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Enterprise PBCS

Oracle released Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS), a planning and budgeting solution with powerful reporting capabilities for enterprise level customers. EPBCS is the most recent cloud-based release of their Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) platform for customers whose road maps include transitioning to the cloud in order to eliminate hardware and software requirements and reduce their overall cost of owning software. Enterprise companies are aggressively adopting cloud solutions as a means to retain their competitive advantage and increase profitability.

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Some of the great features and functionality of EPBCS include:

  • Out-of-the-box planning & budgeting functionality that may be used right away or tailored to meet your specific requirements
  • A scalable and upgradeable platform aligned with MS Office releases to ensure you have the latest and greatest upgrades, patches & fixes
  • Integrated predictive analytics capabilities allowing analysts to create comprehensive forecasts based on actual data
  • Web Services data integration components to assist companies who have existing requirements to integrate on premise systems
  • A zero footprint for IT based hardware and software infrastructure installation and configuration

Oracle continues to build out academy training and tutorials with their cloud solutions as a means to provide training, guidance, and best practices for deploying solutions and reduce the overall implementation and configuration costs associated with customization. Additionally, EPBCS comes with pre-built applications and functionality for customers who want to get ahead of their planning & budgeting cycles.

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EPBCS comes with the following pre-built applications:

  • Financials Planning – A financial statement planning application for the Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow
  • Workforce Planning – A headcount and compensation planning application to for future spending by employee or job code
  • Capital Asset Planning – A great process for budgeting for the future impact of existing and future capital asset purchases
  • Project Planning – Designed for companies whose industries are project driven and require a level of budgeting and planning in order to evaluate and report on project profitability

EPBCS is a highly scalable and cost effective solution that helps to make you more efficient and effective during the planning & budgeting cycle.

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About Nvelup Consulting

Based in the Pacific Northwest, Nvelup Consulting is a minority-owned technology driven solutions consulting firm dedicated to helping companies achieve their strategic planning, forecasting and reporting & analysis goals by providing technology services and solutions that are efficient, scalable, and solve complex business problems. Nvelup Consulting was founded by executives with a an average of more than twenty years’ experience in finance, accounting, and business strategy systems integration. Nvelup implements performance management and business intelligence software solutions using Agile guiding principles allowing companies to adapt to organizational changes in corporate environments during the implementation process. Nvelup Consultants have years of business and technology experience, are certified in their area of expertise and provides services and solutions using best industry practices.

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A letter from the CEO

On behalf of Nvelup Consulting, I would like to thank you for your time and welcome you to our website and our firm. Time is the greatest gift you have to give, and for that I am truly grateful. I would also like to thank our clients, partners, consultants, team members, friends, and the families of Nvelup. Without all of your contributions and support, we would not be where we are today, delivering successful engagements and doing what we love to do.

This past year has been a phenomenal growth year for Nvelup! We moved into our new office space in Bothell, secured our financial foundation for continued growth, and added many new local projects and clients. We have been challenged in many ways to become even better in our execution as a team and a firm. The experiences, projects, and collaboration have created deeper bonds within our team, and I’m looking forward to seeing how we leverage these experiences in the coming year.

What we do

We are a technology driven consulting firm that implements budgeting, planning, forecasting, and reporting and analysis solutions using great software developed by great companies. We help our clients achieve their goals by leveraging the expertise of our people to build scalable business solutions using agile guiding principles.

To our great clients

We feel a great sense of accomplishment when you give us the opportunity to build solutions that help to alleviate your growing pains and that we know will scale to the complexities of future endeavors. Thank you for trusting us to execute on your behalf!

To our fantastic partners

We are very fortunate to work with exceptional partners who understand how to build and enhance planning and business intelligence software; thank you for choosing us to deliver your industry-specific solutions.

I would also like to thank the Northwest Mountain MSDC for their continued support in promoting Nvelup and linking us with other great corporations and agencies interested in our services and solutions.

To the dynamic Nvelup family

I love the teamwork and mentor-based approaches we’ve developed together and that we use them daily to deliver both our internal and external projects. Every day brings new challenges and opportunities to learn, grow, mentor others, and execute projects well using our core values as guiding principles in our professional lives. Thank you for the dedication, strong work ethic, great ideas, and determination that help us succeed, one client at a time.

