Oracle Modern Best Practice for Retail—Report to Forecast

Report and Forecast with Accuracy, Speed, and Insight
Report and Forecast with Accuracy, Speed, and Insight

Report to Forecast

With modern approach to reporting and forecasting, retailers can respond more effectively to shifting buying patterns and increasing customer expectations for tailored services. Oracle Modern Best Practice helps you stay ahead of the consumer demand curve, remain competitive, and improve margins. Leverage mobile, social, analytics, big data and cloud to create insightful and timely financial reports from a unified platform. Proactively monitor organizational performance. Quickly review actuals versus forecast by line of business, brand, region, or channel and assess variances against LY store comps. Accurately identify variance trends in historical data, such as seasonality. Sandbox what-if scenarios to discover potential issues and reforecast with period flexibility (quarterly, monthly, or daily). Securely socialize the financial plan with stakeholders anytime, anywhere—from any device.


Report Current Period
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Report Current Period

Report actuals by line of business, brand, region, or channel on monthly, daily, or other frequent time frame for the close.


Update Forecast with Actual Data
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Update Forecast with Actuals

Create new forecast scenario to replace current period forecast with actuals.


Roll Forecast Forward
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Roll Forecast Forward

Retain the forward outlook by extending the forecast horizon to incorporate actuals.


Assess Variances
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Assess Variances

Review actuals versus forecast and variances against LY store comps.


Analyze Trends
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Analyze Trends

Drill into variances and identify trends in historical data by using built-in time series regression analysis such as a comparison of channel and online sales versus store sales.


Update Forecast
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Update Forecasts

Run sandboxes using what-if scenarios based on trend analysis and latest information from across the business including multichannel.


Monitor and Consolidate Forecast
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Monitor and Consolidate Forecast

Use dashboards and alerts to monitor individual forecast progression. Consolidate into an integrated forecast for the global business.


Update Financial Plan
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Update Financial Plan

Based on latest forecast, update the financial plan and communicate it to the lines of business. Report to stakeholders with narrative context such as opportunities for meeting microsegment performance.


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