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Zero-Based Budgeting: Pros, Cons & What to Know Before Getting Started

Zero-based budgeting (ZBB) is less common than traditional budgeting and rolling forecasts. However, it’s been getting some attention in the last few years. Whereas traditional budgeting allows you to include items from the previous year, ZBB requires organizations to justify every dollar in detail.

Building a budget from zero might seem like a tedious process, but it can help you make the best decisions for your company in the long run. In this blog post, we’ll cover some of the pros and cons of zero-based budgeting. And, we’ll look at some questions you need to ask before getting started with ZBB in Hyperion Planning.

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PBCS and EPBCS Updates (November 2017): Changes to the Provisioning Report, Currency Conversion for Weekly Plans, Writing Groovy Rules & More

The October updates for Oracle's Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) are here. This blog post outlines several new features for both applications, enhancements, removal of support, and fixed defects.

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

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Oracle EPM Cloud: Current, Next & Future

With the Oracle EPM Cloud, you can look forward to new updates every month — from fixed defects to significant new features. It’s great to know your tool is constantly being improved, but it still leaves you wondering, “what will it be like in a few years?”

Fortunately, Oracle has given us an update of what’s to come. This is great news for current EPM cloud users planning for the future, and those considering a move to the cloud.

In this blog post, we’ll look at…

  • What makes up the Oracle EPM Cloud
  • The Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud
  • Intelligent Process Automation
  • The Current, Next & Future roadmap of the Oracle EPM Cloud
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PBCS and EPBCS Updates (October 2017): Simplified Auditing, Custom Dimensions in Projects, and More

The October updates for Oracle's Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) are here. This blog post outlines several new features for both applications, enhancements, removal of support, and fixed defects.

The monthly update for PBCS and EPBCS will occur on Friday, October 20 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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Cheat Sheet: Migrating On-Prem Hyperion Planning to the Cloud

You’ve heard it since the advent of Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS). Migrating your Hyperion Planning environment to the cloud means no initial upfront cost for hardware or software, less IT involvement, and no annual maintenance costs. It’s an attractive offer — but, for many, migrating to the cloud is an unknown process.

The migration may not be as tasking as you think, and it gives you a great opportunity to clean your environment and streamline your processes. In this blog post, we’ll go over what needs to be consolidated and streamlined versus what stays the same during your migration. (For a deeper dive into cloud migration best practices, you can jump straight to the video.)

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PBCS and EPBCS Updates (September 2017): Integrated Business Process Navigation Flows, Simplified Provisioning Report, and More

The September updates for Oracle's Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) are here. This blog post outlines several new features for both applications, enhancements, removal of support, and fixed defects.

The monthly update for PBCS and EPBCS will occur on Friday, September 15 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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PBCS and EPBCS Updates (August 2017): New Chart Type, Data Management Integration, and More

This month, Oracle will update Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS). This blog post outlines several new features for both applications, enhancements, removal of support, and fixed defects.

The monthly update for PBCS and EPBCS will occur on Friday, August 18 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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PBCS and EPBCS Updates (July 2017): New Predictive Planning Client, New Workforce Dashboard, and More

This month, Oracle will release its July updates for Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS). This blog post outlines several new features, removal of support, and fixed defects for PBCS and EPBCS.

The monthly update for PBCS and EPBCS will occur on Friday, July 21 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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PBCS and EPBCS Updates (June): Strategic Modeling, Oracle NetSuite Integration, Smart View Application Management, and More

Next week, Oracle will roll out its June updates for Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS). This blog post outlines several new features, fixed defects, and considerations when using these tools.

The monthly update for PBCS and EPBCS will occur on Friday, June 16 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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PBCS and EPBCS Updates (May): Simplified Dimension Editor, One-Click Financial Reporting, and More

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

(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, May 19 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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