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1 Accenture Advanced Enterprise Performance Management Solution for Oracle Getting back to the business of business: use Oracle-based solutions to exploit today s insight and fuel tomorrow s business success

2 Imagine that your organization had a more efficient and effective way to extract and interpret key sales or operations insight to shape your business strategy. In today s business environment it is more critical than ever to closely monitor and adjust the business components that create value, allowing executives to cut through complex global operations and act quickly. Organizations that use Oracle applications to support their operations rely on specific data to conduct financial mechanics close the books, report results, plan and budget, control costs, or comply with stringent legislation. Accenture believes that such organizations have an opportunity to develop a more sophisticated capability to gain more insight, allowing them to better adapt to market conditions and opportunities. At Accenture, obtaining and interpreting this information is called enterprise performance management (EPM). Accenture is working with organizations to help them get back to the business of business: moving beyond just running the numbers to better identify and manage what drives high performance. Accenture s vision for EPM, based on extensive experience and research, is wider in scope than is common. It encompasses the capabilities required to manage and optimize business performance across the entire organization. It includes governance for a holistic view on enterprise performance, business intelligence for thorough analytics, and enterprise information management for data integration. Drawing on our deep industry experience, understanding of business processes and the exceptional breadth of talent and capability across our organization, we have created the Accenture Advanced Enterprise Performance Management Solution for Oracle. The solution is designed specifically for organizations that manage their operations with Oracle s enterprise performance management system, helping them to fully incorporate value-added EPM insight throughout their enterprise to better manage the business and outpace the market. From the insight gained through EPM, Accenture can determine which functions to address first to drive high performance whether strategy, finance, business intelligence, customer relationship management, supply chain, human resources, or marketing.

3 Based on Accenture research, only 20 percent of responding companies described their EPM capabilities as advanced encompassing enterprise-wide, value-driving initiatives and standardization. But those companies with advanced EPM were much more satisfied than others (38 percent vs. 6 percent respectively) with the contribution of finance to overall performance and a number of key drivers of high performance. 1 1 The Changing Role of the Finance Organization in a Multi-Polar World: Accenture High Performance Finance Study 2008, Accenture 2008, available at: Mgmt/Finance_Operations/TheChangRole2008.htm

4 Distinctive Capabilities Market Focus and Position Balance Alignment and Renewal Performance Anatomy - "Before, the budget process at Lavazza took about four months to complete. Now, thanks to the cultural change, our new planning approach and the innovative tool that we implemented with help from Accenture, we can develop a market- and business-relevant budget in significantly less time. Paola Bosso Chief Financial Officer Lavazza Excellence in enterprise systems helps drive high performance Accenture s ongoing and extensive research into high-performance business reveals that enterprise systems have enormous potential to influence the three essential building blocks of high performance: market focus and position, performance anatomy and distinctive capabilities. Particularly, excellence in enterprise systems provides the kind of technology that contributes to a company s ability to develop distinctive capabilities the integrated processes and services that represent a company s unique formula for competitive advantage. While Oracle-based enterprise solutions most directly contribute to distinctive capabilities, they also provide the business intelligence and analytics capabilities that allow an organization to make more informed decisions that determine how all three building blocks align for optimal performance. North China Grid Company Limited (NCGC) teamed with Accenture to implement a number of Oracle s enterprise performance management solutions, including Oracle Essbase Plus, Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting and Oracle Hyperion Data Integration Management. The solution helped NCGC leverage its existing technology to dramatically reduce the level of manual input into its financial systems, and consequently, to provide more timely, relevant information to end users and decision makers. NCGC now has a standardized platform for budgeting, with proper linkage between its business plans, budgets and forecasts. As a result, the power grid operator has increased its process efficiency, improved productivity, reduced planning cycle times and shifted corporate focus to strategic analysis. At Credit Agricole, Accenture implemented Oracle Hyperion Planning Plus together with Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management and Hyperion Application Link to integrate the retail bank s financial and operational planning processes and improve its business predictability. The new system provides bank management with complete confidence in the security, availability and reliability of their financial data, resulting in more accurate analysis and the ability to focus on more strategic issues.

5 A consistent, coherent view of enterprise-wide performance The Accenture Advanced Enterprise Performance Management Solution for Oracle is a financial and commercial planning and analysis solution that helps organizations take advantage of the way in which the Oracle platform integrates across business intelligence, financial planning, compliance and controls to gain a consistent, coherent view of enterprise-wide performance. Firmly grounded in driving total return to shareholders, the Accenture approach to achieving advanced EPM consistently defines and models the key drivers of both current and future value, and helps translate performance-driving strategies into tangible tactics and plans. It provides significant potential to drive competitive advantage and increase profitability and market leadership through the enhanced ability to 2 : Better execute strategies, allowing optimal resource allocation and maximizing sustained shareholder value. Translate strategic goals into tactical execution. Monitor how strategy is executed across the organization. Make decisions faster, and with more insight. Optimize business performance across a single enterprise or business network. Connect the finance and IT departments, including shared business goals and strategies. The solution enables finance departments to more easily access and deliver the accurate and actionable information their organizations need to formulate strategic plans, make the right decisions about markets, products and promotions and report to stakeholders in a timely manner. By combining our unique insight and experience in EPM, market-leading system integration expertise, and deep industry knowledge, Accenture has formulated a holistic, results-driven approach to tap the full benefit of EPM. Key solution features: EPM framework for a phased, logical approach. Comprehensive and flexible core set of tools that can be customized to meet company-specific requirements and processes. Value and portfolio analysis tools. Planning, budgeting, and forecasting methods. Reporting and analytic methods. EPM methods. 2 Enterprise Performance Management: Transforming finance in the journey to value-based management, Accenture 2006, available at: accenture.com/global/consulting/finance_mgmt/ Enterprise_Performance_Mgmt/R_and_I/ EnterpriseValueBasedManagement.htm

