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Your Move Modernizes Rental System and Gains ROI Within 7 Months with Progress

Progress Software News - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 09:00
Your Move Modernizes Rental System and Gains ROI Within 7 Months with Progress
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Oracle and the American Institute of CPAs Unveil the New Operating Model for Agile Finance

Oracle Database News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 13:00
Press Release Oracle and the American Institute of CPAs Unveil the New Operating Model for Agile Finance New report helps CFOs manage digital transformation initiatives by providing detailed insights into best practices of agile finance leaders

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Mar 20, 2017

To help management accountants and finance professionals successfully navigate the business and technology changes that are transforming the finance function, Oracle and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) today released a new report that details the blueprint for modern finance. The report, Agile Finance Revealed: The New Operating Model for Modern Finance, identifies the traits of agile finance leaders and benchmarks their success in creating a dynamic new operating model that is resilient, responsive, and predictive, helping CFOs and their finance teams to shape the future of the business.

“With so much data at their disposal, CFOs must embrace a new operating model for modern finance,” said John Windle, FCMA, CGMA, chief financial officer at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. “This means they must effectively use cloud and digital technologies as well as ensure that their finance staff develops a broader skill set that includes strong analytical and business partnering skills.”

Based on an extensive survey of senior finance executives and in-depth interviews with CFOs who have already embraced new operating models, the report found that the finance function must be transformed in order to remain relevant in a business environment that is increasingly defined by rapid, unpredictable, and constant change. According to the report findings, only 38 percent of respondents are currently agile finance leaders. To help CFOs and their teams meet the demands of this rapidly changing business environment, the report outlines the key attributes necessary for the successful implementation of a new operating model for finance:

  • Cross-functional, integrated teams: Centralized shared services or centers of excellence that are empowered by cloud and digital technologies like robotic process automation and machine learning to drive efficiency in accounting services and improve overall business performance.
  • Expertise in digital technologies: Use of new technologies such as big data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) expand the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) role to be more predictive and enable it to generate the insights organizations need to develop innovative strategies that will drive higher performance.
  • New non-traditional finance skillsets: Expertise in statistics, data analysis, data visualization, and business partnering to support rapid decision-making and new performance management models.

“At Oracle, we believe that digital transformation brings companies into the future, and it enables them to be more competitive,” said Ivgen Guner, senior vice president, Global Business Finance, Oracle. “We also believe that the cloud gives CFOs an opportunity to restructure their current operating models to support new business models and more agile ways of working. The scale of these changes can be daunting and that’s why we worked closely with the American Institute of CPAs to develop a clear and actionable blueprint for modern finance that enables CFOs and their finance teams to lead digital transformation—not just react to it.”

The report found that while some major organizations have already made the transformation to the new operating model for modern finance, more than 80 percent of organizations are still in the process of implementing the required initiatives. The report also revealed that more than a third (36 percent) of finance leaders believe the current skill set of the finance function is too narrow and nearly a half (42 percent) said they need more data analytics skills if they are to deliver more forward-looking analysis for the business. To identify what sets agile finance leaders apart, the report examined how these leaders differ from those who are less advanced in their transformation journey in terms of structure, systems, and skills.

  • Implementing New Organizational Structures: Agile finance leaders significantly outstrip others in fully implementing the structural and systems elements of the new operating model. They are more likely to have migrated their end-to-end processes to shared service centers (41 percent vs. 13 percent) and to have a fully implemented cloud ERP (45 percent vs. 17 percent).
  • Technology Centralization: These leaders are also much more likely to have set up centers of excellence to handle areas that are most important for modern finance like FP&A (81 percent vs. 56 percent) and financial skills development (54 percent vs. 32 percent).
  • New Skills for the Finance Function: Agile finance leaders are also more likely to rate the skills of their finance function as ‘excellent’, particularly when it comes to newer, less traditional finance skills like data visualization (60 percent vs. 24 percent), big data expertise (60 percent vs. 21 percent), and influencing skills (55 percent vs. 23 percent).

