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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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Oracle Announces Oracle Software in Silicon Cloud

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:12
Oracle Announces Oracle Software in Silicon CloudEarly access to revolutionary Software in Silicon technology to dramatically improve reliability and security, and accelerate application performanceORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 30, 2014News Summary

Oracle’s revolutionary Software in Silicon technology extends the design philosophy of engineered systems to the chip. Co-engineered by Oracle’s software and microprocessor engineers, Software in Silicon implements accelerators directly into the processor to deliver a rich feature-set that enables quick development of databases and applications that are more reliable and run faster. Now, with the Oracle Software in Silicon Cloud, developers can have a secure environment to test and improve their software and exploit the unique advantages of Oracle’s Software in Silicon technology.

Oracle Software in Silicon Cloud is available today and is featured at Oracle OpenWorld in DEMOgrounds booth SC-170 in Moscone South.

News Facts Oracle Software in Silicon Cloud provides developers a ready-to-run virtual machine environment to install, test, and improve their code in a robust and secure cloud platform powered by the revolutionary Software in Silicon technology in Oracle’s forthcoming SPARC M7 processor running Oracle Solaris. This hardware-enabled functionality can be used to detect and prevent data corruptions and security violations. Test workloads have demonstrated average results of 40x faster than software-only tools, with some tests showing it’s more than 80x faster. This performance advantage illustrates the capability to eventually be always-on in production and not limited to test environments. Oracle Software in Silicon Cloud users will have access to the latest Oracle Solaris Studio release that includes tools to detect numerous types of memory corruption errors and provide detailed diagnostic information to aid developers in quickly improving code reliability. Code examples, demonstrations, and documentation will help users more quickly exploit the unique advantage of running applications with Software in Silicon technology. Software in Silicon features implemented in Oracle’s forthcoming SPARC M7 processor include: Application Data Integrity is the first-ever end-to-end implementation of memory-access validation in hardware. Designed to help prevent security bugs such as HeartBleed from putting systems at risk, it enables hardware monitoring of memory requests by software processes in real-time and it stops unauthorized access to memory whether that access is due to a programming error or a malicious attempt to exploit buffer overruns. It also helps accelerate code development and helps ensure software quality, reliability and security. Query Acceleration increases in-memory database query processing performance by operating on data streaming directly from memory via extremely high-bandwidth interfaces –-with speeds up to 160 GB/s—resulting in tremendous performance gains. Query acceleration is implemented in multiple engines in the SPARC M7 processor. Decompression units in the Software in Silicon acceleration engines significantly increase usable memory capacity. The units on a single processor run data decompression with performance that is equivalent to 16 decompression PCI cards or 60 CPU cores. This capability allows compressed databases to be stored in-memory while being accessed and manipulated at full performance. Query Acceleration and Decompression capabilities can be combined to provide increased performance and capacity resulting in maximizing usage of memory capacity, bandwidth, and CPU cores for a revolutionary impact on performance. Automatic Data Integrity can be always-on for improved reliability and security. After bulletproofing and turbo-charging applications with Software in Silicon, developers can also improve the installation and deployment of their software by integrating, building, and testing virtual machine templates for Oracle Solaris. Oracle’s SPARC M7 processor is the first chip to offer the revolutionary Software in Silicon features. Systems based on the SPARC M7 processor are targeted for release in 2015.Supporting Quote “Oracle’s Software in Silicon technology in the SPARC M7 processor is the result of close co-engineering between our software and microprocessor teams and the benefits it will bring to customers are dramatic,” said John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems, Oracle. “With the Software in Silicon Cloud, developers can take advantage of this revolutionary technology, bulletproof their code, and develop and run databases and applications faster.”Supporting Resources Oracle Software in Silicon Cloud Oracle’s SPARC Servers Oracle Solaris Oracle Solaris Studio Oracle Hardware on Facebook, Twitter Connect with Oracle Solaris via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedInAbout 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.

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.

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Oracle Financial Services Celebrates Landmark Year for Adoption of Oracle FLEXCUBE, with More Than 65 Deployments in 12 Months

Oracle Database News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:08
Oracle Financial Services Celebrates Landmark Year for Adoption of Oracle FLEXCUBE, with More Than 65 Deployments in 12 MonthsBanks around the world are benefitting from new Oracle FLEXCUBE capabilities and rapid deployment modelSIBOS, BOSTON, MASS. and ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – September 30, 2014News Summary

Oracle today announced that its Oracle FLEXCUBE core banking solution has enjoyed a landmark year, with banks across the globe selecting the solution and enjoying rapid and successful deployment. More than 500 banks have chosen Oracle FLEXCUBE as the foundation for their banking operations—65 in the last 12 months alone—firmly establishing the solution as the core banking system of choice for a broad range of banks facing diverse local market challenges. In addition, Oracle FLEXCUBE is now available as an Oracle Managed Cloud Service.

