Document History

This document will continue to evolve as existing sections change and new information is added. All updates appear in the following table:

Date Update Version Notes
13 DEC 2018 Update 17D Revised update 17D.
25 AUG 2017 Update 17C Delivered new features in update 17C.
11 MAY 2018 Update 17B Revised update 17B.

Update 17D

Revision History

This document will continue to evolve as existing sections change and new information is added. All updates appear in the following table:

Date Feature Notes
13 DEC 2018 Cloud Payroll Processing for Paysheets Updated document. Removed feature from update 17D.
02 NOV 2018 Extensible Single-Value Search and Select Dialog (Picker) Updated document. Feature delivered in update 17D.
05 MAR 2018 Application Composer: Commit Transactions and Navigate to Create or Edit Pages Using Custom Actions Updated document. Feature delivered in update 17D.
05 FEB 2018 Asset-Based Contract Coverage and Entitlements Updated document. Removed feature from update 17D.
11 JAN 2018 UI Approval History for MDF Requests and Claims Updated document. Revised feature information.
11 JAN 2018 Optimized Search for Opportunities and Leads Updated document. Revised feature information.
21 NOV 2017 Opportunities: Optimized Search for Opportunities and Leads Updated document. Feature delivered in update 17D.
21 NOV 2017 Territory Management: Toggle Dimensional Data Display in Classic UI Updated document. Feature delivered in update 17D.
21 NOV 2017 Territory Management: Manage Proposals Enhancement Updated document. Feature delivered in update 17D.

21 NOV 2017

Sales Analytics: Account Business Plan Reporting Updated document. Revised feature information.
21 NOV 2017 Core Sales Force Automation: Add Search to Standard and Custom Subtabs

Updated document. Revised feature information.

21 NOV 2017

Assessments: Assessment Object Workflow

Updated document. Revised feature information.

21 NOV 2017

Customer Data Management: Batch Export and SOAP Services for Duplicate Resolution

Updated document. Revised feature information.

21 NOV 2017

Accounts, Contacts, and Households: Capability to DrillDown from Relationships Subtab and Account Hierarchy

Updated document. Revised feature information.

21 NOV 2017

Accounts, Contacts, and Households: Multiple Value Group UI Pattern for Account Industries

Updated document. Revised feature information.

21 NOV 2017

Accounts, Contacts, and Households: Integration of LinkedIn Sales Navigator with Contacts

Updated document. Revised feature information.

21 NOV 2017

Incentive Compensation: Cloud Payroll Processing for Paysheets

Updated document. Revised feature information.

21 NOV 2017

Application Composer: Dynamic Filtering Criteria Based on Many-to-Many Relationships

Updated document. Revised feature information.

21 NOV 2017

CX Mobile: Service Requests in Mobile

Updated document. Revised feature information.

21 NOV 2017

Sales Analytics: System Usage Reporting

Updated document. Revised feature information.

21 NOV 2017

Partner Relationship Management: UI Approval History for MDF Requests and Claims

Updated document. Revised feature information.

21 NOV 2017

CX Foundation: Larger Display Available in User Interface

Updated document. Revised feature information.

06 OCT  2017   Created initial document.

Overview

As part of Oracle’s Customer Experience (CX) solution, Oracle Sales Cloud helps you simplify IT complexity, innovate exceptional customer experiences, and deliver business results. Oracle’s smarter CX strategy helps sales teams offer seamless, personalized, and immediate customer experiences with tightly integrated CX solutions that include sales, marketing, service, CPQ, commerce and social, along with hundreds of applications available on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace.  Oracle Sales Cloud is a comprehensive sales ecosystem.  With Sales Force Automation at its hub, other facets of modern sales includes partner relationship management, customer data management, sales performance management, sales intelligence, integrated marketing and integrated quote and order.

Disclaimer

The Information contained in this document may include statements about Oracle’s product development plans. Many factors can materially affect Oracle’s product development plans and the nature and timing of future product releases. Accordingly, this Information is provided to you solely for information only, is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.

This information may not be incorporated into any contractual agreement with Oracle or its subsidiaries or affiliates. Oracle specifically disclaims any liability with respect to this information. Refer to the Legal Notices and Terms of Use for further information.

Core Sales Force Automation

Oracle continues to invest in best practices and technologies.  A larger display in the user interface makes viewing easier and adding search to standard and subtabs provide more options to find what you need fast.  Search is also optimized for opportunities and leads.  Oracle Sales Cloud now integrates with Linkedin Sales Navigator with contacts, enabling sales reps to more easily target or find new contact recommendations.

Larger Display Available in User Interface

Improve the usability of the user interface (UI) by optimizing the usage of vertical and horizontal space on the browser. The application displays more content on the landing and detail pages to avoid unnecessary scrolling. This behavior supports better alignment of content and layout, subtab labels, and scrolling of vertical subtabs for enhanced readability and user experience.

Add Search to Standard and Custom Subtabs

Provides the ability to search on standard and custom subtabs. In addition to a single default filter, sales representative can add more filters to narrow the set of records displayed on the subtab.

Ability to Drill Down and Act from Activity Notifications

You can use Activity Notification to drill down directly to an activity from the notification.

In addition, the enhanced notifications feature also enables you to take quick action on the activity. For example, accept or reject an appointment or complete a task directly from the notification.

Extensible Single-Value Search and Select Dialog (Picker)

The new extensible single-value Search and Select dialog (picker) enhances the search capabilities for custom object dynamic choice lists by providing a superior user experience on searches. For example, the new extensible picker lets the administrator configure search operators, set role-based dynamic layouts, and show/hide the create button for the Search and Select dialog layouts.

Custom dynamic choice lists pointing to custom objects now look the same as custom dynamic choice lists pointing to standard objects. Custom dynamic choice lists pointing to custom objects now display a dropdown list with a search link, instead of a magnifying glass icon, to search for records.

Accounts, Contacts, and Households

Integration of LinkedIn Sales Navigator with Contacts

View relevant information from LinkedIn Sales Navigator in your Contact profile page. With the necessary Sales Navigator license, you can:

Multiple Value Group UI Pattern for Account Industries

Enables you to select and view multiple industry values per account, with enhanced usability and performance.

Capability to Drill Down from Relationships Subtab and Account Hierarchy

Drill down directly to an account or contact from the relationships subtab without having to exit the relationship view. Similarly, you can directly drill into any account from account hierarchy to get a quick view of related accounts.

Opportunities

Optimized Search for Opportunities and Leads

Improve opportunity and lead search performance by leveraging consolidated security conditions. The conditions associated with the standard Sales Representative, Sales Manager, Sales VP, or the Sales Restricted User roles have been streamlined.

Use the following condition to search for opportunities:

Use the following condition to search for leads:

Assessments

Assessment Object Workflow

Leverage object workflow and groovy scripts based on the assessment object.

For example, set up an object workflow and scripting to have the application automatically enable the Budgeted indicator when a budget is approved.

