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

Fri, 2017-04-07 14:22
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Oracle Named a Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service Oracle positioned as a leader based on ability to execute and completeness of vision

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Apr 7, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oracle Cloud

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

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

Gartner Disclaimer
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.

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

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

Wed, 2017-04-05 07:00
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7-Eleven Mexico Deploys Oracle Retail to Streamline and Simplify Operations Mexican Convenience Store Empowers Associates with Better Information and Visibility

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Apr 5, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wed, 2017-04-05 07:00
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University of Wyoming Uses Oracle Cloud to Drive Core Mission of Teaching, Research, and Service Higher education institution’s initiative provides modern, sophisticated cloud solutions to align technology with strategic business planning

Redwood Shores Calif—Apr 5, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wed, 2017-04-05 07:00
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America’s Fastest-Growing Companies Forecast Rapid Expansion Yet Lack Technology Expertise to Keep Pace Study Reveals Companies are Highly Optimistic about Growth but Need Cloud Technology Innovation and Strategy to Overcome Challenges

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Apr 5, 2017

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

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

Realizing the Potential of the Cloud to Propel Growth

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

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

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

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

Partnering for Cloud Success

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

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

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

Methodology and Resources

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

View the complete story on the survey here.

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

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About Inc. Media

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Inc. was the winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 13,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

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

Mon, 2017-04-03 21:00
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Fujitsu and Oracle Launch Fujitsu SPARC M12 Servers with World’s Fastest Per-Core Performance Providing optimized infrastructure for both on-premises and cloud environments

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

Fujitsu Limited and Oracle today announced the launch of Fujitsu SPARC M12, a new lineup of enterprise servers now available worldwide.
 
Featuring Fujitsu’s new SPARC64 XII processor, Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers achieve the world’s highest per CPU core performance (*1) in arithmetic processing, offering dramatic improvements for a wide range of database workloads, from mission-critical systems on premises to big data processing in the cloud.
 
The new Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers join the vibrant SPARC technology ecosystem, and together with Oracle’s SPARC systems they leverage the unique security and scalability features of the Oracle Solaris operating system, as well as the efficiency and versatility of the Oracle VM Server for SPARC virtualization software.
 
Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers are offered in two models: the two-processor Fujitsu SPARC M12-2 server, and the Fujitsu SPARC M12-2S server, which can be expanded incrementally to a maximum of 32 processors.
 
The new servers can help customers optimize investments in ICT infrastructure and create new value based on cutting-edge digital technology.
 
The forerunner of the Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers, the Fujitsu M10 server line, has been adopted by many customers as the core of their ICT infrastructure. Fujitsu M10 servers have contributed to optimized ICT investments by providing stable processing power for mission-critical databases at the foundation of corporate business, and reduced search time for information databases used in corporate marketing to 1/300th that of previous technology.
 
In recent years, as the Internet of Things (IoT), big data and artificial intelligence (AI) have become more prevalent in companies and society, there has been an ever-increasing volume of data to be processed, leading to demands for even greater performance, combined with a reduction in operational and management costs.
 
Features of the Fujitsu SPARC M12
1. Supporting customers’ digital transformation by providing high-speed processing
Performance per CPU core is a significant measure to consider when increasing data processing efficiency, and Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers offer up to 2.5 times better core performance compared to the previous Fujitsu M10 models. The Fujitsu-developed SPARC64 XII processor, with the world’s highest per core performance, maximizes processing capability in mission-critical systems and databases without increasing server complexity, contributing to the optimization of customer IT investments.
 
Software on Chip (*2), a feature carried on from the Fujitsu M10, accelerates database processing by leveraging the fact that use of in-memory databases for processing large volumes of data has been very effective in the cloud, expanding the number of simultaneous searches to twice that of the Fujitsu M10 when processing with Oracle Database In-Memory. The Fujitsu SPARC M12, which can dramatically accelerate a wide range of data processing, supports the digital transformations of customers by improving the efficiency of mission-critical systems, speeding up decision-making using big data, and improving customer services through multilateral information analyses.
 
2. Stable operations with industry-first, new cooling technology
Fujitsu cutting-edge IT expertise has been used to develop Vapor and Liquid Loop Cooling (VLLC) technology (*3). This industry-first cooling technology reliably cools the interior of the server through the phase change of liquid to vapor, roughly doubling cooling efficiency (*4), and enabling safe and stable operations when building a private cloud environment with multiple Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers installed in a data center.
 
3. Optimized operations and management costs suited for business growth
Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers provide CPU Core Activation functionality, for configuring CPU resources one core at a time from a minimum of just two cores per server. CPU Core Activation allows servers to be configured to meet business needs, with the dynamic flexibility to grow as needed.
 
The high-end Fujitsu SPARC M12-2S model offers additional scalability in the form of building block architecture to connect additional Fujitsu SPARC M12-2S server chassis to form flexible scale-up and scale-out servers. By connecting a maximum of 16 building blocks, a single system with over 3,000 CPU threads can be created. Fujitsu SPARC M12-2S servers provide an ideal foundation for private cloud implementations by mitigating initial investment risks while allowing for gradual expansion.
 
4. Supporting business continuity with stable system operation
Building on the Fujitsu mainframe heritage and the trusted RAS features (*5) found in Fujitsu M10 servers, Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers provide error detection and recovery mechanisms for error protection across all processor circuits, supporting stable operation of mission-critical processing.
 
Comment from Toshiyuki Awai, Managing Executive Officer, COO, IT Services Group, ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation
ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) welcome the announcement of a new product to the SPARC platform. Leveraging our broad implementation experience and SPARC server know-how, CTC have been offering safety and confidence to customers by providing various services, such as POC, system integrations and operations or maintenance support services. I am confident that the combination of SPARC servers, equipped with the world's highest performance processor, the SPARC64 XII, and CTC's solutions and services will contribute to optimizing customers' IT investments.
 
Comment from Edward Screven, Chief Corporate Architect, Oracle Corporation
Oracle and Fujitsu have worked together for more than three decades to produce SPARC systems satisfying the demanding requirements of mission critical infrastructure. Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers featuring the new SPARC64 XII processor for extreme core performance is an exciting addition to the SPARC family, allowing customers to address their most difficult computing challenges with systems that offer both high performance and enterprise reliability.
 
Comment from Akira Kabemoto, SEVP, Fujitsu
The revolutionary technology of the Fujitsu SPARC M12 enables real-time connections between people, businesses and a variety of things, and represents a step toward achieving Fujitsu's aim of a Human Centric Intelligent Society. In addition to the Fujitsu SPARC M12, which is a result of close collaboration between Fujitsu and Oracle, Fujitsu will continue to develop cutting-edge technology that contributes to the creation of new value and supports customers in expanding their businesses.
 
Related Websites
・Sites introducing Fujitsu SPARC M12:
・Fujitsu SPARC M12 social media links:
・Oracle Hardware Social media links:
 
Glossary and Notes
1. World’s highest per CPU core performance
Comparison based on registered results per core in the SPECint_rate2006 and SPECfp_rate2006 benchmark tests.
 
SPECint_rate2006 performance results and measurement environment:
Fujitsu SPARC M12-2S
Performance result (peak): 102 per CPU core
Measurement environment: SPARC64 XII (4.25GHz) x1 core, Oracle Solaris 11.3, Version 12.6 of Oracle Developer Studio
 
SPECfp_rate2006 performance results and measurement environment:
Fujitsu SPARC M12-2S
Performance result (peak): 102 per CPU core
Measurement environment: SPARC64 XII (4.25GHz) x1 core, Oracle Solaris 11.3, Version 12.6 of Oracle Developer Studio
 
These performance results were submitted to SPEC (The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation) on April 3, 2017.
 
