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Nitrate

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 15:15
Nitrate is a new test plan, test run and test case management system, that is written in Python and Django. It has a lot of great features, such as Bugzilla and JIRA integration, QPID integration, fast test plan and runs search, powerful access c ...
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Veracode Greenlight Lets Software Developers Spot Security Defects in Seconds

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 01/25/2017 - 18:39
Veracode has announced the availability of Veracode Greenlight, a new product to support developers' need to provide quality, secure code faster than ever before. Veracode Greenlight integrates seamlessly into popular development environments ...
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Cianbro Construction Boosts Business Productivity and Reduces Development Time by 50% with Progress

Progress Software News - Wed, 01/25/2017 - 10:00
Cianbro Construction Boosts Business Productivity and Reduces Development Time by 50% with Progress
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Targetprocess

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 15:37
Visually manage complex work and focus on the things that matter – Targetprocess gives the visibility and transparency you need across your organization. From Kanban and Scrum to almost any operational process, Targetprocess flexibly adapts to yo ...
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TestCaseDB

Software Development Tools Directory - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 15:30
TestCaseDB is an open source QA management application. TestCaseDB is designed to work with and enhance the tools you already use to improve QA team utilization and efficiency. Create, edit, update and track test cases and test plans with our eas ...
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Oracle Expands Startup Accelerator Program to Further Promote Global Cloud Innovation

Oracle Database News - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 11:30
Press Release Oracle Expands Startup Accelerator Program to Further Promote Global Cloud Innovation

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jan 24, 2017

Oracle today announced the expansion of its Startup Cloud Accelerator program. The initiative will continue to fuel cloud-enabled innovation around the globe by opening new centers in Bristol, Delhi–NCR, Mumbai, Paris, São Paulo, Singapore and Tel Aviv.

Run by members of the Oracle research and development team, the program provides six months of mentoring from technical and business experts, state-of-the-art technology, a co-working space, access to Oracle customers, partners and investors, and free Oracle Cloud credits. It also offers an ever-expanding global network of startup peers.

Rooted in its own entrepreneurial beginnings, Oracle believes that supporting invention and entrepreneurism among emerging companies is critical in furthering enterprise tech innovation.

“After a successful launch in Bangalore, India, we’re committed to building a supportive ecosystem for startups across the globe,” said Thomas Kurian, Oracle’s president of product development. “Cloud is enabling incredible innovations across every aspect of business and across every industry. We want to support this next technology revolution powered by cloud.”

With its modern cloud platform, optimized for high-performance, high I/O, and high availability, and breadth of platform services, Oracle has democratized enterprise-grade technology to support startups. Oracle’s full cloud stack provides startup developers with the building blocks to get started immediately and scale as they pivot, expand and change their businesses, whether they are three-tier or cloud native, scale up or scale out. With a global footprint, Oracle delivers more than 50 integrated cloud services to support companies of all sizes.

The program, which launched its Bangalore pilot program in April 2016, attracted a diverse mix of applicants from hundreds of companies, and many participants have already seen success.

“The Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator has been—without a doubt—the greatest launch pad for us,” said Aardra Kannan Ambili, co-founder and CTO of healthcare IoT startup Riot Solutions, a participant in the pilot program. “Thanks to Oracle, we are now a fast-growing startup with seed investment.”

Oracle Senior Vice President of Product Development Reggie Bradford, a serial entrepreneur himself, will lead the program expansion alongside Oracle Group Vice President of Development Sanket Atal, who first launched the pilot program in India.

“The next five to ten years promise innovations and growth that will drive new business ideas enabled by the cloud,” said Bradford. “Oracle understands that startups are at the heart of innovation, and through this program we aim to give startups access to extensive resources and support when they need it most.”

The Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator is open to early-stage technology and technology-enabled startups. The call for applications will open later in 2017 in each of the seven new hubs. Interested startups can sign up to receive more information at www.oracle.com/startup.

