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Oracle ERP Cloud

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Oracle Cloud ERP is an integrated suite of business modules comprised of the Oracle Financials Cloud, Oracle Project Portfolio Management Cloud, and Oracle Procurement Cloud.

Oracle Fusion Financials Cloud Service

Oracle Fusion Financials Cloud Service offers an integrated financial management suite that is designed to automate, streamline, and control financial processes end-to-end without expensive hardware and system management overhead costs.

The Oracle Cloud offers self-service business applications delivered on an integrated development and deployment platform with tools to rapidly extend and create new services. The Oracle Cloud is ideal for customers seeking subscription-based access to leading Oracle applications, middleware and database services - all hosted and expertly managed by Oracle. The application services are designed for ease-of-use, enabling business users to manage the solution directly with no IT involvement.

Oracle Fusion Financials Cloud Service transforms process automation and information access to simplify controls, increase productivity and improve business decisions. It includes a broad suite of capabilities including general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, expenses, collections and cash management as well as centralized accounting, tax, payment and intercompany engines.

Oracle Project Portfolio Management Cloud

Oracle Project Portfolio Management Cloud offers an integrated project management suite that is designed to automate, streamline, and control project management processes end-to-end without expensive hardware and system management overhead costs.

The Oracle Cloud offers self-service business applications delivered on an integrated development and deployment platform with tools to rapidly extend and create new services. The Oracle Cloud is ideal for customers seeking subscription-based access to leading Oracle applications, middleware and database services, all hosted and expertly managed by Oracle. The application services are designed for ease-of-use, enabling business users to manage the solution directly with no IT involvement.

Oracle Project Portfolio Management Cloud transforms process automation and information access to simplify controls, increase productivity and improve business decisions. The result is a fully integrated and automated solution, designed to improve the way project-centric organizations work, from the project executive and business stakeholder, to the project manager, resource manager and the project team member.

Oracle Fusion Procurement

Using technology to improve procurements is not new. Unfortunately, conventional approaches have treated analytics as a discrete discipline, required extensive investment in end­-user training, and failed to account for the real-­world challenges of business interruptions.

Oracle Fusion Procurement is different. It drives results by providing unprecedented insight to all users. Its revolutionary approach to business intelligence and process automation sets the new standard and fundamentally changes the way procurement professionals work.

Procurement professionals know that they can deliver financial and performance improvements through strategic sourcing. But all too often, improvements are held hostage by information bottlenecks, lack of visibility into the high-­value opportunities, and compliance gaps. And where e­sourcing promises savings, the promise is often broken by systems that fail to enforce compliance to negotiated terms.

Oracle Fusion Procurement provides the intelligence needed to help professionals uncover savings opportunities. It provides a timely understanding of spending patterns, employee expenses, and supplier performance. It uses state­-of-­the-­art analytics to pinpoint top opportunities, monitor trends, and deliver performance metrics across an organization’s heterogeneous systems. Oracle Fusion Procurement’s ability to drive savings doesn’t stop with analytics. It delivers role-­based dashboards that prioritize procurement actions. It consolidates worklists and watchlists and makes it easy for procurement professionals to identify areas requiring attention. Oracle Fusion Procurement also makes it easier to capitalize on opportunities. It provides integrated sourcing and contract management to help negotiate enforceable agreements. By integrating e­sourcing with universal contract standards, a universal contract repository, and universal search, it provides visibility into contracts while standardizing collaboration and compliance.

Overview of Oracle ERP Cloud Services

  • Subscription-based (SaaS) deployment model with easy, predictable pricing
  • Complete suite of applications includes: financials, planning and budgeting, risk and controls management, procurement and sourcing, inventory and cost management, product master data management, and project portfolio management
  • Engineered for the global enterprise with multi-GAAP, multi-currency, multi-language, and multi-subsidiary capabilities
  • Modern user experience optimized for today’s collaborative, hyper-connected, and mobile workforce
  • Business intelligence for everyone with pervasive and in-context analytics

Benefits of Oracle ERP Cloud Services

  • Get up and running faster with less upfront costs and investment risk
  • Ensure consistent processes across all your locations around the world
  • Make more informed and data-driven business decisions
  • Boost user productivity and increase user adoption
  • Eliminate the need for expensive customizations

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

A major problem facing a number of companies is the ability to access data. Sales reps should spend a majority of their time sell and not searching for information. Unfortunately in today’s enterprises time spent selling typically pales in comparison to time spent searching for information. This causes managers to frequently become concerned about missing quotas. The fact that salespeople and leaders have become increasingly more mobile and there is more customer data available than ever before means that traditional CRM systems just simply don’t cut it.

Oracle designed its cloud-based CRM solution with these challenges in mind, providing technology that allows reps to sell more, managers to know more, and companies to grow more.

Sales reps begin selling more

Answers on-demand… that’s the goal. When a sales rep can access the information they need when and where they need them, customer services is drastically increased. This level of anytime/anywhere access helps reps manage accounts and relationships, grow their own pipeline, and connect with managers and teams. This mobile-first strategy is designed to free your sales reps from administrative tasks and maximizes selling time.

Managers know more

The CRM functionality in Oracle Fusion Applications is designed to give you the key metrics and reports in an immediate fashion. This will allow you to you to forecast and hit your targets with no surprises. Benefit from the power of information, delivered by the information leader, including the ability to visualize, track, and act on trends—even on-the-go.

Increased growth

Growth is your goal. The fastest way to growth is through your sales staff. With Oracle Fusion Applications you’ll be able to optimize sales coverage and set incentives that motivate your sales organization. The ability to harness customer information, channel partners, and marketing will allow you to acquire and close more deals.

Oracle Fusion Accounting Hub

Oracle Fusion Accounting Hub (FAH) is an accounting integration and reporting platform that includes the following products: Subledger Accounting, Ledger, and Financial Reporting Center. FAH offers a flexible approach to system adoption, allowing customers to implement Fusion Financials in an evolutionary manner. As an accounting integration platform, FAH standardizes the accounting from multiple third party transactional systems to consistently enforce accounting policies and meet multiple reporting requirements in an automated and controlled fashion. FAH also offers EBusiness Suite and PeopleSoft customers exceptional reporting and analytics capabilities with minimal disruption to their current financial processes.

Oracle Fusion Accounting Hub Delivers Value with Existing Investments

Coexistence is the notion of having Oracle Applications exist with existing legacy applications or with Oracle’s next generation Fusion Applications. Oracle Fusion Applications is designed to with this thought in mind. It will allow you to work alongside both non-Oracle and Oracle systems without forcing customers to perform a full-scale upgrade. A key component of this coexistence strategy is Oracle Fusion Accounting Hub (FAH). FAH is both an accounting integration platform and a reporting platform, which can be used for either - or both - of these solutions.

Accounting Integration Platform Delivers Consistent Accounting

As an accounting integration platform, FAH integrates with non-Oracle transactional systems to create accounting entries in Oracle general ledgers (e.g., Fusion, E-Business Suite, and PeopleSoft General Ledgers) or other non-Oracle general ledger systems. The rules engine is highly configurable. The rules engine will transform transaction information from third party systems to create accurate, detailed, and auditable accounting entries to meet statutory, corporate, regulatory, and management reporting needs.

For customers that have high volumes of transactions from diverse industry applications, such as billing systems for telecommunications, core banking platforms, or claims systems for insurance, FAH can receive raw transaction information plus reference information and apply rules to create detailed accounting entries to meet your specific accounting requirements.

FAH includes a rules repository to centrally define and maintain accounting rules. The rules transformation engine then creates, validates and stores the accounting journals, and a detailed accounting repository that is used to reconcile to source systems.

User Configurable Rules Offer Maximum Flexibility

FAH offers maximum flexibility in generating accounting entries by allowing users to configure rules based on any attribute of a transaction. For example, a deferred revenue account can be broken out by different lines of business based on the nature of the revenue. No matter how many variations a company may have, users have complete flexibility in building every accounting entry.

You will also be able to create accounting rules once and then deploy those rules across different external and legacy systems. Changes in accounting regulations or corporate structures are quickly accommodated with effective dating of rules. An audit trail of the changes is preserved allowing a comparison between old and new versions of the rules.

Rapidly Integrate New Systems

Many organizations need to efficiently integrate new industry-specific systems or recently acquired companies into their existing environment. FAH implementations can be done gradually, reducing the implementation risk. The software is flexible enough to accommodate both journal pass-through solutions as well as raw transaction-based accounting solutions. Customers can move from a pass-through solution to passing raw transaction data to create the necessary accounting. New systems can be added and new products can be launched while the system is in use.

Store Additional Information beyond the Chart of Accounts

Users can store balances based on business dimensions outside their chart of accounts using supporting references. In other words, supporting references extend the chart of accounts without cluttering the general ledger with unnecessary detail. For example, users can store balances based on geographies, channel, industry, investment type, fund manager or product category without including these key business dimensions in the chart of accounts. These balances are stored in the accounting repository, readily available for reporting and analytics.

Enhance Internal Controls and Auditability

The centralized architecture of Oracle Fusion Accounting Hub enforces internal controls and successful audit and compliance reviews. Auditors and compliance officers can use the rules and accounting repositories as a basis for their engagements.

The common accounting engine includes a robust collection of validations and balance and control routines. These validations are fully documented for complete transparency, a key requirement for Section 404 Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

Audit Trail from General Ledger Balances to Business Events

Users can drill from their existing general ledger balances to the specific journal lines in the accounting repository that comprise that balance. Embedded bi-directional flows allow users to drill from journal lines either to the supporting business events and the accounting details.

Unique Reporting Platform Delivers Information When Needed

As a reporting platform, Oracle E-Business Suite and PeopleSoft customers can leverage Fusion Accounting Hub’s exceptional reporting and analytics platform without disrupting their current financial processes, such as their credit to cash or procure to pay processes. This allows customers to leverage FAH’s reporting ledger as their ledger of record to perform sophisticated reporting and analysis against real-time accounting information, with optional drilldown to the source transaction details.

FAH’s unique reporting platform (embedded with Oracle Essbase) will allow Oracle E-Business Suite and PeopleSoft customers to significantly improve financial reporting and information access. Oracle Essbase is the market leading online analytical processing (OLAP) server. This allows large quantities of data to be quickly accessible and analyzed from different perspectives in a highly interactive way for intuitive and immediate decision support. Customers can also leverage the power of Hyperion Data Relationship Manager to synchronize changes to chart of accounts and hierarchies between Fusion and PeopleSoft or E-Business Suite financial systems. After programs transfer data from PeopleSoft and E-Business Suite ledgers to FAH’s reporting ledger, all balances are automatically updated and pre-summarized at every possible summarization level, making reports, queries, and analytics very fast.

All reports and queries work off the same up-to-the-minute, live data to ensure that all the roles in the company are making decisions based on the most relevant and accurate information.

Central Report Center Provides Self-Service Access

Authorized users have self-service access to view any live financial report. This comes complete with drilldowns to live transactions. The Oracle Fusion Financial Reporting Center provides a single access point to securely distribute and access reports defined in Fusion Accounting Hub, Fusion Financials, Hyperion Financial Reporting Studio or Hyperion Workspace.

Board quality financial statements and departmental reports, such as departmental expenses, can be viewed in the output of choice. Some examples of outputs are HTML, PDF, and MS Office. CFOs can export financial statements to MS Office products, such as PowerPoint, Excel or Word, and then refresh results as needed from those desktop applications with a single click.

Self-Monitoring Accounts Alert Users to Exceptions

Instead of running reports and performing online queries to check balances, FAH can proactively monitor account balances. Users will then be notified of any sudden spikes or drops based on user-defined thresholds. Users can view both current and comparative balances as well as the percentage change to assess whether the variance is favorable or unfavorable. To investigate the root cause of the exception, users can quickly drill down through multiple levels of hierarchies and summarized balances to the live transactions.

Combined Accounting and Reporting Platform

By choosing to employ the full capabilities of Oracle Fusion Accounting Hub as both an accounting and reporting platform, users get the benefits of integration with non-Oracle transactional systems to create accounting entries in Oracle ledgers. This comes with powerful reporting and analytics against real-time accounting information, and optional drilldown to the source transaction details.

Oracle Fusion Accounting Hub offers a flexible approach to adopting Fusion Applications in the way that best complements a company’s existing financial processes. Choose either the fully-guided Fusion Accounting Hub Standard Implementation using the Functional Setup Manager, or Fusion Accounting Hub for Rapid Implementation using a spreadsheet upload facility. Whichever option is preferred, setup is streamlined using a specific Task Grouping focused on FAH tasks.

Key Features

  • Reporting platform with embedded Essbase
  • Centralized reporting center to deliver and access reports
  • Proactive monitoring of account balances
  • Centralized accounting engine
  • Multiple accounting representations
  • Sophisticated error handling
  • Supporting references that track balances beyond the chart of accounts
  • Transfer of accounting rules from test to production environments
  • Multi-currency journals and multiple balancing segments
  • Robust Allocations Engine

Key Benefits

  • Gain real-time access to live financial data in a highly interactive environment
  • Access reports any time in real-time
  • Be notified of anomalies in balances as they occur
  • Simplify issue resolution with process optimization
  • Meet compliance requirements with single source of accounting truth for all external and legacy systems
  • Store analytic information with accounting for reconciliation and reporting
  • Maximize efficiency with an enterprise accounting rules engine
  • Comply with multi-GAAP accounting and industry accounting requirements
  • Audit GL balances with journal details

Key Benefits

  • Gain real-time access to live financial data in a highly interactive environment
  • Access reports any time in real-time
  • Be notified of anomalies in balances as they occur
  • Simplify issue resolution with process optimization
  • Meet compliance requirements with single source of accounting truth for all external and legacy systems
  • Store analytic information with accounting for reconciliation and reporting
  • Maximize efficiency with an enterprise accounting rules engine
  • Comply with multi-GAAP accounting and industry accounting requirements
  • Audit GL balances with journal details

Oracle Fusion Advanced Collections

Oracle Fusion Advanced Collections allows you to collect more money faster with less effort by applying best practice collection methods at the right time. Oracle Fusion Advanced Collections is part of Oracle Fusion Financials’ credit to cash solution which helps you improve cash flow, increase efficiencies, optimize customer relationships and instill corporate and fiscal discipline.

Fusion Advanced Collections fosters consistent and efficient collection management practices for every collections agent. The system will automate the process of identify delinquent accounts. The assignment of the customer is also automated and creates prioritized work lists in the Collections Dashboard – making it easy for collection agents to spend more time collecting and resolving account payment issues and less time organizing their work. The comprehensive Customer Work Area brings all the information collection agents need to manage delinquent customers.

Increase Collections Effectiveness

The Collections Dashboard automatically assigns collections work with summary information to help you prioritize and update related activities for each delinquent customer you need to manage. As work progresses, you can update the status so you are always working with the most up-to-date information, ensuring nothing slips through the cracks.

Activities that require attention, such as follow-up calls on dunning letters or collections exceptions for rejected disputes, are displayed on the Collections Dashboard. The advanced search capabilities will allow you to quickly create your own work lists for special projects. Having summary information in one place makes it easy to manage and organize each collections action.

Better Visibility of Customer Information

The Customer Work Area provides summary and detail customer account information. This will give you complete visibility to transactions, correspondence, payments, disputes and adjustments; notes written during previous collections activities; even aging data and customer contacts –all in a single location.

