Enrich SaaS with PaaS updates presentations for CX, ERP and HCM

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At the SOA Community Workspace (SOA Community membership required) the latest Enrich SaaS with PaaS material is available:

· Leverage Oracle PaaS to Enrich Your Oracle and Non-Oracle SaaS.pptx

· Leverage Oracle PaaS to Enrich Your CX Cloud.pptx

· Leverage Oracle PaaS to Enrich Your ERP Cloud.pptx

· Leverage Oracle PaaS to Enrich Your HCM Cloud.pptx

· Enrich SaaS with PaaS technical patterns.ppt

For additional Enrich SaaS with PaaS information please visit the wiki and the tag.

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OAUX Oracle OpenWorld highlights

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The OAUX team has lots to share post-OpenWorld, and we hope you’ll find it useful! For an overview of where we were and what product family executives were saying about UX, among other things, please take a look at the Storify post we’ve created that spans the week of activity. For a roundup of all of our content, see our recent blog post on the OAUX Blog. I’ve pulled out the top bits of content for you here:

And updates to the OAUX Rapid Development Kits (RDKs) were announced just in time for Oracle OpenWorld. A new blog post on the OAUX Blog gives the details on these platform-based kits that offer a faster development path. OAUX friend (and Oracle ACE Director) Tim Hall also wrote about the RDKs in this post.

And because we love chatbots, a new Conversational UI ebook is available. Go to tinyurl.com/OAUXConversationalUI for this specific RDK, including design guidance and a reusable wireframe template.

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Extending Oracle HCM with Oracle Application Builder Cloud Service – It’s Simple by Shay Shmeltzer

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I blogged before showing how easy it is to extend Oracle Sales Cloud using Oracle Application Builder Cloud Service.

We do get a lot of customers of Oracle HCM that approach us asking if they can use the same tools to extend Oracle HCM apps. While Oracle Application Builder Cloud Service (ABCS) has the list of Oracle Sales Cloud services pre-populated in the service catalog , you can pretty easily connect ABCS to Oracle HCM services too and get data and build an application around this data.

In the video demo below I’m building an application that records the details of the cars employees are allowed to bring onto campus. I leverage a REST service exposed by Oracle HCM to get the list of employees. ABCS also automates querying using the same service so you can search for a specific employee.

ABCS lets me create an app with the same look and feel as Oracle SaaS displaying the specific fields that interest me in the specific layout I want. Further more I can add custom data object that tracks the details of the cars and associate it with the HCM data. Read the complete article here.

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Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) team at Oracle OpenWorld 2017

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The Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) team wants you to know that we’re so excited to host our partners and customers at the OAUX Exchange during Oracle OpenWorld 2017 in San Francisco in early October. Get the details on what we’re planning to show and how you can register from our recent post, “Add the OAUX Exchange, a showcase of the future, to your OpenWorld lineup.” Or go straight to our registration page: https://tinyurl.com/OAUXExchange.

If you can’t wait for the Exchange to talk about what the future holds, such as how artificial intelligence (AI) might fit in, we have a new article to share, Machine learning and AI: Can it be the butler that can change user experience? Published online in The Economic Times recently, OAUX Group Vice President Jeremy Ashley writes about the shift in UX that emerging technologies such as AI can bring about.

Our recent roundup of new material on the OAUX Blog also includes a post on researching emerging technology and how that could shape the user experience: “Heading ‘into the wild’ for guerilla research on emerging tech.” There’s more – tools for developers and news about Release 13 are there as well.

JUST FOR PARTNERS

OAUX GVP Jeremy Ashley and OAUX Senior Director Misha Vaughan attend an HCM partner event in London recently. The regional event was attended by about 80 partners and included updates on Release 12, SVP Clive Swan on AI, and UX strategist Richard Twelvetrees on the Digital Agency (re-named the Design Initiative). Jeremy discussed Oracle’s evolving approach to user experience (UX), and Misha highlighted the UX tools available to partners today for extensibility.
“It was exciting to see so many partners well engaged on HCM and to see UX clearly identified as a differentiator for HCM,” Misha said later.

