Oracle Named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Digital Process Automation Software, Q3 2017

From the Press Release published today, Oracle announced it has been named a leader in the Forrester Wave™ Digital Process Automation (DPA) Software report. This placement confirms leadership for Oracle Process Cloud, which is part of Oracle Cloud Platform.

“By delivering comprehensive process automation capabilities such as no- and low-code process design, case management and simplified connections to SaaS, Social, Cloud and on-premise systems, Oracle provides customers with a powerful option to continuously deliver engaging customer, employee, and partner experiences at every stage in their business transformation journey,” said Vikas Anand, vice president, product management, Oracle. “Today business process automation augmented with intelligent machine learning is helping organizations drive best next actions and provide them with better, timely decision making capabilities.”

In Forrester's 30-criteria evaluation of DPA vendors, they evaluated 12 significant software providers. Oracle was cited as a leader with the highest possible scores in the low-code/no-code, smart forms and user experience, process flow and design, mobile engagement, API support, data virtualization, deployment options, and ease of implementation criteria.

Download Forrester’s Wave report for “Digital Process Automation Software, Q3 2017” here.

Rubicon Red are proud to be recognized for their use of Oracle Process Cloud Service and for their consulting work with National Pharmacies, to deliver their Oracle Cloud Platform solution.

"Oracle Process Cloud Service has allowed us to dramatically shorten our time-to-market by up to 40 percent,” said Matt Wright, chief technology officer, Rubicon Red. “Oracle provides developers with immediate access to a full lifecycle process management environment—including development, test, and production—and enterprise-quality tooling, without needing to build and maintain an IT infrastructure.” Read the Case Study here.

“Using a combination of Oracle Process Cloud Service and Oracle Application Builder Cloud Service along with the cloud-native best practices introduced by our partner, Rubicon Red, we have a comprehensive, integrated cloud platform that enables us to deliver innovative, modern solutions,” said Ryan Klose, general manager, corporate, National Pharmacies. “The Oracle Cloud Platform gives us flexibility to connect to all our core systems, and easily deliver to a range of user interfaces, whether they be online, mobile/tablet, devices/IoT, or emerging chatbot technology.”

Read the full press release here.

ARN: Rubicon Red deploys Oracle fintech solution

John Deeb, Rubicon Red CEO, speaks to ARN about a recent Oracle-based fintech project go-live for an Australian tier-1 financial insitution.

This significant project was aimed at transforming the lending fulfillment process and workflow for managing business banking lending for this organization. The financial institution was looking to improve on a number of its business metrics, including the time taken to approve loans. The new system means business banking customers can potentially get the green light on their loan approvals of up to three times faster.

“With 2000-5000 bankers and fulfilment staff interacting with the new system every day, the organisation anticipates significant cost savings and improved customer service, looking to cut loan approval times for business banking customers,” said John.

The end-to-end system was implemented using Oracle Business Process Management Suite 12c integrating with a number of key business systems using Oracle SOA Suite 12c running on Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata.

Read the full article here.

As Footy Season Approaches, Rubicon Red Busy Kicking Goals

Building on its position as a recognized global leader in Oracle Middleware, Rubicon Red today re-affirms its commitment to helping customers on their digital transformation journey with a number of key announcements this week including a major Customer Go-Live, Oracle BPM 12c Specialization and Oracle Summit Sponsorship.

Customer Go-Live

Rubicon Red are thrilled to announce a major go-live at a Tier 1 Financial Institution in Australia that transforms the lending fulfillment process. With 2000-5000 bankers and fulfilment staff interacting with the new system every day the organization anticipates significant cost savings and improved customer service, looking to cut loan approval times for business banking customers. The new system means business banking customers can potentially get the green light on their loan approvals up to 3 times faster.

Rubicon Red was a key design and development partner on this significant transformation project that optimizes the lending process, a core part of the business. The system was implemented using Oracle Business Process Management Suite 12c integrating with a number of key business systems using Oracle SOA Suite 12c running on Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata. Rubicon Red successfully upgraded the system from Oracle BPM 11g to Oracle BPM 12c, and leveraged Rubicon Red FusionCloud to streamline dev/test in the cloud. The phased go-live delivered a smooth transition to the new system and the project has already been widely recognized as a success, internally.

Oracle BPM 12c Specialization

Coincident with the customer go-live this week, Rubicon Red are excited to announce it has achieved a new Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialization for Oracle Business Process Management (BPM) Suite 12c. This extends Rubicon Red’s comprehensive set of OPN Specializations now, numbering six, including Oracle SOA Suite 12c, Oracle WebLogic Server 12c, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, Oracle Linux 6, Oracle VM 3.

Achieving OPN Specialization for Oracle BPM Suite 12c is an important aspect of the high quality project delivery capability offered by Rubicon Red. Further, Rubicon Red has also invested heavily in Oracle Process Cloud Service, Oracle’s cloud-based BPM offering. Rubicon Red has successfully adopted Oracle Process Cloud Service for it’s own internal go-to-market business processes, a recent case study is available here.