Roll-up and drill-down data views within Fusion Advanced Collections lets you focus on a single delinquency, concentrate on a specific customer account or bill-to location, or see everything about the entire customer – in a single view. The ability to easily update contact records will allow you to ensure that information is always accurate.

Manage Disputes and Adjustments More Efficiently

Customers often pay late due to disputes relating to billing errors, shipping problems, service issues, or sales terms. Other customers ask for an adjustment to a bill before paying the balance. The management of these disputes and adjustments is time-consuming and delays the receipt of monies owed.

Fusion Advanced Collections makes it easy to manage disputes at any level of granularity. You can dispute specific invoice lines, line subtotals, invoice totals, percentages, tax or shipping lines instantly. Based on the section and dispute reason selected, you can drill-down to invoice line details to capture more information on the disputed amount. Integration with Fusion Receivables ensures that all stakeholders across the credit to cash process are using a single source of information.

Information relating to customers’ adjustment requests can also be managed easily. Before a new adjustment request is submitted for approval, collection agents can see a complete history of any previously requested, rejected and approved adjustments. Now adjustments can be submitted for approval with confidence.

When a dispute or adjustment is rejected, the transaction updates the notifications list within the Collections Dashboard, prompting collection agents to quickly follow-up with their customers.

Key Features

  • Automated Delinquency Identification and Assignment
  • Interactive Work Prioritization
  • Detailed Customer Account Information
  • Comprehensive Dunning
  • Integrated Customer Payment Processing
  • Streamlined Dispute and Adjustment Management
  • Aggregated Customer Transaction View
  • Real-Time Aging with Single Click
  • Centralized Customer Data Management

Key Benefits

  • Prompt resolution of unpaid balances
  • Easily track and manage customer accounts
  • Respond quickly to customer inquiries
  • Share customer data across business units for accurate, real-time access
  • Organize customer information to support daily collection activities
  • Reduce outstanding balances and improve customer satisfaction

Oracle Fusion Benefits

Oracle Fusion Global Benefits is a global, rules-based benefits application that enables organizations to manage and deliver benefits programs to meet their mission, objectives, and strategic alignment to the organization.

Oracle Fusion Global Benefits is a completely configurable and flexible global product that enables organizations to successfully continue to evolve and adapt to the unique needs of their workforce and is an integral part of any total compensation package. Fusion Global Benefits can deliver traditional ‘one-size fits all’ plans all the way to highly complex plans that selectively target different segments of the workforce with different benefit packages. Delivered employee self-service capabilities present the user with an out of the box intuitive process that guides them through selection of eligible benefits with helpful contextual information, links to relevant information and embedded analytics. Oracle Fusion Global Benefits customers can utilize a single standards-based extract to seamlessly integrate through our industry leading benefits integration with any third party benefits provider. In addition, customers can leverage the delivered integration tools to integrate with other carriers.

Provide Greatest Value to Each Employee through Flexibility in Benefits Choice

Oracle Fusion Global Benefits addresses the diverse and complex requirements that result from evolving benefits practices and governmental regulations. Whether it is an individual plan or a complex flexible benefits plan, Oracle Fusion Global Benefits’ robust functionality meets your organization’s needs.

Recognizing that an organization’s business objectives, industry type, location, employee demographics, and many other factors shape a benefits plan, Oracle Fusion Global Benefits is flexible and extensible to meet your specific benefits program requirements.

Eligibility policies and criteria as well as calculation rates can be configured without modifying the application code. These rules and criteria can be shared across plans and are maintained from upgrade to upgrade. In addition, user-defined attributes may be selected and added to eligibility and/or rate requirements.

Oracle Fusion Global Benefits, as part of the Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management system, unifies HR, Benefits and Payroll to provide complete information, streamline processing and deliver the value of total compensation best practices to your employees.

Design Benefits Programs Suited to your Business Strategy and Organizational Culture

Oracle Fusion Global Benefits has a completely flexible design process, where setup objects can be reused across different legislations. It allows you to create benefits programs that integrate different plans to meet your organization’s overall benefits needs, with minimal rework. You can group plans that share similar enrollment and eligibility rules and procedure. You can also determine eligibility and costs of eligible benefits to individually determine costs for each employee. Oracle Fusion Global Benefits is natively integrated to Oracle Fusion Global HR so relevant events in Global HR are automatically detected and processed. This eliminates manual work and automates life event processing to be compliant with organizational policy.

Implement your Benefits Policy using FastFormula

When implementing your benefits policy you can use FastFormula, an Oracle-provided web-based rules authoring facility. FastFormula is used to define rules for eligibility and benefits choices as well as to determine rates and premiums. Oracle Fusion Global Benefits delivers many configuration points, enabling you to expand the product beyond the delivered practices. Any data item within the system, including those defined by you, can be used within a FastFormula and reused across plans. Customer extensions through FastFormula are preserved through any future upgrades.

Re-useable Sets of Eligibility Criteria

An eligibility profile is a re-useable set of eligibility criteria that may apply to any number of programs/plans. Criteria can be based on data items such as compensation level, percent of full-time employment, hours worked in a period, age, and length of service. Other eligibility criteria includes person type, benefits group, work location, assignment set, and many more.

Organizations can achieve dramatic savings by employing dependent eligibility profiles, which can also be used to restrict coverage to only eligible dependents. The dependent eligibility profiles work the same as the participant profiles with re-usable criteria delivered.

Complete, Configurable Life Event Management

A life event is any change to a person that makes an impact on his or her eligibility or rate calculations for benefits. These can include employment events such as new hires, promotions, terminations, and transfers; personal life events, such as marital status and address changes; and time-based events, such as age and length-of-service changes.

Oracle Fusion Global Benefits controls key benefits processes triggered by a life event, such as the elections that can be made, coverage start dates and end dates, appropriate defaults, and required communications to be sent. Life event definitions may vary by customer or country, and may be dependent upon multiple conditions. You configure the necessary conditions that define a life event, and the system automatically analyzes and determines the impact of the event on the person’s benefits—all without any manual intervention.

Scheduled Enrollment Processing

Oracle Fusion Global Benefits allows administrators to schedule annual or other periodic enrollments for the appropriate population based on a pre-determined enrollment date. If need be, administrative enrollments can also be scheduled when new benefit plan offerings or costs change off-cycle.

Complete Benefits Enrollment Processing

Oracle Fusion Global Benefits supports all types of enrollment processing: on demand, automatic, life event based and scheduled/open enrollment. Rules can be defined to extend current enrollment, to terminate current enrollment, and to apply default enrollment under specified circumstances. For example, you can specify default enrollment rules for eligible participants who fail to make elections, and also define automatic or interim benefit packages for eligible new-hires.

Benefits Extract

The Benefits Extract tool allows the administrator to extract employee benefits records from the database and produces an HR-XML standards based file. This can be transmitted to a third party, or via a 3rd party for further transformation.

Quick Program Create and Quick Plan Create

Quick Program Create and Quick Plan Create is a one page guided configuration tool that reduces implementation time by enabling users to quickly define a new benefit program or plan in one step that meets the functional requirements of their enterprise. This is particularly useful when designing a new implementation using prototypes to get feedback and sign-off.

Guided Setup Flows

Guided setup takes administrators over multiple pages to accomplish configuration in a structured manner to ensure repeatable quality and reduce the chance of setup errors. This helps aid in the uniformity of plan setup, and ensures quality through the setup processes. The user can choose to either follow the guides, or set up the process in an order that makes sense for their own business process.

Benefits Service Center

Benefits Service Center is a tool used by the Benefits Specialist in the back office to support employees. The Benefits Specialist has access to an enhanced Service Area – where they can perform all the tasks necessary to enroll people, override enrollments, manage action items, and counsel employees through benefits choices. This makes it easier for your employees to get personal service, and faster for your benefits support team to satisfy requests for information or assistance.

Best Practice Standards Based Security

Fusion Applications are built according to the concept of Role Based Access Control (RBAC). The use of RBAC to manage user privileges (computer permissions) within a single system or application is widely accepted as best practice. Security is managed at all levels – function, transaction, field, and data-level. RBAC assigns permissions to specific operations with meaning in the organization, rather than to low level data objects. RBAC exceeds the needs of auditable, segregation of duties (SoD) requirements.

Within an organization, roles are created for various job functions. The permissions to perform certain operations are assigned to specific roles. Users are dynamically assigned roles. Since users are not assigned permissions directly, but only acquire them through their role (or roles), management of individual user rights becomes a matter of simply assigning appropriate roles to the user’s account; this simplifies common operations, such as adding a user, or changing a user’s department.

Built-in Extensibility

Fusion Applications are built so that a business user can adapt the application to suit their personal or organizational needs. The key to this ‘tailor-ability’ lies in the usage of metadata objects and services in the heart of the application architecture. Changes and extensions to the application are stored as new layers over the delivered objects, allowing for flexibility in an ‘upgrade-safe’ manner.

Key features

  • Sophisticated and configurable life event management
  • Scheduled life event processing
  • Self service enrollment
  • Rules based benefits
  • Flexible design of programs
  • Service center functionality
  • Quickly create programs and plans

Key benefits

  • Model benefits programs to your unique business needs
  • Increase productivity and quality with quick set up tools and guided flows
  • Intuitive “one-stop shop” for employees to enroll in benefits and understand the value and costs of their benefits program
  • Interface configured to meet particular workforce needs
  • Monitor and validate process status with summaries, alerts & real-time BI

Oracle Fusion Distributed Order Orchestration

Oracle Fusion Distributed Order Orchestration is a Fusion Supply Chain Management application designed to improve order orchestration across diverse order capture and fulfillment environments. Centrally-managed orchestration policies, global availability, and fulfillment monitoring increase customer satisfaction and order profitability.

Centralized Monitoring and Exception Management

Oracle Fusion Distributed Order Orchestration is an ERP-agnostic, standalone application that enables organizations to accurately and efficiently manage customer orders across multiple order capture and fulfillment systems. It collects orders from diverse order capture systems, converts and stores them in a standard format, distributes them to multiple fulfillment systems, receives fulfillment status updates, and coordinates status updates back to the capture systems.

Fusion Distributed Order Orchestration provides a centralized view to these orders, allowing users to view statuses, a summary of exceptions by customer, product, or supplier, and to drill into the data to view additional details. Jeopardy alerts proactively identify orders that may not meet promise dates, allowing organizations to identify issues in time to take high-quality corrective actions. This is all supported by in-context embedded analytics to provide the user with the right insights to make the best possible decision.

Centralized Order Promising

With Oracle Fusion Global Order Promising, an optional component of the Oracle Fusion Distributed Order Orchestration solution, users can make optimal product availability commitments, taking advantage of all available supply, to increase revenues and customer satisfaction while reducing fulfillment costs. Global Order Promising collects key supply information from disparate systems and applies user-definable sourcing and promising rules to select the best availability options for the customer and for the enterprise. Promising options include: Lead-time based, Available to Promise, Capable to Promise, and Profitable to Promise. Allocation by demand class ensures that scarce supply is reserved for the most important customers.

Order promising capabilities also help to manage supply and demand jeopardy conditions during order processing. Users can view exceptions, drill into the details, view alternate availability options, and perform what-if simulation using embedded analytics to make tradeoffs between service levels and costs, or between competing customer orders. Global Order Promising’s advanced memory-resident architecture ensures that the order promising capability is available 24x7, even as its transaction and reference data are being refreshed.

Execute Against Predictable Order Orchestration Policies

Using a robust set of pre-built application capabilities, business users can define, implement and maintain their own fulfillment orchestration policies without the need to resort to technical programming tools. During the process definition phase, the change order logic is defined within the process itself as opposed to writing/testing separate processes for each specific change order scenario. In addition, as an order is processed, users can define how long each step in the process should take so proactive alerts are created when a specific promise to a customer may be behind schedule. Selection of which policy to be used is also configurable and flexible. This flexible architecture enables organizations to construct, implement and adjust policies as needed by each of their existing fulfillment channels, and to future-proof their implementation. This results in faster deployments and lower overall costs.

Key features

  • Centralized & standardized order fulfillment processes and procedures
  • Fulfillment process visibility across multiple fulfillment systems
  • Centralized monitoring of order status
  • Gantt Chart view of fulfillment process progress
  • Jeopardy calculation to allow pro-active notification of potential problem orders
  • Predefined actions to fix problem orders
  • Predictable fulfillment processes
  • Supply visibility across multiple fulfillment systems and external partners
  • Selection of optimal fulfillment source based on delivery time or cost
  • Lead-time, ATP, CTP, and PTP promising
  • Allocation of scarce supply
  • Suggestions for alternate sources and substitute items
  • What-if analysis of alternate scenarios with cost and delivery-time metrics
  • Mass update operations to manage backlog and rescheduling
  • Always on, 24x7 order promising
  • Constraint logic to manage allowable user actions
  • Leverages existing order capture and fulfillment systems
  • Interface layer abstracts specific capture and fulfillment systems from the orchestration process definition
  • Extensible SOA framework decreases integration costs
  • Pre-integrated with Siebel & E-Business Suite

Key benefits

  • Decrease Average Order Cycle Times
  • Reduce Revenue Impact of Fulfillment Issues
  • Decrease Systems Cost and Minimize IT Complexity
  • Decrease Inventory Cost
  • Decrease Order Handling Costs
  • Improve Exception Management
  • Adapt Quickly to New Business Needs
  • Promise Orders More Accurately
  • Increase Revenue and Customer Satisfaction
  • Reduce Fulfillment Costs
  • Reduce Order Fulfillment Errors
  • Increase Profitability Per Order
  • Enable More Efficient Handling of Complex Orders

Oracle Fusion Expenses

Oracle Fusion Expenses is an expense management solution that will automate many of your travel spend management processes. The system will also establish controls for reimbursement of expenses. Oracle Fusion Expenses, is part of Oracle’s Fusion Financials.

Easy data-entry for staff will ensure that detailed information required by managers is always acquired. Online, mobile, and spreadsheet entry options reduce administrative headaches while still capturing essential data for effective cost management. Online and mobile expense approval will reduce the time spent manually managing expense approvals.

Streamline expense processing and reduce costs

Oracle Fusion Expenses provides your organization with the tools to effectively manage the travel and expense process. With flexible payment options, versatile data entry methods, and personalizable user preferences, Oracle Fusion Expenses will allow you to submit, approve, process, and pay expense reports quickly. This will all be done while enforcing transparent, tight controls throughout your expense management process.

The key to managing your organization’s travel spend is having accurate and actionable information when you need it. Embedded analytics will give your managers the relevant content needed to make the right decisions when approving or auditing reports.

Simplify Expense Reporting and Increase Compliance

Oracle Fusion Expenses offers extensive functionality to increase workforce productivity and satisfaction. For example, employees can enter and submit expense reports quickly and easily using integrated corporate card transactions along with cash expenses. Pre-populating reports with these transactions makes expense entry faster, increases data accuracy and reduces opportunities for fraud.

After expense reports are submitted, users can also withdraw submitted expense reports to make corrections and resubmit the correct report for approval. To support the need for entry on behalf of others, authorized delegates can enter expense reports for employees or get approval authority for a specified time or even indefinitely.

