Case Study: Using EDMCS to Solve Master Data Challenges

Session Number: 8237
Track: Real World EPM
Sub-Categorization: EPM Processes and Management
Session Type: Case Studies
Primary Presenter: Kevin Black [Product Manager - Alithya]
Time: Jun 26, 2019 (11:45 AM - 12:45 PM)
Room: 211, Level 2

Speaker Bio: Kevin is an experienced Oracle EPM professional, having been involved in this space since 2005 and as a consultant since 2014. He is primarily focused on master data, with a specialization in Data Relationship Management (DRM), Data Relationship Governance (DRG), and Enterprise Data Management Cloud Service (EDMCS). He is a certified implementation specialist for DRM.

Kevin regularly writes blog posts and contributes to Oracle EPM community forums. Prior to his move to consulting, Kevin was on the customer side of multiple Oracle EPM engagements and strives to always bring the client perspective into his consulting engagements.

Technologies or Products Used: EDMCS, PCMCS, EPM Automate, Linux

Session Summary for Attendees:  Enterprise Data Management Cloud Service (EDMCS) is a relatively new but critically important addition to the EPM Cloud product landscape. As clients have discovered the challenges surrounding effective master data management do not go away just by moving to the cloud. If anything, the EPM Cloud transition has only further emphasized the importance of robust management of enterprise master data assets. Come to this session to hear about the practical benefits achieved by an EDMCS implementation project.

This session will briefly highlight the key features and concepts of EDMCS (note, EDMCS really is not “DRM in the cloud!”). Then we will dive into a recent project involving an EDMCS implementation at a large mid-Atlantic health care insurer in support of an enterprise cost management/allocation initiative. Challenges, lessons learned, and benefits achieved will be highlighted, along with a look at the unique mix of products and technologies involved in the solution (PCMCS, Linux, and EPM Automate to name a few). We will also touch on the interesting challenges involving dimensionality, primary and alternate hierarchies, and data mappings as they relate to an EDMCS implementation for PCMCS.