2. Software on Chip
Functionality of Fujitsu SPARC M12 and Fujitsu M10 in which hardware (a processor) is used to process some of the tasks that are otherwise performed with software, such as decimal arithmetic processing, cryptographic processing, and copying.
 
3. Developed Vapor and Liquid Loop Cooling (VLLC)
A depressurization vaporization cooling method that circulates cooling fluid with a pump. Patent pending in Japan and the US.
 
4. Roughly doubling cooling efficiency
It can limit temperature increases to half that of the cooling system on the previous products (Fujitsu M10-4, Fujitsu M10-4S), when cooling a CPU with the same heat output.
 
5. RAS features
Acronym for Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability. Functions that support the stable operation of the system.
 
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Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 156,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$41 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

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Croatian Grocery Retailer Konzum Deploys Oracle Retail Planning & Optimization Solutions

Wed, 2017-03-29 13:24
Press Release
Croatian Grocery Retailer Konzum Deploys Oracle Retail Planning & Optimization Solutions Grocery Retailer Enhances Collaboration with Suppliers

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Mar 29, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oracle Retail @ The Poland & CEE Retail Summit 2017

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

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About Sigmia

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

About Oracle Retail

Oracle provides retailers with a complete, open, and integrated suite of best-of-breed business applications, cloud services, and hardware that are engineered to work together and empower commerce. Leading fashion, grocery, and specialty retailers use Oracle solutions to anticipate market changes, simplify operations and inspire authentic brand interactions. For more information, visit our website at www.oracle.com/retail.

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Oracle Unveils Industry-First Cloud Converged Storage to Help Organizations Bridge On-Premises and Oracle Cloud Storage

Wed, 2017-03-29 10:00
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Oracle Unveils Industry-First Cloud Converged Storage to Help Organizations Bridge On-Premises and Oracle Cloud Storage Organizations Can Seamlessly Merge Oracle Storage Cloud Functionality and Economics with the Power of High Performance Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Mar 29, 2017

Oracle today unveiled the industry’s first Cloud Converged Storage, representing the first time a public cloud provider at scale has integrated its cloud services with its on-premises, high performance NAS storage systems. Oracle ZFS Cloud software, included in the latest Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance release, enables organizations to easily and seamlessly move data and/or applications to the cloud to optimize value and savings, while eliminating the need for external cloud gateways and avoiding the costs of software licenses and cloud access licenses—AKA “cloud entrance taxes”—charged by legacy on-premises vendors for the right to access the public cloud from their infrastructure platforms. As an example, Oracle’s total cost of ownership versus one industry competitor was 87 percent less.*

Oracle’s approach removes the burden on users to do their own on-premises to public cloud integration, manage environments comprised of different security requirements, support teams, industry standards, and skill sets, as well as the struggle with end-to-end visibility, diagnostics and support. Oracle is, in fact, the only company that can bring the two worlds together as one co-engineered solution. On-premises NAS storage providers cannot offer this level of convergence and economic benefits as they lack a public cloud, and public cloud providers lack on-premises high-performance NAS storage systems.

“With its ZFS Cloud, Oracle simultaneously challenges not only public cloud providers that cannot deliver on-premises, high-performance storage systems, but also traditional hardware vendors that lack truly integrated public clouds,” said Mark Peters, Practice Director & Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “Oracle is delivering business value with a genuine hybrid data ability with a ‘cloud insurance option’ built right into the storage system, significantly streamlining users’ experiences.”

“Cloud is forcing IT practitioners to rethink their organization’s infrastructure to accommodate current technology while future-proofing their business for tomorrow,” said Steve Zivanic, Vice President, Storage, Converged Infrastructure, Oracle. “By converging the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances with Oracle Storage Cloud, organizations benefit from the highest performing storage systems for their on-premises needs, while seamlessly extending them to Oracle Cloud resources when necessary. Oracle ZFS Cloud is the unifying enabler that helps customers bridge the gap between their current infrastructure and plans for broader public cloud adoption.”

The convergence of the company’s Oracle Storage Cloud with its high-performance Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances—the storage foundation for Oracle Public Cloud and IT with over 1 exabyte installed—empowers users with the performance of flash and the agility, simplicity and elastic scaling of the Oracle Storage Cloud. Oracle customers can use Cloud Converged Storage for elastic application storage, back-up and recovery, development, testing, active archive storage, snapshot replica storage, Dev Ops with a single API for both on-premises and in the Oracle Storage Cloud, and lift-and-shift workload migration. Modern applications can leverage data both in on-premises high performance Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances and in the Oracle Storage Cloud without any application changes.

The latest update also includes a series of Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance innovations that extend Oracle Database dynamic automation capabilities and increase Database Administrator productivity by 10X as well as add all-flash pools to accelerate critical business applications. Enhancements include the following:

  • Oracle Intelligent Storage Protocol 2.0 Delivers Next Generation Automation for Oracle Database and Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance: brings new capabilities that increase Oracle Database performance, decrease manual storage tuning through automation, and simplify database storage optimization. Developed collaboratively between the Oracle Database and Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance engineering teams, it prioritizes IOs based on database hints, effectively increases online transaction processing per minute by up to 19-percent, Oracle Database RMAN backup performance by up to 33 percent, latency-sensitive control file IO performance by up to 13x, and log writer IO performance by up to 3.9x—all without database or storage administrator intervention.
  • All-Flash Storage Pools Improve Application Performance: flash storage pools that boost performance for any application are now available and offer seamless scalability from 16TB to 2.4PB of capacity and over 34GB/second of throughput, regardless of access protocol. These systems accelerate database performance, deliver low latency for critical applications while reducing energy resources and needed datacenter space.
  • Cloud-Scale Data Protection: Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance delivers market-leading data backup, with over 62TB per hour, and data restore, with over 60TB per hour, performance over Infiniband, Ethernet, and Fibre Channel. This latest software release extends Oracle’s leadership in data protection with innovations in data reduction and data mobility. New data reduction technology reduces the backup storage footprint by up to 9x and bandwidth demands by up to 4x with advancements in deduplication and compression. In addition, enhanced data mobility technology increases the amount of data that can be securely distributed to multiple locations by up to 2x with advancements in replication, intelligent data reduction, and remote data distribution security.

Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance is trusted by the world’s leading financial services companies, telcos, semiconductor companies, oil & gas and media & entertainment companies for its extreme performance and massive levels of sustained bandwidth for data-intensive applications in the cloud and on-premises.

Oracle Cloud

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

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

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*A 5-year TCO comparison of one petabyte of on-premises capacity and two petabytes of cloud public storage is 87% less with ZFS Backup Appliance and Oracle Storage Cloud versus Dell EMC Data Domain and its cloud licensing scheme.

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Blue Shield of California, Family Health Network, and Health Car

Wed, 2017-03-29 10:00
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Blue Shield of California, Family Health Network, and Health Car Complete cloud solutions help healthcare insurers deliver affordable healthcare through improved financial functions

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Mar 29, 2017

Oracle today announced that Blue Shield of California, Family Health Network (FHN), and Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) have selected Oracle Cloud Applications to help them provide healthcare coverage at an affordable cost by digitizing and modernizing their financial, planning and budgeting systems, and business processes. With Oracle Cloud solutions for finance, these organizations have the tools needed to be able to achieve the speed and flexibility required to support and scale with the healthcare industry’s rapidly changing needs.
 
Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud help organizations simplify and streamline operations with increased visibility and insights into financial and operations. By reducing IT complexity and costs, organizations can also increase productivity, by freeing employees to help provide their insured members with the best and most affordable health insurance plans.
 
Health Insurance Organizations Move to the Cloud
 
Blue Shield of California chose Oracle ERP Cloud to support more than four million health plan members and nearly 65,000 physicians. The move to Oracle ERP Cloud has allowed Blue Shield of California to streamline hundreds of application interfaces and reports, which has stabilized the monthly close. With Oracle ERP Cloud, Blue Shield of California expects improved financial analysis to enable cost savings for policy holders.
 
“When we looked at transforming our technology, we observed our competitors moving to the cloud, and for good reason,” said Michael Sheils, VP, corporate shared services fin.  “After a careful evaluation, we selected Oracle as our partner because of their commitment to innovation in the cloud, their expertise in the health payer space, and the breadth and depth of the ERP Cloud offering.”
 
Improved financial efficiency was the primary driver for Family Heath Network to select Oracle ERP Cloud. A not-for-profit provider sponsored health plan in the Chicago area, FHN is one of the largest managed care plans in the region under the Medicaid Family Health Plan. In evaluating a new financial system, FHN decided a move to the cloud was the best approach in order to best streamline operations and upgrades.
 
“In insurance, clear finance reporting is critical in order to process claims as quickly as possible,” said Nirav Shah, vice president of finance at Family Health Network. “Oracle ERP Cloud is a valuable tool for our company, streamlining our financial operations, while also maximizing business performance and growth.”
 
As changes in the financial reporting structure and lengthening close times began to impact HCSC, they recognized that cloud technology could help them to remain agile and quickly react to future changes. The largest customer-owned health insurer in the United States, HCSC selected Oracle ERP Cloud to help transform its financial systems and support its 22,000 employees serving more than 15 million members across five states, with the functionality, breadth, and depth of the Oracle Cloud.
 
“We evaluated vendors based on several drivers, including strategic fit, capability, maturity, vendor commitment and support, employee feedback, and implementation considerations,” said James Kadela, SVP controller at HCSC. “Oracle ERP Cloud was the natural choice based on the nature of HCSC’s financial systems. In addition to its current capabilities, Oracle is heavily investing in research and development and we feel confident that Oracle ERP Cloud will evolve with us to support our long-term business strategy.”
 
“Oracle is committed to supporting the healthcare industry with our complete, secure, and modern set of enterprise-grade cloud applications that help healthcare payers provide affordable health insurance to their communities,” said Terrance Wampler, vice president of financials applications strategy at Oracle. “Our connected, best of breed ERP Cloud solutions are uniquely placed to cater to dynamic business environments and enable our customers to modernize core financial operations, empower its people, and support growth.”
 
Oracle Cloud delivers the industry’s broadest suite of enterprise-grade cloud services, including software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and data as a service (DaaS).
 
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New Certifications Demonstrate Continued Momentum for Oracle Public Cloud

Wed, 2017-03-29 07:00
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New Certifications Demonstrate Continued Momentum for Oracle Public Cloud Cloud compliance certifications further validate Oracle Cloud in highly regulated sectors

Redwood Shores Calif—Mar 29, 2017

Oracle today announced it has achieved a series of compliance certifications and attestations for its Public Cloud offering, including certifications and attestations for ISO 27001, HIPAA, SOC1 and SOC2 for a number of core services. Administered by Schellman & Co., these certifications in industries such as healthcare help provide validation of Oracle’s offerings in areas including security, availability, processing integrity and privacy.
 
Oracle’s portfolio of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions received Service Organization Control (SOC) attestations for the following key services: Database Public Cloud Service, Java Public Cloud Service, Database Backup Cloud Service, Exadata Cloud Service, Big Data Cloud Service, Big Data Preparation Service, Big Data Discovery, Application Builder Cloud Service, Storage Cloud Service, Dedicated Compute Cloud Service, and Public Compute Cloud Service. These SOC certifications confirm Oracle’s compliance with international service organization reporting standards. SOC reports are standards that help organizations establish trust and confidence in their service delivery processes by assessing whether service organizations are performing their duties appropriately in a controlled, stable and secured environment.
 
Oracle recently received a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) attestation for its Oracle Fusion Suite of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications—including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Human Capital Management (HCM), and Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) Cloud Service—demonstrating that its SaaS solutions meet the requirements established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for organizations working in the healthcare industry. HIPAA attestations affirm the proper saving, accessing and sharing of individual medical and personal information, as well as compliance with national security standards to protect health data created, received, maintained or transmitted electronically.
 
Oracle recently received an International Standards Organization (ISO) 27001 certification demonstrating the proper management and security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted to an organization by third parties, for its Public Cloud SaaS suite of services in the core areas of Fusion ERP, HCM, CRM, Taleo Social, Taleo Business Edition, Service Cloud, Eloqua Marketing Cloud, BigMachines CPQ, and Field Service Cloud. 
 
 
“Oracle is continuously investing time and resources to meet our customers’ strict requirements across highly regulated industries,” said Erika Voss, Global Senior Director, Public Cloud Compliance, Risk and Privacy, Oracle. “These new certifications not only validate the reliability and security features of the Oracle Cloud; they effectively make Oracle’s solutions available to thousands of new customers in the Healthcare and Public Sector industries.”
 
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Oracle’s HCM World and Modern Finance Experience 2017 Deliver Foundation for Modern Business Success

Tue, 2017-03-28 07:00
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Oracle’s HCM World and Modern Finance Experience 2017 Deliver Foundation for Modern Business Success Complementary events for HR and finance professionals showcase the building blocks, tools and strategies companies need to drive digital business transformation

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Mar 28, 2017

Helping businesses embrace modern best practices, Oracle today announced HCM World 2017 and Modern Finance Experience 2017, taking place in Boston, April 11-13. Organizations across every industry are examining how they can use technology to innovate and gain a competitive advantage, all while enhancing employee engagement and performance. HCM World and Modern Finance Experience will bring together leading visionaries and business professionals to share real-world examples and strategies for modernizing business with technology to fuel digital growth strategies, engage and retain top talent, and maximize organizational efficiency and effectiveness.

Taking place concurrently, HCM World is being held at the Boston Marriott Copley Place and Modern Finance Experience at The Westin Copley Place.

“The need for digital transformation is challenging today’s companies to look ahead and redefine how they operate. Forward-looking companies are exploring new and emerging technologies, such as machine learning, predictive analytics, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT) to optimize business processes. They also are looking for new ways that the cloud and data analytics can help them stay ahead of their competitors,” said Steve Miranda, executive vice president of applications development, Oracle. “The HCM World and Modern Finance Experience events are designed to deliver the practical roadmap to help companies future proof their business systems, while showcasing examples of those who have successfully navigated the transition.”

HCM World

HCM World is geared to provide HR professionals with the multi-faceted strategies they need to build and grow a modern, digital-based HR practice. More than 60 sessions throughout the three-day event are tailored to help elevate HR as a strategic partner in advancing business goals by:

  • Engaging employees with modern, customized, and easy-to-use systems and processes that help them be productive and happy at work.
  • Informing through predictive analytics to allow organizations to take action pro-actively and give HR the foresight to plan ahead.
  • Adapting and expanding an organization’s capabilities, both as a business and as a digital leader, by enabling the flexibility to personalize, brand, and extend the experience at every layer of the cloud in a secure and safe way.

To register for Oracle HCM World 2017, visit here and find more information on the event on the Oracle Modern HR in the Cloud blog, Facebook or Twitter.

