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TestCast MBT 3.4 is released

Elvior - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 16:28


TestCast MBT 3.4 has got number of new features to help users on their everyday test development work.

Model overview
As test modelling projects become larger the amount of imported data – such as variables, type definitions and test data – keeps growing. With new model view and property pages you have a good overview of your assets.

Model validation
Models are strongly typed and modeling language has semantic rules that prevent creation of unreasonable test cases. Those rules were previously checked by the server. Now, the model is validated in the client and errors presented in Problems view, thus saving the roundtrip time to server.

Requirements management
With requirement editor it is now possible to organize requirements and associate them with test objectives. If you are using another requirements management tool then requirements can be imported into test modelling project and organized further without losing track of the originals.

Restful, secure server
Test generation service was reimplemented to follow REST principles in order to become more scalable. Stay tuned for upcoming cloud based services to improve your workflow. The service is now accessible only over secure connection.

Coverage display
Model debugging is now more effective with live coverage display. Get a quick overview of the parts of your model that were not reached by the generator.

Robot support
Robot framework is now first class environment with all-around support and examples included.
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Oracle and AT&T Enter into Strategic Agreement

Oracle Database News - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 18:00
Press Release Oracle and AT&T Enter into Strategic Agreement AT&T to Move Databases and Applications Workloads to the Oracle Cloud

Redwood Shores, Calif.—May 4, 2017

Oracle today announced that AT&T signed an agreement to move thousands of its large scale internal databases to Oracle’s Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). Under the agreement, AT&T will migrate thousands of existing Oracle databases containing petabytes of data plus their associated applications workloads to Oracle Cloud.

The agreement gives AT&T global access to Oracle’s cloud portfolio offerings both in the public cloud and on AT&T’s Integrated Cloud. This includes Oracle’s IaaS, PaaS, Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) which will help increase productivity, reduce IT costs and enable AT&T to gain new flexibility in how it implements SaaS applications across its global enterprise. AT&T has also agreed to implement Oracle’s Field Service Cloud (OFSC) to further optimize its scheduling and dispatching for its more than 70,000 field technicians. With OFSC, for example, AT&T will combine its existing machine learning and big data capabilities with Oracle’s technology to increase the productivity, on-time arrivals and job duration accuracy of AT&T’s field technicians.

“This is an historic agreement,” said Mark Hurd, CEO, Oracle. “The Oracle Cloud will enable AT&T to use Oracle technology more efficiently across every layer of the technology stack. This includes AT&T’s massive redeployment of Oracle Databases, which will be provisioned entirely from the Oracle Cloud Platform including our highly cost effective Exadata as a Service.”

AT&T has led the industry when it comes to virtualizing and software-controlling the wide area network. The company’s goal is to virtualize 75% of its core network functions by 2020, hitting 55% by the end of 2017.

“We believe that the future of the network is to be data-powered, to be software-centric, and to be fast and responsive,” said John Donovan, chief strategy officer and group president of AT&T Technology and Operations. “We call this three-pronged approach AT&T Network 3.0 Indigo, and it’s all about enabling a seamless and intuitive network experience for our customers. This collaboration with Oracle accelerates our network transformation and migration to the cloud to expand efficiency, performance, and reduce cost while improving overall customer service.”

The AT&T agreement builds on the strong momentum that has made Oracle the world’s fastest growing large-scale cloud computing company.

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cf7357@att.com About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud delivers hundreds of SaaS applications and enterprise-class PaaS and IaaS services to customers in more than 195 countries while processing 55 billion transactions a day. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at http://cloud.oracle.com.

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AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, business, mobile and high speed internet services. We offer the nation’s best data network* and the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider.** We’re one of the world’s largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. Nearly 3.5 million companies, from small to large businesses around the globe, turn to AT&T for our highly secure smart solutions. 

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Oracle Announces EU Region Expansion in Germany

Oracle Database News - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 17:00
Press Release Oracle Announces EU Region Expansion in Germany New IaaS foundation and capabilities enable customers to move mission-critical applications to the cloud

Redwood Shores, Calif.—May 4, 2017

Continuing its commitment to cloud customers through extensive engineering and infrastructure investments, Oracle today announced enhancements to the Oracle Cloud EU Region in Germany with the addition of modern infrastructure as a service (IaaS) architecture and new IaaS and platform as a service (PaaS) cloud services. German-based modern IaaS will enable organizations to build and move mission-critical workloads to the cloud with uncompromised security and governance at a significant price performance advantage both over existing on-premises infrastructure and competitive cloud offerings. Oracle’s expanded infrastructure footprint is a result of tremendous customer demand with non-GAAP cloud revenue up 71 percent in Q3FY17 to $1.3 billion. The Oracle Cloud EU Region in Germany builds on the previously announced Oracle Cloud UK Region. The Oracle Cloud EU Region in Germany is expected to come online in the second half of this calendar year.

“Our customers and partners in the EU and in Germany have trusted their businesses and mission-critical workloads to the Oracle Cloud for years,” said Thomas Kurian, president of product development, Oracle. “The expansion of the Oracle Cloud EU Region in Germany will deliver the best cloud services, not only our leading SaaS offerings, but also our new PaaS and IaaS offerings. Oracle will be providing EU-based cloud customers with unmatched performance, availability, and governance, and support of the broadest range of enterprise applications from any cloud platform.”

The expansion of the Oracle Cloud EU Region in Germany will consist of three high bandwidth, low latency sites—or Availability Domains (ADs). These ADs are located within the Frankfurt metropolitan area and operate in a completely fault-independent manner. This differentiated architectural approach along with unique to cloud technologies like Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC), provides the highest levels of failure protection and availability for Oracle customers’ most demanding cloud-based applications. Availability Domains are deeply integrated into the Oracle Cloud Platform, easing use and eliminating complex architectural decision-making around availability.

With today’s news, Oracle will be providing EU-based customers with a comprehensive set of cloud services, including SaaS and the new PaaS and IaaS capabilities to support their journey to the cloud. Whether they are migrating Oracle Database applications, or building new ones, Oracle Cloud Platform is the fastest, most reliable platform. Oracle already has a major presence in Germany with Global Drinks, Lufthansa Cargo AG, and Mövenpick already using Oracle Cloud services in the country.

