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Billboards to Dashboards: How OUTFRONT Media is Gaining Insights into Market Trends

Tue, 2019-10-08 09:00
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Billboards to Dashboards: How OUTFRONT Media is Gaining Insights into Market Trends

By Peter Schutt, Senior Director, Oracle—Oct 8, 2019

OUTFRONT Media, which manages more than 500,000 outdoor advertising canvases, including the New York City MTA and the Bay Area’s BART, is getting smarter and faster in showing its customers the advantages of outdoor ads.

The longtime Oracle Database Cloud customer this year upgraded to Oracle’s Autonomous Data Warehouse, gaining more-robust data-crunching with machine learning capabilities for faster time to market, enhanced performance and scalability, and a more flexible consumption-based cost model. In combination with Oracle Analytics, OUTFRONT’s Technology Services organization is collaborating with business lines to quickly create valuable reports and dashboards and make it easier to analyze revenue trends and identify opportunities within advertisers’ spend profiles.

For example, OUTFRONT is empowering hundreds of its sales professionals and executives with data visualization and analytics dashboards that incorporate third-party media spend data to quickly create a comprehensive view of a customer’s total advertising spend across all markets and media—outdoor, internet, TV, and radio—and make recommendations on how advertisers can more strategically utilize out-of-home in its media mix. Now, with Autonomous Data Warehouse, a powerful database is provisioned in minutes versus months, and terabytes of third-party data are loaded in minutes and securely published in interactive dashboards to the salesforce.

“The strategic insights that we gain from implementing Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse can help our business tremendously. We can easily examine media spend on behalf of our advertisers and show them how their investment would perform better by shifting spend to outdoor. It helps us achieve maximum results for our customers, which in turn grows our business,” said Derek Hayden Vice President, Data Strategy and Analytics, OUTFRONT Media.

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Watch this video to hear Derek Hayden Vice President, Data Strategy and Analytics, share how OUTFRONT Media is innovating sales with Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse.

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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Momentum Accelerates with New Hires

Tue, 2019-10-08 07:00
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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Momentum Accelerates with New Hires Nearly 2,000 new employees will support customer growth, product innovation, and data center expansion

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Oct 8, 2019

Oracle today announced plans to hire nearly 2,000 employees worldwide to work on its growing Oracle Cloud Infrastructure business. The new roles, which include software development, cloud operations, and business operations, will support Oracle’s rapidly expanding infrastructure customer base, and come as the company rolls out new product innovations and rapidly opens cloud regions around the globe.

“Cloud is still in its early days with less than 20 percent penetration today, and enterprises are just beginning to use cloud for mission-critical workloads,” said Don Johnson, executive vice president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “Our aggressive hiring and growth plans are mapped to meet the needs of our customers, providing them reliability, high performance, and robust security as they continue to move to the cloud.”

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s portfolio has experienced significant growth. Recent product innovations include new automated cloud security services, the launch of Autonomous Linux, and a host of new cloud data services. Only Oracle Gen 2 Cloud is built to run Oracle’s leading suite of enterprise cloud applications and uses machine learning to deliver category-defining autonomous services, including Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Autonomous Linux. Additionally, Oracle is the only cloud infrastructure company in the world that delivers enterprise applications. This gives customers huge cost and competitive advantages and enables them to extend their applications as they grow. 

In the past year, Oracle has opened 12 new Gen 2 Cloud regions and currently operates 16 regions globally, the fastest expansion by any major cloud provider. Continuing its rapid cadence of Oracle Gen 2 Cloud region launches, Oracle plans to add 20 more regions by the end of 2020, bringing the global footprint to 36 total regions. Eleven countries or jurisdictions will have region pairs that facilitate enterprise-class, multi-region, disaster-recovery strategies to better support those customers who want to store their data in-country or in-region. 

Today, Oracle is the only company delivering a complete and integrated set of cloud services and building intelligence into every layer of the cloud. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s growing talent base will ensure customers continue to benefit from best-in-class security, consistent high performance, simple predictable pricing, and the tools and expertise needed to bring enterprise workloads to cloud quickly and efficiently.

In addition to rapid hiring, Oracle will make additional real estate investments to support the expanded Oracle Cloud Infrastructure workforce.

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About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud offers a complete suite of integrated applications for Sales, Service, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain and Manufacturing, plus Highly Automated and Secure Generation 2 Infrastructure featuring the Oracle Autonomous Database. For more information about Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

Future Product Disclaimer

The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, timing, and pricing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products may change and remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation.

Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer

Statements in this article relating to Oracle’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, and intentions are “forward-looking statements” and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Many factors could affect Oracle’s current expectations and actual results, and could cause actual results to differ materially. A discussion of such factors and other risks that affect Oracle’s business is contained in Oracle’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including Oracle’s most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q under the heading “Risk Factors.” 

These filings are available on the SEC’s website or on Oracle’s website at http://www.oracle.com/investor. All information in this article is current as of October 8, 2019 and Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

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Oracle Named a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools for the 11th Consecutive Year

Tue, 2019-10-08 07:00
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Oracle Named a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools for the 11th Consecutive Year Oracle named in Leaders quadrant based on its ability to execute and for completeness of vision

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Oct 8, 2019

Oracle has been named a Leader in Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools report for the 11th consecutive year. This year’s report states, “The data integration tool market is resurging as new requirements for hybrid/intercloud integration, active metadata and augmented data management force a rethink of existing practices.”

“We believe being recognized as a Leader in the Data Integration Tools category for more than a decade highlights Oracle’s ongoing commitment to innovation around the industry’s most challenging data issues,” said Jeff Pollock, vice president product management, Oracle. “With more enterprises moving to cloud or hybrid-cloud environments, it’s important that we continue to invest in our open platform. Not only do we help customers pull from hundreds of Oracle and non-Oracle sources based on their unique environments, but we help deliver value quickly by simplifying data tasks providing intuitive self-service for IT and business users.”

Gartner estimates that “By 2021, more than 80% of organizations will use more than one data delivery style to execute their data integration use cases.” Oracle’s data integration solution, including Oracle GoldenGate, Oracle Data Integrator and Oracle Enterprise Data Quality, deliver a proven and comprehensive solution to simplify enterprise data integration.

Oracle data integration allows enterprises to access and manipulate hundreds of data sources, whether on premises or in the cloud, and accept any data in any shape or format. This solution offers exciting opportunities to accelerate business transformation across a broad spectrum of enterprise customers and partners. We accomplish this by incorporating machine learning and artificial intelligence-powered features to help service all data integration needs.

Oracle also supports its customers by offering a vast network of technical consultants and service providers across its global partner network to aid in the implementation and management of their data integration technologies.

Download a complimentary copy of Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools here.

*Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools” by Ehtisham Zaidi, Eric Thoo, Nick Heudecker. August 1 2019.

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.

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About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud offers a complete suite of integrated applications for Sales, Service, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain and Manufacturing, plus Highly Automated and Secure Generation 2 Infrastructure featuring the Oracle Autonomous Database. For more information about Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

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The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, timing, and pricing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products may change and remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation.