As an OPN Specialized partner, Rubicon Red has a strong track record, delivering innovative and outstanding customer solutions.

“As Oracle BPM and SOA Specialists, maintaining our staff expertise and ongoing enablement has always been important for Rubicon Red and we recognize the added value of Specialization for us and our customers. With our focus now on helping our customer’s with their digital transformation and transition to the Cloud, we are also investing heavily in building and maintaining our expertise in Oracle Cloud. We are excited by the new capabilities we are seeing emerge so rapidly in Oracle Process Cloud Service, Oracle Integration Cloud Service and Oracle SOA Cloud Service and what this means for our customers and our ability to support them on their transition to the cloud”, said John Deeb, CEO, Rubicon Red.

Summit Sponsorship

With ongoing focus on digital transformation and helping customers on their journey to the cloud, Rubicon Red is pleased to announce sponsorship of the upcoming Oracle Process, Integration & API Cloud Summit in Melbourne, March 15-16, 2017. This not to be missed Oracle event will be filled with the latest product announcements and roadmaps, customer experience sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. The agenda will feature entertaining and insightful speakers from Oracle Headquarters including Vikas Anand, Vice President, Product Management and Jakub Nesetril, Founder CEO, Apiary.io. Vikas will be joined by guest speaker, Matt Wright, CTO, Rubicon Red.

If you would like to join us at the Oracle Process, Integration and API Cloud Summit, please contact Steve Tindall (Oracle Australia Pty Ltd) or Kathryn Lustenberger (Oracle Corporation).

“We are excited to have our Platinum partner, Rubicon Red, sponsoring our Cloud Summit for this inaugural event in Australia. We love coming to Australia - customers here are ahead of the curve in terms of cloud understanding and the value it presents. With the recent announcement of the Oracle Data Center expansion in Sydney, we envisage this will be a very engaging and dynamic couple of days as we discuss real world use-cases with our customers. We would like to acknowledge the important role our partners play in helping these customers transition to the cloud. Rubicon Red’s recent BPM 12c Specialization, coupled with their recent Oracle Process Cloud Service implementation and on-going investment in the new cloud services, positions them perfectly to help our customers on their journey to the Oracle Cloud,” said Vikas Anand, Vice President, Product Management, Oracle Corporation.

“Apiary has pioneered the field of API Design and is leading the market in products that enable API-First workflows. I'm very excited about the world of opportunities opening up before us with the combined products of Apiary and Oracle API Platform and looking forward to discuss the current products offering and product vision,” said Jakub Nesetril, Founder CEO, apiary.io.

About Rubicon Red

Rubicon Red offers organizations a set of innovative and market leading DevOps, cloud and consulting solutions for Oracle Middleware. A Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), Rubicon Red is recognized as a global thought leader, delivering innovation and unrivalled expertise, with focus on Cloud, DevOps and 12c Migration. Founded in 2009, by two former senior executives from Oracle product management, Rubicon Red's mission is to lead customers on their Oracle Middleware journey. The origin of our name “Rubicon Red”, is derived from helping customers “cross the Rubicon”, in their successful adoption of Oracle Middleware. With offices in the US, Australia and India providing 24x7 support and development services, Rubicon Red offers a range of services to architect, deliver, maintain and host your Oracle Fusion Middleware platform.

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About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle's partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program – an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners.

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Rubicon Red Invests in Oracle Process Cloud Service and Oracle SOA Cloud Service

Rubicon Red, a recognized global leader in Oracle Fusion Middleware and a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced it has subscribed to Oracle Process Cloud Service and Oracle SOA Cloud Service.

Oracle Cloud Platform to Rapidly Enable Key Go-To-Market Processes

Rubicon Red, a recognized global leader in Oracle Fusion Middleware and a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced it has subscribed to Oracle Process Cloud Service and Oracle SOA Cloud Service.

A global middleware partner, Rubicon Red identified an opportunity to invest in Oracle Process Cloud Service (PCS) and Oracle SOA Cloud Service (SOACS) to implement key internal go-to-market processes that would help the company rapidly scale, delivering solutions and services to the market faster, and at less cost than alternative approaches.

Rubicon Red uses PCS to automate a number of key go-to market processes, including the process of requesting, approving and provisioning a cloud based trial environment to test drive Rubicon Red’s solution accelerators for Oracle Middleware. In the future, it is planned to leverage Integration Cloud Service (ICS) to integrate PCS with external SaaS-based applications.

This represents a transformation for Rubicon Red from an Oracle Partner to also being an Oracle Customer. This change of status highlights another benefit of Oracle Cloud: in that the cost of entry is significantly lower, allowing medium size enterprises such as Rubicon Red, to more readily take advantage of enterprise software.

“We have a great opportunity to better meet the needs of our clients by understanding the “customer perspective”, which we get directly from using Oracle Process Cloud Service ourselves”, said John Deeb, Rubicon Red, CEO.

With a focus on helping clients on their journey to the cloud, the Oracle Cloud Platform is a key enabler for Rubicon Red to deliver enterprise class integration and BPM solutions on the cloud.