Sales Catalog

Sales Catalog Extensibility

Sales Catalog supports following extensibility features:

CX Cloud Mobile

Service Requests in Mobile

The Oracle CX Enterprise Mobile application enables sales and service representatives, managers, and partner representatives to create, edit, and escalate service requests from a mobile device.  

Users have the ability to add capture service request details and add internal notes to the service request to facilitate better communication and collaboration.  In addition, mobile users have access to the following actions:

Auto Capture Outbound Text Messages as Activities

Auto-capture outbound text messages as completed tasks associated with a customer. An automatic prompt to log the activity appears immediately after sending an SMS text message, increasing the likelihood that the sales rep will update their sales cloud sooner. With increased visibility into sales activities as soon as they occur, a sales manager can more accurately forecast future revenue.

Sales Analytics

Oracle Sales Cloud offers embedded sales analytics to drive business decisions, identify key events, guide sales activities, and improve deal performance. Recent developments enable account business planning and, the ability to track and monitor user adoption.

Account Business Plan Reporting

Create reports on business plans for accounts. A new dimension, account, was added to the Business Plan subject area. You can now create reports to show the business plan details, objectives associated to the business plan, and their target and actual values.

System Usage Reporting

Enables sales administrator and managers to create the system usage reports to understand the adoption of the system by different users.

The User System Usage subject area provides insight into the user activity in the system and enables sales administrator and sales manages analyze the usage of the application and take key business decisions based on the analysis. Sales Administrators can create reports to see the details of users and the number of days they have been active on the system for a given time period. The subject area also provides impersonator details when another user logs into the system on behalf of a particular user and can be used to enhance the security of the system.

Resource Reporting

Enables creation of reports with Resource as a primary object.

You can create reports to do the following:

Partner Relationship Management

Oracle Sales Cloud streamlines partner relationship management (PRM) and indirect sales processes to increase the value of the channel partner network. Release 13 builds on an already broad PRM offering with enhanced partner management, business plans, marketing development funds (MDF), deal registration, analytics, partner asset management and more.  For MDF requests, channel managers can efficiently manage a wide array of tasks such as submit, return approve reject return or withdraw. And, approval history such as who submitted the requested is well documented.

Partner Task Templates

Create a group of partner related tasks using pre-configured task templates. For example, you can create a task template for partner recruitment that displays a set of tasks that you need to perform while recruiting a partner. The tasks generated from the templates are accessible in the Activities tab within the Partner work area.

Browse Catalog in Deal Registration

Enables you to browse the sales catalog when selecting products while in the context of deal registration.

UI-Based Approval for MDF Requests and Claims

Use the Actions menu on the Edit MDF Request or Edit MDF Claim pages to submit, return, approve, reject, return, or withdraw MDF requests or claims. You can also enter reject reason, return reason, and approval comments.

UI Approval History for MDF Requests and Claims

Enables you to track end-to-end approval flow of transactions related to MDF requests and claims.

When exposed as a subtab, the approval history displays key information such as:

Customer Data Management

Oracle Customer Data Management enables organizations to consolidate and maintain a best version customer profile that sales reps and sales managers can trust. Bank related attributes are now included and, you can also import "Do Not Enable" related flags.

Account and Contact Simplified Views

Enables you to import bank-related attributes including Branch Number, Branch Code, Bank Code, and Branch flag for account simplified view. Also you can import the "Do Not Enable" related flags including Do Not Call, Do Not Contact, Do Not Email and Do Not Mail contact simplified view.

Create Merge Business Events on Accounts and Contracts

Provides an exit route from Customer Data Management to transfer master account and contract information to the subscribing applications through Integration Cloud Service.

Batch Export and SOAP Services for Duplicate Resolution

Provides an exit route from Customer Data Management to transfer customer information to the subscribing applications.

Sales Performance Management

Sales Performance Management (SPM) enables companies to improve sales effectiveness, optimize sales coverage, drive sales behavior, streamline incentive compensation and better align quotas to sales strategy.  Incentive Compensation empowers organizations to streamline the rollout of new plan initiatives, provides productivity tools to reduce administrative costs and presents relevant business insights to drive sales performance. Enable users to build and maintain their compensation plans and role based assignments using RESTful services.

Territory Management

Toggle Dimensional Data Display in Classic UI

Added the Show Dimensions and Hide dimensions buttons to control the display of dimensions on the Classic UI.

The dimensional data is hidden by default in the Territory Management Classic UI to improve load time and performance of the application. You can see information related to dimensional data by clicking the Show Dimensions button.

Manage Proposals Enhancement

Removed the side bar in the Classic UI. The links that were available on the side bar in the Classic UI and now available in the following places:

Incentive Compensation

Incentive Compensation empowers organizations to streamline the rollout of new plan initiatives, provides productivity tools to reduce administrative costs and presents relevant business insights to drive sales performance.

New Look-and-Feel for Incentive Compensation Administration

The new look embodies a simple design aesthetic on top of the existing incentive compensation application. Other than the aesthetic, the most noticeable change is accessing the task menu on the right side of the overview page. The tasks are available on demand and when not needed, they hide way in the panel drawer giving more page space to the overview information.

The following work areas have the new look:

Web Services to Build and Maintain Business Objects

Enable users to build and maintain their compensation plans and role based assignments using these RESTful services:

Sales Contracts

Oracle Enterprise Contracts provides a comprehensive solution for managing sales agreements and contracts.  With an automated contract management process in place, you can ensure consistency and compliance and establish a proactive approach to renewals. Now you can combine two or more contracts and let your sales representatives renew contracts manually.

Support for Employee Contracts

You can now create contracts with your employees as parties to the contract. For example, track employment agreements.

Contract Merge and Renewal

Combine two or more contracts and let your sales representatives renew contracts manually. You can choose all or select lines to be merged or renewed.

Track the Migration Status of Contracts

Track the status of project contracts, under migration, so that revenue recognition and invoicing can be stalled until the migration is complete.

Configurable Contract Event Model

The contract event model can be configured to meet specific needs. You can now handle state transitions using web services. As part of a state transition you can open the contract validation user interface. You can also remove or change the severity of optional seeded contract validations.

Web Services for Managing Repository Contract Documents

Additional operations were added to web services to manage the documents that are attached to repository contracts. You can also delete a contract party that is associated to the contract.

Configuration and Customization

Oracle's standards-based, open and flexible platform makes it easy to rapidly build and deploy rich applications or integrate with and extend Oracle Sales Cloud. Oracle’s configuration and customization toolset enables business users to tailor Oracle Sales Cloud to meet the unique needs of each business in an easy-to-maintain Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) environment. Oracle’s Platform-as-aService (PaaS) offerings provide development and runtime platforms that enrich and extend Oracle Sales Cloud and enhance sales team productivity and collaboration. Prebuilt cloud and on-premises integrations offer complete solutions for sales teams.

Application Composer

Dynamic Filtering Criteria Based On Many-to-Many Relationships

Added dynamic filtering criteria for custom relationships, including a custom dynamic choice list or reference relationship, based on a many-to-many relationship. For example, you can now filter contacts by a given account, while each contact can belong to multiple accounts and each account can have many contacts.