The report includes insights from 483 senior finance executives in large businesses or other organizations across the U.S. and Canada, including five key industries: financial services, manufacturing, retail, healthcare and finance. It also includes insights from CFOs from a range of organizations including GE Digital, Arby’s, HSBC Global Services Companies, Vanderbilt University, Rutgers University, and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Contact Info Joann Wardrip
Oracle
+1.650.607.1343
joann.wardrip@oracle.com About the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 412,000 members in 144 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.

The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, which sets a new standard for global recognition of management accounting.

The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, and Ewing, NJ. Media representatives are invited to visit the AICPA Press Center at aicpa.org/press.

About the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association) is the most influential body of professional accountants, combining the strengths of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) to power opportunity, trust and prosperity for people, businesses and economies worldwide. It represents 650,000 members and students in public and management accounting and advocates for the public interest and business sustainability on current and emerging issues. With broad reach, rigor and resources, the Association advances the reputation, employability and quality of CPAs, CGMAs and accounting and finance professionals globally.

About Oracle

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

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Oracle Unveils Latest Innovations in Oracle Prime Projects Cloud Service

Oracle Database News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 13:00
Press Release Oracle Unveils Latest Innovations in Oracle Prime Projects Cloud Service New Lean Construction and Capital Improvement Program capabilities enhance Oracle Construction and Engineering’s comprehensive project success platform

Oracle Industry Connect, Orlando, Fla.—Mar 20, 2017

Oracle today announced the latest innovations to Oracle Prime Projects Cloud Service, Oracle Construction and Engineering’s powerful project success platform.

The new Oracle Prime Projects capabilities, Oracle Lean Scheduling Solution and Oracle Capital Improvement Program Solution, add innovative project execution and capital planning features to Oracle Construction and Engineering’s suite of cloud solutions. Oracle Prime Projects enables users to manage all aspects of the project lifecycle from ideation to execution to delivery.

By providing real-time visibility into project cost, schedules, risk, and performance information, Oracle Prime Projects empowers stakeholders to make better decisions and deliver better outcomes across all stages of the project lifecycle. The cloud suite is mobile ready, offers built-in analytics, and features robust workflows and social tools to enable rich, real-time collaboration on mission-critical activities.

Oracle Lean Scheduling Solution

Oracle Lean Scheduling is a unique,-purpose-built cloud solution that integrates both critical path method (CPM) and Lean scheduling methods into a single, integrated engineering and construction production system. The solution simplifies the scheduling processes required to bridge the gap between CPM master schedulers and last planners, connecting the field office with the enterprise. The solution also breaks down similar silos in product manufacturing, connecting processes and data in an integrated system to optimize engineer-to-order and other complex manufacturing methods. Oracle Lean Scheduling is built to complement the power of Oracle’s industry-leading Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management platform, offering unmatched coordination, commitment, and community for engineering and construction projects, programs, and enterprises.

Oracle Capital Improvement Program Solution (Oracle CIP)

With a growing backlog of infrastructure demands and shrinking budgets, many public entities struggle to decide where to allocate scarce resources for the greatest impact. Oracle Capital Improvement Program leverages cloud architecture to help eliminate data silos and facilitate collaborative tasks across departments, improving enterprise decision making for customers such as cities, counties, airports, and school districts. Robust workflows and reporting capabilities enable organizations to automate, integrate and simplify steps in their multi-year portfolio planning and budgeting process. These process improvements help public entities better identify, prioritize, and plan their capital portfolios in a transparent, credible, and coordinated manner.

“Oracle Prime Projects provides organizations of any size with an easy-to-use, integrated cloud platform to manage the myriad complex processes associated with planning, building, and operating critical assets,” said Mike Sicilia, senior vice president and general manager of Oracle Construction and Engineering. “These latest innovations address key customer challenges and enhance the power of the Oracle Prime Projects platform to deliver superior outcomes in the cloud.”

For more information about Oracle Construction and Engineering, please visit http://bit.ly/2lTU3Zr.

Contact Info Judi Palmer
Oracle
+1.650.784.7901
judi.palmer@oracle.com Kris Reeves
Blanc & Otus PR for Oracle
+1.415.856.5145
kreeves@blancandotus.com About Oracle

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

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

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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. 

