Skip to content

Software Development News: .NET, Java, PHP, Ruby, Agile, Databases, SOA, JavaScript, Open Source

Methods & Tools

Subscribe to Methods & Tools
if you are not afraid to read more than one page to be a smarter software developer, software tester or project manager!

Vendor

Oracle Announces Oracle Alta User Interface Design System - Press Release | Oracle

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:49
Press Release Oracle Announces New User Interface Design System for a More Engaging Customer Experience Used by Oracle’s cloud applications, cloud services and available for customer-developed applications, new UI design principles deliver elegant user interfaces and experiences for web and mobile applications

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—September 30, 2014

News Summary Alta Mobile native phone screen

Oracle Alta UI Mobile native phone screen.

The consumer web and mobile applications experience is setting significantly higher standards for enterprise application user interfaces (UIs). To address customers’ increased UI expectations, Oracle has developed the Oracle Alta User Interface, a design system and set of guidelines that enables developers to deliver strikingly modern, simpler, and more engaging UIs across web-based and on-device mobile applications. The Oracle Alta UI is the new standard for Oracle Applications and Oracle Cloud-based services and is supported by Oracle’s development tools and frameworks for mobile, cloud, and web-based applications.

News Facts

Oracle Alta UI is a new user interface design system that enables developers to create modern, visually pleasing, consistent, and engaging interfaces that can be easily distributed across all delivery channels.

The Oracle Alta UI design system provides a set of guidelines and best practices. The system is based on years of user experience and usability implementations and analysis by leading UI and design specialists.

Oracle Alta UI-based applications feature a simplified component structure and more open space to keep the focus on data.

Alta Mobile UI dashboard

Sample Alta Mobile UI dashboard—this runs like a native tablet application.

The Oracle Alta UI system is based on four design principles:

  • Design for mobile first
  • Keep layouts simple and uncluttered
  • Provide a clear information hierarchy
  • Engage users with more visual content

The system is used to develop Oracle Cloud services, including Oracle Cloud Portal, Developer Cloud, Documents Cloud, and Mobile Cloud, the latest versions of Oracle Fusion Applications, and mobile applications including Oracle Mobile Timecards for Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Mobile and Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Mobile, with many more to come.

Oracle Alta UI console

Example of an Oracle Alta UI console in a browser.

With the Oracle Alta UI, developers and interface designers can create better user experiences across their web and mobile applications by focusing on fewer elements and cleaner designs aimed at accelerating performance and information delivery.

Oracle Alta UI principles are conducive to responsive UI design that can adjust to different devices and display resolutions, delivering a nearly seamless experience regardless of the platform being used.

Oracle Mobile Application Framework 2.0 and Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF) 12.1.3 and later include support for Oracle Alta UI, enabling developers to build custom applications and extend Oracle Applications using the design system.

Oracle has published a best-practice roadmap for developers looking to employ the Oracle Alta UI, including how to:

Oracle Alta UI dashboard

Example of an Oracle Alta UI dashboard page in a browser.

  • Create new UI design patterns: providing details on common UI patterns with new best practices
  • Support responsive design: allowing for the creation of UIs that adjust to different devices and display sizes
  • Support web and mobile applications: offering detailed guidelines for both web and mobile application UI design
  • Integrate principles seamlessly with Oracle's development frameworks: Oracle Mobile Application Framework and Oracle ADF Faces support the guidelines through their UI components.
Contact Information Letty Ledbetter
Oracle
+1.650.506.8071
letty.ledbetter@oracle.com Teri Whitaker
Oracle
+1.650.506.9914
teri.whitaker@oracle.com About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 450 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

About Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

Trademarks

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

Learn More Oracle MobileOracle Fusion Middleware Talk to a Press Contact

Letty Ledbetter

  • +1.650.506.8071

Teri Whitaker

  • +1.650.506.9914

Follow Oracle Corporate

Categories: Database, Vendor

Oracle Database In-Memory Delivers Real-Time Enterprise - Press Release | Oracle

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:48
Press Release Oracle Applications Deliver on the Promise of Real-Time Enterprise by Leveraging Oracle Database In-Memory Oracle Applications can achieve over 1,000x faster performance running on Oracle Database In-Memory

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—September 30, 2014

News Summary Oracle Database In-Memory Learn more about Oracle Database In-Memory

In today's high-speed, always-on world, customers expect more than ever before from the companies with whom they do business. Meeting these increasing expectations can be difficult, especially when decision-makers must wait hours or days to extract vital information from terabytes of data deep within the enterprise. The pace of business can force managers to decide between making an immediate and less informed decision or delaying business decisions until the analytics come through.

To address this challenge and enable executives, managers, and employees to pinpoint opportunities, negotiate smarter, and better engage customers, Oracle introduced the Oracle Database In-Memory option, new software that lets Oracle Database customers create a real-time enterprise. Taking advantage of the extreme performance delivered by Oracle Database In-Memory, some of Oracle's business applications have seen performance gains of over 1,000x, enabling users to quickly make data-driven decisions, respond instantly to their customers, and continuously optimize key processes. With Oracle in-memory applications, jobs that used to be run overnight become on-demand or real time, reducing processing times from hours to minutes or even seconds. Instead of waiting, employees can work—with more current data than was ever possible before. The ability to combine real-time data analysis with subsecond transactions on existing applications enables organizations to become real-time enterprises. And that enables new business strategies and operational efficiencies across the organization.

News Facts

Oracle business applications have achieved performance gains of up to 1,000x running on Oracle Database In-Memory.

Deploying Oracle Database In-Memory with virtually any existing Oracle Database-compatible application is as easy as flipping a switch, and it has already transformed the performance of business applications spanning Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (Oracle ERP), Oracle Supply Chain Management (Oracle SCM), and Oracle Customer Experience (Oracle CX).

Examples of these transformative applications include:

 1247x
  • Oracle E-Business Suite in-memory cost management: Achieved more than 1,003x faster processing with a large automotive costing data set (2 billion cost rows, 14 million parts, 17-level BOM). With this dramatic improvement in processing time, customers now can perform what-if simulations on cost changes and instantly visualize their impact to the overall business. Leveraging this in-memory technology, users now will be able make critical business decisions in real time—quickly analyzing the impact of cost changes on profitability; instantly recalculating inventory, in-transit, and production balances; and performing make-buy decisions in time to help boost the bottom line.
  • Oracle Transportation Management: Achieved more than 1,030x faster performance, providing the information businesses need to optimize routes in real time to improve on-time delivery, reduce empty miles and turnaround times, and increase efficiency.
  • Oracle's Siebel In-Memory: Achieved 1,247x faster performance, allowing customers to conduct real-time ad hoc patterned queries in a contact-center scenario.
  • Oracle's Demantra Predictive Trade Planning: Achieved 102x faster worksheet performance to provide sales and marketing managers with the ability to quickly analyze demand and promotions data at a very granular level. This helps marketers understand a promotion's profit and revenue on a real-time basis and optimize promotional spend with a global view of trade ROI.
  • Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Sales Order Management: Achieved 1,700x faster performance for a sales order query and can now put the power of real time in sales teams' hands by providing immediate answers to unanticipated customer questions.
  • Oracle's PeopleSoft General Ledger: Achieved 1,300x faster performance in general ledger pivot grids, providing iterative financial position analysis in real time by allowing organizations to make earlier decisions for the financial period, speed account reconciliation, and shorten financial period close. Where before analysis of 195 million ledger lines and 250 business units could take more than four hours, customers can see the results in 11.5 seconds.
  • Oracle Advanced Planning Command Center: Achieved 76x faster performance that allows businesses to quickly solve their supply disruptions and unexpected demand fluctuations.

With Oracle Database In-Memory, organizations can transform the performance of Oracle Database-compatible applications by automatically and transparently taking advantage of columnar in-memory processing, without additional programming or application changes.

  • "Businesses are looking for a competitive edge in today's high-speed, always-connected world, where customers are more demanding than ever," said Thomas Kurian, executive vice president of product development, Oracle. "The real-time responsiveness enabled by Oracle Database In-Memory can deliver insights at the moment that important decisions need to be made. By combining the power of Oracle's business applications with our in-memory technology, organizations can out-innovate competitors, delight customers, and improve the bottom line."

    "As organizations look for better ways to pinpoint opportunities faster, negotiate smarter, and engage customers better, access to real-time information is critical," said Lyle Ekdahl, senior vice president general manager, JD Edwards, Oracle. "The extreme performance delivered with Oracle Applications running on Oracle Database In-Memory enables organizations to continuously optimize processes and make rapid data-driven decisions, allowing them to transform into more agile and efficient businesses."

Contact Information Karen Hartquist
Oracle
+1.650.506.3552
karen.hartquist@oracle.com Simon Jones
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5155
sjones@blancandotus.com About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 450 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

About Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

Notes on Testing

Oracle's application product teams have conducted benchmark testing of their respective application product suites with the Oracle Database In-Memory option and Oracle engineered systems using industry-standard testing tools and methodologies, such as Oracle Load Testing. Tests were conducted using both generally available product and products under development in controlled laboratory environments.

Disclaimer

The contents, materials, and information provided in benchmark reports are provided on an "as-is" and "as available" basis. The results and numbers reported in the benchmark results are collected after running the engineering benchmarks on internal servers in controlled laboratory conditions. These results are not necessarily audited by any third party, and oracle does not guarantee the accuracy, reliability, or reproducibility of these results. Oracle reserves the right to remove or make changes to the contents of these benchmark results at any time without notice.

Trademarks

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

Learn More Oracle In-Memory ApplicationsOracle Database In-Memory Talk to a Press Contact

Karen Hartquist

  • +1.650.506.3552

Simon Jones

  • +1.415.856.5155

Follow

Follow Oracle Corporate

Categories: Database, Vendor

Oracle Sales Cloud Enhancements - Press Release | Oracle

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:47
Press Release Oracle Sales Cloud Enhancements Help Sales Teams Optimize Efficiency and Performance to Increase Sales New smartphone applications, industry solutions, and customization and integration features help organizations generate more revenue

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—September 30, 2014

News Summary

Customer expectations are rapidly changing, and organizations need to change the ways they sell accordingly. To help sales teams achieve more efficiency and drive sales, Oracle has introduced major updates to Oracle Sales Cloud that include new smartphone and tablet applications, prebuilt and drill-down reporting capabilities for analytics, new partner relationship management capabilities, and industry-specific solutions. With the latest release of Oracle Sales Cloud, organizations can rapidly innovate to meet customers’ changing needs by enabling sales professionals to plan, prospect, collaborate, and close more effectively and efficiently.

