Oracle Press Release

New Release of Oracle® Business Intelligence Applications Enables Organizations to Manage and Execute with Greater Business Insight and Agility

Oracle Business Intelligence Applications Release 7.9.6 Delivers New Analytic Applications, Extends Content for Existing Applications and Adds Certified Integration with Oracle’s JD Edwards

COLLABORATE 2009, ORLANDO, Fla. - May 6, 2009

News Facts

Oracle today announced the general availability of Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Applications Release 7.9.6, prebuilt solutions for Oracle and non-Oracle applications that enable organizations to proactively make informed, actionable decisions and drive toward optimized performance across the enterprise.
In use at more than 2,000 companies worldwide, Oracle BI Applications are able to deliver benefits quickly, with low risk and a low TCO.
A component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle BI Applications Release 7.9.6 introduces two new applications -- Project Analytics and Loyalty Analytics, certified support for Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, and significantly enhanced capabilities to existing BI applications for the Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise and Oracle’s Siebel CRM.
This release builds upon a suite of existing Oracle BI Applications that span CRM, ERP, and industry-specific processes.

New Applications Help Organizations Control Costs, Increase Profitability

Oracle Project Analytics is a new application which tracks financial performance of projects for government agencies, engineering and construction companies, professional services organizations and anyone using Projects capabilities in the Oracle E-Business Suite or PeopleSoft Enterprise (read today’s related press release).
Covering analysis topics such as Budgets, Forecasts, Cost, Revenue, Billing, Profitability, Agreements, Funding, and Project Performance, Oracle Project Analytics helps companies to control project costs and improve project performance and profitability.
Also unveiled today, Oracle Loyalty Analytics enables organizations to recognize, reward, and retain valuable customers by delivering comprehensive visibility into loyalty programs, including measuring the effectiveness of programs and promotions (read today’s related press release).
With Oracle Loyalty Analytics, marketers using Siebel Loyalty Management can evaluate the success of customer and partner programs and make adjustments to target the most profitable customers.

Expanded Content and New Dashboards Improve Existing BI Applications

Oracle BI Applications Release 7.9.6 delivers new capabilities and content across more than 400 pages of existing dashboards.
New capabilities in Oracle Human Resources Analytics include dashboards for Talent Management, Learning Management, Recruiting, Leave and Absenteeism. This expanded coverage will help Human Resources improve workforce performance, increase managerial effectiveness and drive talent management initiatives at a reduced cost (see related release).
Significant enhancements to Oracle Procurement and Spend Analytics include a new Spend Analyzer, new Employee Expenses and enhanced Procurement dashboards. This content will help purchasing and procurement organizations gain greater insight into company spend, contract performance, supplier performance and expenses (see related release).

More Certified Integrations with Applications Unlimited Product Lines

This release of Oracle BI Applications delivers new, out of the box integration with JD Edwards (see related release).
Specifically, Oracle Financial Analytics is now integrated with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Financial Management to help front-line managers improve financial performance with complete, timely information on their department's expenses and revenues.
In addition to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Oracle BI Applications are pre-integrated with the Oracle E-Business Suite (11i10 and R12), PeopleSoft Enterprise (8.9 and 9.0) and Siebel CRM (8.0 and 8.1.1). Legacy systems are certified through Universal Adapters.

Supporting Quotes

“The latest release of Oracle BI Applications delivers a new level of comprehensive, prebuilt intelligence solutions for organizations to manage and operate their business with greater insight and clarity,” said Paul Rodwick, vice president of product management, Oracle Business Intelligence. “The new capabilities and enhancements provided by Oracle BI Applications will arm businesses with the information needed to take steps to help improve cash flow, enhance revenue and profitability, control spend and maximize efficiencies across the enterprise.”
“Many of our clients and prospective clients are interested in moving to this new release of the prebuilt Oracle BI Applications,” said Todd Randolph, Director of Optimum Solutions’ Business Intelligence Practice. “They have been anxiously awaiting the introduction of new modules like Project Analytics and Loyalty Analytics, and the major enhancements to existing modules such as HR Analytics and Procurement and Spend Analytics, all of which will provide our customers the ability to further leverage their investments in their transactional systems, improve their business insights, and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their business processes through better decisions.”

Supporting Resources

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