Oracle works with key independent software vendors such as Fiserv, Fidelity Information Services, FNS, System Access

, Infosys, i-flex, Temenos, SunGard, Pegasystems, and Unisys.

Oracle Solutions for Financial Services
“If there are two areas of the business that can generate the same profit but one does so with less risk, then that’s obviously the more lucrative place to invest your resources. Oracle’s risk-adjusted performance management (RAPM) allows us to consistently apply that simple but essential principle to all performance measurements across our entire business.”
–MICHAEL BARAK Senior Vice President of Profitability and Economic Capital Union Bank of California

For the financial services professional, the world today is a very different place. Institutions have evolved from domestic to global; services are available 24/7 across a range of delivery channels; consolidation has created intensified competition; and declining margins, reduced budgets, and an increased demand for customer service bring new pressures daily. To add to these challenges, financial services organizations must continue to comply with myriad new regulations resulting from corporate scandals, security and terrorist threats, identity fraud, and competition from non-banks. In this new world, the traditional approach of solving problems on a piecemeal basis with standalone solutions no longer works. The resulting fragmented, redundant data makes it impossible to get a real-time, accurate view of your enterprise, operations, and customers—and limits your ability to respond quickly to new opportunities. Oracle offers the industry’s only complete, integrated solutions for the financial services industry—consisting of Oracle E-Business Suite and industry-leading independent software vendor (ISV) applications running on high-performing, scalable Oracle technology—to deliver integrated, consolidated, and consistent data across your institution. Whether used in an Oracle-only environment or integrated with other vendor applications and legacy systems, Oracle solutions help you improve enterprise performance, comply with regulatory mandates, boost operational efficiency, and better serve your customers. Industry Challenge: Improve Enterprise Performance In many organizations, information on finances, assets, human resources, sales, and marketing still resides in disconnected data “silos”—leaving decision-makers without timely, concise, or actionable information that they can use to improve enterprise performance. Financial institutions have those challenges, and yet must analyze and manage risk across their business and opertions. To do this effectively, they must understand costs and profitability, which feed into a risk-adjusted performance management (RAPM) approach. Much of the data consists of redundant customer information, making it difficult to determine the most profitable customers and the products and services they favor. You need a single, consistent view of customers, integrated with a real-time view of the enterprise—an executive dashboard—so you can relate all aspects of your organizational performance at a single glance. This dashboard should include detailed information on critical parameters, such as risk, costs, profitability, operations, customers, and capital assets, updated daily and offering alerts when thresholds are met and corrective actions are necessary to maintain efficient operations. Oracle Solution: Get a Single, Global View of Your Business A real-time enterprise dashboard requires consolidated data that resides in as few databases as possible. Oracle applications are pre-integrated and built on the Oracle technology stack, to draw from a single source of consolidated enterprise information. Oracle Database and Oracle Application Server are key components of this integrated infrastructure that can improve scalability, performance, reliability, and interoperability.

“Performance management is something that has to constantly evolve as your business evolves. Oracle’s platform allows us to quickly modify rules and add fields to tables so that we can be very responsive to change.”
– ELIZABETH GIBSON Senior Vice President and Director of Profitability Wachovia

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