  Contact Info Julia Allyn
Oracle Corporate Communications
+1.650.607.1338
julia.allyn@oracle.com About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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The following is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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New Planning Capability Enables Orvis to Scale and Grow

Oracle Database News - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 19:30
Press Release New Planning Capability Enables Orvis to Scale and Grow Specialty Midmarket Fly-Fishing Retailer Deploys Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jan 23, 2017

Founded in 1856, The Orvis Company of Manchester, Vermont is at its core, a fly-fishing and wing-shooting brand, and today is a trusted source of outdoor discovery and adventure, inspired by nature, driven by curiosity, and fulfilled by adventure. Their offerings include distinctive clothing for men and women, home furnishings, gifts, and dog products, each product and the services offered rooted in their sporting heritage, inspired by their love of the wild, and backed by a 100% guarantee of satisfaction. With more than 5,000 products, 500 independent dealers, 55 million catalog subscribers, and more than 70 stores, the Orvis Company is growing with $340 million in sales and approximately 1700 employees. Orvis recently transformed its planning operations by restructuring teams and implementing Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning to improve inventory purchase strategies, increase visibility to market opportunities, and enable a tighter level of interdepartmental collaboration.

"With this Oracle Retail implementation we are going to have much more robust reporting-out opportunities, which can be tailored throughout the organization for different groups," said Frazier Blair, Vice President, General Merchandise Manager for Orvis. "We were very good at inventory planning, which I would call risk management. But this transformation is about being better sales drivers. Now we are equipped to plan sales, and profit as well."

To ensure a successful plan, Blair and her team, enlisted partners Parker Avery Group and Cognira, to embark on an extensive series of organizational, process, and technology changes. A significant component of the project was the replacement of an Excel-based inventory management system with the implementation of a modern Oracle Merchandise Financial Planning across all channels: direct-to-consumer sales (website and catalog), Orvis retail stores, and wholesale. The system went live in July 2016, on time and on budget.

A "vanilla" retail solution, Oracle Merchandise Financial Planning can be managed by a small team with multiple responsibilities, which is particularly important for a company like Orvis. As is common in midsize retail operations, Blair and her team wear a lot of hats; including all inventory functions, retail allocation, off-price inventory, and off-price sales channels. One important criterion for selecting the Oracle system was ease of use.

"Oracle is proud to work with Orvis and contribute to their success. We are focused on accelerating user productivity by leveraging persona-based dashboards at the core of the solution and highlighting opportunities that will impact service levels, inventory margins and key business metrics," said Ray Carlin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail.

Oracle Retail Industry Connect 2017

Join us at Oracle Industry Connect this spring. The program is designed for and delivered by retailers. On March 20-22, 2017 we will gather as a community in Orlando, FL to share best practices, talk strategy and discover new innovations for retail. Limited to retailers and paying sponsors. Register today: http://www.oracleindustryconnect.com

Contact Info Matt Torres
Oracle
+1.415.595.1584
matt.torres@oracle.com About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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Ardene Transforms Merchandising to Support International Growth

Oracle Database News - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 21:09
Press Release Ardene Transforms Merchandising to Support International Growth Fashion Retailer Supports Growth for More Than 400 Locations in the U.S. and Canada

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jan 19, 2017

Today Oracle announced that leading North America retailer Ardene has implemented Oracle Retail Merchandise Operations Management to support its immediate and long-term international expansion. The fashion retailer is empowering merchants, and planners as they transform their promotions planning, merchandising, and inventory management for its more than 400 stores in Canada and the U.S.

Ardene launched its business transformation when growth began to test the limits of the company’s critical merchandising and store systems. The retailer partnered with systems integrator OLR Group to roll out the Oracle solutions and enable streamlined integration with Ardene’s existing information systems, establishing a connection that leverages the retailer’s legacy sales and customer data. The implementation began with merchandising to establish a foundation for growth.

Oracle will help equip Ardene to better serve customers and improve margins throughout its business. The technology began the implementation by establishing the item master to create a single system of record and execute purchase orders. Ultimately, Ardene will gain a better understanding of actual “landed costs” from global suppliers, to replenish warehouse and store inventory by color and size.   

Ardene leverages Oracle Retail Merchandising solutions to manage inventory and has begun to streamline critical business purchase order processing through a third party. The goal is for the retailer to more effectively plan seasonal buys, optimize vendor relationships, rollout new customer promotions across unique markets, and preserve margins through centralized price management. 