News Facts Oracle Sales Cloud Learn more about Oracle Sales Cloud
  • Building on its commitment to help sales teams sell more, know more, and grow more, Oracle today announced the latest release of Oracle Sales Cloud.
  • Oracle Sales Cloud Release 9 helps organizations increase sales and optimize efficiency though enhanced mobility, analytics, partner relationship management, and industry-specific solutions.
  • Optimized for mobile devices, the latest release includes new mobile apps such as Oracle Voice, Oracle Mobilytics, and Oracle Sales Cloud Call Report that help sales teams quickly execute transactions and activities and allow for analysis of forecasts, pipelines, and deals while on the move.
  • To provide organizations with deep domain knowledge and purpose-built applications that are designed to meet their unique sales needs, lower costs, and reduce implementation times, the new release also includes industry-specific sales solutions for communications, high technology, industrial manufacturing, consumer goods, and financial services.
  • Learn more about Oracle CX Sales Solutions
  • To further enhance productivity and give sales teams more comprehensive analysis and greater customer visibility, the new release adds new subject areas and attributes to the extensive lineup of prebuilt reports that are included in Oracle Sales Cloud.
  • Sales teams can also personalize Oracle Sales Cloud to meet the unique needs of their organization, with full custom object support.
  • Oracle's standards-based open and flexible platform enables integrations with other best-of-breed customer experience (CX) applications such as Oracle Marketing Cloud, Oracle Service Cloud, and Oracle Commerce, resulting in a 360-view of the customer and enhanced closed-loop reporting.
Sell More, Know More, Grow More with Oracle Sales Cloud

Oracle Sales Cloud is part of Oracle Customer Experience Cloud, which empowers organizations to create consistent, connected, and personalized brand experiences across all channels and devices.

With the latest release of Oracle Sales Cloud, sales professionals can benefit from:

Learn more about Oracle Cloud Sales Force Automation Products
  • Enhanced productivity and predictability: Intuitive forecasting allows sales managers to review, analyze, and adjust forecasts while mobile, improving productivity and predictability and offering opportunities for coaching in the field.
  • Improved collaboration: Sales staff can easily log customer engagements using a tablet or smartphone, capturing what was discussed or what products were presented and then sharing with the wider team for enhanced collaboration.
  • Streamlined partner relationship management: Partner sales staff can qualify leads and register opportunities in a simplified partner portal, and channel account managers can view a dashboard with key metrics and manage partners while working on mobile devices.
  • Simplified administrative processes: Contract and sales agreement templates help drive efficiencies by standardizing corporate contract policies and negotiation workflows while also supporting internal controls and compliance with contractual obligations and regulatory requirements.
  • Optimized sales performance management: Sales managers can reduce manual, time-consuming work with automated processes that help easily migrate territory geographies and rules, import currency conversion rates, and export quotas.
  • Integrated customer data management: Streamlined data enrichment processes enable company and contact data from Dun and Bradstreet to be imported, while Oracle Sales Cloud's enterprise data quality engine improves data integrity by identifying duplicates in real time.
  • "Today's dynamic sales environment is more complex than ever before. To meet rapidly changing customer expectations, organizations need to rethink the sales process and empower their sales teams with fast, easy, and modern sales tools," said Ken Volpe, senior vice president, product development, Oracle. "Today's announcement reinforces Oracle's commitment to providing sales professionals with the most simple, intuitive, and efficient sales tools. With the enhanced mobility, analytics, partner relationship management, and industry-specific solutions included in the latest release of the Oracle Sales Cloud, we are helping sales teams drive efficiencies and ultimately increase sales."

Contact Information Chaundera Wolfe
Oracle
+1.650.506.9857
chaundera.wolfe@oracle.com Simon Jones
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5155
sjones@blancandotus.com About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 450 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

About Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

Trademarks

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

Learn More Oracles Sales Cloud Talk to a Press Contact

Chaundera Wolfe

  • +1.650.506.9857

Simon Jones

  • +1.415.856.5155

Follow

Follow Oracle Corporate

Categories: Database, Vendor

Oracle Updates Oracle ERP Cloud - Press Release | Oracle

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:46
Press Release Oracle Updates Oracle ERP Cloud to Help Businesses Streamline Their Enterprise Business Processes Complete solution offers flexibility for customers to migrate to the cloud at their own pace

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—September 30, 2014

News Summary

For companies trying to strengthen their core business, technology—especially cloud technology—can play a key role in optimizing operations. To help customers looking to streamline processes such as finance, procurement, and project portfolio management, Oracle has updated Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud (Oracle ERP Cloud) to provide a fast, cost-effective way to strengthen core operations.

News Facts Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Learn more about Oracle ERP Cloud
  • To help businesses streamline their enterprise business processes, Oracle has delivered updates to Oracle ERP Cloud.
  • Oracle ERP Cloud Release 9 includes a broad portfolio of applications that are tailored to meet the needs of customers in specific industries, including higher education and public sector.
  • Available in 23 languages and more than 50 countries, Oracle ERP Cloud is designed for incremental cloud adoption, which lets customers move to the cloud at their own pace in phases that fit their business model and operational needs.
  • Significant mobile enhancements make it easier for Oracle ERP Cloud users to handle key business transactions wherever they are, whenever they need to.
  • Oracle ERP Cloud is composed of Oracle Financials Cloud, Oracle Procurement Cloud, and Oracle Project Portfolio Management Cloud (Oracle PPM Cloud).
Enhancements to Oracle Financials Cloud include:

Enhanced mobile capabilities help the modern finance department improve productivity:

  • A simplified mobile interface delivers real-time financial results anytime, anywhere, from your tablet or desktop.
  • The Mobile Financial Reporting Center is integrated with Oracle Social Network social solutions to enable better collaboration among team members.
  • A new "sunburst" view helps promote interactive understanding of key data.

Expanded global features address needs across geographies:

Mobile Financial Reporting Center

Mobile Financial Reporting Center integrates with Oracle Social Network to enable better team member collaboration.

  • Cross-currency payments enable users to pay invoices across currencies, regardless of where they are located.
  • Legal entity-based sequencing and rapid implementation for country-specific sequences simplifies legal compliance.
  • Centralized payments and receipts across business units enables invoices to be paid across multiple business units, reducing transaction and administrative costs.
  • Tax Box Allocations help prepare VAT declarations.

Streamlined integration, setup, and processing makes it easier for anyone to use and benefit from Oracle Financials Cloud:

  • Oracle Financial Accounting Hub Report Cloud provides robust mobile reporting on Oracle E-Business Suite accounting data without any additional configuration.
  • Seamless integration between Oracle Financials Cloud and Oracle Configure, Price, and Quote Cloud (Oracle CPQ Cloud) streamlines the quote-to-cash process.
  • Integration to travel partner GetThere helps improve booking experience and provides visibility to travel costs and travel booking violations.
Enhancements to Oracle Procurement Cloud Include:

Oracle Supplier Qualification Management Cloud is designed to help companies and organizations capture and qualify suppliers with accurate information. Oracle Supplier Qualification Management Cloud enables organizations to:

  • Qualify and assess suppliers to support supplier programs, compliance, and sourcing award decisions.
  • Gather supplier information through internal and external qualification questionnaires.
  • Promptly alert users when new information might affect supplier qualifications, capabilities, or risk.
  • Provide insight to supplier qualifications and policy compliance.

Oracle Procurement Cloud Release 9 includes several features designed to increase efficiency, including:

Project Team Member Mobile

Project Team Member Mobile enables team members to update, change, and progress existing tasks conveniently—anytime, anywere.

  • Local Punchout Item Search, which unifies the search and browse experience to enable local search of supplier punchout catalog content. This is designed to help people quickly find what they are looking for and minimize the changes to look and feel across supplier sites.
  • New Supplier Registration Request in self-service procurement, which allows people to quickly request a new supplier that is not yet set up.
  • Supplier Import and Update Enhancements have been dramatically improved to include additional information and allow updates as well as new supplier creation.
Enhancements to Oracle PPM Cloud Include:

To help drive profitability, the latest release of Oracle PPM Cloud introduces several new features in Oracle Project Financial Management Cloud:

  • Oracle Grants Management Cloud is a new product designed to help effectively manage grants and contracts received from any type of organization. It enables organizations to track, control, and report on grants budgets, commitments, and expenditures. It supports the full post-award lifecycle from the initial receipt of the award to allocating funding to projects, invoicing grant expenditures, and final reporting.
  • A new Budgetary Control feature lets organizations keep tabs on spending and ensure cost overruns are prevented or identified.

New project-execution capabilities in Release 9 can help project organizations deliver their projects more efficiently:

  • Resume-based searches can make it easier to match the right resources to the project work. Searches also will be able to help organizations manage the staffing impact of events such as project date changes.
  • Enhancements for organizations using Agile development processes and a new integration with Oracle Fusion Innovation Management can help companies support their product development processes.

New mobile and social capabilities are designed to keep the project team engaged with modern, mobile, and social applications:

  • Project Team Member Mobile, a new feature in Release 9, enables team members to update, change, and progress existing tasks conveniently, anytime, anywhere.
  • Oracle Project Manager Cloud Mobile enables project managers to use native gestures on the tablet to reveal project detail through the task hierarchy to see the latest progress, even while onsite or away from the office.

Additional enhancements help to simplify solutions and business processes:

  • New services and interfaces across multiple functional areas, including grants, assets, and project and resource management, help customers integrate with different systems.
  • Project opportunity management capabilities will enable organizations to create projects from opportunities and plan delivery of the engagements. This can help sales and delivery teams work together during the sales cycle, ensuring projects are properly planned and resourced and accurately tracking the cost of winning new business.

In Release 9 of Oracle PPM Cloud, reporting and analysis enhancements provide a better view of projects from sales to execution, at all levels of the organization:

  • Enterprise Project Structure, a new reporting hierarchy, several new reporting subject areas for Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence, and predefined sample dashboards and reports have been added to help provide better visibility.
New Features in Oracle ERP Cloud for Public Sector Include: Oracle Grants Management Cloud

Oracle Grants Management Cloud helps manage grants and contracts received from any type of organization.

Encumbrance Accounting and Budgetary Control for Public Sector help government agencies and municipalities to better plan and budget, control costs, and analyze actual and expected spending data.

