Industry Analyst Reports

What Computer Industry Analysts are Saying About Oracle
 

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Strategic Areas

Cloud

Engineered Systems

Big Data and Analytics

Human Capital Management

Customer Experience

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Applications

Application Development

Enterprise Applications Strategy

Oracle Cloud Applications

Analytics and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)

Data Hubs / MDM

  • Nucleus Research, ROI Case Study, Oracle MDM (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: June 2010)
    An European leader in electricity transmission and distribution achieved a ROI of 105% and payback in 2.1 years by implementing Oracle MDM.

Human Capital Management (HCM)

ERP (Financials, GRC, IT PPM / PPM and Procurement)

  • Ovum, Oracle Plans to Get More out of NetSuite (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire November 2017 (Publication: December 2016)
  • Nucleus, Oracle HR and Finance Connect Guidebook
    Distribution rights expire August 2017 (Publication: August 2016)
    Nucleus's analysis of these Oracle Cloud deployments found users experiencing reduced costs in IT and administration, as well as gains in employee productivity through the automation of tasks, better visibility, and improved reporting.

Customer Relationship Management

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

  • CIMdata: Oracle's PLM Cloud Connects Product Master Data from Ideation to Commercialization (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire
    Oracle PLM manages the creation, maintenance, and governance of the Common Product Model which includes the complete definition of a product or item end to end from ideation to commercialization and extends that definition to include all the operational attributes and constructs needed for to support ERP, SCM, and CRM. PLM Cloud provides flexible entry to managing product data in the cloud through innovation, development, and commercialization. PLM Cloud enables social product development by connecting social input to product definition for long term traceability. This common product approach enables data harmonization across PLM, ERP, and SCM.
  • LNS Research Blog by Matthew Littlefield, Oracle Value Chain Summit Highlights Need for IT and Business Transformation
    Distribution rights do not expire
    "Oracle has taken the hard road when it comes to moving towards the cloud. Rather than re-platforming existing applications to the cloud, Oracle is rebuilding applications from the bottom up. This is no small feat, especially when considering the number of successful legacy customers on applications like Oracle JD Edwards and Oracle's Agile PLM. As Oracle is building these new Cloud applications it is also taking a unique approach to multi-tenancy, differentiating between multi-tenancy at the database vs. application layer, to again help address some of the issues identified above around flexibility, speed, and user adoption."

    ..."And although other areas of enterprise applications have moved quickly to the cloud and have been addressed by many enterprise application vendors through acquisition, in the value chain we are still at the early adopter stage and as Oracle releases more and more capabilities in these areas over the coming years, it may be well timed with the appetite of the broad market."
  • CIMdata, Oracle Value Chain Summit 2015 - Enabling Agents of Change (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire
    John Kelley, VP of Product Strategy, ran the Product Value Chain track, where PLM related topics were the key areas of discussion. As agents of change, Oracle targets aligning innovation, accelerating development, synchronizing commercialization, and coordinating execution. Thus, a persistent theme at the Summit was that Oracle, as an agent of change, developed its next generation, online, cloud-based, "public" platform of Oracle solutions.
  • CIMdata: Innovation Management: Improving the Returns on Innovation Investments (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: August 2014)
    "Oracle's Innovation Management solution supports innovation by bridging the gap between selecting innovative ideas and transitioning the best ideas into profitable products to gain more satisfied customers."
  • CIMData, Proactively Managing Product Cost with Agile PCM (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: March 2013)
    "Agile Product Cost Management is a solution that links cost with product BOMs and supports performing extensive cost analyses. Companies that need robust product costing solutions should evaluate Oracle's Agile PCM."
  • CIMData, For Oracle, PLM is Not Just about Engineering (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: February 2013)
    "Oracle has enabled a broad range of extended (i.e., outside the traditional engineering-centric domain of PLM) lifecycle management capabilities."
  • ARC Advisory Group, Oracle's AutoVue 20.2 Enables Enterprise Visualization (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: August 2012)
    "Oracle's AutoVue version 20.2 represents the next generation of enterprise level business visualization solutions."
  • CIMdata, Oracle Agile Product Lifecycle Management Summit 2012
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: March 2012)
    "The Agile PLM Summit 2012 was well presented and attended [...] Many enhancements to the Agile PLM applications were presented and the overall direction was well supported by customer reports and comments."
  • CIMData, Progress of Oracle's PLM Vision and Reality Evident at Oracle OpenWorld 2011 (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: November 2011)
    "Our summary assessment from this event is that Oracle's PLM product suite has clear strengths and is scoring significant successes in the marketplace. We expect to hear next year of continued growth for Oracle and noteworthy successes for their customers."

