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The Business Value of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 for Midsize Businesses
An Oracle White Paper

April 2008

The Business Value of Oracle E-Business Suite Release12 for Midsize Businesses

Executive Overview


In our opinion, Oracle’s EBS R12 is a significant step forward in the integrated suite approach to enterprise applications. The Suite is functionality rich and serves the global enterprise well. As a tightly integrated suite of products, businesses will realize significant gains from the interoperability of the suite environment.”

IDC White Paper sponsored by Oracle Corporation, "Oracle E-Business Suite 12," Doc # 204133, December 2006

There’s no reason why midsize businesses or government entities shouldn’t have the same capabilities as larger enterprises. After witnessing their large enterprise competitors successfully utilize modern business applications to reduce costs, increase flexibility and responsiveness, Midsize Businesses are themselves looking to adopt similar technologies to achieve similar results. Consequently, this is driving increased demand for the products and services of enterprise technology vendors for the midsize business market.

This white paper describes how small and medium size businesses and government entities will be able to take advantage of the enhanced features and capabilities within the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (EBS R12) in meeting their business requirements, lowering their total cost of ownership of their enterprise application investment, and improving their overall competitive advantage.

Key Challenges for Midsize Businesses

Midsize Businesses are extremely diverse, encompassing organizations in all private and public sector industries. And, Midsize Businesses have the same competitive and customer management issues as larger businesses:

  • How do I remain competitive in an increasingly crowded global market?

  • How can I meet the increase service expectations of my customers and partners while still controlling costs?

  • How can I continue to expand my business without creating fragmented business systems that limit my access to key information?

  • Given limited budgets and limited resources, how can I improve the efficiencies of my operations?

Smaller businesses must innovate quickly in the face of global competition, financial pressures, and increasingly complex regulation. As a result, smaller businesses seek solutions of similar sophistication as their larger business counterparts but applicable to a smaller scale; be it in end-user counts, transaction volume, and/or IT management capacity. Today, smaller businesses typically seek more razor focused and pragmatic implementations with predictable value rather than long enterprise-wide suite implementations. Ultimately, Midsize Businesses want to be more connected, responsive, and adaptable. Oracle E-Business Suite is designed to meet and take on those challenges for Midsize Businesses.

Delivering Value to Midsize Businesses


By implementing Oracle E-Business Suite applications, we were able to support recent business growth and are on track to realize a positive return on investment in less than one year.”

-– Paul Wagner, Chief Information Officer, Bare Escentuals, Inc.
Oracle E-Business Suite provides Midsize Businesses the functional best practices and industry-specific capabilities they need to adapt to change and compete more effectively.

More specifically, Oracle E-Business Suite helps smaller businesses:

  • Protect their existing investment with applications that are easy to own

  • Extend the value of their applications with industry focused functionality

  • Evolve to the next generation of business applications with comprehensive and open solutions

Oracle E-Business Suite is a comprehensive, industry-focused suite of business applications that is easy to buy, implement and own. With a new user experience and hundreds of cross-industry capabilities spanning enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, and supply chain management, EBS R12 helps Midsize Businesses manage the complexities of their business environment. At the same time, EBS R12 provides a platform that not only supports and protects investments in enterprise software but also continues to extend the solutions with additional features and capabilities allowing Midsize Businesses to take advantage of strategic opportunities when they make solid business sense.

  • Comprehensive To Meet Your Needs Today and Tomorrow – Good business solutions should be good at the fundamentals. And EBS R12 offers the right applications for all midsize business areas of concern, including business analytics, financials, procurement, project management, human resources, manufacturing and supply chain management, and customer relationship management (CRM).

    Even better, as your company grows, EBS R12 grows right along with you, so you avoid the expensive rip-and-replace costs of other inflexible, non-scalable solutions.

  • Industry Focused For Your Unique Requirements - Often, smaller businesses are faced with a difficult choice: a “lite” version of an enterprise application that isn’t flexible enough to support future business growth or an application package designed only for smaller businesses. Neither provides the flexibility Midsize Businesses need or the ability to scale as business grows.

