PCMCS: Administrator On Demand

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About Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud Service PCMCS

To enhance profitability, businesses need to accurately measure, allocate, and manage costs and revenue. Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud (PCMCS) helps to manage the cost and revenue allocations that are necessary to calculate profitability by business segment, such as product, customer, region, division or branch.

Oracle's PCMCS enables the use cost decomposition, activity-based costing and the use of different scenarios to measure profitability for effective planning and decision support.

Audience

Implementation consultants, system administrators, financial modellers and financial power users

On Demand Subscription

Access to course materials: 90 days for ONE student

Default access to hands-on lab environment: 21 days (lab extensions are available to purchase if required) 

Learning objectives

Learn the concepts required to design and create Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud Service (PCMCS) applications to identify and exploit profitability through the development of complex what-if scenarios and reporting.

Find out how to model structures, design calculation rule sets and rules, deploy applications and use PCMCS tools and Smart View to analyse and report on data.

Course description

The course focuses on the design, build, system administration and deployment of Oracle PCMCS (Profitability and Cost Management) applications. You’ll discover the tasks involved in preparing the structure and dimensionality of the allocation model, together with the strategies for the creation and deployment of applications.

Learn about the calculation rules and the rule sets required to effectively and efficiently model data within PCMCS. Discover how to execute the model and explore the use of manifold tools to view and analyse allocated data.This hands-on course provides everything you’ll need to design, build and maintain PCMCS models and applications.

Major Topics

Introduction to PCMCS

  • Reviewing the models
  • Tracking profitability
  • Introducing dimensions
  • Understanding allocations
  • PCMCS data flows
  • The underlying database
  • Caclulation management
  • Data analysis
  • Reporting
  • Cloud services architecture

PCMCS Dimensions

  • Understanding dimensions and members
  • Application requirements
  • Balance and rule dimensions
  • Point of view dimensions
  • Business dimensions
  • Attribute dimensions
  • Data storage properties
  • Hierarchy types
  • Consolidation properties
  • Aggregation operators
  • Other member properties
  • Creating an application
  • Creating Points of View

Allocations

  • Allocation fundamentals
  • Rules express editing and rules outline
  • Allocations vs custom calculations
  • Assembling allocations
  • Creating an allocation
  • Parallel, iterative and serial execution

Smart View Data Entry

  • Setup for Smart View Data Entry
  • Creating Data Entry Templates
  • Connecting to Smart View
  • Smart View Options
  • Methods of Entering or Loading Data

Data Management (FDMEE)

  • Overview and Learning Objectives
  • Introducing Data Management (FDMEE)
  • Loading Data
  • Understanding Data Management Setup
  • Source and Target Registration
  • Category and Period Maps
  • Import Formats
  • Locations
  • Data Load Rules
  • Mappings
  • Data Management Setup 

Rule Sets and Rules

  • Understanding Allocation Rules
  • Rules vs Rule Sets
  • Rule Types
  • Rule Context
  • Rule Set Calculation Options
  • Allocating Rent and Utilities
  • Executing Rules
  • Calculating Rule Sets and Reviewing the Results

Further Allocations

  • Copy Data Between Points of View
  • Adding Detailed Allocations
  • Allocating Cost of Goods to Products
  • Allocating Operating Expenses to Activities

Iterations and Custom Calculations 

  • Iterative Execution
  • Calculate Activity Allocations with Iterative Execution
  • Custom Calculation Rules
  • Using Calculations for Different Points of View
  • Copying Rule Sets and Rules

Data Analysis 

  • Understanding Model View Templates
  • Creating an Analysis View
  • Create Scatter Analyses and Profit Curves
  • Visual Representation Using Trace Allocations
  • Queries and KPIs

Financial Reports

  • Introducing Financial Reporting
  • Accessing and Running Reports
  • Creating Financial Reports

System Maintenance

  • Model Validation
  • System Reports
  • Security and Data Grants
  • Application Migration
  • Create an Application Backup
  • Restoring an Application Backup
  • Cloud Environment Update Cycle

EPM Automate

  • Overview and Learning Objectives
  • Introducing EPM Automate
  • Installation of EPM Automate
  • Connecting to EPM Automate and Getting Help

Introducing the REST APIs

  • Introducing Representational State Transfer
  • REST URLs and Method
  • Installing a REST Client
  • GET Requests
  • Retrieving Application Details via REST
  • POST Requests
  • Executing Jobs via REST Requests

 

Hands-On Labs

Your subscription gives you 90 days of access to the course materials. We also provide 14 days of access to a live hands-on lab environment. Once the lab has been made available it cannot be suspended and will be available for a minimum of 14 consecutive days. You can request a start date for access to your hands-on lab. You will use the same environment for all workshops in this course and these should be completed within 14 days. It is possible to purchase a Hands-On Lab Extension for an additional 14 or 28 days. Keyteach will monitor the use of the hands-on lab and we reserve the right to cancel access to the course (without notice) if we believe it is in use by more than one named user.

Help from an Instructor

This is a self-paced course and you should be able to watch the videos and navigate through the course on your own. If you experience any difficulties or would like an opportunity to ask questions of our instructors, we will be happy to help. Please note that whilst we provide personalised support, we cannot provide one-to-one tuition across the entire course.  We will respond to any request for assistance within one working day (24 hours). 

Detailed course agenda / Justification for your manager 

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Build solid expertise in your own time at your convenience

Administrator On Demand training is our most robust and flexible self-paced training option gives you the benefits of an instructor-led experience with instant access to course materials that you can download and keep. The learning experience is highly interactive with hands-on lab access to the real software. We're available to provide personalised support to help you build solid expertise in your own time at your convenience. The content is video-based, with plenty of additional reading, whiteboard presentations and structured workshops to provide comprehensive and flexible learning. 

Named Users

Your subscription is for an named individual and students should not share access to the course or distribute the course materials under any circumstances. Keyteach will monitor the use of the course and the associated hands-on lab and we reserve the right to cancel access to the course (without notice) if we believe it is in use by more than one named user.