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Oracle FCCS 2017 Makeover

Oracle Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) is an on-premise application with financial consolidation and reporting capabilities designed for finance teams. Oracle Financial Consolidation Cloud Service (FCCS) is the cloud version of HFM. FCCS is a native cloud product with similar functionalities to

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Talk About Narrative Reporting

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When proposing a reporting solution, we seldom account for the complexity of the narrative portion involved. Hyperion tools are sophisticated enough to produce numbers, but working with text data isn’t always easy. Clients are advised to manually insert the text

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A Great Movie You Might Have Missed

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The first thing usually seen in a movie review is its rating—is it a thumbs up or a thumbs down? If that alone is taken at face value, people could be missing out on a great movie. Movies are quite

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Join us for BIWA Summit 2017 Next Week!

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Next week, January 31 – February 2, 2017, the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) is holding its annual BIWA Summit (for Oracle BI, Data Warehousing, Big Data, Analytics, and Cloud) at the Oracle Convention Center on the Oracle HQ Campus

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Team AST Breaks a Corporate Record with New Certifications!

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Team AST has earned over 125 new Oracle certifications since our last announcement!  Our teams are breaking records left and right within our organization, and proving that AST is packed full of qualified Oracle experts! Our largest practice, Enterprise Resource

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Big Data: Making a Shopping List before Your Trip to the Store

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Your Big Data effort could be the most involved project your company takes on in the near future.  Using the Big Data concept to help predict how and where to do business is a huge undertaking.  The first steps include

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MDM: A Single Source of Truth for Your Enterprise Data

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Regardless of how great your Business Intelligence (BI) tool is, bad data will result in bad reports.  Bad reports eventually become, sometimes all too quickly, untrusted reports.  BI Implementations sometimes get a bad reputation due to something that cannot be

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Data Analytics: Finding the Balance between People, Processes, and Technology

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A thorough understanding of the business needs and the proper balance between an organization’s people, processes, and technology are critical components to the successful integration of Business Intelligence and Data Analytics solutions.  In order to reach this state, face-time with

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All Good Things…

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This has been an exciting week full of knowledge for us here at Kscope16 in Chicago!  We don’t want it to end, but, as the saying goes, “All good things…” Only a few hours remain to speak with AST experts

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Kscope16 Special Event: The Roaring Twenties!

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Each year, ODTUG throws an exciting party at its Kscope event, and this year is no different!  Join your colleagues tomorrow night at the Museum of Science and Industry for a “Roaring Twenties”-themed Kscope16 special event! On Wednesday night, June

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