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Benefits Of Transportation and Logistic Dashboards

Nilesh Jethwa - Wed, 2017-09-27 14:45

Transportation and Logistics Dashboard and KPI benefits

Currently, the industry of transportation and logistics is gaining momentum regarding the use of dashboards. Increasingly, non-technical companies involved in this sector are seeing the advantages of implementing data-driven platforms in their marketing goals.

The most particular change seen is the substantial potential as well as interest from small cities to “smart” cities. For instance, startups are co-creating valuable products with transportation and logistics dashboard providers through modern solutions like the TransportBuzz.

Dashboards for Transportation and Logistics

Dashboards or data-driven platforms are a modern way of simplifying how organizations control and manage their access to assets like services and data. Usually, that directs them to the following advantages:

  • More revenue channels.
  • Increased brand awareness and wider reach.
  • External sources that facilitates open innovation.
  • Better operational efficiency.

Read more at http://www.infocaptor.com/dashboard/

Where Can I Find EBS 12.2.7 Documentation?

Steven Chan - Wed, 2017-09-27 13:25

EBS 12.2.7 is the latest update to E-Business Suite 12.2. It be applied online -- you do not need to take your EBS environment down to apply this update.

Our online E-Business Suite Documentation Web Library always contains the latest versions of all of our guides, including our Installation Guides, Upgrade Guides, and Readme Notes:

The following Roadmap Note is also a critical reference, since it is a master index of all official Notes for advanced topics that complement our guides in the Documentation Library:

All EBS sysadmins should bookmark this Note.  The indexed Notes are essential for nearly all EBS installations.  Here are some examples:

  • Load-balancers and DMZs
  • Real Application Clusters for E-Business Suite
  • Upgrade Sizing and Best Practices
  • VM Templates
  • Customizing EBS 12.2
  • OA Framework Developer's Guide
  • Backup and Recovery with Online Patching 
  • Oracle Access Manager and Oracle Internet Directory integration
  • BPEL and SOA Suite 11g Integration
  • Workflow Mailer with Outlook and other cloud email servers
  • Recommended Browsers
  • JAR file signing
  • Upgrading the JDK for EBS servers
  • Encrypting the EBS database with Transparent Data Encryption (TDE)
  • Security Best Practices and FAQ

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Ampersand instead of colon for bind variables

XTended Oracle SQL - Wed, 2017-09-27 10:22

I’ve troubleshooted one query today and I was very surprised that bind variables in this query were specified with &ampersand instead of :colon! I have never seen this before and I couldn’t find anything about this in documentation…
Unfortunately SQL*Plus doesn’t support ampersand yet, even if you disable define (“set define off”),
so I’ve tested such behaviour with this code:

set def off serverout on
exec declare s varchar2(1); begin execute immediate 'select 1 from dual where dummy=&var' into s using 'X'; dbms_output.put_line(s); end;

And it really works! //at least on 11.2.0.2 and 12.2.0.1

SQL> set def off serverout on
SQL> exec declare s varchar2(1); begin execute immediate 'select 1 from dual where dummy=&var' into s using 'X'; dbms_output.put_line(s); end;
1

PL/SQL procedure successfully completed.

SQL> select substr(sql_text,1,40) stext,sql_id,executions,rows_processed from v$sqlarea a where sql_text like '%dual%&var';

STEXT                                 SQL_ID        EXECUTIONS ROWS_PROCESSED
------------------------------------- ------------- ---------- --------------
select 1 from dual where dummy=&var   ckkw4u3atxz02          3              3

SQL> select * from table(dbms_xplan.display_cursor('ckkw4u3atxz02'));

PLAN_TABLE_OUTPUT
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
SQL_ID  ckkw4u3atxz02, child number 0
-------------------------------------
select 1 from dual where dummy=&var

Plan hash value: 272002086

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Id  | Operation         | Name | Rows  | Bytes | Cost (%CPU)| Time     |
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
|   0 | SELECT STATEMENT  |      |       |       |     2 (100)|          |
|*  1 |  TABLE ACCESS FULL| DUAL |     1 |     2 |     2   (0)| 00:00:01 |
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Predicate Information (identified by operation id):
---------------------------------------------------

   1 - filter("DUMMY"=:VAR)


18 rows selected.

