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PBCS Crash Course for Planning Admins (Free Training)

If you’re moving from Hyperion Planning to Oracle’s Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS), you’ll find that being on the cloud is just one of several major differences. If you bought PBCS after August 1, 2016, then you’re on the new simplified interface rather than what was previously referred to as “workspace.” If you purchased PBCS before then, you’ll be forced to adopt the simplified interface in December.

Because of the differences between the simplified interface and workspace, we often get questions from admins and users who are unfamiliar with where to click to accomplish the same thing. It may be a task, a setting, or how to see the result of the operation you just ran.

In this blog post, we’ll cover four examples of changes between the simplified interface and workspace.

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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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Resources for Hyperion Planning Administrators: Top 5 Tools, Tips, and Tricks


As a Hyperion Planning admin, you have a lot on your plate — supporting users, gathering financial reports, completing scheduled tasks, and much more. With so much expected from you, it helps to have several tools in your back pocket. 

In this blog post, we'll cover the top five resources for Hyperion Planning administrators that will hopefully help simplify your life and make your day go smoother. 

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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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5 Barriers That Slow Your Planning Cycle [Free Checklist]


If you’re an FP&A professional at a large company, chances are you’re faced with a long budget cycle that takes several months to complete. In this blog post, we’ll talk about five common culprits of a slow planning cycle and the steps you can take to get to faster (and more accurate) results.

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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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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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