Oracle offers a third choice: customer-proven industry-focused applications that meet midsize business needs, both now and in the future, and are available for a wide range of industries, including: aerospace and defense, automotive, chemicals, consumer products, education, engineering and construction, financial services, healthcare, high technology, industrial manufacturing, life sciences, media and entertainment, natural resources, oil and gas, professional services, public sector, retail, telecom, travel and transportation, and utilities. With thousands of midsize business customers and years of experience, Oracle understands the key drivers and business-process flows of these industries.

    By taking advantage of industry best practices Oracle has developed Business Accelerators that enable rapid implementation for EBS R12 applications.

    With Oracle Business Accelerators, Midsize Businesses can minimize risk by eliminating the expense of customization and complex systems integration costs and get up and running quickly.

  • Easy to Own Solutions with Predictable Value – Installing and maintaining software can be difficult, especially with limited budgets and IT staff. The EBS R12 advantage is not only about having the most complete business software; it is also about having applications that work well together and are easy and cost-effective to buy, implement, use, maintain and own.

    By focusing on user-friendly interfaces, automated setup and maintenance utilities, and single-architecture solutions, EBS R12 seeks to offer solutions that will allow organizations to operate at a lower cost. Built upon a flexible architecture, EBS R12 delivers an improved ownership experience through scalable solutions that easily integrate with existing applications and hardware investments facilitating customers’ evolution to the next generation of Oracle applications. With EBS R12, Midsize Businesses can take full advantage of this experience, freeing them to focus on running their business—instead of on how to make information systems work together.

    EBS provides a platform that allows Midsize Businesses to scale as they grow in size and in complexity. EBS R12 is modular allowing Midsize Businesses to purchase and implement only those applications that make the most sense for their business today:

  • For the IT team, install and maintain only those applications that are used;

  • For Employees, focus on learning those applications that are actually used;

  • For Bottom line results, only purchase what you need, when you need it.

    EBS R12 empowers SMB with more choices in their enterprise application investment. As needs change, Midsize Businesses can implement new applications.

Comprehensive to meet Your needs today and tomorrow

    Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) is a fully integrated, comprehensive suite of enterprise business applications. The applications in EBS are built on a unified information architecture that consolidates data from Oracle and non-Oracle applications allowing for consistent definition of customers, suppliers, partners, employees, and order, shipment, inventory, and asset lifecycles across the entire enterprise. EBS provides end-to-end efficiencies across financial management, customer relationship management, procurement, supply chain management, project management, human capital management, and business intelligence processes.

Financial Management

Companies are always looking to improve the efficiency in completing common financial and asset management tasks. With this in mind, EBS R12 provides:

  • Greater flexibility and usability in implementation

  • Increased usability in the daily and period use of setup and operational programs

  • Enhanced ability to handle complex accounting and regulatory requirements often required in multi-company and multi-country deployments

Midsize Businesses will directly benefit from new financial management features and capabilities in EBS R12, which are designed to expedite regional and group control, lower finance expenses, and speed decision making by centralizing the processing of dispersed data. The global financial management capabilities in EBS R12 tremendously increase processing and reporting efficiency across operating units through the centralization of key business functions within a single database.

Centralized and Standardized Finance Functions

EBS R12 centralizes accounting, tax, payment, and banking functions to provide greater efficiency and control with unparalleled flexibility. EBS R12 gives customers the chance to standardize business processes across disparate business units and achieve real-time insight into their business.

  • Centralized Subledger Accounting - Oracle Subledger Accounting allows users to comply with corporate, local and managerial accounting and audit requirements by providing them with the ability to create subledger journal entries tailored to their financial reporting and analytical needs.

  • Process Payments and Collections with a Single Payment Engine – EBS R12 allows users to process payments and collections faster with a single payment engine that manages disbursements and receipts, using Oracle Payments.

General Ledger

Oracle General Ledger enables companies to perform simultaneous accounting for multiple reporting requirements and allow super users to access and process data for multiple ledgers and legal entities at the same time.

Please refer to The Business Value of Upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite Financials Release 12 whitepaper for more detailed information about Financial Management capabilities in EBS R12.

Procurement

Midsize Businesses, whether in manufacturing, government, or asset-intensive industries, are continually pushed to drive cost down. In order to reduce costs today, companies must optimize their relationship with their suppliers while ensuring they receive the best quality and price for their goods and services.

