Monday Sep 30, 2013

Oracle Delivers Enhancements to Industry’s Most Complete Cloud-Enabled Customer Experience

New Social, Mobile and Interactive Capabilities Support Sales, Marketing, Commerce and Service Organizations

News Summary

By connecting every interaction across the entire customer lifecycle, organizations can convert customers into brand advocates by delivering exceptional experiences. To help organizations capitalize on this opportunity for revenue growth, Oracle today announced significant enhancements to the world’s most complete cloud-enabled Customer Experience (CX) solution. The new enhancements to Oracle CX support sales, marketing, commerce and service organizations by delivering a more interactive, social and mobile experience.

News Facts

  • Extending the most complete cloud-enabled customer experience portfolio in the industry, Oracle has delivered updates to the entire Oracle CX portfolio that are available immediately to customers in the Oracle Cloud.
  • With deeper social integrations, extended mobility and user interface enhancements, the new and updated functionality across Oracle CX helps drive down the total cost of ownership for Oracle customers and supports key integrations across a comprehensive portfolio of user-friendly, cloud-based solutions.
  • Infused with best-of-class social capabilities and built around best-in-class sales, marketing, commerce, service and industry solutions, the Oracle CX portfolio helps customers definitively differentiate themselves across all channels, touch points and interactions.

Oracle Sales Cloud

  • Oracle Sales Cloud enables Smarter Sales – Empowering sales reps to sell more, managers to know more, and organizations to grow more.
  • Updates and enhancements to the Oracle Sales Cloud enable sales organizations to sell more to benefit from:
  • A Simplified User Experience: New capabilities in Oracle Sales Cloud helps minimize training and on boarding time for sales representatives.
  • Improved Mobility: Field sales representatives are constantly on the go and Oracle Sales Cloud applications seamlessly work on both smartphones and tablets across iOS, Android and Blackberry platforms.
  • Increased Configurability: New enhancements include improved configuration and an integration tool with a visual drag and drop user experience from one single place for both web and mobile applications.
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud Integration: Now sales reps can quickly get leads, predict buying trends, recommend products, and deliver closed-loop reporting.

Oracle Marketing Cloud

  • Oracle Marketing Cloud enables Modern Marketing – Empowering marketers to engage audiences, know buyers, and drive revenues.
  • Updates and enhancements to Oracle Marketing Cloud enables customers to benefit from:
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud and Social Cloud Integration: Enhances social analytics, tracking, publishing, and custom targeting capabilities that help modern marketers understand, analyze, and engage audiences in order to deliver higher quality leads more efficiently.
  • Rich Mobile Campaigns: Customers can now optimize their buyer’s mobile experience using responsive email, which dynamically tailors content to each mobile device, resulting in richer engagement
  • Eloqua AdFocus: Allows customers to integrate highly targeted messaging through paid media into multichannel campaigns and convert prospects to customers in record time.
  • Eloqua AppCloud: A collection of over 100 ready-to-use marketing apps such as Demand Base and Cvent that allow customers to deliver multichannel campaigns and better understand and engage their buyers, is now available via Eloqua Topliners, the largest open community of modern markers.

Oracle Service Cloud

  • Oracle Service Cloud enables Connected Service - Empowering service reps to understand customer’s needs, solve their problems and delight customers.
  • Updates and enhancements to the Oracle Service Cloud enable customers to benefit from:
  • New Mobility Capabilities: By leveraging Oracle Tap, a native application for iPad that redefines user productivity while agents, specialists, and managers are on the go, Oracle Service Cloud now supports servicing customers when agents are away from their desks.
  • Enhanced Customer Portal: Enhancements allow customers to get service from any device, find mobile content more easily and enhance problem descriptions with images to shorten resolution time.
  • Increase Mobility in Call Centers: A new level of mobility for contact center agents and managers allows for easier upgrades and faster development times through a robust set of public APIs.
  • More Focused Communications: New features help increase community engagement, improve message relevancy and provide ROI reporting tools to increase online revenue and customer satisfaction.
  • Social view of customer service allows for bi-directional view of social service messages and incident resolution.