Copy Map Templates

Customize a copy map template to meet specific business needs by creating a duplicate standard map. Nine standard maps are available, and administrators can use one of the standard maps or define custom maps to use for common flows such as copying an opportunity or converting a lead to an opportunity.

Commit Transactions and Navigate to Create or Edit Pages Using Custom Actions

Assign new runtime behaviors to script-based custom actions of top-level custom objects. You can create custom actions that do the following:

You can add these custom actions to top-level custom object record details (edit) and creation pages.

Setup and Maintenance

Simplified Setup

Quick Setup Templates

Quick Setup Templates are designed to speed up your deployment of Oracle Sales Cloud by providing a launching pad with links to the setup tasks you carry out from the Setup and Maintenance work area, Scheduled Processes, and other work areas.

There are two variations of the implementation project available for you to choose from:

You can use the implementation projects as-is or tailor them to your specific deployment needs.

Quick Import Macros

Quick Import Macros are designed to speed up and simplify the import of small data sets of key objects (up to 1000 records) for your on-boarding needs. The macros help you by validating your data entries, providing lists of values, and automatically populating constant values. After you enter your data, you can create the import activity directly from the macro and also monitor the progress from within the macro itself.

Macros are available for importing data for the following objects:

You can also extend the macros to include additional standard and custom fields. The macros can also serve as a learning tool for more complex import.

Quick Import Macros were first introduced in Release 11 and were enhanced to support:

Update 17C

Revision History

This document will continue to evolve as existing sections change and new information is added. All updates appear in the following table:

Date Feature Notes
25 AUG 2017   Created initial document.

Overview

As part of Oracle’s Customer Experience solution, Oracle Sales Cloud helps you simplify IT complexity, innovate exceptional customer experiences and deliver business results. Oracle’s smarter CX strategy helps sales teams offer seamless, personalized and immediate customer experiences with tightly integrated CX solutions that include sales, marketing, service, CPQ, commerce and social along with hundreds of applications available on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace.

Disclaimer

The Information contained in this document may include statements about Oracle’s product development plans. Many factors can materially affect Oracle’s product development plans and the nature and timing of future product releases. Accordingly, this Information is provided to you solely for information only, is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.

This information may not be incorporated into any contractual agreement with Oracle or its subsidiaries or affiliates. Oracle specifically disclaims any liability with respect to this information. Refer to the Legal Notices and Terms of Use for further information.

Core Sales Force Automation

CX Foundation for sales offers a full spectrum of core sales force automation capabilities that enable sales teams to manage the entire sales lifecycle including leads, opportunities, assets, accounts, contacts, activities, assessments and more. Sales reps and managers can monitor forecasts, leverage content across teams with Sales Lightbox and leverage in-context collaboration tools within Oracle Sales Cloud.

New Asset Attributes for Sales Predictor Rules

Define prediction and eligibility rules for the Asset object and related asset attributes. These rules allow recommendations by a combination of Asset, Account, Product and Opportunities.

Accounts, Contacts and Households

Option to Add Accounts From Data Cloud

Search for and create new accounts from Data Cloud from within Oracle Sales Cloud. Using the new Add Accounts from Data Cloud option, you can create a new account and related contacts that include valuable Dun and Bradstreet data attributes such as name, industry, revenue and location.

Account Hierarchy Drilldown

Navigate directly to an account from the account hierarchy.  Links on account names allow you to drill down from within the account hierarchy or parent account in order to view or update account details.

Business Plans

Integration of Business Plans with Oracle Social Network

Collaborate in a social network by sharing business plan information. The integration of Business Plans with Oracle Social Network offers contextual based social collaboration, providing the ability for users to create a business plan and engage within a social wall and participate in related conversations directly from within the Business Plan sub-tab.

Account Business Plans

Create Business Plans for Accounts. Account Planning allows you to maximize revenue from key accounts by taking a systematic approach in identifying account potential, enhancing relationships and pursuing opportunities. It also lets sales teams focus their efforts where the greatest ROI is expected. Account business plan objectives, that represent measurable targets for any plan, allow you to track attainment and specify targets broken out by time periods, product lines, geographies and accounts.

Opportunities

Groovy Scripts for Assessments

Use Groovy scripts and object workflow to add logic to assessments. Groovy scripts allows validation rules and triggers to be defined to meet your assessment business needs.

Opportunity Copy Map

Accurately copy opportunity data and use it effectively to create new opportunities quickly. The copy map allows you to map the child objects and attributes in the source opportunity to objects and attributes in the new opportunity. You can also leverage expressions and conditions to populate attributes.

Product Subtab

View and enter opportunity revenue line items efficiently. The Product subtab displays the opportunity revenue table, allowing you to see more revenue line items at a glance.

Products & Promotions

Create a catalog of products for sales reps to select from when they enter opportunities and leads. Products and promotions help sales teams streamline orders and offer the flexibility to manage new product offerings as well as discontinued products.

Child Object for Products

Add a child object to the Product object from within Application Composer.  Once added, the child object appears as a subtab on the Product page. The child object offers create, update and delete operations through the user interface, REST services and import / export.

User-Friendly Display Names for Import

Map user-friendly display names to target attributes for Import. When creating import maps, you can now see display names that you can use to map target attributes for the Product Group, Product, and Price Book objects to columns in the import file within the import activity setup task.

Image Attachments

Use import to associate, update and delete image attachments for products and product groups.

CX Cloud Mobile

Empower your sales reps so they can achieve maximum productivity while in or away from the office. To begin using Release 13 mobile apps, download the latest version from the Apple App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android).

Call Report Customization

Customize call report create and edit views used in the Oracle CX Cloud Mobile app. Using Mobile App Composer, you can add or remove standard or custom fields and include custom objects related to the Activity object.

Dynamic Layouts by Country

Define country-specific page layouts for the Oracle CX Cloud Mobile App. Reps will see the appropriate page layout in the mobile app, based on their country preference setting in Oracle Sales Cloud.

Complete Offline Read and Write

Use the Oracle CX Cloud Mobile Application in areas with poor or no network connectivity.  You can view records from Sales Cloud or Engagement Cloud which are stored locally on your smartphone. You can also create or update contacts, opportunities or custom objects . When you reconnect to the network, all offline changes are then synced to Oracle Sales Cloud.

The data stored by the Oracle CX Cloud Mobile application is stored secured and associated to logged-in user. If your business requires that a different user be able to access the data on the device, the user must have privileged access granted through the security console.  If a different user without privileged access attempts to log into the device, then all data on the device will be erased.

Navigation Panel Customization

Customize the navigation panel in Oracle CX Cloud Mobile.  You can add new menu items or remove existing menu items that appear on the side navigation panel.

Sales Analytics

Oracle Sales Cloud offers embedded sales analytics to drive business decisions, identify key events, guide sales activities and improve deal performance.

Sales Campaign Reporting

Create reports on Sales Campaign standard and custom attributes. Sales Campaign is included as a new dimension folder in the subject areas that has Marketing source as a dimension. You can now see all the custom attributes created for Sales campaign that can be included in the reports created from BI answers.

