RESEARCH REPORT

In brief

In brief

  • Oracle SaaS solutions are vital tools for enterprises as they look to build cloud platforms that support continuous innovation.
  • Accenture’s view on how Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) can streamline the connection of standalone SaaS solutions with the rest of the enterprise.
  • Oracle SaaS and OCI provides a cost-effective platform for innovative products, better customer experiences, and data-driven decision making.


Joining up the dots in the SaaS enterprise

Bold companies know that innovation is the path to success. With markets in a permanent state of disruption, and traditional industry lines blurring, they see that their customers have more options, their workforces have more mobility, and their suppliers expect more than ever.

These leaders know that to meet the elevated demands of the new consumer and business landscape, the enterprise must acquire next-level agility, innovation, and collaboration, both inside and outside the organization. For this reason, many are turning to Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions to fast-track transformation.

The upside is clear. SaaS provides a cloud framework for continuous innovation. It standardizes processes, automates functions and modernizes core applications cost-effectively. It also enables new levels of personalization to fit today’s customer, employee and supplier expectations.

The downside? A one-size-fits-all SaaS approach can lead to a misalignment between standard SaaS functionality and business processes. That can mean enterprises having to compromise on functionality, create workarounds, or find extensions to their SaaS solutions.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) aims to resolve this by simplifying the connection of Oracle SaaS solutions with other enterprise systems. It acts as the "connective tissue" linking SaaS with enterprise data and complex business requirements to deliver a high-performing system overall.

OCI’s role in accelerating value

How does OCI perform in real-world implementations? Accenture has observed four areas in particular where OCI can make the difference between an Oracle SaaS transformation that realizes its business case and one that fails to unlock all the value. The full report explores each of these in more detail:

User experience

Oracle SaaS brings a much-improved UX. OCI adds next-level capabilities like AI-powered conversation or simplified user interfaces.

Simplicity out of complexity

OCI orchestrates the flow of data to and from Oracle SaaS solutions to minimize complexity across the enterprise.

Extracting value from data

OCI augments Oracle SaaS with enhanced analytics and AI to enable insight-driven decision-making.

Differentiated processes

Oracle SaaS simplifies and standardizes processes. OCI helps transform these into differentiations that provide competitive advantage.

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Starting an innovation journey

OCI helps put enterprises on the fast track to becoming digitally modern and highly competitive SaaS-powered organizations. The advantage of combining OCI with Oracle SaaS is that it can be implemented fast, in stages, while leveraging a common platform. Companies can get started with focused projects, prove the value, and then scale and extend as the business requires.

Oracle SaaS has proven itself to be a critical business technology. OCI provides a cost-effective way to build on this foundation to create innovative user experiences, maximize the value of data, and differentiate the business.

Ben Gettinger

Lead – Oracle Technology Market Development, North America

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