“Research shows moving development to the cloud can initially reduce development time by an order of 11 to 20 percent. Organizations that fully embrace the cloud for Dev and Test are experiencing more than 30 percent time savings upon maturing their DevOps capabilities[i]. SOACS is perfect for this. Thus another reason for our investment is to provide even closer integration between our Oracle Middleware DevOps solution, MyST, and SOACS, to provide the ability for our clients to develop in SOACS and then deploy on-premise for Pre-Prod and Prod”, said Matt Wright, Rubicon Red, Chief Technology Officer.

With ready access to Oracle Process Cloud Service and Oracle SOA Cloud Service, Rubicon Red is building hands-on expertise and also plans to leverage these new environments to build proof of concepts and validate client requirements, helping clients get started on their journey to the cloud.

“We are excited to see our local partner, Rubicon Red, investing in the Oracle Cloud Platform, specifically Oracle Process Cloud Service and Oracle SOA Cloud Service to kick-start their own internal business processes. With our new PaaS offerings, customers can achieve faster time to value at a much lower cost, making our PaaS offerings a great option for medium-sized organizations. Further, as a global Middleware partner, adding Oracle PaaS capabilities to their service offerings, will enable Rubicon Red to be a go-to partner locally, as our clients embark on their journey to the cloud with Oracle,” said Franco Ucci, Senior Director, Oracle Corporation Australia Pty Limited.

About Rubicon Red

Rubicon Red offers organizations a set of innovative and market leading software, cloud and consulting solutions for Oracle Middleware. A Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), Rubicon Red is recognized as a global thought leader, delivering innovation and unrivaled expertise, with focus on Cloud, DevOps and 12c Migration.

Founded in 2009, by two former senior executives from Oracle product management, Rubicon Red's mission is to lead customers on their Oracle Middleware journey. The origin of our name is derived from helping customers “cross the Rubicon”, in their successful adoption of Oracle Middleware. With offices in the US, Australia and India providing 24x7 support and development services, Rubicon Red offers a range of services to architect, deliver, maintain and host your Oracle Middleware platform.

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[i] A 2013 Survey by Evans Data Cloud Development Survey, found that cloud platforms reduce overall development time by an average of 11.6 percent, 38 percent cited savings in the 11 to 20 percent range, whilst 10% had experienced more than more than 30 percent in time savings.

Oracle SOA Suite and BPM 12c QuickStart

If you haven't had a chance to check out the Fusion Middleware 12c QuickStart yet, you might find our latest blog post by Rubicon Red Consultant, Ganesh Kumar Krishnan, helpful to get you going. QuickStart distributions were introduced in 12c and provide a great way for developers to install a development or evaluation environment on a single host computer.

The blog post "Missing BPM plugin issue in BPM QuickStart 12.2.1.1.0 - How to Fix it" gives you some quick tips, so you can get both the SOA and BPM Quick Start  distributions up and running on the same computer, in separate environments, so you will know what to do if you hit a missing plugin issue.

Visit Oracle Technology Network to download the Oracle BPM and SOA Suite 12.2.1.1 QuickStart.

About Rubicon Red

Rubicon Red offers organizations a set of innovative and market leading software, cloud and consulting solutions for Oracle Middleware. An Oracle Platinum Partner, Rubicon Red is recognized as a global thought leader, delivering innovation and unrivalled expertise, with focus on Cloud, DevOps and 12c Migration. Founded in 2009, Rubicon Red's mission is to lead customers on their Oracle Middleware journey. The origin of our name is derived from helping customers “cross the Rubicon”, in their successful adoption of Oracle Middleware.

Getting the most out of your BPM Task Controls

Recently, two of our Rubicon Red consultants, Arun Pareek, and Ganesh Kumar Krishnan, were working on a client project using Oracle BPM Suite, and faced an important requirement to audit all user actions on workflow tasks, to comply with organizational auditing policies.

In Oracle BPM, Task Approval controls are available at both the individual Task Level as well as the Workspace. At a Task Level, there is a mechanism to suppress approval controls, but with 5-10 tasks and thousands of task instances in a single application, this was not an elegant approach. Therefore, in developing the auditing solution, the team identified a nifty way to suppress BPM task approvals at the Workspace level.

The final solution provides a nice, clean, configuration-based approach that applies to all tasks in the BPM Workspace and can be turned on or off by an administrator with ease. It also simplifies the testing effort, and if there are further changes there is no need to redeploy the BPM application.

Want the nitty gritty on two options to suppress approval controls in Oracle BPM, and the pro’s and con’s of each? Check out the blog post here – leave us a comment to let us know what you think.

About Rubicon Red

Rubicon Red offers organizations a set of innovative and market leading cloud, devops and consulting solutions for Oracle Fusion Middleware customers. An Oracle Platinum Partner and recognized global leader in Oracle Fusion Middleware, Rubicon Red delivers thought leadership, innovation and unrivaled expertise. Founded in 2009 by two former senior executives from Oracle product management, Rubicon Red is an Oracle Certified SOA and BPM Specialist, and has been awarded the Oracle Fusion Middleware Top Technical Champion APAC on multiple occasions.