Enterprise Performance Management AppCasts

OVERVIEW

Listen to Oracle executives talk with customers, partners, and Oracle product experts, exploring topics that can help Enterprise Performance Management customers and prospects better understand the value of these products.

ENTERPRISE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT APPCASTS

General | Customer Stories | Financial Close & Reporting | Planning Budgeting & Forecasting | Profitability and Cost Management

 

General

  • Thought Leadership Series: Customer lifetime value (CLV) for business-to-consumer (B2C) industries Play! (15 min.)
    March 28, 2014
    Customer lifetime value (CLV) for business-to-consumer (B2C) industries.
  • Highly Visible, Cost Allocations at a Global, Multi-Disciplined Bank Play! (7 min.)
    July 8, 2014
    Being able to allocate costs with high visibility throughout a large, global, multi-disciplined bank may seem impossible, but that’s precisely what Qubix, Oracle Business Analytics Experts, did very successfully. Hear how Roger Cressey and his team were able to automate, standardize, and make visible, complex cost allocations throughout the bank.
  • The move to the cloud with Oracle Hyperion Play! (11 min.)
    June 10, 2014
    Hear Oracle Managed Cloud Services customer, INC Research talk about their experience in the cloud with Hyperion.
  • Oracle Scorecard and Strategy Management in the Wild! Play! (12 min.)
    Jan 23, 2014
    Oscar Pargo, a Solutions Consultant for Oracle, talks about some of his experience with Oracle Scorecard and Strategy Management and how it is being used by companies today.
  • Why are my numbers different than yours? Play! (12 min.)
    Jan 6, 2014
    Organizations spend too much time arguing about whose numbers are right, where they came from, and what they mean rather than spending time debating what to do about them. Enterprise Performance Management enables us to have confidence in the data, uncover new insights, and figure out what to do next to improve performance and get better results.
  • Taking Business Scorecards Golfing! Play! (12 min.)
    Oct 8, 2013
    The business world is changing. Not only are we taking work home, but we are working during odd hours in some very strange places. Listen as Jacques Vigeant talks about how our mobile devices and business scorecards are enabling us to be more accountable, and keep a watchful eye on business - even while on the golf course.
  • Practical uses of Business Scorecards from Company-Wide to ProcessPlay! (10 min.)
    Sept 13, 2013
    Greg Rippstein provides insight into how successful companies apply business scorecard techniques to improve their performance. He'll discuss practical approaches to scorecarding and provide specific examples.
  • Mastering the Cost of Education with HPCMPlay! (11 min.)
    Sept 11, 2013
    Join us to learn how Higher Education Institutions are using Oracle Solutions to master their understanding of the costs of programs, degrees, courses and students.
  • Forward Looking DC Courts Sets the Bar in Managing Strategy and KPIs Play! (12 min.)
    August 6, 2013
    The District of Columbia Courts has a five year strategic plan that they are successfully communicating and monitoring through the use of scorecards and dashboards. Find out how this court system is making fantastic progress in supporting their constituents and openly reporting progress on their plan.
  • Align Cost with Revenue for Profitable Growth in Diversified Industry Play! (14 min.)
    August 6, 2013
    Historically, growing revenue typically equated to increased profitability for most organizations, but in this economy that statement is no longer true. In this podcast, hear how Oracle Platinum Partner KPMG helps align cost with revenue to drive profitable growth in diversified industries and other product-focused companies.
  • Actions Speak Louder in Scorecards Play! (14 min.)
    May 31, 2013
    Jacques Vigeant talks about the unique benefits of having actions embedded into scorecards to improve performance.
  • Managing Strategy at Technolab Play! (12 min.)
    May 7, 2013
    Using Oracle Scorecard and Stratey Management, Trey Robbins discusses the implementation and use of OSSM to manage world-wide strategy at Technolab.
  • Enrich your BI system with metadata that actually matters... Accountability and Causality Play! (12 min.)
    April 22, 2013
    Beating the competition takes more than just tracking the numbers. Understanding the cause and effect of what you do on a daily basis, and who is doing it can have a huge impact on driving your company forward. Hear how Oracle Scorecard and Strategy Management can help drive behavioural change and improvement at the same time.
  • Deployment of Oracle Environmental Accounting & Reporting at Oracle Play! (7 min.)
    February 12, 2013
    Hear how Oracle has automated the process of measuring its greenhouse gas emissions, energy, and other environmental impacts by implementing Oracle Environmental Accounting & Reporting (EA&R). Oracle's Senior Director of Global Real Estate Operations discusses the business benefits of increased insights, accountability, and cost savings.
  • What Big Business Value Scorecards can Offer Beyond Dashboards Play! (10 min.)
    February 1, 2013
    Join us to hear about what big business value scorecards can offer beyond dashboards - values like understanding which KPIs are more important to strategy and how weightings and maps can help communicated that importance.
