Monday Feb 29, 2016

Public Cloud – Plain Vanilla or Business Logic Tailored to You

Brent Seaman, Vice President, Cloud Solutions, Mythics, Inc.

When you think Public Cloud, do you think “vanilla”? Many people do.

Many SaaS applications are built to run essentially out-of-the-box and to be configurable without much room for customization. While that works for many organizations, some business problems benefit from a tailored application that maps to unique business processes. In those instances, when a custom process needs modeled or when process automation enhances efficiency, I’ve found that Business Process Management (BPM) tools are the place to turn.

In the fall of 2015, Mythics bought Oracle Process Cloud Service (OraclePCS or PCS) to aid in automating certain business processes in our operations. In the professional services industry, proposals, agreements, and contracts are more routine than getting an oil change or eating dinner. Mythics has processes common to other organizations. The ones of interest were not part of a particular CRM or ERP tool, but do interface with those systems. We chose automating the Statement of Work approval process as our first endeavor with OraclePCS.

Compared to BPM software installed on-premise, Oracle Process Cloud Service eliminates the IT burden for BPM infrastructure. It puts the problem and solution in the hands of the line of business (LoB) where the process expertise exists. OraclePCS also allows progression of processes from a Development or Test environment to UAT and Production either to the Cloud or to on-premises BPM infrastructure. Even though Mythics has expertise to efficiently stand up an on-premise BPM infrastructure, OraclePCS allowed us to eliminate those activities and better manage one of our most precious commodities – time.

With a growing business that is intent on remaining agile in operations, quick and effective innovation is important for Mythics. Process modeling and implementation accelerators came in handy for us on the very first use of Oracle PCS. We modeled the process in Business Process Composer and were able to test the process flow using the Play function - which most closely resembles the debug function of some Integrated Development Environments – allowing us to step through the process in a play-by-play fashion. Once all routes prove out with the Play feature, the process can be promoted to a Test environment or to Production.

A key approach we took with the toolset is to combine Oracle Process Cloud Service with Oracle Documents Cloud Service (OracleDOCS or DOCS). We use DOCS in conjunction with PCS to manage the documents associated with the process. Documents can be used to kick-off a process, for in-work editing, and to release an approved state. Processes use documents – they naturally fit together.

The desktop sync client in DOCS allows us to drop a SOW or other supporting documents into the opportunity folder to feed the approval request process with reference items. This folder example happens to be from Windows. The same function exists for Mac OSX.

Below, is an example of the corresponding folder from a web browser. The desktop sync function allows users to work offline when not connected to the network, and it automatically syncs to the Document Cloud Service when reconnected to the network. We have used several different browsers without issue, including IE, Safari, Chrome, and Firefox.

In addition to browser access, we recently started using mobile apps as part of the approval process for PCS and DOCS. By clicking on our opportunity folder link in the PCS form, the appropriate DOCS folder automatically opens in the Oracle Documents mobile app (available on both Android and iOS). We have approvers using this functionality to review and approve from their mobile devices.

DOCS is a common repository for use across many Cloud services and can be leveraged for a variety of uses. We plan to leverage our investment of this Cloud tool with other projects, which include pulling in share drive content and integrating to our CRM tool for a standard of record.

Similarly, we plan to leverage the Process Cloud Service technology across other processes. Our approach was to start with one business process, support the organizational change to process automation, then to expand to other processes. Some organizations may take a different approach, but this one made natural sense to us. We are currently mapping a process for environment (VM) provisioning process for our Technology Innovation Center. Future implementations will include processes for procurement approval, new employee on-boarding, event planning, and solution development.

I joined a webcast in November with David Le Strat from Oracle Product Management to share our experience. My recorded portion is in the second half of this webcast. A collection of the Q&A from that session can be found here. A brief video summarizing the benefits from our solution strategy can be found here.

In Summary

For anyone looking at stepping into the Cloud, process mapping and automation is a safe way to start. You can define your process as big or small as you like. You can update the process over time. You can determine how many people to involve in the process from the start. Starting at the right size project for you will help with adoption of the application.

Business Process Management is certainly a way to achieve quick time to benefits. Automating processes in this way provides ancillary benefits like traceability, reporting, cycle time reduction, and process improvement.