Update: Btw, it works for SQL only, not for PL/SQL:

SQL> var v varchar2(1);
SQL> begin &v = 'Z'; end;
  2  /
begin &v = 'Z'; end;
      *
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-06550: line 1, column 7:
PLS-00103: Encountered the symbol "&" when expecting one of the following:

SQL> exec &v := 'X';
BEGIN &v := 'X'; END;

      *
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-06550: line 1, column 7:
PLS-00103: Encountered the symbol "&" when expecting one of the following:
The symbol "&" was ignored.
SQL> exec :v := 'X';

PL/SQL procedure successfully completed.

SQL> select * from dual where dummy=&v
  2  ;

D
-
X

And we can can use mixed placeholders:

SQL> select * from dual where dummy=&v and &v=:v;

D
-
X
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Health and Beauty Companies Get Business Makeover with NetSuite

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

San Mateo, Calif.—Sep 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hair Care Leader Strengthens Hair, Business and Consumer Loyalty

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PR@netsuite.com
About Oracle NetSuite

Oracle NetSuite pioneered the Cloud Computing revolution in 1998, establishing the world's first company dedicated to delivering business applications over the internet. Today, it provides a suite of cloud-based financials / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), HR and omnichannel commerce software that runs the business of companies in more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.netsuite.com.

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Carbon Scales Business Efficiencies with Oracle Cloud Applications

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

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Sep 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

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About Carbon

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

About Oracle

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

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check invalid directories

Laurent Schneider - Wed, 2017-09-27 05:29

To get the status of a directory, I wrote my own function, which uses DBMS_LOB.FILEEXISTS.


CREATE FUNCTION 
  status (DIRECTORY_NAME VARCHAR2)
  RETURN VARCHAR2
IS
BEGIN
  IF (DBMS_LOB.FILEEXISTS(
    BFILENAME (DIRECTORY_NAME, '.')) = 1)
  THEN
    RETURN 'VALID';
  ELSE
    RETURN 'INVALID';
  END IF;
EXCEPTION
  WHEN OTHERS
  THEN
    RETURN SQLERRM;
END;
/


SELECT
  directory_name NAME,
  directory_path PATH,
  status (directory_name) STATUS
FROM dba_directories;

NAME PATH STATUS   
---- ---- ---------
FOO  /foo INVALID  
TMP  /tmp VALID    
BAK  /u99 VALID    

check invalid database link for the DBA

Laurent Schneider - Wed, 2017-09-27 03:47

followup of check invalid database link
If you need to check db link in another schema, you need to create code that run with that schema.

base on the example from yesterday, here is an extended version for the dba


CREATE FUNCTION dba_status
  (owner VARCHAR2, db_link VARCHAR2)
  RETURN VARCHAR2
IS
  PRAGMA AUTONOMOUS_TRANSACTION;
  status   VARCHAR2 (4000);
BEGIN
  EXECUTE IMMEDIATE
'create or replace function "'
|| owner
|| '".status(db_link varchar2) return varchar2 is '
|| 'x number;'
|| 'begin execute immediate ''select 1 from dual@"''
||DB_LINK||''"'' into x;'
|| 'return ''OK'';'
|| 'exception when others then return sqlerrm;'
|| 'end;';
  EXECUTE IMMEDIATE
    'begin :1 := "' || owner 
    ||'".status(''' || db_link || '''); end;'
    USING OUT status;
  EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'drop function "' || owner || '".status';
  COMMIT;
  RETURN status;
END;
/


SELECT 
  owner, db_link, dba_status (owner, db_link) 
FROM dba_db_links;
OWNER DB_LINK DBA_STATUS(OWNER,DB_LINK)                                   
----- ------- --------------------------------
SCOTT L3.EXAM OK
SCOTT L2.EXAM ORA-12154: TNS:could not resolve
SCOTT L1.EXAM ORA-01017: invalid username/pass

What's on at Oracle OpenWorld for Developers using Python, Node.js, PHP, R, C and C++

Christopher Jones - Tue, 2017-09-26 18:08

Oracle Open World Conference Logo

The Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco is approaching and it's time to plan your schedule.  The sessions that I'm tracking are all listed on the official schedule page Application Development with Node.js, Python, PHP, R, C and C++. Bookmark that link!

