Leading US Used-car Retailer reduces actuals processing time to 30 minutes with Oracle Cloud

Business Challenges

  • Multiple On-Premise Tools to Support Planning Process –  Used a mixed environment of on-premise planning tools and Excel to complete Annual Budgeting, Quarterly Forecast and Long-Range Planning
  • Multiple Hierarchies – Legacy environment utilized a custom built GL Data Mart as the source for data and hierarchies which posed numerous challenges to the FP&A team
  • User Adoption – Multiple tools were difficult to juggle, and often led to one or more products being forgotten
  • High Volume of Customers – Customer structure with in their legacy system was varied and difficult to manage.


  • Oracle EPM Cloud – Converted on-premise planning applications to the Oracle’s cloud environment and implemented Oracle EPM Cloud Financials module for quarterly and long-range forecasting capabilities
  • Subscription Management – Seamless integrations with Oracle ERP,EPM Cloud, automate data capture of user base and drive subscription setup, and scalable to support current Cloud systems and align with future growth.
  • Updated Integration Process – Revamped the data integration process to remove the dependency on the GL Data Mart by sourcing financial data directly from PeopleSoft, developing data integrations across planning areas and creating a hierarchy management process that the finance team can maintain
  • Peloton Breakaway – Peloton’s collaborative implementation methodology was used to ensure rapid learning and adoption throughout the implementation process to ensure end-user adoption.


  • Reduced processing time – By enabling the FP&A team to load actuals directly from the GL via Cloud Data Mgmt, actuals can be refreshed within 30 minutes rather than overnight
  • Eliminated dependency on GL Data Mart – Control over application structure and data now resides with FP&A allowing for faster issue resolution & updates
  • Ability to analyze Comp/NonComp – FP&A now has the ability to analyze the entire P&L by Comp / NonComp, a key retail performance indicator
  • Seamless Integrations – Automated Data Capture, and Scalable to Support Future Growth

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