Deciding between SAP and Oracle is difficult. Oracle case study Panorama client needed software that would position their organization for continued growth, but internal bias put functional fit in the back seat.
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Ultimately, Panorama’s independence and expertise gave the client the insight necessary to make an objective decision. Top 10 ERP Systems Rankings 2017 Report Complete the form to download the report. Panorama Consulting Solutions developed the 2017 Top 10 ERP Systems Rankings Report to identify the top ERP systems based on market share, implementation cost, implementation duration, benefits realization and software functionality. Functionality data was gathered from vendor demo scores from Panorama clients. CHALLENGE Led by CEOs Mark Hurd and Safra Catz, Oracle has committed to a vision for procurement that includes working with a wide range of businesses, recognized through the Oracle Supplier Diversity team. When Nino Campos accepted the position of Supplier Diversity Manager in 2010, he was the sole team member of an entirely manual program. Each quarter, more than 4,000 records had to be verified by calling suppliers individually, leaving no time to grow the program itself.
The data that Campos had to work with was less than 50 percent accurate, which undermined reporting and prevented growth. Exhausted and overwhelmed, Campos knew something had to change. After making hundreds of phone calls, I was ready to submit my resignation. Then I called a minority- and veteran-owned business.
The owner told me that becoming a vendor for Oracle helped him save his house, his marriage, and his children’s educational futures. I realized then that I was in the right place doing the right thing, but that I needed a better way to do it. SOLUTION Campos began the search for a solution by contacting Oracle’s 150 verified customers and asking how they manage their supplier diversity programs. Data enrichment through a third party was the overwhelming response, and CVM Solutions was recommended by several supplier diversity professionals. They realized exactly what I needed, what my pain points were, and identified how they could help me immediately. Other companies offered some of the solutions that Oracle needed, but not all. In CVM, Campos found a robust database, quality customer service, and the opportunity to develop new products and services based on Oracle’s needs.
In this case, spending a little more money gave us everything we needed—the right product and the right service. Oracle started by using CVM’s data enrichment and supplier locator services, both backed by the CVM Master Database, which draws information from more than 350 verified, regularly updated sources. Access to this database took substantial work off of Campos’s plate, letting him use his skills and passion for supplier diversity to build the program rather than slog through data. Additionally, Campos also created a customized registration supplier portal on CVM’s platform. The portal serves to prequalify potential Oracle suppliers and automate reporting from current suppliers, again saving time and money.
Now that its Tier 1 program is well-established, Oracle is expanding its Tier 2 program. By collaborating with CVM, they have begun to develop a program that automatically collects data from Tier 2 vendors, eliminating countless hours of emailing vendors. Oracle is saving time and money with CVM’s data enrichment and supplier locator tools. As the supplier diversity program grows, Campos plans to grow Oracle’s partnership with CVM as well. Within the next year, Oracle will be using 100 percent of the products and services CVM has available. RESULTS Immediately after partnering with CVM and beginning to use automated processes like data enrichment, Campos reclaimed hours in his daily schedule. CVM’s data enrichment eliminated the months-long process of manually verifying supplier data, freeing Campos from the seemingly endless task.
I would barely finish the process of verifying data before the quarter would end and I would have to start over. Now we automate the process of data enrichment with CVM, saving hundreds of hours and freeing my time to grow the program. After cleansing and enriching its supplier data against CVM’s Master Database, the accuracy of Oracle’s data increased from less than 50 percent to more than 90 percent. Confident in the integrity of the supplier data, Campos is able to generate reports that allow Oracle to set benchmarks and meaningful goals that drive the program’s growth. When stakeholders hear that CVM is enriching our data, everyone is assured of its integrity, and I can report with confidence.