Futuresense debuts planning, budgeting and forecasting in the cloud

Issued by Futuresense
Johannesburg, Jun 19, 2015

Futuresense has announced it is one of the initial Oracle partners to unveil its Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service offering.

Simon Jackson, Managing Director at Futuresense, says as an Oracle Gold Partner, Futuresense is making this new cloud product available in a complete packaged offering that includes software as a service (SaaS), implementation services, training and support. He says Futuresense is now able to offer its customers the option of a budgeting, planning and forecasting solution on a subscription basis.

"Using this cloud-based service, companies no longer need to set up hardware and software and can keep their costs and complexities low while increasing the speed of delivery without compromising any features or capabilities."

Stefan Diedericks, Alliance and Channels Director, Oracle South Africa, adds: "Futuresense is one of Oracle's leading software as a service partners in driving Oracle's Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Service to market in Africa. Oracle looks forward to collaborating with Futuresense to assist customers to leverage Oracle's SaaS products to drive growth and expansion through effective enterprise performance management."

The Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service allows businesses of all types and sizes to adopt world-class planning and budgeting applications quickly, with no capital expenditure. It offers market-leading functionality across the organisation, with flexible deployment options and practically no learning curve.

In addition, Jackson says Futuresense aims to make planning, budgeting and forecasting simple and affordable for all businesses, no matter what their size or complexity. "Futuresense has a unique methodology for accelerating the speed of delivery, in an efficient manner, by combining the use of cloud deployment with prebuilt functionality. We have a strong team of experienced Hyperion experts who are uniquely qualified and have over 10 years' experience in this field."

Jackson adds that planning and budgeting is a resource- and time-intensive process in most companies, and tends to involve many manual tasks involving a multitude of spreadsheets being exchanged between various personnel. "Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service streamlines the planning process in an enterprise by aligning plans created across the business."