Thursday, December 18, 2008

Survive or Thrive Web Seminar Series

Today we had the third webinar in our Survive or Thrive series. The theme of the series asks if, in tough economic times, your organization should merely survive, or if it should thrive. This series features a number of successful customers discussing how Oracle Content Management has helped their organization cut costs and be more competitive. The first webinar was November 19th, with Mark Heindselman of Emerson Process, hosted by Michelle Huff of Oracle.

Frankly, not to flatter ourselves, but mostly due to Mark, this was probably the best web seminar I’ve ever witnessed. Mark took the 200 applications that they have deployed Oracle Content Management for, and focused on six specific use cases, and the ROI that Emerson has realized for each application.

Given the current economic environment we are seeing a lot more reference buying – customers are looking for proven solutions, and this series will give them the proof they need. You can see for yourself here.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Green Calculator

One thing that content management is uniquely positioned to talk about is the green ramifications at an organization. Companies who move their information online cut their paper costs, their shipping costs, and storage costs. In some cases, because the information is available electronically, employees can work from home, which can save a tremendous amount of gas and pollution.

We’re launching a web page dedicated to the role of content management in green efforts. This page comes with the Oracle Content Management Green Calculator. The calculator enables organizations to see how many trees, barrels of oil, and pounds of carbon they can save by going electronic with their paper documentation processes. It’s not exhaustive, but it’s fun and it is based on reasonable figures from quoted sources.

There’s also a white paper that explains the methodology of the spreadsheet, as well as a podcast talking about these issues. There will also be a web panel with each of the customers in the paper represented, on February 24th. You can go here for more information.