Public Sector Sourcing helps ensure transparency and compliance with sourcing policies via Two Stage RFQ, Surrogate Bidding, Online Supplier Messages, and Negotiation Creation and Award Approvals.

New Features in Oracle ERP Cloud for Higher Education Include:

Key functionality targeting the higher education sector to support grants management and project-based funding.

A new cloud-based student information system is also under development. Oracle Student Cloud, targeted for 2015, is designed to manage the full spectrum of educational offerings, from traditional research-based institutions to nontraditional models focused on online learning.

Oracle Student Cloud is planned for integration with Oracle HCM Cloud and Oracle ERP Cloud to deliver a complete cloud-based solution for higher education.

Oracle ERP Cloud’s higher education enhancements all come with built-in mobile, social, and analytic features to improve productivity.

Contact Information Danielle Cormier-Smith
Oracle
+1.610.766.3463
danielle.cormier@oracle.com Simon Jones
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5155
sjones@blancandotus.com About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 450 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

About Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

Safe Harbor

The preceding 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.

Trademarks

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

Learn More Oracle ERP Cloud Service Talk to a Press Contact

Danielle Cormier-Smith

  • +1.610.766.3463

Simon Jones

  • +1.415.856.5155

Follow

Follow Oracle Corporate

Categories: Database, Vendor

New Oracle Social Cloud Features - Press Release | Oracle

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:45
Press Release Oracle Enhances Social Efficiency and Simplicity with Expanded Social Station Capabilities New Oracle Social Cloud features help improve user experience and prove the business value of social

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—September 30, 2014

News Summary

Managing, responding, summarizing, and ultimately proving the business value of social activity to the enterprise is a business imperative today. To help customers manage social activity more effectively and demonstrate the business value of social programs, Oracle today announced new modules for Social Station, an innovative workspace within Oracle Social Cloud's social relationship management (SRM) platform. The new modules enhance customer visibility and agility with real-time data, reporting, and response features that help organizations prove the value of social programs, while working at the speed of social.

News Facts Oracle Social Cloud Learn more about Oracle Social Cloud
  • Extending its commitment to helping organizations socially enable the way they do business, Oracle today announced new modules within Social Station, an innovative workspace within Oracle Social Cloud's social relationship management (SRM) platform.
  • Oracle's Social Intelligence Center, Content Curation, Quick Post, and Social Media Mixer modules help organizations more effectively manage social capabilities and prove the business value of social programs through enhanced customer visibility and real-time reporting.
  • Social Intelligence Center offers customers real-time data visualization through its highly configurable and dynamic command center, which provides a range of unique views that give users rapid insights into social conversations and information.
  • Extending visibility and bringing social data to life, Social Intelligence Center also provides interactive data visualizations by geography, topic or theme, influencers, volume, and sentiment.
  • The new Content Curation module provides real-time content curation capabilities, enabling users to quickly discover content on specific topics, or for a particular social property, and react without leaving the Social Station workspace.
  • To further enable users to work at the speed of social, the new Quick Post module simplifies and streamlines publishing capabilities by supporting text, links, and photos, making it quick and easy for users to post content alongside other Social Station modules instead of switching between functions.
  • Social Media Mixer aggregates social platform data into a single real-time view, pulling content from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and beyond into a single mixed view for better visualization, understanding, and context.
  • With an advanced yet intuitive user interface, Oracle Social Cloud's Social Station workspace offers a simple user experience to optimize social efficiency and help users deliver on social objectives faster. Alongside the three new modules introduced today, Social Station also provides Custom Analytics and Enhanced Calendar modules.
Contact Information Chaundera Wolfe
Oracle
+1.650.506.9857
chaundera.wolfe@oracle.com Simon Jones
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5155
sjones@blancandotus.com About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 450 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

Trademarks

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

Learn More Oracle Social Cloud Talk to a Press Contact

Chaundera Wolfe

  • +1.650.506.9857

Simon Jones

  • +1.415.856.5155

Follow

Follow Oracle Corporate

Categories: Database, Vendor

Oracle Previews Mobile Application Accelerator for Oracle Mobile Cloud Service

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:44
Oracle Previews Mobile Application Accelerator for Oracle Mobile Cloud Service Nontechnical staff can now create cross-platform mobile applications for tablets and phones visually, using only a browserORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 30, 2014 News Summary

As mobile devices become the primary means for accessing information, enterprises must find a way to accelerate mobilization. For many, the answer lies in giving business-side workers the ability to mobilize their own business processes. To address this requirement, Oracle is announcing the preview of Mobile Application Accelerator, a new capability in Oracle Mobile Cloud Service. Mobile Application Accelerator is a cloud-based offering that brings mobile application development capabilities to professionals with no previous software development experience. With Mobile Application Accelerator, program managers, power users, and business professionals can develop mobile applications quickly and visually through their web browser.

News Facts Previewed today at Oracle OpenWorld, Mobile Application Accelerator, a new capability in Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, enables nontechnical staff to build their own mobile applications. Oracle’s Mobile Application Accelerator feature allows users with no coding experience to rapidly and intuitively produce mobile applications without coding. Mobile Application Accelerator provides an instant, live view of the application even while editing, without requiring the typical development and release cycles. No deployment step is required. The new mobile capability allows users to develop secure, user friendly, and engaging mobile applications that run on both iOS and Android phones and tablets by leveraging Oracle Mobile Application Framework and Oracle Mobile Cloud, part of the Oracle Cloud. The Mobile Application Accelerator development environment offers the ability to develop mobile applications from both desktops and mobile devices without the need to install mobile development environments. By giving new classes of professionals the power to create mobile applications, Mobile Application Accelerator reduces users’ ever-increasing demands on IT for mobile access to data and processes. Based on a set of best practices for UI design, Mobile Application Accelerator makes it possible for users to create mobile applications leveraging multiple page templates and connect them to various back-end systems with Oracle Mobile Cloud. Developers can use Oracle Mobile Application Framework to further enhance mobile applications created with Mobile Application Accelerator. This capability provides continuity of development tools and framework between power users and developers and increases collaboration. Supporting Quote "Oracle’s Mobile Application Accelerator significantly reduces the complexity of mobile application development, giving business users the ability to quickly develop their own mobile applications,” said Chris Tonas, vice president, Mobility and Development Tools, Oracle. “By delivering Mobile Application Accelerator via Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, Oracle is eliminating the need to configure desktop development environments, enabling rapid development and deployment of mobile solutions by new categories of professionals.” Supporting Resources Oracle Mobile Cloud Service Oracle Mobile Application Framework Oracle Mobile Oracle Fusion Middleware Follow Oracle Mobile via YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook Register for Oracle OpenWorld 2014 San Francisco  Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Keynotes Follow Oracle OpenWorld on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedInAbout Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 450 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

About Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center.  For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

TrademarksOracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.The preceding 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.Contact Info

Teri Whitaker
Oracle
+1.650.506.9914
teri.whitaker@oracle.com

Danielle Tarp
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5182
dtarp@blancandotus.com

Categories: Database, Vendor

Oracle Announces New User Interface Design System for a More Engaging Customer Experience

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:42
Oracle Announces New User Interface Design System for a More Engaging Customer ExperienceUsed by Oracle’s cloud applications, cloud services and available for customer-developed applications, new UI design principles deliver elegant user interfaces and experiences for web and mobile applications ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 30, 2014 News Summary

The consumer web and mobile applications experience is setting significantly higher standards for enterprise application user interfaces (UIs). To address customers’ increased UI expectations, Oracle has developed the Oracle Alta User Interface, a design system and set of guidelines that enables developers to deliver strikingly modern, simpler, and more engaging UIs across web-based and on-device mobile applications. The Oracle Alta UI is the new standard for Oracle Applications and Oracle Cloud-based services and is supported by Oracle’s development tools and frameworks for mobile, cloud, and web-based applications.

News Facts Oracle Alta UI is a new user interface design system that enables developers to create modern, visually pleasing, consistent, and engaging interfaces that can be easily distributed across all delivery channels. The Oracle Alta UI design system provides a set of guidelines and best practices. The system is based on years of user experience and usability implementations and analysis by leading UI and design specialists. Oracle Alta UI-based applications feature a simplified component structure and more open space to keep the focus on data. The Oracle Alta UI system is based on four design principles. Design for mobile first Keep layouts simple and uncluttered Provide a clear information hierarchy Engage users with more visual content The system is used to develop Oracle Cloud services, including Oracle Cloud Portal, Developer Cloud, Documents Cloud, and Mobile Cloud, the latest versions of Oracle Fusion Applications, and mobile applications including Oracle Mobile Timecards for Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Mobile and Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Mobile, with many more to come. With the Oracle Alta UI, developers and interface designers can create better user experiences across their web and mobile applications by focusing on fewer elements and cleaner designs aimed at accelerating performance and information delivery. Oracle Alta UI principles are conducive to responsive UI design that can adjust to different devices and display resolutions, delivering a nearly seamless experience regardless of the platform being used. Oracle Mobile Application Framework 2.0 and Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF) 12.1.3 and later include support for Oracle Alta UI, enabling developers to build custom applications and extend Oracle Applications using the design system. Oracle has published a best-practice roadmap for developers looking to employ the Oracle Alta UI, including how to: Create new UI design patterns: providing details on common UI patterns with new best practices Support responsive design: allowing for the creation of UIs that adjust to different devices and display sizes Support web and mobile applications: offering detailed guidelines for both web and mobile application UI design Integrate principles seamlessly with Oracle’s development frameworks: Oracle Mobile Application Framework and Oracle ADF Faces support the guidelines through their UI components.Supporting Quote “The Oracle Alta User Interface represents a breakthrough in usability for Oracle customers and developers,” said Chris Tonas, vice president of Mobility and Developer Tools and Frameworks, Oracle. “It offers an intuitive and visually engaging user interface, and raises the bar for modern enterprise applications across the industry.” Supporting Resources Oracle Alta UI Oracle Alta UI for Mobile - Design Patterns, Icon Design Guidelines Oracle Alta UI for Web - Design Patterns, Icon Design Guidelines Oracle Mobile Oracle Mobile Application Framework Oracle Fusion Middleware Oracle Mobile YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook Join us for Oracle OpenWorld 2014 San Francisco. Register to attend. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Keynotes Follow Oracle OpenWorld on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedInAbout Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 450 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

About Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center.  For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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

Letty Ledbetter
Oracle
+1.650.506.8071
letty.ledbetter@oracle.com

Teri Whitaker
Oracle
+1.650.506.9914
teri.whitaker@oracle.com

Categories: Database, Vendor

Enhanced Integration Between Oracle Mobile Application Framework and Oracle Mobile Security Suite Helps Customers Secure Mobile Applications

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:40
Enhanced Integration Between Oracle Mobile Application Framework and Oracle Mobile Security Suite Helps Customers Secure Mobile ApplicationsDeeper integration makes it easier for mobile front-end developers to secure their applications as part of a complete mobile application lifecycle management strategyORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 30, 2014 News Summary

With mobile technology playing an ever-increasing role within businesses, security continues to be a major concern for enterprises deploying mobile applications. A recent CIO Strategic Marketing Services and Triangle Publishing Services survey reports that 93 percent of respondents cited concern over data loss and other security breaches related to mobile devices, with BYOD being a key contributing factor. While mobile holds the promise of better productivity and the ability to obtain information and make faster decisions, anytime, anywhere, it can open organizations to increasing security threats. To simplify secure mobile application development, Oracle is deepening the integration between Oracle Mobile Application Framework and Oracle Mobile Security Suite as part of the mobile application lifecycle management process. This integrated approach makes it easier for developers to create a seamless user experience, without compromising security.

