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Five Reasons to Take a New Look

at Oracle ERP Cloud
Changing the Game for Finance Organizations

CIMA . However. Director of Strategic Programs and Corporate Development.” Shankar Sundarajan. as competition increases and the rate of technological change accelerates. quality decision- making to create value has never been more important.“Business success matters.

Too often the true. that makes it even more difficult to provide your work of analysis doesn’t start until the end of the week— business with the kind of insight it needs to succeed. 3 . and maintaining and reports. and collaborating with decision-makers. The highest-performing finance organizations provide their team members with technology that enables them to focus on value-added work—developing insightful analysis. developing It’s difficult to be strategic when you’re busy compiling reports. Maybe it’s time to change the game. evaluating decisions. It’s not just about having the highest score anymore. . It’s a whole new game.Is your finance team truly functioning as a strategic Today’s finance teams can partner for the business? Or is that just a part-time gig? easily spend up to 85 percent of their time on collecting and validating data. leaving little time to develop real insight. and processing transactions. value-added And. discussing options. updating spreadsheets. validating data.

you can complete end-to-end financial supply chain orchestration and • Confidently expand into new markets with full multi-GAAP. July 17. With Oracle ERP Cloud. Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud (Oracle ERP Cloud) helps »»OPTIMIZE modernize and automate finance operations.305 businesses. decision-makers (vice presidents and above) don’t use financial analytics at all for 25 percent of the decisions they make that have financial implications. transaction volumes also expand. As they grow. Country-specific tax and legal reporting. and budgetary control help you address the requirements that suite of applications offering are unique to a particular country or industry. integrated payment processing. David McCann. »»SIMPLIFY »»MODERNIZE »»ENFORCE CONTROLS »»INCREASE INSIGHT PROCURE-TO-PAY? OPTIMIZE ORDER-TO-CASH? Oracle ERP Cloud offers the broadest finance functionality on the market with end-to- Oracle ERP Cloud includes end finance and supply chain orchestration. and planning. new capabilities to support full multientity support multichannel order management. An agile business model—capable of processing over 230 million transactions per hour and meeting the processing needs of even the largest enterprise—is key to business success. “CFOs Frustrated with Return on FP&A Investments. country- specific localizations Many Oracle ERP Cloud customers are growing rapidly. • Deliver multidimensional reporting from a single source of truth with shared manufacturing. 2015 Changing the Game with Oracle ERP Cloud Nearly 2. either through organic growth or by way of acquisitions. so your teams can invest their efforts where it counts. 4 . They all need adaptable reporting that accurately reflects the current state of all entities. a comprehensive.” CFO.com. reference data • Eliminate the complexity of intercompany tax and payment transactions with a centralized architecture • Comply with local regulations and reporting requirements using built-in. multicurrency. FACT: According to a 2015 survey of 2. Focusing on five ORACLE ERP CLOUD tenets. The reason? They don’t trust the available analyses.000 companies around the world—from startups to billion-dollar enterprises —are modernizing finance operations with Oracle ERP Cloud. Others are divesting and splitting off organizations.

Oracle ERP Cloud displays relevant transactions so action can be taken immediately—some with just a single-click process (such as Complete. Everyone wants to be connected at all times. and then drill down for details about these metrics. In addition. 5 . Oracle ERP Cloud uses infotiles in work areas so that users can be more efficient with their time. In work areas. Oracle ERP Cloud also offers extensive spreadsheet integration with Microsoft Excel for entering data and for real-time reporting. Users can glance at the infolets in Oracle ERP Cloud for a quick status summary. a new infolets page presents a summary of information for a range of key performance indicators. infotiles draw attention to issues and exceptions that may require user response. Approve. Oracle ERP Cloud provides real-time graphical indicators on dashboards and work areas to help draw users to items that require immediate action. and Release Hold)—helping users be more productive.SIMPLIFY Efficiency and productivity are increasingly important for today’s users.

