Tuesday Dec 30, 2014

Free Oracle E-Business Suite Video Series

A Guest Post by Jim Vonick, Sr. Product Manager, Oracle University

Need an Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) boost to start the new year? We are offering a series of free instructional videos so you can explore the latest features, strategies, and roadmaps. Be sure to take advantage of them--and one more thing. As you think about upgrading, take a look at our cloud offerings to complement your existing E-Business Suite investments. Also, consider our C2C program as a cost-effective way to take incremental steps to the cloud. Happy New Year!

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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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Dasteel: "Why Marketing Needs To Get Serious About Customer Success"

Research shows that companies spend the majority of their marketing dollars promoting their products’ features. Research also shows that learning about product features is not what we care about at all. So what do we care about? And how should you spend your marketing budgets to grab our attention? Find out from Jeb Dasteel Oracle’s senior vice president and chief customer office (pictured left).

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The New B2B Buyer Experience Ecosystem

A Guest Post by Justin King, B2B E-Commerce Strategist (pictured left)

Last week King wrote about the increasing role of ERP in B2B e-commerce to give customers a more satisfying self-service buying experience. This week King broadens the discussion to incorporate the value of a back office ecosystem (which includes ERP). It houses everything a company knows about its customers and products—and is a passkey to customer experience.

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Wednesday Dec 10, 2014

The Increasing Role of ERP in Customer Experience and B2B E-Commerce

A Guest Post by Justin King, B2B E-Commerce Strategist (pictured left)

December is a very big month for e-commerce, which makes it a perfect time to talk about the relationship between the back office (ERP) and the front office (customer experience). In this post, Oracle’s Justin King explains the importance of giving buyers more transparency and access to the back office for a more satisfying and complete self-service experience.

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Wednesday Dec 03, 2014

Where Is Talent When Sizing Up The Success of a Business?

"Talent is at the core of success," Oracle CEO Mark Hurd told an audience of HR executives last month at a conference in London, England. They can no longer rely on expert strategies and prudent business plans—they need the right people at every level of the organization. An aging workforce, plus a new generation of workers with high expectations, adds a layer of urgency to getting the search for talent right.

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December 10: AXA HCM Cloud Customer Forum

AXA is a French, multinational company with 157,000 employees. It had multiple core HR systems, including PeopleSoft and SAP. It determined that a cloud solution would suit its requirements more effectively than going through an expensive upgrade and customization process. You and your prospects can hear Kwasi Boateng, Head of Group HRIS Development, talk about AXA's satisfying journey with Oracle.[Read More]

Monday Nov 17, 2014

Enabling Agents of Change

The Oracle Value Chain Summit is rapidly becoming the premier Supply Chain event in the industry. We expect the upcoming 2015 Value Chain Summit to be bigger and better than the previous two Summits. You will gain the insights, contacts and tools to become “agents of change” in your supply chains. Oracle's Jon Chorley (pictured left) encourages you to register now!
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"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

November 19: Daekyo Sales Cloud Reference Forum

Join us for an Oracle Customer Reference Forum on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at 02:00 p.m. KST / 09:00 p.m. PT to hear Mr. Sa, IT Strategy Manager, talk about why Daekyo has chosen to implement Oracle Sales Cloud.[Read More]

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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