Education for All at COLLABORATE 18: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community

April 22-26, 2018 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Join Vertical Edge for one of our SIX Presentations at Collaborate 18 this year:

It Is No Magic Trick, Web Reporting Studio Is a Great Reporting Tool!

Presented by Nichole Werner, Associate Consultant, Vertical Edge Consulting Group
April 22, 2018 – 3:00pm • Location:  Jasmine D

You may be able to work some magic on your reports with Web reporting Studio but it is no trick! Join me for a step by step tutorial of how to efficiently create a report as well as gather some tips and tricks along the way! In this session we will go over some differences in On-prem versus Web and run through a tutorial of how to use and create Web reporting studio reports like an Ace.

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Financial Reporting in Hyperion/EPM/Fusion Essbase. Get ahead with these Tips and Tricks

Presented by John Taylor, Senior EPM Consultant, Vertical Edge Consulting Group
April 25, 2018 – 8:30am • Location: South Seas B

Financial Reporting Studio (FRS) can be used to create all kinds of different reports.  It works across most EPM Suite of products no matter if it on the cloud or on-premise.  It also can be used with Essbase data sources.  Even though FRS reports are widely used, they are not used wisely in many cases.  Join this session to get tips, tricks, and warnings that will help you get the most out of your Financial Reporting Studio reports.

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“Keeping It Simple” With Hyperion/EPM Cloud Applications 

Presented by Thomas Dimock, EPM (Hyperion) Consultant, Vertical Edge Consulting Group
April 25, 2018 – 8:30am • Location: South Seas A

We hear the expression “Keep It Simple” often, but sometimes we have to remind ourselves of this. Within the context of EPM, this adage is also important. This session will cover a wide variety of tips for the Developer/Hyperion Admin to help them on their EPM journey, from Outline design, Loading metadata, Integrating with source systems, Creating Financial Reports, Automation, and Training of your users. The challenge is to not over-complicate the design and maintenance of your application. When you have moved onto another role, your replacement will thank you.

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Introduction to Oracle PBCS REST API with Groovy Scripting

Presented by Dayalan Punniyamoorthy, EPM Consultant, Vertical Edge Consulting Group
April 25, 2018 – 8:30am • Location: Jasmine A

REST describes any simple interface that transmits data over a standardized interface (such as HTTP). REST provides a set of design rules for creating stateless services that are viewed as resources can be identified by their unique Uniform Resource Identifier (URIs). It allow infrastructure consultants to perform administration tasks in Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud like executing a job, retrieving the job status, adding a member, getting and updating substitution variable for Planning applications and managing various tasks related to migration and Data management. In this session, we will cover how to invoke the REST API related to Oracle PBCS using Groovy program.

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SmartView Should Not Be a Roll of the Dice: The Advantages and Challenges of Both Formulas & Ad Hoc

Presented by Greg Stieglitz, EPM Consultant, Vertical Edge Consulting Group
April 25, 2018 – 1:15pm • Location: South Seas A

SmartView is a powerful reporting option that leverages users’ knowledge of Microsoft Excel. Sometimes, however, it is not clear whether to use SmartView formulas or an ad hoc SmartView connection to retrieve the data you need. In this session, we will discuss the advantages and challenges of each method. We will also share some tips and tricks for creating formulas and navigating ad hoc reports. Additionally, we will take time to review common errors and highlight some of the advanced option settings. Make sure to join us so that you can make SmartView reporting a sure bet.

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Don’t Leave It Up to Luck, WIN With Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service’s Workforce Planning

Presented by Nichole Werner, Associate Consultant, Vertical Edge Consulting Group
April 25, 2018 – 2:30pm • Location:  Jasmine A

Whether you need a Compensation or Strategic Workforce Planning Process, Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service has a workforce model for you! Follow along for a step by step tutorial on how to configure a workforce application within Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service as well as a few tips and tricks along the way. You will leave this session with the foundation that you need to configure a Workforce application and win big!

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VIP Cocktail Party

Along with our partner Terillium,  Vertical Edge invites you to our bigger and better VIP party during COLLABORATE18. This year we’re taking it to the top – join us on the top floor of Mandalay Bay in the Foundation Room for fantastic view of Las Vegas, open bar, and great food.

Attendees will also be registered for a chance to win a prize (hint: it’s a Las Vegas excursion that you won’t soon forget).

C18 VIP Party
Monday April 23, 8PM
Foundation Room – Top Floor of Mandalay Bay