5 things I wish I’d known when I started developing PaaS Extensions for Oracle SaaS Applications by Kashif

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5 Points to consider before you start working to develop PaaS extensions on Java Cloud Service -SaaS Extension for your HCM, ERP or CX Cloud, these are based on my experience working on JCS-SX. Just to reiterate, Java Cloud Service is a PaaS component to use for development of any additional functionality required to meet business requirements while implementing Oracle SaaS/Cloud Applications HCM/ERP/CX.

1 – RESTFUL API Catalog

One of the important element of building PaaS extensions for Oracle SaaS Application is how it will talk to SaaS application (HCM, ERP) weather through Web services or any other method is available? When I started working on this, it took me some time to understand so here is my recipe for you to cook quickly and save your time.

Each SaaS application has exposed set of web-services to communicate to external applications and we should be aware about these available web-services, this is very important as any PaaS extension require call to the SaaS application.

You should have a comprehensive info on exposed web-services from Oracle SaaS products, refer these links to find out REST APIs

a – API Catalog to find out all exposed web-services. A place to find out all info on APIs for Applications, Platform and Infrastructure.

b- Go to https://docs.oracle.com/cloud and go to your desired Application, like HCM Cloud or ERP and click on Integrate (left side), you will get link to “Connect with REST APIs”. Read the complete article here.

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Integrate and Extend SaaS–free hands-on training for Oracle Partners in Paris, London and Lisbon September 2017

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Are you working on Oracle SaaS implementations and want to integrate and extend them?
Attend our two days hands-on training to understand how to use Oracle PaaS service like Integration Cloud Service, Mobile Cloud Service or Process Cloud Service in combination with Oracle SaaS solutions like Order management or Digital Field Service. The training is most suitable for developers and consultants with SaaS experience who want to learn more about PaaS.

For details please visit the registration pages:

Enrich SaaS with PaaS (CX, ERP) PaaS Summer Camps August 28th – September 1st 2017 Lisbon

Enrich SaaS with PaaS (ERP) September 4th & 5th Paris

Enrich SaaS with PaaS (ERP) September 7th & 8th London

For more information on how to integrate and extend SaaS please visit the community workspace here (membership required).

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Mobile Applications Cloud User Experience Design Patterns free eBook

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This eBook contains design patterns that Oracle Applications teams use to design and build modern, cutting-edge, stunning mobile application user experiences that simplify and empower the lives of everyday users. Get the free eBook here.

RELEASE 11 WEBINARS: Get a comprehensive summary of the new UX highlights of various product families in the Oracle Applications Cloud Release 11 user experience in these Customer Connect webinars. The webinars are also available from the Usable Apps For Partners page (look for Release 11 UX highlights). You must be a member of Applications Customer Connect to access these webinars.

Ø Increasing Participation in the Oracle ERP Cloud Release 11 User Experience

Ø Increasing Participation in the Oracle Sales Cloud Release 11 User Experience

Ø Increasing Participation in the Oracle HCM Cloud Release 11 User Experience

Ø Extending a Consistent Oracle Applications Cloud User Experience in Release 11

WHAT ANALYSTS ARE SAYING: Read this new ebook from Ventana Research, which says modern HCM applications must be simple and effective to have a good user experience. Take their messages and connect the dots for Oracle customers, showing them that Oracle HCM Cloud’s user experience absolutely fits the bill.

Show your customers why Nucleus Research expects the Oracle Sales Cloud user experience to be a key differentiator by increasing both user productivity and participation in this ebook.

 

Both reports live on Oracle.com’s Analyst Relations page, providing easy access to these two ebooks and more.

FOR PARTNERS: Ultan O’Broin and his team, from the OAUX Communications & Outreach arm, have been busy over the summer cranking away on an update to the Cloud user experience Rapid Development Kit (RDK). While we can’t tell you what’s in the update until OpenWorld, we’d suggest you take a look back at the blog posts published this summer. You’ll see RDK updates including:

As usual, you can also find Ultan’s musings on the Usableapps blog. This summer’s posts included his thoughts on wearables and smart user experiences.

MORE FROM AROUND THE WEB:

Jeremy Ashley, OAUX Group Vice President, discusses the offices of the future and Oracle’s own user experience research in a recent article in TechRepublic, “How smart offices of the future can make companies more intelligent.”

A recent article discusses the OAUX team’s long relationship with UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) members in Oracle Scene, an online magazine published by UKOUG, in “A Decade with UKOUG.”

