EPM Standard Cloud Service is a suite of business processes, primarily for small and mid-sized businesses, and for businesses with lower complexity requirements to support planning and budgeting, consolidation and close, account reconciliation, and narrative reporting processes.
The following image presents an overview of the business processes available in EPM Standard Cloud Service:
Additionally, Data Management, which enables you to integrate data from source systems, is included with EPM Standard Cloud Service. Clients and command line tools, such as Oracle Smart View for Office and EPM Automate, are also included.
An EPM Standard Cloud Service instance allows you to deploy and use one of the supported business processes. To deploy another business process, you must request another EPM Standard Cloud Service subscription or remove the current business process.
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In the EPM Standard Cloud Service, you deploy one of the following business processes.
The Planning business process delivers instant value and greater productivity for business planners, analysts, modelers, and decision-makers across all lines of business of an enterprise.
Planning is available with:
- Strategic Modeling
With the exception of Strategic Modeling, these are available with preseeded configurable content including dimensions, models, forms, rules, dashboards, infolets, and reports. Strategic Modeling is available with standard and industry templates that can be leveraged to create a customized scenario models with flexible blended scenario business cases.
The Planning business process available in the EPM Standard Cloud Service does not support the following:
Custom Planning, which allows a high degree of application customization to support business requirements
Free Form Planning, which enables you to deploy Planning applications with no dimension requirements and also create applications using Essbase outline files
Use of the Groovy scripting language to create or customize business rules
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The Account Reconciliation business process enables you to automate the validation of financial accounts by checking the accuracy of account balances.
This business process does not include the Transaction Matching module, which automates the process of reconciling high volume or labor intensive reconciliations and integrating results into the tracking features within Reconciliation Compliance.
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Financial Consolidation and Close
The Financial Consolidation and Close business process supports consolidation and close process tasks with default, prebuilt calculations; you cannot create custom calculations.
The Financial Consolidation and Close business process available in the EPM Standard Cloud Service does not support the following:
Custom consolidation calculations and complex ownership structures
Automation of consolidation and close tasks
Intelligent process automation by integrating Task Manager with other services
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The Narrative Reporting business process, previously known as Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting, provides a secure, process-driven approach for defining, authoring, reviewing, and publishing financial and management report packages.
The Narrative Reporting business process available in the EPM Standard Cloud Service does not support Disclosure Management.
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Business Processes not Available in the EPM Standard Cloud Service
The following business processes are available in the EPM Enterprise Cloud Service only:
Profitability and Cost Management
Enterprise Data Management