“Oracle cloud technology is enabling enterprises to develop new services, create new digital experiences for their customers and compete in new markets. This investment in Germany demonstrates our commitment to provide unrivalled state of the art technology infrastructure where and when our customers need it.  This will be particularly important as companies ensure their migration to the cloud complies with impending EU General Data Protection Regulations,” said Frank Obermeier, vice president and Country Leader, Oracle Germany.

“We are working with our EU and global customers to help them determine how to accelerate their migration to the cloud using modern SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS services,” said Tim Jennings, chief analyst for Enterprise IT at Ovum. “The enhanced Oracle EU Region in Germany will provide organizations with the full spectrum of cloud services, delivered with the same levels of enterprise-class performance, security and availability they have come to expect from their on-premise technologies.”

Customers and Partners Eager to Use Oracle Cloud’s IaaS in Germany

“Cloud computing is revolutionizing the ability to provide technology platforms and infrastructure ‘as-a-Service,’ helping companies quickly and cost effectively bridge the gap to digital innovation,” said Yves Bernaert, senior managing director, Accenture Technology in Europe, Africa and Latin America. “Accenture helps its clients take a Cloud First approach to harnessing digital disruption and become high velocity enterprises—agile, connected and optimized to navigate their unique Journey to Cloud and outperform the competition. Accenture is excited to bring this additional offering to our clients as it provides a compelling value proposition for those running local, in-country, fully scalable and integrated cloud solutions covering applications, platform and infrastructure. As one of the leading Oracle systems integrators globally and Oracle Germany Partner of the Year 2017 for IaaS, and a Diamond level and Global Cloud Elite business member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), we look forward to continuing to build on our relationship, which spans a quarter of a century.”

“Working with Oracle’s modern IaaS located in the United States, we have been extremely impressed with the high compute performance and super low latency,” said Gary Mawdsley, Co-Founder of AnzenData. “We are very excited the Oracle Cloud EU region is coming online. This opens up a second major geography which is essential for Anzen, where a second continent is fundamental to the integrity and legitimacy of the Anzen product. The Oracle vision and roadmap for the cloud can only further enhance and support Anzen's strategy and offerings.” 

“Paragon provides high-performing, secure, and stable IT infrastructure to more than 450 bookstores across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The cloud has opened up new opportunities for small and medium-sized companies to modernize their business, reduce costs and become more flexible,” said Malthe Griesel, Head of Oracle Infrastructure and Database Services, Paragon Data. “As a long-term cloud customer and Platinum level member of OPN, we are excited to see Oracle’s commitment to the German market by delivering the full stack of cloud services locally.”

“For our customer workloads, scalable performance in the cloud is driven by the network and storage architecture and in both those areas Oracle modern IaaS is delivering a significant step change in price performance available to our HPC Cloud customers,” said Jamil Appa, co-Founder and director of Zenotech.

Oracle is the only cloud vendor that provides customers with the ultimate in choice and flexibility in how they deploy their cloud services. Organizations can access Oracle Cloud services via the Oracle Cloud, deployed inside their own datacenter with the Oracle Cloud at Customer portfolio of offerings, and through a set of partners in specific geographic locations, all managed by Oracle Cloud professionals.

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Oracle
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The Oracle Cloud delivers hundreds of SaaS applications and enterprise-class PaaS and IaaS services to customers in more than 195 countries while processing 55 billion transactions a day. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at http://cloud.oracle.com.

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EnterpriseDB Integrates With Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 16:17
EnterpriseDB® (EDB™), the database platform company for digital business, announced that EDB has collaborated with Red Hat to accelerate access to the EDB Postgres™ Platform on Red Hat OpenShift® Container Application Platform ...
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SmartBear Announces Acquisition by Francisco Partners

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 15:54
SmartBear Software has announced that Francisco Partners, a leading global technology-focused private equity firm, has acquired a majority stake in the company designed to support the company’s accelerated growth. Terms of the transaction w ...
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Azul Systems Improves Java Runtime Performance with Falcon

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 15:49
Azul Systems (Azul), the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, has announced the availability of Zing 17.03, including its new "Falcon" Just-in-Time (JIT) compiler. The Falcon compiler is a high-performance optimizing JIT compiler for C ...
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Oracle Cloud Applications Drive Business Transformation Around the World

Oracle Database News - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 15:36
Press Release Oracle Cloud Applications Drive Business Transformation Around the World Industry-first innovations drive growth of world’s largest and fastest-growing suite of cloud applications

Redwood Shores, Calif.—May 4, 2017

Organizations worldwide are increasingly adopting Oracle Cloud Applications to grow faster, differentiate from competitors, and better serve their customers. Oracle Cloud Applications is a complete and fully integrated suite of cloud applications for every function in the enterprise, and is the industry’s broadest, deepest, and fastest-growing suite of cloud applications. With Oracle Cloud Applications, organizations across all industries can deliver the experiences customers expect, attract and retain the talent to succeed, and achieve the performance the market demands.

The Oracle Cloud delivers nearly 1,000 SaaS applications to customers in more than 195 countries around the world. With NetSuite now part of Oracle, more than 25,000 organizations around the world now leverage Oracle Cloud Applications to transform critical business functions and embrace modern best practices. To accelerate this growth and help organizations of all sizes transform business processes, Oracle recently announced a series of NetSuite expansions and innovations. It is also introducing artificial intelligence-based enterprise applications. Oracle Adaptive Intelligent Apps blends first-party data with third-party data, and then applies Oracle's decision science and machine learning capabilities to create cloud applications that adapt and learn.

“In today’s business environment, there is no room for mistakes; organizations that do not adopt modern best practices across all critical business functions will struggle to survive,” said Steve Miranda, executive vice president of applications development, Oracle. “With Oracle Cloud Applications, Oracle provides a comprehensive and integrated suite of modern business applications that enable increased business agility and reduced costs. As a result, organizations across every industry are increasingly selecting Oracle Cloud Applications to transform the way they do business.”

Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit

NetSuite provides a suite of cloud-based financials/ERP, HR, Professional Services Automation (PSA), and omnichannel commerce software that organizations in more than 100 countries use to run their businesses. Last week, during SuiteWorld 2017, its annual user conference, NetSuite issued a series of announcements to help organizations prepare for what’s next, including global expansion initiatives that will leverage Oracle’s scale and resources; SuitePeople, a new core HR solution natively built on NetSuite’s unified cloud suite; SuiteSuccess, the first industry cloud solution; major global ERP enhancements; and NetSuite OneWorld for Nordics-headquartered businesses. NetSuite also announced a wide array of innovative and fast-growing businesses that have selected the NetSuite platform. For a full roundup for the news from SuiteWorld 2017, click here.

Oracle Customer Experience Cloud (Oracle CX Cloud)

Oracle CX Cloud Suite empowers organizations to take a smarter approach to customer experience management and business transformation initiatives by providing a trusted business platform that connects data, experiences and outcomes. To help organizations further drive predictable and tangible business results, Oracle extended Oracle CX Cloud last week with the introduction of innovative new technologies, such as chatbots and artificial intelligence, as well as enhanced mobile, video, and social messaging capabilities. In last quarter (Q3 FY’17) alone, Oracle added 480 new Oracle CX Cloud customers and 586 customer expansions.

Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud (Oracle HCM Cloud)

Oracle HCM Cloud provides organizations with modern HR technologies that enable collaboration, optimize talent management, provide complete workforce insights, increase operational efficiency, and make it easy for everyone to connect on any device. In last quarter (Q3 FY’17) alone, Oracle added 206 new Oracle HCM Cloud customers and 217 customer expansions.

Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud (Oracle ERP Cloud)

Oracle ERP Cloud provides organizations with complete, modern and proven ERP capabilities across financials, procurement, and project portfolio management, as well as Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC), and Supply Chain Management (SCM), to help increase productivity, lower costs and improve controls. In last quarter (Q3 FY’17) alone, Oracle added 564 new Oracle ERP Cloud customers and 120 customer expansions.

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The Oracle Cloud delivers hundreds of SaaS applications and enterprise-class PaaS and IaaS services to customers in more than 195 countries while processing 55 billion transactions a day. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at http://cloud.oracle.com.

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VMware and Oracle Collaborate to Enable Advanced Security Features and Streamlined Management of Oracle Mobile Enterprise Applications

Oracle Database News - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 15:34
Press Release VMware and Oracle Collaborate to Enable Advanced Security Features and Streamlined Management of Oracle Mobile Enterprise Applications VMware AirWatch and Workspace ONE customers can now securely manage their Oracle mobile business applications

Palo Alto and Redwood Shores, Calif.—May 4, 2017

VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility and Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork, and Oracle today announced a new relationship to simplify management and enable advanced security features for Oracle’s suite of mobile business applications and Oracle Mobile Cloud Service (OMCS) for mobile devices. Oracle has the most enterprise mobile applications in the Apple App Store and was also named a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Mobile Development Platforms, Q4 2016. Through this collaboration, Oracle’s robust mobile ecosystem can now leverage application management and security through VMware AirWatch®.

VMware is the first mobile application management provider to manage and secure hundreds of Oracle business applications and custom applications built on the OMCS. As such, enterprise IT organizations can manage their Oracle application suite on a single unified platform together with their other business-critical applications and devices. Users who count on Oracle’s business applications to make better decisions, reduce costs and increase performance can benefit by being able to access these applications through a simple digital workspace environment—be it from a mobile device, laptop or desktop – with VMware Workspace ONE™ and AirWatch.

“Mobilizing critical business processes is at the core of both of our organizations’ DNA and this collaboration will help us advance this shared vision for our customers and their end users alike,” said Sanjay Poonen, chief operating officer, customer operations, VMware. “We’re proud to come together with Oracle to make it easier for IT administrators to secure and manage these critical mobile apps and help their end users seamlessly access them from any endpoint. VMware Workspace ONE™ is the industry’s only integrated platform for application and access management and unified endpoint management (VMware AirWatch®) that enables simple enterprise secure access to any app from any device, accelerating adoption of digital workspaces.”

With hundreds of cross-industry capabilities spanning enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, supply chain planning, and more, Oracle’s suite of business applications helps customers of all sizes manage the complexities of global business environments.

OMCS simplifies enterprise mobility by giving customers a complete mobile solution and the choice and flexibility to develop their own unique enterprise mobile strategy. OMCS makes it easy for enterprises to develop and extend existing enterprise applications or build custom apps with a Mobile First platform.

“We put our customers at the center of everything we do and we’re constantly looking for ways to enhance our business applications to expand their software investment,” said Thomas Kurian, president, Oracle. “Oracle has many customers who have standardized on VMware Workspace ONE for application security and management. With this agreement, everyone involved—Oracle, VMware, our customers and their end users—can benefit from the two companies working together.”

Contact Info Scott Thornburg
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scott.thornburg@oracle.com Ken Lotich
VMware Global Communications
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klotich@vmware.com Danielle Tarp
Hill+Knowlton Strategies
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VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, helps customers accelerate their digital transformation. VMware enables enterprises to master a software-defined approach to business and IT with VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture™ and solutions for the data center, mobility, and security. With 2016 revenue of $7.09 billion, VMware is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA and has over 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners worldwide.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle's partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program – an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners.

About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud delivers hundreds of SaaS applications and enterprise-class PaaS and IaaS services to customers in more than 195 countries while processing 55 billion transactions a day. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at http://cloud.oracle.com.

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Oracle and Partners Make It Easier for Global Organizations to Move to the Cloud

Oracle Database News - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 15:32
Press Release Oracle and Partners Make It Easier for Global Organizations to Move to the Cloud New and extended partner relationships support the strong demand for Oracle Cloud

Redwood Shores, Calif.—May 4, 2017

Oracle today announced the addition of new partners to Oracle Network Cloud Service: FastConnect, a program that enables enterprise cloud connectivity through the points of presence for global members of Oracle PartnerNetwork. The new and extended partner relationships support the strong demand for Oracle Cloud. These collaborations help global enterprise customers break down barriers to cloud adoption and take advantage of performance, cost and innovation benefits of the Oracle Cloud.

