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  • Monday, June 11, 2012

    Oracle's List of 100-Plus Cloud Applications

    Oracle has now responded to analyst requests for a list of the 100+ cloud applications that Larry Ellison claimed in his Oracle Cloud presentation last week. I've just checked, and his exact words were "Over 100 enterprise-grade applications running in the cloud."

    But the email cover for the list sent this morning refers to them as "100+ application services." As I speculated last week, Oracle is defining "application services" at very fine-grained level, almost down to individual programs.

    For example, within "Oracle Fusion Customer Relationship Management - Marketing" is "Fusion Marketing Segmentation - up to 500,000 records" really a separate and distinct application from "Fusion Marketing Segmentation - up to 1,000,000 records?"

    Update 1: Upon further review, I'm wondering why Oracle CRM On-Demand, a multi-tenant SaaS application, is missing from Oracle's list.

    Update 2: I'm also wondering, using Oracle's definition of "applications," how many does SAP have?  In his presentation, Ellison said, "SAP only has SuccessFactors." Leaving aside my point that Ellison did not credit Business By Design or SAP's line of business applications as cloud apps, how does "SuccessFactors" count as one application, but Oracle's Taleo counts as 24 (see list below)?


    Here is the complete list of what Oracle claims as its 100+ cloud applications:

    Oracle RightNow

    Oracle RightNow Dynamic Agent Desktop Cloud Service: Seats
    Oracle RightNow Standard Dynamic Agent Desktop Cloud Service
    Oracle RightNow Enterprise Dynamic Agent Desktop Cloud Service
    Oracle RightNow Enterprise Contact Center Dynamic Agent Desktop Cloud Service
    Oracle RightNow Standalone Chat Dynamic Agent Desktop Cloud Service
    Oracle RightNow Dynamic Agent Knowledgebase Cloud Service
    Oracle RightNow Chat Cloud Service
    Oracle RightNow Cobrowse Cloud Service
    Oracle RightNow Cobrowse Remote Support Cloud Service
    Oracle RightNow Contextual Workspaces Cloud Service
    Oracle RightNow Guided Assistance Cloud Service
    Oracle RightNow Agent Scripting Cloud Service
    Oracle RightNow Desktop Workflow Cloud Service
    Oracle RightNow Product Registration Cloud Service
    Oracle RightNow Social Monitor Cloud Service

    Oracle Taleo

    Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service Platform
    Taleo Platform Cloud Service
    Taleo Analytics Cloud Service
    Taleo Recruiting Cloud Service
    Taleo Recruiting High Volume Cloud Service
    Taleo Onboarding Cloud Service
    Taleo Performance Management Cloud Service
    Taleo Goal Management Cloud Service
    Taleo Succession Planning Cloud Service
    Taleo Development Planning Cloud Service
    Taleo Learn Cloud Service
    Taleo Learn External User Cloud Service

    Taleo Enterprise Recruiting Assessment Content
    Taleo Hourly Assessment Content Cloud Service
    Taleo Store Manager Assessment Content Cloud Service
    TBE Recruiting Standard Active User Cloud Service
    TBE Recruiting Premium Active User Cloud Service
    TBE Recruiting Manager Cloud Service

    Taleo Business Edition - Per Employee
    TBE Recruiting Premium Cloud Service
    TBE Smart Sourcing Base Cloud Service
    TBE Smart Sourcing Per Posting Cloud Service
    TBE Onboarding Cloud Service
    TBE Compensation Cloud Service
    TBE Performance Management Cloud Service

    Taleo Business Edition - Learn
    TBE Learn Cloud Service
    TBE Learn External Trainees Cloud Service

    Oracle ATG

    Oracle ATG Live Help
    Live Help Interactions On Demand
    Live Help Chat On Demand
    Live Help Email On Demand
    Live Help Cobrowse Chat On Demand
    Live Help Cobrowse Phone On Demand
    Recommendations Single-Channel On Demand
    Recommendations Multichannel On Demand
    Recommendations Additional Catalog On Demand
    Recommendations Large Catalog On Demand

