You can't recommend future strategies without keen insight into your company's performance and results. To get that perspective, today's leaders turn to enterprise performance management (EPM) solutions.
EPM transcends the finance department into every area of your business. Oracle’s market-leading EPM solutions provide fact-based planning and informed decision-making for sales, marketing, IT, HR, and operations. Now, any-size company can drive predictable performance, report with confidence, and connect the entire organization.
Zero based budgeting (ZBB) is enjoying a strong comeback and gaining adoption in businesses of all sizes, across all industries, and under public and private ownership. The common misconception that ZBB is only for organizations focused on cost cutting is being replaced by the recognition that it can be effective in just about any business. The core idea behind ZBB is to systematically ask the question “Why are we spending?” on a given area, program, project, or any aspect of the business, and direct spending toward the most effective areas, rather than base it on prior year’s budget. It relies heavily on the ‘drivers’ of costs and the assumptions behind them, and on accountability, collaboration and shared ownership, while leveraging bottom-up planning combined with top down targets. Oracle EPM Cloud is perfectly suited for this planning approach with purpose-built capabilities that comprehensively meet the needs of a zero based budgeting process across planning and budgeting, performance reporting and profitability and cost management.
Today’s CIOs are under pressure to perform an extreme balancing act between business innovation and operational efficiency. IT leaders have a role in leveraging technology to lead product innovation, drive new revenue streams, and enhance customer relationships. Yet CIOs are still expected to “keep the lights on” and maintain day to day operations in a cost efficient manner. Oracle’s IT Financial Management solution empowers the CIO to effectively run IT as a business, with capabilities that enable systematic planning of IT spend, allow granular allocation of shared IT costs and deliver visibility through performance reporting.
Align IT to run and grow the business with a robust IT Financial Management solution. Provide transparency for IT shared services, optimize IT investment decisions, and promote partnership with the Business.
Corporate strategy is only as good as the organization’s ability to execute. HR now, more than ever, has the responsibility for working together with the lines of business and Finance to ensure that your organization has the right workforce to deliver on your strategy. This requires a detailed analysis of both workforce ‘demand’ (e.g. what new skills are needed to support growth and when are they needed) and workforce ‘supply’ (e.g. hiring, training, transfers, attrition, etc).
In short, Strategic Workforce Planning allows you to plan the right skills, at the right place, at the right time, and at the right price. Align your HR strategy with corporate and line-of-business priorities to ensure better execution on corporate strategy.
Today’s sales operations teams must be responsive to the constantly changing marketplace. Key operational processes such as the management of forecasts, quotas, territories, and incentive compensation must be handled effectively in order for the business to hit sales targets and retain sales talent. With the majority of sales planning and forecasting still being managed via disconnected spreadsheets, there’s a significant need to innovate and drive performance improvement within sales operations.
Combining Oracle’s Enterprise Planning Cloud for Sales Performance with your current SFA investment can help remove risk by providing accurate forecasts for predictable results. Make informed decisions with deeper insights from rich analytics, and elevate planning with seamless collaboration and extensive modeling capabilities to ensure achievement of targets.
Social media and the digital economy have dramatically impacted the way enterprises invest in marketing spend over the last 5 years. In fact, many industries invest upwards of 10% of total revenues in marketing, but often lack the basic financial insight warranted by this level of spend. Oracle EPM Cloud enables you to plan and manage the financial impact of marketing campaigns, deliver Return on Marketing Investment (ROMI), and ensure that marketing spend is aligned with financial budgets. Oracle’s Planning Cloud for Marketing integrates with your marketing automation and financial systems to provide a strategic and seamless marketing financial management platform – giving marketing leaders confidence in driving their business forward.
With increasing competition, spiraling costs, higher customer expectations and a volatile economic environment, integrated business planning has become a business imperative. You need to design the sales and operational planning process to respond to changing market dynamics in a timely and effective manner, while ensuring that your financial plans reflect operational realities. This can be a formidable challenge for any organization since there are many moving parts in aligning your long-range strategic plans, annual plans and budgets, rolling forecasts, and operational plans. However, excellence in Integrated Business Planning (IBP) doesn’t have to be an elusive goal: Learn how you can make successful IBP a reality with the Oracle Enterprise Planning Cloud.
The unique requirements of public sector organizations requires a powerful planning solution that squarely focuses on the Budgeting process. Oracle EPM Cloud enables public sector entities to integrate and simplify budget preparation, review and approval, publication, and disclosure processes. Sophisticated planning and budgeting features of the EPM Cloud, combined with configurable position and employee planning business processes, enable organizations to project budget expenditures and evaluate the impact of compensation and benefits changes while supporting accurate forecasting.
Year one of the new Country by Country Reporting (CbCR) requirement was likely a significant effort for most companies. As a brand new business process, significant effort was required to identify the data, source systems, and process owners for CbCR and disclosure. However, as with any important business process, the goal should be to make CbCR an automated, repeatable process with strong controls and governance. Furthermore, given the fact that CbCR will provide revenue authorities with unparalleled insight to corporate tax strategy, it is particularly important to have strong alignment with the broader financial reporting process. The Oracle Country by Country Reporting Cloud provides this and is the only solution that offers automation and governance for all three tiers of the OECD BEPS Action 13 requirements (including the CbCR template, collaboration for the master and local file as well as the XML filing).
Do you get the professional, accurate, and timely reports you need to manage your company’s finances, processes, and business operations? Do your reports deliver key insights for strategic decision making? Is your current system keeping up with new reporting demands?
You shouldn’t have to wade through separate spreadsheets to see how your business is performing. Leverage a single narrative reporting platform that satisfies all reporting requirements, whether delivered to internal or external stakeholders. With modern reporting, you can combine data visualization with business narrative to monitor ongoing performance—at a glance. Leverage dynamic visuals and analytics to gain insight. Increase predictability and proactively address challenges and opportunities.