By Retail Global Content Team-Oracle on Apr 29, 2016
Two planning application Cloud Services are available in Release 15.0:
- Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting Cloud Service is a statistical and promotional forecasting solution. It uses state-of-the-art modeling techniques to produce high quality forecasts with minimal human intervention. Forecasts produced by the Demand Forecasting system enhance the retailer's supply chain planning, allocation, and replenishment processes, enabling a profitable and customer-oriented approach to predicting and meeting product demand.
- Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Cloud Service provides flexible and easy-to-use financial planning solution templates that enable retailers to create high-level strategic and low-level detailed financial plans. The solution guides users through best-practice planning processes in an efficient, streamlined manner while providing top-down, middle-out, and bottom-up functionality for developing, reconciling, and approving plans.
Both of these Cloud Services are hosted in the Oracle Cloud for Industry.
The documentation set for each Cloud Service includes the following documents:
In addition to the standard Oracle Retail Release Notes content, a Client System Requirements section is included. This section lists the supported technology for using the Cloud Service, for example, supported web browsers.
This document describes the administration tasks needed for the Cloud Service, for example, instructions on how to add users and roles.
This document provides critical information for retailers and partners to take into consideration when preparing for production use of the Cloud Service.
This document describes the Cloud Service user interface. It provides step-by-step instructions on how to complete the tasks that can be performed through the user interface.
Service Administrator Action List
This document outlines the critical tasks that need to be completed by the Service Administrator when first receiving access to the Cloud Service.
The documentation sets for the Cloud Services are available on Oracle Technology Network as part of the already existing product documentation libraries:
Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting Cloud Service documentation set:
Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Cloud Service documentation set: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E12477_01/merchfinplan/index.html