Tuesday Jul 12, 2011

Introducing the Oracle Applications Virtual Briefing Center

Are you:

  • Evaluating an investment in Oracle Applications such as E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft or Siebel?
  • Contemplating an upgrade of your existing Oracle Applications solution to the next release?
  • Interested in hearing from customers, like you, who have been through implementations and upgrades?
  • Trying to understand where Fusion Applications fit in?

Introducing the Oracle Applications Virtual Briefing Center. A one-stop-shop online to get a quick (30 minutes or less) briefing on topics that are top-of-mind for Oracle customers and prospective customers.

How it Works
One quick registration and you’re on your way. Watch one session, or a series of presentations, from your desktop. Find related collateral to read at your leisure. Return later, using the same ID and login, if you want to explore additional topics. And navigation is easy

  • The Lobby – Your entryway and key navigation point. (This is where you’ll see the monthly updates featured. More on this below.) Just pick where you want to go next and click
  • The Theater – On demand viewing of sessions from Oracle leaders, customers and partners. Select the session you want to view and sit back.
  • The Resource Library – Your resource for additional information including whitepapers, videos and more—all organized by topic. Select and download what you want.

Content Rich Environment

The Oracle Applications Virtual Briefing Center takes our Virtual Tradeshow program from February 2011 and takes it to a whole new level. Sessions and content within the Virtual Briefing Center include:

  • Application Upgrades that will help you understand key additions, updates for each release and pointers for building a business case
  • Customer presentation that, in their words, deal with real-world topics such as upgrade planning and timeframes, establishing success metrics, milestones, challenges and business result
  • An informative cross-section of content covering product lines, such as Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Fusion Applications, Siebel and Hyperion
  • Overviews featuring Oracle Fusion Application product families and tips for establishing co-existence strategies

Monthly Updates

Register once and you can keep coming back for additional sessions as they are broadcast live each month. Join us in July where we focus on upgrades for Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft and Siebel. Keep checking back as new topics are introduced:

  • Thurs. July 14, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. PST/12:00 p.m. EST: Hear West Corporation share their PeopleSoft 9.1 upgrade, resulting in improved self-service, more robust reporting capabilities and new workflow and processes.
  • Thurs. July 21, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. PST/12:00 p.m. EST: Learn how MFlex improved their operations, saved manpower and reduced time to close with their upgrade to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0.
  • Thurs. July 28, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. PST/12:00 p.m. EST: IEEE discusses their upgrade to Siebel 8.1 using open web service architecture for faster SOA enablement allowing them to scale their membership capacity by 250%.

Register today. Explore the wealth of information that’s there now and don’t miss the monthly webcast updates.

Stay In Tune with Oracle Applications

“Like” Oracle Applications on Facebook and get daily updates and insights into what’s happening at Oracle. You’ll get pointers to case studies featuring organizations like yours, insights into what’s next for Oracle Fusion Applications and an tips on key trends that Oracle is following such as mobile & tablet computing, user experience innovations and technology and business trends.

Thursday May 26, 2011

June 1st Webcast Preview: Fusion CRM, Cognizant and an Email from a Friend

Yesterday I received the below email invitation from a friend and former co-worker who has moved on from Oracle to lead IT for a good-sized health sciences company in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Attached to the invitation was a very brief note: “Is this your handiwork?”

I was happy to see the note for two reasons:

  1. I’m always glad to hear from my buddy…and he usually has a humorous spin to any interaction
  2. I was glad to see that the word is getting out about the next webcast in the Inside Fusion Applications series

My friend’s company is a Cognizant client, so the Cognizant folks are working hard to make sure everyone knows about the upcoming webcast on June 1st. However, this is a great opportunity even if you’re not a Cognizant client. To prepare for the webcast we met recently with Philip Philippides, Director and Practice Leader, Customer Solution Practice, Cognizant Technology Solutions and Timothy Blank, Director – Oracle CRM Practice Lead, Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Hot Topics

Philip and Timothy, who complement one another with a combination of strategy experience and technical detail, have graciously volunteered to sit down and walk us through their experiences as a Fusion Applications Co-Development partner. This includes not only their perspective on what Cognizant has done in helping create Fusion Applications solutions (including their work with Fusion CRM set-up and migration, sure to be a hot topic on June 1 with the IT crowd) but also the trends that are forcing organizations, like my friend’s, to re-consider strategic topics such as:

  • Changing user dynamics and demands—including sales people and end-customers
  • A re-definition of value creation—a focus on doing what you do best, and partnering for the rest
  • Increasing mobility requirements and how to harness social computing
  • And more…

 We’re very happy with how this series has come together. If the preparation calls we have had with Cognizant are any indication of how the webcast on will turn out on June 1st I think you’ll be pleased.

3rd Party Perspective + Insider Access + A Hot Topic


Wednesday, June 1st 10am Pacific

A Tip on Registration

Do register today. If you’re unable to attend I do recommend you register anyway. You’ll miss the chance to participate in the live Q&A session but you’ll automatically receive a follow-up email providing you with access to the on demand version.

We hope to see you there.


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