Wednesday Sep 25, 2013

New Aberdeen White Paper - Using PIM to Drive Business Performance

Re-posted from Oracle Supply Chain Management and Procurement Blog

Inside and outside the corporate firewall, there has never been a greater demand for product data.

Download a free copy of the latest Aberdeen Group whitepaper entitled, "More Data, More Channels, Fewer Problems: Using PIM to Drive Business Performance" and discover how best-in-class companies that are leveraging PIM solutions are experiencing fewer product recalls, more perfect shipments, and higher levels of customer satisfaction.  

Find out how you can:

  • Speed time-to-market and reduce failure costs for new product introductions
  • Reduce stock-outs and eliminate under/over ordering with accurate product data
  • Reduce risk with improved management of product regulatory compliance
  • Improve customer service and enable a seamless multi-channel commerce experience
  • Leverage a cloud-based PIM solution as a lower cost, faster-deployment alternative

Click here to download the paper.

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Friday Sep 20, 2013

Data Governance Series: Part 3 - Data Governance Best Practices

And we are with the final installment of our Data Governance appcast (think podcast) series around data governance. If you missed part 1, click here and for part 2, click here.

In this AppCast session, we share with you industry best practices around data governance. I am once again joined by Kelle O'Neal, Managing Partner of First San Francisco Partners and Rahul Kamath, Director of Product Management, Oracle.

Visit MDM AppCasts to listen to other AppCasts and visit  For more information on Master Data Management, visit us on oracle.com.

Thursday Sep 19, 2013

Focus On MDM @ OOW

We hope you found our Oracle OpenWorld Blog series helpful in planning your MDM sessions. As our final blog in this series, I wanted to make sure you had the handy Focus On documents.

You can access the online MDM Focus On or you can download this PDF version.

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Wednesday Sep 18, 2013

OpenWorld – Oracle Product Hub

In today's blog, Dhiman Bhattacharjee, Principal Product Strategy Manager shares with us what is happening around Oracle Product Hub at OpenWorld.

Oracle Product Hub enables organizations to take control of their product master data across their entire portfolio of applications. The new release of Oracle Fusion Product Hub combines a lot of powerful functionalities that can be used to solve many complex business problems. As you plan your schedule at OpenWorld, please take a look at the following Product Hub sessions and decide which ones you would want to attend.

[CON8747] Oracle Fusion Product Hub: The Foundation for Your Enterprise Product Information

Thursday, September 26th 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Moscone West - 2022

In this session, Sachin Patel, Director of Product Strategy, Oracle and Shyam Lakshman, Director of Product Management, Oracle will provide you a comprehensive view of the Oracle Product Hub including the product features, the strategy and roadmap. From this session, you will gain insight into how companies improve upon their time to market, reduce their inventory costs comply with government regulations utilizing Oracle Product Hub. You will also learn how to build and maintain a solid product information management system in your enterprise. If you are new to Fusion Product Hub you will also benefit from the presentations about the key capabilities and best practices around Fusion Product Hub. 

The session is co-presented by Brain Mericle, Director of IT from O’Reilly Media. Brain will share with you how O’Reilly Media achieved faster time to market in publishing its books, online service and magazines by replacing its custom product master solution with Oracle Product Hub Cloud solution.

We hope you would join us in this informative, interactive and lively session.

[CON9012] Effective Multichannel Commerce with Product Information Management

Wednesday, September 25th 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Moscone West - 2009

Join Bruck Assefa, Senior Product Strategy Manager, Oracle and Dhiman Bhuttacharjee, Principal Product Strategy Manager, Oracle in this session to learn about how Oracle Product Hub enables Commerce solutions to consistently deliver relevant and personalized cross-channel buying experience to E-commerce customers. Attending this session will help you understand how to build a product information management system in your enterprise for supporting multi-channel commerce initiatives, as well as the various flows that enable product and catalog data sharing with E-Commerce applications.