  • Costing at any level using Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management Play! (13 min.)
    January 31, 2013
    Join us to hear how HPCM's detailed costing capability is changing the way you view costing and the impact of costing.
  • Why Oracle - The Enterprise Performance Management Decision Play! (9 min.)
    January 14, 2013
    Join us to hear why Oracle's Enterprise Performance Management solutions are the leading choice for customers looking to gain insight into every aspect of their business, planning ahead, and acting with confidence-anytime, anywhere, on any device.
  • Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Services Play! (8 min.)
    November 26, 2012
    Oracle's first Enterprise Performance Management application to be delivered in the cloud - Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service - is the same application as Oracle Hyperion Planning, the market leading packaged application designed to support enterprise planning, budgeting and forecasting in a cloud based deployment model.
  • e2x Delivers eCommerce Growth by Empowering Business Users and Opening Up New International Markets, Powered by Oracle ATG Web Commerce Play! (10 min.)
    November 8, 2012
    e2x's Oracle Accelerate solution delivers a complete international eCommerce solution ensuring that businesses gain competitive advantage by enabling growth in new markets and across multiple channels. Focused on minimizing the total cost of ownership, the Oracle ATG Web Commerce powered solution empowers business users to drive sales growth without technical involvement.
  • Manage Account Reconciliations with Hyperion Financial Close Management Play! (7 min.)
    August 1, 2012
    Reduce risk, streamline and optimize the close process by ensuring that all reconciliations are properly qualified plus improve performance by automating certain reconciliation tasks and supporting risk-based reconciliation cycles. Oracle Hyperion Financial Close Management account reconciliation manager is a NEW module for the management of account reconciliations.
  • Centralizing Chart of Accounts Management Across Oracle ERP and EPM Applications with Oracle Hyperion Data Relationship Management Play! (13 min.)
    January 10, 2012
    Most enterprises today have multiple GL/ERP systems - each with their own set of accounts, structures and systems for financial and management reporting. Mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations inject constant change into the process - through new accounts, entities, and locations. Accommodating an organization's unique view of the business while still maintaining accurate collection, measurement and reporting at the corporate level makes synchronization of chart of accounts across multiple systems a challenge. In this podcast, you'll hear about how Oracle Hyperion Data Relationship Management allows you centralize and align different financial perspectives into your corporate reporting standards. This end-user oriented, technology agnostic hierarchy management solution enables organizations to coordinate the management of chart of accounts across the enterprise and save a significant amount of time and effort.
  • Upgrading to Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Version 11.1.2 Play! (13 min.)
    September 14, 2011
    Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Version 11.1.2 offers many great new features for customers upgrading from previous versions of their Hyperion applications. This webcast discusses the benefits of these new features plus the best way to go about planning and implementing the upgrade. AMOSCA, an Oracle Platinum Partner has already completed 15 Oracle EPM upgrades to Version 11.1.x with its customers. Noel Gorvett, Managing Director of AMOSCA shares their experiences of these upgrades to help customers currently considering upgrading to make the best decisions when planning and implementing their upgrade.
  • Planning for Recovery Play! (14 min.)
    May 26, 2010
    Uncertainty sets the tone of business planning these days and past precedents, 'rules of thumb' and trading history provide little comfort when assessing future prospects. After 18 years of constant growth in GDP, planning is no longer about extrapolating past performance and adjusting for growth. It is now about constantly testing the temperature of the water, formulating scenarios, assessing risk and assigning probabilities. So how does one plan for recovery and improve forecast accuracy in such a volatile environment?
  • The convergence of Risk and Performance Management Play! (11 min.)
    December 16, 2009
    Historically, the market has viewed Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) as separate processes and solutions. But these two worlds are coming together – in fact industry analyst firms such as Gartner believe that risk management will be part of every EPM discussion. Tune into this conversation with John O'Rourke, VP of Product Marketing for Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Solutions, and Karen dela Torre, Vice President of Product Marketing for Oracle ERP Applications to learn how EPM and GRC are converging, what the integration points are, and what Oracle is doing to help customers perform more effective risk and performance management.

