Oracle Service Cloud May 2015 Release – Optimizing Integrations across the Oracle Portfolio by Stephen Fioretti
By Tuula Fai on May 26, 2015
The May 2015 release of Oracle Service Cloud enhances the power of Service Cloud with integration accelerators for Siebel, EBS and Oracle Field Service Cloud. These new accelerators enable companies to connect their Service Cloud solutions with other business systems, optimizing their investments while improving operations across the organization.
Unlike traditional integration offerings, Oracle Service Cloud Integration Accelerators are designed to equip companies and technology partners with the resources they need to quickly and easily build custom integrations that leverage the power of Oracle’s business solutions to meet the unique and evolving requirements of each organization.
Extend Great Service to the Field
With the acquisition of TOA Technologies in 2014, Oracle Service Cloud added field service management capabilities to its suite of products to help companies further streamline web self-service, contact center and field service interactions. To optimize the integration between Oracle Field Service Cloud and Oracle Service Cloud, this Accelerator enables companies to leverage the field service solution’s powerful, predictive routing and scheduling functionality directly within the Oracle Service Cloud Agent Desktop. Using an intelligent booking calendar, contact center agents can book field appointments based on the real-time availability of field resources – so customers can choose a date and time that’s most convenient for them. Field service employees get more context about a customer’s problem, and contact center agents can view updates as work is assigned and completed. Companies can now deliver a holistic and consistent service experience from the moment an inbound incident is received, through appointment scheduling and routing, and all the way through post-appointment customer feedback.
Connect Web Self Service with Siebel for a 360° Customer View
The Siebel Integration Accelerator enables the creation of custom widgets to show customer information in both Siebel and Service Cloud interfaces. Information captured from Customer Portal can be automatically added to a Service Request in Siebel, and outbound communications from the Siebel interface can be viewed in Customer Portal as well.This Integration Accelerator further enhances the integration capabilities for customers looking to utilize both Siebel and Oracle Service Cloud components.
Enhance EBS with Oracle Service Cloud Contact Center Capabilities
The EBS Integration Accelerator builds upon the same capabilities available for Siebel, connecting Web Self Service with the EBS agent interface. In the May release, this Accelerator also adds support for contact center components, connecting with EBS data to identify inbound callers and giving agents access to full customer data and history during an interaction on either the EBS or Oracle Service Cloud platforms.
In addition to these Integration Accelerators, the May 2015 release includes several other new features and enhancements, including:
- Social Monitor Enhancements
- Email Management Updates
- Oracle Service Cloud Knowledge Advanced
- Oracle Policy Automation for Mobile
- Field Service Management Mobile Updates