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Oracle Makes HR Technology More Powerful, Smart and Easy to Use

Mon, 2017-10-02 11:02
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Oracle Makes HR Technology More Powerful, Smart and Easy to Use New Applications and User Experience Enhancements Extend Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 2, 2017

Example of new UX enhancements for Oracle HCM Cloud.

Oracle today announced new additions to the Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud portfolio. Part of Oracle Cloud Applications Release 13, the latest release of Oracle HCM Cloud introduces three new applications, major user experience enhancements, and extensions to existing HR modules. New innovations include powerful artificial intelligence (AI)-based recruiting features, as well as new health and safety and governance and risk capabilities. 

To successfully manage and retain the best talent, organizations need access to the right technology to optimize the employee experience and anticipate and respond to changing workforce needs. The latest release of Oracle HCM Cloud empowers HR professionals to meet this challenge by combining all major HR functions on one platform to enable collaboration, optimize talent management, provide complete workforce insights, increase operational efficiency, and make it easy for everyone to connect on any device.

“The latest additions to Oracle HCM Cloud incorporate simple but powerful features that enable organizations to leverage the latest innovations to anticipate and plan for the future,” said Chris Leone, senior vice president, Oracle Applications Development. “By combining innovations in artificial intelligence (AI) and user experience with major enhancements to core HR modules, we are able to help HR leaders drive digital transformation and positive business outcomes.”

Oracle HCM Cloud has been at the forefront of AI technologies with earlier investments in predictive analytics and machine learning, which are already used to power recommendations used in Career Development and Oracle Learning Cloud. In this latest release, Oracle is extending the power of AI to inform recruitment efforts in the following ways:

  • Candidates can access helpful chatbots to discover more information about positions of interest and the company’s recruiting process, helping increase candidate engagement and conversion.
  • Algorithmic insights help users make better decisions throughout the application, from highlighting best-fit candidates to hiring managers, suggesting other possible career opportunities for candidates, and predicting candidate offer acceptance to recruiters. Oracle AI leverages company talent data, as well as candidate information, to guide the process and improve the likelihood of success.
 

With the latest release of Oracle HCM Cloud, Oracle is making the industry’s broadest cloud-based human capital management suite more powerful and easy to use. New products included in the latest release of Oracle HCM Cloud are:

  • Oracle Recruiting Cloud: A new recruiting solution built natively on Oracle HCM Cloud, Oracle Recruiting Cloud provides more robust sourcing and comprehensive recruiting capabilities. Recruiting organizations will be able to drive proactive campaigns and identify future pipelines of talent ahead of demand. Internal employee candidates will be able to benefit from increased access to internal opportunities and potential career paths available in a company to see how they fit with existing skills, career preferences and new learning opportunities available to increase their likelihood of success at a company. External job candidates can access helpful chatbots to discover more information about positions of interest and the company’s recruiting process to help increase candidate engagement and conversion. Human resources information technology (HRIT) organizations will benefit from the streamlined administration and ongoing maintenance that comes with everything being on a common platform, helping to eliminate challenges of account management, single sign-on, data integrations and reporting. All users will benefit from new algorithmic data surfacing and chatbots that help improve recommendations and overall decision support.
  • Workforce Health and Safety Incident Management: Provides organizations with a quick and easy-to-use solution to manage accidents or unsafe conditions in order to best align with organizational safety goals. Features include incident management, capturing critical event information with tailored data based on the type of incident reported, ability to track actions to remediate the root cause of the safety issue, safety dashboards, and reporting support to help ensure proper action is taken and is compliant with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) U.S. standards. Ideal for workplaces that involve heavy manual labor where health and safety risks are a key concern such as manufacturing and supply chain, construction and engineering or automotive.
  • Governance, Risk, and Compliance: Helps organizations identify, remediate, monitor, and manage risk by streamlining governance and compliance initiatives. It deters employees from exploiting the system through clearer segregation of duties and more security features to prevent potential fraudulent activities.
 

In addition to the new applications, Oracle has also introduced major user experience enhancements and significant additions to existing Oracle HCM Cloud modules. The new user experience puts the needs and experiences of users at the center of the design in a way that’s consistent, simple, and intuitive. The new design delivers a warm and approachable HR tool that people can use—it’s fast, familiar, and easy—mirroring platforms they are accustomed to using everyday as consumers, but now appearing in enterprise applications. It provides a common experience across all devices, including mobile, so business information can be accessed at all times; meanwhile, the instinctive user experience enables seamless and simple interactions with artificial intelligence built in to provide users with customized recommendations so they only see data that is adapted for them, such as role, location, and business. Users can complete self-service transactions and inquiries to help maintain data accuracy in the system to increase user participation and engagement. The new contemporary look and feel also enables organizations to more easily make customizations to best match their brand, corporate culture, and other enterprise software—from logos to color schemes.

Additions to existing Oracle HCM Cloud modules include:

  • My Volunteering: Enables employees to identify volunteer projects their organization supports and quickly enroll.
  • Knowledge Management: A new addition to Oracle HR Help Desk Cloud provides simple and convenient ways for people to get access to large amounts of information stored in the enterprise.
  • Anytime Feedback: Increases employee communication by providing quick feedback on any employee at any time. Users can provide recognition or send real-time feedback to help better inform performance management, talent reviews, and succession management.
 

For additional information about Oracle HCM Cloud, follow @OracleHCM on Twitter or Facebook, or read the Modern HR in the Cloud blog.

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Jennifer Yamamoto
Oracle
+1.916.761.9555
jennifer.yamamoto@oracle.com
About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry's most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

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.

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, and intentions are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on Oracle’s current expectations and assumptions, some of which are beyond Oracle’s control. All information in this article is current as of October 2, 2017 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.  

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Oracle CX Cloud Suite Empowers Businesses to Meet Skyrocketing Customer Expectations

Mon, 2017-10-02 11:01
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Oracle CX Cloud Suite Empowers Businesses to Meet Skyrocketing Customer Expectations Innovations Across Commerce, Marketing, Sales and Service Enable a Smarter Approach to Customer Experience Management

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 2, 2017

Oracle has extended the Oracle Customer Experience (CX) Cloud Suite with a series of new innovations that connect data, experiences and insights. The latest enhancements include innovative artificial intelligence capabilities for commerce, marketing, sales, and service professionals. To further empower customer experience professionals, the latest release also includes innovations in commerce, customer service, and behavioral data, as well as an intuitive new user experience. 

Customer expectations are skyrocketing and forcing a rethink of traditional approaches to commerce, customer service, marketing, and sales. To help customer experience professionals meet these expectations and successfully drive digital business transformation initiatives, Oracle CX Cloud Suite reduces IT complexity, provides innovative customer experiences, and delivers tangible business results. The latest enhancements include innovations within the commerce, marketing, sales, and service applications that make up the Oracle CX Cloud Suite.

Artificial Intelligence Innovations

To empower commerce, marketing, sales, and service professionals to deliver smarter experiences across the customer lifecycle, Oracle has expanded its portfolio of artificial intelligence-based customer experience apps. New AI-powered capabilities improve search capabilities within the Oracle CX Cloud Suite commerce platform, optimize marketing campaign execution, shorten sales cycles and streamline customer service processes. For example, in the quoting process, AI-driven graphical price optimization provides sales professionals with guidance to provide select discretionary discounts as appropriate. New Adaptive Intelligent Apps for CX, embedded within the Oracle CX Cloud Suite, deliver immediate impact and value for business professionals. For further details, see Adaptive Intelligent Apps expansion announcement.

B2B and B2C Commerce Innovations

New capabilities within Oracle CX Cloud Suite deliver the industry’s only enterprise grade B2B and B2C commerce platform. This extensible commerce platform delivers complete business flows for consumer shoppers and business buyers, enabling B2B and B2C online businesses—from a single user interface—to utilize industry-leading B2C functionality and experience, while also serving the complexity of B2B business models. For example, B2B and B2C commerce professionals can leverage the innovative platform to operate multiple sites from a unified UI. Native personalization capabilities further enhance and optimize the site experience for consumers and business buyers with targeted content and promotions by audience and A/B test for best performance.

Customer Service Innovations

New Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities enable proactive customer service and incident management by leveraging data produced by IoT-enabled smart consumer devices to capture and analyze real-time insights about the way customers interact with products and services. At the same time, enhanced knowledge management capabilities provide the context customer service professionals need to deliver consistent experiences across all service channels. In addition, new enterprise visual search capabilities further enhance the customer experience by enabling customers to discover what they are looking for without having to learn or find business-specific product names, make/model, category groupings, etc.

Behavioral Data Innovations

Next-generation data analytics capabilities make it possible for customer experience professionals to immediately understand and adapt to signals that individual customers are sending with their behaviors. The new streaming behavioral-data platform collects, connects, analyzes, and distributes behavioral data in real time to provide a complete and unified picture of how customers interact with a brand. This allows customer experience professionals to move beyond sampling techniques and benefit from a new 1-to-moment level of customer intent across any digital channel, which can be implemented in real time and at massive scale. 

User Experience Innovations

A major refresh of the CX Cloud Suite user experience empowers customer experience professionals to quickly, easily, and securely access business information on any device, while remaining on one comprehensive and unified platform. The new user experience provides a contemporary look and feel and enables organizations to more easily make customizations to best match their brand, corporate culture, and other enterprise software—from logos to color schemes.

“Expectations are skyrocketing and to be successful in this new digital reality, organizations need to connect data, experience, and insights in order to rethink traditional approaches to customer experience management,” said Rondy Ng, senior vice president, Application Development, Oracle. “By taking an innovation-driven approach to software development, Oracle is uniquely placed to deliver the connected intelligence business professionals need to manage business transformation, while delivering tangible business results. The latest innovations within the Oracle CX Cloud Suite span our entire platform and empower organizations of all sizes to reduce IT complexity and deliver innovative customer experiences.”

Part of Oracle Applications Cloud, 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 intelligence, 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 Marketing Cloud, Oracle Sales Cloud, Oracle CPQ Cloud, Oracle Commerce Cloud, Oracle Service Cloud, and Oracle Social Cloud.

