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Oracle Helps Transform Lead Generation with LinkedIn Matched Audiences

7 hours 43 min ago
Press Release Oracle Helps Transform Lead Generation with LinkedIn Matched Audiences Product integration between Oracle Marketing Cloud and LinkedIn Campaign Manager enables marketers to generate high-quality leads at scale, increase conversion rates and accelerate sales.

Modern Customer Experience 2017, Las Vegas —Apr 25, 2017

To help marketers generate high-quality leads at scale and maximize the ROI of lead generation campaigns, Oracle today announced a new product integration between Oracle Marketing Cloud and LinkedIn Campaign Manager - a new targeting capability within LinkedIn’s recently announced product, Matched Audiences. This new product integration enables Oracle Marketing Cloud customers to seamlessly integrate data from more than 467 million LinkedIn users into existing marketing campaigns to reach and engage their ideal buyers on the world’s largest professional social network.

Marketers need to be able to deliver personalized experiences at scale in order to increase conversion rates and accelerate sales. With the new product integration between Oracle Eloqua, part of the Oracle Marketing Cloud, and LinkedIn Campaign Manager, marketers now have the power to seamlessly nurture leads using LinkedIn Matched Audiences. The product integration enables marketers to personalize and orchestrate campaigns across multiple channels including email, websites and digital ads in order to engage the right audience at the right time in the buyer’s journey.

“At LinkedIn, we strive to equip B2B marketers with the tools and insights that they need to reach the audiences that matter most to their business,” said Russ Glass, vice president of product, LinkedIn Marketing Solutions. “Matched Audiences gets us closer to that goal by enabling us to give marketers custom ways to combine LinkedIn’s powerful professional data with their own first-party data. Our product integration with Oracle was key to helping make that happen for Oracle Eloqua customers.”

This integration also empowers marketers to enhance their Account Based Marketing (ABM) strategies. Marketers can leverage the powerful insights delivered by the new integration to help convert unknown prospects into known buyers, retarget buyers with relevant digital ads, and enrich buyer profiles and optimize digital ad spend on LinkedIn. This enables marketers to increase conversion rates and accelerate sales.

“We are focused on empowering marketers with the data they need to inform, measure and maximize the impact of marketing campaigns,” said Laura Ipsen, general manager and senior vice president, Oracle Marketing Cloud. “LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network and by enabling marketers to seamlessly integrate data from more than 467 million LinkedIn users we are able to provide powerful customer insights that can transform lead generation campaigns. The new product integration between Oracle Eloqua and LinkedIn Campaign Manager can ultimately help marketers enhance the customer experience and increase revenues.” 

Oracle Marketing Cloud is part of Oracle CX Cloud Suite. Oracle CX Cloud Suite empowers organizations to take a smarter approach to customer experience management and business transformation initiatives. By providing a trusted business platform that connects data, experiences and outcomes, Oracle CX Cloud Suite helps customers reduce IT complexity, deliver innovative customer experiences and achieve predictable and tangible business results. The Oracle CX Cloud Suite includes Oracle Commerce Cloud, Oracle Marketing Cloud, Oracle Sales Cloud and Oracle Service Cloud.

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Blue Microphones Turns Up the Volume with NetSuite

7 hours 43 min ago
Press Release Blue Microphones Turns Up the Volume with NetSuite Microphone Maker Gains Vital Business Agility for Innovation and Growth

SUITEWORLD 2017, LAS VEGAS, Nev.—Apr 25, 2017

Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit (GBU), the industry’s leading provider of cloud financials / ERP, HR and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that Blue Microphones (www.bluemic.com), a leading designer and producer of premium microphones and sound recording equipment for audio professionals, musicians and consumers, has gained vital business agility with NetSuite’s unified cloud business management system. NetSuite allows Blue Microphones to focus on product innovation, scale into new markets, and challenge larger rivals in the competitive recording industry. To ensure agility for innovation and growth, the company replaced QuickBooks Enterprise with NetSuite to manage its end-to-end business operations including financials, fixed assets, demand planning, inventory management, bill of materials, work orders and assemblies, warehouse management, CRM, HR, and multi-currency transactions in the Canadian dollar and Euro. After a rapid three-month implementation, the company went live on NetSuite in July 2014.

Headquartered in Westlake, Calif., Blue Microphones was founded in 1995 by an American jazz musician and a recording engineer who designed high-quality studio microphones and pioneered the digital USB microphone – microphones that plug directly into a computer. Beginning in 2004, the company saw significant growth thanks to its Snowball, a USB mic built for use with Apple’s GarageBand recording software, and continued to develop a range of USB mics made vastly successful by the explosion of user generated content. Since then, Blue Microphones has continued to design and manufacture a full range of studio microphones, the world’s #1 USB mic line, and recently launched a lineup of premium headphones.

With 30 to 35 percent annual growth, the company was quickly realizing it needed new functionality its existing system couldn’t provide, including: multicurrency transactions; anywhere, anytime access to business data across the globe; integration with marketing and engineering systems for better collaboration; and integration to its shipping software.

“Replacing our entry-level accounting system with a unified cloud-based business management suite has made a huge difference in our business and has us well positioned for our next stage of growth,” said Bart Thielen, CFO and COO of Blue Microphones. “With NetSuite, we’re able to scale the business very quickly and our visibility is tremendously improved. We now have strong financial controls and a solid infrastructure with great agility to respond rapidly to changing market conditions.”

Leveraging the NetSuite SuiteCloud Development Platform, Blue Microphones was able to customize the NetSuite system to meet its business needs and industry specific requirements. The company was also able to integrate the Pacejet Enterprise Shipping Software with NetSuite seamlessly, allowing it to better manage millions of freight quotes and shipments with reduced costs and improved efficiency. Bidirectional EDI interface powered by the NetSuite SuiteCloud Development Platform enables Electronic Data Interchange to 15 different partners including large retailers like Best Buy, Apple and Amazon; which saves Blue Microphones up to 30 to 40 hours a week of manual order entry and invoicing and enables near 100 percent accuracy.

Blue Microphones’ IT modernization efforts have also attracted the notice of others. Most recently, the company was awarded the prestigious 2016 Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Award in the “Enterprise Leadership" category from Frost and Sullivan’s ML Council. The awards are given to companies and individuals that have undertaken breakthrough projects in manufacturing as determined by an expert panel of judges. Blue Microphones was recognized for its "IT Modernization Project,” which allowed the company to rapidly scale, while giving it the agility to adapt to changing market conditions.

As a result of its implementation of NetSuite, Blue Microphones has realized multiple benefits, including:

  • Improved IT and operational efficiency. As a pure cloud system, NetSuite spares Blue Microphones from the hassles of managing on-premise software and the hardware required to support it, including patches, upgrades and security. As a result of efficiencies gained, Blue Microphones can attribute avoiding the costs of hiring two full-time employees by converting to NetSuite, an annual savings of $80,000.
  • Improved inventory management. Third-party logistics partners in Amsterdam and Hong Kong are now able to access NetSuite through a portal to fulfill orders, improving accuracy and efficiency. Previously, Blue Microphones would scan documents and email them over as PDFs, a labor intensive, error-prone process. Additionally, the company has been able to setup a virtual warehouse for its marketing group, which sequesters key products for product reviews and key influencers like artists and producers.
  • Product improvements. Blue Microphones is now capturing customer feedback in the system, which can be shared directly with engineering and overseas manufacturers to improve the products.
  • Reduced manual entry. Workflow and scripting has saved up to 15 hours a month of manual entry for the sales department.
  • A flexible and powerful development platform. NetSuite’s SuiteCloud Development Platform provides flexibility for Blue Microphones to tailor the system and integrate with other third-party solutions to meet its unique business needs and industry-specific requirements.
  • Improved asset tracking. A new fixed assets interface saves significant time at both monthly and year-end audits. During the course of a year, the company estimates it is saving about 50 hours total.
About Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit

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

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

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

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

Safe Harbor

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

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Pods Turns to NetSuite SuiteSuccess to Fuel Its Global Operation

7 hours 58 min ago
Press Release Pods Turns to NetSuite SuiteSuccess to Fuel Its Global Operation SuiteSuccess Engineers Customer Success – Readies PODS for Rapid Global Expansion

LAS VEGAS, Nev. —Apr 25, 2017

Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit (GBU), the industry's leading provider of cloud financials / ERP, HR and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that PODS Enterprises, LLC, the leading provider of portable container-based moving and storage solutions, chose NetSuite SuiteSuccess to support its business expansion. PODS will be using NetSuite to manage mission-critical business processes including financials, inventory management, multi-subsidiary management for 16 subsidiaries and multi-currency management for the U.S., Canadian and Australian dollars. SuiteSuccess is the culmination of a multi-year transformation effort to combine the NetSuite unified suite, 20 years of industry leading practices, a new customer engagement model, and business optimization methods into a unified, industry cloud solution. SuiteSuccess is NetSuite’s new purpose-built, unified cloud solution tailored for each industry. 

