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Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud (PBCS) - September 2017 Updates

Tanya Heise
Sr Principal Technical Support Engineer

The following announcements and considerations are outlined in the upcoming Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud (PBCS) update:

Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud (PBCS) and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud (EPBCS)

September 2017

Monthly Update Schedule:

Oracle will apply the latest updates to your test environment on Friday, September 1, 2017 and to your production environment on Friday, September 15, 2017. The update will be applied during your normal daily maintenance window.

New Features:

New Features for Planning and Budgeting Cloud and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud

  • Integrated Business Process Navigation Flows 
  • Automatic Application Snapshot Uploads to Facilitate Troubleshooting 
  • Support for Single Sign-on Using Oracle Identity Cloud Services (IDCS) 
  • Simplified Provisioning Report 
  • Enhancements to the Activity Report 
  • New REST API, Copy Snapshot 
  • Selecting Identity Domain at Sign In

New Features for Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Only:

  • Ability to Add Child Members for OFS_Pension Plan
  • Changes to Labels: Models and Consolidation Icons 
  • New Context Menu in Strategic Modeling 
  • Ability to Add Sub Accounts in Bulk 
  • Ability to Change Default Unit and Currency 
  • Upgrades to Strategic Modeling Reports 


Removal of Support:

  • Standard Interface (Planning and Budgeting Cloud Workspace Interface)  
  • Financial Reporting Studio Desktop Client  
  • File-Based Integration of Data Management with Oracle Fusion Financials Cloud

Defects Fixed:

Refer to the September 2017 updates for the full list.


Refer to the following links and documents for further information:

  • Oracle Cloud Release Readiness - Get up to speed on the latest cloud release and ensure your upgrade is a success with Oracle's Release Readiness assets. To access this broad range of assets, locate your service on the left, then choose a release from the service's drop-down menu. Learn and how to plan your upgrade by reviewing expanded discussions of new features,including capability overviews, business benefits, setup considerations and usage tips.
  • My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Article: Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Release Highlights Doc ID 2055579.1

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Comments ( 3 )
  • Subhayan Wednesday, August 30, 2017
    I want to join this blog for PBCS. Please add me!
  • Tom Ryan Wednesday, October 4, 2017
    Looking for help with troubleshooting PBCS functionality.
  • Tanya Heise Monday, November 6, 2017
    Sign up for rss feeds to this blog for PBCS updates!

    Tom, if you need assistance with PBCS, please search the Oracle knowledgebase for existing articles. Otherwise, you should create an SR with Oracle technical support.

    Thank you.
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