What Happens in Vegas, Doesn't Always Have to Stay in Vegas
By Kathryn Perry-Oracle on May 02, 2012
Sorry I don't have anything steamy to report from my trip to Las Vegas for Collaborate 2012 last week. But there was plenty happening – 6,000 people and lots of Fusion buzz. The flash mob during Mark Sunday's keynote was something to see. It descended on the audience wearing red Fusion t-shirts whooping and hollering, passing out Fusion buzz cards and giving away coveted Fusion swag. I loved hearing people trade Fusion stories and watch them pack the Fusion sessions.
I was at the conference to work with a camera crew to capture what people are saying about Fusion Applications – tough duty, right? As a matter of fact, it was lots of hard work, but I came back with my tank full of good news about Fusion and some fantastic interviews.
We'll post these videos on our Fusion YouTube channel where all kinds of cool people are talking about Fusion Applications. In the meantime, here are some quotes and pictures from the conference:
"I've been using an old screen from EBS to show a process flow to customers because nothing like it is currently available. I'm so happy to see the business process flows in Fusion! This is what I need." – early adopter in the user research lab
"From a show of hands in my session, I was pleased to see how many people were on the latest version of EBS, which is exactly where we want our customers to be." – Oracle Applications product strategist
"We might forget to set something up in a previous implementation. That's much less likely to happen with Functional Set Up Manager. It gives us a structure, defines the prerequisites, and offers suggestions for setup. It's not taking away the requirement for thinking or making decisions, but it is doing the hard work in terms of the structure." – Fusion implementer
"Oracle did everything right with Fusion -- we see our fingerprints all over the applications." – Oracle early adopter