News Facts Oracle announced today that 65 customers have deployed Oracle FLEXCUBE in the last 12 months, with 42 of those customers going live. Highlighted customers include: Volksbank, Romania, which selected Oracle FLEXCUBE to replace its existing application Misys Midas, using IBM AS400 and DB2 as hardware and software infrastructure, and to enable the bank to consolidate its operations on a unified technology and application platform. Azizi Bank in Afghanistan, which selected Oracle FLEXCUBE to consolidate its operations across its acquired entities and to expand its presence in the country. Several banks around the world that have entered the market with new banking licenses have benefited from Oracle’s rapid deployment model for Oracle FLEXCUBE. A recent entrant in the Central Eastern Europe region deployed Oracle FLEXCUBE Direct Banking and Oracle FLEXCUBE Universal Banking in less than two months. United Commercial Bank Limited, Bangladesh went live with Oracle FLEXCUBE in less than six months. TNRB Bank Limited, the first private-sector bank in Bangladesh to be set up by nonresident Bangladeshis, selected Oracle FLEXCUBE to deliver services for more than 8 million nonresident Bangladeshis around the world. Oracle FLEXCUBE is now available as a managed cloud service. The recent winner of a new banking license in the United Kingdom has selected Oracle FLEXCUBE and plans to deploy the solution as an Oracle Managed Cloud Service Oracle FLEXCUBE continues to power global transaction banks. Oracle FLEXCUBE is already deployed at three of the top five banks headquartered in North America and in more than 70 financial institutions across the globe for transaction banking services. A bank that operates in six locations worldwide selected Oracle FLEXCUBE for its international operations; the bank’s first deployment was in the Cayman Islands.Supporting Quotes “Oracle FLEXCUBE momentum the last 12 months has been strong, and we continue to evolve the offering so that banks can engage more closely with their customers,” said Chet Kamat, senior vice president, Oracle Financial Services. “By implementing Oracle FLEXCUBE, banks are not only able to better address their customers’ needs, wants, and expectations but also have greater control over their banking operations.” “We have successfully migrated to Oracle FLEXCUBE,” said A.E.A. Muhaimen, additional managing director, United Commercial Bank Limited. “This journey completed in seven months, and for UCB it is a success story that I am sure will make us the envy of the industry! It was a near-perfect cutover.” “Oracle FLEXCUBE, running on Oracle’s SPARC servers and Oracle Solaris, enables us to meet changing customer, market, and industry needs while reducing IT complexity and cutting the cost of ownership,” said Abdul-Samed Iddrisu, executive director, Agricultural Development Bank. “Oracle FLEXCUBE Release 12 empowers us to provide cutting-edge financial services solutions to customers and become one of the most forward-looking banks in Africa,” said Melaku Kebede, vice president, Systems and E-Banking, United Bank S.C. of Ethiopia. “We want to provide an enriching, memorable experience to our customers with innovative products and services that are both compatible and up to date with the digital world and support compliance with Shari’a law,” said Jamal Darwiche, acting chief executive officer, Alizz Islamic Bank. “Oracle FLEXCUBE helped enable us to immediately achieve the results we desired, while also providing us with a modern, integrated banking platform that will support future growth. A project of such complexity was executed in a record-breaking timeframe of under five months by the joint team. We are proud of what we have achieved.”Supporting Resources Oracle FLEXCUBE Oracle Financial Services

 

About Oracle

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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.

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The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. With more than 550 sessions covering topics that span the breadth of the Java universe, keynotes from foremost Java visionaries, tutorials, and expert-led hands-on learning opportunities, JavaOne is the world's most important event for the Java community. Join the JavaOne discussion on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and the JavaOne blog.

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Oracle Announces New Innovations in Oracle Fusion Middleware, the Leading Cloud Platform for Today’s Digital Business

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 22:00
Oracle Announces New Innovations in Oracle Fusion Middleware, the Leading Cloud Platform for Today’s Digital Business Executive Vice President Thomas Kurian outlines new enhancements across the Oracle Fusion Middleware portfolio, enabling customers and partners to harness the power of the cloud, simplify IT, and deliver new innovations and customer valueORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 29, 2014
News Summary

Today at Oracle OpenWorld 2014, Thomas Kurian, executive vice president of product development at Oracle, outlined new innovations in Oracle Fusion Middleware. With these enhancements, customers and partners can leverage the world’s leading cloud platform to power innovation and drive a digital business advantage throughout their organizations. New features run the gambit of the Oracle Fusion Middleware portfolio, including new social, mobile, security, integration, and collaboration technologies.