    Oracle Fusion Applications

    Oracle Fusion CRM Base Cloud Service
    Fusion CRM Base Standard Offering Cloud Service
    Fusion CRM Base Enterprise Offering Cloud Service
    Fusion CRM Base Premium Offering Cloud Service
    Fusion Transactional Business Intelligence for Customer Relationship Management Cloud Service
    Fusion Enterprise Contracts Management Base Cloud Service
    Fusion Incentive Compensation Cloud Service
    Fusion Opportunity Landscape Cloud Service
    Fusion Quota Management Cloud Service
    Fusion Sales Campaigns Cloud Service
    Fusion Sales Predictor Cloud Service

    Oracle Fusion Marketing Cloud Service
    Fusion Marketing, Enterprise Edition Cloud Service
    Fusion Marketing, Additional Volume Cloud Service
    Fusion Marketing, Additional Email - 500,000 Messages

    Oracle Fusion Partner Relationship Management Cloud Service
    Fusion Partner Relationship Management for Channel Managers Cloud Service
    Fusion Partner Relationship Management for Partners Cloud Service
    Fusion Territory Management for Channel Managers Cloud Service

    Oracle Fusion Customer Data Management Cloud Service
    Fusion Customer Data Steward Cloud Service
    Fusion Customer Management Foundation for Organizations Cloud Service
    Fusion Customer Management Foundation for Persons Cloud Service
    Fusion Data Quality Address Cleansing Cloud Service
    Fusion Data Quality Matching Cloud Service
    Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management Cloud Service
    Fusion Human Capital Management Base Cloud Service
    Fusion Transactional Business Intelligence for Human Capital Management Cloud Service

    Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management Cloud Service Options
    Fusion Global Payroll Cloud Service
    Fusion Goal Management Cloud Service
    Fusion Payroll Interface Cloud Service
    Fusion Performance Management Cloud Service
    Fusion Talent Review Cloud Service
    Fusion Workforce Compensation Cloud Service
    Fusion Workforce Lifecycle Manager Cloud Service
    Fusion Workforce Predictions Cloud Service

    Oracle Fusion Talent Management Cloud Service
    Fusion Talent Management Base Cloud Service
    Fusion Transactional Business Intelligence for Talent Management Cloud Service

    Oracle Fusion Talent Management Cloud Service Options
    Fusion Goal Management Cloud Service
    Fusion Performance Management Cloud Service
    Fusion Talent Review Cloud Service
    Fusion Workforce Compensation Cloud Service

    Oracle Fusion Financials Cloud Service
    Fusion Financials Cloud Service
    Fusion Expenses Cloud Service
    Fusion Advanced Collections Cloud Service
    Fusion Automated Invoice Processing Cloud Service
    Fusion Financial Reports Center Cloud Service
    Fusion Transactional Business Intelligence for Financials Cloud Service

    Oracle Fusion Procurement Cloud Service
    Fusion Purchasing Cloud Service
       Option: Fusion Supplier Portal Cloud Service
       Option: Fusion Sourcing Cloud Service
    Fusion Procurement Contracts Cloud Service
    Fusion Self Service Procurement Cloud Service
    Fusion Enterprise Contracts Base Cloud Service
    Fusion Transactional Business Intelligence for Procurement Cloud Service

    Oracle Fusion Project Financial Management Cloud Service
    Fusion Project Financial Management Base Cloud Service
    Fusion Project Control Cloud Service
    Fusion Project Billing Cloud Service
    Fusion Project Contracts Cloud Service
    Fusion Enterprise Contracts Base Cloud Service
    Fusion Project Performance Reporting Cloud Service
    Fusion Transactional Business Intelligence for Project Financial Management Cloud Service

    Oracle Fusion Project Execution Management Cloud Service
    Fusion Project Management Base Cloud Service
    Fusion Collaborative Project Management Cloud Service
    Fusion Transactional Business Intelligence for Project Execution Management Cloud Service
    Fusion Project Resource Management Cloud Service