Want a quick look at the action? Check out this video on YouTube.

And for more on those tools in Release 12, learn how to redesign the springboard in just a few easy steps in this recent post.

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Emotion Recognition at Oracle Maker Faire by Noel Portugal

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A few weeks before the first ever Oracle sponsored Maker Faire, I was experimenting with some of the cognitive (vision) recognition APIs available. Google Vision API, Watson Visual Recognition and Microsoft Computer Vision API are some of the biggest players in this field right now.

After testing all of them I found the idea of Microsoft’s CaptionBot really compelling: Upload an image to the CaptionBot and it will try to come up with a coherent caption based on a mashup of three of their cognitive services (Computer Vision API +  Emotion API + Bing Image API). I wrote an iOS app (with it’s own Swift framework) to consume this mashup and took it for a spin.

I gave my phone to my kids to test the app. They ran around the house and were truly amused by pointing the camera to an object and getting a description.

So when the call to create a project for Oracle Maker Faire with my kids came, we sat down and started brainstorming. The concept was still fresh on their minds; A computer could guess as close as possible to what an object is and even guess a facial expression. Read the complete article here.

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Front and Center: The User Experience

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Jeremy Ashley, Group Vice President of the Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) team, appears on both big and small screens as he discusses the role of user experience in our work lives in this round-up of recent videos, articles, and posts:

Web Summit in Lisbon: CloudMovesTV caught up with Jeremy at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, in November for an interview about how technology is influencing the user experience, and what Oracle is doing about it. For a more personal perspective on Web Summit, as well as a bit about the debate Jeremy took part in on whether the customer is always right, read OAUX team member Karen Scipi’s post about her time at the Web Summit on the Oracle Usable Apps in the Cloud blog, Front and Center: The User Experience.

OracleVoice on Forbes.com: For a post for OracleVoice, Oracle’s platform on Forbes.com, Jeremy discusses the continual visual evolution of Oracle’s user experience and how Cloud applications are technical tools in our jobs. One role of user experience is to help these tools become part of our corporate culture, and astute observers will recognize that this has been a focus of the visual evolution strategic theme for the past year. Read more about it in “Application User Experience Must Reflect the Corporate Culture.”

Oracle’s Profit Online: In Pillars of Innovation by Oracle’s Robert Preston, Jeremy talks about how innovation happens at Oracle on his own team, and what he does to support it. As Preston writes, breakthrough ideas don’t just happen by chance.

HR Tech Outlook: In this online article, Jeremy discusses how HR must work to meet the needs of an ever-widening employee base, and how technology can play a role, in “Designing Tools for the Multi-Generation Workforce.”

Voice of User Experience, or VoX blog: Jeremy doesn’t do all of the talking about user experience. The OAUX team’s Vikki Lira has also compiled a collection of customer quotes from Oracle OpenWorld 2016. See what people are saying about the Release 11 user experience in “Customer conversations: Oracle OpenWorld 2016, Release 11 highlight UX benefits.”

MORE FROM THE OAUX TEAM: Members of the OAUX team were at several events in the past month, showing how an investment in emerging technology can lead to something new in the user experience. In the first sponsored mini maker faire, Oracle hosted makers at the Conference Center at Oracle HQ in Redwood Shores in November. More than 80 makers showed exhibits, OAUX team member and organizer Laurie Pattison says, and about 500 people came through. You can read more about the event on The Oracle Blog. Later in the month, it was off to Sydney for the Integrated Cloud Hackathon with Oracle partners. For a look at how that went, watch this video on the OAUX YouTube channel. While there, GVP Ashley and Pattison, who also coordinated the hackathon, took time out for a podcast interview. Listen to that here.

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IoT for an Eco-Friendly Rental Business by Eric Jacobsen

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In today’s world, billions of connected devices, from smart vehicles to smart meters and even electric scooters, generate ever-increasing quantities of valuable data. By using data from devices, many businesses have started to look at new business models like delivering their products as a service to attract new customers and help reduce costs.

