Merchandise Financial Planning (MFP) Business Essentials 13.2

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This course begins with an overview of the Oracle Retail Product Suite. Then, it specifically addresses the Merchandise Financial Planning solution including the business process flow and how this solution integrates with others in the product family. The course breaks the business process flows into pre-season and in-season planning activities and explores the tasks and responsibilities of various roles during these periods.

Learn To:
  • Create detailed financial plans for both Pre-Season and In-Season planning
  • Provide the various roles involved in planning individualized work flows through the use of workbooks to complete their financial planning tasks
  • Provide a mechanism by which plans are …

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This course begins with an overview of the Oracle Retail Product Suite. Then, it specifically addresses the Merchandise Financial Planning solution including the business process flow and how this solution integrates with others in the product family. The course breaks the business process flows into pre-season and in-season planning activities and explores the tasks and responsibilities of various roles during these periods.

Learn To:
  • Create detailed financial plans for both Pre-Season and In-Season planning
  • Provide the various roles involved in planning individualized work flows through the use of workbooks to complete their financial planning tasks
  • Provide a mechanism by which plans are communicated through the various levels of responsibility within your organization
  • Provide a mechanism by which to submit plans for approval that is seamless and efficient

Audience
  • Business Analysts
  • Functional Implementer
  • Sales
  • Sales Consultants
  • System Integrator
  • Team Leader
  • End Users
  • Technical Consultant

Course Topics Course Introduction
  • Introduction
  • Getting the most out of training
  • Course Agenda
  • Course Objectives
Overview
  • Course Agenda
  • Lesson Objectives
  • Mercchandise Fianncial Planning Overview
  • Planner Roles
  • Retail Footprint
  • Integration
  • MFP Cost vs Retail
Business process
  • Agenda
  • Objectives
  • Role responsibilities
  • Pre-season Process Flow
  • In-season Process Flow
  • Plan versions
  • Plan reconciliation
  • Measures
Pre-Season-Top Down-Getting Started - Seed the Plan
  • Agenda
  • Objectives
  • Pre-Season Planning Process Flow - Top Down
  • Top Down Role Responsibilities
  • Seeding
  • Seeding Considerations
Pre-Season-Top Down-Develop Targets
  • Agenda
  • Objectives
  • Target Setting
  • Reference Measure Profile
  • Sales Planning
  • Receipt and Inventory Planning
  • Gross Margin Planning
Pre-Season-Top Down-Publish Targets for Middle Out Role
  • Agenda
  • Objectives
  • Pre-Season Planning Process Flow - Top Down
  • Review Targets Task
  • Review Plan Task
  • Publishing Targets
Pre-Season-Middle Out-Seeding the Plan
  • Agenda
  • Objectives
  • Pre-Season Planning Process Flow - Middle Out
  • Middle Out Role Responsibilities
  • Seeding
  • Seeding Considerations
  • Set Beginning of Season Inventory
Pre-Season-Middle Out-Review Strategic Targets
  • Agenda
  • Objectives
  • Pre-Season Planning Process Flow - Middle Out
  • Target Overview View
  • Target Overview Measures
  • Key Considerations
Pre-Season-Middle Out-Create Sales, Markdowns, Receipts, Inventory and Gross Margin Targets
  • Agenda
  • Objectives
  • Pre-Season Planning Process Flow - Middle Out
  • Efficient Order
  • Sales and Markdowns
  • Receipts and Inventory
  • Gross Margin
  • Evaluation
Pre-Season-Middle Out-Review and Reconcile Department Targets
  • Agenda
  • Objectives
  • Pre-Season Planning Process Flow - Middle Out
  • Plan Reconciliation
  • Plan Review View
  • Target Reconciliation
Pre-Season-Middle Out-Publish Targets and Plan Approval
  • Agenda
  • Objectives
  • Pre-Season Process Flow - Middle Out
  • Publish Targets
  • Review Approval Status
  • Review Department Plan
  • Measure Profiles
  • Approve Plan
Pre-Season-Bottom Up-Seed the Plan
  • Agenda
  • Objectives
  • Bottom Up Role Responsibilities
  • Pre-Season Planning Process Flow - Bottom Up
  • Seeding
  • Set Beginning of Season Inventory
Pre-Season-Bottom Up-Review Targets
  • Agenda
  • Objectives
  • Pre-Season Planning Process Flow - Bottom Up
  • Target Oveview
  • Review Department Targets
  • Key Considerations
  • Retreiving Updated Department Targets
Pre-Season-Bottom Up-Create Sales, Markdown, Receipt, Inventory and Gross Margin Plan
  • Agenda
  • Objectives
  • Pre-Season Planning Process Flow - Bottom Up
  • Efficient Order
  • Sales and Markdowns
  • Measure Profiles
  • Receipts and Inventory
  • Gross Margin
Pre-Season-Bottom Up-Plan Reconciliation
  • Agenda
  • Objectives
  • Pre-Season Planning Process Flow - Bottom Up
  • Considerations
  • Review Plan/Reconcile Targets
  • Review Item Plan
Pre-Season-Bottom Up-Submit Plan for Approval
  • Agenda
  • Objectives
  • Submit Plan
  • Commit Working plan
  • Manager Involvement
In-Season Planning
  • Agenda
  • Objectives
  • Top Down In-Season Planning
  • Middle Out In-Season planning
  • Bottom-Up In-Season Planning

Course Objectives
  • Describe the basic types of planning and planner roles
  • Use the Oracle Retail RPAS Merchandise Financial Planning tool to develop plans for three significant roles
  • Analyze and execute the process flow steps for both Pre-Season and In-Season planning based upon responsibilities per role
  • Describe the evolution of plan type as plans move through Pre-Season and In-Season time periods
  • Identify and utilize the views in Merchandise Financial Planning that support each step of the Pre-Season and In-Season planning process according to role

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