Oracle Essbase:A Deep-dive Customer Discussion with Food Lion LLC

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John Loyack, Sr. Manager Financial Systems/Expense Payables, Food Lion, LLC.

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Some of the most widespread and important uses of Essbase and OBIEE are for integrated profitability analysis, financial reporting and analysis, and integrated planning and forecasting. In this customer case session, you’ll hear from John Loyack, Sr. Manager Financial Systems/Expense Payables at Food Lion ( and Jason Little, Executive Partner at Analytic Vision ( on how Delhaize America and Food Lion leverage Essbase, OBIEE and Hyperion Planning for profitability, P&L analysis and integrated Planning. And, you will learn how they are designing, developing and implementing a driver-based financial planning solution utilizing Essbase across Delhaize America that will provide a highly efficient and an integrated planning solution for the Three-Year Plan, budget, and forecast cycles. Delhaize America is a leading supermarket operator in the United States with over 1 500 stores in 16 states in the eastern United States. Delhaize America operates under the banners Food Lion, Bloom, Bottom Dollar, Harveys, Hannaford Bros., and Sweetbay, each of which has a distinct strategy and a well-established brand image. Through its multiple banners, Delhaize America is able to target the needs and requirements of specific markets, customize its product and service offerings and maintain strong brand recognition with its local customers. Delhaize America employs approximately 109 000 full-time and part-time associates up and down the East.

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