  Conference Sessions Hands-on Lab Session DevLive Interviews

Come and hear these informal chats at the DevLive Stage, Moscone West Level 1. The discussion is bound to be broad reaching and lively.

  • Node.js: JavaScript Application Development for Oracle Database
    Monday, Oct 02, 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Developer Lounge, Moscone West

  • Building Python Messaging Apps with Oracle DB12c
    Tuesday, Oct 03, 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Developer Lounge, Moscone West

When deterministic function is not

Yann Neuhaus - Tue, 2017-09-26 14:47

When you declare a function-based index, the function is deterministic, which means that calling it with same arguments will always return the same result. This is required because the indexed values, which are the result of the function, are stored in the index. But what happens if you declare a function deterministic when it is not?

I wanted to do this test after reading the following documents about Postgres HOT and WARM.

The relevant read is https://t.co/rCzqdz9RyJ and https://t.co/rFis1lqlFf

— Vladimir Sitnikov (@VladimirSitnikv) August 2, 2017

They say that they cannot vacuum one page at a time because index entries must be cleaned, and there’s a risk when trying to find an index entry from the table in case a user indexed a function which is not actually deterministic. This could lead to logical corruption. So, it seems that Postgres will always navigate from the index to the table and not the opposite. And that is possible in Postgres because they don’t implement DELETE and UPDATE physically. They only do an INSERT with the new version of the whole row and mark the old version as stale.

But Oracle is far more complex than that. Critical OLTP applications must be able to update in-place, without row movement, or the indexes maintenance would kill the performance and the redo generation would be orders of magnitude larger. An update is done in-place and the updated column must maintain the related index. And deletes will also delete all the index entries. Then, Oracle needs to navigate from the table to the index. This is done with a lookup onf the value in the index structure. The value is either a value stored in the table row, or derived with a deterministic function.

So what happens if I declare a function deterministic when it is not?

Here is a table:

SQL> create table DEMO (n not null) pctfree 99 as select rownum from xmltable('1 to 5');
 
Table created.

And here is a function which returns a rendom number. But I declare it deterministic:

SQL> create or replace function DEMO_FUNCTION(n number) return number deterministic as
2 begin
3 return dbms_random.value;
4 end;
5 /
 
Function created.

I declare an index on it:

SQL> create index DEMO_FUNCTION on DEMO(DEMO_FUNCTION(n));
 
Index created.

Oracle cannot verify if the function is deterministic or not, and trusts me.

A full table scan re-calculates the value each time, and do not raise any error.

SQL> select /*+ full(DEMO) */ DEMO_FUNCTION(n),rowid,n from DEMO where DEMO_FUNCTION(n) is not null;
 
DEMO_FUNCTION(N) ROWID N
---------------- ------------------ ----------
.743393494 AAAR5kAAMAAABXbAAA 1
.075404174 AAAR5kAAMAAABXbAAB 2
.601606733 AAAR5kAAMAAABXbAAC 3
.716335239 AAAR5kAAMAAABXbAAD 4
.253810651 AAAR5kAAMAAABXbAAE 5

If you run it several times, you will see different values.

An index acess will show always the same values because they come from the index:

SQL> select /*+ index(DEMO) */ DEMO_FUNCTION(n),rowid,n from DEMO where DEMO_FUNCTION(n) is not null;
 
DEMO_FUNCTION(N) ROWID N
---------------- ------------------ ----------
.135108581 AAAR5kAAMAAABXbAAE 5
.440540027 AAAR5kAAMAAABXbAAD 4
.480565266 AAAR5kAAMAAABXbAAA 1
.546056579 AAAR5kAAMAAABXbAAB 2
.713949559 AAAR5kAAMAAABXbAAC 3

Oracle could have run the function on the value from the table and compare it with the value from the index, and then raise an error. But that would be more expensive.

But then, what happens if I delete a row? Oracle will try to find the index entry by running the function, but then the value is not found in the index:

SQL> delete from DEMO where n=3 and DEMO_FUNCTION(n) is not null;
delete from DEMO where n=3 and DEMO_FUNCTION(n) is not null
*
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-08102: index key not found, obj# 73317, file 12, block 5603 (2)

This is a logical corruption caused by the bug in the function which was declared deterministic but is not. Verifying the deterministic truth would require running the function several times and even that would not detect values that change after days. It is the developer responsibility, to tell the truth. This was just a test. I you are in this case, make the index unusable and fix the function before re-building it.

