This demo covers WebCenter Sites Dynamic Content Targeting, In-context Editing with Insite, and the power of WebCenter Sites and WebCenter Content using TEAM’s WebCenter Sites Connector. For more information on Sites and our connector, click here.
Collaborate 13 has come to an end and we would like to reflect on our trip to the Denver summit. Aside from the surprise of snowy April weather, TEAM had many great announcements over the week and in case you missed them here they are:
These announcements reflect TEAM’s on-going strategy of providing solutions that get the most out of software, providing all-in-one solution packages, and growing in each vertical with each successful project. Our commitment to our customers is only strengthened by our commitment to Oracle technology.
TEAM also had 4 great presentations: (Click to see the Slideshares)
- WebCenter as a Cloud App on Exalogic – A Case Study on Virtualization and Performance
- Dealing with ROT – Email Management using Oracle WebCenter Records
- Records Management for Technologists
- Web-based Contract Management for Starwood Hotels -
A Case Study using Oracle WebCenter
We thank everyone that attended and TEAM would like to add a special thank you to Todd Matthews from Starwood Hotels for his time and efforts in presenting with us.
It was a great event and we were happy to see so many attendees, customers and partners stop by our booth. Collaborate is not only a great event to meet potential customers and create opportunities, but also a forum to establish strategic partnerships with other vendors. We will see what the spring and summer months will bring and we are already looking ahead for Oracle OpenWorld in September!
By: Scott Olesen – Director of R&D
The TEAM WebCenter Sites Connector allows you to leverage the Oracle WebCenter Content enterprise content management platform and deliver centrally-managed content to all your WebCenter Sites deployments. By utilizing the WebCenter Content platform behind WebCenter Sites you can simplify and automate the entire process of authoring, site design, content publishing and deployment, content targeting, site analytics and optimization, and user-generated content for your websites.
The newest features included in version 1.1 focus on scalability and compatibility with the latest WebCenter releases. The replication rate from WebCenter Content to Sites can be fine-tuned to increase transfer rates during times of lower traffic or during batch loads. Administrators can also choose to perform the replication immediately or wait for the a scheduled time.
WebCenter Sites Connector features include:
- Enables the Oracle-recommended enterprise content infrastructure to be utilized with WebCenter Sites
- Full integration with WebCenter Content DAM renditioning
- Integrated rules engine for easy mapping between WebCenter Content items and WebCenter Sites attributes
- Utilizes fully supported WebCenter APIs
- Flexibility to extend it to map Site Studio webpages to Sites assets.
If you would like to combine the power of WebCenter Sites with WebCenter Content contact us today!
TEAM Collaborate13 Session Overview: #793 – Web-based Contract Management for Starwood Hotels – A Case Study using Oracle WebCenterApril 4, 2013
TEAM has 4 sessions this year at Collaborate13 in Denver, CO sharing our knowledge and experience to all Oracle developers/users/customers who wish to learn best practices of the WebCenter Suite. The following session is based on our successful project with Starwood Hotels (Sheraton, Westin, FourPoints, etc.) and is presented by Todd Matthews, Associate Director of Legal and Global Information Management for Starwood and Jamileth Rojas, Account Manager for TEAM Informatics.
Abstract: Managing hundreds of hospitality properties around the world is a difficult task. Starwood Hotels had a need for a content system that allowed them to manage the myriad of documents related to property contract approval, storage and retrieval processes, as well as property life-history, showing all documents for all instances of a property plotted along the timeline – regardless of whether the hotel was company owned, managed, or franchised. TEAM Informatics, an Oracle Gold Partner specialized in WebCenter Content, has been working closely with Starwood for the last 9 months on the development of the system, which is now in production. Starwood and TEAM will be co-presenting an inside look at this successful WebCenter project.
- Understand the challenges involved in contract and property life-cycle management.
- Demonstrate a proven approach to utilizing WebCenter Content for management of these documents.
- Share best practices for hospitality industry.
Catch this presentation Wednesday, April 10, 8:15 am – 9:15 am Location: Mile High Ballroom 4D
If you would like to chat before/after/or at Collaborate anytime, please contact us here!
By: Raoul Miller – Enterprise Architect
TEAM has worked with a number of insurance companies over the years and the advantages of content-enabling these enterprises are numerous. Many insurance organizations have grown through acquisition with the end result of having multiple parallel systems in place and a lot of complexity integrating them. This makes them ideal for deployment of SOA/BPM as an integration methodology and adding content and records management to this is a no-brainer (as the insurance industry is so document and record-driven).
Last year, Oracle published a white paper (link) on how best to use their BPM (business process management) tools in an insurance industry setting. I won’t restate all their reasons as to why the Oracle solution is a good fit – but suffice to say that the Oracle insurance business unit has a lot of experience in the area and solutions to meet the needs. However, what was missing from the white paper was the value and flexibility gained by adding WebCenter Content, Records, and Imaging to the mix – integrations on which TEAM is currently working with a number of customers. These integrations allow for secure upload of files from agents’ offices, scanning and uploading of paper forms and documents (using capture and distributed capture), migrating legacy images from mainframe systems to modern Oracle WebCenter Content systems, and users (for the first time) to truly search and retrieve content based on metadata and full text searches.
What TEAM brings to the table is experience and knowledge of content-enabling these processes to provide the best user experience internally and externally, while meeting all security, retention, and legal requirements. This goes above and beyond the (with the greatest respect) “plumbing” of the solution and brings the experience of multiple deployments, case studies, and challenges to the table. Most clients will only deploy these solutions once or twice in their career – we do this every day, and have been for over 14 years.
If you are an insurance company (or in a related business), are looking for guidance and assistance in deploying Oracle BPM and SOA within your organization, and want the specialized input of an Oracle Gold partner, please get in touch. We would be happy to discuss our long experience in the field and how we can get your systems fully content-enabled – meeting the challenges of making information available where and when it is needed while meeting all security and legal requirements.
Reblog: When ‘FREE’ costs more in the long run: Why WebCenter often costs less than SharePoint – despite the stunning license price differenceMarch 20, 2013
An interesting blog post by Oracle Ace, Dmitri Khanine, about the hidden costs of a SharePoint deployment from 3rd party applications, and why WebCenter can be the right choice – costing less in the long run.
“Here’re a few key areas where SharePoint clients are forced to rely on the outside vendors and expensive integration projects – to compensate for the lack of functionality:
- Reporting, auditing and workflow. While SharePoint offers some basic functionality in these areas, it is vastly inadequate and almost all clients are forced to compliment SharePoint with a mix of 3rd party solutions – for each of these 3 areas
- Digital Asset Management and Conversion – out of the box conversion to different formats on check in, image and video management and metadata extraction
- Document capture and scanning support is not included with SharePoint while Oracle WebCenter fully supports scanning.
- Record Management. SharePoint does not meet the DoD 5015.2 specification, a de-facto industry standard, and is lacking many important features”
If you would like to have TEAM build your WebCenter Roadmap and show you the cost savings, contact us today!