Wednesday Mar 21, 2012

The Latest Major Release of AutoVue is Now Available!

Click here to read the full press release.

To learn more about AutoVue 20.2, check out the What's New in AutoVue 20.2 Datasheet

AutoVue 20.2 continues to set the standard for enterprise level visualization with Augmented Business Visualization, a new paradigm which reconciles information and business data from multiple sources into a single view, providing rich and actionable visual decision-making environments.

The release also includes; capabilities that enhance end-to-end approval workflow; solutions to visually enable the mobile workforce; and support for the latest manufacturing and high tech formats.  

 

New capabilities in release 20.2 include:

·         Enhancements to the Augmented Business Visualization framework

o    Creation of 2D hotspots has been extended in 2D drawings, PDF and image files and can now be defined as regional boxes, rather than just text strings

o    New 3D Hotspot links in models and drawings. Parts or components of 3D models can be selected to create hotspot links.

·         Enhanced end-to-end approval workflows with digital stamping and batch stamping improvements

·         Solutions that visually enable the mobile workforce and extend enterprise visualization to mobile devices, including iPads through OVDI (Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure)

·         Enhancements to AutoVue enterprise readiness: reliability and performance improvements, as well as security enhancements which adhere to Oracle’s Software Security Assurance standards

·         Timely support for new MCAD, ECAD, and Office formats

·         New 20.2 versions of AutoVue Document Print Services and Integration SDK (iSDK)

·         New Dutch language availability

 

The press release also contains terrific supporting quotes from AutoVue customers and partners. 

      “AutoVue’s stamping enhancements will greatly benefit our building permit management processes,” said Ties Kremer, Information Manager, Noordenveld Municipality, Netherlands. “The ability to batch stamp documents will speed up our approval processes, enable us to save time and money, and help us meet our regulatory compliance obligations.”
 
       “AutoVue provides our non-technical teams in marketing and sales with access to customer order requirements and supporting CAD documents and drawings,” said James Lim, Regional Technical Systems Manager at Molex Incorporated. “AutoVue 20.2 has enabled us to refine our quotation process, and reduce order errors.”
 
      “We are excited about our use of AutoVue’s Augmented Business Visualization framework, which will offer Meridian users enhanced access to related technical documentation,” said Edwin van Dijk, Director of Product Management, BlueCielo.  “By including AutoVue’s new regional hotspot capabilities within BlueCielo Meridian Enterprise, the context of engineering information is carried over into the visual representation of complex assets, thereby helping us to improve productivity and operational excellence.”
 

 

Monday Oct 17, 2011

Watch the AutoVue 20.1.1 Webcast

Missed the AutoVue 20.1.1 webcast?  Not to worry, you can now catch the replay.

Discover what release AutoVue 20.1.1 can do for you!  Watch the webcast and discover what is great and innovative about the latest release. Learn about opportunities to expand your use and how to get the most out of your AutoVue investment.

Click here to watch the webcast.

Want to learn more about AutoVue 20.1.1? Click here to read the datasheet.

 

Wednesday Aug 24, 2011

Palm Beach County Accelerates Development Permit Process and Improves Efficiency by 25%

Are you looking for ways to optimize your digital building permit application and review process? If so, be sure to check out the most recent AutoVue customer snapshot featuring Palm Beach County.

Palm Beach County’s Land Development Division is responsible for issuing permits for road construction of the county’s more than 3,000 roads, utility work, landscaping, irrigation and onsite drainage reviews of commercial, industrial, and some residential facilities.  To manage the vast amounts of paperwork required for these processes, the county implemented an electronic permitting (ePermitting) system, which incorporates Oracle’s AutoVue visualization solution as an essential component.

Oracle’s AutoVue has allowed the various agencies within the county to simultaneously review documents, digitally comment on and markup plans, as well as compare resubmitted plans, all of which has helped to standardize and streamline workflows for permit reviewers.  

Read how Palm Beach County has:

  • provided structure to the permit review and approval process
  • decreased review time and improved efficiency of permitting processes by 25%
  • given customers around-the-clock ability to submit and track applications and plans
  • improved accountability

Click here to read the complete Palm Beach County story.  