News Facts The latest version of Oracle Mobile Application Framework delivers in-depth integration with Oracle Mobile Security Suite. The new functionality provides a single-step, design-time experience that enables Oracle Mobile Application Framework-based applications to leverage the Oracle Mobile Security Suite container protection services, including authentication, encryption, data-leak protection, corporate policy enforcement, selective wipe, and single sign-on. Integration between Oracle Mobile Application Framework and Oracle Mobile Security Suite simplifies the mobile application development process by extending existing corporate identity to native mobile applications for a simple and powerful end-user experience. Oracle Mobile Security Suite’s container-based approach provides users with a secure workspace for sensitive corporate data, and the suite’s mobile identity capabilities provide users with virtually seamless access to consumer and enterprise applications. Integrated Solutions Simplify and Provide Additional Security With Oracle Mobile Application Framework, enterprises can leverage their investments in the Java and/or JavaScript programming language to develop rich consumer and enterprise apps for smartphones and tablets. The enhanced integration with Oracle Mobile Security Suite enables: Streamlined processes for securing mobile applications: New deployment wizards support streamlined processes for securing mobile applications by wrapping Oracle Mobile Application Framework applications with Oracle Mobile Security Suite in both Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse to create trusted secure applications by injecting policies for single sign-on, data leakage prevention policies, and data encryption. Once wrapped, trusted applications are available in the container on the user’s mobile device. Better security for on-device data: Integration with Oracle Mobile Security Suite’s internal API allows Oracle Mobile Application Framework-based applications to secure data at rest by encrypting all local data stored on the device in files or databases. Integration with existing server security management solutions: Oracle Mobile Application Framework is fully integrated with Oracle Access Management Suite, allowing organizations to leverage industry standards such as OpenID and OAUTH2 to enable seamless single sign-on across their mobile and web applications from a single service. A central location for management of privileges: Oracle Access Management Suite can be used to control device access privileges. Device fingerprinting restricts lost or stolen devices from accessing applications without the need for mobile device management technology. Enhanced login security: Oracle Mobile Application Framework applications together with Oracle Access Management support strong authentication. Access to sensitive features and data can be restricted by step-up authentication, including soft tokens such as those generated by the free Oracle Mobile Authenticator. Integrated enterprise app store as part of the build process to automatically load applications secured by Oracle Mobile Security Suite into an enterprise’s app store, integrated with that enterprise’s security policies for identity and access.Supporting Quote "Data and application security cannot be an afterthought. Developers need integrated security solutions built into their mobile development tools—not solutions bolted on later,” said Chris Tonas, vice president, Mobility and Developer Tools, Oracle. “The integration provided with the newest version of Oracle Mobile Application Framework and Oracle Mobile Security Suite melds mobile application development and security together from the start.” Supporting Resources Oracle Mobile Application Framework Oracle Mobile Security Suite Oracle Mobile Oracle Mobile Application Framework Technical Overview and Data Sheet Oracle Access Management Suite Oracle Mobile YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook Oracle Identity Management Blog, Twitter, Facebook Join us for Oracle OpenWorld 2014 San Francisco. Register to attend. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Keynotes Follow Oracle OpenWorld on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedInAbout Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 450 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

About Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center.  For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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

Teri Whitaker
Oracle
+1.650.506.9914
teri.whitaker@oracle.com

Danielle Tarp
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5182
dtarp@blancandotus.com

Categories: Database, Vendor

Oracle’s PeopleSoft HCM Enhancements Deliver a Simple and Modern User Experience

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:32
Oracle’s PeopleSoft HCM Enhancements Deliver a Simple and Modern User ExperienceSimplicity and mobility of new user interface enhances HR decision-making, increases employee engagement, and streamlines processesORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 30, 2014News Summary

To help meet rapidly rising consumer expectations and maximize the value of business-critical applications, organizations must provide a compelling user experience across all devices, including mobile devices. To help human resources (HR) leaders meet this challenge and take full advantage of mobile technologies, Oracle has introduced a new, simplified user experience for Oracle’s PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM). The intuitive and responsive user interface is optimized across all types of mobile devices and helps HR leaders drive productivity and efficiency by enhancing decision-making, increasing employee engagement, and streamlining processes.

News Facts

    · Further demonstrating its continued investment in Oracle’s PeopleSoft applications, Oracle today announced a new, simplified user experience for PeopleSoft Human Capital Management.

    · Optimized across multiple platforms, including smartphones, desktops, and laptops, the new PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface (PeopleSoft Fluid UI) provides an intuitive and responsive user interface that provides native-application interactivity across a range of mobile operating systems and devices.

    · With more than 50 new features and functions, PeopleSoft Fluid UI provides employees, managers, and executives with a familiar native user experience that helps maximize productivity and effectiveness while eliminating the need for training.

    · The new user interface is delivered in the latest update to PeopleSoft HCM 9.2, which also includes a range of enhancements including payroll simplification, compliance support, and additional integrations.

    · To minimize the cost and time commitment of an upgrade, the latest updates are available through the PeopleSoft Update Manager so that customers can quickly and easily move to Oracle’s PeopleSoft Fluid UI at the time of their choosing, without upgrading. PeopleSoft Update Manager gives customers the flexibility to determine what features or maintenance to apply and when to apply it, and at any point customers can create a single change package to become current.

Fueling Employee Productivity with Customer-Driven Enhancements PeopleSoft HCM delivers best-in-class HR functionality that helps organizations increase productivity, accelerate business performance, and lower cost of ownership. With the release of PeopleSoft Fluid UI, customers benefit from the following: Improved user engagement. The new UI delivers a brand-new PeopleSoft navigation paradigm, including tiled home pages and a new navigation bar that presents information in a similar way to consumer mobile applications, which drives user adoption by providing instant access to key areas of PeopleSoft. Ubiquitous personalization. End users can now tailor their PeopleSoft application to look and work the way they want, across all devices, within seconds. Greater productivity. PeopleSoft Fluid UI lets managers unify and approve HR transactions such as expenses, absences, and promotions through any device, increasing productivity. Enhanced decision-making. With pivot grids and visualization options, managers can view and analyze real-time HR data to ensure that strategic decisions are always made based on the latest relevant information. New guided HR self service. The new guided self service enables users to easily compound multiple transactions, such as employee transfers and salary adjustments, into one single task. Business questions are used to start the process so that subsequent screens are simplified and tailored for each specific business transaction. Anywhere, anytime access. Employees can complete crucial HR-related tasks such as entering time and requesting absences via mobile device. Meanwhile, managers can also take advantage of mobile features, including reviewing time exceptions and managing team absences, regardless of location. The latest release of PeopleSoft HCM also includes the following capabilities: Payroll simplification. The Payroll for North America WorkCenter streamlines and simplifies payroll administration by providing access to all payroll information in one place. Actionable insights into HR. With more than 20 additional embedded analytics available through pivot grids and intuitive new dashboards, managers can use real-time insights to make more-informed workforce management decisions. Seamless integration across applications. Users benefit from prebuilt, bidirectional integration between Oracle’s PeopleSoft HCM and Oracle Talent Management Cloud. Further regulatory compliance support. Updated regulatory compliance support addresses legislative changes including the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).Supporting Quote “Delivering mobile solutions to end users is one of our top priorities,” said David Huffman, vice president, Enterprise Resource Planning at Adventist Health System. “We are highly interested in the PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface because we believe it could provide a simple and intuitive PeopleSoft experience for our users—mobile or otherwise.” “MIPRO Consulting’s PeopleSoft customers are excited about the new PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface,” said MIPRO CEO and Managing Partner Jim Prokes. “These new capabilities can help our PeopleSoft clients to address their mobility needs while also providing a new, intuitive user experience to the desktop user.” “Today’s workforce demands that the technologies used at work deliver the same intuitive and compelling experience as the technologies they use at home,” said Paco Aubrejuan, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle’s PeopleSoft Applications. “We constantly evolve our HR solutions to adapt to the needs of the end user and help enterprises stay competitive. With PeopleSoft Fluid UI, we are making the process of completing everyday HR tasks quicker and easier than ever before in Oracle’s PeopleSoft HCM. Not only does this make the user happy, but the boost in productivity and efficiency can have a huge impact on business results.” Supporting Resources Oracle Human Capital Management Oracle’s PeopleSoft Applications Oracle Human Capital Management Blog Oracle HCM on Twitter Oracle HCM on Facebook Video: PeopleSoft Talk with Marc Weintraub: PeopleSoft Mobility, featuring David Bain Video: The PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface Experience in HCM Video: The PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface ConceptsAbout Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 450 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

About Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit oracle.com.

Safe Harbor Disclaimer:

The preceding 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.

Trademarks

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

###

Danielle Cormier-Smith
Oracle
+1.610.766.3463
danielle.cormier@oracle.com

Simon Jones
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5155
sjones@blancandotus.com

Categories: Database, Vendor

Oracle Applications Deliver on the Promise of Real-Time Enterprise by Leveraging Oracle Database In-Memory

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:30
Oracle Applications Deliver on the Promise of Real-Time Enterprise by Leveraging Oracle Database In-MemoryOracle Applications can achieve over 1,000x faster performance running on Oracle Database In-Memory Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco – September 30, 2014News Summary

In today’s high-speed, always-on world, customers expect more than ever before from the companies with whom they do business. Meeting these increasing expectations can be difficult, especially when decision-makers must wait hours or days to extract vital information from terabytes of data deep within the enterprise. The pace of business can force managers to decide between making an immediate and less informed decision or delaying business decisions until the analytics come through.

