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PBCS & EPBCS Updates (June 2019): New Connection Type and Advanced Options for External Connections, Changes to Default Setting for Exporting Smart List Textual Data & More

The June updates for Oracle's Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) have arrived. There are several big changes to the Oracle EPM Cloud as well as new features added to PBCS and EPBCS. 

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

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US-Analytics Recognized as a Top Oracle Solution Provider in 2019

US-Analytics was recognized as one of the Top 10 Oracle Solution Providers for 2019 by CIO Applications Magazine, an honor created to assist CIOs in navigating the list of Oracle services firms.

Every year, the magazine selects a panel of CEOs, CFOs, industry analysts, and members of its editorial board to narrow the list to 10 providers that “exhibit competence in delivering next-gen business solutions,” according to cioapplications.com.

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Should You Use Rolling Forecasts? Weighing the Pros & Cons


In an increasingly fast-paced business environment, has the traditional annual budgeting and forecasting process become an outdated model? The financial crisis of 2008 bared the shortfalls of making static assumptions months ahead of time: forecasts ended up worthless, and many companies had no process in place for reforecasting on the run. Since then, expectations for CFOs have changed drastically. Finance offices are expected to sift through unprecedented levels of information and reforecast quickly in response to market fluctuations.

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PBCS & EPBCS Updates (May 2019): Data Integration Updates, Planning Admin Extension, Link Accounts by Default, and More

In this extensive update for Oracle's Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS), there are a variety of new features and updates including data integration improvements, a new Planning admin extension, linking accounts by default, and much more.

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

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PBCS Tutorial: A Phased Approach to Oracle EPM On-Prem to Cloud Automation

I recently worked on a project with client that had implemented PBCS and was struggling with providing consistent and timely access to information for month-end close, forecasting, reporting, and analysis.

In this blog post, I’ll cover the solution we implemented with this client.  This solution can also serve as a foundation for any Cloud-related automation issues you are experiencing and provides the following benefits…

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Kscope19: The EPM & BI Sessions You Can't Miss

It's that time again — time to start planning for another ODTUG Kaleidoscope conference. This year, the best EPM and BI sessions will be presented in Seattle at the Washington State Convention center.

Kscope19 will host hundreds of sessions within 11 different tracks, including EPM Reporting, BI Analytics, and Data Visualization; and Big Data & Data Warehousing. You won’t want to miss two amazing sessions by our Oracle ACE Associate Becky Wagner, as well as a tutorial session by one of our PBCS gurus, Angela Wilcox (more info below). 

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PBCS & EPBCS Updates (March 2019): Discontinued Rules in EPBCS, Ability to Create New Composite Forms & More

The March updates for Oracle's Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) have arrived. There are no new features in this update, but it includes some upcoming changes such as the ability to create new composite forms and a new look and feel to the EPM Cloud.

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

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PBCS Tutorial: Managing Access Control Groups Using a Bulk Process

I recently came across an issue that could be potentially very time-consuming for PBCS/EPBCS users. What if you updated 500 Access Control Groups, but it's not what you wanted? How can you make them go away (in bulk)?

In this quick tutorial, I'll give you step-by-step instructions on deleting access control groups in bulk.

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PBCS & EPBCS Updates (February 2019): New REST APIs for Administration and Optimizing Performance, New Source Expression Types in Data Integration & More

The February updates for Oracle's Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) are here! This blog post outlines upcoming changes as well as several new features, including new REST APIs for administration and optimizing performance, new source expression types in data integration, and more.

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

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PBCS & EPBCS Tutorial: Using Functions in Smart View

I was recently trying to get the HsGetValue Function to work for a customer and wanted to be able to code either Private or Shared Connections. However, I couldn’t locate documentation specifically for PBCS. Additionally, the documentation examples I found in Oracle’s Documents had some challenges.  

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