Pending My Approval Record Set for MDF Requests and Claims

Efficiently find MDF requests and claims that are pending your approval. The advanced search section of the MDF request and the MDF claim pages now include Pending My Approval record sets.  These new record sets allow approvers to create saved searches and quickly locate the MDF requests and the MDF claims that are pending approval.

MDF Export

Export Market Development Funds (MDF) budget, request and claim data from Oracle Sales Cloud to a text file. You can select a parent, child or custom object and output a zip file containing a separate file for each MDF object selected. The output data contains only those records matching the specified filter criteria.

Deal Registration Territory Customization

The Deal Registration Territory table on the Team sub tab (Territory show filter) can now be customized through Application Composer to add or remove out of the box standard fields.

Partner Territory Assignment

Channel users can now invoke territory assignment for a partner account from within the partner object user interface. The list of assigned territories can be viewed on the partner teams tab..

Partner Contacts Global Search

Search and access partner contacts from global search directly. Users can now search for partner contacts in global search and can also filter the global search results by Partner Contacts category. This enables the users to access partner contacts from anywhere within the application improving user experience and efficiency.

MDF Global Search

Benefit from global search to find one or multiple MDF records regardless of which UI you are on.  If enabled, you can search for MDF budget, MDF request and MDF claim records.  Make your search more efficient by using filters and limiting the objects that will be searched.  Once you get the search results, you can quickly drill down to a specific record to obtain more details.

Deal Registration in Global Search

Allows the search for one or multiple deal registration records by entering keywords in the global search box in the global area.

Deal Registration Analytics Subtab Including Drilldown Support

Support the ability to add the Analytics subtab on the Deal Registration landing list and Edit Deal Registration pages, and allow drill down from BI report to transaction pages.

Customer Data Management

Oracle Customer Data Management enables organizations to consolidate and maintain a best version customer profile that sales reps and sales managers can trust.

Option to Add Fields for Party Selection

Enable data stewards to search and select the correct party members when creating account hierarchies. Data stewards now have the option to add more attributes from the account, contact and household objects to the Search and Select picker on the Create Hierarchy page. You can add both standard and custom fields to the Search or the Result sections of the Add Members page.

Primary Name Only for Address Geography Selection

Display only the primary names for geographies in the list of values for address selection. A new profile option makes it possible to disable alternate names for address geographies so that the list of values is uncluttered and it is easy to find the correct geography.

All Activities Record Set Available at User Level

Offer specific users access to the All Records I Can See record set. The profile option controlling the record set now allows you to enable all records at the user level also. This advanced search option is helpful for those in senior roles like VPs or Executives, offering them an overview of activities in the entire sales organization.

Improved Field Selection for Duplicate Identification Batch Creation

Use additional standard or custom fields of an account or contact to define a batch of records for duplicate identification. Add the required fields to two new lookups, ZCH_MATCH_OBJ_PERSON and ZCH_MATCH_OBJ_ORGANIZATION. These fields will be available for selection when creating a duplicate identification batch.

Option to Search Multiple Addresses from Address Verification

Allow sales representatives to search and select from multiple similar addresses when verifying account or contact addresses using Data Cloud Address Verification Service.

Sales Performance Management

Territory Management

Model and evaluate sales territories and define sales objectives and quotas to ensure optimal territory coverage. Use advanced modeling and analytics to evaluate and affect sales performance.

Automatic Activation of Future Dated Proposals

Territory proposals that are future dated will be automatically activated on that future date. You don't need to remember to schedule the Run Territory Proposal Activation process. When a proposal is scheduled for the future, the proposal activation job will be scheduled automatically.

Enterprise Contracts

Oracle Enterprise Contracts provides a comprehensive solution for managing sales agreements and contracts.  With an automated contract management process in place, you can ensure consistency and compliance and establish a proactive approach to renewals.

Contract Expert Using Web Services

Leverage the strength of Contract Expert functionality by running it using a web service from other applications. Contract Expert uses a rules-based engine to automatically assess and apply additional clauses that are required for a contract and returns relevant terms and conditions.

Use a web service to return contract terms and conditions in HTML and RTF format. This allows you to take advantage of terms created using Enterprise Contracts in your external applications.

Contract Renewal Rules

Control how your contracts and lines are renewed by using contract header and line renewal rules.

Contract Line Cancellation

You can now select contract lines individually and cancel them without canceling the entire contract.

Configuration and Customization

Application Composer

More Dynamic Choice List Fields Available as Related Objects

Create custom subject areas with activity, sales lead or opportunity as the primary object and have the option to select the standard dynamic choice list fields from that primary object as related objects . When creating a custom subject area, you can do the following:

Sales and Service Tags for Objects

See which objects are for sales cloud and which are for service cloud. Standard objects are now shipped designated with sales or service tags.  You can filter the objects displayed in the object tree in Application Composer by these tags.  You can also add sales and service tags to custom objects.

Link to Object Details in Approval Notifications

For custom approval processes, the approval notification now contains a link to the details page of the record to be approved. Approvers can drill down and view the details before they approve or reject the request.

Delete Unpublished User Interface Artifacts

Delete unpublished dynamic layouts, field groups, summary boxes, or subtabs from the sandbox. This allows you to remove unwanted page configurations in the current sandbox before it is published to mainline. Published and standard content cannot be deleted.

Dynamic Filtering for Custom Subtabs

Apply page context driven search criteria on the target object in a custom reference relationship between a custom object and another object. This allows you to constrain the number of records the user can add to sub tab built on that relationship. These constraints are helpful in showing reps only what they are allowed to add to a sub tab. For example, activity owners who need to add products to a subtab on the Activities page can only add products they are authorized to sell.

'Current User' Filter for Custom Object Saved Search

A pre-defined search filter called ‘Current User’ is now available. The “Current User” filter is automatically available in the field filter list when searching on the standard fields “Created By” and “Last Updated by”, as well as on a custom dynamic choice list field that accesses the Resource object.

Integrations

In addition to providing a wide set of prebuilt integrations, Oracle also provides an extensive set of tools and capabilities for building custom integration flows.

Asset Standard Object Business Event

Customer can build integrations for the Asset object using Oracle Integration Cloud Service. In addition to Oracle’s core integration capabilities such as Web services and file import and export, you can build integrations for CRUD operations using the new Asset standard public business events using Oracle Integration Cloud Service.

Setup and Maintenance

File-Based Data Import / Export

Import data from external sources and export data from Oracle CX Sales using CSV or XML files.

Multiple Files for Exports that Exceed Maximums

The export function generates an output file containing all records matching the requested export criteria. In some cases this can result in output files that exceed the maximum number of rows allowed in external tools. Sales Cloud now has a maximum number of records allowed in a single output file. If the selected export criteria exceed this value, Sales Cloud will split the results into multiple files. For example, if the threshold is 1 million records and the selected export criteria result in 1.3 million records, Sales Cloud will generate two export files (e.g. MyResults_001.csv containing 1 million records, and MyResults_002.csv containing 300k records).

Simplified Setup

Oracle continues to invest in best practices and technologies that can simplify application setup and implementation.