front and center. By contrast. Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller. With new integrations between Oracle Procurement Cloud and Oracle Project Portfolio Management Cloud. including identifying which objects you want to be enabled for the social network. because the social network is a third-party system. you can upload documents about a specific conversation so colleagues can review. annotate. or simply a question about reports. so you can immediately track and refer back to conversations. Social conversations are specific to the job at hand-—whether it’s a specific transaction that needs more information. more-efficient content review. this quarter’s close schedule.” Tim Regan. collaboratively. Participants in a conversation can discuss work in real time or can add comments to a conversation for later review. letting you reduce—even eliminate—the dreaded negotiation-by-spreadsheet. for faster. providing information to management. Pandora MODERNIZE Traditional ERP systems—and even other cloud providers—may say they have integration with an enterprise social network. you can manage supplier negotiations and request-for-quotes as projects. Social capabilities are already embedded in the business processes. so finance teams (for example) can work socially. 6 . And. Complete integration between Oracle ERP Cloud and Oracle Social Network combines data and narrative so teams have conversations that contain actionable context. and even version documents as needed. However. and logically. “Finance has to be there. helping them make the right decisions so we can chart the right path for the company going forward. Oracle ERP Cloud is already seamlessly integrated with Oracle Social Network. work will need to be done to complete the integration. Modernize More Streamline and modernize your procurement processes with Oracle Procurement Cloud—already the most complete procurement functionality available in the cloud and tightly integrated with general ledger and fixed assets.

The unique reporting platform in Oracle ERP Cloud is built on a multidimensional model that pulls data directly from the general ledger. preapproved contract language and then use embedded social workflows to collaborate and review the documents. in a format that suits your role. “The CFO’s Technology Imperatives for 2014. at the right time. Summarized balances are maintained in real time. making reports. No more hours spent pouring over and comparing spreadsheets from multiple suppliers. decisions are made using the taxes. online queries. Without an and legal requirements. and more to ensure compliance with country-specific business. and makes a recommendation for you based on your weighted criteria. The demand for immediate reporting continues to grow in every organization. The system compares pricing and other bid factors. makers spend hours debating and qualifying data rather than INCREASE INSIGHT addressing critical issues. Whether you’re an executive. ENFORCE CONTROLS SINGLE SOURCE OF TRUTH Whether you’re a rapidly growing startup or a large multinational corporation. you need the right information. tax. same data source. Users can configure dashboards and reports for their own specific requirements. and multidimensional analysis extremely fast. This model also enables pivots and drill-downs to any level and offers unlimited hierarchies for comparisons and roll-up reports. Oracle ERP Cloud users have access to a visualization tool that provides a graphical representation of account balances. decision- custom formulas) to meet specific legal and corporate needs. or team member.FACT: 81 percent of organizations surveyed forecast moving to the cloud for more than 50 percent of their transactions. Oracle ERP (SSOT) ensures that business Cloud standardizes data. 7 . payments. Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF).” Issue Alert! Author your documents using standard. negotiation- monitoring analytics. Oracle ERP Cloud also offers configurable rules (including agreed-upon SSOT. You can then upload supplier responses into the system and compare bids using live. rules. you Defining a single source of truth should have confidence that your data provides a single source of truth. and processes across your enterprise for accounting. manager. making it easy to analyze financial data in an intuitive way.

By modernizing ERP in the cloud. FACT: With nearly 2. A more-unified user global. visit With its focus on ease of use and a fast implementation time. advanced.ORACLE1 to speak to Oracle ERP Cloud is a complete. fully an Oracle representative or visit integrated with Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud. unlike other traditional systems. procurement. greater value for your employees and customers.com/erp Management Cloud. multinational. You get real-time reporting on live financial information from a single.000 customers in more than 60 countries—and incorporating a multitude of industry-specific. infolet pages. finance teams can free themselves from routine transaction-processing and devote more time to acting as strategic partners to the business. 8 . and project executives. Oracle ERP Cloud oracle. and Oracle Customer Experience Cloud. The dashboards.html to find the number experience. cross-functional solution in the cloud. embedded reporting. and alerts in Oracle ERP Cloud keep you proactively informed of the status of your work. CONTACT US A Complete Solution for a Winning Strategy To learn more. exception monitoring. please call +1. Oracle Human Capital oracle. central point—resulting in up-to- the-minute insight into profitability and performance. you can take action immediately to address any issues. and global capabilities—Oracle ERP Cloud is the leading cloud solution for finance.800. and social and mobile capabilities mean for your local Oracle office.com/corporate/contact/ brings the simplicity of the cloud to empower business users. Outside North America. And.

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