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Theo & Philo Sweetens Business Operations with NetSuite Cloud ERP

Oracle Database News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 15:54
Press Release Theo & Philo Sweetens Business Operations with NetSuite Cloud ERP Social Enterprise Expands Internationally and Aids Filipino Nonprofit with NetSuite

San Mateo, Calif. and Makati City, Philippines—Mar 16, 2017

Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit, one of the industry's leading providers of cloud financials/ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oracle, today announced that Theo & Philo, a bean-to-bar maker of single-origin Philippine artisanal chocolate, replaced QuickBooks and numerous Excel spreadsheets with NetSuite to gain scalability and flexibility to power its growth.

Since going live on NetSuite in November 2015, Theo & Philo has been using NetSuite for accounting, inventory management, order management, invoicing and purchasing – all within one cloud ERP system. With NetSuite, Theo & Philo is able to better plan and manage sourcing, production and distribution and increase efficiency while saving both time and money compared to the error-prone manual work required by their previous software and paper-based processes.

Founded in 2010, Theo & Philo (www.theoandphilo.com) grew steadily offering more than a dozen varieties of premium, locally-sourced chocolate products. As production volume soared 700 percent to about 14,000 bars a month, the organization faced challenges keeping pace with its previous system and inventory management was handled manually and tracked on paper.

“NetSuite is an integral part of our day-to-day operations and a scalable platform for our continued growth,” Theo and Philo Founder Philo Chua said. “We’re a lot more efficient and, as we grow, the automated process flows and checks and balances that we need are already in place within NetSuite.”

Through its continued global growth and success, Theo & Philo, a social enterprise and grantee of the NetSuite Citizenship software donation program, has been able to help improve social welfare in the Philippines in partnership with Gawad Kalinga, a nonprofit organization committed to ending poverty for 5 million Filipino families by 2024.

The features and benefits that Theo & Philo has been able to achieve with NetSuite include:

  • International growth. Theo & Philo has expanded sales to foreign distributors in recent months, using NetSuite’s multi-currency capabilities for transactions in the Euro for Germany and the U.S. dollar for Japan.
  • Real-time access. Compared to the limitations of its previous QuickBooks desktop application, Theo & Philo now enjoys anywhere, anytime cloud-based capable access to NetSuite with no need for on-premise software and servers.
  • Streamlined inventory and distribution. Real-time data has helped Theo & Philo control inventory and accelerate production and distribution with visibility that helps spotlight issues and areas for improvement.
  • Flexible customizations. Leveraging the NetSuite SuiteCloud Platform, Theo & Philo can adapt NetSuite to unique business needs, for instance, a customization by Tech for Good, a PGE Solutions sister company, enables the company to seamlessly manage consignment inventory and associated sales orders.
  • Future-proofed for growth. As a unified suite, NetSuite offers Theo & Philo functionality for CRM, ecommerce, product assembly, lot tracking and more as the social enterprise continues to grow.
Contact Info Christine Allen
Public Relations, Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit
603-743-4534
PR@netsuite.com About Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit

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

Follow Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit’s Cloud blog, Facebook page and @NetSuite Twitter handle for real-time updates.

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Ranorex – One of Austria’s Best Employers 2017

Ranorex.com: Latest News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 08:58

I’m excited to announce that for the second year in a row now, the Great Place to Work® institute has chosen Ranorex as one of Austria’s best employers!

Each year, the Great Place to Work® institute conducts its renowned benchmark study to identify Austria’s best employers. The rating focuses on credibility, respect, fairness, pride and teamwork – values that are of great importance to a successful enterprise. Based on the responses of the extensive survey, we are delighted to see that 93% of our employees stated that “Taking everything into account, I would say this is a great place to work.”

It’s the team that matters most

Without a doubt, it’s every single member of our outstanding team that makes our company such a great place to work. At Ranorex, we are dedicated to providing the best possible environment for our team. We are proud to have a workplace culture that builds upon trust and transparency, and enables each team member to grow and have a meaningful impact on the company, its success and its values.

