TECH BUYER May 2019 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US45047819
Oracle MBX: Staying the Course to Provide the Modern Supply Chain Experience
This IDC Perspective provides our view of the Oracle Modern Business Experience (MBX) event in Las Vegas, Nevada, from a manufacturing and supply chain perspective. Oracle continues to migrate its applications to be cloud-first offerings and embed artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities within so they can offer a set of "adaptive intelligence" offerings. The timely approach, 10 years in the making, continues to grow business for the company with large and small manufacturers.
"There continues to be a dichotomy between executives' desire to digitally transform and supply chain, product development, and manufacturing readiness. In some organizations, technology investments are outpacing organizational change in which new approaches and new skills are required, and in others, there exists a combination of very old legacy technology and multiple data models in disparate, disconnected systems. In short, wholesale digital transformation is not yet happening, as companies modernize divisions, innovate at the edge, and slowly progress toward connecting their business on a single, digital platform. For Oracle, this makes it critical to continue offering a set of flexible, on-demand, interrelated application services that manufacturers can consume when they are ready," said Jeff Hojlo, program director, Product Innovation Strategies.