Issue #25 – 20th December 2013
and a Happy New Year!
News and Latest Developments
Oracle’s Quarterly Results Exceeds Expectation
After a disappointing run, Oracle’s 2014Q2 results exceeded expectations. Most of Larry’s focus however, was on the Cloud.
Salesforce Suffers Massive Outage
American Career College and West Coast University Use Oracle HCM Cloud
Two private Higher Education institutions have selected Oracle HCM Cloud. They’ve selected both Core HR and the Talent Management Cloud.
City of Rotterdam Selects Oracle HCM Cloud
10 Keys to Successfully Implementing Fusion HCM
eVerge’s Robert Moser talks about their own Fusion HCM implementation, and the 10 key learnings that might help other companies going through the same process.
Auditing in Fusion Applications
Oracle’s Muthuvel Arumugam introduces auditing within Fusion – including what’s new in Release 7. The post also contains several links to training on the subject.
Learning the Fusion Technology Stack
Oracle’s Grant Ronald has a piece in the recent Oracle Scene magazine about learning the technology stack that underpins Fusion. Do you need to know PL/SQL, how about Java, or ADF, or JSF? Grant gives the answers.
Integrating With Fusion Application Using PL/SQL
Jani Rautiainen has written a blog entry on communicating with Fusion App via web services using the PLSQL package UTL_HTTP.
10 Cloud Facts you won’t hear at DreamForce
Oracle’s John Foley reveals 10 points that wouldn’t have been discussed at Salesforce’s recent conference. Some are straight-forward point-scoring against Oracle’s rival, but some are genuinely interesting. It’s also the first time we’ve heard the phrase ‘digital body language’.
Fusion HCM The Kette Is Beginning To Boil
Oracle ACE Floyd Teter thinks that there is starting to be an upswing in the client take-up of Fusion Applications. He cites several new client go-lives and recent hard-fought sales wins as evidence, and it’s something that we’re starting to see on this side of the Atlantic too.
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Masdar’s Success with Oracle HCM Cloud
Masdar is an Abu Dhabi based energy company that has selected Oracle HCM Cloud. They’re a fairly young company so potentially had a lot less legacy concerns than more mature companies, but to get live in 40 days is quite an achievement.