A meaningful workplace culture

I’m honored to be part of a company that sees the importance of a great workplace culture and does everything to foster it throughout everyday work life. For example when it comes to the areas of:

  • Work environment
    At Ranorex, you’ll benefit from the best possible work environment: from in-house gym, weekly yoga class, areas for relaxation to state-of-the-art technology and ergonomic desks.
  • Team spirit
    Team spirit is one of our core values – and we love to celebrate it: whether it is at a business run, the many team events and company trips or at the weekly breakfast.
  • Work-life balance
    While we love what we do, it’s not all about work. Flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home enable our employees to achieve a satisfying balance between private and work life.

We are honored and humbled by the award we have received and would like to credit our incredible team members. Thank you again for making Ranorex such a special place to work. We will continue to do our best to ensure inspiring working conditions, which allow us to create extraordinary solutions for our clients.

If you would like to join our team, please check out our open positions. We’d love to hear from you!

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Hearst Selects Oracle Cloud to Fuel Transformation and Business Growth of Its More Than 360 Businesses

Oracle Database News - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 22:00
Press Release Hearst Selects Oracle Cloud to Fuel Transformation and Business Growth of Its More Than 360 Businesses Diversified media leader to benefit from depth and breadth of Oracle’s secure, scalable, and unified cloud solutions to support global growth

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Mar 15, 2017

Oracle today announced that Hearst, one of America’s largest diversified media, information, and services companies with more than 360 businesses, has selected Oracle Cloud to provide its multitude of businesses with a common innovation platform to accelerate business growth and global expansion. With Oracle Cloud, Hearst will streamline, simplify, and standardize business processes across finance, procurement, and HR organizations and provide an intuitive, insightful, and engaging experience to its employees.

Part of a larger strategy to transform Hearst via cloud applications includes the company’s digital transformation program, dubbed Project UniFi. It will take advantage of integrated Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud, Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud, and Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud solutions to deliver a modern, unified technology platform for accurate and up-to-date insight to drive timely decision making and achieve agility.

“Our enterprise portfolio of businesses and investments needs a strong, common foundation to efficiently integrate Hearst’s diverse properties and future acquisitions,” said Bill Kager, vice president of finance, Hearst. “Oracle’s Cloud solutions will provide approximately 20,000 Hearst employees with human capital management, finance, and planning capabilities that will allow them to better communicate and execute their jobs.”

Beginning with the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., the digital transformation program will subsequently extend globally, allowing for seamless incorporation of acquisitions and future growth. Oracle ERP Cloud and Oracle EPM Cloud will allow Hearst to manage finances with a consolidated view into business operations via powerful visualizations and reporting analytics for insightful decision making and integrated planning and budgeting.

Oracle HCM will provide a global common model for HR processes reducing manual and duplicative efforts and ensuring tight HR process integration to drive complete and impactful reporting and analytics on Hearst’s diverse employee base. New employees will enjoy a superior onboarding experience, while everyone will get access to a simple, scalable, and intuitive user experience with mobile and self-service capabilities.

“We are very pleased to have a trend setting company such as Hearst join our fast-growing community of Oracle cloud customers who are achieving transformative business outcomes with one of the industry’s most complete, secure, and connected set of enterprise-grade cloud applications,” said Steve Miranda, executive vice president of applications development. “Our innovative, best-of-breed ERP and HCM cloud solutions are uniquely positioned to spur agility and innovation while driving business value and supporting global growth.”

Oracle delivers the industry’s broadest suite of enterprise-grade cloud services, including Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Data as a Service (DaaS).

Contact Info Joann Wardrip
Oracle
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joann.wardrip@oracle.com Paul Luthringer
Hearst
+1.212.649.2540
paul@hearst.com About Hearst

Hearst is one of the nation's largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 businesses. Its major interests include ownership in cable television networks such as A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime and ESPN; majority ownership of global ratings agency Fitch Group; Hearst Health, a group of medical information and services businesses; 30 television stations such as WCVB-TV in Boston and KCRA-TV in Sacramento, Calif., which reach a combined 19 percent of U.S. viewers; newspapers such as the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle and Albany Times Union, nearly 300 magazines around the world including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper's BAZAAR and Car and Driver; digital services businesses such as iCrossing and KUBRA; and investments in emerging digital and video companies such as BuzzFeed, Vice, Complex Networks and AwesomenessTV. Follow us on Twitter @HearstLive. and @Hearst, and subscribe to Hearstlink.