“I was amazed how closely NetSuite worked with us to ensure we had good process alignment with the fewest possible gaps,” said Bill Tingle, CIO of PODS. “We need to get a system up and running quickly to meet our strategic objectives and SuiteSuccess seems to fit the bill perfectly.”

PODS transformed the moving business when it invented the concept of portable storage in 1998 and now counts a network of more than 170,000 PODS storage containers and 230 PODS Storage Centers in North America alone. In 2016, leadership reevaluated the business and IT strategy and determined the need to move onto a new software platform to support the company’s growth and development plans moving forward. After a rigorous evaluation process, PODS selected NetSuite OneWorld for its flexible platform, strong partner ecosystem and its commitment to customer success.

“Before we had even made the decision to purchase NetSuite, they had a detailed engagement plan with very specific steps on how we would implement the solution,” said Tingle. “We felt comfortable knowing we wouldn’t be starting from scratch and would have a robust solution with NetSuite’s years of experience baked into the product.”

PODS is using SuiteSuccess to ensure a successful deployment of NetSuite OneWorld across its 16 subsidiaries and a complex franchise model with 230 PODS Storage Centers. NetSuite OneWorld will give PODS a flexible, scalable system for growth. With support for 190 currencies, 20 languages, automated tax compliance in more than 100 countries, and transactions in more than 200 countries.

SuiteSuccess was engineered to solve unique industry challenges that historically have limited a company’s ability to grow, scale and adapt to change. Most ERP vendors have tried to solve the industry solution problem with templates, rapid implementation methodologies, and custom code. NetSuite took a holistic approach to the problem and productized domain knowledge, leading practices, KPI’s, and an agile approach to product adoption. The benefits of this are faster time to value, increased business efficiency, flexibility, and greater customer success.

For more information about SuiteSuccess, please visit:  http://www.netsuite.com/portal/services/suitesuccess.shtml

Other expected features and benefits include:

  • Rapid deployment. Backed by SuiteSuccess, PODS expects to launch NetSuite OneWorld in less than three months, a huge difference from its experience with the previous system that took nearly four years.
  • A powerful development platform. The SuiteCloud development platform provides unprecedented flexibility that enables businesses to tailor the system to meet their unique requirements and industry-specific needs.
  • A robust partner ecosystem. NetSuite’s wide array of partner solutions will allow PODS to extend NetSuite to meet its current and future business needs. PODS plans to leverage NetSuite’s comprehensive partner ecosystem for solutions in warehouse management, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) integration and financial planning.
  • Centralized order and inventory management. NetSuite OneWorld can provide real-time inventory visibility across the business for better forecasting and optimization of more than 170,000 PODS containers moving throughout North America.
  • Built-in business intelligence. With NetSuite OneWorld, PODS will have real-time insights into key business performance indicators for a unified view of the organization and a single version of truth.
  • A highly scalable system for growth. NetSuite’s scalable infrastructure will enable PODS to easily expand to support growing business volumes.

Bill Tingle is sharing PODS’ story at SuiteWorld 2017, the number one cloud ERP event of the year, this year being held in Las Vegas from April 24-27. Watch all keynotes live here.

About PODS Enterprises, LLC
PODS® is a leader in the moving and storage industry providing both residential and commercial services in 46 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the UK. Founded in 1998, PODS pioneered the portable moving and storage industry now preferred by many customers’ increasingly active and mobile lifestyles. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 700,000 long-distance moves, exceeded 3 million deliveries and has more than 170,000 PODS containers in service.

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

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Smartsheet Realizes the Power of Unified Billing and Revenue Recognition with NetSuite

8 hours 13 min ago
Press Release Smartsheet Realizes the Power of Unified Billing and Revenue Recognition with NetSuite Enterprise Collaboration Software Leader Can Easily Adapt to Market Changes, New Business Models and New Revenue Recognition Standards

SUITEWORLD 2017, LAS VEGAS, Nev.—Apr 25, 2017

Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit (GBU), the industry's leading provider of cloud financials / ERP, HR and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that Smartsheet, a leading provider of SaaS-based solutions for managing and automating collaborative work, has implemented NetSuite OneWorld to manage rapid growth. Smartsheet is leveraging NetSuite OneWorld to manage mission critical business processes including financials, billing, revenue recognition, analytics and multi-currency transactions in the Euro, yen, Pound and US, Australian and Canadian dollars. With NetSuite OneWorld, Smartsheet has a platform that is ready for next and provides the foundation to scale the business. As Smartsheet has evolved its business model, NetSuite’s SuiteBilling software is helping the company to manage recurring revenue processes from order to billing and revenue recognition with complete control and auditability for its software subscription business.

“Using a hairball of multiple point products, whether on-premise or in the cloud, is always a bad idea. But doing it in your financial system is downright reckless,” said Jason Maynard, SVP of Strategy and Marketing, NetSuite. “Smartsheet is an innovator in collaboration software and knew how to leverage NetSuite innovation to fuel their growth.”

Founded 11 years ago in Bellevue, Wash., Smartsheet began selling collaboration software for individuals and small teams but has grown rapidly as it began selling its product into large enterprises, including 50 percent of the Fortune 500, to help solve large, complex work management and project automation challenges. It has achieved more than 70 percent year-over-year revenue growth for the fifth consecutive year and currently serves more than 68,000 companies and 10 million users across 190 countries. Smartsheet’s prior accounting system couldn’t handle that growth, requiring extensive manual workarounds that were cumbersome and inefficient, including the physical entry of every invoice. Smartsheet knew that it needed a new platform that could manage all its critical business processes in one system while also providing the flexibility to scale rapidly with the company’s growth. After a rigorous evaluation of several applications, Smartsheet chose NetSuite OneWorld for its scalability, revenue recognition and international capabilities.

A key factor in Smartsheet’s decision was SuiteBilling, the industry’s first unified cloud-based order-to-billing-to revenue recognition solution. SuiteBilling enables businesses to adopt any business model from product-based, time- and services-based, through to usage- and subscription-based, or any combination of these without limit. In the future, Smartsheet plans to manage subscriptions for its enterprise customers while providing a self-service model for its smaller customers allowing them to sign up for a trial, pay with a credit card and establish a recurring billing account all from a single system.

“We needed a solution that could support significant growth in our primary segments—enterprise customers as well as SMBs where we leverage a self-service model—each of which has its own unique set of complexities,” said Mark Mader, Smartsheet CEO. “NetSuite was the only solution that offered us the ability to automate both the back office and customer-facing aspects across both these important segments of our business.”

After a four-month implementation, Smartsheet deployed NetSuite OneWorld, which supports 190 currencies, 20 languages, automated tax calculation and reporting in more than 100 countries, and support for customer transactions in more than 190 countries. NetSuite OneWorld supports Smartsheet’s growth by providing:

  • Scalability for growth. NetSuite OneWorld’s single cloud solution allows Smartsheet to quickly and easily; add functionality as the business evolves; quickly add offices as it expands with anywhere, anytime access.
  • Single source of truth. NetSuite’s unified billing and advanced revenue management system, synchronizes complex processes from order to billing to revenue recognition.
  • Real-time visibility. NetSuite OneWorld’s unified platform gives Smartsheet visibility across its operations with one single unified financial system of record, providing users with real-time information right at their fingertips.
  • Improved efficiency. NetSuite has automated numerous processes previously done manually, including processing of thousands of renewals at a time, saving significant time in order entry.
  • Robust customization and integration. NetSuite's SuiteCloud Developer Network (SDN) provides a platform for Smartsheet to customize the system to its specific needs and adapt as its business evolves. Customized business rule logic improves data quality while a planned integration with Salesforce.com will fully automate the quote-to-cash process for sales floor led deals.


Mark Mader will be sharing Smartsheet’s story at SuiteWorld 2017, the number one cloud ERP event of the year, this year being held in Las Vegas from April 24-27. Watch him and all other SuiteWorld 2017 keynotes live here.

About Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit

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

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

About Oracle

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

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

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Ring Dials NetSuite to Fuel Growth

8 hours 28 min ago
Press Release Ring Dials NetSuite to Fuel Growth Outdoor Home Security Innovator Leverages NetSuite to Scale Global Business Operations

SUITEWORLD 2017, LAS VEGAS, Nev.—Apr 25, 2017

Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit (GBU), the industry's leading provider of cloud financials / ERP, HR and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that Ring, a leader in outdoor home security, has implemented NetSuite to fuel its rapid growth, which took it from startup to 1,000 team members in less than three years. Ring is using NetSuite for financial management and reporting with plans to significantly extend the NetSuite platform to other areas of the business as it continues to extend its business model beyond doorbells, to services and subscriptions. With NetSuite, Ring has gained efficiencies and real-time visibility with a unified platform that is next ready. NetSuite enables Ring to grow, scale and adapt its business model as Ring’s business expands and evolves.

