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EBS, ASCP, Oracle, Planning, Demantra

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