Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS)

Accelerate Planning and Budgeting Cycles. Reduce Reliance On Excel. Collaborate Better.

An application of Oracle’s market-leading Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) cloud suite is its Financial Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS). Oracle PBCS enables organizations of any size to quickly adopt world-class planning and budgeting applications with no CAPEX infrastructure investments – driving market-leading functionality across lines of business in the enterprise.

The benefits of Oracle PBCS:

  • Instant Feedback Loop During Planning and Forecasting
  • Improved Team Collaboration and Workflow Across the Enterprise
  • Intuitive, Role-based User Interface
  • Built-in Financial Intelligence and Spreading Logic
  • Flexible Driver-based ‘what if’ modeling
  • Automated Integration with ERP Systems and Other Oracle On-premises solutions
  • No hardware or IT Investments
  • Front-to-back Oracle PBCS Implementation
  • Budgeting and Planning Best Practices
  • Technology Roadmap and Implementation
  • Cloud Readiness Assessment
  • Security and Compliance

If you are a Hyperion Planning user who is looking to upgrade your existing environment, we can help you with:

  • Moving Hyperion Planning to the Cloud
  • Implementation and Upgrades
  • Budgeting and Planning Best Practices
  • End-to-end EPM Support Services
  • Security and Compliance

If you are interested in learning more or need help deciding what path is best for you, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of our finance and technology consultants. We’d love to hear about your challenges and tell you how we can help.

How can Apps Associates help you?

Apps helps finance teams maximize their planning and budgeting cycles, and embrace their Oracle Cloud and Oracle Hyperion Planning investment. We offer strategic planning, consulting, upgrades, cloud migration, and EPM support services. If you are considering Oracle PBCS, we can assist you with:

Apps’ Cloud Ready Assessment is your opportunity to ask questions and share information. It is short 30 minute consultation with no cost or obligation. You share your pain points, our EPM Subject Matter Experts listen and share their knowledge to help you make the best decision for your next step.

We review:

  • Technologies available
  • On prem vs. Cloud
  • Project ROI – Costs, timeframes, resources needed
  • Upgrades and Migrations

Get A Cloud Readiness Assessment

You know the benefits of the cloud, but how do you get there?

Apps has helped numerous businesses like yours pave the way by performing a needs assessment to determine your suitability and readiness for cloud services. We approach every engagement with a “cloud first” mentality but know that there may be work processes that may not be comfortable in the cloud. Our cloud assessment team will assess your current environment and recommend the best options – always keeping in mind: TECHNOLOGY. PEOPLE. PROCESS. Our goal is to help you accelerate your planning and budgeting cycles, reduce reliance on excel and collaborate better with your team.

Connect with a EPM Subject Matter Expert Today.

Below are just 5 of the considerations we take into account when we perform a cloud readiness assessment.

    • Workload – What workloads or group of applications need to move to the cloud? It is essential to make sure to move business applications, infrastructure services as well as all add-on applications that rely heavily on the primary business application(s).
    • Priority – Instead of committing to a total digital transformation, what non-critical application should you move first? Select one that is important enough for the CFO/CIO to make the strategic decisions for the rest of the applications.
    • Timeliness – When is the best time to migrate your business application? Most finance teams have specific planning and reporting cycles that should be taken into consideration when you decide to migrate your apps to the cloud. Take time to determine the months/weeks when the migration can happen.
    • Grouping – What sub-components or interfaces interface with the business application? Overtime, some business applications are enhanced and/or treated and funded differently. When moving to the cloud, documenting all associated interfaces, data and file transfers enables the best approach for the set of applications you’ll be migrating to the cloud.
    • Migration Strategy – hat’s best, a “lift and shift” or “big bang”? Decide up front whether you’ll simply migrate everything “as is” or if you’ll upgrade apps and infrastructure at the same time. In many cases, if your business application environment is outdated, it’s best to approach it as a “big bang” because you’ll often achieve the same goal in a shorter time frame, and cost.

Cloud Readiness Checklist