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Simon Jones
Oracle
+1.415.856.5155
sjones@blancandotus.com
About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry's most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

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.

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, and intentions are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on Oracle’s current expectations and assumptions, some of which are beyond Oracle’s control. All information in this article is current as of October 2, 2017 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.  

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Oracle Launches Industry’s First Digital Data Offering for Channel Marketers

Mon, 2017-10-02 11:00
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Oracle Launches Industry’s First Digital Data Offering for Channel Marketers New Oracle Data Cloud Solution Empowers Channel Marketers to Achieve Their Business Goals by Reaching Their Audiences in a Natively Digital and Data-driven Way

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 2, 2017

Oracle today announced the launch of the first digital data offering designed to help B2B channel marketers connect with indirect sellers, value-added resellers, and distributors. The new Oracle Data Cloud digital channel solution enables tech companies and other channel marketers to personalize their communications about programs, investments, and incentives for thousands of channel partners, increasing partner engagement and effectiveness.

“To date, channel marketing has been underserved by the digital marketing industry,” said Niraj Deo, vice president of products, Oracle Data Cloud. “Despite their analog success, channel marketers have lacked the data they need to efficiently reach potential partners and resellers at scale in the digital medium. Through this solution, Oracle Data Cloud gives channel marketers robust data-driven capabilities to achieve their marketing goals. It also enables a modern programmatic data sharing capability, so channel marketers can make the most of partner incentives and investments.”

While channel marketers make significant investments in channel incentives and other marketing strategies, very little of that investment has been data driven and digital. The new Oracle Data Cloud channel marketing solution enables efficient and automated data sharing with large numbers of channel partners, thus improving downstream critical workflows, such as re-targeting and pipeline acceleration.

“Channel programs by definition will be distributed, regional and will involve thousands of channel partners,” said Jennifer Schulze, senior director, Product Marketing, GE Digital. “Most manufacturers might not have tailored data-driven marketing programs to address channel programs in an effective and efficient manner. Being able to reach partners digitally, in a targeted way, brings significant agility and efficiency to a manufacturer’s channel programs. Additionally, by being data driven, a manufacturer can now share data programmatically with and across partners, while remaining compliant and using modern marketing solutions for their channel led businesses.”

As part of its new digital channel solution, Oracle Data Cloud announced a partnership with Zyme, a leader in channel data management, to integrate its exclusive directory of global channel partners, resellers, and dealers. The Zyme directory is enriched with proprietary research that provides a strong data-driven foundation for cChannel mMarketing leaders to execute digital channel marketing programs. 

“Zyme’s comprehensive and exclusive Channel Data Management and analytics capabilities now have a very large application in the form of Digital Marketing,” said Chandran Sankaran, CEO of Zyme. “We are very excited to work with Oracle Data Cloud to bring these unique data-driven solutions to customers. By leveraging Zyme’s leading channel solutions, our customers will be able to unlock efficiencies in otherwise disconnected workflows and enable data sharing using modern online marketing techniques.”

Among the planned capabilities of Oracle Data Cloud’s digital channel solution:

  • Leverages the scale and depth of the industry’s largest B2B and B2C audience data marketplace
  • Enables Account Based Marketing in both digital programmatic and social activation channels
  • Offers coverage across 25,000 large tier-one channel companies through Oracle’s account-based marketing (ABM) solution, with future coverage expected to expand to more than one million channel companies worldwide
  • Allows channel marketers to reach distributors by name, identify channel-specific media consumers, and build custom lists of specific-channel companies using channel-specific pre-built and custom audience capabilities
  • Provides more than 700 B2B data categories, supported by thousands of B2C categories, to enable comprehensive channel marketing across B2B, B2B2B, and B2B2C.

“Sixty-five percent of B2B organizations include indirect channels and partners in their go-to-market strategy, yet the digital and account-based marketing strategies of those organizations often do not account for this reality,” said Maria Chien, service director of Channel Marketing Strategies at SiriusDecisions. “Effective partner communications require a continuous, conscious effort to increase partner engagement through thoughtful timing, delivery, and messaging. Suppliers should add a method of segmentation to their programs that allows them to identify and concentrate their resources, money, time and effort on marketing both to and through partners with the potential to grow revenue and value"

Made possible by its data marketplace and platform capabilities, the Oracle Data Cloud digital channel solution gives leading technology, insurance, food manufacturing, and travel companies the account-based marketing (ABM) data they need to reach thousands of potential partners, resellers, and distributors.

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Simon Jones
PR for Oracle
+1.415.856.5155
sjones@blancandotus.com
About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry's most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

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.

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, and intentions are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on Oracle’s current expectations and assumptions, some of which are beyond Oracle’s control. All information in this article is current as of October 2, 2017 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events. 

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Moleskine Grows Global Digital Footprint with Oracle Customer Experience Cloud Suite

Mon, 2017-10-02 10:03
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Moleskine Grows Global Digital Footprint with Oracle Customer Experience Cloud Suite With a Brand New Website, Moleskine Unifies Online Customer Experiences Globally

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 2, 2017

Moleskine has deployed Oracle Commerce Cloud, part of the Oracle Customer Experience (CX) Cloud Suite, in 35 countries, 10 languages and 15 local currencies. Oracle CX Cloud Suite enables Moleskine to deliver increasingly consistent customer experiences and supports the brand in carrying through integrated online campaigns across the globe.

We embarked on a transformation with Oracle to unify and offer the best possible customer experience. People’s behavior is evolving very rapidly and as premium brand, one of our most important objectives is providing a seamless and engaging customer experience. Of course we evaluated different platforms, but our final decision went in favor of Oracle as we were also guided by the opportunity to access a suite of cloud solutions that will allow us to optimize our digital transformation in the customer experience” said Arrigo Berni, Chairman of the Board Moleskine srl.

Moleskine offers a range of over 750 products that are available in over 90 countries through 23,000 points of sale: from paper notebooks to state-of-the-art digital notebooks, from bags to travelling accessories, books to device holders and more. With Oracle CX Cloud Suite, Moleskine will be able to shift its e-commerce from a local and independent approach to a unified global site.

Our sustainable growth trajectory relies on our relentless focus on delivering new, innovative concepts, experiences and products to our loyal customers. As net revenues in e-commerce continue to grow, Moleskine saw an opportunity to establish better operating platforms with global reach and scale that allows us to execute a more integrated marketing plan to support product launches,” said Gaia Franceschini, Head of Digital, Moleskine srl.

Moleskine rolled out its first website in May 2017 in Hong Kong using Oracle Commerce Cloud. Oracle partnered with Eurostep, the Ecommerce and Digital provider, which implemented the site within eight weeks and then quickly went on to expand their e-commerce footprint to over 35 countries in 10 languages with 15 different local currencies in a mere seven months. With Oracle Commerce Cloud, Moleskine will be able to leverage a configurable, customizable storefront to enable its globally distributed team to work with modern business tools, localized content and currency support.

In addition to Oracle Commerce Cloud, Moleskine will also leverage Oracle Marketing Cloud to support omni-channel customer journeys.

Oracle CX Cloud Suite has provided the brand’s e-commerce, digital, marketing and sales operations teams with a global platform to showcase new products, underline brand identity and always be on the same page as the loyal Moleskine community.

“In today’s dynamic retail environment, brands need to be able to deliver seamless, personalized and immediate experiences across all devices and touch points,” said Rondy Ng, Senior Vice President, Applications Development, Oracle. “Moleskine has built an incredibly powerful brand and we are pleased to be able to help the Moleskine team build on that success in order to drive innovation and business transformation on a global scale.”

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Matt Torres
Oracle
+1.415.595.1584
matt.torres@oracle.com
About CX Cloud Suite

Part of Oracle Applications Cloud, 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 Marketing Cloud, Oracle Sales Cloud, Oracle CPQ Cloud, Oracle Commerce Cloud, Oracle Service Cloud and Oracle Social Cloud.

About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry’s most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

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.

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, and intentions are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on Oracle’s current expectations and assumptions, some of which are beyond Oracle’s control. All information in this article is current as of October 2, 2017 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

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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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Gap Inc. Deploys Oracle Retail Cloud Services to Drive Retail Operations in Six Months

Mon, 2017-10-02 10:02
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Gap Inc. Deploys Oracle Retail Cloud Services to Drive Retail Operations in Six Months Leading Global Retailer Empowers INTERMIX Brand with Technology

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 2, 2017

Today, Oracle announced that Gap Inc. has deployed Oracle Retail Merchandising Foundation Cloud Service, Oracle Retail Merchandising Insights Cloud Service, Oracle Retail Integration Cloud Service and Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management running on the Oracle Cloud to drive end-to-end operational efficiencies and empower the business teams of the INTERMIX brand. Gap Inc. is a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, INTERMIX and Weddington Way brands.

As a long-standing customer of Oracle, Gap Inc. sought to build on its experience and maintain a consistent merchandising platform to simplify operations, allowing INTERMIX to take advantage of the dynamic, state-of-the-art functionality and technology offered in the Oracle Retail Cloud Service. Oracle Retail Merchandising Foundation Cloud Service with Oracle Retail Integration Cloud Service empowers merchants to synchronize end-to-end merchandising operations from buying to inventory valuation—driving to a single version of the truth. Daily tasks such as purchase order approval and sales auditing are efficient and effective with exception-based dashboard notifications and alerts.

Through its modern analytics interface and exception-based reporting, Oracle Retail Merchandising Insights Cloud Service leverages the value of the merchandising data and identifies actionable opportunities across product, price, promotion and placement.

“This investment marks the first step on a journey to adopting cloud technology across our global operations. We chose Oracle Retail Cloud Services to synchronize our global initiatives and deliver state of the art functionality to INTERMIX,” said Paul Chapman, Chief Information Officer, Gap Inc. “The INTERMIX team is inspired by the potential of the solutions. They look forward to new capabilities and insights delivered by the Oracle Retail solutions.”

“Over the last six months, my team worked closely with the Oracle Retail Development, Solution Management and Consulting teams to deploy the solution from strategic planning to go-live.