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Oracle Recognized as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Planning and Analysis Solutions for Oracle EPM Cloud

Mon, 2019-10-07 07:00
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Oracle Recognized as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Planning and Analysis Solutions for Oracle EPM Cloud Oracle recognized for completeness of vision and highest for ability to execute

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Oct 7, 2019

Oracle has been named a Leader in Gartner’s 2019 “Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Planning and Analysis Solutions” report for the third consecutive year. Out of 15 companies evaluated, Oracle is positioned as a Leader based on its ability to execute and completeness of vision. A complimentary copy of the report is available here.

According to the report, “Leaders provide mature offerings that meet market demand and have demonstrated the vision necessary to sustain their market position as requirements evolve. Leaders have also demonstrated execution success by having revenue commensurate with other high-performing leaders in this market study, as well as by having a larger number of customers. The hallmark of Leaders is that they focus on and invest in their offerings to the point in which they lead the market and can affect its overall direction. As a result, Leaders can be vendors to watch as you try to understand how new market offerings might evolve. Leaders typically possess a large, satisfied customer base (relative to the size of the market) and enjoy high visibility within the market. Their size and financial strength enable them to remain viable in a challenging economy. Leaders typically respond to a wide market audience by supporting broad market requirements. However, they may fail to meet the specific needs of vertical markets or other, more specialized segments.”

“To help organizations of all sizes navigate a complex and dynamic global business environment, Oracle remains committed to providing the innovation and advanced technologies that can help our EPM Cloud customers achieve superior business value and competitive advantage,” said Hari Sankar, Group Vice President, Product Management, Oracle. “We are thrilled to be acknowledged once again as a Leader by Gartner. We believe this report further validates our product strengths, investment focus and customer successes.”

Oracle EPM Cloud is the only complete and connected EPM solution on a common platform that addresses financial and operational planning, consolidation and close, data management, reporting, and analysis processes. With native integration with the broader Oracle Cloud Applications suite, which includes Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Human Capital Management (HCM) and Customer Experience (CX) SaaS applications, Oracle helps customers to stay ahead of changing expectations, build adaptable organizations, and realize the potential of the latest innovations.

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Planning and Analysis Solutions, Robert Anderson, John Van Decker, Greg Leiter, 8 August 2019
 

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The Oracle Cloud offers a complete suite of integrated applications for Sales, Service, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain and Manufacturing, plus Highly Automated and Secure Generation 2 Infrastructure featuring the Oracle Autonomous Database. For more information about Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

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Online Wine Retailer Fine-Tunes Inventory and Speeds Delivery with Oracle Cloud

Thu, 2019-10-03 09:00
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Online Wine Retailer Fine-Tunes Inventory and Speeds Delivery with Oracle Cloud

By Guest Author, Oracle—Oct 3, 2019

Enjoying wine may be an age-old pleasure, but making sure online buyers get the right wine delivered promptly is a very modern concern.

Vinomofo, founded in 2011 in an Adelaide garage with a focus on making great wines available to wine lovers and to help great wine makers grow. The company now serves half a million wine buyers in Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. Vinomofo initially focused on marketing, customer interaction and sales while relying on a third-party to handle warehousing, logistics, stock levels and distribution.

While the service from the third party supplier was great, it was not a scalable solution. Vinomofo decided it had to take back the control of the back-office tasks, but with the help of a technology partner.

In light of this strategic change, it turned to Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud (WMS), giving Vinomofo a better handle on key data such as inventory levels and reporting. The Oracle cloud-based system lets the company check key performance indicators (KPIs) to make sure employees and the system itself meet expectations.

These automated processes enable Vinomofo to focus on the wine itself and the company’s 550,000 strong member base, rather than worrying about the logistics and back of house operations. Since using WMS, Vinomofo has been able to deliver wine three times faster—we’ll raise a glass to that!

It also allowed Vinomofo to start a new “click-and-collect” service in its Melbourne distribution center in three weeks of using the software. The system will also enable customers to mix their own cases, something Vinomofo is excited to launch within the next 12 months.

Use of the Oracle technology has improved both the accuracy of inventory stock checks and made it easier to offer same-day shipping.

According to Krista Diez-Simson, CFO and COO Vinomofo, “Oracle cloud has enabled us to focus on quality and curation whilst warehousing and distribution now take care of themselves.” 

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In this video, Krista Diez-Simson, CFO and COO of Vinomofo, shares how Oracle Cloud is helping the company focus on what it does best—delivering wine.

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Accenture and Oracle Help Insurers Meet IFRS 17 and LDTI Accounting Standards

Wed, 2019-10-02 15:00
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Accenture and Oracle Help Insurers Meet IFRS 17 and LDTI Accounting Standards New solution enables insurers to more effectively digitize their financial information and improve financial reporting of their insurance contracts

NEW YORK—Oct 2, 2019

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Oracle today unveiled an integrated technology and services offering that enables insurers to digitize their financial information and meet accounting reporting standards for the International Accounting Standard Board’s (IASB) IFRS 17 and US GAAP Long Duration Targeted Improvements (LDTI).
 
Combining Oracle’s IFRS 17 and Finance solutions with Accenture’s deep expertise and capabilities, the offering includes preconfigured templates, rules and reports to help insurers address the complexity associated with these accounting standards and ensure compliance.
 
Effective Jan. 1, 2022, IFRS 17 provides new standards for how insurers recognize revenue tied to their insurance contracts. Similarly, LDTI changes the assumptions insurers use to measure the liability of future policy benefits for traditional insurance contracts.
 
Many industry observers consider these new accounting standards to be the most challenging financial reporting changes for insurers in decades, requiring innovative approaches using new technology. Together, Accenture and Oracle have created a solution that drive benefits beyond the finance function to the entire enterprise. Recent Accenture research revealed that CFOs who fully harness the power of data and new technologies can drive value, improve efficiency and empower CEOs with strategic insights.
 
“The changes required from IFRS 17 provide an opportunity for insurers to capitalize on their rich repositories of data and derive more value from advanced analytics,” said Steve Culp, a senior managing director at Accenture and global head of the company’s Finance & Risk practice. “This joint offering provides the first steps on the journey to a full digitization of finance, enabling insurance CFOs to drive the enterprise strategy beyond the borders of the finance function.”
 
Sonny Singh, general manager and senior vice president, Oracle Financial Services, added, “IFRS 17/LDTI Standards are a historic change to insurance revenue recognition requirements. It presents a unique opportunity for insurers to align and transform disparate business processes and gain greater operational efficiency and insight. Oracle’s modern integrated solution, combined with Accenture’s comprehensive services, will allow adoption of IFRS 17 standards and establish the baseline for a wider insurance modernization initiative.”

The new solution is built into Accenture myConcerto, a fully integrated digital platform that brings together Accenture’s most disruptive thinking, leading industry solutions and Oracle technologies to drive enterprise transformation. It is one of the latest offerings developed through the longstanding Accenture and Oracle alliance, which has spanned more than 25 years. Accenture has been one of Oracle’s leading systems integration partners globally, with more than 54,000 Oracle-skilled consultants around the world who help clients accelerate digital transformation by implementing Oracle-based business solutions and new business processes that develop and evolve as their digital business grows. Accenture is a Global Cloud Elite and Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) and is certified as an Oracle Cloud Excellence Implementer.
 
