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Going beyond Oracle Cloud Application transactional reporting

Oracle Fusion Analytics, a family of prebuilt, cloud native analytic applications for Oracle Cloud Applications—ERP, HCM, customer experience (CX), and supply chain management (SCM)—combines data across departments to make it easier to analyze, make better decisions, and predict outcomes for everyone in the organization. Here are top analytics use cases adopted by Fusion Analytics customers.

Top use cases for Fusion Analytics

Top use cases diagram, description below Fusion Analytics complements Oracle Cloud Application reporting by providing 1. advanced analytics; 2. machine learning and predictive analytics; and 3. cross-departmental analytics.



Analyze information by time, at any level of detail, and compare to your targets

Fusion Analytics comes with more than 2,000 best practices, ready-to-use KPIs, and metrics to help you monitor your business performance at a glance. Quickly find insights by analyzing KPIs in many different ways.

Sample business questions answered

Analyses type
Finance
HR
Supply chain
CX
Compare metric at one time period with those of a comparable period (YoY, QoQ) What is the QoQ or YoY trend for accrual bookings due for reversal in next accounting period? Is there an increase or decrease in employee attrition compared to the same period during the previous year? What are the total booking, returns, shipped, on-time shipped, or perfect orders compared to the previous quarter? How does my current month pipeline compare to the same month of last year?
Compare metric to targets, budgets or benchmarks What is the actual performance vs. the budgeted performance of the top balance sheet metrics for the last quarter or year? Will I meet my diversity and inclusion requirements? What is the average fulfillment time compared to targets for the products sourced from different supply types? Is the overall pipeline healthy enough to meet sales goals?
Slice and dice metrics into different points of view What is the revenue mix by geography, business units, product lines, SKU, key customers, transaction source and transaction type? Which jobs have a faster fill rate compared to the average time taken to fill? What is the inventory value for an item, item category, and organization? What is the revenue lost to competition for a specific product/product group?
See a metric trend over time with data snapshots What is the average number of days for invoices on hold and the trend for the past six quarters? Can I get a comparison of the trend of high vs. low and high vs medium performers for the last 4 quarters? What is the trend in inventory movement in and out for items, item category, and plants? What is the QoQ trend for the Win/Loss conversion rate?
Drill down from metric summary to transaction details Analyze GL Balances/Journals with the ability to drill down to the extended details of subledger transaction attributes and accounting Can I get a list of top 5 teams/managers based on the percentage of workers with high performance? Identify the items, categories, and suppliers with compliance issues in their purchase agreements down to the purchase orders details Are there any workload balancing issues in my team, with a few members performing most of the sales activities?

Predict business outcomes, mitigate risks, and detect anomalies with machine learning

Fusion Analytics includes prebuilt machine learning (ML)–powered use cases that are ready for users to consume insights and results. Additionally, users can use the same embedded Fusion Analytics platform services of Oracle Analytics Cloud and Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse to build their own machine learning-powered use cases right where the data resides.

Prebuilt machine learning-based use cases

Functional area
Use case
Finance Collection risk prediction: Predicts the risk of a customer paying late or an invoice being paid late. Helps prioritize collections and improve cash flow.

See a demo on receivables analytics (2:16)
HR Diversity analysis: Enables detection and monitoring of adverse impact indicators in hires, terminations, and promotions by gender and ethnicity.

See a demo on diversity analytics (3:06)
Supply Chain Stockout and safety stock prediction: Predicts potential stockouts and appropriate safety stock levels to optimize order frequency and quantity of inventory items.

Unify your business with cross-departmental analytics

Fusion Analytics helps executives, management, and business analysts understand how each part of the business impacts company goals and strategy.

  • Empowers everyone with combined data across departments. A prebuilt, single analytics data model for all your Oracle Cloud Application data (ERP, HCM, SCM, and CX) is extensible to include any external data.
  • Includes external data sources. Oracle-managed data pipelines bring in data from Oracle E-Business Suite and PeopleSoft as well as Salesforce and other sources. Or use self-service connectors and files.
  • Get your numbers all in one place. Make quick decisions with a library of ready-to-use, best practice KPIs across HR, finance, supply chain, and CX.
  • Analyze data across different functional areas. Prebuilt conforming dimensions, subject areas, and analysis enable you to combine data across subject areas.

Sample business questions answered

Business process
Business question
Order-to-cash Show me all the booked orders that have not been invoiced.
Procure-to-pay Are we paying suppliers too early, too late, or on time? How is that impacting the working capital?
Hire-to-retire What is my workforce efficiency and productivity levels for different revenue segments?
Lead-to-revenue How many leads from campaigns converted into opportunities and to revenue by product?
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) What corporate activity is contributing the highest emission levels?
Project and procurement What are the outstanding requisitions, purchase orders, and supplier invoices by project that still have commitment costs?
HR attrition and performance What is the trend of voluntary terminations of high performers in the organization?

Why custom build analytics when you can buy proven, prebuilt Oracle Fusion Analytics?

Oracle Fusion Analytics is designed to provide you 60 to 80% of the analytics components you need up front, so you can get started quickly. These prebuilt analytics can be customized and extended to fit your specific business requirements. Eliminate time-consuming design, development, and integration tasks with prebuilt components for the entire analytics workflow.

 

Prebuilt Oracle Fusion Analytics

Custom built with third-party tools

Prebuilt capabilities
More than 200 ready-to-use, best practice KPIs, metrics, dashboards cards, and reports
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Native data pipelines with Oracle Cloud Applications
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Single analytics data model for Oracle Cloud Applications data (ERP, HCM, SCM, and CX)
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Prebuilt machine learning for specific work processes to predict risk and detect anomalies
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Rapid implementation—no coding required
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Incremental updates based on Oracle Cloud Application releases
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Inherited role-based security from Oracle Cloud Applications
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Extensibility capabilities
Oracle-managed data pipelines to data sources (e.g. Salesforce, Oracle E-Business Suite)
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Self-service authoring tools for custom visualization and report creation
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More than 50 native self-service connectors to diverse data sources
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Machine learning and predictive analytics available to everyone
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Insights from natural language processing
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Incomplete offering

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