News Facts Today at Oracle OpenWorld 2014, Thomas Kurian, executive vice president of product development at Oracle, unveiled new innovations in Oracle Fusion Middleware, the cloud platform for digital business. Kurian highlighted major updates across the entire Oracle Fusion Middleware stack, including new platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and on-premises cloud offerings as well as mobile, security, content management, and data management and integration capabilities. With these innovations, customers and partners can implement new digital business models and reduce costs by leveraging elastic private and public cloud architectures. In addition to on-stage demos of the new offerings, Kurian highlighted the momentous customer adoption of Oracle Fusion Middleware. Kurian was joined on stage by Steve Holland, CTO/CDO of 7-Eleven, who shared his company’s Oracle Fusion Middleware success story. For a replay of the session and more on these new innovations, please visit www.oracle.com/openworld/live/index.html.New Innovations in Oracle Fusion Middleware Cloud: Oracle’s public and private cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings provide a complete, integrated, best-in-class and standards-based platform to lower integration costs, provide self-service capabilities to drive productivity, and deliver seamless workload portability between on-premises and cloud-based applications. Further enabling customers and partners to leverage the power of the cloud, Oracle announced six new Oracle Cloud services—Oracle Big Data Cloud Service, Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, Oracle Integration Cloud Service, Oracle Process Cloud Service, Oracle Node Cloud Service, and Oracle Java SE Cloud Service. These new services join the following Oracle Cloud platform services from the Oracle Fusion Middleware portfolio: Oracle Java Cloud Service, Oracle Messaging Cloud Service, Oracle Developer Cloud Service, Oracle Documents Cloud Service, and Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service. Oracle mobile platform: Oracle Mobile Application Framework supports rapid mobile application development across multiple devices, and Oracle Mobile Security Suite provides mobile security for BYOD and shared devices, bringing together identity and access management. To simplify secure mobile application development, Oracle deepened the integration between the two offerings, making it easier for developers to create rich mobile user experiences without compromising security. The addition of Oracle Mobile Cloud Service also simplifies access to enterprise mobile services in the cloud, and the new Oracle Mobile Application Framework Composer allows users to accelerate and simplify the development of mobile applications by offering a visual and declarative way of delivering mobile applications. Service integration: With the new Oracle Integration Cloud Service, Oracle Cloud Adapters, and Oracle Cloud Adapter Software Development Kit (SDK), organizations can simplify the integration of on-premises systems with customized and packaged cloud applications. Customers can also support multichannel delivery of applications and services across mobile, Web, B2B, and cloud applications through new API management capabilities, REST, and JSON adapters. Oracle provides complete API lifecycle management, including definition, creation, publishing, security, monitoring, and management of APIs and seamlessly integrates with private, public, and hybrid cloud solutions. Business process management (BPM): The recently released Oracle Business Process Management Suite 12c is a comprehensive BPM platform that delivers business-driven process design and advanced process analytics. The new Oracle Process Cloud Service supports process innovation and optimization through process monitoring and analytics; process automation capabilities including workflow, events, and rules; and mobile forms and workspace capabilities. Data integration and business analytics: Recent data integration and business analytics offerings from Oracle provide a unified platform to speed analysis to insights and data movement across relational databases, operational systems, data warehouses, and Hadoop clusters. Oracle Analytics Cloud is a comprehensive portfolio of analytics offerings built for the cloud, deployed in the cloud, and enabling data analysis for cloud, on-premises, traditional, and big data sources. A new version of Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management covers the full breadth of metadata management and data governance needs in an organization, including data lifecycle management and harvest, and integrates third-party metadata, data governance, stewardship, and standardization. Content and collaboration: Additional innovations enable collaboration in the context of business applications and integrate content management, collaboration, and process management into an agile platform for any department. The new Oracle Documents Cloud Service provides document sharing securely across devices and with others using secure workspaces. Oracle Social Network Cloud Service provides an enterprise social platform to facilitate collaboration within and across organizations. Identity management: New identity management capabilities unify access management, identity management, and governance in a unified identity platform across on-premises systems and cloud for desktop, Web, and mobile applications. The offering also enables interoperability across heterogeneous cloud services with modern security standards and protocols. Oracle Cloud Application Foundation: Oracle Cloud Application Foundation, including Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Release 1 (12.1.3) and Oracle Coherence 12c Release 1 (12.1.3), aligns with the release of Oracle Java Cloud Service. This is a significant release of Oracle’s core Java server infrastructure; in addition to major capabilities expanded for modern application development, it brings to fruition a key value proposition that enables Oracle customers to run their standards-based Java workloads in a private cloud or on-premises, on conventional hardware, or optimized for engineered infrastructure with Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle SuperCluster systems—all without change in the Oracle Cloud. No other modern Java application infrastructure can provide this. Supporting Quotes "As a very large multi-location retailer that runs 24x7x365, we demanded a better and safer way to connect with our external guests and deliver new innovations to market place faster and easier. With our Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies we are now able to provision new environments in less than a day. This includes the complete Oracle SOA Suite on Oracle Exalogic, with Oracle Enterprise Manager managing the Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Exalogic, and our Oracle Exadata databases,” said Steve Holland, CTO and CDO, 7-Eleven, Inc. “With the data explosion, globalization, and the rise of social and mobile technologies, our customers are facing more challenges than ever before,” said Thomas Kurian, executive vice president, product development, Oracle. “Oracle is committed to delivering the technologies needed to help our customers turn those challenges into opportunities and to creating a modern, secure cloud infrastructure that can simplify IT, deliver a digital business advantage, and make it easier for organizations to deliver better customer experiences.”Supporting Resources Oracle Fusion Middleware Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Keynotes Like Oracle OpenWorld on Facebook Follow Oracle OpenWorld on Twitter Oracle OpenWorld blog Oracle OpenWorld on LinkedInAbout 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.

