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Oracle Introduces Oracle Retail Merchandising Analytics

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Oracle today unveiled Oracle Retail Merchandising Analytics to offer retailers a new prebuilt business intelligence application that incorporates performance metrics across the entire enterprise and promotes a faster response to market opportunities.

Oracle Retail Merchandising Analytics uses Oracle Business Intelligence Applications to access and analyze data from multiple applications such as financial and workforce management, customer relationship management (CRM) and retail operations.

The merchandising-specific business intelligence application provides insight to critical performance indicators such as item sales, store performance, efficacy of promotions and markdowns, inventory turn, sales and profit trends and current and potential out-of-stocks.

Included across all of the business intelligence dashboards is the ability to act on those insights, enabling users to order more stock, re-allocate merchandise or kick off a promotion triggered by metric thresholds.

This type of “closed-loop or guided analytics” uses embedded actions to make it easier for users to act on the information they view in a dashboard or report.

Oracle plans to expand the Oracle Retail Analytics family of next-generation business intelligence applications, addressing areas to meet emerging customer needs.

Oracle Retail Analytics applications are optimized to run on Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and deliver the extreme performance required to accommodate retailer data volumes without sacrificing depth of analysis.

Oracle Retail Analytics applications integrate with Oracle and non-Oracle applications and can be implemented alone or collectively to accommodate each retailer’s unique information needs and application environment. The prebuilt nature of the solution enables customers to achieve fast time to value by reducing deployment time and help lower overall total cost of ownership.

Reports are delivered to mobile devices and desktops in a variety of formats, a capability further enabled by the application’s use of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition.

General Availability

Oracle Retail Merchandising Analytics is currently available and includes packaged integration with the Oracle Retail Merchandising product family and relevant analytics.

About Oracle Retail

Oracle provides retailers with a complete, open and integrated suite of business applications, server and storage solutions that are engineered to work together to optimize every aspect of their business. 20 of the top 20 retailers worldwide - including fashion, hardlines, grocery and specialty retailers - use Oracle solutions to deliver critical insights, improve business processes and drive performance. For more information, visit our Web site at http://www.oracle.com/goto/retail

About Oracle

Oracle is the world's most complete, open, and integrated business software and hardware systems company. For more information about Oracle, please visit our Web site at http://www.oracle.com.

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