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Q3 FY17 GAAP EPS UP 6% TO $0.53 and NON-GAAP EPS UP 7% TO $0.69

Oracle Database News - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 20:27
Press Release Q3 FY17 GAAP EPS UP 6% TO $0.53 and NON-GAAP EPS UP 7% TO $0.69 Q3 FY17 SaaS and PaaS Cloud Revenues Up 73% on a GAAP Basis and Up 85% on a Non-GAAP Basis

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Mar 15, 2017

Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) today announced fiscal 2017 Q3 results. Total Revenues were $9.2 billion, up 2% in U.S. dollars and up 3% in constant currency. Non-GAAP Total Revenues were $9.3 billion, up 3% in U.S. dollars and up 4% in constant currency. Cloud software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) revenues were $1.0 billion, up 73% in U.S. dollars and up 74% in constant currency. Non-GAAP SaaS and PaaS revenues were $1.1 billion, up 85% in U.S. dollars and up 86% in constant currency. Total Cloud Revenues, including infrastructure as a service (IaaS), were $1.2 billion, up 62% in U.S. dollars and up 63% in constant currency. Total Cloud and On-Premise Software Revenues were $7.4 billion, up 4% in U.S. dollars and up 5% in constant currency.

Operating Income was $3.0 billion and Operating Margin was 32%. Non-GAAP Operating Income was $3.9 billion, up 3% in U.S. dollars and up 4% in constant currency, and non-GAAP Operating Margin was 43%. Net Income was $2.2 billion while non-GAAP Net Income was $2.9 billion, up 6% in U.S. dollars and up 7% in constant currency. Earnings Per Share was $0.53, while non-GAAP Earnings Per Share was $0.69, up 7% in U.S. dollars. Without the impact of the U.S. dollar strengthening compared to foreign currencies, Oracle’s reported GAAP Earnings Per Share would have been 1 cent higher.

Short-term deferred revenues were $7.4 billion, up 7% in U.S. dollars and constant currency compared with a year ago. Operating cash flow on a trailing twelve-month basis was $13.5 billion.

“The hyper-growth we continue to experience in the cloud has rapidly driven both our SaaS and PaaS businesses to scale,” said Oracle CEO, Safra Catz. “On an annualized non-GAAP basis, our total cloud business has reached the $5 billion mark, and our SaaS and PaaS businesses grew at the astonishing rate of 85% in Q3. That growth and the resulting scale enabled our SaaS and PaaS businesses to increase non-GAAP gross margins to 65%. Our new, large, fast growing, high-margin cloud businesses are driving Oracle’s total revenue and earnings up and improving nearly every important non-GAAP business metric you care to inspect; total revenue is up, margins are up, operating income is up, net income is up, EPS is up. Take a look. Q3 was a very strong quarter.”

“Over the last year, we sold more new SaaS and PaaS than Salesforce.com, and we’re growing more than 3 times faster,” said Oracle CEO, Mark Hurd. “If these trends continue, where we are selling more SaaS and PaaS in absolute dollars AND growing dramatically faster, it’s just a matter of when we catch and pass Salesforce.com in total cloud revenue.”

“Both our SaaS and PaaS businesses are doing great, but I’m even more excited about our second generation IaaS business,” said Oracle Chairman and CTO, Larry Ellison. “Our new Gen2 IaaS is both faster and lower cost than Amazon Web Services. And now our biggest customers can run their largest and most demanding Oracle database workloads in the Oracle Cloud—something that is absolutely impossible to do in the Amazon Cloud.”

Oracle also announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.19 per share of outstanding common stock, reflecting a 27% increase over the current quarterly dividend of $0.15. Larry Ellison, Oracle’s Chairman of the Board, Chief Technology Officer and largest stockholder, did not participate in the deliberation or the vote on this matter. This increased dividend will be paid to stockholders of record as of the close of business on April 12, 2017, with a payment date of April 26, 2017.

