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  • March 28, 2014

ACE Director Discusses Apps Transformation, COLLABORATE 14 and more

Author: Debra Lilley, ACE Director

In a much earlier
posting
on this blog I talked about giving Oracle AppAdvantage its first
outing in the UK at the UKOUG. Applications conference in October. At this
event we launched the concept of apps transformation, looking at the projects
of tomorrow or rather the options for tomorrow that an organisation has.

This week we held a special event dedicated
to Apps Transformation and we had five streams one for each of the module
families and one on Oracle AppAdvantage. This stream looked at some of the
challenges that applications customers have that can be addressed by technology
which I kicked off with a presentation introducing Oracle AppAdvantage, and I
will also give at COLLABORATE 14 on 8th April 8th at 10:15
(Session ID 109510). Later I
personally talked about Oracle’s mobile strategy, a presentation I had given
the week earlier with one of Oracle Fusion Middleware product managers Grant
Ronald. When you look at the Oracle AppAdvantage picture I think of the entry
points as discussion points and mobile is definitely one of the most prevalent
discussion points for applications customers.

The other four
streams concentrated on options available for Financials, Procurement, Customer
Experience and Human Capital Management customers. In the same way when you
navigate to a city your GPS navigator can offer you places of interest this AppNav
concept developed by Oracle with the help of UKOUG, looks at some of the benefits
along these four routes. Some of the things that are highlighted are mobile,
social, analytics (big data) and cloud and we had several presentations along
these lines.

The AppNav concept is not a mobile app but a webpage again
showcasing the options available to customers. This webpage was launched on the
day of the conference and its value is much wider than just our audience of the
UKOUG and I am delighted to share it with you here. It is not so much new
content on the landing page, but helps you consume some of the multitude of
information available from Oracle from a menu designed from an applications
point of view. AppNav is not limited to technology and in fact it talks a lot
about Fusion and cloud applications and like Oracle AppAdvantage it’s a really
good place to start.

About the Author:

Debra Lilley, Fusion
Champion, UKOUG Board Member, Fusion User Experience Advocate and ACE Director.

Lilley has
18 years experience with Oracle Applications, with E Business Suite since
9.4.1, moving to Business Intelligence Team Lead and Oracle Alliance Director.
She has spoken at over 100 conferences worldwide and posts at
debrasoraclethoughts

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