To adapt to the emerging ways in which mobile users work, Oracle offers another entry method for expense capture while on the go. Fusion Mobile Expenses is your comprehensive mobile expense management solution. It supports common features such as photo capture of receipts, voice capture to record expenses, as well as multi-currency and location based on your GPS location. Other innovative features use your contacts and calendar on your smartphone to select attendees for a meal or other expense while capturing the receipt on the spot. No more paper receipts to track; no more sticky notes to remind you when you’ve paid in cash. It’s all in your smartphone so you can easily sync with Oracle Fusion Expenses for expense reporting.

Incentives and rebates from your corporate card supplier can also result in significant cost savings. By automating entry, expense reports will be submitted more frequently and your organization can receive earned corporate rebates. Itemizing hotel bills and taxes gives your organization the granular data needed for detailed spend analysis.

Improve Employee Productivity

Oracle Fusion Expenses integrates directly with Oracle Automated Invoice Processing for digital receipt management for expense reporting. These digital receipts can also be stored centrally for easy retrieval and review by managers and auditors.

Not only can employees submit digital images for faster reimbursement, it also gives your organization the flexibility to use a single digital solution across multiple business functions. Oracle’s robust solution for expense management can dramatically improve employee productivity and enhance user satisfaction.

Control Expenses with Flexible Audit Tools

Establishing enterprise-wide policies for travel expenses and automating the review of reports for compliance are industry best practices for effectively managing travel spend. The ability to set policies, automate audits and analyze expense trends will allow you to shift from reactive maneuvers to proactive metrics. This three-pronged approach helps you effectively manage your enterprise spend for travel and business entertainment.

Mining expense report and policy violations helps you to identify gaps in your travel policy and potential areas of fraud. When you give updates to management on your travel program, you have confidence that the information will help decision makers when forming new policies and evaluating employee compliance.

Recognizing the need for flexibility, Oracle Fusion Expenses gives you a number of reporting options. It will allow you to view expenses by management hierarchy, by expense category, or by policy violation types and frequency. Embedded analytics give you immediate visibility to the top spenders in your organization, complete with drill downs so you can review detailed expense receipts and expense policy violations.

Key features

  • Mobile entry for expenses
  • Automated support for accounting and project allocations
  • Embedded transactional intelligence guide approvers’ decisions
  • Out-of-the box imaging integration
  • Unique approval routing for project and cost center expenses

Key benefits

  • Quick expense entry using mobile apps or offline spreadsheets
  • Greater accuracy and compliance with integrated corporate card usage.
  • Simplified expense process definition
  • Out-of-the-box imaging solution with
  • Fusion Automated Invoice Processing
  • Increased visibility of errors and fraud with sophisticated audit management

Oracle Fusion Financials

Part of Oracle Fusion Applications, Oracle Fusion Financials is a 100 percent open, standards-based set of integrated financials modules that is much more than just another financial application. Most traditional financial systems consider decision support and intelligence as an afterthought. Oracle Fusion Financials, on the other hand, delivers unprecedented business insight to all users. Its revolutionary reporting platform and native business intelligence set the new standard for finance and fundamentally change the way finance professionals work.

The New Standard for Reporting

There are reporting needs of a CFO will greatly differ from a financial analyst. Within the finance organization reporting needs will vary. The CFO needs professional quality financial statements, financial analysts need to analyze ledger balances, and other users need to perform ad hoc transactional queries. A common complaint from all these professionals is that the data is dispersed across multiple sources and is outdated, inaccurate, and time consuming to gather.

Oracle Fusion Financials delivers a state-of-the-art reporting platform that is natively built on top of an analytic data model. Single-step posting from transactions to the analytic data model ensures consistent, timely, and accurate information for both management and external reporting. Since all reports work off the same datasource and support drill-downs to live source transactions, all your reporting needs will be met. All queries and reports are accurate up to the minute, providing multidimensional analysis without the need for a separate data warehouse.

With Oracle Fusion Financials accessing information and creating reports no longer requires users to depend on IT involvement to create queries. Finance users can gain access to live financial reports and report snapshots through a secure, self-service reporting center. Other users can easily create their own ad hoc transactional queries using predefined business views that use common nusiness language specifically designed for nontechnical users to understand.

Result: Live access to information how and when users need it.

The New Standard for Decisions

Finance users, especially those doing heads-down data entry, often have limited information to complete transactions. Studies show that users can waste up to 25 percent of their day searching for data, and companies can spend the equivalent of 10 percent of salary expenses on employees performing ineffective searches.

Oracle Fusion Financials reduces time wasted on ineffective searches by arming users with the precise information they need at the right time. Role-based dashboards consolidate information from a variety of sources. These dashboards will proactively monitor processes and push exceptions to various finance roles so they can take immediate action. Users know exactly what they need to do just by logging in. With Oracle Fusion Financials, the system does more of the thinking for you by providing real-time intelligence within the context of a business transaction to guide your decisions.

Result: Better decision-making by all users.

The New Standard for Productivity

Finance organizations are constantly trying to find ways to be more productive and to do more with less. Unfortunately, transaction processing still dominates much of finance’s workload. Oracle Fusion Financials dramatically lowers the costs of resource-intensive tasks. Native spreadsheet technology provides a natural extension to transactional entry to support high-volume data entry across most finance functions. Innovative out-of-the-box imaging integration dramatically improves invoice processing and eliminates the need for costly third-party solutions. In addition, Oracle Fusion Financials is designed to work the way finance users work on a daily basis. All pages are configurable and optimized for the most productive user experience.

Result: Less time spent on menial tasks and more time on value-added activities.

Oracle Fusion Financials: Protect and Extend Your Existing Applications

Oracle Fusion Financials is designed to work with other Oracle Fusion Applications and your existing applications portfolio, such as Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle’s PeopleSoft applications, to evolve your business to a new standard of performance. An example of this can be seen in Oracle Fusion Accounting Hub. It will allow you to marry the innovations in Oracle Fusion Financials with your existing investments with minimal implementation effort and disruption to your financial processes. Oracle Fusion Accounting Hub integrates with third-party feeder systems from diverse industry applications.

Oracle Fusion Accounting Hub allows you to simultaneously meet diverse corporate, management, and reporting requirements, such as U.S. GAAP, IFRS, and local statutory requirements. Oracle Fusion Accounting Hub contains many of the innovations in Oracle Fusion Financials, such as role-based dashboards, state-of-the-art reporting and analytics, spreadsheet integration, a robust allocation engine, and the invaluable capabilities of Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Oracle Fusion Applications

Oracle Fusion Financials is part of Oracle Fusion Applications, which are completely open, standards-based enterprise applications that can be easily integrated into a service-oriented architecture. Designed as a complete suite of modular applications, Oracle Fusion Applications help you improve performance, lower IT costs, and get better results. Whether you choose one module, a product family, or the entire suite, Oracle enables you to gain the benefits of Oracle Fusion Applications at a pace that matches your business needs.

Oracle Fusion Global Payroll

An integral part of Oracle’s Fusion Human Capital Management solution, Oracle’s Fusion Payroll solutions address the myriad requirements needed to operate in today’s global economy. These solutions are engineered to work together or separately and are not reliant on one another within your enterprise. Fusion Global Payroll accommodates the most simple and most complex payroll needs.

Oracle Fusion Global Payroll is a high-performance, graphical, rules-based payroll management system that is designed to keep pace with the changing needs of your enterprise and workforce in order to reduce set-up costs, administrative, and processing time. Oracle Fusion Global Payroll is a key component of the Oracle Fusion HCM suite of applications that are designed and engineered to work together. Oracle Fusion Global Payroll operates globally and consistently in every country supported by Oracle, using a highly scalable processing engine designed to make use of the features of the Oracle database for parallel processing, resulting in optimal performance. In countries with payroll extensions delivered and supported by Oracle, Fusion Global Payroll delivers the payroll, tax reporting and regulatory rules required to accurately process payroll and remain in compliance. Oracle’s team of highly skilled global analysts constantly monitor legislative changes and Oracle delivers these updates to the Oracle Fusion Global Payroll product and supported country extensions.

For countries with payroll not delivered by Oracle, the Oracle Fusion International Human Resources and Payroll can be used to deploy an in-house payroll solution. Utilizing the same rules based engine, Fusion Global Payroll can be configured for country-specific needs that serve your organizational requirements to enable in-country operations.

In many countries with smaller employee populations, some organizations choose to source payroll through an external vendor. Oracle Fusion Global Payroll Interface calculates a non-legislative gross and captures payroll details (earnings, deductions, tax withholding etc) required for a third party vendor to process the payroll. Fusion Global Payroll Interface allows an end-user to determine the employees to be processed, the destination source, and define he secure integration points.

Rules-Based Payroll Solution

Your organization’s unique payroll management requirements demand the ability to configure a payroll solution without losing the benefits of a standard, supported package. Oracle Fusion Global Payroll provides a unique, data-driven approach that enables you to define and manage your diverse payroll requirements that reflect your business policies. With Oracle Fusion Global Payroll, you can quickly and easily process payrolls based on the frequency required by your organization. If you need to recalculate payments during a payroll run, Oracle Fusion Global Payroll allows you to easily recalculate individual payments while preserving the run’s other results.

You can also generate online pay calculations for one-time payments and what-if scenarios. For large worker populations, the Oracle Fusion Global Payroll system is designed for multiple groups of employees to be processed simultaneously thus shortening the processing time.

Dashboard for Strategically Managing Payroll Processes

The Oracle Fusion Global Payroll Dashboard is delivered as a strategic tool for the Payroll Administrator, CHRO or even CFO. These dashboards are used to monitor the payroll processes that occur at any time utilizing the same tool; tactical enough to drill into any of the processes and take corrective action in the moment. Oracle Fusion Global Payroll provides a trusted solution to the inherent payroll requirement for accuracy and security. All the information needed to check and reconcile the payroll is available easily, efficiently, and more importantly, to the appropriate people. There are a number of control points in the Oracle Fusion Global Payroll. These range from the security to the proactive exception reporting, to the embedded analytics, all of which are extensible for what makes sense to your enterprise.

Better Process Control with Payroll Flow/Checklists

Oracle Fusion Global Payroll gives you flexibility to determine what should be included in your payroll processes. For example, as all payrolls are not the same, the bonus payroll flow differs from the regular frequency flow and they both differ from the termination payroll flows. Oracle Fusion Global Payroll provides the opportunity for payroll professionals to process not only the systematic steps to achieve payroll but also allows the flow to incorporate manual tasks that are so common in the payroll processes. These tasks can also have deadlines, task owners, dependencies and once complete can set in motion another task to begin and are all configurable by the business analyst not the IT staff thus improving productivity and reducing operating costs.

Complete Control over Your Processing Rules with FastFormula

Oracle Fusion Global Payroll gives you complete control over your processing rules and calculations, even the most complex ones. FastFormula is a powerful way to model business rules. With FastFormula, Oracle Fusion Global Payroll’s easy-to-learn calculation feature, you can quickly specify detailed payroll calculations using conditional logic. Payroll administrators can quickly create new Fast Formulas, copy and edit existing Fast Formulas, and test their results.

Automated Retroactive Processing###

You can make retroactive adjustments to employees’ past earnings, deductions, even costing based on changes to pay rates, benefit elections, cost account changes or other information. RetroPay automatically calculates the difference(s) from the original payment(s) to the proposed payment(s) and records the adjustment for subsequent processing. Retro Notification will automatically detect these changes and notify you of changes that will affect pay, to which the payroll administrator decide which person(s) to accept and which require additional information.

Fully Integrated Applications

As part of Oracle Fusion, Oracle Fusion Global Payroll is fully integrated with Oracle Fusion Sub Ledger Accounting and Oracle Fusion Cash Management. This integration allows standardization, automates processes and rationalizes systems to increase operational efficiency. Oracle Fusion Sub Ledger Accounting allows multiple accounting representations for a single business event, resolving conflicts between corporate and local fiscal accounting requirements. It retains the most granular level of details in the accounting model, with different summarization options in the General Ledger, allowing full audit-ability and reconciliation. This increases the transparency and enables full audit-ability of the transaction and accounting data.

Oracle Fusion Global Payroll supports the Common Single Bank Model. This model provides flexibility in configuring and reconciling payroll disbursements without affecting the payroll payment model and the delivered configuration by the country extension or customization by customers. The bank account is used within other Oracle Fusion products such as Oracle Fusion Payables, Oracle Fusion Receivables, and Oracle Fusion Cash Management, and so on.

Oracle Fusion International Human Resources and Payroll

Oracle Fusion International Human Resources and Payroll supports payroll operations in over 200 countries. A natural-language wizard allows organizations to create country- or organization-specific rules for countries where Oracle does not provide a preconfigured local version of human resources and payroll. Utilizing the same graphical tool used by Oracle developers to create delivered payroll extensions, the wizard is preconfigured with legislation independent data, calculations and reports sufficient to enable core human resources and payroll to operate in the new country.

Current Country Extensions

Oracle Fusion Global Payroll currently delivers pre-configured localizations for China, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States. These country extensions are legislatively compliant for Human Resources and Payroll. Oracle’s team of global legislative analysts makes updates to the country extensions as mandated by regulation or cultural compliance. Oracle continues to develop and deliver additional country extensions to further support in-house payroll.

All localizations support the necessary payroll data capture to be used in the payroll process. There are predefined rates, rules and human resources data for each country. Examples of the localization features include:

  • China - Users have the ability to generate separate individual income tax detail and summary reports as required for Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Tianjin. Users can also make payments by bank transfer to China Construction Bank (CCB).
  • Saudi Arabia - Users have the ability to perform gratuity and GOSI calculations for a regular employee in the payroll period, this does not include joiners and leavers. GOSI reports 3, 4 and 5 can be generated from the system.
  • United Arab Emirates – Support for social insurance deductions and gratuity calculations for payroll processing is provided. Social Insurance Forms 1, 2, 6 and 7 can be generated from the system.
  • United Kingdom – Information pertaining to PAYE (Pay As You Earn) income tax deductions as well as automatic calculation of the PAYE amount during the payroll run are provided. Users have the ability to define NI processing details and run validation reports to ensure correct processing during the payroll process.
  • United States – The ability to create and manage Employee W-4 tax information at the federal and regional level is provided. A configurable FLSA solution is available using global payroll functionality such as elements and FastFormula.

Oracle Fusion Global Payroll Interface

There are many reasons an organization chooses to outsource all or part of their payroll to a third party vendor and Oracle Fusion HCM is nimble enough to accommodate those varied business requirements. The outbound file will provide data capture for tax and social insurance, ability to maintain elements (i.e. earnings and deductions), employee-banking information and provides a non-legislative gross prior to sending the file to the outsourcer. This gross calculation provides labor cost decision analysis in the moment to avoid surprises after sending payroll to the third party vendor for processing.

Best Practice Standards Based Security

Fusion Applications are built according to the concept of Role Based Access Control (RBAC). The use of RBAC to manage user privileges (computer permissions) within a single system or application is widely accepted as best practice. Security is managed at all levels – function, transaction, field, and data-level. RBAC assigns permissions to specific operations with meaning in the organization, rather than to low level data objects. RBAC exceeds the needs of auditable, segregation of duties (SoD) requirements.

Within an organization, roles are created for various job functions. The permissions to perform certain operations are assigned to specific roles. Users are dynamically assigned roles. Since users are not assigned permissions directly, but only acquire them through their role (or roles), management of individual user rights becomes a matter of simply assigning appropriate roles to the user’s account; this simplifies common operations, such as adding a user, or changing a user’s department.

