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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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PBCS & EPBCS Updates (November 2018): Custom Function in Calculation Manager, New Version of Smart View for Office & More

The November 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 custom function in calculation manager, and the new version of Smart View for Office.

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

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PBCS & EPBCS Updates (October 2018): New Functions in Calculation Manager, Support for Master-Detail Relationships Between Forms in a Dashboard, 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, including new functions in calculation manager, support for master-detail relationships between forms in a dashboard, and more.

The monthly update for PBCS and EPBCS will occur on Friday, October 19 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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PBCS vs. EPBCS: Comparing Oracle's Cloud Planning Applications


If you’re thinking about migrating on-prem Hyperion Planning to the cloudyou have to make a big decision: Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) or Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS)?

Whether you choose PBCS or EPBCS, the overall benefits of an Oracle cloud application are the same: no upfront cost for hardware or software, less IT involvement, and no annual maintenance costs.

In this blog post, you'll get a high-level comparison of Oracle’s cloud planning applications to help you navigate your options. 

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PBCS and EPBCS Updates (September 2018): REST APIs for Managing Users, Unified User Preferences, Upcoming Changes & More

The September updates for Oracle's Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) have arrived! This blog post outlines several new features, including REST APIs for managing users, unified user preferences, and more.

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

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PBCS and EPBCS Updates (August 2018): Incremental Export and Import Behavior Change, Updated Vision Sample Application & More

The August updates for Oracle's Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) have arrived! This blog post outlines several new features, including an incremental export and import behavior change, updated vision sample application, and more.

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

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PBCS and EPBCS Updates (July 2018): New Data Integration Component, Updated Vision Sample Application, Considerations & More

The July updates for Oracle's Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) have arrived! This blog post outlines several new features, including a new data integration component, updated vision sample application, considerations, and more.

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

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EPM Roadmap: The Future of Hyperion Planning vs. PBCS

Kscope18 has ended — which means those who didn’t attend (or missed this particular session) are eager to hear about the changes to Oracle’s plans for the future of on-premises EPM solutions.

It’s no secret that Oracle is putting all the innovation in the cloud, but users can still look forward to the release of the last on-prem version announced last year at Kscope17.

In this blog post, we’ll specifically look at Hyperion Planning and how the roadmap has changed for Planning since last year. We’ll also talk about versions that have lost support from Oracle, as well as the disparity of features between PBCS vs. Hyperion Planning.

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PBCS and EPBCS Updates (June 2018): New Smart View System Setting, Planning Task Types Added to the Simplified Interface, Upcoming Changes & More

The May updates for Oracle's Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) have arrived! This blog post outlines several new features, including a new Smart View system setting, planning task types added to the simplified interface, and more.

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

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Which Finance KPIs Should CFOs Be Watching?

KPIs can help assess the health of your business and, ultimately, help CFOs keep track of their three most important goals — keeping track of the past, understanding the present financial situation, and planning for the future.

Besides helping you track performance, KPIs serve to help you see if there are any potential issues and address them before they snowball out of control. In this blog post, we’ll look at the KPIS that CFOs should be watching.

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