Wednesday May 20, 2015

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – 2015 Oracle Excellence Award: Sustainability Innovation

Is your organization using an Oracle product to help with a sustainability initiative while reducing costs? Saving energy? Saving gas? Saving paper? You may be eligible for the 2015 Oracle Excellence Award: Sustainability Innovation.The awards will be presented during Oracle OpenWorld 2015 in San Francisco. Get all the details and submit your nomination by June 19, 2015.

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Wednesday May 06, 2015

Overcome User Adoption to Drive Sales

A Guest Post by Neil Pridham (pictured left), Senior Director, CX Sales Applications, Global Sales Support, Oracle

Technology has disrupted sales organizations for the past two decades. Despite all the progress, many CRM systems have not delivered as promised. Oracle Senior Director Neil Pridham (pictured left) says a key inhibitor is getting people to use the system in a way that befits a modern sales organization. He gives us a fresh perspective on user adoption that could help drive your sales success

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Monday Apr 27, 2015

Cloud is the Must-Have / Best Choice Option at Solairus Aviation

We talk a lot about choice when it comes to moving to the cloud. But technologist Tony Kontzer believes that for many companies, cloud is no longer a choice but rather an “unavoidable reality of doing business in the 21st century.” He uses Solairus Avaiation, one of Oracle’s cloud applications customers, to make his point. The economics of SaaS is at the heart of this great success story.

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Tuesday Apr 21, 2015

“Digital Disruption: It’s Not What You Think” by Oracle’s Rob Preston

This post by Oracle’s Rob Preston, Editorial Director, Content Central (pictured left), is a good read. He takes issue with the popular notion that the business models of Uber, Facebook, Alibaba, and Airbnb (where the customer service interface is king) are the future of our economy. Preston believes that technologies powered by the likes of Oracle are causing an even deeper digital disruption.[Read More]

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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Friday Jul 25, 2014

Zach Thomas: “The 7 Rules for Selecting Global HR Technology”

Our work teams can (and often do) consist of people from all around the world. That creates challenges for an HR organization in the areas of hiring, culture, performance, and compliance. Oracle’s Zach Thomas, Vice President of HCM product strategy, says that technology can help HR overcome obstacles and effectively manage their global workforces. His article entitled “The 7 Rules for Selecting Global HR Technology” was published by Talent Management Magazine this month. Following the seven principles can give organizations a competitive advantage in terms of talent, retention, organizational processes, and collaboration.

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Friday Feb 07, 2014

"It’s All About People,” says Larry Ellison at San Francisco CloudWorld

Larry Ellison delighted the audience at CloudWorld in San Francisco with an unexpected appearance to talk about How HR Leaders are Embracing the Cloud. We’ve pulled out a few of the more quotable responses to questions from the audience, such as, “Why did you choose to talk only about HCM?” Who is Oracle's competition?” “Is Oracle early or late to the cloud?” “Does the cloud make Oracle more applicable to more companies?” Ellison was entertaining and provocative, as always.

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Thursday Apr 25, 2013

If You Missed COLLABORATE 13 ...

A guest post by Amrita Mehrok, Senior Director, Financials Product Strategy, Oracle Applications

Oracle has more than half a million customers who belong to user groups all over the world. At COLLABORATE 13 in Denver, CO, Mark Hurd called them “our most valuable company asset,” especially those who attended the conference this month. This post is a recap of the event from Oracle attendee and speaker Amrita Mehrok. She also includes a link to a video that captures lots of smiles and thoughtful reactions from attendees, plus a link to a blog post by Dan Power from Hub Design summarizing Mark’s speech and his Q&A.[Read More]

Wednesday Aug 22, 2012

Drinking Our Own Champagne: Fusion Accounting Hub at Oracle

Good things are happening in Oracle Finance these days. Corey West, SVP, Oracle's Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, blogs about the impact that Fusion Accounting Hub is having on his processes and people. It’s another "dogfooding at Oracle" story that is a powerful testament to the usability and functionality of Fusion Applications. [Read More]

Thursday Aug 09, 2012

We need you! Sign Up Now To Give Oracle Your Feedback on Future Product Design Trends at OpenWorld 2012

Get the most from your Oracle OpenWorld 2012 experience and participate in a usability feedback session, where your expertise will help Oracle develop unbeatable products and solutions. Sign up to attend a one-hour session during Oracle OpenWorld. You’ll learn about Oracle’s future design trends ─ including mobile applications and social networking ─ and how these trends will affect your users down the road. 
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Wednesday Jun 13, 2012

The Healthy Tension That Mobility Creates

In my previous post, I talked about the value of the mobile revolution on businesses and workers. Now let me put on a different hat and view the world from the IT department and the IT leader’s viewpoint. The IT leader has different concerns – around privacy, potential liability of information leakage, and intellectual property protection. These concerns and the leader’s goals create a healthy tension with the users.[Read More]

Wednesday Apr 11, 2012

Financial Management: Why Move to the Cloud?

Terrance Wampler, Vice President, Financials Product Strategy, Oracle, talks about the benefits and risks that financial executives are weighing as they make the decision to move to the cloud.

