First up, Oracle Applications Cloud User Experience PaaS and SaaS enablement outreacher Julian "Jules" Orr (@Orr_UX) on how to select the right use case for PaaS4SaaS using the #JTBD (Jobs To Be Done) approach.
This video is part of the OTNArchBeat (@OTNArchBeat) Two Minute Tech Tip (2MTT) series.
Second, we have Oracle partner Hitachi Consulting talking about wireframing customer cloud solutions using OAUX enablement and what that means for shortening the HCM SaaS innovation cycle and increasing business.
No idea who the guy in the ETRO (@EtroOfficial) suit is. Damn hipsters.
Of course, the two videos are perfect together. Just like PaaS and SaaS.
Oyster Card for transport in London. No card actually necessary!
This UX Mag article summarizes the basics you need to know about what’s different about UX design for IoT. The London Oyster Travel Card is a great example of the IoT UX: You don’t even need the card to travel, you can use NFC and tap your smartphone at the ticket barrier to get to the trains, for example.
With that data is in the cloud and devices are connected, you’re good to go. Some of those “things” of course, don’t even have a UI!
You can read more about services and how APIs are UX design for IoT, PaaS, and SaaS on the Usable Apps blog.
Devs, it's time to heart APIs if you’re not already Oracle Cloud smitten.
I came across more killer cakes at the Oracle Direct Sales Congress FY16 event in Dublin where I had been invited to tell the UX story to eager and passionate sales folks from across Europe about how to use the "must-have" message in their work. The cakes reminded me that delivering on end-user satisfaction and business productivity are messages that decision-makers want to hear. It’s all about ROI and UX is the way to bake that deal-maker in.
UX is a competitive must-have in the Cloud for sure, but remember: you must know your audience.
CIOs and other decision-makers want to see and demonstrate an ROI on their Cloud applications, and satisfied users and a more productive business are a great return that transfers well to corporate stakeholders, analysts, and FY reports. And--because we can build optimized UIs from data in the Oracle Cloud using web services, being agnostic of the devices themselves--we can also offer those decision-makers a roadmap of UX evolution using their data.
You can read more about how theOracle ERP Cloud UXmakes for happy users and decision-makers on the Usable Apps blog.
Just back from a very successful outreach mission in Asia where I got to demo our PaaS4SaaS enablement at Oracle Applications User Experience expos and also deliver deep-dive PaaS4SaaS (that means using Oracle Platform as a Service to extend or build Oracle Applications Cloud [Software as a Service] solutions) workshops to an eager, enthusiastic, and energized Oracle Applications Cloud partner audience.
New headshot from Singapore. Looking forward to a return visit to deliver more enablement.
Lest you were in any doubt, the Oracle Applications User Experience (UX) events in Singapore and Beijing serve as a timely reminder that not only is our PaaS4SaaS UX enablement for Oracle Partners is global, and our toolkit is internationalized and supports localization requirements for different countries and regions worldwide.
The Oracle Applications User Experience PaaS4SaaS enablement is based on simplified UI rapid development kit strategy. Partners in Beijing and Singapore saw the kit deployed live to an Oracle Java Cloud Service-SaaS Extension service. Try the kit yourself here.
The business propositions of PaaS4SaaS cannot be ignored by any Oracle Applications Cloud partner eager to get ahead. The blog posts contain the requirements and call to action details if you're interested in acting.
Yet, sales information still needs to be entered into the applications cloud as part of the overall sales process for reps to eventually close the deal. Enter Capture, an easy way to get that information into the cloud.
Capture is one of the four common actions we design for that delivers a consistent experience across devices using the same data in the cloud. So, if a rep writes something down, hey, they can quickly use Capture to get those details into the enterprise system over the next coffee after their meeting!
If you’ve got an Oracle OpenWorld or JavaOne 2014 pass of any sort, then drop into the OTN Lounge on Tuesday, September 30, for the Dress Code 2.0 - Wearables Meetup. Here’s more about the event:
Come along in your wearables best and share your wearables experiences, meet the UX team and friends, see some cool innovation, and find out how to do more with wearables using Oracle technology. You can also your hands on some “tchotchkes" (yes, I had to look it up too).
The developer's favorite UX guru and industry champion, Jared Spool, nails today's way of providing great user experiences in his User Interface Engineering (UIE) article "APIs: The Future is Now".
Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a platform for user experience too, offering the prospect of a seamless user experience (UX) between applications and services. UX designers are emerging as the enablers of great user experiences in the cloud, all built using LEGO-like building blocks of application programming interfaces (APIs). Those other building blocks, UX design patterns bring those integrated experiences to life making design and development for cloud solutions more productive than ever.
Jared continues with his UIE insight:
To make APIs work, they need a design. The method of designing an API isn’t that different from any other user interface project, except the users are fellow developers and designers.
We’re seeing a branch of UX design emerging that deals with creating easy to use and maintain APIs. They provide documentation, sandbox tools for testing functions, example code, and simple maintenance models for getting the API integrated and running quickly and effectively.
It won’t be too long before our own organizations need to ask what could we build as an API for our own stuff? As designers, we can play a role in helping make our core competencies a integral part of
Check out Jared's use of Twilio's cloud communication services as an example of how APIs solve problems for users. Twilio is also a service that makes total sense in the Oracle enterprise world of connecting people and information together when, where, and how it's needed.
Twilio example integration using PaaS
Twilio is part of an ecosystem of partners that Oracle works with to provide value-add solutions for its applications. It's part of a strategy of delivering SaaS through PaaS so that applications and partners can tailor and integrate applications to increase return on investment for customers. Customers and partners can deliver even more compelling and modern user experiences to make enterprise employees more productive and satisfied with the tools they have to do their jobs, all using a common source of truth in the cloud.
The Oracle Applications User Experience outreach and communications team provides customers, partners, and enterprise applications developments with the toolkits and guidance to build such experiences in the cloud more simply and more productively than ever.
Stay tuned to the Oracle VOX (Voice of User Experience) blog and @usableapps on Twitter for news of the latest outreach in 2014!