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Oracle HCM World 2016 includes ‘one of best sessions we ever had’

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By Sarah Smart, Oracle Applications User Experience

Oracle unveiled Release 11’s Oracle HCM Cloud user experience at this Chicago conference in April – and we are very excited about it here on the Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) team.  Look at this tweet from an Oracle customer: 


There were more great tweets. These next two are from industry analysts, who make it a priority to study Oracle products critically. 

tweet by Mark Smith

tweet by Holger Mueller

The OAUX team’s second onsite usability lab of the year was up and running April 6-7 at conference. This is where we ran testing on the applications user experience, held customer advisory boards, and gave presentations. As usual, our labs enjoyed a mix of attendees from both the partner and customer community. We ran both individual testing sessions as well as group format sessions. More than 90% of participants said they were new to the world of user experience.


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Well-attended sessions were the icing on the usability lab cake.
Photo: Gozel Aamoth

Aylin Uysal, Senior Director, Human Capital Management User Experience, tested individual flows and ran focus groups for future Oracle HCM Cloud user experience enhancements. 

During her session presentation, she highlighted the key points of Oracle HCM Cloud Release 11 highlights, including consistency across professional roles. “We have 100% consistency across all of the roles and flows in HCM Cloud with R11,” she said. “They were happy to hear that.”  A few smartwatch use cases were also very well received. “We had one of the largest attendances and a very engaged crowd,” Uysal said.

Jake Kuramoto, Senior Director with the AppsLab, the OAUX emerging technologies team, also gave some demos in tandem with Uysal. “They really enjoyed the [Amazon] Echo Time and Benefits demo,” he said. “Several people in the front rows, who I could easily see, were visibly surprised and had looks of awe on their faces.”

“I should have taken a photo of their facial expressions. It was pretty awesome,” Uysal said.

“It was probably one of the best sessions we ever had,” she said. “Jake and I changed our presentation format a little. I focused on the product story; Jake talked the future. It was a pretty clear message.”

Even the Q&A session at the end was a success. “Although we went over time, most people stayed until the end,” Kuramoto said.

Want to read more?
Check out the big-picture story on the Oracle HCM Cloud roadmap on Oracle’s platform on Forbes.com, OracleVoice. 
Catch up with Release 10 if you’re not up to date.


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