Equinix has extended its relationship with the Oracle FastConnect program to include Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. A similar relationship with Megaport was announced in April to enable Cloud through the FastConnect program. Other recent partners include Verizon, BT and NTT Communications.

Oracle FastConnect addresses one of the most important issues that impacts migration to a cloud service: the unpredictable nature of the Internet. With FastConnect, customers can create a high-throughput and low-latency connection that delivers the benefits of a hybrid cloud setup by providing an easy, cost effective way to create dedicated and private connectivity to Oracle Cloud. In addition, customers can address common concerns with security and performance issues associated with cloud technologies. This is especially true for mission-critical enterprise workloads that frequently demand high levels of availability, security and performance.

Together, Oracle and its FastConnect partners aim to remove barriers to cloud adoption by providing additional options for connectivity to Oracle Cloud from trusted enterprise data centers. In-region accessibility helps to improve performance by reducing latency and providing strong quality of service, all while supporting data residency requirements. Connecting directly to the Oracle Cloud through Oracle FastConnect enables a fast, private connection to the industry’s broadest and most integrated cloud platform, with a complete range of services across Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).

“We continue to see tremendous growth across our cloud business,” said Thomas Kurian, president of Product Development, Oracle. “These collaborations further help our customers achieve business transformation in the cloud and execute on their business strategies by taking advantage of the breadth and depth of our partners’ global networks”

For more information about Oracle FastConnect, visit https://cloud.oracle.com/en_US/network.

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The Oracle Cloud delivers hundreds of SaaS applications and enterprise-class PaaS and IaaS services to customers in more than 195 countries while processing 55 billion transactions a day. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at http://cloud.oracle.com.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program—an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners.

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Trek Bicycle Shifts to Oracle Cloud to Improve Customer Experience

Oracle Database News - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 15:30
Press Release Trek Bicycle Shifts to Oracle Cloud to Improve Customer Experience World renowned bicycle company turns to Oracle Cloud Platform to build brand enthusiasts through innovative mobile solutions, reinvent customer claim process, and rapidly expand its dealer network

Redwood Shores, Calif.—May 4, 2017

Oracle today announced that Trek Bicycle, a world leader in manufacturing and distribution of bicycles and cycling products, is using Oracle Cloud Platform to help grow Trek enthusiasts and keep its riders on the road through faster service, as well as to simplify expansion of its global dealer network.

Founded in 1976, Trek bicycles are sold through a vast network of more than 10,000 independent bicycle dealers in 90 countries around the world. Using Oracle’s PaaS and IaaS services, Trek has been able to extend and modernize its legacy ERP system that handles inventory, purchasing, claim management, warehousing, and distribution for the company, while quickly building and integrating new mobile-first cloud applications.

As a first step, Trek set out to streamline the customer claims process and engagement with its dealers. Using Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, a key component of Oracle Cloud Platform, Trek developed an innovative new mobile application that enables dealers to submit repair claims using their mobile devices and a few taps of a button. With the new claims application, dealers will simply snap a picture of the customers’ bikes on their mobile device, connect directly to Trek’s supply chain applications through an API, and create a claim in just a couple of minutes. The new claim submission application will also include optical character recognition (OCR) technology that allows service professionals to pull up customer service histories simply by scanning a bike’s serial number. It also allows Trek to better service their bikes and better support existing customers.

“We’re taking a lot of functionality that dealers only can get currently through their terminals or by calling us on the phone, and putting it directly on their handheld devices for maximum efficiency,” Tom Spoke, global ERP director at Trek. “We believe this will significantly speed up the claims process and enable our global retailer network to spend more time selling bicycles and better serving customers.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with a world renowned bike company like Trek to help them develop cool mobile applications and upend their customer claim process,” said Amit Zavery, senior vice president, Oracle Cloud Platform. “Our Oracle Cloud Platform services were key to enabling Trek to extend and integrate its apps and develop a hybrid cloud architecture to modernize its IT infrastructure.

Oracle SOA Cloud Enables Trek to Expand Dealer Network

Looking ahead, Trek is also planning to leverage Oracle’s PaaS services, including Oracle Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Cloud and Oracle Developer Cloud to continue to grow its business, scale, and expand rapidly. This includes establishing electronic connections with third-party logistics providers around the globe, including opening a vast new revenue channel through Tmall, China’s largest online marketplace. Oracle SOA Cloud simplifies the process of developing external integrations across numerous interfaces to retailers, using the electronic data interchange (EDI) and managed file transfer (MFT) protocols and tying them back to Trek’s on-premises ERP system. These cloud-based development tools will enable Trek to accelerate the process of onboarding new partners, create unique SOA composites for each partner, and quickly establish new integration services. TREK was impressed by the ability to easily move the Oracle stack between on premises and cloud.

Trek plans to use Oracle Cloud Platform to develop more SaaS applications in the future, including a mobile app that will provide bicycle retailers with additional functionality in other areas of their business and another mobile app that will be used internally in Trek’s distribution centers. The company is also looking toward customer-centric applications that will connect and fuel the competitive spirit of Trek enthusiasts.

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Oracle
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SpiraTeam 5.2 Released by Inflectra

Software Development Tools Directory - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 15:22
Inflectra® is pleased to announce the release of SpiraTeam 5.2, the latest version of its award-winning application lifecycle management (ALM) suite. This new version includes the latest SpiraTest 5.2 for quality assurance and test management ...
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Black Duck CEO Lou Shipley is a Semifinalist for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 New England Award

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 14:00
Black Duck CEO Lou Shipley is a Semifinalist for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 New England Awardhleclair Thu, 05/04/2017 - 09:00

BURLINGTON, MA, May 4, 2017 – EY has announced that Black Duck CEO Lou Shipley is a semifinalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the New England region. The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Shipley was selected as a semifinalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 27, 2017, at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston.