Q3 Fiscal 2017 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

Oracle will hold a conference call and webcast today to discuss these results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific. You may listen to the call by dialing (816) 287-5563, Passcode: 425392. To access the live webcast, please visit the Oracle Investor Relations website at http://www.oracle.com/investor. In addition, Oracle’s Q3 results and Fiscal 2017 financial tables are available on the Oracle Investor Relations website.

A replay of the conference call will also be available by dialing (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406, Passcode: 83283985.

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Oracle Investor Relations
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ken.bond@oracle.com Deborah Hellinger
Oracle Corporate Communciations
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Top US Health Insurance Websites Need Resuscitation due to Poor Web Page Clarity

VisibleThread - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 12:38
Top US Health Insurance Websites Need Resuscitation due to Poor Web Page Clarity Only 2 of the 90 top Health Insurance Companies achieved the minimum target readability score

 

Healthcare Index 2017Baltimore, MD, March 15, 2017 – VisibleThread, today announced findings from its website clarity review of the top health insurance companies – The VisibleThread Website Index, Top US Health Insurance Companies. As part of the company’s ongoing research into use of clear language, VisibleThread measured the largest US Health Insurance websites for clarity.

The companies with the overall best scores were: HealthPartners, Fallon Community Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI and Anthem. To view the ranked list of health insurance companies, including leaders and losers in each category, view the full report at:

http://info.visiblethread.com/us-top-health-insurance-companies-website-clarity-index

The analysis measured up to 100 pages on each website, across these dimensions:

  • Readability: How readable is the content?
  • Passive Language: Active Language communicates clearly. What proportion of sentences are passive?
  • Long Sentences: What proportion of all sentences are too long?
  • Word Complexity Density: Density rating is the proportion of complex words relative to total word count

 

Why is this report relevant?

There is a growing movement for all website content to be clear and concise. The purpose of this paper is to explore how well health insurance companies communicate through the copy on their websites.

In a Health Literacy report, the Institute of Medicine found discrepancies between what people read and what they understand. They state: “Even highly skilled individuals may find the [healthcare] systems too complicated to understand, especially when these individuals are more vulnerable due to poor health”. They provide four main reasons why health information is difficult to understand:

  • Complexity of information presentation;
  • Use of unfamiliar scientific and medical jargon;
  • Demands of navigating the healthcare system, including locating providers and services and filling out forms
  • Difficulty that people of all literacy levels have in understanding information when confronted with their own or a loved one’s stressful or unfamiliar situation.

“Even with highly technical content, simple content tweaks can make a difference. Clarity will not only improve communications between parties in the healthcare cycle, but it may increase a company’s bottom line. This report shows a positive correlation between health insurance companies with higher net revenue and increased levels of website clarity”, said Fergal McGovern, CEO, VisibleThread.

Download the full report here:

2017 US TOP HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES WEBSITE CLARITY INDEX

About VisibleThread

VisibleThread’s solutions help organizations test & audit their written content for risk and content quality, with dramatically less cost. Customers include; Boeing, Intel, Accenture and Fannie Mae. Our software instantly finds brand compliance, poor readability and language risk issues within documents and entire websites. Customers see >45% increase in efficiency over manual review, and produce better quality, more engaging content. Unlike consumer-grade analysis tools, VisibleThread processes hundreds of documents and web pages in minutes. We are used by Marketing, Sales and Risk/Contracts Teams in leading global organizations. Visit www.visiblethread.com for more information.

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Oracle Unveils Oracle US Tennis Awards for Young Professionals

Oracle Database News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 17:00
Press Release Oracle Unveils Oracle US Tennis Awards for Young Professionals Grants to assist former collegiate players in their pro careers

Indian Wells, Calif.—Mar 14, 2017

Oracle Corp. today announced the creation of the Oracle US Tennis Awards, player grants that are to be awarded annually at the BNP Paribas Open to assist young American players as they transition from college into the professional ranks.

The two $100,000 grants are to be awarded each year at the BNP Paribas Open to a male and female professional who have demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship and an aptitude for success on the pro tour. They must have played collegiate tennis prior to turning professional.

