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EBS, ASCP, Oracle, Planning, Demantra

EBS, ASCP, Oracle, Planning, Demantra



EBS Planning Viewer: An excel based Planning workbench

EBS Planning Viewer: An excel based Planning workbench



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    EBS, ASCP, Oracle, Planning, Demantra EBS, ASCP, Oracle, Planning, Demantra Presentation Transcript

    • An Excel based Planning Workbench
    • If you think ….
      Oracle’s Planner’s workbench is not Planner friendly….
    • Then You are not Alone !
      So many clicks – My fingers hurt
      Why the demand is late
      Oh Gosh
      247,000 lines in pegging
      Not for Planners !!
      I wish I had my old excel
    • Most Planners don’t fully understand the plan
      Capabilities of a powerful planning engine remain unused due to a poor User Interface
      In turn, best planning systems in the world end up losing to
    • MS Excel
      • Single source of truth
      • Integrated
      • Secure
      • Flexible to use
      • Easy to Share
      • Complex
      • Time consuming
      • No flexibility
      • Unsecure
      • No Control
      The Historical battle
    • Taking the Best: The Old Approach
      Create Reports to export to Excel spreadsheets
      Development Cost
      Maintenance cost
      Non standard reports
      Compatibility/Upgrade Issues
    • The new approach
      1. Use Oracle Advanced Planning as Data Repository
      2. Use Microsoft Excel as reporting tool
      3. Apply the best in class reports designed for Planners
    • Introducing …
      EBS’s Plan Viewer™
      The Excel based Planning workbench
      A tool for Planners ( and not developers)
    • Features
      Works using Microsoft Excel at front end
      Directly connects to database
      Refreshes to get the latest planning data
      Configurable KPIs for Constraint, Unconstraint & Optimized Plans
      12 Inbuilt Planners reports – No Pre-processing required
      Multi-level slicing and dicing capabilities
      Powerful Planning Dashboard- Add your own reports
    • Head to Head
      Partially Supported : a
    • Sneak Peek
      The Summary View
    • Sneak Peek
      Summary View –Cont.
      Details of exceptions can be found by clicking the hyperlinks
    • Sneak Peek
      Horizontal View-Weekly
    • Sneak Peek
      Horizontal Value Plan -Weekly
    • Sneak Peek
      Horizontal Value Plan -Weekly
    • Sneak Peek
      Summary Pegging View
      Pegging Pattern for a specific item including all make and buy components can be seen by Pegging report
    • Sneak Peek
      Critical Path Analysis
      Activities causing lateness are marked
      Critical activities can be easily identified for any combination of demand and end item
    • Early Feedback collected
      Planning Managers
    • Feedback - Continued
      Will you use EBS Plan Viewer™ for your plan:-
      I like workbench
      I already have tons of reports
      Yes Definitely
      Need more information
    • Feedback Continued
      Which is the most useful feature:-
      Easy horizontal Plan
      Access through excel
      $ Value inclusion
      Critical Path Analysis
    • Feedback Continued
      How much time you think will it take to go live with Plan Viewer™?
      3 Months
      2 Months
      1 Month
      Depends upon complexity
      It actually takes less than a week to go live with Viewer 
    • Write us to see what you have been missing
      Thank you !!