“The entrepreneurial culture at Black Duck has been a catalyst for our growth and success over the last several years,” said Shipley. “Being named an EY Entrepreneur Of the Year semifinalist is encouraging to me personally, and just as important, it is a recognition of the excellent work all of my Black Duck colleagues are doing around the world.”

Black Duck is the global leader in automated solutions for securing and managing open source software.

Now in its 31st year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Sponsors

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the U.S. by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

In the New England region, gold sponsors include Boston Private Bank, fama PR, Goodwin Procter, the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Nixon Peabody, True Capital and Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. Silver sponsors include Chatham Financial, Empire Valuation Consultants, Morgan Lewis, Sullivan & Worcester and T3 Advisors.

About Black Duck Software

Organizations worldwide use Black Duck’s industry-leading products to automate the process of securing and managing open source software, eliminating the pain related to security vulnerabilities, compliance and operational risk. Black Duck is headquartered in Burlington, MA, and has offices in San Jose, CA, Vancouver, London, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. For more information, visit www.blackducksoftware.com.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy

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EY’s worldwide Growth Markets Network is dedicated to serving the changing needs of high-growth companies. For more than 30 years, we’ve helped many of the world’s most dynamic and ambitious companies grow into market leaders. Whether working with international mid-cap companies or early stage, venture-backed businesses, our professionals draw upon their extensive experience, insight and global resources to help your business succeed. For more information, please visit us at ey.com/sgm or follow news on Twitter @EY_Growth.

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Review Hub for Simplified Approvals and Compliance Audits

Intland Blog - Wed, 05/03/2017 - 14:42
codeBeamer ALM's new Review Hub was one of the major features introduced in our Application Lifecycle Management tool's latest version 8.1.
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Black Duck Hub Open Source Security and Management Solution Integrated with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Tue, 05/02/2017 - 14:00
Black Duck Hub Open Source Security and Management Solution Integrated with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platformhleclair Tue, 05/02/2017 - 09:00

Automates identification of open source components and related security-vulnerability risks in container images without slowing the pace of development

BOSTON, MA – RED HAT SUMMIT – May 2, 2017 – Black Duck, the global leader in automated solutions for securing and managing open source, today announced the integration of its Hub solution with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, the industry’s most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform for traditional and cloud-native applications.

The Hub integration allows Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform users to automatically inventory all the open source components in a container image, identify known open source vulnerabilities and license-compliance obligations, and continuously monitor the inventory for new open source vulnerability disclosures.

“Innovative container technology is a breakthrough for development speed and agility, but persistent concerns about security have been barriers to container adoption in the enterprise,” said Black Duck CEO Lou Shipley.

“Integrating Hub with the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform helps allay those security concerns. Open source components comprise 80% to 90% of the software in containers and having Hub’s automated visibility into the open source components in containers, as well as any associated security and license risks will increase confidence levels,” said Shipley. 

Black Duck is previewing the integration at this week’s Red Hat Summit which opened today in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Black Duck said it expects the integration will be generally available next month.

“The push towards digital transformation requires that many organizations evolve into software companies, with this software frequently taking the form of cloud-native, containerized applications. Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform delivers the industry’s most comprehensive Kubernetes-based platform to build and deploy these innovations, while our integration with Black Duck Hub enables enterprises to bring to bear one of the most powerful Linux container scanners on the market today, pairing open innovation with greater container security,” said Ashesh Badani, vice president and general manager, OpenShift, Red Hat.

Black Duck said that implementing a container security strategy requires an understanding of the risks inherent in building, deploying and scaling of containerized solutions. Defining open source risk-management policies from the development phase through deployment are vital in preventing open source security, licensing, and operational issues from becoming deployment problems.

Black Duck said its Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform integration is designed to include comprehensive container inspection on both the operating system and open source components in the early phases of container construction to deliver greater security, licensing, and operational risk visibility.

Additionally, continuous scanning and monitoring of open source in the containerized applications delivered across the container application platform can enable a proactive response to open source vulnerability disclosures.

Regardless of image source, build model or deployment state, scanned images provide a clear view of the risk state for the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform cluster.

 

About Black Duck Software

Organizations worldwide use Black Duck’s industry-leading products to automate the process of securing and managing open source software, eliminating the pain related to security vulnerabilities, compliance and operational risk. Black Duck is headquartered in Burlington, MA, and has offices in San Jose, CA, Vancouver, London, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. For more information, visit www.blackducksoftware.com.

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NetSuite Readies Businesses for What's Next at SuiteWorld 2017

Oracle Database News - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 17:30
Press Release NetSuite Readies Businesses for What's Next at SuiteWorld 2017 Massive Global Business Expansion, SuitePeople, SuiteSuccess, Next-Ready ERP, OneWorld for Nordic Businesses and a Wide Array of Customers Headline Annual Conference

SuiteWorld 2017, Las Vegas, Nev.—Apr 27, 2017

Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit (GBU), the industry's leading provider of cloud financials / ERP, HR and omnichannel commerce software suites, has unveiled global expansion initiatives, SuitePeople, SuiteSuccess, Next-Ready ERP, and NetSuite OneWorld for Nordics-headquartered businesses. NetSuite also announced a wide array of innovative and fast growing businesses that have selected the NetSuite platform.

Massive Global Expansion Initiatives

NetSuite announced a massive expansion plan to accelerate its international growth. This expansion shows how NetSuite customers will benefit from Oracle’s vast global scale and resources. The expansion initiatives will enable NetSuite to launch more data centers, more field offices and more development centers globally, which will help to bring a leading cloud ERP suite to more organizations around the world.

Adding Oracle’s global resources to NetSuite’s existing global footprint provides rapid entry and expansion into new markets across three key areas:

Data Centers. Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit plans to more than double its data center footprint from five data centers globally to 11. NetSuite currently operates three data centers in North America, one in Amsterdam, Netherlands and one in Dublin, Ireland. NetSuite expects to add a fourth North American data center in Chicago. As part of the global expansion plans, NetSuite will leverage existing Oracle data centers in Europe and Asia. In Europe, NetSuite is scheduled to open a data center in Frankfurt, Germany to remedy the lack of modern cloud computing offerings in the country. In Asia Pacific, NetSuite plans to initially launch facilities in Australia and Singapore, followed by Japan and China. The addition of Oracle data centers to NetSuite’s operations will provide even greater security, redundancy, performance and scalability for new and existing customers across the globe.