When considering a process automation project with BPM tools, consider a manageable scope and grow from there and make sure to include a good communication plan from the start. Stakeholders will want to know what is planned and how things turned out. In addition, the broader organization will want to be well informed along the way.

If any part of this blog article was interesting to you, you may also like other Cloud Computing articles by Mythics. One good summary of the Oracle Cloud Platform Services by Shawn Ruff is in this collection.

Consider connecting with us at Oracle CloudWorld in DC on March 24. Oracle is planning several different areas of interest from HR, Marketing, and Customer Services cloud applications to Back Office and industry focused sessions.


Friday Feb 19, 2016

Webcast Replay, Q&A: Driving Innovation with Cloud Self Service and Engagement

Thank you to all who joined us last Wednesday on our live webcast: Driving Innovation with Cloud Self-Service and Engagement; we appreciate your interest and the Q&A that followed. For those who missed it or who would like to watch it again, we now have the on-demand replay available for the webcast here.

On the webcast, our Cloud executive, David Le Strat discussed the key market trends that are driving the transformation in IT's responsibilities and line of business users' engagement. He then went on to discuss some common use cases for collaboration, business automation and self service, and community engagement that we are seeing in the market today and how Oracle Cloud Content and Process solutions address these evolving needs. The value proposition becomes incredibly powerful for Oracle Applications and Oracle SaaS customers as Oracle Cloud Content and Process extends these and other applications' collaboration, self-service and sites communications capabilities. Do give the webcast a watch and you may find use cases that hit close to home.

We also wanted to capture some of the most asked questions and our experts' responses here. But please do follow up with us and comment here if you have additional questions or feedback. We always look forward to hearing from you.

Q. Do you see these solutions being used by IT or by business users? I am in marketing and am wondering how "user-friendly" these solutions are.

A. Cloud solutions are specifically designed to be LoB/user friendly with drag and drop interfaces, easy navigation and template based building. The solutions are also mobile-optimized for anytime, anywhere, any device use and consumption. So, all the convenience you see and experience in your consumer world has now been brought to extend your enterprise content and process collaboration and sites building capabilities. Do try out the free trial at cloud.oracle.com/documents  to experience the ease and intuitiveness first hand. Your IT counterparts will be pleased to have an enterprise-grade, standards-based, pluggable, secure and fully auditable solutions in place that minimize IT reliance and you will be pleasantly surprised at the convenience, ease of use and on-boarding.

Q. Does Oracle Documents Cloud work with your WebCenter Content Management?

A. Yes. To avoid information silos, Oracle Documents Cloud Service integrates with your source of record, your existing content management system like Oracle WebCenter Content so that the content you have access to and you share is in sync with your source of record. We recommend you look at IDC paper on Hybrid Content Management that addresses this very point.

Q. To confirm, the idea with Sites Cloud is to build interactive sites?

A. Yes. Oracle Sites Cloud Service enables users to build microsites and community sites that brings together people, content, processes and even conversations. Integration with Oracle Documents Cloud ensures that content is being leveraged from Oracle Documents Cloud content repository. Processes can be kicked-off, tracked, worked on via integration with Oracle Process Cloud from within Sites and conversations can be easily embedded again as part of Oracle Documents Cloud Service. Do check out https://cloud.oracle.com/en_US/cloud-sites  for more information.

Q. Is Documents Presenter available as part of Oracle Documents Cloud Service or is this a separate application to be purchased?

A. The Presenter app is available as part of Oracle Documents Cloud Service. The Presenter app allows you to curate relevant content available in Oracle Documents Cloud Service, and present it in visually appealing format right off your iPad. You can view a short video on Presenter here.

Q. Will Cloud Documents be integrated with Oracle SaaS Apps to facilitate the collaboration in the Cloud?

A. Yes. It is integrated with Oracle SaaS apps like Oracle Sales Cloud, Oracle Marketing Cloud and we will continue to extend such integration capabilities. Oracle SaaS and Application customers will find great synergies and ease in leveraging Oracle Cloud Content and Process with their existing investments.

Q. Can we view some demos of the solution for marketing or sales?

A. Yes, very much so. Please reach out to your Oracle account rep or connect with us via Comments here on this blog and we would be happy to go through each of these use cases with you in detail or any that is more closely related to your specific needs. Thank you for your interest.


