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Webinar: The Perfect Pair: PBCS & BICS


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Learn how to achieve financial transparency by combining Oracle PBCS and BICS.

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Oracle’s Planning Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) gives you rolling forecasts and lets you analyze variances and what if scenario's. When paired with Oracle’s Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS), you can bridge the gap between reality and planning.

This Webinar covers how PBCS and BICS can help you:
Align Strategy with Business Objectives to achieve Financial Transparency
Quickly Adapt to Change
Leverage Information to make Informed Decisions

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Webinar: The Perfect Pair: PBCS & BICS

  1. 1. THE PERFECT PAIR: PBCS & BICS WEBINAR: February 17th 2016
  2. 2. Today’s Speakers Jenish Parekh BI Solutions Architect Matt Gualtieri BI/EPM Practice Director Shreeram Sharma Senior EPM Consultant Nina Sanders Marketing Manager
  3. 3. Today’s Agenda About Saturn Infotech What is Oracle PBCS? • PBCS Architecture • Key Benefits of PBCS • PBCS Features • On Premise Vs Cloud What is Oracle BICS? • Benefits of BICS • BICS Architecture 10 Minute Demo
  4. 4. Who are we? We are qualified thought leaders, advisors and partners focused on the delivery of customized solutions for financial reporting, planning, budgeting, forecasting and analytics Diverse Client-base Fortune 500 organizations  Finance & Banking  Retail  Consumer Goods & Industrials  Technology  Pharma & Life Sciences  Public Sector and others Recognition Oracle Platinum Partners specialized in:  Business Intelligence (BI)  Enterprise Performance Management (EPM )  Big Data  Cloud Computing About Saturn Infotech
  5. 5. Locations Philadelphia - Headquarters 1120 Welsh Road, Suite 110 North Wales, PA 19454 USA Atlanta – Branch Office 1401 Peachtree St NE, Suite# 500 Atlanta, GA 30309 Boston – Branch Office 400 Trade Center, Suite 5900, Woburn, MA 01801 Dallas – Branch Office 800 E Campbell Rd, Suite 252 Richardson ,TX 75081 Chicago – Branch Office 8745 W. Higgins Rd, Suite#110 Chicago, IL-60631 Miami – Branch Office 6625 Miami Lakes Dr. East Miami, FL 33014 250+ Consultants Globally, with Coverage in almost Every US State! Saturn E-Solutions Pvt Ltd Aundh - Hinjewadi Link Road Pune 411057, India Saturn Infotech Inc. 141 Cecil Street Singapore Saturn Infotech Arabia FZ LLC. Dubai Internet City Dubai, UAE
  6. 6. Our Clients
  7. 7. Services & Solutions
  8. 8. Cloud in an Enterprise Ecosystem Source:
  9. 9. High-level Planning Cycle Process High-Level Profit and Loss Targets Established by Major Business Segment and/or Region Functional Income Statement by Quarter High-level Targets Communicated to Field Business Process Owners Other Key Stakeholders High-level targets converted to Planning Drivers Revenue & Expense drivers produce planning vales Derived planning assumptions -Rate x Quantity% of Total, etc.) Planning levels established Entity, Currency, Account, Cost Center etc..
  10. 10. High-level Planning Considerations • Financial and Non-Financial (Rates, %, Previous Trends) Planning Drivers Centralized • Legal Entity > Segment > Product Line > Product • Account Detail > Cost Center > Functional Areas • User Interface and Input Sources (Excel, Flat File, System Feed, Forms) Planning Dimensions • Work Flow and approval based on business role • Financial Transparency Audit ID’s Change Management and Process • Support Actual Variance Analyses • Provides decision support Reporting
  11. 11. What is Oracle PBCS?
  12. 12. What is PBCS? Oracle’s Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) is Oracle’s first EPM cloud-based application available in a software as a service (SaaS) deployment model. It provides flexible planning and budgeting that’s ready for the Cloud. PBCS is based on Oracle Hyperion Planning that supports enterprise-wide planning, budgeting, and forecasting in a cloud-based deployment model. PBCS provides a rich Web and Microsoft Office enabled planning and modeling framework that supports driver-based planning to connect operational assumptions and financial outcomes.
  13. 13. PBCS Features 2 environments (pre-prod & prod) are provided The limit of 1 planning model managed by software Each additional planning model requires a new subscription of the cloud service Resource Limit: 150 GB of total disk space for the Essbase cubes and file system PBCS does not include Planning modules (Capital Asset Planning, Workforce Planning, Project Financial Planning) Discount bands and migration credits are applicable as appropriate
  14. 14. Benefits of PBCS No. Topic Benefits 1 Cost Benefits • Subscription based • No CAPEX infrastructure investments and no infrastructure barriers • Minimum IT resources; owned by Line of Business 2 Time to value • No Installation • Quick Implementation 3 Infrastructure Maintenance • Installations, Upgrades and Patching done by Oracle 4 Reporting Capabilities • Dynamic Web Forms • Microsoft Office Add in for ad-hoc analysis • Financial Reporting Studio Integration 5 Data Loading • Inbuilt Data and Metadata import export utility • Inbuilt FDMEE (ETL Tool) 6 Simplicity • Virtually no learning curve • Evolve from disconnected planning tools and spreadsheets • Driving planning beyond finance across the enterprise • Simplify technology choices with flexible deployment options • Mix and move between deployment models as business needs change • A web interface provides easy access to the Oracle Cloud, which is good for a distributed workforce
  15. 15. PBCS Architecture
  16. 16. On Premise vs Cloud On Premise  Set-up and Maintenance  Long Implementation  Out of box modules: CAPEX, Workforce, Project Planning  Active directory hookup  Direct access to Essbase cubes Cloud  No Set-up and Maintenance  Short Implementation  No out of box modules  Oracle Identity Manger for security  No access to backend
  17. 17. What is Oracle BICS?
  18. 18. Casual Users Require Guidance to Discover the Right Questions Analysts Require Richness of Functionality to Solve the Hard Questions Repeated Analysis Benefits from Access to Managed Data Agile Analysis Demands Data Mashup against User Data True Flexibility through Cloud Architecture and Economics Unchained Access through Innovative Mobile Authoring and Consumption Any Question Any Data Any Time What is Oracle BICS?
  19. 19. Benefits of BICS No. Topics Benefits 1 Total Cost of Ownership • Subscription based • Pay as you use • Easy to enhance go enterprise wide. 2 Time to value • No Installation • Quick Implementation by utilizing Saturn’s prebuilt analytics 3 Infrastructure Maintenance • Installations, Upgrades and Patching done by Oracle 4 Reporting Capabilities • Intuitive BI Analysis tools • Visual Analyzer • Dashboards • Mobile Compatibility 5 Data Loading • Easy data load options • Advanced data load tools • RESTful APIs support 6 Database • Market leading Oracle DB on Cloud • User friendly data modeling tools 7 Reports’ Logic • Utilizing old, tested and reliable queries • Do not reinvent the wheel
  20. 20. BICS Architecture
  21. 21. Time for a Demo!