Field Offices. NetSuite expects to double its global presence, expanding from offices in 10 countries to 23 spread across the globe. The addition of Oracle’s field offices significantly increases NetSuite’s ability to meet the rising demand for cloud ERP around the world. NetSuite is establishing a new presence in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, France, Germany, Sweden, Dubai, China, India, Malaysia and New Zealand. In addition, NetSuite is expanding headcount in existing field offices by over 50 percent to provide better resources for customer demand.

Development Centers. Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit is leveraging existing Oracle development centers across India, China and Japan. The development centers will be able to accelerate the development of international, regional and local features and functionality within NetSuite OneWorld.


SuitePeople, the Most Unified and Flexible Cloud Core HR Offering Ever

NetSuite announced SuitePeople, a new core human resources (HR) offering natively built on NetSuite’s unified cloud suite. NetSuite is the first and only cloud ERP suite to give businesses a single platform to manage mission critical business processes. Traditionally, businesses have had to manage core HR processes in separate modules, disparate systems, or worse, in spreadsheets. Growing businesses can’t afford the cost, time and risk associated with manual workarounds, complex integrations or siloed data. Unlike legacy HRIS solutions, SuitePeople helps make people information actionable throughout the organization from a single suite.


SuiteSuccess, The First Unified Industry Cloud Solution

NetSuite announced SuiteSuccess, the first unified industry cloud solution. NetSuite has delivered 12 SuiteSuccess editions for the following eight industries:  advertising, media, publishing; financial technology; manufacturing; nonprofit; retail; service-based businesses; software/internet; wholesale distribution. SuiteSuccess is the culmination of a multi-year transformation effort to combine the NetSuite unified suite, 20 years of industry leading practices, a new customer engagement model, and business optimization methods into a unified, industry cloud solution. SuiteSuccess was engineered to solve unique industry challenges that historically have limited a company’s ability to grow, scale and adapt to change.


NetSuite’s Major Global ERP Enhancements

NetSuite announced the new release of major global ERP features. These new cloud ERP features are designed to ready businesses for what’s next, with a host of enhancements to its core ERP suite. The new functionality spans global financials, revenue recognition, billing, services resource planning (SRP), supply chain management (SCM), and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC). These enhancements give NetSuite customers the ability to continue to scale and innovate efficiently.


NetSuite OneWorld for Nordics-Headquartered Companies

NetSuite announced NetSuite OneWorld for Nordics-headquartered businesses. NetSuite OneWorld is now localized for Nordics-based businesses. With over 730 subsidiaries and legal entities of global companies already running businesses in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland, the new localized OneWorld offering will bring more global cloud ERP capabilities for the region. Nordic companies will benefit from the combination of NetSuite’s increased product investment and Oracle’s localization capabilities.


Fast Growing, Innovative Customers Get ‘Next Ready’ with NetSuite

NetSuite announced that startups, fast growing businesses and leaders in their industry such as Ring, PODS, Blue Microphone, Smartsheet, BUILT/, Bankrate and Prophet, spanning manufacturing, logistics, software, publishing and consulting, have turned to NetSuite to ready their companies for what’s next.

Ring Dials NetSuite to Fuel Growth
Ring, a leader in outdoor home security, has implemented NetSuite to fuel its rapid growth, which took it from startup to 1,000 team members in less than three years. Ring is using NetSuite for financial management and reporting with plans to significantly extend the NetSuite platform to other areas of the business as it continues to extend its business model beyond doorbells, to services and subscriptions. With NetSuite, Ring has gained efficiencies and real-time visibility with a unified platform that is next ready. NetSuite enables Ring to grow, scale and adapt its business model as Ring’s business expands and evolves.


PODS Turns to NetSuite SuiteSuccess to Expand Global Operations
PODS Enterprises, LLC, the leading provider of portable container-based moving and storage solutions, chose NetSuite SuiteSuccess to support its business expansion. PODS will be using NetSuite to manage mission-critical business processes including financials, inventory management, multi-subsidiary management for 16 subsidiaries and multi-currency management for the U.S., Canadian and Australian dollars. SuiteSuccess is the culmination of a multi-year transformation effort to combine the NetSuite unified suite, 20 years of industry leading practices, a new customer engagement model and business optimization methods into a unified, industry cloud solution. SuiteSuccess is NetSuite’s new purpose-built, unified cloud solution tailored for each industry.


Blue Microphones Turns Up the Volume with NetSuite
Blue Microphones, a leading designer and producer of premium microphones and sound recording equipment for audio professionals, musicians and consumers, has gained vital business agility with NetSuite's unified cloud business management system. NetSuite allows Blue Microphones to focus on product innovation, scale into new markets, and challenge larger rivals in the competitive recording industry. To ensure agility for innovation and growth, the company replaced QuickBooks Enterprise with NetSuite to manage its end-to-end business operations including financials, fixed assets, demand planning, inventory management, bill of materials, work orders and assemblies, warehouse management, CRM, HR and multi-currency transactions in the Canadian dollar and Euro.


Smartsheet Realizes the Power of Unified Billing and Revenue Recognition with NetSuite
Smartsheet, a leading provider of SaaS-based solutions for managing and automating collaborative work, has implemented NetSuite OneWorld to manage rapid growth. Smartsheet is leveraging NetSuite OneWorld to manage mission critical business processes including financials, billing, revenue recognition, analytics and multi-currency transactions in the Euro, Yen, Pound and U.S., Australian and Canadian dollars. With NetSuite OneWorld, Smartsheet has a platform that is ready for next and provides the foundation to scale the business. As Smartsheet has evolved its business model, NetSuite’s SuiteBilling software is helping the company to manage recurring revenue processes from order to billing and revenue recognition with complete control and auditability for its software subscription business.


