Oracle Applications User Experience
 
Customer Participation Program Newsletter
January 2011
 
   
 
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Happy New Year! We enjoyed meeting many of you at conferences in 2010, and we thank you for your interest in our upcoming activities and newsletters. If you are receiving your first newsletter, welcome!  As an active Customer Advisory Board member or council member, you automatically receive this newsletter. You can access archived newsletters on the Usable Apps Web site.
   
Where Will the Oracle Applications User Experience (UX) Team Be in 2011?

The Oracle Applications UX team works closely with Oracle product managers to conduct usability testing and presentations at Oracle user conferences. We will be at several conferences in 2011, and planning and preparation for these events is already in the works. Here’s a list of conferences that we will attend in the first half of the year:

Will you be there too? Sign up for one of our onsite product usability testing sessions to get a peek at next-generation enterprise applications and learn about Oracle’s pioneering user-centered design process. These events are by invitation only, so please let us know if you are interested by sending an e-mail to angela.johnston@oracle.com or by checking out the Usable Apps website for more information.
   
Learn More about Oracle Fusion Applications

Oracle Fusion Applications, Oracle’s answer to the next generation of software for the global enterprise, has been in the works at Oracle for several years. Read about how Oracle has directed the software’s creation and refinement with a specific focus on end-user quality, pouring much of its efforts into usability research and design. Learn how customers were an integral part of the process, as the Oracle Applications UX team made hundreds of visits to customer sites to help build a solid foundation for Oracle Fusion.  For more on the Oracle Fusion user experience, including access to white papers about the different product pillars in Oracle Fusion, visit the Usable Apps website.
   
What’s New with Oracle Applications

Next-generation user experiences in enterprise software are already showing up in new Oracle applications releases.

Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3, released in August 2010, showcases newly available user experience highlights that improve productivity, such as sleeker navigation, a List of Values tool that makes searching more efficient, and design changes such as pop-up windows for inline attachments that keep the user’s work in context. For more on E-Business Suite 12.1.3, visit the Usable Apps blog.

CRM On Demand Offline Client for Life Sciences, released in June 2010, is a tablet-based application for pharmaceutical sales representatives who often need to tap into presentations, notes, and calendars while in an offline mode. More on the user experience of this new release is available at the Usable Apps blog.
   
Tell us More About Yourself

If you’re interested in learning more about the Customer Participation Program, would like to tour our usability labs, or would like to take part in a usability session, we’d like to make that happen. Help us get to know you better by completing our nomination form and returning a copy to angela.johnston@oracle.com. This form helps us to know more about you and your company’s product usage and key contacts. The form also helps us understand more about the activities that you are currently involved in with Oracle so that we can match you to an appropriate activity.
   
Got Five Minutes? Take Our Survey for Mobile Users

The Oracle Applications and Middleware UX teams are working on applications and tools designs for mobile users.  We need your help!  In the coming years, we would like to test our new designs for mobile devices with smartphone users.  If you are a smartphone user and would like to be contacted for participation via e-mail, please take a moment to complete our survey.
 
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