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How Fast Can Oracle PBCS Be Deployed?


The answer is, of course, it depends.

Because Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) is a pre-built application with powerful features like Hyperion Planning, Smart View, Financial Reports, Predictive Planning, Financial Data Management, and Essbase (ASO) Reporting Cubes that come out-of-the box, it is tempting to expect a lightning-fast implementation.

Just like building a house, neglecting a methodical and carefully prepared approach while hiring unskilled contractors can save money in the short run but end up costing significantly more in the long term. A fast PBCS implementation in comparison to traditional on-premise deployments is expected, but remember — quality should trump speed. 

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Your Questions Answered: Oracle PBCS Migrations, Upgrades, and Maintenance

With companies looking to reduce their capital expenditures, moving technology to the cloud with a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model makes solid business sense — one way this can be achieved is directly in the finance department with a hosted planning and budgeting technology suite. Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) provides a pre-packaged, hosted solution for best-in-class financial planning and analysis.

How do you get started with this application and how do you maintain it? Let’s take a look at common questions we answer.

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Is Oracle PBCS the Right Fit for Your Organization? 4 Factors to Consider


Ranked a Corporate Performance Management technology leader in Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant” for nearly two decades, Oracle Hyperion Planning is one of the go-to platforms, touted for its ability to reduce planning cycles, eliminate errors associated with Excel, centralize data, and utilize best practices with drivers, modeling, and scenarios.

Oracle Hyperion Planning has further expanded its offering with a cloud-based, hosted solution: Oracle Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS). In the past, implementations have been strictly focused on on-premises solutions, requiring a significant up-front investment. By eliminating the capital investment and offering a low cost of ownership, Oracle PBCS presents an alternative for organizations of all sizes.

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