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Performance Architects Announces Partnership with Fivetran


Boston, MA, United States, November 9th, 2020 - Performance Architects is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Fivetran.

Fivetran is a data integration solution that is built for analytics. It allows you to replicate everything with zero configuration and schemas which allows you to eliminate engineering work so your analysts can provide value. The product is simple, agile, and reliable with also built in support for modern data warehouses. Some other features are real-time monitoring, pulling data directly from cloud applications, and automatic schema migrations. With lots of connectors, the opportunities are endless. To learn more about Fivetran, go here: https://fivetran.com/features.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can leverage Fivetran, please contact us at communications@performancearchitects.com.

About Performance Architects

Performance Architects partners with clients to design and build solutions that enable significant improvements in their performance. Whether you are considering Analytic or EPM solutions or have an existing implementation, our team of experienced functional and technical consultants can help you leverage the full power of these solutions. To learn more, please go to www.performancearchitects.com

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Performance Architects has won the ODTUG Oracle Analytics Data Storytelling Challenge!


Boston, MA, United States, September 14th, 2020 - Back by popular demand, the second ODTUG Oracle Analytics Storytelling Challenge puts your analytics, data visualization, and data storytelling skills to the test! The week-long contest took place from August 24th-28th, 2020 and asked participants to use Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) to tell a data story to illustrate insights from a data set provided by ODTUG.

The Performance Architects story follows store sales data for our “Performance Architects Superstore”. Our three main areas of focus were analyzing sales in our Boston-based brick and mortar store to see if we should reconfigure the layout of our store to be more effective in terms of revenue and profit per square foot; analyzing internet channel sales from the effectiveness of promotional campaigns; and using machine learning to predict which potential customers would be best to target based on the demographics of our existing customer base. Our story uses custom map visualizations, machine learning, and new graphics released in OAC Versions 5.6 and 5.7 that allowed us to gain insights into these three focus areas.

Our full video submission can be found on our website under the Video Gallery page here. You can also view our submission announcement on ODTUG’s blog, as well as learn more detailed information about the ODTUG Oracle Analytics Data Storytelling Challenge here.

If you are interested in learning more about what Oracle Analytics Cloud can do for you and your organization, please contact us at communications@performancearchitects.com. We offer multiple engagement options to help you achieve success with implementing OAC.

About Performance Architects

Performance Architects partners with clients to design and build solutions that enable significant improvements in their performance. Whether you are considering Analytic or EPM solutions or have an existing implementation, our team of experienced functional and technical consultants can help you leverage the full power of these solutions. To learn more, please go to www.performancearchitects.com.

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Performance Architects’ Autumn Morrice Joins the OATUG EPM/Hyperion SIG Board of Directors


Boston, MA, United States, July 23rd, 2020 - Performance Architects is excited to announce that Autumn Morrice has been selected to join the OATUG EPM/Hyperion SIG Board of Directors. Autumn will be tasked with marketing communications, helping run SIG webinars, and running Twitter and LinkedIn social media. While helping the SIG with marketing activities, Autumn will also benefit from the group in terms of education, networking, and intelligence.

From Ken Chen, COO, Performance Architects

“We are pleased that Autumn has been selected to join the OATUG EPM/Hyperion SIG Board of Directors. Our company often participates in user/advisory groups, and we are excited to be a part of this one.”

About Autumn Morrice

Autumn Morrice has worked at Performance Architects for a year as a Marketing Associate. Her main activities include website management, blog content, running the webinar process, social media, managing the marketing intern program, and anything else as seen fit. She graduated from Suffolk University with her BSBA in Management and a minor in Big Data and Business Analytics last year, and is back there now for her MBA with a concentration in Business Intelligence, set to graduate in 2021. Autumn is interested in the opportunities that come along with the SIG including networking and getting to learn more about the EPM space.

About Performance Architects

Performance Architects partners with clients to design and build solutions that enable significant improvements in their performance. Whether you are considering Analytic or EPM solutions or have an existing implementation, our team of experienced functional and technical consultants can help you leverage the full power of these solutions. To learn more, please go to www.performancearchitects.com

About the OATUG EPM/Hyperion SIG

The purpose of the EPM/Hyperion User Group is to share resources that help leverage your investment in Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) through the Oracle Hyperion Suite of products. Some benefits of joining the group include education, networking, and intelligence. To learn more, please go to https://www.oatug.org/hyperion/home.

