Improved Oracle User Productivity Kit Helps Enterprises Maximize Their Cloud and Mobile Investments

Improved Oracle User Productivity Kit Helps Enterprises Maximize Their Cloud 
and Mobile Investments 
Oracle User Productivity Kit 12.1 Drives End-User Adoption of
Business-Critical Enterprise Software 
REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/07/14 --  Oracle (NYSE:
News Summary
 With spending on enterprise software projected to grow
6.8 percent to $320 billion in 2014(1), organizations must maximize
the return on their technology investments. To help drive user
adoption of both cloud and on-premise applications, Oracle is
introducing Oracle User Productivity Kit (UPK) Standard and
Professional 12.1. With this updated learning and training platform,
organizations can achieve greater user adoption across key
applications, and in turn increase employee engagement, productivity,
and efficiency. 
News Facts 

--  To help organizations maximize the return on their enterprise
    application investments, Oracle is announcing the availability of
    Oracle User Productivity Kit (UPK) Standard and Professional 12.1.
--  Oracle UPK is an easy-to-use, comprehensive platform that helps
    organizations develop, maintain, and deploy content to increase user
    productivity and adoption of new and existing enterprise applications.
--  Through pre-built integration across popular enterprise applications
    and an in-application software development kit (SDK) to connect with
    third-party applications, customers can easily deliver
    context-sensitive performance support and customized training content
    to users directly within the business software they rely on the most.
--  The latest version of Oracle UPK includes advanced capabilities for
    mobile devices, improved content creation and management
    functionality, and robust deployment options with cloud-based
--  The new release delivers more engaging and effective training for
    employees, while helping to streamline administration processes for
    content authors.

Capture Maximum ROI from Technology Investments  

--  With significant enhancements to the design and functionality in
    Oracle UPK 12.1 and Oracle UPK Professional 12.1, customers can
    mitigate risk through all phases of an application project's
    lifecycle, significantly reduce time to deployment, and improve end
    user adoption. The new and updated features in both versions of Oracle
    UPK enable organizations to:
    --  Drive Cloud Application Adoption: With performance optimizations
        and low bandwidth delivery, Oracle UPK 12.1 is an ideal platform
        to combine with cloud application deployments.
    --  Deliver an Intuitive, Mobile User Experience: New iPad
        capabilities let users access UPK content, including
        touch-friendly UPK Player and Knowledge Center interfaces, from
        anywhere and at any time. Additionally, UPK content launched
        through learning management systems is now supported on the iPad.
    --  Create Engaging and Easily Manageable Content: New content
        creation tools, including a web page editor, built-in style sheet
        editor, and screenshot overlay, offer additional efficiencies for
        the development and maintenance of engaging content. Additionally,
        a streamlined interface across the Record It! Wizard is designed
        to make content creation simpler, enabling users to quickly
        contribute content.
    --  Support Virtually Seamless Collaboration: Updates to the UPK
        Player help users share content with greater precision, making it
        easier to engage in informal learning, technical support, and
        knowledge sharing.
    --  Easily View and Manage Training Content: Powerful search
        functionality incorporated into the Knowledge Center and an
        updated In-Application Support Configuration Utility encourage
        better collaboration across content creation teams and streamline
        cross-functional administration.
    --  Spur Adoption Across Applications: With built-in recognition for
        user actions and user interfaces across all major Oracle
        applications and select third-party applications, Oracle UPK 12.1
        supports a large set of applications in the industry. The latest
        release adds support for the latest versions of Oracle Fusion
        Applications, Oracle's Siebel Open UI, Oracle E-Business Suite,
        Oracle's PeopleSoft, and SAP GUI for Windows.
--  Oracle UPK customers that are current on maintenance can upgrade to
    the latest version at no additional charge.

Supporting Quote 

--  "With the increasing pace of business technology innovation,
    organizations have greater opportunity to secure new efficiencies that
    positively impact business, talent and profits -- but only if users
    adopt and use the technology," said Taimur Mirza, senior director,
    Oracle Product Development. "With new features and enhancements
    requested by our customers, Oracle User Productivity Kit 12.1 helps
    organizations get up and running on enterprise applications faster and
    easier so their employees can focus more time on driving business

Supporting Resources  

--  Oracle User Productivity Kit
--  What's New in UPK 12.1?
--  Datasheet: UPK 12.1 Technical Specifications (PDF)
--  Datasheet: UPK 12.1 Target Applications Technical Specifications
--  Datasheet: UPK 12.1 Player File Size and Bandwidth

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(1) Gartner Worldwide IT Spending Forecast, January 2014: 
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