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Business Analytics Edition
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Get More Value from Your SAP Sales and Distribution and Materials Management Systems

To help organizations gain profitable insight from their SAP systems, Oracle recently introduced two new analytic applications—Oracle Procurement and Spend Analytics for SAP and Oracle Supply Chain and Order Management Analytics for SAP—plus significant new enhancements to the previously released Oracle Financial Analytics for SAP.

"Oracle Business Intelligence Applications significantly enhance analysis and insight as compared to ERP solutions themselves, which are focused on transactional data," explains Takin Babaei, director, Analytic Applications Product Marketing.

To make that insight as actionable as possible, Oracle Business Intelligence Applications are optimized for business users with dashboards, reports, and metrics built on analytical best practices—plus support for mobile platforms, including iPad and iPhone.

"Our solutions drive accountability down to the departmental managers and provide insight into daily actual performance," says Babaei. In particular, the new products and enhancements drive visibility into these factors, and more.
  • Direct and indirect spending
  • Procurement bottlenecks
  • Employee spend
  • Supplier performance
  • Order fulfillment issues
  • Inventory levels
Enhancing Supply Side, Supply Chain, and Financial Performance
The new Oracle Business Intelligence Applications for SAP transform data locked in enterprise resource planning systems into intuitive, role-based business intelligence and deliver greater visibility into the factors that drive revenues, costs, and shareholder value.

For example, Oracle Financial Analytics for SAP enables better insight into the general ledger, allows other functional units to understand product or customer profitability, and provides visibility into performance against budget.

In addition, Oracle Financial Analytics for SAP is integrated with other Oracle Business Intelligence applications for SAP to drive robust cross-functional analysis. For example, when combined with Oracle Procurement and Spend Analytics and Oracle Supply Chain and Order Management Analytics for SAP, it enables complete procurement analysis from requisition to check, as well as efficient management of the entire lead-to-cash process.

Faster Development, Lower TCO
To speed deployment time and help reduce overall total cost of ownership, Oracle Business Intelligence Applications feature prebuilt integration, metadata mapping, metrics, and an analytic data model.

Customers can also federate third-party data sources with Oracle Business Intelligence Applications for deeper, more complete analysis.

“These new applications from Oracle give SAP customers the ease of use, performance, and relevant content they have been asking for to make faster, smarter decisions,” says Paul Rodwick, vice president of Product Management, Oracle Business Intelligence.

Decisions at the Speed of the Business—Anytime, Anywhere
In addition, the new applications are among more than 80 Oracle business intelligence and enterprise performance management applications that can run on Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine—without any application changes.

Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine is the world’s first engineered system specifically designed to deliver high performance analysis, modeling, and planning.

Learn more about Oracle Business Intelligence Applications for SAP.
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