Modern Finance Experience

The premier event for CFOs and finance professionals, Modern Finance Experience is designed to provide attendees with guidance on how to build a modern operating model for finance that supports digital business processes and new ways of working. Over 25 visionary keynotes and thought-leadership sessions, including an exclusive CFO Summit, during the three-day event will inspire, educate, and empower the finance function to assume a larger role in driving business success. Attendees will be able to:

  • Learn from hands-on sessions with practitioners and industry experts who will give finance leaders a roadmap to finance modernization and offer advice on how new technologies can reshape finance to be more predictive and extend their value across other business functions (such as HR).
  • Share how emerging technologies, such as big data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning, powered by the cloud, can optimize both the transactions and analytical capabilities required by finance to become more agile.
  • Craft high-impact strategies for improving the non-traditional finance skill sets now required of finance professionals to provide proactive guidance to the business.

Register for Modern Finance Experience 2017 here. For additional information on Oracle Cloud solutions for Finance, visit Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud’s Facebook, and Twitter and Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud’s Facebook and Twitter or the Modern Finance Leader blog.

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Oracle Hotel 2025 and Oracle Restaurant 2025 Reports Audit Consumer Attitudes on Emerging Technologies and Their Impact on Future Hospitality Experiences

Wed, 2017-03-22 07:08
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Oracle Hotel 2025 and Oracle Restaurant 2025 Reports Audit Consumer Attitudes on Emerging Technologies and Their Impact on Future Hospitality Experiences Oracle Hospitality Research Identifies the Future of IoT, Virtual Reality and Wearables in the Guest Experience

Oracle Industry Connect, Orlando, FL.—Mar 22, 2017

Today Oracle announced the findings of two research initiatives aimed at identifying consumer attitudes to new technologies and how their implementation will shape consumer behavior in the years to come. Insights from both the Oracle Hotel 2025 and Oracle Restaurant 2025 highlight that consumers are most willing to engage brands with new technology if they feel that they are in control of their experience and that hospitality operators should be wary of implementing automation without personal service.

“Given the heritage of service throughout the Hospitality industry, we’re not surprised that guests want a continued human connection with their food and beverage and hotel brands of choice, despite the emergence of new technologies,” said Mike Webster, senior vice president and general manager Oracle Hospitality. “Our hotel and restaurant management platforms OPERA and Simphony will continue to be enabling investments given their ability to provide a singular view of how guests engage and interact.”

The Hotel 2025 and Restaurant 2025 reports audited 250 restaurant operators, 150 hotel operators and 702 consumers in February 2017 on their reactions to technology’s role in the guest experience over the next 8 years.

Recognition and Personalization Will be a Driver for Future Technologies
  • 33 percent of restaurant and 72 percent of hotel operators say that guest recognition via facial biometrics will be in use within the next five years.
  • 31 percent of restaurant guests and 41 percent of hotel guests will be more likely to visit an establishment with greater frequency if they are recognized by a server or associate without having to give their name or show a loyalty card.
  • Both restaurant (49 percent) and hotel (62 percent) guests agree that having this recognition would improve their experience.
  • 28 percent of restaurant customers would visit more often and 45 percent said it would improve their experience if service was faster because they were recognized.
  • 42 percent of restaurant guests find suggestions based on health invasive and 68 percent find suggestions based on digital footprint invasive.
  • 47% of hotel guests agree that using artificial intelligence to suggest items based on past purchases would improve their experience.  72% of hotel operators agree that AI-based systems that leverage guest preferences and buying history to make targeted dining recommendations will be mainstream by 2025.
Consumers are Warming to Voice-Activated Experiences
  • 36 percent of restaurant guests say ordering through a virtual assistant would improve experience and 17 percent would visit more often, along with 50 percent and 33 percent of hotel guests respectively.
  • 59 percent of hotel guests believe controlling their room via a voice-activated device would enhance the guest experience and operators agree. Hotel operators polled indicated that managing room control and ambiance management (78 percent) via voice activation would be widespread by 2025. Hotel operators also believed that ordering room or hotel services (70 percent) via voice activation would be adopted by 2025.
  • Operators are keen on gathering customer feedback by voice; 61 percent of restaurant operators and 68 percent of hotels said this will be in use in the next 5 years.
Virtual Reality will Enhance the Booking and on-Property Experience in Hotels
  • Consumers also indicated that virtual reality tours of hotel properties (66 percent) and virtual reality lounges for entertainment (44 percent) would improve the guest experience.
  • Hotel operators also believe virtual reality technology will be widespread by 2025 with a variety of use cases: staff training (68 percent), guest entertainment on property (64 percent), and previewing meeting rooms (63 percent).
Robots Won’t be Replacing Hospitality Staff Anytime Soon
  • 50 percent of restaurant guests said being served by a robot would not improve the guest experience and 40 percent would visit less.
  • 37 percent of hotel guests said being served by a robot would not improve the guest experience and 22 percent would visit less.
  • 64 percent of restaurant and 58 percent of hotel operators say that the use of robots for cleaning is appealing.
Operators Begin To Consider Investment in Wearable Technology
  • 51 percent of restaurants and 63 percent of hotels say staff activity monitoring via wearable device will be in use in the next 5 years.
  • 59 percent of restaurants and 78 percent of hotels say that staff checking into work and onto workstations via wearable device will be in use in the next 5 years.
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Oracle Hospitality brings 35 years of experience in providing technology solutions to food and beverage operators. We provide hardware, software, and services that allow our customers to deliver exceptional guest experiences while maximizing profitability. Our solutions include integrated point-of-sale, loyalty, reporting and analytics, inventory and labor management, all delivered from the cloud to lower IT cost and maximize business agility.

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Oracle Retail 2025 Study Reveals Consumer Attitudes on Disruptive Technologies and Their Impact on Future Retail Experiences

Wed, 2017-03-22 07:08
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Oracle Retail 2025 Study Reveals Consumer Attitudes on Disruptive Technologies and Their Impact on Future Retail Experiences Research Highlights Differing Sentiments on the Role of Automation, Drones, IoT, 3D Printing, Virtual Reality and Wearables in Customer Experience

Oracle Industry Connect, Orlando, FL.—Mar 22, 2017

Today Oracle announced the findings of new research that examines consumer attitudes to new technologies and how their implementation will shape consumer behavior in the years to come. Insights from the Oracle Retail 2025 study highlight that consumers are most willing to engage brands with new technology if they feel that they are in control of their experience.

“Consumers clearly indicated that they have a conservative appetite for retail techologies that requires deep personal data and make decisions on their behalf,” said Mike Webster, senior vice president and general manager at Oracle Retail and Oracle Hospitality. “This signals brands to focus on building a strong foundation to win trust. Warm attitudes toward utilizing virtual reality and receiving recommendations for custom-made accessories produced with 3D printing points to consumers’ willingness to adopt new technologies if they are in control of their experience.”

The Retail 2025 Report results provide a benchmark for where consumers are on the retail technology adoption lifecycle and the impact on retail in the next eight years. The Retail 2025 Report polled 709 consumers in February 2017.

Smart Gets Smarter

AI, VR and IoT present the opportunity to better anticipate consumers’ next purchase. However, establishing a strong foundation of trust is critical to success when rolling out new experiences to consumers. If brands over step the reaction can be visceral.

