Planning & Budgeting in the Cloud
A recent Oracle survey on planning and forecasting revealed that 93 percent of Finance managers globally are drowning in spreadsheets. If you can relate join us for an informative Lunch & Learn and bring members of your organization’s FP&A team with you! In today’s challenging planning environment, reliance on spreadsheets is woefully inadequate and fraught with peril. Oracle’s Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and Enterprise Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) open up opportunities for organizations of all sizes to streamline planning and forecasting, accelerate deployment, and reduce costs.
The Hackett Group will provide an overview of Oracle’s Enterprise Performance Management suite and demonstrate the value of Planning & Budgeting in the Cloud. This Lunch & Learn will compare PBCS and EPBCS and explain how you can move away from spreadsheets and adopt best practices such as rolling forecasts and driving the planning process beyond finance to the broader community of line managers. The session will highlight the business value of automating planning and budgeting, review client success stories and provide a product demonstration. You will leave this session well versed on how these solutions can help your organization improve Financials Planning, Workforce Planning, Capital Asset Planning and Project Planning.
Speaker Bio: Linda Copeland
Ms. Copeland is a results-oriented finance executive with over 25 years of experience in financial planning & analysis with market-leading companies. Her vast functional FP&A experience combined with her systems knowledge and strong business acumen, have uniquely positioned her to help clients fully utilize the value-creating capabilities of Oracle EPM systems.
For the past 20 years, she has improved the performance of FP&A teams by re-engineering business processes, realigning resources and strengthening partnerships with business operations. Additionally, she also has a proven track record of improving profitability through revenue enhancement or cost reduction efforts.
Over the past two years, Copeland has been focused on implementing Oracle's EPBC solution. Her implementations have successfully utilized out of the box functionality by effectively communicating the capabilities of the product and opportunities to change the business process.
We look forward to seeing you there!
A special thanks to our generous sponsors!
General Microsystems Inc -- for sponsoring the location!
...for providing the speaker and lunch!