Oracle VCP

Demantra & Oracle Value Chain Planning

Oracle Value Chain Planning is the term used to refer to the E-Business planning tools Oracle provide for the management and execution of Supply Chain Planning activities.  The suite of products are frequently simply termed VCP but have also been referred to as AP (Advanced Planning), APS (Advanced Planning Suite) and SCP (Supply Chain Planning).

Demantra is one of the VCP Products and is an integrated, multidimensional forecasting tool that provides planners with a powerful and flexible analytical solution enabling improved forecast accuracy and cycle time.

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Key concepts

  • Configuration flexibility
  • Integration with Oracle ERP (Siebel, JDE, Peoplesoft & E-Business)
  • Diverse forecasting methods
  • Management by exception
  • Performance measurement
  • Defined roles and responsibilities
  • Collaborative forecasting
  • Lifecycle and casual management


  • Automated processes
  • Consolidated and structured data standardisation: one tool/one process
  • Accuracy analysis and performance incentive
  • Prioritisation: cherry-pick big hitters
  • Integrate department/customers into supply chain
  • User interface evolution
  • Reduce legacy IT
  • Reduce manual forecasting effort
  • Reduce planning cycle time
  • Improve planning process & accuracy
  • Align forecasting with budget
  • Lower stock levels
  • Increase efficiency of the supply chain
  • Happier planners