Thursday May 19, 2011

A Busy Monday Morning – Prep for Inside Oracle Fusion Applications: Next-Generation HCM Webcast

The first day back from vacation is always busy. This past Monday, after a week off for yours truly, our team had a call with Gurucharana S. of Wipro Technologies in preparation for the first installment of our Inside Oracle Fusion Applications: Partner Insights on Oracle’s Next-Generation Applications webcast series. It was a great way to get back into the swing of things on the work front.


Gurucharana is the Global HCM Competency Head of Wipro Technologies an Oracle Fusion Applications Co-Development Partner. The speaker, timing and topic of the live broadcast, May 24th at 8am Pacific, is perfect:

  • There is a lot of news (and some noise) in the HCM space right now—so getting a number of different perspectives is important
  • This webcast follows Oracle’s announcement last month, supported by 2 additional webcasts, about Oracle Fusion HCM and SaaS from both a business and IT perspective, with the IT session focused on clarifying some key topics around Cloud and SaaS.
  • In total, the three webcasts—including Wipro, a 3rd party with insider access—provide a comprehensive view of this increasingly hot topic

Unique and Interesting

The role of a co-development partner is both unique and interesting.

  • Unique in that only a select number of organizations are distinguished as Oracle Fusion Applications Co-Development Partners. With that distinction come significant resource and inside access commitments on the part of both Oracle and the partner.
  • Interesting in that Wipro brings an outsider’s point-of-view to the Fusion Applications go-to-market process—working side-by-side with Oracle teams in Oracle development labs on various aspects of development, for example, functional validation and technical testing.

Beyond their perspective and opinions, this experience and insight helped Wipro develop offerings that can help you today. Find out more about how their methodologies, assessment and migration tools and more are being used in client engagements during the webcast.

Milestones and Fresh Perspectives

During the call we talked about various milestones in the Wipro Co-Development story and their perspective on Oracle Fusion Applications and industry trends including:

  • A commitment of more than 60,000+ person-hours to the project
  • The development of migration tools, in this case for Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise, to accelerate the adoption of and co-existence of Fusion Applications
  • A slightly different take on some of the key strategies behind and functions within Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management (which is refreshing when you’ve seen, heard or presented the same content countless times yourself)
  • Setting right-sized strategies for Cloud Computing (as recent news indicates, it’s increasingly not an all-or-nothing proposition)

As you consider your personalized strategies and roadmaps for Oracle Fusion Applications—where does Fusion HCM fit in, what’s the impact on existing projects, what are the migration strategies—it’s important to get different perspectives. Please take a look at this series and if Human Capital Management software and the business of HR is key to your success consider joining Wipro and Oracle at 8am on Tuesday, May 24th.

Wednesday May 18, 2011

Hear from Oracle Fusion Applications Insiders

Since Oracle OpenWorld 2010  a lot of information about Oracle Fusion Applications has been shared with Oracle customers, partners and the world at large. Given the stage of Oracle Fusion Applications in their lifecycle it makes sense that much of the perspective shared to-date has been from Oracle. As Oracle has been in a position to share more of the story with more people you’ll start to hear it from different places—and different perspectives, like the Oracle ACE Program.

Now, there’s an opportunity to hear from a set of people who have actually been working on Oracle Fusion Applications—and are technically “outsiders” with an outside-Oracle point-of-view. Enter the Inside Oracle Fusion Applications: Partner Insights on Oracle’s Next-Generation Applications Webcast Series. Oracle Fusion Applications co-development partners Infosys, Wipro and Cognizant have demonstrated the highest levels of business strategy, functional application domain knowledge and technical architecture expertise. Their involvement in the development and roll-out of Oracle Fusion Applications and participation in this webcast series promises to give you an insider's view into the future of business applications.

Hear About:

- How this select group of partners was involved in the development of Oracle’s Next-Generation Applications

- Their perspective on the overall strategy and key features of different Fusion Applications product families—from Human Capital Management to Customer Relationship Management and Financials

- Key business inflection points that are changing the marketplace today and how you can use Fusion Applications to address them

- Key resources, tools and technology solutions that have been developed to help you adopt Oracle Fusion Applications

- Recommendations for when and how to evaluate a transition to Oracle Fusion Applications

- Pointers to additional resources where you can learn more

Why This Is Relevant:

- Oracle Fusion Applications is a component of Oracle’s overall applications strategy, designed to work in concert with and add strategic value to your existing investments 

-  Beginning now, starting to develop your roadmap today will give you the most flexibility and options—whether you’re considering a move to Fusion Applications soon or in the future

- There are steps you can take today, without significant investment, to begin your preparation

Check for the session that best fits your interests—be it a drill-down on Human Capital Management or Customer Relationship Management or a broader perspective on ERP offerings.  

The series is coming up fast, starting on May 24th. Take a look and register today.

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