To our wonderful families and friends

We are indebted to you for your patience, support, understanding, and strong ability to wade through the risks of building a consultancy like Nvelup. We rely heavily on your unconditional support to see each day come to a successful close, and we will share in the rewards together. Thank you for being part of this journey and for your tolerance and acceptance of the time needed to bring Nvelup to the forefront of our industry.

To our future

We are ready and eager to take on the challenges that lie ahead. We understand that this is a journey, not a destination. Our goal is to add value to every person, client, or project that we engage.

We will accomplish this in many ways by:

  • Continuing to educate ourselves and expand upon our software knowledge and expertise.
  • Holding ourselves accountable with the use of our words and actions.
  • Tackling challenges in a way that is meaningful and adds value to our clients.
  • Learning about our clients and operating from a side-by-side partnership position

We are in this together, and we are ready to take on any challenge that is presented to us.

Our desire is to help you succeed, grow, and fully utilize a solution that lets you measure, compare, and adapt to the highly the competitive and challenging marketplace, allowing you to achieve your goals.

Thank you for all you do and for allowing us to be a part of your solution.

Best,

Chris Barrios

Founder & CEO

About Nvelup Consulting

Based in the Pacific Northwest, Nvelup Consulting is a minority owned, technology driven consulting firm dedicated to helping companies achieve their strategic planning, forecasting and reporting, and analysis goals by providing efficient and scalable technology services and solutions that solve complex business problems. Nvelup implements performance management and business intelligence software solutions using Agile guiding principles that allow companies to adapt to organizational changes in corporate environments during the implementation process.

Nvelup was founded by executives with an average of more than twenty years of experience in finance, accounting, and systems integrations. Additionally, Nvelup consultants have years of business and technology experience, hold certifications in their areas of expertise, and provide services and solutions using industry best practices.

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Financial Reporting Studio on the Web

The latest update to Oracle’s Planning and Budget Cloud Service (PBCS) introduces the all new Financial Reporting Web Studio. The Cloud-based Financial reporting studio is a web alternative to the desktop install of Financial Reporting Studio. Oracle has confirmed the latest release has most of the functionality of the desktop version of Financial Reporting studio (FRS).

Let’s take a look and see what Financial Reporting Web Studio Looks like. You may access the studio by selecting Tools -> ‘Launch Reporting Web Studio…’ from the PBCS menu.

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The web studio interface is a great departure from the aged UI of the desktop version. That being said, it is still very important to save your work early and often.

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Here are some of the highlights of the web version of Financial Reporting Studio.

  • There is no longer a need to re-install Financial Reporting Studio when Oracle releases an update to the Financial Reporting Server.
  • Since the web version of FRS is on the Oracle Hyperion Workspace, Single Sign On (SSO) to build reports is much easier with less clicks to deploy the reporting studio. A good thing.
  • Performance is better and the application is more responsive as compared to the desktop version. However, you company’s network speed will be a factor.

While the web version of FRS is a great option for building reports, there are some limitations to functionality.

  • The ‘Annotation’ search feature of FRS does not work.
  • In some cases, you will receive the ‘ReportStoreObject is null’ error when clicking ‘OK’ after viewing or updating the Grid Point of View Setup in Financial Reporting Web Studio. To avoid this error, you will need to open a view and update the Grid Point of View Setup in Financial Reporting Studio desktop client.

Give it a try and let me know what you think of Oracle’s Financial Reporting Web Studio. For the next blog , I will do a step-by-step share on how to create a report using the new tool.

About Nvelup Consulting

Based in the Pacific Northwest, Nvelup Consulting is a minority-owned technology driven solutions consulting firm dedicated to helping companies achieve their strategic planning, forecasting and reporting & analysis goals by providing technology services and solutions that are efficient, scalable, and solve complex business problems. Nvelup Consulting was founded by executives with a an average of more than twenty years’ experience in finance, accounting, and business strategy systems integration. Nvelup implements performance management and business intelligence software solutions using Agile guiding principles allowing companies to adapt to organizational changes in corporate environments during the implementation process. Nvelup Consultants have years of business and technology experience, are certified in their area of expertise and provides services and solutions using best industry practices.