Inspirage provides an iHub CS™ integration solution with pre-built, ready-to-deploy connectors to seamlessly connect your supply chain business processes. Now in its fourth generation, iHub Cloud Service (iHub CS™) unites not only the traditional on-prem solutions but is available to support the latest Oracle ERP Cloud offerings. iHub CS™ includes pre-built integration processes which support key Cloud and on-prem ERP, supply chain management, PLM, and logistics applications.

Inspirage provides an iHub CS™ integration solution with pre-built, ready-to-deploy connectors to seamlessly connect your supply chain business processes. Now in its fourth generation, iHub Cloud Service (iHub CS™) unites not only the traditional on-prem solutions but is available to support the latest Oracle ERP Cloud offerings. iHub CS™ includes pre-built integration processes which support key Cloud and on-prem ERP, supply chain management, PLM, and logistics applications.

Solution Overview

The Problem:
With the world becoming more interconnected than ever before, planning needs for organizations have increased manifold over the last few years. The challenge of getting a product from the manufacturing unit to the customer's doorstep, while maintaining optimal levels of inventory, respecting material and capacity constraints, and reducing costs and supply chain disruptions, is something companies struggle to overcome. Organizations using specialized business applications such as Oracle NetSuite will need a high caliber demand and supply planning functionality. Oracle Planning Central Cloud is an industry leading cloud-based planning product which can be used by businesses to address these planning challenges. However, a strong integration solution is required to ensure that industry leading capabilities of NetSuite ERP and Planning Central are utilized to their maximum. Inspirage's solution addresses this need.

The Solution:
Inspirage provides an out-of-box integration solution between NetSuite and Planning Central, leveraging our iHub CS™ proprietary integration middleware platform with pre-built, ready-to-deploy connectors. The solution takes into consideration the necessary entities required for planning which can be configured from business to business according to the industry. This seamlessly connects your supply chain business processes providing the relevant inputs to the Planning Central engine using the data stored in NetSuite, to get the right outputs back into NetSuite from Planning Central. 

Key Benefits

Inspirage’s solution enables quick and easy integration between Oracle NetSuite and Oracle Planning Central Cloud.

Benefits Include :

  • Scheduled planning data transfer
  • Functional verification
  • Business process flow alignment
  • On-demand access to iHub CS™ integration platform (featuring detailed error handling)

Advantages of Integrating NetSuite with Oracle Planning Central

Planning Central provides additional capabilities when compared with NetSuite's Demand Planning functionality, including:

  • A responsive supply chain planning system to balance demand and supply.
  • Provision of analysis of a multitude of exceptions, determination of root causes and recommendation of intelligent actions
  • Material Plan view consisting of a high level time phased view of the demand and supply, by product
  • The ability to reconcile supply and demand via Pegging, allowing a user to know exactly which supply goes to satisfy which demand
  • Ability to cancel and reschedule existing supply orders when conditions change
  • Ability to continuously monitor the supply chain process
  • Usage of visual analytics to help even inexperienced users plan effectively.

Scheduled Planning Data Transfer

Inbound Data Transfer from NetSuite to Planning Central:
The solution considers schedules based on which existing data available in NetSuite's ERP database gets transferred across to Planning Central via the usage of SFTP. This ensures that any supply plan that is run would take into consideration all transactions that happen over the course of the day, and planners and buyers can use the plan generated to execute the recommendations suggested. Data Collection schedules can be changed according to the planning needs of the business.

Outbound Data Transfer from Planning Central back to NetSuite:
For outbound release transactions from Planning Central, the solution leverages the usage of scheduled SuiteScripts running on a 15-minute minimum possible window. Files are transferred to the SFTP folder from which SuiteScripts run to pick up the file and update the associated transactions in NetSuite. For example, if a planner releases a planned order for a make item based on sales order demand, the integration would trigger to create a work order in NetSuite. Thus we ensure that when planning data is re-collected back from NetSuite during the next run at the business specified schedule, the released transactions are collected into the planning system to prevent oversupply suggestions. This also eliminates the need of manual reconciliation.

Functionally Verified

The integrations are built giving consideration to unique business functionality needs and have been thoroughly verified by considering the various complexities of business cycles.

Aligned with Business Process Flows

Inspirage has the functional and technical expertise in identifying and documenting relevant business scenarios for each business flow, followed by an extensive functional design exercise.

Detailed Error Handling

With Inspirage's iHub CS™ integration platform, businesses have the advantage of requesting on demand access to a powerful UI which shows minute details related to data load and release integration. Businesses would be able to navigate through the easy-to-use UI to understand the reasons behind data load errors and will also get accurate correction solutions provided directly in the UI.


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