Friday Mar 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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