November 2011

Profit November 2011

Covering the Earth with Data

by Fred Sandsmark, November 2011

As business leaders at Sherwin-Williams have increased the rate of expansion, the IT team has worked to keep pace. Learn how the coatings manufacturer deployed three global instances of Oracle E-Business Suite to centralize enterprise data, improve efficiency, comply with global regulations, and bolster the company’s bottom line.


Profit Hyperion November 2011

Profit Special Edition: Oracle Hyperion

November 2011


Additional Content

  • A New Beginning, by Aaron Lazenby
    In 2012, we’ll be significantly redesigning Profit and relaunching with a new look and a new editorial vision. Thanks to all the great people who have helped make that possible.
  • Managing Global Complexity, by Harry Ghuman
    An Oracle vice president shows how smart IT choices are critical to balancing centralized management with local control.
  • Forward Thinking
  • Business Beyond Borders
    Profit talks to author Mona Pearl about the multinational mindset executives need not just to survive, but to thrive in our ever-flattening business world.
  • The Evolution of the Social Enterprise
    Oracle WebCenter changes the way enterprise Websites promote collaboration. Plus: Oracle Enterprise Manager controls the cloud and Oracle announces a new storage strategy.
  • First-Class IT, by Alan Joch
    Kenya Airways CIO Kevin Kinyanjui shares lessons on deploying Oracle E-Business Suite at one of Africa’s premier airlines.
  • Getting a Clear View, by Alan Joch
    For a year before the launch of a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation, Kenya Airways management spoke with business and technology experts throughout the world to research the right technology solutions and identify best practices for business modernizations.
  • News Brief
  • Digitizing the Paper Trail, by Tara Swords
    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights trades a paper-based process for a modern Oracle content management solution.
  • The OAS Team Racks Up Awards, by Tara Swords
  • Global Super Power, by David Baum
    Oracle E-Business Suite 12 helps Cummins Power Generation reduce costs and improve the efficiency of planning, procurement, and manufacturing.
  • SPARC Servers with Oracle Solaris: The Right Combination for E-Business, by David Baum
  • Driving Intelligent Data, by Monica Mehta
    A combination of Oracle Exadata and business intelligence solutions helps Polk deliver insight to the automotive industry.
  • Mixing IT Up, by Monica Mehta
    As an industry leader in automotive intelligence and marketing solutions, R. L. Polk & Co. needs its IT staff to keep an open mind about the technology products they deploy to serve their customers.
  • Manage with Care, by Logan Kugler
    Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition helps Life Care Services’ internal and external stakeholders monitor the business.
  • From Execution to Insight, by Logan Kugler
    To complement the rollout of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition dashboards, the IT staff at Life Care Services (LCS) is taking the opportunity to upgrade to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.
  • Extra-Value IT, by Tony Kontzer
    An upgrade of its JD Edwards EnterpriseOne system from Oracle helps Martin-Brower keep pace with new regulations and the speed of business.
  • Oracle Optimized Solution for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, by Tony Kontzer
  • Building a Better Cloud, by Anne Ozzimo
    Early cloud adopters are trading siloed applications for a fully integrated enterprise-grade cloud solution.
  • Your Cloud, Your Way, by Anne Ozzimo
  • Master of the Data Universe, by David Butler
    IT leaders have a big opportunity to fix systemic data quality problems that plague enterprise data warehouses and applications.
  • Six Steps for Getting Started with MDM, by David Butler
  • New Functionality Covers Sherwin-Williams’ Needs, by Fred Sandsmark
  • The Main Event
    Oracle Vice President Paul Salinger answers readers’ questions about the ways technology is making Oracle OpenWorld greener (and more fun).
  • Oracle Announces Storage Strategy
  • Business Users Get Cloud Control

Oracle Hyperion Special Edition

  • A Thing of Beauty, by Alison Weiss
    Avon’s enterprise performance management system delivers accurate information and critical insight to managers at every level of the organization
  • Oracle Crystal Ball Helps Managers Guard Against Volatility, by Alison Weiss
  • The Insight Game, by Aaron Lazenby
    Enterprise performance management can deliver insights crucial to navigating the volatility of the global economy—and that’s no game of checkers.
  • KPI vs. the Bottom Line, by Edward Roske
    For managers, is tracking the key metrics for their departments enough to ensure success for the entire business? The CEO for Oracle partner interRel shares his opinion.
  • Deep Integration, by Aaron Lazenby
    The synthesis of Oracle Hyperion applications and core Oracle technologies can deliver deep benefits to analytics-driven businesses.
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