Recognition proves commitment to training, knowledge and experience.

San Francisco, CA- March 24, 2014– Key Performance Ideas, an Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Business Intelligence (BI) professional services firm, announced today that they have achieved Oracle® PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized status for Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service™(PBCS).

Oracle PBCS is a flexible planning application based on Oracle Hyperion Planning™ that supports enterprise wide planning, budgeting, and forecasting in a cloud-based deployment model. PBCS removes the barriers to adoption of on-premise applications and makes it much easier for business of any size to deploy a world-class planning and budgeting solution in a matter of weeks.

OPN Specialized status recognition is delivered to Oracle partners that meet a demanding and thorough set of requirements based on the needs and priorities of customers. Oracle has recognized Key Performance Ideas because of their expertise in Hyperion Planning, as well as their solution specific products that complement PBCS implementation, including:

  • Rapid Implementation Solution or PLANtastic: Unique methodology for getting organizations up and running on a forecasting solution in short period of time, in efficient manner; Combines use of cloud deployment with prebuilt functionality
  • Administration Managed Services or S.M.A.R.T.:Application and infrastructure support from team of cross-trained, certified administrators with 10+ years Hyperion experience

“Clients select specialized partners because they are confident these partners have the training, knowledge, experience and commitment to help their business succeed,” said Scott Costello, Director of Cloud Services and Emerging Technologies at Key Performance Ideas. “We are excited to be recognized by Oracle for our continued dedication to delivering financial planning solutions that meet our client’s strategic goals. Additionally, with PBCS, we are confident that our rapid implementation solutions and administration managed services will help companies of all sizes leverage Hyperion Planning to streamline their planning process, reduce budgeting cycles, and gain improved visibility into business performance.”

About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell, and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base, and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise, and proven success. To find out more, visit

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