6 Figure 1. Accenture Enterprise Performance Management Framework (patent pending) Business Strategy Target Setting Determine Key Measures of Success Determine Key Value Drivers Refine Corporate Vision and Strategic Objectives Monitor Assess Portfolio Value Enablers Develop Action Plans, Re-allocate Resources and Update Forecast Set Targets for Key Measures of Accountability Incentives and Rewards Integrated IT Architecture Standardized Processes Review Performance with Executive Management Leadership and Capability Data Structures and Controls Cascade Targets to Lower Level Metrics/ Organization Operate Monitor Key Measures of Business Performance Develop Plans to Achieve Targets Allocate Resources (all categories) to Achieve Plans Review, Challenge and Finalize Plans and Forecasts Integration of Information and Management Processes Enablers (People, Process and Technology) At the core of the Accenture Advanced EPM Solution is the Accenture Enterprise Performance Management Framework powered by Oracle a comprehensive, industrialized approach that is proven to fully integrate functional processes and tools. (See Figure 1) The patentpending framework illustrates all of the components that must incorporate key performance metrics into core management processes as well as supporting tools, leadership behavior, and culture. Each component of the framework is enabled by Oracle software that allows organizations to establish a technical infrastructure that directly supports their EPM efforts. Accenture serves as a trusted and capable guide to help organizations plan for and execute the kind of change required to incorporate the benefits of advanced EPM processes into their business and maximize the returns on their Oracle investment. Our clients rely on our distinct ability to link our deep understanding of business processes with our systems integration experience to enable those processes with packaged solutions. A Harvard Business Review study reported that bestin-class companies with EPM systems achieved 2.95 percent higher returns on assets and 5.14 percent higher returns on equity 3. 3 Christopher D. Ittner and David F. Larcker, Coming Up Short on Non-Financial Performance Measurement, Harvard Business Review, November 2003.

7 Accenture continually applies their best thinking across industry, business process and technology domains to build business solutions on Oracle products that deliver real results for our joint customers. Thomas Kurian Executive Vice President, Product Development Oracle Corporation Backed by the power of Accenture and Oracle Accenture and Oracle have a long-standing partnership that has been recognized by industry analysts as a best practice for business alliances. Building on an already strong history of collaboration, Accenture and Oracle have a unique agreement that provides a strong framework for future joint development, teaming and mutual success and one that demonstrates our commitment to invest in the best solutions for our joint clients. Oracle's integrated performance management applications support a broad range of strategic and financial performance management processes and enable management excellence. Accenture helps organizations achieve high performance with Oracle solutions through an unmatched combination of industry and functional expertise and Oracle implementation know-how that brings depth, completeness and value to our solutions. In fact, Accenture has one of the largest and rapidly-growing Oracle enterprise solutions practice among full-service integrators and has received 33 Oracle awards. Accenture brings to our clients the best of our EPM and Oracle resources and skills, among them: More than 44,000 experienced Oracle professionals globally including more than 2,000 focusing on EPM and business intelligence and more than 200 specializing in Oracle s enterprise performance management system. Four Accenture Innovation Centers for Oracle the first and only Oracle partner to open such centers on Oracle campuses. Accenture Oracle Hyperion Centers of Excellence in Milan and Montréal dedicated to support Oracle Hyperion implementations globally. Accenture Information Management Services that offers keen insight into data management and integration. Accenture Delivery Methods for Oracle with proven delivery methodologies and tools for consistent, reliable and cost-effective delivery across any industry and business function. Accenture Global Delivery Center Network that provides the flexibility, resources and skills to implement and operate enterprise solutions at the closest point to the client anywhere around the world. Contact Us To learn more about how Accenture can help you leverage Oracle to become a high-performance business or government, visit Global/Technology/Enterprise_Solutions/ Oracle_Solutions/default.htm.

8 About Accenture Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become highperformance businesses and governments. With approximately 176,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$21.58 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, Its home page is About Oracle Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is the world's most complete, open, and integrated business software and hardware systems company. For more information about Oracle, visit oracle.com. Copyright 2010 Accenture All rights reserved. Accenture, its logo and High Performance Delivered are trademarks of Accenture. Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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