Curse Inc Skips a Level by Jumping to Oracle ERP Cloud
By "Jim Lein, Oracle Midsize-Oracle" on Jun 18, 2014
by Jim Lein, Oracle Midsize Programs
As Brandon Byrne, VP of Finance at Curse, says, "What ESPN is to sports, we are to video games. We help gamers get the most out of their game." I was hooked on video games in my twenties and I wish this resource would have been around to help me reach that next level on Donkey Kong or Defender.
Curse is experiencing enormous challenges brought on by growth, both in terms of increased revenue and in the number of digital media properties they manage.Oracle recently released a couple videos in which Byrne explains why Curse chose Oracle and their goals for moving to Oracle Applications Cloud. With Oracle, Byrne says that Curse can "take a step out of the accounting software hierarchy" by skipping a second tier solution as they grow. With Oracle Applications Cloud they get to a top tier solution sooner and that, "takes away a lot of the pain of having to do that second transition."
A few quotes from Byrne that I really like:
- "Accounting and finance are the customer service group for the rest of the organization. They are on the front lines driving revenue and growth."
- "(Oracle ERP Cloud) gets us out of the knuckle head things that happen on a day to day basis with accounting and finance and let's us focus on the big things and strategies and more complex issues."
- "Letting Oracle provide the security is a better solution in my mind than having three guys in my IT group securing a server downstairs."
Here are the videos:
I evangelize Oracle's enterprise solutions for growing midsize companies. I recently celebrated 15 years with Oracle,
having joined JD Edwards in 1999. I'm based in Evergreen, Colorado and
love relating stories about creativity and innovation whether they be
about software, live music, or the mountains. The views expressed here are my own, and not necessarily those of Oracle.