Oracle Press Release

Oracle Previews Oracle® Rapid Planning

New Product in Oracle’s Value Chain Planning Solution Will Deliver Advanced Real-Time Event Driven Planning and Simulation

COLLABORATE 2009, ORLANDO, FL. – May 4, 2009

News Facts

Continuing to build on its comprehensive Information-Driven Value Chain strategy, today Oracle previewed Oracle® Rapid Planning at COLLABORATE 09.
A new product within the Oracle Value Chain Planning solution, Oracle Rapid Planning will enable customers to gain rapid, predictive and actionable insight into dynamic supply chain planning decisions.
Oracle Rapid Planning will combine fast, comprehensive constraint-based planning with a superior user interface supporting easy manipulation of data and quick comparison of alternative plans.
Oracle Rapid Planning will complement and be integrated with other products within Oracle’s Value Chain Planning solution, enabling customers to leverage their existing investments and realize value throughout the extended supply chain.

Extending the Information-Driven Value Chain

Leveraging its unique web services and open, standards-based architecture, Oracle Rapid Planning customers can enable reduced supply chain decision-making time with the following capabilities:
Fast, event-driven simultaneous material and capacity planning for rapid scenario analysis and real-time evaluation of supply chain events.
Fast sales and operations planning scenario simulation, integrated with Oracle’s Demantra.
Compatible and complementary capabilities to Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning.
Mass edit of supply chain data, enabling customers to conduct ad-hoc, rapid scenario modeling without the need to make changes to the ERP data or transactions.
Predictive and actionable insight via embedded analytics, a spreadsheet-style flexible user-interface, and embedded exceptions and scenario comparisons.
Comprehensive constraint modeling to mimic real-life planner decision making such as alternate bills of material, routings, sources and shipping methods, substitution and lead times.
Multi-enterprise visibility and planning, spanning internal facilities and contract manufacturers.
Multi-planner collaboration and simulation to help speed up the analysis and decision-making process.
Integration with ERP to help quickly translate decisions into actions and release planning recommendations directly to execution without latency.

Supporting Quote

“Today, companies need to be flexible and fast enough to quickly respond to operational challenges and mitigate business impact,” said Oracle’s Group Vice President, Value Chain Planning Applications Development, Nadeem Syed. “Oracle Rapid Planning will extend the value of Oracle’s leading supply chain applications by providing the insight needed to instantly act on information and drive greater collaboration and business success.”

General Availability

Oracle Rapid Planning is scheduled to be generally available in calendar year 2009. Customers will be able to deploy this product with current and prior versions of the Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Oracle’s Value Chain Planning applications, as well as standalone for use in heterogeneous environments including SAP.

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