Monday Feb 15, 2016

Don't Miss: Live Webcast TOMORROW on Cloud Content Use Cases

A quick reminder - you are invited for tomorrow's webcast! Don't miss Oracle Cloud executive, David Le Strat on this live webcast as he discusses real world use cases of how Oracle Cloud Content and Process solutions are driving IT innovation, business agility and business user empowerment by extending an organization's capabilities around collaboration and engagement, self-service and business automation. Register today and learn how your organization can drive multiple use cases from the same solution set. 

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Join this webcast to learn how IT can leverage cloud to empower lines of business users, drive business agility and still maintain security and integrity. You will hear about:
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Friday Nov 13, 2015

Questions Asked, Answered from Webcast: 3 Ways to Power Collaboration and Mobility

Thanks to everyone who joined us earlier this week on our live webcast “Three Ways to Power Digital Workplace Collaboration and Mobility”. For those who missed it or are interested in catching, the webcast replay, the on demand recording is now available. You will also find a copy of the presentation for download there.

We also thank you for your questions and interest. Due to limited time, we were able to drive real time responses to most, but not all, questions. So, for good measure, I have captured relevant questions and answers from the live webcast here. Please do keep the communication going. Feel free to post your comments and questions here, start your free trial at: cloud.oracle.com/documents and visit us at www.oracle.com/digitalcollaboration for more information on the solutions and potential next steps for you. We are committed to making your cloud journey easier and more meaningful.

Can Documents Cloud be used with Salesforce.com?

Yes. Oracle Documents Cloud comes with REST APIs that allow you to easily integrate with Salesforce.com or any other CRM, ERP, on premises or SaaS applications and other systems.

Do we need to buy Oracle Mobile Cloud Service to enable mobile use of Process Cloud? Same question for Documents Cloud?

Both Oracle Documents Cloud and Oracle Process Cloud come with their native mobile applications that can be easily installed from your mobile store. The great advantage of these Oracle Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions are that they easily plug and play together. So, if for example, you are looking to build a custom mobile app for sales reps or to serve a specific function, you can easily build the mobile app with Oracle Mobile Cloud Service that will drive content with Documents Cloud and processes using Oracle Process Cloud.

How do you maintain data segregation for security and compliance?

Security is a key tenant for Oracle PaaS solutions. Oracle Documents Cloud support data and user seggregation. For example, you can have a public instance and a separate private instance to support your security and corporate policy compliance. You can even segregate on user types. Plus, you have granular privileges control for folder sharing, link sharing, link expiry and such to enforce data and information security.

What is the benefit of using Process Cloud over Oracle BPM?

Oracle Process Cloud offers you a subscription based business process management service in the Cloud. Designed for business users, it allows for rapid process design and automation by users off any device without IT reliance. One of the major benefits to using Oracle Process Cloud is that Oracle handles the installation and uptime. Other benefits include easy integration with other Oracle Cloud services (including Oracle Documents Cloud, Oracle Mobile Cloud, etc.), other Oracle and third party on-premises or Cloud systems.

Are Documents Cloud and Process Cloud integrated together?

Many of our customers, including Mythics, are indeed using these two solutions together to enhance their process automation and document collaboration activities. This means that processes can be kicked-off during content/document collaboration and in turn, you can attach a document to a process. In addition, both services have great REST APIs which allow users to drive their own integration with existing solutions and applications.

Is Documents Cloud public or private/on premise?

Oracle Documents Cloud is a service available in Oracle public cloud. You can see the related services on cloud.oracle.com. Given Oracle’s pedigree in on-premises content management with Oracle WebCenter Content, we are one of the leading providers to support hybrid, public and on-premises content management and sharing.

What branch of Oracle does the Documents Cloud Service fall under- for example, Customer Experience, Business Intelligence, or Enterprise Resource Planning?

Oracle Documents Cloud Service is part of Oracle Cloud Platform for content and process. Oracle has the distinct advantage of leveraging resources, learnings and R&D from our on-premises Oracle WebCenter and Oracle BPM solutions as foundational elements to provide you the most comprehensive, holistic and proven cloud solutions. For more information, please visit oracle.com/digitalcollaboration.

Mythics – are you doing document sharing as part of the process with external parties too (legal, for example)?

Currently, our process is internal only. However, we often communicate with external parties. Increasingly, we are recommending the Documents Cloud Service to do this. However, this is a shift in thinking. Many people are used to emailing files via email. It will take a while before this changes.