Throughout the whole process the teams functioned in tight partnership and tackled any challenges that arose. The excellent work for INTERMIX has given us the confidence to continue our journey to the cloud with Oracle,” said Chapman. 

INTERMIX curates the most sought-after styles from a compelling and edited mix of both established and emerging designers. INTERMIX delivers a highly-personalized shopping experience across its 40 stores in North America, and each boutique’s assortment of merchandise is hand-selected to reflect the nuances of its neighborhood. Complimentary personal stylists are on hand to work one-on-one with clients to create looks that perfectly serve their lifestyle needs.

“We are thrilled to announce the adoption of Oracle Retail Cloud Services by Gap Inc. Gap Inc. is a long standing and valued partner of Oracle Retail,” said Ray Carlin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail. “Oracle Retail Cloud services are decreasing implementation times for brands of all sizes and we look forward to seeing what Gap Inc. can accomplish with their new cloud perspective of inventory.”

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Matt Torres
Oracle
+1.415.595.1584
matt.torres@oracle.com
About Oracle Retail

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 Oracle

The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry's most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

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.

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, and intentions are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on Oracle’s current expectations and assumptions, some of which are beyond Oracle’s control. All information in this article is current as of October 2, 2017 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

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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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Oracle Introduces Digital Innovation Platform for Open Banking

Mon, 2017-10-02 10:01
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Oracle Introduces Digital Innovation Platform for Open Banking Enables Faster integration and monetization of digital services

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 2, 2017

Today, Oracle announced momentum for its open banking initiative, which includes a comprehensive set of PaaS capabilities as well as an open API framework enabling banks and fintechs to collaborate on a common cloud platform. This digital innovation platform for open banking enables the development and deployment of fintech capabilities on a single platform in the public cloud.

In today’s marketplace, open banking is no longer an aspirational goal, it is a necessity for any financial institution. Factors such as the global rise of fintechs, increasing pressure from European regulatory bodies and the need to create operational efficiencies have further heightened its importance. In fact, according to a survey by Roubini ThoughtLab entitled “Wealth and Asset Management 2022: The Path to Digital Leadership”, open banking architectures are expected to grow by 28 percent over the next several years.

Oracle’s solution for open banking collaboration affords financial institutions the opportunity to secure data, algorithms and services through an open API model. Now more than ever, the banking industry relies on a digital-first marketplace, and Oracle equips customers with a best-in-class open banking solution that will expedite innovation.

“The Oracle digital innovation platform for open banking enables banks to achieve business goals by speeding up their innovation cycle and time to monetization through a digital-first foundation,” said Sanjay Mathew, senior director of Oracle’s Industry Solution Group. "This digital innovation platform, which now offers Blockchain Cloud Services, is powered by the technology and expertise customers expect from Oracle, while bringing a growing catalog of APIs and fintech innovators to solve real business problems in the financial services ecosystem.”

The Oracle digital innovation platform for open banking combines an agile development environment that aligns with an extensive catalog of services, such as lending, payments and predictive analytics. The platform comes with an extensive fintech collaborator ecosystem that seamlessly interoperates via APIs and enables financial institutions to rapidly assemble, enable and digitize services. Through this offering, Oracle blends its tech-first expertise and deep financial services acumen with unparalleled cloud technology and offerings.

Collaboration with Fintechs and Financial Institutions

“A collaborative community of banks and fintech channels will be key to the monetization of the API economy,” said Rik De Deyn, Oracle senior director. “We are delighted to embark on this journey with such industry leaders as Barclays and others who embraced Oracle’s open API catalog and ecosystem of banking services.” Marc Pettican, managing director for Barclays Commercial Payments, said: “Barclays is excited to collaborate with the Oracle open banking community.”

Some of the other global fintech partners who have joined the Oracle open banking ecosystem include Biz2Credit, IPsoft and the TAS Group. 

Biz2Credit

“Biz2Credit’s goal is to automate the credit availability and decisioning in the commercial loan space. Artificial intelligence data and cloud leadership expertise within Oracle’s open banking ecosystem and marketplace will enable financial institutions to rapidly digitize their lending and risk monitoring capabilities,” said Patrick Cunningham, managing director for global sales at Biz2Credit.

IPsoft

IPsoft makes it possible to transform business performance through the employment of digital automation. Every day IPsoft automates thousands of IT and business processes for enterprises across a wide range of industries.

"Oracle and IPsoft are collaborating to transform banking. Our vision calls for helping banks usher in ‘truly digital open banking’ - banking on your fingertips, anytime and anywhere, accessible via mobile platforms with immediate transactions and approvals,” said IPsoft CTO Deepak Dube. “Financial Risk Profiler (FRP) is the first of many building blocks to follow that are powered by Oracle tech. Oracle has significant presence in the financial vertical and IPsoft's sophisticated machine learning will continue to collaborate with Oracle's infrastructure to transform banking."

TAS Group
TAS Group specializes in credit, debit and prepaid card solutions for issuers, acquirers and merchants as well as infrastructure and gateways used for developing payment systems.

“Oracle platforms for on premises and public cloud are proven for core processing,” said Alain Vansnick, group vice president for TAS. “Oracle's Digital Innovation Platform is the ideal marketing, sales and deployment platform for TAS Group. The digital innovation platform for open banking gives TAS Solutions the flexibility and scalability that our customers require.”

Customers can learn more about the digital innovation platform for open banking at OpenWorld 2017. At Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle will showcase the art of creating next generation digital innovations within open banking, Fintech APIS, Oracle SAAS APIS and Bank APIs in the marketplace.

More information is available at www.oracle.com/industries/financial-services/digital-innovation-platform.html.

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About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at oracle.com.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle's partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program – an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners.

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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.

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, and intentions are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on Oracle’s current expectations and assumptions, some of which are beyond Oracle’s control. All information in this article is current as of October 2, 2017 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

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Oracle Unveils World’s First Autonomous Database Cloud

Mon, 2017-10-02 08:01
Press Release
Oracle Unveils World’s First Autonomous Database Cloud Also Introduces Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud that has Demonstrated Performance of 10x Faster at Half the Cost of Amazon

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 2, 2017

At Oracle OpenWorld 2017, Oracle Chairman of the Board and CTO Larry Ellison unveiled his vision for the world’s first autonomous database cloud. Powered by Oracle Database 18c, the next generation of the industry-leading database, Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud uses ground-breaking machine learning to enable automation that eliminates human labor, human error and manual tuning, to enable unprecedented availability, high performance and security at a much lower cost.

“This is the most important thing we’ve done in a long, long time,” said Ellison. “The automation does everything. We can guarantee availability of 99.995 percent, less than 30 minutes of planned or unplanned downtime.”

The Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud eliminates the human labor associated with tuning, patching, updating and maintaining the database and includes the following capabilities:

  • Self-Driving: Provides continuous adaptive performance tuning based on machine learning. Automatically upgrades and patches itself while running. Automatically applies security updates while running to protect against cyberattacks.
  • Self-Scaling: Instantly resizes compute and storage without downtime. Cost savings are multiplied because Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud consumes less compute and storage than Amazon, with lower manual administration costs.
  • Self-Repairing: Provides automated protection from downtime. SLA guarantees 99.995 percent reliability and availability, which reduces costly planned and unplanned downtime to less than 30-minutes per year.

The Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud handles many different workload styles, including transactions, mixed workloads, data warehouses, graph analytics, departmental applications, document stores and IoT. The first Autonomous Database Cloud offering, for data warehouse workloads, is planned to be available in calendar year 2017.

Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud

Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud is a next-generation cloud service built on the self-driving Oracle Autonomous Database technology using machine learning to deliver unprecedented performance, reliability and ease of deployment for data warehouses. As an autonomous cloud service, it eliminates error-prone manual management tasks and frees up DBA resources, which can now be applied to implementing more strategic business projects.

“Every organization is trying to leverage the overwhelming amount of data generated in our digital economy,” said Carl Olofson, research vice president, IDC. “With a history of established leadership in the database software market segment, it is no surprise that Oracle is pioneering a next-generation data management platform. Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud is designed to deliver industry-leading database technology performance with unmatched flexibility, enterprise scale and simplicity. The intent is to ensure that businesses get more value from their data and modernize how data is managed.”

Highlights of the Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud include:

  • Simplicity: Unlike traditional cloud services with complex, manual configurations that require a database expert to specify data distribution keys and sort keys, build indexes, reorganize data or adjust compression, Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud is a simple “load and go” service. Users specify tables, load data and then run their workloads in a matter of seconds—no manual tuning is needed.
  • Industry-Leading Performance: Unlike traditional cloud services, which use generic compute shapes for database cloud services, Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud is built on the high-performance Oracle Exadata platform. Performance is further enhanced by fully-integrated machine learning algorithms which drive automatic caching, adaptive indexing and advanced compression.
  • Instant Elasticity: Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud allocates new data warehouses of any size in seconds and scales compute and storage resources independently of one another with no downtime. Elasticity enables customers to pay for exactly the resources that the database workloads require as they grow and shrink.

Oracle Database 18c

Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud is powered by the next generation of the world’s #1 database, Oracle Database 18c. Oracle Database 18c delivers breakthrough automation capabilities, as well as greatly enhanced OLTP, analytics and consolidation technologies.

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About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry's most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

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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, timing and price of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products may change and remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. Fees apply for new Database product offerings.

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, and intentions are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on Oracle’s current expectations and assumptions, some of which are beyond Oracle’s control. All information in this article is current as of October 2, 2017 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.  

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New Oracle Exadata X7 Delivers In-Memory Performance from Shared Storage

Mon, 2017-10-02 08:00
Press Release
New Oracle Exadata X7 Delivers In-Memory Performance from Shared Storage State-of-the-art Processors, Storage, Network and Software Enhancements

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif —Oct 2, 2017

Continuing to raise the bar for enterprise-class database platforms, today Oracle announced the next-generation Oracle Exadata X7 with significant hardware and software enhancements in overall performance, storage capacity, network bandwidth, and automation. Exadata X7 delivers extreme performance and reliability to run the largest, most business-critical database workloads.

