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Oracle Named a Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide

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Press Release Oracle Named a Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide Oracle positioned as a leader based on completeness of vision and ability to execute

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jun 26, 2017

Oracle today announced that it has been named a leader in Gartner’s inaugural “Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide 2017” report[1]. Oracle believes its leadership position for Oracle Access Management further highlights the exceptional service enhancements introduced by Oracle Identity Cloud Service so far this year.

“We believe this recognition is a credit to Oracle’s commitment to build a comprehensive portfolio of PaaS security solutions, an integral piece of Oracle Cloud Platform,” said Peter Barker, senior vice president, Identity and Security at Oracle. “Our goal has been to deliver a suite of security solutions that customers can adapt and scale to help secure their digital business transformation. Oracle Identity Cloud Service is a core part of Oracle’s Identity-based Security Operations Center (SOC) framework that provides customers with an adaptive, machine learning-based security architecture.”

For this report, Gartner evaluated vendors with regard to their ability to provide a general set of access management (AM) functionalities across multiple use cases, and in multiple geographies and industries, and to do so by providing solid value for money as perceived by their customers. According to the report, “Leaders in the AM market generally have significant customer bases. They provide feature sets that are appropriate for current customer use-case needs. Leaders also show evidence of strong vision and execution for anticipated requirements related to technology, methodology or means of delivery; and they show evidence of how AM plays a role in a collection of related or adjacent product offerings. Leaders typically demonstrate solid customer satisfaction with overall AM capabilities, the sales process and/or related service and support.”

According to Gartner, "AM applies to technologies that use access control engines to provide centralized authentication, single sign-on (SSO), session management and authorization enforcement for target applications in multiple use cases. Access managers have evolved from early ‘web access managers.’ Target applications may have traditional web application architectures using web browsers and web application servers, and these applications may run on customers' premises or in the cloud.”

Download Gartner’s 2017 “Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide” here.

Oracle Access Management and Oracle Identity Cloud Service are part of the broader Oracle Identity Management platform.  Oracle was also recognized as a leader in Gartner’s February 2017 “Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration” for the fourth consecutive year. Oracle’s Access Management solutions are designed to help businesses secure hybrid, on-premises and cloud application deployments, while preserving a seamless user experience, centralized administration, and market-leading performance and scalability. Oracle Identity Cloud Service, which is Oracle’s next generation comprehensive identity platform, is cloud-native and designed to be an integral part of the Oracle Identity SOC that also includes Oracle Security Monitoring and Analytics Cloud Service, Oracle CASB Cloud Service and Oracle Configuration and Compliance Cloud Service.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

[1] Gartner, “2017 Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide,” by Gregg Kreizman, Anmol Singh, June 7, 2017

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Oracle Named a Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 16:00
Press Release Oracle Named a Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms Oracle positioned as a leader based on ability to execute and completeness of vision

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jun 23, 2017

Oracle today announced that it has been named a leader in Gartner’s 2017 “Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms” report[1]. This recognition is another milestone in the tremendous momentum and growth of Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, part of Oracle Cloud Platform, this year.

“We believe this recognition is another acknowledgement of Oracle’s strong market momentum in the mobile and larger PaaS market, driven by the successful adoption of Oracle Cloud Platform offerings by thousands of customers,” said Amit Zavery, senior vice president, Oracle Cloud Platform. “By delivering a comprehensive offering with key differentiating capabilities, such as chatbot support, predictive analytics, and adaptive intelligence to make apps more contextual and smarter, Oracle has given customers a powerful option to meet their ever-evolving development needs.”

Gartner positions vendors within a particular quadrant based on their ability to execute and completeness of vision. According to Gartner, leaders must represent a strong combination of Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. In the MADP sector, this means that Leaders are not only good at cross-platform development, deployment and management across the full life cycle, but also have a good vision of the omnichannel and post-app requirements, support for multiple architectures and standards, a solid understanding of IT requirements, and scalable sales channels and partnerships. Leaders must provide platforms that are easy to purchase, program, deploy and upgrade, and which can connect to a range of systems of records and third-party cloud services.

Oracle was recognized as a market leader for more than doubling its customer count for Oracle Mobile Cloud Service. A cloud-based Mobile Application Development Platform (MADP), Oracle Mobile Cloud Service provides a no-code approach to app development. It has been deployed by many midsize and large enterprise customers who praised the product’s integration capabilities and cloud architecture. Oracle continues to expand its mobile cloud platform with chatbot support, expanded analytics, and high-productivity development tools.

Download Gartner’s 2017 “Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms” here.

Oracle Mobile Cloud Service is an open, standards-based platform built from the ground up for the cloud to help developers build better apps faster. Oracle Mobile Cloud Service was designed to help customers to engage with their customers and their employees across web, mobile, wearables, and the growing bot channel with conversational interfaces. Its persona-based approach provides the best tools for each persona involved in a mobile solution to provide a collaborative mobile-first and API-first solution.  It provides a rich set of mobile services that makes it very easy for mobile developers to add mobile context to their apps through services like push notifications, stateless offline sync, and location-based services that supports beacons and GPS. Additionally, Oracle Mobile Application Accelerator capabilities provide business-friendly tools with an easy drag and drop tool to build engaging mobile applications without writing any code. The depth and breadth of mobile analytics provide both developers and business owners with deep insights into mobile application performance, usage and adoption so they can personalize the engagement with their mobile users and increase adoption of their mobile applications. Oracle Mobile Cloud Service provides complete software development life cycle (SDLC) support for mobile app developers in the cloud as one integrated solution.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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[1] Gartner, “2017 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms,” Jason Wong | Van L. Baker | Adrian Leow | Marty Resnick, 12 June 2017

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Q4 FY17 GAAP EPS UP 15% TO $0.76 and NON-GAAP EPS UP 10% TO $0.89

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 21:00
Press Release Q4 FY17 GAAP EPS UP 15% TO $0.76 and NON-GAAP EPS UP 10% TO $0.89 Total Cloud Revenues Up 58% to $1.4 Billion, Total Revenue Up 3% to $10.9 Billion

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jun 21, 2017

Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) today announced fiscal 2017 Q4 results and fiscal 2017 full year results. Comparing Q4 2017 to Q4 last year, SaaS (Software as a Service) cloud revenues were up 67% to $964 million, and non-GAAP SaaS revenues were up 75% to $1.0 billion. Cloud PaaS (Platform as a Service) plus IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) revenues were up 40% to $397 million, and non-GAAP PaaS plus IaaS revenues were up 42% to $403 million. Total cloud revenues were up 58% to $1.4 billion, and non-GAAP total cloud revenues were up 64% to $1.4 billion. Cloud plus on-premise software revenues were up 5% to $8.9 billion, and non-GAAP cloud and on-premise software revenues were up 6% to $8.9 billion. Total revenues were up 3% to $10.9 billion.

Operating Income was up 3% to $4.1 billion, and the operating margin was 37%. Non-GAAP Operating Income was up 5% to $5.0 billion, and the non-GAAP operating margin was 46%. Net Income was $3.2 billion, and non-GAAP Net Income was $3.8 billion. Earnings Per Share was $0.76, while non-GAAP Earnings Per Share was $0.89. Without the impact of the U.S. dollar strengthening compared to foreign currencies, Oracle’s reported GAAP Earnings Per Share would have been 2 cents higher, and non-GAAP Earnings Per Share would have been 1 cent higher.

Short-term deferred revenues were up 8% to $8.2 billion compared with a year ago. Operating cash flow on a trailing twelve-month basis was up 3% to $14.1 billion.