With a mission to reduce crime in neighborhoods, Ring has revolutionized outdoor home security by building smart doorbells and outdoor cameras designed to proactively monitor your home. Initially founded as DoorBot, Ring got a significant boost when CEO and Chief Inventor Jamie Siminoff appeared on ABC’s “Shark Tank” with the smart doorbell in September 2013. It has since expanded its product line and is building a “Ring of Security” around your home with data services and digital neighborhood watches. Additionally, Ring has received $209 million in investment, reached over 1,000,000 users and has expanded its footprint in retail and is now available in over 15,000 stores globally. Initially, Ring relied on an outsourced accounting firm for basic general ledger and journal entries, to manage its financial processes with reporting done in Excel and online spreadsheets. Understanding that the company’s growth trajectory demanded more comprehensive solution, Ring evaluated several software packages on the market including Microsoft Dynamics, before selecting NetSuite.

“When you grow as fast as we’ve grown, one of the biggest challenges is breaking older systems and having to move to new things,” said Siminoff. “NetSuite gives us a platform that allows us to grow from zero to infinity. It takes away those concerns and means resources can be directed to sales and business development.”

“We are honored to partner with a mission-driven business like Ring as they transform communities and help make neighborhoods safer,” said Jason Maynard, SVP of Strategy and Marketing, Oracle NetSuite GBU. “Empowering entrepreneurial companies to scale and achieve their vision is NetSuite’s purpose.”

While still a young and fast-growing business, Ring has complex needs including a B2C website and B2B relationships with retailers like Costco, Best Buy and Home Depot. Ring is confident that the advanced revenue recognition features in NetSuite can allow it to sell, bill and recognize its revenue as it continues to transform its business and meet the needs of the modern customer. With NetSuite, Ring has streamlined financial processes and gained operational efficiency with a roadmap for future growth.

Since implementing NetSuite, Ring has gained the following benefits:

  • A flexible and agile platform. The NetSuite SuiteCloud Platform easily enables the company to customize NetSuite to meets its current and future business requirements and to integrate with other third-party solutions.
  • Real-time visibility. One single, unified financial system of record and financial reporting across the entire organization has created efficiencies by automating cumbersome manual processes.
  • Significant savings in IT costs and complexity. NetSuite's proven, securely featured cloud solution eliminates the hassles of managing, maintaining and upgrading business applications and offers significant time and cost savings.
  • Anytime, anywhere access. For a company built around accessing a video doorbell from a smartphone, NetSuite’s mobile capabilities enable staff to access the system anywhere there is an internet connection.
  • Scalability for growth. With plans to extend the NetSuite platform to adopt advanced revenue recognition, CRM and ecommerce, plus inventory management for its warehouse and fulfillment for its retail partners, Ring can continue to grow and adapt its business on a single platform.

Jamie Siminoff will be sharing Ring’s story at SuiteWorld 2017, the number one cloud ERP event of the year, this year being held in Las Vegas from April 24-27. Watch him and all SuiteWorld 2017 keynotes live here.

About Ring

Ring's mission is to reduce crime in neighborhoods and empower consumers by creating a Ring of Security around homes and communities with its suite of smart home security products: Ring Video Doorbell, Ring Video Doorbell Pro (HomeKit-enabled), Ring Stick Up Cam and the new Ring Floodlight Cam. With these security devices, Ring has created the neighborhood watch for the digital age and continues to keep homes around the world safe. For more information, visit www.ring.com. With Ring, you’re always home. To learn more, please visit https://ring.com.

About Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit

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

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

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

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

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

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NetSuite Announces SuiteSuccess: The First Unified Industry Cloud Solution

8 hours 43 min ago
Press Release NetSuite Announces SuiteSuccess: The First Unified Industry Cloud Solution SuiteSuccess Transforms the Way NetSuite Builds, Sells, Delivers and Supports Industry Solutions
SuiteSuccess Empowers Customers to Be Ready for What’s Next

SUITEWORLD 2017, LAS VEGAS, Nev.—Apr 25, 2017

Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit, the world’s leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP, HR and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced SuiteSuccess, the first unified industry cloud solution. NetSuite has delivered 12 SuiteSuccess editions for the following eight industries:

  • Advertising, media, publishing
  • Financial technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Nonprofit
  • Retail
  • Service-based businesses
  • Software/internet
  • Wholesale distribution

SuiteSuccess is the culmination of a multi-year transformation effort to combine the NetSuite unified suite, 20 years of industry leading practices, a new customer engagement model, and business optimization methods into a unified, industry cloud solution. SuiteSuccess was engineered to solve unique industry challenges that historically have limited a company’s ability to grow, scale and adapt to change. Most ERP vendors have tried to solve the industry solution problem with templates, rapid implementation methodologies, and custom code. NetSuite took a holistic approach to the problem and productized domain knowledge, leading practices, KPI’s, and an agile approach to product adoption. The benefits of this are faster time to value, increased business efficiency, flexibility, and greater customer success.

Within each industry offering, NetSuite has built unique micro-vertical solutions to address specific market needs. SuiteSuccess has over 300 customers and is available now, expanding globally into more industries and to current NetSuite customers over the course of this year.

“SuiteSuccess is what is next for NetSuite and our customers,” said Jim McGeever, Executive Vice President, Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit. “When we started SuiteSuccess, we had high expectations, but the results our customers have achieved have gone way beyond our wildest dreams.”

“I was amazed, not only with how fast the project went, but how closely NetSuite worked with us,” said Bill Tingle, CIO of PODS. “We needed to get a system up and running quickly to keep up with our growth and SuiteSuccess fit the bill perfectly.”

The four key pillars of SuiteSuccess are:

  • BUILD. A complete suite to support the modern business including ERP, CRM, PSA, omnichannel commerce, HR, and Business Intelligence (BI) built on the NetSuite cloud platform, continually updated with leading edge capabilities and technologies to support all eight industries.
  • ENGAGE. Leading practices for each industry and role including workflows, KPI’s, reports, dashboards and metrics, with the flexibility to personalize on the NetSuite platform from the initial sales contact to ongoing support. With these leading practices, value is added at each stage of the engagement.
  • CONSUME. Intelligent staged approach via NetSuite’s industry ‘stairway’ allows companies to consume capabilities based on their business needs. Re-imagined consumption model drives faster time to value, better ROI and greater user adoption. Companies can now go from zero to cloud in 100 days.
  • OPTIMIZE. Customers benefit from continuous engagement, updated leading practices, new feature releases, value added SuiteCloud partners, and movement up the stairway. Customers also are always on the latest release.

DirectScale, a software solution designed to seamlessly meet the needs of the direct and social sales industry, implemented NetSuite OneWorld in November of 2016 with SuiteSuccess.

“NetSuite had customers in our industry that were dealing with the same issues as us. Setting up contracts, revenue recognition rules, revenue schedules. Choosing NetSuite, it was a match made in heaven,” said Ansen Hatch, Corporate Controller, DirectScale. “We know that NetSuite can grow with us as quickly as we can grow.”

Sourcingpartner, a leading provider of complete end-to-end sourcing solutions from product concept to after care support, implemented NetSuite in July 2016 with SuiteSuccess.

“Everything went much smoother than our Microsoft implementation. I’ve had nothing but good comments from everyone involved and I’m so glad we switched,” said Richard Gardner, Director for Customer Service, Sourcingpartner.

Precision Disposables, a wholesale distributor of high quality, cost efficient, medical products, implemented NetSuite in January 2017 with SuiteSuccess.

“I have 15 plus years of experience in all the major ERP platforms, including SAP, and I’ve been through six major implementations. This was by far the best,” said Bruce Capagli, COO, Precision Disposables.

To learn more about SuiteSuccess, please visit www.netsuite.com/suitesuccess.

About Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit

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

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

About Oracle

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

Trademarks

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

Safe Harbor

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

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NetSuite Unveils SuitePeople, the Most Unified and Flexible Cloud Core HR Offering

8 hours 58 min ago
Press Release NetSuite Unveils SuitePeople, the Most Unified and Flexible Cloud Core HR Offering Addition of Core HR Unifies Financial, Customer, Product, Services and People Data in NetSuite

SUITEWORLD 2017, LAS VEGAS, Nev.—Apr 25, 2017

Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit (GBU), the industry’s leading provider of cloud financials / ERP, HR and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced SuitePeople, a new core human resources (HR) offering natively built on NetSuite’s unified cloud suite. NetSuite is the first and only cloud ERP suite to give businesses a single platform to manage mission critical business processes across ERP, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Professional Services Automation (PSA), omnichannel commerce and now HR.