  • 64 percent of respondents liked the option of using virtual reality to navigate a personalized in-store experience and having a hand-picked wardrobe to try on in-store
  • 58 percent of consumers indicated a positive attitude toward the idea of having their grocer suggest a shopping list for their approval based on purchase history, social and environmental data
  • 54 percent of respondents indicated that having a grocer automatically charge and ship items based on purchase history, social and environmental data was invasive
Fast Gets Fierce

Velocity in fashion is critical and it will only get faster. 3D printing and drone deliver will accelerate the product design to consumer process from months, to days and eventually hours.

  • 67 percent of consumers like the option of near real-time delivery to their doorstep by drones
  • 64 percent of consumers responded favorably to the concept having a retailer suggest a custom-made accessory for them produced with 3D printing
  • 57 percent of consumers find apparel recommendations from robots based on their social media profile invasive
Personalization Gets Perfected

Consumers are wary about volunteering data necessary for personalization but still look for a tailored experience, reinforcing the need for stronger brand relationships. On the flipside; there is a clear difference in consumer expectation for retailers to make data available and customize information about components, origin and recalls to their specific buying patterns.

  • 54 percent of respondents viewed the concept of linking their wearable activity tracker to their pharmacy so they can suggest products to meet specific health and wellness needs as favorable
  • 78 percent favor the option of having detailed information about product components (e.g., cotton, spandex, etc) and their origin prior to purchase
  • 46 percent of respondents indicated that receiving real-time alerts on current product recalls, and time since last recall by a manufacturer, based on previous purchase history would improve their experience
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Oracle provides retailers with a complete, open, and integrated suite of best-of-breed business applications, cloud services, and hardware that are engineered to work together and empower commerce. Leading fashion, grocery, and specialty retailers use Oracle solutions to anticipate market changes, simplify operations and inspire authentic brand interactions. For more information, visit our website at www.oracle.com/retail.

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Oracle Utilities Launches Smart Grid and IoT Device Management Solution in the Cloud

Wed, 2017-03-22 07:00
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Oracle Utilities Launches Smart Grid and IoT Device Management Solution in the Cloud Oracle Utilities Operational Device Cloud Service is the Foundation for Next Generation Smart Grid and IoT Device Management

Oracle Industry Connect—Orlando, Fla.—Mar 22, 2017

Oracle today introduced Oracle Utilities Operational Device Cloud Service (ODCS), a new cloud offering that enables utilities to further automate the management of their grid assets and devices, at a total lower cost of ownership.

The utilities industry is going through tremendous transformation as a result of IoT and increasing distributed energy resources. The United States alone has more than 70 million smart meters installed [footnote] and utilities are increasingly deploying smart field sensors. As each smart device has its own unique requirements for maintenance, inspection, firmware upgrades and security, utilities are struggling to manage the lifecycle of these assets in a single, centralized way. In response to these challenges, Oracle has unveiled a cloud-based version of its Operational Device Management Solution that provides a scalable and future-proof way to manage IoT device operations.

Available as a new stand-alone cloud service, ODSC automates the management of smart grid and IoT devices. When combined with Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management solution, it delivers a unified solution in the cloud to extend asset performance management to smart devices at a massive scale. This complete visibility of smart assets delivers detailed insights into each device’s location, characteristics, health, and firmware upgrade status. In addition, utilities can extend ODCS for customer—owned asset registration processes such as smart thermostats and solar PVs. Additionally, by leveraging the cloud, utilities can reduce their total cost of ownership.

“We’re in front of the dramatic shifts the utilities industry is experiencing, providing new technologies that meet the needs of our customers as they navigate this changing landscape,” said Rodger Smith, general manager and senior vice president for Oracle Utilities. “We’re committed to innovation, and to providing cloud solutions that make operational excellence a reality for electric, gas and water utilities worldwide.”

The solution can be added to Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Cloud Service and Oracle Utilities Meter Data Analytics Cloud Service or used as a stand-alone solution depending on a utility’s requirements.

New Features in Oracle Utilities Operational Device Management Cloud Service:
  • Proactively adjust, update, and repair smart grid and IoT devices as needed
  • Enable significant cost savings by eliminating labor costs due to physical data collection with automated processes
  • Reduce total cost of ownership by using the most up to date IT infrastructure in the cloud and alleviating the need to continually maintain older systems
  • Find risks of device failures faster with increased visibility into the age and reliability of each device
  • Prepare for asset registration capabilities of customer-owned assets
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Oracle Utilities Launches a New Asset Performance Management (APM) Solution in the Cloud

Wed, 2017-03-22 07:00
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Oracle Utilities Launches a New Asset Performance Management (APM) Solution in the Cloud Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Cloud Service is the foundation that supports next generation APM

Oracle Industry Connect—Orlando, Fla.—Mar 22, 2017

Oracle today introduced Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Cloud Service, an innovation foundation for asset performance management. The new cloud offering enables utilities to make the necessary transition from reactive to proactive asset management strategies. Utilities can increase asset reliability by finding asset failures faster and performing predictive maintenance with integrated APM and analytics.

Asset reliability and performance is core to well-functioning electric, gas, and water utilities. An aging workforce, pressure from regulators, and scrutiny on cost reduction goals are driving the need to extend the life of existing assets. Distributed energy resources (DER) are adding layers of complexity that underpin a utility’s asset reliability. Market research indicates that enterprise asset management supported by analytics and performance monitoring is one of the top investment priorities for utilities today (see footnote).   Asset operations decision-makers are looking at advanced analytics to improve asset reliability and monitor their performance.

In response to these challenges, Oracle Utilities is taking a comprehensive approach to APM. Historically, work order management, reliability-centric maintenance, asset tracking, advanced analytics, mobile scheduling, and operational reporting have been siloed applications. Today marks an important step towards integrating these capabilities.

“Predictive analytics are changing the game for utility asset maintenance. Extending the life of utility assets can avoid expensive capital projects and lower maintenance costs,” said Kevin Prouty, Vice President, IDC Energy Insights. “With the explosion of IoT devices and data around the corner, scalability of these systems will require IT infrastructure that can react and scale quickly. This makes utility asset maintenance applications even more prime for deployment in the cloud.”

Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management Cloud Service improves asset operations ability to predict risk of failures faster with out-of the-box APM analytics. The cloud deployment delivers immediate value by reducing total cost of ownership. With integrated analytics, utilities can operationalize insights by optimizing work and maintenance schedules in real time. Unlike stand-alone analytic solutions, integration of these analytics into established work order management systems is an accelerant to optimizing performance of assets.

“When you combine deregulation, changing legislation and market uncertainty stemming from increasing distributed energy resources, it’s no surprise that utilities are looking for more ways to improve operations and cut costs,” said Rodger Smith, general manager and senior vice president, Oracle Utilities. “Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management Cloud Service provides more detailed analytics and deep insights into asset age, health and performance. The cloud infrastructure also gives utilities the flexibility to scale up quickly as new assets are added to the infrastructure from rising IoT and distributed energy resources that are adding more sensors on the network.”

New Features and Benefits Include:
  • Prevent risk of asset failures faster with out-of-the-box analytics to support repair-versus-replace decisions
  • Detect patterns of asset failure with predefined dashboards and charts to improve investment and capital planning
  • Reduce total cost of ownership by using the most up to date IT infrastructure in the cloud and alleviating needs to constantly maintain older systems
  • Optimize asset reliability programs including ISO 55000 to increase overall value of asset operations more quickly
    • Footnote: “The Black & Veatch 2016 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility” Research
    • Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management overview
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Oracle Health Sciences Data Management Workbench Now Available in the Cloud

Wed, 2017-03-22 07:00
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Oracle Health Sciences Data Management Workbench Now Available in the Cloud Speeds Clinical Discoveries and Reduces Research Costs

Oracle Industry Connect—Orlando, Fla.—Mar 22, 2017

Oracle Health Sciences today unveiled Oracle Health Sciences Data Management Workbench Cloud Service that promises to lower the cost and increase the traceability of clinical development by streamlining end to end clinical data flow across clinical R&D.

