Lowering Costs Through Consolidation: Oracle WebCenter and Oracle Content Management
By Brian Dirking on Jun 13, 2011
Many organizations are looking at the benefits of consolidating their systems to lower costs. Reducing training, hardware requirements, and maintenance fees are all benefits of these consolidation projects. We’ve pulled together a couple of examples of customers who have consolidated their systems so you can see some of the benefits they have realized.
Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers. Nuance deployed Oracle Universal Content Management to simplify content updates, ensure consistent branding and reduce its need to rely on Web developers for changes to its Web site.
Using Oracle Universal Content Management, Nuance unified its Web branding, as well as the look and feel of its Web properties, which were inconsistent as a result of acquisitions, legacy code, non-conforming micro sites, and the challenges of multi-lingual content management.
Nuance’s implementation of Oracle Universal Content Management was facilitated by TEAM Informatics, a Gold Level Member of the Oracle Partner Network. This implementation won the Oracle Enterprise 2.0 Blazer Award for External Facing Web Sites. You can find out more in this press release: http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/183705
The American Institute of Architects has consolidated to Oracle Content Management from over 17 content management systems. Using Oracle ECM, the AIA reduced hosting fees from $4.1M to $700K in one year. They are also using Oracle Content Management as a service-based repository, wrapped in their own display engine, showing how open Oracle Content Management is for many different uses. You can see a video of Brian Skapura of the AIA here. http://medianetwork.oracle.com/media/show/16586
Melbourne University migrated to Oracle WebCenter Suite to deliver a world class Web 2.0 experience for students, and Unified Content Management to consolidate disparate content management systems. Melboure University had over 1.8 million websites. This implementation is also heavily integrated with Oracle E-Business Suite. SeeMichael Carolan, Director for Application Services for Melbourne University, discuss this implementation in this video http://medianetwork.oracle.com/media/show/16685
Has your organization undergone a consolidation, or are you considering one? Drop us a comment and tell us a bit about it – you may find other organizations that can share experiences with you.