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Performance Architects is Selected to Present at the Annual Oracle Analytics Summit


Boston, MA, United States, June 12th, 2020 – Performance Architects is pleased to announce that we have been selected to present at the annual Oracle Analytics Summit. Doug Ross will be presenting a presentation called "Step on the GAS! Turbocharging your Analytics Experience with Oracle Analytics Cloud". This presentation covers how Oracle's Analytics solution provides the full breadth of capabilities to do Governed, Augmented, and self-service analysis to help you leverage your data assets to outperform your competition. Viewers will see how these capabilities are implemented in real-world scenarios. This fast-paced overview and demo will leave you reaching for your seatbelt! In light of the current pandemic, the Oracle Analytics Summit will be held online. If you are interested in attending Doug's presentation, please register here: https://gateway.on24.com/wcc/gateway/eliteOracleAmericaInc3/2258334?elqCampaignId=243450&uniqueId=15918929054250 About Oracle Oracle can’t foretell the future, but it helps its customers better manage their way into the future by supporting their business operations. The leader in enterprise software (about 76% of its sales), it also provides hardware and services to help companies improve their processes. Best known for its focus on databases, it offers aid in areas such as managing business data, collaboration and application development, customer relationship management, and supply chain management. About Performance Architects, Inc. Performance Architects partners with clients to design and build solutions that enable significant improvements in their performance. Whether you are considering analytic or performance management solutions or have an existing implementation, our team of experienced functional and technical consultants can help you leverage the full power of these solutions. Contact Information: communications@performancearchitects.com




Performance Architects is Chosen to Assist Customers with the Implementation of Oracle's Scenario Modeling Tools to Adapt to Changing Market Conditions


Boston, MA, United States, May 13th 2020 – Performance Architects is pleased to announce that we have been chosen to assist customers with the implementation of Oracle's Scenario Modeling Tools, which is in response to the ever-changing market conditions brought on by COVID-19. Oracle is offering free access to Oracle Financial Statement Planning, including Strategic Modeling, to all existing Oracle Planning Cloud customers for the next 12 months, or until April 30th, 2021. These tools will be useful to finance teams as they assess a wide array of possible outcomes, forecast revenues and liquidity, and make iterative short- and medium-term forecasts through "what if" scenarios. In order to aid customers, particularly ones in higher education, in the implementation process, Performance Architects is well suited to help with scenario modeling in the areas of Revenue: Tuition and Fees; Revenue: Other Sources; Endowment; Fund-Raising and Commitments; Non-Labor Expenses; Workforce: Faculty and Staff; Debt Schedule; and Capital Projects. Please contact us here if you're interested in our services or learning more. About Oracle Oracle can’t foretell the future, but it helps its customers better manage their way into the future by supporting their business operations. The leader in enterprise software (about 76% of its sales), it also provides hardware and services to help companies improve their processes. Best known for its focus on databases, it offers aid in areas such as managing business data, collaboration and application development, customer relationship management, and supply chain management. About Performance Architects, Inc. Performance Architects partners with clients to design and build solutions that enable significant improvements in their performance. Whether you are considering analytic or performance management solutions or have an existing implementation, our team of experienced functional and technical consultants can help you leverage the full power of these solutions. Contact Information: communications@performancearchitects.com




Performance Architects Begins the PAWS While You Pause Webinar Series


Boston, MA, United States, April 14th, 2020 – For the month of April, Performance Architects has decided to do something different. We understand that this time in our lives is absolutely unprecedented, and in response to COVID-19, daily life has increasingly been changing. Conferences are getting canceled, schools are shifting to online learning, and most businesses are working from home. In response to this pause in your lives, we wanted to introduce our own version of PAWS, or the Performance Architects Webinar Series! For almost every Tuesday and Thursday in the month of April, we are offering educational Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Business Intelligence (BI) / Analytics content that we think you will enjoy, all from the comfort of your home! Please take this opportunity to join us for PAWS, and check out the content that we have here, and click on the links to register!