More information about the offering can be found here.

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About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 492,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

About Oracle Financial Services

Oracle Financial Services provides solutions for retail banking, corporate banking, payments, asset management, life insurance, annuities and healthcare payers. With our comprehensive set of integrated digital and data platforms, banks and insurers are empowered to deliver next generation financial services. Our intelligent and open digital solutions enable customer-centric transformation, support collaborative innovation and drive efficiency. Our data and analytical platforms help financial institutions drive customer insight, integrated risk and finance, fight financial crime and comply with regulations. To learn more about Oracle Financial Services visit our website. Click here to learn more about Oracle IFRS 17 solutions.

Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program—an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners.

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Oracle Buys CrowdTwist

Wed, 2019-10-02 05:48
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Oracle Buys CrowdTwist Extends Oracle CX with Leading Cloud-Native Omni-Channel Loyalty Solution

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Oct 2, 2019

Oracle today announced it signed an agreement to acquire CrowdTwist, the leading cloud-native customer loyalty solution to empower brands to offer personalized customer experiences. The solution offers over 100 out-of-the-box engagement paths, providing rapid time-to-value for marketers to develop a more complete view of the customer. Upon the close of the acquisition, the CrowdTwist team will join the Oracle Customer Experience (CX) Cloud organization.

In today’s omni-channel environment, customer retention is critical to every business and loyalty is the unifying component for a brand across all marketing initiatives. Yet, many loyalty products offer static, single-channel, spend-and-get programs loaded with services and customization, creating difficult to adapt programs which are costly to implement and maintain. CrowdTwist’s cloud loyalty solution offers adaptable programs tailored to the needs of the customer to offer discounts, points, check-ins or rewards.

Together, Oracle and CrowdTwist will enable organizations of all sizes to deliver personalized engagement and extend loyalty and reward programs to a brand’s most beneficial customer behaviors. The combination offers several benefits to customers:

  • Tightly couple loyalty programs with the orchestration of B2C brands and customers through existing integration with Oracle Responsys.
  • Heighten customer intelligence and the value of loyalty program data through future integration with Oracle CX Unity.
  • Utilize loyalty and retention data to optimize B2B marketing campaigns via expanded integrations with Oracle Eloqua.
  • Deliver comprehensive, end-to-end loyalty view at transaction and store levels by extending current integrations with Oracle’s leading industry-specific retail, hospitality and food & beverage applications.

“Oracle is taking a unique approach to the customer data platform space, enabling the application of intelligence across every customer touchpoint,” said Rob Tarkoff, Executive Vice President, Oracle. “CrowdTwist’s leading loyalty platform will significantly augment Oracle CX’s ability to help our customers build more meaningful relationships with their customers.”

“The combination with Oracle validates CrowdTwist’s world-class technology, employees and customers,” said Scott Matthews, CEO of CrowdTwist. “We could not have found a more compelling partner to advance our vision of customer loyalty at scale.”

More information about this announcement is available at www.oracle.com/crowdtwist.

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About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud offers a complete suite of integrated applications for Sales, Service, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain and Manufacturing, plus Highly Automated and Secure Generation 2 Infrastructure featuring the Oracle Autonomous Database. For more information about Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

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Oracle is currently reviewing the existing CrowdTwist product roadmap and will be providing guidance to customers in accordance with Oracle’s standard product communication policies. Any resulting features and timing of release of such features as determined by Oracle’s review of CrowdTwist’s product roadmap are at the sole discretion of Oracle. All product roadmap information, whether communicated by CrowdTwist or by Oracle, does not represent a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract.

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This document contains certain forward-looking statements about Oracle and CrowdTwist, including statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning Oracle’s proposed acquisition of CrowdTwist, anticipated customer benefits and general business outlook. When used in this document, the words “anticipates”, “can”, “will”, “look forward to”, “expected” and similar expressions and any other statements that are not historical facts are intended to identify those assertions as forward-looking statements. Any such statement may be influenced by a variety of factors, many of which are beyond the control of Oracle or CrowdTwist, that could cause actual outcomes and results to be materially different from those projected, described, expressed or implied in this document due to a number of risks and uncertainties. Potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, the possibility that the transaction will not close or that the closing may be delayed, the anticipated synergies of the combined companies may not be achieved after closing, the combined operations may not be successfully integrated in a timely manner, if at all, general economic conditions in regions in which either company does business may deteriorate and/or Oracle or CrowdTwist may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what impact they will have on the results of operations or financial condition of Oracle or CrowdTwist. You are cautioned to not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this document. Neither Oracle nor CrowdTwist is under any duty to update any of the information in this document.

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SKY Brasil Sees a 90% Reduction in Time to Market with Oracle Cloud

Tue, 2019-10-01 09:00
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SKY Brasil Sees a 90% Reduction in Time to Market with Oracle Cloud

By Peter Schutt, Senior Director, Oracle—Oct 1, 2019

All throughout Brazil, in indigenous areas, remote cities, and low-income communities, SKY Brasil is providing satellite service. More than five million customers—nearly 30% of Brasil’s paying TV subscribers—rely on SKY to distribute digital programming across the nation.

Since SKY’s inception in 1996, the telecommunications and media industry has experienced tremendous change. The growing demand for seamless, personalized service and content requires providers to constantly innovate both their technology and content. To meet this demand, SKY set out to build targeted marketing strategies adapted to satisfy the needs of each individual customer.

SKY turned to Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse to provide a high-performing, secure data warehouse that would enable the company to perform real-time marketing analytics. The self-driving autonomous database was set up and in production in 90% less time than SKY’s previous on-premises environment.

The autonomous database that tunes, patches, and maintains itself with zero downtime enabled SKY’s IT resources to dedicate 90% of its time to more-strategic data modeling. It saw a 60% cost savings by no longer procuring and managing hardware equipment and software licenses in a data center.

SKY’s marketing team can now run campaigns on demand with the flexibility to scale at any time. With the power of Autonomous Data Warehouse on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, SKY is delivering exact offers to the right customers at the right time, propelling the business to the leading edge of telecommunications.

“In addition to the high performance of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, the adoption of Autonomous Data Warehouse has streamlined processes and enabled us to reach our customers with the right offering at the right time,” said André Nazare IT Director of SKY Brasil.

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In this video, SKY Brasil’s CIO, Alberto Camardelli, shares how SKY Brasil is transforming telecom with Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse.

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Bealls, Inc. Drives Operational Agility with Oracle Retail Cloud

Tue, 2019-07-23 09:00
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Bealls, Inc. Drives Operational Agility with Oracle Retail Cloud American retailer continues digital transformation with new retail technologies

Bradenton, Florida and Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jul 23, 2019

Bealls, Inc., the company behind more than 500 stores has turned to the Oracle Retail Cloud to digitally transform its operations and drive agility. With new inventory arriving weekly, Bealls recognized the need to modernize processes and gain new management efficiencies of their extensive inventory spanning casual lifestyle, apparel and home merchandise. After a successful implementation of Oracle Human Capital Management (HMC) Cloud and Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud, Bealls continues to modernize its technology infrastructure with Oracle Retail Merchandise Operations, Oracle Retail Home, and Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service.