To address this challenge and enable executives, managers, and employees to pinpoint opportunities, negotiate smarter, and better engage customers, Oracle introduced the Oracle Database In-Memory option, new software that lets Oracle Database customers create a real-time enterprise. Taking advantage of the extreme performance delivered by Oracle Database In-Memory, some of Oracle’s business applications have seen performance gains of over 1,000x, enabling users to quickly make data-driven decisions, respond instantly to their customers, and continuously optimize key processes. With Oracle in-memory applications, jobs that used to be run overnight become on-demand or real time, reducing processing times from hours to minutes or even seconds. Instead of waiting, employees can work—with more current data than was ever possible before. The ability to combine real-time data analysis with subsecond transactions on existing applications enables organizations to become real-time enterprises. And that enables new business strategies and operational efficiencies across the organization.

News Facts Oracle business applications have achieved performance gains of up to 1,000x running on Oracle Database In-Memory. Deploying Oracle Database In-Memory with virtually any existing Oracle Database-compatible application is as easy as flipping a switch, and it has already transformed the performance of business applications spanning Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (Oracle ERP), Oracle Supply Chain Management (Oracle SCM), and Oracle Customer Experience (Oracle CX). Examples of these transformative applications include: Oracle E-Business Suite in-memory cost management: Achieved more than 1,003x faster processing with a large automotive costing data set (2 billion cost rows, 14 million parts, 17-level BOM). With this dramatic improvement in processing time, customers now can perform what-if simulations on cost changes and instantly visualize their impact to the overall business. Leveraging this in-memory technology, users now will be able make critical business decisions in real time—quickly analyzing the impact of cost changes on profitability; instantly recalculating inventory, in-transit, and production balances; and performing make-buy decisions in time to help boost the bottom line. Oracle Transportation Management: Achieved more than 1,030x faster performance, providing the information businesses need to optimize routes in real time to improve on-time delivery, reduce empty miles and turnaround times, and increase efficiency. Oracle’s Siebel In-Memory: Achieved 1,247x faster performance, allowing customers to conduct real-time ad hoc patterned queries in a contact-center scenario. Oracle’s Demantra Predictive Trade Planning: Achieved 102x faster worksheet performance to provide sales and marketing managers with the ability to quickly analyze demand and promotions data at a very granular level. This helps marketers understand a promotion’s profit and revenue on a real-time basis and optimize promotional spend with a global view of trade ROI. Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Sales Order Management: Achieved 1,700x faster performance for a sales order query and can now put the power of real time in sales teams’ hands by providing immediate answers to unanticipated customer questions. Oracle’s PeopleSoft General Ledger : Achieved 1,300x faster performance in general ledger pivot grids, providing iterative financial position analysis in real time by allowing organizations to make earlier decisions for the financial period, speed account reconciliation, and shorten financial period close. Where before analysis of 195 million ledger lines and 250 business units could take more than four hours, customers can see the results in 11.5 seconds. Oracle Advanced Planning Command Center: Achieved 76x faster performance that allows businesses to quickly solve their supply disruptions and unexpected demand fluctuations. With Oracle Database In-Memory, organizations can transform the performance of Oracle Database-compatible applications by automatically and transparently taking advantage of columnar in-memory processing, without additional programming or application changes.Supporting Quotes “Businesses are looking for a competitive edge in today’s high-speed, always-connected world, where customers are more demanding than ever,” said Thomas Kurian, executive vice president of product development, Oracle. “The real-time responsiveness enabled by Oracle Database In-Memory can deliver insights at the moment that important decisions need to be made. By combining the power of Oracle’s business applications with our in-memory technology, organizations can out-innovate competitors, delight customers, and improve the bottom line.” “As organizations look for better ways to pinpoint opportunities faster, negotiate smarter, and engage customers better, access to real-time information is critical,” said Lyle Ekdahl, senior vice president general manager, JD Edwards, Oracle. “The extreme performance delivered with Oracle Applications running on Oracle Database In-Memory enables organizations to continuously optimize processes and make rapid data-driven decisions, allowing them to transform into more agile and efficient businesses.”Supporting Resources Oracle In-Memory Applications Oracle Database In-Memory Lyle Ekdahl speaking about Oracle Database In-Memory. Join us for Oracle OpenWorld 2014 San Francisco. Register to attend. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Keynotes Follow Oracle OpenWorld on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedInAbout Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

About Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit oracle.com.

Notes on testing:

Oracle’s application product teams have conducted benchmark testing of their respective application product suites with the Oracle Database In-Memory option and Oracle engineered systems using industry-standard testing tools and methodologies, such as Oracle Load Testing. Tests were conducted using both generally available product and products under development in controlled laboratory environments.

Disclaimer
The contents, materials, and information provided in benchmark reports are provided on an “as-is” and “as available” basis. The results and numbers reported in the benchmark results are collected after running the engineering benchmarks on internal servers in controlled laboratory conditions. These results are not necessarily audited by any third party, and oracle does not guarantee the accuracy, reliability, or reproducibility of these results. Oracle reserves the right to remove or make changes to the contents of these benchmark results at any time without notice.

Trademarks

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

###

Karen Hartquist
Oracle
+1.650.506.3552
karen.hartquist@oracle.com

Simon Jones
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5155
sjones@blancandotus.com

Categories: Database, Vendor

Open Source Projects and Foundations: A Users Guide - Part 2

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:30
Webinar

Even companies that were very hesitant to embrace open source a few short years ago are now seeing the value of actively participating in open, collaborative communities and, in some cases, even starting their own projects.  In order to get the most out of your participation and avoid missteps you need to understand community norms and expectations in general as well as with respect to the specific projects in which you chose to participate.  It is a different way of thinking about value - both in terms of what you give and what you receive.  Giving back to the open source community is not a charitable contribution; it is a savvy business practice.   But recognizing that the coin of the realm in an open source community is trust is key to understanding its operation. 

Wherever your company is on the continuum of open source adoption and whatever your company’s role in the community — contributor, consumer, participant or founder — it important to understand the function of projects and foundations.

Join Karen Copenhaver, Partner at Choate Hall & Stewart and Counsel for the Linux Foundation and Mark Radcliffe, Partner at DLA Piperand General Counsel for the Open Source Initiative (OSI) in the last of this two-part series that will focus on projects and foundations from the perspective of a consumer: 

  • Contribution structures
  • How to evaluate a project
  • When it makes sense to get deeply involved and when it makes sense for your company to financially support a project or foundation.
SF Campaign ID:  70160000000omAF Asset Value:  Low value Redirect:  https://www.blackducksoftware.com/resources/webinar/open-source-projects-and-fou... Lead Segment:  License
Categories: Vendor

Open Source Projects and Foundations: A User’s Guide - Part 2

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:30
Webinar

Even companies that were very hesitant to embrace open source a few short years ago are now seeing the value of actively participating in open, collaborative communities and, in some cases, even starting their own projects.  In order to get the most out of your participation and avoid missteps you need to understand community norms and expectations in general as well as with respect to the specific projects in which you chose to participate.  It is a different way of thinking about value - both in terms of what you give and what you receive.  Giving back to the open source community is not a charitable contribution; it is a savvy business practice.   But recognizing that the coin of the realm in an open source community is trust is key to understanding its operation. 

Wherever your company is on the continuum of open source adoption and whatever your company’s role in the community — contributor, consumer, participant or founder — it important to understand the function of projects and foundations.

Join Karen Copenhaver, Partner at Choate Hall & Stewart and Counsel for the Linux Foundation and Mark Radcliffe, Partner at DLA Piperand General Counsel for the Open Source Initiative (OSI) in the last of this two-part series that will focus on projects and foundations from the perspective of a consumer: 

  • Contribution structures
  • How to evaluate a project
  • When it makes sense to get deeply involved and when it makes sense for your company to financially support a project or foundation.
Register Now
Categories: Vendor

ReadyTalk Turns Customers into Advocates with Oracle Marketing Cloud

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:28
ReadyTalk Turns Customers into Advocates with Oracle Marketing CloudOracle Eloqua Marketing Cloud Service simplifies marketing program execution; helps to optimize customer experience for audio and web conferencing company ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 30, 2014News Summary

As organizations of all sizes look at new ways to collaborate and engage audiences, the audio and web conferencing market has become increasingly competitive. To stand out in a market dominated by larger providers and successfully execute sophisticated marketing programs that fit with its customer-centric culture, ReadyTalk, a provider of audio and web conferencing services, selected Oracle Eloqua, a component of the Oracle Marketing Cloud. With Oracle Eloqua, ReadyTalk has been able to deliver highly personalized, targeted messages to nurture leads and convert customers into brand advocates, improving marketing effectiveness and ROI.