Customer Stories

  • Enterprise Planning at Intercontinental Hotel Group Play! (14 min.)
    April 03, 2012
    Using Oracle Hyperion Strategic Finance and Oracle Essbase has allowed Intercontinental Hotel Group to quickly produce an enterprise long-range plan for every combination of geography, brand, and ownership type and run powerful scenarios across any or all of their business units.
  • How Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management brought data to life at Macerich Play! (12 min.)
    April 21, 2011
    Nigel Youell, Product Marketing Director, Enterprise Performance Management Applications at Oracle discusses with Mike Slavin of Macerich their implementation of Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management to integrate their Oracle Hyperion Planning and Oracle eBusiness Suite solutions. This simplified getting actual data into their enterprise planning system and gave them the ability to easily drill back to the detailed transactional data for investigation and a better understanding of aggregated results.
  • Replacement of Outlooksoft (SAP BPC) with Oracle EPM at Brady Corporation Play! (11 min.)
    November 16, 2010
    Nigel Youell, Product Marketing Director, Enterprise Performance Management Applications at Oracle discusses with Joe Bittorf, Project Manager at Brady Corporation why and how they embarked on this major project to replace SAP BPC with Oracle's Enterprise Performance Management Solution. Joe covers the outstanding improvements they have achieved in their financial close process, how they worked with Oracle Partner Emerging Solutions and the current project to further improve their planning and budgeting processes.
  • Improving Finance Department Productivity at BorgWarner Play! (10 min.)
    June 24, 2010
    Nigel Youell, Product Marketing Director, Enterprise Performance Management Applications at Oracle discusses with Mark Smith, Manager, Financial Reporting Systems at BorgWarner how using Oracle's Enterprise Performance Management System on top of SAP transactional systems at BorgWarner has made significant improvements in the productivity of its finance function and halved the time it takes to close its books.
  • Improving Sustainability Reporting at DONG Energy Play! (13 min.)
    July 8, 2010
    Nigel Youell discusses with Niels Peulicke-Andersen, Senior Advisor for Dong Energy how they are using Oracle's Enterprise Performance Management System to consolidate and report financial and sustainability information for both internal management reporting and external stakeholder reporting.
  • Improving Strategic Financial Planning at Wyndham Worldwide Play! (8 min.)
    June 1, 2010
    Timothy Koropsak, Manager of Corporate Financial Planning at $3B hospitality company Wyndham Worldwide, talks with Nigel Youell, Product Marketing Director for Enterprise Performance Management at Oracle about their implementation of Hyperion solutions and how this has helped them improve their strategic financial planning processes. Tim highlights how they now have Operating and Treasury forecasts on one common platform and can produce fully integrated financial statements with GAAP accounting integrity and ensures that the strategic plans consolidating from their three business units are reliable and accurate.
  • The convergence of Risk and Performance Management Play! (11 min.)
    December 16, 2009
    Historically, the market has viewed Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) as separate processes and solutions. But these two worlds are coming together – in fact industry analyst firms such as Gartner believe that risk management will be part of every EPM discussion. Tune into this conversation with John O'Rourke, VP of Product Marketing for Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Solutions, and Karen dela Torre, Vice President of Product Marketing for Oracle ERP Applications to learn how EPM and GRC are converging, what the integration points are, and what Oracle is doing to help customers perform more effective risk and performance management.

