Oracle Demand Management Cloud

Oracle Demand Management Cloud can be integrated with Oracle Cloud or on-premise ERP solutions such as SAP, JD Edwards and E Business or it can be deployed as a stand alone solution.

At its core the Demand Management Cloud retains the Demantra solution of:

  • Pre-seeded setup such as Measures, Hierarchies, Engines, Models, Worksheets & Forecast Processes
  • Collection of Valid Items & Locations & History used to create Forecast combinations
  • Analytical Engine, Models and Forecast Tree for Bayesian Forecasting

There are however, significant changes over the Demantra solution:

  • Vastly enhanced User Interface (Graphs are greatly improved and Tile Sets for Dashboards & exceptions can be really useful)
  • The Demand Management Cloud component does *everything* in one place.  There is no longer a need separate servers, logins, functions & skills for Administration, Collections, Engine runs, New Product Introductions, Security, Workflows, Logs or Forecast Management.
  • Segmentation functions exist throughout the solution which enables a far more fluid & sophisticated approach to forecasting different types of data.
  • Worksheets are now tables that planners access via Layouts.  The implications of this may be minor but could be significant depending on how your planners create / maintain / access data.

Considering moving from ODP, Demantra, Excel or Other to the Cloud?  

Upsides are:

  • Far quicker implementation time scale.  
  • User Defined Hierarchies are simple to create and load
  • Cost of ownership and support
  • Ease of use (implementation & training)
  • Data Segmentation and Plan flexibility
    • Manage multiple plans at the same time
    • Plans can contain different time scales and horizons
    • Plans can have multiple forecast outputs
    • Plans can be segmented by Hierarchy
    • Plans can contain different Measures
    • Plans can interact with each other
  • Key Customer function enables grouping of smaller data sets

 

Downsides are:

  • Customisation is limited
  • User Defined Hierarchies will require data transformation
  • Data Size is more restricted than Demantra
  • Promotional & Trade Functions not available yet.