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.

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Oracle Expands Oracle Cloud Portfolio with Introduction of Six New Platform Services

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:28
Press Release Oracle Expands Oracle Cloud Portfolio with Introduction of Six New Platform Services Oracle cloud services help customers adapt to emerging trends such as big data, social, and mobile

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—September 29, 2014

News Summary

The Oracle Cloud Platform enables customers and partners to easily build new applications, extend Oracle software as a service (SaaS) applications, and migrate existing on-premises applications to the cloud. The Oracle Cloud Platform offers customers and partners the same platform as a service (PaaS) foundation upon which Oracle runs its own SaaS applications and upon which many SaaS providers rely. Based on the performance, reliability, scalability, and security of Oracle Database, Java, and Oracle Fusion Middleware, with built-in multitenancy, in-memory analytics, mobile, and social capabilities, the Oracle Cloud Platform provides a fast and easy way for customers and ISVs to move to the cloud. With the new services announced today, Oracle further extends its Platform Services to include big data analytics, integration, process management, Java Platform, Standard Edition, and Node.js.

News Facts 62 million users. 23 billion transactions each day.
  • Continuing to innovate and expand the Oracle Cloud portfolio, Oracle introduced six new Oracle Cloud Platform services that help customers and partners develop and deploy new applications, extend and personalize Oracle SaaS applications, and migrate existing on-premises applications to Oracle Cloud.
  • The Oracle Cloud Platform provides the foundation for Oracle's own SaaS applications and is relied on by most of the world's top SaaS providers. Oracle provides the same platform to enterprises and ISVs, enabling them to take advantage of Oracle Database, Java, and Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies, including rich capabilities for multitenancy, in-memory analytics, mobile, and social.
  • Today, Oracle announced expansion of the Oracle Cloud Platform to include new functionality for big data analytics, integration, process management, Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE), and Node.js for server-side JavaScript.
  • Oracle Cloud provides the industry's broadest portfolio of public cloud services across SaaS, PaaS, data as a service (DaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS).
  • Unlike other clouds that offer services in one or two layers, Oracle Cloud is the only cloud that delivers a broad portfolio of integrated services across data, applications, platform, and infrastructure areas.
  • 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.
  • Additionally, Oracle continues to provide partners with new opportunities, enabling them to reach Oracle's customer base, grow their business, and extend their success in the cloud. Oracle also recently announced a new two-tier VAD distribution program, a new community called Oracle Cloud Connection, and the expansion of the Oracle Cloud Marketplace to include system integrators.
  • Business technology research and advisory services firm Ventana Research awarded Oracle with the 2014 Technology Innovation Award for Business Innovation in the category of Cloud Computing, recognizing the company as a pioneer that drives change and increased value for organizations. The Ventana Technology Innovation Awards, presented annually, identify the technologies that have had or have the potential to have the most striking positive impact on business and honor their providers. More information on this prestigious award can be found at http://www.ventanaresearch.com/innovationawards.
Latest Additions to Oracle Cloud Platform Services Portfolio