​​ As an added bonus, we will be drawing 3 lucky winners at the end of the series that will each win a $100 Amazon virtual gift card if they register and attend any one of our webinars! We hope to see you there! Follow us on Twitter ( @PerfArchitects), Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/PerformanceArchitects/), or LinkedIn ( https://www.linkedin.com/company/performance-architects-inc-) to keep up with us during this month, and stay tuned for updates and news about our virtual event or send us an email here if you have any questions. About Performance Architects, Inc. Performance Architects partners with clients to design and build solutions that enable significant improvements in their performance. Whether you are considering analytic or performance management solutions or have an existing implementation, our team of experienced functional and technical consultants can help you leverage the full power of these solutions. Contact Information: communications@performancearchitects.com




Performance Architects Becomes a Looker Partner


Boston, MA, United States, April 1st, 2020 – This month, Performance Architects is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Looker. About Looker Looker is a modern business intelligence software and big data analytics platform that helps you explore, analyze, and share real-time business analytics easily. Looker believes that your data could be doing more, which is why they give you more options to unleash powerful data experiences. These options include Modern Business Intelligence / Analytics for real-time dashboards with in-depth analysis; Integrated Insights for unifying and empowering your teams for effective, data-informed decisions; Data-driven Workflows for near real-time data; and Custom Applications so you can build what you want. Additionally, Looker is committed to a multi-cloud strategy that supports multiple data sources and deployment methods. This includes getting to choose your database, your cloud, and your workflows. About Performance Architects, Inc. Performance Architects partners with clients to design and build solutions that enable significant improvements in their performance. Whether you are considering analytic or performance management solutions or have an existing implementation, our team of experienced functional and technical consultants can help you leverage the full power of these solutions. Contact Information: communications@performancearchitects.com




Performance Architects Welcomes a New Vice President of Sales, Marketing, & Strategic Alliances


Boston, MA, United States, March 1st, 2020 – Performance Architects is pleased to announce that Jeff Wade joins our team as Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Strategic Alliances! About Jeff Wade Mr. Wade comes to us with over 30 years of experience in analytics and professional services. He has held leadership positions in the launch and development of multiple analytics’ businesses including Market Street Solutions, Application Partners, and OnDisplay. Under his guidance as founder and CEO of Market Street Solutions, Jeff built the organization that was acquired by Perficient in 2015. Over the years, he has served on multiple advisory boards and presented at various analytics conferences. Jeff will be responsible for developing new business relationships, maintaining current business relationships, and company marketing initiatives. From Mark Solimini, CEO, Performance Architects “It is my pleasure that we announce Jeff Wade’s addition to the Performance Architects’ team as Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Strategic Alliances as of March 1st, 2020. Jeff came to us highly recommended, after being recognized as a successful entrepreneur with multiple start-ups. He will bring a fresh new perspective to business relationship development. We are extremely excited for Jeff to bring his experience and expertise to contribute to the growth of Performance Architects. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.” Sincerely, Mark Solimini, CEO, Performance Architects About Performance Architects, Inc. Performance Architects partners with clients to design and build solutions that enable significant improvements in their performance. Whether you are considering analytic or performance management solutions or have an existing implementation, our team of experienced functional and technical consultants can help you leverage the full power of these solutions. Contact Information: communications@performancearchitects.com




Performance Architects’ Develops Higher Education Grants Forecasting Accelerator Using Oracle EPM Cloud


Boston, MA, United States, August 19th, 2020 - Performance Architects is excited to share that we have developed a higher education grants forecasting accelerator using Oracle EPM Cloud.

For both public and private research universities, grants and contracts represent a sizeable portion of a research institution’s source of funds. These institutions rely on the grants management system to administer and manage "the grants lifecycle" from the pre-award to the post-award phases of the grants. While a good grants management system helps to streamline the management aspect of the grants, this software often falls short on the analytics side, in particular, the financial projections for the grants. In a typical research institution, the principal investigator (PI) who takes the lead in the technical completion of the grant is also jointly responsible for the fiscal oversight of the grant with the research administration office.

Using Oracle EPM Cloud, Performance Architects can create a grant and contracts forecasting accelerator to complete the grant lifecycle process. The solution feeds data from a grants management / project portfolio application and an HR application to Oracle EPM Cloud. By including both sources, users (inclusive of principal investigators) have the ability to see project historical spend, projected spend, budgets, and available dollars down to a student level of detail.

For more detailed information about our grants forecasting accelerator, please go here.

From Ken Chen, COO, Performance Architects

“Besides the more common budgeting and forecasting practice which is an essential function of the finance budget office, institutions with research programs largely funded by grants and contracts have a similar need in forecasting and reporting on grants financials. Performance Architects Grants Forecasting Accelerator using EPM cloud provides analytical dashboards, reporting, and financial projection capabilities for the PIs and research office throughout the grant lifecycle.”

