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]

Tuesday Sep 09, 2014

Big Value from CPQ Cloud for OpenWorld 2014 Attendees

A Guest Post by Chris Haussler, Sr. Principal Product Manager, Oracle CPQ Cloud (pictured left)

This will be CPQ Cloud’s first Oracle OpenWorld as a member of the Oracle CX Applications Suite. The event will give sales professionals from around the globe a preview of how the industry-leading configure, price, and quote application and the Oracle CX portfolio work together. Oracle's Chris Haussler reports that attendees will hear where CPQ is headed, as well as how top companies have achieved transformative value in their sales processes with Oracle CPQ Cloud.

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Wednesday Sep 03, 2014

Giving Our Oracle Service Cloud Customers An Edge at OpenWorld 2014

A Guest Post by Director Christine Skalkotos, Product Strategy Programs, Oracle Service Cloud (pictured left)

OpenWorld promises to be an amazing experience for our Oracle Service Cloud customers this year. The conference sessions and the demonstration zone will be centralized on the third floor of Moscone West. That means easy access and full immersion for registered participants. Oracle’s Christine Skalkotos takes us behind the scenes where everything Service Cloud is being planned to exceed all expectations. Hope to see you September 28 - October 2, 2014 in San Francisco.

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Monday Aug 25, 2014

Oracle HCM Cloud Primed for OpenWorld 2014

A Guest Post by Mike Vilimek, Director of Product Marketing, Oracle HCM Cloud

At Oracle OpenWorld 2014 all things HCM will again be a dedicated “event within an event” called HCM Central @ OpenWorld. Mike Vilimek from Oracle Product Marketing (pictured left) tells us why we should be excited and eager to attend. There are a number of sessions where customers will share their stories of successfully moving to Oracle HCM Cloud. Vilimek also includes details on the HCM themes, journey mapping, entertainment, and venue. Catch Vilimek's enthusiasm and plan to be in San Francisco September 28 - October 2, 2014.

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Tuesday Aug 19, 2014

What’s New from the Oracle Marketing Cloud at Oracle OpenWorld 2014

A Guest Post by Laura Vogel, Director, Oracle Marketing Cloud Events (pictured left)

We want you to know what’s being planned for the Cloud tracks at OpenWorld so you can get registered for OpenWorld in San Francisco, September 28-October 2, 2014. Last week Michael Richter gave a preview of the Oracle Sales Cloud agenda. In this post, Oracle’s Laura Vogel writes about what you can expect at Marketing—CX Central @ OpenWorld, the hub for all things Marketing related. It includes 60 breakout sessions—half of them will highlight customer success stories from marquee brands such as Bizo, Comcast, Dell, Epson, John Deere, Lane Bryant, ReadyTalk, and Shutterfly.

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Wednesday Aug 13, 2014

Geared Up for Oracle Sales Cloud Customers at Oracle OpenWorld 2014

A Guest Post by Michael Richter, Director, Product Management, Oracle Sales Cloud (pictured left)

Michael Richter, Director of Product Management, put together a preview for Oracle Sales Cloud at OpenWorld 2014 in San Francisco (September 28 - October 2, 2014). He writes about the Release 9 sessions and the hot Sales Cloud topics that will be covered. He reveals who will be participating in the customer and partner panels, what they'll be talking about, and when. He fills us in on the plans for the Meet the Experts forums and the customer events. But there is one big development called Sales @ CX Central that Richter is really enthused about. Read the details here and then get yourself registered!

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Friday Aug 08, 2014

Social Commerce: Shopping Inside of Social

Mike Stiles, Senior Content Manager for Oracle Social (pictured left), believes something is broken in the social commerce world. Despite the recommendations from friends, the On-Facebook stores, and popular opinion, we consumers are just not making purchases directly from our social platforms. Stiles thinks there just might be too many digital hoops to jump through because each one “is a golden opportunity for that buyer to reconsider, change their mind, or put off the purchase.” By removing the hoops, brands can capitalize on the rich social experience and convert interest and traffic into sales.

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