Oracle Exadata is an Engineered System designed to be the ideal platform for all database workloads.  It features scale-out, database optimized compute, InfiniBand networking, and smart storage for fastest performance and low costs. Specialized algorithms vastly accelerate all types of database processing including OLTP, Analytics, and Consolidation. Exadata’s full-stack automation and optimization of all components slashes the need for skilled human labor, enabling reduced costs and improved reliability.  Exadata’s simplicity, scalability, and reliability make it the foundation for the recently announced Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud.

Today, Exadata powers 4 out of 5 of the world’s biggest banks, telecoms, and retailers.  Exadata can be deployed on-premises, in Oracle Cloud, or using Oracle’s unique Cloud at Customer. 

Exadata X7 hardware features the latest Intel© Xeon© Scalable Processors and a 100 percent increase in the capacity of Exadata’s industry-leading PCIe NVMe Flash storage, plus a 25 percent increase in disk capacity. A full rack Exadata X7 system has raw capacity of 1.7 petabytes of disk storage or 720 terabytes of NVMe all-Flash storage.

Additionally, Ethernet network bandwidth has increased by 150 percent from 10 to 25 Gigabits per second, while memory capacity and performance have increased by 50 percent. Overall, Exadata X7 database applications can realize 20 to 40 percent improvement in performance for OLTP, analytics and mixed workloads.

New Exadata Smart Software

Exadata’s end-to-end smart software has the unique ability to coordinate and optimize application performance across database servers, networking, and storage. Because Oracle owns and controls the entire stack of Exadata hardware and software technologies, functionality has been tailored to recognize different application workloads, prioritize operations in real time, and run database queries in both compute and storage servers. Every Exadata release increases these advantages.

Also announced today are new Exadata software innovations that extend the power of Oracle’s in-memory database technology to the large capacity of Exadata NVMe Flash storage, enabling analytic workloads to achieve in-memory performance against extremely large data sets in shared storage. With this breakthrough, the same vector processing algorithms that make in-memory databases so fast in DRAM are applied to accelerate OLTP or Analytic databases by automatically creating a columnar formatted cache in Exadata Flash storage, boosting analytics by up to 400 percent.

New Exadata software also delivers in-memory performance from shared storage for OLTP workloads.  Exadata software now automatically uses DRAM as a cache in storage to speed-up access to data by up to 250 percent, as compared to already-fast Flash access times. Unique algorithms automatically coordinate between database server and storage server memory caches to avoid redundant caching of the same data.  This feature cannot be implemented by conventional storage.

“Exadata continues to innovate faster than any other database or storage platform,” said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president of systems technology, Oracle. “Exadata’s scale-out, smart storage architecture was the first to support PCI/NVMe flash in 2014, with Exadata X5, the first to offload database queries to storage and the only platform to deliver in-memory performance from shared storage for OLTP and Analytics.  Exadata is the only database platform to have on-premises, public cloud and Cloud at Customer deployment options.”

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The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry's most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter

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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 Disclaimer

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

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, and intentions are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on Oracle’s current expectations and assumptions, some of which are beyond Oracle’s control. All information in this article is current as of October 2, 2017 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

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Oracle Debuts Revolutionary New Machine Learning Applications in Opening Keynote at Oracle OpenWorld 2017

Sun, 2017-10-01 18:00
Press Release
Oracle Debuts Revolutionary New Machine Learning Applications in Opening Keynote at Oracle OpenWorld 2017

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 1, 2017

Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison unveiled revolutionary new machine learning applications for database and cyber security in the opening keynote presentation at Oracle OpenWorld 2017 in San Francisco’s Moscone Center.

Ellison introduced Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud, the world’s first 100 percent self-driving autonomous database, and new automated cyber defense applications that detect and remediate attacks in real time.

With total automation based on machine learning, Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud eliminates the human labor required to manage a database by enabling a database to automatically upgrade, patch and tune itself while running. With no more scope for human error or requirements for human performance testing, Oracle is able to minimize costly planned and unplanned downtime to less than 30 minutes a year and guarantee that organizations can cut their costs in half compared to Amazon.

Ellison also shared benchmark test results during short demonstrations that highlighted the huge performance gap between Oracle Database on Oracle Cloud and Oracle Database running on Amazon’s best Oracle Database Cloud Service, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). The direct comparison also highlighted the difference between Amazon’s 99.95 percent reliability and availability SLAs, which exclude most sources of unplanned and planned downtime, and Oracle’s 99.995 percent SLA guarantees.

Quotes from Larry Ellison’s keynote presentation:

  • “Now, I don't use the word revolutionary new technology every year here at Oracle OpenWorld. We don't -- you know, because there aren't that many revolutionary new technologies. But this one is.”
  • “This thing is truly elastic, instantaneously elastic. So you never provision more resource than you need. It really is on-demand computing.”
  • “These are not Oracle went out and made up the most ridiculous demos to make Amazon look bad they could come up with. These are datasets that we actually used for stress testing, and performance testing, and validating our database.”
  • “Amazon is five to eight times more expensive running the identical workload than the Oracle Autonomous Database.”
  • “We guarantee you contractually to cut your Amazon bill in half. It's fairly easy when you're five to eight times faster. We feel pretty comfortable.”
  • “It's not unusual for our competitors to use our technology. Amazon knows this. They are one of the biggest Oracle users on the planet Earth. SAP is one of the biggest users of Oracle on Earth.”
  • “Bring-your-own-license to PaaS applies to all of our PaaS services. Not just database, but also middleware, also analytics. These are dramatic price reductions.”
  • “You'll see a migration, an evolution of database skills, where you're focused more on database design, schema design, different kinds of data analytics including machine learning, setting the policies as to what is mission critical, what requires disaster recovery, figuring out those policies.”
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The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry's most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

Safe Harbor Disclaimer

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

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, and intentions are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on Oracle’s current expectations and assumptions, some of which are beyond Oracle’s control. All information in this article is current as of October 1, 2017 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

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Oracle Announces Strong Cloud Momentum in Partner Program

Sun, 2017-10-01 15:01
Press Release
Oracle Announces Strong Cloud Momentum in Partner Program New Oracle PartnerNetwork Program and Enablement Resources Provide Easier Access to Oracle’s State-of-the-Art Cloud Platform

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 1, 2017

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced that the company continues to see strong cloud leadership and momentum across its 25,000-member strong partner program. Companies are increasingly looking to the cloud to stay competitive and enable business transformation. Since its launch in February 2016, more than 2,600 unique partners have joined the Oracle PartnerNetwork Cloud Program. Additionally, cloud resell revenue from partners increased 105 percent year over year.

Further helping customers and partners succeed in the cloud, OPN also today announced the Oracle Cloud Excellence Implementer Program. Please see the release here.

“Oracle continues to deliver the programs and enablement resources that help our partners to grow and thrive in the cloud,” said Dave Donatelli, executive vice president, Cloud Business Group, Oracle. “Through Oracle PartnerNetwork, we work in tandem with partners to provide customers with the solutions and services needed to take advantage of Oracle’s state-of-the-art cloud platform.”

With Oracle’s complete and integrated cloud, customers can choose their own personalized path for how they want to move to cloud and partners are a critical part of that journey. Nearly half of all partners in the OPN program today implement, develop and sell in the cloud with Oracle.

Providing ISVs a Platform for Success

For independent software vendors (ISVs), selecting the right cloud platform, and the right cloud partner, are critical decisions for their business. ISVs and application developers must balance the requirements of their current businesses and implementations with the need to invest in innovative new architectures, modern cloud capabilities, and flexible deployment models. With Oracle’s broad collection of available PaaS and IaaS services, we are delivering on the most comprehensive portfolio of cloud services and capabilities for developers, as well as programs, resources, and commercial models that meet both immediate business needs and longer-term growth objectives.

From startups to enterprise application providers, hundreds of partners worldwide are realizing the many benefits of migrating their applications and customers to Oracle Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, including 1Check, Manhattan Associates, Wexlog and many others.

“Oracle’s commitment to partners is clear—we both win when we work together,” said Jeff Cashman, senior vice president of business development, Manhattan Associates. “We are excited to collaborate with Oracle in bringing state-of-the-art cloud solutions to companies of all sizes.”

Oracle is investing in innovative new services and capabilities with Docker and Kubernetes, which has captured the attention of cloud application developers at Dial-Once, RECVUE, and SuiteBox among others.

Through the Oracle Cloud Marketplace, partners can expand the visibility of their applications to 425,000+ Oracle customers and partners. PS Technology, Stromasys and Symantec are a few of the 4,000+ cloud application providers leveraging Oracle programs and go to market resources to grow their business and expand into new markets.

New OPN Enablement Resources

Also launched today, the Cloud Excellence Implementer Program (CEI) helps customers make a smooth transition to the cloud through Oracle implementation partners. The new program recognizes and rewards those partners who have invested in building their Oracle Cloud expertise and demonstrate a proven track record for delivering high quality cloud implementation projects across Oracle’s customer base. With the CEI distinction, partners that work with Oracle to implement Oracle Cloud around the globe will be able to further differentiate themselves in the marketplace, and benefit from increased enablement and go-to-market support from Oracle. In tandem, customers will be able to more easily identify partners with the specific expertise and proven track record they need to successfully navigate their transition to the cloud.

The CEI program is available to OPN members now and will initially focus on implementations for Oracle’s SaaS Cloud services.

Driving Cloud Momentum for MSPs

Unveiled at OpenWorld 2016, the Oracle Cloud Managed Service Provider (MSP) program enables customers to speed up success in the cloud with support from the right partner and platform. The program is available to partners with the skills and infrastructure to build, deploy, run and manage both Oracle and non-Oracle workloads, enabling OPN members to offer a complete managed service solution for workloads running on Oracle Cloud.

The Oracle Cloud MSP Program most recently includes Fujitsu America Inc., which just announced a new MSP relationship to provide Oracle Cloud to its customers in the Americas.