This is for Mythics – who is doing process modeling in the company? Are you involving IT or business analysts?

Mythics is an IT solutions company, so our business analyst functions overlap with IT. To compare with other industries, we are involving both sides of the company in process modeling.

Does Oracle Documents Cloud Services come with a document viewer?

Yes. Oracle Documents Cloud Service does have a document viewer that allows proper rendering of all document types on any device. In addition, Oracle Documents Presenter app allows you to present curated content directly off your tablet. Sales reps find the Presenter app particularly useful for impactful, visually appealing presentations right off their iPads, et al.

Does the document viewer/Documents Presenter support annotations capabilities for collaborations among users?

Yes. You can make and view annotations from Oracle Documents Cloud web application.

Will Sites Cloud be integrated with Documents and Process Cloud Services?

Quite like Oracle’s other PaaS services including Oracle Documents Cloud Service and Oracle Process Cloud Service, Oracle Sites Cloud will support integration with other Oracle PaaS services. In this webcast, for example, you saw an example of how community sites can benefit from pulling content, conversations and processes all in one place, all in context. You will continue to see more of this from Oracle in the coming weeks and months. Take a look at Mythics blog post on early impressions of oracle Sites Cloud Service, coming out of OOW: http://www.mythics.com/about/blog/oracles-sites-cloud-service-upcoming-new-and-exciting

Mythics – how do you see public institutions using Process and Documents cloud given the compliance requirements?

I recently attended Oracle OpenWorld. I noted several Public Sector organizations interest and adoption of Platform as a Service cloud tools. Process Cloud and Documents Cloud are industry agnostic tools and can be used different business areas. Specific to compliance requirements, not all public sector institutions have the same compliance requirements - some will require strict FedRAMP controls, where others have specific data security requirements. Oracle has done tremendous investments for data security across all solutions and these Cloud Platform services are no different. I also understand that Oracle is currently working to make all PaaS tools available in their government cloud data centers.

Can we try Oracle Documents Cloud Service today?

Yes. You can start your free trial of Oracle Documents Cloud Service today. Simply go to https://cloud.oracle.com/documents to register for the free trial.


Monday Nov 09, 2015

Don't Miss Tomorrow's Webcast on Cloud Services featuring Customer Mythics

Don't miss this great opportunity to not only hear from Oracle executive, David Le Strat on Oracle Cloud Services strategy for self-service, collaboration and engagement but also directly from our customer, Mythics on how leveraging Oracle Process Cloud and Oracle Documents Cloud together is a much stronger value proposition to drive business agility and process innovation.

Register today for the webcast and you will also get an opportunity to ask questions live to our executives and experts at hand.

Live Webcast: 3 Ways to Power Digital Workplace Collaboration and Mobility
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
10 am PT/ 1 pm ET

Note that the same link will host the on demand replay of the webcast within a day or two.

WEBCAST: Three Ways to Power Digital Workplace Collaboration and Mobility

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WEBCAST: Three Ways to Power Digital Workplace Collaboration and Mobility
Cloud Engagement beyond Simple File Sharing

A recent study showed that over a year, organizations with enterprise social collaboration saw a 96% improvement in customer response times. 96%! And with the mobile workforce reaching 1.3 billion this year, it is no wonder that organizations are looking differently at user engagement today.

Join this webcast to find out how Oracle is addressing the critical need for social- and mobile-enabled cloud engagement, and hear directly from Mythics on how the company is leveraging Oracle Cloud Services to drive workplace collaboration, streamline contracts management and accelerate business value. Learn how your organization can drive speed to market and improve mobility and productivity for Marketing, Sales, HR, Operations and Customer Experience.

You will learn about:
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  • A roadmap to driving business innovation, mobility and productivity with cloud engagement

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Friday Oct 23, 2015

Last Minute Tips for #OOW15

If you are not already there or on your way, you will likely be heading out to #OOW15 shortly. So, I thought I will do a quick snapshot of some information that may come in handy for you.


