At BluMarble, we provide our clients with our depth of expertise, breadth of experience, best practices based on dozens of implementations, and a purpose built methodology to help them implement a modern, highly functional budgeting, planning and forecasting system.
When it comes to the preparation of budgets, plans, and forecasts, organizations are looking to increase agility and reduce turnaround time. This means minimizing data manipulation and budget preparation and maximizing data analysis and informed decision making. BluMarble are experts in helping our clients rethink their business planning processes, and then configuring those processes into an modern, enterprise scale, and mature technology. Whether it is budgeting financials, O&M, workforce, or capital, Oracle EPM is the market leader in this space, and BluMarble knows Oracle EPM.
BluMarble’s Budget as a Services (BaaS) offering is designed for smaller organizations that need the functionality of Oracle EPM, but find the cost of implementing an enterprise system prohibitive. With BaaS, BluMarble has bundled together Oracle software, hosting, implementation services, and support into a “one price” subscription model. This makes taking advantage of the power of an Oracle EPM system VERY affordable, and VERY manageable.
The software is configured to meet your needs. We embed your organizational knowledge into the software and document comprehensively. Knowledge and methods don’t leave when the Excel guru or a long-time employee leave. BaaS mitigates business risk. A once-a-year budget cycle can be stressful. It taxes FP&A, IT, and budget owners. This is when having our expertise in systems, as well as budgeting, forecasting, ad hoc analysis, and reporting, are most valuable. We help answer difficult questions as they arise. With BaaS, BluMarble becomes an extension of your team, building trust and ensuring business continuity. And BaaS protects you from unexpected staff related issues. Our dedicated resources build relationships with your people, know your system, and your processes. We bridge the gap and provide stability. We train and mentor new staff as they come on board.
As your business evolves, we make recommendations on new ways to use the software and best practices that increase the value of the services FP&A delivers to your organization. And finally, BaaS delivers peace of mind by basing the software, hardware and services on a fixed, monthly, subscription-based cost model, based on a long-term commitment.
The synchronization of master data across multiple disparate enterprise applications can be a time consuming, error prone, and onerous process. Many organizations are performing this critical process manually and are wasting precious hours in keeping their master data and hierarchies up to date.
BluMarble is highly skilled at working with our clients to develop an Enterprise Master Data strategy. We will then implement that strategy into the market leading Oracle EDMCS software. We will help to automate the process of managing changes across your enterprise master data hierarchies, ensuring the consistency and timeliness of the master data within your applications.
You have skilled resources that must be utilized. And you have a demand for those skilled resources that must be filled. How do you manage your workforce, and your customer’s demands, and still be profitable? As well, how do you forecast demand (monthly/weekly) and ensure that there are sufficient skilled resources to meet this demand?
This is challenging problem for many organizations. Spreadsheets have been the “answer”, and are woefully inadequate to truly address this complex problem. We have helped our customers solve this problem and we would appreciate the opportunity to discuss how we could help you address it as well.
Publicly traded and multinational organizations need to consolidate their results, close their books, and report to a variety of stakeholders, typically on a quarterly and annual basis. This can be a complex process, especially when regulatory requirements need to be met. The cost of compliance can be high. With the liability carried by senior leadership, organizations must deliver confidence in the numbers.
Using Oracle EPM software, BluMarble can help in the functional areas in the financial close and consolidation process that must be managed. These include Intercompany transactions, matching, and eliminations, Foreign currency translation. Minority interest and joint ventures. Consolidation of financial results.
Technical and Applications support is difficult and stressful. When things are going well, people are “doing their job”. When trouble arises, it is support that bears the wrath of the user community. It’s not a surprise that the average tenure of support personnel industry wide is between 12-18 months.
BluMarble Managed Services provide our customers with a team of skilled resources that have been trained in the Oracle EPM suite, have Oracle EPM expertise, and focus on delivering support. BluMarble Managed Services protects you from unexpected staff related issues. Our dedicated resources build relationships with your people, get to know your system, and learn your processes. We bridge the gap and provide stability. We train and mentor new admins as they come on-board.
BluMarble Managed Services mitigates business risk. A once-a-year budget cycle can be stressful. It taxes FP&A, IT, and budget owners. This is when having our expertise in Oracle applications, as well as budgeting, forecasting, ad hoc analysis, and reporting, are most valuable. We will help set up your new year, guide your staff, and answer difficult questions as they arise.
As your business evolves, BluMarble personnel will make recommendations on new ways to use the Oracle software and extend the value of your investment in Oracle. This can increase the value and visibility of the services FP&A delivers to your organization. And finally, BluMarble’s Managed Services deliver peace of mind. We are available. We contract our Service Level Agreements to your needs. And we deliver our services on a fixed-priced subscription-based cost model, based on a minimum one-year commitment.
“The new automation”: By mimicking human behaviors, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) becomes a robotic friend that assists us in finishing tedious and cumbersome work.
RPA is a new era of automation that is changing the business’s productivity, and scalability gives great ROI. RPA is a process-driven technology. RPA noticeably and permanently decreases the price of circuit and transaction processing, and it ensures delivering enormous savings for those companies that implement it for automating their processes.
RPA can be used to automate a wide range of processes across various industries, including finance, healthcare, and manufacturing. BluMarble delivers RPA solutions with seamless integration so that there is no change or impact to existing systems.
Maximize innovation benefits such as:
- Boost your processes efficiency
- Reduce operating costs
- Increase your service capacity
- Grow the top line
- Standardize and increase the quality of your operational processes and product deliverables
- Improve customer experience
- Greater return on human capital
- Improve employee morale
- Accelerate innovation within an organization
- Greater levels of flexibility and scalability
The BluMarble RPA experts’ team will help you to manage the intelligent automation rollout effectively to help ensure transition with minimal disruption to daily operations. Elements for consideration include: a robust automation roadmap, solid governance structures, and IT readiness.