Oracle Japan held a briefing session on the latest trends in SaaS on November 12th. First, Mr. Hiroyuki Yoshinami, Executive Officer, Cloud Application Business Headquarters ERP / HCM Cloud Business Headquarters, explained about digital transformation (DX) by SaaS.

  • Oracle Japan Executive Officer Cloud Application Business Headquarters ERP / HCM Cloud Business Headquarters Hiroyuki Yoshinami

“Although the importance of DX remains the same, the needs for DX are changing due to the effects of the new coronavirus,” said Zenba. Specifically, “corresponding to new work styles such as remote work,” “automation of business processes,” “acceleration of accounting processing,” “ensuring elasticity in the entire supply chain,” “talent management and ensuring human mobility.” It is said that it is required to respond to “digitalization of sales” and “performance simulation and reflection in business”.

“Even if we overcome the new coronavirus, DX’s efforts will not end,” said Zenba. It is said that China’s GDP will surpass the United States in 2030, and Japanese companies will be exposed to fierce competition in the future. Under these circumstances, Mr. Zenba said, “SaaS is needed” to promote DX quickly.

As you know, various SaaS are currently available, but “It is Oracle’s SaaS that can accelerate DX. We are converting to all cloud-native SaaS including the acquired solution. It is “Pure SaaS”. As a result of recreating it, it has become possible to cover the comprehensiveness of the solution. Oracle’s SaaS is suitable for DX, “said Mr. Yoshinami, who emphasized the features of Oracle SaaS.

In addition, since various SaaS such as CX, ordering, production / inventory, accounting, and human resources are deployed from the common platform, Oracle SaaS can seamlessly link operations.

  • Oracle SaaS Strengths Over Competing SaaS

On November 11th this year, Glory introduced “Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP”, “Oracle Fusion Cloud SCM”, and “Oracle CX Sales” as the basis for business model transformation by becoming cashless, and on November 12th. Announced that JAF has introduced “Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP” as the basis for back office digitization to provide membership services.

Next, Mr. Toru Nakajima, Director of ERP / SCM Planning and Promotion, Business Development Headquarters, Cloud Application Business, explained the latest functions of the service. On September 29, Oracle announced updates to Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Performance Management (EPM).

  • Oracle Japan Cloud Application Business Management Business Development Headquarters ERP / SCM Planning and Promotion Director Toru Nakajima

Mr. Nakajima said that the enhancements made in September of this year were aimed at accelerating corporate DX with digital technology, and the enhanced categories are “Digital Experience” and “Intelligent”. “Planning,” “evolution of business functions,” and “correspondence to the industry” were mentioned.

In the business management / accounting area, functions are being strengthened by AI and digital assistants. For example, regarding the digital experience, it is possible to automatically judge journals, and if there is a management item with blanks or inappropriate code, AI will present an appropriate value and machine learning will detect abnormal values. Then, learn more about the response results.

In addition to supporting scenario planning for intelligent planning, a function has been added that automatically calculates the “prediction” scenario when importing data. The planning and budget of Oracle Fusion Cloud EPM and the project management of Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP are also linked.

  • Points for strengthening business management and accounting areas

In the supply chain area, functions such as digital assistant and intelligent planning have been enhanced. For example, by using a chatbot, it is possible to directly access necessary information, and machine learning learns the user’s inquiry tendency.

In addition, the inclusion of AI and machine learning in supply chain planning has enabled advanced predictions such as optimizing the timing of new product launches.

  • Strengthening points in the supply chain area