EPM Cloud Integration at CareFirst

Session Number: 8762
Track: Real World EPM
Sub-Categorization: EPM Processes and Management
Session Type: Case Studies
Primary Presenter: Saundra Holloway [Lead Business Analyst - CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield]
Co-Presenter: Vatsal P Gaonkar [Principal - Alithya Ranzal]
Time: Jun 25, 2019 (02:15 PM - 03:15 PM)
Room: 211, Level 2

Speaker Bio: Saundra Holloway is a lead business analyst with CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, which operates in the mid-Atlantic region consisting of Maryland, Washington, DC, and northern Virginia. She has over 30 years of experience in cost accounting with CareFirst. Saundra is currently the primary systems administrator in the finance business/functional division, having worked with Oracle Financial Analyzer (OFA) from 1999-2009; Oracle Hyperion Essbase 2010-2018; and as of 2019, PCMCS and EDMCS. She is a native Washingtonian and loves all things DC, except for the politics. Saundra lives in Laurel, Maryland, with her husband and two adult children.
Technologies or Products Used: EPM Cloud, Oracle EDMCS, Cloud Data Management, Oracle PCMCS, EPM Automate

Session Summary for Attendees:  The session is a case study on how CareFirst transitioned from an on-premises custom Essbase application to a costing solution using Oracle Enterprise Data Management Cloud Service (EDMCS) and Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud Service (PCMCS). CareFirst is one of the first Blue Cross Blue Shield plans to fully implement on the cloud. Through a live demo, insights will be provided on the movement of metadata and data during a monthly close cycle using EDMCS, data management integration with on-premises data sources, PCMCS cloud to cloud integration, and EPM Cloud automation using a Linux automation hub.