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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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Getting Started with Strategic Modeling in EPBCS

What’s your biggest problem when it comes to financial modeling? The answer we typically hear is spreadsheets. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with using a spreadsheet — Excel is a great tool that can assist with many of your processes. However, only using a customized spreadsheet for financial modeling can create data inconsistency and lacks transparency.

Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service’s (EPBCS) Strategic Modeling module was created to help you solve all the problems caused by using a spreadsheet for financial modeling and impact analysis.

In line with EPBCS’s out-of-the-box features and functions, Strategic Modeling comes with out-of-the-box capabilities. In this blog post, we’ll cover those capabilities, how Strategic Modeling works, and why you should use it.

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PBCS and EPBCS Updates (March 2018): New Job Type, Support for Infolets & More

The March 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.

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

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The CFO's Toughest Challenges in 2018

As the CFO, you face challenges every year. Some problems roll over from the year before, and others are new, such as changes to regulations or tax reforms.

As the leader of your finance and accounting departments, you need to not only overcome these challenges, but allow those challenges to make your processes even better. In 2018, you have the opportunity to implement changes that will make your entire organization more successful.

In this blog post, we’ll cover some challenges you’ll most likely face this year and how you can conquer them.

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