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Oracle Corporation

July 27, 2015 10:52 ET

Oracle Sales Cloud Enhancements Help Sales Teams Increase Business Agility and Revenue

New Release Empowers Modern Sales Best Practices Through Enhanced Analytics, Partner Relationship Management and Industry-Specific Solutions

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 27, 2015) -  To provide sales teams with the modern processes, tools, resources and intelligence required to increase revenue, Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) today announced significant updates to the Oracle Sales Cloud. Part of Oracle Applications Cloud Release 10, the latest release of Oracle Sales Cloud helps organizations increase sales and drive efficiencies through a simplified user experience that delivers enhanced analytics, partner relationship management and industry-specific solutions. 

The way customers interact with an organization's sales department is rapidly changing. A recent study by CEB found that 57 percent of the purchasing process is over before customers even talk to an organization's sales team. In this new business environment, organizations need to empower their sales teams with fast, easy and modern sales tools that support mobile productivity, insightful and collaborative selling, and aggressive pipeline creation.

With the latest release of Oracle Sales Cloud, Oracle helps sales teams increase business agility through enhanced decision-making and collaboration. A modern, interactive dashboard includes new pre-built reports and improved visualizations that provide the sales team with insights and analysis in real time. In addition, sales professionals can take advantage of a new Mobile App Designer tool to create intuitive reports and dashboards using drag and drop functionality, specifically designed for smartphones and tablets. To further enhance the sales process, Oracle Sales Cloud now enables partners and sales teams to communicate securely in the Oracle Social Network. Robust reporting capabilities have also been added to Oracle Sales Cloud partner relationship management capabilities to enable improved real-time analysis.

"With the Oracle Sales Cloud dashboards, our sales managers can rank sales team member performance, share actuals to quotas and create a culture where information is made available in real time so adjustments and/or actions are taken to avoid surprises," said Jay Krishnamurthy, VP & Global CIO, Wilsonart.

To drive efficiencies and lower costs, Oracle Sales Cloud now offers even deeper industry capabilities with new purpose-built functionalities for high tech and manufacturing, financial services, consumer goods and communications. With industry-specific functionality, sales teams can save time by taking advantage of deep domain knowledge and purpose-built applications that are designed to meet their unique sales needs.

"Organizations need to empower their sales teams with fast, easy and modern sales tools in order to compete successfully in today's global marketplace and meet skyrocketing customer demands," said Aaron Shidler, vice president, product strategy, Oracle. "Oracle is committed to helping organizations rethink the sales process by providing sales professionals with a modern cloud solution that fits the specific needs of their business. With the latest updates in the Oracle Sales Cloud, Oracle is helping sales teams quickly and easily take advantage of the latest technologies to sell more, know more and grow more."

Oracle Sales Cloud is part of the Oracle Customer Experience (CX) Cloud, which also includes Oracle Marketing Cloud, Oracle Social Cloud, Oracle Service Cloud, Oracle Configure, Price and Quote Cloud and Oracle Commerce Cloud.

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Partner Quotes

"Accenture looks forward to working with Oracle through the Accenture Oracle Business Group to help our clients take advantage of the enhanced User Experience and new capabilities offered by Oracle Cloud Release 10 across HCM, CX and ERP." Terri Strauss, managing director, Oracle platform lead for Accenture.

"Oracle's commitment toward innovation will continue to provide sales professionals with modern and intuitive sales tools," said Bryan Hinz, Vice President, CX, Apex IT (Specialized Partner of the Year: CX Solution - North America). "With enhanced industry-specific solutions around financial services, consumer goods and communications, this release of Oracle Sales Cloud will also allow Apex IT to continue to help our customers transform their business driving efficiencies and value into their sales teams."

"Our clients are looking for solutions that enable dynamic sales organizations to have actionable insights and real-time analysis on performance," said Rubin Mohan, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and customer go-to-market leader within Deloitte Digital. "We believe there is an enormous opportunity for companies to drive business value with cloud technologies and look forward to helping our clients explore the new enhancements within Oracle Sales Cloud."

"For the last several years at eVerge Group, we have partnered with our customers to transform and modernize their sales business processes with Oracle Sales Cloud as the foundation. What impresses our customers the most is embedded analytics reporting capabilities and ease of use. With Release 10's new and enhanced features -- such as Mobilytics, White Space Analysis, and improved Industry Solutions -- Oracle has made the most feature-rich cloud CRM application available in the market even better." - Ajay Pandey, VP of Customer Experience Delivery at eVerge Group

"As one of Oracle's largest cloud system's integrators, Serene Corporation, has participated in expanding Oracle's solution footprint across a number of small, medium and large customers. Serene has seen over 150% growth year over year in our Cloud CX practice, as we continue to partner with Oracle and drive measurable value for our customers by deploying best in class implementations in the Marketing, Sales, CPQ and Service domains. We are looking forward to delivering the strategic advancements in Sales Cloud Release 10 for our current and new customers. And enhance the Serene industry vertical solutions by leveraging the SaaS/PaaS features available with Oracle CX cloud. Our customers know that by leveraging Oracle's commitment to delivering high quality, scalable cloud solutions combined with Serene's laser focus on their success, they will implement a real, measurable CX strategy." - Niken Patel, CEO, Serene Corporation

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