The Covid-19 pandemic disrupted how and where work is traditionally done. But it also provided a unique opportunity for organizations to take analytics out of the back office and apply it in new ways – creating globally matrixed teams, providing new opportunities for employees, and ultimately changing the way project deliveries are executed. Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) has enabled us to do this and more in ways that were not as fully explored before the pandemic made it necessary.
Deloitte focuses on three areas around Oracle Analytics: advising, implementing, and operating. In most cases, it was being used for back office reporting in ERP implementations. Then18 months ago, all that changed. In one case, a large healthcare provider client, for whom Deloitte had completed back office, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and human capital management (HCM) work over the last number of years, was quickly faced with the need to allocate nurses and doctors to COVID-19 hotspots. In response, this client used Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) to identify specific types of resource planning and attrition models, to determine the best workforce strategy to support hospitals at the center of infection hotspots.
Another client, a global logistics provider, was also using OAC in a back-office ERP implementation. In response to COVID, their focus shifted to logistics within their global organization with a priority on addressing Ship-to-Collect issues. In a very short amount of time, we were able to move their Oracle ecosystem in that direction.
More than building out the technology, these projects are about continuous innovation, assessing and re-assessing the needs of our clients, and bringing valuable insight to the table to help solve business issues and drive growth. We're always adding new use cases into these applications. We continue to add new knowledge and new content and to take advantage of visualizations, artificial intelligence, and other Oracle Analytics capabilities. Oracle’s technology and applications enable us to adapt these to a wide range of industries and business models.
We are finding that clients are no longer looking for single point solutions. No longer are organizations and their leaders satisfied with only talking about reporting and dashboarding. The discussion has shifted to true enterprise analytics solutions and creating an analytics ecosystem. I believe Analytics is no longer a “nice to have” but a “need to have” – a key hyperscale opportunity for growth across an organization, and Oracle Analytics Cloud is designed to support and empower that.
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