Corporate

Company Profiles

  • IDC, Things to Know—Oracle OpenWorld 2016 (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire October 2017 (Published October 2016)
    At the Oracle OpenWorld 2016 event, various technologies, plans, and services were either introduced, expanded upon, or made more fully known to customers, partners, and analysts. IDC believes that with this momentum, Oracle is in a far better position than before to capitalize on its portfolio and help customers transition to cloud.
  • IDC Research, Oracle Q3 2015 Earnings: Continued Acceleration of Cloud Growth Outpaces even Oracle's High Expectations
    Distribution rights expire September 2015 (Publication: March 2015)
    "We believe the results announced by Oracle this quarter mark an inflection point for the company. What's particularly interesting about Oracle's transformation is that it is a company that flourished on what IDC called the 2nd Platform of computing—the client server era. We expect Oracle will compete well with SFDC, challenging SFDC for the number 1 position as the top provider of cloud solutions. Oracle is a company in transition—in a good way."
  • Simplifying IT to Drive Better Business Outcomes and Improved ROI: Introducing the IT Complexity Index (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire July 2015 (Publication: June 2014)
    Reducing complexity leads to better business outcomes. In study sponsored by Oracle, companies surveyed by leading analyst firm IDC realized cost savings of $3610 per user annually through IT Simplification initiatives.

SMB, Alliance and Channels

  • The Forrester Wave: CRM Suites for Midsize Organizations, Q4 2016
    Distribution rights expire November 2017 (Publication: November 2016)
  • IDC, Things to Know - Oracle OpenWorld 2016 (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire October 2017 (Published October 2016)
    At the Oracle OpenWorld 2016 event, various technologies, plans, and services were either introduced, expanded upon, or made more fully known to customers, partners, and analysts. IDC believes that with this momentum, Oracle is in a far better position than before to capitalize on its portfolio and help customers transition to cloud.
     
  • IDC, Oracle Continues the Migration to Cloud for its Clients and Services Partners (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire March 2017 (Publication: March 2016)
    Oracle gave details regarding the progress of its cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) offerings and described a new cloud-oriented channel program. The shift from on-premise to cloud software has a profound implication for the three-way relationship between Oracle as well as its partners and clients.

Industries

Consumer Goods

  • ARC Advisory Group, Oracle Value Chain Summit Incorporates Planning and Execution Functions (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: March 2013)
    "The inclusion of complementary value chain application functions within a single summit enabled attendees to address their application technology requirements in a comprehensive manner. The presentations within these tracks provided examples of valuable functionality the company develops to support its substantial manufacturing client base."
  • ARC Advisory Group, Winning at Promotion Optimization (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: December 2011)
    "Based on the forward-looking analytics, Hormel has been able to improve the ROI of its promotions. While the company was not willing to say how great these improvements have been, it does say that Oracle's Demantra solution has allowed it to save millions of dollars."
  • CIMData, Progress of Oracle's PLM Vision and Reality Evident at Oracle OpenWorld 2011 (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: November 2011)
    "Our summary assessment from this event is that Oracle's PLM product suite has clear strengths and is scoring significant successes in the marketplace. We expect to hear next year of continued growth for Oracle and noteworthy successes for their customers."

High Tech

  • CIMdata, Oracle Agile Product Lifecycle Management Summit 2012
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: March 2012)
    "The Agile PLM Summit 2012 was well presented and attended [...] Many enhancements to the Agile PLM applications were presented and the overall direction was well supported by customer reports and comments."
  • CIMData, Progress of Oracle's PLM Vision and Reality Evident at Oracle OpenWorld 2011 (PDF)
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: November 2011)
    "Our summary assessment from this event is that Oracle's PLM product suite has clear strengths and is scoring significant successes in the marketplace. We expect to hear next year of continued growth for Oracle and noteworthy successes for their customers."

Process Industries

General Manufacturing

  • LNS Research Blog by Matthew Littlefield, Oracle Value Chain Summit Highlights Need for IT and Business Transformation
    Distribution rights do not expire
    "Oracle has taken the hard road when it comes to moving towards the cloud. Rather than re-platforming existing applications to the cloud, Oracle is rebuilding applications from the bottom up. This is no small feat, especially when considering the number of successful legacy customers on applications like Oracle JD Edwards and Oracle’s Agile PLM. As Oracle is building these new Cloud applications it is also taking a unique approach to multi-tenancy, differentiating between multi-tenancy at the database vs. application layer, to again help address some of the issues identified above around flexibility, speed, and user adoption."

