Oracle Press Release

Oracle Delivers Unprecedented Business Performance with Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne In-Memory Applications

New Transformational In-Memory Applications Provide Deeper Project Insight, Drive Revenue and Profitability on Oracle Engineered Systems

Redwood Shores, Calif. – May 9, 2013

News Summary

Speed and agility define today’s global economy. Traditional transactional systems generate incredible amounts of useful data but require batch, manual or separate system processing to analyze and immediately present data visually for business decisions. Processing power has improved significantly and can speed the performance of business critical applications, but until now has not been leveraged to generate complex data analysis in near real-time to make sound decisions and solve critical business problems. Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne In-Memory Applications on Oracle Engineered Systems helps organizations utilize the unprecedented performance of the next evolution of in-memory computing with new capabilities that transform enterprise business processes and accelerate the activities that drive business agility and lower IT costs.

News Facts

Delivering on the next evolution of in-memory computing, Oracle today announced general availability of new Oracle In-Memory Applications for Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne.
Benefitting from the extreme performance delivered by Oracle Engineered Systems, Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne In-Memory Project Portfolio Management and Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne In-Memory Sales Advisor enable customers to increase revenue and profitability by making faster and more efficient business decisions.
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne In-Memory Applications provide new functionality never before possible by delivering immediate availability to summarization and simulations leveraging massive sets of broad and deep near real-time transactional and rich information to aid in decision making, process accuracy and control.
Oracle’s JD Edwards existing customers can experience break through process performance by leveraging DRAM, flash memories and the near zero latency InfiniBand network fabric of Oracle Engineered Systems. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne current processes such as Order-to-cash, Financial Close, Job (Project) Status Inquiry and Materials Requirements Planning run approximately six times faster on Engineered Systems than applications on commodity hardware by transforming batch processing to real-time and shortening response time with improved UI rendering.

Extreme Performance for Quicker, More Informed Decisions

Powered by Oracle Engineered Systems, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne In-Memory Applications provide unprecedented speed to gather, aggregate and summarize real-time data.
New Oracle In-Memory Applications include:
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne In-Memory Project Portfolio Management: Helps executives and project managers make quicker, more informed decisions about their portfolio and projects by providing previously unavailable executive-level visibility into project portfolio cost and profitability. Highlights include:
Performance improvements of approximately 24X faster than the existing JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Project Costing Job Status Inquiry Application which only addresses a small piece of the business requirement. (1)
Significant new functionality to:
Report across the entire project portfolio
Provide visibility into project financials with associated contract billings in one user interface
Summarize project portfolio (by region, by sales rep, by project type, etc.)
Quickly resolve issues with full access to project details
Review project financials with built-in chart
Benefits provided include the ability to:
Reduce manual time to analyze and manage projects across the portfolio
Optimize project profitability
Increase insight into cash flow for projects
Save time with drill down access to actionable tasks

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne In-Memory Sales Advisor: Enables proactive decision making, enhances the customer service representative and your customer experience, drives revenue upsell opportunities, and provides real-time visibility to line and order level historical and current profitability. Highlights include:
New functionality that has not been possible without the extreme performance enhancements delivered by Oracle Engineered Systems. Companies with customer service organizations can take advantage of the new module to recommend higher product quantities and ensure profit margins are met while interacting with the customer.
Significant new functionality to:
Provide insight into large volumes of data in sub-seconds
Leverage Oracle Engineered Systems technology of multi-threaded logic processing to read through the customer’s entire price schedule and display the applicable quantity level breaks in real-time
Allow the customer service representative to quickly evaluate and propose real-time up-sell recommendations to customers
Provide a visual indicator if a free good is associated to the higher purchase quantity, which gives additional incentive for the customer to increase their order quantity
Display profit information for items, order, and customer during sales order entry
Benefits provided include ability to:
Increase top line revenue through up-selling at order entry
Improve profit by evaluating margins during order capture
Reduce administrative cost of manual processes
Ensure target profit margins are met
Improve efficiency and productivity of customer service representatives

Supporting Quote

“Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne customers are renowned for maintaining highly competitive enterprises and operating efficiently in any market,” said Lyle Ekdahl, Group Vice President General Manager, Oracle’s JD Edwards. “With Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne In-Memory Applications, customers can take advantage of our new applications based on high performance levels to fundamentally change the dynamics of their business. The speed and agility delivered enhances decision making, creates new revenue opportunities and helps further lower total cost of ownership.”

Supporting Resources

(1) Tests using the same data set comparing new In-Memory application with the prior non-In-Memory Job Status Inquiry application show that Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne In-Memory Project Portfolio Management application runs 24X faster than on Solaris.

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