“There is a breadth of opportunity for all partners—regardless of partner type—to expand your solution portfolios with Oracle Cloud,” said Penny Philpot, group vice president of worldwide channels and alliances, Oracle. “Our primary focus is working together with partners to transform our customers’ businesses and support their growth in the cloud.”

Oracle is one of the only cloud providers to deliver complete industry-leading product portfolios across Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), and Data-as-a-Service (DaaS). Its SaaS portfolio features the broadest set of solutions in the marketplace, which can be extended, enriched and customized through Oracle PaaS and delivered on Oracle IaaS for high performance, security, scale and availability. In addition, Data as a Service (DaaS) complements our existing SaaS applications with one of the world’s largest third-party data sources with more than six billion anonymized profiles from online data, websites, and offline transactions for every major industry.

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Oracle
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About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud delivers hundreds of SaaS applications and enterprise-class PaaS and IaaS services to customers in more than 195 countries and territories while processing 55 billion transactions a day. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle's partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program – an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry's most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

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.

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, and intentions are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on Oracle’s current expectations and assumptions, some of which are beyond Oracle’s control. All information in this article is current as of October 1, 2017 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events. 

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New Oracle PartnerNetwork Program Drives Oracle Customer Success

Sun, 2017-10-01 15:00
Press Release
New Oracle PartnerNetwork Program Drives Oracle Customer Success Oracle Cloud Excellence Implementer Program Recognizes and Rewards Partners for Consistently Delivering Successful Oracle Cloud Implementations

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 1, 2017

To accelerate customers’ digital transformation in the cloud, Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) today launched the Oracle Cloud Excellence Implementer (CEI) program. The offering recognizes and rewards partners that continually demonstrate expertise, a successful track record, and superior customer satisfaction in delivering high-quality Oracle Software as a Service (SaaS) Cloud implementations to customers.

Oracle is committed to delivering spectacular customer experiences across the Oracle Cloud portfolio. This applies to the entire customer lifecycle, but the implementation phase—including investment in the support and services our customers need—is particularly critical to customer success and satisfaction.

The CEI program was developed to provide customers with a clear, objective and informative view of partner qualifications for implementing Oracle SaaS solutions. Through the OPN Solutions Catalog, customers are now able to easily identify and engage with partner firms that best align to their specific project needs. Access to this information helps customers minimize implementation risk, quickly adopt new cloud functionality, and continuously expand their Oracle Cloud footprint.

Partners may qualify for CEI status with individual Oracle cloud service module(s) within defined geographies, and must meet a rigorous set of entry and ongoing engagement criteria in order to remain in the program. Firms that achieve CEI status will be able to further differentiate themselves in the market and receive the highest level of benefits and deeper engagement with Oracle.

“The cloud continues to represent a tremendous opportunity not only for our customers, but also for our partner community,” said Camillo Speroni, Vice President of Worldwide Strategic Alliances, Oracle. “As such, we remain committed to providing the intelligence and resources both parties need to make this transition as smooth and successful as possible. The CEI program was designed to recognize and support those partners that not only offer a marked expertise in Oracle Cloud solutions, but also a commitment to excellence in ensuring successful customer experiences and outcomes throughout the entire implementation process.”

The CEI program officially launched at Oracle OpenWorld during the OPN Central Keynote, where Oracle executives outlined Oracle’s cloud direction and strategy. The partner application process opened on June 28, 2017. A full list of CEI partners can be found on the Oracle PartnerNetwork portal.

“As a regional partner with hubs in North America, Europe and ASEAN, the Oracle Cloud Excellence Implementer program is an opportunity for us to showcase our specific expertise in Oracle Cloud implementations, giving us the ability to compete with larger global organizations within the scope and geography we specialize in,” said Andy Bird, Founder and CEO, Inoapps. “We are thrilled that this new program recognizes implementation success and customer satisfaction—rather than focusing on only sales statistics—and allows us to set ourselves apart in the market as a proven leader in Oracle Cloud implementations.”

For more information about the CEI program, visit www.oracle.com/partners/goto/cei.

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle's partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program—an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud.

To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners.

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Oracle
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About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud delivers hundreds of SaaS applications and enterprise-class PaaS and IaaS services to customers in more than 195 countries and territories while processing 55 billion transactions a day. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry's most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

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Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, and intentions are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on Oracle’s current expectations and assumptions, some of which are beyond Oracle’s control. All information in this article is current as of October 1, 2017 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events. 

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Experience the Future of Cloud at Oracle OpenWorld 2017

Fri, 2017-09-29 11:00
Press Release
Experience the Future of Cloud at Oracle OpenWorld 2017 Technology’s Most Innovative Showcase Kicks Off in San Francisco

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 29, 2017

Oracle OpenWorld 2017 By the Numbers

This weekend, Oracle welcomes tens of thousands of customers and partners spanning 175 countries and over 18 million live-stream viewers to Oracle OpenWorld 2017. Located at San Francisco’s newly redesigned Moscone Center, conference events will span multiple venues in the city’s downtown from October 1-5. Heralded as the industry’s most important business and technology show, Oracle OpenWorld delivers unprecedented opportunities to hear from the greatest minds across all event programming, including actor and director Joseph Gordon-Levitt, former United States Senator Barbara Boxer, Executive Consultant for the Los Angeles Clippers Jerry West, former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, and President of the Council on Foreign Relations Richard Haass.

On Sunday, Oracle CTO and Executive Chairman Larry Ellison opens the event with a special keynote showcasing all of the innovations delivered in the Oracle Cloud. Mainstage presentations will continue throughout the week, featuring Ellison, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd, and Oracle President of Product Development Thomas Kurian. Leaders from the world’s most interesting brands, including Carbon, Trek, FexEx and Gap, will join Oracle executives on stage to discuss pressing topics impacting business and technology today and in the future.

This year, Oracle OpenWorld brings innovation to learning through a new series of session formats developed in collaboration with Stanford University, as well as reimagined exhibition halls. The conference’s latest iteration of “Collective Learning” features cutting edge session designs, including: Brain Snacks, 1:1 conversations with fellow experts, and Make Your Case, hands-on workshops tackling the best Oracle case studies. Oracle OpenWorld Exchange, the conference’s redesigned exhibition hall, debuts to foster community, spark learning, promote innovation, and unite our customers, partners, and attendees.

“As we raise the curtain on Oracle OpenWorld 2017, we welcome more than 60,000 customers and partners to learn about transforming their business with Oracle Cloud,” said Judy Sim, Oracle’s Chief Marketing Officer. “The event has evolved as our customers’ needs have changed and is now one of the leading technology conferences in the world. Today, we are thrilled to bring a positive economic impact worth more than $3 billion to the City of San Francisco over the last 20 years.”

To Learn and Explore:
  • Sessions: Tap into an elite network of world-class speakers totaling 67,500+ years of industry experience. Select from 2,311 sessions presented by 3,048 customer and partner speakers, more than 523 Oracle demos and case studies showcasing emerging technology, as well as hundreds of partner and customer exhibitions.
  • Oracle Keynotes:
    • Sunday, October 1, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
      • Oracle CTO and Executive Chairman Larry Ellison opens the conference with an inside look at the future of Oracle Cloud and its innovation path.
      • Doug Fisher, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Software and Services Group, Intel, presents the power of data, and how data offers massive enterprise-class cloud computing opportunities.
    • Monday, October 2, 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 p.m.

       

      • Oracle CEO Mark Hurd reveals where we are now and where we are headed in a cloud foundational world. Joining him on stage will be leaders from Oracle customers Bloom Energy, FedEx and Gap.
    • Tuesday, October 3

       

      • 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Oracle President of Product Development Thomas Kurian and Dave Donatelli, Oracle Executive Vice President, Cloud Business Group, showcase how Oracle Cloud is harnessing the power of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and blockchain to transform organizations of all sizes. They will be joined by Richard Noble, Director of the Bloodhound Project, an inspiring initiative that engages the next generation in science, technology, engineering and math by aiming to surpass the world land speed record.
      • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Larry Ellison unveils the future of databases in the cloud, including Oracle Autonomous Database, the world’s first “self-driving” database.
    • Wednesday, October 4, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

       

      • Oracle CEO Mark Hurd returns to the mainstage with NetSuite’s Executive Vice President of Development Evan Goldberg and special guests, to discuss the role technology plays in getting ahead of the competition.
  • Oracle’s Leader’s Circle: Connect with luminaries on industry trends, foreign affairs, economics and security at this exclusive, invitation-only executive program hosted by Oracle CEOs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd. Join Senator Barbara Boxer and Newt Gingrich, 50th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives for a provocative discussion about the future of the United States.  
  • The Innovation Studio: Experience innovations from Design Tech High School students and Oracle Education Foundation. Meet startups from Oracle’s Startup Cloud Accelerator, and talk with Oracle customers, partners, and industry business unit experts.
  • Oracle Cloud User Experience Lab: Experience hands-on demos of the latest Release 13 Oracle Cloud Applications, and learn about Oracle’s vision for the future of work, including experimental robotics, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, chatbots, and more of the emerging technology tools in the smart UX toolkit.
  • JavaOne Developer Lounge: Use Oracle Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data technologies to brew your own beer. Create your own sculptures and furniture with a 3D printer. Relive “The Matrix” and shoot your own slow motion video with 60 Raspberry Pi cameras in the BulletTime Photo Booth. Interact with a cloud chatbot robot powered by the Oracle Intelligent Bots running on Oracle Mobile Cloud Service.
  • Oracle Code Event: Join developers from around the world in this one-day event covering machine learning, chatbots, cloud, databases, programming languages, DevOps, and much more.
  • Oracle NetSuite SuiteConnect: The best of SuiteWorld comes to Oracle OpenWorld for the first time. Held on October 4, this program features NetSuite users, Oracle executives, product experts and partners.
  To Support the Community and Environment:
  • Oracle Academy’s JavaOne4Kids: Designed for children ages 10-16, attendees can use Raspberry Pi and Java programming to catch escaped Pokemon; create a robot and bring it to life; make computer games using Greenfoot and Stride; among other fun activities. Oracle Academy is one of Oracle’s key investments in our collective future. In fiscal year 2016, the program impacted over 3.5 million students in 120 countries through $3.75 billion in direct and in-direct resources.
  • Plant a Billion Trees: Learn how The Nature Conservancy and Oracle Giving are helping to advance reforestation globally. As part of its participation in The Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion trees initiative, Oracle has already achieved 41 percent of its goal to plant one million trees.
  • Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International: Discover how Oracle Cloud is helping to save the gorillas. Get a sneak peek of an upcoming National Geographic three-part special on Dian Fossey’s life and work as a gorilla conservationist. Hear from Tara Stoinski, President, CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund about its 27-year partnership with Oracle, and how Oracle Cloud technology has enabled the organization to revolutionize its data management and make its database – the world’s largest, most comprehensive collection of data on a wild great ape population – available to scientists, researchers and students without charge.
  • Ride for a Reason: Support the victims of the recent hurricanes by choosing Lyft for Oracle OpenWorld transportation. Between October 1-5, five percent of the cost of rides will be donated to the American Red Cross. Enter code OOW17 using a Lyft business profile.
  To Connect and Play:
  • Oracle CloudFest.17: Dance the night away with Grammy award winners The Chainsmokers and sing along with pop sensation Ellie Goulding at Oracle’s legendary customer appreciation event taking place on October 4 at AT&T Park.
  • SuiteConnect NextUp: Celebrate the day’s experiences at a special concert with Royal Machines, joined by “special guests” on October 3 at Howard Street mainstage.
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About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld, the industry's most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, hosts tens of thousands of in-person attendees as well as millions online. Dedicated to helping businesses leverage Cloud for their innovation and growth, the conference delivers deep insight into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Designed for attendees who want to connect, learn, explore and be inspired, Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners sharing their experiences, first hand. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world, Oracle OpenWorld has become a showcase for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter.

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Businesses Transform Customer Engagements with Oracle Live Experience Cloud

Fri, 2017-09-29 07:00
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Businesses Transform Customer Engagements with Oracle Live Experience Cloud Accelerates Transformation through Rich, Highly Personalized Mobile-First Interactions

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Sep 29, 2017

Oracle today announced Oracle Live Experience Cloud, a customer engagement service for the mobile generation. With the mobile and digital landscape shaping the way customers interact with businesses, companies must quickly adapt to changing expectations to deliver frictionless, real-time, contextual experiences across channels. With Oracle Live Experience Cloud, users can address these new requirements and bring a new dimension to their mobile and business applications by being able to serve customers in the way that best meets their needs, be it HD voice, HD video, screen sharing, and annotations.

As such, businesses will have the ability to quickly resolve customer issues, drive greater customer loyalty, and increase satisfaction by engaging users on the right channel at the right time. Agents will also be empowered to deliver better customer experiences by having access to contextual customer data and insights, cutting call times and limiting customer frustration.

“Nearly 70% of IT and business leaders say ‘improving customer experience’ is the goal of their digital transformation initiative, and advancements in the contact center are crucial to success,” says Robin Gareiss, president of Nemertes Research1. “Successful digital transformation requires short time to market. By leveraging a cloud-based solution, organizations can start seeing improvements in CSAT scores, revenue, and customer retention immediately. What’s more, the ability to retain context across channels from within the native app is a huge development and will dramatically boost customer satisfaction.”

A recent Oracle report titled “The Future of Enterprise Communications: The Cloud Redefines Customer Experience” noted that while 65 percent of companies agree communications embedded within cloud applications will become the dominant way of communicating with employees, suppliers and customers, many currently lack the ability to do so effectively. Oracle Live Experience Cloud enables embedded contextual data and business analytics so users can easily switch between channels without losing key information already shared. Regardless of the customer’s preferred channel, the user will enjoy a more streamlined experience while the business gains valuable customer insights that can be leveraged within its core business applications.

“Nothing is more aggravating than dealing with a call center or service desk where you are stuck in a long, dehumanized loop of menu options with a slow resolution,” said Doug Suriano, senior vice president, general manager, Oracle Communications. “With Oracle Live Experience Cloud, businesses can eliminate customer friction points by harnessing the power of contextual communications and real-time engagement capabilities to offer a personalized and highly interactive digital experience that builds customer loyalty and improves business outcomes.”

 A cloud-native solution, Oracle Live Experience Cloud can be easily integrated into web and mobile apps and used to proactively engage customers at key moments of their individual journey. It modernizes existing Call Center and CRM solutions, supporting enterprise digital transformation efforts employees to deliver contextual and responsive cross-channel engagements that satisfy the customer and ultimately drive sales. Finally, businesses can optimize engagement success by measuring interactions in real-time and provisioning updates to further improve overall business results.

Features of Oracle Live Experience Cloud
  • Real time communication capabilities - HD voice, HD video, screen sharing, annotating
  • In application channels and mobile controls
  • Rules based contextual  routing for all channels
  • Escalate from chat bot to live assistance
  • Customer context
  • Real-time recording, search and playback
  • Integrated Analytics
  • Pre-built API integrations for key CRM systems
  • Modern desktop agent experience
  • Design personalized engagement scenarios based on context, history and business priorities
  • Insights on individual and overall service team performance, engagement success KPIs, with supervisor and administrator views.
  • Encryption and Bring Your Own Key capabilities
  • Elastic network, compute, and storage resources optimized at all layers for real time communication service
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Oracle
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The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at oracle.com.

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1 Nemertes 2017-18 Contact Center and Customer Engagement Benchmark Research Study | https://nemertes.com/

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Commonwealth Edison, Baltimore Gas & Electric Awarded the 2017 Oracle Sustainability Innovation Awards

Thu, 2017-09-28 06:45
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Commonwealth Edison, Baltimore Gas & Electric Awarded the 2017 Oracle Sustainability Innovation Awards Leading Utility Companies Recognized for Energy Efficiency Programs

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Sep 28, 2017

Oracle today announced that Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) and Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) will be presented with the 2017 Oracle Sustainability Innovation Awards at Oracle OpenWorld. The awards recognize customers that are committed to making environmental issues a priority across the enterprise. ComEd and BGE showcased unique ways to advance energy efficiency through innovative green practices using Oracle technology. ComEd leadership was distinguished by earning the 2017 Oracle Chief Sustainability Office of the Year award among all nominations.

“We are inspired by the successes achieved by ComEd and BGE as part of their core commitments to a sustainable future. Both companies have implemented Oracle technologies in a way that improved eco-efficiencies, innovation and transparency,” said Rodger Smith, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Utilities. “We’re honored to present them with the 2017 Oracle Sustainability Innovation Award during Oracle OpenWorld this year.”

Both companies have made significant impact by employing the Oracle Utilities Opower Energy Efficiency solution. The solution includes Home Energy Reports (HERs) and online web tools that provide customers with information about their energy consumption, thereby encouraging conservation. Since 2009, ComEd has generated over 1.1 TWh in energy savings; BGE has used the program since 2012 to save 420,000 MWh. The two organizations have also successfully implemented Peak Management programs, which encourage customers to reduce their energy consumption when electricity demand is high. Because of this BGE has reduced peak demand by 16 percent for participating customers, and ComEd has reduced Greenhouse gases by 10 percent.

“We’re delighted to be recognized for our commitment to sustainable practices,” said Mark Case, vice president of Regulatory Policy and Strategy for BGE who leads energy efficiency initiatives for Exelon’s utilities. “We’ve seen great success and look forward to continuing to work with Oracle to drive energy efficiency.”

“At ComEd, we believe that meeting the energy needs of today and tomorrow will depend heavily on our ability to collaborate with our customers,” Val Jensen, senior vice president, Customer Operations at ComEd. “Working with Oracle gives us more opportunities to leverage data-driven insights and engage with our customers to drive energy efficiency.”

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Health and Beauty Companies Get Business Makeover with NetSuite

Wed, 2017-09-27 08:00
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Health and Beauty Companies Get Business Makeover with NetSuite C.O. Bigelow and Ovation Hair are among the fast-growing manufacturers groomed for success in the cloud

San Mateo, Calif.—Sep 27, 2017

Oracle NetSuite, one of the world’s leading providers of cloud-based financials/ERP, HR, Professional Services Automation (PSA) and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced more and more health and beauty manufacturers and retailers are turning to the cloud to fuel growth and achieve customer-centric business agility. Innovative companies such as C.O. Bigelow, the oldest apothecary in the U.S., and Ovation Hair, a provider of high-end hair care products in southern California, are among the many health and beauty providers to graduate from disparate applications and labor-intensive manual data work to gain an edge in a highly competitive market.

Health and beauty is rapidly growing amid strong consumer demand for distinctive skin care, hair care, lip care, oral care and related products, as well as cosmetics, fragrances, deodorants, soaps, shower gels and more. Global sales of health and beauty products are expected to soar 73 percent from 2016 to 2024, from $432 billion to $750 billion, according to Inkwood Research, a Boston-based research firm.[1] This growth comes amid industry disruption as emerging and midmarket players develop, manufacture and market products with strong branding appeal as well as organic and eco-friendly attributes.

“Health and beauty companies are laser-focused on product innovation, brand-building and customer intimacy,” said Branden Jenkins, GM of Global Retail, Oracle NetSuite “They’re channeling the time and cost savings they realize with NetSuite into building the business, rather than wasting resources on manual work and outdated on-premise systems.”

Family-Run Business Stands the Test of Time and Adapts to Market Changes

C.O. Bigelow (www.bigelowchemists.com), the oldest apothecary in the U.S., has grown from its founding in 1838 in New York City to be a global omnichannel retailer of an eclectic, carefully curated array of more than 30,000 products. With an iconic brick-and-mortar store and traditional pharmacy occupying the same Greenwich Village space since 1902, the family-run business also operates an ecommerce website and sells to global hotels and airlines that offer Bigelow goods to customers across the globe. Its wholesale channel has grown 20 to 30 percent annually in recent years across more than 1,000 partner stores such as Sephora, Barney’s and Nordstrom. The owner, Ian Ginsberg, doesn’t view his company as disruptive. “We’re the ones who survived the disruption,” he says. “We’re a traditional business surviving in the modern world.” That takes a special kind of business agility, supported by Bigelow’s use of NetSuite. The manufacturer and retailer relies on NetSuite for core functions of financials, reporting, inventory and order management across all channels. Reporting on real-time data has been vital in delivering insights for Bigelow to strengthen its bottom line while gaining agility to compete with both upstart rivals and chain drug stores.

