Overview of Oracle Enterprise Data Management Cloud

Oracle Enterprise Data Management Cloud is a modern, agile data management application that enables enterprises to manage application-specific business viewpoints, govern changes across them, share and map data sets to accelerate cloud deployment, and build an authoritative system of reference.

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You can use Oracle Enterprise Data Management Cloud as a standalone service or as a business process within Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud.

Work with Applications

Application creators register each connected business application to generate end user experiences called a default view. Upon registration, creators can assign others as application owners or data managers. Each view contains one or more viewpoints that are optimized to maintain each registered application dimension as a list or a hierarchy. To collaborate, application owners and view owners may then come together to tailor custom views and viewpoints (for example, by subject area or by business domain) to build change management views. Data managers may then apply changes within their purview.

Work with Views and Viewpoints

Views are end user portals into enterprise data. Browse or search viewpoints within or across views. Import dirty dimension data into viewpoints from contributing applications, validate and resolve issues to build an authoritative system of reference. Compare viewpoints side-by-side to understand differences. Align related properties visually and copy values. Create requests to share data across viewpoints. Use subscriptions to share data between viewpoints by subscribing a target viewpoint to a source viewpoint. When an update is made to the source viewpoint, a request is automatically generated to make the same change in the target viewpoint.

Manage Change with Requests

Requests represent the fundamental building block of change. Use requests to model changes to any viewpoint. Visualize all changes against the target viewpoint, validate them, analyze impact, and only then commit them. Author changes interactively or in batch from file sources. Browse request activity to audit committed changes.

Collaborative Workflows

Collaborative workflows support a submit process, approval process and address these governance challenges:
  • Configure one or more approval policies at the application, dimension, hierarchy set, or node type level. The workflow orchestrates the invitation of approvers while executing approval policies concurrently to achieve high quality outcomes.

  • Implement request workflows across multiple business contexts to secure approval for related changes across applications.

  • Use approvals with subscription requests to simulate application dimension-level enrichment and approval stages across multiple application contexts.

  • Define items within a request that are validated, approved, and committed together. This creates integrity in change management and enables change control.

Create Alternate Views and Viewpoints

Tailor custom views and viewpoints to build alternate hierarchies, access read-only reference data for comparison purposes, or work with hierarchy members in a list. Copy viewpoints to make a historical snapshot, perform a what-if scenario, or reorganize data as fit-for-purpose.

Information Model

Each viewpoint is powered by a data chain that specifies associated business objects (using node types), associated parent child relationships (using relationship sets), and associated predicates such as top nodes (using node sets) to construct each viewpoint for end use. Viewpoints are grouped together logically in views that either represent business applications or subject areas. Application views are defaulted based upon application registration.

Build Data Maps

Create new data chains to manage mapping relationships. Construct mapping viewpoint to map one or more sources to each target application dimension. Compare source to target and create requests to build data maps across applications. Configure mapping keys and locations for each target dimension to export data maps.

Application Integration

Accelerate integration with EPM Cloud applications, for example, Planning, Financial Consolidation and Close, E-Business Suite General Ledger and Oracle Financials Cloud General Ledger, using predefined application registration. Leverage a custom application registration using an open interface to integrate with all other business applications. Use a wizard-driven configuration experience to onboard applications: establish reusable connections, configure import and export operations, and construct ready-to-use, application-specific views for immediate application maintenance purposes.

Automate Tasks

Automate tasks interactively or via a scheduled process using the EPM Automate. For example, migrate across service instances, upload and download files, reset an environment and re-create an environment.

Audit Transaction History

Transaction history can be audited to see changes made to nodes, properties, and relationships over time. Transaction history is recorded when requests are committed. You can view, filter, and download transaction history to a file.

Expressions for Custom Business Logic

Expressions are used to define custom business rules for nodes in particular applications. Expressions can be configured for derived properties and property transformations to calculate property values for nodes in viewpoints. Expressions are defined in a graphical manner using a palette and an editor.
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