For fiscal 2017, Cloud SaaS revenues were up 61% to $3.2 billion compared to fiscal 2016. Non-GAAP SaaS revenues were up 68% to $3.4 billion. Cloud PaaS and IaaS revenues were up 60% to $1.4 billion for both GAAP and Non-GAAP. Total cloud revenues were up 60% to $4.6 billion. Non-GAAP cloud revenues were up 66% to $4.7 billion. Cloud and on-premise software revenues were up 4% to $30.2 billion. Non-GAAP cloud and on-premise software revenues were up 5% to $30.4 billion. Total Revenues were up 2% to $37.7 billion. Non-GAAP Total Revenues were up 2% to $37.9 billion.

Operating Income was $12.7 billion, and operating margin was 34%. Non-GAAP Operating Income was $16.2 billion and non-GAAP operating margin was 43%. Net Income was $9.3 billion while non-GAAP Net Income was $11.6 billion. Earnings Per Share was $2.21, while Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share was $2.74. Without the impact of the U.S. dollar strengthening compared to foreign currencies, Oracle’s reported GAAP Earnings Per Share would have been 4 cents higher and non-GAAP Earnings Per Share would have been 3 cents higher.

“Our fourth quarter results were very strong as revenue growth and earnings per share both substantially exceeded the high end of guidance,” said Oracle CEO, Safra Catz. “We continue to experience rapid adoption of the Oracle Cloud led by the 75% growth in our SaaS business in Q4. This cloud hyper-growth is expanding our operating margins, and we expect earnings per share growth to accelerate in fiscal 2018.”

“We sold $855 million of new annually recurring cloud revenue (ARR) in Q4, putting us over our $2 billion ARR bookings goal for fiscal year 2017,” said Oracle CEO, Mark Hurd. “We also delivered over $1 billion in quarterly SaaS revenue for the first time. Next year is going to be even better. We expect to sell a lot more than $2 billion in new cloud ARR in fiscal year 2018.”

“AT&T has agreed to migrate thousands of existing Oracle databases containing petabytes of data plus their associated applications workloads to the Oracle Cloud,” said Oracle Chairman and CTO, Larry Ellison. “In the coming year, I expect more of our big customers to migrate their Oracle databases and database applications to the Oracle Cloud. These large-scale migrations will dramatically increase the size of both our PaaS and IaaS cloud businesses.”

The Board of Directors also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.19 per share of outstanding common stock. This dividend will be paid to stockholders of record as of the close of business on July 19, 2017, with a payment date of August 2, 2017.

Q4 Fiscal 2017 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

Oracle will hold a conference call and webcast today to discuss these results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific. You may listen to the call by dialing (816) 287-5563, Passcode: 425392. To access the live webcast of this event, please visit the Oracle Investor Relations website at http://www.oracle.com/investor. In addition, Oracle’s Q4 results and fiscal 2017 financial tables are available on the Oracle Investor Relations website.

A replay of the conference call will also be available by dialing (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406, Pass Code: 34656498.

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Oracle Health Sciences Reimagines Clinical Development Technology with New Cloud-Based eClinical Environment of the Future

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 13:00
Press Release Oracle Health Sciences Reimagines Clinical Development Technology with New Cloud-Based eClinical Environment of the Future Unifies clinical development operations and information to help life sciences companies bring therapies to market faster and more cost-effectively

DIA – Chicago, IL.—Jun 19, 2017

Oracle today introduced Oracle Health Sciences Clinical One Platform, a cloud-based eClinical environment that is intended to redefine the way technology supports clinical research, and its first capability in the new environment, Clinical One Randomization and Supplies Management.

Developing a potentially life-saving drug from a promising molecule to an FDA-approved therapy can take more than a decade and cost billions of dollars due to redundant processes, increasing volumes and variety of patient data, and older technology systems that don’t communicate with one another. Oracle Health Sciences is tackling these issues with its Clinical One Platform, a new cloud-based eClinical solution that will unify clinical development operations and information in a single environment with shared functions and an easy-to-use interface for sites, clinical coordinators and their counterparts.

Unlike other products in the market, which are point solutions that address only a single part of the drug development lifecycle or a single area within clinical research, Clinical One Platform is a holistic, unified cloud environment. It is being built from the ground-up to address the needs of the entire drug development lifecycle – everyone and every process required to get a drug to market. The vision for its Clinical One Platform is to bring more drugs to market faster and offer hope for more cures by eliminating redundancies, creating process efficiencies and sharing information—in a way that has never been done before.

“Pharmaceutical companies continue to look for new and innovative ways to bring therapies to market faster and more cost effectively. Technology providers who can offer a unified, cloud-based eClinical platform that enables companies to seamlessly share clinical trial data throughout all phases of the drug development lifecycle and across all functions, will be poised to take advantage of the expanding eClinical market,” said Alan S. Louie, Ph.D., Research Director, IDC.

In addition to unveiling its Clinical One Platform, Oracle also launched its first capability in the new environment, Clinical One Randomization and Supplies Management. Designed with self-service in mind and to eliminate the need for customization, this capability will feature an intuitive user interface, enabling clinical teams to design, validate and deploy a study in days with the click of a button. This enables clinical coordinators to quickly add patients to a trial, collect screening information and ensure eligibility for randomization in record time.

“The pharmaceutical industry has been stitching together systems to support the drug development lifecycle for decades, creating a Frankenstein effect. Our vision, and why we created the Clinical One Platform clinical environment, is to provide our life sciences customers with a modern, collaborative cloud environment that eliminates massive redundancies and help enable them to set up a trial in days instead of weeks, while allowing broader clinical teams to leverage what’s already been done,” said Steve Rosenberg, general manager, Oracle Health Sciences. “But ultimately, it’s about trying to accelerate the pace of finding more cures faster and more cost-effectively as millions of patients wait with hope.”

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Hothead Games Fuels Business Growth with NetSuite OneWorld

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 13:55
Press Release Hothead Games Fuels Business Growth with NetSuite OneWorld Rapid OneWorld Implementation Gives Canadian Mobile Game Developer Operational Efficiency and Scalability

San Mateo, Calif.—Jun 14, 2017

Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit, one of the world’s leading providers of cloud-based financials / ERP, HR, Professional Services Automation (PSA) and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that Canada-based Hothead Games, one of the top 100 mobile game developers in the world, implemented NetSuite OneWorld to manage its rapidly growing business. Hothead Games uses NetSuite OneWorld to manage mission-critical business processes including financial consolidation, accounting, purchasing, revenue recognition, multi-currency transactions and multi-country tax compliance. Since going live on NetSuite OneWorld in February 2016 after a rapid two-month implementation, Hothead Games has increased operational efficiency and gained the scalability needed to grow its business.

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Hothead Games is one of Canada's most successful digital entertainment companies, creating game titles that include Kill Shot, Rivals at War, and Big Win Hockey, which have attracted more than 250 million mobile downloads. In response to strong demand and new market opportunities, Hothead Games recently expanded its team by 50 percent, which made the company more complex to operate. To successfully manage this growth and reduce complexity, Hothead Games needed to replace its previous software system as it did not support enough simultaneous users to process month-end results in a timely manner and made it difficult for Hothead Games to understand its assets and liabilities in real-time, requiring a manual reporting process to reconcile different currencies. In addition, the previous accounting system was slow to generate forecasts and required manual processes to compare actuals against forecast.

“We were always looking for a way to bridge the gap between the analytics in US dollars and the financial results in Canadian dollars,” said Tim Holland, Hothead Games' Director of Finance.

