Product Lifecycle Management Cloud

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Product Lifecycle Management Cloud FAQ

 

How do Oracle Product Lifecycle Management Cloud solutions fit into my IT footprint?

Oracle Product Lifecycle Management Cloud solutions are complementary to your existing IT footprint. Each solution can either be standalone or co-exist with other solutions enabling an end-to-end innovate, to develop, to commercialization business flow.
 

Can I extend, tailor, or personalize Oracle Product Lifecycle Management Cloud solutions?

Yes. Oracle Product Lifecycle Management Cloud, as with all Oracle Cloud applications, can be extended, tailored, and personalized for your specific business needs. This is enabled via a metadata layer that shields users and administrators from the complexity of software development and is meant to be easy to use for everyone. Among other functions, customers can create custom attributes, create or modify existing reports, and customize page layouts (including adding, removing, showing, or hiding components and customizing the shell UI, modifying the logo, application name, labels, and menu links). Customers can use “Sandboxes” to simulate changes before production and implement these changes when ready. All changes are preserved through patches and upgrades.
 

What options do Oracle Product Lifecycle Management Cloud solutions provide to integrate data into and out of the solutions?

Oracle Product Lifecycle Management Cloud solutions provide a rich set of integration toolsets that can be used to exchange data with third-party systems. These toolsets support real-time integrations via web services, and bulk integrations via flat-files and spreadsheets. If a customer chooses to engage Oracle to implement the integration, Oracle Professional Services (for an additional fee) provides standard integration packages to import/export common data into and out of Oracle Product Lifecycle Management Cloud solutions.
 

What languages are supported in Oracle Product Lifecycle Management Cloud solutions?

Oracle provides more than 30 language translations and continues to expand translation coverage. Your users are able to set individual language preferences.
 

What reporting or Business Intelligence is available when running Oracle Product Lifecycle Management Cloud solutions?

Oracle Product Lifecycle Management Cloud solutions provide a framework for you to create custom reports. The flexible, integrated operational reports use real-time transactional data and allow you to extend ad-hoc reporting capabilities.

Additionally, business intelligence analytics are woven into the fabric of your business processes so that you can work naturally and intuitively. Analytics are embedded on key pages and in transactional flows at key decision points. Users see analytics on relevant information that is used to prioritize, make better decisions and maximize productivity.
 

How do I uptake new versions of Oracle Product Lifecycle Management Cloud?

Oracle will perform upgrades to customer environments as new service versions become available, eliminating IT costs and unwanted burdens from customers. Oracle announces availability of new service versions in advance, and customers get the opportunity to test new versions on their test environments before going to production. Customers systematically upgrade to the most recent version to have consistent access to enhanced solution capabilities. The upgrade process is straightforward and efficient.
 

Are there any technology components that need to be licensed for Oracle Product Lifecycle Management Cloud?

No. There are no technology components that need to be licensed for Oracle Product Lifecycle Management Cloud. By providing this solution completely hosted and maintained on the Oracle Public Cloud, companies can focus on their core competency of using the application for business efficiency and transformation rather than hosting, maintaining, and upgrading hardware and software.
 

How secure is my data?

Oracle Cloud keeps your data completely isolated from that of other companies. Oracle Cloud services also offer market-leading security features, including encryption, virus scan, and whitelist support. Oracle Cloud data centers offer embassy-grade physical and logical security. The services employ management controls, operational controls, and technical controls, and are aligned with the security framework of ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), specifically ISO/IEC 27002:2005, Code of Practice for Information Security Management, and ISO/IEC 27001:2005 standards.
 

Where can I find more information on Oracle Product Lifecycle Management Cloud?

A number of valuable resources including Demos and Videos, Datasheets, Whitepapers, and Release Readiness information are available under the Learn More section at the top of this page.
 
 

Innovation Management Cloud FAQ

 

What is Oracle Innovation Management Cloud?

Oracle Innovation Management, an enterprise-class cloud solution, systematizes the front-end processes of the product lifecycle. Innovation Management enables bottoms-up innovation where cross-function stakeholders collaborate in ideation, invention, and definition processes to validate achievability. Innovation Management also provides top-down financial impact and strategic fit analysis ensuring that each investment aligns with company strategies and can be delivered within available resource, time, and financial budgets.
 

What functionality is available with Oracle Innovation Management Cloud?