Predefined Role Provisioning Rule for Sales Restricted User Role

Provide view-only access to data in Oracle Sales Cloud through the Sales Restricted User Resource role.  The new role provisioning rule for the Sales Restricted User Resource role offers predefined role mapping that maps the Sales Restricted User Resource Role to the Sales Restricted User Job role. Users mapped to this resource role get limited edit access to Sales Cloud data and functions and read access to all Sales Cloud data.

Update 17B

Revision History

This document will continue to evolve as existing sections change and new information is added. All updates appear in the following table:

Date

Feature

Notes

11 MAY 2018 Migrate Classic Dashboard to Sales Infolet/Sales Pages Updated document. Feature delivered in update 17B.
20 APR 2018 Oracle Sales Cloud for Office 365 Updated document. Removed feature from update 17B.

05 FEB 2018

Analytics for Sales Lightbox

Updated document. Revised feature information.

28 NOV 2017

Partner Contact Hierarchy Management

Updated document. Revised feature information.

28 SEP 2017

Enhanced Field Constraints for Standard Fields

Updated document. Revised feature information.

28 SEP 2017

Dynamic Filtering for Custom DCLs

Updated document. Revised feature information.

28 SEP 2017

Application Composer

Updated document. Revised feature information.

12 SEP 2017

Full Offline Create and Edit

Updated document. Removed feature from update 17B.

12 SEP 2017

Tablet App Composer

Updated document. Removed feature from update 17B.

25 AUG 2017

Enhanced Search Result Order

Updated document. Removed feature from update 17B.

21 APR 2017

 

Created initial document.

Overview

As part of Oracle’s Customer Experience solution, Oracle Sales Cloud helps you simplify IT complexity, innovate exceptional customer experiences and deliver business results. Oracle’s smarter CX strategy helps sales teams offer seamless, personalized and immediate customer experiences with tightly integrated CX solutions that include sales, marketing, service, CPQ, commerce and social along with hundreds of applications available on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. 

Sales Cloud Release 13 includes enhancements to the CX Enterprise mobile application and Sales Data Visualization, a new email integration option for sales teams using Outlook 365, more advanced content and list management and an array of new capabilities that increase sales rep productivity.

Disclaimer

The Information contained in this document may include statements about Oracle’s product development plans. Many factors can materially affect Oracle’s product development plans and the nature and timing of future product releases. Accordingly, this Information is provided to you solely for information only, is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.

This information may not be incorporated into any contractual agreement with Oracle or its subsidiaries or affiliates.  Oracle specifically disclaims any liability with respect to this information.  Refer to the Legal Notices and Terms of Use for further information.

Sales Analytics

Oracle Sales Cloud offers embedded sales analytics to drive business decisions, identify key events, guide sales activities and improve deal performance.

Enhanced Sales Data Visualization

Improve your ability to grasp information that may be hidden and find correlations between data sets using enhanced Sales Data Visualization. A new, prebuilt Data Visualization content pack for Sales VPs includes quarterly business reviews, pipeline analyses, product line reviews, competitor analyses, sales team performance analytics and more. 

Additional enhancements to Sales Data Visualization include the following:

NOTE: Data Visualization is not available by default. It requires a separate license.

Report Drill Down from Sidetabs

View report details by drilling down to view underlying data. Reports embedded within sidetabs on list pages and subtabs on edit pages now offer drilldown capabilities.

Enhanced User Reporting

Create reports that include data currently associated with a CX Sales user.  The Resource/Employee dimension is now extended to expose the following attributes:

Account and Contact Reporting When No Relationship Exists

Analyze accounts and contacts that have no relationship with other accounts and contacts and no associated revenue. With this change, all accounts and contacts will show up in reports, such as reports that show the number of accounts and contacts.

Migrate Classic Dashboard to Sales Infolet/Sales Pages

The Dashboard page in the Sales offering is not supported. You must move your Business Intelligence (BI) content from the Sales Dashboard pages to the Sales pages before you begin your upgrade.

Core Sales Force Automation

CX Foundation for sales offers a full spectrum of core sales force automation capabilities that enable sales teams to manage the entire sales lifecycle including leads, opportunities, assets, accounts, contacts, activities, assessments and more. Sales reps and managers can monitor forecasts, leverage content across teams with Sales Lightbox and leverage in-context collaboration tools within Oracle Sales Cloud.

New Account Attributes for Recommendations Model Training

Refine your predictive recommendation models using an expanded set of account-related filters. The predictive model training process within Sales Predictor allows you to segment models by country, territory, customer size, industry, customer status and more and allows you to specify a custom model name for reference. Available filters include both standard and custom account attributes.

 

Global Search and List Management

Find critical sales information using global search or list management to create your own lists.

Column Management

Manage the columns displayed in lists. Sales reps can show, hide and reorder columns, and save column configurations using the Manage Columns option. They can also save their changes using the Save Search with Layout option. Sales reps can manage list columns for top-level standard or custom objects.

Within Application Composer, sales administrators can define the default column order, select the columns that sales reps can manage, and can define which columns will be hidden for each object.

Option to Disable Fuzzy Search

Disable similar spelling in search results, called fuzzy search, for all objects in Oracle Sales Cloud.  A new profile option, ZCA LM FUZZY SEARCH, enables you to enable or disable similar spelling search results for searches using the Contains operator.  The default value for this new profile option is "Yes", which enables similar spelling search by default.

Current User Lists

Add Current User as a search operator for the Created By and Last Updated By fields for both standard and custom objects and for resource searches in custom dynamic choice list fields. The Current User search operator allows sales reps to create saved searches to find records created or recently updated by the current user or find the current user in custom dynamic choice list fields for resources. 

Additional Search Operators for Text and Choice List Fields

Provide additional search options by configuring the following operators for these non-mandatory, standard, or custom field types:

Rolling Time Filters

Provide search flexibility with rolling time filters.  These new date operators include: yesterday, today, tomorrow, last week, this week, next week, last month, this month, and next month. 

Mass Update Within Lists

Update one or more fields for multiple records simultaneously from within list pages. Sales reps and managers can select list rows for update and edit updatable fields for accounts, contacts, assets, activities, and custom objects. Mass update for leads and opportunities is available as part of a previous CX Sales release.

Administrators can enable the Update button for list pages and can configure which fields are available for mass update for each object. See the Configuration and Customization section for information about Mass Update Configuration.

Global Search Index Analysis

Display the number of records indexed for a search view object to debug, if issues arise with indexing or crawling in global search. View the number of indexed records for each search object within the Manage Search View Objects table within the Setup and Maintenance pages.  The search index number will update automatically when the table is refreshed.

Accounts, Contacts, and Households

Build trust and cultivate positive business relationships when you have a complete and accurate view of your accounts, contacts and households.

Rule Filtering for Account Assignment

Define an order of precedence to determine which territory is assigned to an account. When organizations have only one sales territory assigned to each account, then territory assignment and rule filtering can be used together to ensure that only one territory is assigned, even when overlapping territories exist.  Rule filtering does not apply to partner territories.