 

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How to create dashboard for MySQL database

Nilesh Jethwa - Tue, 2017-09-26 10:12

MySQL is the most popular Open Source SQL database management system. Due to its reliability and easy-to-use structure, MySQL is widely used within almost any industry. It is used by both small and big businesses. Among MySQL users you can find such huge companies like Facebook, Youtube, Twitter,etc.

Using MySQL with InfoCaptor does not require any JDBC driver as it uses native PHP drivers. In case you need to use JDBC drivers, please check this resource. MySQL Connector/J is the official JDBC driver for MySQL.

Are you using MySQL for your data marts or data-warehouse? If so, build your Free MySQL dashboard software.

Read more at http://www.infocaptor.com/ice-database-connect-dashboard-to-mysql-sql

Dedicated Network for DataGuard

Michael Dinh - Tue, 2017-09-26 07:50

Just some notes.

Using a separate network for DataGuard in 12c RAC
https://dbamarco.wordpress.com/2015/04/15/using-a-separate-network-for-dataguard-in-12c-rac/

PUTTING DATA GUARD TRAFFIC ON DEDICATED NETWORK INTERFACE
https://ilmarkerm.eu/blog/2015/07/putting-data-guard-traffic-on-dedicated-network-interface/

How configure Multiples Public Network in a Grid Infrastructure 11g R2 (11.2) environment
https://levipereira.wordpress.com/2011/10/22/how-configure-multiples-public-network-an-grid-infrastructure-11g-r2-11-2-environment/


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

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

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Sep 26, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oracle Marketing Cloud is part of Oracle CX Cloud Suite. Oracle CX Cloud Suite empowers organizations to take a smarter approach to customer experience management and business transformation initiatives. By providing a trusted business platform that connects data, experiences and outcomes, Oracle CX Cloud Suite helps customers reduce IT complexity, deliver innovative customer experiences and achieve predictable and tangible business results. The Oracle CX Cloud Suite includes Oracle Commerce Cloud, Oracle Marketing Cloud, Oracle Sales Cloud and Oracle Service Cloud.

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Simon Jones
PR for Oracle
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About Oracle

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

About WeChat

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

About WeChat@Work

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

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

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

Redwood Shores, Calif. —Sep 26, 2017

Oracle announced today that KIK, one of North America’s largest independent manufacturer of consumer packaged goods, has adopted Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud to better serve its growing employee base while updating outdated HR systems and technologies. With Oracle HCM Cloud, KIK has the insights and flexibility to streamline HR processes and gain a unified employee experience across 20 different locations in North America.
 
Doubling its workforce in just three years, KIK’s HR department quickly realized it could no longer keep up with the pace and demand of recruiting, hiring, and managing employees. Outdated systems coupled with manual processes slowed down mission-critical HR functions. Disjointed technologies from multiple vendors lacked the integrated insights necessary for today’s global business environment. Yet KIK wanted to maintain the flexibility and customization to quickly adjust to the needs of its employees and business goals. After evaluating several solutions, including Workday, KIK ultimately opted for Oracle HCM Cloud for its flexibility, functionality, and robust offering.
 
“As a manufacturing partner to the world’s largest retailers and brands such as Top Job®, Greased Lightning®, Prestone®, Clorox Pool Products and Bullfrog®, KIK prides itself on the quality we deliver to each of our customers. However, the HR and payroll system in place could no longer support the very employees that contributed to the company’s incredible success,” said Julie Sereney, vice president, HR Shared Services at KIK. “With Oracle HCM Cloud we will gain global insights to ensure the success of our employees while core HR responsibilities like payroll, talent management, and employee benefits are streamlined under one umbrella.”
 
KIK needed a solution to quickly bring its 15-year-old legacy system up-to-date. While multiple vendors offered complex payroll systems, the company was seeking a service that could centralize several areas of HR into a single, comprehensive system.
 
“Oracle HCM Cloud offers businesses the chance to learn more about its biggest investment – its employees, with a unified view into everything from employee productivity to payroll,” said Gretchen Alarcon, group vice president, HCM Product Strategy at Oracle. “Oracle HCM Cloud delivers a simple, holistic platform that offers the robust HR and payroll solutions that KIK needs as a growing global business.”
 
