Wednesday Jun 01, 2011

ERP – A Big Topic, A Big Webcast Planned

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is a big topic. In terms of technical footprint, implementation complexity and strategic importance it’s one of the bigger ones in the enterprise computing space.

But once you have it implemented there’s not a lot more to say about it, right? It’s there and it keeps on working. Maybe…but only if your business model, geographic footprint, processes, workforce and customer-base are the same today as they were in 1999 or the early/mid 2000’s…and if they were that probably wouldn’t be a good thing.

Understanding Your Options and Roadmap Choices

Understanding your options and what’s next from Oracle in the ERP space is the topic of our upcoming webcast on Wednesday June 8 at 11am Pacific. Join Oracle and Infosys for Inside Oracle Fusion Applications: Next-Generation Enterprise Resource Planning. Whether you’re considering Oracle Fusion Applications now or just looking to stay up-to-speed on Oracle’s vision for the new standard for business the time to understand Oracle Fusion Applications is now.

By many indications the entrance of Oracle Fusion Applications—focusing for the moment on Financials, Project Portfolio Management and Human Capital Management—is giving many businesses a reason to re-examine the topic of ERP. Even organizations well satisfied with their investments in Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft and JD Edwards are taking a look today to consider the what’s, when’s & why’s behind Fusion Applications. And while we’ve only got a little less than an hour to address the topic—this webcast will be worth watching.

Reason 1) Oracle has been speaking broadly and publicly about Fusion Applications since Oracle OpenWorld 2010—but this webcast brings a 3rd party perspective, that of Infosys—with insider access to the Fusion Applications development process. Though you don't have to be an Infosys client to benefit from their experiences.

Reason 2) Business and IT trends—ranging from an increased need for business analysis at the point of decision and the adoption of social networks for work to Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). The trends that are changing the way enterprises work and how they consider new technology for business advantage.

Reason 3) By the numbers Infosys is in a unique position. In a recent webcast preparation call with Infosys’ Mukesh Nakra, Senior Program Manager and Go-to-Market Director Oracle Fusion Applications, he shared details about the firm’s investment in Oracle Fusion Applications.

  • 1,500+ person months of Oracle Fusion Applications Co-Development Effort
  • 500+ Infosys team members are being trained on Fusion Applications every quarter
  • Infosys’ work across the Fusion Applications Suite, including specific work on integrations and migration methodologies with other Oracle Applications such as Oracle E-Business Suite to facilitate co-existence of Fusion Applications with existing investments
  • Work with Oracle Fusion Applications Early Adopter Program customers across the suite

Hot Topics

Many of these points, including more specific details around customer engagements with Fusion Applications today are the basis for Mukesh’s presentation. In addition, we spoke in detail about some of the Infosys service offerings that have been developed using their experiences with Oracle Fusion Applications. This should be a particularly hot topic as questions around set-up and migration tools are frequently asked in Oracle events and online forums like Facebook and LinkedIn that cover Oracle Fusion Applications.

Join Oracle for the entire Inside Oracle Fusion Applications webcast series, including replays of past events, or select the topic that interests you—such as Enterprise Resource Planning with our co-hosts Infosys. We hope to see you online.

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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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