By Meghan Fritz-Oracle on Jul 30, 2015
More than 200 Partners attended the Oracle ERP Summit which took place at Oracle headquarters in Redwood City on July 13-15.
We’d like to thank everyone for their participation, enthusiasm and incredible support.
Here are a few takeaways from the Summit.
Day one kicked off with a recap of our FY16 goals and opportunities, and we heard some excellent insights from Russell Pike, Group Vice President for Sales Consulting. Russell described the objectives that Oracle is always pushing to achieve – having applications that are “simple to get, easy to own and a joy to use”.
Another great session was led by Jon Chorley, CSO and Group VP on SCM Product Strategy and PLM, who presented new and exciting features that will be added to the Oracle Cloud Applications portfolio ahead of Oracle OpenWorld.
Finally, one of the most anticipated presentations of the day was, “Oracle Cloud Opportunity” where Oracle Executive Vice Chairman, Jeff Henley, presented Oracle’s cloud strategy for FY16. Under the concept “threat is opportunity”, he presented the major obstacles that every company faces when transitioning to the cloud while emphasizing the major advantages that Oracle has in the cloud market.
The second day of the Summit was dedicated to product-specific presentations, with a focus on Procurement, Project Portfolio Management, Supply Chain Management, Product Lifecycle Management & MDM.
However, new technical features were not the only focus of the day.
Terrance Wampler, Vice President, Financials Product Strategy, talked about the difficulties switching from building software to running a service, the importance of knowing and understanding customers, and how customer feedback influences everything Oracle does.
Terrance also highlighted that Oracle is not only a “cloud company’ but also a “service company,” and showcased many successful collaborations and Oracle ERP implementations with partners including HP, Carrefour and IKEA.
Finally, a very interesting presentation was made by Indy Bains, Sales Consulting Manager, describing the powerful connection between Oracle HCM and Oracle ERP, and how the two suites of applications can coexist + enhance the company business management.
The last day of the ERP Summit was dedicated to Modern Best Practices.
The Summit concluded with reflections around Oracle’s ERP Cloud applications portfolio, which is the largest on the market and offers unrivalled functionality and security while presenting a solid upgrade roadmap.
In conclusion, the Oracle ERP Summit gave us a great opportunity to showcase Oracle’s vast cloud applications capabilities and a great platform to recognize our partners’ outstanding contribution to the Cloud ERP Community.
We look forward to seeing you next year,