We are so happy to be talking about what’s new in the Oracle ERP Cloud’s user experience. Get the highlights from the Voice of User Experience, or VoX, blog in “Welcome to the Fold: Oracle ERP Cloud Release 11 UX Highlights.” This is all the stuff that Oracle’s Terrance Wampler told you was coming in “5 Reasons to Take a New Look at Oracle ERP Cloud” last April.

While we’re talking about financial applications, here’s a post about Timecard Humor: A First-Timer’s Perspective on PaaS4SaaS Partner Enablement from Vikki Lira, who took part in a workshop recently where the OAUX team helped Oracle partner Knex Technology as they designed a payroll Cloud UX solution for a customer in the entertainment industry. If you don’t know about our partner enablement activities, this will help you understand what’s available.

Back on the VoX blog, read Misha Vaughan’s post on “What I’ve Learned from 3 weeks with Pokémon GO, and How to Apply Augmented Reality to the Enterprise” for a viewpoint on how augmented reality might shape future user experiences.

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Startups: Your Oracle PaaS4SaaS Cloud Pivot Enabler is Here By Ultan O’Broin

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Oracle Applications User Experience Senior Director Ultan O’Broin (@ultan) keeps his finger on the pulse of the startup scene in EMEA with an eye to enabling that community with the OAUX outreach machine. Here he talks about user experience (UX) enablement that’s on offer to startups to accelerate their SaaS and PaaS opportunities.

When Life Gives You Lemons, Pivot

Pivoting: That realization that a permanent income is preferable to remaining just a fascination.

After over two decades of experience in the tech industry, half of it in the Valley, I still find it hard to predict what’s going to go down on any given day. Even if things go slightly pear-shaped, I rarely don’t have a #lovemyjob day. Having a sense of humor always helps . . . .

Dogpatch Labs tech co-working space, Dublin. As good a community of happening startups as anywhere in Silicon Valley (Image: Ultan O’Broin).

This is probably why HBO’s Silicon Valley is favorite viewing of mine. I can relate to it: Not only does it resonate with my experience, it goes past the tech jargon and cuts close to the bone with those #ouch moments.

In the first season of Silicon Valley, there’s the famous TechCrunch Disrupt scene where Pied Piper‘s business development head Jared Dunn responds to a "life giving you lemons" moment by advising the crew that their startup needs to “pivot” and pitch their middle-out compression solution in a different direction. Pivoting is about being adaptable and finding a good fit with the market. Read the complete article here.

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SaaS with Oracle Application Builder Cloud Service – Simplified PaaS for SaaS by Shay Shmeltzer

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One of the focus area for us when developing the new Oracle Application Builder Cloud Service (ABCS) was to create a tool that would make it very simple to enrich Oracle SaaS applications.

This integration is a key part of Oracle’s PaaS for SaaS offering – where we have unique capabilities in our Platform as a Service offering for our Software as a Service customers.

With ABCS it is very easy to pick up objects from Oracle SaaS (through the built in service catalog) and then design new web and mobile interfaces that show data from those.

In addition you can then add your own custom fields and related objects with additional data you want to track.

Once your application is complete – you can then either run it as a stand-alone app, or embed it into an Oracle SaaS interface.

I wrote two blogs and recorded two videos that show you the basics. Read the complete article here.

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How to Switch Off the Universal Global Header for PaaS Pages: UX RDK Enhancement by Ultan O’Broin

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Listen up Oracle Cloud UX Rapid Development Kit (RDK) and PaaS4SaaS fans!

Available now, the Cloud UX RDK offers a headless mode switch for the AppsCloudUIKit Oracle ADF page templates. The mode turns off the Unified Global Header you’ll be familiar with from SaaS.

The headless mode is invoked by passing the headless=yes parameter in the endpoint URL for application. For example:

This is a reusable solution for cases where pages are embedded inside SaaS and make call outs to PaaS, so it’s ideal for your custom simplified UI solutions. Read the complete article here.

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Oracle Cloud Applications Review by Debra Lilley

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NEW ERP POST ON FORBES.COM

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Enterprise resource planning applications are highly complex systems. But the navigation and overall user experience should be as simple as possible. Oracle Thought Leader Jeremy Ashley, the Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) Group Vice President, writes about the Oracle ERP Cloud in Oracle​Voice: ERP UX Must Be Simple, Even When The Data Is Complex.

BEHIND THE ‘WOW’ OF THE SMART OFFICE: Noel Portugal, from the AppsLab, the OAUX emerging technologies team, writes about what you can see if you catch the Smart Office demo right now in “The Future of Work: What does a Smart Office look like today?” For a look at the emerging technology research behind all of the cool things you can see, visit the UsableApps Storify page for a new post, “Building a "smart office" with today’s emerging technology.”

