On yesterday’s webcast, Do More with Oracle WebCenter –
Expand Beyond Portals, Christian Finn talked about 6 ways that WebCenter can
enhance an existing Portal deployment:
- · Create targeted online experiences
- · Manage interactive social experiences
- · Optimize multi-channel customer experiences
- · Unify content repository
- · Manage end-to-end content lifecycle
- · Access content in context
In case you missed it, definitely check out the on demand replay. You'll also hear Vince Cararez, Sr. VP of Technology at Keste, share how customers like ROSS, Qualcomm, Aramark and others are doing some of these
We got a lot of questions from audience but didn’t have time
to address everything on the webcast Q&A, so we wanted to help address
those questions here.
Q: Is this CancerView
Canada site developed on webcenter PS3 or older one..?
A: Cancer View Canada (www.cancerview.ca), is the
Partnership's publicly accessible cancer control information portal for people
working in the health system. It provides visitors with a "one stop shop"
for cancer related information and allows registered users to connect and
collaborate through Web 2.0 services. Cancer View Canada was built using Oracle
WebCenter Portal (PS3). To learn more about the Canadian Partnership Against
Cancer's implementation, please view this ROI
Q: Does webcenter support multi lingual sites? Which
translation tool they have used for translating web content.
A: Oracle WebCenter does support multi-lingual sites and provides
the ability to manage multiple websites in unique languages. Our partner
LingoTek has created a full translation workflow to help with localization of
content. Please see this blog
post for more information. Oracle WebCenter is localized into the full set
of 27 languages supported by all major Oracle applications, which are: English,
Brazilian Portuguese, French / Canadian French, German, Italian, Japanese,
Korean, Chinese Simplified, Spanish/LA Spanish, Chinese Traditional, Arabic,
Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish,
Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
Q: Does it support Multi-byte content ?
A: Yes, Oracle WebCenter supports multi-byte content.
Q: Are there any
plans by Oracle to integrate Oracle WebCenter with Oracle APEX in the future? I
think they can be made complementaty technology.
A: Today APEX can present web services which are readily
consumable within WebCenter Portal via either custom portlets or the business
mashup editor. Depending on how these applications are designed and deployed
you very likely could publish them as portlets or Web services that would be consumed
by a portal. Extending that paradigm,
you could publish these in the resource catalog (business dictionary) and then
business users could assemble their own dashboards based upon the portlet and
services you expose and which would complement those provided out of the box.
We are looking at ways to deepen this integration in the future.
Q: It sounds like there is an integration with WebCenter
document management and Siebel CRM – do you also have an integration with
WebCenter document management and CRM on Demand?
A: WebCenter Content is integrated with Siebel CRM and CRM
Q: How is WebCenter Portal different from Oracle Portal? Is
this going to replace Oracle Portal or will both continue to exist?
A: WebCenter Portal is the follow-on product for all of
Oracle's portal offerings developed by taking the best of all of Oracle’s portal
offerings including WebLogic Portal (WLP), WebCenter Interaction (WCI), Oracle
Portal and Sun Portal. As such, WebCenter Portal is where new features will
WebCenter Portal is fundamentally different than the other products through its
deep integration with Application Development Framework (ADF). Being tightly
coupled with ADF allows a much richer design-time and run-time environment
including inter task-flow communications, inherited role-based security and so
on. WebCenter Portal also includes a full version of WebCenter Content
including rich UI elements for accessing and sharing content objects stored in
the repository. WebCenter Portal is the
UI framework for all of Oracle's Fusion Applications and several of the newer
technology suites like BPM Suite. In addition to supporting ADF, WebCenter
Portal also supports standards for portlets such as JSR-168, JSR-286, JDPK
Portlets and inclusion of WebServices directly via the Business Mashup Editor.
Q: How is WebCenter Portal, WebCenter Content and WebCenter
A: WebCenter Portal, WebCenter Content and WebCenter Sites are
each available stand-alone or as part of WebCenter Suite Plus.
Q: How does OBIEE and WebCenter work together?
A: OBIEE information can be presented through WebCenter.
Q: I have been an Oracle fin apps devleoper for 11 years but
have no experience with Oracle webcenter/portal. What would you recommend for a
developers learning path to pick up on this skill set?
A: We'd advise taking advantange of OTN's resources. There
are quite a few blogs that deal specifically with WebCenter from a
developer/architect perspective, as do several OTN technical articles. All of
that content is curated and made available on OTN. The best place to start is
the OTN Enterprise
2.0 "topic" portal.
Q: At OpenWorld, it was mentioned that WebCenter would be part of
JDEdwards 9.1. Is this still in scope?
A: JDE 9.1 has an out of the box integration with Spaces, however
WebCenter Portal needs to be licensed separately.
Thanks again to everyone who attended the webcast and for
all your questions. Got more questions? Leave us a comment.