Oracle Press Release

Oracle Delivers Integrated Business Planning Through the Integration of Enterprise Performance Management with Sales and Operations Planning

CFOs and Supply Chain Executives Gain Operational Alignment and More Predictable Financial Performance

Redwood Shores, Calif. – January 19, 2010

News Facts

To improve operational alignment and financial performance, Oracle today announced the integration of Oracle(r) Hyperion Planning and Oracle’s Demantra Real-Time Sales and Operations Planning.
Linking Hyperion Planning and Oracle’s Demantra Sales and Operations Planning gives CFOs and supply chain executives a direct path to evolve from a disconnected enterprise and operational planning environment to integrated business planning.
As a result, CFOs get a reliable revenue forecast that has been validated against the current operating plan. On the operations side, supply chain and manufacturing managers can reconcile current operating plans against updated financial targets and budgets.
With its top rated Enterprise Performance Management applications now linked to its best-in-class Real-time Sales and Operations Planning application, Oracle is first to provide customers with true integrated business planning capabilities.

Integrated Business Planning Improves Visibility and Profitability

Leveraging Oracle Application Integration Architecture (AIA), (AIA), this integration enables Oracle Hyperion Planning to publish the financial targets for revenue, profits and other metrics to Demantra Real-Time Sales and Operations Planning. This improves decision-making through increased visibility into financial goals and helps improve the quality and profitability of the supply chain operations and demand shaping activities.
Demantra Real-Time Sales and Operations Planning provides the current operating forecast and cost of goods sold data to Oracle Hyperion Planning. This operating forecast is delivered in monetary units and enables financial analysts to identify any gaps between the financial plan and current operating plan.
Customers will gain additional benefits from adopting Demantra Demand Management, which enables a global demand planning process that senses local demand changes, generates an accurate forecast and supports a cross-functional consensus planning process.
With this integration, data can be moved seamlessly, preserving the user interfaces from Hyperion Planning and Demantra so that new training or re-implementation is not required.

Supporting Quote

One key aspect to developing a strategic, actionable operations plan is to integrate it with validated revenue forecasts and to be able to reconcile the operating plans against a real-time budget,” said Gartner Research Director, Tim Payne. “Today, integrated business planning is becoming a valuable strategy as companies are realizing the importance of aligning their operational, strategic and financial plans.”
“CFOs are continually looking to improve the accuracy of their financial forecasts," said Oracle Vice President, John O’Rourke. "This unique combination of Hyperion Planning and Demantra Sales and Operations Planning helps ensure that the financial plan is feasible, and will provide more accurate financial results.”
"One of Oracle's core principles is to improve alignment across the enterprise,” said Oracle Vice President, Applications Strategy, Jon Chorley. "Oracle Demantra Sales and Operations Planning is a proven, best-in-class solution to achieve cross-line-of-business alignment at the operational level. Hyperion Planning does this from a financial perspective. This integration combines these two powerful capabilities to deliver alignment across the entire enterprise."

General Availability

The integration between Oracle Hyperion and Oracle’s Demantra Sales and Operations Planning is available today.

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 achieve operational excellence, accelerate innovation and manage risk and compliance.

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