January 10, 2010
The February 2010 issue of Oracle PROFIT magazine introduces a new Questions and Answers feature. Jeremy Ashley is the Vice President of the Oracle Applications User Experience Group. The group works to increase user productivity for Oracle’s enterprise applications through user interface innovations. Jeremy answered the following question from OCP Advisor who submitted it via Twitter.
@ocp_advisor: What are the top three user experience enhancements planned for Oracle Fusion Applications?
ASHLEY: One of the innovations we’re pursuing came from seeing users perform tasks across application boundaries. With Oracle Fusion Applications, we’ve taken a business process approach that allows users to navigate across tasks, regardless of which product area they’re in.
Second, we saw that users liked keeping context in their applications. If they’re on a particular screen and need more information, they don’t want to navigate out to somewhere else. Let’s say you’re in the HR department. If you’re writing an appraisal, and you need the corporate goals for a particular job role, you shouldn’t have to go out to the HR Website to find them. This could take 30 to 40 minutes per employee. The plan is to allow you to enter the person’s name and position and see all the information you require there, in place, so the task only takes one or two seconds.
And third—as an extension—we are embedding intelligence. People aren’t just performing transactions with their enterprise applications anymore. It’s key that insight, intelligence, and analytics are in context for them so they can make the right decisions with the right information at the right time.
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