The Oracle Playbook

The Oracle Playbook describes our strategy and learnings from the past 20 years that have enabled us to grow revenue while increasing our operating margin and delivering an exceptional experience to customers. The playbook goes way beyond how we use Oracle technology. It details how we relentlessly focus on our people, processes, and systems to achieve more with less. And we want to share it with you.

Oracle Playbook

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The Oracle Playbook for Operational Excellence

The Oracle Playbook details the secrets to our strategy. The first chapter, the Oracle Playbook for Operational Excellence, explains how we focus on people, processes, and systems so we can achieve more with less. Watch this on-demand webinar or read the ebook to learn:

  • Our framework for driving business success
  • Outcomes we’ve achieved and how your organization can do the same
  • Lessons learned from our journey to Oracle Cloud Applications and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle uses its cloud for all internal operations

Comprehensive and fully integrated cloud applications and infrastructure.

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How to achieve more with less

Everyone is talking about achieving more with less. We’ve been focused on it for decades and have continuously reduced costs while growing revenue. Even as we’ve expanded our product portfolio and developed the most complete technology stack, opened dozens of data centers—more than any other cloud provider—and acquired many strategic companies, we’ve increased efficiency and improved our customer experience. We’re seeing the following results:

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to close our books and release earnings


faster financial planning processes


less time needed to conduct talent reviews


faster supply chain planning cycles


of customer purchases are fully automated


reduction in the time IT spends on administrative activities


availability achieved for Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications


improvement in Fusion Applications performance, saving 1.5M hours of employee time each year

“The Oracle Playbook is all about doing more while spending less. We started this ourselves over 20 years ago, resulting in the highest margins in the software business for decades.”

Safra Catz, CEO, Oracle

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Our framework for success

We relentlessly focus on people, processes, and systems to achieve more with less.

  • People

    We aim to create a service-oriented culture that embraces continuous improvement. This includes establishing common goals with customer success as our North Star and using global process and solution owners to drive accountability and ongoing improvement.

  • Processes

    We continuously review our end-to-end business operations, which underlie the experiences we deliver to our customers, employees, and partners. This includes streamlining to create the simplest possible experiences for those we serve. Beyond that, it includes empowering and delighting those individuals with a fully automated, guided experience that requires no manual intervention to complete.

  • Systems

    We leverage Oracle Cloud Applications and Infrastructure to power our business and help us achieve our goals. Our approach includes centralizing our applications, deploying solutions out of the box—without customization, using built-in best practices—and taking advantage of cloud updates released on an ongoing basis.

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