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PBCS and EPBCS Updates (December 2017): Support Removed for Workspace, Using Firefox with Smart View, and 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 for both applications, enhancements, removal of support, and fixed defects.

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

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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 (November 2017): Changes to the Provisioning Report, Currency Conversion for Weekly Plans, Writing Groovy Rules & 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 for both applications, enhancements, removal of support, and fixed defects.

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

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PBCS and EPBCS Updates (October 2017): Simplified Auditing, Custom Dimensions in Projects, 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 for both applications, enhancements, removal of support, and fixed defects.

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

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Cheat Sheet: Migrating On-Prem Hyperion Planning to the Cloud

You’ve heard it since the advent of Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS). Migrating your Hyperion Planning environment to the cloud means no initial upfront cost for hardware or software, less IT involvement, and no annual maintenance costs. It’s an attractive offer — but, for many, migrating to the cloud is an unknown process.

The migration may not be as tasking as you think, and it gives you a great opportunity to clean your environment and streamline your processes. In this blog post, we’ll go over what needs to be consolidated and streamlined versus what stays the same during your migration. (For a deeper dive into cloud migration best practices, you can jump straight to the video.)

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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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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 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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