News Facts To simplify marketing processes and deliver personal customer experiences, ReadyTalk, a provider of audio and web conferencing services, deployed Oracle Eloqua, a component of the Oracle Marketing Cloud. Faced with a highly competitive market for audio and web conferencing services, ReadyTalk needed a dynamic and scalable marketing solution that could deliver the right message to the right audience at the right time. With Oracle Eloqua, ReadyTalk has been able to personalize customer interactions across all channels by automating previously manual processes and integrating customer data from all of its existing systems. The increased personalization has enabled ReadyTalk to increase sales and create more brand advocates by tailoring nurture tracks for different use cases, adopting more persona-based marketing tactics, and targeting specific audience groups with contextually relevant messages. In addition, the personalized customer experience delivered by ReadyTalk has increased customer engagement (25 percent open rate on marketing persona nurture track e-mails) and helped it more than double the industry average Net Promoter Score. Finally, by automating the integration of custom and standard records into one system, Oracle Eloqua has helped increase the efficiency and effectiveness of ReadyTalk’s account management and customer service teams. For example, the integration of customer information from webinars has reduced follow-up time by 50 percent. To share further details on its use of Oracle Eloqua and best practices in content marketing, ReadyTalk will be participating in CX Central @ OpenWorld, a dedicated program at Oracle OpenWorld 2014 that will cover key trends in customer experience, including social, marketing, service and sales. The ReadyTalk session will take place on Tuesday, September 30, at 4:15 p.m. in Moscone West.Supporting Quote “We’re a small team in a very competitive space so it was essential for us to be able to scale marketing efforts while delivering a personalized experience at every touch point,” said Michael McKinnon, director of marketing operations, ReadyTalk. “Oracle Marketing Cloud has enabled us to execute on our increasingly sophisticated marketing programs and deliver on our commitment to providing the best possible customer experience. By providing the capabilities we required to nurture and mobilize brand advocates, it is helping to differentiate our services and drive business growth.” Supporting Resources ReadyTalk Oracle Marketing Cloud Oracle Eloqua Marketing Cloud Service Oracle Content Marketing Oracle Eloqua on Twitter Learn More About Oracle Cloud Oracle OpenWorld 2014About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 450 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

About Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

Trademarks

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

###

Jessica Elkus
Oracle


+1.415.278.5410
jessica.elkus@oracle.com

Simon Jones
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5155
sjones@blancandotus.com

Categories: Database, Vendor

Oracle Sales Cloud Enhancements Help Sales Teams Optimize Efficiency and Performance to Increase Sales

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:26
Oracle Sales Cloud Enhancements Help Sales Teams Optimize Efficiency and Performance to Increase Sales

New smartphone applications, industry solutions, and customization and integration features help organizations generate more revenueORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 30, 2014News Summary

Customer expectations are rapidly changing, and organizations need to change the ways they sell accordingly. To help sales teams achieve more efficiency and drive sales, Oracle has introduced major updates to Oracle Sales Cloud that include new smartphone and tablet applications, prebuilt and drill-down reporting capabilities for analytics, new partner relationship management capabilities, and industry-specific solutions. With the latest release of Oracle Sales Cloud, organizations can rapidly innovate to meet customers’ changing needs by enabling sales professionals to plan, prospect, collaborate, and close more effectively and efficiently.

News Facts Building on its commitment to help sales teams sell more, know more, and grow more, Oracle today announced the latest release of Oracle Sales Cloud. Oracle Sales Cloud Release 9 helps organizations increase sales and optimize efficiency though enhanced mobility, analytics, partner relationship management, and industry-specific solutions. Optimized for mobile devices, the latest release includes new mobile apps such as Oracle Voice, Oracle Mobilytics, and Oracle Sales Cloud Call Report that help sales teams quickly execute transactions and activities and allow for analysis of forecasts, pipelines, and deals while on the move. To provide organizations with deep domain knowledge and purpose-built applications that are designed to meet their unique sales needs, lower costs, and reduce implementation times, the new release also includes industry-specific sales solutions for communications, high technology, industrial manufacturing, consumer goods, and financial services. To further enhance productivity and give sales teams more comprehensive analysis and greater customer visibility, the new release adds new subject areas and attributes to the extensive lineup of prebuilt reports that are included in Oracle Sales Cloud. Sales teams can also personalize Oracle Sales Cloud to meet the unique needs of their organization, with full custom object support. Oracle’s standards-based open and flexible platform enables integrations with other best-of-breed customer experience (CX) applications such as Oracle Marketing Cloud, Oracle Service Cloud, and Oracle Commerce, resulting in a 360-view of the customer and enhanced closed-loop reporting. Sell More, Know More, Grow More with Oracle Sales Cloud Oracle Sales Cloud is part of Oracle Customer Experience Cloud , which empowers organizations to create consistent, connected, and personalized brand experiences across all channels and devices. With the latest release of Oracle Sales Cloud, sales professionals can benefit from: Enhanced productivity and predictability: Intuitive forecasting allows sales managers to review, analyze, and adjust forecasts while mobile, improving productivity and predictability and offering opportunities for coaching in the field. Improved collaboration: Sales staff can easily log customer engagements using a tablet or smartphone, capturing what was discussed or what products were presented and then sharing with the wider team for enhanced collaboration. Streamlined partner relationship management: Partner sales staff can qualify leads and register opportunities in a simplified partner portal, and channel account managers can view a dashboard with key metrics and manage partners while working on mobile devices. Simplified administrative processes: Contract and sales agreement templates help drive efficiencies by standardizing corporate contract policies and negotiation workflows while also supporting internal controls and compliance with contractual obligations and regulatory requirements. Optimized sales performance management: Sales managers can reduce manual, time-consuming work with automated processes that help easily migrate territory geographies and rules, import currency conversion rates, and export quotas. Integrated customer data management: Streamlined data enrichment processes enable company and contact data from Dun and Bradstreet to be imported, while Oracle Sales Cloud’s enterprise data quality engine improves data integrity by identifying duplicates in real time.Supporting Quote “Today’s dynamic sales environment is more complex than ever before. To meet rapidly changing customer expectations, organizations need to rethink the sales process and empower their sales teams with fast, easy, and modern sales tools,” said Ken Volpe, senior vice president, product development, Oracle. “Today’s announcement reinforces Oracle’s commitment to providing sales professionals with the most simple, intuitive, and efficient sales tools. With the enhanced mobility, analytics, partner relationship management, and industry-specific solutions included in the latest release of the Oracle Sales Cloud, we are helping sales teams drive efficiencies and ultimately increase sales.” Supporting Resources Oracle Customer Experience Solutions Oracle Sales Cloud Oracle Sales Cloud Solution Overview Oracle Sale Cloud YouTube Oracle Sales Cloud Twitter Oracle Sales Cloud BlogAbout Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 450 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

About Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit oracle.com.

Trademarks

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

Contact Info:

Chaundera Wolfe
Oracle
+1.650.506.9857
chaundera.wolfe@oracle.com

Simon Jones
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5155
sjones@blancandotus.com

Categories: Database, Vendor

Oracle Updates Oracle ERP Cloud to Help Businesses Streamline Their Enterprise Business Processes

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:24
Oracle Updates Oracle ERP Cloud to Help Businesses Streamline Their Enterprise Business ProcessesComplete solution offers flexibility for customers to migrate to the cloud at their own paceORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 30, 2014News Summary

For companies trying to strengthen their core business, technology—especially cloud technology—can play a key role in optimizing operations. To help customers looking to streamline processes such as finance, procurement, and project portfolio management, Oracle has updated Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud (Oracle ERP Cloud) to provide a fast, cost-effective way to strengthen core operations.

News Facts To help businesses streamline their enterprise business processes, Oracle has delivered updates to Oracle ERP Cloud. Oracle ERP Cloud Release 9 includes a broad portfolio of applications that are tailored to meet the needs of customers in specific industries, including higher education and public sector. Available in 23 languages and more than 50 countries, Oracle ERP Cloud is designed for incremental cloud adoption, which lets customers move to the cloud at their own pace in phases that fit their business model and operational needs. Significant mobile enhancements make it easier for Oracle ERP Cloud users to handle key business transactions wherever they are, whenever they need to. Oracle ERP Cloud is composed of Oracle Financials Cloud, Oracle Procurement Cloud, and Oracle Project Portfolio Management Cloud (Oracle PPM Cloud).Enhancements to Oracle Financials Cloud Include: Enhanced mobile capabilities help the modern finance department improve productivity: A simplified mobile interface delivers real-time financial results anytime, anywhere, from your tablet or desktop. The Mobile Financial Reporting Center is integrated with Oracle Social Network social solutions to enable better collaboration among team members. A new “sunburst” view helps promote interactive understanding of key data. Expanded global features address needs across geographies: Cross-currency payments enable users to pay invoices across currencies, regardless of where they are located. Legal entity-based sequencing and rapid implementation for country-specific sequences simplifies legal compliance. Centralized payments and receipts across business units enables invoices to be paid across multiple business units, reducing transaction and administrative costs. Tax Box Allocations help prepare VAT declarations. Streamlined integration, setup, and processing makes it easier for anyone to use and benefit from Oracle Financials Cloud: Oracle Financial Accounting Hub Report Cloud provides robust mobile reporting on Oracle E-Business Suite accounting data without any additional configuration. Seamless integration between Oracle Financials Cloud and Oracle Configure, Price, and Quote Cloud (Oracle CPQ Cloud) streamlines the quote-to-cash process. Integration to travel partner GetThere helps improve booking experience and provides visibility to travel costs and travel booking violations.Enhancements to Oracle Procurement Cloud Include: Oracle Supplier Qualification Management Cloud is designed to help companies and organizations capture and qualify suppliers with accurate information. Oracle Supplier Qualification Management Cloud enables organizations to: Qualify and assess suppliers to support supplier programs, compliance, and sourcing award decisions. Gather supplier information through internal and external qualification questionnaires. Promptly alert users when new information might affect supplier qualifications, capabilities, or risk. Provide insight to supplier qualifications and policy compliance. Oracle Procurement Cloud Release 9 includes several features designed to increase efficiency, including: Local Punchout Item Search, which unifies the search and browse experience to enable local search of supplier punchout catalog content. This is designed to help people quickly find what they are looking for and minimize the changes to look and feel across supplier sites. New Supplier Registration Request in self-service procurement, which allows people to quickly request a new supplier that is not yet set up. Supplier Import and Update Enhancements have been dramatically improved to include additional information and allow updates as well as new supplier creation. Enhancements to Oracle PPM Cloud Include: To help drive profitability, the latest release of Oracle PPM Cloud introduces several new features in Oracle Project Financial Management Cloud: Oracle Grants Management Cloud is a new product designed to help effectively manage grants and contracts received from any type of organization. It enables organizations to track, control, and report on grants budgets, commitments, and expenditures. It supports the full post-award lifecycle from the initial receipt of the award to allocating funding to projects, invoicing grant expenditures, and final reporting. A new Budgetary Control feature lets organizations keep tabs on spending and ensure cost overruns are prevented or identified. New project-execution capabilities in Release 9 can help project organizations deliver their projects more efficiently: Resume-based searches can make it easier to match the right resources to the project work. Searches also will be able to help organizations manage the staffing impact of events such as project date changes. Enhancements for organizations using Agile development processes and a new integration with Oracle Fusion Innovation Management can help companies support their product development processes. New mobile and social capabilities are designed to keep the project team engaged with modern, mobile, and social applications: Project Team Member Mobile, a new feature in Release 9, enables team members to update, change, and progress existing tasks conveniently, anytime, anywhere. Oracle Project Manager Cloud Mobile enables project managers to use native gestures on the tablet to reveal project detail through the task hierarchy to see the latest progress, even while onsite or away from the office. Additional enhancements help to simplify solutions and business processes: New services and interfaces across multiple functional areas, including grants, assets, and project and resource management, help customers integrate with different systems. Project opportunity management capabilities will enable organizations to create projects from opportunities and plan delivery of the engagements. This can help sales and delivery teams work together during the sales cycle, ensuring projects are properly planned and resourced and accurately tracking the cost of winning new business. In Release 9 of Oracle PPM Cloud, reporting and analysis enhancements provide a better view of projects from sales to execution, at all levels of the organization: Enterprise Project Structure, a new reporting hierarchy, several new reporting subject areas for Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence, and predefined sample dashboards and reports have been added to help provide better visibility.New Features in Oracle ERP Cloud for Public Sector Include: Encumbrance Accounting and Budgetary Control for Public Sector help government agencies and municipalities to better plan and budget, control costs, and analyze actual and expected spending data. Public Sector Sourcing helps ensure transparency and compliance with sourcing policies via Two Stage RFQ, Surrogate Bidding, Online Supplier Messages, and Negotiation Creation and Award Approvals.New Features in Oracle ERP Cloud for Higher Education Include: Key functionality targeting the higher education sector to support grants management and project-based funding. A new cloud-based student information system is also under development. Oracle Student Cloud, targeted for 2015, is designed to manage the full spectrum of educational offerings, from traditional research-based institutions to nontraditional models focused on online learning. Oracle Student Cloud is planned for integration with Oracle HCM Cloud and Oracle ERP Cloud to deliver a complete cloud-based solution for higher education. Oracle ERP Cloud’s higher education enhancements all come with built-in mobile, social, and analytic features to improve productivity.
Supporting Quote “The right ERP cloud can enable an organization to modernize back-office operations, empower its people, and maximize value,” said Rondy Ng, senior vice president, Oracle Applications Development. “Complete, best-in-class ERP that is delivered via a practical adoption path is critical to the success of modern businesses and organizations. We have delivered rich enhancements and new products in Oracle ERP Cloud Release 9 to help customers streamline their business practices and transform their companies.” Supporting Resources  Oracle ERP Cloud Service Video: Oracle Applications Cloud Release 9 Spotlight on Financials Video: Oracle Applications Cloud Release 9 Spotlight on Procurement Video: Oracle Applications Cloud Release 9 Spotlight on Project Portfolio Management Oracle Financials Cloud Oracle Procurement Cloud Oracle Project Portfolio Management CloudAbout Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 450 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

About Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit oracle.com.

Safe Harbor Disclaimer:

The preceding 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.

Trademarks

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

###

Danielle Cormier-Smith
Oracle
+1.610.766.3463
danielle.cormier@oracle.com

Simon Jones
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5155
sjones@blancandotus.com

Categories: Database, Vendor

Oracle Extends Integrations Across Oracle Marketing Cloud

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:22
Oracle Extends Integrations Across Oracle Marketing CloudIntegration of BlueKai Data Management Platform enables marketers to personalize the customer experience and increase marketing effectiveness ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 30, 2014News Summary

According to a recent report by Forrester Research, 82 percent of marketers lack a single unified view of the customer. As a result, they fail to target customers appropriately across channels and risk damaging customer relationships with irrelevant promotions or messaging. To help simplify marketing across all channels and deliver truly customer-centric campaigns, Oracle today announced further integrations across Oracle Marketing Cloud. By integrating the Oracle Data Management Platform solution (formerly BlueKai Data Management Platform) with Oracle Cross-Channel Marketing, Oracle is helping marketers define, target, and retarget their ideal customers to build more-effective marketing programs.

News Facts Extending its commitment to helping marketers acquire, engage, convert, and retain their most ideal customers, Oracle today announced further integrations across Oracle Marketing Cloud, expected to be available later this month. Improve acquisition, retention, and re-engagement with retargeting across multiple channels. With the integration, marketers can anonymize customer and prospect behavior data generated from Oracle Eloqua Marketing Cloud Service, such as campaign response and engagement level, and place it into the Oracle Data Management Platform. This data can be used for retargeting purposes, in search, display, site optimization, and mobile advertising. Gain richer audience insights. Advanced analytics in the Oracle Data Management Platform provide marketers with new audience insights to better understand their customers and prospects. Marketers can now explore the characteristics of anonymized contact segments, drawing on more than 400,000 data attributes spanning more than 700 million current anonymous customer profiles. Find and target new ideal customers. Inside Oracle Cross-Channel Marketing, marketers can access data that contains behaviors, attributes, and preferences that make up an ideal customer. With the new integration, this data can be made anonymous and pulled back into the Oracle Data Management Platform, where digital marketers can create models of audiences that “look like” their ideal customers and then amplify their reach across acquisition channels. The integration of the Oracle Data Management Platform into Oracle Marketing Cloud enriches Oracle Marketing Cloud’s existing integrations between cross-channel, social, mobile, and content-marketing solutions. Oracle continues to deliver on its commitment to provide marketers with the industry’s most customer-centric, easy-to-use, and enterprise-ready solution.Supporting Quote “True customer centricity only happens when companies can unify their marketing data with the execution of messaging with that data under one umbrella,” says John Stetic, group vice president of products, Oracle Marketing Cloud. “This integration allows marketers to better understand the attributes and behaviors of their ideal customers and orchestrate an experience tailored to each one of them. By delivering more-relevant experiences, marketers can build long-term relationships with their customers that drive revenue and better lifetime value.”Supporting Resources Oracle Marketing Cloud Oracle Data Management Platform Oracle Eloqua Marketing Cloud Service Oracle Responsys Marketing Platform Cloud Service Oracle Modern Marketing Blog Oracle Marketing Cloud Twitter Oracle Marketing Cloud LinkedIn Oracle OpenWorld 2014About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 450 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

About Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

Trademarks

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

###

Jessica Elkus
Oracle


+1.415.278.5410
jessica.elkus@oracle.com

Simon Jones
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5155
sjones@blancandotus.com

Categories: Database, Vendor

Oracle Enhances Social Efficiency and Simplicity with Expanded Social Station Capabilities

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:20
Oracle Enhances Social Efficiency and Simplicity with Expanded Social Station CapabilitiesNew Oracle Social Cloud features help improve user experience and prove the business value of social ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 30, 2014News Summary

Managing, responding, summarizing, and ultimately proving the business value of social activity to the enterprise is a business imperative today. To help customers manage social activity more effectively and demonstrate the business value of social programs, Oracle today announced new modules for Social Station, an innovative workspace within Oracle Social Cloud’s social relationship management (SRM) platform. The new modules enhance customer visibility and agility with real-time data, reporting, and response features that help organizations prove the value of social programs, while working at the speed of social.

News Facts Extending its commitment to helping organizations socially enable the way they do business, Oracle today announced new modules within Social Station, an innovative workspace within Oracle Social Cloud’s social relationship management (SRM) platform. Oracle’s Social Intelligence Center, Content Curation, Quick Post, and Social Media Mixer modules help organizations more effectively manage social capabilities and prove the business value of social programs through enhanced customer visibility and real-time reporting. Social Intelligence Center offers customers real-time data visualization through its highly configurable and dynamic command center, which provides a range of unique views that give users rapid insights into social conversations and information. Extending visibility and bringing social data to life, Social Intelligence Center also provides interactive data visualizations by geography, topic or theme, influencers, volume, and sentiment. The new Content Curation module provides real-time content curation capabilities, enabling users to quickly discover content on specific topics, or for a particular social property, and react without leaving the Social Station workspace. To further enable users to work at the speed of social, the new Quick Post module simplifies and streamlines publishing capabilities by supporting text, links, and photos, making it quick and easy for users to post content alongside other Social Station modules instead of switching between functions. Social Media Mixer aggregates social platform data into a single real-time view, pulling content from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and beyond into a single mixed view for better visualization, understanding, and context. With an advanced yet intuitive user interface, Oracle Social Cloud’s Social Station workspace offers a simple user experience to optimize social efficiency and help users deliver on social objectives faster. Alongside the three new modules introduced today, Social Station also provides Custom Analytics and Enhanced Calendar modules. Supporting Quote “From marketing to customer service and commerce, social programs are driving business growth across many areas of today’s enterprise, yet the volume of social activity and engagement can make this difficult to track and monitor in real time,” said Meg Bear, group vice president, Oracle Social Cloud. “The new modules for Social Station reinforce Oracle’s commitment to delivering the most comprehensive, customer-centric, and simple-to-use social business platform.” Supporting Resources Oracle Social Cloud Oracle Social Cloud’s Social Relationship Management Oracle Social Station Oracle Social Spotlight Blog Follow Oracle Social on Twitter Oracle OpenWorld 2014About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 450 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

About Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit oracle.com.

Trademarks

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

Contact Info:

Chaundera Wolfe
Oracle
+1.650.506.9857
chaundera.wolfe@oracle.com

Simon Jones
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5155
sjones@blancandotus.com

Categories: Database, Vendor

New Oracle Social Commerce Capabilities Increase Brand Awareness and Sales Conversion Rates

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:18

Oracle, The World's Largest Enterprise Software Company Press Release

New Oracle Social Commerce Capabilities Increase Brand Awareness and Sales Conversion RatesLatest Oracle Social Cloud and Oracle Commerce integration enables organizations to deliver hypertargeted content to segmented audiences on FacebookORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 30, 2014News Summary

Organizations can no longer rely on traditional online marketing approaches. In fact, according to industry research by Pronto Marketing, only 2 percent of website visits result in conversion. To help organizations take advantage of modern marketing techniques and leverage the power of social media, Oracle has introduced enhanced social commerce capabilities through further innovations in Oracle Social Cloud and Oracle Commerce. By enabling organizations to precisely target content to segmented audiences on Facebook, Oracle is extending its commitment to helping organizations enhance the customer experience and generate higher brand awareness and conversion rates.

