At Oracle OpenWorld this month, the hot topic was all about ‘the Cloud’.  In fact, seven new offerings were announced by Oracle’s Thomas Kurian, Executive Vice President, Product Development, and how a Cloud platform is transforming business management and delivering great customer experiences.  Additionally, John O’Rourke, Vice President of Product Marketing at Oracle, blogged about the hype himself, specifically on Hyperion Planning, the first EPM application to be offered in the Cloud.

“Organizations that are struggling with spreadsheets or legacy planning and budgeting applications, want to deploy a world class solution for financial planning and budgeting, but are constrained by IT resources and capital budgets,” writes O’Rourke. “With the Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service, organizations can fast track their way to world-class financial planning, budgeting and forecasting – at cloud speed, with no IT infrastructure investments and with minimal IT resources.”

And, he’s not kidding- it is real! Abhay Parasnis, Senior Vice President of Development at
Oracle stated in a recent press release: “Cloud is a strategic business at Oracle and is growing aggressively. Customers and partners are extremely supportive of Oracle’s Cloud strategy.”  Key Performance Idea’s is one partner that is taking the lead in Planning in the Cloud through its PLANtasticSM service offering.

PLANtastic is a comprehensive entry into the implementation of an enterprise planning solution, including implementation, on-going maintenance, and hosting, at a low monthly price. Key Performance Ideas can develop a complete, enterprise planning solution and move you from an Excel environment to a scalable, systematic solution. Their hosting environment, both production and development instances of the application, allows leadership to focus on using a planning system, versus building and maintaining one. Furthermore with monthly Hyperion Application Administration by S.M.A.R.T, the industry’s first onshore/remote administration only program, the need to hire, train and retain specialized, full-time administrators is eliminated.

PLANtastic, one of the nation’s first Hyperion Planning in the Cloud offering, allows
organizations to mature their processes while reducing capital outlay and lowering operating costs to improve return-on-investment.

View the YouTube Video to learn more about PLANtastic: Hosted Hyperion Planning in the Cloud

Benefits of PLANtastic include:

  • Move from an Excel focused environment to a scalable, systematic solution
  • Optimize your planning processes while reducing capital outlay
  • Avoid the cost and effort associated with the procurement, deployment, configuration and support of hardware
  • Utilize on-shore, Oracle certified, remote Hyperion application administrators to avoid the need to hire and train in-house personnel
  • Reduce operating costs and improve ROI and cash flow

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