Key features

  • Rules-based payroll solution
  • Payroll dashboard
  • Payroll automation with payroll flows/checklists
  • Payroll flows and checklists with embedded analytics
  • FastFormula
  • Retroactive processing
  • Integrated applications
  • International human resources and payroll wizard for over 200 countries worldwide
  • Country extensions
  • Payroll Interface

Key benefits

Oracle’s approach to payroll management allows a reduction in administration, lowering costs.

  • Drive efficiency and accuracy
    • Wizards and design templates
    • Payroll dashboards and checklists
  • Decrease compliance risk
    • Country extensions & statutory compliance
    • Single global rules engine
    • Embedded Business Intelligence for simulation & compliance reporting
  • Maintain flexibility and control
    • International HCM
    • International payroll interfaces
    • Multi-national & multi-business unit organization

Oracle Fusion Goal Management

An integral part of Oracle’s Fusion Human Capital Management solution, Oracle Fusion Performance Management fully automates the performance process and provides executives, managers, and employees with valuable and immediate insight to workforce performance progression and its alignment with organizational objectives.

Key features

  • Intuitive task list and navigation easily directs users to the next step to take
  • Informational region within performance document provides helpful supporting information for evaluating competencies and goals
  • Manager Overview provides executive view into performance task completion, tracking to target rating distribution, quick view of employee ratings and easy access to performance details
  • Performance tab of the Manager Dashboard displays ratings, comments and indicators for High Performer, High Potential, and High Risk of Loss, for all workers in the organization
  • Summary within performance document provides quick overview of all ratings and comparison of worker to manager ratings (for managers)

Key benefits

  • Insight into how the organization is tracking for performance tasks and target rating distribution
  • Easy navigation and completion of various performance tasks
  • Support a streamlined performance management process with a flexible, configurable template-driven setup
  • View worker and manager ratings side-by-side in the performance document

Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management (Global Human Resources)

Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management goes beyond traditional HR tasks with strategies that balance people, process and technology to improve workforce efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity. Built from the ground-up, Fusion’s role-based self-service capabilities give users relevant, secure content to information they need, where they need it. Interactive organizational charts, collaborative tools, embedded analytics, and comprehensive employee views are natively delivered out-of-the-box to enable a rapid deployment of critical HR functionality.

Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management provides users with information they want, and allows them to take action in context of meaningful business data. Oracle Fusion HCM provides simple, intelligent navigation and allows simple completion of complex workforce processes that are easily configured to manage global organizations and smaller businesses.

Effectively Managing a Global Workforce

Oracle Fusion HCM delivers seamless management of employees, contingent workers and other persons across the enterprise that may have simple or complex global work relationships with the organization.

Person Model

A single global person record tracks information for employees or contingent workers. The single person record may then be associated with multiple work relationships in the employment model. This increases data integrity while reducing administrative overhead and provides for enhanced reporting capabilities.

Employment Model

The employment model is designed to support simple or complex global work relationships. Employment structures are designed to improve accuracy and reduce confusion in a diverse operating model. By segmenting validation data into logical groupings, organizations have the flexibility to create context-sensitive choice lists for appropriate use by lines of business or geography. * Manage a worker?s relationship with multiple legal employers, multiple assignments, or individual contractual agreements with great flexibility and ease * Configure relevant data validation sets by legislative group, business unit or country * Configure shared sets of data across the enterprise for shared departments, locations, jobs, and positions * Manage a diverse workforce through multiple jobs, matrix management and employment contracts, all fully integrated across the Fusion HCM portfolio

Global Worker Tracking

Worker information includes global formatting for names and addresses for over 200 countries, compensation information in local currencies, time zone support, language translations, tracking of citizenship and visa information, and robust documents of record tracking with scanned images and key data monitoring. This allows for an organization to manage, track and deploy Human Resources globally, out of the box.

Localizations and Regulatory Compliance

Regulatory compliance is further delivered with localized country-specific functionality that extends the global core to capture regulatory requirements for data collection, local business rules and statutory reporting. These localizations go beyond the global core, which supports a full global deployment and formatting in over 200 countries.

Oracle delivers and maintains 5 deeper localizations: China, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States. The localizations include functionality that is legislatively required as well as general best practices for the respective country. For over 200 countries, country-specific personal information is supported such as name formats, address styles, and national identifiers. There is also support for core organizational models plus the ability to create and define specific information around legal employers to reflect your organizational design.

Some examples of compliance related features in the localizations are:

  • Australia – Supports person, employment and organization information such as, ABN, registration number per state and designated employer group.
  • Canada – Provides Social Insurance validation as well as element classifications.
  • China – Support for Hukou type and location, expatriate status, number of children and additional contract information. Termination information, including leave compensation factor and monthly salary paid days is also supported.
  • Hong Kong – Ability to track person and employment information such as Chinese and Hong Kong name, Hong Kong ID with format validation.
  • India – Supports person, employment and organization information specific to India, such as, National ID, ECNR information, caste or tribe, Permanent Account Number, Tax Account Number, Provident Fund Number and ESI Number.
  • Kuwait – Provides capability to track Kuwati name, national identifiers validations as well as disability, visa and sponsorship information.
  • Saudi Arabia – Ability to track specific information related to disability, visa sponsor information, contract information, Hijrah equivalent dates, and visa specific information (i.e. Iqama number).
  • Singapore – Provides ability to capture employee legal name, National Identifier Type, NRIC and FIN information as well as supporting number format validation. In addition, you can create and define organization information specific to Singapore, such as IRAS details and CPF Submission Number.
  • United Arab Emirates – Support for specific information related to disability, visa and sponsorship, and alternate language support to store place of birth and place of passport issue.
  • United Kingdom – Provides national identifier validation and ability to track disability data in accordance to UK legislative requirements.
  • United States – Support for all personal and legal employee data, such as social security number, ethnic origin, veteran status, and I-9 status.

Position Management

Position Management provides the ability to track position details, evaluation criteria, and position profiles. It includes assigning positions to assignments, tracking open positions, and creating position trees for reporting, approvals and other business processes.

Absence Management In Fusion Human Capital Management

  • Define and Maintain Absence Plans, Accruals, Eligibility and Enrollments. Leveraging configurable formulas, you can manage eligibility for any type of absence, including Paid Time Off, Sick Leave and other leave types. Accrual formulas are used for setting up the accruals, accrual carryover rules, accrual eligibility, and for payroll. Your employees, managers, and administrators can review employee accrual balances from an employee?s portrait card or when recording or editing an absence.
  • Scheduling and Recording Absences. Absences can be recorded for your employees either at the person level or at the assignment level. When recording an absence, the duration of that absence can be computed automatically or based on work schedule or recorded manually at the time of entry. You can also review the daily break up of absences, events within absence duration.
  • Manage Absence Processing and Payroll Integration. Absence elements will be set for usage at payroll assignment level. When absences are processed through payroll, they can reduce regular pay as appropriate. For each paycheck, the absence pay paid during the current period and the YTD can be displayed on the check as well as the remaining entitlement balances.

Built-in Extensibility

Fusion Applications were built so that a business user could adapt the application to suit their personal or organizational needs. The key to this „tailor-ability? lies in the usage of metadata objects and services in the heart of the application architecture. Changes and extensions to the application are stored as new layers over the delivered objects, allowing for flexibility in an “upgrade-safe” manner.

Extension of the Fusion HCM application is made easy by Fusion FlexField functionality and the web based Page, Process and Report composers.

  • Fusion FlexFields – allow for easy definition of additional fields and logic
  • Page Composer – provides page customization and personalization functionality
  • Process Composer - graphical business process editor to create new process flows based on templates, modify shipped process flows, and deploy new process flows
  • Reports Composer – create new reports and change existing reports, report models, as well as access Data Warehouse information from the BI foundation

Integration

Build on a standards based Service Oriented Architecture, Oracle Fusion HCM provides several integration methods to meet your business needs, from packaged integrations to delivered interfaces for Payroll and Benefits providers, to an integration platform based on Oracle Fusion Middleware.

The Fusion Cloud Integration platform provides web services to integrate at the Presentation, Business Process, and Data level.

  • Data integrations consist of bulk data loads and exports to and from Oracle Fusion HCM, e.g. an HR-XML benefits enrollment file sent to a benefits provider
  • Process integrations are either real-time web service triggers or publish/subscribe messages via Oracle?s Events Framework, e.g. an “address change” notifying subscribers

Best Practice Standards Based Security

Fusion Applications are built according to the concept of Role Based Access Control (RBAC). The use of RBAC to manage user privileges (computer permissions) within a single system or application is widely accepted as best practice. Security is managed at all levels – function, transaction, field, and data-level. RBAC assigns permissions to specific operations with meaning in the organization, rather than to low level data objects. RBAC exceeds the needs of auditable, segregation of duties (SoD) requirements.

Within an organization, roles are created for various job functions. The permissions to perform certain operations are assigned to specific roles. Users are dynamically assigned roles. Since users are not assigned permissions directly, but only acquire them through their role (or roles), management of individual user rights becomes a matter of simply assigning appropriate roles to the user’s account; this simplifies common operations, such as adding a user, or changing a user’s department.

Securing the Complete Information Lifecycle

Fusion Application Security provides standards-based, declarative, transparent, portable function and data security policies across all Oracle Fusion applications, defined independently from application code.

By making use of an external security reference system – Fusion Identity Management – as opposed to referencing security only inside an HCM application, the complete application set and the hardware and services used in the HCM process can be secured. Reporting of data in Business Intelligence systems is governed by the same single security authority as information on a HCM transaction user page.

Delivered Best Practice Business Processes

Fusion HCM delivers best practice business processes that improve productivity and provide decision-making support. The best practices are built into the role-based self-service functionality as well as the administrative user?s views.

  • Both HR specialists and managers can monitor the hire process, with visual dashboards that prevent bottlenecks in the process. Hire status, start date, and approvals are provided in a central location that includes social collaboration tools to quickly resolve any questions
  • All worker transfers may be administered with an intuitive process that supports complex global redeployments (across legal employers and legislative groups) and simple transfers of department and manager
  • Analytics are embedded within processes providing decision-making support. For example the promotion process includes competency match analytics that compare the workers current competencies with the competencies of their proposed job. Salary range analytics show where the workers proposed salary falls within the proposed salary grade range
  • Automated security role provisioning is provided within business processes (e.g. Hire, Promotion, Transfer) to grant secured access based on the worker?s role in the organization
  • Integration with Fusion Global Benefits for processing life events
  • Integration with Fusion Global Payroll for payroll processing, including multiple jobs
  • Integration with Fusion Talent Management applications, including Fusion Workforce Compensation, for effective pay for performance and organizational growth.

Workflow and Approvals

Fusion leverages a standards-based workflow service to deliver a robust Workflow and Approvals engine that enables complex rules and routings. Fusion delivers workflows out of the box which can be further configured as needed. Multi-level approvals may be defined based on supervisor or position hierarchies, and tasks may be accessed by emails or worklists. Optimizing productivity, the Fusion „welcome? page includes a Worklist and Watchlist, providing a dedicated list of tasks to complete, and a list of things to monitor.

Employees and Managers: Built For How You Work

Worker Portraits

Worker Portraits provide comprehensive worker information in a highly visual, intuitive and actionable environment. The Employee View of the Worker Portrait serves as an employee dashboard where users can access the information they are commonly looking for and take relevant action while there. Employees can:

  • Maintain Profile information including competencies, degrees and licenses
  • Manage performance and development goals
  • View accrued absence balances and submit absence requests for approval
  • View payslips
  • Access benefit information
  • Manage career development
  • Update personal information such as address, contact information or marital status changes
  • Collaborate with Peers

Portrait Gallery

Portrait Gallery combines a powerful keyword search and embedded collaboration tools (such as instant messaging, email, blogs and group spaces) that enable workers to connect with one another.

  • Provides access to a colleague view of the Worker Portrait empowering users to establish relationships across the organization
  • Allows users to find and connect with mentors and colleagues with specific areas of expertise
  • Provides an organizational chart representation of the organization with data secured to a user?s role.

Manager Dashboard

Fusion HCM delivers a Manager Dashboard that drives productivity and consistency when managing an integrated workforce. In a single location, managers are provided with:

  • A comprehensive view of key data for their organization in a hierarchical grid including contact, employment, availability, compensation, and performance information
  • An interactive visual organizational chart that includes:
    • Interactive view of summarized contact, employment, salary, and performance information for direct reports
    • Role based actions initiated from the org chart allowing managers to take appropriate self-service actions on their directs such as promotions, transfers, terminations
    • Access to Managers View of Worker Portraits allowing managers to gain deeper insight into an individual?s performance, goals, qualifications, total compensation, and availability trends
    • Simple reporting enabling exports of data to Excel allowing managers to create quick, visual reports of their organization
  • Delivered, configurable embedded analytics that provide decision-making insight. Analytics include reporting at multiple levels giving indirect managers better visibility and control.
    • Analytics that specifically support line managers include:
      • Worker availability schedules
      • Leave balances and financial liability
      • New hire monitoring
      • Performance process monitoring
    • Analytics that support executive level managers include
      • Headcount
      • Turnover
      • Predictive intelligence
  • Real time side by side worker comparisons based on skills, performance, and qualifications as well as the comparison of job profiles. This visual comparison of workers and jobs empowers managers to optimize organizational staffing decisions.
  • The ability to identify the most qualified workers with best-fit analysis using weighted search parameters and profile ranking of competencies, licenses, mobility preferences, and experience. This functionality allows a user to find either the most suitable candidate for a job or a job most suitable for an individual. Based on both the employee profile and the organizational talent profile, this algorithm helps users make informed decisions about how the organization may be optimized.

Contextual Actions

Contextual actions are provided throughout the application that allow:

  • Users to take self-service action directly from search results without losing context
  • Multi-tab browsing within the application to allow for other data views while in a transaction without losing context
  • Users may export data to Excel directly from tables and grids
  • Access to collaborative tools (email, instant messaging, tags, activity streams, group spaces and kudos) embedded within processes

Network at Work

Network at Work embeds social tools throughout the application, (connections, group spaces, activity streams, kudos, and tags). These tools enhance organizational productivity enabling workers to collaborate, find mentors, and provide valuable feedback and information sharing.

  • Using worker profile information workers may search for mentors with specific skills or common goals and establish network connections for collaborating.
  • Group spaces are delivered in Goal Management, Talent Review, and Benefits to facilitate conversations and foster information sharing
  • Kudos allows workers to provide positive manager, peer, or subordinate feedback that may be incorporated into performance reviews for a more comprehensive view of a workers’ impact on the organization

Key features

  • Support for multiple work relationships that employees or contingent workers may have with multiple legal employers, multiple assignments, or individual contract agreements
  • Global organizational support including global formatting of names and address, compensation in local currencies, time zone support, localized regulatory compliance, and translations
  • Single global person record
  • Segmented data validation to support lines of business or geography
  • Basic position management
  • Absence management
  • New hire monitoring
  • Intuitive support for complex global transfers
  • Analytics embedded in business processes
  • Automated roles provisioning
  • Robust workflow and approvals engine
  • Composite, role based, interactive views of worker information
  • Role based dashboards with embedded analytics
  • Interactive visual org charting
  • Best-fit analysis to identify most qualified workers
  • Real-time side by side worker and job comparisons

Key benefits

  • Efficiently and effectively manage a globally integrated workforce
  • Deliver immediate value by making talent foundational to all business processes
  • Reduce labor & administrative costs with business process models and design patterns
  • Improve productivity with built-in collaboration/social tools

Oracle Fusion Inventory and Cost Management

Oracle Fusion Inventory Management offers a complete materials management solution that enables companies to successfully manage the inbound flow of goods, inventory storage management and outbound order fulfillment. This ensures that the flow of material is optimized to meet customer demand in a cost-effective manner. The advanced Cost Management capabilities allow cost professionals to capture, track, and analyze costs associated with inventory items as they move through the supply chain.