Oracle Advanced Procurement is an integrated suite of software designed to manage all procurement processes from the request for proposal through supplier selection and award. Oracle Advanced Procurement provides complete procure-to-pay automation ridding organizations of traditional purchasing processes that are often inefficient and manual. Additionally, support of configurable sourcing rules allows the system to automatically process and validate incoming demand, determine allocation, and create and route POs. Midsize Businesses can leverage these capabilities to standardize and streamline procurement processes reducing maintenance, repair, and operating spend.

For Midsize Businesses with limited procurement resources, EBS R12 enables improved command and control for all procurement responsibilities by providing a unified Professional Buyer’s Work Center. The Work Center allows buyers to efficiently perform their daily tasks: view and act upon requisition demand; create and manage orders and agreements; manage supplier information; and monitor procurement activity.

Customer Relationship Management

Oracle's integrated Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution is a set of applications that provide information-driven sales, service, and marketing. Oracle CRM is built on an open, standards-based architecture that streamlines business processes, improves data quality, and allows all your key divisions to draw from the same source of data.

Service Request in EBS R12 enables Midsize Businesses involved in Service and Spare Parts Management operations to lower service costs by supporting a wide variety of service operations for complex and diverse work processes. Oracle TeleService Service Request provides a fully featured customer service platform for agent-assisted service across the enterprise. It enables service operations to effectively manage and automate the service process from initial request to issue resolution. Agents can use Oracle Service Request to provide resolution to customer issues using Oracle Knowledge Management, maintain product ownership, update customer contact information, and schedule service delivery according to service entitlement. The capabilities within Service Request enable organizations to drive service revenue by improving the management and coordination of service request lifecycles, maximizing the number of service visits for each service representative and driving cost reduction by reducing mileage, travel time, and cost

Supply Chain Management

In order to satisfy the increasing dynamics of the demand-driven marketplace, today’s supply chain management solution must be flexible and adapt not only to changing supply and demand pictures but also to innovative manufacturing paradigms like assemble-to-order, mass customization, and so forth. EBS R12 offers Supply Chain Management that provides a rich set of tools for that allow companies to manage global risk more effectively by anticipating supply and demand fluctuations and making more effective decisions. Supply Chain Management provides solutions that address requirements across procurement, order management, manufacturing, product lifecycle management, maintenance, logistics, and supply chain planning and execution.

  • Manufacturing and Manufacturing ExecutionEBS R12 delivers a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for both discrete and process manufacturers. R12 MES workstations offer features such as configurable dispatch, list-driven execution, configurable work content and sequential display of work instructions, clock in/out for actual time capture, enhanced shop floor transaction reporting, as well as streamlined lot and serial data collection. MES Workstation also provides a Supervisors Workbench with dashboards for a summarized view of exceptions.

  • Supply Chain Management - Supply Chain Management offers an integrated logistics solution that shepherds products and shipments from the upstream source to the downstream destination. Supply Chain Management provides pre-built integrations for Order Management, Manufacturing, and Warehouse Management systems, cross-functional business flows, and facilities for collaboration with carriers and customers for effective planning and proactive management of problems. This allows for more efficient “pull” and make-to-order methods for Midsize Businesses in Manufacturing and Distribution streamlining their time-to-market, minimizing inventory levels, and improving communications and shared processes throughout their supply chain.

  • Demand Management - Oracle Demantra Demand Management enables real time demand sensing and collaborative consensus forecasting. It enables users to sense demand real time by capturing demand more frequently, closer to the point of consumption, and at a much more granular level. Demand Management also provides increased precision on forecasts by combining quantitative and qualitative information, including advanced statistics. Demand Management enables Midsize Businesses to actively shape demand for profitability by managing the timing of production introductions as well as incorporating sales incentives and promotions. And finally, Demand Management provides a path to evolve to a real time sales and operations planning process.

  • Transportation Planning and Optimization - Process industry companies seeking to avoid an increase in logistic costs will be able to leverage Transportation Planning and Optimization features to consolidate loads and combine shipments providing additional opportunities to minimize transportation costs and maximize fulfillment services.

  • Transportation & Logistics - Integrated with R12, Oracle's G-Log is the market-leading transportation management solution with a proven ability to support multi-modal, domestic and global transportation operations for manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and logistics service providers. G-Log’s capabilities are fully integrated into R12's order management, purchasing, shipping and warehouse management functions.
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