Friday, September 19th, 2008

OpenWorld 2008: Preview

Open World LogoGeneral Open World news

General Facts
As Oracle OpenWorld expects to attract 43,000 attendees and deliver 1,800 conference sessions during its September 21 – 25, 2008 conference, the company is leveraging mobile and enterprise 2.0 technologies to help attendees customize their experiences for maximum relevance.

Using Oracle Mix, Oracle’s business networking technology for bringing Oracle customers, partners, developers and employees together, more than 300 users in the community voted on the sessions they would like to see Oracle offer at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld conference. The results of the voting can be found here. Oracle Mix is also helping attendees connect and create communities around common interests.

New this year, the Oracle OpenWorld Blog has started a dialogue about the conference and enables content-area experts and attendees to share insights about all aspects of the conference — from where to stay and things to do in San Francisco to session content.

For up-to-the-minute schedule information, Oracle OpenWorld attendees will be able to voluntarily subscribe to a mobile messaging service to receive reminders of their schedule, as well as information on any changed sessions.

Oracle Announces Oracle OpenWorld(R) San Francisco 2008 Keynote Lineup
you can find the keynote schedule. It looks like no special Apps key note is planned.


On Open world 2008 everybody will focus on news on Fusion. Since the announcement everybody has been waiting for the first view on the Fusion Applications. Will Open World 2008 give the first insight view? Enter “Fusion” in the search box and you will receive over 250 hits, but none of these hits give a clue for what we’re looking for.

Oracle app dev chief leaves, raising questions on Fusion
Jesper Andersen was ‘the brains’ behind Oracle’s next-generation app suite.

Oracle Fusion Applicatiesuite ‘bijna af’ (dutch article)
Het afgelopen jaar lijkt Fusion echter een beetje in een stroomversnelling te zijn gekomen. Zo zijn bijvoorbeeld producten van aankoop BEA ingepast in de architectuur, en zijn er meerdere tools verschenen. Hoewel Oracle de kaken nog stijf op elkaar houdt over wanneer het bedrijf de voor dit jaar beloofde grote applicatie-release gaat doen (Fusion Applications 1.0), zien experts het wel gebeuren dat dit niet lang meer gaat duren.

E-Business Suite

For now R12 and R12.1 will be the main subject.

For now I want to highlight two sessions:

Oracle E-Business Suite Service: Release 12, What’s New in 12.1 and Beyond,
In this session, attendees will learn about the new functionality provided in Release 12 and 12.1 of the Oracle E-Business Suite Service product suite (Oracle iSupport, Oracle Advanced Inbound, Oracle Email Center, Oracle Knowledge Management, Oracle TeleService, and Oracle Scripting). New features include direct CTI integration, service costing and reporting, streamlined call center to field service flows, and quick service request creation. In addition, the presentation reviews future plans and road map projects.

and what about: 10 Things Your Mother Didn’t Teach You About Oracle’s Middeware and Oracle Fusion Strategy


Expected is the announcement of PeopleSoft 9.1 and PeopleTools 8.50. Listen to this webcast about PeopleSoft at Oracle OpenWorld 2008 (MP3, 11 min.)


Listen to the Siebel OpenWorld podcast on:

The Siebel part of OpenWorld will focus on innovation, investment and immediate value. Innovation means that Oracle will highlight the new Social CRM features, which it defines as web 2.0 functionality, and more focus on productivity. Investment is about the technology and service investments Oracle made in Siebel and Oracle CRM. Immediate value will show some examples of faster ‘time to value’ for both Siebel On Demand and On Premise.

Oracle will also use OpenWorld to look forward to Siebel 8.1, due to be released in a few months. Interesting sessions to come are the innovation/road map sessions, which will cover the different Siebel offerings now and in the near future, including new 8.1 features. Also, customer panels will feature some big-name customers sharing their experience on Real ROI and Total Cost of Ownership, going deeper into the costs of upgrading, supported by hard facts.

Siebel highlights of OpenWorld are shown on

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