Monday, October 6, 2008

Benefits of the Oracle E-Business Suite

Process Automation with Enterprise Integration
The Oracle E-Business Suite provides comprehensive automation across your enterprise because all the applications comprising the suite are engineered to work together. Best-of-breed applications automate only bits and pieces of any given process, so marketing remains disconnected from sales, sales remains disconnected from finance, and so on.

Complete Automation
If your applications do not work together and do not automate business processes, then you will never get good information out of your system. If you automate sales, but not marketing, you will never know how effective your marketing is. If you automate sales, but not financials, you'll never know how many customers you sold to actually got invoiced. Because you don't know, you don't ask. If you don't ask, your business never gets more efficient. Without improved efficiency your business never spends less capital. Oracle E-Business Suite provides end-to-end transactional automation that gives you more for less.

Functionally Complete
The Oracle E-Business Suite integrates your business, capturing the information needed to provide a complete view of what’s going on in your business. Oracle’s suite is functionally complete with over 100 integrated product modules for every aspect of your business, including customer relationship management, finance, human resources, professional services automation, supply chain management, enterprise asset management, and project management.

Complete, Automated E-Business Flows
To enable rapid automation of key E-Business flows inherent in the E-Business Suite, Oracle provides FastForward Flows. These fixed-price, rapid-time services enable you to reap the benefits of Oracle's applications in record time by automating critical business processes within your enterprise and providing end-to-end integration.

Complete for Targeted Industries
The unique requirements of many targeted industries are included with the Oracle E-Business Suite. Oracle's complete offering meets the needs of: aerospace and defense, high tech, consumer packaged goods, automotive, pharmaceuticals, public sector, and many more industries.

Complete, Global Business Offering
The Oracle E-Business Suite is also globally comprehensive, supporting 30 languages, all character sets, unique global business practices, and local statutory and regulatory requirements. Oracle's applications enable you to unify information and to run your business consistently and accurately worldwide.

Oracle's Open, Modular System for Easier Integration
Many customers have implemented the E-Business Suite with zero customizations. All of Oracle's applications are engineered to work together, so you can significantly reduce your IT expenses by eliminating the need for software interfacing, data translation, and integration. If you implement one or several modules of the E-Business Suite, Oracle makes integration with your legacy and third-party applications easier since Oracle's software architecture is built on open, industry standards. To further reduce implementation costs, the Oracle E-Business Suite requires few, if any, customizations.

Complete Information With A Single Database
With other software vendors, you can spend millions of dollars on application software and still not have the information you need to run your business. Why? Information is spread throughout a company -- financials data is in one database, HR data in another, and so forth. This fragmented data makes it difficult and expensive to collaborate and access information across geographies and business processes.

Single, Complete Data Model Provides Better Information at a Lower Cost
Oracle's E-Business Suite is the first and only complete set of applications for the enterprise that are integrated around a single, comprehensive data model. Oracle provides a single definition of your customers, suppliers, employees, products -- all aspects of your business. Everyone in your company can access the same enterprise-wide data. Your marketing organization accesses the same customer information that your sales and order management departments are using.

One Database For Consolidated Information, Accessible by All
Companies need to seamlessly connect all their business processes, and store all their information in as few databases as possible, one being the ideal. The fewer databases you use to store your information, the easier it is to share information between organizations, enabling better co-operation and greater productivity across departments. What's more, it actually costs less to get better information! You can eliminate the duplicate data centers, hardware, and IT costs involved with multiple databases around the world.

Daily Business Close
For the first time you can access daily organizational metrics and use this data to drive change managing your businesses by fact, instead of by guesswork. Currently, businesses close their financial books every 30 days and report business metrics on a quarterly basis. At best you get critical, corporate-wide information only 4 times a year and have to wait an additional 2 weeks to get the data. The Oracle EBusiness Suite enables companies to do a Daily Business Close, delivering critical information for all lines of business via a personalized portal. You can now review daily, your lead positions, sales positions, inventory levels, headcount, and other key performance metrics.

With Oracle's complete suite and end-to-end process automation, every application has access to the same information. Every application is built using a single data model, providing a single source of truth for a daily business close. Information is continuously summarized and displayed in customizable portals, viewable by line of business, geography, department or product. And because the business intelligence system and the data sit in the same system, the information is real-time so you don't have to wait for data to pass through a separate data aggregation and analysis system. Building a data warehouse to consolidate fragmented data is time consuming, expensive, and still doesn't provide answers. If your business applications can't deliver daily key indicators for your business then perhaps you've got the wrong IT information architecture.

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