Oracle Supply Chain Planning Cloud is designed to simplify planning and empower planners at all experience levels. Its highly graphical, intuitive user interface engages business users in supply chain planning processes, while its guided navigation and multidimensional analytics minimize training and improve adoption.
No. Oracle Supply Chain Planning Cloud is aimed at improving planner productivity, so you can do more with less. Users can view the financial, forecasting, inventory, supply, and resource status of a plan at a glance. With a single click, planners can see the related details on any topic, and begin working on issues or opportunities. Oracle Supply Chain Planning Cloud also encourages users to "manage by exception," automating routine tasks so more time can be spent on the critical issues that impact business performance. Planners can also work on multiple facets of a plan at the same time, tabbing back and forth among views as needed. Finally, when it’s time to run a plan, users can see results in near real time, rather than waiting for hours.
How can Oracle Supply Chain Planning Cloud help me collaborate better with planning stakeholders?
Oracle Supply Chain Planning Cloud is socially enabled, allowing planners to easily monitor and participate in broader business discussions across the end-to-end supply chain. By interacting online with sales and marketing people, buyers, production personnel, and others, they can get advance notice of customer changes, new product introductions, production problems, component sourcing decisions, and other issues. Planners can invite individuals and groups to planning-related conversations, share documents with them, chat online, or launch web conferencing to gain cross-organizational insight.
We're used to planning using spreadsheets. How can Oracle Supply Chain Planning Cloud help us evolve to a better planning process?
Oracle Supply Chain Planning Cloud is spreadsheet-friendly, so your team can smoothly transition and take advantage of its built-in best practices right away. You can import your sales history, current forecast, safety stock targets, sourcing rules, and other information to Oracle Supply Chain Planning Cloud applications, where you can operate a planning process that is more structured, integrated, and adaptive. You can focus on a subset of the data to solve problems, and promote your solutions to the plan of record rather than copy data from file to file. When needed, you can export demand and supply data to spreadsheets for offline analysis, or use direct integration to edit values in a spreadsheet. All updates are audited, and plans are archived so you can keep track of what's changed.
How can planners configure Oracle Supply Chain Planning Cloud to meet their needs?
Users can easily configure any views in all of Oracle Supply Chain Planning Cloud's services to suit their individual preferences. They can create custom pages with their own selection of graphs and pivot tables, drag and drop dimensions, select measures, and filter data to the right context. They can also modify the Plan Summary to create their own tiles and detail views. Administrators can share configurations across users so they have a common perspective.
Can I use Supply Chain Planning Cloud while continuing on with my existing execution systems?
Yes. Supply Chain Planning Cloud provides integration capabilities to work with any execution system. Supply Chain Planning Cloud supports the following co-existence scenarios:
- Complete planning and execution in Oracle Cloud
- Planning in the cloud with execution continuing in EBS/JDE/PSFT/SAP/legacy systems
- Planning in the cloud with different independent business units on different execution systems