2 Day(s)


Learn about demand management fundamentals as they pertain to Oracle Demantra Demand Management. This course tours through the Collaborative Workbench and worksheets from a user perspective. Students learn how to use the Collaborative Workbench and worksheets to forecast, work collaboratively, analyze accuracy and automate exception reports. Learn how to introduce new products and combinations and create forecasts based on the performance of similar products and locations using chaining tools. Shape forecasts based on observed trends and causal factors, and align forecasts with results. Learn how to use advanced features to make the most use of the Collaborator Workbench and work offline


  • End Users
  • Functional Implementer

Skills Gained

  • Collaborative Workbench navigation
  • Forecasting
  • Analyzing forecast performance
  • Introducing new products
  • Chaining
  • Shape Modelling and Alignment


Required Prerequisites

  • Demand Planning

Course Specifics

Course Outline

Introduction to Demantra Demand Management

  • Understand demand-driven adaptive planning
  • Understand where Demand Management fits in the Oracle E-Business Suite, and how it interacts with the other products in the Oracle Demantra suite
  • Understand the capabilities and benefits of Demand Management
  • Understand the demand planning process

Navigating the Collaborator Workbench and Worksheets

  • Use the Collaborator Workbench
  • Navigate within worksheets and views
  • Interpreting data shown in worksheets
  • Analyze results at different levels of aggregation
  • Changing data in a worksheet

Creating and Formatting Worksheets

  • Create a new worksheet
  • Use the Worksheet Designer to customize the views, series, time, aggregation levels, and filters in a worksheet


  • Understand the role of forecasting in demand planning
  • Understand batch vs. similation forecasting
  • Adjust a forecast and simulate "what if" results
  • Add notes to a worksheet
  • Review a worksheet audit trail
  • Approve the forecast
  • Share the forecast with other users

Understanding Forecast Accuracy and Exceptions

  • Analyze the forecast accuracy in worksheets
  • Set exception filtering
  • Run exception filtering

Introducing New Products with Member Management

  • Understand the benefits of using Demantra to introduce new products
  • Understand Demantra's different data tables
  • Understand combinations
  • Understand ways new items can be introduced
  • Define new items and locations in the worksheet and Member Management

Chaining and Shaping

  • Understand the benefit of chaining
  • Populate a new item with data based on one or more products
  • Forecast the demand for the new product
  • Understand the benefits of shape modeling and alignment
  • Record and apply a demand shape to a product forecast
  • Align the forecast with the latest sales figures to develop more accurate forecasts

Advanced Worksheet Topics

  • Use the Open With mechanism
  • Embed worksheets
  • Create and display user-defined content panes
  • Set up your offline environment
  • Export offline worksheets
  • Work offline
  • Upload changes to server
  • Export worksheet combination data to Excel

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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Upcoming Dates

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