Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service reduces our reliance on spreadsheets and puts critical information into the hands of decision-makers. It provides us with in-depth, holistic data from all parts of the business, allowing us to streamline our operational planning process without sacrificing visibility into key operational metrics.
Edgewater Technology, Inc. is a leading strategic consulting firm that focuses on helping companies drive transformational change that improves processes, reduces costs, and increases revenue. The company’s blend of consulting services and product-based solutions allows it to deliver true end-to-end solutions—from strategy through delivery—to its client base.
Edgewater delivers services through three subsidiaries: Edgewater Consulting, which provides management and technology transformation consulting services; Edgewater Ranzal, an Oracle Platinum Partner with expertise delivering Oracle business analytics solutions; and Edgewater Fullscope, an award-winning Microsoft Dynamics AX and Dynamics CRM-for-manufacturing partner.
Like many growing companies, we needed more from our spreadsheet-driven annual planning process. Given that our Edgewater Ranzal subsidiary is a full-service Oracle Platinum Partner with expertise in business analytics solutions, and the appeal of a cloud-based suite of planning and budgeting applications, Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service was a natural fit. And, by leveraging an agile development cycle as well as a four-week build cycle, the Oracle solution had a positive impact on our planning process almost immediately.
Edgewater purchased Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service for its driver-based, rolling-forecast process in February 2014. The company completed the implementation in approximately four weeks, enabling it to submit its June forecast in parallel with its old process.