Calendar and Activities

Effectively manage your time and coordinate with your team when you can see all activities in one place. Sales reps and managers can quickly add appointments, create tasks and log calls related to accounts, contacts, households, partners, leads and opportunities.

Asset Calendar

View all appointments related to an asset in order to help team members better coordinate sales activities.  With the asset calendar you can perform the following:

Ad Hoc Call Reporting

Create and manage call reports efficiently.  Designed for optimal productivity, ad hoc call reporting allows sales reps and managers to perform the following:

Assets

Assets Object

Manage assets within Oracle Sales Cloud. Now available as a standard object within Application Composer, you can perform the following:

Sales reps can:

Leads

Manage the entire life cycle of sales leads from the initial contact to conversion.

Enhanced Lead-to-Opportunity Conversion

Configure and copy all notes, attachments, and activities from the lead record to the opportunity record during conversion.  Enhanced conversion will automatically transfer all activities, notes, and attachments related to the lead to the opportunity in order to maintain all history.  Additionally, you can configure the Convert Lead dialog box to allow sales reps to change the values of data they transfer to the opportunity record during conversion.

Task Templates for Leads

Create a group of tasks for a lead with a single click using predefined templates. You can set up task templates and show the ‘Create Tasks from a Template’ option on the Activities subtab for leads.

Opportunities

Track the full life cycle of an opportunity, from creation through every stage until it's closed.

Territory Based Resource Assignment Option

Prevent additions to the opportunity team during assignment. The Territory Based Resource Assignment Style profile now includes an additional option, Exclude All. This option designates that territory members will not be added to the opportunity team during assignment.

Product Eligibility Checks

With a single click, ensure that all products included in an opportunity are eligible for selection. Eligibility is based on the eligibility criteria defined by the organization.

Assessments

Leverage assessments to evaluate leads, opportunities, accounts, contacts and households.

Multiple Assessments

Create multiple versions of assessments from the same template and save the completed assessments with the leads, opportunities, and accounts. Multiple assessments allow sales reps to submit quarterly assessments to evaluate account health and complete monthly partner assessments using the same questionnaire template.    

Forecasting

Accurately estimate sales and make informed business decisions when you can view, manage and submit forecasts from your desktop or mobile devices. Oracle Sales Cloud offers enterprise-level forecasting capabilities and embedded forecast analytics that provide an accurate view of the entire business.

Simplified Forecasting Administration

Enable forecasting for new implementations with a single click. Simplified forecasting administration allows you to configure a set of default options that can be altered as needed and includes the option to schedule one background process that automatically runs all background tasks required for forecasting.

Concurrent Forecasts

Submit forecasts for more than one forecasting period at the same time. You can define the number of forecast periods that are both editable and viewable at the same time.

For example, if the forecasting period is a quarter and the number of concurrent forecasts is two, then sales reps can submit forecasts for both this quarter and next quarter.

Forecast Item Snapshot History

View changes to forecast items over time, including changes to revenue amount, product quantity, win probability, close date and adjustments. The snapshot history allows sales managers to focus their attention on opportunities that have been pulled in, pushed out or changed and helps them have the right conversations with sales reps.

Forecast Search by Territory Owner

Search for past, active, or future forecasts by territory owner.  This forecast search option makes it easy to find forecasts by sales territory.

Sales Lightbox

Sales Lightbox makes it easy to share content amongst sales teams.  Content sharing enables sales teams to leverage high-quality content, ensure brand consistency and reinforce product terminology. Sales Lightbox allows sales reps and managers to upload, search, view, download and share slide presentations, PDF documents, HTML5 microsites and images using a simple shopping cart experience.

Analytics for Sales Lightbox

Create custom reports and dashboards to review content owned by or assigned to your team. New custom subject areas and reports enable managers to view all content created for a product or service or all documents that meet reporting criteria, such as those that have been published or archived. 

Shared Access List

See a list of the individuals that have shared access to your content. The list shows the primary content owner, individuals with owner-level access, and individuals with shared access.

PDF Page Split

Split PDF documents into individual pages and add selected pages to the cart to assemble a new PDF document from multiple documents. View, store and edit information for each page through standard or custom fields.

Related Subtabs

Add subtabs to Sales Lightbox documents or pages in order to view or capture related information.  Related object subtabs may be used for standard or custom objects.

Feedback for Lightbox Documents and Pages

View and edit feedback captured about sales collateral during sales presentations.  Feedback capabilities within Sales Lightbox enable sales teams to do the following:

Products and Promotions

Create a catalog of products for sales reps to select from when they enter opportunities and leads. Products and promotions help sales teams streamline orders and offer the flexibility to manage new product offerings as well as discontinued products.

Product Eligibility

Restrict the products available for selection based on the country associated to the opportunity account. You can specify the eligible list of countries for a product within product group setup. You can also use the Eligibility Engine at the product group usage level to further control the product eligibility setup.

Product Groups Selection

Designate the product groups available for selection from the browse catalog or product group search results. Product groups with the Allow Selection field unchecked within product group setup will not be available for selection within the browse catalog and will not return in search results.

Furthermore, the Allow Selection field will be used to allow or disallow product group selection for the browse catalog and product group search only when the Enforce Product Group Selection flag, in the product group usage setup, is set to 'Yes'.

Optional Territory Filter

Make the Territory filter option checked or unchecked by default for product group search, product search or the browse catalog.  You can use the new Filter by Territory display option for the territory engine function at the product group usage level. The following options control the territory filter:

Image Enlargement

Enlarge product images to make it easier to find the right products. You can now click the image in the edit product user interface to enlarge product images.

Productivity Apps for Email

Sales reps often want to use familiar tools and functionality so there is less disruption in daily routines. With Oracle Sales Cloud for Outlook, IBM Notes, Gmail, and Office 365 you can access your sales data within your email application.

Oracle Sales Cloud for Outlook

Manage your sales contacts, tasks, appointments, accounts, leads and opportunities from within Microsoft Outlook.

Health Monitor

Monitor who is using CX Sales for Outlook and see how often they are using it. Enable the health monitor task in order to view the status of synchronizations for all members of the sales team.

The Outlook Health Monitor allows you to do the following and more:

Configuration and Customization Options

Use Application Composer to do the following:

Partner Relationship Management

Oracle Sales Cloud streamlines partner relationship management (PRM) and indirect sales processes to increase the value of the channel partner network. Release 13 builds on an already broad PRM offering with enhanced partner management, business plans, marketing development funds (MDF), deal registration, analytics, partner asset management and more. 

One-Step Active Partner Creation

Setup and activate new partners in one step, with minimal information. Channel managers can create a partner and primary partner contact and immediately activate the partner from a single screen.

Audit Reporting

Comply with industry and company audit policies with full audit capabilities for Marketing Development Funds (MDF) and deal registrations.  Full audit capabilities include audit configuration for objects and attributes, general audit capture, impersonation audit and audit reporting.

Embedded Conversations Related to Partners and Deal Registrations

Engage in conversations related to partner accounts and deal registrations. Channel managers and other approvers can now start Oracle Social Network conversations within the context of the partner or deal registration record, enabling channel sales teams to track and find conversations easily.