SoftBank, the Japanese telecommunications and technology company, and PS Solutions, a subsidiary of SoftBank, this year launched an eco-friendly electric scooter sharing service called Setouchi Karen that leverages Oracle IoT Cloud.

Read this Forbes article and watch the video below to learn how a novel IoT use case for ‘mobility-as-a-service’ is enabling SoftBank to realize efficiencies and improvements in customer experience. Watch the video here.

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Employee Enablement with Oracle PaaS for SaaS – Human Resources by Mitchell Palski

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The employee experience of your organization is more transparent than ever. If Public Sector agencies are expected to compete with Commercial employers, they have to make strong first impressions on their new-hires. By improving the employee’s initial experience, your Human Resources department can have an immediate influence on employee productivity and retention.

What do employees care about?

I wrote a blog post back in April 2016 called “Recruit Millennials with Innovative Oracle Cloud Projects” highlighting the fact that the younger generations of the American workforce are attracted to innovative projects that give them the chance to get visibility for their achievements. In a 2015 NY Times article, Swarthmore Professor Barry Schwartz writes:

“But most important, we need to emphasize the ways in which an employee’s work makes other people’s lives at least a little bit better (and, of course, to make sure that it actually does make people’s lives a little bit better).”

More so than commercial industries, the social impact of a Government job has to be evident and visible in the outcomes of every day responsibility. The perennial value of our work is that it supposed to be a dedication to the citizen. The more often your employees are reminded of the imperishable effects they are having on your organization’s beneficiaries, the more motivated they will be to succeed.

There is an important accompaniment to “visibility”, which is of course recognition and reward. Tony Scwartz – Chief Executive of The Energy Project – worked with The Harvard Business Review to conduct a study of +20,000 employees across the globe to inspect which components contribute to a retentive workplace (among other things: Read the complete article here.

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R11 UX HIGHLIGHTS

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Get to know the user experience highlights in Oracle Applications Cloud Release 11, which was built for today’s workplace. It works seamlessly across convenient devices so that any user — no matter where they are doing their work — can easily and quickly accomplish tasks. To learn what’s notable about Oracle’s UX investment in this release, explore these posts from the Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) team about R11 on the Voice of User Experience blog, or VoX:

· Sales Cloud: Simplicity flexes its muscle

· HCM Cloud: Modern and usable

· ERP Cloud: Welcome to the Fold

We’ve shared these deep-dive webinars with you before, but they’re still the best place to go for a more comprehensive summary of the UX by product family: our Oracle Applications Cloud Release 11 page. You must be a member of Applications Customer Connect to access the webinars.

And from Oracle’s Modern HR in the Cloud blog, a look at the technology we’re exploring for HCM Cloud in VR Headsets and Human Resource Technology – Yes, I’m Serious.

AWARD-WINNING DESIGN: OAUX Senior Director George Hackman was in New York in early November on behalf of the OAUX team to accept an award from Fast Company. Asteroid Explorers, a tool developed for NASA’s Minor Planet Center, received an honorable mention in the Social Good category in Fast Company’s 2016 Innovation by Design Awards.

Fast Company said in its announcement about the award: “This year’s submissions were as strong as any we’ve ever seen, with more than 1,700 entries from 41 different countries. In the eyes of our esteemed judges, your work was among the best of the best.” This year’s Innovation by Design winners are featured online. NASA also published a press release in September when the Asteroid Explorer added the Daily Minor Planet, a daily news bulletin in your email inbox with the latest on asteroids. And Raymond Xie, a member of the AppsLab, the OAUX emerging technologies team, who was involved with the project, also wrote about his experience in his post, Oracle Volunteers and the Daily Minor Planet.

CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT: How does the #OAUX team work with real users to gather the feedback that guides and validates Oracle’s Cloud user experience? Learn about the intense research we do, facilitated by the OAUX customer engagement team, in this article.

Know someone who might want to participate in a customer feedback study? Send them to the Provide feedback page on the Usable Apps website to learn how they can get involved with the OAUX team’s research.

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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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