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Planning

Drive accurate, connected plans—from long-range planning to periodic rolling forecasts and line-of-business planning—that incorporate best practices as needed. Whether you are in corporate financial planning and analysis, sales, marketing, human resources, IT, supply chain, or operations, everyone wins with the simplicity of Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud.

Planning Cloud

Simple to Use

Create a custom solution to suit your specific business needs or use planning wizards to make it as easy as 1-2-3 to configure and maintain your planning processes.

Align the Enterprise

Leverage the power of the enterprise by connecting related planning processes while maintaining the independence to truly own your planning processes.

Best-Practice Planning Out of the Box

Create your own custom planning and forecasting models or get up and running quickly with purpose-built planning models that include prebuilt calculations, dashboards, and reports. Tailor the planning processes to your unique requirements with a few simple clicks while still being automatically upgraded by Oracle.

Unmatched Modeling and Scalability

Plan, analyze, and discover at a level of detail that scales to meet the rigorous demands of your business. Advanced configuration can tackle even the most complex planning processes. Create long-range, what-if financial models to evaluate the impact of opportunities or threats.

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Planning and Forecasting

    Decision-Oriented Plans with an Instant Feedback Loop

  • Meet the objectives of your business by creating goal-oriented, driver-based plans, reports, and dashboards. Get an immediate sense of the state of your business plans using easy-to-create dashboards and reports that are instantaneously refreshed using in-memory calculations and fast aggregations.
  • Continuous Planning Solution to Suit Your Business Needs

  • Allow businesses to create their own custom financials, sales, and operational models and connect the different business processes to create a continuous integrated planning, forecasting, and reporting solution across the enterprise.
  • What-If Modeling and Sandbox

  • Plan and forecast for complex business what-if scenarios by using ad hoc scenario modeling, sandbox, and predictive features. Create multiple what-if versions and slice and dice data based on various assumptions, creating instant reports.

Scenario Modeling

    Built-In Features

  • Get built-in scenario modeling features such as goal-seek, iterative calculation logic, instant calculation, and undo capabilities out of the box.
  • Alignment of Strategy with Plans

  • Reveal the impact of strategic decisions on the bottom line, balance sheet, cash flow, and shareholder value.
  • Capital Structure Optimization

  • Address the iterative nature of funding and the impact of strategies on credit ratings and capital structure.
  • Prebuilt Financial Tools

  • Add complex what-if modeling to the financial planning process with built-in tools and logic. No need for writing logic from scratch in spreadsheets.

Workforce

      Compensation Planning

    • Plan by employee, by job code, or both using driver-based planning for compensation-related expenses. Workforce planning allows planning at a level of detail that makes sense for your business and even accommodates large, multinational workforces.
    • Integration with HCM

    • Align workforce and strategic priorities with prebuilt integration with Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud and seamless cloud-to-cloud integration with third-party HCM solutions.
    • Business Wizards

    • Keep things easy with planning wizards that allow business users to easily maintain even complex employee expense calculations, such as benefits and tax expense calculations.

Capital

    New Capital Investment

  • Provide for new standalone and project-based assets that support depreciation and amortization calculations using different methods, cash flow planning and funding for investment and leased assets, "buy versus lease" comparisons, as well as asset-related expense planning for full profit and loss impact.
  • Existing Assets

  • Take advantage of planning for asset-related expenses such as repairs and insurance, including automated processes for retirements, transfers, and improvements.
  • Intangibles

  • Use planning for new and existing intangibles, including amortization and cash flow planning and impairments.
  • Capital Expense Review

  • Get overall capital expense spend analysis, including asset summary reports and actual versus plan variances, as well as the impact on the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow by asset class and business unit.

Projects

    Streamlined Project Planning

  • Plan for internal projects within the enterprise—such as IT, marketing campaign planning, research and development, and training plans—with driver-based planning for cost pools relating to both short- and long-term projects.
  • Detailed Project Planning

  • Leverage project planning for more complex, project-oriented industries such as construction, engineering, and professional services, with driver-based planning for individual employee and asset-related expenses as well as project revenues.
  • Project Performance

  • Get out-of-the-box analysis and reports to review project performance, project revenue, expenses, and cash flows. Real-time metrics including net present value (NPV), payback, internal rate of return (IRR), and return on investment (ROI) to cover project performance, and earned value management (EVM) measures to track project variances and performance.