 

News Facts Further extending its commitment to helping organizations socially enable the way they do business, Oracle today announced new integrations between Oracle Social Cloud and Oracle Commerce. By delivering hypertargeted content to segmented audiences on Facebook, the new integration helps organizations generate stronger brand awareness and drive better sales conversion rates. With the integration, organizations can use insights gleaned from a consumer’s digital shopping behavior to target the right person with the right content on the world’s largest social network. Organizations can also take advantage of the integration to develop stronger customer relationships by creating and dynamically managing numerous audience segments that are based on digital behaviors. By combining social shopping capabilities with insights into consumer digital shopping behaviors, Oracle is helping organizations drive better customer experiences and generate business growth. The new capabilities build on the already tight integration between Oracle Social Cloud and Oracle Commerce, which enables organizations to create social shopping experiences on Facebook. Oracle Social Cloud and Oracle Commerce are part of the Oracle Customer Experience (Oracle CX) portfolio, the world’s most complete cloud-enabled CX solution. Furthering Oracle’s commitment to CX, Oracle Social Cloud’s paid media partnership program delivers customers an end-to-end solution across their paid, owned, and earned content that is highly targeted and benefits from enterprise-level customer buying data and behaviors. Supporting Quote “In today’s hyperconnected economy, the customer journey is unpredictable, and organizations need to be prepared to deliver the best possible experience wherever a customer touches their brand,” said Meg Bear, group vice president, Oracle Social Cloud. “By further integrating Oracle Social Cloud and Oracle Commerce, Oracle is delivering enhanced social commerce capabilities that will enable organizations to generate higher brand awareness and conversion rates. The innovations are part of Oracle’s ongoing commitment to helping organizations deliver exceptional customer experiences regardless of channel or device.”Supporting Resources Oracle Social Cloud Oracle Commerce Oracle Customer Experience Oracle Social Cloud Downloads Oracle Social Spotlight Connect with Oracle Social Cloud on Twitter #SMMAbout Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 450 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

About Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit oracle.com.

Trademarks

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

Contact Info:

Chaundera Wolfe
Oracle
+1.650.506.9857
chaundera.wolfe@oracle.com

Simon Jones
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5155
sjones@blancandotus.com

Categories: Database, Vendor

Oracle Expands Oracle Customer 2 Cloud Program Amid Customer Success

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:16
Oracle Expands Oracle Customer 2 Cloud Program Amid Customer SuccessProgram now available to help Oracle ERP, HCM, and CRM customers quickly and easily convert on-premises applications to the cloudORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 30, 2014News Summary

Oracle Cloud continues to show strong adoption, supporting 62 million users and 23 billion transactions each day. Oracle Cloud runs on 30,000 devices and 400 petabytes of storage in 19 data centers around the world. To help even more customers adopt its cloud applications, Oracle has expanded the Oracle Customer 2 Cloud program to Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (Oracle ERP) and Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (Oracle EPM) customers. Oracle customers using ERP applications from Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle’s PeopleSoft, Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Oracle's JD Edwards World ERP and Oracle Hyperion EPM can now join Oracle Human Capital Management (Oracle HCM) and Oracle CRM customers to take advantage of the innovative program’s flexible financial models, rapid startup services, and packaged cloud integrations to confidently embrace the cloud and use it to support business transformation initiatives. Oracle has also expanded Oracle PartnerNetwork programs for Oracle Customer 2 Cloud to help partners successfully transition their business practices to the cloud.

News Facts Extending its commitment to helping organizations confidently embrace the cloud and use it to support business transformation initiatives, Oracle has expanded the Oracle Customer 2 Cloud program. In response to the success and strong interest from customers and Oracle partners, the Oracle Customer 2 Cloud program is now open to Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (Oracle ERP) and Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (Oracle EPM) customers and is planned to be available globally through Oracle PartnerNetwork members. Customers using Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle’s PeopleSoft, Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Oracle's JD Edwards World ERP and Oracle Hyperion EPM can now take advantage of the innovative program’s flexible financial models, enabling them to shift support dollars to fund new cloud-based projects, as well as rapid startup services and packaged cloud integrations to quickly and easily convert on-premises applications to Oracle ERP Cloud and Oracle EPM Cloud. In addition, the program provides a practical path for customers to extend their on-premises applications with high-value cloud applications, versus making wholesale replacements. For example, a customer can supplement an existing on-premises Oracle E-Business Suite Financial Management system with Oracle Project Portfolio Management Cloud. To further accelerate the delivery of business value in the cloud, Oracle Customer 2 Cloud now also includes expanded partner programs, trainings, and validated services to help Oracle partners transition their business practices to the cloud. In addition to Oracle Cloud Express from Oracle Consulting and prebuilt cloud integrations from Oracle, customers can now choose from a variety of partner fixed-scope offerings and partner packaged cloud integrations to quickly and easily adopt Oracle Applications Cloud solutions and further accelerate time to value. Many partner Oracle Customer 2 Cloud solutions are expected to be available soon on Oracle Cloud Marketplace. With the expansion of Oracle Customer 2 Cloud, the program can now expedite the delivery of business value in the cloud for almost every part of a customer’s organization and help lower the overall cost of ownership for Oracle’s CRM, HCM, and ERP customers. By providing packaged integrations between the most popular on-premises and cloud applications, Oracle Customer 2 Cloud also gives Oracle CRM, HCM, and ERP customers the flexibility to shift to a hybrid model in which on-premises and cloud applications work together for greater efficiency.Supporting Quotes “The OAUG community is very interested to learn more about Oracle’s Customer 2 Cloud program. It’s something only Oracle can offer its existing customers, and it addresses many of the common challenges our members face when looking to adopt the latest modern innovations in Oracle’s broad suite of SaaS applications. With today’s announcement that ERP applications are also eligible for the program, Oracle E-Business Suite customers now have additional options to get to Oracle Cloud,” said Alyssa Johnson, President, Oracle Applications User Group. “The Customer 2 Cloud program makes it that much easier for Oracle on-premise applications clients to get their hands on the hottest new capabilities in Oracle Cloud, and get value fast,” said Ravi Kumar, executive vice president and global head, Oracle Practice, Infosys. “We want to make it as quick and easy as possible for our customers to realize the huge business benefits that the cloud offers,” said Rod Johnson, group vice president, Oracle Applications and Industries Solutions Group. “Since we launched the Oracle Customer 2 Cloud program earlier this year, it has been very successful and we have seen strong interest from customers, partners, and user groups. By expanding the program, we are now able to help Oracle ERP customers and our extensive partner network accelerate the delivery of business value in the cloud.” Supporting Resources Oracle Customer 2 Cloud Program Oracle ERP Cloud Oracle EPM Cloud Oracle HCM Cloud Oracle CX Cloud Oracle PartnerNetwork Oracle PartnerNetwork Cloud Programs Oracle Cloud ExpressAbout Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 450 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

About Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit oracle.com.

Trademarks

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

###

Danielle Cormier-Smith
Oracle
+1.610.766.3463
danielle.cormier@oracle.com

Simon Jones
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5155
sjones@blancandotus.com

Categories: Database, Vendor

Oracle Supports Government Customers with Expanded Government Cloud Solutions Portfolio

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:14
Oracle Supports Government Customers with Expanded Government Cloud Solutions Portfolio Oracle adds human resources, enterprise resource planning, and sales offerings to Oracle Government Cloud platform

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 30, 2014News Summary

The US federal government’s Cloud First policy requires government agencies to leverage cloud computing benefits to improve IT flexibility and responsiveness, while also reducing costs. State and local agencies are likewise compelled to evaluate and pursue the benefits of cloud options. To help government organizations achieve these benefits, Oracle announced that Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud, Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud, and Oracle Sales Cloud solutions are now available through Oracle Government Cloud, expanding the capabilities offered through this highly secure platform. This is Oracle’s second major addition of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions to Oracle Government Cloud, following the inclusion of Oracle Service Cloud last year. Oracle Government Cloud is a comprehensive, flexible, and cost-effective portfolio of cloud applications and solutions that extends and enhances Oracle’s cloud presence with a secure offering built specifically for government.

News Facts Oracle announced that Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud (Oracle HCM Cloud), Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud (Oracle ERP Cloud), and Oracle Sales Cloud applications are now available to government organizations through Oracle Government Cloud. With Oracle HCM Cloud applications now available through Oracle Government Cloud, government organizations can securely deploy a modern human resources (HR) system in the cloud with a talent-centric and collaborative strategy that aligns HR with their recruitment, skills development, and business objectives, enabling them to find and retain talent and improve operational efficiency. Further, with Oracle ERP Cloud available via Oracle Government Cloud, government organizations can streamline business processes using tools supporting financials, budgetary control and encumbrance accounting, procurement, project costing, and grant management. Also, Oracle ERP Cloud’s public sector-specific sourcing features ensure transparency and compliance with sourcing policies via two-stage request for quotes (RFQs), surrogate bidding, online supplier messages, and negotiation creation and award approvals. With the solution in place, government agencies can confidently implement secure enterprise applications that can increase productivity, lower costs, and improve controls. In addition, with Oracle Sales Cloud applications available through Oracle Government Cloud, agencies can deliver an enhanced citizen experience throughout the service journey and across all interaction channels. Oracle Sales Cloud provides agencies with modern sales tools that are user friendly, offer quick deployment, help improve citizen engagement through enhanced social and mobile capabilities, and leverage learned insights to improve constituent experience from actionable data, all with the speed and agility of the cloud. Oracle owns, manages, and certifies the underlying technology for Oracle Government Cloud, providing customers with the extreme performance, scalability, availability, and security needed to run mission-critical, government-specific solutions. Oracle Government Cloud provides a complete, open portfolio of innovative and integrated capabilities that extends cloud offerings to mission-critical environments and enables more control and visibility over security, service levels, functionality, and government regulatory compliance (FedRAMP, FIPS 140-2 Security Validation, Common Criteria Validation).Supporting Quotes “With Oracle Human Capital Management, we created an automated, transparent recruiting process that enables us to better screen our applicants and fill positions more quickly,” said Christina Batorski, deputy commissioner, Department of Human Resources, City of Chicago. “We are very pleased to add Oracle Human Capital Management, Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning, and Oracle Sales to the highly secure, robust suite of cloud solutions built for government. These comprehensive solutions will allow agencies to confidently move their HR, enterprise, and sales applications to the cloud without risking security, performance, or reliability,” said Mark Johnson, senior vice president, Oracle Public Sector.Supporting Resources Oracle Government Cloud Oracle Public Sector Oracle Public Sector on Facebook Oracle Public Sector on Twitter Oracle Public Sector on DiigoAbout Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,700 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog.

About Oracle

Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

Trademarks

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

###

Contacts

Katie Barron

Oracle

+202-904-1138

katie.barron@oracle.com

Lacy Cooper

O’Keeffe & Company

+540-364-5913

lcooper@okco.com

Categories: Database, Vendor