Oracle announced six new Oracle Cloud Platform services, including:

30,000 devices. 400 petabytes of storage.
  • Oracle Big Data Cloud: Enables customers to analyze and process vast amounts of data using the Hadoop framework on a secure, elastic, managed, and easy-to-use infrastructure platform that is fully integrated with other Oracle Cloud services.
  • Oracle Mobile Cloud: Enables customers to rapidly bring enterprise-grade mobile apps to market with a cloud-based mobile back end.
  • Oracle Integration Cloud: Enables customers to rapidly design, deploy, monitor, and manage cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-on-premises integrations using a rich and intuitive browser-based interface.
  • Oracle Process Cloud: Empowers business users to design, deploy, monitor, and optimize business processes to improve efficiency, agility, and productivity.
  • Oracle Node.js Cloud: Enables customers to easily and rapidly deploy JavaScript applications along with any required libraries on a highly available and dynamically scalable Oracle Cloud infrastructure complete with cloud-based tooling for continuous integration and application management.
  • Oracle Java SE Cloud: Enables customers to quickly deploy Java SE 7 or 8 applications along with any required libraries or frameworks on a highly available and dynamically scalable Oracle Cloud infrastructure complete with cloud-based tooling for continuous integration and application management.
Oracle Cloud Platform Services Now Generally Available

These new services expand the Oracle Cloud Platform services that are now available:

  • Oracle Database Cloud: Provides full control of a dedicated database instance and supports any Oracle Database application, giving users greater flexibility and choice over the level of managed services provided by Oracle.
  • Oracle Database Backup Cloud: Enables customers to back up on-premises databases to Oracle Cloud with encryption, compression, and three-way mirroring.
  • Oracle Java Cloud: Provides Oracle WebLogic Server clusters for deployment of Java applications and gives full administrative control over the service with automated backup, recovery, patching, and high-availability capabilities.
  • Oracle Messaging Cloud: Provides an infrastructure that enables reliable communication between software components.
  • Oracle Developer Cloud: Provides development teams with a hosted development platform with application lifecycle management and team collaboration.
  • Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud: Enables users to create visual, interactive dashboards for the web and mobile devices.
  • Oracle Documents Cloud: Provides a flexible, secure file-sharing and collaboration solution for mobile devices and desktops, and integration with on-premises and cloud applications.
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About Oracle OpenWorld

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Oracle Unveils Latest Cloud Applications at Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:26
Press Release Oracle Unveils Latest Cloud Applications at Oracle OpenWorld Personalized, connected, and secure portfolio of cloud applications helps customers succeed in a digital world

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—September 29, 2014

News Summary At Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle introduced Oracle Applications Cloud Release 9, including significant additions and updates to its full portfolio of software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings. Oracle offers a modern cloud that is personalized, connected, and secure to deliver complete, best-of-breed functionality in the cloud that helps its customers succeed in a digital world. Oracle provides modern business practices for every function in the enterprise and a practical path to the cloud to help customers to achieve business goals. News Facts Oracle Applications Cloud
  • At Oracle OpenWorld 2014 in San Francisco, Oracle unveiled Oracle Applications Cloud Release 9.
  • The latest release of Oracle Applications Cloud provides a full portfolio of cloud offerings that are personalized, secure, and connected and provide a practical path to the cloud for Oracle customers.
  • Personalized:
    • Oracle Applications Cloud allow users to tailor applications to fit their business, empowering employees to configure their user experience, dashboards, reports, workflow, and data.
    • Customers and partners can easily personalize their Oracle Applications Cloud using Oracle Cloud Platform as a Service (Oracle Cloud PaaS) to create new features and build their own modern cloud and mobile SaaS applications.
    • Connected:
      • With Oracle Applications Cloud, companies can connect the entire business— data, processes, analytics, and people—and provide employees with a unified user experience.
      • In addition, customers can seamlessly integrate processes and data between cloud, on-premises, and third-party applications.
    • Secure:
      • Oracle is a proven cloud provider known for viability, reliability, and expertise. Its Oracle Applications Cloud help customers comply with local data residency requirements via 19 global data centers, industry clouds, world-class data security, common controls and processes, advanced security infrastructure, and isolated data tenancy.
    • Practical path to the cloud:
      • To help customers adopt its cloud applications, Oracle has expanded the Oracle Customer 2 Cloud program to Oracle ERP customers. This program enables Oracle’s on-premises customers to move current support to modern cloud applications and helps customers be successful through rapid startup services and packaged integrations.
      • Oracle has also expanded Oracle partner programs related to Customer 2 Cloud to help partners successfully transition their business practices to the cloud.
    • Oracle Cloud provides the industry’s broadest portfolio of public cloud services across data as a service (DaaS), SaaS, platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS).
    • 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.
    • Business technology research and advisory services firm Ventana Research awarded Oracle with the 2014 Technology Innovation Award for Business Innovation in the category of Cloud Computing, recognizing the company as a pioneer that drives change and increased value for organizations. The Ventana Technology Innovation Awards, presented annually, identify the technologies that have had or have the potential to have the most striking positive impact on business and honor their providers. More information on this prestigious award can be found at http://www.ventanaresearch.com/innovationawards.
    Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud Mobile Financial Reporting Center