Traditionally, businesses have had to manage core HR processes in separate modules, disparate systems, or worse, in spreadsheets. Growing businesses can’t afford the cost, time and risk associated with manual workarounds, complex integrations or siloed data. Unlike legacy HRIS solutions, SuitePeople helps people information actionable throughout the organization from a single suite.

“Since its inception, NetSuite has believed that the best way to run a business is with a unified suite. Today, we are incredibly excited to complete that vision with the launch of SuitePeople,” said Jim McGeever, Executive Vice President of the Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit. “NetSuite has always delivered applications designed to run a complete business not just a department. And that same philosophy was built into the core of SuitePeople, the most unified flexible core HR offering ever available.”

“Having HR data available in NetSuite has transformed how we manage, train and retain our most valuable asset—our people,” said Noah Finn, Managing Partner at Finn Partners, a SuitePeople customer. “We’ve already seen significant business benefits and have only just scratched the surface of what we can do with all of our information in one central repository.”

“Successful organizations seek employee engagement solutions to ensure that their people are empowered and motivated. These solutions must enable everyone from the shop floor to the top floor,” said R “Ray” Wang, Principal Analyst and CEO of Constellation Research, Inc.

SuitePeople weaves people data throughout the suite, giving businesses complete control over their core HR processes. SuitePeople help enable employees to request time off, access employee directories and organizational charts, monitor upcoming vacation schedules and new hires or publicly recognize good work. SuitePeople help empower managers and HR professionals to streamline employee information, new hires, employee onboarding, promotions and compensation changes, all from a single suite.

SuitePeople plans to provide:

  • Core HR Capabilities. Native organization design, job and position management, workflows and  compliance management, all powered by effective-dated employee master data, providing HR with the systems they need to run a best-in-class operation.
  • HR Analytics. With pre-built reports and dashboards focused on key people metrics and compliance, including a new Chief People Officer dashboard, SuitePeople gives employees the data they need, right at their fingertips.
  • Employee Engagement. Kudos help allow all employees to recognize those co-workers who have helped drive the business forward, vital in today’s world of distributed workforces.
  • HR compliance. Built in human resources reports, searches and notifications are paired with tailored compliance features to ensure regulatory requirements are easily met and filing deadlines aren’t missed.
  • Unified access. With NetSuite’s unified data model, people information can be seamlessly analyzed from a single application suite. From HR to finance, services to the shop floor and the warehouse, the suite wins.
  • Global reach. With the NetSuite OneWorld supporting 190 currencies, 20 languages, automated tax calculation and reporting in more than 100 countries, and customer transactions in more than 200 countries, fast growing businesses know they can expand abroad and manage a global workforce.
  • Flexibility. Built on the flexible SuiteCloud platform, SuitePeople help allow customers and partners to configure workflows and forms to meet their unique needs without worrying about upgrades.
  • People security. Sophisticated role-based security features help allow executives, managers, supervisors and employees to simultaneously view information based on their operational and management role. Supporting both each other and their teams while safeguarding sensitive data.
  • Unmatched ease of use. Built within NetSuite’s intuitive user interface, SuitePeople can give employees a familiar experience that speeds adoption and training.

“Systems are the backbone of your business, but the heartbeat is your people,” said Joseph Fung, VP of Product Development at NetSuite. “With SuitePeople, businesses can achieve a more engaged workforce, improved operational efficiency, and timely strategic decision making. And best of all, because it is part of the unified suite, you can now manage and engage a global workforce better than ever.”

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NetSuite Announces Massive Global Expansion Initiatives

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Press Release NetSuite Announces Massive Global Expansion Initiatives Launching More Data Centers, More Field Offices, More Development Centers, More International Product Functionality and a Broader Partner Network

SUITEWORLD 2017, LAS VEGAS, Nev.—Apr 25, 2017

Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit, the industry's leading provider of cloud financials / ERP, HR and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced a massive expansion plan to accelerate its international growth. NetSuite customers will benefit from Oracle’s vast global scale and resources. The expansion initiatives will enable Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit to launch more data centers, more field offices and more development centers globally, which will help to bring the leading cloud ERP suite to more organizations around the world.

“Leveraging Oracle’s global scale, we are able to massively accelerate NetSuite’s vision of bringing a single unified suite to companies all over the world,” said Jim McGeever, Executive Vice President of Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit. “Oracle’s technology infrastructure and global reach enables us to help ensure customer success no matter where they are located in the world.”

“Oracle’s increased investment in all areas of the NetSuite product and operations offers more opportunities to customers, particularly growing international businesses like PageGroup,” said Mark Hearn, Finance Director of recruitment company PageGroup. “As we continue our global roll-out of NetSuite OneWorld, I am reassured by the even greater capabilities and resources behind the product. A commitment to strong and sustained investment in OneWorld functionality will enable international companies like us to continue to grow with NetSuite in the future.”

Adding Oracle’s global resources to NetSuite’s existing global footprint provides rapid entry and expansion into new markets across three key areas:

  • Data Centers. Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit plans to more than double its data center footprint from five data centers globally to 11. NetSuite currently operates five data centers, three in North America, one in Amsterdam, Netherlands and one in Dublin, Ireland. NetSuite expects to add a fourth North American data center in Chicago. As part of the global expansion plans, NetSuite will leverage existing Oracle data centers in Europe and Asia. In Europe, NetSuite is scheduled to open a data center in Frankfurt, Germany to remedy the lack of modern cloud computing offerings in the country. In Asia Pacific, NetSuite plans to initially launch facilities in Australia and Singapore, followed by Japan and China. The addition of Oracle data centers to NetSuite’s operations will provide even greater security, redundancy, performance and scalability for new and existing customers across the globe.
  • Field offices. NetSuite expects to double its global presence, expanding from offices in 10 countries to 23 spread across the globe. The addition of Oracle’s field offices significantly increases NetSuite’s ability to meet the rising demand for cloud ERP around the world. NetSuite is establishing a new presence in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, France, Germany, Sweden, Dubai, China, India, Malaysia and New Zealand. In addition, NetSuite is expanding headcount in existing field offices by over 50 percent to provide better resources for customer demand.
  • Development centers. Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit is leveraging existing Oracle development centers across India, China and Japan. The development centers will be able to accelerate the development of international, regional and local features and functionality within NetSuite OneWorld.
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Oracle Brings Oracle’s Flagship Databases and Developer Tools to the Docker Store

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 15:00
Press Release Oracle Brings Oracle’s Flagship Databases and Developer Tools to the Docker Store Developers can easily access leading databases and developer tools as Docker containers to develop and deploy cloud-scale applications.

DockerCon, AUSTIN, TX.—Apr 19, 2017

Oracle announced today that it is collaborating with Docker to release  its flagship databases, middleware and developer tools into the Docker Store marketplace via the Docker Certification Program. Together, Oracle and Docker enable developers to quickly build cloud-native applications using Docker Enterprise Edition as their container platform and Oracle’s databases and developer tools immediately available as Docker containers through the Docker Store.. The Docker Certification Program is a framework for partners to integrate and certify their technology to the Docker EE commercial platform.

Effective immediately, developers can now pull images of Oracle products in Docker and quickly start developing, testing and deploying modern enterprise applications. Solutions offered include Oracle Database, Oracle MySQL, Oracle Java 8 SE Runtime Environment, Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Coherence and Oracle Instant Client, which are now all available in the Docker Store as enterprise-ready containers. 

As cloud computing continues to transform every business and industry, developers at global enterprises and emerging startups alike are increasingly leveraging container technologies to accelerate how they build modern Web, mobile and IoT applications. Because the need for new applications in the enterprise consistently outpaces development capabilities, modern developers need to be able to quickly develop, test and deploy their applications without worrying about their deployment environment. With the availability of Oracle in the Docker Store, developers are now free for the first time to deliver best in class secure, high-performance, and resilient applications in containers with confidence. Oracle is a long-time supporter of the Docker ecosystem with more than 100 images of Oracle products already available in the Docker Hub, including OpenJDK and Oracle Linux.

Developers can try these images immediately by downloading them on any public cloud or on-premises servers. With Oracle Cloud, developers can deploy these images on the cloud infrastructure of their choice: virtual, bare metal or managed containers. Developers can try the service and experience Oracle Cloud with $300 in free credits by visiting https://cloud.oracle.com/tryit.

“Docker is revolutionizing the way developers build and deploy modern applications, but mission-critical systems in the enterprise have been a holdout until now,” said Mark Cavage, Vice President of Software Development at Oracle. “Together with Docker, Oracle is bringing bedrock software to millions of developers enabling them to create enterprise-grade solutions that meet stringent security, performance and resiliency SLAs with the high level of productivity and low friction that they have come to expect from Dockerizing their application development stack."