A recent OAUG sponsored webcast featuring Palm Beach County is also available. Click here to watch the webcast.

Thursday Aug 18, 2011

Join Oracle’s AutoVue at OpenWorld 2011!

Oracle OpenWorld 2011 is the most important conference for Oracle technologists, business users, and partners and the best place to find out what’s happening in IT, who’s making it happen, and how it can work for you.

When you attend OpenWorld you'll hear from the world’s foremost Visualization experts, have a chance to explore innovative enterprise visualization strategies, and discover Augmented Business Visualization (ABV) which enables two-way communication between information in documents and enterprise structured data stored in ERP or other systems. 

You'll also learn how you can leverage AutoVue visualization in other Oracle technologies and applications, including Agile Product Lifecycle Management, Primavera, Universal Content Management, EBS Configurator, Secure Enterprise Search & Asset Lifecycle Management solutions, to drive business process innovation.

Not to be missed AutoVue activities:

  • AutoVue Enterprise Visualization sessions
  • AutoVue Special Interest Group meeting
  • AutoVue Customer Advisory Board
  •  AutoVue Hospitality Reception
  • AutoVue Demo Pods

Visit our demo pods in Moscone West and the Palace Hotel and see the latest Oracle and partner driven AutoVue solutions:

  • Visual Maintenance Planning with Estuate’s ABV solution for EBS eAM
  • Work Order Print Service for EBS eAM and JDE CAM
  • Mobile enterprise visualization for EBS eAM and PeopleSoft Maintenance Manager
  • Smart building ePermit reviews
  • End to end design to manufacture solution for Agile PLM

For additional information regarding AutoVue sessions, demos, SIG and CAB meeting dates, locations, and times check out the AutoVue FocusOn document.

To register for OOW, click here            To see the full agenda, click here

Monday Jun 27, 2011

Three Easy Ways of Providing Feedback to the Oracle AutoVue Team

Customer feedback is essential in helping us deliver best-in-class Enterprise Visualization solutions which are centered around real-world usage. As the Oracle AutoVue Product Management team is busy prioritizing the next round of improvements, enhancements and new innovation to the AutoVue platform, I thought it would be a good idea to provide our blog-readers with a recap of how best to provide product feedback to the AutoVue Product Management team. This gives you the opportunity to help shape our future agenda and make our solutions better for you.

  1. Enterprise Visualization Special Interest Group (EV SIG): the AutoVue EV SIG is a customer-driven initiative that has recently been created to share knowledge and information between members and discuss common and best practices around Enterprise Visualization. The EV SIG also serves as a mechanism for establishing and communicating to AutoVue Product Management users’ collective priorities for the future development, direction and enhancement of the AutoVue product family with the objective of ensuring their continuous improvement. Essentially, EV SIG members meet in order to share and prioritize feedback and use this input to begin dialog with the AutoVue Product Management team on what they deem to be the most important improvements to Enterprise Visualization solutions. The AutoVue EV SIG is by far the best platform for sharing and relaying feedback to our Product Strategy / Management team regarding general product enhancements, industry-specific scenarios, new use cases, usability, support, deployability, etc, and helping us shape the future direction of Enterprise Visualization solutions. We strongly encourage ALL our customers to sign up for the SIG;  here is how you can do so:
  2. Customer / Partner Advisory Boards: The AutoVue Product Strategy / Management team also periodically runs Customer and Partner Advisory Boards. These invitation-only events bring together individuals chosen from Oracle AutoVue’s top customers that are using AutoVue at the enterprise level, as well as strategic partners.  The idea here is to establish open lines of communication between top customers and partners and the Oracle AutoVue Product Strategy team, help us communicate AutoVue’s product direction, share perspectives on today and tomorrow’s challenges and needs for Enterprise Visualization, and validate that proposed additions to the product are valid industry solutions. Our next Customer / Partner Advisory Board will be held in San Francisco during Oracle Open World, please contact your account manager to find out more about the CAB Members’ nomination process.
  3. Enhancement Requests:  Enhancement requests are request logged by customers or partners with Product Development for a feature that is not currently available in Oracle AutoVue. Enhancement requests (ER) can be logged easily via the My Oracle Support portal. This is the best way to share feedback with us at the functionality level; for instance if you would like to see a new format supported in AutoVue or make suggestions as per how certain functionality can be improved or should behave. Once the ER is logged, it is then evaluated by Product Management based on feasibility, product adequation and business justification. Product Management then decides whether to consider this ER for future release or not. What helps accelerate the process is hearing from a large number of customers who urgently need a particular feature or configuration. Hence the importance of logging My Oracle Support Service Requests, and describing in details your business expectations. You can include key milestones dates and justifications as to why this request is important and the benefits your organization stands to gain should this request be accepted.

