|John M. Doel
Partner, KPMG Advisory Services
Oracle has spent the last 8–10 years bringing together the best of market leading applications like PeopleSoft, EBS, Siebel, and Taleo into a single unified Enterprise Application Suite, and with cloud provisioning, they have taken business applications to a completely new level.
Sustainable is so yesterday
From an HR technology standpoint, Oracle Cloud isn’t just sustainable, it’s dynamic. Not only from a technology standpoint, but from a business and employee engagement standpoint. It allows for leveraging mobile to deploy applications to a broader set of employees, and more importantly, unifying their user experience with leading mobile applications across the enterprise as a seamless digital experience. As organizations are competing for top talent in the marketplace, and maximizing their strategic impact on the business, cloud applications are a big part of how organizations support their initiatives to build the workplace of the future.
The reality is that your organization is changing day-by-day, month-by-month, quarter-by-quarter. What you need today may not be what you need next month. So today, it’s not just about the typical cost takeout, reducing total cost of ownership, and other quantitative internal value drivers, but about qualitative, external value drivers such as employee acquisition and engagement—the whole employee life cycle from awareness to retirement.
Systems and business
To avoid system integrator failures of the past, it is important to find a partner focused on business first. A business integrator vs. a systems integrator goes beyond optimizing a particular business function, instead, the business integrator will harness capabilities across the enterprise to ensure business integration equates to optimization, spanning seamlessly across all front- and back-office business functions. Your business integrator will help power your business with optimized technology solutions without adding the complexity and overhead previously necessary with highly customized solutions.
John is a Partner in KPMG’s Advisory Services practice focused on HR and Finance IT Enabled Transformation initiatives, while leading our Oracle Cloud Technology Practice. As a business integrator, KPMG brings HR, finance, sales, and information technology business transformation through our KPMG Powered Enterprise.