KIK plans to implement Oracle HCM Cloud in two phases; the first focused on payroll, core HR capabilities, and employee benefits, and the second focused on performance, talent management, and recruiting. 
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About KIK

As one of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer packaged goods (“CPG”), KIK helps a large portfolio of brands and retailers bring their products to life. With leading positions in the multibillion dollar household and personal care (“HPC”), over-the-counter (“OTC”), pool additives and automotive aftermarket categories, we serve over 100 CPG companies and several major North American HPC and automotive aftermarket retailers, including many of the leading players in their respective categories. We have full-service capabilities covering end-to-end contract manufacturing, including project management, innovation and R&D, sourcing and procurement, blending and compounding, filling and packaging, supply chain and distribution, and quality control. Our manufacturing model is highly flexible and we consistently add value to our customers by leveraging our range of services and expertise.

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

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

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Sep 26, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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PTC Windchill Success Story: Measuring so they can Manage

AN EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER LEVERAGES FISHBOWL’S LINKTUNER TO MEASURE WINDCHILL PERFORMANCE BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER A GLOBAL IMPLEMENTATION

A large global customer planned to consolidate their many PTC data management systems into one global Windchill system. End user adoption was going to be a critical factor in a successful deployment and the Creo+Windchill system performance would be a key factor to facilitate end user adoption.  The Windchill team wanted a simple straightforward repeatable method to measure the Creo+Windchill performance that would allow them to:

  • Know what the incumbent system performance was at the time.
  • Measure and performance tune the new system during pre-production activity
  • Monitor the performance on “Day 1”
  • Systematically benchmark and report system performance into the future

As each division was going through migration and Go Live, the customer would run benchmarks on their existing Creo+Windchill environment, run benchmarks on the future systems in the test/QA environments, and then they would run benchmarks during production Go Live.  They also run ongoing scheduled benchmark monitoring to insure system performance does not degrade.  Fishbowl’s LinkTuner gave them a simple process to repeat the exact same benchmark test again and again without loading cache and diminishing the test results.  It also performed the benchmarks on local Creo workstations so it perfectly emulated what the end user does every day (it doesn’t “fake” transactions at the server level).

As each division migrated and went live on the new global Windchill system, the team was confident the users would have a good experience on “Day 1”, and after all you only have one chance at making a good first impression.

Are you looking to go global or maybe go into the cloud?  Are you curious about what the end user performance experience will be like… and I mean really be like?

Get ahead of potential performance issues by testing and benchmarking performance with actual user processes and data with Fishbowl’s LinkTuner for PTC Windchill. Read below for a customer example of how leveraging LinkTuner enabled them to confidently roll out PTC Windchill to their worldwide locations.

RESULTS
  • The customer successfully deployed a global system that outperformed their expectations and high user acceptance scores
  • They consolidated systems for better efficiencies at many levels and processes.
  • LinkTuner regularly benchmarks and measures the Creo – Windchill performance standard from each global location, allowing the client to be proactive with their system administration

 

Contact  Rick Passolt for more information on LinkTuner

The post PTC Windchill Success Story: Measuring so they can Manage appeared first on Fishbowl Solutions.

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check invalid database link

Laurent Schneider - Tue, 2017-09-26 02:20

If one database link is invalid, you cannot select through it


SQL> select * from dual@z;
select * from dual@z
                   *
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-02019: connection description for remote database not found

However, there is no STATUS command in your user_db_links table that you could use. For this purpose, write a function.


create function status(db_link varchar2) 
return varchar2 is 
  x number;
begin
  execute immediate 'select 1 from dual@"'||
        DB_LINK||
        '"' into x;
  return 'OK';
exception
  when others then return sqlerrm;
end;
/


select db_link, status(db_link) from user_db_links;
DB_LINK STATUS(DB_LINK)
------- --------------------------------------------------
L1.EXAM ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied
L2.EXAM ORA-12154: TNS:could not resolve the connect ident
L3.EXAM OK

7 Reasons Developers Won't Believe That Will Make Them Attend Code San Francisco

OTN TechBlog - Tue, 2017-09-26 02:00

It's been 7 months since we kicked off the Oracle Code series in the Bay Area, and since then we’ve visited 17 countries to host thousands of developers, and promote the best and latest content about modern cloud application development. Now, we are 7 days away from the 21st Code event right back to the start: San Francisco! 