About Performance Architects

Performance Architects partners with clients to design and build solutions that enable significant improvements in their performance. Whether you are considering Analytic or EPM solutions or have an existing implementation, our team of experienced functional and technical consultants can help you leverage the full power of these solutions. To learn more, please go to www.performancearchitects.com.

Contact Information:

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Performance Architects Announces Partnership with Oracle’s NetSuite Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting Software


Boston, MA, United States, October 8th, 2020 - Performance Architects is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Oracle’s NetSuite Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting software. NetSuite Planning and Budgeting allows your organization to automate many of the planning and budgeting processes that are labor-intensive, while also centralizing your company’s financial and operational data. Most importantly, finance teams can quickly and easily produce budgets and forecasts, while also modeling what-if scenarios and generating reports within one solution. Additionally, NetSuite Planning and Budgeting also has many other features, including some of the following:

  • Simplifying travel and expense planning

  • Strategic workforce planning

  • Automating allocations of indirect expenses

Some of the ways that your organization can benefit from NetSuite’s Planning and Budgeting is by:

  • Reducing planning cycle times

  • Improving forecast accuracy

  • Aligning the organization to one single version of the truth

  • Timely information and insight to see the impact on business performance

Now, finance teams are able to gain the needed, control, collaboration, and visibility to their organization’s financial and operational plans.

If you are interested in learning more about what Oracle’s NetSuite Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting software can do for you, please contact us at communications@performancearchitects.com.

About Performance Architects

Performance Architects partners with clients to design and build solutions that enable significant improvements in their performance. Whether you are considering Analytic or EPM solutions or have an existing implementation, our team of experienced functional and technical consultants can help you leverage the full power of these solutions. To learn more, please go to www.performancearchitects.com

Contact Information:

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San Francisco State University Moves Financial Planning to Oracle Cloud


Boston, MA, United States, December 18th, 2020 - San Francisco State University (SFSU), Performance Architects, and Oracle are proud to announce that SFSU has recently completed a multi-year co-implementation of Oracle’s Fusion Cloud Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) software to move a substantial portion of their planning and budgeting processes into the cloud. Armed in hand with Oracle tools and Performance Architects as their implementation partner, SFSU was able to move its financial reporting, analytics, budgeting and forecasting to Oracle Cloud EPM, with the final module going live in November 2020.

To learn more about this implementation, view the Oracle press release here.

About Performance Architects

Performance Architects partners with clients to design and build solutions that enable significant improvements in their performance. Whether you are considering Analytic or EPM solutions or have an existing implementation, our team of experienced functional and technical consultants can help you leverage the full power of these solutions. To learn more, please go to www.performancearchitects.com

Contact Information:

communications@performancearchitects.com





2021 In the News

Performance Architects selected to present at the HEUG Alliance 2021 Conference


Boston, MA, United States, January 5th, 2021 - Performance Architects has been selected to present at the HEUG Alliance 2021 Conference!

The Higher Education User Group’s annual Alliance Conference is where thought leaders and innovators from thousands of higher education and public sector institutions come together to educate, collaborate, and network. The conference is being held from March 15th – 18th, 2021 and you’ll hear the latest updates and key insights of the higher education and public sector communities, all from the comfort of your home!

Join us to learn more! This year, our presentations include discussing what else you can do with Oracle’s EPM Cloud other than just budgeting; how San Francisco State University (SFSU) implemented Oracle’s EPM Cloud for more accurate planning, budgeting, and forecasting as well as Strategic Modeling for testing a range of scenarios and assessing potential responses; how Harvard University is using Oracle's EPM Planning Cloud to modernize their budgeting system; and how The California State University System was able to leverage Oracle’s Account Reconciliation (ARCS) to improve their account reconciliation process.

Are you ready to see us at Alliance 2021? Make sure you register before the regular registration rate ends on March 5th, 2021! You can register and learn more about our presentations below! Additionally, Performance Architects is also sponsoring this event and will be exhibiting and demoing during conference exhibit hours. Please make sure to mark your calendars for our presentations, demos, and conference exhibit hours.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Alliance Registration

https://www.alliance-conference.com/p/cm/ld/fid=4321

Alliance Conference Schedule

https://www.alliance-conference.com/p/cm/ld/fid=4314

Performance Architects Alliance Presentations:

  • Oracle EPM Cloud: Beyond the Budget

Mon, March 15th, 2021 (9:00 AM EDT - 10:00 AM EDT) – Virtual 11

Oracle EPM Cloud is not just for budgeting. As the financial climate continues to change, and the needs of an organization continue to change, financial planning systems are expected and needed to do more. Come to this session to see how schools are utilizing Oracle EPM Cloud for a variety of planning that goes beyond the budget, such as forecasting, tuition revenue modeling, RCM allocations, multi-year planning, grant forecasting, and more.

