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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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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Tuesday Mar 24, 2015

“Speeding up the innovation cycle with SaaS” by Steve Miranda

It wasn't so very long ago that discussions about the cloud raised the hackles of IT professionals. They ranged from being wary to resistant. Now, for many, the foe has turned into a friend. In this post, Oracle EVP Steve Miranda (pictured left), Applications Development, takes a crack at answering the question: “How did IT became a friend of cloud?” Miranda's explanation could be a great comfort to any 'not-so-sure' IT folks.

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Thursday Mar 05, 2015

Social Insights from the #LeadOnCA Watermark Conference

A Guest Post by Meg Bear,  (pictured left), Group Vice President, Oracle Social Cloud Platform

More than 5,000 people attended the Lead On Silicon Valley Watermark Conference for Women on Tuesday, February 24 in Santa Clara, CA. They gathered to discuss the issues that matter the most to women in the workforce. Oracle sponsored this event to support the development of women leaders.

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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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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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Monday Nov 17, 2014

"Why Not Oracle Cloud?" for Fast-Growing, Mid-Sized Organizations

But isn’t Oracle ERP Cloud just for the Fortune 500 companies? Absolutely not! Oracle’s Rondy Ng tells Profit magazine that mid-size companies don’t need to settle for tier-2 solutions that have "limited multilanguage, multicurrency, and multi-GAAP support as well as limited support for country-specific legislative reporting and payment formats." Get a solution that will scale—get Oracle ERP Cloud.
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Thursday Nov 13, 2014

November 18: Ovation Brands ERP Cloud Reference Forum

Ovation Brands currently operates 334 restaurants in 35 US states, comprised of 324 steak-buffet restaurants and 10 Tahoe Joe’s Famous Steakhouse restaurants. In this Customer Reference Forum on Tuesday, November 18, CFO Keith Kravcik and CIO Patrick Benson will talk about why they chose to implement Oracle ERP Cloud  and Oracle Planning & Budgeting Cloud to operate an integrated, state-of-the-art finance system able to support Ovation’s ambitious reinvention strategy. Register now!

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Wednesday Nov 12, 2014

Oracle Sales Cloud Wins Big!

Oracle Cloud Applications just received the Technology Innovation Award in Cloud Computing for 2014. Mark Smith, Ventana’s CEO and Chief Research Officer (pictured left), wrote a thorough ‘why we won’ article that focuses specifically on Oracle Sales Cloud. He says Oracle has a “more complete sales portfolio than salesforce at a more affordable price.”

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#ChevyGuy Response is Authentic, Human, and Brilliant

A Guest Post by Meg Bear, Group Vice President, Oracle Social Cloud (pictured left)

The #chevyguy's real name is Rikk Wilde, Chevrolet executive. He stumbled through an important presentation last week (think World Series and Madison Bumgarner) and quickly became a laughing stock of social media. However, Chevrolet and GM “turned what could have been an embarrassment into social media gold,” says Oracle's Meg Bear. We're proud to have GM as a partner and a customer.


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Tuesday Oct 28, 2014

11 Ways to Wreck Your Social Relationships

Customers appreciate authenticity, patience, and trustworthiness. These traits seems to come naturally for some brands; others literally seem to put their worst foot forward. The clueless are the ones featured in this post by Mike Stiles. Stiles put together a light-hearted, but very candid, list of what not to do in social relationships—things that make your customers say “we need to talk.” But that’s only if you’re lucky—chances are good they’ll walk without even sending a break-up text.  [Read More]

5 Reasons Why You Need to Reinvent Your Recruitment Process

The best candidates for your job post are probably working for the competition. How do you attract them? You’ve just filled a position with your top candidate. Do you let outstanding candidates #2 and #3 just ride off into the sunset? Oracle’s Gessica Chies (pictured left) is an EMEA HCM Sales Consultant and believes there are plenty of recruiting opportunities in the challenging parts of talent acquisition. She urges readers to modernize the recruitment process for innovative results.  [Read More]
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