Oracle Cloud EPM Planning

Drive accurate, connected plans across your business and be prepared for what's next. Navigate uncertainty with scenario modeling. Leverage built-in best practices and predictive intelligence across finance, line of business, and operations.

Oracle Cloud EPM Planning features

Planning, budgeting, and forecasting

Create decision-oriented plans

Make better decisions by creating goal-oriented, driver-based plans. Get immediate insight to your performance with interactive dashboards and reports and leverage predictive planning to recommend the best path forward.

Connect your business

Connect every part of your business with a plan that is fully integrated across finance, operations, and lines of business. With connected planning, you can immediately analyze the impact of changes across your business.

Do freeform modeling at scale

With Oracle Cloud EPM Freeform, model multiple complex financial and operational what-if scenarios with large-scale, freeform ad-hoc modeling. Use predictive planning features to validate assumptions and reduce the risk in your decisions.

Prepare for anything with Scenario Modeling

Apply sophisticated financial intelligence

Leverage financial intelligence and other powerful, built-in features to rapidly model multiple scenarios to quickly deal with change.

Support your decisions with Monte Carlo simulations

Use Monte Carlo simulations to determine the likelihood of various scenarios, giving you confidence in your decisions.

Align strategy with plans

Understand the impact of strategic decisions across your bottom line, balance sheet, cash flow, and shareholder value before pushing to your operational plan.

Optimize capital structure

Model different funding options and understand the impact your strategies will have on your credit rating and capital structure.

Plan across all financial statements

Optimize your revenue plan

Accurately plan revenue, sales, and gross margin by adding dimensions for specific drivers related to your business.

Plan for all expenses

Plan for all of your expenses with prebuilt best-practice expense drivers. Include expenses from workforce and capital planning with prebuilt integration.

Analyze the balance sheet

See the full picture by integrating balance sheets fully with income statements and cash flow. Configure for industry-specific requirements.

Model your cash flow

Model cash from operations with fully integrated cash flow planning for short, medium, and long-term time horizons.

Predictive cash forecasting

Automated cash management

Automate the collection of all relevant data streams, such as cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, tax, and external bank data. Gain a comprehensive, trusted view into your cash position from one place.

Optimize cash flow

Optimize your cash flow by leveraging predictive algorithms to automatically generate a daily or weekly cash forecast to improve the speed and accuracy of your cash forecasts. Find problems and opportunities earlier with increased automation and more frequent cash forecast updates.

Take action faster

React quickly with predictive cash forecasting. You can align stakeholders from across the company, using cash projections and scenario planning to determine your next steps, taking operational and strategic corrective actions faster.

Retain top talent with workforce planning

Plan for compensation expenses

Plan compensation-related expenses by employee, job code, or at a level of detail that makes sense for your business using out-of-the-box, driver-based planning.

Align finance and HR

Build the workforce you need to execute on your strategic goals. Collaborate more with HR with prebuilt integration to Oracle Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM) and integration with other third-party cloud HCM solutions.

Leverage wizard-based planning for ease of use

Maintain complex employee expense calculations, such as benefits, tax expense, and others with easy-to-use planning wizards.

Achieve revenue goals with Sales Planning

Optimal quotas for success

Use powerful, AI-driven predictive planning capabilities, flexible modeling, and analysis for data-driven quota plans that optimize market and sales territory coverage.

Data-driven key account planning

Create better, more accurate key account plans, develop the right promotion strategies, foster collaboration, and run what-if scenarios with data-driven sales and promotion planning.

Advanced sales forecasts

Collaborative Sales Forecasting combines AI forecasting with sales commitments, using data from the sales pipeline and financial actuals to deliver the most accurate forecasts possible weekly, monthly, or on a rolling basis.

Plan your capital asset expenses

Track the full lifecycle of capital investment

Create cashflow and funding plans for investments and leased assets. Also plan for new capital assets and take advantage of out-of-the-box calculations for depreciation and amortization during the lifespan of the asset.

Plan asset-related expenses

Easily model asset-related expenses such as repairs and insurance. Automate processes such as retirements, transfers, and improvements.

Plan for intangible assets

Plan for new and existing intangible assets, including amortization and cash flow planning and impairments.

Review your capital expenses

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

Understand the financial aspects of your projects

Model all project types

Use out-of-the-box drivers to plan costs related to both short- and long-term projects. These include internal projects, such as IT, R&D, marketing campaigns, and contract-based projects or projects across more complex project-oriented industries, such as construction, engineering, and professional services.

Plan detailed project costs and revenues

Understand the financial impact of your projects. Use drivers that help you plan for individual employee and asset-related costs, as well as expected revenues.

Track project performance

Use prebuilt metrics to track project revenue, expenses, and cash flow. Leverage performance indicators such as net present value, payback, and return on investment.

Integrated Business Planning and Execution (IBPx)

Connect your planning, execution, finance and operations

Transform plans into execution and monitor activity to detect unexpected events using IoT, AI, and prescriptive analytics. Simulate and evaluate alternative response to maintain or improve business targets.

Reduce decision latency

Leverage real-time planning and execution details to act on negative trends faster and more effectively.

Consolidated view across the entire process

Improve your short—and long—range strategic planning by seamlessly integrating planning and execution in to a single data model.

Empower finance to become data driven with IPM

IPM applies data science and machine learning (ML) to enable finance professionals to be more data driven, impacting key areas of the business, and take advantage of potential opportunities.

Improve decisions with predictive planning

Identify and leverage patterns in your financial and operational data to improve accuracy. Run predictions on the latest actuals and factor those into your plans for more timely, objective decisions.

Speed up data analysis to take faster action with Insights

Use embedded AI and ML to continually monitor your plans, forecasts, and variances, so you’ll be alerted about any anomalies, biases—as well as hidden correlations. Relevant insights now come straight to you, empowering you to take the right action in time.

Cloud EPM Planning benefits

Manage uncertainty with scenario modeling

Leverage scenario modeling for crisis and long-range planning, cash forecasting, and more.

Scenario Modeling in the EPM Cloud: Forecasting Beyond a Crisis (PDF)

Connect planning across the enterprise

Gain planning alignment and accuracy by accessing built-in best practice capabilities across finance, operations, and line of business.

Watch the video: Overview of Planning Business Processes in Oracle EPM Cloud (5:14)

Empower users with emerging technologies

Make better decisions by leveraging Monte Carlo simulations, predictive planning, and intelligent performance management.

Planning customer successes

A large and growing community of companies is improving project performance across organizations with connected, intelligent project management.

5 Things a Comprehensive Planning and Forecasting Solution Must Have

Marc Seewald, Vice President, EPM Product Management, Oracle / Wayne Heather, Director, EPM Product Marketing, Oracle

When it comes to planning and forecasting, having less-than-comprehensive capabilities can mean users spend more time setting up workflows and forms than doing quick-response, data-driven planning. Are your planning and forecasting applications as powerful as your business needs? To help you answer that question, compare them against these five attributes.

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