Oracle Accounting Hub Reporting Cloud

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Deliver real-time financial reporting and analytics for Oracle and third-party financial applications. Empower business leaders to make shrewd decisions and quickly resolve issues with effective financial insight.


Modern Financial Reporting

Realize a rapid time-to-value with no disruption to your existing Oracle and third-party financial applications.

  • Confidently report by accessing real-time data through self-service and mobile capabilities
  • Report faster with presummarized, ready-to-use information
  • Access financial data anytime, anywhere with tablet-optimized reporting center
  • Quickly resolve issues with embedded collaboration and reporting capabilities

Intuitive, Interactive Analytics

Find essential financial information and gain insight at a glance. Drill down to analyze in greater detail.

  • Watch for financial exceptions using interactive infolets
  • Analyze general ledger balances by various dimensions with embedded Oracle Essbase and Oracle Hyperion Smart View for Office
  • Easily analyze general ledger balances and identify issues with sunburst visualization
  • Receive exception alerts when account balances exceed predetermined thresholds
  • Simplify reporting by keeping all reports in one central location

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Oracle Cloud SCM: Inventory Management module features

Global Inventory and Cost Management in the Cloud

Get comprehensive visibility and management of material flows, warehouse work, and product costs across the supply chain with Inventory and Cost Management Cloud
  • Comprehensive Materials Management: Complete receiving, inventory management, and shipping

  • Manage Global Inter-company Transactions:Flexibly manage trade between internal parties

  • Configurable and Flexible Costing: Easily configure to meet business needs

  • Advanced Fulfillment Capabilities: Efficiently manage complex fulfillment processes

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Unlock the Competitive Advantage by Developing Your Own E-Business Suite Strategy and Roadmap

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E-Business Suite is a stable and mature ERP platform and many organizations are very satisfied with their current release. Despite this, many Oracle EBS find themselves forced to upgrade just to stay on a supported version from the vendor.

E-Business Suite customers can take control of their ERP roadmap to evolve and grow the business by:

  1. Maintaining the current EBS version that works for the business
  2. Receiving support for existing and planned customizations
  3. Redeploying key resources towards strategic IT projects

Support Program Features

  • Named, Regional Primary Support Engineer
  • 24/7 Support with Guaranteed 30 Minute or Less Response Time
  • Application & Repository Fixes
  • Customization Fixes
  • Documentation-Only Fixes
  • Configuration Support
  • Operational Support

Unmatched Oracle E-Business Suite Expertise

From application and customization fixes to tax, legal, and regulatory updates and beyond, every Oracle E-Business Suite BrightStar client receives personalized service from a Primary Support Engineer with an average of 10 years or more of E-Business Suite experience — you get 24/7/365 support with a guaranteed response time of 30 minutes or less for serious issues. Backing up your BrightStar Primary Support Engineer is a team of functional and technical experts who bring deep expertise to troubleshooting all aspects and components of your E-Business Suite system, including:

  • Forms
  • Applications Framework (OAF)
  • PL/SQL
  • Reports
  • SQL
  • Workflow
  • Alerts
  • Applications Object Library (AOL)
  • Concurrent Manager
  • AD Tools
  • Application Server (iAS)
  • Fusion Middleware
  • Fusion Application
  • Oracle Database
  • Application Performance Enhancement Services [ APES ]

Global Tax, Legal & Regulatory

BrightStar delivers scheduled updates for Oracle E-Business Suite applications including Payroll for the US and UK —as well as unscheduled, ad-hoc updates for special time-sensitive changes from national, state/provincial, and local agencies.

BrightStar experts are standing by to answer your E-Business Suite support questions. Contact us at info@bslion.in today to avail services.

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Support Servies for Enterprise Application

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BRIGHTSTAR Support Services Program consists of a dedicated team of Certified Oracle Professionals in the BRIGHTSTAR corporate headquarters in Pune, India and Nearshore office in Bucharest, Romania.

Advantages and Benefits of BrightStar Support Services

  • Expertise – The vast network of clients and field consultants keep BRIGHTSTAR on the leading edge of Oracle technologies. The BRIGHTSTAR collaborative culture places the collective knowledge of all BRIGHTSTAR professionals at the customer’s disposal. It is simply not possible to replicate this level of experience through internal staffing.
  • Flexibility – Customer support needs vary from month to month. With BRIGHTSTAR, support time can be utilized for a variety of different business needs – as support requirements grow or shrink, BRIGHTSTAR works with customers to structure the optimal contract.
  • Scalability – Support contacts can be matched to your exact requirements — task-based services, on-demand, fixed hours per month, or all-inclusive annual support contracts are available.
  • Accessibility – Support is available 24 x 7 and can be reached by phone, email, or through the web, a BRIGHTSTAR expert is ready to help.
  • Delivery Management – A dedicated Service Delivery Manager is assigned to each account. This single point of contact can be used for budgetary reporting, consultations, escalation management and delivery management. The BRIGHTSTAR Service Delivery Manager is a trusted partner that helps their customer proactively manage their organization’s Oracle footprint.
  • Cost and Risk Reduction – BRIGHTSTAR Support allows customers to control and reduce ongoing Total Cost of ownership, control and reduce support costs, enjoy guaranteed service levels, reduce operational risk of dependency on individuals, and reduce the need for in-house training or knowledge.

