How Excel drives the need for Oracle PBCS

Posted by Steve Berry

Aug 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM

One reason EPM sales were $4.7 billion in 2016 and are predicted to grow at a CAGR of almost 12% from 2008 to 2025 is that Excel can’t give companies what they need.

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Topics: Oracle PBCS, Excel

Oracle PBCS Q2 2018 Updates – See What’s New

Posted by Pam Gazley

Jun 28, 2018 11:15:56 AM

We are committed to keeping our Oracle clients updated on Oracle Cloud product features and enhancements. In case you missed it, here's a recap of the Q2 2018 Oracle PBCS product announcements.

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Topics: Budgeting and Forecasting, Hyperion Planning, Oracle PBCS, Oracle Products

Think of Oracle EPBCS as Excel's "EPM Edition"

Posted by Steve Berry

Jun 27, 2018 10:45:42 AM

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Topics: Budgeting and Forecasting, Oracle PBCS, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Oracle Products

Harness the New Power of Budgeting and Planning In The Cloud

Posted by Senior Consultant

Jun 27, 2018 10:09:07 AM

Today, the big initiative at enterprise software companies is migrating their existing solutions to cloud platforms.  The benefits to moving to a cloud platform generally revolve around greater flexibility and efficiency. Flexibility meaning that IT services can be scaled in real time to fit the needs of the application users.  Efficiency speaks to the ability to deploy applications and services rapidly without worrying about underlying hardware / infrastructure issues.  The mantra is that once you are in the cloud, all you need is an Internet connection. The problem... Many finance organizations are not harnessing the true power of budgeting and planning in the cloud.

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Topics: Budgeting and Forecasting, Cloud Hosting, Hyperion Planning, Oracle PBCS, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)

Bringing AI and Predictive Analytics to EPM

Posted by Adib Khartabil

Jun 21, 2018 10:57:00 AM

Advances in business technology since the advent of the PC have had exponential effects upon how entities budget, plan and report their results since the early 1980’s.  Lotus 123’s (later Excel’s) contribution to budgets and forecasts is immeasurable.  Thus, came the creation of “spreadsheet hell” that most currently active and experienced finance, accounting and

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Topics: Budgeting and Forecasting, Hyperion Planning, Oracle PBCS, Data Quality Management, Finance Best Practices, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)

Modernize Finance Operations Using Oracle PBCS - A Case Study

Posted by Pam Gazley

May 3, 2018 9:42:00 AM

To keep up with their growing business, Transaction Network Services Inc. (TNSi) needed to handspring away from Excel gymnastics and find a cloud-based solution that would allow them to make swift and accurate decisions. They turned to Strafford to help find and implement a new, robust planning and budgeting solution. Strafford recommended Oracle PBCS.

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Topics: Budgeting and Forecasting, Oracle PBCS, Case Studies, Oracle Products

Oracle PBCS – What’s New: Quarterly Recap

Posted by Pam Gazley

Mar 23, 2018 1:47:00 PM

We are committed to keeping our Oracle clients updated on Oracle Cloud product features and enhancements. In case you missed it, here's a recap of the Q1 2018 Oracle PBCS product announcements.

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Topics: Budgeting and Forecasting, Hyperion Planning, Oracle PBCS, Oracle Products

What is Managed Application Hosting?

Posted by Deborah Jelley

Oct 25, 2017 9:48:39 AM

What is Managed Application Hosting (MAH) and why would you want to consider using MAH for your Oracle Hyperion products?

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Topics: Cloud Hosting, Oracle PBCS, Oracle FCCS, Managed Services, Managed Application Services (MAH)

Questions To Ask A Finance Consulting Firm Implementing your New Planning and Budgeting Application

Posted by Michele Morrill

Mar 30, 2017 10:39:54 AM

Do you know what questions should ask when selecting a Finance consulting firm to implement your new planning and budgeting application? In order to have a successful implementation that is delivered on-time and on-budget, here are some important questions you should know the answers to.

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Topics: Consolidation and Close, Budgeting and Forecasting, Financial Reporting, Oracle PBCS, Finance and Technology Staffing

Top 5 Fixes for Planning and Budgeting Issues

Posted by Hyperion Consultant

Feb 21, 2017 12:35:35 PM

Your top priority in Finance is margin and earnings performance. The Finance team must prepare for organizational challenges that could occur at any time by focusing on working capital management. Basically as much as you'd like to spend time analyzing results, there are planning and budgeting issues that will always need your attention. Not to mention, there are many issues that prevent the Finance team from efficiently organizing and gathering the vast amounts of data required for metrics that are used in strategic decision-making. So, let’s deal with some of them head on!

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Topics: Budgeting and Forecasting, Cloud Hosting, Oracle PBCS, Finance Best Practices