Using Essbase for Profitability & Financial Analysis

Presented by

Jim Piper, The Pantry, Inc; Jason Little, Analytic Vision; and Mark Conway, Oracle

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Some of the most widespread and important uses of Essbase are for integrated profitability analysis, financial reporting and analysis, and budgeting and forecasting. In this customer case session, you’ll hear from Jason Little, a partner at Analytic Vision, and Jim Piper, the Financial Systems Manager in Corporate Accounting at the Pantry, Inc. (http://www.thepantry.com/) on how they leveraged Essbase for profitability, cash flow and P&L analysis. And, you will learn how they designed and deployed a process to streamline the annual budget, simplify the allocation process, optimize the business rules and quarterly budgeting process, and enhanced financial reporting capabilities to the Pantry’s field and corporate executives. Headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, The Pantry, Inc. is the leading independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern United States and one of the largest independently operated convenience store chains in the country. As of January 25, 2010, the Company operated 1,655 stores in eleven states under select banners, including Kangaroo Express®, its primary operating banner. The Pantry's stores offer a broad selection of merchandise, as well as gasoline and other ancillary services designed to appeal to the convenience needs of its customers. Session Presenters: Jim Piper, Financial Systems Manager, Corporate Accounting, The Pantry, Inc. Jason Little, Partner and Corporate Executive, Analytic Vision Mark Conway, Director, BI Product Marketing, Oracle - Moderator

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