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Oracle Cloud HCM: Bringing people and data together to help the global workforce thrive

Empowering HR to lead the world of work

March 25, 2022

Oracle

Larry Ellison
CEO

Oracle

Oracle Cloud HCM: Bringing people and data together to help the global workforce thrive

Empowering HR to lead the world of work

March 28, 2022

Oracle

Larry Ellison
CEO

Businesses rely on managing data, and for 40 years, one company has been at the forefront of helping them to do just that: Oracle is a global business leader that impacts companies around the world, helping them use data for people, not just about people. But how does Oracle help companies—specifically their HR teams—thrive in a world defined by agility and disruption?

Juergen Lindner, SVP of Global Marketing, Oracle Cloud Applications, says that from the beginning, the company has never taken the easy way out:  

“We started from scratch. We rebuilt, rethought, reimagined everything, from the applications layer to the infrastructure layer, and that allows us to be unique in our ability to partner with our clients.” For every line of business, Oracle has packaged business capabilities where you can start anywhere and seamlessly extend it on the same platform. “You can have openness to coexist with other IT Investments that you might have, and sitting on top of this next-generation infrastructure allows customers to take advantage of innovation capabilities that were unseen before.”

Lindner says that despite the company’s long history, the challenges of the last few years have been a proving ground for pursuing new opportunities:  

“The flexibility that we've gained through the pandemic in attracting talent, wherever they reside, allows us to tap into different mindsets and perspectives, which enables us to always stay very ahead of the innovation curve.”  

What does this mean to the average user? Yvette Cameron, Senior Vice President, Global HCM Product Strategy at Oracle, says that putting everything in one place for the user means better visibility, and therefore better decisions can be made.

“Oracle is differentiated in that it has one unified platform, across HCM, financials, supply chain, and more. This means that information for businesses and individuals can be brought together for better decision support for all aspects of the business. Our modern user experience is driven by artificial intelligence, 100 percent mobile responsiveness, and the latest technologies that enable easy access to information for any individual, anywhere they are.” For example, a customer downloaded an employee journey template, made a few configurations, and deployed it across their entire workforce in just 24 hours. It's being responsive to customers’ needs, as well as what's happening in the market, that truly differentiates Oracle.

Oracle customers agree: Naini Mandala is VP Associate Experience Center and Digital HR Transformation at Albertsons Company, a nationwide food and drug retailer in the US. For Mandala, Oracle Cloud HCM gives the people within the business the power they need to execute their tasks:

“With many complex systems and processes, day-to-day operations are not conducive to fast business changes. Being on a modern platform would help us overcome some of those issues. The program is designed to keep the associate at the center of everything. We are looking to leverage all modules into one seamless integrated platform, bringing the digital mobile capability for the associates to interact with the company.”

Securitas North America operates on a similar scale, with over 100,000 employees across the US, Canada, and Mexico and hiring 1,000 people per week. Jeremy Brecher, Chief Information and Technology Officer at Securitas North America, says that the challenge is to find a partner that can work across the geographies and also in the complexities of the different types of payroll and recruiting styles:

“From Oracle, we’re able to get that depth and breadth in all those areas. We need to find, attract, hire, and retain the best talent, especially in the security industry. For us, that is no small task. We need to keep people engaged while they're at our client sites. Our goal was to create a modern frictionless recruiting system that was mobile-enabled that allowed our officers to go from recruit, to hire, to learning from exploring the opportunities with us to starting their first day on the job.”

Yvette Cameron believes that there will continue to be significant shifts in the world of work:

“I think 5-10 years from now, we're going to see an even greater focus on the individual. There will be more contingents and freelancers as opposed to standard employees. This is going to change the way we think as employers about how we engage with individuals, about how we attract and bring them into our organizations, and it's going to change our minds on how we think about data.”

Cameron says that organizations have to shift the mindset from owning data around their workforce to sharing and growing data around individuals so that we are empowering them, re-skilling them, and enabling them to be more agile and connected to opportunities in the future.

Whatever happens next with data, Oracle will be leading the story with its people and its customers.

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