“Enterprises have relied on Oracle’s technology to power their businesses for decades and their databases and middleware tools are used by millions of developers around the world,” said Marianna Tessel, EVP Strategic Development at Docker. “With this new partnership, developers looking to use containers for their businesses can now access the world’s most popular databases and developer tools and leverage the performance and robustness of Oracle in their applications, all in just a few clicks.”

For more information, please visit https://developer.oracle.com/docker

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Al Nahdi Drives Growth and Insight with Oracle Retail Cloud Services

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:00
Press Release Al Nahdi Drives Growth and Insight with Oracle Retail Cloud Services From Spreadsheets to Packaged Applications, Saudi Arabian Retailer Drives Increased Productivity

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Apr 19, 2017

Today Oracle announced Saudi Arabian pharmacies’ retailer Nahdi Medical Company deployed Oracle Retail Advanced Science Engine Cloud Service, Oracle Retail Merchandising Solutions, and Oracle Retail Category Management. Nahdi is considered the largest pharmacies’ chain in Middle East and North Africa. Its mission is to exceed the expectations of 85 million guests across 125 cities by providing personalized high-quality health, wellness and beauty products and services through its expertise and extended reach.

Nahdi manages a huge and growing assortment of SKUs across 170 categories throughout its stores. The volume of data forced Nahdi to adopt a scalable and smart planning solution. With the deployment of Oracle Retail, Nahdi gains the ability to segment customers, cluster stores and understand the effects of demand transference without having to recruit a full team of scientists with transaction-level data experience. Powerful scientific insights are delivered in a digestible format for the business user through personal-based dashboards. Prior to selecting Oracle, Nahdi planners spent time navigating a manual process using Excel spreadsheets and in-house databases. Today Nahdi is able to optimize the planning team’s productivity with standardized and automated planning processes. 

“The implementation of Oracle Retail increased the accuracy of planning and forecasting the merchandising figures. We are able to plan and execute better assortment of products across our stores to improve our guests’ satisfaction,” said Dr. Khalid Tadlaoui, Vice President of Information Technology, Nahdi Medical Company.

“The proliferation of data can be overwhelming, and it becomes increasingly important for retailers like Nahdi Medical Company to leverage and invest in solutions that understand how to drive insight through embedded science, business intelligence and analytics into solutions and processes,” said Ray Carlin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail. “Oracle Retail is incredibly proud to provide this competitive advantage as cloud services, accelerating speed to market and driving productivity.”

Oracle PartnerNetwork Gold Level Partner Logic Information Systems accelerated a smooth cloud implementation and guided the customer through business process change. Logic developed a Retail Data Extractor to extract data correctly and cleanly from the installation of Oracle Retail Merchandising Systems for the cloud implementation. Logic delivered training programs to empower the business and technical teams. 

"It is a privilege to work with a retailer like Nahdi who is using science to leverage the performance and availability of each individual product to satisfy their guests and who also places an importance that their employees have access to critical planning information without wasted time sifting through Excel and manual processes,” said Amber Naqvi, President, Logic Information Systems.

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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.

About Logic Information Systems

Since 1997, Logic has been the trusted systems integration partner to leading retailers around the world. With an exclusive focus on Oracle Retail, and a team of more than 750 expert consultants who bring a unique balance of real-world retail and IT experience, Logic is equipped to understand and deliver on a retailer’s business and technology goals. Working with Logic, retailers benefit from people, process, and technology solutions that increase efficiency, profitability and deliver a world-class experience for shoppers.

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Oracle Buys Moat

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 22:09
Press Release Oracle Buys Moat Creates the World’s Most Comprehensive Cloud Platform for Marketing Data and Analytics

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Apr 18, 2017

Oracle today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Moat, the fastest-growing digital measurement cloud company. Moat will join Oracle Data Cloud, which uses data and analytics to enhance media for leading marketers and publishers. The combination of Oracle and Moat will connect data to consumer attention for better media experiences and business outcomes.

Moat will remain an independent platform within Oracle Data Cloud, providing trusted measurement, analytics, and intelligence to the world’s largest brands including Nestle, Procter & Gamble, and Unilever, and leading publishers such as ESPN, Facebook, NBCUniversal, Snapchat, and YouTube. Moat’s enterprise client base and industry-leading attention analytics and intelligence suite provide a strong complement to Oracle Data Cloud’s audience targeting and measurement solutions.

“I am thrilled to welcome CEO Jonah Goodhart and the entire Moat team to Oracle Data Cloud,” said Eric Roza, SVP and GM of Oracle Data Cloud. “Moat has grown its attention analytics business by over 100% in the past year, providing actionable insights around viewability, brand safety, non-human traffic, and ad creative to over 600 publisher, brand and agency clients. With the Moat acquisition, Oracle Data Cloud now offers brands and publishers a full suite of targeting and measurement solutions to improve the outcome of virtually every type of digital advertising campaign.”

“It is with great enthusiasm that we join forces with Oracle Data Cloud,” said Jonah Goodhart, CEO and Co-Founder of Moat. “When Oracle approached us about working together, we began to see the huge potential to jointly drive innovation. At our core, we believe there is an opportunity to fundamentally improve marketing and storytelling by brands and publishers through better data and analytics.”

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

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Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud Update Helps Businesses Scale Logistics to Meet Multi-Channel Demand

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 13:00
Press Release Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud Update Helps Businesses Scale Logistics to Meet Multi-Channel Demand Momentum of Cloud WMS Solution Touted in Top Industry Analyst Reports

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Apr 18, 2017

Oracle today announced a new supply chain cloud functionality that helps businesses master challenging warehouse fulfillment issues in order to help outpace their competition. Version 8 of Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud (the former LogFire Warehouse Management System) has the latest functional user experience and integration enhancements that provide a comprehensive view of inventory from supplier to the distribution center (DC) to store shelves.

With Forrester research reporting that the total cloud market value is expected to top $236 billion dollars by 2020, and Transparency Market Research reporting the cloud WMS market is expected to expand from $1.2 billion in 2015 to $4.1 billion by 2024, Oracle is well-positioned to help companies on their journey to adopt SCM cloud solutions.

With Version 8, Oracle continues to lead the industry in modernizing application release cycles by leveraging 100 percent cloud architecture to offer access to frequent solution improvements similar to the easy updates with leading consumer applications.

“LogFire has conclusively proven the viability and compelling value proposition of their cloud-based WMS. The Oracle WMS Cloud is a no-compromise solution built from day one for the cloud. It enables companies to thrive in today’s dynamic, interconnected, omni-channel fulfillment economy,” said Jon Chorley, CSO & group vice president, SCM product strategy at Oracle. “Version 8 continues our dedication to providing customers with the very latest logistics execution capabilities, which now also gives them the ability to leverage other compelling cloud solutions from Oracle.”

Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud recently garnered attention for their offering in two different industry analyst reports. Both reports lauded Oracle’s position and commented on increased cloud WMS adoption across industries. The first is the IDC research on WMS in the Cloud and second is the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems, which placed Oracle in the Leaders Quadrant.

Chorley continued, “We believe that 2017 is the year cloud computing in Warehouse Management Systems will go mainstream. Our positioning in the Gartner and IDC reports affirms that businesses are comfortable transitioning their fulfillment operations to the cloud. We’re taking every opportunity to introduce the value of the cloud to our customers to help them grow their businesses.”

At Oracle’s recent major supply chain conference—the Modern Supply Chain Experience in San Jose, California – Oracle users saw this technology first hand. Customers packed into sessions in order to learn more about the future of their industry and how the cloud will be transforming everything from sourcing and manufacturing to transportation, warehousing, and even store shelves.

For more information, please see the Gartner Magic Quadrant1 and IDC’s WMS in the Cloud report2.

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1. Gartner, “2017 Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems,” by C. Dwight Klappich, Simon Tunstall, February 13, 2017. Oracle has acquired distribution rights for this report, expiration March 2018.
2. IDC, “WMS in the Cloud,” by John Santagate, January 2017. Oracle has acquired distribution rights for this report, expiration March 2018.

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Miroglio Fashion Selects Oracle Retail to Drive Innovation

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 13:00
Press Release Miroglio Fashion Selects Oracle Retail to Drive Innovation Italian Fashion Company Creates Connections between Product, Data and People

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Apr 11, 2017

Today, Oracle announced that Italian fashion company Miroglio Fashion has selected Oracle’s Omnichannel Suite of solutions including Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service, Oracle Retail Customer Engagement and Oracle Retail Order Broker. The Miroglio Fashion is launching a retail innovation initiative, that includes the Oracle solutions, to improve efficiency and performance called the Retail 4.0 Program. Miroglio Fashion creates and distributes 11 brands including Fiorella Rubino, Oltre, Motivi, Elena Mirò, Caractère in more than 1,110 retail stores in 34 countries.

