May 22, 2007

HRMS Release 11i Family Pack K Rollup 2

The summer is almost there (here in Belgium), and a new family pack is coming. Sorry, roll up.

One of the nice new payroll core features is the possibility to handle payments to foreign bank accounts. Dev made it now possible to select organizational payment methods from an other legislation then the one of your business group.

And i have the impression this is only implemented in framework, so i wonder how the form will behave.

May 5, 2007

Oracle in the blogging community: they don't get it yet

In the eBusiness suite corner, i'm not aware of good blogs from Oracle, except the tech stack blog of shan.

With a good blog, i mean a blog where personal opinions are expressed in an open, transparent way, by key players. For that to happen, Oracle is way too closed and hierarchical. Marketing and legal are close followers of all expressions.

First thing to happen is an internal cultural shift to openess. Inviting the blog community to their events can help that transformation to happen. I'm sure that the top bloggers will not all follow the official marketing strategy and message, and will post critical questions. If Oracle internals will then reply, an open communication and exchange can start.

But this will take time, and i'm not sure if Oracle wants to open the windows when the Fusion story needs to be told. A single marketing message is then so important, and the fusion message will not be easy to communicate anyway.

May 4, 2007

applications unlimited

From a marketing point of view, again, genious. Oracle will support your solution all over the time, if you pay for it.

But the pieces below will be desupported anyway by other suppliers, so you are forced by others to upgrade.