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BRIGHTSTAR – Full Service Cloud AMS

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The modern cloud provides an evolutionary approach that progressively generates value from your application investment. Trusting a leading partner like BRIGHTSTAR as a single source for Oracle Cloud reduces cost and complexity, exploits best practices, maximizes service quality and brings technology innovations that improve your business performance. BRIGHTSTAR Full Service Cloud AMS provides everything you need to take advantage of Oracle Cloud in a fixed, per employee subscription model.

Coming Soon ERP: Financials, Revenue Management, Projects, Procurement

Top 3 security priorities for CIOs in 2015

How CIOs should prioritise their efforts around security, from budgeting and managing delivery of service through to working with the rest of the business

When it comes to securing the enterprise, CIOs certainly have their hands full. Whether it’s implementing new services, managing cloud computing and BYOD initiatives, tackling long-standing challenges like data protection, or protecting networks and applications against attacks, there’s plenty going on to keep a CIO awake at night.

However, the danger here is that when something like cloud computing or BYOD comes along and grabs the headlines, resources are directed away from serious security efforts, which puts the business in far more peril.

There’s a lot of investment – from both security companies and businesses – into securing the enterprise from threats targeting those emerging areas mentioned above.

But research has shown that it’s existing threats that are the root cause of security nightmares for CIOs. Nearly half (44%) of all breaches recorded in 2014 came via vulnerabilities that were between two and four years old.

Every one of the top ten vulnerabilities exploited in 2014 took advantage of code written years, or even decades ago, according to research by HP. Known bugs or logic flaws were the primary causes of commonly exploited software vulnerabilities, while server misconfigurations played an important role as well.

This leads to one of the top security priorities for CIOs: updating infrastructure quickly. The previously mentioned research shows that IT departments can neutralise up to 95% of attacks if they make updating their software a priority; updates should be applied as soon as they are available – ideally within two weeks.

For many, that generally means waiting for the second Tuesday of every month when the Microsoft Patch Tuesday rolls around. This is when Microsoft, Adobe and Oracle traditionally release updates and patches for whatever software vulnerabilities they’ve found and fixed.

With the new Windows 10, Microsoft is introducing technology that will further streamline the system of pushing out updates as quickly as possible, moving towards an approach that has become common already in the consumer world. We all know the almost daily cycle of updates we go through with the apps on our mobile devices, while Google Chrome users are already used to continuous updates installing in the background.

This style of fast and automatic update is a great way for businesses to ensure their software is as resilient to attacks as it can possibly be. Automating the update and patching process is a well tested approach to security and well accepted by end-users. However, the IT team has to be confident in the vendors that are supplying updates to them, and be confident that implementing updates won’t upset existing applications or services.

A second priority for CIOs at the moment is one that requires a bit of involvement from the end-user – but it’s one that can make a massive difference to the security of an organisation. It’s to do with improving management of credentials.

This is another area where the enterprise can learn from the consumer space. How many of us have to use some form of two-factor authentication (2FA) when we log into our online banking service? How about email or social media accounts? Having something as simple as a one-time code sent to your mobile device to enable log-on dramatically increases how secure an account is.

Stolen credentials are regularly used in hacking attacks. A recent breach of the German parliament network was enabled by the hackers gaining “administrator rights”, which essentially gave them unrestricted access across the computer network. It’s currently not known what information was accessed or who was responsible – from criminal gangs through to state-sponsored attackers – but fingers have been pointed in Russia’s direction.

Adding that second layer of protection, via 2FA or one-off tokens, won’t make an enterprise totally secure but it will solve a lot of these problems. These days, there really is no excuse for not using 2FA wherever it’s available – long ago, the cost ruled out all but the biggest, most security-conscious companies but that’s no longer the case. In fact, in most instances, adding 2FA support is free.

Adding 2FA is particularly simple for businesses that develop their own software and services in-house. And, this takes us on to our third CIO security priority: securing the development process. More and more businesses are developing their own software, believing that this approach offers the best way to ensure their requirements are met in the most cost-effective manner.