Planning and managing clinical trials has become more complex as additional data is being generated, collected and analyzed to demonstrate clinical efficacy, ensure successful regulatory approval and ultimately bring more therapies to market faster. Oracle Health Sciences Data Management Workbench Cloud Service enables pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations to integrate, reconcile and analyze the growing variety and volume of clinical and healthcare data. By automating data flow and standardizing data for review, clinical researchers have near real time access to insights for clinical trial decision making—all at a dramatically lower total cost of ownership as a result of it being offered as a cloud service.

“The volume and complexity of data in healthcare and life sciences has increased on a massive scale as we capture more data from sources such as electronic health records, wearables and genomics. Clinical data managers and data scientists are now integrating more of this data into their clinical research and trials to improve the odds of more therapies making it to market and faster,” said Steve Rosenberg, general manager, Oracle Health Sciences. “The industry has been looking for a purpose-built data management solution that supports the clinical data flow from source to submission, with a lightweight, cloud-based solution, and Oracle’s new cloud-based data management platform is able to manage all of this new information while ensuring FDA data compliance—at a dramatically lower cost.”

Oracle Data Management Workbench Cloud Service is pre-integrated with Oracle Health Sciences InForm, enabling two-way real time data flow. Additionally, it brings new levels of standardization, reusability and traceability among disparate clinical data sources by enabling clinical data managers to aggregate, clean and transform data into submission-ready deliverables more quickly than ever before. By using an integrated workflow, data discrepancies can be closed faster, reducing clinical review cycle times and increasing overall data quality.

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Oracle Cloud Platform Continues to Gain Momentum with Customers, Partners, and Developers

Tue, 2017-03-21 07:00
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Oracle Cloud Platform Continues to Gain Momentum with Customers, Partners, and Developers Developers at Global Enterprises, SMBs, and ISVs leverage Oracle’s PaaS and IaaS to develop and run modern Web, mobile, and cloud-native applications

Oracle Code, NEW YORK—Mar 21, 2017

Today at its premier developer event, Oracle announced that an increasing number of global enterprises, SMBs, and ISVs are choosing the Oracle Cloud Platform to speed innovation, simplify IT, reduce costs, and deliver stellar customer experiences. 7-Eleven, Altair, Astute Business Solutions, Bitnami, Calypso Technology, Ford Motor Company, GE Capital Business Process Management Services, HashiCorp, Infotech, SAS, Vertiv Corporation, and Zensar Technologies are just a few of the many organizations that are using Oracle Cloud’s PaaS and IaaS services to easily develop, test, and deploy high-performance applications in the cloud. Additionally, Oracle continues to expand its cloud portfolio, making it even more compelling for customers to move to the cloud.

The Oracle Cloud Platform provides customers, partners, and developers with everything they need to build, deploy, and extend applications and run business-critical workloads in a low-latency, highly available, secure cloud environment. For developers, the Oracle Cloud Platform provides the foundation they need to provide cutting-edge applications that leverage the latest technology innovations. Developers can use the platform to quickly create applications with microservices, APIs, containers, machine learning, mobile backends, and chatbots using modern DevOps processes. With pre-integrated big data and analytics, integration, management and monitoring, mobility and Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities, developers can easily connect these applications to other cloud or on-premises systems and devices to gain new levels of intelligence and customer success. In the past two years alone, Oracle has delivered more than 50 PaaS and IaaS services to market and introduced new deployment options such as Oracle Cloud at Customer, providing unparalleled opportunity for customers.

“Organizations across industries and geographies are increasingly taking advantage of the Oracle Cloud Platform to quickly develop and deploy business-critical applications,” said Amit Zavery, senior vice president, Oracle Cloud Platform. “By delivering the most advanced cloud capabilities, Oracle is helping customers and partners out-innovate the competition, transform their businesses, and increase profitability.”

To participate in upcoming Oracle Code events in a city near you, visit: http://www.developer.oracle.com/code

Customers and Partners Benefit from Oracle Cloud Platform

“Altair has a unique combination of engineering applications and enterprise computing offerings for high performance computing in the cloud,” said Sam Mahalingam, chief technical officer, Altair. “Our solutions performed extremely well on Oracle Cloud Platform in terms of accuracy, consistency, and cost efficiency. We will continue building solutions for the Oracle Cloud Platform that can leverage the latest infrastructure technology along with Altair’s leading cloud solutions for HPC.”

“We continue to be impressed by the breadth and depth of the Oracle Cloud Platform,” said Daniel Lopez, CEO, Bitnami. “Bitnami provides open source images to cover all the functionality a modern enterprise demands: from easy to use tools for developers to production-ready solutions, across Oracle Cloud’s IaaS services, virtualized and container-based platforms.”

“The shift to cloud has created a unique opportunity for us to bring technological innovation to the forefront of the financial industry,” said Pascal Xatart, CEO, Calypso Technology. “We are deploying these transformative solutions with Oracle, whose technology stack is an excellent combination of performance, security and agility that allows us to increase the value of our cloud services.”

“HashiCorp and Oracle share many common customers,” said David McJannet, CEO of HashiCorp. “Oracle Cloud’s growing support for HashiCorp Terraform will enable our customers to use a common approach to infrastructure provisioning for those workloads that they choose to run in Oracle Cloud. This will enable our joint customers to deliver better applications, faster on the infrastructure of their choice.”

“Our market is changing, and so must our industry-leading life science labeling solutions. So we decided to start delivering our ROBAR service via the cloud to make it easier for new customers to access our world class labeling solutions. For us, high availability, reliability and security are top priorities, especially in the highly regulated industry in which we operate,” said Ardi Batmanghelidj, president and CEO, Innovatum. “We considered several solutions, including Amazon, but chose Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as a Service due to Oracle’s reputation as a leading technology provider. Oracle’s focus on security helped to tip the scales, along with the cost-effectiveness of its offerings.”

“Enterprises building modern apps rely on data services, and they want these data services on any infrastructure or cloud to support hybrid cloud and multi-cloud configurations,” said Edward Hsu, vice president of product marketing at Mesosphere. “Mesosphere DC/OS enables IT organizations to become hybrid cloud service providers, and we’re excited to have DC/OS on the Oracle IaaS to give businesses the broadest set of choices on where to run their modern applications.”

“Qubole Data Service (QDS) is a turnkey, Big Data-as-a-service platform that accelerates data insight across companies leveraging open source technologies like Spark, Hadoop, Hive, etc. We believe Big Data belongs in the cloud, and we’re excited to support QDS on the Oracle Cloud Platform,” said Ashish Thusoo, co-founder and CEO of Qubole. “Most of the world’s enterprise data touches the Oracle ecosystem, and we believe running on the Oracle Cloud Platform provides an ideal solution for turning data into valuable business insights at a compelling price/performance value.”

“SUSE, as an enterprise-focused ‘open’ open source company, has been collaborating with Oracle on many joint technology innovations and for many years,” said Dr. Thomas Di Giacomo, CTO at SUSE. “Today we’re very pleased and excited to announce that the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server image is available on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. This opens the door to future cloud activities in the Oracle Cloud ecosystem around IaaS, PaaS, and enterprise cloud native DevOps, areas in which SUSE is rapidly expanding our solutions.”

