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Oracle Usability Advisory Board Heads to the Cloud
Oracle Usability Advisory Board Heads to the Cloud
  Jan 22, 2016

A number of changes took place in the Oracle Usability Advisory Board (OUAB) in 2015. Most notably, we experienced a turnover in membership, to reflect the recent and important trend toward SaaS computing in enterprise software…

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Business Process Management Working Group Kick-off
Business Process Management Working Group Kick-off
By Janine Erb, BPM Working Group Feb 12, 2014

At an Oracle User Advisory Board (OUAB) meeting held at Oracle Corporation’s world-wide headquarters this past February, my team and I introduced ourselves and our plans to lead a new Business Process Management (BPM) working group.

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OUAB Members Make the News
First board meeting in the Middle East at the Oracle offices in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
By Anna M. Wichansky Feb 12, 2014

One of our newest board members, Lakshmi Sampath of Dell, gave a presentation about Dell’s Oracle Fusion Applications strategy to the OUAB at our February meeting in Redwood Shores, Calif. Read her recent interview with Oracle Magazine, in the March/April 2014 edition. While you’re there, don’t miss the article about UL, a global safety science organization and another active OUAB member, which is implementing the full Oracle technology stack.

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Breaking New Ground: OUAB in the Middle East
First board meeting in the Middle East at the Oracle offices in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
By Anna M. Wichansky Feb 12, 2014

We held our first board meeting in the Middle East at the Oracle offices in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on December 17, 2013, with 18 board members and guests. I was very impressed with the large number of customers we were able to identify for participation as a run-up to the meeting …

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Post-COLLABORATE 2013 OUAB Meeting Features Hologic Fusion Applications Case Study
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By Anna M. Wichansky May 13, 2013

It was a busy week with crazy weather as the OUAB convened for its 24th meeting in Denver last month. We had several new customers present at this meeting, which was held the day after COLLABORATE 2013 at Oracle’s Denver Technology Center, home of the JD Edwards products. Two Oracle Partners gave profiles of their companies …

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February Customer Meeting Features Voice, Visualization for Enterprise Apps
By Anna M. Wichansky Mar. 25, 2013

We convened our 23rd OUAB meeting on February 13, 2013. Ten customers visited us for this event at Oracle headquarters in Redwood Shores. We had great weather for them, and were glad to have such good attendance, despite a flurry of last minute flu cancellations, to kick off …

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Video: Faces of Fusion – Oracle Apps User Group Members Speak Out
By FusionAppsAtOracle Jun. 22, 2012

It’s great to see some of our OUAB members and Fusion Early Adopters in this video! – Anna. “Hear first hand from the key Oracle Apps User Group Community members about their take on Oracle Fusion Applications and the advice they are giving to their User Group communities when it comes to Fusion. For more information,”


One Hundred iPad Apps
By John Cartan Jan. 23, 2012

It’s still early days in iPad app development but some standards and best practices are beginning to emerge. One of the best ways to understand what works on a tablet is to examine the cornucopia of apps already out there. …

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Oracle Fusion Applications Early Adopters Present Lessons Learned to OUAB
By Anna M. Wichansky Dec. 21, 2011

Customers who adopt software prior to its general availability often have valuable experience that can be shared with others embarking on a similar route. These customers’ implementations are real-world, and may present challenges beyond what any vendor envisioned to test in-house. This is exciting …

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Busy OpenWorld for Oracle Usability Advisory Board Features Deep-Dive into Fusion Applications User Centered Design Process
By Anna M. Wichansky Nov. 1, 2011

The last several weeks have been exceptionally busy for members of the Oracle Usability Advisory Board, many of whom attended on-campus events at the Redwood Shores Usability Labs, as well as activities at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, October 2-6, 2011. …

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Colorcon Shows Creative Ways to Simplify the User Experience through Apps Customization
By Anna M. Wichansky Jan. 10, 2011

The Oracle Usability Advisory Board held a joint Americas-Europe meeting in December, 2010, jointly hosted by Colorcon, Inc at their new global corporate headquarters in Harleysville, Pennsylvania, and Oracle in Thames Valley Park, Reading UK. The meeting was web-conferenced …

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Usability Issues of Enterprise Users from Europe and Americas Overlap
By Anna M. Wichansky Jul. 20, 2010

