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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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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an increasingly fast-paced business environment, has the traditional annual budgeting and forecasting process become an outdated model?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 & 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 & 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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Finance Leaders: Solve your Tribal Knowledge Problem

There’s been a lot written about tribal knowledge and how it can stunt your organization’s growth and progress. Most recently, Oracle published a post in their Modern Finance Leader blog about how tribal knowledge can leave your growing company “floundering.”

One thing all these articles have in common is pointing out the issues caused by tribal knowledge — that it creates dependency and inaccuracies. This can be especially true and dangerous for the finance office. So, what specific actions can finance leaders take to solve their tribal knowledge problem? That’s what we’ll be exploring in this blog post.

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How Financial Controllers Add Value

As the financial controller, you’re focused on managing the accounting department while ensuring transactions are collected or paid. You also must ensure financial reporting is accurately completed, and that your organization is compliant with reporting requirements.

These are the responsibilities you knew when you took the job and the responsibilities that you’ve grown used to completing. But you’re in the position to make valuable changes and improve processes for you, your team, and even the entire organization. In this blog post, we’ll cover five ways in which you can add value.

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The Top 10 EPM Downloads of 2018

This year was all about thinking strategically — what is going to help your team, your business, and your career more forward? We created a lot of content to help get you in a strategic mindset, and this blog post will help you continue that outlook into the new year.

These are the top 10 downloads of 2018...

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PBCS & EPBCS Updates (December 2018): Advanced Data Maps in Strategic Modeling, Creating Custom Depreciation and Amortization Methods in EPBCS & More

The December 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, including advanced Data Maps in Strategic Modeling, creating custom depreciation and amortization methods in EPBCS, and more.

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

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4 Factors CFOs Should Consider for a Successful EPM Implementation

In 2018, the CFO role has changed tremendously. A recent study found that traditional skills like compliance and controllership account for less than 10 percent skills critical to success. Today, skills like general management and strategy are most important to a CFO’s success.

CFO’s must be more creative in how they formulate their strategy and measure success. Other factors important to the finance team, like efficiency and performance, will fall into place once a successful strategy is put into place.

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