This article is part of the monthly Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) Update Series from eCapital Advisors. On a monthly basis, experts at eCapital Advisors review the Oracle PBCS release notes to provide a look at the latest features and changes users & administrators must know about to manage their financial planning software environment properly.

As part of the review of Oracle’s Planning and Budgeting Cloud November Release (16.11), the eCapital team highlighted a few key areas on video and prepared a full-length video recording of their PBCS review. Highlighted areas for November include a monthly communication from Oracle, new PBCS features, what you need to know about PBCS updates, the eCapital Cloud Enablement Kit, and a Q & A session.

The members of the eCapital Advisors team who have prepared this month’s update are David Grande, Bob Usset, and Ryan Koelher. Bob Usset is an Oracle implementation expert with degrees in both Information System and Finance from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. Bob has been working on Oracle Hyperion implementations since 2010. During this time Bob has delivered several Hyperion implementations for a variety of industries including healthcare, financial services, retail, and consumer products. Ryan Koelher has successfully implemented a variety of complex allocation models, driver-based strategic forecasting and budgeting systems, and operational reporting solutions. Ryan’s area of expertise includes Supply Chain, Healthcare, and Manufacturing. For the last 7 years, Ryan has been providing Essbase, Planning, FDMEE, and other Oracle technology solutions to some of North America’s most innovative companies.

Check out all the video and slides from the November 2016 Oracle PBCS Monthly update below.

FULL OUTLINE – NOVEMBER 2016 ORACLE PBCS UPDATE

  1. Monthly Communication From Oracle
  2. Suppress Invalid Scenario/Periods
  3. Hide Specific Prompts in Calculation Manager
  4. Retrieve Factory Business Rules
  5. Groovy Scripts Write Log Info
  6. EPM Automate Upgrade
  7. Data Clear
  8. Financial Report Templates
  9. New Smart View Member Filters
  10. Reporting Studio (Desktop Version) no longer supported
  11. EPM Automate – new version
  12. Submit a ticket to Oracle to put a hold on the next release
  13. Cloud Enablement Kit

Q&A – NOVEMBER 2016 ORACLE PBCS UPDATE

  • How far in advance must you contact Oracle to hold a production migration?
  • Is the simplified interface available in EPBCS?
  • Do all EPBCS modules come with factory business rules?
  • Are there material differences between PBCS & EPBCS?

VIDEOS – NOVEMBER 2016 ORACLE PBCS UPDATE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SLIDES – NOVEMBER 2016 ORACLE PBCS UPDATE

 

ABOUT ORACLE PLANNING AND BUDGETING CLOUD SERVICE (PBCS)

Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service is a planning, budgeting, and forecasting solution used by many large, medium and small companies worldwide to solve enterprise-wide business planning use cases. Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service provides a rich Web and Microsoft Office work environment that has solved a wide variety of financial, sales and operational planning use cases across multiple industries.

ABOUT THE ORACLE PBCS MONTHLY UPDATE SERIES

Every month, experts at eCapital Advisors review and test the latest release of Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS). As part of the update, eCapital Advisors covers new features, significant announcements, and customer questions in a monthly webinar and highlight videos. The Oracle PBCS Monthly Update Series helps customers stay up-to-date on the latest features developed by Oracle, aware of critical changes, and answers pressing customer questions. Subscribe at https://www.ecapitaladvisors.com/oraclepbcsupdate/

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eCapital Advisors is one of the nation’s largest performance management and business analytics firms. Since 2001, we have been building long-term relationships and exceptional analytics solutions for leading organizations. With hundreds of clients in an array of industries, we have the experience, the solutions, and the team to help meet your goals. eCapital is an IBM Platinum Partner and Oracle Gold Partner. Visit us at http://www.eCapitalAdvisors.com

eCapital Advisors

eCapital Advisors is one of the nation’s largest performance management and business analytics firms. Since 2001, we have been building long-term relationships and exceptional analytics solutions for leading organizations. With hundreds of clients in an array of industries, we have the experience, the solutions and the team to help meet your goals.

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