Oracle Insight studies the strategic alignment of IT and business and helps clients prioritize IT projects based on the biggest potential financial and process-improvement impacts. An Oracle Insight engagement can take from three to six months and follows a flexible four-step methodology that is customized for each individual client.
- Industry perspective. Oracle Insight facilitates discussions with customer executives about the trends, best practices, challenges, and opportunities particular to the customer’s business.
- Discovery. The Oracle Insight team visits the customer site to study capabilities—in personnel, processes, and technology—that can be leveraged in an improved strategy. The team uses proprietary Oracle intellectual property and industry-specific frameworks in its assessments.
- Solution design. A solution combining best-practice processes and supporting technology moves the client toward better-aligned strategy. The design includes a time-to-benefit analysis and an implementation plan.
- Solution presentation. The Oracle Insight team works with the client to create an executive presentation that pinpoints the business benefits and value drivers of the solution, along with detailed information supporting the recommendation. These presentations are used to build consensus and secure funding from a company’s board.
Oracle personnel prioritized IT investments in the company’s financial operations an effort led by Senior Vice President and one that Oracle Executive Vice President and CFO called “fabulous. ”
The Oracle Insight program was launched in 2003 to help transform Oracle’s sales strategy from one measured solely on sales volume to a relationship model that emphasizes solutions and service. The need for this new model was driven in part by the many technologies Oracle was acquiring and integrating (and continues to acquire and integrate) into its end-to- end technology stack. As such, while the Oracle team does provide specific technology recommendations, it does not provide implementation assistance or sell software solutions.