The following is a summary of key functionality provided by Oracle Innovation Management Cloud:
  • Single repository and connected innovation processes
  • Ideation management
  • Requirements management
  • Business case / proposal management
  • Portfolio management
  • What-if scenarios and embedded, real-time analytics
  • Social collaboration
  • Discussion and decision traceability
  • Out-of-box integrations with Project Management and the Product Record Cloud

What is and what functionality is available with Oracle Ideation Management Cloud?

Ideas are clearer, better and faster to decision when evaluated by cross-functional teams reviewing from their unique perspective, e.g. supply chain, quality, product design, packaging, operations, customer satisfaction, etc. Ideation Management Cloud is an add-on option to Innovation Management which enables you to extend the ideation collection and collaboration to the many resources and key stakeholders who might provide value input into the innovation funnel. Ideation licensed users can create ideas, participate in social conversations, and augment ideas with videos, attachments, customers, and/or tagging. Ideation Management includes real-time analytics to identify top contributors, channel customers’ input to the ideation funnel, or identify trending ideas. Privileges can be restricted as needed through a team-based privilege model.
 

What is the typical ratio of users of Innovation Management Cloud vs. Ideation Management Cloud?

The ratio varies by industry, but typically a 1:4 to 1:10 ratio of Innovation Management licensed users to Ideation Management licensed users should meet your needs.
 

What business benefits do I get from Oracle Innovation Management Cloud?

Innovation Management Cloud provides a connected, collaborative, and data centric approach to making faster, more informed investment decisions which results in a more profitable and well-balanced portfolio. Using a structured process, it is possible to make faster decisions identifying the best ideas—factoring in budgeting, resource constraints, and risk—and progress those ideas to developing requirements and concepts, and determine their chance of commercial success. With repeatable, scalable processes, you’ll accelerate development cycles, speed time to market, increase the value and commercial success of your innovation budgets, and grow revenues with the right products.
 

How does Oracle Innovation Management Cloud augment my current PLM footprint?

Oracle Innovation Management Cloud augments your current Agile A9 and E6 Product Lifecycle Management solutions with bi-directional linkage between PLM capabilities and Oracle Innovation Management Cloud. Sample use cases enabled include:
  • Reuse/leverage existing Parts and BOMs within new concepts reduces downstream supply risks and improve time to market
  • Publish concepts as new items to the PLM system maintains traceability of requirement fulfillment, design alternates and decision trade-offs
  • Schedule start/end dates, percent complete, budgeted and actual total cost, estimated cost to complete from Project Management are read-through to maintain project visibility against the justified business case proposal
  • PLM quality events such as problem reports linked to either/both ideas and requirements ensure that issues are prioritized and delivered to expectations
  • Requirements are traceable through all levels of requirement definition and published/linked to the downstream development processes

Can Oracle Innovation Management Cloud be implemented stand-alone?

Innovation Management Cloud can be deployed stand-alone and has no dependencies on ERP cloud or other cloud solutions. Additional value can be derived downstream with the addition of Oracle’s Product Development, Product Hub, HCM, Social, Service, and/or Projects Cloud solutions.
 

How are Oracle Innovation Management and Ideation Management Cloud services licensed?

Oracle Innovation Management Cloud and Oracle Ideation Management Cloud services are licensed on a user based monthly subscription metric. For details, please refer to the pricing page of Oracle Product Lifecycle Management Cloud found here.
 

Where can I find more information on Oracle Innovation Management Cloud?

A number of valuable resources including Demos and Videos, Datasheets, Whitepapers, and Release Readiness information are available under the Learn More section at the top of this page.
 
 

Product Development Cloud FAQ

 

What is Oracle Product Development Cloud?

Oracle Product Development Cloud Service is an enterprise class product lifecycle management solution, delivered via the Cloud for lower cost and faster deployment. With Product Development Cloud Service, companies can manage products and related specifications, optimize component reuse, reduce design cost, enforce change control, and reduce supply risk. Specifically designed to support the enterprise ideation to commercialization process, it provides a bridge between the traditionally disconnected worlds of engineering and manufacturing functions through streamlined management of an integrated enterprise product record. The solution emphasizes ease of use and simplicity, allowing for a compelling environment to develop and quickly launch profitable and winning products to the market.
 

What functionality is available with Oracle Product Development Cloud?