Prebuilt Reports for Partners

Enable partners to track the same goals and metrics as channel account managers and channel sales managers so they can work together to close deals faster.  New, prebuilt tiles and detailed reports give partner sales reps and partner sales managers access to critical data from the configurable homepage.

Business Plan Enhancements

Deal Registration Total Amount Calculation

Get a calculated total deal amount automatically when you create and update the list of products on a deal registration.  You can enter a revised total to override the total amount of the deal registration.  The deal total will recalculate when you add or remove products or change the price or quantity of any product. This solution automates deal registration total calculation and allows the flexibility to change the system-calculated amount.

Deal Registration Copy

Save time by copying existing deal registrations. Partner and channel users now can copy an existing deal registration with one click and start editing it immediately. You can configure which fields are copied from the source deal registration into the new registration.

Pending My Approval List in Deal Registration

View a list of deal registrations pending your approval using the Pending My Approval list.  This list shows only those deal registrations that you must approve. It does not show deal registrations that you have access to view but do not require your approval.  The Pending My Approval list enables reviewers to easily track the deal registrations pending their review.

Partner Assets Subtab

Link partners to assets in Oracle Sales Cloud so that channel account managers can begin to define the assets associated to each partner. The Assets subtab is hidden by default, but can be exposed for your partners and channel managers with minor configuration using Application Composer.

Partner Contact Hierarchy Management

Manage changes to head of partner contact hierarchy. Channel managers and partner administrators can update the head of partner contact hierarchy by promoting another partner contact with a managerial resource role to the head of hierarchy.

Partner Territory View

View channel territories from the Territories section of the Partner Team subtab.  The enhanced view allows channel managers to easily see the territories and individual channel account managers assigned to any partner from a single subtab.

Customer Data Management

Oracle Customer Data Management enables organizations to consolidate and maintain a best version customer profile that sales reps and sales managers can trust.

Custom Match Scoring

Create and adjust match rules and scores. Oracle Customer Data Management offers the ability to use a custom method that meets your organization’s data match requirements.

Optional Exact Name Match for Accounts and Contacts

Disable exact name match for accounts and contacts when Data Quality is turned on. Two new profile options allow you to ensure that the Data Quality engine does not return an exact name match when you create new accounts or contacts.

Account Hierarchy Export

Export account hierarchy information for use in other systems.  With Parent Account Party ID available as an attribute for the Account Profile export object, you can export account hierarchy information and recreate account hierarchies within other applications.  Any account that does not have a parent ID will have a null value.

Enhanced Security for Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

Secure data or information that is used to uniquely identify, contact or locate a person. Personally Identifiable Information (PII) includes data such as social security number, home address, bank account numbers, home phone and more. These enhancements provide additional security to protect confidential and sensitive contact data and prevent unauthorized use.

The following two new data security privileges allow you to secure Mobile Phone Number data:

Each sales job role will have access to the Mobile Phone Number field by default. You have the option to remove access for any job role. 

Enhanced Key Generation

Maintain a set of valid keys as part of the configuration lifecycle.  Incremental key generation will help to fill the key generation gaps created by users disabling real-time key generation processes.

Merge Performance Improvements

Match and merge large volumes of data with greater efficiency. Oracle Customer Data Management offers improved merge performance and faster cycle time for merge requests. You can also tune auto-merge performance through profile options.

Sales Performance Management

Sales Performance Management (SPM) enables companies to improve sales effectiveness, optimize sales coverage, drive sales behavior, streamline incentive compensation and better align quotas to sales strategy.

Incentive Compensation

Incentive Compensation empowers organizations to streamline the rollout of new plan initiatives, provides productivity tools to reduce administrative costs and presents relevant business insights to drive sales performance.

Enhanced Collection for New Participants

Use mappings, rules and a new process to populate attributes for new participants. The following three main components offer enhanced collection for new participants:

Enhanced Collection for Participant Updates

Streamline the collection of person work assignment updates and corrections from HCM Cloud and the collection of file-based participant updates. With HCM Cloud integration, you can define a mapping from source work assignment objects and attributes to participant attributes. For example, you can map the participant cost center to the department cost center. A new process runs all participant processes with a single submission. The process reviews the work assignment updates provided by HCM web services and updates existing participant attributes where their work assignment changed. The process will also collect files that you have uploaded to the participant Web Center folder.

Automated Participant Termination Processing

Streamline the participant termination process when an employee's work assignment ends. You can select options to determine the participant assignment end dates. A new process reviews the termination information provided by HCM web services and end-dates existing participants and their assignments based on the options you selected. Alternately, a new method is available for the incentive compensation participant version 2 web service for participant terminations.

Automated Role Assignments

Automate the assignment of participants to incentive roles using rules based assignment for participant information such as job code, country, and department.  Using the role assignment process you can do the following:

Payment Enhancements

Efficiently process payments with the following enhancements:

Individualized Plan Document Text

Add individualized text to plan documents for selected sales reps and add common text to plan documents for all other sales reps. Individualized text ensures that each sales rep sees their unique content within their plan document. For example, sales reps may see a specific list of accounts or territories or they may see specific legal content.

Auditing for Credit Rules, Participant Goals and Participants

Audit transaction records for credit rules, participant goals and participant-related business objects. For each of these objects, you can audit specific attributes or all attributes and can see changes to the attributes, including record creation, updates and deletions.  You can monitor attribute changes  using the Audit History tool.

Import Participant Plan Updates

Use file-based data import to make bulk updates to the following fields within the Individualized Compensation Plan object:

Flexfields for Participant Plans

Add flexfields to capture additional information for the participant plan.  Once enabled, the fields can be updated within the Participant Snapshot work area. You can also update the values using a web service or file-based data import.

Participant and Participant Manager Infolets

Monitor earnings and attainment using the configurable homepage. New, analytics pages with prebuilt infolets deliver key performance indicators specifically designed for Incentive Compensation participants and participant managers and offer one-click access to detailed reports.

Territory and Quota Management

Model and evaluate sales territories and define sales objectives and quotas to ensure optimal territory coverage. Use advanced modeling and analytics to evaluate and affect sales performance.

Grouping for Split Geographies

Define territories based on postal codes with ease. You can now group the dedicated master geography level, such as postal codes, making it possible for your territory definitions to reference the whole postal codes rather than many individual postal code splits. This enhancement includes changes in the following functional areas:

Territory Moves

Move territories from one territory hierarchy to another by changing the parent territory using Oracle Sales Cloud’s simplified pages. You can simply change the parent territory by searching for and associating the new parent territory in the Parent Territory field.

Team Member Management

Quickly find the right territory team members so you can view and update their membership. With simplified team member management, you can search for a specific team member and make updates with ease.

Metrics for Named Accounts

Create reports, analytics and infolets that include territories with associated named accounts.  New BI metrics include data for named accounts that are included in the territory by inclusion or exclusion.

Simplified Territory Forecast Enablement

Create territories with forecasting enabled by default.  Easy-to-understand fields make it easy to select the right forecasting options for your territories.

