The new year is well underway, and the Vertical Edge team is busy working with many of you. As we embrace the new year and all that it will bring, we stand committed to our primary goal of ensuring that you have the very latest in resources and solutions.

2019 brought about some changes to the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud application capabilities and pricing. These changes, coupled with additional features and a new pricing model, truly make moving to the cloud easier and more accessible for many businesses and organizations. Oracle EPM Cloud is a complete and connected solution that affords your business operations the agility needed to excel in a constantly changing business environment. Amongst other features, the application allows you to connect all your planning and gives you the ability to complete a comprehensive financial close with confidence.

I invite you to explore the the information provided in this edition of Straight Up: News from the Edge and reach out to a member of our business development team. We look forward to assisting you in understanding how Oracle EPM Cloud will help you facilitate the adoption of configurable business practices with industry features that align with your company's goals and strategic plan.

As always, the Vertical Edge Team is just a click away. We invite you to connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook so that you can keep current on our latest offerings from events, conferences, and user group attendance to webinars.

If you are attending KSCOPE20, please let us know (sjhart@verticaledgecg.com) so that we can put you on our Client Event VIP list.

Here's to continued success for all of you in 2020.

President & CEO


What is Oracle EPM Cloud?
Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud (EPM) is the market’s
most complete and connected EPM solution to give you the agility you need
to outperform in today’s continually evolving business landscape.

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Why Should You Move to EPM Cloud?
Business is moving faster than ever.
Those that connect processes and data across their organization will outpace the competition – something traditional planning practices and tools cannot deliver.

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What does moving to the Cloud Really Mean?
An Oracle EPM Perspective
This webinar recording is a high-level introduction to the Cloud with a focus on
Oracle’s EPM products like Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service, Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud Service and Essbase Cloud Service. You can start here to get a solid conceptual understanding
of Oracle’s EPM Cloud and the pros and cons of on-premises vs. cloud solutions.

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Oracle EPM Cloud: The Planning and Budgeting Updates
you missed in 2019
In 2019, Planning in the Cloud with Oracle was better than ever.
There have been several updates that enhance the planning experience and take it to new heights
for users. In this session, we will recap and highlight all the significant planning and budgeting updates that have occurred with Oracle EPM Cloud over the past year.

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Oracle EPM Cloud: Automate your GL to Subledger Reconciliation using the Transaction Matching Functionality
This webinar recording will discuss how to completely automate GL to Subledger reconciliations using the Transaction Matching Functionality of Oracle EPM Cloud. Using this innovative approach, accountants can complete month-end reconciliations in a very short time, enabling them to focus on financial analytics and reporting.

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Oracle’s Hyperion Planning 11.2:
Changes, New Features and What to Expect

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 
1:00 PM EST

Learn More and Register Today


Functional Analytics: Getting From There to Here

Thursday, March 26, 2020
1:00 PM EST

Learn More and Register Today

Where can you find the Vertical Edge Team:

User Groups:

Ohio Valley Oracle Users Group Meeting
March 12, 2020, Louisville, KY

VECG Presentations You Don’t Want to Miss at OVOATUG:
What's New In Hyperion 11.2
Presenter:  Ben Johnson, EPM Consultant, Vertical Edge Consulting Group
Cloud Planning in 2020:
Here’s what you missed with the EPBC/PBC Updates during the last year

Presenter: John Taylor, Senior EPM Consultant, Vertical Edge Consulting Group
mousMichigan Oracle Users Summit
October 28, 2020, Livonia, MI



April 19 - April 23, 2020
Las Vegas, NV

Don't miss this presentation:

How do you mass update member level security
in Oracle EPM Cloud's, Planning and Budgeting Application?

In a time-aggressive implementation of Planning and Budgeting Cloud, the solution must be smarter
with a faster implementation speed. With any implementation, security plays an important role
to ensure the solution implementation is always safe and secure.
In this session, we will learn how to leverage multiple tools to mass update the member level security in Oracle EPM Cloud's, Planning and Budgeting Application.

Dayalan Punniyamoorthy, Oracle EPM Consultant, Vertical Edge Consulting Group

Info and Registration



June 28 - July 2
Boston, Massachusetts

Vertical Edge is excited to once again be a
Platinum Sponsor for KSCOPE.

SAVE $100 on your Kscope20
full conference pass 
by using
VEC20 when registering.

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Shout out to Catherine Summers, Dayalan Punniyamorthy, Bill Day, Kyle Kempf, and Ben Johnson for participating in the inaugural ODTUG Storytelling Challenge using Oracle Data Visualizer.

They were tasked with turning two data sets supplied by Gartner into a storytelling narrative using Oracle Data Entry. Their submission focused on data pertaining to fertility, longevity, education, and mortality among women in Africa.

Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service is an easy-to-use, web-based tool that enables you to explore analytical data to get instant clarity visually. With powerful visual analytics, everyone in your organization can get information and answers quickly.

For more information about this tool and other Oracle Analytics tools, please reach out to a member of our Business Development Team.



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Business Development Manager

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Business Development Manager


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