“Retail is a dynamic industry that must keep pace with the speed of fashion and continuous disruption from new ecommerce players. Cloud technology has become a strategic investment for us to compete and grow by continuously adopting new innovations and best practices from Oracle that allow us to make more informed business decisions faster than ever before,” said Dave Massey, chief digital and technology officer, Bealls. “With new insights from cloud solutions, we’re able to better understand our customers and make sure we make the right inventory investments that keep them wanting to return.”

Bealls, Inc. leverages traditional and off-price stores to tailor the customer experience. With the Oracle Retail implementation, Bealls will have more information and insight to drive its channel strategy. Logic Information Systems, an Oracle PartnerNetwork Gold level member, will implement a phased cloud deployment of the new solutions.

“To compete in the modern retail world, retailers like Bealls need to be focused on financial performance while delivering a tailored brand experience that converts consumers into advocates,” said Mike Webster, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Retail. “By shifting to the cloud, Bealls can leverage a continuous cadence of innovation from Oracle Retail that allows them to respond to ever evolving market demands.”

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About Oracle Retail

Oracle is the modern platform for retail. Oracle provides retailers with a complete, open, and integrated platform for best-of-breed business applications, cloud services, and hardware that are engineered to work together. Leading fashion, grocery, and specialty retailers use Oracle solutions to accelerate from best practice to next practice, drive operational agility and refine the customer experience. For more information, visit our website at www.oracle.com/retail.

About Oracle

The Oracle Cloud offers a complete suite of integrated applications for Sales, Service, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain and Manufacturing, plus Highly Automated and Secure Generation 2 Infrastructure featuring the Oracle Autonomous Database. For more information about Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

About Bealls Inc.

Headquartered in Bradenton, Florida since its founding in 1915, the family-owned corporation now operates more than 550 stores in 15 states under the names of Bealls, Bealls Outlet, Burkes Outlet, Home Centric and Bunulu.

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Oracle Health Sciences Clinical Trial Product Named a Leader in Everest Group PEAK Matrix™

Tue, 2019-07-23 07:00
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Oracle Health Sciences Clinical Trial Product Named a Leader in Everest Group PEAK Matrix™ Noted as the highest scoring vendor in Vision and Capability for Life Sciences Clinical Trials Products

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jul 23, 2019

Oracle Health Sciences was positioned as a Leader and the highest scoring vendor in Vision and Capability in the Everest Group PEAK Matrix™ 2019 Assessment of Life Sciences Clinical Trials Products. Everest Group assesses vendors based on their market impact (market adoption, value delivered and portfolio mix) and vision and capability (vision and strategy, functionality, flexibility and ease of deployment, engagement and commercial model and support).

“We are honored to be recognized again as a leader and to be positioned the highest in what we believe is a critical metric–vision and capability. With the launch of Oracle Health Sciences Clinical One, the acquisition of goBalto for study startup, and our prowess in safety, we are able to offer the innovation, stability, reliability and longevity pharma customers are looking for in a technology partner,” said Steve Rosenberg, vice president and general manager for Oracle Health Sciences. 

Everest Group highlighted that as a leader in the industry, Oracle Health Sciences has been adding new innovations to its existing eClincial solutions, enabling the industry to advance clinical trials, and make significant progress in running faster, higher quality and lower cost trials.

“The clinical trials landscape has a significant opportunity for digitalization that focuses on enhancing trial efficiency, optimizing costs, and reducing cycle time to get drugs to market faster. Currently, most life sciences firms use disparate point solutions for different functions across their clinical trials. Oracle Health Sciences with its Clinical One platform is focusing on enabling a platform-led future to help life sciences firms accelerate digital transformation. With its emphasis on developing integrated solutions to assist trial design, site management, and patient safety, Oracle Health Sciences emerges as a credible partner for life sciences firms,” said Nitish Mittal, Practice Director, Healthcare and Life Sciences Technology at Everest Group.

Everest Group identified several Oracle Health Sciences strengths that placed them as the leader in the vision and capability corner, including:

  • Acquisitions and alliances across all phases of clinical trials to build a holistic set of offerings
  • Integrated end-to-end vision and market messaging

“For decades we have worked closely with emerging firms to the household names in pharmaceuticals to tackle the most complex clinical trials,” added Rosenberg. “This is a testament to our continued dedication to the needs of our customers and commitment to helping them bring therapies to patients faster without sacrificing safety and quality.”

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Oracle Health Sciences breaks down barriers and opens new pathways to unify people and processes to bring new drugs to market faster. As a leader in Life Sciences technology, Oracle Health Sciences is trusted by 29 of the top 30 pharma, 10 of the top 10 biotech and 10 of the top 10 CROs for managing clinical trials and pharmacovigilance around the globe.

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Explaining Oracle’s Success in Cloud Applications

Wed, 2019-07-17 14:00
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Explaining Oracle’s Success in Cloud Applications

By Michael Hickins—Jul 17, 2019

The University of Pittsburgh has moved its business to Oracle Cloud Applications to improve efficiency and organizational insights.

Every business and every business leader today wants to modernize using technology, all while reducing costs and, above all, eliminating complexity.

From insurance to health care to education to luxury goods, companies across all industries are juggling competing demands from employees, consumers, and partners, and are being challenged to make better decisions across the board, more quickly than ever.

And they’re looking to large business cloud providers like Oracle to not only simplify IT and make it more accessible to stakeholders, but to provide continuous improvements, such as the inclusion of intuitive AI and machine learning tools.

“Technology is an incredible enabler that can help organizations… not just streamline processes, but also improve engagement and transform existing business processes and models,” says Rondy Ng, senior vice president of applications development at Oracle.

Monte Ciotto, associate vice chancellor of financial information systems at the University of Pittsburgh, which recently decided to implement Oracle ERP Cloud, noted the critical importance of technology in the university’s ability to achieve its mission. “To maximize value and impact, our technology must be a coordinated effort across business functions,” he said. “With Oracle ERP Cloud we’ll be able to manage finance, HR and student data on the same platform, creating a single source of truth that improves efficiency and organizational insights.”

These types of organizational insights are in large part driven by analytics, AI, and ML functions of the type being embedded within the larger Oracle ERP Cloud and Oracle HCM Cloud application suites.

Oracle’s strong position is underlined by a statement from IDC cited by Oracle CEO Mark Hurd during the most recent earnings report: “Per IDC's latest annual market share results, Oracle gained the most market share globally out of all enterprise applications SaaS vendors three years running—in calendar year ‘16, ‘17 and ‘18.”*

Hurd noted a number of businesses that have recently chosen Oracle as its cloud provider, including Ferguson, a $21 billion wholesale plumbing equipment distributor, which is using Oracle ERP Cloud, along with EPM and supply chain.

Other recent converts to the Oracle Cloud Applications suite include Argo Insurance, Experian, Helmerich & Payne, Wright Medical, Emerson Electric, Rutgers University, Waste Management, and Tiffany.

If Oracle is succeeding so wildly in the enterprise cloud apps space, it’s only because it’s helping its customers succeed by making it easier for them to find answers and solutions to the mounting challenges that face them day to day.

