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Regal Beloit Drives Business Performance with Oracle® Business Intelligence Applications


Leading Manufacturer of Electrical and Mechanical Motors Deploys Comprehensive BI Solution in 75 Days to Enhance Visibility into Operations


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Regal Beloit Corporation, a leading manufacturer of electrical and mechanical motion control products serving markets throughout the world, has deployed Oracle Business Intelligence Applications to improve visibility into business operations and enhance decision-making enterprise wide, Oracle announced today.
Oracle BI’s Hot-pluggable Design Helps Regal Beloit to Analyze Multiple Data Sources
Headquartered in Beloit, Wis., Regal Beloit is a global manufacturer maintaining facilities in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia. The company sought a comprehensive, integrated business intelligence (BI) solution that would help them better understand business performance across key functions including orders, sales, inventory and receivables.
In late 2007, Regal Beloit initiated a five-month BI software vendor selection and evaluation process that culminated in the selection of Oracle to power the manufacturer’s BI initiatives.
Oracle topped Regal Beloit’s criteria in five categories:
Ease of integrating data from different source systems;
Adapters for multiple data sources;
Ease of customization of ETL and front-end;
Capability of business users to develop reports and dashboards; and,
Pre-built content for multiple functions.
Regal Beloit initiated its deployment of the packaged, role-based Oracle Business Intelligence Applications in May 2008 and went into production at the company on July 15, 2008 -- approximately 75 days from start to finish. The company’s IT staff estimated that building a custom BI solution would have taken them more than a calendar year.
Built on Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition Plus, Oracle’s BI applications take advantage of the platform’s hot-pluggable capabilities to extend intelligence capabilities to a wide range of data sources including the Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise, Oracle’s Siebel CRM, and SAP.
Regal Beloit’s BI system incorporates data from disparate sources including two instances of the Oracle E-Business Suite, specifically the Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning module, SAP, legacy applications, and flat files.
Regal Beloit fully deployed Oracle Sales Analytics along with parts of Oracle Financials Analytics and Oracle Supply Chain and Order Management Analytics.
At the moment, there are 120 users of Oracle BI Applications at Regal Beloit primarily within the sales department ranging from executives to sales representatives. Users now have role-based dashboards, embedded analytics, proactive alerts and guided analysis at their fingertips to monitor performance and help take correct measures if necessary.
With Oracle BI Applications, Regal Beloit has increased responsiveness of sales associates leading to greater customer satisfaction, enhanced their sales budgeting and forecasting accuracy, and improved marketing effectiveness and inventory management.
Phase two of Regal Beloit’s BI project includes rolling out the Oracle BI Applications to finance, accounting, inventory and supply chain teams for increased visibility into those roles and functions.

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“We’ve addressed several challenges head on with the deployment of Oracle BI Applications,” said Sree Pillai, Director, Regal Beloit. “We now have a single, consistent view of business information. As a result, we’ve improved visibility and insight into performance, processes and customers company wide. We’re also aligned to make better decisions and take appropriate actions across all levels of the business.”

About Regal Beloit Corporation

Regal Beloit Corporation is a leading manufacturer and marketer of branded mechanical and electrical motion control and power generation products serving markets throughout the world. Regal Beloit is headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin, and has manufacturing, sales, and service facilities throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia.

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