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Michelle Heath

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ARCS Product Update (April): New Transaction Matching Module, Single Sign-on with NetSuite, and More

Next week, Oracle will update Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS). In this blog post, we’ll outline changes, updates, and considerations for April.

We’ll let you know any time there are updates to ARCS or any other Oracle EPM cloud products. Check the US-Analytics Oracle EPM & BI Blog every month.

The monthly update for Oracle ARCS will occur on Friday, March 17 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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FCCS Updates (April): Working with Metadata, New EPM Automate Utility Version, and More

Next week, Oracle will update Financial Close and Consolidation Cloud Service (FCCS). In this blog post, we’ll outline changes, updates, and fixed defects for April.

Every time a cloud update comes up for FCCS, or any other Oracle EPM cloud products, we’ll update it here on the US-Analytics Oracle EPM & BI Blog.

The monthly update for Oracle FCCS will occur on Friday, April 21 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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PBCS and EPBCS Updates (April): What-If Planning, New Smart View for Office Version, and More

Next week, Oracle will roll out its April updates for Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS). This blog post outlines the new and improved functionality that will become available.

(If you want to stay informed of monthly updates for Oracle EPM cloud products, be sure to subscribe to our blog.)

The monthly update for PBCS and EPBCS will occur on Monday, April 17 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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Scenario Planning: What, Why, and How to Get Started


There’s a huge problem with traditional planning methods — they don’t fit in the modern world. Markets can change quickly while trends can have many different implications for the future. If you’ve worked in FP&A for a while and still use spreadsheet-driven processes, you’ve probably asked yourself, “why doesn’t my planning process consider various outcomes?”

Scenario planning allows you to better understand the future by identifying trends and exploring the implications of projecting them forward. You get to answer the question, “What if…?” and explore a whole spectrum of possibilities.

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Upgrading Hyperion Soon? Document These 4 Things


There are many reasons for having to upgrade your Oracle EPM enterprise software, including:

  • Compatibility with new operating systems
  • New features or functionality that could benefit your business
  • Support from Oracle if your current version is falling off support and maintenance
  • Mergers, acquisitions, chart of account restructures, and consolidation of multiple systems

No matter your reason for upgrading, documentation should be a priority. Good documentation paves the way for a smooth transition and successful migration.

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FAQ: Oracle Financial Consolidation & Close Cloud Service (FCCS)

Everyone in the industry is talking about EPM Cloud, yet it can be hard to break through the noise and get quick answers. If you have questions about Oracle’s Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud Service (FCCS), read on for answers to common questions we hear about FCCS.

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Modernizing an Outdated Financial Close Process


When you hear “A.B.C.: Always Be Closing!” — you probably think of an angry Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross yelling at a room of real estate agents. It’s the motto of salespeople, but it completely applies to the world of accounting, if you think of it in terms of financial close.

A continuous, or extended, financial close is where we’re headed. Though this might be the most important part of the modern financial close, other aspects include automating time-consuming manual tasks and delivering high value and reduced cycle times.

In this blog post, we’ll address each aspect of a modern financial close, starting with a continuous financial close cycle.

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On-prem vs. Cloud: Comparing FCCS and HFM

You’ve probably heard it before — Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud Service (FCCS) is not HFM in the cloud. Fortunately, Oracle EPM Cloud updates occur monthly, and FCCS is only getting better. In this blog post, we’ll show you the current differences between these two consolidation tools so you can answer the question, “to migrate to the cloud? Or not to migrate to the cloud?"

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PBCS and EPBCS Updates (March): New EPM Automate Utility Version, Rolling Forecasts, and More


On Friday, Oracle will roll out its March updates for Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS). This blog post outlines the new and improved functionality that will become available.

(If you want to stay informed of monthly updates for Oracle EPM cloud products, be sure to subscribe to our blog.)

The monthly update for PBCS and EPBCS will occur on Friday, March 17 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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ARCS Product Update (March): Transaction Matching, Service and User Activity Reports, and More

Cloud updates occur frequently, and it can be hard for Oracle cloud users to keep up. Or, if you’re a prospective cloud customer, maybe you’re waiting to see if a certain function is now available in a particular cloud product. Every time a cloud update comes up for Oracle Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS) or any other Oracle EPM cloud product, we’ll update it here on the US-Analytics Oracle EPM & BI Blog.

The monthly update for ARCS will occur on Friday, March 17 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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