“Oracle empowers retailers to fulfill their business strategy with better insights and processes,” said Ray Carlin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail. “Ardene is a great example of a retailer that is using Oracle to leverage its tremendous internal resources and talent, while establishing a foundation for innovation and growth.”

Oracle Retail Industry Connect 2017 

Join us at Oracle Industry Connect this spring. The program is designed for and delivered by retailers. On March 20-22, 2017 we will gather as a community in Orlando, FL to share best practices, talk strategy and discover new innovations for retail. Limited to retailers and paying sponsors. Register today: http://www.oracleindustryconnect.com

Contact Info Matt Torres
Oracle
4155951584
matt.torres@oracle.com About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor

The following is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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Oracle Marketing Cloud Teams with Eyeota to Enhance Global Data Offering

Oracle Database News - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 14:00
Press Release Oracle Marketing Cloud Teams with Eyeota to Enhance Global Data Offering Eyeota data helps Oracle Data Management Platform customers improve ROI and strengthen customer experience across global campaigns

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jan 19, 2017

Oracle Marketing Cloud today announced it is teaming with Eyeota to enable marketers and advertisers to use Eyeota data in the Oracle Data Management Platform to more intelligently target and personalize non-US campaigns to Eyeota’s three billion unique profiles in Europe, APAC, and the Americas. Eyeota data will be integrated into the Oracle Data Management Platform through the Oracle Data Cloud, and Oracle Data Management Platform users can build audiences directly from Eyeota data or by seamlessly combining it with additional data segments from Oracle’s BlueKai Marketplace.

Data has transformed marketing by giving marketers and advertisers the ability to enhance the customer experience and increase ROI. To extend the benefits of data-driven marketing strategies to international markets, advertisers need to be able to execute targeted, data-driven campaigns in all the markets they operate in, but this can often be extremely complex due to highly fragmented and linguistically diverse markets. The relationship between Oracle Marketing Cloud and Eyeota addresses this challenge by providing a new natively integrated data set that enables Eyeota data in areas such as socioeconomics, interest, intent and B2B to be activated within the Oracle Data Management Platform.

“To help global and international brands improve key campaign and ROI metrics, Oracle is committed to working with the best data providers in strategic markets across the globe,” said Karen Kokiko, senior product marketing manager, Oracle Marketing Cloud. “Our data management platform is differentiated on features and capabilities, but it truly stands out in terms of the data it has natively integrated into the platform. Eyeota’s audiences reflect the company’s depth of data in the EMEA and APAC regions and this integration dramatically improves our international data offering, making the Oracle Data Management Platform an even more compelling platform.” 

Eyeota is a leading provider of high-quality audience data that enables brands to more efficiently identify and engage customers by using more than three billion unique profiles to create audience and message consistency across marketing channels. With the new integration, Oracle Data Management Platform users can increase speed to market by selecting, purchasing, and managing Eyeota data from within the Oracle Data Management Platform UI.

“In today’s market, brands understand the importance of knowing their audiences on an almost intimate level to help them deliver more personalized and relevant content, while enhancing the online experience,” said Kevin Tan, CEO, Eyeota. “Eyeota’s extensive global data segments provide a granular view of audiences to help them improve their outreach strategies. Our integration with the Oracle Data Management Platform offers brands deep insights to better understand their customers, improve audience engagement, and drive significant ROI.”

The Oracle Data Management Platform is integrated with Oracle Responsys, Oracle Eloqua, and Oracle Social Relationship Management platforms to allow marketers to achieve immediate cross-channel benefits. The Oracle Data Management Platform also enables marketers to seamlessly integrate Eyeota data with additional data from Oracle’s BlueKai Marketplace, which includes more than 30,000 data attributes on two billion consumer profiles drawn from 1,500 data partners.

The Oracle Marketing Cloud is part of the Oracle Customer Experience (CX) Cloud, one of the industry’s most complete CX solutions. Oracle CX Cloud empowers organizations to improve experiences, enhance loyalty, differentiate their brands, and drive measurable results by creating consistent, connected, and personalized brand experiences across all channels and devices.

