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How to optimize close cycle with Hyperion Financial Management

The advent of sophisticated computing has led companies to aspire to a ‘virtual close.’ Recent studies conducted by the Hackett Group suggest that companies in the top ten percent close their financial books in less than five days...

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Oracle Eloqua marketing cloud: Delivering exceptional customer experiences

In an increasingly competitive market, Customer Experience (CX) management seems to be the buzzword in most organizations today. In the absence of personalized and engaging experiences, there are very high possibilities...

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Upstream data – analyze to realize

The oil and gas industry today is grappling with issues like increasing demand, scarcity of talent, growth in data volumes, and stringent environmental and public policies. Technology promises to shift...

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Are you losing your best customers to your competition?

The organization that catches the attention of today’s digital customers through an integrated cross channel experience is likely to get the advantage...

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Social CRM - Dealing with the Change Within

Social CRM is progressively moving into the mainstream enterprise strategies. The perceived ability of Web 2.0 technologies to help people network better, presents a promising opportunity for organizations...

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Coexist: Your Current Purchasing Solution with Oracle Fusion Procurement Delivers Real Value

Oracle Corporation has made significant investment in procurement applications. They combine best practices from Oracle's E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft and JD Edwards, boast of stronger...

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Custom Encryption in Siebel and Siebel Web Service Security Test Guide 1.0

Siebel (7.5 onwards and upto 8.1) natively supports two types of Inbound Web Service Security. The first is the WS Security UserName Token Profile Support that requires the user name and password to be passed in clear text format in the SOAP Header Message. The second...

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Dealing with Challenges of Product, Category and Channel Growth in Retail using Oracle PIM

What is your view of a product data hub? What are its benefits? Does it help in minimizing data interfacing needs across an application stack? Does it reduce the number of errors...

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Oracle Applications and the Economics of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is making waves in the Enterprise package space as the latest trend in Information Technology. Companies are forecasting unprecedented growth in the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) segment. On the...

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Transform your existing Financials with Infosys and Oracle Fusion Accounting Hub

Companies are looking for better control over defining accounting rules and a way out of making manual adjustment entries for events requiring different accounting treatments in different geographies...

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Infosys Co-Existence for Oracle Fusion Talent Management

Organizations need to have an evaluation framework and a standard set of processes to monitor skills and competencies and to assign measurable goals to the workforce. Oracle Fusion Talent...

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ERP Service Management Collaboration over Cloud

CXOs affirm that ERP in an enterprise's IT portfolio ensures progression in the value chain. On an average, System Integrator's (SI) implementation accounts for 50% of the total cost. To address high costs and low returns...

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IFRS: Transition Strategy for E-Business Suite

Acceptance of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is gaining momentum, the world over. From an Oracle application perspective, fixed assets is a key focus area in IFRS implementation. The solution...

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Integrating Acquisitions: Enterprise Maturity Model

Over the years, globalization has led to a surge in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A). A planned long-term IT strategy helps alleviate pain points associated with systems integration during mergers. This paper...

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Managed Solution for Staffing Industry

The staffing industry must address the challenges of customer retention, staff turnover and recruiter productivity to grow revenues and improve profitability. Infosys' expert proposes an innovative managed solution that addresses...

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Key Drivers and Design Principles for COA

A well structured Chart of Account (COA) is a pre-requisite to extract maximum value from Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Our experts propose a structured methodology in a four stage project-oriented approach to design and...

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Business Process Platform: How Fast Can you Change?

To compete in the Flat World, an organization's business strategies must be aligned with its IT systems. To increase revenue, achieve growth and open new markets, the IT systems and strategies need to address new business...

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Earned Value Management for ERP Implementations

ERP implementation is characterized by aggressive timelines, high budgets and the involvement of diverse teams. Earned Value Analysis is a reliable financial tool to measure the performance of ERP implementations throughout...

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Going Lean the ERP Way

Enterprises need to adopt lean concepts to eliminate process waste. The eight categories of waste include over production, waiting, stocks and inventory, transportation, motion, processing, defects and information. In this white paper,...

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Fusion Administrator: The Governor of SOA Implementation?

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)-based systems integrate heterogeneous systems in a cost-effective manner. In addition, they enable an enterprise to rapidly deploy and manage critical business solutions....

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Estimating the Size of Software Package Implementations using Package Points

In Enterprise Solutions projects, where ERP package implementations and rollouts are carried out, inaccurate effort estimate results in huge time and cost overruns. An accurate estimate can be derived by empirical models...

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Dovetailing Business Process Re-engineering to ERP Transformations - A Systematic Approach

Companies that implement ERP must dovetail Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) activities to extract maximum benefits from ERP investments. The initial phases of ERP implementation can be suitably adjusted...

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SOA Offers Best of Both Worlds

To compete in a dynamic landscape, organizations must modernize their legacy IT applications to reduce the cost of operations and maintenance. At the same time, some complex business processes may have to reside...

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Weaving Oracle Economy Products around Utility Industry Processes

Utility companies are adopting ERP products to monitor finances and keep a tight tab on processes. These ERP systems run in parallel to applications, and cater to specialized business areas. Since applications maintain their own sets...

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Supplier Collaboration: The New Mantra in the World of ERP

Online Supplier Collaboration is one of the mandatory steps to realize benefits in the Procure-to-Pay process. This white paper discusses the approach and the business benefits accrued from supplier collaboration. It focuses on the right mix...

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Oracle Utilities (Lodestar) Suite: Strengths and Weaknesses

Oracle acquired Lodestar - a product for Meter Data Management (MDM) and complex billing for utilities. What are the various applications of Lodestar and how can these applications help utilities in billing and MDM? This white paper explores...

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The Process Improvement Journey in the ERP World

Process improvement is critical to the success of any organization. Enterprises must identify the processes which require improvement. The process improvement journey involves identification of Key Performance Indicators (KPI), aligning...

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Information Technology Index (IT Index)

Enterprises must have a mechanism to know how well they utilize IT. An IT Index can quantify and gauge the effectiveness of IT in an organization. Industry-wide information on infrastructure, business process framework...

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Analytical Corporate Expense Reporting and SOX compliance using Oracle Applications

Meaningful corporate expense analysis and reporting has been a major challenge to organizations. In today's dynamic business environment it is important to take business decisions based on real-time data, but operational challenges...

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Upgrading Package Applications: What's your Strategy?

Organizations have traditionally viewed the enterprise application upgrade initiatives as transactional events of little strategic importance. They often do not have an upgrade strategy or if there is one, it is hardly...

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Realizing the Business Value of EAI

Well-planned, well-executed EAI initiatives have the potential to deliver considerable business benefits to an organization. Why, then, do most EAI implementations meet with limited...

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Global Shared Support Service: A Viable Model?

As most large organizations have moved over to customized packaged products such as SAP, Oracle, Siebel, i2, etc., the experience gained in supporting them can be leveraged by the shared...

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Program Management Office: The Core Engine to Drive a Successful Global Program

Mergers and acquisitions, adoption of a global value chain, and expansion to new markets are competitive business growth strategies deployed by most businesses for going global. Program...

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Harmoniously Implementing HRMS on top of Existing Fin, CRM, SCM Modules

Complete HR modules implementations are on the rise due to the focus on workforce excellence. Any modification in the Core HR setup can impact other existing modules...

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