    Oracle Fusion Risk and Control Management Cloud Service
    Fusion Risk and Control Management Base Cloud Service
    Option: Fusion Risk and Compliance Management Cloud Service
    Option: Fusion Risk and Compliance Intelligence Cloud Service
    Option: Finance Controls Cloud Service
    Option: Procurement Controls Cloud Service
    Option: Human Capital Controls Cloud Service
    Option: Fusion Controls On-Premise Connector Cloud Service

    Oracle Fusion Supply Chain Management Cloud Service
    Fusion Inventory Management Cloud Service
    Fusion Product Hub Cloud Service
    Fusion Transactional Business Intelligence for Supply Chain Management Cloud Service

    Oracle Hyperion Cloud Service
    Hyperion Planning Plus Cloud Service

    Oracle Fusion Cloud Service Additional Add-On
    Fusion Applications Extensibility Framework Cloud Service

    Oracle Fusion Financials
    Fusion Accounting Hub
    Fusion Advanced Collections
    Fusion Automated Invoice Processing
    Fusion Expenses
    Fusion Financial Reports Center
    Fusion Financials
    Fusion Transactional Business Intelligence for Financials

    Oracle Fusion Procurement
    Fusion Procurement Contracts
    Fusion Purchasing
    Option: Fusion Sourcing
    Option: Fusion Supplier Portal
    Fusion Self Service Procurement
    Fusion Transactional Business Intelligence for Procurement

    Oracle Fusion Project Portfolio Management
    Fusion Project Billing
    Fusion Project Contracts
    Fusion Project Control
    Fusion Project Costing
    Fusion Project Integration Gateway
    Fusion Project Performance Reporting
    Fusion Transactional Business Intelligence for Projects

    Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management
    Fusion Benefits
    Fusion Global Human Resources
    Fusion Global Payroll
    Fusion Global Payroll Interface
    Fusion Goal Management
    Fusion Performance Management
    Fusion Talent Review
    Fusion Transactional Business Intelligence for Human Capital Management
    Fusion Workforce Compensation
    Fusion Workforce Directory Management
    Fusion Workforce Lifecycle Manager
    Fusion Workforce Predictions

    Oracle Fusion Supply Chain Management
    Fusion Distributed Order Orchestration
    Fusion Distributed Order Orchestration User
    Fusion Global Order Promising
    Fusion Inventory Management
    Fusion Product and Catalog Management
    Fusion Product Hub
    Fusion Product Hub Data Steward
    Fusion Product Hub for Communications
    Fusion Product Hub for Retail
    Fusion Transactional Business Intelligence for Supply Chain Management

    Oracle Fusion Customer Relationship Management - Sales
    Fusion CRM Base
    Fusion CRM Desktop
    Fusion Enterprise Contracts Base
    Fusion Incentive Compensation
    Fusion Opportunity Landscape
    Fusion Quota Management
    Fusion Sales Campaigns
    Fusion Sales Catalog
    Fusion Sales Predictor
    Fusion Smart Phone Edition
    Fusion Territory Management
    Fusion Transactional Business Intelligence for Customer Relationship Management

    Oracle Fusion Customer Relationship Management - Marketing
    Fusion Email Marketing Server
    Fusion Marketing
    Fusion Marketing Segmentation - up to 500,000 records
    Fusion Marketing Segmentation - up to 1,000,000 records
    Fusion Marketing Segmentation - up to 3,000,000 records
    Fusion Marketing Segmentation - up to 5,000,000 records
    Fusion Marketing Segmentation - up to 10,000,000 records
    Fusion Marketing Segmentation - unlimited records

    Oracle Fusion Partner Relationship Management
    Fusion Incentive Compensation for Channel Managers
    Fusion Partner Relationship Management for Channel Managers
    Fusion Partner Relationship Management for Partners
    Fusion Territory Management for Channel Managers

    Oracle Fusion Customer Relationship Management - Customer Data Management
    Fusion Customer Hub Data Steward
    Fusion Customer Hub for Organizations
    Fusion Customer Management Foundation for Organizations
    Fusion Customer Hub for Persons
    Fusion Customer Management Foundation for Persons
    Fusion Data Quality Address Cleansing
    Fusion Data Quality Matching

