Thursday Mar 26, 2015

Chicago's Pace Suburban Bus Improves Service and Expects Savings of $1M with Oracle

Chicago-based Pace Suburban Bus is one of the largest bus services in North America, covering 3,500 square miles, and serving tens of thousands of daily riders with fixed bus routes, vanpools, and Dial-a-Ride programs. Pace selected Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 to maintain all of Pace Suburban Bus's financial, grants accounting and asset management records, resulting in the elimination of data silos, reduction of data redundancy and enhanced information sharing across the bus system's departments.

With Oracle Enterprise Asset Management, Pace Suburban Bus is able to maintain optimum inventory and aid in effective preventive fleet maintenance for approximately 5,000 vehicles. Pace also won, along with partner Viziya Corporation, the 2014 Oracle Excellence Award for Sustainability Innovation, which recognizes the innovative use of Oracle technology to address global sustainability business challenges. 

To find out more about how Pace Suburban Bus is using a range of Oracle solutions, including Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, Oracle Order Management, Oracle Financials and many more, check out the complete story here

Tuesday Feb 03, 2015

Mobility in Manufacturing: Points for Consideration

Clearly, we are living in a mobile world. At the 2015 Oracle Value Chain Summit last week, if you looked in any session room or in the hallways, you could see people on their mobile devices doing things like checking email, tweeting, taking pictures and arranging their schedules. During the sessions, there were some fascinating presentations and demos across all Value Chain solution areas on using mobile technology to perform critical business tasks such as managing and maintaining remote assets, reporting equipment issues and providing status reports on inventory.

During one of the Manufacturing solution area keynotes, Mobility in Manufacturing, LNS Research President and Principal Analyst Matthew Littlefield presented on industry trends. He closed out the session with a few recommendations that companies might want to consider as they develop their mobile strategies:

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Thursday Jan 29, 2015

Closing Remarks on Oracle Value Chain Summit 2015

Wow, it’s hard to believe another Oracle Value Chain Summit has come and gone. What a whirlwind of a week! From Oracle’s Glenn Seninger’s Welcome on Monday afternoon to yesterday’s final track sessions, the San Jose Convention Center was thrumming with everything product and supply chain.  And it doesn't have to end here...

The entire Oracle team is thrilled and humbled by the outpouring of customer, sponsor, analyst, staff, and speaker support. We were delighted to see so many attendees this year, especially given the harsh weather conditions elsewhere making travel difficult. This community is clearly dedicated to forging new connections, sharing best practices, and exploring the future of value chain excellence.

Oracle’s CEO Mark Hurd perhaps said it best in his keynote on Tuesday morning: “I have incredible respect for people who actually run supply chains.” And for good reason. Supply chain leaders are at the forefront of...

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Monday Nov 03, 2014

Give Us Your Thoughts About Oracle Designs: Participate in the Onsite Usability Lab at OVCS 2015

Want to impress your colleagues? Your manager? Imagine being able to say to them "So, did I ever tell you about the time I helped Oracle design some of their hot applications?" Yes, that opportunity is coming up--at the Oracle Value Chain Summit!  The Oracle Applications User Experience team will host an onsite usability lab at the 2015 Oracle Value Chain Summit. You can participate and give us your thoughts about proposed designs for Oracle Value Chain applications. Regardless of your job title, we can offer you a session that might interest you. Your feedback will directly affect the usability of Oracle applications to make them intuitive, easy to use. You’ll make a difference. And that should score you points with peers, friends, and family. 

When: Tuesday, January 27-Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Where: San Jose McEnery Convention Center 

If you’re interested in participating, you must sign up in advance. Space is limited. Participation requires your company or organization to have a Customer Participation Confidentiality Agreement (CPCA) on file. Don’t have one? Let us know, and we’ll start the process. This event fills up quickly, and seats are limited. In order to reserve a spot for yourself and your colleagues, please email alisa.hamai@oracle.com with the subject line: OVCS 2015: Sign me up for Oracle User Feedback Sessions.

Want to learn more about Oracle Applications User Experience team? Visit www.oracle.com/usableapps.

This program is managed by Oracle Corporation. Participants will be selected and contacted directly by the members of Oracle Applications User Experience team for participation and scheduling.