Complete Inventory and Cost Management Solution

Oracle Fusion Inventory and Cost Management Cloud Service offers an integrated inventory and cost management suite that is designed to automate, streamline, and control inventory and cost processes end-to-end without expensive hardware and system management overhead costs.

The Oracle Cloud offers self-service business applications delivered on an integrated development and deployment platform with tools to rapidly extend and create new services. The Oracle Cloud is ideal for customers seeking subscription-based access to leading Oracle applications, middleware and database services, all hosted and expertly managed by Oracle. The application services are designed for ease-of-use, enabling business users to manage the solution directly with no IT involvement.

Proactively Monitor Warehouse Operations

In traditional ERP systems, managers and operators are required to navigate to different areas of the application depending on the tasks they are performing. The user not only has to look for what needs to be done, but they also need to access different areas of the system to perform the work. Oracle Fusion Inventory, on the other hand, brings pending work to the forefront, guiding managers and operators through the system based on their roles and responsibilities as well as the outstanding workload.

Oracle Fusion Inventory provides warehouse managers with native embedded analytics that allow them to track and resolve potential problems in the warehouse.

Oracle Fusion Inventory provides a single and common view of outbound shipping, picking, and inbound receiving. Warehouse managers can quickly see problem areas, drill down into the details, and resolve issues. Managers can compare metrics from the current-period with the prior-period to gauge whether problems exist.

Oracle Fusion Inventory was designed to give managers and operators visibility to the work that needs to be done and the exceptions that need to be handled along with intuitive navigation to get to the right place. Each functional area of Oracle Fusion Inventory has defined work areas that serve as a single point of access for all related activities. They provide graphical or tabular snapshots of daily work completed or work in process so users can effectively accomplish their tasks. The user can also drill down into specific areas to perform their immediate tasks. Work areas are provided for Inventory, Receiving, Picking, Shipping and Counting.

Comprehensive Materials Management Visibility and Control

Oracle Fusion Inventory helps organization’s ensure that material is effectively managed from receipt through the point of consumption, in order to meet customer demand.

Oracle Fusion Inventory streamlines the flow of inbound material by providing centralized, proactive monitoring mechanisms that efficiently manage both expected receipts and received lines by supplier & document type. Users are guided through essential receiving, inspection and put-away tasks ensuring receipts are processed quickly and easily, and exceptions are promptly identified and resolved. Seamless communication with trading partners provides easy management of receipt advices and receipt confirmations.

Fusion Inventory Management provides integrated inventory, replenishment and counting tasks in a central inventory work area and simplifies review of inventory balances within and across inventory facilities. From the centralized view of balances, users can easily see and manage different material statuses and lots and serial numbers enabling proper stocking and handling of different types of materials. Additionally, users can initiate issue, receipt and transfer of material within an organization and across organizations.

Fusion Inventory Management simplifies the management of ABC classification by a variety of methods and allows for easy counting of different types of materials in the facility. With the proper approvals and controls, users can identify problem products or handling within the warehouse.

To support critical fulfillment processes, a centralized picking and shipping work area includes proactive monitoring of the outbound shipping processes. Managers and users can promptly identify and resolve exceptions and backlogs enabling smooth material movement and warehouse operations. Picking and shipping documents are generated in easily customizable formats.

Throughout the entire materials management flows, Oracle Fusion Inventory provides user friendly transactional and analytical reporting for business users to create, modify and publish reports and alerts tailored to the business needs and the audience.

Single Solution for GAAP, Management and Statutory Cost Reporting

Adding to the regulatory and managerial needs for full visibility of product cost across the entire global supply chain, market-based product pricing and sales deal quoting requires an accurate and full understanding of variable versus fully absorbed cost factors in order to maximize all sales opportunities.

Oracle Fusion Cost Management is an advanced cost accounting solution that helps companies to effectively manage their product costing and inventory accounting business flows. The solution allows companies to maintain multiple cost books and financial ledgers to better meet external regulatory and internal management reporting needs. The solution increases product cost accuracy by providing a flexible cost infrastructure that allows cost accountants to define the level of cost calculations. It greatly reduces manual cost maintenance tasks by providing automated rules-based engines and efficient fault-tolerant cost processors tuned for high volume transaction environments.

Graphical Views of Product Costs

Oracle Fusion Cost Management’s graphical user interfaces provide time-based l graphical views of product costs in a using line, bar and pie charts to show product costs over time and in comparison to other products or other organizations . Cost professionals and operations personnel can visually identify cost trend problems in their products facilitating the determination of root causes and timely corrective actions.

Key features

  • Centralized Monitoring of Warehouse Operations
  • Work Areas Designed for Receiving, Inventory, Picking and Shipping
  • Streamlined Troubleshooting with a Dedicated Cost Transaction Workbench
  • Business Intelligence Dashboard for Cost Analysis
  • Enhanced Supply Chain Period Close Process
  • Multiple Simultaneous Cost Representations
  • Flexible, Configurable Cost Calculation Levels

Key Benefits

  • Reduce Inventory Levels
  • Improve Cycle Times and Customer Service Levels
  • Proactively Manage Inventory Operations
  • Single Source of Truth for Inventory
  • Gain Better Insight into Product Cost Drivers
  • Track Product Margins at More Granular Levels over Time

Oracle Fusion Performance Management

An integral part of Oracle’s Fusion Human Capital Management solution, Oracle Fusion Performance Management fully automates the performance process and provides executives, managers, and employees with valuable and immediate insight to workforce performance progression and its alignment with organizational objectives.

Key Features

  • Intuitive task list and navigation easily directs users to the next step to take
  • Informational region within performance document provides helpful supporting information for evaluating competencies and goals
  • Manager Overview provides executive view into performance task completion, tracking to target rating distribution, quick view of employee ratings and easy access to performance details
  • Performance tab of the Manager Dashboard displays ratings, comments and indicators for High Performer, High Potential, and High Risk of Loss, for all workers in the organization
  • Summary within performance document provides quick overview of all ratings and comparison of worker to manager ratings (for managers)

Key benefits

  • Insight into how the organization is tracking for performance tasks and target rating distribution
  • Easy navigation and completion of various performance tasks
  • Support a streamlined performance management process with a flexible, configurable template-driven setup
  • View worker and manager ratings sideby-side in the performance document

Oracle Fusion Procurement Contracts

Gain complete visibility into agreements, shorten cycle-times, and manage compliance with Oracle Fusion Procurement Contracts. A key part of Oracle’s Fusion Procurement and Enterprise Contract Management solutions, Oracle Fusion Procurement Contracts is the next generation application for superior contract management.

Organizations typically produce contracts that differ dramatically based on the supplier, category of purchase, and contracting officer involved in negotiating the document. Producing a low risk and high quality contract in this environment can challenge even the most dedicated procurement and legal departments. Are the right clauses and service levels in place? Did the right people approve? Are you going to get what you negotiated?

Oracle Fusion Procurement Contracts can help you take control of the contracting process, reduce risk, and achieve world-class results. As part of the Oracle Fusion Procurement suite, you can negotiate agreements with Oracle Fusion Procurement Contracts that follow your policies and deliver unprecedented visibility and compliance.

Standardize Contract Processes

Oracle Fusion Procurement Contracts helps you create quality contracts faster and reduce risk with consistent enterprise standards, policies that govern their use, and flexible tools. You can boost contract quality by ensuring that your contract creators adhere to established contracting policies. You can use flexible approval rules to ensure that every contract gets the right amount of review. Oracle Fusion Procurement Contracts expedites the contracting process by automating these rules and policies, enabling your contract authors and legal department to focus energy on higher-value and higher-risk areas while streamlining routine agreements.

Oracle Fusion Procurement Contracts allows you execute best practices consistently across all of your contracting activity by establishing a library of standard contract terms and preapproved templates. Regional administrators can tailor standards for local regulations and translate them to a local language. Templates also provide consistent style and layout. Completed contracts may be output in PDF, hardcopy, or Microsoft Word format for consistent printing or email transmission.

Gain Complete Visibility to Contracts

Having visibility and staying on top of contract activity helps you maximize the value of negotiated agreements. Oracle Fusion Procurement Contracts allows you to quickly find contracts and related documents through structured search terms, free-text string searches, contract tags, as well as through enterprise-wide search engines. In addition to tracking the legal contract document, you can connect to the underlying purchasing agreement transaction in your execution system. This allows you complete visibility both to the contract itself and to its usage activity.

Maximize Compliance and Reduce Contract Risk

You will undoubtedly encounter situations in the course of negotiating a contract where either you or the supplier needs to change the terms. Oracle Fusion Procurement Contracts captures these updates easily in Microsoft Word and, more importantly, recognizes them as requiring special attention during the review and approval process. You can automatically add additional approvers and summarize the important deviations from standard policy. You can also track the deliverables and service level agreements captured in the contract and monitor the contract over its life, ensuring you’re realizing the benefits you negotiated.

Key Features

  • Enterprise contract management
  • Guided procurement contract creation
  • Drag and drop contract authoring
  • Deliverable tracking
  • Microsoft Word collaboration
  • Contract deviations management

Key Benefits

  • Streamline contract creation
  • Gain visibility into agreements
  • Ensure policy compliance
  • Reduce risk
  • Shorten cycle-times

Oracle Fusion Product HUB

Oracle Fusion Product Hub helps organizations transform their business because it becomes the single source of truth for all product information, regardless of data source or use case.

Oracle Fusion Product Hub allows organizations to take control of their product master data across their entire portfolio of applications, both Oracle and onOracle. Oracle Fusion Product Hub collects product information from heterogeneous systems, stores it in a centrally managed repository, consolidates, cleanses and enriches the data, and then shares it across systems as well as with other internal and external parties. The result is reduced maintenance, improved accuracy and faster new system and product introductions.

Establish a Foundation for Rapid Innovation and Growth

As companies have transformed and grown, either organically or through mergers and acquisitions, they have been left with multiple overlapping and redundant systems, and with that, a severe product data management challenge. This restrictstheir agility and flexibility, increases costs and impacts quality – slowing their ability to innovate and bring new products to market. Oracle’s solution to this product master data dilemma is Oracle Fusion Product Hub. Oracle Fusion Product Hub centralizes product information from heterogeneous systems, creating a single yet extensible view of product information that can be leveraged within and beyond the enterprise.

Consolidate and Enrich Critical Product Data

Oracle Fusion Product Hub provides multiple mechanisms for on-boarding product data including a rich set of APIs, Web Services and Excel. Furthermore, CSV or XML files containing product data in supplier specific formats can be on-boarded via a simple transformation map defined through an intuitive drag-and-drop interface. Data stewards can also review product data, perform data quality checks and ensure data accuracy prior to importing data into the hub.

In Fusion Product Hub, users can create and manage both structured and unstructured product information such as specifications, features, product structures, images, documents, as well as establish business relationships with other products or trading partner items. The extensible product data model, with associated validations, allows customers to master their enterprise product data in the context of their unique business needs, systems and a wide array of usecases.

Proactively Validate and Cleanse Product Data

Oracle Fusion Product Hub has the ability to embed sophisticated validation and product data quality functions within the standard process flows. These self-learning product data quality functions ensure the standardization, auto-classification and de-duplication of product data at the point of entry in real-time – increasing data quality in the most cost effective way. This in turn allows products to conform to business rules that need to be enforced in the organization.

Enforce Data Governance

Data Governance is an essential platform for successful master data management as it brings together people, process and technology to establish enterprise-wide standards and policies on important aspects of data ownership, data security, data quality and key business processes. Oracle Fusion Product Hub enables master data governance by providing a holistic data governance framework that allows organizations to enforce their standards and policies for managing product data. Role based and data level security gives organizations the ability to enforce granular access control on product information. A robust business rules framework, augmented with rule-impact analysis, allows customers to validate various aspects of their product definitions including attribute values, relationships and cross references across business entities and assess the impact prior to committing a business rule.

Oracle Fusion Product Hub also provides a flexible and extensible workflow management framework that allows customers to define the workflow best suited to their organizational structure and business needs. Version Management allows deployment of changes to product information with a future date, thus allowing business operations sufficient time to adopt these changes. Ongoing data changes can be controlled via change policies and workflows, allowing review and approval before changes are implemented. This ability reduces administrative overhead, enforces governance policies and streamlines the release management process resulting in significant cost and time savings.

Enable Faster Decisions with Embedded Product Data Analytics

Embedded analytics provides decision makers with real-time information to make faster and better decisions across all related product data management processes. Product Information Analytics provides organizations with a rich set of analytical information to monitor and evaluate product and governance related information to make better business decisions. For example, users can easily determine the aging and cycle times for key data governance workflows and processes including new item introduction and change management processes.

Key features

  • Product consolidation via rich APIs/Web Services, Excel, CSV, XML and intuitive user interface
  • Source system management and crossreferences
  • Data on-boarding and publication of products and catalogs.
  • Product definition and hierarchy management, pre-defined and user defined attributes, product relationships, taxonomy
  • Data discovery and access through integrated product dashboards, search, product comparison, role based and data level security
  • Data governance, version management, new item definition, approval workflow, change management framework, rule impact analysis and embedded analytics
  • Enterprise integration using publication services and SOA based web services

Key benefits

  • Unified administration and definition of products
  • Securely access and search product information across enterprise
  • Consolidate product information from multiple sources
  • Cleanse, standardize, transform product data for multiple languages
  • Disseminate accurate and up to date product information internally and externally to operational systems and business processes
  • Leverage standards based IT investment (SOA)

Oracle Fusion Project Billing and Contracts

Oracle Fusion Project Billing and Oracle Fusion Project Contracts deliver a highly flexible approach to project contract-based billing, through a comprehensive, integrated solution providing full control over contract, rates and limits definition and when and how to recognize revenue and generate invoices, while segregating the planning and execution of projects.

Bill Customers Faster and Recognize Revenue Sooner

Too often project managers find that the definition and execution of their project is constrained by inflexible billing systems that place rigid constraints on the allocation of project funding. Oracle Fusion Project Billing and Contracts provide an innovative solution to comply with customer contract terms and conditions, allowing faster customer billing and rapid project revenue recognition. By establishing the customer contract billing structure independently of project planning and execution, costs and revenue can be managed through the project while enforcing contractual compliance for billing purposes. By associating any project or task to any contract or line, customer billing terms and conditions can be managed in the contract, giving the freedom to plan and execute project work independently using preferred project management processes, while still using project costs and progress as input into the billing process.

Ensure Compliance for Project Contracts

Billing controls enforced by the contract ensure that billing is maximized but within the terms and conditions agreed with the customer. Contract administrators can establish hard and soft limits at contract and contract line levels to control what and how much is billed to a customer. Contract limits and consumption status are highlighted for the project billing specialists and accountants as customer invoices are created and revenue is generated. Revenue can be recognized or invoices created regardless of whether or not project costs have been accounted. Any part of an active customer contract can be amended with a date when the changes become effective, either in the future or retroactively. If a contract amendment is effective on a retroactive basis and affects prior transactions, for example with a billing rate change, transactions are automatically adjusted to reflect the new contract terms.