"Innovation is part of the DNA of the Miroglio Fashion. With this innovation initiative, we want to bring 4.0 solutions including RFID, Smarter Stores and a Dealing Room for replenishment collaboration. In retail, the use of Oracle Retail technology and digital will offer our customers a richer shopping experience while increasing and improving the efficiency of our stores,” said Hans Hoegstedt, new CEO of Miroglio Fashion.

Developed in partnership with Oracle Retail Consulting, the Omnichannel initiative supported by the Oracle Retail implementation will activate new ways to integrate between physical stores and the online channel. This solution replaces the entire international network - 1,100 stores including directly operated stores and partners.

“With the Retail 4.0 program gradually we give body to our vision of the future of retail.  The technology will enhance the full potential of our people empowered with the knowledge of the needs and expectations of women who choose our brand," said Hoegstedt. “We gained confidence in Oracle through the demonstration of the portfolio and the depth of Omnichannel references.”

“Oracle Retail has established cornerstones that define our solution strategy. Innovation is paramount to our go forward strategy. Innovation is delivered consistently with a focus on cloud first, mobile everywhere, better together, modern retailing, and leveraging technology and scale.” said Ray Carlin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail. “Oracle is honored to be part of such an important initiative for Miroglio Group.”

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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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Life Care Services Adopts Oracle HCM Cloud

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 13:00
Press Release Life Care Services Adopts Oracle HCM Cloud Leading senior living community provider uses cloud technology to reduce HR administrative work

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Apr 11, 2017

Oracle announced today, that Life Care Services (LCS) has chosen Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud to help reduce the amount of time on administrative work such as tracking project plans and milestones or updating employee records, all while ensuring more efficient business practices in its HR and Payroll Departments. Oracle HCM Cloud will help LCS bring together integrated solutions for payroll, benefits and employee management and LCS expects to go live on Oracle HCM Cloud in the months ahead.

LCS is working to eliminate standalone systems and forms that are currently not integrated on a single platform. With Oracle HCM Cloud, all employee data and processes will be held on one single electronic system, offering easy access to employee records and effortless accessibility to reporting. The advanced data analytics delivered by Oracle HCM Cloud will also help LCS to gain a better understanding of employee turnover rates and how to best retain top talent.

“We have over 140 communities and managing payroll was becoming inefficient and labor intensive. We knew we wanted to get on one fully-integrated system to produce timely reports and help find the best talent for our team,” said Lisa Ryan, director of human resources at Life Care Services. “With Oracle HCM Cloud, we hope to vastly improve the employee experience. Employees will now be able to instantly access updated report records and information when and where they want it. Time that we previously used for routine HR tasks will now be dedicated to providing more personalized attention to the needs of our employees and the senior living communities we manage.”

“At Oracle, we recognize moving to the cloud can be a significant undertaking. This is why we don’t just provide the technology platform, but also a community of support to help our customers make this transition. This helps our customers realize the incredible efficiencies gained for not just their business, but also for their employees. We are excited to see these business transactions take form for LCS as it rolls out the implementation,” said Gretchen Alarcon, group vice president, HCM Product Strategy at Oracle.

“At LCS, we take comfort knowing that the Oracle HCM Cloud platform is robust and secure. This made it easier for us to educate our internal stakeholders about the tremendous value this technology provides,” adds Ryan.

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Oracle Named a Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 20:22
Press Release Oracle Named a Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service Oracle positioned as a leader based on ability to execute and completeness of vision

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Apr 7, 2017

Oracle today announced that it has been named a leader in Gartner’s 2017 “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service” report1. We believe this recognition is another milestone which the company feels is due to the tremendous momentum and growth of Oracle Cloud Platform this year.

“We believe this recognition is another acknowledgement of Oracle’s strong momentum in the integration and larger PaaS sector, driven by the successful adoption of Oracle’s cloud platform offerings by thousands of customers,” said Amit Zavery, senior vice president, Oracle Cloud Platform and Middleware. “By successfully delivering a comprehensive iPaaS offering that provides an easy way to integrate any type of application, data, device and system, Oracle has given customers a powerful option to meet their ever evolving integration needs.”

Gartner positions vendors within a particular quadrant based on their ability to execute and completeness of vision.  According to the report, “leaders in this market have paid client numbers in the thousands for their iPaaS offerings, and often many thousands of indirect users via embedded versions of the platform as well as "freemium" options. They have a solid reputation, with notable market presence and a proven track record in enabling multiple integration use cases — often supported by the large global networks of their partners. Their platforms are well-proven and functionally rich, with regular releases to rapidly address this fast-evolving market.”

Oracle Cloud Platform, which includes Oracle’s iPaaS offerings, has experienced explosive growth, adding thousands of customers in fiscal year 2017. Global enterprises, SMBs, and ISVs are turning to Oracle Cloud Platform to build and run modern Web, mobile, and cloud-native applications. Continuing its commitment to its customers, Oracle has delivered more than 50 cloud services in the last two years.

Gartner views integration platform as a service (iPaaS) as providing “capabilities to enable subscribers (aka “tenants”) to implement data, application, API and process integration projects spanning cloud-resident and on-premises endpoints.” The report adds, “This is achieved by developing, deploying, executing, managing and monitoring “integration flows” (aka “integration interfaces”) — that is, integration applications bridging between multiple endpoints so that they can work together.”

Oracle’s iPaaS offerings include Oracle Integration Cloud Service and Oracle SOA Cloud Service, both part of the Oracle Cloud Platform. Oracle Integration Cloud is a simple and powerful integration platform targeting ad hoc integrators while Oracle SOA Cloud delivers a high-control platform for specialist integrators. Additionally, Oracle has many other cross-PaaS offerings that can be combined with Oracle’s iPaaS services to deliver greater productivity.  Those services include Oracle Self Service Integration for citizen integrators, Oracle Process Cloud for improved orchestration, Oracle Real-Time Integration Business Insight for business activity monitoring, Oracle API Platform Cloud for API management, Oracle Managed File Transfer Cloud for managed file transfer and Oracle IoT Cloud for IoT integration.

Download Gartner’s 2017 “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service” here.

Oracle Cloud

Oracle Cloud is the industry’s broadest and most integrated public cloud, offering a complete range of services across SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. It supports new cloud environments, existing ones, and hybrid, and all workloads, developers, and data.  The Oracle Cloud delivers nearly 1,000 SaaS applications and 50 enterprise-class PaaS and IaaS services to customers in more than 195 countries around the world and supports 55 billion transactions each day.

For more information, visit http://cloud.oracle.com.

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1 Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service,” by Keith Guttridge, Massimo Pezzini, Elizabeth Golluscio, Eric Thoo, Kimihiko Iijima, Mary Wilcox, March 30, 2017

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7-Eleven Mexico Deploys Oracle Retail to Streamline and Simplify Operations

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 13:00
Press Release 7-Eleven Mexico Deploys Oracle Retail to Streamline and Simplify Operations Mexican Convenience Store Empowers Associates with Better Information and Visibility

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Apr 5, 2017

Today, Oracle announced that 7-Eleven Mexico S.A. implemented Oracle Retail to simplify operations and facilitate the customer experience. In Mexico, today’s consumer demands access to brands and a differentiated experience. 7-Eleven Mexico embraced technology, empowering them to keep up with the changing demands of the market. 7-Eleven Mexico operates 1,950 convenience stores supported by 8 distribution centers and 18,000 collaborators across 15 states in Mexico.

7-Eleven Mexico has adopted best practices and deployed Oracle Retail Merchandise Operations Management solutions to support growth and transformation. The company implemented Oracle Retail Merchandising System, Oracle Retail Price Management, Oracle Retail Sales Audit and Oracle Retail Invoice Matching to automate best practices, improve communication among the stores and provide more complete data to empower associates with the help of Oracle Partner Network Gold Level Partner Logic Information Systems.

"The consumer is changing and we need to be more and more agile to anticipate these changes and inspire the shopping experience. In order to do this, we need to simplify and modernize our IT structure, eliminating limitations, increasing flexibility in offering products, targeting our business and promotion strategies, automating processes and obtaining information in real-time,” said Eduardo Trujillo Olguín, Chief Financial Officer of 7-Eleven Mexico. “We selected Oracle Retail because of its partner network, risk management, cost-effectiveness throughout the solution lifecycle and alignment to our business priorities.”

With the introduction of the new system, 7-Eleven Mexico has given teams the ability to adopt a more aggressive business strategy to retain and attract customers. The replacement of the technology platform has also addressed an important aspect of 7-Eleven's philosophy: empowering store managers to take decisions about the quantity and type of product at each point of sale, making each store a mix that fits the reality of their micro market, at every moment of the day and at special events.

"This is the largest enterprise implementation ever done by 7-Eleven Mexico. We chose Oracle Retail because we needed a platform that would empower us to adopt industry best in class practices. We have verified our gaps and made important changes in the way we do business to have the minimum customization of the solution" said Eduardo Trujillo Olguín, Chief Financial Officer of 7-Eleven Mexico.