“We’re able to be faster and more nimble because of NetSuite,” said Ginsberg. “The real-time information available in NetSuite is just mind-blowing. Across all our functions, it just saves us so much time and money. We’re able to behave like a big guy in small guy clothes.”

Hair Care Leader Strengthens Hair, Business and Consumer Loyalty

Ovation Hair (www.ovationhair.com), based in Carlsbad, Calif., broke into the hair care market in 2007 with its flagship Cell Therapy product, helping customers grow thicker, stronger hair with a proprietary blend of proteins, vitamins, botanical extracts and amino acids. Since then, Ovation Hair has grown its lineup to more than 25 products, including shampoos and conditioners, all manufactured in southern California. Starting out by reaching consumers with radio ads after its founding in 2007, Ovation Hair today builds its brand and customer loyalty with email marketing and social media, while expanding its channels to include QVC TV spots, Amazon and distribution through 75 select salons in the U.S. Regular promotions, a loyalty program, subscription replenishment and refer-a-friend rewards have all been instrumental in driving double-digit revenue growth. Ovation Hair is better able to focus on innovation and marketing because NetSuite supplies a unified platform for the company to efficiently run financials, inventory, manufacturing and its ecommerce website. NetSuite serves as the repository for 500,000 contacts reached by email and social marketing, while NetSuite for manufacturing gives Ovation Hair important lot tracking capabilities for raw ingredients and shipped products.

“Having everything under one roof with NetSuite is very efficient and definitely an advantage in a competitive industry,” said Erika Sherwood, Ovation Hair Marketing Manager. “NetSuite has helped us improve our reaction time in updating the website and streamlining processes with our client database, marketing, product information, inventory levels and manufacturing.”

Key Technology Ingredients for Health and Beauty Companies to Grow and Thrive

New and more established health and beauty businesses such as C.O. Bigelow and Ovation Hair are turning to cloud business solutions as they compete with established multinationals such as Procter & Gamble, Unilever, L’Oreal, Estée Lauder and others. In many cases, product manufacturers are expanding into direct-to-consumer (D2C) sales, over websites and with partners such as Amazon and QVC. The features most important to leading health and beauty companies are focused on:

  • Customer centricity. Health and beauty product manufacturers and retailers need integrated processes and a 360-degree customer view to deliver a seamless omnichannel experience and personalized customer service.
  • Cloud-first scale and agility. Health and beauty companies need the ability to rapidly scale all operations, from entering new global markets to expanding channels, product offerings and subscription sales.
  • Integrated operational efficiency. End-to-end efficiency and visibility are essential for these companies to minimize operational costs and orchestrate processes to deliver an exceptional customer experience at every interaction.
  • Data-driven decision-making. Rather than relying on outdated, disparate data and guesswork, health and beauty companies running in the cloud can make informed decisions based on real-time information.

NetSuite provides an end-to-end view of business for health and beauty companies such as C.O. Bigelow and Ovation Hair across wholesale distribution and ecommerce channels, as well as company brick-and-mortar locations, to enable seamless, omnichannel experiences for customers. To learn more about NetSuite’s offering for health and beauty companies, please visit: http://www.netsuite.com/beauty

[1] Inkwood Resarch, “Global Beauty and Personal Care Products Market Forecast 2017-2024.”

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Oracle NetSuite
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PR@netsuite.com
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Oracle NetSuite pioneered the Cloud Computing revolution in 1998, establishing the world's first company dedicated to delivering business applications over the internet. Today, it 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 http://www.netsuite.com.

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Carbon Scales Business Efficiencies with Oracle Cloud Applications

Wed, 2017-09-27 07:00
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Carbon Scales Business Efficiencies with Oracle Cloud Applications Oracle empowers Carbon to push the limits of what was previously “unmakeable”

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Sep 27, 2017

Carbon (Carbon, Inc.), the Silicon Valley-based additive manufacturing company, is leveraging Oracle Cloud Applications to support its hyper growth and international expansion. With Oracle Cloud Applications, Carbon has been able to take advantage of a complete and fully integrated suite of cloud applications to increase business agility and reduce IT complexity. In just six months, Oracle Cloud Applications have enabled Carbon to reduce its close cycle from 28 days to 7, and to improve processes in almost every function.

“The potential of our Digital Light Synthesis™ (DLS) technology is vast, but we knew we couldn’t successfully grow our business without a secure, scalable and connected suite of modern applications,” said Chris Hutton, director of business operations and international, at Carbon. “With Oracle, we have been able to future-proof our business operations and the results we have achieved in just six months have been really impressive.”

To support its rapid growth both domestically and globally, Carbon deployed Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud, Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud, Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud and Oracle Service Cloud. Oracle ERP Cloud has given Carbon a consolidated view of its global operations, utilizing standardized and streamlined business processes, and provided the financial platform needed to scale. Oracle HCM Cloud has helped Carbon find and retain the talent it needs to meet its growing business demands. Simultaneously, Oracle SCM Cloud has enabled Carbon to transform supply chain operations to gain greater insight into the distribution of parts and products. Finally, Oracle Service Cloud has enabled Carbon to streamline its customer service experience to quickly address urgent customer needs and optimize the customer experience.

“Carbon is one of the most innovative businesses in the world and its unique technology is helping deliver on the promise of 3D manufacturing,” said Steve Miranda, executive vice president, applications development at Oracle. “With Oracle Cloud Applications, Carbon has been able to streamline business processes across organizational development, manufacturing, finance, and services. As Carbon continues to partner with major brands and scale its business, we will be able to support its changing demands through the world’s largest and fastest-growing suite of cloud applications.”

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Oracle
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About Carbon

Carbon, the Silicon Valley-based additive manufacturing company, was founded in 2013. Working at the intersection of hardware, software and molecular science, Carbon is delivering on the promise of additive manufacturing, allowing commercial partners to go beyond basic prototyping to start producing at scale. Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis™ technology (DLS) was introduced simultaneously at TED 2015 and to the scientific community on the cover of Science Magazine (Science, March 2015). To date, Carbon has received $221 million in funding. Carbon’s investors include Autodesk, BMW, GE Ventures, GV, Nikon, Northgate Capital, Sequoia Capital and Silver Lake Partners. For more information, please visit Carbon3D.com or follow @Carbon on Twitter and Instagram.

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The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at oracle.com.

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Oracle Empowers Marketers to Leverage World’s Fastest Growing Social Media Platform

Tue, 2017-09-26 06:55
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Oracle Empowers Marketers to Leverage World’s Fastest Growing Social Media Platform Oracle Marketing Cloud and WeChat integration enables marketers to generate global leads at scale, improve targeting and increase sales

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Sep 26, 2017

To enable marketers to quickly and efficiently target and engage customers on one of the world’s fastest growing social media platforms, Oracle today announced a new direct integration between Oracle Eloqua, part of the Oracle Marketing Cloud, and WeChat. The new app-based integration enables marketers to deliver connected and personalized experiences in China and other countries across the globe by seamlessly extending the powerful campaign design, delivery and monitoring capabilities within Oracle Eloqua to WeChat.

WeChat is a dominant social media platform in China with over 963 million users, used by brands and businesses alike to better engage with their customers. The new integration enables global organizations and regional businesses to directly engage WeChat users to build their brand presence in the Chinese market and connect with buyers at scale. Marketers can leverage the integration to add WeChat as a delivery channel during campaign design and send relevant, personalized messages to target audiences straight from the campaign canvas within Oracle Eloqua. In addition, marketers are able to measure the success of campaigns on WeChat by leveraging built-in reporting and analytics within Oracle Eloqua. Furthermore, Oracle is also planning to deepen the integration with WeChat, including enterprise-facing solutions such as WeChat@Work, which complements Oracle’s strength in the SaaS arena. This relationship is expected to deliver significant value and innovation to customers so as to empower their efforts to accelerate the modern business.

“Oracle Marketing Cloud has had tremendous success in helping the Enterprise improve their interaction with their customers and bringing that customer relationship to a whole new level,” said Mr. Lu Qingwei, assistant general manager, Guangzhou Research & Development Department, WeChat, Tencent. “With the introduction of WeChat@Work, which is a communications and collaboration platform for the enterprise, we look forward to an even closer working relationship with Oracle Marketing Cloud to deliver more personalized engagements and enhance the customer experience for our users through WeChat and WeChat@Work.”

The direct, native integration between Oracle Marketing Cloud and WeChat enables marketers to:

  • Engage Buyers at Scale: Enables global marketing teams to effectively engage buyers across the globe by sending messages to one or more WeChat official accounts, including subscription and service accounts.
  • Derive Greater Insight into Buyer Profiles: By leveraging APIs provided by WeChat, marketers can enrich existing buyer profiles and improve targeting, personalization and scoring within Oracle Eloqua.
  • Action WeChat Engagement Data: Marketers can leverage WeChat activity data to orchestrate buyer experiences as part of their cross-channel marketing campaigns within Oracle Eloqua.

“For global and regional businesses serving the Chinese market, WeChat is the key digital channel. This integration enables Oracle Eloqua customers to take full advantage of WeChat to build brand awareness and strengthen customer relationships,” said Steve Krause, group vice president, Product Management, Oracle Marketing Cloud.

Customers can visit the WeChat listing in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace to install the application and begin implementing WeChat in Oracle Marketing Cloud. For more information on the news, please visit the Oracle Marketing Cloud blog.

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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The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

About WeChat

Since 2011, WeChat has brought about a new way for people to communicate by integrating real-time communication, entertainment, social and everyday offline services into a single mobile application. For more information, please visit www.wechat.com/en.

About WeChat@Work

WeChat@Work is the communications and collaboration platform which aims to elevate the work efficiency for the Enterprise. For more information, please visit work.weixin.qq.com.