Recognize Project Contract Revenue Accurately

Revenue recognition compliance is critical to project-centric businesses, and project contract revenue can be recognized as needed in line with financial accounting regulations, independently of how customers are billed. Project contract revenue is generated automatically for the scope of work according to the contract terms, whether it’s external, inter-project or intercompany revenue.

Real-time business intelligence enables graphical comparison of planned and actual revenue by contract and by project, as well as analysis of revenue trends, allowing project accountants to quickly drill down to the transactions to investigate any discrepancies. At any point in the billing and revenue processes, key information about related contracts and projects are available with a single click, without having to navigate away from the page.

Intelligent Invoice Work Area Focuses on Exceptions

The invoice work area gives project billing specialists a single place to go to create, view, adjust, finalize and submit invoices for approval. Project costs eligible for billing are presented for processing, and any exceptions are highlighted in real-time. Contractual milestones can also be billed, independently of any project associations, through event-based billing for contracts. Net invoicing is supported for customers who prefer a single summarized invoice rather than receiving multiple credit memos or invoices. Before the final invoice is transferred to Accounts Receivable, the formatted invoice including tax calculations, as the customer will see it, can be viewed.

Integrated across the Enterprise with Financials and Contracts

Fusion Project Billing and Fusion Project Contracts are fully integrated with the Fusion Financials and Contracts applications to ensure rapid and accurate billing and revenue management, and effective compliance through a centralized enterprise contract model.

Billing of capital asset project costs is also supported through integration with Fusion Assets. Both capital and contract project costs can be included on the same project so charges from both capital costs and contract project costs can be invoiced. Integration with Oracle Fusion Subledger Accounting provides a world-class accounting engine that allows organizations to establish their own accounting rules and procedures as well as support multiple accounting representations and currency treatments.

Key Features: Fusion Project Billing

  • Integrated across the enterprise with Financials and Contracts
  • Embedded transactional intelligence guides users’ decisions
  • Bill for capital projects
  • Invoice work area for billing specialists
  • Pro Forma invoices
  • Estimate tax on invoices
  • Recognize revenue or create invoices independent of project cost accounting

Key Features: Fusion Project Contracts

  • Integrated across the enterprise with Financials and Project Billing
  • Flexible project-contract relationships
  • Bill by contract independent of project execution
  • Effective dating of contract amendments
  • Insight into revenue and trends by contract and project

Key Benefits

  • Reduce days sales outstanding (DSO)
  • Lower invoice processing costs and release invoices more quickly
  • Enforce and automate project contract compliance
  • Reduce amount of billable project expenses that go unbilled
  • Reduce administrative burden for project accountants and billing specialists
  • Lower invoice error rate
  • Decrease time spent to close the books each period
  • Reduce total number of invoices printed and mailed
  • Lower integration costs
  • Decrease annual cost of AR dispute resolution

Oracle Fusion Project Control

Oracle Fusion Project Control takes a user-oriented approach to the critical activity of managing the financial and budgeting aspects of projects, leveraging the strengths of an intuitive interface to provide simplified planning and budgeting for superior financial control. It forms the core of the project lifecycle, supporting efficient project initiation, while delivering full-function project planning, progress management, budgeting and forecasting, along with out-of-the-box integration to Microsoft Project.

Unprecedented Financial Control over your Projects

Managing the financial and budgeting aspects of projects is viewed as a thankless administrative activity, often involving spreadsheets, and characterized by disconnected processes and disparate systems. Oracle Fusion Project Control delivers highly automated planning and financial control processes with a focus on ease of use and guided activities, while providing full-function capabilities.

Rapid and efficient project creation and development ensures the project team “hits the ground running” with repeatability and accuracy supported by leveraging standards and templates.The administrative burden of managing project budgets and forecasts is eased through guided processes and a simplified user interface that shields users from the complexity of the project financial planning process. Lastly, the project progress and forecasting cycles are designed to facilitate and encourage early corrective action to ensure that any underlying issues are quickly remedied.

Bridge the Gaps in your Project Process

Oracle Fusion Project Control streamlines processing with an emphasis on expediting the flow of information between each step in the process, improving efficiency and control. This facilitates better connections between phases of a project to form a continuous, tailored, business process, and bridges the gap between project management and financial control.

For example, as project plans are frozen, a working or baseline cost budget can be generated automatically, at the level of detail that the project accountant requires, all with a single click. As the project progresses and estimates of the remaining work are recorded, users can easily feed this information back into the current project plan, updating the planned quantities with the new estimates. When publishing progress, a project forecast is automatically generated, with an option to automatically approve the forecast. Budget and forecast revenue can also be generated automatically from a project contract. Finally, the latest published progress can also be used by billing specialists to improve the accuracy of revenue and customer billing.

Rapid and Accurate Project Plan Development

The core of the project is the project plan, determining the “what”, “when”, and “how”. Project managers and administrators can rapidly develop the project plan using drag and drop capabilities to create and move tasks within the plan. Users can assign multiple resources to multiple tasks in a single action, or use mass editing capabilities, including date cascade functions, to quickly apply the same changes to a group of tasks. Single-click execution of tasks from an interactive project plan allows users to make inline changes for easy viewing and updating of data, or use ‘go to’ capabilities to navigate quickly to a task in the project plan. The project Gantt chart provides a graphical representation of the project plan tasks, resources and actual progress achieved for each task.

Full integration with Microsoft Project is delivered, allowing users to create projects, maintain project plans, schedule resources and collect progress. The easy-to-use integration provides a visual indicator keeping the user informed of the progress of the synchronization process, and any issues encountered during the synchronization process are clearly identified, along with recommendations for corrective action.

Simplified Project Budgeting and Forecasting

Developing the project budget and forecast has never been simpler or clearer. Budgets and forecasts can be generated quickly and easily from the project plan or from existing financial plans. Mass changes can be made across a selected set of tasks and resources, adjusting quantities, costs or rates by a percentage, to minimize data entry. Budgets can be edited by tasks, or by focusing on resources, and by using a curve to spread resource load assignments. Users who prefer to manipulate their budget or forecast in spreadsheets can work the way they want, with a smooth integration to Microsoft Excel.

Graphs and analytics provide valuable information about the budget or forecast versions, including margin information and any exceptions, directly from the landing page, without having to drill into budget and forecast version details. Lastly, users are guided through the steps in the process towards finalizing the budget or forecast; with embedded analytics to help compare and validate the accuracy of the new version, and workflow to ensure that project stakeholders understand and approve the commitment.

Ensure Project Success by Facilitating Early Corrective Action

As progress is collected it automatically rolls up the project for immediate visibility into the impact. Both effort-based and cost-based physical percent complete progress can be used, viewed and directly compared. Published progress can be compared across different time periods at the project, task, or resource levels for a project, for easy and intuitive access to the project progress history. Earned value is calculated automatically, providing a more objective view of performance, and is presented immediately to users embedded within the context of project progress capture, without having to navigate away from the page to a separate report.

As remaining work estimates are captured during progress entry, project managers can immediately see the impact of current and remaining work estimates on the forecast, helping them evaluate the project status more easily and proactively take corrective actions earlier in the cycle. Finally, project progress can be validated using analytical tools to forecast the final outcome of the project, with visibility into the actual costs to-date, commitments and the breakdown of the remaining work along with graphical comparisons to the current budget and progress, thus completing the project financial planning and control process.

Key Features

  • Budget and forecast landing pages
  • Single-click budget generation with project plan baseline
  • Embedded earned value metrics
  • Streamlined resource assignment
  • Mass updates to tasks and assignments
  • Task drag and drop
  • Highlighted project plan, budget and forecast exceptions
  • Apply progress to project plan
  • View and compare published progress
  • Microsoft Excel integration for budget and forecast entry
  • Streamlined integration with Microsoft Project
  • Automatic forecast generation with published progress

Key Benefits

  • Gain visibility and control over project resources and costs
  • Support repeatability and accuracy by leveraging standards
  • Faster project plan development and handover
  • Ease administrative burden of managing project budgets and forecasts
  • Streamline and simplify processing for increased business performance
  • Facilitate early corrective action
  • Reduce learning curve through guided processes

Oracle Fusion Project Costing

Oracle Fusion Project Costing is a comprehensive solution delivering highly automated and streamlined project costing processes. The fully integrated solution allows project-centric organizations to capture and account for project costs and commitments from across Fusion applications as well as supporting third party integrations, delivering standardized cost collection processes for expedited project costing and timely visibility into validated expenditures.

Managing project costs is an administrative burden, whether your organization is billing for project work, managing a capital asset project, or tracking internal project costs. Fusion Project Costing allows you to manage project costs quickly and easily, reducing your administrative overhead.

Standardized Project Cost Capture

Fusion Project Cost Collection Center delivers a common standard for project cost collection across all applications, through a consistent user interface for collecting costs across other Fusion and third party applications, which is easily configurable by end-users to meet business needs. Whether capturing costs for purchase requisitions, purchase orders, expense reports or supplier invoices, the cost capture elements are defined consistently across applications, while providing the flexibility to support the needs of each individual document type, for example whether costs captured may be billable or capitalizable. Fusion Project Costing allows project accountants to work the way they like to work and is optimized for their needs. Integration with Microsoft Excel provides a familiar interface for capturing project costs with a smooth integration and data transfer to Oracle Fusion Project Costing, or project costs can be automatically imported from third-party systems. Out-of-thebox delivered integration with Microsoft Project supports the pushing of actual costs collected in Fusion Project Costing to the project plan in Microsoft Project. Business user-configured rules control and regulate the types of expenditure which can be charged against a project task and are easily managed using optimized user interfaces. Additionally, cost rate schedules for both labor and non-labor resources can be easily maintained through a single simple user interface.

One-Stop Project Costing Processing

A single configurable and simplified process for importing, validating, pricing and burdening project cost transactions from multiple sources, whether for contract or capital projects, reduces the administrative overhead and significantly streamlines traditional cost processing. If project managers want to see project costs without waiting for accounting to be completed, the project costing accounting processes can be decoupled to allow the pricing of expenditure items without accounting for them.

Intelligent Project Costing Work Areas

Costing work areas, designed with user productivity in mind, call out actionable items and transactions needing attention. Real-time insight into any cost transaction processing errors or capital asset transactions needing attention is proactively provided to project accountants so they can be quickly resolved. Gain real-time exception based insight into cost transactions with processing errors. Cost adjustments are highly streamlined allowing users to rapidly identify transactions needing adjustment, applying adjustments to multiple expenditures in one step, and immediately view the results of the adjustment via live project transactions.

Eliminate Integration Costs and Close Your Books Faster

Fusion Project Costing is fully integrated with Fusion Financials and Fusion Procurement for comprehensive project cost management and accounting. Integration with Fusion Assets supports the full lifecycle for capital projects to accumulate costs for fixed assets to be built, installed or acquired, including asset creation, cost capture, allocation and capitalization, asset adjustment and retirement processing. Integration with Fusion Procurement and Financials, including Purchasing, Payables and General Ledger ensures end-to-end business process support including cross-charges, commitments and streamlined project cost capture. Integration with Fusion Subledger Accounting supports organization-specific rules as well as best-in-class global accounting representations and currency treatments. With Oracle Fusion Project Costing you can reduce processing time, eliminate integration costs, and close the books faster.

Key Features

  • Common standard for project cost collection across all applications
  • Streamlined import and processing for project cost transactions
  • Embedded transactional intelligence guides users’ decisions
  • Integrated across the enterprise with Financials, Procurement and Assets
  • View costs independent of cost accounting
  • Pre-populated cost work area
  • Microsoft Excel integration for capturing project costs
  • Streamlined expenditure controls
  • Centralized cost rate definition for labor and non-labor resources

Key Benefits

  • Decrease time staff spends on project administration
  • Reduced time spent on identification and resolution of cost transaction processing errors
  • Faster visibility into validated project costs
  • Lower enterprise integration costs
  • Close the books faster

Oracle Fusion Project Integration Gateway

Oracle Fusion Project Integration Gateway brings together world-class financial project management from Oracle Fusion Project Portfolio Management and best in-class project execution in an optimized end-to-end enterprise project and portfolio management process. The result is a fully integrated and automated solution, which not only provides a single source of project truth, but also enables users to work in their tool of choice.

Managing a project in multiple systems without fully integrating them can result in a disjointed process creating project overruns, delaying execution and duplicating effort. With Fusion Project Integration Gateway, financial project management and project execution are seamlessly melded and optimized into a single business process.

Allow Users to Work in their Tool of Choice

Project accountants and project managers often prefer to work at differing levels of detail, resulting in one of the parties, typically the project manager, having to manage their work outside the enterprise application. With Fusion Project Integration Gateway, both the financial and the execution plans are supported and integrated, to satisfy the needs of both accountants and project managers, and allowing users to work the way they want, in their preferred application. Project accountants define the high-level project work breakdown structure, whilst project managers wishing to develop the plan in greater detail are free to build out the project work structure and activities below this, to reflect the way they work.

Single Source of Project Truth

With Fusion Project Integration Gateway project financial and execution information is shared throughout the lifecycle, leading to project transparency and a single source of truth. With this release Fusion Project Integration Gateway supports out-of-the-box integration with Primavera P6 for an end-to-end enterprise project portfolio management business process.

Global resources and rates, defined in Fusion, can be passed to Primavera’s resource dictionary to support planning and estimating in P6 and, since the project accountants and project managers are sharing a common set of rates, the chance of inaccuracies between the estimating and budgeting processes is eliminated.

Once the project manager is satisfied with the plan it is simply shared with the project accountant in Fusion and, since the planned resource profile is preserved by summarizing resources against common financial periods, budget accuracy is ensured. When the updated plan is passed to Fusion, a budget is automatically generated at the level project accountants need to successfully manage costs while avoiding unnecessary detail.

As the project is executed, the latest progress and contract milestone status entered by the project team in Primavera is used in Fusion by the project financial team as input to the contract billing. Conversely, project accountants can send project updates and costs to Primavera, so project managers get automatic visibility into the actual costs incurred for resources against the project plan.

Key Features

  • Fully integrated end-to-end business process flow for enterprise PPM
  • Support for project management integrations
  • Allow users to work in their tool of choice
  • Highlighted exception processing
  • Schedule import and export processes

Key Features: Privaera P6 Integration

  • Extend Fusion PPM to support granular scheduling requirements
  • Budget accuracy increased with Primavera P6 planning detail
  • Share global resources and rates
  • Progress contract work within Primavera P6
  • Share actual amounts with Primavera P6
  • Share financial periods

Key Benefits

  • Reduced duplication of effort
  • Fewer project overruns
  • Single source of project truth
  • Project process improvement
  • Decreased administrative effort

Oracle Fusion Project Performance Reporting

Oracle Fusion Project Performance Reporting delivers a revolutionary approach to help project-driven organizations keep pace and keep score through extraordinary project performance insight. It allows project stakeholders to receive answers to critical business questions and take action in real time, utilizing a multidimensional model at the heart of the solution to deliver the right information at the right time.

