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Oracle Announces New Release of Oracle Hyperion EPM System

May 2013

To thrive in today's economic environment, leadership must be able to plan and forecast more frequently and broadly across the enterprise, identify profitable growth opportunities and provide real-time management insights into financial and operational results. At the end of April, Oracle announced the new release of the Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management System, which will enable organizations to easily and accurately leverage their ERP application data and investments while speeding valuable insights. Here, read about this latest release, plus hear from Oracle experts about solutions that can help executives plan for growth, report with confidence and accelerate time to value.

“Growing companies that are not on the latest release should evaluate an ERP upgrade now, with a view toward how it can help them meet the many demands of growth. Your business may be expanding into new areas and offerings, or you may need a unified platform and/or single global instance to support aggressive growth. Or you may be in the wake of an acquisition, and need to take advantage of new efficiencies while supporting a larger business. All of these are drivers to plan an ERP upgrade.” —Oracle's Jeanne Lowell, vice president of Oracle E-Business Suite product strategy

“There's so much potential around what a company like this can do. It's really important for us to prioritize effectively, more so than at other companies. We try to leverage information as best we can to make the best decisions in real time.” —Steve Sordello, CFO of the online business network LinkedIn

“ERP in its first generation was transactional, about 'command and control.' Today's ERP is about having the entire organization on one system with standardized processes. It's efficient, smart, and agile.” —From 7 Enterprise Applications Trends for High Growth Companies in 2013

“JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is a great platform for taking an incremental approach to a complete enterprise solution. It is designed for a rapid return on investment and makes it easy to expand your applications footprint. Plus, the JD Edwards platform is very dynamic, regularly adding innovative features and functionality, including industry-specific solutions. So it's a solution you can really grow with.” —Gary Grieshaber, senior director of product strategy at Oracle

“Sustainable growth is surprisingly difficult to achieve and the evidence shows that very few companies, probably less than 20 percent, are able to drive growth consistently from one decade to another. But new technologies and techniques are helping to clear out the clutter and streamline processes so businesses can devote more of their energy to value-adding activities—such as strengthening customer loyalty—that contribute to long-term success.” —Oracle Vice Presidents John O'Rourke and Karen Dela Torre

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