Oracle Social Cloud

  • Oracle Social Cloud drives Social Engagement – empowering organizations to be engaging on social media, insightful in their interactions and transparent with their customers.
  • Updates and enhancements to the Oracle Social Cloud enable customers to benefit from:
  • Rich Insights into the Content of Social Media Messages: Oracle Social Relationship Management includes listening and monitoring support for Simplified Chinese, Portuguese and Spanish, as well as a major Chinese networks and Latin American site’s Reclame Aqui and Vostu. This includes full support for Oracle’s industry-leading semantic analysis, delivering rich insights into the content of social media messages and enabling international users to easily identify and act on the messages most relevant to them.
  • Advanced Social Commerce and Social Marketing Capabilities: New integration with Oracle Commerce creates a social shopping experience by allowing shoppers to browse for products via social channels and check out using the core commerce site. Customers can also create engaging Facebook applications combining commerce modules and more than 50 engagement modules using the Oracle Social Management platform, all fully customizable through CSS Systems.
  • Unified and Enhanced Customer Care: A new capability in Oracle Social Cloud is Social Service, which routes service tickets from Oracle Social Cloud to Oracle Service Cloud systems for real time customer care.
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud and Sales Cloud Integration: Now customers can score and quickly deliver leads to sales, predict buying trends, recommend products, and deliver closed-loop reporting to assess marketing spend effectiveness.

Supporting Quote

“Organizations need to be able to easily establish the operational systems and infrastructure that is required to deliver simple, integrated and relevant experiences across all channels and touch points,” said Ken Volpe, senior vice president, Oracle Product Development. “With the social, mobile and interactive enhancements across the Oracle CX portfolio, we are in a better position than ever to help organizations create great customer experiences. Our customers can take advantage of the new capabilities immediately in the cloud to meet customer demands and increase revenue.”

Supporting Resources

Oracle Adds 10 New Services to Oracle Cloud, Expanding the Industry’s Most Comprehensive Cloud Portfolio

News Summary

As organizations of all sizes move more of their information systems to the cloud, Oracle is expanding the number of Oracle Cloud services to strengthen its position as the industry’s most comprehensive public cloud. Oracle Cloud offers a broad range of modern, functionally rich and integrated services running in a secure, enterprise and standards-based cloud platform. With new Application, Platform, and Infrastructure Services announced today, Oracle is helping customers and partners further capitalize on the power of cloud computing.

News Facts

  • Extending the industry’s broadest and most advanced cloud portfolio, Oracle today introduced 10 new Oracle Cloud services for its customers and partners.
  • The new services expand Oracle’s comprehensive portfolio of Application, Social, Platform and Infrastructure Services and are all available on a subscription basis.
  • Unlike other clouds that offer services in one or two layers, Oracle Cloud is the only cloud that delivers a broad portfolio of integrated services across applications, social, platform and infrastructure.
  • Oracle Cloud provides the industry’s most complete suite of modern, enterprise SaaS applications including Human Capital Management, Customer Experience, and Enterprise Resource Management, with built-in business intelligence, social and mobile capabilities.
  • Oracle offers customers and partners choice and flexibility in where they deploy Oracle software: in traditional on-premise data centers, private clouds, Oracle Cloud and other public clouds.
  • Oracle Cloud continues to show strong adoption, supporting 9 million users and 19 billion transactions each day, running on 7,000 servers and 200 petabytes of storage in 13 data centers around the world.
  • Oracle Cloud partners will be able to refer and resell the new Oracle Cloud Platform and Infrastructure services through the existing Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Cloud programs, enabling them to deliver a comprehensive portfolio of Application, Social, Platform and Infrastructure cloud-based services to their customers.