“Making the transition from college to the professional ranks is a real challenge,” said Oracle CEO Mark Hurd. “We hope these awards will provide young players with support to develop their games and improve their mental and physical fitness. Our goal is to grow the program and we invite input and support from other companies who are committed to U.S. athletics.”

The awards will be administered by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, the governing body of college tennis.

“The ITA is proud of our partnership with Oracle,” said ITA CEO Timothy Russell. “Together we are growing the brand of college tennis and enhancing student-athlete experiences, and in doing so helping to return the leaders of tomorrow in America and around the world.”

Recipients will be selected by the newly created Oracle US Tennis Awards Advisory Council, a six-member body that includes individuals committed to the growth and improvement of American tennis. The inaugural members of the Advisory Council are:

  • Chris Evert: Former singles world No. 1; current ESPN tennis commentator; co-founder of Evert Tennis Academy.
  • Ilana Kloss: Former singles world No. 19; commissioner of Mylan World Team Tennis.
  • Peggy Michel: three-time grand slam doubles champion; played college tennis at Arizona State; current Assistant Tournament Director & Vice President of Sales at the BNP Paribas Open.
  • Dr. Timothy Russell: CEO ITA; college educator for three decades.
  • Martin Blackman: General Manager, USTA Player Development; played college tennis at Stanford.
  • Todd Martin: former singles world #4; CEO International Tennis Hall of Fame and Tournament Director, Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open; played college tennis at Northwestern University.

“The transition into professional tennis is a great challenge that I experienced myself. The grants will be a great help to these young athletes,” said Todd Martin. “It’s great to see a company like Oracle step up to support American tennis.”

Added Chris Evert: “The people at Oracle understand that becoming a top player requires a strong support system. We are confident that these awards will help some young players through those daunting early years on the tour.”

Contact Info Deborah Hellinger
Oracle
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deborah.hellinger@oracle.com Dan Johnson
ITA
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djohnson@itatennis.com About Oracle

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

About The ITA

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) is committed to serving college tennis and returning the leaders of tomorrow. As the governing body of college tennis, the ITA oversees men's and women's varsity tennis at NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community College divisions. The ITA administers a comprehensive awards and rankings program for men's and women's varsity players, coaches and teams in all divisions, providing recognition for their accomplishments on and off the court. For more information on the ITA, visit the ITA website at www.itatennis.com, like the ITA on Facebook or follow @ITA_Tennis on Twitter and Instagram.

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Progressive Report Preview

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Embedded World 2017

Intland Blog - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 10:00
14-16 March 2017, Nuremberg, Germany Intland Software’s booth number: 4-404 Embedded world is the leading international fair for embedded systems, bringing together the innovators in embedded product design and development. With over 930 exhibitors and speakers from 42 countries, embedded world 2017 is set out to be a huge event where experts will be able…
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Inflectra Offices Closed due to Winter Storm in Washinton, DC Area

Inflectra News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 01:00

Due to the arrival of Winter Storm Stella in the Washington, DC metro area, Inflectra offices will be closed today - March 14th, 2017. All staff will be teleworking and we will be providing full email and help desk support as normal. However due to the weather event, we will not be providing phone support except for emergency cases. So if you have any questions or issues, please log a help desk ticket on our website.

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US Top Government Contractor Websites Struggle with Complex Language

VisibleThread - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 12:45
US Top Government Contractor Websites Struggle with Complex Language Only 1 out of the 95 top Government Contractors achieved the minimum target readability score

 

Top Government Contractors 2017Baltimore, Monday 13th March 2017. VisibleThread the industry leading content analysis software provider that scans documents and entire websites for readability concerns, quality and liability, today announced the findings from its inaugural review of the top government contractor websites – The VisibleThread Website Index, Top Government Contractors – 2016. In February 2017, as a part of the company’s ongoing research program into the use of clear language in Internet communications, VisibleThread measured the largest U.S. Federal Government Contractor websites for clarity.

