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Wednesday May 11, 2016
Friday Mar 04, 2016
By Kathy.Miedema-Oracle on Mar 04, 2016
Newly updated training creates experts in the selling points of Release 10 Cloud User Experience Highlights by product family
By Sarah Smart, Oracle Applications User Experience
To give partners a leg up on selling Release 10, the Oracle Applications Cloud User Experience 2016 Implementation Specialist guided learning path has been updated for sales and presales consultants. The online training provides in-depth information to help Oracle partners knock customers’ socks off with demonstrations that showcase Oracle’s investment in user experience for the cloud.
Debra Lilley, left, Vice President, Certus Cloud Solutions; and Basheer Khan, Principal, Knex Technology, share Cloud UX competitive strategies at Oracle OpenWorld 2015 in San Francisco, Calif.
“Oracle partners gain tremendous advantage by knowing how to sell and implement the Oracle user experience,” said Jonathan Vinoskey, Director, Oracle Applications Partner Enablement (HCM). “Imagine customers using compelling, tailored applications on their mobile devices — at no additional cost! Knowing the problems being solved, articulating the different options and best solutions and then actually deploying the compelling and innovative user experience solutions provided by the Oracle Applications User Experience team will drive business for both Oracle and the partner. This is what partners will learn in the Oracle Applications User Experience 2016 Implementation Specialist training.”
You’ve watched the Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) team develop Oracle’s UX strategy since Release 7, and we’ve had a mind to increase participation even more with Release 8 and Release 9.
In Release 10, Oracle makes its biggest step forward for cloud applications yet. We’re focusing on the second part of our “Simplicity, Mobility, Extensibility” story, and the key to that piece is increasing the participation of users. This is a crucial Release 10 selling point for partners. We know that if users don’t find value in the application, they won’t use it, costing your customers time and money.
The training dives deep into the most important and exciting features of Oracle Applications Cloud Release 10, including the gorgeously updated, consistent, mobility-focused user experience.
We also show you those dead-simple tools for making the experience look like your company for your users and a seamless way to add what is unique for your business or industry with our user interface developer toolkit. Finally, pupils will understand Oracle’s ongoing investment in refining, adding to, and updating the user experience based on customer feedback.
Extensibility in Release 10 offers more options for visual design and organization in a friendly UI as well as a seamless way to add what is unique for your business or industry with our user interface developer toolkit and Page Integration, which aspiring Specialists will learn.
"We have 750 Oracle Partners certified through our Cloud User Experience Specialist Role up through Release 9,” said Shannon Whiteman, Manager, Communication Operations & Online Training. “Our Release 10 update to the Specialist Role is a must-see for all of our partners who are serious about selling the Oracle Cloud."
Ready to dive in?
Start now to become an Oracle Applications Cloud UX Implementation Specialist.
Monday Mar 23, 2015
By Edith Mireles-Oracle on Mar 23, 2015
When a customer comes to you and asks, “I have a business identity and process, but how do I maintain that with Oracle Applications Cloud?” how do you respond? Understanding and embracing the Oracle Applications Cloud User Experience is a multifaceted process encompassing the full product experience, from desktop and tablets to smartphones and, yes, even wearables. But even if you’re excited about the product, it can be a challenge.
To better educate customers as well as meet their needs on user experience, you need a way to learn. That’s why Oracle created the User Experience Specialist role for Oracle Applications Cloud partners. We now have a UX Guided Learning Path and assessment live on the Oracle Partner Network for this role, which better enables partners to sell the Oracle Applications Cloud.
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Saturday Dec 13, 2014
By Kathy.Miedema-Oracle on Dec 13, 2014
By Misha Vaughan, Oracle Applications User Experience
If you missed meeting up with the Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) team at Oracle OpenWorld 2014 this year, you still have a chance to connect with us. The next stop on our regional update tour is Santa Fe, Mexico, just outside of Mexico City. Our first stop during the first week of December 2014 was London.
The goal for the visit is to update Oracle Applications Cloud partners, as well as a few select customers, on the Oracle Applications Cloud strategy and roadmap. Oracle is continuing to invest in moving the user experience forward, and by spending a couple of hours with us at this event, you will find out what to start thinking about for your own organization down the road.
Jeremy Ashley, Oracle Applications User Experience vice president, talks with Dionne Healy, of Oracle, about Oracle’s cloud user experience strategy for Oracle HCM Cloud at the OAUX Exchange during Oracle OpenWorld 2014.