“At Oracle Retail, we are focused on empowering retailers to align retail operations to attract and retain more customers with the right merchandise, promotions, the right price, at the right place. 7-Eleven Mexico has a smart strategy in place that focuses on engaging and understanding the consumer at the store level,” said Ray Carlin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail. “We are honored to help simplify and streamline the 7-Eleven Mexico IT structure to allow them to adapt to the changing retail.”

"We are proud to work with 7-Eleven Mexico to drive additional revenue by properly localizing individual markets through enabling store leaders with seamless communication on pricing and product information. This will surely assist in acquiring and keeping loyal customers while saving store associate’s time automating critical processes,” said Amber Naqvi, President, Logic Information Systems.

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University of Wyoming Uses Oracle Cloud to Drive Core Mission of Teaching, Research, and Service

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 13:00
Press Release University of Wyoming Uses Oracle Cloud to Drive Core Mission of Teaching, Research, and Service Higher education institution’s initiative provides modern, sophisticated cloud solutions to align technology with strategic business planning

Redwood Shores Calif—Apr 5, 2017

Oracle today announced that the University of Wyoming (UW), has selected Oracle Cloud to transform the way UW does business at every level, by providing a modern and synchronized technology platform to further academic excellence. As Wyoming’s only provider of baccalaureate graduate education, research, and outreach services, UW decided it could no longer wait to redesign its 20-year-old systems. The initiative incorporates finance, human resources (HR), budgeting and planning, grant management, and supply chain management systems—all of which are core to the University’s operations.

The university’s strategic Oracle Cloud implementation, named WyoCloud, will help UW respond to today’s opportunities and challenges by enabling department staff to access timely, accurate information at the right time to run the institution more efficiently. Oracle’s complete and modern solutions will thus free employees to focus more time and effort on enhancing the student experience now and in the future.  

UW’s new cloud-based finance, HR, grant management, and supply chain solutions include seamless implementations of Oracle’s Enterprise Resource Planning  (ERP) Cloud, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud, Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud, and Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud.

The project has received tremendous support and interest from the UW community and the WyoCloud team has prioritized outreach, communication, and ongoing training efforts to help streamline the transition to the new systems. WyoCloud has also formed a network of Change Agents to provide additional channels for information and feedback on the project.

“We had a competitive proposal process where the selection committee unanimously chose the Oracle Cloud for its ability to help enable our university’s pursuit of excellence based on their history of success in supporting the specific needs of higher education,” said Jennifer Chavez, Director, Application and Database Services, at the University of Wyoming. “As a premier educational institution, it is our top priority to run our university in the most efficient manner to ensure our students succeed and compete.”

Oracle Cloud Applications’ unified interface and powerful reporting and analytics provide intuitive, real-time information for insightful decision making, allowing UW to leverage the solutions to help the university better configure the way they do business. UW’s systems will soon leverage the same Oracle ERP and EPM Cloud technology that helps thousands of companies integrate readily available data into reliable reports. This technology incorporates a modern user interface, embedded analytics, contextual social collaboration, and a device-independent mobile experience designed to make the solution familiar and easy to use.

Oracle SCM Cloud will help enable strategic sourcing and resource planning and better procurement processes so UW can more efficiently use state resources with the savings. Oracle HCM Cloud will allow UW’s HR department to leverage the proper information and technology to better attract and support students.

“By adopting the latest cloud technology, the University of Wyoming is establishing a path toward continued growth, academic innovation, and student success,” said Terrance Wampler, vice president of financials applications strategy at Oracle. “Oracle is committed to furthering the success of higher education institutions. Our next-generation cloud platform will help streamline and modernize processes to allow University of Wyoming’s faculty and staff to focus on education innovation and to better attract and support their students.”

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

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America’s Fastest-Growing Companies Forecast Rapid Expansion Yet Lack Technology Expertise to Keep Pace

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 13:00
Press Release America’s Fastest-Growing Companies Forecast Rapid Expansion Yet Lack Technology Expertise to Keep Pace Study Reveals Companies are Highly Optimistic about Growth but Need Cloud Technology Innovation and Strategy to Overcome Challenges

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Apr 5, 2017

Leaders of the 5000 fastest growing private companies in America – known as the Inc. 5000—have an overwhelmingly optimistic outlook for 2017, according to Oracle’s The Talent and Tech Driving America’s Fastest Growing Companies survey, released today.

Nine out of 10 respondents (89 percent) describe themselves as either extremely confident or very confident about their prospects for the future. Backed by this confidence, the majority plan to expand their workforce (91 percent), offer new products (61 percent), move into new markets (65 percent) and do more business internationally (32 percent) in the coming year.

Realizing the Potential of the Cloud to Propel Growth

In order to support their expansion, the majority of the Inc. 5000 have adopted cloud technology.

  • Nearly 60 percent cite scalability and flexibility for growth as primary drivers of cloud adoption
  • Twenty-two percent see the primary benefit as increased internal communication and collaboration
  • More than 83 percent of respondents have at least two functions in the cloud

However, many of these businesses aren’t fully optimizing the potential of the cloud to aid in their growth and avoid plateauing.

  • Just over a third (36 percent) have their finances in the cloud
  • Only 29 percent have put their e-commerce functions into cloud solutions, compared to over half who have migrated sales and human resources to the cloud (51 and 62 percent, respectively)
  • Forty-four percent struggle to achieve integration across cloud products

Partnering for Cloud Success

Of the 41 percent who ranked investing in technology a top-three priority for 2017, only 23 percent cited maintaining a competitive edge as a reason to make the investment, pointing to the fact that companies lack the strategic direction to differentiate and avoid stagnation.

“Rapidly growing small and medium businesses have had the advantage of building on the cloud from day one,” said Reggie Bradford, senior vice president, Startup Ecosystem and Accelerator, Oracle. “But their fast growth, paired with the array of cloud solutions from different vendors, presents some challenges. To avoid stagnation, SMBs need a cloud vendor that guides them in addressing product integration issues, selecting the best fit—for budget and business purpose—and truly understanding future cloud opportunities.”

“With Oracle PaaS, we built our marketing operations solution in two months instead of six,” said John Yoho, vice president, Transformational Growth, Element Solutions, an Oracle customer. “This gave us an immediate return on investment and allowed us to focus on our client’s experience. As we continue to grow, Oracle will help us scale and add products from their integrated, complete suite to address new needs and opportunities. They handle the technical complexities so we can focus on accelerating our growth, backed by the cloud.”

Methodology and Resources

The Talent and Tech Driving America’s Fastest Growing Companies study, commissioned by Oracle and fielded by Inc. Media, surveyed leaders of companies that are current or recent Inc. 5000 honorees. The Inc. 5000 list ranks companies by three-year sales growth, among other factors. The average growth rate of the Inc. 5000 was 128 percent over three years, with average annual sales of $40 million. The Inc. 5000 companies created 640,127 new jobs during the previous three years.

View the complete story on the survey here.

For more information on how Oracle can help accelerate growth in small and midsize businesses, visit https://go.oracle.com/smb.

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Fujitsu and Oracle Launch Fujitsu SPARC M12 Servers with World’s Fastest Per-Core Performance

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 09:00
Press Release Fujitsu and Oracle Launch Fujitsu SPARC M12 Servers with World’s Fastest Per-Core Performance Providing optimized infrastructure for both on-premises and cloud environments

Tokyo, Japan, and Redwood City, Calif., U.S.—Apr 4, 2017

Fujitsu SPARC M12-2S

Fujitsu SPARC M12-2S

Fujitsu Limited and Oracle today announced the launch of Fujitsu SPARC M12, a new lineup of enterprise servers now available worldwide.

Featuring Fujitsu’s new SPARC64 XII processor, Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers achieve the world’s highest per CPU core performance (*1) in arithmetic processing, offering dramatic improvements for a wide range of database workloads, from mission-critical systems on premises to big data processing in the cloud.

The new Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers join the vibrant SPARC technology ecosystem, and together with Oracle’s SPARC systems they leverage the unique security and scalability features of the Oracle Solaris operating system, as well as the efficiency and versatility of the Oracle VM Server for SPARC virtualization software.

Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers are offered in two models: the two-processor Fujitsu SPARC M12-2 server, and the Fujitsu SPARC M12-2S server, which can be expanded incrementally to a maximum of 32 processors.

The new servers can help customers optimize investments in ICT infrastructure and create new value based on cutting-edge digital technology.

The forerunner of the Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers, the Fujitsu M10 server line, has been adopted by many customers as the core of their ICT infrastructure. Fujitsu M10 servers have contributed to optimized ICT investments by providing stable processing power for mission-critical databases at the foundation of corporate business, and reduced search time for information databases used in corporate marketing to 1/300th that of previous technology.

