Thursday Jun 14, 2012

Are You a WebCenter Innovator?

Calling all Oracle WebCenter Innovators:

Submit your Nomination for the 2012 Innovation Awards


Click here, to submit your nomination today

Call for Nominations:

Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards 2012

Are you doing something unique and innovative with Oracle Fusion Middleware? Submit a nomination today for the Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards. Winners receive
a free pass to Oracle OpenWorld 2012 in San Francisco (September 30 - October 4th) and will be honored during a special event at OpenWorld.

Categories include:


To be considered for this award, complete the Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards nomination form and send to Innovation-Middleware_us@oracle.com. The deadline to submit a nomination is 5pm Pacific on July 17, 2012. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 07/25!!


Friday Apr 06, 2012

Defense Manpower Data Center Wins Award for Excellence in the Workforce

The Defense Manpower Data Center milConnect website recently won the 2012 Excellence.gov Award for Excellence in the Workforce. Defense Manpower Data Center milConnect is a centralized, online resource that provides military service members (active and retired) and their families (over 42 million in total) quick access to their profile, health care enrollments, benefits, and other military-related topics. An easy to use, safe and secure website, milConnect also provides service members with convenient access their personnel and service-related information. The self-service website allow users to quickly and easily find and, where applicable, update their information in the Defense Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) and milConnect transmits information to and from one reliable source safely and securely. 

The Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) maintains the largest, most comprehensive central repository of personnel, manpower, casualty, pay, entitlement, personnel security, person identity and attributes, survey, testing, training, and financial data in the Department of Defense (DoD).  This is one of the largest systems of record in the world. milConnect had the challenge of modernizing the user experience for over 42 million users. With records in over 22 applications and 25 interfaces in hundreds of existing systems, milConnect needed to reduce the complexity of multiple authentication sources as well as consolidating access to existing systems with sensitive information. It accomplished this using a service-orientated architecture, enterprise security and access and identity management for self-service access on a massive scale. By providing 24x7x365 secure access and handling over 5 million transactions daily, not only has milConnect, built on Oracle WebCenter, streamlined and improved the customer experience for military personnel and families. it has also done so while cutting costs, allowing self-service access, and promoting electronic government.

Congrats to Defense Manpower Data Center and milConnect! 

Monday Oct 10, 2011

Oracle OpenWorld and WebCenter Momentum

Reflecting on Oracle OpenWorld last week, we are even more excited about the direction and momentum of Oracle WebCenter. It was a great chance to share more with customers about how Oracle WebCenter positioning and new functionality which has folks even more enthusiastic.

We also got the opportunity to see some of our customers at the CAB and hear about their successes and future plans with our products. At lunch I got to speak with the College of American Pathology, Eaton, Rolls Royce, Chick-Fil-A, J.M. Smucker Company, and Jacobs Engineering. CAP has done a great accounts payable integration, and is starting to expand their implementation to cover employee onboarding. Chick-Fil-A, with their partner Team Informatics, has been working to incorporate a highly complex security and authentication scheme across all sites and related content. This is to ensure both employees and related departments, as well as franchisees, are able to access and update content while limiting access and rights to restricted information. It’s a very creative security solution that is entirely role-based, simplifying the security model and eliminating the need to define and manage accounts.

Thank you to the customers who joined us in presentations and provided video testimonials. McAfee provided some great insights in our panel on implementing a social business. And Chick-Fil-A and University of Texas A&M provided very different perspectives on implementing content management. Medtronic, Chicago Public Schools, McAfee, Agilent, and BDO were all able to record some great videos – we’ll see those rolling out on the Oracle website in the next few weeks. You can see an on-the-fly video we did with Agilent here.

Everyone was very engaged with Oracle WebCenter and the User Engagement Platform. We also had a great announcement of The Oracle Social Network by Larry Ellison. Larry enjoys the product so much he did the demonstration himself, showing all the ways people can connect and collaborate using this new and innovative solution.


Four Oracle WebCenter customers won Innovation Awards

Agilent is delivering significant volume of new customers that can be leveraged for proactive customer engagement, by providing a clear and compelling value proposition that customers will exchange information for. With Oracle WebCenter, more functionality can be added to the site using portlet design, providing a shorter development lifecycle of 3-4 months vs. the traditional 8-10 month lifecycle. Their site has been performing well while receiving more than 2 million hits in the first 24 hours.

Medtronic, with their partner Fishbowl Solutions, is delivering product information to their field sales team via web and mobile devices. Their predominant platform for sharing this information with their customers in office visits has become the iPad. Not only is their content more up-to-date, but it is more compelling, incorporating video as well as high resolution graphics. Medtronic has become the largest corporate implementation of the iPad, with over 10,000 units in use.


The Medtronic iPad application, created by Fishbowl Solutions, provides content from Oracle WebCenter.

Openbaar Ministerie is the Public Prosecution Office for The Netherlands. With their partner Deloitte Consulting and WebCenter partner Onior they have streamlined the process in order to bring cases digitally to the Judiciary Courts. Oracle WebCenter is the core solution for the storage providing a 360˚overview of all case related files, and resulting in a better end-user experience, better performance, more stability and enhanced storage capabilities. Openbaar Ministerie has replaced all content related legacy systems and migrated all functionality successfully to the Oracle WebCenter. This year there will be a migration of the current infrastructure to Atos Origin, including using a dedicated Exadata machine for the storage of metadata of the filed Case content.

Schneider National Schneider National won Honorable Mention for this WebCenter project, which is part of a much larger program that transforms Schneider’s business processes and end to end technology platform, providing consistency and simplicity of architecture, reduction in long term costs, and improved usability of the solutions for both internal and external users. Schenider provides two separate WebCenter Portal solutions, one for Drivers and another shared by both Customers and Service providers. The drivers portal provides content updates and driver feedback through forms and polls. Business leaders are able to make changes and updates to the content on a daily basis without IT involvement.

We will provide more in-depth customer profiles on the Innovation Awards winners in the next few weeks. Overall, from the announcement to the customer conversations to the sessions, we enjoyed the incredible momentum we are feeling around Oracle WebCenter.

Tuesday Jul 19, 2011

Oracle Innovation Awards Extended

 

The Oracle Innovation awards nomination deadline has been extended to July 29, 2011. This is a great opportunity to get a free pass to Oracle OpenWorld 2011, October 2-6 in San Francisco. You can find out more about the nomination process on the Innovation Awards page on Oracle.com.

Some of the other benefits include:

  • Award presented to winners during Oracle OpenWorld by a senior Oracle executive
  • An Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation trophy
  • Placement in an Oracle press release
  • Placement in Profit magazine and/or Oracle Magazine
  • Oracle Excellence Award Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation logo for inclusion on your own Website and/or press release
  • Oracle Fusion Middleware podcast opportunity

Thursday Jun 09, 2011

Calling all Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovators!

Call for Nominations: Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards 2011

Submit your Innovation Award and Win!

Are you doing something unique and innovative using Oracle Fusion Middleware? Submit a nomination today for the Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards. Winners of these awards receive a free pass to Oracle OpenWorld 2011 in San Francisco (October 2nd-6th) and will be honored during a special awards event at OpenWorld.

Categories include:

To be considered for this award, simply fill out the Oracle Fusion Middleware nomination form below. Nominations should be submitted before July 22nd, 2011.

Click here to submit or contact: Innovation-Middleware_us@oracle.com 

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