Gartner has named Oracle a Leader in their Magic Quadrant for Cloud HCM Suites for 1,000+ Employees for the fourth consecutive year. The rankings are determined by ‘completeness of vision and ability to execute’ with Oracle being highlighted due to outstanding customer feedback on functionality, overall product capability, being one of only two vendors offering platform as a service (PaaS) as well as the mobile capabilities including the new voice-enabled digital assistant.
Oracle supports thousands of business globally, with the following being some good examples of Oracle HCM and ERP Cloud in action.
Overcoming acquisition ERP complications
TrueBlue is a workforce management and managed service-provider based in Washington, managing brands like PeopleReady (trade workers) and Centerline (drivers). Through business acquisition and organic expansion, TrueBlue also inherited more than 20 financial and HR systems that sometimes overlapped or conflicted with each other. To resolve this, they replaced all their systems, including old Oracle applications, with Oracle HCM Cloud and Oracle ERP Cloud. They now use applications like JobStack, which helps employers place talent orders and connect directly with more than 700,000 qualified workers a year.
“Hire the right people, and if they’re happy, you’ve got a better chance of keeping your customers happy. If you keep your customers happy, you’ve got more opportunity to drive revenue per employee.” – Derrek Gafford, CFO, Trueblue.
Managing thousands of employees across four continents
Kajima Corporation, one of the oldest and largest construction companies in Japan has subsidiaries across Asia, Oceania, Europe and North America. With 7,600+ employees, the skyscraper and bridge-building company was looking for a solution that could help them unify HR information across the whole company. Kajima Corporation decided to implement Oracle HCM Cloud to resolve this challenge due to its advanced HR, Talent Management and Workforce Management, as well as the ability to analyse company-wide HR data. They’ve now left legacy systems behind and are able to engage with the thousands of new and current employees across the business.
“Our HR information unification is now underway in a single system, allowing us to analyse company-wide HR data. We will work strategically on staffing for the right people, and to foster successors.“ – Takashi Dedachi, HR Manager, Kajima Corporation.
Improving software accessibility
IBVI (Industries for the Blind and Visually Impaired) is an organisation that manufactures office supplies and custom furniture, as well as providing warehouse and distribution solutions. IBVI focuses on employing and creating opportunities within their business for blind and visually impaired individuals. These employees, who currently represent more than 80% of its direct-labour workforce, performe a range of jobs, from assembling tool kits to office roles.
Oracle Cloud Applications’ compatibility with technologies such as JAWS text-to-speech and Zoomtext screen reader has enabled visually-impaired employees to navigate Oracle ERP Cloud to take on tasks such as tracking orders, and at a management level it has given IBVI the capability of combining data from Finance, HR Production and more to help identify opportunities within the business to hire more visually impaired employees.
Customer Service Director of IBVI, Deborah Ambro-Crandell – who lost her sight at age 16 – manages a team of 12 employees of which only one is not visually impaired. Mrs Ambro-Crandell recently joined OOW 2019 as a guest speaker along with IBVI’s CEO CJ Lange to talk about the benefits that Oracle Cloud Applications have brought to their team and the bright future and goals of IBVI.
“We have some of the most skilled and talented workers on the planet, we just have to give them access—to our facilities, to information, and to career opportunities—for them to thrive.” says Lange.
Steve Miranda, Vice-President of Oracle Applications Product Development, carried out a demonstration of the Oracle Cloud during Oracle Open World 2019 where you can see the Digital Assistant in action, as well as analytics, measuring risk in productivity, financials and lots more – well worth a watch!