Tuesday Apr 05, 2016

Oracle Sustainability Innovation Awards - Nominations Now Open

I wanted to let you know that nominations for the 2016 Oracle Sustainability Innovation Awards are now open. These awards recognize customers and their partners who are using Oracle products to take an environmental lead as well as to reduce costs and improve business efficiencies using sustainable business practices. For example, a customer may use Oracle Cloud Solutions to help drive down power consumption, Oracle Self-Service E-Billing for paperless invoicing or Oracle Advanced Compression for reduced disk space and power usage. Nominations are due Tuesday May 31. These awards will be presented during Oracle OpenWorld 2016 in San Francisco by Oracle Executive Vice Chairman of the Board Jeff Henley and Oracle Chief Sustainability Officer Jon Chorley. Either a customer, their partner, or Oracle representative can submit the nomination form on behalf of a customer. Winning customers will receive a complimentary registration pass to Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco. See this award information page for more details. 

Wednesday Jan 13, 2016

Cisco's Commitment to a Sustainable Supply Chain

Watch this new Cisco video to see how Cisco leverages Oracle Supply Chain Management Applications to fulfill its commitment to managing a sustainable supply chain by embedding environmental considerations and best practices in its core business processes. Cisco was the winner of the 2015 Oracle Chief Sustainability Officer of the Year Award. These awards are presented to select companies that use an Oracle product to take an environmental lead as well as to reduce costs and improve business efficiencies using green business practices. For example, a company may use Oracle Cloud Solutions to help drive down power consumption, Oracle Transportation Management to reduce fleet emissions, or Agile PLM to design more eco-friendly products. Nominations are now open for the 2016 Oracle Sustainability Innovation Award.

Tuesday Dec 01, 2015

2015 Oracle Sustainability Innovation Award Recipients

Oracle Executive Vice Chairman of the Board Jeff Henley and Oracle Chief Sustainability Officer Jon Chorley presented the 2015 Oracle Sustainability Innovation Awards to 10 deserving customers at Oracle OpenWorld. Cisco was the top winner and received the 2015 Oracle Chief Sustainability Officer of the Year Award. The other winning customers include: Balfour Beatty Construction, Bank Asya, Cisco Systems, Companhia Docas de São Sebastião, Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulations, Impulse Info Systems, The National Agricultural Development Company, Skanska Ab, Sundrop Farms, and USAID Southern Africa Trade Hub.  

There were also 4 partners recognized for their efforts: Pincvision, APPSolve, Memora Processos Inovadores, and Raqmiyat. This award recognizes the innovative use of Oracle technology to address global sustainability business challenges. The winning customers reduced their environmental footprint while also reducing costs using green business practices and Oracle technology. For these customers, environmental sustainability has become an essential ingredient to doing business responsibly and successfully.

“The Oracle Sustainability Innovation Awards are about honoring customers who are committed to making environmental issues a priority across the enterprise,” said Jon Chorley, Chief Sustainability Officer and Group Vice President of Product Strategy, Oracle.  “This year’s award winners showcased unique ways to reduce costs and improve business efficiencies through innovative green practices. We are thrilled to support their eco-transformation and sustainability success.”

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Oracle Sustainability Innovation Award.

Friday Apr 17, 2015

Oracle Sustainability Innovation Awards - Nominations Now Open

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Oracle Sustainability Innovation Awards, part of the Oracle Excellence Awards. These awards recognize customers and their partners who are using Oracle products to take an environmental lead as well as to reduce costs and improve business efficiencies using sustainable business practices. For example, a customer may use Oracle’s Agile Product Lifecycle Management to design more eco-friendly products, Oracle Cloud Solutions to help drive down power consumption, Oracle Transportation Management to reduce fleet emissions, Oracle Exadata Database Machine to decrease power and cooling needs while increasing database performance, Oracle Business Intelligence to measure environmental impacts, or one of many other Oracle products.

Nominations are due Friday June 19. These awards will be presented during Oracle OpenWorld 2014 in San Francisco by Jeff Henley, Oracle Executive Vice Chairman of the Board. See this award information page for more details.

Wednesday Feb 20, 2013

Health Authority – Abu Dhabi Increases Performance up to 80% and Lays Foundation for World-Class, Paperless, Healthcare E-Services

Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD) is the regulatory body charged with ensuring excellence in community healthcare in the emirate. HAAD needed to deploy a reliable and secure infrastructure to facilitate world-class healthcare e-services that could scale to serve millions of citizens across the emirates. The health authority deployed the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 to standardize processes and improve efficiency. It reduced customer service transaction workload by 20%, automated the requisition cycle with paperless processes, accelerated processing, on average, fivefold and cut the monthly financial closing process from 10 days to 3 days. By rolling out self-service capabilities, the organization saves 800 work-hours and 25,000 sheets of paper, annually. By moving to a paperless system and reducing their environmental impact, HAAD was selected as one of the winners of the 2012 Oracle Excellence Award: Eco-Enterprise Innovation. With the help of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, HAAD increased the performance of its front-office processes, driven by third-party applications that are uploaded into the data warehouse every night, by 80%, on average, and facilitated strategic decision-making through in-depth analysis capabilities. Read more about Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD).

Saturday Jan 05, 2013

Call for Nominations for Oracle Excellence Awards: Eco-Enterprise Innovation - Due July 15

Is your organization using an Oracle product to lower its environmental footprint while reducing costs? For example, you may use Oracle’s Agile Product Lifecycle Management to design more eco-friendly products, Oracle Transportation Management to reduce fleet emissions, Oracle Exadata Database Machine to decrease power and cooling needs while increasing database performance, Oracle Business Intelligence to measure environmental impacts, or one of many other Oracle products. Your company may be eligible for an Oracle Excellence Award:  Eco-Enterprise Innovation. Submit a nomination form located here by July 15 if your organization is using any Oracle product to take an environmental lead as well as to reduce costs and improve its business efficiencies by using green business practices. These awards will be presented during Oracle OpenWorld 2013 (September 22-September 26) in San Francisco.

Either a customer or its partner can submit the nomination form on behalf of the customer. Winners will be selected based on the extent of the environmental impact they have had as well as the business efficiencies they have achieved through their combined use of Oracle products. To be eligible for this award, your company must use at least one of Oracle’s products and the solution should be in production or in active development.

These awards will be presented to the winning customers and their partners during Oracle OpenWorld by a senior Oracle executive and will be honored in a special Oracle OpenWorld conference session. Winning customers will receive a free Oracle OpenWorld registration pass and will have the opportunity to participate in Oracle media opportunities. See last year's winners here.  

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