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

  • Rapid implementation. The company was up and running on NetSuite OneWorld within two months of purchase, speeding time to value.
  • Scalability for growth. NetSuite OneWorld’s single cloud solution allows Hothead Games to expand seamlessly as the business grows.
  • Real-time visibility. NetSuite OneWorld’s unified platform gives Hothead Games visibility across its operations with one unified financial system of record to provide visibility into standard costs with detailed breakdowns. NetSuite OneWorld also gives Hothead Games access to the insights it needs to refine strategy and spending in a highly competitive global market where tastes and technology can change overnight.
  • Data-driven decisions. With a unified platform, the company has real-time access to a single source of data across its entire enterprise to make more informed decisions.
  • Faster, more accurate reporting. NetSuite OneWorld's reporting capabilities have given Hothead Games real-time insight into payroll, marketing expenditures and spending at a location- and project-based level, enabling faster financial close. NetSuite OneWorld also makes it easier for Hothead Games to track and report financials for the Canadian Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program, an incentive that helps offset certain wage expenses.
  • A broad range of robust international capabilities. NetSuite OneWorld provides a highly scalable system for growth with the ability to quickly and easily add global functionality as Hothead Games expands into new markets.

“Our business is always changing, so we are always refining forecasts, and NetSuite OneWorld ensures we are all on the same page when making key financial decisions,” Holland added.

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Oracle Continues Innovation and Expansion of Cloud Security Offerings

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 13:00
Press Release Oracle Continues Innovation and Expansion of Cloud Security Offerings Machine learning, AI and context-aware technology bring depth and breadth to next-generation Identity Security Operation Center

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jun 5, 2017

Building on the positive response to its Identity-based Security Operation Center (SOC) cloud services, Oracle today announced a series of developments that enhance the portfolio’s sophisticated machine learning, artificial intelligence and contextual awareness technologies. This includes introducing the new Adaptive Access capabilities into Oracle Identity Cloud Service intended for dynamic application access controls, advancing market-leading risk monitoring leveraging machine learning engines, and the expansion of Oracle CASB Cloud Service to help support Oracle SaaS solutions with automated threat detection.

“We are making a large investment in providing comprehensive security solutions that can help enterprises adapt, manage and strengthen their security posture against external and internal risks,” said Peter Barker, senior vice president, Identity and Security at Oracle. “Our expertise in data science and machine learning enable Oracle to bring unique, scalable and dependable security services to customers transitioning workloads to the Oracle Cloud or third party clouds.”

Continued Innovation in Dynamic Access Controls and Continuous Risk Monitoring

In response to the increased frequency and breadth of incidents targeting both privileged and end-user credentials, Oracle is launching the new Adaptive Access capabilities to its leading Oracle Identity Cloud Service, which aims to bring a more sophisticated approach to access control. Adaptive Access applies dynamic risk context to associate the appropriate access controls for a given level of risk. Intuitive policy administration and standardized integrations with Oracle Identity SOC components makes Oracle Identity Cloud Service uniquely flexible to dynamically manage access risk.

Furthermore, Oracle CASB Cloud Service now utilizes both powerful supervised and surgical unsupervised machine-learning techniques for advanced threat detection. Its built-in user behavior analytics (UBA) engine automatically establishes unique historical baselines for each user and cloud service (Microsoft Office 365, Box, etc.) and continuously compares activity against these baselines to better detect anomalous and risky behavior. Upon detecting any deviations, Oracle CASB Cloud Service orchestrates incident response through a variety of options including integration with third-party ticketing and incident management systems, as well as native automated remediation.

First and Only CASB to Support Oracle SaaS for Advanced Security Monitoring

Oracle CASB Cloud Service is now the industry’s first and only CASB solution to offer security monitoring and threat detection for Oracle’s SaaS applications including Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud, Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud and Oracle Customer Experience (CX) Cloud Suite. With this solution, Oracle SaaS customers can now take advantage of Oracle’s machine learning technology to further strengthen their monitoring for risky user behavior and potential account or credential compromises, as well as enhance secure configuration provisioning of their SaaS environments.

In addition to Oracle SaaS applications, Oracle CASB Cloud Service has added the popular Slack platform to its expanding list of supported, sanctioned applications that also includes Salesforce.com, Microsoft Office365, Box, Google G-Suite, ServiceNow, AWS, GitHub, and Rackspace. The Slack integration leverages the new push-event model favored by modern cloud applications, which is now available from Oracle CASB Cloud Service worldwide. Oracle CASB Cloud Service also now supports Symantec/BlueCoat secure web gateway for cloud activity visibility that is incorporated into shadow IT discovery as well as input into Oracle’s machine learning-based activity risk model. Symantec/Bluecoat adds to an ever increasing list of collection targets that include Check Point, Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet and Sophos.

Oracle’s Identity SOC Portfolio

Oracle’s Identity SOC combines Oracle CASB Cloud Service, Oracle Identity Cloud Service, Oracle Security and Monitoring Analytics Cloud Service, and Oracle Configuration and Compliance Cloud Service into an integrated offering that delivers bi-directional controls, broad telemetry with identity context, actionable intelligence and automated remediation built around machine learning with advanced analytics. To learn more, visit www.oracle.com/security.

Oracle’s Security Cloud Services at Upcoming Events

Join Oracle at Infosecurity Europe 2017—Booth P60 and at Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit to learn more about Oracle’s Identity SOC and its integrated offerings.

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Oracle
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Oracle
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DIY Home Center Sets Foundation for Growth and Customer Experience Innovation with NetSuite Unified Cloud Commerce Platform

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 16:55
Press Release DIY Home Center Sets Foundation for Growth and Customer Experience Innovation with NetSuite Unified Cloud Commerce Platform Online home improvement distributor sees 16% increase in conversion rate and 6% increase in average order value with new commerce platform

SAN MATEO, Calif.—May 31, 2017

Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit, one of the world’s leading providers of cloud-based financials / ERP, HR, Professional Services Automation (PSA) and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that DIY Home Center, an online distributor of decking products and outdoor furniture, has implemented NetSuite’s unified cloud commerce platform to power its B2C and B2B ecommerce, inventory and order management, CRM and ERP.

Servicing homeowners and professional builders, DIY Home Center has experienced double-digit year over year growth since it launched online in 2004. However, its siloed, legacy systems and applications, including Dynacomp’s MOM, QuickBooks and home-grown product information management (PIM) system and ecommerce website, could no longer support its growth. The company was wasting resources making the technology work together, instead of focusing innovating the customer experience and growing the business.

“We had a lightbulb moment when we realized we could have everything on one unified suite without the hairball of disconnected systems to manage,” said Michael Anderson, President at DIY Home Center. “Now, with a modern ecommerce platform natively part of the solution, we can provide a more visual, intuitive shopping experience.”

DIY Home Center first focused on getting its technology foundation in place. It went live on NetSuite in June 2016 to power its back-end applications, including order and inventory management, CRM and ERP. By consolidating fragmented data into a single source of customer, order and product information, the company was able to make informed, timely business decisions and provide more engaging, relevant customer experiences. The launch of its new ecommerce site powered by SuiteCommerce Advanced followed in November and quickly led to the following results:

  • 6 percent increase in average order value.
  • 16 percent increase in conversion rates.
  • 15 percent increase in average time spent on site.

The new webstore, designed by NetSuite Commerce Agency Partner, Intente, provides a modern and engaging experience. Prior to the new site, only a desktop experience was supported. Now, with a responsive design website, 50 percent of the company’s site visitors are using mobile devices.  