    Mobile enhancements to Oracle ERP Cloud make it easier for users to handle key business transactions wherever they are, whenever they need to.

    • Key new features in Oracle ERP Cloud include:
      • Oracle Supplier Qualification Management Cloud, designed to help companies and organizations capture and qualify suppliers with accurate information.
      • Encumbrance Accounting and Budgetary Control for Public Sector, which helps government agencies and municipalities to better plan and budget, control costs, and analyze actual and expected spending data.
      • Oracle Grants Management Cloud, a new product designed to help effectively manage grants and contracts received from any type of organization.
    Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud WorkLife Solutions page screenshot

    Work Life solutions in Oracle HCM Cloud Release 9 help reach and engage an organization's entire workforce.

    • Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud (Oracle HCM Cloud) Release 9 continues to provide users with the experience they have come to expect from consumer applications. It includes design enhancements developed with customer input to give even casual users a simple solution so they can get back to their day-to-day work more quickly and maximize their productivity.
    • Oracle HCM Cloud supports integrations to Oracle’s PeopleSoft Payroll and Oracle E-Business Suite Payroll, enabling existing customers to move to the cloud at their own pace.
    • Also available in Oracle HCM Cloud Release 9 are new Work Life solutions, social applications designed to help reach and engage an organization’s entire workforce, especially Millennials.
    • Users can now access the full range of Oracle HCM Cloud on their mobile devices via a single, unified experience in a browser or via the mobile application.
    Oracle Customer Experience Cloud
    • Oracle Customer Experience Cloud (Oracle CX Cloud) is a complete set of best-in-class, integrated, cloud-enabled solutions that encompass the entire customer journey. Oracle has recently updated Oracle CX Cloud to help companies break down organizational barriers so they can connect engagements, build advocacy, and grow revenue.
    • Extending its commitment to create streamlined data access for the enterprise and help sales teams drive efficiencies and sell more, Oracle today announced Oracle Data as a Service for Sales (Oracle DaaS for Sales), a component of the Oracle Data Cloud. In partnership with Dun & Bradstreet, the world’s leading source of commercial data and business insights, Oracle DaaS for Sales enables organizations to create new business opportunities with the world’s largest source of trusted B2B company data including reference, social, and competitive profile information.
    • To help simplify marketing across all channels and deliver truly customer-centric campaigns, Oracle also announced the integration of the Oracle Data Management Platform solution (formerly BlueKai Data Management Platform) with Oracle Cross-Channel Contact Center, to help marketers define, target, and retarget their ideal customers to build more-effective marketing programs.
    • To help marketers improve collaboration, streamline processes, and better manage their digital assets, Oracle has integrated Oracle Marketing Cloud with Box, a cloud platform that helps businesses securely store, share and manage content.
    • With Release 9, Oracle introduced enhanced social commerce capabilities 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.
    • Oracle also 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 quickly prove the value of social programs.
    • Major updates to Oracle Sales Cloud 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 deals more effectively and efficiently.
    Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud Enhanced Analytics Capabilities in Oracle Analytics Cloud Benefit Full Line of Oracle Applications Cloud Personalized. Connected. Secure. Ready for Cloud
    • Oracle Analytics Cloud meets the needs of line-of-business users, data scientists, and IT. Prebuilt analytic applications provide embedded real-time reporting and deep cross-functional analysis for a range of SaaS applications.
    • Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence embeds analytics in Oracle SaaS applications, providing reports and analysis in real time for Oracle HCM Cloud, Oracle CX Cloud, and Oracle ERP Cloud.
    • Completely integrated within Oracle Applications Cloud, Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence automatically extends and adapts reporting when the underlying applications are configured. It automatically integrates with security roles of the source applications.
    • Built for line-of-business users, Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence delivers analysis via interactive dashboards, packaged KPIs, and alerts to desktop and mobile devices.
    • “In today’s modern, digital world, businesses and organizations rely on technology to help them run their back-office operations, as well as customer-facing functions such as sales and marketing,” said Steve Miranda, executive vice president, Oracle Applications Development. “To help them remain truly competitive, Oracle offers a complete portfolio of Oracle Applications Cloud that provides modern business practices for virtually every function in the enterprise. Oracle Applications Cloud Release 9 is personalized, connected, and secure, designed to help our customers achieve their most critical business goals.”
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    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 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.