“Education is evolving and the technology that drives our organization forward needs to reflect modern education best practices,” said Becky King, associate vice president of IT, Baylor University. “Shifting to Oracle Cloud Applications will help us introduce modern best practices that will make our organization more efficient and reach our goal of becoming a top-tier, Christian research institution. Moving core finance, planning and HR systems to one cloud-based platform will also improve business insight and enhance our ability to respond to changing dynamics in education.”

*Source: Per IDC’s latest annual market share results, Oracle gained the most market share globally out of all Enterprise Applications SaaS vendors three years running—in CY16, CY17 and CY18.

Source: IDC Public Cloud Services Tracker, April 2019. Enterprise Applications SaaS refers to the IDC SaaS markets CRM, Engineering, Enterprise Resource Management (including HCM, Financial, Enterprise Performance Management, Payroll, Procurement, Order Management, PPM, EAM), SCM, and Production and Operations Applications

Oracle Named a Leader in Retail Price Optimization Applications Worldwide

Wed, 2019-07-17 07:00
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Oracle Named a Leader in Retail Price Optimization Applications Worldwide Recognized for providing next-generation retail planning in the age of curated merchandise orchestration

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jul 17, 2019

Oracle was recently named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Retail Price Optimization Applications 2019 Vendor Assessment.1 The list includes price optimization vendors focused on the B2C business model based on their client base, use of advanced analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), and prominence on enterprise retailers’ buying shortlist. Oracle Retail’s placement as a leader underscores its continued investment in analytics, optimization, and data sciences. With these offerings, retailers gain an unprecedented line of sight into the future performance of their assortments and the impact every promotional offer will have on the bottom line.

The IDC MarketScape report notes that “that traditional retail planning, of which life-cycle price optimization is a key part, has run its course. We’ve defined next-generation retail planning as curated merchandise orchestration (CMO). CMO is the central nervous system of enterprise and ecosystem signals that harmonizes its own and adjacent processes from design to deliver. Pricing spans the curating and orchestrating sides of CMO as a flywheel to create sufficient demand and efficient sell-through of inventory.” In the report, IDC recognized Oracle for their deep expertise and technology assets in complementary merchandising and supply chain planning analytics, execution, and operations as well as its omni-channel commerce platform.

Oracle Retail’s price, promotion, and markdown optimization applications leverage Oracle Retail Science Platform Cloud Service which combines AI, machine learning, and decision science with data captured from Oracle Retail SaaS applications as well as third-party data. The unique property of these self-learning applications is that they detect trends, learn from results, and increase their accuracy the more they are used, adding massive amounts of contextual data to get a clearer picture on what motivates outcomes. These pricing applications are complemented by a broad suite of retail planning, optimization, and execution applications—particularly financial planning.

“Retailers have a big opportunity to leverage machine learning and retail science to bring their business to the next level of ‘curated merchandise orchestration,’” said Jeff Warren, vice president, Oracle Retail. “Oracle provides retailers with next-practice price optimization applications based on our Retail Science Platform, empowering them to automate and predict the impact of pricing decisions while simultaneously delivering offers that delight their customers and increase redemption rates.”

Oracle Retail solutions considered in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Price Optimization Applications, 2019 Vendor Assessment, include Oracle Retail Merchandising System Cloud Service, Oracle Retail Customer Engagement Cloud Service, Oracle Retail Planning and Optimization Suite, and the Oracle Retail Science Platform Cloud Service.

Access a complimentary excerpt copy of the report for further details.

1 IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Retail Price Optimization Applications 2019 Vendor Assessment, doc #US45034619,  May 2019

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About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

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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2019 Oracle ITA National Fall Championships Come to Newport Beach, California

Thu, 2019-07-11 12:00
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2019 Oracle ITA National Fall Championships Come to Newport Beach, California

TEMPE, Ariz.—Jul 11, 2019

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and Oracle announced today that Newport Beach Tennis Club and The Tennis Club at Newport Beach Country Club will serve as host sites for the 2019 Oracle ITA National Fall Championships November 6–10. The men’s and women’s finals will be held at Newport Beach Tennis Club.

The event returns to Southern California for the second time in the last three years. Arizona’s Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex held the tournament in 2018. The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Indian Wells Tennis Garden co-hosted in 2017.

“Oracle’s commitment to college tennis continues to help move our sport to the forefront of intercollegiate athletics,” ITA Chief Executive Officer Dr. Timothy Russell said. “The ITA is proud that our championships are some of the best in college sports. We are very excited to come to Newport Beach, which promises to ensure a fantastic student-athlete experience.”

The Newport Beach Tennis Club features 19 lighted tennis courts and a sunken center court with stadium seating. It has hosted numerous professional events throughout its history, including the Davis Cup and Oracle Challenger Series. The Tennis Club at Newport Beach offers 24 outdoor courts.

“Oracle remains committed to collegiate tennis and ensuring young players get the opportunity to improve their games and compete in great venues,” Oracle CEO Mark Hurd said.  “We’re looking forward to seeing American collegians and juniors play some terrific tennis at this year’s Oracle ITA National Championships.”

The Oracle ITA National Fall Championships features 128 of the nation’s top collegiate singles players (64 men and 64 women) and 64 doubles teams (32 men’s teams and 32 women’s teams). It is the only event on the collegiate tennis calendar that highlights competitors from all five divisions (NCAA Divisions I, II, III, NAIA, and Junior College) playing in the same tournament. Now in its third year, the event replaced the ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships.

The Oracle ITA National Fall Championships joins the Oracle ITA Masters as one of two major collegiate tournaments held in the Southern California area and co-sponsored by Oracle and the ITA. The Oracle Masters returns to Pepperdine University and the Malibu Racquet Club for the fifth consecutive year and is scheduled for Sept. 26–29.

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The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) is committed to serving college tennis and returning the leaders of tomorrow. As the governing body of college tennis, the ITA oversees men’s and women’s varsity tennis at NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community College divisions. The ITA administers a comprehensive awards and rankings program for men’s and women’s varsity players, coaches and teams in all divisions, providing recognition for their accomplishments on and off the court. For more information on the ITA, visit the ITA website at www.itatennis.com, like the ITA on Facebook or follow @ITA_Tennis on Twitter and Instagram.

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GoCardless Banks on NetSuite to Support International Expansion

Thu, 2019-07-11 03:00
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GoCardless Banks on NetSuite to Support International Expansion NetSuite Helps Innovative UK Fintech Company Enhance Financial Operations and Reshape Global Payments Industry

LONDON, UK—Jul 11, 2019

GoCardless, a global direct debit network headquartered in the UK, has selected Oracle NetSuite to support its mission to take the pain out of getting paid for businesses with recurring revenue. With NetSuite, the fintech company, which grew by 60 percent in the last year, has been able to automate financial management and help reduce the complexities of operating across multiple markets, currencies and tax laws as it rapidly expands its international operations.

Founded in 2012, GoCardless has created a global bank debit network to rival credit and debit cards, as well as a platform designed to take invoice, subscription, membership and installment payments. As demand for its services grows, with $10 billion in transactions a year and 40,000 customers around the world, GoCardless needed a single, scalable business platform that could provide the visibility and control required to optimise its financial reporting. After a careful evaluation, GoCardless selected NetSuite to manage and automate core business processes.