BUILT/ Launches Innovative Omnichannel Company on the NetSuite Unified Cloud Commerce Platform
BUILT/, a new company supported by a leading UK-based organization in the construction sector, has selected NetSuite's unified cloud commerce platform to support its omnichannel B2B business. Officially unveiled today at SuiteWorld, BUILT/ aims to make it quicker and easier for professional builders to source materials for their projects, placing a greater focus on providing a superior brand experience with a digital-first approach designed around the customer. Offering both online and brick-and-mortar channels, BUILT/ will run its entire business on the NetSuite unified cloud commerce platform including ecommerce, point-of-sale, order and inventory management, CRM and financials. With NetSuite, BUILT/ will have a flexible, scalable platform that can help manage the business through every stage of its growth.


Prophet Implements NetSuite OneWorld to Accelerate Global Growth
Prophet, a leading global consulting firm, has implemented NetSuite OneWorld for ERP and Professional Services Automation (PSA). Since going live on NetSuite OneWorld in October 2016, Prophet has gained a unified view of financial, resource management and project management processes that have streamlined operations across nine global offices operating in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Switzerland and Hong Kong, creating efficiencies across the entire organization.


Bankrate Overhauls Multiple On-premise Systems with NetSuite OneWorld
Bankrate, Inc., a leading online publisher, aggregator and distributor of personal finance content, has replaced multiple on-premise financial systems including Sage ACCPAC, QuickBooks and numerous Excel spreadsheets with one single instance of NetSuite OneWorld in less than three months. Bankrate runs its mission-critical business processes on NetSuite OneWorld, including accounting, financials, fixed asset management, revenue recognition, multi-currency management and multi-subsidiary management for three subsidiaries — Bankrate.com, CreditCards.com and Caring.com. With NetSuite OneWorld, Bankrate now has a better understanding of its financial health and has been able to reduce monthly close times while accelerating growth without adding more headcount.

About Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit

Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit pioneered the Cloud Computing revolution in 1998, establishing the world’s first company dedicated to delivering business applications over the internet. Today, Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit provides a suite of cloud-based financials / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), HR and omnichannel commerce software that runs the business of companies in more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.netsuite.com.

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Bankrate Overhauls Multiple On-premise Systems with NetSuite OneWorld

Oracle Database News - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 17:15
Press Release Bankrate Overhauls Multiple On-premise Systems with NetSuite OneWorld Replaces Sage ACCPAC and QuickBooks to Improve Controls, Financial Consolidation, and Recognition of Complex Revenue Models

SuiteWorld 2017, Las Vegas, Nev.—Apr 27, 2017

Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit (GBU), the industry's leading provider of cloud financials / ERP, HR and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that Bankrate, Inc., a leading online publisher, aggregator and distributor of personal finance content, has replaced multiple on-premise financial systems including Sage ACCPAC, QuickBooks and numerous Excel spreadsheets with one single instance of NetSuite OneWorld in less than three months. Bankrate runs its mission-critical business processes on NetSuite OneWorld, including accounting, financials, fixed asset management, revenue recognition, multi-currency management and multi-subsidiary management for three subsidiaries—Bankrate.com, CreditCards.com and Caring.com. With NetSuite OneWorld, Bankrate now has a better understanding of its financial health and has been able to reduce monthly close times while accelerating growth without adding more headcount.

Founded in 1976 as a traditional print media company specializing in financial information, Bankrate has transformed over the past 40 years into a market leading digital publisher and online destination. When a new financial team took over, one of their top priorities was to replace the company's outdated manual processes and inefficiencies with automated, robust financial controls. Bankrate also wanted to take the opportunity to standardize on a modern, flexible and scalable cloud platform. After considering multiple solutions, Bankrate selected NetSuite OneWorld for the agility, scalability and flexibility needed to fuel its business growth.

"NetSuite OneWorld has the flexibility to let us build financial controls over the way we do business, instead of trying to mold our processes to inflexible software," said Eric Luehmann, Bankrate's Senior Director of Financial Systems. "We're not bound to the system or how a software vendor wants to do things—the system conforms to the way we want to run Bankrate."

Bankrate is now a social media publisher as well as a traditional website operator. Tracking revenue and conversions through more complex relationships with advertisers and visitors is important to future success. The company has much greater drill-down insights from invoices and transactional reports than with its previous ERP system.

"NetSuite OneWorld gives us the velocity to make changes more quickly as the business landscape changes, without expensive professional services engagements," Luehmann said.

NetSuite OneWorld supports 190 currencies, 20 languages, automated tax calculation and reporting in more than 100 countries, and transactions in more than 200 countries. NetSuite delivers the following features and benefits to Bankrate:

  • Real-time global financial consolidation. NetSuite OneWorld provides Bankrate with a scalable, low-maintenance way to enable financial consistency across its numerous media brands, sites, and destinations through a single financial system of record that provides real-time visibility into financial performance.
  • Data-driven decisions. With a unified platform, Bankrate has real-time access to a single source of data across its entire enterprise to make better informed decisions and capitalize on new and existing business opportunities.
  • Native cloud solution. Version lock, painful upgrades and maintaining on-premise systems are now a thing of the past.
  • Rapid implementation and time to value. Implementing the first stage of NetSuite OneWorld in less than three months helped Bankrate improve its financial control structures and future-proof its business rapidly.
  • Real-time business visibility and business intelligence. With NetSuite, Bankrate gains real-time insights into key business performance indicators for a unified view across its head office and subsidiaries with a single version of truth.
  • A flexible and agile platform. The NetSuite SuiteCloud Platform easily enables Bankrate to customize NetSuite to meet its business requirements and needs, and to integrate with other systems. As Bankrate continues the evolution that has already taken it from a media publisher focused on mortgages and deposits into the additional verticals of credit cards and senior living, NetSuite OneWorld's flexibility is essential to staying current in a rapidly changing digital media landscape.
  • A scalable system. NetSuite's scalable infrastructure enables Bankrate to easily expand to support growing business volumes across new website launches and acquisitions without incurring significant incremental expenses.