The government contractors with the overall best scores were: CDW-G, Dell, AT&T, Microsoft and Engility. To view the entire ranked list of government contractors, including leaders and losers in each category, view the full report at: http://info.visiblethread.com/2017-top-US-government-contractors-website-clarity-index

The analysis measured up to 100 pages on each website, across these four dimensions:

  • Readability – How readable is the content?
  • Passive Language – Active Language communicates clearly. What proportion of sentences are passive?
  • Long Sentences – What proportion of all sentences are too long?
  • Word Complexity Density – Density rating is the proportion of complex words relative to total word count

 

Why is this report relevant?

There is a growing movement for all website content to be clear, concise and relevant. For example, the Plain Language Act of 2010 requires all U.S. Federal agencies to communicate clearly. Further the U.S. Federal Government expects contractors to answer RFPs using clear and concise language. Similarly, if website copy is obtuse or complex, it reflects poorly on the brand. It creates a subliminal impression that the contractor will be hard to deal with when working with government agencies. In addition, it improves engagement and compliance. When more people understand what a contractor offers, they are more likely to engage.

“Government contractors are forcing readers to needlessly expend high levels of mental energy to understand their message. Many government contractors are needlessly placing a high cognitive burden on the reader. Marketers need to promote a clear message. So, complex messaging, even for a technological oriented audience leads to churn and poor online engagement,” said Fergal McGovern, CEO, VisibleThread. “A Website reflects your brand values. Even with highly technical content, simple tweaks can make a difference. Brands and marketing teams want to reflect an approachable ethos. Government contractors must use technical language when describing products, processes and services. Our report shows that most are missing the mark.”

 

Download the full report here:

2017 US TOP GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS WEBSITE CLARITY INDEX

About VisibleThread

VisibleThread’s solutions help organizations test & audit their written content for risk and content quality, with dramatically less cost. Customers include; Boeing, Intel, Accenture and Fannie Mae. Our software instantly finds brand compliance, poor readability and language risk issues within documents and entire websites. Customers see >45% increase in efficiency over manual review, and produce better quality, more engaging content. Unlike consumer-grade analysis tools, VisibleThread processes hundreds of documents and web pages in minutes. We are used by Marketing, Sales and Risk/Contracts Teams in leading global organizations. Visit www.visiblethread.com for more information.

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VisibleThread’s Fergal McGovern and ASCO’s Lindsay Dudbridge at HITMC 2017 in Las Vegas on quantifying ‘good’ vs ‘bad’ communication

VisibleThread - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 11:19
VisibleThread’s Fergal McGovern and ASCO’s Lindsay Dudbridge at HITMC 2017 in Las Vegas on quantifying ‘good’ vs ‘bad’ communication

 

Healthcare IT Marketing and PR ConferenceThursday April 6th 2017 at 2:05pm VisibleThread CEO, Fergal McGovern and ASCO Manager – Clinical Content, Lindsay Dudbridge will speak at the Healthcare IT Marketing and PR Conference (HITMC) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Having run its first ever event in 2014, the HITMC has this year scheduled 50 sessions from leading healthcare IT marketing PR professionals. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the latest in content marketing, marketing automation, event marketing, healthcare public relations, branding and media relations.

In this session, Fergal and Lindsay will discuss:

  • How automating language audit can help improve quality of information
  • How you can modify your publication process to include automated language checking
  • The practicalities and pitfalls of managing lots of content

Most medium to large service organisations need to communicate clearly and with low risk, but practically 100% of marketing teams are using purely manual methods for language vetting.

Patients, family members and care givers need accurate health information that is accessible and understandable. The American Society of Clinical Oncology has adopted an automated approach to help with the challenges of providing the right cancer-related information to a large (>24m visits in 2015) online audience on Cancer.net.

The case study that Fergal and Lindsay will present, shows in very practical ways how a content heavy organisation like ASCO has adopted technology to drive clearer, more consistent communication. Ultimately this benefits their readers, patients and care givers alike. They have built this into their publication lifecycle.

INFO: http://www.healthitmarketingconference.com/


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CollabNet Announces New TeamForge Release

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 20:25
CollabNet has announced a new release of TeamForge, the application lifecycle management (ALM) and collaboration platform helps organizations create high-quality applications at speed. Organizations standardize on TeamForge typically to create co ...
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