“Since implementing NetSuite, we have gone from basic accounting to conducting in-depth financial analysis,” said Catherine Birkett, CFO, GoCardless. “We can now report financial close faster and more accurately, quickly and easily setup new subsidiaries, and efficiently meet our stakeholders’ reporting requirements. This is incredibly valuable as we continue to expand into new markets and the best part about NetSuite is we now have a solution that will scale with our growth path for years to come.”

With NetSuite, GoCardless will be able to increase the agility of its financial operations as it expands globally. By gaining a unified view into the business, GoCardless will be better enabled to address the complexity it faces with entering new international markets and make decisions more confidently and quickly.

“GoCardless has a very advanced business model that is changing the way organisations collect payments,” said Nicky Tozer, VP of EMEA, Oracle NetSuite. “As its network expands to cover North America, Australia and more than 30 European countries, GoCardless needed a single and scalable business platform that could support its future growth and that’s why it selected NetSuite.”

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About GoCardless

GoCardless is a global leader in recurring payments. GoCardless’ global payments network and technology platform take the pain out of getting paid for businesses with recurring revenue. More than 40,000 businesses worldwide, from multinational corporations to SMBs, transact through GoCardless each month, and the business processes $10bn of payments each year. GoCardless now has five offices: UK, France, Australia, Germany and USA.

About Oracle NetSuite

For more than 20 years, Oracle NetSuite has helped organizations grow, scale and adapt to change. NetSuite provides a suite of cloud-based applications, which includes financials/Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), HR, professional services automation and omnichannel commerce, used by more than 18,000 customers in 203 countries and dependent territories.

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

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Oracle Names Rona Fairhead to the Board of Directors

Wed, 2019-07-10 15:45
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Oracle Names Rona Fairhead to the Board of Directors

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jul 10, 2019

The Oracle Board of Directors today announced that it has unanimously elected Rona A. Fairhead to the company’s Board of Directors. The election is effective as of July 31, 2019 and increases the size of the Board to 15 directors.

“I am very pleased to welcome Mrs. Fairhead to the Board,” said Larry Ellison, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Technology Officer. Bruce Chizen, Chair of the Nomination and Governance Committee, added, “Mrs. Fairhead is an accomplished leader with extensive international experience in finance, risk management, government affairs and global operations.  The Board will benefit from her unique perspective.”

Mrs. Fairhead, 57, most recently served as Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion, Department for International Trade in the United Kingdom from September 2017 to May 2019. She previously served as Chair of the British Broadcasting Corporation Trust (BBC) from 2014 to 2017. From 2006 to 2013, Mrs. Fairhead served as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Times Group Limited, which was a division of Pearson plc, and, prior to that, she served as Pearson’s Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Pearson, Mrs. Fairhead held a variety of leadership positions at Bombardier Inc. and Imperial Chemical Industries plc. Mrs. Fairhead previously served as a director of HSBC Holdings plc and PepsiCo, Inc.

Members of Oracle’s Board of Directors serve one-year terms and stand for election at the company’s next annual meeting of stockholders in November 2019.

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Auto Seat Manufacturer TACHI-S Builds Global Talent Management Foundation with Oracle HCM Cloud

Wed, 2019-07-10 11:23
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Auto Seat Manufacturer TACHI-S Builds Global Talent Management Foundation with Oracle HCM Cloud Oracle HCM will drive innovation and optimize HR for TACHI-S worldwide, across 66 offices in 14 countries

Tokyo, Japan—Jul 10, 2019

Oracle Corporation Japan announced today that TACHI-S Co., Ltd., a leading independent automobile seat supplier, which handles everything from seat design and development to manufacturing, has selected Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud to solidify the future of its global HR development. Oracle HCM Cloud will become the company’s global HR management framework, enabling TACHI-S to manage operations for more than 13,000 employees worldwide using one single system.

Established in 1954, TACHI-S has outpaced its rivals with technological advancements to create appealing seats for countless automobile manufacturers. The company has created a unique advantage with its technical and developmental capabilities to handle a wide range of vehicle types—including luxury cars and sports cars, compact cars, and even trucks – on a global scale.

With 66 regional business sites across 14 countries, including the United States, Mexico and China, the team at global headquarters in Japan is currently advancing its "Global Teamwork 2020" management strategy. This strategy is aimed at increasing the business value of TACHI-S through globally-integrated management to ensure that the company continues to be selected based on the trust of its customers. With this goal in mind, TACHI-S established its Global HR Department in April 2019, which has since launched a variety of projects to optimize the deployment of human resources around the globe, including efforts to develop personnel who can succeed internationally and create a worldwide HR management system. This can only be achieved by linking regional workforces and sharing human resources information globally, which is why TACHI-S has chosen Oracle HCM Cloud.

Helping businesses recruit, retain and engage their workforce, Oracle HCM Cloud delivers a complete, global HR solution to streamline processes and optimize performance with workforce analytics. Driven by emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning, the integrated suite enables customers to make faster and smarter business decisions in order to keep up with changing employee expectations and market demands.

When searching for a solution to support the work of its global HR departments, TACHI-S selected Oracle HCM Cloud for its ability to consolidate all HR-related data in a single database and analyze data in a comprehensive and multi-faceted manner.

"Our overseas sales ratio is around 60%, so all our global offices are working together to make innovation and develop seats that are trusted by customers around the world. We are working to create a 'single global team' as part of our 'Global Teamwork 2020' strategy,” said Shinichi Nakahara, Senior Director, Global HR Department, Human Resources Deprt & Corporate Planning Office and Director, Global HR Department, TACHI-S CO LTD. “Oracle HCM Cloud caught our eye not only because it allows us to analyze HR data in sophisticated ways, but also because it's a cloud-based service, which means we can use it around the world. Another factor is that Oracle uses the same service in its own HR data management. This allows us to absorb the knowledge they have gained to help us bring our talent management to the next level."

The rollout began in April 2019, and the system is expected to be fully operational by August 1. TACHI-S then plans to use the system at a more sophisticated level to determine specific ways to leverage HR data in order to achieve more advanced results, visualize personnel data, develop new talent, and optimize employee deployment for the group as a whole.

The Qunie Corporation, a business consulting company with expert knowledge of talent management and a history of supporting business innovations, acted as a consultant in the implementation of this system.

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Pepkor Europe Selects Oracle Cloud as a Platform for Growth

Tue, 2019-07-09 04:00
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Pepkor Europe Selects Oracle Cloud as a Platform for Growth

London and Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jul 9, 2019

Pepkor Europe, the leading pan-European variety discount retailer, has chosen Oracle Cloud to support the planned future growth of its brands, PEPCO, Poundland and Dealz. Pepkor sells clothing and fast-moving consumer goods such as food, health, beauty products, and general merchandise to families on a budget across Europe.