However, if the software development and programming are done internally, they need to be done in a secure way. This emphasis on security is important as it helps the business reduce risk and cut the need to re-work the software at a later date; if and when a vulnerability or other issue is discovered. As pointed out before, the majority of cyber attacks are launched through a vulnerability in an unpatched program, so removing those vulnerabilities reduces that attack vector cyber criminals can use.

There are plenty of courses available that teach developers specific skills that help with building more secure applications or services. If a CIO is going to prioritise developing in a safe and secure way then it may be worth investing in a course for their developers.

These three priorities are simple but incredibly effective ways of making the IT environment – and of course the business as a whole – more secure, and will make a huge difference to the organisation. Things such as automatic updates and enabling 2FA where available are simple to deploy. It’s really not that hard to be a bit more secure.

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Does Inventory Management Solution in the Cloud makes sense!

Inventory management is about knowing what products to have on hand and when to have them on hand. It’s about understanding what you have in your warehouse and where your stock is located. It means maintaining optimal inventory levels that avoid unnecessary capital expenditures, while ensuring you can meet demand and not run out of goods.

Determining the right inventory management system for your business requires assessing your needs today and your plans for future growth. As your company grows, can your inventory management system scale along with it? As your business evolves, does the system offer flexibility to facilitate change? Will it give you the visibility you need to manage inventory requirements?

Traditional on-premise ERP systems and less sophisticated systems like QuickBooks typically lack the real-time visibility required to effectively manage inventory in today’s modern distributors. Many companies resort to unwieldy spreadsheets to manage inventory or rely on gut feel, potentially costing thousands of dollars in emergency replenishment or lost revenue from stock-outs.

Cloud-based inventory management offers a compelling alternative to manual approaches to inventory management or costly on-premise ERP. The best cloud system provides real-time visibility into inventory, with anywhere, anytime access to critical information. It can function at the core of an ERP system, integrating seamlessly with demand planning, financials and logistics. Automated capabilities eliminate manual inputs while maximizing efficiency throughout the inventory lifecycle.

Scalability, flexibility and visibility are the three key elements that comprise an integrated approach to inventory management in the cloud.

Scalability

Spreadsheets or QuickBooks might be adequate for a business just starting out, but growth will quickly outpace their capabilities for inventory management. How can you ensure your inventory management solution scales with your business as you increase your market share and penetration, handling more products, more volume, more customers, more suppliers and more locations over the next two years, five years, 10 years and beyond?

The right cloud inventory management system will scale as your business grows, from a small single-warehouse operation to an international distributor spanning multiple markets. The cloud makes it easy to add users, functionality, warehouses and suppliers—without the large-scale cost and effort required to implement a new on-premise system, or install it in new offices.

A cloud system lets you select the right level of inventory management sophistication for your business or industry. It lets you use only the functionality you need, without needless complexity. As your business grows, cloud inventory management scales with you by offering more sophisticated features and virtually unlimited capacity for more users and information.

Flexibility

With growth comes change in how your company operates. The business processes you had in place five years ago will likely differ substantially from the way you operate five years from now. Can your inventory management system evolve with you? Is it flexible enough to bend with you as your processes change?

These changes could involve simply a modification in reporting to improve inventory management speed and precision. Or they could be changes to how you see information, or deliver data to select managers based on their job function or location. Change could mean adding a new shipper or bar-code system, or introducing capabilities for quantity-based pricing, lot and bin management or landed cost calculations.

A cloud-based inventory management system built with flexibility in mind allows you to define your business processes into the system. It offers flexibility for you to implement customizations and business rules that support your unique requirements. The optimal cloud architecture preserves these customizations for you, so that they remain intact even as the cloud provider periodically upgrades your system to the latest release.

Visibility

Visibility into inventory availability is critical for planning replenishment to meet customer expectations and seasonal or even unexpected changes in demand. Taking this visibility factor further is managing inventory across multiple warehouse locations. In the cloud, this can all be visible from one location or from multiple locations.

In the cloud, you can have real-time visibility into your warehouses and other inventory locations, either domestically or internationally. If you have an international presence, the right multi-subsidiary management system gives you both global visibility and localized control, so that inventory can be managed centrally or managed by location. This type of visibility will help influence purchasing requirements versus transfer requirements.

Unlike spreadsheets or desktop applications, the cloud doesn’t tether you to a desk. Web-based inventory management gives your personnel anywhere, anytime access to real-time data, whether on the road with a mobile device or receiving alerts on the warehouse floor. Metrics-driven dashboards let your managers continuously monitor and improve performance.

The cloud takes inventory management to a new level. It gives you the ability to easily grow with your business. It allows you to configure the system to your business requirements. And it gives you full visibility within your warehouse and across multiple locations.

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