Monday at #OOW15

Digital Experience and Collaboration Roadmap—Oracle WebCenter, BPM, and Cloud Services [CON9207]
11:00 am - 11:45 am | Moscone West—2024

Pick your printed activity guide at one of the following places:
Moscone W 2024 at 11 a.m. (during the strategy session CON9207)
WebCenter, BPM, Social Network, Content and Process Demogrounds booths
Customer Reception, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Exclusive Customer Reception (limited seating RSVP required)

Plan Your Week

Must-attend key PaaS General Sessions, Innovation Awards Ceremony

Focus on Cloud Content and Process

Focus on Digital Experience, BPM, Cloud Services

Information on keynotes is now available




Things to Know

Conference available on mobile – just download from your app store

PaaS Focus on Documents available

My Schedule is live for Oracle OpenWorld

Tweet Out Loud

Engage with us on twitter and other social media channels.

Use Hashtags: #OOW15 | #OracleDOCS | #OraclePCS | #OracleSCS | #WebCenter | #OracleBPM | #OraclePaaS

Converse with us at @oraclewebcenter @oraclepaas @oraclebpm

Because it is connected workplace redefined #OOW15 tinyurl.com/contentprocess



Wednesday Oct 21, 2015

Activity Guide for OOW15 - Keep it Handy!

Heading to OOW15? Hope you have started to fill in My Schedule. We would also recommend downloading the mobile app for OOW15 available. Attendees with Apple iOS or Android devices can access Oracle conference information via the Oracle OpenWorld mobile app (available mid-October). Download the app from the Apple iTunes store or Google Play, and get news and updates, access your schedule and the Oracle OpenWorld Content Catalog, explore interactive maps, find exhibitors and sponsors, and discover social channels.

Second recommendation, bookmark the following Focus On Documents but also add the sessions you are interested in directly in your My Schedule. This allows you to pre-register for those sessions, comes in handy especially if those are filled to capacity.

Focus on: Digital Experience, Content and Business Process Management

Focus on: Content and Collaboration in the Cloud

And, find us Monday morning at David Le Strat's executive session to get a printed activity guide for all things Oracle WebCenter, Oracle BPM and Cloud Services, well only if you are into that sort of a thing... Regardless, you should check out our executive session:

Monday, October 26, 2015

Digital Experience and Collaboration Roadmap—Oracle WebCenter, BPM, and Cloud Services [CON9207]
11:00 am - 11:45 am | Moscone West—2024

Happy navigating #OOW15. We look forward to a very successful event with you.


Monday Oct 19, 2015

Plan Your Monday at Oracle OpenWorld - Must-Attend Sessions

Yes, it is true! The Oracle OpenWorld 2015 keynotes lineup has been announced. Be sure to check it out and add it to your My Schedule that is live now.

And as you plan your days ahead, here are the must-attend sessions, in addition to the keynotes, for you to add to your My Schedule for:

Monday, October 26, 2015

Digital Experience and Collaboration Roadmap—Oracle WebCenter, BPM, and Cloud Services [CON9207]
11:00 a.m. | Moscone West—2024

Kick-off Monday by getting a complete overview of Oracle strategy and vision for digital experience and digital collaboration spanning our complete portfolio of Oracle WebCenter, Oracle Business Process Management (BPM) and Oracle Cloud Collaboration Services. This would be a perfect session to give you context and primer for the following sessions in this area, so don’t miss it!

Oracle Documents Cloud Service—Vision, Strategy, and Roadmap [CON9183]
12:15 pm | Moscone West—2024

Get a 360-degree perspective on what makes Oracle Documents Cloud Service (OracleDOCS) much more than just a simple enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) solution. Understand the product strategy, get a sneak peak of the solution and hear first-hand from customers to see how OracleDOCS has become a quintessential solution for today’s digital enterprises.

Oracle Process Cloud Service and the Oracle BPM Suite—Vision, Strategy, and Roadmap [CON9181]
1:30 pm | Moscone West—2024

Want to learn how your business can rapidly automate processes in a fully managed cloud environment that saves you time and money? Then you can’t afford to miss this strategy session where our product experts would outline the vision and product roadmaps for both Oracle Process Cloud Service and Oracle Business Process Management Suite. Walk away with knowledge on successful implementation best practices.

Oracle WebCenter Sites Strategy and Vision [CON9191]
2:45 pm | Moscone West—2024

You would want to be there for the strategy, roadmap and demo discussion of Oracle WebCenter Sites. Oracle WebCenter Sites is a strategic platform for enabling companies to reinvent their business online and deliver the next-generation digital experience. Get first hand information on how you can empower your business users with intuitive, business friendly solution to deploy marketing sites and community engagement sites with minimal IT reliance.