To further enrich the online experience and drive engagement, DIY Home Center showcases a wealth of educational product content and improvement tips on its product pages, ranging from videos, blogs and tutorials.

To support its B2B buyers, DIY Home Center developed a Preferred Builder Program. Builders get the same rich online experience that individual shoppers get, but in addition, receive product discounts and enhanced account management capabilities to view invoices, make payments, review past orders and easily reorder products. With these account management activities now online, the company sales reps can focus on offering value-add services to their accounts and building brand loyalty.

DIY Home Center has also gained these other benefits with NetSuite’s unified cloud commerce platform:

  • Single source of product information. As an omnichannel retailer selling on marketplaces including Amazon, eBay and Walmart.com, DIY Home Center uses its product data from NetSuite to publish to these marketplaces, delivering consistent, high quality data.
  • Real-time inventory management. DIY Home Center is benefiting from just-in-time ordering. NetSuite SuiteCloud Developer Network partner PaceJet has helped streamline the pick, pack and ship process.
  • Optimized order management. With centralized order management for orders from all channels, DIY Home Center is able to quickly and efficiently process orders. What used to take sales reps four hours to process, now takes less than 30 minutes.
  • Unified cloud platform. Moving to the cloud has saved on IT costs and removed the hassles of having to manage systems and software. DIY Home Center also benefits from a platform that allows for easy customizations and integrations. The cloud platform provides the scalability and adaptability needed to keep pace with business, especially during the peak summer months.

“NetSuite is the heartbeat of our company,” said Anderson. “Everything starts and ends with it. If we’re looking to add another system our first requirement is that it must connect with NetSuite.”

Experience NetSuite at IRCE 2017

NetSuite is empowering DIY Home Center to transform its business. Merchants attending IRCE 2017 from June 6-9 at McCormick Place in Chicago will have the opportunity to see firsthand how NetSuite’s unified cloud commerce platform is enabling B2C and B2B businesses to provide customers with a seamless shopping experience as well as optimize business operations. To learn more and schedule a personal demo at NetSuite’s booth #701 please visit www.netsuite-irce.com.

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Soccer Express Scales Omnichannel Business with NetSuite Unified Cloud Commerce Platform

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 16:55
Press Release Soccer Express Scales Omnichannel Business with NetSuite Unified Cloud Commerce Platform Canada’s largest soccer store delivers personalized, digital-first shopping experiences

SAN MATEO, Calif.—May 31, 2017

Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit, one of the world’s leading providers of cloud-based financials / ERP, HR, Professional Services Automation (PSA) and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that Soccer Express, Canada’s largest distributor and retailer of soccer equipment and apparel, has implemented NetSuite’s unified cloud commerce platform to run its omnichannel sales spanning ecommerce and in- store point of sale (POS) across four stores, inventory management, order management and ERP. As a result of the implementation, Soccer Express has increased revenue by 25 percent.

Founded in Coquitlam, British Columbia in 1998, Soccer Express offers merchandise from global brands including Nike, Adidas and Puma. As the company experienced 30 percent year over year growth rates, Soccer Express realized its siloed, legacy Sage and Adobe systems could no longer support its business. The company required a scalable, flexible solution to manage the business and support its ecommerce expansion.

“Adopting a single solution that seamlessly unifies ecommerce with back-end business systems has given us the ability to scale and improve processes,” said Andrew Veer, Chief Operating Officer of Soccer Express. “By removing the burden of manual tasks, we’ve been able to take two employees previously dedicated to order entry and invoicing and move them to roles focused on better supporting our customers.”

Since going live with NetSuite in May, 2016, the customer experience has dramatically evolved.  All customer information is captured in a single repository, providing a 360-degree view of all customer activity, including purchases, returns, exchanges, store visits and marketing campaigns. This allows customer service representatives to provide better service and information to customers. Similarly, when shoppers are in a Soccer Express retail store, sales associates can access the same information with NetSuite POS, which provides shoppers with a seamless experience across all sales channels.

The new website, running on SuiteCommerce Advanced, provides a fresh and engaging shopping experience, including the ability to customize merchandise with names and numbers as well as display tier quantity pricing based on volume. With its target audience of 13- to 24-year-olds, it was also critical for Soccer Express to support and optimize the mobile experience. Now, with a responsive design website, the company has seen a 24 percent growth in mobile users and 30 percent increase in sales.

The website caters to individual soccer enthusiasts as well as soccer clubs by offering customized, private club stores. Each club store has its own unique merchandise, pricing, and real-time inventory availability. Because club purchasing happens at the start of the season, it was critical for Soccer Express to have a platform that could scale to meet the traffic and order management spikes.

“We support more than 150 soccer clubs across Canada and we wanted our customers to feel like they were shopping on a local online store,” said Veer. “We now have a platform that can meet the demands of our business.”

With NetSuite’s unified cloud commerce platform, Soccer Express has gained the following benefits:

  • Optimized inventory management. With two distribution centers and four retail stores, Soccer Express has real-time insight into inventory across its entire enterprise. It can utilize inventory from across its stores to fulfill ecommerce orders as well as ship direct from suppliers.
  • Efficient order management. With a centralized order management system for orders from all channels, Soccer Express can process orders faster, satisfy customers and lower operational costs. Orders that used to take six days to ship now go out in 24 hours or less.
  • Improved communication. Customers receive updates on every stage of their order from processing to shipping and delivery. Customer service is now standardized and employees across the company have access to all order information to help improve the customer experience.
  • Unified cloud platform. Replacing Sage for its ERP and Adobe for ecommerce with a single cloud solution, Soccer Express has removed the hassles of having to manage upgrades, servers and dealing with version lock issues. The company gets automatic product updates and a platform that allows for easy customizations and integrations.

Experience NetSuite at IRCE 2017

NetSuite is empowering Soccer Express to transform its business. Merchants attending IRCE 2017 from June 6-9 at McCormick Place in Chicago will have the opportunity to see firsthand how NetSuite’s unified cloud commerce platform is enabling B2C and B2B businesses to provide customers with a seamless shopping experience as well as optimize business operations. To learn more and schedule a personal demo at NetSuite’s booth #701 please visit www.netsuite-irce.com.

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Oracle Utilities Unveils the Perfect Customer Platform for the Modern Utility

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:00
Press Release Oracle Utilities Unveils the Perfect Customer Platform for the Modern Utility New customer to meter offering slashes tech costs by 25% and combines full power of customer information systems and meter data management systems

CS Week – Fort Worth, Texas—May 23, 2017

Oracle today unveiled Oracle Utilities Customer to Meter, a comprehensive meter-to-cash solution for today’s customer-first utility. Oracle Utilities Customer to Meter is the first offering to combine a market-leading customer information system (CIS) with a market-leading meter data management system (MDMS) into one solution with a single user interface.

Leveraging a single shared technology stack, this new solution can reduce utility costs due to faster implementation times, fewer integration points, and greater operational efficiencies. Oracle Utilities Customer to Meter delivers all of the benefits of a complete meter solution and a powerful customer platform, enabling utilities to more immediately and efficiently extract value from advanced metering infrastructure data to improve customer experience. With this streamlined approach, utilities can more easily design customer-centric, personalized programs and services, and prepare for the continued growth of smart meter programs. This holistic solution lays the groundwork for an evolving utility that wants to roll out smart meters in the future, without a major IT project.