    Oracle Fusion Application Tools
    Fusion Applications Extensibility Framework

    Oracle Fusion Governance, Risk and Compliance
    Fusion Application Access Controls Governor
    Option: Fusion Application Access Controls for Fusion Applications

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    Oracle's Behavior Undercuts Its Own Cloud Accomplishments

    Thursday, June 07, 2012

    Oracle's Behavior Undercuts Its Own Cloud Accomplishments

    Oracle held a much anticipated "Oracle Executive Strategy" update event for its Oracle Cloud services yesterday. With Larry Ellison leading the presentation, there was much thunder and lightening--but not much rain. This is unfortunate, because Oracle has put together an impressive set of cloud services. Ellison's inability to resist slamming the competition led him to overstate what Oracle has actually delivered, and to minimize the success of Oracle's competitors.

    This post serves as a summary of the key points I gleaned from the webcast and from an analyst question and answer session afterwards with Thomas Kurian, Oracle's EVP of Product Development, who is always a pleasure to listen to.

    Is There Anything New?

    On Twitter and in back channel Skype conversations with other analysts, many of us were questioning: what exactly is being announced today? Nearly everything presented had been previously been presented at Oracle Open World in 2011.

    Reading carefully through the pre-event summary document and scanning through my notes, I can only come up with two things that are new:
    1. Oracle is announcing new Oracle Fusion cloud applications and services in addition to those  announced during Open World (which were CRM, HCM, Social Network, Java Service, and Cloud Service). Larry Ellison indicated that Oracle now has 100 cloud applications and services.
       
    2. Oracle demonstrated some of the social marketing functionality from its Vitrue acquisition, which Oracle announced in March. 
    Other than that, it's difficult to find anything that Oracle had not announced or presented earlier. So the event was largely a re-presentation of Oracle's cloud services, some demonstration, and a healthy dose of competitor-bashing.

    Essentially, the 90 minute event fell into a pattern of presentation that is becoming all too familiar in the past several Oracle Open World conferences. There are too many issues to list individually, but I'll point out what I see as some of the things I found most troubling in Oracle's presentation.

    Oracle Exaggerates Its Cloud Apps Availability

    Oracle claims 100 Oracle Fusion cloud services but provides no list of the applications. Seeing that Oracle announced five during Open World, it's difficult to understand how it is now claiming 100, unless it is talking about very small pieces of functionality. During the post-event analyst briefing, I believe Tom Kurian did promise to deliver a list--so we'll have to wait for that. Update: Oracle has provided the list.

    Furthermore, not all of the capabilities that Oracle showed or referred to during the event are in general release. Tom Kurian did review what products were generally available, but I was not able to capture that information. Again, we'll have to wait for some public clarity from Oracle on what customers can buy today and what is still waiting for general availability.

    Oracle's Developer Cloud Still in Controlled Availability

    Specifically, Oracle Java Service and Database Service are not yet available via customer self-service, as shown in the screen shot below. With a public cloud infrastructure service, you should be able to walk up to the website, submit a credit card and gain instant access to a development environment, run it for a few hours or days, then shut it down. Amazon Web Services has offered this for years.

    A quick test on the Oracle website shows that if you try to sign up for cloud services, you are led to a screen as shown below, where you can leave your contact information. The message on that page reads,
    When you submit this form, your information will be placed into a queue for access to controlled availability services. We will be provisioning Java and Database services in batches over the next several months. Our Fusion Application services will be made available shortly after that. You will be notified by email when your instance is ready.
    I questioned Tom Kurian on this point and he indicated that this is a temporary measure during the ramp-up period. He said that Oracle is currently signing up about 150 development customers a week for its Java and database services and that by the end of August, the sign up process should be available entirely on a self-service basis. But today-there is still friction at the point of sale.




    Ellison is Rewriting History

    At the beginning of his presentation, Ellison claimed that Oracle began to rebuild all of Oracle's applications for the cloud, calling it Project Fusion. But some of us have a long memory, and we've written blog posts on Oracle's Fusion program over the years.

    At the beginning, Oracle did not pitch Fusion as a cloud program but as an integration strategy for its disparate applications. Fusion would be the successor to Oracle's E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, J.D. Edwards, and Siebel systems. As Oracle made many acquisitions, it needed a strategy, using middleware, to integrate these applications with one another and a successor set of applications based on the best features of each of its acquisitions.

