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A case study
Serve 36% of companies on the
2017 Fortune 500 list and 25% of
companies on the Russell 2000 list
Assurance • Tax • Advisory
594 partners serving more than 8,000 clients in the nation
Revenue GT U.S. net revenue equals $1.74 billion
Oracle practice solution focus
Note: Nobu and Planet Hollywood are owned by other entities and licensed to Caesars.
About Caesars Entertainment
M a n a g e 4 7 c a s i n o p r o p e r t i e s a c r o s s
1 3 s t a t e s a n d 5 c o u n t r i e s
# 1 o r # 2 s h a r e p o s i t i o n i n m o s t m a r k e t s
I n d u s t r y ’ s f i r s t l o y a l t y p r o g r a m , T o t a l R e w a r d s
# 1 t h e a t e r v e n u e i n U . S .
# 3 l i v e e n t e r t a i n m e n t p r o m o t e r w o r l d w i d e
S t r o n g p o r t f o l i o o f w i d e l y r e c o g n i z e d b r a n d s
• Allowance for ongoing current technical and control environment updates
• Standardization and elimination of a significant number of manual processes
• Acceleration of key processes (Example: financial close process)
• Efficiency gains over the next three years expected to achieve 20% - 30%
• Reduction of audit fees expected after GL Implementation
• Lower cost of ownership by eliminating upfront and ongoing IT expenditures
• Acceleration of new hire operational readiness
• Eliminate the need for future customization with automatic product upgrades
Drivers for change
Simplify the architecture
& HR system
• Oracle Financials Cloud ERP maintains application data on two different
platforms depending on the nature of the data
• Transactional data is stored on a relational DB (Oracle DB)
• GL Balances data is stored on a multi-dimensional Essbase ASO
• From a reporting perspective, both data sets are updated in real time
based on the transactions in the ERP application
• Transactional details data is only maintained on the relational DB
platform while the balances data is loaded into the Essbase cube for ad-
hoc analytics and slicing/dicing
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D a ta
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a s e GL: Balance Sheet and P&L (ad-hoc) SmartView
GL : Gaming, Comp Revenue, Marketing Cost, Analytics, P&L, Balance Sheet
AP: GL Balance Inquiries (ad-hoc) SmartView
O ra
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AP: ACH, Payments, Processed, Vendor Master Transactional BI (OTBI)
Report Category Presentation
DRM Ariba
• Ask “How should we be reporting on..” rather
than “Show me your current reports”
• Oracle offers many reporting solutions for
Financial data – develop a decision framework
for “what gets reported where”
• This approach reduces siloed approaches to
reporting between Accounting and FP&A
• The Reporting Strategy will lead to proper data
management by defining what data and the
level of data needed in each system
2. Develop Governance over COA
• Consistent use of CoA values and hierarchies ensures that ERP and
EPM reporting acts as a single platform with consistent results
• Provides controls during implementation, reducing risk and accelerating
3. Balance controls with flexbility
• Certify reports while allowing ad-hoc reporting by end users
• Allow hierarchies to drive reporting rather than hardcoding
• Utilize data level security to avoid exponentially growing report library
• Reinforces and is core to a Change Management
career perspective
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8–9 a.m. Connecting the empire—a case study of ERP Cloud integration
automation at Caesars Entertainment Lee Huff, Grant Thornton
CC 3rd FL 302C
reporting on Oracle Cloud ERP
Prasanna Ramakrishnan, Grant Thornton
CC 3rd FL 302C
Leadership & management in projects—two sides of the same coin
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CC 2nd FL 225D
Julien Coudrette, Grant Thornton
CC 2nd FL 217C
approvals Bobby Smith Grant Thornton
CC 2nd FL 225D
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