“The Pepkor Europe brands serve customers in 14 countries through over 2,000 stores, offering a diverse and constantly evolving range of products, delivering great value to our customers, aided by being a high-volume business. We are confident that the centralised and enhanced inventory management capability that Oracle Retail provides, will improve our operational agility and flexibility through better visibility into inventory and margins,” said Andy Bond, chief executive officer, Pepkor Europe. “After a rigorous evaluation, we chose Oracle as our partner for this key element of our infrastructure transformation.”

Pepkor Europe will leverage Oracle Retail Merchandising Cloud Service to unify inventory management and Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud to automate and streamline the organisation’s end-to-end financial management processes.

“Pepkor Europe needed a technology foundation that would match the requirements of its business and deliver a new level of insight and operational efficiency,” said Mike Webster, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Retail. “From backend financials to managing complex retail operations, only Oracle Cloud can provide the end-to-end solutions Pepkor Europe needs to continue its international expansion while supporting multiple accounting approaches, currencies, languages, and legal entities.”

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About Oracle Retail

Oracle is the modern platform for retail. Oracle provides retailers with a complete, open, and integrated platform for best-of-breed business applications, cloud services, and hardware that are engineered to work together. Leading fashion, grocery, and specialty retailers use Oracle solutions to accelerate from best practice to next practice, drive operational agility and refine the customer experience. For more information, visit our website at www.oracle.com/retail.

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The Oracle Cloud offers a complete suite of integrated applications for Sales, Service, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain and Manufacturing, plus Highly Automated and Secure Generation 2 Infrastructure featuring the Oracle Autonomous Database. For more information about Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

About Pepkor Europe

Pepkor Europe was established in 2015 and comprised three strong, independent value retailers PEPCO, Poundland and Dealz.  Its vertically-integrated global sourcing arm, PGS enables its retail brands to deliver the value its customers demand in general merchandise and apparel.  In FMCG, thanks to its scale, it can offer widely recognised grocery brands at a significant discount.

PEPCO, Poundland & Dealz operate across some of Europe’s largest economies. Pepkor Europe now has 2,473 stores in 14 countries including the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Spain and across the CEE region, employing over 33,000 people.

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Oracle the Creative Choice for Italian Stationery Brand

Mon, 2019-07-01 07:00
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Oracle the Creative Choice for Italian Stationery Brand Legami Milano applies cutting-edge retail technology to expand business while dazzling customers with a modern customer experience

Redwood Shores, Calif. and Milan, Italy—Jul 1, 2019

Legami Milano immerses and delights consumers in a creative workshop offering stationery products, accessories, jewelry, and lifestyle items online, in-store and through wholesale partners. Retailers, from iconic department stores to museums, around the world showcase the positive and inspiring Legami Milano collections. The chain is also expected to open 30 new boutique stores in the next three years. To support this new adventure in Italy and beyond, Legami partnered with Oracle to dazzle their customers with a connected and seamless shopping experience.  

“Legami Milano is committed to offering innovative new concepts, experiences, and products within our boutiques. With young, tech-savvy shoppers, our retail technology needs to support this mindset,” said Alberto Fassi, CEO, Legami. “We chose Oracle Retail to deliver the next-generation shopping experience needed to grow with our business. By adopting a modern Point-of-Service platform, we can speed up the checkout process while better engaging with our customers.” 

In the recent Topography of Retail Report, nearly 6,400 European consumers surveyed prioritized being able to see and touch items (67 percent) as one of the most compelling attributes of a shopping experience. The Legami brand attracts shoppers who like to browse for the perfect gift, discover innovative new items, or explore the world through merchandise.

In just six months, Legami Milano implemented Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service (POS) and Oracle Retail Customer Engagement. Today, Legami Milano boutique employees have powerful tools at their disposal to access relevant customer information in real-time and manage payments safely to improve customer service in stores. The modern POS significantly streamlined operations and reduced errors during transactions.

“In-store experiences are more relevant than ever,” said Mike Webster, senior vice president, and general manager, Oracle Retail. “As Legami Milano expands to new regions, Oracle tools will provide associates the insights needed to deliver a lasting, positive impression on shoppers. It’s exciting to imagine where this dynamic brand will go next on its journey and we look forward to supporting them each step of the way.”

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About Legami Milano

Legami Milano was founded April 29, 2003 in Bergamo, Italy by Alberto Fassi. At the beginning, the company focused on an iconic product: the book belt – reinterpreting the traditional 1970’s object, mainly popular among school pupils and university students in Italy. Soon, Legami Milano broke into the stationery market – its agendas, calendars and cards immediately became successful, not only in Italy but also abroad: from Europe to America, from the East to South Africa. Its range of products has continued to rapidly expand and get increasingly differentiated. Today, Legami produces and generates brands, collections and content to share positive feelings, joyful moods and good humor with everybody. Legami Milano recorded €27 million in inventory turnover in 2018, increasing its turnover by 40% in comparison to 2017.

About Oracle Retail

Oracle is the modern platform for retail. Oracle provides retailers with a complete, open, and integrated platform for best-of-breed business applications, cloud services, and hardware that are engineered to work together. Leading fashion, grocery, and specialty retailers use Oracle solutions to accelerate from best practice to next practice, drive operational agility and refine the customer experience. For more information, visit our website www.oracle.com/retail.

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New Oracle Autonomous Database Dedicated Deployment Eliminates Roadblocks to Moving Enterprise Databases to the Autonomous Cloud

Wed, 2019-06-26 07:00
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New Oracle Autonomous Database Dedicated Deployment Eliminates Roadblocks to Moving Enterprise Databases to the Autonomous Cloud

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jun 26, 2019

Driven by strong customer demand including more than 5,000 new Autonomous Database trials in Q4FY19 alone, Oracle has expanded its Autonomous Database capabilities to help meet the needs of enterprise customers who want to move their most mission-critical workloads to the cloud. Today, Oracle announced the availability of the Oracle Autonomous Database Dedicated service, which provides customers with the highest levels of security, reliability, and control for any class of database workload.

“Autonomous Database Dedicated enables customers to easily transform from manually-managed independent databases on premises, to a fully-autonomous and isolated private database cloud within the Oracle Public Cloud,” said Juan Loaiza, executive vice president, Mission-Critical Database Technologies, Oracle. “Our Autonomous Database Dedicated service eliminates the concerns enterprise customers previously had about security, isolation, and operational policies when moving to cloud.”

The Oracle Autonomous Database Dedicated service provides customers with a customizable private database cloud running on dedicated Exadata Infrastructure in the Oracle Cloud. It provides an ideal database as a service platform, enabling customers to run databases of any size, scale and criticality. This unique architecture delivers the highest degree of workload isolation, helping protect each database from both external threats and malicious internal users. The level of security and performance isolation can be easily tailored to the needs of each database. The Oracle Autonomous Database Dedicated service also features customizable operational policies, giving customers greater control over database provisioning, software updates, and availability.

The Oracle Autonomous Database Dedicated service is the latest offering within Oracle's Autonomous Database portfolio. Oracle Autonomous Database builds on 40 years of experience supporting the majority of the world’s most demanding applications. The first of its kind, Oracle Autonomous Database uses ground breaking machine learning to provide self-driving, self-repairing, and self-securing capabilities that automate key management and security processes in database systems like patching, tuning and upgrading, all while keeping the critical infrastructure constantly running for a modern cloud experience. Running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle Autonomous Database delivers significantly lower costs than alternatives. 

