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: ORCL)  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     applications. --  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     results."     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     About Oracle  Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.  Trademark  Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.  (1) Gartner Worldwide IT Spending Forecast, January 2014: http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2643919  Contact Info Danielle Cormier-Smith  Oracle  +1.610.766.3463  danielle.cormier@oracle.com   Joan Touchstone Blanc & Otus +1.415.856.5110 jtouchstone@blancandotus.com     
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