Oracle Press Release

Oracle Announces Oracle® Rapid Planning

New Value Chain Planning Product Promotes Real-Time Decision-Making

Redwood Shores, Calif. – November 16, 2009

News Facts

To improve companies’ ability to quickly adapt to unplanned supply chain events, Oracle today announced the availability of Oracle® Rapid Planning.
With Oracle Rapid Planning, customers will benefit from real-time, event driven planning and simulation that delivers quick, predictive and actionable intelligence, enabling planners to react quickly to changes.
Complementary to the existing suite of Oracle Value Chain Planning applications, Oracle Rapid Planning features out-of-the-box integration with the Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. It also supports integration with ERP systems such as SAP or other legacy systems. This enables customers to leverage their existing IT investments, lower installation costs and maximize value.

Oracle Rapid Planning Drives Real-Time, Profitable Supply Chain Decisions

Companies must react quickly to events such as a sudden increase in demand, an urgent engineering change, an unexpected production shortfall or a supplier quality issue. Oracle Rapid Planning enables customers to benefit from:
Improved Planning Speed and Flexibility
Fast, event-driven, simultaneous material and capacity planning enables quick decision-making.
Rapid incremental simulation and embedded analytics enables user-driven “what-if” scenario analysis and plan performance evaluation and comparison.
Mass edit and manipulation of items, bills, routings, resources, capacity, supply and demand data promotes quick, user-driven “what if” capabilities, without requiring changing data in the ERP system.
Increased Planner Productivity
Next generation productivity enhancing spreadsheet style user interface supports configurable workspaces, filters and saved queries, and simultaneous analysis of exceptions, supply chain pegging, performance indicators and material and resource requirements.
Comprehensive Modeling Capabilities
Comprehensive configurable exception management increases planners’ productivity and response by focusing on the most important problem first.
Comprehensive supply chain constraint modeling and decision automation with support for alternates (resources, process, facilities, ship methods, components), substitution, lead times, order modifiers, and priority-based ranking enables improved plan quality.
Standards-based Solution
Standards-based technology enables scalability and lower cost deployment.

Supporting Quotes

“Because supply chains today are so dynamic, timely and comprehensive, visibility has become a necessity for proper decision-making and to support efficient operations,” said Tim Payne, Research Director, Gartner. “Supply chain planning applications help promote real-time, event driven planning and simulation to not only reduce decision-making time but to mitigate risk.”
“Companies today face increasingly frequent and severe supply chain disruptions that must be addressed immediately to minimize any negative business impact,” said Oracle’s Group Vice President, Value Chain Planning Applications Development, Nadeem Syed. “Oracle Rapid Planning helps organizations make smart, informed decisions in the shortest possible time, promoting business success and agility.”

General Availability

Oracle Rapid Planning is now available and can deployed with current and prior versions of the Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Oracle’s Value Chain Planning applications such as Oracle’s Demantra. Additionally, Oracle Rapid Planning can be implemented as a standalone product for use in heterogeneous environments including SAP.

Supporting Resources

About Oracle Supply Chain Management

Oracle Supply Chain Management applications are complete, open and integrated solutions that power the Information-Driven Value Chain. The industry's most comprehensive portfolio of industry-specific supply chain applications, Oracle SCM spans all aspects of the value chain including planning, procurement, manufacturing, logistics and service, all with end-to-end supply chain intelligence. With Oracle SCM, companies can achieve operational excellence, accelerate innovation and manage risk and compliance.

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