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Oracle Financial Analytics Overview

What is Oracle Financial Analytics?
Oracle Financial Analytics is a module of Oracle Business Intelligence Applications, and falls into the grouping of ERP analytics modules. Other Analytics modules under the ERP umbrella include Human Resources, Procurement & Spend, Supply Chain & Order Management, Projects, Asset Management, and Manufacturing. And Analytics modules under the CRM umbrella include Sales, Marketing, Loyalty, Service, Contact Center, and Price.

Oracle Financial Analytics provides companies with deep insight into all aspects of financial control and management.  It provides a multitude of summary and detail views, and many metrics, of information relating to revenues, expenses, assets, liabilities and shareholder equity.  A full spectrum of reports and metrics covers GL, AR, AP, and more, providing key information required to determine the financial state of the company and what actions/decisions may be required.

Why use Oracle Financial Analytics?
In additon to the above benefits, Financial Analytics integrates with Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS), Peoplesoft, JD Edwards, and SAP, which allows companies to implement the technology, filled with years of research and best practices, quickly and with a LOT less risk.

What is Oracle Financial Analytics comprised of?
By listing some of the content of the BI module, without going into too much detail, you will be able to get a sense for the type of information and see the vast amount of content included.

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6 Dashboards
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General Ledger: provides information about the key areas of required for financial management including balance sheet, cash flow, liquidity, expenses, working capital and liquidity.

Payables: provides information about how effectively and efficiently the company is meeting its payment obligations.

Receivables: provides information about effectively and efficiently the company is collecting payment from sales.

Projects: provides financial information about projects.

Profitability: provides imformation for the key areas for profitability including margins by customer and product, profit and loss statements, revenues, and the various “Return-On metrics” such as ROA, ROI, ROE.

US Federal Financial Performance: provides information about budgets and payments

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36 dashboard pages
– broken out by dashboard below:
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General Ledger: Overview, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow, Budget vs Actual, Asset Usage, Liquidity, Financial Structure, GL Balance, Trial Balance

Payables: Overview, AP Balance, Payments Due, Effectiveness, Payment Performance, Supplier Report, Invoice Details, All AP Transactions

Receivables: Overview, AR Balance, Payments Due, Effectiveness, Payment Performance, Customer Report, Invoice Details, All AR Transactions

Projects: Project Invoices

Profitability: Overview, P&L, Margins, Revenue, Products, Customers

US Federal Financial Performance: Budget Summary, Budget Details, Budget Spending, Payables

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255 Reports – A small sampling of the reports include:
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Cash Flow Summary
Monthly & Quarterly Cash Flow
Net Working Capital Summary
Operating Cycle and Cash Cycle
Monthly & Quarterly Balance Sheet
Budget vs Actual – Current & YTD Operating Expenses
Top 10 Categories by Expense Variance -and- Top 10 Cost Centers by Expense Variance
Payables Turnover -and- Receivables Turnover
Cash Ratio
Days Cash in Hand
Quick Ratio -and- Current Ratio
Debt Coverage
Debt to Asset -and- Debt to Equity
GL Account Balance -and- Trial Balance

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488 Metrics – A small sampling of the metrics include:
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Receivables
AR Balance: • DSO • Closing Group Amt • Credit Limit Used % • Total AR Overdue Amt
AR Aging: • AR Aging 1-30 Amt • AR Due 1-30 Amt • AR Overdue 1-30 Amt
Payment Performance: • AR Payment Days • AR Weighted Days • Times Paid Before Due
AR Transactions: • AR Avg Invoice Amt • AR Credit Memo Amt

Payables
AP Balance: • DPO • Closing Group Amt • Total AP Overdue Amt • Overdue Amt to Total %
AP Aging: • AP Aging 1-30 Amt • AP Due 1-30 Amt • AP Overdue 1-30 Amt
Payment Performance: • AP Payment Days • AP Weighted Days • Times Paid Before Due
AP Transactions: • AP Avg Invoice Amt • AP Avg Payment Amt

General Ledger
Balance Sheet: • Cash • Accounts Receivable • Debt to Equity Ratio • Current Ratio
Asset Turnover: • AR Turnover • AP Turnover • Inventory Turnover • Cash Cycle • Fixed Assets Turnover
Cash Flow: • Operating Cash Flow • Investing Cash Flow • Financing Cash Flow • Net Cash Flow

Profitability
Profitability Returns: • Return on Equity • Return on Assets • Return on Capital
Margins: • Gross Margin % • Operating Margin % • EBT Margin % • Net Income Margin %
Product Profitability: • Revenue • Product Gross Profit • Product Operating Profit
Customer Profitability: • Revenue • Customer Gross Margin

Who will use and benefit from Financial Analytics?
CFOs, Controllers, Accounting Managers, Finance Analysts, Department Heads, Payables and Receivables Managers, Payables & Receivables Analysts, Project Managers, Project Accountants, and much more.

Where can I find more information?
More information about Oracle Financial Analytics can be found here:
http://www.oracle.com/us/solutions/business-analytics/analytic-applications/business-role/financial-analytics/overview/index.html
And more information about Oracle Business Intelligence in general can be found here:
http://www.oracle.com/us/solutions/business-analytics/overview/index.html

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3 Responses to Oracle Financial Analytics Overview

  1. kishore says:

    super, i really impressed with above explanation.. could you please share the same information for Service and Marketing analytics means.. what are the outofbox bashboard and reports we have in Service and Marketing analytics.

    Thanks,
    Kishore

  2. ramprapanna says:

    Reblogged this on A Little about DW..!! A Little about BI..!! and commented:
    Nice article posted in OBIEEPEDIA

  3. Anjireddy says:

    hi can u give me a GLBalances complete Flow

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