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Oracle Introduces Oracle Analytics Cloud

Oracle Database News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:24
Press Release Oracle Introduces Oracle Analytics Cloud The most comprehensive analytics offering in the cloud, combining business intelligence, big data analytics, and embedded SaaS analytics. Available today.

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—September 29, 2014

News Summary

With rapid adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, accumulation of data at unprecedented rates, and growing preference for cloud-based IT deployments, data gravity is moving to the cloud. With that shift, cloud-based analytics has become paramount. Until now, however, analytics technology in the cloud and analytics for cloud-based data have been delivered piecemeal, with significant gaps. Oracle today announced Oracle Analytics Cloud, a comprehensive portfolio of analytics offerings built for the cloud; deployed in the cloud; and enabling data analysis for cloud, on-premises, traditional, and big data sources.

News Facts Oracle Analytics Cloud

 With today's announcement, Oracle is first to fulfill a gap in the market, offering Oracle Analytics Cloud, a comprehensive portfolio of analytics offerings with millions of users already leveraging it. 

—Balaji Yelamanchili, Senior Vice President, Analytics and Performance Management Products, Oracle

  • Oracle Analytics Cloud is a comprehensive offering that delivers business intelligence and analytics for traditional data and big data.
  • Cloud-resident technologies enable the collection, storage, preparation, and analysis of all the data assets of an organization.
  • Prebuilt analytic applications provide embedded real-time reporting and deep cross-functional analysis for a range of SaaS applications.
  • Oracle Analytics Cloud meets the needs of line-of-business users, data scientists, and IT.
  • Mobile access and analysis is provided out of the box, so customers can access and analyze insights anytime, anywhere, with no additional development required.
  • Oracle partners can leverage Oracle Analytics Cloud to deliver a vast range of analytic functionality for their clients, opening up new revenue streams.
  • The offering also frees up valuable IT resources, enabling them to ensure security and maintain control over their information architecture.
  • Built on proven, industry-leading Oracle Business Intelligence and database technologies and the Oracle Cloud infrastructure, Oracle Analytics Cloud delivers massive scalability, high availability, state of the art security, operational simplicity, and elastic scaling.
  • Oracle Analytics Cloud includes:

    Oracle Business Intelligence Learn more about Oracle Business Intelligence

    Business intelligence as a service

    • Based on Oracle's proven BI technology, Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (Oracle BI Cloud Service) is optimized for the cloud and empowers users to combine data from diverse sources—including cloud, on-premises, and third-party applications—to quickly create rich, interactive analytic applications.
    • Oracle BI Cloud Service is a subscription-based cloud offering that allows customers to rapidly deliver analytics to small groups, business departments, or the entire organization, with no capital costs.
    • Oracle BI Cloud Service allows users of all technical skill levels to quickly and easily create meaningful analytic applications by providing a platform that is quick to start, easy to adopt, mobile, and flexible.

    Embedded transactional analytics for line-of-business SaaS users

    • Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence embeds analytics in Oracle SaaS applications, providing reports and analysis in real time. Coverage includes Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud, Oracle Customer Experience (CX) Cloud, and Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud.
    • Completely integrated within the SaaS applications, Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence automatically extends and adapts reporting anytime the underlying applications are configured. It automatically integrates with security roles of the source applications.
    • Built for line-of-business users, Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence delivers analysis via interactive dashboards, packaged KPIs, and alerts to desktop and mobile devices.
    • More than 2 million business users regularly use Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence coupled to their Oracle SaaS applications today.

    Deep, cross-source analytics for line-of-business SaaS users

    Big Data as a Service Learn more about Big Data as a Service
    • Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence Enterprise brings the power of data warehouse analytics and prebuilt analytic applications to the cloud.
    • Modeled after Oracle’s BI applications, which have been adopted by 4,000 companies worldwide, Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence Enterprise brings together customer, sales, marketing, finance, supply chain, and other data together for a consistent, cross-enterprise view.
    • Built for line-of-business users, Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence Enterprise delivers analysis via interactive dashboards, packaged KPIs, and alerts to desktop and mobile devices.
    • In addition to out-of-box support for Oracle SaaS and on-premises applications, Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence Enterprise can be extended to third-party sources, providing a single, cloud-based mechanism to analyze any data.