“As as public cloud implementer for many years, and as early adopters of Oracle Cloud IaaS and PaaS, in the last quarter we have seen significant adoption of Oracle Cloud across our large managed services customer base in the UK and Ireland. We have projects on-going on Oracle IaaS, PaaS and SaaS in multiple industries including public sector, utilities and the financial services,” said Ken MacMahon, Head of Oracle Cloud Services at Version 1. “A real sweet-spot for its adoption for us has been customers who wish to leverage public cloud for deployment of key application workloads that are built on Oracle technology. This leverages both our Oracle and public cloud expertise to give customers the optimum benefits and power of the Oracle IaaS and PaaS."

Technology Innovations and Industry Accolades

Continuing its rich history of delivering game-changing cloud services, Oracle recently announced new enhancements to the Oracle Cloud Platform, making it even more compelling for customers to move their business-critical applications to the cloud. Most recently, Oracle became the first to offer Oracle Database Cloud on bare metal compute, and new virtual machine (VM) compute, load balancing, and storage capabilities, all on the same low latency, high performance modern IaaS platform. Oracle Cloud Platform now delivers differentiated database performance at every scale, and deeply integrated IaaS capabilities, for customers of any size to easily develop, test, and deploy their business-critical applications in the cloud.

Additionally, Oracle was recently recognized as a one of the 20 Coolest Cloud Infrastructure Vendors of 2017 in CRN Magazine’s Cloud 100 report.

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Oracle Delivers Industry-Leading Retail Merchandising Solutions via Oracle Cloud

Tue, 2017-03-21 07:00
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Oracle Delivers Industry-Leading Retail Merchandising Solutions via Oracle Cloud Offering Deployment Choice to Retailers Worldwide via Oracle’s Integrated Cloud

Oracle Industry Connect, Orlando, Fla.—Mar 21, 2017

Oracle today announced that its industry leading Oracle Retail Merchandising Solutions are now available as a service via the Oracle Cloud.  The introduction of Oracle Retail Merchandising cloud services reflects Oracle’s ongoing investment in helping retailers drive strategic growth in a fast-paced global retail market by enhancing mobility, simplifying the user experience, inspiring customer engagement and creating a flexible, scalable business environment. 

“Oracle Retail Merchandising accelerates the critical day-to-day operations that impact service levels, inventory margins and key business metrics for retailers worldwide.  Combined with the support, performance and security of Oracle Cloud, we are providing retailers of all sizes with the most flexible and powerful merchandising solution available today,” said Ray Carlin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail.

Getting to the Work that Matters, Faster

The Oracle Retail Merchandising cloud services are a suite of software-as-a-service solutions that provides retailers with the breakthrough capabilities introduced earlier this year in Oracle Retail Release 16, including role-based dashboards that surface relevant buying, inventory, and financial information to the user and then leverage retail science and data analytics to accelerate critical decision making and take action. By using Oracle’s modern exception-based retailing methodology, and the over 500 additional metrics introduced with Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Release 16, to identify situations that require attention, the solution vastly reduces the amount of time merchandising professionals spend on nonproductive tasks and frees more time to focus on strategic business goals.

The complete suite of Oracle Retail Merchandising services available in the Oracle Cloud includes Oracle Retail Merchandising Foundation Cloud Service (end to end merchandising operations including sales auditing), Oracle Retail Integration Cloud Service, Oracle Retail Allocation Cloud Service, and Oracle Retail Invoice Matching Cloud Service.

Delivering Game-Changing Capabilities

As an example, Oracle Retail 16 features such as style-level invoice matching and best-source allocations are powerful tools enabling merchants to better protect margins and improve service levels. To better serve mobile teams in a fast-paced retail environment, the Oracle Retail solutions allow managers to view and approve transactions on their preferred mobile device and create more granular segments to generate customer centric store clusters.  These capabilities reflect Oracle’s ongoing commitment to listen to its retail community and to continue to deliver the power of new solutions.

Oracle Provides Retailers Steady Cadence of Innovation

By providing its renowned merchandising, analytics and insights solutions via Oracle Cloud, Oracle helps ensure that retailers benefit immediately from the steady investment in new features and functionality across the retail solutions, while taking full advantage of Oracle’s world-class cloud services platform, performance improvements, science, analytics and security. Oracle now offers more than 34 Oracle Retail cloud services including the Oracle Retail Advanced Science, Oracle Retail Insights, Oracle Retail Customer Engagement Cloud Services and many more.

“For Oracle Retail, customers are at the heart of everything we do. It is through customers that we prove the value of our solutions and the Merchandising Cloud Services, Analytics Cloud Services and Insights Cloud Services are no exception,” said Carlin. “We are excited to be partnering with one of the largest fashion retailers in the world as they set a strategic path to leverage cloud technology to enable their global operations.”

Oracle Cloud Delivers Reliability and Scale

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

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Mӧvenpick Hotels & Resorts Becomes First Hotel Group to Globally Implement Oracle Hospitality OPERA Cloud Amidst Accelerated Growth Phase

Tue, 2017-03-21 07:00
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Mӧvenpick Hotels & Resorts Becomes First Hotel Group to Globally Implement Oracle Hospitality OPERA Cloud Amidst Accelerated Growth Phase There are now over 30 properties on four continents using the cloud-based property management software to drive Business Intelligence, guest recognition and Revenue Management.

Oracle Industry Connect, Orlando, Fla.—Mar 21, 2017

Today Oracle announced the successful implementation of Oracle Hospitality OPERA Cloud property management software at over 30 Mӧvenpick hotels in 10 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Oracle Hospitality OPERA Cloud was selected to enable the brand to optimize synergies in distribution, marketing, guest recognition and operations. An initial implementation test was successfully completed in five properties in Jordan and Switzerland, and now nearly a third of the portfolio uses it. The hotel company plans to have all its properties using OPERA Cloud by 2018.

With continued growth over the last five years, Mӧvenpick needed a suite of technology that could further enhance its vision and plans for expansion. With 83 locations, multiple property management vendors and different configurations of software to manage, reducing the complexity of the Swiss hotel company’s IT investment was critical. Turning to a cloud-based property management solution has enabled its IT departments to focus on innovation instead of maintaining decentralized setups.

“As Mӧvenpick Hotels & Resorts is on track to operate 100 properties by 2020, we were particularly interested in the potential benefits of a cloud-based property management system. Considering the brand’s simultaneous growth in four different regions, mobility and scalability were priorities. We needed a cost-effective, low-upkeep system that is lightweight enough to provide the same responsiveness to island resorts in Asia, as it does to city hotels in Europe for example,” said Floor Bleeker, Chief Information Officer for Mövenpick Group.

“We also wanted a solution that could provide enhanced guest recognition. Our company’s vision is to ‘create Natural Enjoyment for our guests and partners around the world’. In OPERA Cloud, we found a system that ultimately benefits our guests—through recognition and improved operations,” he added.

With OPERA Cloud as a platform, Mӧvenpick Hotels & Resorts has been able to provide critical business intelligence insights to marketing and revenue management teams that drive decision making from the center and at property level. Analysis of guest needs and stay trends generate information that can help to enhance guest experience, encourage repeat visits and improve direct bookings. With a singular view of the customer, Mӧvenpick can ensure that global guests are recognized across all properties.