Contact Info Simon Jones
PR for Oracle
+1.415.856.5155
sjones@blancandotus.com About Eyeota

Eyeota is the global leader for audience data with 3 billion unique profiles in Europe, APAC and the Americas. The company provides marketers with the data they need to reach the right online audiences and cut campaign waste while also enabling publishers to monetize their audiences more widely. Eyeota is a certified member of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), the leading self-regulatory industry association dedicated to responsible data collection and its use for digital advertising, and has received consumer privacy certifications around the world. Eyeota data delivers deep audience insights to help brands understand their customers in a new way - as humans. For more information, visit http://www.eyeota.com/.

About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor

The following is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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Oracle Buys Apiary

Oracle Database News - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 14:00
Press Release Oracle Buys Apiary Creates the Most Comprehensive API Integration Cloud by Adding the Leading API Design and Governance Solution

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jan 19, 2017

Oracle today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Apiary, whose pioneering APIFlow solution provides the framework and tools for developing application programming interfaces (APIs) that share enterprise services and data and help create modern, cloud-based applications and experiences.

Apiary has helped companies create hundreds of thousands of APIs and products that their customers and partners love to use. APIFlow spans the API creation lifecycle, including design, governance, testing, and documentation, while supporting API Blueprint and OpenAPI industry standards. Together, Oracle and Apiary will help companies thrive in the digital economy by comprehensively managing connectivity complexity and API proliferation.

“Oracle’s API Integration Cloud enables companies to secure, consume, monetize, and analyze APIs,” said Amit Zavery, Senior Vice President, Integration Cloud, Oracle. “With Apiary, Oracle will also provide customers advanced capabilities to design and govern API’s, allowing companies to manage the entire API lifecycle and deliver integrated applications.”

“Oracle customers will have unique access to a comprehensive API management platform providing control and increased agility, enabling them to focus on innovation,” said Jakub Nešetřil, Founder and CEO, Apiary. “We are excited to join Oracle and bring even more value to customers as part of Oracle’s Integration Cloud.”

More information about this announcement is available at www.oracle.com/apiary

Contact Info Deborah Hellinger
Oracle Corporate Communications
+1.212.508.7935
deborah.hellinger@oracle.com Ken Bond
Oracle Investor Relations
+1.650.607.0349
ken.bond@oracle.com About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Oracle is currently reviewing the existing Apiary product roadmap and will be providing guidance to customers in accordance with Oracle’s standard product communication policies. Any resulting features and timing of release of such features as determined by Oracle’s review of Apiary’s product roadmap are at the sole discretion of Oracle. All product roadmap information, whether communicated by Apiary or by Oracle, does not represent a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This document contains certain forward-looking statements about Oracle and Apiary, including statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning Oracle’s proposed acquisition of Apiary, anticipated customer benefits and general business outlook. When used in this document, the words “anticipates”, “can”, “will”, “look forward to”, “expected” and similar expressions and any other statements that are not historical facts are intended to identify those assertions as forward-looking statements. Any such statement may be influenced by a variety of factors, many of which are beyond the control of Oracle or Apiary, that could cause actual outcomes and results to be materially different from those projected, described, expressed or implied in this document due to a number of risks and uncertainties. Potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, the possibility that the transaction will not close or that the closing may be delayed, the anticipated synergies of the combined companies may not be achieved after closing, the combined operations may not be successfully integrated in a timely manner, if at all, general economic conditions in regions in which either company does business may deteriorate and/or Oracle or Apiary may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what impact they will have on the results of operations or financial condition of Oracle or Apiary. You are cautioned to not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this document. Neither Oracle nor Apiary is under any duty to update any of the information in this document.

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TestComplete 12.2 Connects to On Demand Cloud Testing Lab

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:52
SmartBear Softwar announced TestComplete 12.2, which now connects to an on demand cloud testing lab. New Environment Manager, available with TestComplete 12.2, enables access to over 500 real testing environments comprising combinations of operat ...
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COBIT 5/CMMI Practices Pathway Tool to Deliver Greater Value

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:41
A new tool connecting the COBIT 5 framework and CMMI capability improvement models provides business IT practitioners guidance on how to deliver additional value to stakeholders by strengthening process designs. The COBIT 5/CMMI Practices Pathway ...
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NuoDB 2.6 Delivers Elastic SQL Database for Scaling Cloud Applications