What do European enterprise software customers have in common with those "across the pond?" For the most part, it may be their usability issues. …

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Cox Communications' Strategic Approach to Enterprise User Experience: How Change Management and Usability Lifecycle Drive User Satisfaction
By Anna M. Wichansky Apr. 7, 2010

To kick off our first meeting of 2010, Cox Communications took the lead in presenting strategies for successful user experience change management of Oracle upgrades. The Oracle Usability Advisory Board (OUAB) was treated to three different, but complementary, views on this topic …

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Customer Board Members Talk Usability at Oracle OpenWorld Panel
By Anna M. Wichansky Mar. 31, 2010

What do a private university controller, a federal laboratory IT manager, an industry business solutions manager, and a state college administrative director have in common? They all want to maximize the user experience of their co-workers with enterprise software …

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City of Las Vegas Leads Oracle Usability Advisory Board at December Meeting
By Anna M. Wichansky Jan. 4, 2010

I'm still basking in the glow of the bright lights I saw in Las Vegas on December 3 at the Oracle Usability Advisory Board's final meeting for 2009. No, they weren't on The Strip; they were in City Hall, and they were of the human rather than the electrical variety. Executives, managers, and employees …

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How Customers Help Design the Best User Experiences: Getting Back What You Put In
By Teena Singh Oct. 20, 2009

For three years straight, the Human Capital Management (HCM) User Experience (UX) team has run an onsite product usability lab at the OHUG (Oracle Human Resources User Group) conference. This year OHUG was held from June 14-17 at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada …

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The Next Level of Usability in Enterprise Software: 8 Improvements Customers Want
By Anna M. Wichansky Apr. 23, 2009

On March 30-31, 2009, we celebrated the first anniversary of founding the Oracle Usability Advisory Board by having a strategic meeting in the Oracle Conference Center in Redwood Shores. One year of active participation by our very best customers yielded many examples of sharing and trust at the behest of improving user experiences …

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Customer Advisory Board Brainstorms on Mobile Enterprise Applications
By Alisa Hamai Feb. 27, 2009

On a snowy night on December 8, 2008, Oracle hosted a lovely Italian dinner for our Usability Advisory Board at the II Fornaio Restaurant in Denver, Colorado …

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Second Oracle Usability Advisory Board (OUAB) Meeting Held in Burlington, MA: Business Intelligence & Data Visualization
By Alisa Hamai Nov. 25, 2008

The Oracle Usability Advisory Board met for their second board meeting at Oracle's Burlington, Massachusetts campus on August 1, 2008. A total of 15 customers attended from the following industries: aerospace, chemicals, education and research, financial services, insurance …

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First User Experience SIG Hosted by Advisory Board at Oracle OpenWorld 2008
By Alisa Hamai, Anna M. Wichansky Oct. 23, 2008

The Oracle Usability Advisory Board hosted its first User Experience SIG at Oracle OpenWorld on Sunday, September 21, 2008. The advisory board consists of a network of committed customers who are willing to work on joint usability projects in concert with Oracle’s User Experience …

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First Meeting of Oracle Usability Advisory Board Held in Redwood Shores
By Anna M. Wichansky  

The Oracle Usability Advisory Board held its organizational meeting in the Oracle Conference Center at Redwood Shores, California on March 28, 2008. In attendance were representatives of the following companies: Agilent Technologies, Inc, Berlin Packaging, Boeing, Boise, Inc. …

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Oracle Hears Customers' Top Issues with Software
By Anna M. Wichansky May 31, 2008

Customers shared their top usability issues about enterprise software at a recent powwow in Oracle’s Conference Center in Redwood Shores, Calif. The occasion was the March 28, 2008, kick-off meeting of the Oracle Usability Advisory Board, a new opportunity for collaboration between …

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Getting Internet Usability to the Next Level: Oracle Usability Advisory Board
By Anna M. Wichansky Mar. 1, 2008

In every endeavor, there are issues that persist regardless of our best singular efforts to resolve them. So it goes with usability. In my 13 years as Usability Manager and Senior Director of Advanced User Interfaces at Oracle, I have tackled and conquered many a usability problem. These ranged from designing icons for abstract database …

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