What: Oracle is hosting a series of executive briefing events, each two hours long, for director-level and above Oracle partners and Oracle customers located in Latin America. These events near Mexico City will focus on the Oracle Applications Cloud User Experience strategy for HCM Cloud, Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, ERP Cloud, extensibility, and emerging technologies (wearables and beacons).
Oracle employees Kristin Desmond, from left, and Killian Evers talk about the next generation of the Oracle Sales Cloud user experience being shown during the OAUX Exchange, held during Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco in September.
Holger Mueller (@holgermu), left, and Ray Wang (@rwang0), both analysts with Constellation Research, are shown at the OAUX Exchange in September 2014, with Oracle Applications User Experience VP Jeremy Ashley, far right, and Director Misha Vaughan, center right.
Who (maximum of 30 attendees for each session):
- The briefings are for Oracle partners, ideally director level and above, who are located in Mexico City or Latin America generally, for Oracle’s HCM Cloud, Service Cloud, Sales Cloud, and ERP Cloud.
- Select Oracle Applications Cloud customers, ideally director level and above, who are located in Mexico City or Latin America generally, are also invited to attend briefings for Oracle’s HCM Cloud, Service Cloud, Sales Cloud, and ERP Cloud.
Why: Our team would like to share strategy and roadmap on Oracle's ongoing investment in its cloud user experiences for applications, as well as to collect feedback and perspectives from our partners and customers.
- Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 - For Customers
- 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
- Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 – For Partners
- 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Oracle Office Santa Fe
Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma 600, Álvaro Obregón, 01219, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, México.
Conference room: Yautepec
Agenda: Jeremy Ashley, VP of the Oracle Applications User Experience team, will listen and respond to the issues that are top of mind for attendees around user experience, as well as share the big-picture trends Oracle is paying attention to, and where Oracle is doing research and development from an enterprise software perspective.
Attendees will also have an opportunity to engage with the OAUX team, talk to the experts, and try for themselves the forward-looking user experiences for Oracle Sales Cloud, Oracle Service Cloud, Oracle HCM Cloud, and Oracle ERP Cloud. It’s a great way for us to get direct feedback about our investment approach.
Attendees will also have the chance to take a deeper dive into the user experience plans for Oracle Applications Cloud Extensibility and Paas4SaaS.
Finally, we will be bringing along representatives from our Emerging Technologies team to demonstrate and discuss what we think about new technologies such as wearables and beacons for the enterprise space.
Sunday Sep 29, 2013
Saturday Sep 07, 2013
By Mvaughan-Oracle on Sep 07, 2013
By Misha Vaughan, Director, Applications User Experience
In a previous post on the VoX blog, we wrote about what the Applications User Experience team is doing for customers at OpenWorld 2013 this year. So now I thought I would write about what the team is doing for partners.
This year we have made a special effort to create and shape content targeted for Oracle applications partners as well as Fusion Middleware partners. This content is delivered in partnership with the Oracle Worldwide Alliances & Channels team of Jonthan Vinoskey and Tom Barrett.
As a partner at OpenWorld this year, you will hear about the focus of the Applications User Experience team on simplicity, mobility, and extensibility for the evolving Oracle user experience.
We will spell out for partners how Oracle is investing in the future of cloud applications user experiences, and we’ll provide examples of what that looks like. You can find that in this session:
Oracle Partner Network Exchange: Applications User Experiences In the Cloud: Tailoring, Trends and Strategy
Presenters: Jeremy Ashley, Vice President, Applications User Experience, Oracle; Debra Lilley, Fujitsu, Oracle Applications UX Advocate and Oracle ACE Director
Jeremy Ashley, left, and Debra Lilley chat during an interview for UKOUG.
Session ID: CON9817
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013
Time: 3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
Location: Marriott Marquis, Atrium Level - Club Room
This will be a lively conversation about the priorities of the Applications User Experience team, and you’ll also hear from a partner about hitting user experience issues head-on in deals, and customizing and extending.
We know roadmap sessions are always helpful, but we also like to talk tools with Oracle partners. This year, mobile tools are a hot topic. So, we will deliver a session on what Oracle is doing in the mobile applications space in a presentation that is equal parts strategy and tooling. This presentation will also dive into UX mobile design patterns – what they are, how they can help you, and where to get them.
This wireframe is based on Mobile ADF UX design patterns from the Oracle Applications User Experience team.