Oracle Cloud Platform and Oracle Fusion Middleware: Accelerating Digital Transformation [GEN10761]

4:00 p.m. | Marriott Marquis—Salon 7/8/9 (Yerba Buena Ballroom)

Don’t miss this General Session with Oracle Executive Vice President, Oracle Fusion Middleware Development Inderjeet Singh where he presents details about new capabilities in Oracle Cloud Platform and Oracle Fusion Middleware for mobile and web experience management, the Internet of Things, application programming interface management, big data enrichment, cloud computing, and on-premises portability.

Hands-On-Labs

Don’t forget to register for the following Hands-On-Labs taking place on Monday. Space is limited so you may want to add these to your schedule now.

Oracle Sites Cloud Service for Marketing Sites and Communities [HOL10788]
2:00 p.m. | Hotel Nikko—Mendocino I/II (2nd Floor)

Digital Experience: Exploring Oracle WebCenter Sites 12.2.1 A/B Testing [HOL10474]
3:30 p.m. | Hotel Nikko—Nikko Ballroom III (3rd Floor)

Networking Event

WebCenter and BPM Customer Appreciation Reception
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Register at: http://tinyurl.com/wcappreception2015

An exclusive networking event put together at one of Bay Area’s premier entertainment destinations. RSVP is required though OOW registration is not required.

And don’t miss our product showcases at Oracle Demogrounds in Moscone South every day through the conference.

For a full listing of sessions, happenings, events, etc please bookmark the following:

Focus on: Digital Experience, Content and Business Process Management

Focus on: Content and Collaboration in the Cloud

See you at #OOW15 next week!

Tuesday Oct 13, 2015

Inside the OOW Session: Digital Experience and Collaboration Roadmap—Oracle WebCenter, BPM, and Cloud Services

Digital has transformed everything, and more than anything, it has changed our expectations. Our expectations as a consumer are that information is available at our fingertips, information about product and services we are looking for, their competition, peer reviews, service levels, and much more. We expect faster sales cycles, quicker turn around, 24 X 7 information availability and exchange and up to date integrated social, mobile and web engagements.

And we take these experiences as a consumer to our workplace. As employees we expect similar experience at our workplace, from our work tools. That our work is no longer a place but an activity – we take it anytime, anywhere on any device; that information is connected and contextual and securely available and that we are able to engage with our ecosystem round the clock, using any channel that we have at our disposal - mobile, web and social. We expect our work to be automated and to be social-, mobile- and cloud-enabled.

So, how is this new digital world reflected in our products and in our roadmaps? Join our executive, David le Strat who heads product management and strategy for Oracle WebCenter, Oracle BPM and Cloud Collaboration solutions, as he discusses Oracle’s roadmap for Digital Experience and Cloud Collaboration.

Get insights into what’s coming in innovations in our products and cloud services solutions and hear first-hand about the latest developments in our Cloud Platform services that include Documents Cloud Service, Process Cloud Service and our newest offering, Sites Cloud Service. Drive your company’s roadmap as we share ours for digital collaboration, and for WebCenter and Business Process Management product offerings designed for digital experience and digital operations excellence.

Join us. Be sure to add this session to My Schedule.

CON9207: Digital Experience and Collaboration Roadmap—Oracle WebCenter, BPM, and Cloud Services
Monday, October 26
11:00 am - 11:45 am | Moscone West—2024

We will see you there!

Learn about this and other Oracle Webcenter, Oracle BPM and Cloud Content and Collaboration sessions at OpenWorld in the following guides.

Focus on: Digital Experience, Content and Business Process Management

Focus on: Content and Collaboration in the Cloud

Wednesday Oct 07, 2015

Oracle OpenWorld, Customer Reception, Latest News, and More

The OpenWorld edition of Oracle WebCenter and Oracle Business Process Management (BPM) newsletter is now out. Take a look to get more information on the exclusive Customer Reception we are hosting in San Francisco on Monday, October 25th; the must-attend sessions for you to hear from Oracle executives, subject matter experts, customers and partners to know the latest strategy, vision and roadmaps for both our on-premises and cloud solutions; the latest news features, product collateral, industry insights, and learn more about upcoming events and activities.