AUGMENTING REALITY: Oh wait, there’s more news from the emerging technology team! In a new post on the Voice of User Experience, or VoX, blog, “Teaching old(er) emerging-tech dogs new tricks” we talk about augmented reality and visualizations. And context. And, of course, user experience.

CLOUD UX RAPID DEVELOPMENT KIT (RDK): Developer Timo Hahn’s JDev and ADF Goodies blog posts about using the OAUX team’s Cloud UX RDK with Oracle Development Cloud Service for continuous integration. This is a four-part (!) blog series based on the DOAG DevCamp 2016 session on how to use the service, says Oracle’s Ultan O’Broin.

WHERE HAVE WE BEEN LATELY? It’s been a globe-trotting spring. For more on what we did and where – from demos to feedback sessions to presentations – check the following posts for the details.

Modern CX: Millennials, Oracle’s Modern CX conference, and the future of work

Oracle Partner Summits: Oracle Partner Network invites OAUX along to HCM Cloud, ERP Cloud summits

AppsLab Round-Up: The April That Was and Our Plans for May and June

On-site lab activities: The Product Usability Testing Lab is Springing into Summer

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Emerging Tech and the Enterprise

clip_image002:Wearables — your Apple Watches, Fitbits, and Misfits — are finally coming out to play in the world of enterprise applications. The Internet of Things (IoT) is also changing the game, so adopting a smart strategy is key. If you haven’t yet, check out this post on the Voice of User Experience (VoX) blog, “Wearables, IoT push Oracle’s emerging tech development.”

Enterprise use cases can be hard to come by for some technologies, such as voice and gesture as input, but Oracle needs to keep up with the latest developments in those fields anyway so that we’re ready when an enterprise use case comes up. Another post on VoX, “New ways of input still on the verge of the enterprise,” explains how we’re doing that.

Interested in how we research, design, and develop for these emerging technologies? We’ve got three new emerging tech articles that describe the challenges and provide insight into how the Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) team gets it done. For a look at how this technology influences Oracle’s cloud user experience strategy, head to this recently updated article from Jake Kuramoto, director of the AppsLab, the OAUX Emerging Technologies team.

PLATFORM FOR JEREMY ASHLEY: The OAUX Group Vice President has two new pages live on Oracle.com. You will find him among Oracle’s Thought Leaders, and he’s also listed as a corporate spokesperson for North America.

This is part of an ongoing effort to give Ashley a platform as a Thought Leader at Oracle. Since mid-2015, he’s been publishing on a variety of topics related to user experience and design on Forbes.com. He’s been speaking at events around the globe, and a new push is being made to capture the recognition his team deserves for their hard work on the Cloud user experience. Jeremy’s Thought Leader page contains several links to recent key posts on Forbes.com, links to Jeremy’s LinkedIn profile and Twitter feed, videos in which he shares his perspective on innovation and user experience, and links to the Usable Apps website and the VoX blog, where you can find posts and articles from many members of the OAUX team on projects you’ve all had a hand in.


CUSTOMER CONNECT WEBINARS:
The OAUX team has several new webcasts to share. Please take a look. You must be a member to view the webcasts.

· Winning with User Experience in CPQ Cloud, by Shirin Lange and William Gobber, Oracle

· Oracle Applications User Experience – Emerging Technologies, Building Tomorrow’s Experiences, by Jake Kuramoto, The AppsLab, OAUX

· Oracle’s Investment in Cloud Application’s User Experience, by Julian Orr, OAUX, and Basheer Khan, Knex Technologies

· Cloud UX Rapid Development Kit (RDK), with Julian Orr and Karen Scipi, OAUX

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Unified Method (OUM) vs Oracle AIM by OTechTalks

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Oracle has announced retirement of Oracle Application Implementation Method (AIM) and anyother implementation methodologies as of January 31, 2011.

Oracle Unified Method (OUM) is the single implementation methodology designed to be used for ALL Oracle product implementations.

OUM supports Oracle-based Business Solutions including

  • Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • Business Process Management (BPM)
  • Enterprise Integration
  • Custom Software
  • Enterprise Security
  • Business Intelligence (BI)
  • WebCenter
  • Enterprise Application Implementation
  • Cloud Application Services Implementation
  • Software Upgrade

Oracle Unified Methodology (OUM) – A video tutorial on Oracle Unified Method (OUM) vs Application Implementation Methodology (AIM) This includes definition of OUM, OUM focus areas, implement views like Requirements-Driven Application Implementation or Solution-Driven Application Implementation and OUM Documents equal to AIM documents lik RD050(Gather business requirement), TE040(Test Scripts), BP080(Future Business Model), BR100(Define Application Setup). Watch the video here.

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