  • How SFSU Phased Their Way into EPM Success through Economic Challenges

Mon, March 15th, 2021 (2:20 PM EDT - 3:20 PM EDT) – Virtual 4

Join us to explore how San Francisco State University utilized a five-phase approach to grow their EPM foot print. From an initial implementation of financial reporting to eventual budgeting, forecasting, and scenario modeling; you will experience how to utilize a controlled, phased approach to enhance all elements of the EPM lifecycle regardless of economic challenges.

  • Modernizing Harvard University Budgeting using Oracle EPM Planning Cloud
Tues, March 16th, 2021 (9:00 AM EDT - 10:00 AM EDT) – Virtual 5 Harvard University Budgeting System (HUBS) has been slow to change as a result of the planning process and technology scope and size. The goal of the Next-Generation Initiative is of modernizing this system, making the best use of the capabilities of the Oracle EPM Planning Cloud platform. This required a significant amount of preparation, research, and the focus of many teams, coming together to create a roadmap that ensured success of the initiative.

  • Leveraging ARCS in Higher Ed: How The California State University System used Oracle's ARCS to Improve Account Reconciliation

Wed, March 17th, 2021 (6:30 PM EDT - 7:30 PM EDT) – Virtual 4

Are you finding that your organization needs to improve your account reconciliation process because you have such a high volume of transactions that need to be matched across multiple sources? Good news, because we have a solution for you! Join us to learn how the California State University System, who was experiencing this same problem, leveraged Oracle's Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS) for their account reconciliation process!

About HEUG’s Alliance 2021 Conference

Alliance 2021 is a virtual conference you'll want to attend! Taking place from March 15th - 18th, 2021, these four days are dedicated to education and networking where you can meet experts and innovators from higher education and public sector communities across the globe. Here you'll be able to receive informative and timely content across 300+ sessions with live presenter Q&A. Join us for community discussions and collaborate with other participants all from the comfort of your home!

About Performance Architects

Performance Architects partners with clients to design and build solutions that enable significant improvements in their performance. Whether you are considering Analytic or EPM solutions or have an existing implementation, our team of experienced functional and technical consultants can help you leverage the full power of these solutions. To learn more, please go to www.performancearchitects.com

Contact Information:

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Performance Architects Announces Partnership with OneStream Software


Boston, MA, United States, April 6th, 2021 - Performance Architects is pleased to announce that we have partnered with OneStream Software.

OneStream provides a unified, SmartCPM™ platform that simplifies and aligns financial consolidation, planning, reporting, analytics and financial data quality. OneStream eliminates the risk and complexity of data integration, validation and reconciliation between multiple products, applications or modules, and makes non-integrated CPM suites a thing of the past.

This new partnership will allow Performance Architects and OneStream to provide industry-leading software and implementation expertise while driving efficiency in the Office of Finance.

If you are interested in learning more about what OneStream Software can do for you, please contact us at communications@performancearchitects.com.

About OneStream Software

OneStream Software provides a market-leading CPM solution that unifies and simplifies financial consolidation, planning, reporting, analytics and financial data quality for sophisticated organizations. Deployed via the cloud or on-premise, OneStream’s unified platform enables organizations to modernize Finance, replace multiple legacy applications and reduce the total cost of ownership of financial systems. OneStream unleashes Finance teams to spend less time on data integration and system maintenance – and more time focusing on driving business performance.

OneStream is an independent software company backed by private equity investor KKR. With over 500 customers, 175 partners and over 500 employees our primary mission is to deliver 100% customer success. OneStream was named to the 2019 Inc. 5000 and Deloitte 2019 Technology Fast 500 lists of the fastest-growing companies in North America. To learn more visit www.onestreamsoftware.com

About Performance Architects

Performance Architects partners with clients to design and build solutions that enable significant improvements in their performance. Whether you are considering Analytic or EPM solutions or have an existing implementation, our team of experienced functional and technical consultants can help you leverage the full power of these solutions. To learn more, please go to www.performancearchitects.com

Contact Information:

communications@performancearchitects.com





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