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Oracle EPM Cloud Planning Updates (August 2019): New ASO Functions in Calculation Manager, New Server Setting in Financial Reporting Web Studio, Upcoming Changes, and More

The August updates for Planning in the Oracle EPM Cloud have arrived. In this update, learn about new features like ASO functions in Calculation Manager, upcoming changes, and more.

The monthly update for Planning in the Oracle EPM Cloud will occur on Friday, August 16 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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Oracle EPM Cloud Planning Updates (July 2019): Updates to Strategic Modeling, Ability to Call External Rest Resources from Groovy Object Model & More

The July updates for Planning in the Oracle EPM Cloud have arrived. This is the first set up updates since Oracle changed the structure of the EPM Cloud and pricing plans. 

The monthly update for Planning in the Oracle EPM Cloud will occur on Friday, July 19 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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PBCS Tutorial: Modifying Snapshots

The Problem

After a PBCS snapshot is extracted, modified, and re-archived, it is no longer accepted as a valid Snapshot by PBCS. Even when performing no modifications to the source files, PBCS will not accept an archive that has seemingly been modified.

When uploading these snapshots, PBCS will refuse to display the size of the uploaded snapshot, and the option to deploy the snapshot is unavailable.

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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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