Friday Aug 28, 2015

September 9: Desert Schools Federal Credit Union HCM Cloud Customer Forum

Join us for an Oracle HCM Cloud Customer Forum on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. PDT to hear Jennifer Godel, SVP and CHRO from Desert Schools Federal Credit Union. She will talk about the company's need for, and the move to, a modern HCM platform. She also will discuss the selection process, implementation experience, and expectation and benefits of Oracle HCM Cloud.

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Tuesday Aug 25, 2015

Latest Oracle Service Cloud Product Release Powers Impactful Community Self-Service Experiences

A Guest Post by David Vap (pictured left), Group Vice President, Product Development, Oracle

Have a problem with a product or service? According to a Nielsen report, one in three of us will contact a company through social channels rather than by phone or email. GVP David Vap (pictured left), product development, explains why the latest release of Oracle Service and Social Clouds is going to be very attractive to those of you who want to provide a positive and unified customer experience.

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Friday Aug 21, 2015

Oracle Applications Customer Connect Has a New Look

A Guest Post by Katrine Haugerud (pictured left), Senior Director, Oracle Product Management

Check out the new, more modern look for the Customer Connect Community, based on the Oracle User Interface design paradigm.

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Wednesday Jul 29, 2015

Three Steps to Get Big Data Ready for HR

A Guest Post by Melanie Hache-Barrois, Oracle HCM Strategy Director, Southern Europe

Big data analytics promises to deliver new insights into the workforce. This post by Melanie Hache-Barrois, HCM Strategy Director Southern Europe, will help you ensure that you and your data is ready for the big data revolution.

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Wednesday Jul 22, 2015

MORE Readiness Content for Oracle Applications Cloud Release 10

A Guest Post by Senior Director Louvaine Thomson, (pictured left), Product Management, Oracle Cloud Applications

Last month we announced preview materials for Release 10 for HCM, Sales, Financials, Procurement, Projects, Risk Management, SCM, and Social Network. In this post, Louvaine Thomson (pictured left), Product Management, is announcing the next significant wave of readiness content.

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Tuesday Jun 16, 2015

Preview Release 10 Oracle Applications Cloud Readiness Content!

A Guest Post by Katrine Haugerud (pictured left), Senior Director, Oracle Product Management

Do you know what’s coming in Release 10? Oracle’s Katrine Haugerud (pictured left) is here to point you to the resources that will get you release ready. There are webcasts and product demos about top-level messaging and product themes (called Spotlights). Plus you’ll find summary descriptions on each new feature and product (RCD's)—with even more to come next month. 

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Tuesday Jun 09, 2015

Cloud Security: Eight-Point Checklist for Peace of Mind

A Guest Post by Vice President Dennis Jolluck (pictured left), Applications Development & Product Management for LAD

Cloud computing, with the wrong cloud provider, can put an entire enterprise at risk. In this post, Oracle LAD Vice President Dennis Jolluck (pictured left) provides eight, annotated criteria for choosing the right cloud provider. You can use this thorough guide as you do your due diligence around cloud provider security.

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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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Monday Apr 20, 2015

Want to Outperform Your Competitors? 4 Ways to Serve Up a Cloud Advantage

A Guest Post by Rod Johnson (pictured left), Group Vice President, Applications Business Group, Oracle

We think you’ll be quite interested in the results of this Oracle-sponsored study conducted by Harvard Business Review Analytics Service. We wanted to know how the move to the cloud is affecting the success of companies and if the move is delivering business benefits. You can download the study and use the insights to capitalize on opportunities presented by the cloud.

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Tuesday Apr 07, 2015

Finance and HR: A Marriage Made in Cloud Heaven

A Guest Post by Dee Houchen (pictured left), senior principal product marketing director for Oracle ERP Cloud

Finding and retaining the best finance talent is a top-of-mind issue with CFO’s. In this post, Oracle's Dee Houchen, ERP Product Marketing, (pictured left) suggests some probing questions to uncover the challenges. She also points us to a relevant Wall Street Journal Custom Studios report, which provides six recommendations on how finance leaders can improve bench strength within their own organizations.

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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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Friday Jul 25, 2014

How Does a 724% Return on Your Salesforce Automation Investment Sound?

A Guest Post by Oracle's Senior Director, Brian Dayton

Apex IT won a Technology ROI Award this month from Nucleus Research. The analyst firm recognizes organizations that have successfully leveraged IT deployments to maximize value per dollar spent. Why is this news? Because Apex IT is an Oracle Sales Cloud and Marketing Cloud customer! The company gained a 724 percent ROI when it implemented our Cloud solutions. In this post, Oracle Senior Director Brian Dayton gives a recap of the impressive facts and figures and provides a link so to the Apex IT ROI Case Study.

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The Oracle Cloud User Experience Continues to Evolve

A Guest Post by Kathy Miedema, Oracle Market Research Analyst

Glance, scan, and commit. This is a new approach to design that the Oracle UX team is working on to make users even more productive. “Simplified UI keeps users at the glance/scan level, and only sends them down the path toward commit when they have a particular business process that needs to be done in the more comprehensive application,” VP Jeremy Ashley says. The UX team continues to make incremental improvements to the Oracle user experience. This post, by Oracle's Kathy Miedema, explains some of the cool things they are working on and reminds us how important it is that UX is a strategic initiative at Oracle.

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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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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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