    ..."And although other areas of enterprise applications have moved quickly to the cloud and have been addressed by many enterprise application vendors through acquisition, in the value chain we are still at the early adopter stage and as Oracle releases more and more capabilities in these areas over the coming years, it may be well timed with the appetite of the broad market."
  • Forbes.com guest column by Steve Banker of ARC Advisory Group - "A Transportation Management System Implementation in the Automotive Industry"
    Distribution rights do not expire
    "I had the opportunity to speak to Miguel Ramirez, Logistics Cost Implementation Lead, from Sisamex at the Oracle Value Chain Summit. Sisamex has had an interesting journey with the Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) solution... After the company'€™s successful implementation, Grupo Quimmco, the holding company of Sisamex decided to roll it out across 8 other companies in the group."

Communications

Financial Services

Healthcare and Life Sciences

Retail

Services, Engineering, and Construction

  • ARC Advisory Group, Logistics Viewpoints Blog: Declining Oil Prices makes it Imperative for Shale Oil Companies to improve their Value Chains
    Distribution rights do not expire (Publication: November 2014)
    "In the process of doing research in this area—I talked to 45 subject matter experts on this value chain—I came to the conclusion that the single biggest opportunity to improve cash flows in this value chain will be based on implementing a form of integrated business planning specific to shale oil & gas. Oracle and Accenture have teamed up to create a solution set for shale oil & gas focused on doing better integrated business planning. Oracle will focus on software, Accenture on change management and implementation."

Public Sector and Higher Education

Travel, Transport, and Logistics

  • ARC Brief, The Case for Innovation in Supply Chain Networks, Processes, and Technology (PDF)
    Distribution do not expire (Publication: November 2010)
    "The "There" each company must strive towards will vary by company and industry, but tomorrow's leaders will share some common attributes: They will all view supply chain as a synchronized system, not a fragmented collection of processes, functional groups, and IT applications. They will all make smarter decisions faster. They will collaborate and share networks with suppliers and customers. They will all have flexible, adaptable, and scalable IT systems."

Utilities


Regions

Asia Pacific

EMEA

Latin America

  • Simplifying IT to Drive Better Business Outcomes and Improved ROI: Introducing the IT Complexity Index (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire July 2015 (Publication: June 2014)
    This white paper presents the findings of recent IDC research to identify the degree of complexity in IT environments today and the benefits associated with simplifying those environments. It is based on in-depth interviews with senior business and IT executives in nine separate enterprises that span a variety of industries, including financial services, ecommerce, medical/life sciences, retail, defense/aviation, and government. The interviews also spanned a number of geographic regions, including the United States, Europe, and Latin America.
  • Gartner, Brazil Context: 'CEOs and CIOs Must Co-Design the C-Suite for Digital Leadership'
    Distribution rights expire July 2015 (Publication: January 2014)
    The analyst Cassio Dreyfus discusses how the Digital Revolution is creating business disruption. CIOs in Brazil must deal with specific local circumstances and help CEOs seize this opportunity.
  • IDC, Oportunidades on Engineered Systems (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire June 2015 (Publication: June 2014)
    Case study by IDC analysts on Oportunidades, a federal program in Mexico led by the Ministry of Social Development (SEDESOL), using the Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 server, which helped deliver efficiency and the social support to families in economic constraints in more than 140 thousand communities throughout the Mexican Republic. The Engineered System processes the records of 33 million Mexican people from 32 state departments and 234 regional units to prevent duplication of economic support to same individuals.

Services

Support


Systems

Systems Strategy

Engineered Systems

Servers

Storage

Operating Systems


Technology

Business Intelligence / Data Warehousing

Content Management / Search / Collaboration / Social

Database

Fusion Middleware

Integration

  • Ovum, Oracle Acquires Apiary to Offer a Comprehensive API Integration Cloud (PDF)
    Distribution rights expire January 2018 (Publication: January 2017)
    Oracle announced last week that it has signed an agreement to acquire Apiary, an API design and governance solution provider. Ovum believes that with this acquisition Oracle has significantly strengthened the value proposition of its API platform cloud service.

Security

Enterprise Management / Virtualization