“In e-commerce, today’s greatest challenge is meeting customer demands for order fulfillment. Speed is no longer a luxury–it is a requirement,” said Craig Wilensky, CEO, Jasci. “With Oracle Autonomous Database, we have seen our performance increase by as much as 75x. Combine that with the elasticity and security offered by Oracle Cloud, and the possibilities are endless. With this database, Jasci is actively reshaping a new status-quo for our industry.”

Low Code Meets Autonomous

Today, Oracle is also announcing availability of a rich set of built-in Autonomous Database developer capabilities, including Oracle Application Express (APEX), Oracle SQL Developer Web, and Oracle REST Data Services so developers can quickly develop and deploy new data-driven applications.

Oracle’s industry-leading low-code application development platform, Oracle APEX, enables developers to quickly build scalable and secure enterprise apps with world-class features. Oracle APEX can be used to import spreadsheets and develop a single source of truth web application in minutes, create compelling reports and data visualizations, or build mission-critical data management applications. With Oracle APEX preinstalled and preconfigured in Oracle Autonomous Database, developers can start building applications within minutes.

Oracle also announced availability of Oracle SQL Developer Web, a web interface for working with the Oracle Autonomous Database, enabling developers to easily run queries, create tables, and generate schema diagrams. With native Oracle REST Data Services support, developers can now develop and deploy RESTful services for Oracle Autonomous Database, making it easy to develop modern REST interfaces for relational data.

Industry Analysts Validate Market Leadership

Multiple independent industry analyst reports recently recognized Oracle Autonomous Database for its innovative capabilities, such as continuous and autonomous optimization for any workload, including:

 

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The Oracle Cloud offers a complete suite of integrated applications for Sales, Service, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain and Manufacturing, plus Highly Automated and Secure Generation 2 Infrastructure featuring the Oracle Autonomous Database. For more information about Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

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Oracle Ushers in New Era of Analytics

Tue, 2019-06-25 12:15
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Oracle Ushers in New Era of Analytics Oracle announces new vision, new experience and new era of augmented analytics to automate insights

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jun 25, 2019

Today, Oracle unveiled a new, customer-centric vision for Oracle Analytics at the company’s Analytics Summit. With Oracle’s industry-leading data platform and business applications, Oracle Analytics is uniquely positioned to marry data, analytics and applications, and address the needs of business users, analysts and IT. Oracle Analytics empowers customers with industry-leading AI-powered self-service analytic capabilities for data preparation, visualization, enterprise reporting, augmented analysis, and natural language processing (NLP). 

Key Highlights
  • One Offering: Oracle Analytics. Simplified product offering and clarity of direction by rationalizing 18+ products down to a single brand.
  • Powered by the Autonomous Data Warehouse and Machine Learning: Demonstrating the industry’s leading application analytics built on the Autonomous Data Warehouse and powered by Oracle Analytics Cloud.
  • Enabling Broad Enterprise Adoption: Affordable per user pricing for departmental business users plus per-CPU pricing for broad enterprise scale.
 

“We are committed to helping our customers get the most value from their data and to delivering the best analytics experience,” said T.K. Anand, senior vice president, AI, Data Analytics and Cloud, Oracle. “Today, we are announcing a new vision, product experience, and commitment to customer success that will enable us to collaborate with our entire ecosystem and deliver a new era of enterprise analytics.”

“Our clients are seeking next generation analytical solutions that are built with the enterprise in mind. Today, executives have access to more volumes of data than ever before, but what they really need are industrial strength platforms that can turn all that data into information to drive insights across their organization at different levels,” said Richard Solari, managing director, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and global Oracle analytics and cognitive leader. “Deloitte is committed to creating value for organizations enabled by the Oracle Analytics Cloud. Together, we bridge the gap between data and information and help leaders reach impactful business decisions using Oracle’s next generation analytics platforms and applications.”

Oracle’s analytic capabilities are available in the cloud via Oracle Analytics Cloud, on premises via Oracle Analytics Server, and within applications via Oracle Analytics for Oracle Cloud Applications. These solutions leverage Oracle’s existing analytics capabilities and add new features, including augmented analytics and NLP, which are embedded throughout the platform. In addition, Oracle Analytics now offers an integrated user experience across self-service data discovery and reporting and dashboards, delivering effortless access to insights that can be consumed in the cloud, on the desktop, and mobile.

Oracle Analytics Cloud

Built first for the cloud, Oracle Analytics Cloud is the centerpiece of Oracle Analytics. Oracle Analytics Cloud empowers business users with governed self-service analytic capabilities for data preparation, visualization, augmented analysis, and natural language processing. Oracle Analytics Cloud’s governed self-service experience enables Oracle Analytics users at enterprises around the world to drive faster insights and optimize business results.

“We love analytics, we love BI, and we love the fact that Oracle is putting all of this R&D into the cloud, and we want to benefit from that,” said Bill Roy, senior director, EPM and BI, Western Digital. “We see the cloud as enabling our internal customers to develop their own content and to be self-serving. That’s really where we see the benefit of using Oracle Analytics Cloud.”

“In business today, disruption is constant, causing organizations an array of unprecedented challenges. To succeed and potentially excel in this environment, leaders must exploit data to unlock valuable insights and drive better decisions”, said Todd Randolph, principal, Technology Enablement Practice, KPMG and US Oracle Analytics Leader. “With these new, simplified and powerful Oracle analytics offerings, we believe our clients will continue to adopt our Oracle Analytics Cloud-enabled solutions to support sustainable change through performance insights to create lasting value.”

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server will comprise all of Oracle’s on-premises BI offerings, delivering competitive value to thousands of existing customers, as well as enabling customers in highly regulated industries or with multi-cloud architectures to experience the latest analytic capabilities on their own terms while ensuring an easy path to the cloud.

“We needed a solution. We went out to the marketplace and the best solution was chosen,” said John Cronin, group CIO, An Post. “Oracle Analytics for An Post has made a huge impact not only for ourselves and our ease of access to information but for our common customers as well. The future is all about analytics, artificial intelligence around analytics, and advanced analytics.”

“Our clients across all industries have realized the importance of data and analytics for decades. What is different now is their expectations on how analytics will be a key enabler to guide their business strategies. With advancements in technical capabilities such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data platforms and visualizations, our clients are demanding more out of their analytics investments,” said Hema Kadali, partner, Data and Analytics Leader, PwC. “Leveraging Oracle Analytics, we are helping our clients execute on industry-specific use cases that allow them to innovate, automate and transform their business operations with actionable insights that drive real business outcomes.”

Oracle Analytics for Oracle Cloud Applications

Oracle Analytics for Oracle Cloud Applications will be built on Oracle Analytics Cloud and powered by Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse, bringing personalized application analytics, benchmarks and machine learning-powered predictive insights to business users, functions and processes.

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The Oracle Cloud offers a complete suite of integrated applications for Sales, Service, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain and Manufacturing, plus Highly Automated and Secure Generation 2 Infrastructure featuring the Oracle Autonomous Database. For more information about Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

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