Implementation benefits experienced by Mӧvenpick include:

  • A lightweight system enabling accessibility from anywhere on any device
  • Standardized hotel operations and processes across an international footprint
  • The ability to implement business enhancing decisions via a singular cloud platform

“Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is the first hotel chain globally to embrace a complete transition to the cloud for its hotel operations platform,” said Mike Webster, senior vice president and general manager Oracle Hospitality. “OPERA Cloud was designed to support hoteliers like Mövenpick focus on elevating their signature guest experience while removing the complexity and cost of traditional IT investments. We look forward to Mövenpick’s continued global growth with OPERA Cloud.”

Oracle Hospitality OPERA Cloud services are a cloud-based, mobile-enabled platform for next generation hotel management. Based on Oracle’s OPERA, one of the leading enterprise solution suites for the hospitality industry, OPERA Cloud offers an intuitive user interface, comprehensive functionality for all areas of hotel management; secure data storage and hundreds of key partner interfaces to meet the needs of hotels of all types and sizes. By moving property management technology to the cloud, OPERA Cloud simplifies the IT infrastructure in properties, allowing hotel management and staff to focus on delivering exceptional experiences for their guests.

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About Oracle Hospitality:

Oracle Hospitality brings 35 years of experience in providing technology solutions to food and beverage operators. We provide hardware, software, and services that allow our customers to deliver exceptional guest experiences while maximizing profitability. Our solutions include integrated point-of-sale, loyalty, reporting and analytics, inventory and labor management, all delivered from the cloud to lower IT cost and maximize business agility. For more information about Oracle Hospitality, please visit www.Oracle.com/Hospitality.

About Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts:

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in 24 countries with 83 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers currently in operation. Around 20 properties are planned or under construction, including those in Chiang Mai (Thailand), Al Khobar (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) and Nairobi (Kenya).

Focusing on expanding within its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts specialises in business and conference hotels, as well as holiday resorts, all reflecting a sense of place and respect for their local communities. Of Swiss heritage and with headquarters in central Switzerland (Baar), Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment – all with a personal touch. Committed to supporting sustainable environments, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has become the most Green Globe-certified hotel company in the world.

The hotel company is owned by Mövenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%). For more information, please visit www.movenpick.com.

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CSPs See Cloud Technology Investments as Critical to Improving Customer Experience

Tue, 2017-03-21 07:00
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CSPs See Cloud Technology Investments as Critical to Improving Customer Experience New global study by Oracle reveals the top challenges and opportunities for CSPs as they navigate changing customer expectations

Oracle Industry Connect, Orlando, Fla.—Mar 21, 2017

A new Oracle study announced today conveys that Communication Service Providers (CSPs) top challenge is improving customer experiences, followed closely by keeping up with technological advancements. The survey, "The Communications Cloud: CSPs Take on Tomorrow", polled communications service providers around the world to understand how initiatives such as Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and the Cloud might help them overcome these obstacles and capitalize on new market opportunities.

“CSPs are leveraging cloud technologies to transform their networks and create more compelling experiences for their customers, partners, and employees,” said Doug Suriano, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Communications. “The move to cloud will continue to play a key role in helping CSPs improve their service agility and expand their business with new innovations in IoT, digital, and cloud services.”

CSPs are under attack from increased competition and challenged by shifting customer demands, while aiming to monetize new opportunities and managing network growth. Whether a market leader, or emerging challenger, managing customer expectations was equally challenging to all.

As such, they are turning to technology to help meet increasing customer expectations while managing reduced budgets. NFV and the Cloud were cited as two of the technologies that are helping CSPs improve their competitive position, however they are looking for more than just technology from vendors. CSPs are increasingly looking for partners that can go beyond technology alone to ensure successful implementations and long-term outcomes.

The survey found that CSPs are:

  • Looking to the Cloud: Seventy-one percent of CSPs believe that a communications cloud could simplify operations, speed time to market, and reduce overall effort.
  • Making Progress with Network Function Virtualization: Sixty percent of CSPs noted they have made progress with NFV and many believe it will achieve many of their objectives around cost savings and time to market.

     

  • Expecting More from Their Vendors: Regardless of competitive market position, CSPs generally feel best prepared to handle technical challenges. While quality, cost, and, reducing risk are critical, more than half of CSPs believe the most challenging communications cloud migration hurdles are nontechnical. The survey showed that it’s more important than ever for a cloud partner to provide access to information and expertise, rather than best technology alone.

To learn more about the study and download the Infographic, please visit: Cloud Survey Infographic.

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Oracle Financial Services and Numerix to Leverage Cross Asset Analytics in Oracle FRTB Compliance Solution

Tue, 2017-03-21 07:00
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Oracle Financial Services and Numerix to Leverage Cross Asset Analytics in Oracle FRTB Compliance Solution Oracle to deploy Numerix analytics in new solution to help customers comply with the Bank for International Settlements fundamental review of the trading book capital requirements

Oracle Industry Connect, Orlando, Fla.—Mar 21, 2017

Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications (OFSAA) has announced a collaboration with Numerix, provider of innovative capital markets technology, to develop and bring to market solutions that enable financial institutions to comply with the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB). The offering implements complementary solutions from both Numerix and Oracle to effectively meet the regulatory and business challenges accompanying the new FRTB framework.

“By working with Numerix, we are able to offer the best of both worlds: a comprehensive solution that helps financial institutions meet the computational and business challenges in FRTB compliance,” explains Ambreesh Khanna, Group Vice President and General Manager for Oracle Financial Services. “To develop the highest quality solutions for our customers, Oracle always seeks to work with the best and brightest.”

With the objective of improving the design and coherence of capital standards, the FRTB framework issued by the Bank for International Settlements has introduced fundamental changes in the capital calculation process. Banks are now required to make a significant investment in models and technologies to comply with changes by the end of 2019.

Oracle’s capabilities in financial risk, data management and regulatory reporting, underpinned with deep expertise and analytics from Numerix, will enable financial institutions to meet these new FRTB framework challenges effectively. The collaboration will employ Numerix solutions for mark-to-market, Greeks, market risk and counterparty credit risk. Key features of the offering include:

  • Comprehensive cover of all FRTB requirements, including profit and loss attribution, back-testing, risk factor identification, stress period identification and risk computations
  • Pre-configured methods for computing expected shortfall, CVA capital charge, default risk charge, stress expected shortfall and standardized approach
  • Industry-standard library of models and methods, spanning all asset classes (fixed income, equities, FX, credit, commodities, energy, inflation and hybrids)
  • Full integration with OFSAA’s data foundation and reporting capabilities

“At Numerix we’re proud of the diverse and dynamic ways that the Numerix model library and pricing architecture is integrated into other systems, such as Oracle’s. Combined expertise across the financial services industry ensures end users have the most comprehensive suite of capabilities at their fingertips,” said Steve O’Hanlon, CEO of Numerix. “As one of the industry’s most sophisticated model and pricing library, Numerix technology can easily be used in a wide range of solutions including for FRTB compliance. We’re proud to support Oracle with our world class analytics as they expand their capital markets applications and risk reporting solutions for FRTB.”

Contact Info
Alex Moriconi
Oracle
+1.650.722.0678
alex.moriconi@oracle.com
Emily Jean-Pierre
Numerix
+1.646.898.1294
ejeanpierre@numerix.com
About Oracle

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About Numerix

Numerix is the leading provider of innovative capital markets technology solutions and real-time intelligence capabilities for trading and risk management. Committed to out-of-the box thinking, the exploration and adoption of latest technologies, Numerix is dedicated to driving a more open, fintech oriented, digital financial services market. Built upon a 20+ year analytical foundation of deep practical knowledge, experience and IT understanding, Numerix is uniquely positioned in the financial services ecosystem to help its users reimagine operations, modernize business processes and capture profitability. For more information please visit www.numerix.com.

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