In today’s business world, where compliance, accuracy, and agility drive excellence, high-powered financial management solutions are crucial. Oracle Financials is a comprehensive suite of applications offering end-to-end financial management capabilities to help organizations navigate the complexities of modern finance.

This article discusses the main components and features of Oracle Financial Services, exploring how it can connect and streamline financial management processes and where our senior-level Oracle consultants can fit in your organization.

What is Oracle Financial Services?

With its modern and adaptable finance solutions, Oracle Financial Services encourages improved business decisions and productivity. Oracle Financials is a comprehensive financial solution that delivers sufficient support for global organizations in various industries. It also provides consistent innovation in technologies like intelligent analytics, automation, and machine learning to help organizations achieve more with fewer resources.

Oracle Financial Services has two primary business categories—PrimeSourcing and Products, formerly known as the Banking Products Division (BPD). Oracle’s Financial Services platform was initially created to provide products for commodity trade compliance, enterprise performance management, exposure management, and the Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process.

The modern Oracle Financials suite offers services for:

  • Retail
  • Cash Management
  • Trade
  • Treasury
  • Payments
  • Corporate and Investment Banking
  • Private Wealth Management
  • Business Analytics

Benefits of Oracle Financials

Here’s a look at the key business benefits of Oracle Financials:

  • Give real-time insight into live financial data
  • Provide clear visibility into spending and controlled costs
  • Improve cash inflows and managed cash positions
  • Proactively solve issues through streamlined automation tools
  • Enhance accuracy during transaction submission and decision-making
  • Reduce the risk of transaction processing and data entry mistakes
  • Fulfill industry-specific standards for joint venture management, lease accounting, and budget control
  • Acknowledge international accounting standards and  legal, business, and regional requirements

Features of Oracle’s Financial Services

Let’s take a look at the main capabilities of the Oracle Financials suite for enterprise users:


Streamline financial processes via automation tools

Use automation for over 80% of your organization’s financial processes, such as accounting for transfer pricing journals and intercompany tax. Remove manual processes, close books quickly, and create more accurate tax reports.

Implement a single business standard to eliminate complexity

Unify the chart of accounts, data models, business processes, and compliance and security controls to standardize critical financial transactions and organize actions and decisions across teams.

Use machine learning and AI-driven analytics to lessen exceptions

Analyze past transactions to improve exception handling and quickly recognize issues that increase audit and business risk.

Handle accounting standards, language, and multi-currencies in a new way

Manage global operations, create new business models, and support M&A tasks without investing in new technological solutions.

Improve budgeting and planning across the procure-to-pay lifecycle

Gain better visibility into commitments and expenditures, and clarify and enhance spending and budgetary decisions.

Reduce financial risk in business-to-business transactions

Leverage automatic intercompany balancing tools to create, settle, and report on intercompany transactions and reduce accounting discrepancies.

Accounting for joint venture management automated

Simplify partner share calculation processes to drive accurate billing and facilitate the management of joint ventures.

Boost revenue and implement excellent internal controls

Boost enterprise visibility and efficiency through fully automated financial operations and scalable general ledger features.

Accounting Hub

Synchronized accounting information

Build consistent accounting standards and activities across different ERP systems with an organization-wide chart of accounts and connections between accounting transactions and other organizational data.

Trustworthy financial data

Leverage a single source of truth for financial data to improve reliability across Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) and corporate accounting teams.

Organization-wide accounting resource

Create a strong foundation for corporate accounting, financial tracking, reporting data, and other critical financial operations through an intuitive, enterprise-wide finance and accounting tool.

Dynamic accounting motor

Leverage a centralized, dynamic accounting machine to handle large transaction volumes with an unmatched processing speed.

Flexible condensed accounting

Adjust accounting rules quickly and easily as organizational policies change and new accounting regulations are created over time.

Rich financial business alliances

Deliver in-depth insight into operational outcomes by analyzing financial data from sources such as ledgers, sub-ledgers, and supporting references.

Expenses and Payables

Use shared services to save on operational expenses

Get rid of repetitive payable services with consolidated payment and invoice processing capabilities.

Manage cash outlays

Utilize extra cash quickly by providing suggested suppliers with dynamic discounts for early payment, enabled by linked Oracle AI apps for ERP management.

Initiate touchless invoicing

Reduce human errors and time-consuming tasks associated with manual invoice entries and matching.

Expedite expense management

Utilize Oracle Digital Assistant, automated spend controls, smart auditing, and mobile expense entry to streamline expense reporting.

Cash and Receivables

Utilize cash quicker

Streamline invoice and cash-intensive processing with automated invoice matching, timely insights into cash position, and advanced cash management features.

Leverage personalized services to increase customer loyalty

Improve how customers interact with users through self-service billing, customized payment methods, credit profiles and scores, and intuitive collection tactics.

Boost the accuracy of cash predictions

Use predictive algorithms to automatically curate daily cash predictions and eliminate spreadsheet-based, monthly cash forecasts.

Simplify contact, billing, and revenue management

Enable users to manage subscriptions, renewals, and upgrades with a completely integrated, cloud-based subscription management system.

Simple service configuration

Establish the ideal mix of goods or services and generate exact quotes that satisfy customer pricing requirements.

Calculate revenue recognition automatically

Achieve compliance with IFRS 15/ASC 606 and save valuable time and effort determining when and how much revenue to recognize.

U.S. Federal Financial Management

Automate federal accounting

Automate manual, error-prone accounting activities to improve accuracy and comply with federal regulations.

Reduce operational costs

Leverage integrated support for the Prompt Payment Act, System for Award Management, and Treasury Exchanges to eliminate time-consuming manual data management activities.

Improve financial reporting

Boost data reliability to encourage transparent audits and intuitive treasury reporting.

Manage Environmental Impact

Keep track of environmental data with accounts payable invoices

Utilize Cloud ERP to monitor and document your business’s environmental effects by collecting information from supplier invoices on fuel, energy, water, and waste management purchases.

Determine greenhouse gas emissions across your supply chain

Track and manage supplier, item, and invoice data into cloud ERP to ensure compliance with supply chain emission standards, reporting regulations, and stakeholder needs.

Lease and Asset Management

Sustain various tax depreciation methods

Remain compliant with state, federal, and global tax requirements, such as GAAP, IFRS, and AMT, and reduce overall tax burden.

Streamline the asset life cycle

Switch from non-automatic to fully mechanical asset acquisition, depreciation, retirement, and capitalization efforts.

Lessen accounting difficulty

Maintain compliance with IFRS 16 and ASC 842 requirements through updated right-of-use leases and other assets like amendments, terminations, and inceptions.

How We Can Help

Whether you need help implementing Oracle Financials, additional support deciding which financial services are the best fit for your organization, or just an extra hand navigating your journey across the Oracle landscape, Surety Systems can help.

Our senior-level Oracle consultants have the experience, skills, and positive track record to take on your most complex Oracle projects and prepare your teams for long-term success.

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