Wednesday Feb 26, 2014

Hello Oracle Applications Cloud Enthusiasts

A Guest Post by Vice President Jeff Caldwell, Oracle Applications Development

We want to help you prepare for Release 8 of Oracle Applications Cloud with a Release 8 Readiness page.

This upcoming release includes more than 400 new, modern business-empowering features, which you can learn about in the preview content outlined in this post.

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Wednesday Feb 19, 2014

That’s a Wrap for the Second Annual Oracle Value Chain Summit

A Guest Post by Rick Jewell, Senior Vice President of Applications Development, Oracle (pictured left)

We think it’s extraordinary that customer attendance at the Oracle Value Chain Summit earlier this month in San Jose, CA, was 60 percent higher than last year. The 2,100 attendees came from 27 different countries. That tells us that Oracle has some tremendous momentum in the supply chain industry. In this post, Rick Jewell talks about Mark Hurd’s keynote and his own presentation on customer-centric supply chain and planning. He also provides a link so you can download the presentations and collateral.

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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 Feb 06, 2014

Oracle Cloud—The Modern Cloud for Your Modern Business

People listen to EVP Steve Miranda of Oracle Applications Development (pictured left) because he’s a credible thought leader. He says things that are worth repeating. In this post, we’ve compiled some nuggets from his keynote at Oracle CloudWorld in San Francisco that answer: What are the business benefits of cloud? What do cloud customers want? What are cloud customers not willing to wait for? What three words aptly describe Oracle's suite of applications? Steve’s responses and ideas are a great intro to Oracle's modern cloud for your modern business.
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Monday Feb 03, 2014

How One Savvy Leader Used Oracle Solutions To Transform An Organization

“A change program not a technology project.” That was one of the twelve principles that Sandy Begbie’s team used to transform Standard Life into a customer serving organization. There were sizable challenges and ingenious solutions. Influencer David Essex from Search Financials Applications interviewed Begbie about the company’s turnaround and its dependence on Oracle solutions. Begbie loves the modern look and feel of the Oracle HCM Cloud and “projects that the Oracle investment could have an internal rate of return as high as 30 percent over five years, in part from reduced HR labor and IT costs."

You will here similar success stories at Oracle HCM World, February 4-6 in Las Vegas. 

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