You will also hear from Shaibal Talukder, Senior Director of Information Systems at Pampered Chef, a global multi-level marketing company and how they used Oracle Product Hub to be the single source of consistent product information across the enterprise and synchronize that information with E-Commerce, web, mobile and ERP systems.

We hope you will join us in this session and experience how product master drives multi-channel commerce.

[CON8991] - Enabling Commercialization for Your Product Value Chain

Thursday, September 26th, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, Moscone West - 2011

In this session, Sachin Patel, Director of Product Strategy, Oracle will take you through the integrated business process called Product Value Chain and how it offers rich strategies to collectively leverage Oracle Product Hub, Oracle Enterprise Data Quality and Oracle Enterprise Agile PLM to manage product complexity and innovation challenges. You will also learn how the Product Value Chain empowers business leaders with accurate and instantaneous information leveraging Oracle Product Hub. 

The co-presenter for this session is Rameshwar Balanagu with NCH Corporation, a global marketer of maintenance products including chemicals, fasteners, welding supplies, and plumbing parts. Rameshwar will walk you through NCH’s implantation of Product Hub and the benefit it is reaping now including an enterprise wide consistent set of product data for reporting and classification.

Product Hub Demo Booth - Moscone West (W077)

Please join us is in the Product Hub Demo Booth and experience the functionality laden rich UI enabled Fusion Product Hub demo. Our product experts will be eager to show you the latest and greatest in the product, cool features, core functionalities and much more. Whether you are looking for a quick intro, a peek into the latest edition of the product or an in-depth demo and discussion, be sure you step into this booth and ask for a one-on-one session.

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Monday Sep 16, 2013

OpenWorld - Oracle Fusion Customer Hub

We are less than a week now from the start of Oracle Open World 2013 and in today's blog, Narayana Machiraju, Senior Principal Product Manager shares details around  “Leveraging Oracle Fusion Customer Hub to Maximize Quality and Enhance Customer Experience.”

Manouj Tahiliani, Senior Director of MDM Product Strategy provides you on a journey of Fusion Customer Hub, the Product releases, the Strategy and the Roadmap.

You will discover how Fusion Customer Hub embedded within the Cloud Sales Solution can help your enterprise improve data quality, create accurate and complete customer information,  manage governance and help create great customer experiences. You will also understand how to leverage data quality capabilities and create a sophisticated customer foundation within Oracle Fusion Applications. You will also hear Zane Brady, Assistant CIO of Trimble talk about how Oracle Fusion Customer Hub applications provide a modern, next-generation, multi-domain foundation for managing customer information on the cloud.

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Friday Sep 13, 2013

Data Governance Series: Part 2 - Measuring the Impact of Data Governance

We are back with part 2 of our Data Governance appcast (think podcast) series around data governance. If you missed part 1, click here.

In this AppCast session, we explore what drives value within the context of a data governance initiative and how to measure its business impact. I am once again joined by Kelle O'Neal, Managing Partner of First San Francisco Partners and Rahul Kamath, Director of Product Management, Oracle.

Next Friday, September 20th, come back to listen to the final installment of our series, Part 3: Data Governance Best Practices.

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Thursday Sep 12, 2013

OpenWorld – Oracle Data Relationship Management

When people think of Oracle Master Data Management, they often overlook Oracle Data Relationship Management, which is an important solution in our MDM portfolio. Oracle Data Relationship Management (DRM) is an enabler of enterprise transformations: financial transformations as they relate to ERP/GL migration, consolidation, rationalization, or coexistence, etc., as well as business transformations including employee, organization, sales, or legal entity restructuring. Today’s blog post shares all things DRM at OpenWorld, including the three key sessions to attend:

[CON9511] Introduction and Update: Oracle Data Relationship Management

Tuesday, September 24th, 10:30 AM- 11:30 AM, Intercontinental Ballroom B

Oracle Data Relationship Management helps proactively manage changes in master data across operational, analytical, and enterprise performance management silos. In this session, Rahul Kamath, Director, Product Management will provide an introduction to Oracle Data Relationship Management (DRM) and introduce a new product, Oracle Data Relationship Governance (DRG). DRG represents Oracle’s foray into delivering a configuration-based, model-driven master data governance solution that has been designed to provide essential change management and data quality remediation workflows across transactional and analytical system silos. This ensures data quality, policy compliance, repeatable business processes, cross-functional collaboration, and change awareness throughout the enterprise. If you are already familiar with this product line, attend this session to learn about product direction and what’s coming next.