Oracle Partner Network Exchange: Oracle's UI Strategy for Mobile Devices
Presenters: Jeremy Ashley, Vice President, Applications User Experience, Oracle; Lynn Rampoldi-Hnilo, Senior Manager, Mobile User Experience, Oracle
Session ID: CON9840
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
Time: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Location: Marriott Marquis - Foothill F
This is not part of the Oracle PartnerNetwork, or OPN, track, but we think it will be interesting to the partner community, as well as the following session on cloud applications, which are primarily Oracle Fusion Applications, and tailoring with a partner success story.
Oracle Fusion Applications: Tailoring Your User Experience in the Cloud
Presenters: Killian Evers, Senior Director, Applications User Experience, Oracle; Timothy Dubois, User Experience Architect, Oracle; Ultan O'Broin, Director of User Experience, Oracle; Floyd Teter, EIS Technologies Inc., Fusion UX Advocate and Oracle ACE Director
Session ID: CON8493
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
Time: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Location: Moscone West - 3001
Finally, if you’re an Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange, or OPNX, attendee, I must extend an invitation to the Apps UX Expo. The Applications User Experience (Apps UX) team is co-hosting a top-secret event. You must have signed nondisclosure paperwork on file, but it will be worth the extra step – this is a unique opportunity to see what is cooking in the research and development kitchen of the user expeirence team. You will get a chance to see innovations ranging from current technologies to future user experiences, and you’ll be able to talk to the people behind the technology and creative experiences.
For more information and to register for the Apps UX Expo, check out the OPN Blog.
Until then, the Apps UX Communications & Outreach team (OAUX) is getting ready to meet you and put our best foot forward. So the VoX blog is going be a bit quiet for the next few weeks. However, our pals Ultan and Jake always have something to say. Look for new partner-oriented posts on building great-looking usable apps on our UsableApps blog as well.
And if you see me at OpenWorld, please take a minute to say hi!
Wednesday Jun 06, 2012
By Mvaughan-Oracle on Jun 06, 2012
by Misha Vaughan, Architect, Applications User Experience
I have been asked the question repeatedly since about December of last year: “What is the Applications User Experience group doing about partner outreach?” My answer, at the time, was: “We are thinking about it.”
My colleagues and I were really thinking about the content or tools that the Applications UX group should be developing. What would be valuable to our partners? What will actually help grow their applications business, and fits within the applications user experience charter?
In the video above, you’ll hear Jeremy Ashley, vice president of the Applications User Experience team, talk about two fundamental initiatives that our group is working on now that speaks straight to partners.
Special thanks to Joel Borellis, Kelley Greenly, and Steve Hoodmaker for helping to make this video happen so flawlessly. Steve was responsible for pulling together a day of Oracle Fusion Applications-oriented content, including David Bowin, Director, Fusion Applications Strategy, on some of the basic benefits of Oracle Fusion Applications.
Joel Borellis, Group Vice President, Partner Enablement, and David Bowin in the Oracle Studios.
Nigel King, Vice President Applications Functional Architecture, was also on the list, talking about co-existence opportunities with Oracle Fusion Applications.
Me and Nigel King, just before his interview with Joel.
Fusion Applications User Experience 101: Basic education
Oracle has invested an enormous amount of intellectual and developmental effort in the Oracle Fusion Applications user experience. Find out more about that at the Oracle Partner Network Fusion Learning Center (Oracle ID required).
What you’ll learn will help you uncover how, exactly, Oracle made Fusion General Ledger “sexy,” and that’s a direct quote from Oracle Ace Director Debra Lilley, of Fujitsu.
In addition, select Applications User Experience staff members, as well as our own Fusion User Experience Advocates, can provide a briefing to our partners on Oracle’s investment in the Oracle Fusion Applications user experience.
Looking forward: Taking the best of the Fusion Applications UX to your customers
Beyond a basic orientation to one of the key differentiators for Oracle Fusion Applications, we are also working on partner-oriented training.
A question we are often getting right now is: “How do I help customers build applications that look like Fusion?” We also hear: “How do I help customers build applications that take advantage of the next-generation design work done in Fusion?”
Our answer to this is training and a tool – our user experience design patterns – these are a set of user experience best-practices. Design patterns are re-usable, usability-tested, user experience components that make creating Fusion Applications-like experiences straightforward.
It means partners can leverage Oracle’s investment, but also gain an advantage by not wasting time solving a problem we’ve already solved. Their developers can focus on helping customers tackle the harder development challenges.
Ultan O’Broin, an Apps UX team member, and I are working with Kevin Li and Chris Venezia of the Oracle Platform Technology Services team, as well as Grant Ronald in Oracle ADF, to bring you some of the best “how-to” UX training, customized for your local area. Our first workshop will be in EMEA. Stay tuned for an assessment and feedback from the event.