Financials

    Revenue

  • Easily configure financials for revenue, sales, and gross margin planning, adding dimensions for the unique drivers of your business.
  • Expense

  • Leverage a configurable framework for drivers-based and trends-based planning, using prebuilt, best practice expense drivers. Optional prebuilt integration with workforce and capital planning is available.
  • Balance Sheet

  • Integrate balance sheets fully with income statements and cash flow and configure for industry-specific requirements.
  • Cash Flow

  • Focus on cash from operations with fully integrated cash flow. Both direct and indirect cash flow methods are supported.

Intelligent Performance Management (IPM)

    Predictive Planning

  • Use sophisticated, intelligent algorithms to generate and validate plans and forecasts.
  • Simulations

  • Leverage powerful Monte Carlo simulations to analyze the risk-adjusted performance of numerous scenarios.

Oracle EPM Cloud Data Integration

    Application Integration

  • Connect to source EPM business processes and ERP applications such as Oracle Financials Cloud.
  • Easy Integration with Oracle and Other Source Systems

  • Leverage existing IT investments and quickly integrate data from multiple sources including spreadsheets and native databases.
  • Enterprise Awareness

  • Achieve integrated financial decisions driven by multiple sources of financial impacts.

Oracle EPM Cloud Collaboration and Workflow

    Flexible Workflow and Process Management

  • Collaborate across the enterprise or with specific groups of users using data-driven, dynamic approvals powered by a state-of-the-art workflow process.
  • Annotations

  • Engage in threaded commentary and append documents to add color and substance to your numbers. Expand your numbers with on-the-fly line-item detail to further elaborate your plan numbers.
  • Concurrency of Usage

  • Define planning models for your specific line of business or create unified models for the company as a whole. Collaborate across regions and groups of users using concurrent data updates and instant reporting.

Oracle EPM Cloud User Experience

    Role-Based, Intuitive User Interface

  • Reduce training costs and increase user productivity with a modern, mobile, friendly, intuitive web interface, or use a familiar Microsoft Excel interface.
  • Role-Based Navigation Flows

  • Create navigation flows that are tailored for groups of users based on their usage needs. Sales planners, expense planners, financial analysts, executives, and others can each have their own navigation flows.
  • Interactive Dashboards

  • Leverage built-in, powerful visualization and dashboarding capabilities.
Planning Successes

Customer Stories

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NHS NEP Deploys Oracle Planning Cloud

 

NEP

NEP talks about using Oracle Planning Cloud and moving 37 organizations across to Oracle ERP Cloud.

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Big4 Holiday Parks Chooses Oracle Cloud for Its Planning and Budgeting

 

Big4 Holiday Parks

With Oracle Planning Cloud, Big4 Holiday Parks has enabled greater flexibility, improved capabilities, and increased cost savings.

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Flying Tiger Copenhagen Transforms Planning and Budgeting with Oracle EPM Cloud

 

Flying Tiger Copenhagen (Zebra A/S)

By using Oracle Planning Cloud we have a much more powerful forecast and budget process. Down the line, we will extend usage to other departments. We're just at the beginning of our journey.
Christian Schledermann, Head of Treasury, Reporting & Analysis, Flying Tier Copenhagen (Zebra A/S)
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NetCologne Optimizes Financial Planning and Controlling with Oracle EPM Cloud

 

NetCologne

We will make our planning processes far more efficient with Oracle Planning Cloud. We now get more detailed and more reliable data—and compiling our annual plan takes us even less time. Oracle Cloud supports our continued growth and success.
Stefan Lööck, Controller, NetCologne Gesellschaft für Telekommunikation mbH
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Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Standard Cloud

user/month1

  • Account reconciliation
  • Financial consolidation and close
  • Narrative reporting
  • Planning

Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Enterprise Cloud

user/month2

  • Account reconciliation
  • Enterprise data management3
  • Financial consolidation and close
  • Narrative reporting
  • Planning
  • Profitability and cost management
  • Tax reporting

Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Enterprise Cloud—Hosted Employee

employee/month4

  • Account reconciliation
  • Enterprise data management
  • Financial consolidation and close
  • Narrative reporting
  • Planning
  • Profitability and cost management
  • Tax reporting
  1. Requires a minimum of 10 users. One application (for example, business process) is activated for use. Activation of each additional application involves a monthly fee of $2,500.00 USD.
  2. Requires a minimum of 25 users. Includes access to advanced customizations and features.
  3. Restricted to 5,000 hosted records.
  4. Requires a minimum of 5,000 employees. Includes access to advanced customizations and features.