Harvey, “Hyperion and Windows 10 Compatibility”

Brian Marshall, “BSO Parallel Data Loads”

Jason Jones, “Deleting Multiple Files in PBCS Using the PBJ Client”

John Goodwin, “Loading Planning Metadata with FDMEE”

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