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Survey: CFOs see need for more Cloud EPM

According to a 2015 Oracle survey of CFOs, the need for cloud-based performance management solutions continues to grow. Sixty-five percent of the finance executives surveyed listed the primary motivation for choosing a cloud-based EPM solution was to get up and running quickly. Fifty-three percent respondents said their primary motivation was to avoid large upfront investments […]

CFO Magazine, Gartner Agree on Cloud EPM Value

“The CPM suite market is shifting toward cloud-based solutions that deliver a shorter time to value and improved ease of use.” – Gartner If there’s any doubt that corporate performance management (AKA enterprise performance management, or EPM) has a future in the cloud, think again. Most of the buzz from industry and corporate events has […]

Is Hybrid Cloud the Real Story at OpenWorld?

“Hybrid cloud is our foundation and focus.” – Oracle SVP Steve Daheb After keynotes from Larry Ellison and Mark Hurd, there’s no doubt that Oracle is confident about its future not just as a leader in the cloud space, but as THE leader. They unveiled a long list of product launches and upgrades. But a […]

Cloud Integration: The Numbers Keep Rolling In

Tuesday’s schedule at Oracle OpenWorld 2015 includes a keynote from Thomas Kurian, Oracle’s president of product development, on Oracle Software Innovations. The presentation takes place at a time when we’re seeing some surprising statistics about cloud adoption. The big news is that Oracle is gaining new business from customers who are seeking cloud solutions. not […]

OpenWorld 2015: Leading off with Cloud, Digital Transformation

As strategic partners prepare to unveil their exhibits, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd will take center stage Monday morning to focus on the critical role of digital transformation for growing a business, regardless of industry. The keynote is expected to build on the previous night’s address by Larry Ellison on Oracle’s leadership in the cloud space. […]

#OOWFightCancer: More than just a Hashtag at OpenWorld

This year, Oracle OpenWorld takes place during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Perficient is working with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to raise consciousness and funding during the conference. The vice president of the Oracle group at Perficient, Emil Fernandez, is proud of his organization’s leadership in this area. “This is something that we’ve […]

Oracle OpenWorld 2015: Cloud Enablement in the Spotlight

“What big data, cloud, mobile, and social have enabled is the fundamental rethinking of business. Industries we never thought would be disrupted are being totally reinvented by leveraging the digital transformation.” – Mark Sunday, CIO, Oracle One of the biggest tech events of the year is almost here: Oracle OpenWorld 2015. At this year’s conference, […]

Survey Results: Innovation, Agility, and the Cloud

“The Future ain’t What It Used to be.” – Yogi Berra 70% of all computing workloads will take place in the cloud by 2025, according to Oracle CEO Mark Hurd, who was speaking at a CFO Summit in Paris earlier this week. Cloud computing, he said, represents “a more material change for this industry than […]

How Oracle Capex is driving Customer Opex Model Opportunities

Over the last few years, we’ve learned that one of the greatest appeals of the move to the cloud is that the providers’ capital expenditures enable users to focus their budgets on operational expenses. After all, a standard on-premise approach can require you to purchase, install and maintain the software and hardware, while also spending […]

Digital Experience Strategy: Three Tips from Gartner

“Customer Experience is the New Marketing.” -Steve Cannon, CEO of Mercedes Benz USA In our recent CX guide, we noted how difficult it can be for an organization to recover from a negative interaction with a consumer or other stakeholder. As customer satisfaction relies more heavily than ever on a reliably effective digital experience, business […]

Partnerships Key to Gartner Magic Quadrant Ranking

Social media might get more attention, but both B2B and B2C firms are using cloud-based sales and marketing tools for more than just direct sales: they’re looking to build bonds with customers long before and after a purchase takes place. For a portfolio of offerings designed to build and strengthen relationships, it’s appropriate that business […]

Change Management: Getting Your Team to the Cloud

This week there’s a short, excellent article on the Forbes site about Boise State University and its transition to a cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning solution. Even though one of the advantages of cloud is the relatively quick rollout time (compared to customized software), the school’s leaders knew that employees aren’t always eager to embrace a […]

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