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:22
NuoDB has released NuoDB 2.6 to enable customers to elastically scale out their modern cloud applications as part of their digital transformation efforts. With formal support for active-active database deployments across Amazon Web Services (AWS) ...
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Synopsys Extends Software Integrity Platform with Acquisition of Forcheck

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 17:57
Synopsy has announced that it has completed its acquisition of certain assets of Forcheck b.v., a privately held software company based in the Netherlands that provides a static analysis tool for detecting coding defects and anomalies in Fortran ...
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Introducing Ranorex Online – Now in Open Beta

Ranorex.com: Latest News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 15:10

How many hours a day do you spend making sure that your website looks and works as expected? Fact is that a website or web application is a determining factor for your online success, and its quality is defined by its functionality across all browsers and operating systems. But web testing can be a challenging task, and it’s easy to make mistakes.

We wanted to create a product that simplifies the way web testing is done, while at the same time making it more efficient. We are incredibly proud to finally announce the release of Ranorex Online beta! Compared to Ranorex Studio, this new web testing service focuses on the essentials of automated web testing, and provides the fastest and easiest way to improve the quality of your web presence in real browsers.

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Start testing in an instant

You can instantly start testing with Ranorex Online. This is the only web testing service that doesn’t require an extension or plug-in. Simply register for a free account on our Ranorex Online website to immediately test your website in real browsers. No matter where you are. No matter which operating system or desktop browser you use. The icing on the cake: it’s free-to-use.

As easy as surfing the web

Test your website the way your users will experience it. You don’t even have to code. The intuitive recorder makes website testing a blast and you’ll get instant feedback. Go to ranorex.io and enter the URL of the website you want to test to instantly move to recording mode. Click around, hover over elements, select items, fill out forms or walk through the entire online check-out process. Every action is immediately recorded. Curious how it works? Check out the examples on our website!

Ranorex Online Recorder Prepare your website for success

Free up hours of your day! We all know that the only way to make sure that your website always works and looks as expected is to test it in all possible environments. Ranorex Online offers an easy way to automate web testing. You have recorded a workflow on your website in Safari on macOS? Simply use the Play-Link of the recording to replay it across popular desktop browsers and operating systems. Chrome, Firefox, Edge, IE and Safari – now you can test it all with just one recording. It’s time to take the fast and easy route to improved website quality!

Make website testing a team effort

Capturing errors in all detail is difficult and reproducing them even more so. Now you can keep team members in sync and give feedback the way it is really needed. You want to show your colleague a problem you have found in your web application? Simply record it and share the Play-Link of the recording, even if she doesn’t have a Ranorex Online account.

Team collaboration

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Ranorex Online is a software as a service. Based on your feedback, we’re constantly adding new features and functionalities, to make your testing experience even smoother and more efficient. We can’t wait to see what you think of it!

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Botron Cycle Control

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 09:14
Botron’s Cycle Control revolutionizes how releases are managed. It is the first Release and Program Management platform for JIRA that gives you full control over the release process, stages, status, progress and milestones, and allows coordinatio ...
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Trompeloeil

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 09:02
Trompeloeil is a new mocking framework for C++, aimed at ease of use without sacrificing expressive power.
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UK-Based Mid-Size Online Sports Retailer Wiggle Uses Oracle to Support Double-Digit Growth

Oracle Database News - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:00
Press Release UK-Based Mid-Size Online Sports Retailer Wiggle Uses Oracle to Support Double-Digit Growth

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jan 17, 2017

Today Oracle announced, focused exclusively on tri-sport products and services UK-head-quartered specialty ecommerce retailer Wiggle (www.wiggle.com) is using Oracle solutions to sustain record sales and enable expansion into new markets. 

The leading global online tri-sports retailer, founded just nine years ago and which last year completed its acquisition of Chain Reaction Cycles (CRC), went live on 31st October 2016 with its new retail platform comprising Oracle Retail Merchandising System (ORMS) and Oracle Merchandise Financial Planning (OMFP). The new platform performed admirably throughout the peak trading period of both Black Friday and Christmas.

Wiggle, already using Oracle Cloud Services including Oracle Fusion Financials & Procurement and Oracle Business Intelligence, completed its implementation of Oracle Retail Merchandising and Planning in less than ten months following data cleansing and detailed design.