As a spotlight customer, attendees will also hear from Nikki Verhoff, Associate Director, Data Governance, Verizon Wireless, one of Oracle’s first Data Relationship Management and Data Relationship Governance customers! 

[CON9517] Customer Success: Oracle Data Relationship Management

Wednesday, September 25th, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM, Intercontinental Ballroom B

Attend this session to hear about the implementation success stories of four Data Relationship Management customers across all industries – Pharmaceuticals, Financial Services, Security Systems and Automotive. This customer showcase will include a discussion of the business challenges, solution architecture, data governance approach, business benefits achieved, implementation best practices and lessons learned. If you are actively considering Data Relationship Management or Data Relationship Governance, you will want to join this session, which includes a live Q&A.

[CON6122] The Power of Oracle Hyperion Data Relationship Management at Experian

Monday, September 23rd, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM,  Intercontinental Ballroom A

Experian, like most experienced the burden of data inconsistencies. Attend this customer led session by Mariana Venter, Global Finance Systems Manager and Richard Harwood, Finance Manager at Experian who share their first-hand experiencence on how they have been able to effectively manage master data changes across the organization, leading to a significant overall reduction in costs, improved operational efficiency, and better visibility for management.

[CON9521] Product Development Q&A: Oracle Hyperion EPM Applications

Wednesday, September 25th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Intercontinental Ballroom C

Join our executives: Matthew Bradley, VP, EPM Devlopment, Prasad Kulkarni, Senior Director, Financial Planning Applications, Doug Cosby, VP of Software Development, and Rajesh Bhatia, VP of Product Development in this panel session. We will discuss Oracle Hyperion enterprise performance management applications product development team addresses your questions on product capabilities, release plans and the roadmap, and other topics related to products and technology.

Be sure to stop by our Oracle Enterprise Dimension Management Solutions demo booth in Moscone West – W099.

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Tuesday Sep 10, 2013

OpenWorld - Oracle Customer MDM Panel

Two more weeks until OpenWorld! In today's blog, Narayana Machiraju, Senior Principal Product Manager shares details around the Master Data Management Best Practices, Data Quality, Data Governance and ROI session. If you missed previous blog posts, use the links at the bottom of this blog posts to access.

This year, we will be hosting a customer panel session dedicated to Oracle Customer Hub at Oracle Open World.  An esteemed panel of Oracle Customer Hub customers in different Industries: Credit Suisse, RCCL, T-Mobile and Auto-Desk will provide insight into the journey of Customer MDM right from building a business case and MDM vision, establishing and sustaining governance, implementation strategies and realizing the benefits. You will also hear about implementation challenges, phasing strategies and lessons learned from real-life experiences.

If you are already implementing Customer MDM or evaluating the benefits of MDM and would like to hear directly from our customers then we highly recommend you to attend this session:

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Friday Sep 06, 2013

Data Governance Series: Part 1 - Introduction to Data Governance

Happy Friday! Today's blog is NOT about OpenWorld and in fact, for the next 3 Fridays, we will feature a new appcast (think podcast) around data governance in our three-part series.

Data Governance as a discipline has gained prominence to corral people, process and technology around the objective of aligning an enterprise's information assets to maximize value. The importance of this discipline is raised manifold in the face of transformational events that must be handled by enterprises with flexibility and agility to ensure repeatable and desirable outcomes, reduce risk and thrive.

Tune in to part 1 of 3 of this AppCast session for a primer on the data governance discipline. I am joined by Kelle O'Neal, Managing Partner of First San Francisco Partners and Rahul Kamath, Director of Product Management, Oracle.