Latest Additions to Oracle Cloud Services Portfolio

Oracle announced 10 new Oracle Cloud services, including:

  • Compute Cloud: Enables customers to leverage elastic compute capabilities to run any workload in the cloud. It is secure, enterprise-grade, fully configurable and provides robust monitoring capabilities.
  • Object Storage Cloud: Provides users with a highly-available, redundant, and secure object store for persisting large amounts of unstructured data.
  • Database Cloud: Provides full control of a dedicated database instance and supports any Oracle Database application, giving users greater flexibility and choice over the level of managed services provided by Oracle.
  • Java Cloud: Provides Oracle WebLogic Server clusters for deployment of Java applications and gives full administrative control over the service with automated backup, recovery, patching and high availability capabilities.
  • Business Intelligence Cloud: Enables users to analyze data with visual, interactive dashboards for the Web and mobile devices. Provides self-service data loading, modeling, analysis, and application administration capabilities in the cloud without the assistance of IT.
  • Documents Cloud: Provides a flexible, self-service file sharing and collaboration solution with mobile and desktop sync, robust security, and integration with on-premise and cloud applications.
  • Mobile Cloud: Simplifies enterprise mobile connectivity, enabling enterprises to build any application, for any device connected to any data source with enterprise-grade security.
  • Database Backup Cloud: Enables businesses to backup Oracle Databases to the Oracle Cloud.  Also allows replication of backups from the Oracle Database Backup Logging Recovery Appliance to Oracle Cloud.
  • Billing and Revenue Management Cloud: Enables enterprises with robust and highly scalable subscription billing to capture recurring revenues from new services.
  • Cloud Marketplace: Provides a global marketplace where partners can publish applications and customers can browse through and discover new solutions to address their business needs.

These new services join the following Oracle Cloud services:

  • Oracle Cloud Application Services portfolio includes Global HR Cloud, Talent Management Cloud, ERP Cloud, Supply Chain Management Cloud, Sales Cloud, Marketing Cloud, Service Cloud, Enterprise Planning Cloud, and Financial Reporting Cloud.
  • Oracle Cloud Social Services portfolio includes Oracle Social Network, Social Marketing, Social Engagement and Monitoring, and Social Data and Insight.
  • Oracle Cloud Platform Services portfolio includes Database Cloud, Java Cloud, and Developer Cloud.
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Services portfolio includes Storage Cloud and Messaging Cloud.

Supporting Quotes

“To realize the true benefits that cloud computing offers, organizations need access to flexible, reliable and secure cloud services that are designed to meet their specific business needs,” said Thomas Kurian, executive vice president of product development, Oracle. “With the broadest selection of enterprise-grade cloud solutions in the world, Oracle is uniquely positioned to meet this demand. With an expanding portfolio of functionally rich, integrated and secure enterprise cloud services, Oracle continues to lead the cloud computing industry by delivering instant value to both business users and developers.”

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Oracle Cloud Solutions

Oracle provides the industry’s broadest and most complete portfolio of public, private and hybrid cloud offerings. The Oracle Cloud delivers a broad suite of subscription-based, enterprise-grade Application, Social, Platform, and Infrastructure Services.  Oracle also provides a comprehensive portfolio of cloud products and managed cloud services for IT providers to build and manage clouds.

Oracle Commerce (ATG, Endeca) powers many of the 2013 Top 50 Online Retailers

In a recent article, www.business2community.com ranked the consumers' favorite Online Retailers based on a survey involving more than 5'000 participants.

The undisputed Online Commerce solutions, leader, Oracle Commerce (ATG & Endeca) powers many of the Top 50 Online Retailers including Kohls, BestBuy, Target, JCPenney, Land’s End, Home Depot, Bed, Bath & Beyond, American Eagle Outfitters, newegg.com, Lowe’s, Nike, Express, Costco, TJMaxx, Sam’s Club and Dillard’s.

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