“To grow from $200 million to $400 million in revenue, we have changed the way that we invest in and use IT,” said Wiggle CIO Jeff Wollen. “The Oracle platform scales optimally to support our near and long-term growth objectives, while changing the way that we work and how we drive performance across categories and market segments.”

With the Oracle Retail solutions in place, Wiggle has grown its sales during the peak 2016 holiday shopping period, using promotions to drive traffic, aligning merchandise with demand and fulfilling customer transactions. The company is using Oracle tools to better understand and drive performance across operations to align orders, cost, price and suppliers to further improve both customer experience and margins.

The impact on Wiggle business operations is widespread and changes the productivity paradigm by empowering merchants to gain inventory efficiencies by reconciling plans and forecasts across functions; and identifying opportunities to increase the success for both supplier and retailer. Wiggle partnered with Hitachi Consulting and OLR Group to implement the Oracle Retail solutions in a very rapid timeline. 

“We are committed to making our best-in-class Oracle Retail solutions more accessible to midsize retailers like Wiggle. We are able to capture the learnings from our successful implementations around the globe to embed best practice into our offerings,” said Ray Carlin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail. “With a cloud first strategy, we have an opportunity to deliver innovation even faster.” 

Oracle Retail at NRF 2017

Oracle Retail will be showcasing the full suite of Oracle Retail solutions and cloud services at the National Retail Federation Big Show Jan. 15-17, 2017, in New York City at the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center. Oracle Retail will be located at booth #2521. For more information check out: www.oracle.com/nrf2017

Contact Info Matthew Torres
Oracle
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Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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Oracle and PwC Team Up to Offer Unparalleled IFRS 9 Compliance Expertise

Oracle Database News - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 18:00
Press Release Oracle and PwC Team Up to Offer Unparalleled IFRS 9 Compliance Expertise This Collaboration Enables Banks to More Easily Navigate Adoption of New Reporting Standard

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jan 17, 2017

Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications and PwC announced today a global collaboration to offer premium technology, implementation and consulting solutions to help financial institutions meet near-term and ongoing compliance with the International Accounting Standards Board’s (IASB) new IFRS9 and FASB’s proposed CECL reporting standards.

The collaboration will pair Oracle’s software and analytical solutions, which provide pre-built rules, methods and reports, with PwC’s compliance consulting and implementation expertise. Together, the two companies will provide financial services clients with full line of sight into all needs related to the new IFRS 9 accounting standard that banks must comply with by 2018.

Oracle will provide analytical applications with pre-built models and rules that can be configured, during implementation, to specific customer requirements. PwC, a Diamond and Cloud Elite member of Oracle PartnerNetwork, will provide consulting advice on IFRS9 methodologies and implementation of the Oracle’s analytical applications to help its clients implement IFRS9 solution.

“IFRS 9 implementation poses a significant challenge for financial institutions, and failure to manage it well can have a material impact on their bottom line,” said Sonny Singh, senior vice president and general manager, Financial Services Global Business Unit, Oracle. “By partnering with PwC, we can provide our clients a comprehensive technological solution, as well as deep strategic insight, that’s unmatched in the marketplace.”

Among the key features of Oracle and PwC’s IFRS9 compliance offering are:

  • Pre-built rules analytical & models for addressing key IFRS 9 requirements including stage identification, cash flow calculation, PD term structure modelling & ECL calculation
  • Unified platform with a modular design that allows for easier extension of existing client technology, as well as the flexibility to integrate related regulatory and accounting applications
  • Ability to identify and implement rules for account-level stage allocation
  • Development, calibration and implementation of models for calculating expected loss provisions across all asset categories including POCI assets
  • Cutting-edge credit risk models for point-in-time PD adjustment, lifetime PD, LGD, EAD and macroeconomic factors, EIR/EIS and credit adjusted EIR
  • Tools to help ensure technology environments are more effective and efficient through industry benchmarking and standardization

“Financial institutions are already relying on PwC and Oracle to makes sense of IRFS 9 compliance,” said Colin Brereton, senior partner and IFRS9 global leader at PwC. “Now, our industry-specific business-process insight coupled with Oracle’s technology provides a best-in-class IFRS 9 solution. Together, we bring the right blend of experience and acumen to meet financial institutions’ unique compliance needs.”

Contact Info Alex Moriconi
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