“Utilities that leverage data to deliver an improved customer experience and more personalized programs - such as tailored time-of-use billing, or targeted home energy management advice - and do this with a single, integrated solution that combines customer and meter data, will be well poised to take advantage of the continued growth of smart meters and a smarter, more customer-centric grid”, according to Roberta Bigliani, Vice President, IDC Energy Insights.

With rising customer expectations and expanding smart grids, utilities are turning to modern, comprehensive technologies that deliver world-class customer engagement and operational efficiencies. Oracle Utilities Customer to Meter provides the platform to respond to evolving market dynamics and quickly implement new business requirements that span metering, rate analysis, billing, collections and customer programs. For example, as electric utilities face increasing distributed generation they may test new rate structures to better manage demand. With Oracle Utilities Customer to Meter, months of customization can be reduced to hours of configuration and utilities can easily test and implement the changes necessary to evolve. Oracle Utilities Customer to Meter consolidates advanced usage and billing capabilities for all meters – from scalar to interval—so utilities can manage those meters and their data in one place and derive greater value from grid investments.

“Oracle Utilities continues to partner with utilities around the globe to solve the issue of increasing complexity in this rapidly transforming industry. Simplifying meter-to-cash processes is an important part of those partnerships. This new solution does exactly that: it allows utilities to get up and running in a matter of months with a complete meter-to-cash solution and allows them to leverage that complete solution to streamline business processes and easily stay ahead of rapidly evolving business drivers impacting how they serve their customers,” said Rodger Smith, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Utilities. 

Oracle Utilities Customer to Meter is redefining the utility customer platform by enabling utilities to:

  • Implement a full meter-to-cash solution in a matter of months
  • Leverage one technology stack and reduce technology costs
  • Achieve service excellence in every customer interaction with a single, intuitive user interface
  • Deliver a powerful, streamlined customer experience across every channel
  • Expand smart meter programs seamlessly and derive more value from AMI data

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AS ONE Leverages Oracle Database Cloud to Publish Inventory Data to 4,300 Dealers in Real Time

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:00
Press Release AS ONE Leverages Oracle Database Cloud to Publish Inventory Data to 4,300 Dealers in Real Time Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service to help facilitate collaboration with expanding dealer network, supporting business growth and cost reduction

Redwood Shores, Calif.—May 22, 2017

Oracle today announced that AS ONE Corporation has released APIs using Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service, which provides Oracle's latest database, Oracle Database 12c Release 2, in the cloud. With these offerings, AS ONE will be able to provide its 4,300 dealerships with real-time information for over 300,000 inventory datasets. Prior to the investment in Oracle’s solutions, the data could only be published once a day.

AS ONE is a general trading company of scientific instruments, as well as industrial, physics and chemistry equipment, that provides hospital and nursing care products. It offers more than 1.4 million items of product information through catalogs and the company's Web shop—AXEL—and sells products through a delivery system that connects users with dealers and manufacturers. AS One had been looking for a mechanism for real-time external collaboration of over 300,000 inventory data sets with minimum load and processing time.

In July 2014, the company consolidated the database infrastructure—which originally existed in six disparate systems—into Oracle Exadata. According to AS ONE, the integration reduced the operation time by five times and improved the processing performance up to 20 times. Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service serves as an effective approach to access real-time data, and the Oracle Exadata and Oracle REST Data Services can easily develop REST API of Oracle Database to AS One’s 4,300 dealerships. Initially, AS One plans to leverage the solution for dealership data reference, and eventually expand to include functions such as delivery date reply and order reception. In addition, AS One will leverage chatbot technology to implement inventory inquiries via a business chat application.

System integration in this project was handled by Kanden System Solutions Co., Inc.

Additionally, AS One also implemented Oracle Data Visualization Service to visualize 1.4 million data points at the core of the system.

"AS ONE is a general trading company of catalogs and web based physics and chemistry equipment, founded in 1933. It provides creative value in advanced IT and logistics in the research, industry and medical fields. It opened an office in Shanghai, China in 2007 and opened its base in Santa Clara, California in 2017. In addition to catalogs, AS ONE’s sales channels expanded to e-commerce. As the number of products to be handled continues to increase, Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service helped realize a mechanism to link inventory information to external sites with REST API in a short period of time. After publishing the API to dealers in the short term, data can be obtained automatically in real time,” said Mr. Tomohiro Fukuda, General Manager, IT Department, AS ONE Corporation 

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Customers Rapidly Adopting Oracle’s New Security Cloud Services

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 13:00
Press Release Customers Rapidly Adopting Oracle’s New Security Cloud Services Oracle’s Identity SOC portfolio helps enterprises modernize their security operations through context-aware detection and machine learning

Redwood Shores, Calif.—May 12, 2017

Oracle today announced that Oracle’s Identity-based, Security Operations Center (SOC) cloud services portfolio is experiencing exceptional growth, well surpassing 1 million users since its launch just six months ago. Oracle’s Identity SOC framework provides next-generation, integrated and intelligent security monitoring, threat detection, analytics and remediation across heterogeneous, hybrid clouds—powered by comprehensive identity context and enforcement. Edgile, Levi Strauss & Company, Marlette Funding, New Mexico Human Services Department, Nomis Solutions, Ooyala, Pragmatyxs and UBI Banca are among the many organizations around the world who have chosen Oracle’s comprehensive security cloud services portfolio to address complex security and management challenges across their hybrid IT environments. 

“As organizations continue their journey to the cloud, they are looking for an integrated, intelligent and comprehensive security platform that can manage, better secure and automate processes across hybrid IT environments,” said Rohit Gupta, group vice president, Cloud Security products at Oracle. “Customers agree that Oracle’s Identity SOC approach offers a critical controls framework to help enhance their security posture for applications and data—both in the cloud and the datacenter.”

“At Levi’s, my primary job is to protect the company brands and reduce our overall risk. From an IT perspective we have moved quickly into the cloud and have upgraded our SOC intelligence capability as a result. Levi’s invested in Oracle CASB Cloud Service to help give us visibility and better protection for our IaaS investments,” said Steve Zalewski, Chief Security Architect, Levi Strauss & Company.

“Ooyala’s cloud first posture meant that our security coverage just got broader, but I can’t afford to throw more bodies at the problem,” said Bill Billings, Chief Information Security Officer, Ooyala, a subsidiary of Telstra. “We needed a modern approach to security and to take advantage of new automation tools to allow me to ‘trust but verify’ what my vendors, service providers, and employees were doing in our cloud environment. With Oracle CASB Cloud Service, we now monitor user behavior across cloud properties as well as automatically detect configuration drift. This gives us consistent, detailed and clear visibility into user and application activity.”

“To support our company business toward multichannel, physical and digital transformation requires the best in class security levels,” said Fabio Gianotti, Chief Security Officer, UBI Banca. “We are enabling a hybrid SOC strategy based on cloud technologies and this approach must have innovative security solutions. We have invested in Oracle Security Cloud Services to enhance our ability to detect and respond not only to potential threats but also data leakage and to better meet our regulatory requirements.”

Context-Aware, Comprehensive SOC Solution Uses Machine Learning to Reduce Threats

The world’s first Identity SOC security framework, Oracle’s portfolio provides consistent security controls across cloud and on-premises environments that help organizations better detect and respond to advanced threats and more effectively predict paths of escalation. Oracle’s Identity SOC portfolio also unifies threat, user and operational data from traditionally separate sources and uses machine learning to empower these critical operation centers with an identity-centric, context-aware intelligence solution. This extensive portfolio of security features makes Oracle’s Identity SOC ideal for companies in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, banking and finance, utilities, technology, retail, government and healthcare.

