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Oracle OpenWorld Day 1 October 13, 2009

Posted by Duncan in OOW.

As I’m not there in person, I’m eagerly devouring blog posts and tweets from those that could make it.  Below is a round-up of what I’ve managed to find so far.  Please go to their sites and read their posts to get full value from this:

Graham Smith (Oxfam and UKOUG Tech SIG chair) has a comprehensive post on some of the sessions he went to, including SOA, Financials 9.1 and lots of Tools 8.50 stuff.

Brent Martin (PeopleSoft Corner) went to some of the same sessions and has a similarly positive outlook from what he saw. Both Brent and Graham were impressed with the drag-n-drop Org Chart in Succession Planning.  Also Oracle are going to release PeopleSoft VMs to download and keep them current, which will be useful.

Chris Heller (Grey Sparling) is there also.  He has posted on Duke Energy’s session on keeping current with maintenance and a roundup of Paco’s keynote.  You can also follow Chris on Twitter.

As I mentioned, there’s a lot of details in their posts so make sure you head on over and check them out.  Thanks for keeping us in the loop guys!

To close off, a summary from Brent:

“Is 9.1 as good as what PeopleSoft would have released in the pre-acquisition world, and was the release as timely?  I don’t know, but I don’t think it’s relevant. According to the presenters, PeopleSoft has a very high customer retention rate, over 50% of Oracle’s clients are on post acquisition releases, and over 250 new customers were added last year.  If the customers are happy with the value they’re getting that’s really all that matters.”

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