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Miranda's Customer Panel is "The One to Beat Going Forward"

Tue, 2014-10-28 14:02

EVP Steve Miranda admittedly talks fast, but he's the farthest thing from a fast talker. In his OpenWorld 2014 general session, Oracle Applications―Don’t Sit On the Sidelines, Miranda (known for his credibility) took conference goers on a vigorous sprint through Oracle Applications.

He stated that the main objective of his presentation was to answer four of the most common questions that he gets from customers:

  • Is Oracle going to force me to go the cloud? (The short answer is no.)
  • When is the Oracle Cloud going to be ready? (The short answer is today.)
  • Why should I move to the cloud? (That required a bit longer answer. Refer to Steve's video.)
  • OK, I’m going to move to the cloud. How should I do it and what should I be thinking about on a go-forward basis?

Miranda emphasized the speed at which Oracle is getting innovation into the hands of its customers. In the past, a customer had a problem and two years later the software vendor delivered the solution. But by then, the problem had changed and the cycle started all over. It took much longer to turn the crank. Now we’re delivering updates every three to four months in a cloud-based model that is faster, cheaper, and better. Plus we can prune the apps based on how customers are using them. That precise and immediate feedback leads to more modernization―and much happier customers.

Speaking of customers, Miranda's panel had a great mix of them from Atradius (CX Cloud), BG Group (HCM Cloud), GE (ERP Cloud), and Marriott (Social and Marketing Cloud). The discussion covered the companies’ business imperatives, approaches to the cloud, execution strategies, and most importantly, compelling results. The panelists were simply outstanding. Oracle's Rajan Krishnan said, "this is the one to beat going forward."

Here's the video link to Miranda's 2014 General Session (1:06).

November 5: Wave Broadband ERP Cloud Reference Forum

Tue, 2014-10-28 13:58

Join us for another Oracle Customer Reference Forum on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.PT / 12:00 p.m. ET.  These Reference Forums are a great vehicle for you to advance later-stage deals.

Julie Caldwell, VP of Accounting at Wave Broadband, is a seasoned finance professional who has more than 25 years experience in accounting and finance.

She will talk about what prompted the search for a new ERP system, why Wave chose Oracle, and how the implementation project is going. She will host a Q&A session after the overview.

Wave Division Holdings is currently a live ERP Cloud customer. It operates leading broadband cable systems under the trade names Wave Broadband and Astound Broadband in the Tier 1 suburban markets of Washington, Oregon, and California. The company currently serves more than 232,000 customers. Wave has 1000+ employees.

Invite your prospects and customers. You can register now to attend the live Forum on Wednesday, November 5 at 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET and learn more from Wave directly.