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!
I recently received a question from a boutique Oracle ADF development shop on the other side of the equator about how they could get started taking their ERP mobile apps' UI to the latest and greatest.
Oracle Alta UI: A modern mobile and browser application design system.
No problem! Here's how: Check out the Oracle Alta UI website from the Oracle ADF team. It's a great developer solution for design and building of modern UIs on smartphone and tablet using ADF.
And, for support, leverage the ADF EMG forum, another community-based resource that shares awesome developer insights into productively building mobile apps for the enterprise.