Bankrate CFO Steve Barnhart is sharing Bankrate's story at SuiteWorld 2017, the number one cloud ERP event of the year, this year being held in Las Vegas from April 24-27. Watch him and all SuiteWorld 2017 keynotes live here.

About Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit

Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit pioneered the Cloud Computing revolution in 1998, establishing the world’s first company dedicated to delivering business applications over the internet. Today, Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit provides a suite of cloud-based financials / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), HR and omnichannel commerce software that runs the business of companies in more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.netsuite.com.

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Prophet Implements NetSuite OneWorld to Accelerate Global Growth

Oracle Database News - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 17:00
Press Release Prophet Implements NetSuite OneWorld to Accelerate Global Growth Global consultancy streamlines operations, gains agility and scalability with NetSuite's unified ERP and PSA

SuiteWorld 2017, Las Vegas, Nev.—Apr 27, 2017

Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit (GBU), the industry's leading provider of cloud financials / ERP, HR and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that Prophet, a leading global consulting firm, has implemented NetSuite OneWorld for ERP and Professional Services Automation (PSA). Since going live on NetSuite OneWorld in October 2016, Prophet has gained a unified view of financial, resource management and project management processes that have streamlined operations across nine global offices operating in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Switzerland and Hong Kong, creating efficiencies across the entire organization.

San Francisco, Calif.-based Prophet brings together thought leaders and top talent from across the globe to grow better brands and businesses. As demand for Prophet's consulting services skyrocketed, the combination of legacy software from acquisitions and manual processes used to manage the business was anything but seamless, which hindered efficiency gains and scalability for growth. Hundreds of internal employees and consultants based around the globe submitted time and expenses in different currencies and disparate systems. Project management was conducted manually through its intranet, and a decades-old Sage system was used to manage financial processes and required manual intervention to do everything from basic reporting to month-end close.

Prophet needed a flexible infrastructure that could scale to accommodate its rapid growth.

After a comprehensive evaluation of solutions that promised streamlined management of ERP and PSA processes, Prophet selected NetSuite OneWorld for its robust international functionality and scalability, coupled with automated, integrated resource and project management capabilities.

"Resource management is a key driver and strategic advantage for our business," said Jeani Vance, CIO of Prophet. "Other large-scale competitors couldn't meet all of our needs the way that NetSuite can."

NetSuite OneWorld supports 190 currencies, 20 languages, automated tax calculation and reporting in more than 100 countries; customer transactions in more than 200 countries; and enables businesses to streamline their mission-critical business processes.

In just six months since go-live, Prophet has realized efficiencies with the following features and benefits including:

Streamlined financial consolidation and month-end close. NetSuite OneWorld's robust financial consolidation engine and multi-currency support eases month-end close across five different offices in the United States, as well as offices in London, Berlin, Zürich and Hong Kong. This includes support for transactions in the U.S. dollar, British Pound, Swiss Franc and Hong Kong dollar. NetSuite OneWorld not only provides Prophet control over month-end close, it has expedited the process by upwards of a week.

Increased spend control. With integrated, automated expense and time reporting, expenses hit budget owners in real-time, ensuring streamlined approval and payment processes, and protection against freelance overspend and budgeting overages at month-end.  

Enhanced project management capabilities. Real-time reporting on key project metrics allows managers to see everything from progress to profitability that help streamline project management and empower leaders to make insight-driven decisions on resources used, client profitability and more.

International scalability facilitates growth. Robust multi-language and multi-currency functionality in NetSuite OneWorld allows Prophet to quickly provision software for international offices, and accelerate its global strategy.

A flexible and powerful development platform. NetSuite's SuiteCloud Development Platform provides flexibility for Prophet to tailor the system and integrate with other third-party solutions to meet its unique business needs and industry-specific requirements. Prophet has plans to extend the NetSuite implementation to include advanced forecasting capabilities.

"Prophet's value proposition is to help our clients find better ways to grow," said Vance. "With NetSuite, we have a backend technology foundation that allows us to do just that."

Jeani Vance is sharing Prophet's story at SuiteWorld 2017, the number one cloud ERP event of the year, this year being held in Las Vegas from April 24-27. Watch her and all SuiteWorld 2017 keynotes live here

About Prophet

Prophet is a consultancy that helps clients find better ways to grow by focusing on three important areas: creating relevant brand and customer experiences, driving accelerated growth strategies and leveraging digital as a transformative force in their business. We operate differently than other consultancies, blending insight, strategy and creativity with an optimistic yet pragmatic approach. We have partnered with some of the world's most successful companies, including Electrolux, T-Mobile, UBS, Gatorade and GE. With nine global offices and more than 350 experts in marketing, innovation, digital and design, we are able to bring together the right people with the right experience to solve our clients' business challenges. Prophet.com

About Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit

Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit pioneered the Cloud Computing revolution in 1998, establishing the world’s first company dedicated to delivering business applications over the internet. Today, Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit provides a suite of cloud-based financials / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), HR and omnichannel commerce software that runs the business of companies in more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.netsuite.com.

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Elvior has released TestCast 6.11.2

Elvior - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:25


TestCast 6.11.2 supports fully TTCN-3:2016 CL, TCI, TRI, xTRI and XSD mapping. Tool has passed successfully TTCN-3 tool conformance tests developed by ETSI STF521. This new version of TestCast includes also built in libraries for string manipulation, mathematical operations and date/time functionality which is not supported directly in TTCN-3. This functionality is supported using standardized external functions mechanism available via TRI. For more information please contact Elvior support.
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SDC Systems Partners with Intland Software to Introduce Leading German ALM to UK Market

Intland Blog - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 13:05
READING, UK, 4 APR 2017 On Tuesday 4 Apr, Reading, UK-based SDC Systems Ltd. announced their strategic partnering with Germany's leading Application Lifecycle Management provider Intland Software to introduce the company's codeBeamer ALM to the UK market. Aiming to leverage the immense unfolding market potential for mature Application Lifecycle Management tools in safety-critical product development, SDC will help bring the benefits of traceability, compliance, and enhanced product quality to medical, automotive, avionics, and finance companies across the UK.
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