Oracle’s continued investment into the cloud space is a considerable asset to businesses, and the R13 updates show promise for advancing capabilities. The release’s most impactful additions were made in favor of manufacturing and supply chain processes, improving operations within these functional areas and ensuring product quality and delivery standards are upheld. Let’s take a closer look at the biggest and best new additions that Oracle R13 imparted to its Maintenance and Installed Base Cloud:
1. Outside processing
For shops that deliver supplies to other businesses, it can be difficult to ensure that inventory gets to its destination on time and intact. Suppliers also need to verify that they have enough materials on hand for orders even as demand fluctuates. This balance is difficult to achieve and sustain. However, Oracle R13 introduced a feature that will help manage and execute supplier operations. Maintenance managers can use this addition to handle all supplier operations, including serial-tracked assemblies. This means that it will be easier to monitor order delivery based on their tags and guarantee that they get to the right place on time.
Suppliers and manufacturers need to build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, including business partners and customers. However, it’s not always easy for stakeholders to access the right information and resolve problems quickly. With Oracle R13, the maintenance cloud gained the Oracle Social Network, providing a communication platform that organizations can use for collaboration opportunities. This feature provides the context, history and tools and connects users in real time to ensure issues are handled quickly and effectively.
3. Maintenance organization
Maintenance organization enables businesses to set up environments specifically dedicated to maintenance processes. This cloud feature allows organizations to have their own calendar with on and off days and shifts. Companies can also set item-specific cost related to active tasks.
4. Asset integration
Oracle R13 integrates installed base into Oracle’s enterprise contracts cloud. This provides the ability to define and maintain assets across the enterprise in a consistent, repeatable way. Oracle’s IoT solution can also be integrated in with enterprise applications to provide a better overview in fleet and asset management modules, digitizing your supply chains.
Oracle’s R13 updates have added a lot of new functionality for shops, and leaders will likely want to implement them as quickly as possible. Inspirage has expertise deploy these and other ERP and SCM solutions while still tailoring your cloud environment and configurations to your specific needs. For more information on new features included in Oracle R13 and how you can take advantage of them, team up with Inspirage, a certified partner. Contact us today for a consultation.