In recent years, as the Internet of Things (IoT), big data and artificial intelligence (AI) have become more prevalent in companies and society, there has been an ever-increasing volume of data to be processed, leading to demands for even greater performance, combined with a reduction in operational and management costs.

Features of the Fujitsu SPARC M12
  • 1. Supporting customers’ digital transformation by providing high-speed processing
    Performance per CPU core is a significant measure to consider when increasing data processing efficiency, and Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers offer up to 2.5 times better core performance compared to the previous Fujitsu M10 models. The Fujitsu-developed SPARC64 XII processor, with the world’s highest per core performance, maximizes processing capability in mission-critical systems and databases without increasing server complexity, contributing to the optimization of customer IT investments.

    Software on Chip (*2), a feature carried on from the Fujitsu M10, accelerates database processing by leveraging the fact that use of in-memory databases for processing large volumes of data has been very effective in the cloud, expanding the number of simultaneous searches to twice that of the Fujitsu M10 when processing with Oracle Database In-Memory. The Fujitsu SPARC M12, which can dramatically accelerate a wide range of data processing, supports the digital transformations of customers by improving the efficiency of mission-critical systems, speeding up decision-making using big data, and improving customer services through multilateral information analyses.
     
  • 2. Stable operations with industry-first, new cooling technology
    Fujitsu cutting-edge IT expertise has been used to develop Vapor and Liquid Loop Cooling (VLLC) technology (*3). This industry-first cooling technology reliably cools the interior of the server through the phase change of liquid to vapor, roughly doubling cooling efficiency (*4), and enabling safe and stable operations when building a private cloud environment with multiple Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers installed in a data center.
     
  • 3. Optimized operations and management costs suited for business growth
    Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers provide CPU Core Activation functionality, for configuring CPU resources one core at a time from a minimum of just two cores per server. CPU Core Activation allows servers to be configured to meet business needs, with the dynamic flexibility to grow as needed.

    The high-end Fujitsu SPARC M12-2S model offers additional scalability in the form of building block architecture to connect additional Fujitsu SPARC M12-2S server chassis to form flexible scale-up and scale-out servers. By connecting a maximum of 16 building blocks, a single system with over 3,000 CPU threads can be created. Fujitsu SPARC M12-2S servers provide an ideal foundation for private cloud implementations by mitigating initial investment risks while allowing for gradual expansion.
     
  • 4. Supporting business continuity with stable system operation
    Building on the Fujitsu mainframe heritage and the trusted RAS features (*5) found in Fujitsu M10 servers, Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers provide error detection and recovery mechanisms for error protection across all processor circuits, supporting stable operation of mission-critical processing.

Comment from Toshiyuki Awai, Managing Executive Officer, COO, IT Services Group, ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation

ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) welcome the announcement of a new product to the SPARC platform. Leveraging our broad implementation experience and SPARC server know-how, CTC have been offering safety and confidence to customers by providing various services, such as POC, system integrations and operations or maintenance support services. I am confident that the combination of SPARC servers, equipped with the world’s highest performance processor, the SPARC64 XII, and CTC’s solutions and services will contribute to optimizing customers’ IT investments.

Comment from Edward Screven, Chief Corporate Architect, Oracle Corporation

Oracle and Fujitsu have worked together for more than three decades to produce SPARC systems satisfying the demanding requirements of mission critical infrastructure. Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers featuring the new SPARC64 XII processor for extreme core performance is an exciting addition to the SPARC family, allowing customers to address their most difficult computing challenges with systems that offer both high performance and enterprise reliability.

Comment from Akira Kabemoto, SEVP, Fujitsu

The revolutionary technology of the Fujitsu SPARC M12 enables real-time connections between people, businesses and a variety of things, and represents a step toward achieving Fujitsu’s aim of a Human Centric Intelligent Society. In addition to the Fujitsu SPARC M12, which is a result of close collaboration between Fujitsu and Oracle, Fujitsu will continue to develop cutting-edge technology that contributes to the creation of new value and supports customers in expanding their businesses.

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Glossary and Notes
  • 1. World’s highest per CPU core performance
    Comparison based on registered results per core in the SPECint_rate2006 and SPECfp_rate2006 benchmark tests.

    SPECint_rate2006 performance results and measurement environment:
    Fujitsu SPARC M12-2S
    Performance result (peak): 102 per CPU core
    Measurement environment: SPARC64 XII (4.25GHz) x1 core, Oracle Solaris 11.3, Version 12.6 of Oracle Developer Studio

    SPECfp_rate2006 performance results and measurement environment:
    Fujitsu SPARC M12-2S
    Performance result (peak): 102 per CPU core
    Measurement environment: SPARC64 XII (4.25GHz) x1 core, Oracle Solaris 11.3, Version 12.6 of Oracle Developer Studio

    These performance results were submitted to SPEC (The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation) on April 3, 2017.
     
  • 2. Software on Chip
    Functionality of Fujitsu SPARC M12 and Fujitsu M10 in which hardware (a processor) is used to process some of the tasks that are otherwise performed with software, such as decimal arithmetic processing, cryptographic processing, and copying.
     
  • 3. Developed Vapor and Liquid Loop Cooling (VLLC)
    A depressurization vaporization cooling method that circulates cooling fluid with a pump. Patent pending in Japan and the US.
     
  • 4. Roughly doubling cooling efficiency
    It can limit temperature increases to half that of the cooling system on the previous products (Fujitsu M10-4, Fujitsu M10-4S), when cooling a CPU with the same heat output.
     
  • 5. RAS features
    Acronym for Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability. Functions that support the stable operation of the system.
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Croatian Grocery Retailer Konzum Deploys Oracle Retail Planning & Optimization Solutions

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 19:24
Press Release Croatian Grocery Retailer Konzum Deploys Oracle Retail Planning & Optimization Solutions Grocery Retailer Enhances Collaboration with Suppliers

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Mar 29, 2017

Today, Oracle announced that Croatian Grocery Leader Konzum has implemented Oracle Retail Planning and Optimization solutions to promote business operations efficiency, enable smarter decision making, enhance collaboration with suppliers and improve alignment with the store network. Konzum is part of Agrokor, whose retail group has 2.000 stores in Adriatic region to be the dominant grocery retailer.

Part of this growth is a result of acquisitions which have led to the development of a diversified store network. Managing inventory levels for many different store layouts, means having to deal with a lot of exceptions on a regular basis. Since the exceptions are part of the daily operations, Konzum decided to embrace the issue and address it in a systematic manner.

Konzum is a long-time customer who leverages Oracle Retail Merchandise Operations Management, and Supply Chain Management solutions to drive operational efficiencies and enable growth. Recently, Konzum extended the partnership with extending the use of the Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server with a bespoke solution called Replenishment Parameters Management (REPAMA) developed by Oracle PartnerNetwork Gold Level sponsor Sigmia. The REPAMA enables direct management of the inventory levels in the system from the right team, rather than communicating required changes via error prone channels.

“The implementation of the REPAMA on the Oracle Retail Planning platform has reduced response times, increased efficiency in decision making and reduced the overall workload through better communication,” said Adrian Alajkovic, Inventory Management & Planning Director, Konzum.

"Any project engagement establishes a supplier-customer channel and always brings up the challenge to deliver real value to the customer. In partnership with Oracle, REPAMA has addressed this challenge recursively by delivering value to Konzum's consumers.  Achieving channel coordination is always a win-win strategy,” said Argiris Mokios, Supply Chain Solutions Director, Sigmia.

Back by the power of the Oracle Retail Merchandising and Supply Chain solution, this extension enables a case of real Vendor Managed Inventory in 700+ stores with the Oracle Retail Predictive Server extension on Planning and Optimization. Now Konzum is able to directly engage suppliers into managing inventory levels.

“Empowerment means giving authority, control and responsibility to the teams who are require information to act. Modern retailing transforms the user experience, infuses science into persona based dashboards,” said Ray Carlin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail. “Retailing must become more intuitive and seamless, and technology can be leveraged better execute strategic goals.”

Oracle Retail @ The Poland & CEE Retail Summit 2017

Oracle Retail is the Platinum Sponsor of the POLAND & CEE RETAIL SUMMIT 2017 hosted on 29-30 March 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. The Retail Summit includes two intensive days filled with discussions about business and exchanging strategic information. It is also the best place to look for more effective models of cooperation between retail chains and suppliers as well as optimizing processes and business relations strengthening.

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Sigmia is a fast-growing IT consulting firm, specializing in retail planning information systems. Sigmia provides end-to-end system integration and consulting services for key merchandise planning and supply chain planning systems and processes. The company's mission is to help retailers worldwide leverage the power of integrated collaborative planning applications, enabling operational excellence, profitable growth and increased customer satisfaction. In essence, Sigmia builds systems and processes to help people make informed, data-driven business decisions.

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