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


If you’re thinking about migrating your Hyperion Planning environment to the cloud, there are several best practices that help you make the move successful. We’ve talked about how a cloud migration lends itself to the opportunity to consolidate and cleanse your environment. But before deciding what needs consolidation, you have to make a big decision: Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) or Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS)?

Whether you choose PBCS or EPBCS, the overall benefits 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, we’ll take a deeper dive into comparing Oracle’s cloud planning applications. 

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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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PBCS and EPBCS Updates (May 2018): New Administration Mode Job Type, Self-Service Content Update, Considerations & 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 for both applications.

The monthly update for PBCS and EPBCS will occur on Friday, May 18 during your normal daily maintenance window.

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PBCS and EPBCS Updates (April 2018): Schedule Jobs to Run Hourly and by the Minute, Simplified Merit-Based Planning in EPBCS & More

The March 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 for both applications.

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

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How Financial Controllers Can 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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