Next Friday, September 13th, come back to listen to Part 2: Measuring the Impact of Data Governance.

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Wednesday Sep 04, 2013

OpenWorld – Oracle Enterprise Data Quality

Oracle Enterprise Data Quality solutions are like a multitool you can’t live without; it combines a lot of powerful functionality that can be used in so many different ways. As you plan your schedule at OpenWorld, you won't want to miss the following:

[CON8899] Oracle Enterprise Data Quality: Product Overview and Roadmap

Tuesday, September 24th, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, Moscone West, Room 2024

This session provides valuable information for both new and existing customers. EDQ Product Management will present an overview of the product family and its strengths, especially in regard to its multi-domain capabilities—broadly regarded as the strongest in the industry—and other differentiators. Learn about the product roadmap and key integrations with MDM hubs, Oracle Data Integrator, and other products across the Oracle landscape. Most importantly, see the product and why it is consistently rated in the top tier of data quality products for customer satisfaction.

[CON8900] Real-World Data Quality: Customers Using Oracle Enterprise Data Quality

Wednesday, September 25th, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM, Moscone West, Room 2024

Everyone has data quality issues, but not everyone has figured out how to deal with them. There are so many use cases for data quality – customer data, product data, data prep for migration, etc. This session highlights a variety of real-world customer implementations, along with their challenges and their benefits. Customers joining this session includes Dexcom and Zebra Technologies.

[CON8868] Cloud-Based Services with Oracle Enterprise Data Quality Applications

Wednesday, September 25th, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM, Moscone West, Room 2024

Often times when implementing new systems, you are forced to deal with the quality and usefulness of data you are going to load, but don’t necessarily want to invest in software for a temporary requirement and also, you may need external expertise to get the work done. We have recruited some of our partners who can deploy data quality as part of their service offering do all the work for you. Come to our session to learn more about these service offerings.

[HOL 10114] Introduction to Oracle Enterprise Data Quality Applications

In this hands-on lab, you’ll get the latest information on how you can integrate data quality as part of moving, loading, and replicating data across applications, data warehouses, and heterogeneous source systems. Learn best practices for using Oracle Enterprise Data Quality applications to improve business insight, reduce risk, and lower costs. Also hear about best practices for implementing standardization, match/merge, profiling, analysis, and data cleansing of your enterprise data, including customer as well as product data.

Be sure to stop by our Trusted Data with Oracle Enterprise Data Quality demo booth in Moscone South – SR230.

If you are interested in setting up meetings with our product management team, contact Martin Boyd and he can arrange to meet you.

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Monday Sep 02, 2013

OpenWorld - Oracle Master Data Management Strategy Session

Last week, Narayana Machiraju, Senior Principal Product Manager shared his perspective around Oracle Customer MDM in the Oracle Customer MDM Sessions Overview blog. Today, Narayana will give you a preview to the MDM keynote session, Oracle Master Data Management: Portfolio Overview, Strategy, and Roadmap.


Manouj Tahiliani, Senior Director of MDM Product Strategy provides you a complete picture of the Oracle MDM Portfolio, the Product releases, the Strategy and the Roadmaps.

You can hear Manouj talk about the latest Oracle Master Data Management product releases, including Oracle’s MDM vision, strategy, and roadmap. You will gain insight into the broadest and most comprehensive MDM and data quality offering spanning operational and analytical capabilities along with on-premises and cloud deployment options. You will also understand how to leverage MDM for strategic initiatives such as customer experience management, value chain planning, spending management, and financial transformation. The session also covers adoption of technologies such as data as a service (DaaS), social, and mobile.

The session is co-presented by speakers from VMware and Sony. Sree Vaidyanathan from Sony is going to share the insights of their MDM Implementation in the lines of Business drivers, data governance, ROI and other important implementation considerations. Mike Caulfield from VMware is going to talk about their MDM journey and the multi-domain MDM story.

This is a must-see session at OpenWorld - we hope to see you there!

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