Merchandise Financial Planning (MFP) Business Essentials 13

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The Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Business Essentials course provides learners with insight into the tasks associated with three user roles: Executive, Manager and Planner.

The course begins by focusing on the Pre-Season Planning activities that are initiated by the Executive role and explores the evolution of that plan through subsequent roles before the planning season begins. Next, the Manager and Planner activities are explored individually and based upon how these roles interact with one another.

Several later modules are devoted to the exploration of In Season planning activities for each role. This portion of the training highlights the variance in tasks that must occur…

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The Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Business Essentials course provides learners with insight into the tasks associated with three user roles: Executive, Manager and Planner.

The course begins by focusing on the Pre-Season Planning activities that are initiated by the Executive role and explores the evolution of that plan through subsequent roles before the planning season begins. Next, the Manager and Planner activities are explored individually and based upon how these roles interact with one another.

Several later modules are devoted to the exploration of In Season planning activities for each role. This portion of the training highlights the variance in tasks that must occur differently because of conditions present once the planning season begins.

Finally, this course provides learners the opportunity to experience the Merchandise Financial Planning solution through realistic, hands-on exercises that require the application of concepts learned in the course.

Learn To:

  • Use the Merchandise Financial Planning solution to perform Pre-Season Planning activities
  • Use the Merchandise Financial Planning solution to perform In-Season Planning
  • Discern where the Merchandise Financial Planning solution fits into the Oracle family of products and which others may compliment this solution

Audience
  • Business Analysts
  • End Users
  • Functional Implementer
  • Project Manager
  • System Analysts

Course Topics Course Overview Oracle Product Suite Overview
  • Retail Planning Overview
  • Oracle Retail Planning Solutions Footprint
  • Application Integration
  • Merchandise Financial Planning (MFP) Overview
Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Business Process
  • Generic Business Scenario
  • MFP Retail business process/lifecycle overview
  • MFP Retail Key Features
  • Plan Versions
  • Measures
  • Hierarchies
  • MFP components and Key Processes
MFP Pre-Season Planning - Top Down Role – Seed the Plan
  • Overview of Top Down Planning
  • Business Process Overview
  • Seed the Plan
  • Initialize Worksheet
MFP Pre-Season Planning - Top Down Role – Create Sales and Markdown Target
  • Business Process Overview
  • Create Sales and Markdown Target
  • Sales Worksheet
  • Margin Worksheet
MFP Pre-Season Planning - Top Down Role – Create Receipt, Inventory, and Turn Target
  • Business Process Overview
  • Create Receipt, Inventory, and Turn target
  • Rec/Inv Value Plan Worksheet
  • Rec/Inv Unit Plan Worksheet
MFP Pre-Season Planning - Top Down Role – Review Margin Target
  • Business Process Overview
  • Review Margin Target
  • Margin Worksheet
MFP Pre-Season Planning - Top Down Role – Publish Targets for Middle Out Role
  • Business Process Overview
  • Publish Targets for Middle Out Role
  • Review Plan Worksheets
  • Publish Targets Worksheet
MFP Pre-Season Planning – Middle Out Role – Seed the Plan
  • Introduction to Lesson
  • Overview of the Middle Out Role
  • Business Process Overview
  • Seed the Plan
  • Initialize Worksheet
MFP Pre-Season Planning – Middle Out Role –Review Targets
  • Business Process Overview
  • Review Targets
  • Target Overview Worksheet
MFP Pre-Season Planning – Middle Out Role – Create Sales, Markdown, Receipts, Inventory, Turn and Gross Margin Plan
  • Business Process Overview
  • Create Sales, Markdown, Receipt, Inventory, Turn and Gross Margin Plan
  • Sales Worksheet
  • Rec/Inv Value Plan Worksheet
  • Rec/Inv Unit Plan Worksheet
  • Margin Worksheet
MFP Pre-Season Planning – Middle Out Role – Reconcile Plan Top Down Targets
  • Business Process Overview
  • Reconcile Plan to Top Down Targets
  • Review Plan Worksheet
  • Reconcile Targets Worksheets
MFP Pre-Season Planning – Middle Out Role – Publish Targets for Bottom Up Role
  • Business Process Overview
  • Publish Targets for Bottom Up Role
  • Publish Targets Worksheets
MFP Pre-Season Planning – Middle Out Role – Approve the Plan
  • Approve the Plan
  • Review Submitted Plan Worksheet
  • Approve Plan Worksheet
  • Original Plan Summary Worksheet
  • Current Plan Summary Worksheet
MFP Pre-Season Planning – Bottom Up Role – Seed the Plan
  • Overview of Bottom up role
  • Business Process Overview
  • Seed the Plan
  • Initialize Worksheet
MFP Pre-Season Planning – Bottom Up Role – Review Targets
  • Business Process Overview
  • Review Targets
  • Target Overview Worksheet
MFP Pre-Season Planning – Bottom Up Role – Create Sales, Markdown, Receipts, Inventory, Turn and Gross Margin Plan
  • Business Process Overview
  • Create Sales, Markdown, Receipt, Inventory, Turn and Gross Margin Plan
  • Sales Worksheet
  • Margin Worksheet
  • Rec/Inv Value Worksheet
  • Rec/Inv Unit Worksheet
MFP Pre-Season Planning – Bottom Up Role – Reconcile Targets
  • Business Process Overview
  • Reconcile Targets
  • Reconcile Targets Worksheet
MFP Pre-Season Planning – Bottom Up Role – Review Item Plan
  • Business Process Overview
  • Review Item Plan
  • Review Item Plan Original Plan Worksheet
  • Review Item Plan Current Plan Worksheet
MFP Pre-Season Planning – Bottom Up Role – Submit Plan for Approval
  • Business Process Overview
  • Submit Plan for Approval
  • Approval Worksheet
MFP In-Season Planning
  • Business Process Overview
  • In Season Top Down
  • In Season Middle Out Up
  • In Season Bottom Up
  • Embedded Forecasts
MFP Final Exercise
Course Objectives
  • Describe the basic types of planning and planner roles
  • Identify and utilize the worksheets in Merchandise Financial Planning that support each step of the pre-season and in-season planning process according to user role
  • Describe the evolution of plan type plans move through pre-season and in season time periods
  • Analyze and execute the process flow steps for both pre-season and in season planning based upon responsibilities per user role
  • Use the Oracle Retail RPAS Merchandise Financial Planning tool to develop plans for three significant user roles

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