Oracle Enhances Oracle® Business Intelligence Applications

Extends Integration with Oracle and Third-Party Software; Helps Organizations Gain Valuable Insight into Procurement and Cash Flow

News Facts

· Further helping organizations achieve greater value from their enterprise applications, Oracle today announced the availability of Oracle® Business Intelligence (BI) Applications Release 7.9.6.2.

· This latest version features expanded integration with Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, updates to Oracle Project Analytics, and Oracle Procurement and Spend Analytics, and new certifications with Oracle and third-party software.

· These enhancements and certifications further enable organizations to extend the value of their existing IT investments and gain critical insight into enterprise operations.

· A component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle BI Applications are comprehensive, prebuilt analytic applications for Oracle and non-Oracle applications that enable customers to proactively make informed, actionable decisions and drive toward optimized performance across the enterprise.

 Complete, Timely Supply Chain Planning and Order Management Intelligence for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

· Oracle BI Applications Release 7.9.6.2 features a new adapter that integrates the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Supply Chain Planning and Order Management modules with Oracle Supply Chain and Order Management Analytics.

· This integration provides JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Supply Chain Planning and Order Management (versions 8.12 and 9.0) users with timely and accurate insight into order and inventory data to make better decisions in each stage of the order lifecycle, and improve financial performance and customer satisfaction.

· In addition to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Oracle BI Applications Release 7.9.6.2 introduces certifications for the Oracle E-Business Suite (R12.1.2) and Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise (9.1).

Updated Modules Help Organizations Forecast Costs, Analyze Spending

· This new release allows customers to better leverage enterprise data to drive actionable insight into core business functions. Enhancements include:

o More Accurate Project Commitment Information: Oracle Project Commitments, a new enhancement to Oracle Project Analytics, provides project stakeholders with a more accurate picture of the real costs of the project by including committed costs in the project snapshot. The addition of commitment metrics enables organizations to generate more precise forecast figures; measure performance against budget more accurately; and plan and manage cash flow with more solid information.

o Improved Visibility into Spending Patterns: An addition to Oracle Procurement and Spend Analytics, Procurement Product Catalog enables users to analyze spending patterns based on product and purchasing category hierarchies – key for organizations engaged in strategic sourcing and supply risk management.

· In use at more than 2,000 companies worldwide, Oracle BI Applications modules are also available for Financials, Human Resources, Sales, Service, Marketing, Loyalty, Price, Contact Center Telephony, and a range of vertical industries.

New Release Offers Support for Additional Platforms and Localizations

· Oracle BI Applications Release 7.9.6.2 is certified with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and Oracle Exadata Database Machine.

· The new release also provides tight integration with third-party databases and solutions, including:

o Informatica PowerCenter 8.6.1 HF11 for ETL; and,

o IBM DB2 9.1, 9.5 and 9.7; Microsoft SQL Server 2000, 2005 and 2008; and Teradata v12 and 13, including support for Teradata Loaders to ease data loading and updating.

· The release provides full localization, including translation to 28 supported languages.

Supporting Quote

· “Leading organizations rely on Oracle BI Applications to gain deep fact-based insights into their business operations,” said Paul Rodwick, vice president of Product Management, Oracle Business Intelligence. “With support for additional platforms and extended capabilities to manage critical business functions, the latest release of Oracle BI Applications helps organizations further improve business visibility, streamline purchasing and improve cash flow to maximize business efficiency.”

Notes to Editors:

Supporting Resources

· Oracle Enterprise Performance Management and Business Intelligence

· About Oracle Business Intelligence Applications

· Oracle BI Applications Data Sheets

· Follow Oracle BI/EPM on Twitter

· Download free evaluation version of Oracle BI Applications. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply.