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Oracle Named a Leader in 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems

Mon, 2018-10-29 07:00
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Oracle Named a Leader in 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems Oracle Database also ranks first in all four use cases of Gartner Critical Capabilities for Operational Database Management Systems report

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Oct 29, 2018

Oracle today announced that it has been recognized in two recent Gartner database-focused reports. Oracle was named a Leader in Gartner’s 2018 “Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems” report1 and was ranked first in all four use cases of the 2018 Gartner “Critical Capabilities for Operational Database Management Systems” report2. Included in both reports, the self-driving Oracle Autonomous Database eliminates complexity, human error, and manual management to enable higher reliability, security, and more operational efficiency.

“We believe that our placement in the reports is recognition of Oracle’s continued leadership in the database market, a result of our ongoing commitment to database technology,” said Andrew Mendelsohn, Executive Vice President Database Server Technologies, Oracle. “Our latest innovation, Oracle Autonomous Database, provides organizations with a self-driving, self-securing, and self-repairing database to help run all workloads in the cloud with low risk and low cost.”

In naming Oracle a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems, Gartner cited Oracle’s vision in cloud innovation led by the introduction of Oracle Autonomous Database. For the Gartner Operational Database Management Systems Critical Capabilities report, the firm evaluated vendor products’ ability to support four core operational database use cases (workloads): traditional transactions, operational and analytics convergence, distributed variable data, and event processing/data in motion. Gartner ranked Oracle (Oracle Database) number one in all four of these use cases.

Oracle Autonomous Database consists of Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing optimized for running transactions and mixed workloads and Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse for running analytic database workloads. Both flavors of autonomous database offer self-driving, self-securing, and self-repairing capabilities that can automatically discover threats and remediate them while the database is running. These capabilities along with high elasticity and exceptional performance enable customers to run all their Oracle databases in the cloud with unprecedented availability, performance, and security—at a significantly lower cost.

Download a complimentary copy of Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems here.

Download a complimentary copy of Gartner’s 2018 Critical Capabilities for Operational Database Management Systems here.

[1] Source: Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems, Merv Adrian, Donald Feinberg, Nick Heudecker, 22 October 2018.

[2] Source: Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Operational Database Management Systems, Donald Feinberg, Merv Adrian, Nick Heudecker, 23 October 2018.

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Oracle Corporation
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Burson Cohn & Wolfe
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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.

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California Community Colleges Modernize with Oracle Cloud

Fri, 2018-10-26 07:00
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California Community Colleges Modernize with Oracle Cloud San Joaquin Delta College and San Bernardino Community College District use Oracle Cloud Apps to save money, boost student services

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Oct 26, 2018

To streamline overall operations and campus experiences, California community colleges, San Bernardino Community College District (SBCCD) and San Joaquin Delta College (SJDC) are using Oracle Cloud Applications. The depth and breadth of Oracle cloud solutions are helping the colleges transform and standardize business systems to drive sustainable cost reductions, provide greater insights through real-time analytics and improve overall services for students, faculty, staff and vendors.

Faced with the challenge of tightening public funding coupled with an influx of students, California community college administrators are under increased pressure to stretch available resources to serve the needs of their constituents. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, funding for public two- and four-year colleges is nearly $10 billion below what it was just prior to the recession. Cloud-based technologies have enabled organizations across a variety of industries to address similar resource challenges while continuing to deliver innovative new services and build the foundation for a modern infrastructure to support evolving needs.

“Like many business enterprises, higher education institutions navigate a complex environment of financial, political, and community based factors to achieve optimal success in running their organizations,” said Keith Rajecki, senior director, Oracle Higher Education . “Oracle cloud solutions deliver proven, enterprise-grade tools to empower community colleges to effectively deliver enhanced higher education experience for students, faculty and employees while increasing productivity and efficiency across their colleges.”

San Bernardino Community College District (SBCCD)

“San Bernardino Community College District is proud to be a leader in making technological improvements and innovative changes that make our public dollars work harder for local students and Oracle ERP Cloud is central in these efforts,” said Jose Torres, executive vice chancellor at the San Bernardino Community College District.

SBCCD, serves 24,000 students through Crafton Hills College and San Bernardino Valley College in Inland Southern California. As a champion for affordable, high-quality education and career training, SBCCD wanted to ensure the college district was well positioned to serve the needs of its entire campus community with the overall goal of declaring fiscal independence from the county. The college district recognized a modern financial platform was critical to that mission. Following a competitive RFP process, SBCCD became the first California community college to select Oracle ERP Cloud to provide improved reporting capabilities across all college functions and deliver the necessary insights to make informed decisions.

San Joaquin Delta College (SJDC)

“San Joaquin Delta College has always been committed to providing students with the innovative, high-quality education, and training necessary for 21st-century careers. Yet, legacy systems greatly hindered that mission,” said Gerardo Calderón, MLIS, vice president of Operations, San Joaquin Delta College. “By choosing Oracle Cloud Applications SJDC is taking advantage of integrated functionality that empowers students to achieve their educational goals. Operationally, SJDC is looking forward to improve service delivery through workflows, real-time transactions processing and reporting and better decision making.”

Based in Stockton, Calif., SJDC serves 22,000 students and was eager to replace a variety of legacy systems including a 20-year-old homegrown student information system. The college selected Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle HCM Cloud , Oracle Student Cloud  and Oracle Campus Solutions  with the goals of:

  • Streamlining business processes across all college operations
  • Improving student and college staff productivity through web and mobile-enabled applications
  • Improving access to real-time data with actionable analytical insights
  • Increasing responsiveness to state, federal and internal reporting requirements
  • Reducing the number of costly, disparate systems that no longer support the college’s needs

For more information on how the capabilities in Oracle Cloud can benefit higher education institutions, visit https://www.oracle.com/industries/higher-education/index.html or read this blog.

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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 www.oracle.com.

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NetSuite Expands Social Impact Program to Help Nonprofits Change the World

Thu, 2018-10-25 11:38
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NetSuite Expands Social Impact Program to Help Nonprofits Change the World Expanded Social Impact Program helps nonprofits and social enterprises of any size accelerate their missions

SuiteConnect West—San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 25, 2018

NetSuite Social Impact

Oracle NetSuite today announced it has extended its commitment to helping global nonprofits and social enterprises. The new investments, which include enriched product donation, pro bono expansion and community building opportunities, expand the NetSuite Social Impact program and are designed to help nonprofits and social enterprises of all sizes quickly and easily take advantage of the latest cloud technologies to make the world a better place. 

“The NetSuite Social Impact program has helped thousands of nonprofits and social enterprises in the last 12 years, but this is just the beginning and there is so much more we can do,” said Evan Goldberg, executive vice president of development, Oracle NetSuite. “The NetSuite team is excited to see what we can achieve together. The new investments will help nonprofits of any size spend more of their time and resources on changing the world.”

According to a recent survey, manual processes and outdated software continue to be a top challenge for nonprofit organizations. Since 2006, the NetSuite Social Impact program has helped more than 1,300 nonprofits streamline business processes and focus time and resources on their core mission. The increased investment in the NetSuite Social Impact program is focused on three core areas:

  • Suite Donation: To help nonprofits rapidly implement new business systems in the cloud, NetSuite is strengthening its software donation to deliver nonprofits with a no-cost activation of Nonprofit SuiteSuccess. Building on over a decades industry expertise working with nonprofits, the leading practices ensure organizations are able to quickly and easily achieve business value from NetSuite on Day 1.

  • Suite Pro Bono: Building on the success of Suite Pro Bono projects and events, which help customers network, collaborate and innovate on the NetSuite platform, NetSuite is extending the reach of this program to all areas of professional assistance. The expanded program, which includes skilled pro bono and executive coaching, will be delivered by 6,000+ NetSuite employees, partners and customers in a variety of areas from marketing to financial management.

  • Suite Capacity: To help nonprofits share best practices and learn from each other, NetSuite is building on its existing online learning resources to launch a new online community and knowledge center. The extended online resources and educational opportunities will include guidance on leading practices and education that builds confidence, skills and success.

  • Kiva is a non-profit organization that allows people to lend money via the Internet to low-income entrepreneurs and students in over 80 countries.

    “Since receiving our NetSuite donation over eight years ago, Social Impact has allowed us to manage our growth while staying focused on our mission to alleviate poverty through lending. We’re thrilled to hear NetSuite is extending this program and now even more nonprofits will be able to take advantage of these expanded resources.” – Pamela Yanchik Connealy, Chief Financial Officer & Global Head of Operations, Kiva.

    Tides is a philanthropic partner and nonprofit accelerator dedicated to building a world of shared prosperity and social justice.

    “The mission of the NetSuite Social Impact program is core to our own mission of enabling organizations around the world to build a better tomorrow. Collaboration with NetSuite allows us to ensure we are delivering the advocacy, innovation, and technical expertise required to help these organizations scale and grow globally.” – Jonathan Mergy, IT director, Tides.

    NetHope, a consortium of nearly 60 global nonprofits that delivers over 60 percent of all annual, non-governmental international aid, unites its members with tech and funding partner to use the power of technology to address humanitarian, development, and conservation challenges.

    “NetHope, through its newest initiative, The Center for the Digital Nonprofit, is bringing together the expertise of the technology sector with the on-the-ground experience of nonprofits to help the sector navigate this complex digital environment and improve the world we share. Technology is key to driving impact with our ever-increasing global challenges. That’s why for us, this work with NetSuite is a key entry point into digital transformation for nonprofit organizations.” – Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHope.

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About Oracle NetSuite

For more than 20 years, Oracle NetSuite has helped organizations grow, scale and adapt to change. NetSuite provides a suite of cloud-based applications, which includes financials / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), HR, professional services automation and omnichannel commerce, used by more than 15,000 customers in 203 countries and dependent territories.

For more information, please visit http://www.netsuite.com.

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

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.

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NetSuite Helps Organizations Across Industries Grow with Powerful New Innovations

Thu, 2018-10-25 11:35
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NetSuite Helps Organizations Across Industries Grow with Powerful New Innovations New commerce, global tax management and analytics capabilities help organizations adapt to change and successfully grow and scale

SuiteConnect West—San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 25, 2018

Oracle NetSuite today announced a series of new innovations to help organizations across industries grow revenues, expand internationally and empower business users. The new commerce, financial management and analytics capabilities help organizations take advantage of the NetSuite platform to exceed customer expectations, enable international expansion and respond quickly to vital business needs.

SuiteSuccess for SuiteCommerce

Today’s business environment is more challenging than ever. Competitors on all sides are closing in with new products and services, new business models and innovative customer experiences. Commerce has become mobile, social and always-on, as shopping, spending and sharing happens 24x7. Rules and regulations governing data privacy and taxes are constantly changing. Customer expectations have never been higher. Size and scale are no longer an automatic advantage. New technologies continue to change the rules. And the pace of change is accelerating on all fronts. The latest innovations from NetSuite help organizations adapt to these changes and successfully grow and scale.

“For many entrepreneurs and business owners it can often feel as though the only constant is change, but there are many things that have stayed the same including the mandate for growth,” said Evan Goldberg, executive vice president of development, Oracle NetSuite. “We work with thousands of organizations from different industries to help them stay focused on successfully growing and scaling their business amidst all of the change. This gives us a unique understanding of businesses across all sectors and we use those insights to continually enhance the NetSuite platform.”

The latest NetSuite updates include:

  • Commerce: The latest innovations within SuiteCommerce include new customer engagement, SEO and marketing optimization capabilities as well as a series of visual and interactive extensions that help marketers deliver a personalized and continuous shopping experience.
    • New themes to support B2B and B2C ecommerce sites for specific industries: Themes are optimized for performance, engagement and conversion and are fully responsive to provide a consistent experience no matter how shoppers browse the store.
    • New extensions: Allow customers to quickly and easily expand their stores with new capabilities such as blogs, gift wrap and message feature, size chart and testimonials.
    • General availability of merchandise hierarchy: Allows retailers to organize and display merchandise and provides a reporting structure of how sales and inventory of product are tracked and managed. This enables merchants to gain deeper insights into category sales and improve inventory planning.
    • Google tag manager editor: SuiteCommerce and SuiteCommerce Advanced sites can use SuiteCommerce Google Tag Manager Editor to connect their SuiteCommerce site to Google Tag Manager and to help manage third-party tags, like Google Ads and Facebook Pixel, without having to edit site source code.
    • Advanced email templates: Ready to use email templates can be branded for ecommerce emails, such as order notifications, digital delivery notifications and other notifications including password recovery.
    • New SuiteSuccess edition of SuiteCommerce: Enables rapid adoption and return on investment by removing the complexities and costs that surround successful commerce implementations.
  • Global Tax Management: To help organizations expand internationally, SuiteTax can simplify global tax calculations through support for nearly any tax rule, anywhere in the world. With SuiteTax, customers are able to calculate sales taxes in 140 different countries, including complex tax regimes such as China, India and Brazil. Tax rates can be automatically updated and users will be able to leverage out-of-the box reporting capabilities to quickly and easily drill down into every tax component so they know exactly how tax on each transaction was calculated.
  • Analytics: To help end-users quickly and easily get the answers they need to be successful, SuiteAnalytics embeds powerful analytics within existing business processes and provides an intuitive graphical toolset that makes it easy to explore and visualize data. By eliminating the need for developers and IT to deal with the complexities of separate reporting tools, business intelligence systems or data warehouses, SuiteAnalytics enables end users to quickly and easily get real-time business insights from across every area of the enterprise.
 

The latest additions to the NetSuite platform extend NetSuite’s commitment to helping organizations across the world grow, scale and adapt to change. NetSuite recently announced new industry innovations to help European businesses accelerate growth as well as new localized product capabilities and an expanded in-country teams for France and Germany.

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Oracle Corporation
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About Oracle NetSuite

For more than 20 years, Oracle NetSuite has helped organizations grow, scale and adapt to change. NetSuite provides a suite of cloud-based applications, which includes financials / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), HR, professional services automation and omnichannel commerce, used by more than 15,000 customers in 203 countries and dependent territories.

For more information, please visit http://www.netsuite.com.

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

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.

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Bronto Makes Sophisticated Email Marketing Easy

Thu, 2018-10-25 11:32
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Bronto Makes Sophisticated Email Marketing Easy Latest release of the Bronto Marketing Platform helps marketers grow revenue, save time and optimize resources

SuiteConnect West—San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 25, 2018

Bronto Marketing Platform

Oracle Bronto today announced a series of new innovations that help marketers grow revenue, save time and optimize resources. Building on 15 years of email marketing best practices, the latest release of the Bronto Marketing Platform helps customers accelerate email marketing success and optimize marketing resources, and enable alignment with new and emerging privacy and security requirements.  

Technology has turned every customer interaction into a potential buy button, every customer into an influencer, every device into a wallet, and every email into a potential sale. For marketers, this creates massive opportunities—and challenges—at a time when organizations of all sizes must be even more transparent with customer data usage, while also using data intelligently at every possible turn in order to meet constantly changing customer expectations. To help marketers successfully navigate these changes and grow revenue, the latest release of the Bronto Marketing Platform delivers a host of new features and services as well as data and security enhancements.  

“Rapidly changing technologies, buying behavior, business landscapes and regulatory pressures are forcing organizations of all sizes to rethink their marketing strategies,” said George Moser, GM of Oracle Bronto. “Amidst all of this change, email remains the most powerful, profitable and popular marketing channel and that’s why we continue to invest in making sophisticated email marketing easy. The latest release of the Bronto Marketing Platform builds on this commitment with new innovations to help our customers grow revenue, save time and optimize resources.”

The latest updates to the Bronto Marketing Platform help marketers to:

Accelerate Email Marketing Success

  • JumpStart Program: Enables organizations to launch a comprehensive email marketing program in 30 days, aimed to rapidly grow subscription lists, engage shoppers and drive revenue. The enhanced Bronto Connectors decrease the time and expertise required to integrate Bronto with major ecommerce platforms including NetSuite and Shopify.
  • Path to Success: Our prescriptive, phased strategy and implementation methodology optimizes the adoption of additional Bronto solutions to help enable a company’s ability to grow, scale and adapt to change.
  • Self-Guided Learning Tools: Built-in platform tools empower marketers to get the assistance they need at any time and allow learning at a self-guided pace based on the needs of their business.
 

Optimize Marketing Resources

  • Intuitive User Experience: A redesign of the navigation enables marketers to quickly and easily create and monitor revenue-driving campaigns, saving time and resources.
  • Powerful Reporting: New comprehensive, real-time reports that can be automatically exported are built in to the Bronto platform, providing actionable insights that help marketers enhance the customer experience, grow revenue and better measure marketing success.
  • Time Zone Sending: An enhancement to message sending that allows marketers to send messages at the local time of each contact.
 

Features to Support Alignment with Privacy and Security Regulations and Standards

  • GDPR: Enhancements across the platform to support the ability to automate customer consent and unsubscribe preferences, consistently purge customer data from systems and easily access records for auditing purposes.
  • ISO: Bronto has successfully completed an independent audit of its processes for managing information security risks, including the protection of customer and consumer data, datacenter, and codebase, and the implementation of a product development lifecycle which includes processes designed to help ensure code is properly reviewed and passes quality assurance standards before being released to customers.
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Oracle Corporation
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About Oracle Bronto

Oracle Bronto helps organizations of all sizes grow revenue, save time and optimize marketing resources. By delivering powerful and flexible email marketing solutions that work seamlessly with multiple ecommerce platforms, Bronto enables brands to maximizes the value of customer data and deliver irresistible customer experiences. Bronto solutions incorporate best practices from 15 years of email marketing success and are used by the world’s top brands, including Rebecca Minkoff, Lucky Brand, Theory, Brooks Running and Christopher & Banks.

For more information visit https://bronto.com/. You can also connect with us on the Bronto blog or on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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.

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BARK Selects NetSuite to Help Make Dogs Happy

Thu, 2018-10-25 11:30
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BARK Selects NetSuite to Help Make Dogs Happy NetSuite helps support dog-centric company through rapid growth and expansion of products, services, and distribution channels

SuiteConnect West—San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 25, 2018

BarkBox

BARK

BARK, the world’s most dog-centric company, has selected Oracle NetSuite to help support its delivery of the best products, services, and content to make dogs and their people happy. With NetSuite, BARK has access to a more unified and flexible platform that can meet the needs of its rapid growth across subscription, retail, and e-commerce and with the development of new and unique experiences that satisfy each individual dog’s distinct personality and preferences.

Founded in 2012 with BarkBox, a monthly subscription service of dog treats and toys, BARK has served more than 2 million dog homes nationwide. Building on its success to date, BARK is expanding its range of services and experiences, now creating more than 430 new, original products in-house every year and serving more than 600,000 active customers monthly. To support its rapid growth and new distribution channels, BARK selected NetSuite.

“As BARK continues to build upon the success of our subscription model and grow into new services and distribution channels, we need a technology platform that can streamline business processes and scale with us,” said Joe Garafalo, vice president of finance, BARK. “With NetSuite integrating critical functions across our various businesses, we can focus on developing creative new ways to reach our customers and fulfilling our dog-first mission of fostering the health and happiness of dogs everywhere. We look forward to building on our strong foundation with NetSuite to help us ensure every dog reaches her full tail-wagging potential.”

With NetSuite, BARK has been able to gain real-time insight into order management, purchasing, and inventory systems for its retail partner network, allowing it to make quicker, more informed decisions. With NetSuite now supporting the back-end, BARK can more seamlessly serve its customers via its retail partners, including Target, Urban Outfitters, Bluestone Lane, e-commerce site BarkShop.com, and its newest experiential venture, BarkPark, an outdoor clubhouse for dogs and their people in Nashville, TN.

“BARK is a great example of an innovative company that strives to create customer-first, or in this case dog-first, experiences,” said Jason Maynard, senior vice president of strategy and marketing, Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit. “With a growing range of products and services for the 60 million dog households across the U.S., BARK is serving a huge market and is well positioned to continue its strong growth trajectory. By helping the BARK team manage critical business functions, we are doing our part to help BARK promote a more dog-inclusive lifestyle for its customers.”

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BARK
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About BARK

BARK is the world’s most dog-centric company, devoted to making dogs happy with the best products, services and content. BARK’s dog-obsessed team applies its unique, data-driven understanding of what makes each dog special to design playstyle-specific toys, wildly satisfying treats and wellness supplements, dog park chic accessories, and dog-first experiences that foster the health and happiness of dogs everywhere. BARK loyally serves dogs nationwide with monthly subscription services, BarkBox and Super Chewer; a curated e-commerce experience on BarkShop.com; and custom collections via its retail partner network. At BARK, we want to be the people our dogs think we are and promise to be their voice until every dog reaches its full tail-wagging potential. Sniff around at www.bark.co for more information.

About Oracle NetSuite

For more than 20 years, Oracle NetSuite has helped organizations grow, scale and adapt to change. NetSuite provides a suite of cloud-based applications, which includes financials/Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), HR, professional services automation and omnichannel commerce, used by more than 15,000 customers in 203 countries and dependent territories.

For more information, please visit http://www.netsuite.com.

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

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.

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Oracle Honors Customers and Partners for Their Cloud Business Transformations

Thu, 2018-10-25 11:00
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Oracle Honors Customers and Partners for Their Cloud Business Transformations Gap, Hertz, and Stitch Fix among 2018 Oracle Excellence Award winners

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco—Oct 25, 2018

Major companies and organizations including American Red Cross, Deloitte, Gap, Hertz, National Grid, Sainsbury ’s and Stitch Fix are taking home a 2018 Excellence Award presented to them during Oracle OpenWorld this week.

The Oracle Excellence Awards is an annual program that recognizes an extraordinary set of customers and partners for exceptional use of Oracle solutions to accelerate innovation and drive business transformation and value by increasing agility, lowering costs, and reducing IT complexity. Each year, the winners are chosen from hundreds of nominations that come in from across the globe. Oracle is honored to congratulate each winner on their leadership and proud they have chosen Oracle technology to help power their cloud transformations.

Winners were announced in six customer categories:

  • Oracle Cloud Platform Innovation – awarded to customers and partners who are using Oracle Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to accelerate innovation and drive business transformation by increasing agility, lowering costs and reducing IT complexity. This year’s winners are Accruent, American Red Cross, Amplifon, An Post, Anthem, CargoSmart, Certified Origins, CherryRoad Technologies, Cisco, CoreLogic, Cox Automotive, Doosan Bobcat, Drop Tank, Everything But The House (EBTH), EPB - Electric Power Board of Chattanooga, European Bank Of Reconstruction and Development, Expedia Group, FORs, Future Robot, Galeries Lafayette, The Gap, Inc., Genpact, Glesby Marks, Gonzaga University, Grupo Edson Queiroz, Hospital Alemao Oswaldo Cruz, ICICI Bank, IdentityMind Global, iGeolise, Illinois Casualty Company (ICC), Inspirage, Kingold Group, Latham Pool Products, Los Angeles Unified School District, Manhattan Associates, Maxim ’s Caterers Limited, Meliá Hotels International, Ministry of Interior Turkey, Mphasis, Mutua Madrid Open, Nextel, OceanX, Oi, Optima, PSEG Long Island, Royal Bank of Scotland, Sabre, Sainsbury ’s, Samsung Medical Center, Sant Just Desvern, Sauce, Sejel Technology, Siram, SK hynix, Solairus Aviation, SRF, Stitch Fix, Syneos Health, The Co-operative Group, The University of Adelaide, Toll Holdings, and Wpromote.
  • Cloud Architect of the Year – awarded to individuals that have driven successful cloud deployments, specifically in data management and analytics. These winners possess expert technical skills, adaptability and a keen strategic view of dynamic operations and the agile lifecycle of a cloud transformation. This year’s winners are Erik Dvergsnes, architect, Aker BP ASA; Steven Chang, CIO, Kingold Group Co. Ltd.; Dave Magnell, principal systems and planning management, Sabre; and Leonardo Simões, CIO, UnitedHealth Group Brazil.
  • Chief Data Officer of the Year – awarded to outstanding individuals that have leveraged data and analytics as key assets to fuel business innovation. This year’s winners are Pablo Giudici, big data analytics manager, Agea Digital, Clarin Group; Luis Esteban Grifoll, CDO and director of AI and cognitive projects, CaixaBank; V. Kalyana Rama, chairman and managing director, CONCOR; and Steve Chamberlin, CDO, Quality Metrics Partners (QMP).
  • Data Warehouse and Big Data Leader of the Year – recognizes individuals with vast and superior Oracle product knowledge who deliver successful implementations and usage of Oracle data warehouse and big data. This year’s winners are Benjamin Arnulf, senior director, business intelligence and analytics, The Hertz Corporation; Cheol Ki Kim, assistant manager, Hyundai Home Shopping; Vicente Alencar, head of advanced analytics and business intelligence, Nextel; and Conny Björling, head of enterprise architecture, Skanska AB.
  • Leadership in Infrastructure Transformation – awarded to leaders who have directed successful business transformation using Oracle Infrastructure technologies to reduce the cost of IT operations, improve time to technology deployments, and drive performance gains and enhanced end user productivity. This year’s winners are Michael Polepchuk, deputy CIO, BCS Global Markets; Brian Young, vice president, Cerner; Brian Bream, CTO, Collier IT; Rudolf Rotheneder, CEO, cons4u GmbH; Heidi Ratini, senior director of engineering, IT convergence; Philip Adams, CTO, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; JK Pareek, vice president, global IT and CIO, Nidec Americas Holding Corporation; Bariş Findik, CIO, Pegasus Airlines; Michael Myhrén, senior DBA senior systems engineer, Saab; and Charles Mongeon, vice president data center solutions and services, TELUS Corporation. More information on these winners can be found here.
  • Oracle Sustainability Innovation – awarded to customers and their partners that are embracing environmental initiatives as a central part of their businesses and leveraging technology to support those efforts. These winners showcased unique ways to advance energy efficiencies and sustainability across water, gas and electricity using Oracle Utilities technology. This year’s winners include Mercury NZ Limited, National Grid and The Orlando Utilities Commission.

Winners were announced in three partner categories:

  • Oracle Cloud ISV Partner of the Year – recognizes outstanding Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) members committed to delivering innovative solutions that run on Oracle Cloud. Award winners have demonstrated excellence across sales, marketing, expandable markets, customer satisfaction, and repeatable solutions powered by Oracle Cloud. This year’s winners are KNAPP AG, Manhattan Associates, MDSL, Moreton Bay Technology, and New Soft Informatica Limeira Ltda. 
  • Global Cloud Solution Award – awarded to an outstanding OPN partner ’s commitment to developing and delivering innovative cloud solutions highlighted with business achievements. It recognizes partner distinction in solution development and execution, sales, marketing, revenue achievement, and customer satisfaction. This year’s winner is Deloitte.
  • Specialized Partner of the Year – awarded to outstanding specialized partners who are committed to delivering innovative solutions and business achievements, along with excellence in sales, marketing, solution development, and customer satisfaction. This year’s winners are Evolutionary Systems Pvt Ltd; Evolutionary Systems Company Limited, Infinity Systems and Solutions Informatica LTDA, and Inspirage.

Oracle Excellence Award winners represent a wide range of customers and partners from small and medium businesses to the largest enterprises, spanning a wide range of industries. For more information, visit https://www.oracle.com/corporate/awards/.

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Oracle
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christine.allen@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. 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 Puts Machine Learning at Heart of Cloud Applications Strategy

Wed, 2018-10-24 16:00
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Oracle Puts Machine Learning at Heart of Cloud Applications Strategy Next-generation voice user interface and powerful analytics extending industry’s broadest, deepest and fastest growing suite of cloud applications

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 24, 2018

Oracle puts machine learning at heart of cloud applications strategy.

Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison today demonstrated next-generation voice user interface and powerful analytics capabilities within Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications. The only cloud applications built on machine learning, Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications provide a complete and fully integrated suite of applications that empower business users across the organization including customer experience, finance, HR and supply chain professionals.

Built on a secure, self-driving cloud platform and cloud infrastructure, Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications take advantage of the Oracle Autonomous Database and separate applications and security processors to help customers increase business agility and reduce costs. Customers can easily develop application extensions to meet unique business needs, enhance the user experience through a modern conversational UI, automate hundreds of manual business functions and automate cloud migration to reduce upgrade costs, accelerate time to value and improve delivery predictability.   

Extending the industry’s broadest, deepest and fastest growing suite of cloud applications, Ellison launched Oracle Fusion Analytics Warehouse. A complete analytics platform for business users, developers and IT professionals that is built on Oracle Analytics and Autonomous Data Warehouse, Oracle Fusion Analytics Warehouse is optimized for all Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications to enable rapid deployment and business value. Customers can use the fully extensible and customizable solution to also bring in data from other SaaS and on-premises solutions.  

Quotes from Larry Ellison’s keynote presentation:

"We have more SaaS applications than any other cloud provider.”

“We provide you with a set of tools where people can collaborate together and ask questions, work together as teams, and solve problems. It is a whole new generation of applications.”

"We automate those tedious processes, we automate those complex processes, giving you huge productivity gains, by adopting our next generation cloud applications.”

“It is now so much easier to capture expenses, so much more accurate, people aren't wasting time. If I want to find out when I'm going to get paid, when I'm going to be reimbursed for a trip that I'm on or for a trip that I've completed or a business dinner I had, I can just ask Alexa.”

“We've actually had customers already using our mobile capabilities, our chatbot capabilities and our new voice interface to build new features and functions into their applications. Again, if we can build voice interfaces on top of our applications, so can you.”

“If you don't know the right question to ask, the machine learning part of our analytic tools will help you find the correlations and help you ask the questions, and then give you English language explanations as to what they find.” 

“We automate the creation of the data model in the warehouse. We automate the migration of the data in the data warehouse. It's the Autonomous Data Warehouse. It automatically tunes itself. It adds indexes. It adds whatever it needs to run efficiently. It does all that automatically. You just press a button.”

“By working together, your good ideas, our good ideas, we can deliver the next generation of SaaS applications in the cloud.”

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Simon Jones
Oracle
+1.415.202.4574
s.jones@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. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 250 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.

Future Product 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 pricing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products may change and remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation.

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Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, intentions, and prospects are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Many factors could affect Oracle’s current expectations and actual results, and could cause actual results to differ materially. A discussion of such factors and other risks that affect Oracle’s business is contained in Oracle’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including Oracle’s most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q under the heading “Risk Factors.” These filings are available on the SEC’s website or on Oracle’s website at http://www.oracle.com/investor. All information in this article is current as of October 24, 2018, and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

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Oracle and Top-Flight Customers Lead the Charge in Cloud Applications

Tue, 2018-10-23 16:00
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Oracle and Top-Flight Customers Lead the Charge in Cloud Applications CEO Mark Hurd gets even more bullish on cloud adoption

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 23, 2018

Mark Hurd Keynote

Cloud and integrated technologies such as AI lower cost, drive more innovation, and improve productivity.

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd, who last year predicted that 85 percent of production applications will run in the cloud by 2025, got more aggressive in updated guidance shared today. Migration to cloud is happening far faster than anticipated, he said.

“Cloud is irrefutable; it's foundational,” Hurd added during his Oracle OpenWorld keynote. “This is no longer a debate. The only thing we’re debating is the speed of getting this done.”

Hurd shared the stage with customers and offered new cloud prognostications. By 2025, Hurd predicts:

  • 100 percent of cloud applications will include artificial intelligence (AI)
  • 85 percent of all customer interactions will be automated
  • 60 percent of all IT jobs have not been invented yet, but will be in that timeframe
 

On that last point, Hurd said automation will not replace jobs but create them. New careers fueled by the use of AI and other emerging technologies will include supervisors for robots, smart city technology designers, AI-assisted healthcare technicians, and data professionals.

Customer, Navindra Yadav, founder of Tetration Analytics (now a Cisco company), told Hurd his company realized big performance and cost advantages running on Oracle Cloud as compared to two other public cloud providers.

More from Mark Hurd:

  • Cloud and integrated technologies such as AI lower cost, drive more innovation, and improve productivity
  • Blockchain will be a feature of virtually all applications where it can be part of enabling the exchange of secure information
  • As evidence of cloud acceleration, Hurd said “last year alone, 15 percent of the U.S. corporate-owned datacenters shut down”
 

This week Oracle OpenWorld 2018 has hosted more than 60,000 customers and partners from 175 countries and 19 million virtual attendees. Oracle OpenWorld is the world’s most innovative cloud technology conference and is slated to contribute $195 million in positive economic impact to the City of San Francisco in 2018.

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Deborah Hellinger
Oracle Corporate Communications
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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. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 250 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, intentions, and prospects are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Many factors could affect Oracle’s current expectations and actual results, and could cause actual results to differ materially. A discussion of such factors and other risks that affect Oracle’s business is contained in Oracle’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including Oracle’s most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q under the heading “Risk Factors.” These filings are available on the SEC’s website or on Oracle’s website at http://www.oracle.com/investor. All information in this article is current as of October 23, 2018, and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

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Oracle Cloud Delivers End-to-End Security for Customers

Tue, 2018-10-23 10:05
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Oracle Cloud Delivers End-to-End Security for Customers New core-to-edge cloud services help secure customer data and combat sophisticated cyber threats with layers of defense

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 23, 2018

Oracle Cloud Delivers end-to-end security for customers.

To help ensure customers’ data is secure from the core of infrastructure to the edge of the cloud, Oracle today announced new cloud security technologies. In addition to the self-securing and self-patching capabilities of Oracle Autonomous Database and with the integration of machine learning and intelligent automation to remediate threats, these new cloud services allow customers to improve the security of applications deployed on the next generation of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. The new cloud services include a Web Application Firewall (WAF) to protect against attacks on web traffic, Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) protection to stop outside parties from disrupting running applications, an integrated Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) which monitors and enforces secure configurations, and a Key Management Service (KMS) that allows customers to control the encryption of their data.

Emerging technologies like cloud, artificial intelligence and IoT, enable organizations to drive new innovations and reduce costs. However, with opportunities come increased risk including expanded attack surfaces. Security teams rely on manual processes and disparate tools that introduce human error and take an excessive amount of time to accurately detect and respond to threats and outages. Oracle has built integrated layers of defense that are designed to secure users, apps, data and infrastructure.

“Organizations are facing constant security threats from sophisticated actors who want to attack their applications and access their sensitive data,” said Don Johnson, senior vice president, product development, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “The new solutions build on Oracle’s existing, strong security heritage and give customers always-on capabilities that make it easier than ever to achieve end-to-end security. These new security layers include highly automated detective, preventive, responsive, and predictive security controls that help mitigate data breaches, address regulatory compliance, and reduce overall risk.”

To help customers combat today’s sophisticated threats and protect their data, Oracle has introduced the following automated security solutions:

  • Web Application Firewall (WAF). The native WAF is designed to protect next generation Oracle Cloud Infrastructure applications against botnets, application attacks and DDoS attacks. The platform can then automatically respond to threats by blocking them and alerting security operations teams for further investigation.

  • Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection. As part of the next generation of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, all Oracle data centers get automated DDoS attack detection and mitigation of high volume, Layer 3/4 DDoS attacks. This helps ensure the availability of Oracle network resources even when under sustained attack.

  • Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB). Keeping a cloud environment secure requires constant monitoring and enforcement to ensure that no one has set up an insecure network or left data unprotected. Oracle Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) constantly checks OCI environments to help make sure that corporate security practices are being followed. It comes with preconfigured policies and controls so that customers can deploy applications faster while reducing security and operational risk. CASB also leverages machine learning-based behavioral analytics to predict threats.

  • Key Management Service. Oracle Key Management enables enterprises to encrypt data using keys that they control and offers centralized key management and key lifecycle monitoring capabilities. The solution delivers partitions in highly available and certified Hardware Security Modules that are isolated per customer. It is ideal for organizations that need to verify for regulatory compliance and security governance purposes that their data is encrypted where it is stored.

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Oracle Corporation
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Burson-Marsteller
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About Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is the enterprise Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform. Companies of all sizes rely on Oracle Cloud to run enterprise and cloud native applications with mission-critical performance and core-to-edge security. By running both traditional and new workloads on a comprehensive cloud that includes compute, storage, networking, database, and containers, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure dramatically increases operational efficiency and lowers total cost of ownership. For more information, visit https://cloud.oracle.com/iaas.

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. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 250 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

Future Product 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 pricing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products may change and remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation.

Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, intentions, and prospects are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Many factors could affect Oracle’s current expectations and actual results, and could cause actual results to differ materially. A discussion of such factors and other risks that affect Oracle’s business is contained in Oracle’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including Oracle’s most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q under the heading “Risk Factors.” These filings are available on the SEC’s website or on Oracle’s website at http://www.oracle.com/investor. All information in this article is current as of October 23, 2018, and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

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Oracle Unveils Business-Ready Blockchain Applications

Tue, 2018-10-23 10:04
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Oracle Unveils Business-Ready Blockchain Applications Oracle Blockchain Applications enhance traceability and transparency throughout the value chain

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 23, 2018

To help customers increase trust and provide agility in transactions across their business networks, Oracle has launched Oracle Blockchain Applications Cloud. The new suite of use-case-specific SaaS applications enhance traceability and transparency throughout the supply chain. Oracle Blockchain Applications are built with Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service and seamlessly connect with Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud, Oracle Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) Cloud and other Oracle Cloud Applications.

Modern supply chains generate millions of data points and thousands of daily transactions that need to be validated and confirmed. This limits the pace of business and exposes organizations to risk. Oracle Blockchain Applications enable customers to track products through the supply chain on a distributed ledger to increase trust in business transactions, get better visibility across a multi-tier supply chain, accelerate product delivery and contract execution, and improve customer satisfaction.

“Consumers are better informed than ever before and are increasingly interested in what is in the products they consume,” said Kyle Bozicevic, owner and brewer at Alpha Acid Brewing in Belmont, California. “We can now track materials and premium ingredients from our suppliers and analyze sensor data from the production process for each batch. Oracle Intelligent Track and Trace blockchain application helps ensure that we are getting the highest quality hops, malt, and yeast, and enables us to create a strong narrative around our products for customers.”

  • Learn more about Alpha Acid Brewing’s use of Oracle Intelligent Track and Trace blockchain application here: https://youtu.be/qz7Mj_tjyXk

Oracle’s business-ready blockchain applications reduce barriers to adoption of blockchain and provide immediate business benefits to customers by improving trust and transparency in their business network and transforming their supply chains. Oracle Blockchain Applications include:

  • Intelligent Track and Trace – Enables end-to-end traceability of goods and transactions in supply chains to reduce delays and automate record keeping. The application creates a digital trail of each step in the business network, during procurement, manufacturing, and transportation. It provides better visibility for easier root-cause analysis and faster dispute resolution. This helps customers execute targeted product recalls, resolve disputes, reduce counterfeits, improve regulatory compliance, and protect against fraud.

  • Lot Lineage and Provenance – Enables product genealogy, serialization, and provenance by managing the lifecycle of hierarchical serial numbers, recording origin and authenticity of product components, and tracking all transformations of the product. It helps in regulatory compliance, targeted recalls, and preventing counterfeit components.

  • Intelligent Cold Chain – Helps monitor and track the temperature-controlled supply chain, creating recommendations to optimize processes and ensure the quality and safety of refrigerated products in pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries.

  • Warranty and Usage Tracking – Removes paper-based processes and automates usage tracking for high-value assets. An auditable and verifiable log for warranty, liability claims, and insurance helps expedite settlements and claim processing and prevents abuse of assets.

These applications are built with Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service, which was launched earlier this year. It helps organizations build blockchain networks to drive more secure and efficient transactions with their trading partners. Oracle’s blockchain platform has experienced tremendous momentum and has been adopted by many global organizations spanning a wide range of industries and verticals including transportation, supply chain and logistics, energy, retail and ecommerce, financial services, telecommunications, and public sector. A few of the many organizations already using Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service include Arab Jordan Investment Bank, CargoSmart, SERES, Certified Origins, Indian Oil, Intelipost, MTO, Neurosoft, Nigeria Customs, Sofbang, Solar Site Design, and TradeFin.

“We are using Oracle Blockchain as our digital platform for shipment documentation, which helps us easily track and trace shipping transactions,” said Lionel Louie, chief commercial officer, CargoSmart. “Our goal is to help bring more trust and transparency into the industry. In fact, we expect a 65 percent reduction in the amount of time required to collect, consolidate, and confirm data from multiple parties. We also hope to streamline data from different documents by leveraging Oracle Intelligent Track and Trace.”

Oracle Blockchain Applications also leverage Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity and use embedded artificial intelligence (AI) features to leverage real time data to improve the accuracy of data flowing in a customer’s business network. Oracle develops emerging technologies in unison to provide intelligent recommendations and better user experiences across the SaaS applications for supply chain, finance, human resources and customer experience.

“Many technology companies are offering a blockchain platform for customers to build on, but we wanted to go one step further. We use our domain expertise to create business, user-friendly, domain-specific solutions so customers can get immediate value from blockchain technologies by transforming existing business processes,” said Rick Jewell, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain & Manufacturing Cloud Applications, Oracle. “Oracle Blockchain Applications make it easy for customers to create a trusted network of partners to improve the agility, accuracy, and visibility of their supply chain. These blockchain applications work seamlessly with existing Oracle Cloud Applications and are out-of-the-box ready with pre-built integrations and business network templates for common business processes.”

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Vanessa Johnson
Oracle
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vanessa.n.johnson@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. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 250 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 pricing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products may change and 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 23, 2018 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

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Oracle Advances Emerging Tech with Latest Innovations

Tue, 2018-10-23 10:03
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Oracle Advances Emerging Tech with Latest Innovations Customers build the next big thing with Oracle AI, Blockchain, and Digital Assistants

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 23, 2018

Oracle is innovating on blockchain and several other emerging technologies.

Providing organizations with the transformational tools they need to embrace innovation, Oracle today announced continued advancements in emerging technologies across Oracle Cloud, including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, blockchain, IoT, and human interfaces.

Oracle’s strategy is to make emerging technologies pervasive throughout its cloud offerings. To help customers more easily take advantage of these technologies as part of their digital transformation, Oracle has embedded innovative technologies into its business applications and extended these new capabilities into the platform so customers can build upon them. Additionally, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure serves as the foundational enabler for Oracle’s AI and Autonomous capabilities. 

“The real opportunity with emerging technologies is enabling our customers to embrace innovation on a scale we’ve never seen before,” said Amit Zavery, executive vice president, Oracle Cloud Platform. “Oracle’s technologies provide the building blocks for customers to pioneer new innovations, create new opportunities, and drive amazing breakthroughs.” 

Machine learning and advanced AI are woven into Oracle Cloud services. For example, Oracle CX applications include built-in AI tools that better predict account health, deliver next-best service actions, automate answers and provide more personalized services. Oracle also embeds machine learning into its security offerings in order to help detect security threats. Most importantly, Oracle also combines machine learning with decades of database optimization to deliver the world’s first and only self-driving database.

Continued emerging tech advancements across Oracle’s portfolio include:

  • Digital Assistant for Personalized Interactions: The next evolution of Oracle’s chatbot functionality, Oracle Digital Assistant enables companies to build personalized digital assistants to help employees work smarter and more productively. With this technology, employees can leverage one comprehensive digital assistant that can be trained to support domain skills from multiple applications such as HR, ERP, CRM and CX. Leveraging AI, Oracle Digital Assistant understands context, derives intent, and identifies and learns user behaviors and patterns to automate routine tasks proactively, such as expense approvals and meeting reschedules, on behalf of the user. Learn more here.
  • Blockchain for Supply Chain Applications: Recently launched, Oracle Blockchain has already seen global adoption spanning multiple industries. Now, Oracle is expanding its blockchain service offering to include new business applications built on its own blockchain development platform to support new use cases, such as track and trace for supply chain and logistics. New Oracle Blockchain Applications enhance traceability and transparency throughout the supply chain and include Intelligent Track and Trace, Lot Lineage and Provenance, Intelligent Cold Chain, and Warranty and Usage Tracking. Learn more here.
  • Automation for Security Services: Oracle offers new cloud security services that use machine learning and intelligent automation to help prevent, detect, and respond to security threats. The new cloud services include a Web Application Firewall (WAF) to help protect against attacks on web traffic; Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) protection to stop outside parties from disrupting running applications; an integrated Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) which monitors and enforces secure configurations; and a Key Management Service (KMS) that allows customers to control the encryption of their data. Learn more here.
  • Intelligent Apps with Built-in AI: To help enable faster and easier adoption, Oracle Cloud Applications weave AI features seamlessly into the existing tasks and processes to reduce the learning curve for end users. For example, the applications send users subtle cues—slide outs and alerts—to let them know about new AI features within the familiar user interface of the application. New interaction models, such as voice recognition and chat bots, are built into applications to create a more intuitive and personalized user experience. Learn more here.
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Nicole Maloney
Oracle
650.506.0806
nicole.maloney@oracle.com
Quentin Nolibois
Burson-Marsteller
1.415.591.4097
quentin.nolibois@bm.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. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 250 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.

Future Product 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 pricing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products may change and remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation.

Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, intentions, and prospects are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Many factors could affect Oracle’s current expectations and actual results, and could cause actual results to differ materially. A discussion of such factors and other risks that affect Oracle’s business is contained in Oracle’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including Oracle’s most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q under the heading “Risk Factors.” These filings are available on the SEC’s website or on Oracle’s website at http://www.oracle.com/investor. All information in this article is current as of October 23, 2018, and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

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Oracle Delivers Personalized Digital Assistants for the Enterprise

Tue, 2018-10-23 10:02
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Oracle Delivers Personalized Digital Assistants for the Enterprise AI transforms chatbots into true digital assistants that help employees simplify user engagement, boost efficiency and improve productivity

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 23, 2018

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Oracle delivers personalized digital assistants for the enterprise.

Oracle today announced the availability of Oracle Digital Assistant, enabling companies to build personalized digital assistants to help employees work smarter and more productively. With Oracle Digital Assistant, employees leverage one comprehensive digital assistant that can be trained to support domain skills from multiple applications such as HR, ERP, CRM and CX. Leveraging AI, Oracle Digital Assistant understands context, derives intent, and identifies and learns user behaviors and patterns to automate routine tasks proactively, such as expense approvals and meeting reschedules, on behalf of the user.

Built on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle Digital Assistant goes well beyond standard chatbots available today that provide simple, single skilled, linear responses. By applying AI for natural language processing (NLP), natural language understanding (NLU) and machine learning (ML), Oracle is in a unique position to leverage its breadth and depth in enterprise applications, and offer a digital assistant that can truly span the enterprise. See Oracle Digital Assistant in action here.

“This is the next evolution of chatbots and a major milestone in delivering a smart digital assistant for the enterprise,” said Suhas Uliyar, vice president of AI, Bots, Mobile, Product Management, Oracle. “Oracle Digital Assistant has the power to transform organizations, helping our customers achieve greater productivity and enriched user experiences.”

Users can converse with the Oracle Digital Assistant via the voice interface but it is platform agnostic and is equally optimized to support popular messaging platforms including Slack, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, and Alexa. Analytics are built-in so businesses can monitor usage to gain real time insights into user behavior and app performance, for continued analysis and improvements.

Industry Accolades

Multiple independent industry analyst reports have recognized Oracle for its multi-channel and digital experience development platforms. Following are some of those reports:


According to Ovum’s Decision Matrix: Selecting an Enterprise Mobile Application Development Platform, 2018-19 report, “Oracle is well placed to take advantage of the MADP marketplace where chatbots are becoming the norm for many customer interactions. Having a chatbot platform powered by AI will be looked upon favorably by both enterprise and SMB clients. Some of the AI technology, such as voice recognition, is now standard from providers such as Apple with Siri and Android with Google Voice, and Oracle seamlessly integrates with these services. Furthermore, Oracle's heritage in the back office means that it will be well placed to help clients integrate the data emanating from the apps into the systems of record.”

Organizations Create Unique Customer Experiences

“With Oracle Digital Assistant, we were able to really improve the guest experience at our Bahia Principe hotels,” said Mateo Ramón Sastre, CIO, Corporativo Grupo Piñero. “The new Guest Service assistant significantly streamlines the experience for visitors and makes their stay more enjoyable. The 24x7 assistant makes it easier to get everything guests need during their stay – beginning with finding availability and booking a room to checking in, ordering room service, and concierge services while at our properties.” 

Mutua Madrid Open became the first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and Premier WTA tournament to incorporate an AI-equipped chatbot to improve communication with tennis fans. Implemented with Oracle Cloud Platform, the chatbot, named “MatchBot,” used AI to maintain natural conversations that provided fans with information on the event, players, and results, as well as details on hospitality services, discounts on merchandise, ticket sales, access, and parking.

“We wanted to position the Mutua Madrid Open as the tournament of the 21st century,” said Gerard Tsobanian, president and CEO of Mutua Madrid Open. “Development of the MatchBot positions us at the forefront of technology and innovation. With this new technology, we were able to provide visitors with an amazing experience—a pleasant, simpler, and faster way to get the information they wanted about the tournament.”

“Here in Sant Just, we have implemented a virtual assistant (public officer) available 24 hours a day for citizens. We’ve been very happy with the speed of implementation and the increased engagement with our community,” said Pere Galindo, IT technician, Sant Just Desvern Local Council. “Now with a digital assistant that can answer questions across multiple knowledge domains, the only limit is our imagination.”

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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. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 250 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

Future Product 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 pricing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products may change and remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation.

Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, intentions, and prospects are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Many factors could affect Oracle’s current expectations and actual results, and could cause actual results to differ materially. A discussion of such factors and other risks that affect Oracle’s business is contained in Oracle’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including Oracle’s most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q under the heading “Risk Factors.” These filings are available on the SEC’s website or on Oracle’s website at http://www.oracle.com/investor. All information in this article is current as of October 23, 2018, and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

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Oracle Cements Commitment to Next Generation of Enterprise Cloud

Tue, 2018-10-23 10:01
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Oracle Cements Commitment to Next Generation of Enterprise Cloud Customers benefit from new core-to-edge security capabilities, Autonomous Database integration and latest data center roadmap for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 23, 2018

Oracle cements commitment to next generation of enterprise cloud.

Driven by strong customer demand for its cloud services, Oracle today announced significant enhancements to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, as well as an updated global data center region roadmap. With Oracle’s modern cloud regions, only Oracle can deliver the industry’s broadest, deepest, and fastest growing suite of cloud applications and Oracle Autonomous Database, all running on its enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure.

“Oracle has built the cloud best suited to handle the world’s most important business workloads. These workloads require the highest levels of security to handle the increase in demand for superior price and performance – most of which have yet to make the transition to cloud,” said Don Johnson, senior vice president, product development, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. 

With these advancements, Oracle continues to provide the secured, mission-critical infrastructure customers can depend on to run enterprise applications. Below are updates to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure:

  • Security Enhancements: Oracle extended its commitment to provide cloud customers core-to-edge security by introducing new integrated security solutions to combat sophisticated cyber threats with layers of defense. The new cloud services include a Key Management Service (KMS) that allows customers to control the encryption of their data; an integrated Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), which monitors and enforces secure configurations; a Web Application Firewall (WAF) designed to protect against attacks on web traffic; and Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) protection to help stop malicious actors from disrupting customer applications.
  • Cloud Region Roadmap: Continuing to support customer and partner demand, Oracle outlined the roadmap for its cloud regions. By the end of next year, the company will open additional regions in Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, South Korea, India, Brazil, the Middle East, and the United States, including Virginia, Arizona, and Illinois to support public sector and Department of Defense customers. This expansion complements an existing Edge network consisting of more than 30 global locations and 300 plus sensors, providing Oracle customers with a comprehensive Internet performance data set, and deep edge services capabilities.
  • Upgrade to Autonomous Database: Oracle is previewing new capabilities with dedicated Oracle Exadata cloud infrastructure for the latest release of Oracle Autonomous Database cloud service, Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing (ATP). Running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, ATP allows the line of business or development teams to each have their applications or development projects deployed in a fully dedicated ‘private cloud like environment’ on Oracle Cloud.
  • Openness: To support its commitment to openness, and with expanding relationships with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), Oracle is announcing it has joined the Internet Society (ISOC) and Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition). Oracle will be a key member of these internet infrastructure community organizations to drive forward global internet policy and educational programs, as well as joining various working groups and industry events.
  • Enterprise Expertise: Oracle announced a new integrated experience for partners and customers that makes it easier for them to publish and deploy business applications from Oracle Cloud Marketplace on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
  • Mission-Critical Performance: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure continues to deliver customers with the performance required of today’s most mission-critical workloads. Oracle Cloud has beat out competitors in recent testing around performance. Combined with simple and scalable pricing, Oracle is leading the market in price and performance.
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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is an enterprise Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform. Companies of all sizes rely on Oracle Cloud to run enterprise and cloud native applications with mission-critical performance and core-to-edge security. By running both traditional and new workloads on a comprehensive cloud that includes compute, storage, networking, database, and containers, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure can dramatically increase operational efficiency and lower total cost of ownership. For more information, visit https://cloud.oracle.com/iaas

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. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 250 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

Future Product 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 pricing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products may change and remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation.

Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, intentions, and prospects are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Many factors could affect Oracle’s current expectations and actual results, and could cause actual results to differ materially. A discussion of such factors and other risks that affect Oracle’s business is contained in Oracle’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including Oracle’s most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q under the heading “Risk Factors.” These filings are available on the SEC’s website or on Oracle’s website at http://www.oracle.com/investor. All information in this article is current as of October 23, 2018, and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

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Global Companies Drive Faster Innovation with Oracle Cloud

Tue, 2018-10-23 10:00
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Global Companies Drive Faster Innovation with Oracle Cloud Ebates, Mitsubishi Electric and Office Depot accelerate go to market and cut manual processes with Oracle Cloud Applications and Platform

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 23, 2018

Global companies turn to Oracle Cloud to modernize operations.

Oracle today announced that a number of global enterprises have implemented a combination of Oracle Cloud Applications and Oracle Cloud Platform to power their businesses. Using Oracle Cloud Platform and Oracle Cloud Applications, customers including Office Depot, College Board, Ebates, Mitsubishi Electric, Solairus Aviation, Turning Point and The Wonderful Company have experienced faster time to market, increased productivity and greater business agility. Specifically, Mitsubishi Electric reported a 60 percent productivity increase while Turning Point saw patient wait times drop from four weeks to two days.

“The speed of business continues to accelerate and enterprises are challenged to keep up, or even get ahead of the industry curve,” said Amit Zavery, executive vice president, Oracle Cloud Platform. “Oracle Cloud Platform gives organizations leveraging SaaS a digital canvas where they can adopt new technologies, increase efficiency, deliver new business models, and modernize at today’s rapid pace.”

Customers Add Value Across Organizations with Oracle Cloud Platform for Oracle Cloud Applications

Mitsubishi Electric is a global manufacturer of electrical products and needed to respond to customer demands for an increased range of products, with thousands of variations, in smaller quantities while maintaining a high level of quality. While leveraging Oracle ERP Cloud and Oracle SCM Cloud to power manufacturing process, the organization used Oracle Cloud Platform’s Internet of Things (IoT), Java, API and integration capabilities to simplify and accelerate connectivity between devices on the factory floors and across the entire manufacturing value chain, enabling a cloud-based remote monitoring system. In addition, Oracle Analytics Cloud and Oracle Database Cloud facilitated rapid analysis of IoT data to minimize manufacturing errors and maximize production. 

“Every minute that manufacturing equipment is down can cost millions of dollars in production costs and delays,” said Timothy Lomax, business development lead, Mitsubishi Electric. “Oracle Cloud provided us intelligent solutions for financial and supply chain management, security, and for integrating and visually analyzing our data, processes and devices. This enabled us to create a leading edge ‘e-F@ctory’ solution, deliver innovations three times faster and increase productivity by 30 percent while decreasing the manual processes by 55 percent.”

As a leader in private aircraft management and charter services, Solairus Aviation focuses on providing exceptional customer service. Using Oracle CX Cloud with Oracle ERP Cloud and Oracle EPM Cloud, the company is able to offer customers detailed invoices and expense reports for each aircraft. Leveraging Oracle Integration Cloud and Oracle Content and Experience Cloud, Solairus automated processes and connectivity between Oracle Cloud ERP and its disparate financial systems and has provided a comprehensive portal for its customers, reporting a 12 percent increase in productivity, both in terms of cost per transaction and cost per aircraft for its accounting group.

“We are in a highly competitive industry, and each feature or professional service makes a difference to clients,” said Dan Drohan, CEO, Solairus Aviation. “Using Oracle Cloud, we are able to provide a convenient portal for our clients to drive effective oversight of their aircrafts. With Oracle Cloud Applications and Platform together, we are able to offer an exceptional customer experience with a significant increase in operational transparency.”

Turning Point is a UK-based charity applying advanced computer technology to support and help treat people suffering from drug and alcohol misuse, mental health issues, learning disabilities, and other debilitating conditions. Using an online system based on Oracle Service Cloud, Turning Point’s staffers are able to set up timely appointments with its healthcare providers. As a result, patient wait times for medical care dropped from about four weeks to as little as two days. To further improve patient services, the company uses Oracle Content and Experience Cloud for its staffers to easily distribute up-to-date and consistent treatment protocols to all Turning Point locations and employee websites. With Oracle’s chatbots, the company was able to automate the evaluation of issue severity on first call and deliver contextual well-being advice to the service users.

“When you’re providing mental health services, it’s critical to engage and treat patients as soon as possible,” said Amarjit Dhillon, chief information officer, Turning Point. “Oracle gave us the ability to engage with patients immediately through chatbots and rapidly build local microsites, reduce wait time for appointments from four weeks to two days, and offer relevant materials and appointment services across our primary and local well-being sites, even mobile clinics. In a year, we have been able to get over 5,000 referrals access to health services a lot quicker than ever before.”

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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. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 250 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

Future Product 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 pricing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products may change and remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation.

Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, intentions, and prospects are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Many factors could affect Oracle’s current expectations and actual results, and could cause actual results to differ materially. A discussion of such factors and other risks that affect Oracle’s business is contained in Oracle’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including Oracle’s most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q under the heading “Risk Factors.” These filings are available on the SEC’s website or on Oracle’s website at http://www.oracle.com/investor. All information in this article is current as of October 23, 2018, and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

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Larry Ellison Charts a Course for the Future of Cloud

Mon, 2018-10-22 16:01
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Larry Ellison Charts a Course for the Future of Cloud Oracle delivers Gen 2 Cloud for the enterprise with autonomous capabilities, unrivaled security, and big performance and cost advantages

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 22, 2018

Oracle's Larry Ellison says Gen 2 Cloud is a highly secure platform for the enterprise.

Oracle's Larry Ellison says Gen 2 Cloud is a highly secure platform for the enterprise.

In the opening keynote at Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle Executive Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison shared his vision for a second-generation cloud that is purpose built for the enterprise and more technologically advanced and secure than any cloud on the market.

While first generation clouds are built on decade old technology, Oracle’s Gen 2 Cloud is built specifically to help enterprises run the most demanding workloads securely. With a unique architecture and capabilities, Oracle Cloud is able to deliver unmatched security, performance, and cost savings. Additionally, only Oracle Gen 2 Cloud is built to run Oracle Autonomous Database, the industry’s first and only self-driving database.

The foundation for Oracle’s Gen 2 Cloud, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is designed to run any enterprise workload securely. Oracle’s modern IaaS offers native support for Oracle Autonomous Database and delivers new levels of security from core to edge to protect critical data.

Ellison spoke at length about the current state of the cyber defense, which he said, “is just not good enough.” To address that paramount issue, he announced new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure security services that are highly automated, detective and predictive to help remediate threats. Reinforcing Oracle Cloud’s unmatched security, Ellison illustrated how Oracle Autonomous Database uniquely scans for security threats and applies security updates while running to help prevent cyberattacks and data theft.

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Oracle founder Larry Ellison explains how the revolutionary Autonomous Database Cloud keeps your data safe.

He also discussed Oracle Autonomous Database, the world’s most popular and technologically advanced database. Revolutionizing data management, Oracle Autonomous Database manages, tunes and patches itself, enabling users to innovate faster on a highly secure platform that allows users to pay for only what they use.

Extending Oracle’s autonomous database capabilities, Ellison previewed new deployment options, including dedicated Exadata Cloud Infrastructure and Cloud at Customer. Customers can choose to deploy their Autonomous Database on Dedicated Exadata Cloud Infrastructure for workload isolation to enable even greater security and reliability for mission-critical workloads. Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud at Customer is ideal for customers who choose not to move to a public cloud because of regulatory requirements but want the benefits of Oracle Autonomous Database in their own data center.

Ellison also shared benchmark test results during short demonstrations that highlighted the huge performance gap between Oracle and Amazon. The benchmarks compared Oracle Autonomous Database against key offerings from Amazon: Oracle Database running on Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), Amazon Aurora, and Amazon Redshift. The direct comparisons also showed Oracle Autonomous Database’s ability to continue running without interruption during database updates, highlighting 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 Ellison’s keynote:
  • “The design goal of Oracle’s Gen 2 Cloud is one secure platform to run everything. It’s easy to say, very hard to do, to build a secure cloud. It required a fundamental re-architecture of our cloud.”
  • “We’ve used a lot of the latest artificial intelligence and machine learning to find threats. You’re not fighting with both hands tied behind your back anymore.” 
  • “Our goal has always been as we move from one generation of computing to the next, to protect your investment in data and applications and make it easy to lift and move that into the next generation. We did that with Gen 2 Cloud.”
  • “With Oracle Autonomous Database, there is nothing to learn and nothing to do, which makes it really easy to use. Developers are more productive, they bring up new applications, they do a better job of analyzing data. Your system is more reliable. It never goes down.”  
 

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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. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 250 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.

Future Product 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 pricing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products may change and remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation.

Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer

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 22, 2018 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

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Oracle Code One Java Keynote Outlines the Future of Java

Mon, 2018-10-22 16:00
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Oracle Code One Java Keynote Outlines the Future of Java Provides update on recent Java developments, previews future innovation

Oracle Code One, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 22, 2018

Oracle Code One Java Keynote outlines the future of Java.

The opening keynote for Oracle Code One 2018 gave viewers the opportunity to hear from recognized members of Oracle’s Java Platform Group and industry luminaries about how Oracle is continuing to move the Java technology forward. Oracle also announced recent additions to the language and platform and provided a look ahead at future enhancements.

Georges Saab, vice president of development for the Java Platform, kicked off the event by restating Oracle’s stewardship commitment for the Java platform. He also addressed how Java’s performance, reliability, security and ecosystem make it ideal for modern application development. The keynote then turned to highlight future projects such as:

  • Project Valhalla: Introducing value types and generic specialization to enable higher-performance, cache-friendly data structures.

  • Project Panama: Seeking to improve and enrich the connections between Java programs and well-defined but “foreign” (non-Java) code and data.

  • Project Amber: Exploring productivity-oriented Java language features such as raw string literals, switch expressions, pattern matching, and records.

  • Project Loom: Which seeks to introduce lightweight user-mode threads, called “fibers,” to enable simpler yet more efficient concurrent code.

Finally, the Java team announced the 2018 Duke’s Choice Award winners including JPoint, a self driving car; community winners BgJUG (the Bulgarian JUG) and Sharat Chander. Among the winning Java tools announced were ClasssGraph, Twitter4J, Apache NetBeansand Jelastic vertical memory scaling along with open source initiatives MicroProfile.IO and Project Helidon.

Recent updates about the Java Platform

Java SE 11 was released on September 25, with significant upgrades and improvements, including:

  • HTTP Client: A new HTTP Client API, first introduced in JDK 9 as an incubating feature, which implements HTTP/2 and WebSockets.

  • Flight Recorder: A low-overhead data collection framework for troubleshooting Java applications and the HotSpot JVM.

  • Launch Single-File Source-Code Programs: An enhancement to the Java launcher to run a program supplied as a single file of Java source code, making it easier for developers who are in the early stages of learning Java.

  • Transport Security Layer (TLS) 1.3: An implementation of version 1.3 of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) Protocol, a major overhaul which provides significant security and performance improvements over previous versions.

  • ZGC: An experimental scalable, low latency garbage collector that can handle terabyte-sized heaps without pausing for more than ten milliseconds.

For the full list of features introduced in JDK 11, please visit the Java PM blog.

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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 Code One

Oracle Code One is the industry’s most inclusive developer conference, featuring a collection of international and local experts and speakers to explore the latest in developer technologies, languages, practices and leading-edge topics. Expanded from Oracle’s JavaOne, Oracle Code One brings together extensive technical Java content and numerous keynotes, sessions and workshops across 11 tracks covering a wide range of topics from chatbots, microservices, AI, and blockchain to languages such as Go, Rust, Python, JavaScript, SQL, and R. For more information, to register or to watch Oracle Code One keynotes, sessions and more, visit www.oracle.com/code-one. Join the Oracle Code One discussion on Twitter

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. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 250 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

Future Product 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 pricing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products may change and remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation.

Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer

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 22, 2018 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

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World’s Only Autonomous Database Delivers Unrivaled Capabilities

Mon, 2018-10-22 11:05
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World’s Only Autonomous Database Delivers Unrivaled Capabilities Top brands choose Oracle Autonomous Database to secure data and accelerate innovation

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 22, 2018

World’s only autonomous database delivers unrivaled capabilities.

During his keynote today, Oracle CTO and Chairman Larry Ellison will preview significant new capabilities and deployment options for Oracle Autonomous Database. The new features illustrate Oracle’s continuing commitment to its global cloud customers, who rely on the world’s most popular and technologically advanced database to run their mission-critical systems. 

Oracle Autonomous Database uses groundbreaking machine learning to enable unprecedented availability, high performance and security at a much lower cost. Running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle Autonomous Database is a self-driving, self-securing, and self-repairing database that automates key management processes, including patching, tuning and upgrading to keep critical infrastructures automatically running for a modern cloud experience. The cloud service is designed to uniquely scan for security threats and apply updates while running to prevent cyber-attacks and data theft. The portfolio includes Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing and Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse with each database cloud service tuned to a specific workload.

This week at Oracle OpenWorld 2018 as part of more than 2,500 sessions, customer and partner speakers from top global brands and emerging companies will talk about how they are using Oracle Database to help drive innovation. These include AkerBP, CERN, Data Intensity, Drop Tank, KGHM International Ltd., KPMG, Nova Southeastern University and Ocean X among many others.

“Oracle Autonomous Database has redefined data management,” said Andrew Mendelsohn, executive vice president, Oracle Database. “Our customers see significant advantages in using our cloud database services to take the complexity out of running a business-critical database while delivering unprecedented cost savings, security and availability.”

Recent reports from independent research firms have pointed to Oracle Autonomous Database’s ease of use, superior performance, and elasticity. According to Pique Solutions, Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse has surpassed Amazon Redshift by providing compelling value for customers of all sizes due to its lower cost, higher performance, and the reduction of management and operational costs. Similarly, WinterCorp recommended Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse to organizations that want simplicity, speed to market, and cost savings for data management workloads.

Oracle makes it simple for organizations to use the Oracle Autonomous Database and achieve more value from existing investments. As part of Oracle’s BYOL program, customers can re-use their existing on-premise database licenses to run workloads on Oracle Cloud.

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Dan Muñoz
Oracle PR
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dan.munoz@oracle.com
Nicole Maloney
Oracle
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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. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 250 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

Future Product 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 pricing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products may change and remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation.

Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer

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 22, 2018 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

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Oracle Turbo-Charges World’s #1 Cloud ERP Suite

Mon, 2018-10-22 11:04
Press Release
Oracle Turbo-Charges World’s #1 Cloud ERP Suite New artificial intelligence and intelligent process automation help organizations across industries enhance productivity, reduce costs, and improve controls

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 22, 2018

Oracle turbo-charges world’s #1 cloud ERP suite.

Extending its lead in the cloud ERP market, Oracle today announced new artificial intelligence updates to Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud. The latest machine learning-based innovations deliver rapid, data-driven insights, which empower the office of the CFO to embrace new business models, capitalize on new market opportunities, and increase profitability.

More than 5,500 organizations in 85 countries and 23 industries have selected Oracle ERP Cloud to provide a complete, innovative, and secure financial platform for their organization. Today, more than 3,000 customers are live on Oracle ERP Cloud, and in the last year alone, customers including Bank of America, L.A. Lakers, Office Depot, Caesars Entertainment, Cleveland Clinic, Western Digital and Mount Sinai Health System have moved from competitor ERP systems to standardize on Oracle ERP Cloud.

“Oracle is uniquely positioned to help customers connect data and processes across the entire organization to drive better business outcomes,” said Rondy Ng, senior vice president, Oracle Applications Development. “Our focus on delivering immediate business impact from the latest innovations gives customers a significant competitive advantage.”

Oracle ERP Cloud helps organizations of all sizes quickly and easily take advantage of the latest innovations in artificial intelligence, digital assistants, natural language processing, blockchain, and the Internet of Things to enable enhanced productivity, reduced costs and improved controls. The latest innovations within Oracle ERP Cloud include:

  • Intelligent Process Automation: Seamless integrations across Oracle Cloud Applications of intelligent rules-based processing enable the automation of labor-intensive tasks and allow organizations to redeploy employees to more strategic and rewarding work.

  • Expense Reporting Assistant: A new chatbot assistant improves controls and audit compliance by processing expenses with greater efficiency and accuracy, while also simplifying expense reporting for end users.

  • Intelligent Payments: New artificial intelligence capabilities enable organizations to reduce costs and build stronger relationships with top suppliers by taking advantage of in-the-moment supplier profile and risk data to generate vendor-specific offers in exchange for early payment of outstanding payables.

  • Supplier Recommendations: Smart, multi-factor categorization and ranking of suppliers help optimize the procure-to-pay process. By combining ERP applications data about suppliers, purchase orders, invoices, payables, and other details with external sources of data, businesses can gain unparalleled insight into their company's supplier ecosystem.

  • Intelligent Performance Management: Embedded artificial intelligence capabilities in Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud can uncover hard-to-spot data patterns to deliver actionable and contextual insights at the right time, helping improve the quality and business impact of financial and operational decisions.

  • Advanced Access Controls: Advanced Access Controls embed artificial intelligence to constantly examine all users, roles, and privileges against a library of active security rules. This include more than 100 best practices (configurable rules) across general ledger, payables, receivables, and fixed assets to help protect business data from insider threats, fraud, misuse and human error.

Oracle ERP Cloud helps organizations automate core business processes, integrate disparate systems, and streamline financial business processes and technology requirements. This enables customers to rapidly adapt to changing business demands and achieve a competitive advantage by increasing productivity, reducing costs, creating a single source of the truth, and driving end-to-end business innovation.

Oracle ERP Cloud was named a Leader in Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites for Midsize, Large and Global Enterprises.” Oracle ERP Cloud is positioned the highest for ability to execute. Furthermore, Oracle was positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the 2018 “Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Planning and Analysis Solutions” (with the highest position for its ability to execute) and was also named a Leader in the 2018 “Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Close Solutions.”

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

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. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 250 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.

Future Product 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 pricing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products may change and remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation.

Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer

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 22, 2018 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

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Oracle Reimagines HR and Talent Processes to Make Work More Human

Mon, 2018-10-22 11:03
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Oracle Reimagines HR and Talent Processes to Make Work More Human New AI-powered innovations simplify complex HR processes, improve candidate success and enhance the employee experience

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Oct 22, 2018

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Create Tomorrow, Today with the Oracle HCM Cloud

To help organizations meet increasing candidate and employee expectations, Oracle today announced new artificial intelligence-powered innovations and other updates to Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud. The latest innovations help HR teams reimagine people and talent processes in order to build stronger teams faster, reduce employee turnover and enhance the employee experience.

The rapidly changing demands of today’s talent economy are challenging HR professionals to rethink established processes in order to take a holistic view of their talent’s experience, skills and career aspirations. The latest release of Oracle HCM Cloud addresses this challenge by simplifying HR processes and enhancing the employee experience in order to help HR teams achieve a meaningful alignment between each employee’s job responsibilities and an organization’s overall business objectives. 

“The constantly changing expectations of candidates and employees is one of the biggest challenges organizations face today and is resulting in escalating recruitment costs and increasing employee turnover,” said Chris Leone, senior vice president of development, Oracle HCM Cloud. “Expectations will continue to change faster than most organizations are able to evolve or invent experiences for and this constant flux requires HR teams to constantly innovate and adapt. By continuing to integrate the latest in artificial intelligence and machine learning within Oracle HCM Cloud, we are helping our customers simplify the complex and deliver the best possible employee experience.”   

Oracle HCM Cloud enables HR professionals to meet the increasing expectations of an ever-changing workforce and business environment by providing a complete and powerful platform that spans the entire employee life cycle. The latest updates to Oracle HCM Cloud extend Oracle’s commitment to making work simpler, smarter and more agile.

Make Work Simpler: Artificial intelligence and machine learning deliver an easier and more familiar user experience for employees. New features include:

  • Scalable HR Concierge with Digital Assistants: Increase employee engagement and satisfaction, while also improving HR team productivity by enabling employees to quickly and easily get answers to common HR questions through an HR-trained bot.

  • Mobile Responsive Experience: A unique mobile responsive design provides employees and managers with a consistent and personalized experience - no matter where the job takes them - on their desktop, tablet or mobile phone. Organizations can manage user access to protect sensitive employee information by enabling HR teams to restrict user access to HCM capabilities based on location.

  • Configurable Action Lists for Represented Worker Processes: Increases HR team productivity by simplifying processes, policies and procedures through rule-based processes that automate contract management for represented workers including union workers and collective labor agreements.

  • LinkedIn Recruiting Integrations: New integrations with LinkedIn simplify sourcing candidates by providing a seamless and efficient recruiter experience. The new integrations include automated sourcing, candidate search, referral recommendations and recruiter system connections.

Make Work Smarter: Powerful AI-based tools help organizations make smarter, more strategic business decisions by taking a data-first approach to talent management. New features include:

  • Smart Sourcing with Best-Fit Candidate: Reduce recruitment cycle time and employee turnover rates by enabling recruitment teams to go beyond standard job profile match to consider factors like likelihood to accept, performance predictions and expected tenure.

  • Self-Learning Risk Management with Advanced HCM Controls: Help lower the cost of regulatory compliance, prevent fraudulent payments and increase the separation of duties by leveraging machine learning to detect access anomalies and strengthen security and data privacy.

Make Work Agile: New innovations help employees collaborate, improve skills and experience a unique, consistent company culture across all platforms. New features include:

  • Strategic Workforce Planning: Proactively plan and optimize your workforce, assess talent and skills gaps, visualize predicted impact on headcount and cost, and structure the organization to support the ever-accelerating pace of change in the business.

  • My Brand: Enhance employee engagement and help employees hone their skills and build their personal brand by driving collaboration with peers and enabling mentor recommendations.  

  • New LinkedIn Talent Integrations: New integrations with LinkedIn help HR teams engage and retain employees by growing their talent pool, enhancing internal mobility and increasing career development opportunities.

  • HCM Experience Design Studio: Increase employee satisfaction and HR productivity by creating employee experiences that align with company culture and enabling HR teams to configure, personalize and simplify HR processes without help from IT.

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Celina Bertallee
Oracle
+1.559.283.2425
celina.bertallee@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. With hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 250 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

Future Product 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 pricing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products may change and remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation.

Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer

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 22, 2018 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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