After all that learning, traveling, eating, drinking, and laughing, we're back with 7 great reasons for developers to join us at Oracle Code San Francisco on Oct. 3.

#1 Even More Content!

We handpicked 33 exclusive sessions, hands-on labs, and keynotes aimed specifically at helping developers, and it will all be delivered at the Moscone West center on Oct. 3. Just like past Oracle Code events, this is a one-day conference to help you learn about microservices, containers, DevOps, Java, Javascript, SQL, mobile, and a lot more. Now spread over the rest of the week, Code is even more: a full track within JavaOne dedicated for those same areas of interest, located at the same venue and has 92 sessions, 8 birds-of-a-feather discussion sessions, 10 unique hands-on labs, and multiple keynotes.

#2 It's Free!

If you feel like attending JavaOne or Oracle OpenWorld is too much of a commitment to spend — pun intended — an entire week at, we've got you covered. Oracle Code San Francisco is free for developers to attend!

#3 It's Fun!

By attending the Code conference you also get access to a Developer Lounge where you can interact with many high-tech experiences built from the ground-up using Oracle Cloud technologies, Raspberry Pies, and Java. Meet for instance, the upcoming BulletTime Video Ring, which creates a Matrix-like video effect with you as the star.

#4 It Has Great Speakers!

No matter where we went in the world, developers wanted the same thing from a conference: great content and great speakers. And we've got this covered as well. Developers will hear from great speakers such as Adam Bien, Chris Richardson, Baruch Sadogursky, Frank Munz, Leonid Igolnik, Lucas Jellema, Sean Philips, Johan Vos, Viktor Gamov, and Pratik Patel, as well few excellent Oracle speakers like Boris Scholl, Geertjan Wielenga, Joe Levy, Chad ArimuraConnor McDonald, and Dan Mcghan. Here goes the #FollowTuesday by the way!

#5 Keynotes, Music, and Beer!

On Oct. 3, between 4pm and 6:30pm, we will hold the Oracle Code Keynote with Patrick Debois, who will talk about DevOps, and Oracle experts who will share how cloud is changing the way developers build software. Plus, look for some special guests. Right after the keynote, there’s a concerton Howard Street with the folks from Royal Machines bringing the rock'n roll. Beer's on us!

#6 Docker, Containers, and Hands-on Labs!

Oracle Code has three unique hands-on lab opportunities on Tuesday that developers can access for free. Register for these hands-on labs and learn with experts while practicing your coding skills. Find out which labs are available and register for them after signing up for the event.

Also, join Docker engineers and developer advocates like Mano Marks, Eric Smalling, and Ben Bonnefoy and attend the Docker 101 Hands-on Lab on Tuesday at 8am. Plus, don’t miss “Modernizing Traditional Apps: Java Edition,” another session by Docker engineers. 

#7 T-Shirts, Access to Exhibition Hall All Days, and more

If all that above isn’t enough, here's another tip: developers can go on Monday to the Moscone Center, collect their badges, and hang out at the Exhibition Hall. Pick-up a t-shirt and start getting used to the venue, the people, and network with other developers around JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld.

So hurry up and register now!

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Using WebLogic 12C RESTful management for monitoring WebLogic Domains

Yann Neuhaus - Tue, 2017-09-26 01:08

WebLogic 12.2.1 provides a new RESTful management interface with full accesses to all WebLogic Server resources. This interface offers an alternative to the WLST scripting or JMX developments for the management and the monitoring of WebLogic Domains.

The following of this blog provides a few examples demonstrating the simplicity and the efficiency of the REST requests.