If you are in the area and have not registered for Oracle OpenWorld, you can still attend our Customer Reception so do RSVP today. And don't forget to add your favorite Oracle WebCenter, Oracle BPM and Oracle Cloud Content and Collaboration solutions to your My Schedule that is now live on Oracle OpenWorld website.

Not attending Oracle OpenWorld this year? No worries, this newsletter still has plenty of information for you to know the very latest happening in Oracle WebCenter, BPM and Cloud Collaboration world. Happy reading!


Tuesday Sep 29, 2015

Focus on Digital Experience, Cloud Collaboration, Content and Business Process Management

Each year at OOW, we drive the best and most innovative sessions for our attendees. This year is no different. With over 30 speaking sessions reflecting strategy and perspectives from our executives, technology experts, customers, partners, user groups and industry thought leaders; 10 live product demos; and 7 hands-on-labs devoted to Oracle WebCenter, Oracle Business Process Management (BPM) and our Cloud Content and Collaboration solutions, we are excited to showcase our product innovations, customer successes and vision at OOW 2015.

This Year’s Highlights:

  • Over 30 sessions featuring customers and partners like Lincoln Financial Group, the Sherwin Williams Company, Nextel, South California Gas Company, TekStream Solutions, Capgemini, Booz Allen Hamilton, Mythics and many more
  • A Meet the Experts session on Tuesday, October 27 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on “Oracle’s Digital Experience Strategy: Oracle WebCenter, Oracle BPM, and Oracle Cloud Services”
  • 7 live product demo stations; 6 hands-on labs sessions, including Cloud labs focusing on Documents Cloud, Process Cloud and offering sneak previews of upcoming cloud services.
  • Innovation Awards ceremony with winners and representation from Digital Experience, BPM, Documents Cloud Service and Process Cloud Service

Must Attend Sessions:

Don’t miss the Strategy and Vision sessions for the overall portfolio and each of the respective solution and cloud technologies. We invite all customers to attend these not-to-be-missed sessions that can help organizations plan their roadmaps. Attendees will also get an opportunity to hear from customer organizations on implementation successes.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Digital Experience and Collaboration Roadmap—Oracle WebCenter, BPM, and Cloud Services [CON9207]
11:00 am - 11:45 am | Moscone West—2024

Oracle Documents Cloud Service—Vision, Strategy, and Roadmap [CON9183]
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm | Moscone West—2024

Oracle Process Cloud Service and the Oracle BPM Suite—Vision, Strategy, and Roadmap [CON9181]
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm | Moscone West—2024

Oracle WebCenter Sites Strategy and Vision [CON9191]
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm | Moscone West—2024

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Oracle WebCenter Portal Strategy and Vision [CON9187]
11:00 am - 11:45 am | Moscone West—2024

Oracle Sites Cloud Service: Rapid Building of Mobile-First Digital Experiences [CON9199]
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm | Moscone West—2024

Oracle WebCenter Content and Other Oracle WebCenter Solutions: Vision and Strategy [CON9182]
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm | Moscone West—2024

Oracle’s Digital Experience Strategy: Oracle WebCenter, Oracle BPM, and Oracle Cloud Services [MTE10051]
7:15 pm - 8:00 pm | Moscone South—301

There are many more sessions highlighting customer successes, partner discussions, persona and/or industry based discussions, Cloud/PaaS lessons, live product demonstrations and Hands-On-Labs (HOL) sessions so do bookmark the following links for a complete listing:

Focus on: Digital Experience, Content and Business Process Management

Focus on: Content and Collaboration in the Cloud

Note that My Schedule is live for Oracle OpenWorld now. Customer and partner attendees can use My Schedule to plan and optimize time during the conferences by building personalized conference schedule beforehand. We recommend adding the sessions mentioned above and the others of interest from the Focus On documents.

WebCenter & BPM Auxiliary Events at OOW:

In addition to regularly scheduled programs of sessions, hands-on labs and demos, we have planned additional events for our customers and partners to actively engage with the Oracle and partner teams, and network with their peers. These auxiliary events include:

· Customer Appreciation Reception – Monday 10/26 – 6:30pm - 8:30pm (Invite and RSVP | OOW Registration NOT Required)

· Innovation Awards Ceremony (CON10374) – Tuesday 10/27– 4:00pm - 5:30pm, YBCA Theater (OOW Registration Required)

· Oracle Appreciation Event at OOW 15 with Elton John, featuring Beck – Wednesday 10/28 – 6:30 pm – 12:00 am (Event Information)

Your Conference on Mobile:

Attendees with Apple iOS or Android devices can access Oracle conference information via the Oracle OpenWorld mobile app (available mid-October). Download the app from the Apple iTunes store or Google Play, and get news and updates, access your schedule and the Oracle OpenWorld Content Catalog, explore interactive maps, find exhibitors and sponsors, and discover social channels.

