Tuesday Mar 03, 2015

Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Modern Sales Experience

A Guest Post by Emily Creech, Oracle Product Marketing Manager

Brought to you by Oracle, this Modern Sales Experience conference will be in Las Vegas on March 31 – April 2, 2015. This event will draw a prestigious group of thought leaders and innovative companies in the areas of Sales and Customer Experience. In this post, Emily Creech, (pictured left) Oracle product marketing manager, sketches out what’s planned with her top ten list. Register now! 

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Wednesday Feb 25, 2015

Forecast for SXSW: Mostly Cloudy with 100% Chance of Innovative Ideas

South by Southwest (SXSW) is a celebration! A festival! It's referred to as an incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity. It’s March 13-17, 2015, when thirty thousand of the top influencers from advertising, technology, marketing, and social media converge on Austin, Texas, to swap ideas, build relationships, and eat some of the best BBQ in the world. Oracle and its clouds will be front and center at SXSW!

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Wednesday Jan 28, 2015

Peter Rowley: "Definition of Insanity - Using the Same Performance Management Tools and Expecting a Different Result"

Too many organizations are expecting great things from performance management systems that are outdated or broken. The fix often comes in the form of some tweaks and tuning that might improve the experience, but not the results. In this post, Peter Rowley (pictured left) who works in Oracle HCM Solution Consulting, explains why the shift to leading-edge performance management is so essential. [Read More]

Oracle Voice: A Technical Innovation from Oracle

Oracle Voice is a speech-enabled virtual assistant that lets sales reps speak directly to the Oracle Sales Cloud on their smartphones. Oracle Voice is also an example of an innovative product that the Oracle Applications User Experience team built based on emerging technologies. "Oracle may be a big company, but it can turn on a dime to beat the competition," says Misha Vaughn, Director, Communications and Outreach, Oracle Applications User Experience (pictured left).

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Tuesday Jan 27, 2015

“Five Business Lessons From Oracle’s Mark Sunday” by Ryan Westwood

Mark Sunday (pictured left) is responsible for Oracle's global information technology infrastructure. Forbes contributor Ryan Westwood had lunch with Mr. Sunday and concluded, “Mark Sunday’s business practices have enabled him to be one of the most successful CIO’s in the industry.” In his article, Westwood synthesizes what he learned about Sunday's laudable business principles.

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Friday Jan 16, 2015

January 21: Swedbank HCM Cloud Reference Forum

We are hosting an Oracle HCM Cloud Customer Reference Forum on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET. The featured speaker is Fredrik Rexhammar, Business Information Officer (BIO) in Group HR at Swedbank. He will discuss the company’s initiative to replace its in-house HR system  with a cloud-based HR solution that included Core HR, Compensation, Talent Review and Performance & Goal Management. The goal was to better manage its people and support its complex compensation model.

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Wednesday Jan 07, 2015

"2015: Year Of The Enterprise Selfie And 9 Other Predictions For Business Technology" by Michael Hickens

In this post, Michael Hickins predicts that we could see some “some interesting developments in the world of technology” in the coming year. I guess any of us could make that ambiguous call, but Hickins follows up with ten specific, high-tech forecasts that are snappy, smart, and useful.


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Tuesday Jan 06, 2015

January 27th: Acorn Paper Products Sales Cloud Reference Forum

Spread the word. Two execs from Acorn Paper Products want to talk to you about why Oracle Sales Cloud is working so well for them. If you are trying to get more productivity from your sales team, gain visibility to your pipeline, or streamline your sales-to-order process with Oracle E-Business Suite, make sure you register for this live Customer Forum.

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Tuesday Dec 30, 2014

Free Oracle E-Business Suite Video Series

A Guest Post by Jim Vonick, Sr. Product Manager, Oracle University

Need an Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) boost to start the new year? We are offering a series of free instructional videos so you can explore the latest features, strategies, and roadmaps. Be sure to take advantage of them--and one more thing. As you think about upgrading, take a look at our cloud offerings to complement your existing E-Business Suite investments. Also, consider our C2C program as a cost-effective way to take incremental steps to the cloud. Happy New Year!

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Tuesday Dec 16, 2014

Celebrating Social Campaigns with Michelle Lapierre of Marriott Rewards

An Interview with Michelle Lapierre (pictured left) from Marriott Rewards conducted by Angela Wells, Oracle Social Product Manager

As awards go, we have the Emmy’s for best television, the Oscars for best movies, and the Markie’s for best marketing. Recently, one of our customers using Oracle Social Cloud won a Markie for Best Social Campaign. You might remember Michelle Lapierre from Marriott Rewards from Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. She was a hit then— and now we bring you more of the same in this “30 Beds in 30 Days” interview.

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Dasteel: "Why Marketing Needs To Get Serious About Customer Success"

Research shows that companies spend the majority of their marketing dollars promoting their products’ features. Research also shows that learning about product features is not what we care about at all. So what do we care about? And how should you spend your marketing budgets to grab our attention? Find out from Jeb Dasteel Oracle’s senior vice president and chief customer office (pictured left).

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The New B2B Buyer Experience Ecosystem

A Guest Post by Justin King, B2B E-Commerce Strategist (pictured left)

Last week King wrote about the increasing role of ERP in B2B e-commerce to give customers a more satisfying self-service buying experience. This week King broadens the discussion to incorporate the value of a back office ecosystem (which includes ERP). It houses everything a company knows about its customers and products—and is a passkey to customer experience.

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Wednesday Dec 10, 2014

The Increasing Role of ERP in Customer Experience and B2B E-Commerce

A Guest Post by Justin King, B2B E-Commerce Strategist (pictured left)

December is a very big month for e-commerce, which makes it a perfect time to talk about the relationship between the back office (ERP) and the front office (customer experience). In this post, Oracle’s Justin King explains the importance of giving buyers more transparency and access to the back office for a more satisfying and complete self-service experience.

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Wednesday Dec 03, 2014

Where Is Talent When Sizing Up The Success of a Business?

"Talent is at the core of success," Oracle CEO Mark Hurd told an audience of HR executives last month at a conference in London, England. They can no longer rely on expert strategies and prudent business plans—they need the right people at every level of the organization. An aging workforce, plus a new generation of workers with high expectations, adds a layer of urgency to getting the search for talent right.

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Innovative Work Life Solutions Help Employees Balance Their Professional and Personal Lives

A Guest Post by Mark Bennett, Oracle Director of HCM Product Strategy (pictured left)

We all know that we need balance in our lives, but in this digital, always-connected age, it’s difficult to turn off, shut down, and walk away. According to Oracle’s Mark Bennett, (pictured left) Oracle’s Work Life Solutions Cloud can provide information about our lives to help us understand where we can achieve more balance. Everyone, including Oracle, benefits when we take a hike rather than one more phone call.

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