Revolutionary Project Performance Reporting

Traditional project systems allow for the input of data without the benefit of analyzed actionable intelligence for key stakeholders. At the same time project managers are under increasing pressure to provide reliable information for faster and more effective decision making. Fusion Project Performance Reporting offers real-time information access that delivers accurate and timely operational insight into the health of a set of projects through a graphical and configurable role-based dashboard.

Users can oversee and compare key performance indicators (KPIs) side-by-side across multiple projects to focus on projects that require immediate attention. Comparison of current and past project performance is easy through historical KPI trends, which highlight improvements or degradation in performance and bring to attention projects with ongoing or escalating issues, along with any trends you need to be aware of. Out-of-the-box graphical charts and analytics lets users carry out comparisons and variance analyses of budget to forecasts, non-billable costs, labor effort, margin, costs and revenue to quickly spot anomalies for any project. By focusing on exceptions, project managers are freed up to focus on more strategic work.

User experiences and productivity gains are realized through an intuitive user interface, with single-click action designed for quick access to key information about each project, including project progress, related contracts or underlying KPI details. Without leaving the dashboard, users can quickly drill to the originating project transactions and even take corrective action.

Innovative Project Reporting Platform Delivers Real-Time Results

Oracle Fusion Project Performance Reporting delivers a unique multi-dimensional project reporting platform– embedded inside Fusion PPM and leveraging Oracle Essbase for industryleading online analytical processing, to provide specialized analytics for the project manager. This platform provides rapid and flexible analysis capabilities on project performance information, based on live project transaction data, with the benefits of a single source of truth and full project transparency, for informed business decisions.

Self-Monitoring Projects Alert you to Exceptions

Missing and unprocessed transactions can prevent accurate capitalization, billing, and reporting with project managers spending excessive time researching, running reports, and reviewing details to determine if data is missing or inaccurate before confidently reporting project status. With Fusion Project Performance Reporting, users are proactively notified of potential project issues without having to hunt for information. Projects are managed by exception, allowing managers to focus on what matters.

Projects routinely process transactions for a wide variety of feeder applications, which may be in various stages of processing. As a result, unprocessed transactions can impact the financial view of the project if they are not included. Embedded analytics automatically provide early insight into any unprocessed transactions such as missing timecards or billing exceptions. Key facts and information that may affect the project performance is pushed to the dashboard, such as when progress was last published for a project, when revenue was last recognized, or when the budget baselines were generated.

Key performance indicators can be monitored and analyzed by task and by resource as well as at the project level, for further insight into the current and historical health of individual tasks and resources. An easy-to-use central repository for notes captured over the life of the project provides a consistent process for recording and accessing supplementary information relating to the health of the project.

Take Action to Keep Projects on Track

Proactive information not only alerts users to potential problems, but they can also take immediate corrective action to resolve any issues which are highlighted. For example, when missing project cost transactions are highlighted, the process to import and burden the transactions can be executed, right from the dashboard. Or if a project timecard is missing, the contact information is presented to the user, to help them resolve the issue.

Underlying project transactions can be quickly accessed and actioned from the dashboard. For example, if a KPI for non-billable cost is flagged as out of the expected range due to an incorrectly classified charge which should have been billed to a customer, users can drill to the originating project expenditures, and make any necessary adjustments, directly from the dashboard. The ability to take immediate action lets you quickly address and turn around project health issues and get the project back on track.

Configurable for your Business

Project-centric organizations have specific and diverse needs for project performance reporting. With Fusion Project Performance Reporting, each project has its own watch-list of key performance indicators, so users can keep an eye on what’s important for that particular project. All performance measures and KPIs, along with the performance dashboard itself are fully configurable by a business user, allowing for tailoring to specific tolerances and thresholds according to the needs of the business, making project performance easy to understand, easy to measure and easy to assess.

Fusion Project Portfolio Management is Social

The diverse and globally dispersed nature of project work in today’s business environment dictates the user of social and collaborative tools to assist in employee productivity and business efficiency. With Project Team Connect, project team members have a single place to go for real-time interaction with the project community, across geographies and time zones. Embedded tools and work spaces are automatically provided to facilitate and encourage collaboration between team members through activity streams, forums, tagging, events, chat and presence, wikis and blogs, all within a secure project context and configurable by a business user.

About Oracle Fusion Project Portfolio Management

Oracle Fusion Applications are completely open, standards-based enterprise applications that can be easily integrated into a service-oriented architecture. Oracle Fusion Project Portfolio Management dramatically improves the way project-driven organizations and project professionals work, from the project executive and business stakeholder, to the project manager and the project team member. Social capabilities, embedded throughout Fusion Project Portfolio Management and delivered through Project Team Connect, ensure consistent communication in a secure, collaborative, team-based environment, for project delivery success.

Key Features

  • Cross-project operational performance dashboard
  • Embedded analytics highlight unprocessed costs
  • Trends and historical analysis for project key performance indicators
  • Proactive notification of potential project financial issues
  • Actionable project performance intelligence
  • Performance analysis by project, tasks or resources
  • Project KPI watchlist
  • Easy-to-use project performance notes
  • Fully configurable to your business needs
  • Embedded social collaboration tools

Key Features

  • Accurate, rapid decision support through unique real-time project reporting platform
  • Rapid turnaround of project issues for improved health
  • Self-monitoring projects free project staff for more strategic work
  • Decrease hours spent on reporting & analysis
  • Lower cost of project management activities
  • Reduce IT time spent on reporting and analysis support
  • Productivity gains through nextgeneration user interface
  • Enhanced communications and collaboration for improved project health

Oracle Fusion Purchasing

Oracle Fusion Purchasing will allow you to streamline purchasing processes, protect business interests, and adapt to changing business needs. An integral part of Oracle Fusion Procurement, Oracle Fusion Purchasing provides the next generation application for smarter procurement automation.

Automate the Procurement Process

Oracle Fusion Purchasing gives you the tools you need to automate purchasing transactions and provides a robust work area for buying professionals to manage exceptions. Routine transactions can be executed without manual intervention resulting in increased productivity. With this automation you will be able to enforce compliance at every step. You can leverage supplier and agreement controls to automate PO creation from requisitions and communicate purchase orders to suppliers. This allows you to spend less time processing paper and spend more time discovering and exploiting new savings opportunities.

Protect Business Interests

The drive to deliver more savings with fewer resources has led to increasingly complex global operating models, including reliance on centralized shared services. By enabling Center Driven Procurement, you will be provided with the flexibility to centralize or decentralize your procurement activities based your specific business need. It enables competing objectives of scale and specialization while enforcing compliance with business policies.

Oracle Fusion Purchasing also enables you to protect business interests by enforcing negotiated pricing and workflow approvals. Purchase orders will be generated automatically and will automatically use negotiated pricing and terms from supplier agreements. And embedded order and agreement approval rules close compliance gaps while simplifying exception management. So you can be confident that you are maximizing efficiency and getting the right price without compliance gaps.

Adapt to Change

Procurement departments don’t operate in isolation. By definition they operate as part of a business and supplier ecosystem that is subject to constant change. That’s why Oracle Fusion Purchasing provides a broad set of capabilities to help you adapt to change.

First, it sets the foundation for well-controlled change management by letting you define the scope and scale of acceptable change requests. This helps you to reduce off-line communication with requestors and suppliers while cutting the chances of change requests falling through the cracks.

Second, Oracle Fusion Purchasing allows you to differentiate between minor administrative changes and those major revisions that should be communicated to a supplier. This helps you to eliminate supplier confusion and the risk of duplicate orders. Finally, Oracle Fusion Purchasing maintains a comprehensive document history that gives you full visibility of what changes were made, when they occurred, and who made the changes.

Key Features

  • Support for centralized, decentralized and hybrid procurement organizations
  • Buyer work area
  • Center-driven procurement
  • Multi currency, multi language support
  • Global agreements
  • Streamlined order processing and changed management
  • Control approvals by amount, business unit, account segment, item, category and location

Key Benefits

  • Streamline procurement processes
  • Enforce procurement policies
  • Improve supply base management
  • Manage exceptions
  • Improve visibility

Oracle Fusion Self Service Procurement

An integral part of Oracle’s Fusion Procurement suite, Oracle Fusion Self Service Procurement provides a user-friendly approach to managing employee requests goods and services. Oracle Fusion Self Service Procurement provides the best capabilities of an e-commerce web site with the tools to control spend. This increases the level of satisfaction for your employees, reduces your support cost, and ensures the highest level of compliance.

Broaden Self Service Adoption

Oracle Fusion Self Service Procurement delivers a friendly user experience that is similar to the best consumer web sites. With little or no training, employees can easily search, use shopping lists, browse categories, and find what they need. This means that for most use cases, there’s less for employees to learn and fewer barriers to success. You can also leverage advanced capabilities for instances where there are requirements such as one-time delivery, accounting splits and project accounting. Fusion Self Service Procurement’s user experience and embedded training changes the dynamics of user acceptance. Ultimately this has a major impact on user satisfaction, which helps drive broader adoption, compliance, and savings.

Motivate Good Choices

Oracle Fusion Self Service Procurement features embedded Oracle Procurement and Spend Analytics in the context of self-service requisitioning. This gives employees visibility into the quality and performance of approved alternatives at the time of purchase. For example, information on item popularity and lead-times can help users make selections with the highest satisfaction and lowest cost. Likewise, embedded analytics improve visibility to help avoid expediting costs, returns, and provide motivation for improved supplier performance. Catalogs can be partitioned based on item category, browser category, and agreement; ensuring that the best prices and preferred suppliers are easy to find. By providing requestors with the data needed to make informed buying decisions, Oracle Fusion Self Service Procurement motivates users to make smarter choices.

Enforce Negotiated Terms and Policy Compliance

Oracle Fusion Self Service Procurement helps you enforce compliance with negotiated terms and approval policies. Catalog management tools help improve compliance with supplier agreements by directing users to preferred suppliers and negotiated prices. Flexible rules can be used to simplify financial accounting using attributes such as amount, commodity and cost center. Approval workflow rules help enforce controls, close compliance gaps, and simplify exception management. With Oracle Fusion Self Service Procurement, the savings you negotiate with suppliers consistently reach your bottom line.

Key Features

  • Consumer user experience
  • Interactive help and training
  • Best in class catalog management
  • Requester analytics
  • Flexible accounting rules
  • Support for notes and attachments
  • Smart Forms

Key Benefits

  • Enforce contract compliance
  • Improve efficiency
  • Minimize training
  • Reduce support and maintenance costs

Oracle Fusion Sourcing

Leverage negotiation best practices, drive strategic savings initiatives and achieve bottom-line results with Oracle Fusion Sourcing. An integral part of Oracle Fusion Procurement, Oracle Fusion Sourcing provides the next generation application for smarter negotiation.

Driving sustainable savings is a common goal of procurement organizations. Achieving this goal requires the proper tools to manage an increasing number of complex strategic sourcing initiatives. Oracle Fusion Sourcing delivers the structure, tools and information you need to maximize the value of supplier negotiations. As part of the integrated Oracle Fusion Procurement suite, you can negotiate enforceable agreements that comply with policies and deliver realized savings.

Make Sourcing Easier for Everyone

In order to meet performance objectives procurement organizations must maximize the value of negotiated contracts. To that end, providing users with easy-to-use tools is vital. Invariably, organizations that fail to do so suffer from low rates of adoption among sourcing professionals, push-back from line of business users, and the burden of training suppliers.

Oracle Fusion Sourcing inspires adoption and simplifies sourcing processes by providing users with step-by-step guidance throughout the negotiation lifecycle. This will enable sourcing professionals to tailor negotiations to the organization’s needs, leverage information from past events, and collaborate with subject matter experts from across the business. The process will reduce negotiation cycle times and accelerates the rate of realized savings. Oracle Fusion Sourcing’s intuitive user experience also benefits suppliers. A comprehensive overview of sourcing activity makes it easy for suppliers to understand current status and to take action. Support for commonly used applications, such as spreadsheets, makes submitting bid responses very straightforward. And Oracle Fusion Sourcing even offers embedded online training that makes it easy for suppliers engage in every part of the sourcing processes.

By reducing the effort to train users, Oracle Fusion Sourcing helps procurement organizations focus on what’s important: getting the most value from strategic sourcing.

Keep on top of Sourcing Activity

Having visibility to sourcing activity is paramount to ensuring that your organization is exploiting the largest opportunities with the best available talent. Oracle Fusion Sourcing gives you a sourcing calendar for better visibility to upcoming negotiations, recent sourcing activities to keep you informed of what’s going on, and a negotiation monitor to accurately assess the competitive landscape and potential savings. At a glance, you can quickly see how a negotiation is progressing and take actions such as extending or pausing an auction. With Oracle Fusion Sourcing, everyone has the visibility they need and the tools to get things done.

Create Real, Long Term Savings

Leaving savings on the table is not an option. Manually compiling and comparing supplier proposals can be time consuming and ineffective. Oracle Fusion Sourcing provides you with award analysis tools that allow you to quickly determine the best award decision for your business based on factors such as price, quality and value. With Oracle Fusion Sourcing, you have the tools to lower costs, increase savings, and achieve the best value possible.

Key Features

  • Negotiation planning with sourcing calendar, recent activities and recommended actions
  • Guided negotiation creation with reusable negotiation styles and templates
  • Online supplier negotiations
  • Collaboration with key stakeholders
  • Consolidated view of sourcing activities for buyers and suppliers
  • Spreadsheet support for supplier responses and award analysis
  • Award analysis

Key Benefits

  • Increase value from sourcing
  • Enhance negotiation strategies and improve results
  • Streamline supplier negotiations
  • Drive competitive behavior from suppliers
  • Minimize training and ongoing support

Oracle Fusion Supplier Portal

An integral part of Oracle Fusion Procurement, Oracle Fusion Supplier Portal improves the way you interact and collaborate with suppliers. This dynamic, secure solution provides superior supplier and performance management.

Oracle Fusion Supplier Portal is the next generation application for enabling smarter supplier interactions. It is a browser-based, supplier self-service solution that brings a holistic approach to supplier management by removing communication barriers between you and your suppliers.

Improve Supplier Communications

With Oracle Fusion Supplier Portal, your suppliers gain access to a secure, integrated work area that provides full visibility to transactions, offers closed loop collaboration, and enables electronic invoicing. Instead of struggling with disparate systems, faxes, emails, or voice messages, suppliers can access a secure work area that provides a complete summary of all transactions that require attention. With just a few clicks, suppliers get the most current status of negotiations, agreements, purchase orders, advance shipment notifications, and invoices. By providing instant access to the most current information a, you can enable them to better serve your business.

Oracle Fusion Supplier Portal makes it easy to expand self service to almost any supplier by providing an intuitive, browser-based solution. And it increases the variety of self-service transactions by providing a solution that is integrated across the entire source-to-settle lifecycle.

By broadening supplier self service, you can eliminate supplier’s repetitive phone inquiries, manual paper processing, and miscommunication. For example, supplier catalog authoring allows suppliers to maintain item pricing and descriptions with only minimal intervention by procurement staff. Likewise, suppliers can manage their own order related tasks such as providing acknowledgements, advanced shipping notices, and change requests. All supplier change requests are tracked, routed, and approved to ensure controls are maintained. Suppliers can also submit invoices electronically, allowing you to reduce unnecessary paper handling, enforce invoice controls, and improve the timeliness of payments.