In addition, Oracle was recently recognized as a leader in Gartner’s February 2017 “Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration” report.

Oracle’s Identity SOC combines Oracle CASB Cloud Service, Oracle Identity Cloud Service, Oracle Security and Monitoring Analytics Cloud Service, and Oracle Configuration and Compliance Cloud Service into an integrated offering that delivers bi-directional controls, actionable intelligence and automated remediation built around machine learning with advanced analytics.

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Emerson Adopts Oracle HCM Cloud Suite to Unify its Global Workforce

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 13:00
Press Release Emerson Adopts Oracle HCM Cloud Suite to Unify its Global Workforce Global technology and engineering solutions company implements Oracle HCM Cloud to achieve a holistic view of its 80,000 employees

Redwood Shores, Calif.—May 11, 2017

Oracle today announced that Emerson, a global technology and engineering solutions company, has adopted Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud to gain an in-depth view into its global employee base. The full Oracle HCM Cloud suite implementation for Emerson includes: Core HR, Payroll, Performance Management, Goal Management, Career Development, Talent Review & Succession Management and Workforce Compensation. The data analytics delivered by Oracle HCM Cloud will enable Emerson to support the complexities of a varied and shifting workforce as it transforms its business model from traditional manufacturing to a value-added, solutions provider.

To better assess and manage changes across its global workforce, Emerson needed a single global human resources solution that could align common global HR processes, support local compliance needs across 100 countries and engage its workforce. By seamlessly integrating Oracle HCM Cloud with its existing deployments of Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud, Emerson can leverage powerful data analytics to identify and address HR trends and issues, such as recruitment and turnover.

“At Emerson, we pride ourselves in delivering the latest technologies to improve the processes and performance of our industrial, commercial and residential customers. In that same vein, we also aim to empower our employees by giving them easy access to the latest innovations,” said Jim Rhodes, vice president of human resources information systems at Emerson. “With Oracle HCM Cloud, we will be able to proactively support employees worldwide with truly integrated solutions for everything from performance and payroll to recruiting and employee records.”

Emerson’s previous on-premises solution was unable to provide a complete view of its employee base and required technical specialists to manage and maintain the system. With Oracle HCM Cloud, Emerson expects to drive efficiencies across its global business by taking advantage of in-house digital deployment services to provide unified, timely and accurate reports. Oracle HCM Cloud also delivers high-level data security features relevant for the management of sensitive employee information.

“When organizations are able to quickly and easily gain actionable insights into their global employee base they can improve both the employee and customer experience,” said Gretchen Alarcon, group vice president, HCM Product Strategy at Oracle. “Oracle HCM Cloud will enable Emerson to uncover valuable business insights that will ultimately help its transition to a value-added manufacturer.”

Emerson plans on implementing the Oracle HCM Cloud in a three-phase approach and will work with an Oracle implementation partner and Oracle Customer Support for trusted, secure and comprehensive support throughout the implementation process.

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Emerson Adopts Oracle HCM Cloud Suite to Unify its Global Workforce

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 13:00
Press Release Emerson Adopts Oracle HCM Cloud Suite to Unify its Global Workforce Global technology and engineering solutions company implements Oracle HCM Cloud to achieve a holistic view of its 80,000 employees

Redwood Shores, Calif. —May 11, 2017

Oracle today announced that Emerson, a global technology and engineering solutions company, has adopted Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud to gain an in-depth view into its global employee base. The full Oracle HCM Cloud suite implementation for Emerson includes: Core HR, Payroll, Performance Management, Goal Management, Career Development, Talent Review & Succession Management and Workforce Compensation. The data analytics delivered by Oracle HCM Cloud will enable Emerson to support the complexities of a varied and shifting workforce as it transforms its business model from traditional manufacturing to a value-added, solutions provider.

To better assess and manage changes across its global workforce, Emerson needed a single global human resources solution that could align common global HR processes, support local compliance needs across 100 countries and engage its workforce. By seamlessly integrating Oracle HCM Cloud with its existing deployments of Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud, Emerson can leverage powerful data analytics to identify and address HR trends and issues, such as recruitment and turnover.

“At Emerson, we pride ourselves in delivering the latest technologies to improve the processes and performance of our industrial, commercial and residential customers. In that same vein, we also aim to empower our employees by giving them easy access to the latest innovations,” said Jim Rhodes, vice president of human resources information systems at Emerson. “With Oracle HCM Cloud, we will be able to proactively support employees worldwide with truly integrated solutions for everything from performance and payroll to recruiting and employee records.”

Emerson’s previous on-premises solution was unable to provide a complete view of its employee base and required technical specialists to manage and maintain the system. With Oracle HCM Cloud, Emerson expects to drive efficiencies across its global business by taking advantage of in-house digital deployment services to provide unified, timely and accurate reports. Oracle HCM Cloud also delivers high-level data security features relevant for the management of sensitive employee information.

“When organizations are able to quickly and easily gain actionable insights into their global employee base they can improve both the employee and customer experience,” said Gretchen Alarcon, group vice president, HCM Product Strategy at Oracle. “Oracle HCM Cloud will enable Emerson to uncover valuable business insights that will ultimately help its transition to a value-added manufacturer.”

Emerson plans on implementing the Oracle HCM Cloud in a three-phase approach and will work with an Oracle implementation partner and Oracle Customer Support for trusted, secure and comprehensive support throughout the implementation process. 

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To learn more about Oracle HCM Cloud, follow @OracleHCM on Twitter or Facebook, or read the Modern HR in the Cloud blog

About Emerson Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit Emerson.com.

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Oracle API Platform Cloud Enables Customers to Drive Business Transformation and API-First Thinking

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 13:00
Press Release Oracle API Platform Cloud Enables Customers to Drive Business Transformation and API-First Thinking Helps developers monetize new opportunities and deliver better customer experiences

Redwood Shores, Calif.—May 10, 2017

Oracle today expanded Oracle Cloud Platform’s integration offerings with the availability of Oracle API Platform Cloud Service. Bringing together leading API-first design and governance capabilities from recently acquired Apiary and API management from Oracle, the new cloud service delivers end-to-end capabilities for designing, prototyping, documenting, testing, and managing the proliferation of critical APIs. Through a completely new and simplified API management experience, users can easily support changing business demands while having clear visibility into who is using APIs for better control and monetization of digital assets.

“Data is the new corporate currency and APIs are critical to business modernization and agility, enabling users to easily connect and share key information across applications and devices—mobile, IoT, in the cloud or on-premises,” said Amit Zavery, senior vice president, Oracle Cloud Platform. “The Oracle API Platform Cloud enables developers to capitalize on new opportunities by enabling users to simply and securely manage the entire lifecycle of their APIs.”

Part of the Oracle Cloud Platform, Oracle API Platform Cloud Service is designed to eliminate the complexities associated with transforming on-premises API solutions into the cloud, so companies can thrive in the digital economy. Users can grant external developers and partners access to data locked behind firewalls, inside applications, and within data stores, enabling them to power a larger community to innovate and develop new monetization strategies. It also empowers developers to manage different interfaces for a variety of audiences using advanced, but easy-to-use, API management capabilities.

“As organizations continue to adopt not one but multiple cloud vendors, information has never been more federated. Real time access to such assets via APIs has therefore become a priority for our customers,” said Luis Weir, Chief Architect, Application Services, Capgemini UK. “Oracle API Platform Cloud Service delivers a pure-play third-generation API solution capable of creating and managing APIs that run in any vendor’s cloud and/or on-premises—while keeping the entire platform operations and API lifecycle central in the Oracle Cloud. The incorporation of Apiary into the platform, only makes it better as developers also get the tools they need to help ensure that those APIs are well designed, documented and are easy to consume.”