Thursday Sep 18, 2014

Unique by Design: The Noble Energy Story

The Oracle Oil & Gas team recently released this video featuring Noble Energy of Houston, Texas. Noble Energy was the 2013 Winner of the Oracle Oil & Gas Industry Excellence Award. This transformational video details Noble Energy's use of Oracle products, which includes Oracle ALM and includes some of the following quotes:

On Sustainability and Maintenance: Oracle enables Noble Energy's "Integrated Development Plan. This is something that can create tremendous value. It really enables us to see cost efficiencies both on the drilling completion and facilities side and on the operating side too. What it does for our community and areas is that it reduces our footprint, reduces emissions, it takes trucks off the road. IDP is a master plan that enables sustainable, responsible growth with less equipment and fewer facilities."
On Project Management and BI: Oracle "makes these sorts of projects possible, to do them on-time, on-budget, or ahead of time or under budget. And without that analytical capability to bring it all together and manage it and redirect and shift, the probability of over-runs and delays and not meeting your objectives, in my experience, goes up.

Forward this video to your customer and prospects! 

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Sunday Aug 24, 2014

Top Ten Reasons to Attend the 2015 Oracle Value Chain Summit

Need justification to attend the 2015 Oracle Value Chain Summit? Check out these Top Ten Reasons you should register now for this event![Read More]

Wednesday Jun 25, 2014

Dates Announced for Oracle Value Chain Summit 2015!

Join thousands of professionals at the third annual Oracle Value Chain Summit, hosted next year January 26 - 28, 2015.  This must-attend supply chain and product lifecycle management event of the year will be located in the San Jose Convention Center, just as the very successful 2014 event.  More details will be coming shortly.  To be the first in-the-know, sign up here to get notified by email when registration opens.



Monday Mar 31, 2014

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the Oracle Maintenance Summit in Barcelona!

As we are transitioning from a very long and cold winter to a more gentle spring, something for you to look forward to is the upcoming 3rd Annual Oracle Maintenance Summit, taking place April 29-30 in Barcelona, Spain, and hosted by Oracle partner Viziya. Need some extra convincing to attend this important event? Check out the list below to see why the Oracle Maintenance Summit is not to be missed![Read More]

Thursday Oct 24, 2013

Oracle Value Chain Summit 2014 - Early Bird Registration Now Open

Get the Best Rate on the Biggest Supply Chain Event of the Year. Register Now and save $200.

Join more than 1,000 of your peers at the Value Chain Summit to learn how smart companies are transforming their supply chains into information-driven value chains. This unparalleled experience will give you the tools you need to drive innovation and maximize revenue.

Date: February 3-5, 2014
Location: San Jose McEnery Convention Center

Click here to learn more

Thought-Leading Speakers
Top minds and tech experts across industries will share the secrets of their success, firsthand. Prepare to be inspired by speakers like Geoffrey Moore, business advisor to Cisco, HP, and Microsoft and best-selling author of six books, including Crossing the Chasm.

Customized Experiences
Choose from more than 200 sessions offering deep dives on every aspect of supply chain management: Product Value Chain, Procurement, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Value Chain Execution, and Value Chain Planning.

Unrivaled Insight & Solutions
Hands-on workshops, product demonstrations, and interactive breakouts will showcase new value chain solutions and best practices to help you:
-  Grow profit margins
-  Build products – faster and cheaper
-  Expedite delivery
-  Increase customer satisfaction

You don't want to miss this once-a-year event.
Register Now to secure the Early Bird rate of $495 - the lowest price available.

Monday Feb 18, 2013

7th Annual Oracle Maintenance Summit - Attendees Report Great Success!

The 7th Annual Oracle Maintenance Summit was held in San Francisco Feb 4~7, 2013. Attendees report that the event provided substantial content with customer success stories, best practices and networking. It's a 'must-attend' event for the maintenance community.[Read More]

Tuesday Dec 11, 2012

Top 10 Reasons to Attend the 7th Annual Maintenance Summit

Here are ten solid reasons to register for the 7th Annual Maintenance Summit - San Francisco, Feb 4~6 '13![Read More]

Tuesday Jan 03, 2012

Oracle's 6th Annual Maintenance Summit, Nashville March 27-29, 2012

Oracle's 6th Annual Maintenance Summit will be held in Nashville March 27-29, 2012 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. It's a 'must-get-to' event for the maintenance user.[Read More]

Monday Apr 18, 2011

5th Annual Oracle Maintenance Summit - Rated Huge Success!

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