Financial Close & Reporting

  • The Importance of Tax Provisioning in the Financial Close Process Play! (12 min.)
    February 7, 2013
    With the release of the new Oracle Hyperion Tax Provision product Nigel Youell discusses with Andy Oliver of PwC the requirements and importance for all organizations of having a tax provisioning process that is closely aligned with their financial close and reporting process.
  • The Fusion Applications Developer Experience: How Do I Build an App That Looks Like Fusion? Play! (14 min.)
    December 4, 2012
    Tune into this conversation with Ultan O'Broin, Director, Oracle Applications User Experience, to learn how Oracle is enabling Oracle Fusion Applications customers and partners to easily design and extend their applications to higher levels of usability that deliver benefits for the entire business.
  • Integrating Sustainability Reporting with Financial Reporting Play! (9 min.)
    April 19, 2012
    Nigel Youell and John O'Rourke, both from Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Product Marketing, discuss the newly released Sustainability Reporting Starter Kit for Oracle Hyperion Financial Management. It provides a more repeatable, accurate, auditable approach to collecting, consolidating and reporting environmental, social and economic metrics required for corporate sustainability reporting, and aligning this with financial reporting.
  • Financial Close Reporting with Oracle Financial Management Analytics Play! (12 min.)
    February 23, 2012
    Nigel Youell discusses with Rich Wilkie from EPM Product Management the newly released Oracle Financial Management Analytics. It provides finance executives with visibility and insight into the their financial close process and financial results and can be quickly deployed with out-of-the-box integration and packaged dashboards and analytics.
  • Managing the Transition to IFRS Play! (13 min.)
    June 30, 2010
    As countries around the world announce and begin their move to adopting IFRS what can companies learn from those that have already traveled this path? Nigel Youell, Product Marketing Director for Performance Management Applications at Oracle talks to David Jones, Director at PWC, who has worked with multi-national companies across Europe helping them to make this transition and to improve their financial reporting in the process. This podcast offers those who have not yet started, or are currently undertaking, the IFRS journey the chance to learn from David's considerable experience on how to make IFRS an opportunity for improvement rather than just an enforced change.
  • XBRL and Regulatory Reporting: Past, Present and Future Play! (13 min.)
    June 16, 2010
    Charlie Hoffman, the recognized "father of XBRL" talks to Oracle’s Performance Management Applications - Product Marketing Director, Nigel Youell and gives his perspective on the current state of XBRL and XBRL technologies for regulatory reporting.
  • Regulatory Reporting using XBRL - The SEC Viewpoint Play! (12 min.)
    June 11, 2010
    Nigel Youell interviews Jeff Naumann, Assistant Director in the Office of Interactive Disclosure at the SEC, about XBRL. This podcast is a must for all public companies who will need to publish filings in XBRL over the next few years. Get the SEC viewpoint of the current requirements and some insight into what the future might hold.
  • Choosing the Right Financial Consolidation and Reporting Solution Play! (15 min.)
    February 10, 2010
    Financial reporting requirements for publicly-held companies are changing and getting more complex. With the upcoming convergence of US GAAP and IFRS, demand for more detailed non-financial disclosures, and the SEC mandate for XBRL financial executives are under pressure to ensure they have the right systems in place to support current and future reporting requirements. Tune into this conversation with Rich Clayton, VP of Enterprise Performance Management and BI products for Oracle, and Annette Melatti, Senior Director of Product Marketing for Financial Applications to learn about the latest market requirements, what capabilities are provided by Oracle's General Ledgers, and how customers can extend their investment in Oracle General Ledger solutions with Oracle's market-leading financial close and reporting products
  • Improving the Extended Financial Close and Reporting Process Play! (9 min.)
    September 04, 2009
    Coming out of the recession, many organizations need to build or re-build trust with key stakeholders by delivering more timely and accurate financial and operating results. In this podcast, hear about new capabilities Oracle is delivering through its Enterprise Performance Management products to help organizations coordinate and improve the extended financial close and reporting process, from closing the sub-ledgers to regulatory filings.

