Planning for the Future with Oracle Fusion Applications
By mharrist on Oct 02, 2012
By Marta Bright
Oracle’s Chris Leone, senior vice president, Applications Development, provided an update on Oracle Fusion Applications Monday morning during a general session. "Oracle Fusion Applications are very real," said Leone. "We have over 400 licensed customers on Oracle Fusion Applications, and about 100 of those customers will be live by the end of October."
One of the most notable changes that’s taken place over the last 12 months in the Oracle Fusion Applications offering is the addition of a user experience that Leone described as both social and mobile. "From the ground up, we designed Oracle Fusion Applications to give you the information you need to make the best decision possible," Leone said. Social is exactly the same, he explained; Oracle Social Network Cloud Service has been added as part of the Oracle Fusion Applications framework, and every business object has been designed to be socially aware and support collaboration online.
Leone provided a live demonstration of the various aspects of the Oracle Fusion Applications product line, drilling down into the specifics of what he described as the broadest set of human resources and talent management applications available in the cloud today. “We offer a clean user experience with no training required,” Leone said. Toggling back and forth between screens, he demonstrated just how quickly and intuitively a user can move between tasks such as performance reviews and goal setting.
The session concluded with an overview of Oracle’s three-pronged approach to the Oracle Fusion Applications roadmap. “You can continue on your current path,” Leone noted. “You can also adopt a coexistence solution, or you can simply embrace the complete family of Oracle Fusion Applications. Either way, we are going to protect your investment. Now is the time to start thinking about how Oracle Fusion could be part of your three- to five-year roadmap.”
If you missed this session on Monday, it will be repeated on Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. in Moscone West.