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    Do you want a secure EPM system? Don't forget Critical Patch Updates!

    March 27th, 2018 | Kieron Cassidy

    Every quarter, Oracle releases Critical Patch Updates (CPU) for their products. The Oracle EPM community is familiar with the normal Oracle EPM PSU/PSE patches which address functional aspects of the EPM products, either fixing defects or introduce new enhancements.

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    inlumi improves user experience and stability at Stolt-Nielsen Limited

    March 23rd, 2018

    Since the migration to the new inlumi managed cloud and the implementation of Active Directory Self Service (ADSS), both the user experience and stability have improved significantly at Stolt-Nielsen Limited.

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    Will Spectre Meltdown your EPM environment? Part II

    March 19th, 2018 | Kieron Cassidy

    Since our last Meltdown post, Intel have released stable firmware for our server CPUs. This means we have now been able to run our tests with not only the Microsoft patches in place but with full Spectre/Meltdown mitigation at CPU and OS level.

    We have now also added Hyperion Essbase to our Spectre/Meltdown Tests.

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    Java 7 and EPM: an easy win?

    March 10th, 2018

    The Java 6 codeline saw its first release in 2006. It is now old enough that even the generous Oracle support schedule has decreed that it will not receive new updates after December 2018. This is probably why Oracle recently published two KM notes (2351525.1 and 2351499.1) describing how to use Java 7 with EPM products: support for the EPM 11.1.2.x suite actually ends in 2021, so any EPM instance would be running for three years on a technically-unsupported JVM if they were stuck on Java 6. Java 7 support ends in July 2022, resolving this problem.

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    Strengthen your strategic choices with Oracle’s Strategic Modeling

    March 1st, 2018

    I could open this article with some cheesy metaphor like, “Reborn in the sky from its on-prem version, allow Strategic Modeling in Oracle’s cloud to make your business shine like a star,” but let me to stick to the facts.

    Strangely enough, in an era where we finance officers are trying to optimise the centralisation of financial information, we can still see in strategic and M&A departments heavy Excel sheets flooded with formulas and links to other Excel files. In the meantime, defining strategic models and testing different outcomes and hypotheses has never been more critical than today.

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