Planning Budgeting & Forecasting

  • The Case for an Enterprise-Wide Planning and Forecasting Approach Play! (16 min.)
    February 12, 2013
    Nigel Youell from Oracle Product Marketing discusses with and Simon Kenney from PwC their perspectives and experiences working with clients of the importance of an enterprise-wide approach to planning and forecasting and what actions organizations should take to implement this type of solution.
  • What Big Business Value Scorecards can Offer Beyond Dashboards Play! (10 min.)
    February 1, 2013
    Join us to hear about what big business value scorecards can offer beyond dashboards - values like understanding which KPIs are more important to strategy and how weightings and maps can help communicated that importance.
  • Improve Project Financial Performance with Hyperion Project Financial Planning Play! (15 min.)
    July 31, 2012
    While financial planning and forecasting has traditionally been focused around accounts and cost centers, many organizations need to plan and forecast on a project basis. Oracle Hyperion Project Financial Planning is a NEW packaged application designed to support financial planning and forecasting for contract, capital and indirect projects.
  • Oracle Hyperion Planning and Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine. Play! (9 min.)
    July 27, 2012
    Nigel Youell discusses with Vasu Murthy, Director, Product Management from Oracle EPM Development the benefits of the new release of Oracle Hyperion Planning, R11.1.2.2, running on the Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, the industry's first engineered system for in-memory analytics that delivers extreme performance for Business Intelligence and EPM applications.
  • Enhancing Enterprise Planning and Forecasting Through Predictive Modeling Play! (10 min.)
    March 12, 2012
    Planning and forecasting performance in today's volatile economic environment can be challenging with traditional planning applications and manual modeling techniques. To address these challenges, leading edge companies are leveraging predictive modeling to bring statistical analysis and techniques such as Monte Carlo simulations into the mix. Sound too math-intense and complicated? Not anymore. These techniques can be applied by anyone–no prior stats experience required–whether to augment the forecasting performed by line managers or to validate those forecasts based on historical information, and to produce a broader range of scenarios to consider in decision-making. Listen to this podcast to hear about best practices in integrating predictive modeling into long-range planning, financial budgeting and sales forecasting. Find out how Oracle's Crystal Ball predictive modeling solution simplifies predictive modeling and forecasting, can help leverage investments in existing ERP and EPM applications and enhance the quality of your organization's plans and forecasts.
  • Oracle EPM Planning & Reporting at Irish Life Play! (12 min.)
    August 25, 2011
    Using Oracle's Enterprise Performance Management System on top of Oracle transactional systems Irish Life has made significant improvements in the productivity of it finance function and changed the way it reports and forecasts today.
  • Enterprise Planning - Part 1 Play! (11 min.)
    November 11, 2010
    Today's networked and fast-changing economy challenges traditional spreadsheets and department-oriented planning mechanisms. To be competitive, effective planning needs to connect the organizational value chain in an integrated manner. In this podcast hear about how Oracle's Enterprise Business Planning solutions are enabling organizations to link their strategic, financial, and operational plans to achieve both vertical and horizontal alignment.
  • Enterprise Planning - Part 2 Play! (7 min.)
    November 11, 2010
    Today's networked and fast-changing economy challenges traditional spreadsheets and department-oriented planning mechanisms. To be competitive, effective planning needs to connect the organizational value chain in an integrated manner. In this podcast hear about how Oracle's Enterprise Business Planning solutions are enabling organizations to link their strategic, financial, and operational plans to achieve both vertical and horizontal alignment.

Profitability and Cost Management

  • Need for Profitability and Cost Management in Healthcare Play! (18 min.)
    April 22, 2013
    Balancing the need for increased quality healthcare with a focus on cost optimization.
  • De-mystifying Profitability and Cost Management Play! (8 min.)
    April 14, 2011
    With increasing global competition and economic uncertainty, finance, sales, and marketing functions in many organizations are focusing on more accurately understanding the drivers of cost and profitability in their businesses. It's no longer sufficient to understand profitability at a corporate or business unit level, in order to stay competitive decision makers need better insights into profitability by location, product, service, customer segment and other dimensions. In fact, obtaining this insight is becoming a leading practice across industries and is increasingly a critical component of effective enterprise performance management. In this podcast, hear about how Oracle's Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management solution drives business performance by helping organizations discover drivers of cost and profitability, empowering users with visibility and flexibility, and improving resource alignment.
  • A New Approach to Profitability and Cost Management Play! (10 min.)
    February 24, 2010
    Understanding profitability and cost is fundamental to improving performance. Learn how Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management drives business performance by discovering the drivers of cost and profitability, empowers users with visibility and flexibility, and improves resource alignment.

 

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