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Wednesday Jun 01, 2011

ERP – A Big Topic, A Big Webcast Planned

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is a big topic. In terms of technical footprint, implementation complexity and strategic importance it’s one of the bigger ones in the enterprise computing space.

But once you have it implemented there’s not a lot more to say about it, right? It’s there and it keeps on working. Maybe…but only if your business model, geographic footprint, processes, workforce and customer-base are the same today as they were in 1999 or the early/mid 2000’s…and if they were that probably wouldn’t be a good thing.

Understanding Your Options and Roadmap Choices

Understanding your options and what’s next from Oracle in the ERP space is the topic of our upcoming webcast on Wednesday June 8 at 11am Pacific. Join Oracle and Infosys for Inside Oracle Fusion Applications: Next-Generation Enterprise Resource Planning. Whether you’re considering Oracle Fusion Applications now or just looking to stay up-to-speed on Oracle’s vision for the new standard for business the time to understand Oracle Fusion Applications is now.

By many indications the entrance of Oracle Fusion Applications—focusing for the moment on Financials, Project Portfolio Management and Human Capital Management—is giving many businesses a reason to re-examine the topic of ERP. Even organizations well satisfied with their investments in Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft and JD Edwards are taking a look today to consider the what’s, when’s & why’s behind Fusion Applications. And while we’ve only got a little less than an hour to address the topic—this webcast will be worth watching.

Reason 1) Oracle has been speaking broadly and publicly about Fusion Applications since Oracle OpenWorld 2010—but this webcast brings a 3rd party perspective, that of Infosys—with insider access to the Fusion Applications development process. Though you don't have to be an Infosys client to benefit from their experiences.

Reason 2) Business and IT trends—ranging from an increased need for business analysis at the point of decision and the adoption of social networks for work to Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). The trends that are changing the way enterprises work and how they consider new technology for business advantage.

Reason 3) By the numbers Infosys is in a unique position. In a recent webcast preparation call with Infosys’ Mukesh Nakra, Senior Program Manager and Go-to-Market Director Oracle Fusion Applications, he shared details about the firm’s investment in Oracle Fusion Applications.

  • 1,500+ person months of Oracle Fusion Applications Co-Development Effort
  • 500+ Infosys team members are being trained on Fusion Applications every quarter
  • Infosys’ work across the Fusion Applications Suite, including specific work on integrations and migration methodologies with other Oracle Applications such as Oracle E-Business Suite to facilitate co-existence of Fusion Applications with existing investments
  • Work with Oracle Fusion Applications Early Adopter Program customers across the suite

Hot Topics

Many of these points, including more specific details around customer engagements with Fusion Applications today are the basis for Mukesh’s presentation. In addition, we spoke in detail about some of the Infosys service offerings that have been developed using their experiences with Oracle Fusion Applications. This should be a particularly hot topic as questions around set-up and migration tools are frequently asked in Oracle events and online forums like Facebook and LinkedIn that cover Oracle Fusion Applications.

Join Oracle for the entire Inside Oracle Fusion Applications webcast series, including replays of past events, or select the topic that interests you—such as Enterprise Resource Planning with our co-hosts Infosys. We hope to see you online.

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Thursday May 26, 2011

June 1st Webcast Preview: Fusion CRM, Cognizant and an Email from a Friend

Yesterday I received the below email invitation from a friend and former co-worker who has moved on from Oracle to lead IT for a good-sized health sciences company in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Attached to the invitation was a very brief note: “Is this your handiwork?”

I was happy to see the note for two reasons:

  1. I’m always glad to hear from my buddy…and he usually has a humorous spin to any interaction
  2. I was glad to see that the word is getting out about the next webcast in the Inside Fusion Applications series

My friend’s company is a Cognizant client, so the Cognizant folks are working hard to make sure everyone knows about the upcoming webcast on June 1st. However, this is a great opportunity even if you’re not a Cognizant client. To prepare for the webcast we met recently with Philip Philippides, Director and Practice Leader, Customer Solution Practice, Cognizant Technology Solutions and Timothy Blank, Director – Oracle CRM Practice Lead, Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Hot Topics

Philip and Timothy, who complement one another with a combination of strategy experience and technical detail, have graciously volunteered to sit down and walk us through their experiences as a Fusion Applications Co-Development partner. This includes not only their perspective on what Cognizant has done in helping create Fusion Applications solutions (including their work with Fusion CRM set-up and migration, sure to be a hot topic on June 1 with the IT crowd) but also the trends that are forcing organizations, like my friend’s, to re-consider strategic topics such as:

  • Changing user dynamics and demands—including sales people and end-customers
  • A re-definition of value creation—a focus on doing what you do best, and partnering for the rest
  • Increasing mobility requirements and how to harness social computing
  • And more…

 We’re very happy with how this series has come together. If the preparation calls we have had with Cognizant are any indication of how the webcast on will turn out on June 1st I think you’ll be pleased.

3rd Party Perspective + Insider Access + A Hot Topic

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Wednesday, June 1st 10am Pacific

A Tip on Registration

Do register today. If you’re unable to attend I do recommend you register anyway. You’ll miss the chance to participate in the live Q&A session but you’ll automatically receive a follow-up email providing you with access to the on demand version.

We hope to see you there.

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