WebLogic Server State
When checking a WebLogic Server state, we are interested in the state and in the “ActivationTime” that shows the last time the server was started. Low value can indicate the server was restarted recently and may be automatically by the node manager after a crash.
The following RESTful URL requests the state of a WebLogic Server named “server1”

https://host01:7002/management/weblogic/latest/domainRuntime/serverRuntimes/server1?fields=state,activationTime&links=none

Output:

{
"state": "RUNNING",
"activationTime": 1470982524188
}

The following RESTful URL requests the state of all WebLogic Servers in a domain:

https://host01:7002/management/weblogic/latest/domainRuntime/serverRuntimes?fields=name,state,activationTime&links=none

Output:

{
"name": "AdminServer",
"state": "RUNNING",
"activationTime": 1473234973467
},
{
"name": "server2",
"state": "RUNNING",
"activationTime": 1473235510682
},
{
"name": "server1",
"state": "RUNNING",
"activationTime": 1473235506258
}

Get JVM Key Metrics
Monitoring the memory usage provides a good view on how the application behaves regarding memory consumption. Even if the memory management is a JVM task, the WebLogic Server mbeans can be queried for some heap usage information.
The following RESTful URL requests the JVM key metrics of a WebLogic Server named “server1”

https://host01:7002/management/weblogic/latest/domainRuntime/serverRuntimes/server1/JVMRuntime?links=none&fields=heapSizeCurrent,heapFreeCurrent,heapFreePercent,heapSizeMax

Output:

{
"heapSizeCurrent": 259588096,
"heapFreeCurrent": 101962840,
"heapSizeMax": 518979584,
"heapFreePercent": 72
}

Get WebLogic Threads key metrics
When WebLogic opens up too many threads to service the load, there is a decrease in performance, due to the resources (CPU, Memory) usage.

https://host01:7002/management/weblogic/latest/domainRuntime/serverRuntimes/server1/threadPoolRuntime?links=none&fields=executeThreadIdleCount,hoggingThreadCount,pendingUserRequestCount,completedRequestCount,throughput,healthState

Output:

{
"executeThreadIdleCount": 0,
"completedRequestCount": 4652,
"pendingUserRequestCount": 0,
"throughput": 1.999000499750125,
"hoggingThreadCount": 0,
"healthState": {
"state": "ok",
"subsystemName": null,
"partitionName": null,
"symptoms": []
}
}

Get JDBC Runtime Metrics
“Active Connection Current Count”, “Current Connection High Count”, “Waiting for Connection High count” allows you to validate that you have the correct amount of resources available to service the client’s needs. It’s also helpful to determine if you need to increase or decrease the pool size. While “Wait Seconds High Count”, “Waiting for Connection Failure Total” and “Connection Delay Times” can be used to determine DB responsiveness and how the clients are impacted by the connection pool size.

https://host01:7002/management/weblogic/12.2.1.0/domainRuntime/serverRuntimes/server1/JDBCServiceRuntime/JDBCDataSourceRuntimeMBeans/myDS?links=none&fields=name,activeConnectionsCurrentCount,activeConnectionsHighCount,waitingForConnectionHighCount,waitSecondsHighCount,waitingForConnectionFailure

Output:

{
"name": “myDS",
"state": "Running",
"activeConnectionsCurrentCount": 4,
"activeConnectionsHighCount": 8,
"waitingForConnectionFailureTotal": 0,
"waitingForConnectionHighCount": 0,
"waitSecondsHighCount": 0,
}

Get Application Runtime Metrics
We can fetch some useful information like “how many sessions were connected to the application” and how many concurrent sessions”

https://host01:7002/management/weblogic/latest/domainRuntime/serverRuntimes/server1/applicationRuntimes/SimpleAuctionWebAppDb/componentRuntimes?fields=openSessionsCurrentCount,sessionsOpenedTotalCount,openSessionsHighCount&links=none

Output:

{
"openSessionsCurrentCount": 12,
"sessionsOpenedTotalCount": 255,
"openSessionsHighCount": 15
}

The WebLogic REST management allows to access directly the WebLogic MBeans without any additional resource cost. The Monitoring tools can only benefit from this WebLogic RESTful interface.  As WebLogic RESTful requests used for Monitoring are simple, the java plugin for the dbi monitoring has been developed in two days.

 

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Misco Selects NetSuite OneWorld to Deliver Business Transformation

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

LONDON—Sep 26, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.misco.co.uk

About Oracle NetSuite

Oracle NetSuite pioneered the Cloud Computing revolution in 1998, establishing the world's first company dedicated to delivering business applications over the internet. Today, it provides a suite of cloud-based financials / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), HR and omnichannel commerce software that runs the business of companies in more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.netsuite.co.uk.

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

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