Friday Mar 23, 2012

Do MORE with WebCenter - Webcast Overview & TIES Tour

Today's post is from Michelle Huff, Senior Director, Product Management, Oracle WebCenter

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In case you missed it, I presented on a webcast yesterday focused on how you can “Do More with Oracle WebCenter – Expand Beyond Content Management.” As you may remember, we rebranded Oracle’s Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Suite, which some people knew by the wonderfully techie three-letter acronyms -- UCM, URM & IPM -- to Oracle WebCenter Content last year. Since it’s a unified ECM platform, I’ve seen many customers over the years continue to expand the number of content-centric solutions and application integrations powered by WebCenter throughout their organizations.

But, did you know WebCenter also provides portal, collaboration and web experience management capabilities as well? This enables you to leverage your existing investment in the WebCenter platform as well as the information you’re managing to create engaging sites, collaborative spaces, or self-service portals and composite applications. In the webcast I walked through six different ways that you can do more with WebCenter:

    • Collaborative content contribution and sharing environment
    • Share content across intranets and extranets
    • Combine content in composite applications
    • Create targeted online experiences
    • Manage interactive social experiences
    • Optimize multi-channel customer experiences

Joining me on the call was Greg Utecht with TIES. TIES is a joint powers cooperative owned by 46 Minnesota school districts, represents 514 schools – and provides software applications, hardware and software, internet service and professional development designed by educators for education. I was having a lot of fun over the past few days talking with Greg about the TIES implementation and future plans with WebCenter. He joined me on the call for a little Q&A to explain how he’s using WebCenter today for their iContent implementation for document management, records management and archiving. And also covered how they have expanded their implementation to create a collaborative space called their HRPay System with WebCenter to facilitate collaboration and to better engage their users within the school districts. During our conversation a few questions came from the audience about their implementation. They were curious to see how the system looked – so let’s take a peak.

This screen shows the screen that a human resources or payroll worker in one of our member districts would see upon logging in, based on their credentials and role in their district

This first screenshot shows the screen that a human resources or payroll worker in one of our member districts would see upon logging in, based on their credentials and role in their district.

This screen shows the result of clicking on the SUBSCRIBE link on the main page. It allows the user to subscribe to parts of the portal which will e-mail him/her when those are updated in any way

This shows the result of clicking on the SUBSCRIBE link on the main page.
It allows the user to subscribe to parts of the portal which will e-mail him/her when those are updated in any way.

the screen that a human resources or payroll worker in one of our member districts would see upon clicking on the Resources link

This shows the screen that a human resources or payroll worker in one of our member districts would see upon clicking on the Resources link.

The screen that a human resources or payroll worker in one of our member districts would see upon clicking on the Finance Advisory link. It shows the discussion threads and document sharing areas.

This shows the screen that a human resources or payroll worker in one of our member districts would see upon clicking on the Finance Advisory link.
It shows the discussion threads and document sharing areas.

The screen that appears when the forum topic on the preceding screen is clicked.

This shows the screen that appears when the forum topic on the preceding screen is clicked.

The screen portlet up close with shared documents

This shows the screen portlet up close with shared documents.

The screen that appears when a shared document is clicked on. Note that there is also a download button and an update button, meaning people can work on these collaboratively

This shows the screen that appears when a shared document is clicked on.
Note that there is also a download button and an update button, meaning people can work on these collaboratively.

If you'd like to see these screenshots as a pdf - you can download this here.
Do More with Oracle WebCenter-Customer Profile -TIES 

We also listed some great offers from our Oracle Partners to help you evaluate your current implementations and plan for future initiatives. You can find the partner slides shown on the webcast here: Oracle WebCenter - Do More with WebCenter Partners.

If you missed the webcast, check it out! You can watch the replay OnDemand HERE. If you attended the webcast, thanks for joining - I hoped you learned a little from the session. I learned that kids are getting digital report cards today! Wow, have times changed with technology. Uh oh, is this when I start saying “You know, back in my days…?”



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