The latest release of Oracle Cloud Applications provides a full portfolio of Cloud offerings that are personalized, secure, and connected and provide a practical path to the cloud for Oracle customers.
Oracle Cloud Applications allow users to tailor applications to fit their business, empowering employees to configure their user experience, dashboards, reports, work flow, and data.
Customers and partners can easily personalize their Oracle Cloud Applications using Oracle Cloud Platform as a Service (Oracle Cloud PaaS) to create new features and build their own modern Cloud and mobile SaaS applications.
With Oracle Cloud Applications, companies can connect the entire business - data, processes, analytics, and people - and provide employees with a unified user experience. In addition, customers can seamlessly integrate processes and data between Cloud, on-premises, and third-party applications.
Oracle is a proven Cloud provider known for viability, reliability, and expertise. Its Oracle Cloud Applications help customers comply with local data residency requirements via 19 global data centres, industry Clouds, world-class data security, common controls and processes, advanced security infrastructure, and isolated data tenancy.
To help customers adopt its cloud applications, Oracle has expanded the Oracle Customer 2 Cloud programme to Oracle ERP customers. This programme enables Oracles on-premises customers to move current support to modern Cloud applications and helps customers be successful through rapid start-up services and packaged integrations.
Oracle has also expanded Oracle partner programmes related to Customer 2 Cloud to help partners successfully transition their business practices to the Cloud.
Oracle Cloud provides the industry's broadest portfolio of public Cloud services across data as a service (DaaS), SaaS, platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS).
Oracle Cloud continues to show strong adoption, supporting 62 million users and 23 billion transactions each day. Oracle Cloud runs on 30,000 devices and 400 petabytes of storage in 19 data centres around the world.
Business technology research and advisory services firm Ventana Research awarded Oracle with the 2014 Technology Innovation Award for Business Innovation in the category of Cloud Computing, recognizing the company as a pioneer that drives change and increased value for organisations. The Ventana Technology Innovation Awards, presented annually, identify the technologies that have had or have the potential to have the most striking positive impact on business and honour their providers.
Mobile enhancements to Oracle ERP Cloud make it easier for users to handle key business transactions wherever they are, whenever they need to.
Oracle Enterpise Resource Planning Cloud (Oracle ERP Cloud) is comprised of Oracle Financials Cloud, Oracle Procurement Cloud, and Oracle Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Cloud. Oracle ERP Cloud Release 9 includes a broad suite of applications that are tailored to meet the needs of customers in specific industries, including Public Sector and Higher Education.
Significant mobile enhancements make it easier for Oracle ERP Cloud users to handle key business transactions wherever they are, whenever they need to.
Key new features in Oracle ERP Cloud include:
Work Life solutions in Oracle HCM Cloud Release 9 help reach and engage an organization's entire workforce.
Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud (Oracle HCM Cloud) Release 9 continues to provide users with the experience they have come to expect from consumer applications. It includes design enhancements developed with customer input to give even casual users a simple solution so they can get back to their day-to-day work more quickly and maximize their productivity.
Oracle HCM Cloud supports integrations to Oracles PeopleSoft Payroll and Oracle E-Business Suite Payroll, enabling existing customers to move to the cloud at their own pace. Also available in Oracle HCM Cloud Release 9 are new Work Life solutions, social applications designed to help reach and engage an organisation's entire workforce, especially Millennials.
Users can now access the full range of Oracle HCM Cloud on their mobile devices via a single, unified experience in a browser or via the mobile application.
Oracle Customer Experience Cloud (Oracle CX Cloud) is a complete set of best-in-class, integrated, Cloud-enabled solutions that encompass the entire customer journey. Oracle has recently updated Oracle CX Cloud to help companies break down organisational barriers so they can connect engagements, build advocacy, and grow revenue.
Extending its commitment to create streamlined data access for the enterprise and help sales teams drive efficiencies and sell more, Oracle today announced Oracle Data as a Service for Sales (Oracle DaaS for Sales), a component of the Oracle Data Cloud. In partnership with Dun & Bradstreet, the world's leading source of commercial data and business insights, Oracle DaaS for Sales enables organisations to create new business opportunities with the worlds largest source of trusted B2B company data including reference, social, and competitive profile information.
To help simplify marketing across all channels and deliver truly customer-centric campaigns, Oracle also announced the integration of the Oracle Data Management Platform solution (formerly BlueKai Data Management Platform) with Oracle Cross-Channel Contact Center, to help marketers define, target, and retarget their ideal customers to build more-effective marketing programmes.
To help marketers improve collaboration, streamline processes, and better manage their digital assets, Oracle has integrated Oracle Marketing Cloud with Box, a Cloud platform that helps businesses securely store, share and manage content.
With Release 9, Oracle introduced enhanced social commerce capabilities in Oracle Social Cloud and Oracle Commerce. By enabling organisations to precisely target content to segmented audiences on Facebook, Oracle is extending its commitment to helping organisations enhance the customer experience and generate higher brand awareness and conversion rates.
Oracle also announced new modules for Social Station, an innovative workspace within Oracle Social Cloud's social relationship management (SRM) platform. The new modules enhance customer visibility and agility with real-time data, reporting, and response features that help organizations quickly prove the value of social programmes.
Major updates to Oracle Sales Cloud include new smartphone and tablet applications, prebuilt and drill-down reporting capabilities for analytics, new partner relationship management capabilities, and industry-specific solutions. With the latest release of Oracle Sales Cloud, organisations can rapidly innovate to meet customers' changing needs by enabling sales professionals to plan, prospect, collaborate, and close deals more effectively and efficiently.
A consistent supply chain drives customer satisfaction and financial performance. Major updates to Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud (Oracle SCM Cloud) help companies keep up with a fast-paced, digital world.
Oracle Transportation Management Cloud and Oracle Global Trade Management Cloud further extend Oracles' commitment to providing innovation for today's global supply chains, which help customers of any size quickly and easily support business growth and market expansion by allowing reduced transportation costs, increased operational efficiency, improved customer service, decreased supply chain lead times, and mitigated supply chain and trade compliance risk.
Oracle also is expanding its portfolio of Oracle Product Value Chain Cloud solutions with Oracle Innovation Management Cloud and Oracle Product Development Cloud. These solutions will help organisations achieve a more cost-effective use of time, resources, and budget, while also supporting top-line growth by rapidly delivering higher-value products.
Oracle Analytics Cloud meets the needs of line-of-business users, data scientists, and IT. Prebuilt analytic applications provide embedded real-time reporting and deep cross-functional analysis for a range of SaaS applications.
Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence embeds analytics in Oracle SaaS applications, providing reports and analysis in real time for Oracle HCM Cloud, Oracle CX Cloud, and Oracle ERP Cloud.
Completely integrated within Oracle Cloud Applications, Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence automatically extends and adapts reporting when the underlying applications are configured. It automatically integrates with security roles of the source applications.
Built for line-of-business users, Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence delivers analysis via interactive dashboards, packaged KPIs, and alerts to desktop and mobile devices.
"In today's modern, digital world, businesses and organisations rely on technology to help them run their back-office operations, as well as customer-facing functions such as sales and marketing", stated Steve Miranda, executive vice president, Oracle Applications Development. "To help them remain truly competitive, Oracle offers a complete portfolio of Oracle Cloud Applications that provides modern business practices for virtually every function in the enterprise. Oracle Cloud Applications Release 9 is personalized, connected, and secure, designed to help our customers achieve their most critical business goals."