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Event date: Sep 24, 2020

Retail Virtual Conference

Join us for the Retail Virtual Conference!

Thursday, September 24th from 9:00am to 5:30pm (Central time)

During times of economic uncertainty and change, organizations need to be more agile than ever. Join Retail and EPM industry leaders to learn how other retailers are minimizing recession risk through strategic modeling, profitability & cost management, consolidations, budgeting, planning, reporting and Cloud migration.

Register once and attend any or all sessions!


Session Abstracts:

Keynote – Current Trends in Retail

Dean Tarpley is Industry Executive Director for Retail & Consumer Goods for Oracle Corporation.  His presentation will focus on the current trends, challenges, and opportunities within the Retail industry, how innovation and cloud solutions are helping retailers pivot-to-customer by empowering agility, and why a comprehensive, enterprise-wide transformation strategy is critical for success.  Additional insights will be share regarding the pandemic and how the impact it is having on various sectors of retail and on how the industry is now seeing a pivot-to-employee and why it needs to be a critical focus for companies to be competitive in this industry.

School of Rock Pivots to Sustain Business as Pandemic Hits

Rob Price, School of Rock CEO, will talk about how his global organization responded to the existential risk of COVID-19. The company looked to its core purpose for the strength to survive. It required the entire organization to reconsider and reinvent every element of operation. The pivot demanded “roadie culture” which includes hustle, speed, humility, harmony, and the exploitation of the tools and technology. Rob will share specific and general lessons from what School of Rock learned.

How Kroger Has Adapted Retail in Times of COVID

Abstract coming soon.

Retail Consolidations, Budgeting, Planning & Reporting

This session will be a process/functional overview of baseline and ideal Oracle/Hyperion EPM application blueprints for Accounting, FP&A, Operational, & Tax reporting, as well as Retail industry-specific design considerations for each.

DSW Planning Cloud Migration

Abstract coming soon.

Steps to Set-up Strategic Modeling for Retail

In this session we will discuss lululemon’s journey from an on premise application to the EPBCS cloud, providing a faster and more agile solution that has improved strategic planning during the Covid pandemic. By integrating Strategic Modeling with their Planning and Workforce solutions, FP&A and Finance are able to quickly support strategic decisions and provide robust reporting to upper management.  We will discuss the challenges including balancing the level of detail to maintain flexibility while still providing enough clarity, obtaining buy in from the diverse, international group of users reliant on offline spreadsheets, a short implementation timeline and the directive to do more than a simple lift and shift. We will also discuss how leveraging the power of Strategic Modeling in conjunction with the cloud Planning solution has helped to navigate through these unique times.

Retail System, Process and Reporting Enhancements

Join Ralph Lauren’s journey to modernize the Financial Reporting landscape and make the Cloud dream a reality.  RL’s portfolio now includes Hybrid OAC and ERPCS to deliver the latest business trends.  A business customers look into the RL basics for global standardization, system reconciliations, process simplification, performance optimization and more, using best in class Cloud tools.  Creation of External/Internal P&L views, automation of Management Allocations and External Sourcing Allocations, Store Opening/Closing Reporting automation, rolling Comp Store calculation are among the problems the powerful Hybrid OAC is capable of solving.



Sep 24, 2020


Virtual Conference

Event Type:

Event, Webcast

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