“Customers want to unlock the value in their systems by delivering APIs to internal developers and even customers to re-invent and remix critical business functions,” said Steve Giovannetti, CTO and Founder, Hub City Media. “Oracle API Platform Cloud reduces the administrative burden of launching services by handling API discovery, security, throttling, and versioning in an innovative hybrid cloud solution.”

“Trunk Club has been able to develop new solutions quickly with Oracle Apiary,” said Brian Lee, engineering manager at Trunk Club. “Originally, a lack of API documentation left a lot of room for interpretation, but since implementing Oracle Apiary, API documentation has been a game changer. Front-end and back-end teams have been able to focus on better API design, and the integrated mock server has allowed us to develop in parallel. Not only has development time gone down, but using Oracle Apiary also brought the architecture and payload discussion earlier in the development process, making it easier for us to collaborate across teams and platforms.”

Key capabilities in the Oracle API Platform Cloud Service include:

  • Design: Collaborate company and customer requirements via API Descriptions and Build API semantic guides for governance and control.
  • Build: Create APIs on top of existing services to enable access to data formerly locked inside legacy apps and data stores.
  • Security Features: Assign industry-standard security and threat protection to APIs with no coding, including OAuth 2.0, IP filtering, and rate limiting.
  • Hybrid Deployment: Choose to deploy the gateway on-premises, in Oracle Cloud or through third-party clouds with the ease of a single-click. Create API policy once, deploy everywhere—a rich lifecycle management tool.
  • Publish: Browse a comprehensive list of proven APIs from Oracle, the community, and your own organization.
  • Consume: Register third-party apps easily to allow them the same seamless API utilization as pre-loaded Oracle SaaS APIs.
  • Monitor: View operational API metrics on a single dashboard to take action quickly.

When used in combination with Oracle’s larger cloud portfolio, Oracle API Platform Cloud can deliver API management as part of a comprehensive and unified PaaS solution to simplify the use of API-related tools including identity management, process management, content management, integration and applications development.

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Oracle Announces Data Center Plans for India

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 05:30
Press Release Oracle Announces Data Center Plans for India

ORACLE OPENWORLD, NEW DELHI —May 10, 2017

Oracle today announced it will expand its cloud services in India over the next six to nine months with plans for an Oracle data center in India.

Over the coming months Oracle will be reviewing proposals from government and business partners to provide customers with the capability to build and move workloads to an India-based cloud. The services will offer uncompromised security and performance at a significant price advantage over both existing on-premises infrastructure and competitive cloud offerings.

Oracle’s expanded infrastructure footprint is a result of tremendous customer demand.

“Our customers and partners in India have trusted their businesses and mission-critical workloads to the Oracle Cloud for years,” said Thomas Kurian, president of product development, Oracle. “With this expansion we will be able to further support customer choice adding to capabilities already available through deployments of Oracle Cloud at Customer, as well as other Oracle Cloud data center regions in Asia Pacific.”

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Oracle Cloud Platform Adds New Levels of Performance, Availability, and Access for Oracle Database Applications

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 16:00
Press Release Oracle Cloud Platform Adds New Levels of Performance, Availability, and Access for Oracle Database Applications Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle FastConnect, and Microsoft Windows Server available on Oracle’s next gen IaaS, providing customers an expanded range of infrastructure capabilities

Redwood Shores, Calif.—May 9, 2017

Continuing its Oracle Cloud Platform innovation, Oracle today announced major enhancements that make it easier for organizations to move enterprise database applications to the cloud. Oracle now offers Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC), Oracle FastConnect private networking capabilities, and Microsoft Windows Server support for Oracle’s high performance next generation IaaS. These offerings enable a new range of customers to deploy and access Oracle Database applications in the cloud with performance and availability on par or exceeding on-premises, and demonstrate performance of up to 20 times faster on benchmark tests compared with Oracle running on a competitor’s cloud.* 

Oracle is the only cloud vendor to provide customers with complete and highly available enterprise application environments in the cloud. With this announcement, Oracle is delivering unique, integrated platform services to mid-sized and large enterprises that don’t have the expertise or capital to maintain comparable systems on-premises. Customers can now use Oracle’s next generation IaaS to deploy applications based on Microsoft Windows, Oracle Linux, and other Linux distributions, and scale to millions of operations per second, connect to Oracle RAC Databases on bare metal servers that support hundreds of thousands of transactions per second, and use Oracle FastConnect to connect these applications to on-premises networks at costs as low as one-twentieth of a competitor’s comparable offerings for high bandwidth users.** Customers can either use all the services and pay an hourly charge, or purchase a subscription for consistent billing.

“Enterprise customers and ISVs have high expectations for performance and availability for their database applications. At the same time, they want to preserve hard-won experience and best practices, particularly from on-premises deployments,” said Kash Iftikhar, vice president of product management, Oracle. “We introduced our next generation IaaS to address all of these requirements. With these database, compute, and networking enhancements, Oracle Cloud Platform offers a complete, high performance solution for business-critical database applications in the cloud.”

Oracle Removes Roadblocks, Frustration, and Guesswork for Infrastructure Customers

ICAT provides property insurance protection to over 65,000 homeowners and businesses located in hurricane- and earthquake-exposed regions of the United States.

“ICAT is in the catastrophe insurance business, so we’re very sensitive to risk and business continuity. We’ve run our mission-critical online quoting application on-premises with Oracle Database for years, but keeping up with business growth was a challenge,” said Mike Ferber, CIO, ICAT. “The Oracle Database Cloud Service on bare metal exceeded our performance requirements and made a move to the Oracle Cloud feasible. The ability to quickly scale up processing power, as well as leverage Oracle RAC in the cloud, gives us great confidence that we will be able to offer our customers the experience and reliability necessary with our new cloud-based system.”

Darling Ingredients Inc. is a world leader in organic ingredients and specialty products for customers in the pharmaceutical, food, pet food, feed, and other industries.

“Darling Ingredients has had an aggressive plan to move all of our key IT applications into the cloud. We have a number of critical Oracle and non-Oracle applications, many of which rely on Oracle Database,” said Tom Morgan, Oracle Apps DBA Manager at Darling Ingredients. “Oracle Database Cloud Services on bare metal met our stringent performance requirements. Having predictable, high bandwidth connectivity to our end users is critical, and Oracle FastConnect was a great solution.”

Penn State University’s Institute for CyberScience (ICS) provides High Performance Computing (HPC) resources and capabilities to the research community, both internal and external to the university through its Advanced CyberInfrastructure (ICS-ACI).

“HPC is typically the most demanding workload from a CPU, storage, and networking perspective,” said Chuck Gilbert, Technical Director and Chief Architect for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure at Penn State University. “Oracle Cloud Platform, with its Bare Metal Cloud Compute Service, was our choice for HPC, equaling our on-premises resources and meeting our performance requirements. The addition of Oracle FastConnect makes it possible for our customers to move huge amounts of data in and out of the cloud securely and consistently. We’re leveraging Oracle Cloud to support our exponentially growing demand for HPC projects, and help researchers get resources and results faster. By leveraging a Hybrid Cloud Bursting Model, ICS-ACI will be able to service all workload demands from our researchers above and beyond existing on premises capacities.”