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KIK Custom Products Chooses Oracle HCM Cloud to Manage its Growing Global Workforce

Tue, 2017-09-26 06:30
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KIK Custom Products Chooses Oracle HCM Cloud to Manage its Growing Global Workforce Consumer packaged goods manufacturer implements Oracle HCM Cloud to modernize its HR organization and enhance employee experience

Redwood Shores, Calif. —Sep 26, 2017

Oracle announced today that KIK, one of North America’s largest independent manufacturer of consumer packaged goods, has adopted Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud to better serve its growing employee base while updating outdated HR systems and technologies. With Oracle HCM Cloud, KIK has the insights and flexibility to streamline HR processes and gain a unified employee experience across 20 different locations in North America.
 
Doubling its workforce in just three years, KIK’s HR department quickly realized it could no longer keep up with the pace and demand of recruiting, hiring, and managing employees. Outdated systems coupled with manual processes slowed down mission-critical HR functions. Disjointed technologies from multiple vendors lacked the integrated insights necessary for today’s global business environment. Yet KIK wanted to maintain the flexibility and customization to quickly adjust to the needs of its employees and business goals. After evaluating several solutions, including Workday, KIK ultimately opted for Oracle HCM Cloud for its flexibility, functionality, and robust offering.
 
“As a manufacturing partner to the world’s largest retailers and brands such as Top Job®, Greased Lightning®, Prestone®, Clorox Pool Products and Bullfrog®, KIK prides itself on the quality we deliver to each of our customers. However, the HR and payroll system in place could no longer support the very employees that contributed to the company’s incredible success,” said Julie Sereney, vice president, HR Shared Services at KIK. “With Oracle HCM Cloud we will gain global insights to ensure the success of our employees while core HR responsibilities like payroll, talent management, and employee benefits are streamlined under one umbrella.”
 
KIK needed a solution to quickly bring its 15-year-old legacy system up-to-date. While multiple vendors offered complex payroll systems, the company was seeking a service that could centralize several areas of HR into a single, comprehensive system.
 
“Oracle HCM Cloud offers businesses the chance to learn more about its biggest investment – its employees, with a unified view into everything from employee productivity to payroll,” said Gretchen Alarcon, group vice president, HCM Product Strategy at Oracle. “Oracle HCM Cloud delivers a simple, holistic platform that offers the robust HR and payroll solutions that KIK needs as a growing global business.”
 
KIK plans to implement Oracle HCM Cloud in two phases; the first focused on payroll, core HR capabilities, and employee benefits, and the second focused on performance, talent management, and recruiting. 
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As one of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer packaged goods (“CPG”), KIK helps a large portfolio of brands and retailers bring their products to life. With leading positions in the multibillion dollar household and personal care (“HPC”), over-the-counter (“OTC”), pool additives and automotive aftermarket categories, we serve over 100 CPG companies and several major North American HPC and automotive aftermarket retailers, including many of the leading players in their respective categories. We have full-service capabilities covering end-to-end contract manufacturing, including project management, innovation and R&D, sourcing and procurement, blending and compounding, filling and packaging, supply chain and distribution, and quality control. Our manufacturing model is highly flexible and we consistently add value to our customers by leveraging our range of services and expertise.

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Celltrion Taps Oracle Health Sciences Safety Solutions to Help Bring Cost-Effective Life-Saving and Biosimilar Drugs to Market

Tue, 2017-09-26 06:15
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Celltrion Taps Oracle Health Sciences Safety Solutions to Help Bring Cost-Effective Life-Saving and Biosimilar Drugs to Market Streamlines pharmacovigilance case management and safety reporting with Oracle Health Sciences Technology

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Sep 26, 2017

Oracle today announced that Celltrion (KOSDAQ: CELLTRION), a global leading biopharmaceutical company, has selected Oracle Health Sciences Argus and Oracle Health Sciences Empirica Signal to streamline its pharmacovigilance case management and patient safety initiatives – helping to bring more chronic disease and life-saving therapies to market more cost-effectively.

Driven by the cost saving potential of biosimilar drugs – an estimated $100 Billion in global healthcare spending cuts by the end of 2020* – there is an emergence of biosimilar drug manufacturers entering the market and regulatory bodies like the FDA are helping to accelerate getting these drugs to market. A key aspect in getting these treatments to market is safety and efficacy regulatory reporting, and Celltrion has turned to Oracle Health Sciences technology to help streamline the process.

“Since our founding in 2002, we have remained committed to making more advanced therapeutics available to everyone, and have turned to technology to help us achieve our goals. Oracle Health Sciences technology is supporting us in meeting today’s regulatory requirements and will enable us to move and shift as the regulatory landscape evolves, so that we can bring more life-saving and treatments to market safely and cost-effectively,” said Dr. Sang Joon Lee, vice president for Celltrion, Inc.  

In an effort to streamline its pharmacovigilance case management and reduce IT costs, Celltrion has selected Oracle Health Sciences Argus Enterprise Edition which provides a comprehensive platform that will enable the company to make faster and better safety decisions, optimize global compliance and integrate risk management into key processes. Oracle Health Sciences Empirica Signal delivers a dynamic, visual data-mining environment that will enable Celltrion to detect safety signals, uncover patterns and recognize trends in spontaneous adverse event reporting.

“It is great to see the biopharmaceutical market headed in new and innovative directions as we are seeing with the emergence of more biosimilar manufacturers. Oracle Health Sciences remains committed to evolving and innovating to continue meeting the needs of our existing and potential customers,” said Steve Rosenberg, general manager, Oracle Health Sciences. “Celltrion is a glowing example of a biotech company that is innovating to help improve people’s lives.”

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Misco Selects NetSuite OneWorld to Deliver Business Transformation

Tue, 2017-09-26 00:00
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Misco Selects NetSuite OneWorld to Deliver Business Transformation Reseller of IT hardware and services chooses leading cloud ERP for rapid implementation, breadth of functionality and local data centres

LONDON—Sep 26, 2017

Oracle NetSuite, one of the world’s leading providers of cloud-based financials / ERP, HR, Professional Services Automation (PSA) and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that Misco, a leading European B2B reseller of IT products and services has selected NetSuite OneWorld to modernise and transform its business.

Misco selected NetSuite OneWorld for its multi-language and multi-currency capabilities to manage international operations in the UK, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Sweden, as well as a shared services centre in Hungary. As the market for IT products and services undergoes rapid change, Misco was confident NetSuite’s flexibility could meet its dynamic needs to provide a customer centric hybrid business model for its portfolio of products and services on a single platform.

Founded more than 30 years ago, the Wellingborough, UK-based company offers 40,000 different technology products from leading manufacturers and has been steadily growing its services business across Europe. After a new management team backed by a private equity firm acquired Misco from parent company Systemax earlier this year, it set a target to migrate off two legacy software systems, spread across six countries, before the end of the year. The new Misco management team, led by CEO Alan Cantwell, chose NetSuite OneWorld for its broad range of functionality, rapid deployment and ease of implementation. Furthermore with data centres across Europe and in particular the Netherlands, NetSuite could assure Misco and its growing number of service customers that their data would be stored locally.

Misco plans to implement NetSuite OneWorld in a multi-phased approach to go live on core ERP components, financials, CRM, supply chain management, inventory management, order management and procurement. Additionally Misco is evaluating NetSuite’s ecommerce, marketing and professional Services Automation (PSA) functionality for future deployment across its sales and service operations.  

“We wanted to replace our legacy systems with a modern cloud-based ERP system in a very short time frame,” said Paul Baldwin, CIO of Misco. “NetSuite provided a functionally rich platform that can scale with our growth and meet future market dynamics. We expect the automation of business processes through this implementation to create greater efficiencies and improve the customer experience.”

Misco is working with RSM, a UK-based NetSuite systems integration partner with international experience in successfully managing cloud ERP implementations under tight deadlines. Chris Knowles, RSM's Head of Technology Consulting in the UK said, “This project provides a fantastic opportunity for Misco to standardise its operations from the front office to the back-office and achieve improved productivity through NetSuite's leading cloud ERP platform. Misco has an ambitious implementation timeline and RSM was able to demonstrate a rapid but viable approach to achieve their objectives.”

With support for 190 currencies, 20 languages, automated tax calculation and reporting in more than 100 countries and transactions in more than 200 countries, NetSuite OneWorld will provide the following benefits to Misco:

  • Rapid implementation. With implementations measured in months, not years, NetSuite OneWorld will speed Misco’s time to value.
  • 360-degree customer view. With a unified view of customers across the organization, Misco can provide better customer support and service with better visibility.
  • Unified order-to-billing-to-revenue. With advance billing and revenue recognition, Misco can easily adopt hybrid business models to adapt to market changes.
  • Significant savings in IT costs and complexity. NetSuite's proven, securely featured cloud solution will help eliminate the complexities of managing, maintaining and upgrading business applications, allowing Misco to rededicate staff to business growth.
  • Real-time visibility. NetSuite OneWorld will give Misco visibility across its operations with one unified financial system of record to provide visibility into standard costs with detailed breakdowns.
  • Data-driven decisions. With a unified platform, Misco will have real-time access to a single source of data across its entire enterprise enabling more informed decisions.
  • A broad range of robust international capabilities. NetSuite OneWorld will provide a highly scalable system for growth with the ability to quickly and easily add global functionality as Misco expands into new markets.
About Misco

A leading provider of IT products, solutions and services to businesses and public sector organisations, Misco has operations in the UK and Ireland and also across Europe in Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Sweden.

With over 30 years’ experience and a portfolio of 40,000 information technology products from all the leading manufacturers, Misco is an independent supplier, offering great deals and solutions for consumers, businesses and public sector organisations.

www.misco.co.uk

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Oracle NetSuite pioneered the Cloud Computing revolution in 1998, establishing the world's first company dedicated to delivering business applications over the internet. Today, it 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 http://www.netsuite.co.uk.

Follow NetSuite’s Cloud blog, Facebook page and @NetSuiteEMEA Twitter handle for real-time updates.

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