    Big data as a service

    • Oracle Big Data Cloud Service enables customers to store, analyze, and process vast amounts of data using the Hadoop framework on a secure, elastic, managed, and easy-to-use infrastructure platform that integrates with other Oracle Cloud services.
    • Customers may choose Oracle Big Data Cloud Service deployed on either Oracle Compute Cloud Service and Oracle Storage Cloud Service, or on Oracle Exadata and Oracle Big Data Appliance, providing a range of performance, quality of service, and cost options.
    • Leveraging Oracle Big Data SQL, Hadoop, and Oracle Database as a Service together is the basis for an integrated big data management and analysis capability.

    Big data discovery as a service

    • Enabling easy data wrangling and analysis of Big Data on Hadoop, Oracle Big Data Discovery is the "visual face of Hadoop."
    • It uniquely allows business analysts, data scientists, and IT staff to collaborate on big data analytics projects and accelerate the time to value.
    • Self-service data preparation easily allows users to find, profile, explore, and transform messy Hadoop data to enable meaningful navigation of big data assets without coding.
    • Self-service analysis is presented through visual, search-based data discovery tools, together with predictive analytics.
  • Oracle Analytics Cloud offers integrated graph analytics for actionable insights:
    • Oracle Analytics Cloud leverages integrated graph analysis capabilities such as enterprise social graph and cross-channel identity graph for actionable insights.
    • These capabilities incorporate machine learning techniques utilizing big data algorithms and pattern recognition across enterprise transactions and social interactions to determine successful business patterns.
  • Oracle Analytics Cloud simplifies administration, helps ensure security, and offers compelling economics:
    • Cloud solutions can provide compelling economic value relative to on-premises solutions. With Oracle Analytics Cloud, organizations can reduce the costs and resources required, enabling broader exploitation of analytics throughout their organizations.
    • As with all Oracle Cloud services, users of Oracle Analytics Cloud can expect to enjoy:
      • Scalability: The cloud-based model allows organizations to add new users, applications, and analytic capabilities as requirements change and without limit.
      • Availability: Oracle Cloud architecture and SLAs deliver high availability.
      • Security: Data and analytic applications are hosted in the Oracle Cloud, which meets the industry’s highest security standards.
      • Simplicity: Oracle manages patching and upgrades, further freeing up IT resources and ensuring immediate availability of the latest capabilities.
      • Elasticity: The service leverages the power of Oracle Cloud infrastructure to support current and future analytic needs.
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  • "Data gravity is moving to the cloud, driven by the rapid adoption of SaaS applications and accelerating preference for cloud-based IT deployments. The need for cloud-based analytics has increased as a result," said Balaji Yelamanchili, senior vice president, analytics and performance management products, Oracle. "With today’s announcement, Oracle is first to fulfill a gap in the market, offering Oracle Analytics Cloud, a comprehensive portfolio of analytics offerings with millions of users already leveraging it. The comprehensive BI and big data analytics capabilities in the cloud will empower organizations to find and exploit new insights to drive their organizations forward."

    "The embedded analytics in Oracle HCM Cloud have helped our universities get the insight they need for running our business, improving our ability to plan and increasing the job satisfaction of our employees. The dashboards and reports are used every day by our human resources executives and analysts," said Segar Annamalai, chief information officer, American Career College.

    "Oracle BI Cloud Service allows Skanska to be a lot more agile," said Peter Bjork, vice president, Information System Strategies, Skanska. "When we need new analytics, Oracle BI Cloud Service allows us to create them quickly, without having to worry about infrastructure setup or software upgrades. And it allows us to tap into all our information sources. Together with the other Oracle cloud services we use, we see Oracle BI Cloud Service as a way to help us transform our industry."

    "Business intelligence is reaching beyond its traditional confines of power users to help a much broader audience of people apply data-driven insight to everyday decision-making. The emergence of cloud BI reflects the diverse requirements of this emergent audience, providing flexible access to analytical capability without the need for significant and time-consuming investment in on-premises hardware and software. BI has definitely trailed other business applications’ move to cloud, but as the volume of data generated and stored there grows, the case for cloud BI becomes compelling," said Tom M. Pringle, practice leader, Information Management, Ovum.

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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.

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