The following is a summary of key functionality provided by Oracle Product Development Cloud:
  • Flexible and user-defined item classification
  • Item management with rich and extensible attributes, product structures, documents, and approved manufacturer lists
  • Relationships with Innovation Management objects and project tasks
  • Out-of-the-box integration to Innovation Management for full traceability
  • Out-of-the-box integration with Project Portfolio Management
  • Change management with multiple change types
  • Configurable change workflow with ad-hoc approvers
  • Robust revision management
  • Change impact analysis
  • Support for attribute, structure/bill-of-material, approved manufacturer, and attachment (document) changes
  • Embedded social collaboration through Oracle Social Network
  • Manufacturer definition
  • Approved manufacturer list with extensible attributes
  • Quick search and parametric search
  • Modern UI with easy personalization

What business benefits do I get from Oracle Product Development Cloud?

Oracle Product Development enables you to take control of your new product development and introduction process by allowing you to track and action the readiness of your item and its Bill of Material, thereby shortening the time to market. Product Development Cloud also provides the ability to enforce lifecycle and change controls allowing you to speed up development iterations and approval processes. This significantly reduces the change implementation cycle time, a critical bottleneck and challenge preventing you from taking your products to the market faster. With this and additional capabilities provided through Oracle’s cloud platform, companies can reduce IT and administrative cost, achieve a faster implementation and thereby accelerate business value to the organization.
 

How is Oracle Product Development Cloud licensed?

Oracle Product Development Cloud is licensed on a user-based subscription metric. For details, please refer to the pricing page of Oracle Product Lifecycle Management Cloud found here.
 

Where can I find more information on Oracle Product Development Cloud?

A number of valuable resources including Demos and Videos, Datasheets, Whitepapers, and Release Readiness information are available under the Learn More section at the top of this page.
 
 

Quality Management Cloud FAQ

 

What is Oracle Quality Management Cloud?

Oracle Quality Management Cloud delivers a unified platform for enabling quality visibility, collaboration, and execution throughout the supply chain. Quality control techniques and closed-loop quality management empower organizations to quickly identify, then safely and effectively resolve, quality events.

Quality Management:
  • Facilitates inspections at critical points throughout supply chain execution
  • Guides users through the quality issue resolution process
  • Corrects incidents using a closed-loop quality management approach

What functionality is available with Oracle Quality Management Cloud?

The following is a summary of key functionality provided by Oracle Quality Management Cloud:
  • Modern UI with easy personalization
  • Quality-focused landing page for quick navigation and key metrics
  • Quick search and parametric Search
  • Inspection plan management with quality specifications managed either directly connected to the item specifications or independently for non-item-related characteristics
  • Inspection management including:
    • Incoming inspection
    • In-process inspection
    • Final inspection
    • Equipment monitoring
    • Ad hoc reporting on inspection results
  • Issue management including:
    • Non-conformance management
    • Problem reports
    • Complaints
  • Corrective action management including:
    • Corrective actions
    • Preventative actions
    • Supplier corrective actions
  • Capture documents and images related to incidents and resolution
  • Workflow enabled quality issue and action management
  • Standard integration with:
    • Oracle Innovation Management Cloud
    • Oracle Product Development Cloud
    • Oracle Product Hub Cloud
    • Oracle Manufacturing Cloud
    • Oracle Inventory Cloud
  • Change management connecting issues, corrective actions, and change orders
  • Embedded Social Collaboration through Oracle Social Network

What business benefits do I get from Oracle Quality Management Cloud?

Oracle Quality Management Cloud allows your organization to:
  • Design for product quality and monitor the conformance to quality standards for products, processes, and suppliers to quickly identify defects
  • Reduce risk by accurately detecting and safely correcting quality issues and non-conformance
  • Improve efficiency through teams working in a connected manner using social networking, workflow enabled business processes, and connected supply chain solutions to identify quality issues, perform failure analysis, and define corrective actions
  • Assure quality by creating repeatable processes and capture auditable quality information

How is Oracle Quality Management Cloud licensed?

Oracle Quality Management Cloud is licensed on a minimum user-based subscription metric. It is available as an add-on to Oracle Product Development Cloud, Oracle Inventory Management Cloud, Oracle Manufacturing Cloud, and Oracle Maintenance Cloud. In order to enable quality inspection setups and manage issues/corrective actions, a user must own a license to Quality Management Cloud. However a limited-use license is available to Manufacturing and Inventory Cloud users collecting quality inspection results. For details, please refer to the pricing page.
 

Where can I find more information on Oracle Quality Management Cloud?

A number of valuable resources including Demos and Videos, Datasheets, Whitepapers, and Release Readiness information are available under the Learn More section at the top of this page.
 
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