SOURCE: Oracle Corporation

Oracle Corporation

January 19, 2012 08:00 ET

USANA Health Sciences Selects Oracle Fusion GRC to Streamline and Automate Governance, Risk, and Compliance Controls

100 Percent Open, Standards-Based GRC Platform Strengthens Controls Monitoring and Supports a Smooth ERP System Upgrade

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 19, 2012) - Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)

News Facts

  • USANA Health Sciences, a developer and manufacturer of high-quality nutritionals, personal care, energy and weight management products, has implemented Oracle Fusion Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC), part of the Oracle Fusion Applications suite.
  • USANA Health Sciences needed a modern, standards-based GRC platform that could replace manually intensive controls, optimize key business processes, and support the execution of a major ERP upgrade.
  • By leveraging Oracle Fusion GRC, USANA was able to better control its upgrade to the latest release of the Oracle E-Business Suite, improve change management, and reduce audit and remediation costs.
  • With Oracle Configuration Controls Governor, part of Oracle Fusion GRC, USANA easily monitored and compared set up changes throughout its upgrade to the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.
  • To help mitigate risks and support regulatory compliance, USANA used Oracle Application Access Controls Governor to monitor segregation of duties, resulting in a 25 percent reduction in the number of hours required by its internal audit team and a 40 percent decrease in paper trails and paperwork.
  • Next year, USANA plans to roll out Oracle Enterprise Transaction Controls Governor and Oracle Preventive Controls Governor for the detection of suspicious transactions and redundant business practices, and preclusion of control violations and process breakdowns before they occur.
  • In addition to Oracle Fusion GRC and the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1, USANA also uses Oracle's Agile PLM and Oracle's Demantra to streamline its business processes.

About Oracle Governance, Risk, and Compliance

  • Part of Oracle Fusion Applications, Oracle Fusion Governance, Risk, and Compliance is a 100 percent open, standards-based platform for enterprise risk management, multi-regulatory compliance, and controls enforcement. It is designed to work as a complete enterprise governance, risk and compliance solution or as modular extensions to an existing risk management and compliance applications portfolio.
  • Oracle Fusion Governance, Risk, and Compliance combines vital risk and compliance oversight with automated controls enforcement. This integration helps firms meet current regulatory requirements while also embedding control, predictability and efficiency into their business.
  • Depending on their most critical need at the time, enterprises will move along a maturity curve -- focusing on compliance, focusing on efficiency, and focusing on value. Oracle Fusion Governance, Risk, and Compliance helps deliver concrete benefits to organizations no matter where they stand along the maturity curve.

Supporting Quote

  • "In order to support our continued growth, we needed to streamline our compliance processes and put the tools in place to successfully manage major IT upgrades," said Gary Carter, Enterprise Resource Planning Director, USANA Health Sciences. "Oracle provided us with a complete governance, risk and compliance solution that we could extend across our entire compliance program and integrate with system-wide operations. As a result, we've increased process efficiencies, automated previously manual controls, and facilitated our upgrade to a new ERP system."

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