Accelerating the Journey to Management Excellence
By Rob Reynolds on Aug 11, 2009
Today’s economy requires companies to be smarter and make faster decisions that ever. Doing this requires complete visibility across your enterprise so that you can make the right decisions to attract/retain customers, grow their business, and minimize their costs. Oracle understands this need and provides you a business answer through our “Management Excellence” approach. Achieving management excellence means improving your management processes by integrating operational systems to your business, proactively managing your performance, thus improving your business decisions.
To help customer's accelerate their journey to achieving Management Excellence, we in Oracle Consulting have created a service offering specifically targeted at improving your management processes. The Oracle Management Excellence Accelerator enables you to align strategy, processes and technology -- building a roadmap that maximizes return on your Oracle product investment.
The Management Excellence Accelerator (or MEA as we are calling it internally) is the culmination of the integration of our BI & EPM Strategy offerings, our Roadmap to BI Program, and the EPM Strategy & Roadmap offerings from our legacy Hyperion Consulting team. We took a look at the common processed across these programs and then set out to use the best practices from across the combined offerings. The resulting framework allows us to rapidly assess the maturity of a customers management processes and make strategic recommendations using our reference architectures, industry data & value analysis tools. The result is a highly repeatable process for identifying opportunities and areas for streamlining of management processes in as short as 2 weeks.
The process entails business discovery, analysis of your current management processes, evaluation and recommendations for enhancing your current architecture and a value analysis of the expected benefits resulting from better, more streamlined management processes and systems. All of this culminates in a Roadmap to Management Excellence that details the plans and processed to achieve Management Excellence.
I'll be blogging more on the MEA offering and the lessons we are learning as we help customers on this journey, but in the mean time please feel free to contact me or your local Oracle Consulting sales representative for more information or to schedule a discussion on how the MEA can help accelerate your journey to achieving Management Excellence.