Enterprise Contracts

Simplified Terms and Conditions Authoring

Manage your legal language as a single Word document to simplify the terms authoring process. If you do not need to track individual clause usage or report clause deviations, you can simply use your existing Word document template and embed variables to merge the legal template with your contract details. You do not have to break your established terms templates into individual clauses in the Terms Library.

Automated Contract Renewal

Proactively track and process contract renewals to secure the contract revenue stream.  You can define the default renewal rules used for the automated contract renewal process. For example, you can choose to add the sales reps name to the renewal contract, set a minimum duration for the renewed contract, or automatically have a price adjustment applied for the renewed term.

Status Change History

Keep track of who changed the status of the contract. Contract history shows the name of the user that initiated the status change, such as who put the contract on hold.

Clause Import

Create clauses in the Terms Library using an XML file import process. Having created your XML file with your clause data, place it in a Universal Content Management (UCM) account where you can import it to your Terms Library.

Web Services for Contracts

Use contract Web services to do the following:

Sales Contracts

Import for Sales Agreements

Use file-based data import to migrate existing sales agreements from your external systems to Oracle Sales Cloud so you can continue to edit and manage them in your contract repository.

Configuration and Customization

Oracle's standards-based, open, flexible and unified CX platform makes it easy for developers to rapidly build and deploy a wide variety of applications or to integrate with and extend Oracle CX Sales.

Application Composer

Oracle CX Application Composer is a tool that enables you to extend and configure the application to meet the unique needs of your business. 

Enhanced Field Constraints for Standard Fields

Define field constraints to ensure that sales reps complete and update the right fields.  Within Application Composer, you can now use the following options:

Default Parent Context to Custom Subtabs

Save time when creating new records for standard sales objects in custom subtabs.  When created from custom subtabs, information from the parent record can be passed to the appropriate fields within the new record through Groovy scripting. 

Mass Update Configuration

Enable mass update and define which fields are available for mass update within standard or custom object pages.  You can configure dynamic layouts for standard or custom objects to include the Mass Update action. Once the Mass Update action is selected, you can do the following to configure mass update fields.

Only those fields selected will be available when sales reps or managers initiate the mass update action.

Dynamic Filtering for Custom DCLs

Dynamic Choice Lists Auto-Suggest Supports “Contains” for Custom Objects

Configure auto-suggest for dynamic choice lists to use the Contains operator, rather than the Starts With operator. For example, the custom object ‘Airport’ stores airport names starting with country code, airport code and then city name. Using the Contains operator for auto-suggest, you can narrow the suggested shipping locations by typing in the city name.

NOTE: The Contains operator is supported only for dynamic choice lists of custom object and not standard objects.

Custom Subject Area Enhancements

Take advantage of more comprehensive reporting with the following enhancements to custom subject areas:

Integrations

In addition to providing a wide set of prebuilt integrations, Oracle also provides an extensive set of tools and capabilities for building custom integration flows.

Public Event Support

Integrate Oracle Sales Cloud with other customer experience and on-premises applications. In addition to Oracle’s core integration capabilities such as Web services and file import and export, you can build integrations using Oracle’s Integration Cloud Service (ICS). To communicate with ICS, CRUD operations in the application now raise public events that invoke integration flows in ICS. Events for ICS integrations are available for the following sales objects:

RESTful Web Services

Build custom applications, such as mobile apps or custom UIs, and integrate with a wide array of applications using RESTful Web services. New RESTful Web service APIs for Oracle Sales Cloud make it possible to do the following:

Groovy Script Actions in Object Workflows

Invoke Groovy script as an object workflow action to call an external Groovy object function. For example, you can trigger a Groovy action to close all open tasks for an opportunity when the opportunity is closed. You can choose to create a new object function method or choose an existing method. In order to invoke Groovy script, the visibility field on the method needs to be set to Callable by External Systems.

Setup and Maintenance

Oracle’s Setup and Maintenance tools offer easy-to-use tools to accelerate your implementation.

File-Based Data Import/Export

Import data from external sources and export data from Oracle CX Sales using CSV or XML files.

Display Names

Map import data with ease using friendly display names within the import user interface.  Easy-to-understand field names allow you to more accurately complete the import activity and reduce mapping errors.

Alternate Keys for Custom Objects and Relationships

Use alternate keys to link source and destination objects.  Alternative keys allow you to save time by eliminating the need to match records to system-generated ID values.

Using alternate keys instead of record ID values, you can do the following:

Maximum Record Count Functional Limiter

Ensure that import actions do not exceed the functional capabilities of the application. Functional limiters offer clear guidance on the maximum number of records that can be imported in a single batch.

Import for M:M Relationships

Import data directly into intersection tables to define many-to-many relationships between records.

Import-Based Assignment Using Email Address

Associate an account to an owner based on email address using File Based Data Import. Formerly, the owner’s party ID was needed to assign an account to an owner.  Now that assignment can be done using email address.

Simplified Object Model

Efficiently complete import mapping for accounts and contacts. The simplified object model limits the set of target objects and target attributes exposed within the import tool.

Input File Download

Review input files to help troubleshoot import issues. The input file is now available for download from the Import Status page.

Enhanced Import/Export for Accounts and Contacts

Import standard attributes, extensible attributes and related custom objects for accounts and contacts.  The following standard child objects for account and contacts offer simplified import: address, sales team, classification, sales team member and attachments.  The simplified import view offers field label consistency between the import and end user interfaces, clear validation error messages and improved performance.

In addition, you can take advantage of simplified export for account and contact child objects and can export standard and custom attributes such as address, sales team, classification and sales team member.

Enhanced Templates for Opportunity Import

Leverage seeded import mappings in order to simplify import mappings for the opportunity object.  The following additions and changes to seeded templates make it easier to import opportunity details:

Simplified Setup

Oracle continues to invest in best practices and technologies that can simplify application setup and implementation.

Streamlined Sales Offering

Take advantage of the new, streamlined sales offering in Oracle Sales Cloud Setup and Maintenance. The new offering includes 16 functional areas, corresponding to key features in Oracle Sales Cloud. Each functional area displays required tasks in the order of execution by default. Optional tasks are easy to access from the All Tasks filter.

Quick Setup

Efficiently execute core setup tasks using Quick Setup pages. Enabled for three functional areas (company profile, sales foundation and opportunities), Quick Setup allows you to administer these core tasks:

Nokia Geography Data Enhancements

Load enhanced master geography data through the Import Nokia Data option.  The Nokia data set now includes the following:

Sales and Service Role Mappings

Setup sales and service roles efficiently using the following new role mappings:

Security

Oracle Applications Security provides a single console where IT Security Managers and Administrators can perform various functions including user lifecycle management, role definition, security policy management (both functional and data), role hierarchy maintenance, username and password policy administration, and certificate management. The console also enables users to simulate the effect of security changes, to run security reports, and download a connector for integration with Microsoft Active Directory.

Predefined Role for Read-Only Access

Grant limited access to Oracle Sales Cloud with the predefined, read-only job role: Sales Restricted User. This new role offers the following access:

This predefined role is designed to meet the needs of the following user groups: