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Oracle is Exemplary in Business Planning Buyers Guide

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Dec 20, 2023 4:45:20 PM

We are happy to share some insights about Oracle drawn from our latest market research, Ventana Research Buyers Guide: Business Planning, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.  

In all of our Buyers Guides, we utilize a structured research methodology called the Value Index that includes evaluation categories designed to reflect real-world criteria incorporated VR_BG_Business_Planning_Exemplaryin a request for proposal (RFP) and vendor selection process. We evaluated Oracle and 12 other vendors in seven categories, five relevant to the product (adaptability, capability, manageability, reliability and usability) and two related to the vendor (TCO/ROI and vendor validation). To arrive at the Value Index rating for a given vendor, we weighted each category to reflect its relative importance in an RFP process, with the weightings based on our experience and on data derived from our benchmark research on business planning. 

Our analysis classified Oracle as Exemplary, receiving an overall grade of A with an 88.4% performance. Oracle’s best grouped results came in Customer Experience at 91.4%Ventana_Research_BG_Business_Planning_2023_Oracle performance and an A grade due in part to its A in Validation. In Product Experience, Oracle received an A- grade with an 87.4% performance due to its 94.6% performance in Manageability. Oracle was designated a Leader in Manageability, Reliability, TCO/ROI, Usability and Validation. Oracle fully participated in the RFI process. 

Oracle’s A- grade in Product Experience was impacted by its A- grade in Capability where it could improve its support for Integrated Business Planning. Customer Experience was impacted by its A grade in TCO/ROI where it could provide prospective buyers with better tools for assessing the total cost of ownership.  

Oracle performed best in Customer Experience with an A grade, notably in Validation, receiving an A due to references and case studies. In Product Experience, Oracle’s technology administration led to its A+ in Manageability. It is a leader in Reliability due to its technology architecture and in Usability due to its accessibility. 

This assessment was based on Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Performance Management, v. 11.2.13, released July 2023. 

This research-based guide is the most comprehensive assessment of the value of business planning software in the industry. Technology buyers can learn more about how to use our Buyers Guide by clicking here and included vendors that wish to learn more can click here. Read the report here

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