Oracle Enhances Oracle Cloud Platform Services

Oracle Cloud Platform offers the broadest range of integrated services to enable customers of any size and at any price point to easily develop, test, and securely and cost-effectively deploy their business-critical applications in the cloud. Oracle Cloud Platform’s next generation IaaS capabilities have been expanded to include:

  • Support for two-node Oracle RAC on bare metal compute, providing proven, continuous database availability through failures or software maintenance. Two-node RAC can scale on-demand from 4-72 OCPUs, with 1TB of RAM and 24TB of storage.

  • Oracle FastConnect on next generation IaaS delivers customers an on-demand private network connection that offers flexible bandwidth options (increments of 1Gb or 10Gb), can scale up and down with their business needs, and can be provisioned in minutes via console and API. Current global partner providers are Equinix and Megaport.

  • Support for Microsoft Windows Server on both 1, 2, 4, 8, 16-OCPU virtual machine compute and three 36-OCPU bare metal compute shapes provides users a range of compute, memory, and storage resources, with image portability across instance types, all on the same, high performance virtual cloud network.

  • Support for CentOS, RHEL, and Ubuntu, which along with Oracle Linux and Microsoft Windows Server distributions covers the vast majority of enterprise operating systems.

*Performance compares internal benchmarks of Oracle RAC on Oracle Database Cloud Service on bare metal versus Oracle Database 12.1 on Amazon Web Services M4.10xlarge EBS optimized instances (www.oracle.com/corporate/pressrelease/database-benchmarking-092016.html and docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/EBSOptimized.html).

**Price compares Oracle FastConnect versus Microsoft Azure Express Route in high bandwidth scenario (10 Gbps, 500 TB/month) (https://cloud.oracle.com/bare-metal-network/pricing and azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/expressroute/).

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Lenox Deploys Oracle Commerce Cloud to Modernize Shopping Experience

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 14:30
Press Release Lenox Deploys Oracle Commerce Cloud to Modernize Shopping Experience Leader in Quality Tabletop, Giftware and Collectibles Engages Shoppers with Personalization

Redwood Shores, Calif.—May 8, 2017

Today Oracle announced that Lenox is using Oracle Commerce Cloud to modernize its omnichannel shopping experience and deliver a steady stream of new products and features at its namesake Lenox and Reed & Barton brands. By leveraging Oracle Commerce Cloud’s configurable, customizable storefront, Lenox can now personalize what customers see based on preferences and shopping patterns, and streamline business operations while supporting its mobile and desktop sales.

“Our focus is providing customers enduring luxury products and trend-setting brands with a fresh, engaging shopping experience. Oracle Commerce Cloud keeps us current in a rapidly changing consumer environment across online and mobile channels with over 25 percent improvement in year-over-year mobile sales,” said Ravi Kurumety, CIO, Lenox Corporation. “Consumers are inspired and empowered by a more visual, intuitive shopping experience where they can easily discover new complementary items and designs to patterns they already own.”

Oracle Commerce Cloud enables Lenox to better support and promote exclusive designs with leading brands and designers like Dansk, Marchesa, and Kate Spade New York, as well as its own popular Lenox dinnerware and giftware. Lenox selected Oracle Commerce Cloud for its speed to market and its retail-rich functionality. For Lenox, the results are a reduction in total cost of ownership, faster access to new features and payment options, empowerment of the business teams, and a more connected shopping experience when customers shop using a mix of mobile, call center and desktop.

Oracle Commerce Cloud was implemented by Oracle Commerce Cloud Consulting (OC3), a team that specializes in e-commerce and is at the forefront of delivering innovation in a cloud services framework. 

“With fantastic support from our executive team and Oracle, we were able to deploy Oracle Commerce Cloud in just about 6 months. The cloud service allows Lenox to personalize customer promotions, introduce new products faster, and deliver more effective search results and recommendations, driving increased visibility and productivity,” said Kurumety.

“With compelling offers from our consulting team, we were able to deliver a rapid deployment in partnership with Lenox in time for the peak trading season,” said Ray Carlin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail. “Our cloud first strategy allows us to deliver new innovations more frequently to serve the retail market.”

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Oracle provides retailers with a complete, open, and integrated suite of best-of-breed business applications, cloud services, and hardware that are engineered to work together and empower commerce. Leading fashion, grocery, and specialty retailers use Oracle solutions to anticipate market changes, simplify operations and inspire authentic brand interactions. For more information, visit our website at www.oracle.com/retail.

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Oracle Optimizes Global Transportation and Trade Compliance Processes

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 13:30
Press Release Oracle Optimizes Global Transportation and Trade Compliance Processes New cloud trade and transportation management capabilities help organizations modernize logistics processes, increase perfect order performance and lower supply chain costs

Redwood Shores, Calif.—May 8, 2017

Oracle today announced a broad set of market-driven enhancements to Oracle Logistics Cloud that empower organizations to streamline global transportation and trade compliance processes. Under constant pressure to deliver goods faster, organizations can take advantage of the latest release of Oracle Logistics Cloud to streamline transportation processes, increase the occurrence of perfect order performance and reduce order cycle times. The new capabilities will also help organizations speed up delivery across all modes of domestic and international transport in order to help customers receive goods faster.

The latest release of Oracle Logistics Cloud includes new capabilities in both Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) Cloud and Oracle Global Trade Management (GTM) Cloud. The latest innovations help logistics, global trade and supply chain professionals achieve regulatory compliance by creating a more efficient logistics network that provides complete visibility and control over all orders and shipments. Built as a native trade and transportation platform, Oracle Logistics Cloud provides a unified, cloud-based solution for managing all aspects of a global logistics network.

“It’s challenging to manage the complexity involved with transporting goods to different regions and countries, and we’re committed to innovation in logistics cloud applications to make it as easy as possible for organizations to comply with trade and customs regulations,” said Derek Gittoes, vice president of supply chain management product strategy at Oracle. “The latest release of Oracle Transportation Management Cloud and Oracle Global Trade Management Cloud helps organizations streamline global transportation and trade compliance processes by providing a new modern user interface that maximizes user productivity.” 

Built for the cloud, the latest releases of Oracle Transportation Management Cloud and Oracle Global Trade Management Cloud introduce intuitive user experience enhancements that provide users with the vital information needed for decision making on the device of their choice. With the Logistics Adaptor in Oracle Integration Cloud Services (ICS), customers can deploy Logistics Cloud quicker and easier with products such as Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud and Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud to enable an end-to-end order-to-cash solution in the cloud.

Additional features include:

  • Broad support for import, export, and transit declarations to ease the process of preparing customs declarations for users
  • New fleet management capabilities effectively manage private and dedicated fleet and carrier resources, allowing increased utilization and cost savings
  • New rate maintenance features enable customers to insert and update freight rates in a simpler manner than ever before through spreadsheet importing and exporting capabilities
  • Advances in 3D load configuration, which help organizations optimize the packing of trailers and containers, improve equipment utilization and reduce the number of trucks needed to move goods
  • Enhancements in dock scheduling capabilities streamline and simplify the dock appointment process
  • Support for license reservations ensure that the license will be guaranteed to be available when the goods are shipped. This is part of the License Management functionality in Oracle Trade Compliance, which reduces delays in delivering goods to customers.

The latest releases of Oracle Transportation Management Cloud and Oracle Global Trade Management Cloud are available now for existing and new customers. Organizations can choose flexible deployment options to best fit their needs.

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Oracle and AT&T Enter into Strategic Agreement

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

Redwood Shores, Calif.—May 4, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Oracle Announces EU Region Expansion in Germany

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

Redwood Shores, Calif.—May 4, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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