by Misha Vaughan
Well, how could you miss Oracle’s Applications User
Experience announcements this year! Holy moley
by Martin Taylor, Oracle Applications User Experience
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison announces the general availability
of Oracle Fusion Applications during Oracle OpenWorld 2011 in San Francisco on
Miranda, Senior Vice President of Applications Development for Oracle, was on
stage for several keynotes during OpenWorld 2011, where he repeatedly opened
the door to discussion about the Oracle Applications User Experience.
On Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the keynote, Oracle CEO Larry
Ellison announced the general availability of Oracle Fusion
Applications. I did not see that coming,
but I suppose I should have. To give
full credit, Steve Miranda also announced GA for Fusion Applications in the
morning session. Miranda is Senior Vice President of Applications Development
What a pleasure to be able to talk to customers about Fusion
now! For those who missed it, Jeremy
Ashley and Katie Candland, of Oracle, and Edward Roske, InterRel CEO, covered
new design directions for next-generation user experiences as well as the core
role played by Fusion Middleware in building the experiences.
A story that I think often gets lost in the shuffle is the
benefit Oracle has of a centralized user experience team. Yeah, we got to rock the user experience
research and design of Fusion Applications, but not many customers understand
that all of our existing product families are benefiting from that same work,
As spelled out in a session by Oracle’s George Hackman,
Madhuri Kolhatkar, and Harris Kravatz, the existing applications have all done
their homework to understand what they can start adding -- and give customers
the benefits of Fusion Applications today. Just take a look, for example, at the new Fusion-inspired navigation
coming in PeopleSoft and JD Edwards. That is the power of design patterns.
General Session hosted by Miranda was a bonus pack of user experience
updates as well across all of the product lines. I wish I could find a decent video summary of
the session to point you to. If I do, I will amend the post.
Applications in the Cloud: And how could I miss the last little bit of Ellison’s
announcement? Fusion Applications in the cloud, CRM and HCM! I
expect customers will be interested to see how these offerings play
side-by-side. The good news, from a user
experience standpoint? It’s all the same
user experience, whether in the cloud, on-premise, or a hybrid solution. The best
solution comes down to a thoughtful analysis of a customer’s business needs.
was also a nice iPad nod in the
keynote. Oracle developers have been
busy getting Fusion Applications onto the iPad. However, don’t let the existing product families go unnoticed, like the
hard-working JD Edwards team who smoked ‘em all by
getting the first enterprise application native on an iPad out of the door. Nice job guys, and a great presentation, too.
How do I learn more
about the Oracle Applications User Experience?
If you are just kicking yourself for missing some of these
great sessions, we have team members, both inside and outside Oracle, who will
be presenting in the months ahead. Check
out our upcoming events.