Social Media Communications:

We will be highlighting our key session on Oracle WebCenter blog periodically. In addition, please use the following hashtags to discuss OOW on your channels and follow along on @OracleWebCenter and @OracleBPM

#OOW15 | #OracleDOCS | #OraclePCS | #OracleSCS | #WebCenter | #OracleBPM | #OraclePaaS

Don’t forget to RSVP for the Customer Appreciation Event and bookmark:

Focus on: Digital Experience, Content and Business Process Management

Focus on: Content and Collaboration in the Cloud

Looking forward to a great #OOW15 together!

Thursday Sep 03, 2015

Collaboration Goes Beyond File Sharing

Yes, Oracle Documents Cloud Service is an enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) solution. Yes, it is in the cloud as you would expect from a modern day EFSS solution. And yes, it is easy and intuitive to use with out-of-the-box mobile accessibility with the added security that you would expect from an Oracle solution. But why do we keep insisting it is more than just an EFSS or file sharing solution? Because beyond just providing cloud storage and 24/7 access and share and sync capabilities and mobile access, Documents Cloud mobilizes your enterprise content. Unlike first-generation EFSS solutions, it doesn't create new information silo's and instead allows you to drive the content connected to your applications, to your business processes or to your source of record (like an enterprise content management system that is on premise) and make it available anywhere, for sharing and for collaboration.

Here's a quick look at how it may make your work life that much easier, more productive, much more efficient and perhaps even, fun?

For more information, visit us at oracle.com/digitalcollaboration.

Tuesday Sep 01, 2015

Oracle CIO's Take on Why Cloud Matters to IT

The benefits of an effective and comprehensive cloud file sharing and collaboration solution are quite obvious - you have access to documents you need to be productive anytime, anywhere and on any device; remote employees and employees on the go are empowered; team collaboration and doing projects either among the employees or with outside contractors and suppliers is vastly simplified; when delivered securely and in context, the solution drive work efficiency, employee satisfaction and even improves time to market, and so on.

But what does it mean for IT? Less governance and information silo's to deal with; more efficient provisioning; automatic updates and almost zero maintenance; more self service and less administrative overhead; streamlined infrastructure and better governance. Here's what Oracle CIO and SVP, Mark Sunday has to say about driving IT transformation with Oracle Documents Cloud Service.

And why Oracle Documents Cloud Service needs to be an ubiquitous solution for any organization.


For more information, visit oracle.com/digitalcollaboration.

Tuesday Aug 18, 2015

If You Were the CIO...

If you were a Chief Information Officer (CIO) of a large company, say like Oracle, what would you want from a collaboration solution? What would be your 3 biggest priorities? Would security trump convenience? How about heterogeneity? And plugability – the ability for the solution to connect with existing systems and infrastructure? What about control? Would you trust the public Cloud?

Find out what Mark Sunday, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer has to say about cloud based Enterprise File Sync and Share solution.

Wednesday Jul 29, 2015

TekStream Reduces Project Admin Costs by 30% with Oracle Documents Cloud

Read this latest announcement from Oracle to find out more about how TekStream Solutions, a solution services company in North America streamlined project management and administration and improved client project delivery with Oracle Documents Cloud Service, an enterprise-grade cloud collaboration and file sync and share solution. Learn how, within the first month of its use, TekStream was able to cut project administration costs by 30% and reduce complexity to not only drive client results faster but also provide a superior project experience to both its consultants as well as its clients.

And here's a brief video with Judd Robins, executive vice president, Consulting Services of TekStream Solutions as he discusses the specific areas where they were looking to make improvements and how Oracle Documents Cloud enabled easy and yet secure cloud collaboration not only among its consultants who are always on the go, but also with its clients.

To learn more about Oracle Documents Cloud Service and how it can help your enterprise visit us at cloud.oracle.com/documents.

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