Again, feedback from customers and partners is critical to ensure we offer solutions that have the biggest impact on customers’ business processes and day-to-day operations. All feedback is welcome,. So please don’t be shy! 

Thursday Jun 16, 2011

Join AutoVue at Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco - Oct 2-6, 2011

Stay ahead of the curve and register now for the most important technology conference of 2011. Oracle OpenWorld will feature more innovative sessions, demos, and exhibitions than ever--all created by and for Oracle business and technology users.  Learn how to optimize your existing systems, get a sneak peek at technology breakthroughs, and meet with strategists and developers responsible for the products and solutions that help drive your business.  

Meet with AutoVue Enterprise Visualization product experts and attend sessions where you’ll hear how customers are leveraging visualization to drive business process innovation throughout their organizations. (Session details to follow)

Register now for Early Bird Pricing and we'll see you in San Francisco!

Click here to see the Agenda

Thursday Jun 09, 2011

Augment the Value of your Data (or time to replace the "attach" button)

If you are a company operating in Engineering and Construction, Energy, Manufacturing, Facility Management or any other asset or product intensive industry, you are probably spending a huge amount of time reconciling or combining your structured and unstructured data. On one side, you have the numerous documents, drawings, floor plans and schematics while on the other side, your company has invested a significant amount of money to implement complex platforms to run its operations (ERP, BPM...).

Between these 2 data sets is the realm of “attachments and images”. To connect files to processes and operations, such as part ordering or work orders, applications enable you to attach files as additional context to a specific task or display basic image renditions of whatever items you are trying to take action on. However, a lot of work combined with a little bit of luck will be necessary to get to the desired result as data will usually be out of date or simply not granular enough to be meaningful.

As we worked with customers on some of our visual application solutions, where AutoVue is leveraged within the context of specific business processes, we started to realize that we could take the concept further.  How? By delivering a conceptually trivial but extremely powerful mechanism based on AutoVue’s hot spotting technology that lets people augment the value of their data by literally combining visual and non visual, structured and unstructured data.

With AutoVue 20.1, we introduced the first Augmented Business Visualization framework. This 2 way communication between zones in drawings and the world of enterprise structured data opens an unlimited number of highly differentiated solutions.

In one way, users can now trigger actions in context directly by clicking on a specific area of a drawing, such as an office space on a floorplan or a specific item on a P&ID schematic.  In the other, ERP data can be dashboarded directly onto a drawing for an intuitive grasp.

Imagine for a second that your company runs a large campus or office space and you have to evaluate the state of the windows, the carpet, or the heating system throughout the facility to plan maintenance. AutoVue enables you to walk around the buildings with a simple tablet PC with the floor plans all loaded onto the machine and directly right click on each office or room to enter whatever rating used in your organization. The data is then automatically transferred to your asset management system in ERP.

Imagine that you are the overall project manager and you now have all the information properly captured. Instead of running a report that will generate a long spreadsheet of office numbers with the different values or some kind of statistical pie chart, you can now navigate the floorplans directly inside AutoVue and get a visual rendition of the different ratings.

This is just one example of what can be achieved with Augmented Business Visualization. Stay tuned as more and more solutions are being implemented either internally at Oracle or in our vibrant partner ecosystem. ..

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The authors of this blog are members of the AutoVue Enterprise Visualization team at Oracle. The views expressed on this blog reflect those of the members and do not necessarily reflect the views of Oracle.

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