Enable Supplier Registration

It is easy and quick to enable suppliers to use Oracle Fusion Supplier Portal. Suppliers can be quickly on-boarded through a simple online registration process. And once they are active, suppliers can easily manage their contact information to ensure that you have up to date and accurate information. Suppliers can also manage their business classifications during registration. This gives you easy access to supplier diversity information which is critical to compliance and reporting.

Key Features

  • Web based supplier self-service
  • Consolidated supplier work area
  • Supplier agreement collaboration
  • Supplier change order management
  • Electronic invoice presentment
  • Embedded learning
  • Information driven user experience

Key Benefits

  • Improve communications with suppliers
  • Deliver best in class supplier collaboration
  • Easy supplier setup and support
  • Reduce errors and inquiries
  • Faster issue resolution

Oracle Fusion Talent Management Base

Oracle Fusion Talent Management Base’s (Workforce Directory Management’s) graphical organizational chart provides an integrated view of all information related to an employee with an extremely user-friendly interface. Access to a 360-degree view of the employee provides both personal and professional details. Fusion Talent Management Base (Workforce Directory Management) provides you with the ability to synchronize your existing core HCM system with Fusion talent management applications in a coexistence environment.

Deliver Business Value with User Interface Integration

Fusion Talent Management Base (Workforce Directory Management) provides a robust set of functions delivered through an intuitive user interface and the ability to integrate with your Core HR system of record. Fusion Talent Management Base (Workforce Directory Management) provides the Talent Profile and Organizational Chart while acting as a launchpad for strategic processes such as Talent Review, Performance, Goals and Compensation.

Increase ROI While Leveraging Your Existing Investments in Oracle products

By co-existing with your current HR system of record, Talent Base (Workforce Directory Management) leverages the latest in Fusion technology, talent processes, business intelligence and predictive analytics. While data is coming from your systems of record to Fusion, some data sets are fed back to your current system, eliminating costly data errors and manual data entry.

Leverage Fusion Functionality without Wasting Past Investments

Access the latest Fusion Security and the leading edge of user interface (such the Fusion Portrait Gallery) through integration using Oracle Fusion Talent Management Base (Workforce Directory Management) in a SaaS environment. Investments in non-Fusion, nonOracle core HR can be leveraged through our out of the box integration and deployment model. All past software investments can be linked together, as needed.

If past investments were SAP, legacy systems, or home built systems of record you can integrate them through Oracle Fusion Talent Management Base (Workforce Directory Management) in a SaaS environment to our Oracle Fusion Talent Management applications, leveraging your past investments and taking advantage of Fusion HCM value without the budget of a new implementation.

Best Practice Standards Based Security

Fusion Applications are built according to the concept of Role Based Access Control (RBAC). The use of RBAC to manage user privileges (computer permissions) within a single system or application is widely accepted as best practice. Security is managed at all levels – function, transaction, field, and data-level. RBAC assigns permissions to specific operations with meaning in the organization, rather than to low level data objects. RBAC exceeds the needs of auditable, segregation of duties (SoD) requirements.

Within an organization, roles are created for various job functions. The permissions to perform certain operations are assigned to specific roles. Users are dynamically assigned roles. Since users are not assigned permissions directly, but only acquire them through their role (or roles), management of individual user rights becomes a matter of simply assigning appropriate roles to the user’s account; this simplifies common operations, such as adding a user, or changing a user’s department.

Key Features

  • Maximize functionality on talent management arena linking Fusion
  • Talent Management with legacy or nonFusion systems of records
  • Talent Base promotes the transition to Fusion HCM on SaaS at the pace dictated by the customer
  • Cut costs on integration and leverage the latest on open source

Key Benefits

  • Improve productivity by having a single point of interaction to HR, line managers and employees
  • Increase process adoption through a delivered framework and best practices
  • Promote business flexibility by providing tools to manage and optimize business processes
  • Cut operational costs increasing effectiveness and efficiency
  • Ensure compliance through guided tasks while retaining the required approvals

Oracle Fusion Talent Review

An integral part of Oracle’s Fusion Human Capital Management suite, Oracle Fusion Talent Review leverages the power of the talent profile to provide the most complete and integrated talent review solution.

Oracle Fusion Talent Review enables executives and HR professionals to assess talent, identify risk areas, and develop a leadership pipeline as well as mitigate their talent risks, evaluate macro-organizational trends, and review individual talent details such as potential and risk of loss.

Key features

  • Highly interactive dashboard
  • Filter meeting population easily
  • Holding area for uncharted individuals
  • Monitor box chart counts
  • Talent score calibration through “drag & drop” within the box chart
  • Macro analysis by grouping talent populations
  • Analytic overlays provide visual assessment of individuals’ risk of loss/impact of loss
  • Assign tasks within the meeting
  • Capture notes within the meeting
  • Assign development and performance goals within the meeting
  • Zoom in and out to focus on specific box(es)
  • Show progression of talent on the box chart from one talent review cycle to the next
  • Configurable talent review dashboard
  • Manage meeting setup process
  • Consolidated meeting preparation page
  • Meeting action plan created from tasks

Key benefits

  • Know your talent so you can take timely and appropriate actions
  • Identify high-potential and hidden talent with an interactive & visual calibration tool
  • Decrease talent risk by assessing potential, risk and impact of loss
  • Make better organizational decisions with integrated profile comparison
  • Improve talent review process by streamlining input and follow up
  • Easily manage and schedule talent review process

Oracle Fusion Transactional Business Intelligence

Employees and managers can spend countless hours wading through various screens or having to make phone calls to find information in order to complete the most basic HR transactions. This results in frustration, lost productivity, and suboptimal decisions. Oracle Fusion HCM was built with workers, managers and HR professionals in mind. Analytics are embedded throughout the system and linked directly to transactions and decision points. No more searching through multiple screens or systems to find the information you need to make a decision. Each screen lets you clearly see the other pieces of relevant information you might need to maximize your productivity.

With Oracle Fusion Transactional Business Intelligence embedded analytics, role-based dashboards, and on-the- fly ad hoc reporting capabilities make data access and interpretation easier than ever before. Users are able to see updates in real-time, and their impact, through embedded analytics. For example, during the compensation budgeting process, a manager is able to see a running tally for reference right on the page. This eliminates the guesswork with dashboards that deliver in-line information while you do your work. Pre-delivered operational reports are enriched with robust and flexible ad hoc query capabilities that access real-time transactional data – no need to push data to a separate warehouse or engage the IT department for a custom report: it?s easy, and right at your fingertips.

Key features

  • Report from 9,000 HCM data objects
  • 100+ pre-built metrics
  • 60+ canned reports
  • 100+ facts & dimensions
  • Role based dashboards
  • Pre-built star-schemas for reporting
  • Build once, share everywhere within Fusion Applications
  • Report from one place
  • Embedded analytics
  • Report builder designed for HR or IT
  • Available on iPad or iPhone
  • Export Reports to Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint

Key benefits

Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence (OTBI) – Fusion Edition is a set of pre-seeded yet customizable analysis structures that Fusion Applications users can access to create ad hoc reports, dashboards and alerts to aid daily decision-making.

  • Build rich, visual and interactive reports and publish to multiple users.
  • Create reports using real time transactional data.
  • Easy for business users to access, analyze, and use the transactional information.
  • Integrates well with the OBIEE features of saving reports, sending alerts and ability to enable certain business process actions within the Fusion Applications.
  • Perform self- service, ad-hoc analysis.
  • Make better operational decisions based on real time analysis.
  • Move seamlessly between Fusion Applications and your Transactional BI solution.

Oracle Fusion Workforce Compensation

Oracle Fusion Workforce Compensation provides the most complete solution where total compensation, including base salaries, bonuses and equity, can be managed and aligned with performance.

Oracle Fusion Workforce Compensation empowers organizations to attract, motivate and retain talent through strategically planning, allocating and communicating compensation and provides the most complete solution in the market. Integration with talent management enables a strong ability to pay for performance. Better business decisions result from best-in-class analytics and a total compensation view of an employee or a group of employees at the same time, regardless of their geographic location or pay package components.

Key features

  • Complex compensation calculation definitions
  • Compensation communication letters
  • Analytics-based decision support
  • Compensation anomaly and trend identification
  • Focal review compensation process management
  • Compensation budget creation and calculation
  • Embedded compensation rollout instructions and policy explanations
  • Filter worker population for compensation changes
  • Flexible budget creation
  • Budget impacts of compensation decisions
  • Consolidated, global compensation view
  • Data modeling and entry in spreadsheet environment
  • Adaptable interface that supports the way you do your work
  • Maintain single total compensation spending budget
  • Compensation guidelines matrices visibility
  • Comprehensive compensation management
  • Unfair pay discrimination detection
  • Interactive organizational reports
  • Reserve focal budget funds
  • Automatic compensation statement distribution

Key benefits

  • Facilitate and enable global total rewards management
  • Enforce compensation business rules
  • Analyze, model, budget and allocate compensation across borders and boundaries
  • Provide decision support to managers so they can allocate with confidence
  • Deliver business results with performance-driven pay
  • Increase retention by providing a full compensation picture to workers

Oracle Fusion Workforce Lifecycle Manager

Oracle Fusion Workforce Lifecycle Manager (WLM) empowers Human Resource (HR) organizations and line managers through flexible orchestrated business processes. HR can adjust policies and practices in real time without costly IT investment, significantly increasing return on investment and cutting operational costs. Processes, adoption and bottlenecks encountered throughout an organization can be evaluated and updated in real-time through delivered dashboards and analytics As users walk through a single user interface throughout the on-boarding process, HR and line managers can control and evaluate the business processes by managing metrics, or even change and redeploy the business processes as needed, to adjust for changing business requirements.

Design and Deploy Business Processes – Simple to Complex

Oracle Fusion Workforce Lifecycle Manager (WLM) provides tools for the Human Resources Business Analyst, with minimal IT interaction, to modify out of the box business processes, allowing them to be tailored to the specific needs and requirements of the organization. Through an online tool called Business Process Manager (BPM) users can design, optimize and redeploy business processes

Reduce Operational Costs During Internal and External Audit Processes

As business processes are deployed, HR and line managers can monitor the processes to ensure that tasks are being completed properly and in a timely manner. Operational costs of identifying and correcting bottlenecks are reduced with a graphical, on-line metric based dashboard.

Expand Without Borders

As a standard-based tool, WLM enables organizations to expand a business process to link to non-Oracle products, applications and services that are part of a composite business process. For example, organizations are able to link an external procurement web site to complement an Onboarding process.

Oracle Fusion Workforce Lifecycle Manager leverages the latest in Oracle Fusion Middleware technology to allow customers to expand and cross integration borders.

Ensure Policies Are Being Adopted

Analytics provide metrics to allow HR and Line managers to follow individuals or business units as they go through tasks for each business process deployed. Information on how individuals progress through the business flow, how long they are taking to complete a determined step, and who and how many have completed the processes successfully are some examples of the information that Oracle Fusion Workforce Lifecycle Manager provides. As adoption of policies or procedures increase due to the simplicity of managing tasks, the workflow can be reviewed and continue to be optimized. It is a straightforward task to immediately update business process flows to reflect changes to policies and business practices, reducing traditional lag time between policy changes and implementation within the business.

Improve Productivity While Leveraging Best Practices

Since Oracle Fusion Workforce Lifecycle Manager provides ways for organizations to tailor implementation of business processes and bring together several Fusion Products and external links, productivity increases as users follow through a single application to complete their business process flows. WLM provides the opportunity for organizations to leverage best practices, streamline flows and integrate applications benefitting the worker population as well as the management team. Oracle Fusion Workforce Lifecycle Manager integrates seamlessly with the Fusion HCM suite based on market best practices and the latest Fusion and application standards technology.

Increase Control Beyond Onboarding

From the old paper based maintenance of policies to newer HR Portals, policies are often difficult to find, understand, and follow if organizations do not have the right tools. Oracle Fusion Workforce Lifecycle Manager provides a way to reflect your policy changes over business processes as those policies are changed. For example if policies on transferring employees abroad have changed, such as level of approvals or a need to access different applications to complete a business flow, these can be reflected over the business processes deployed through WLM. We provide a flexible framework to make sure policy changes, business process changes, system requirements are reflected through its activity guide and work area.

Best Practice Standards Based Security

Fusion Applications are built according to the concept of Role Based Access Control (RBAC). The use of RBAC to manage user privileges (computer permissions) within a single system or application is widely accepted as best practice. Security is managed at all levels – function, transaction, field, and data-level. RBAC assigns permissions to specific operations with meaning in the organization, rather than to low level data objects. RBAC exceeds the needs of auditable, segregation of duties (SoD) requirements.

Within an organization, roles are created for various job functions. The permissions to perform certain operations are assigned to specific roles. Users are dynamically assigned roles. Since users are not assigned permissions directly, but only acquire them through their role (or roles), management of individual user rights becomes a matter of simply assigning appropriate roles to the user’s account; this simplifies common operations, such as adding a user, or changing a user’s department.

Key features

  • Delivered Onboarding best practices templates; ability to create additional templates
  • Design business processes leveraging Fusion components
  • Change or optimize existent business processes through simple deployment on composer
  • Connect multiple business processes according to your needs
  • Single point of interaction. One single user experience and framework
  • Embedded analytics provide HR and Line Managers with metrics on individuals or business units over processes and tasks
  • Role based security and context awareness allows organizations to automatically control access and content
  • Leverage Fusion HCM and PeopleSoft content for Onboarding solutions

Key benefits

  • Improve productivity by having a single point of interaction to HR, line managers and employees
  • Increase process adoption through a delivered framework and best practices
  • Promote business flexibility by providing tools to manage and optimize business processes
  • Cut operational costs increasing effectiveness and efficiency
  • Ensure compliance through guided tasks while retaining the required approvals

Oracle Fusion Workforce Predictions

An integral part of Oracle’s Human Capital Management and Business Intelligence solutions, Oracle Fusion Workforce Predictions provides forwardlooking insight into your workforce trends and helps you take action early, aligning human capital with organizational needs.

Oracle Fusion Workforce Predictions uses current and historical indicators to predict performance and attrition, determine corrective action through “what if” scenario modeling, and provide the ability to implement that corrective action. For example, a top performer might be predicted to have a high likelihood of attrition or become a poor performer based on hours worked without taking holiday absence and a lower-than-average pay increase. Oracle Fusion Workforce Predictions will flag this worker to their manager and HR, provide the reasoning behind the prediction, and allow the user to perform a “what-if” analysis impact on the prediction. Oracle Fusion Workforce Predictions shifts the management of the workforce from one based on history to one based on determining how one can minimize or exploit what will happen tomorrow.

Key features

  • Predict individual attrition and performance
  • Predict team attrition and performance
  • Understand what impacts workers most
  • Take corrective action through “what if” modeling
  • Predictive 9-box
  • Create predictive workforce plans
  • Add or remove data points
  • Create new predictive models
  • Asses the accuracy of models
  • Embedded throughout Fusion HCM

Key benefits

Fusion Workforce Predictions provides organizations with an extensible, scalable framework to predict and improve worker performance and attrition.

  • Predict at all levels of the organization
  • Know why top performers stop performing before it happens
  • Know who will leave before they leave
  • Take corrective action on predicted performance or attrition issues
  • Create actions based on predicted worker models
  • Understand the predicted impact when implementing workforce changes

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