    See my many posts at the end of this post, and try to find one where Oracle ever used the word "cloud" in talking about Fusion. Oracle has not been working on cloud applications for seven years. It has only been in the past year or two, as Salesforce.com and Workday began eating Oracle's lunch that Oracle responded with its own cloud pronouncements.

    I have heard off-the-record that the early leaders in the Fusion group made sure to architect the product to allow cloud deployment. But Ellison's early presentations indicated that Fusion would be a traditional sold-as-a-license product, deployed on-premises, not a cloud service. To now claim that Fusion was a 7-year cloud development effort is simply not true.

    Ellison's Characterization of Competitors is Out-of-Bounds

    For example, Ellison claims that SAP has done nothing in the cloud except for its acquisition of SuccessFactors, and that it will have nothing otherwise in the cloud until 2020. He conveniently overlooks SAP's five or seven year effort to develop Business ByDesign, a full-suite multi-tenant cloud ERP system, which SAP has has sold to over 1,000 customers.

    Whether SAP has met its objectives for ByD is not the point: Oracle has by its own numbers claimed only 200 sales of Oracle Fusion. So, even by Oracle's own numbers, SAP has sold more cloud customers with its own developed products. (Ellison also conveniently ignores SAP's own cloud-based line-of-business applications.) SAP may have its own problems in transitioning its business to the cloud, but Ellison's mockery of SAP is simply unfair and inaccurate. 

    Ellison's slamming of the competition continued with a mis-characterization of Workday's in-memory technology and a straw-man argument that other SaaS providers tell customers "not to worry about security." Can Ellison point to any cloud competitor that has told its customers "not to worry about security?"

    Oracle Exaggerates Adoption of Fusion Apps

    Oracle claims just 200 sales of Oracle Fusion Apps, and it refuses to break down that number into how many are CRM, HCM, and so on. Although Oracle will not release that information, I have reason to believe that most of those sales are for HCM and that there have been few new sales of Fusion CRM.

    Tellingly, there were no customers on stage with Ellison or Hurd. Except for a couple of slides with logos of companies that Oracle claimed as wins over its competitors, there were no customer mentions, no customer testimonies.

    Oracle Customers Choose Cloud Because of Fusion Complexity

    Back-channel discussions indicate that nearly all Oracle Fusion application sales are for cloud deployment, not on-premises. It appears that this is the case not because Fusion can only run in the cloud  (like Salesforce.com or Workday) but because Fusion technical requirements are so complex that virtually no organization wants to deploy Fusion Apps on-premises. It is easier to simply turn over the infrastructure and application management activities to Oracle.

    On a Positive Note

    The dissatisfaction felt by many of the event attendees is unfortunate. Oracle does have an impressive array of cloud services, although some are still in the process of roll-out.
    • Specifically, I like the fact that Oracle is offering a full and complete IaaS platform, similar to Amazon's (although Oracle's is limited to Oracle technologies).
       
    • I also like that everything in Oracle's cloud is based on public standards, such as SQL, Java, and HTML5. 
       
    • I like that customers can freely move applications (Oracle's apps, or custom apps) from Oracle's cloud to on-premise deployment, or to other public clouds such as Amazon's--without modification. I questioned Kurian on this point, and he confirmed that there is no intent to lock in customers to Oracle's cloud. This is, in fact, a differentiator against Salesforce.com as a development platform, which because it is based on proprietary languages, does not offer portability. 
       
    • Finally, the user interface or Oracle Fusion Application is cutting edge. From what I saw in the Ellison's demonstration, along with other Fusion apps I've seen demonstrated, Oracle has set a high bar for ease-of-use, embedded BI, and integration.
    Oracle has fallen into a pattern in its public events of overstating its successes, misrepresenting its competitors, and touting statements-of-direction as accomplishments. This is unfortunate because it causes observers to discount what is in fact some very impressive technology. I hope that, in the future, Oracle will take a more understated approach that will do justice to its people, products, and services. 

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