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Anyone Can Build a Site, Even You! Create a Microsite with Oracle Sites Cloud Service

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The beauty of Oracle Sites is that business users can manage websites themselves, but it’s a whole lot more than that, offering a cross-channel digital experience. "Learn how to create a microsite quickly with Oracle Sites Cloud Service powerful visual tools." That's what Oracle states on their website and that's what we'll be demonstrating live. Will you be impressed or disappointed? Join us and find out.

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Anyone Can Build a Site, Even You! Create a Microsite with Oracle Sites Cloud Service

  1. 1. Raastech, Inc. 2201 Cooperative Way, Suite 600 Herndon, VA 20171 +1-703-884-2223 info@raastech.com Anyone Can Build a Site, Even You! Create a Microsite with Oracle Sites Cloud Service Monday, April 03, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm Session 430 Jasmine A
  2. 2. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 2 of 63@Raastech Agenda 1. Introduction 2. History 3. Getting Started – My Use Case 4. Analytics 5. Desktop Sync 6. Mobile App 7. Other Challenges 8. Pricing 9. Summary
  3. 3. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 3 of 63@Raastech
  4. 4. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 4 of 63@Raastech About Me ▪ Ahmed Aboulnaga @Ahmed_Aboulnaga ▪ 18+ years Oracle experience ▪ Oracle ACE, OCE, OCA ▪ Author, Blogger, Presenter, Tweeter
  5. 5. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 5 of 63@Raastech About Raastech ▪ Small systems integrator founded in 2009 ▪ Headquartered in the Washington DC area ▪ Specializes in Oracle Fusion Middleware ▪ Oracle Gold Partner ▪ Oracle SOA Specialized
  6. 6. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 6 of 63@Raastech
  7. 7. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 7 of 63@Raastech History Fatwire Oracle Fatwire Oracle WebCenter Sites Oracle Sites Cloud Service Oracle Content & Experience Cloud Service CloudOffering Acquired by Oracle in 2011 December 2015 February 2017 On-PremiseOffering
  8. 8. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 8 of 63@Raastech What is Oracle Sites Cloud Service? ▪ Intuitively assemble content, applications, and processes to build rich community and marketing sites Engagement. Rapidly assemble rich digital experiences for marketing sites, communities, and other business needs using themes, components, and applications. Collaboration. Collaborate with internal and external teams in creating content, building sites, and coordinating site updates. Governance. View, manage, and administer all of your community and marketing microsites in one console. Extensibility. Integrate third-party applications and create new custom themes to meet specific business needs.
  9. 9. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 9 of 63@Raastech ▪ If you want to publish content to internal or external constituents, you can use Oracle Sites Cloud Service to simplify content sharing and collaboration What is Oracle Sites Cloud Service?
  10. 10. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 10 of 63@Raastech What is Oracle Content & Experience Cloud Service? ▪ Oracle Content and Experience Cloud is a unified content hub that enables you to drive omnichannel content management and accelerate experience delivery
  11. 11. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 11 of 63@Raastech What is Oracle Content & Experience Cloud Service? ▪ Oracle Content and Experience Cloud is a unified content hub that enables you to drive omnichannel content management and accelerate experience delivery
  12. 12. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 12 of 63@Raastech In English… ▪ Oracle Content & Experience Cloud = + Oracle Documents Cloud + Oracle Sites Cloud + Oracle Social Network Cloud
  13. 13. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 13 of 63@Raastech Third Party Sites
  14. 14. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 14 of 63@Raastech Oracle Marketing ▪ “With Oracle Sites Cloud Service business users with absolutely no website experience can rapidly assemble rich, interactive engagement microsites for marketing and communities.” ▪ “Enables marketers and business users to easily create and manage contextually relevant social and interactive online experiences across multiple channels on a global scale to drive sales and loyalty.” ▪ “Learn how to create a microsite quickly with Oracle Sites Cloud Service powerful visual tools.”
  15. 15. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 15 of 63@Raastech What is this presentation about? ▪ Not about integration ▪ Simply about the creation of a microsite What is a Microsite? Tend to be rather simplistic and easier to navigate than regular website. Generally an individual page or a small cluster of pages. Example: Event page.
  16. 16. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 16 of 63@Raastech
  17. 17. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 17 of 63@Raastech My Plan of Action 1. Provision the service 2. Create a microsite 3. Explore features
  18. 18. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 18 of 63@Raastech My Services Console ▪ Two provisioned services, surprisingly nothing called “Sites” or “Content” or “Experience”
  19. 19. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 19 of 63@Raastech Oracle Documents Cloud Service ▪ “Content” tab, allows intuitive access to Oracle Documents
  20. 20. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 20 of 63@Raastech First time accessing “Sites” ▪ Click on “Experience” ▪ Install the default site templates
  21. 21. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 21 of 63@Raastech Create a Site
  22. 22. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 22 of 63@Raastech Creating Site…
  23. 23. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 23 of 63@Raastech Site Created Successfully
  24. 24. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 24 of 63@Raastech Site Not Available ▪ Navigate to: https://documents-identitydomain.sites.us2.oraclecloud.com/GoSpeedRacer/ ▪ Site doesn’t seem to be available
  25. 25. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 25 of 63@Raastech Change Site to Online Status ▪ Needed to set status to “online”
  26. 26. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 26 of 63@Raastech Wait ▪ Generally slow service (slow performing UI, slow publishing)
  27. 27. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 27 of 63@Raastech Sample Site
  28. 28. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 28 of 63@Raastech Add a Page
  29. 29. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 29 of 63@Raastech Edit Content
  30. 30. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 30 of 63@Raastech Add a Component
  31. 31. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 31 of 63@Raastech Add an Image from Oracle Documents
  32. 32. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 32 of 63@Raastech ▪ Generally quick and easy to get a website up and running, as long as you are content (no pun intended) with the built-in components ▪ Parts of interface not intuitive, reading the documentation is necessary My Microsite
  33. 33. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 33 of 63@Raastech Get Started Documentation ▪ The “Get Started” documentation is very basic
  34. 34. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 34 of 63@Raastech Documentation ▪ Documentation is overall weak in content ▪ Text simply states the obvious with little value ▪ Lacks screenshots and visuals
  35. 35. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 35 of 63@Raastech
  36. 36. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 36 of 63@Raastech Analytics Dashboard ▪ Limited analytics dashboard with little benefit
  37. 37. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 37 of 63@Raastech Analytics Download ▪ The downloaded data is identical to what is reflected on the dashboard
  38. 38. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 38 of 63@Raastech Documentation ▪ Documentation confirms the limited statistics that are currently available
  39. 39. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 39 of 63@Raastech ▪ SEO settings is what would be expected Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  40. 40. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 40 of 63@Raastech
  41. 41. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 41 of 63@Raastech Desktop Sync Installation ▪ “Oracle Documents for Windows” (also available in OS X) syncs up local files to online storage ▪ Installation straightforward and simple
  42. 42. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 42 of 63@Raastech Desktop Sync, Works Well ▪ Syncing quick, even large files (e.g., 1 GB) ▪ No support for files greater than 2 GB ▪ Did not test extremely large data sets (> 90 GB)
  43. 43. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 43 of 63@Raastech
  44. 44. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 44 of 63@Raastech Download Confusion ▪ Not sure what to download when searching the app store ▪ Documentation was not much help either
  45. 45. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 45 of 63@Raastech Downloading Mobile App ▪ All links available on the My Service settings
  46. 46. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 46 of 63@Raastech Downloading Mobile App ▪ Don’t delete the “Welcome” email!
  47. 47. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 47 of 63@Raastech Oracle Documents Mobile ▪ Access to all documents ▪ Consistent look-and-feel to web interface ▪ Lots of connectivity issues and app crashing initially, but resolved on its own a few days later, indicating no issue with the mobile app itself
  48. 48. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 48 of 63@Raastech Oracle Sites (Experience?) Mobile ▪ Initially and consistently “Cannot connect” error and blank screens, but resolved a few days later, indicating no issue with the mobile app itself ▪ No editing capability
  49. 49. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 49 of 63@Raastech
  50. 50. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 50 of 63@Raastech Blank Home ▪ After messing around, lost the content on the “Home” page and took a while to be able to figure out how to generate new content on it
  51. 51. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 51 of 63@Raastech Customization ▪ Unable to place the Twitter image on the right side of the text
  52. 52. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 52 of 63@Raastech Site Update History ▪ Any change to the site, whether major or minor, is a “site update”
  53. 53. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 53 of 63@Raastech Site Update History ▪ There is no way to view your update history, and no way to rollback to an earlier update
  54. 54. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 54 of 63@Raastech
  55. 55. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 55 of 63@Raastech Oracle CEC Pricing ▪ $150/month minimum, with 100GB of storage
  56. 56. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 56 of 63@Raastech Google Drive Pricing ▪ Sites is weak, but Documents is strong ▪ Considered taking advantage of service for double benefit of storage, but not worth it compared to Google Drive’s current cost
  57. 57. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 57 of 63@Raastech
  58. 58. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 58 of 63@Raastech Conclusion ▪ Initial mobile app instability was not an issue with mobile app, but temporary issues with backend services ▪ Oracle Documents: ▪ Solid service ▪ Desktop Sync and mobile app are solid ▪ Oracle Sites/Experience: ▪ Slow, unintuitive in some aspects, key functionality are pretty basic Considering Wix? • Wix is $25/month with 20GB of storage • For static microsites, Wix is superior and has a more intuitive UI • Limited integration capabilities
  59. 59. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 59 of 63@Raastech Conclusion ▪ Unexplored: ▪ Application Integration Framework (AIF) ▪ Oracle Process Cloud (PCS) integration ▪ REST APIs ▪ Custom components
  60. 60. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 60 of 63@Raastech References ▪ Content & Experience https://cloud.oracle.com/en_US/documents ▪ Oracle Content & Experience Cloud Documentation https://docs.oracle.com/en/cloud/paas/content-cloud/index.html ▪ How do I get started with Sites? http://docs.oracle.com/en/cloud/paas/content-cloud/user/how-do-i- get-started-sites.html ▪ Developing for Oracle Content and Experience Cloud https://docs.oracle.com/en/cloud/paas/content- cloud/developer/developing-oracle-content-and-experience-cloud.pdf
  61. 61. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 61 of 63@Raastech Update: April 2017 ▪ New features have been recently been added ▪ Documentation has been expanded ▪ Rumor has it that a major update will be occurring in April 2017
  62. 62. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 62 of 63@Raastech Contact Information ▪ Ahmed Aboulnaga ▪ Technical Director ▪ @Ahmed_Aboulnaga ▪ ahmed.aboulnaga@raastech.com
  63. 63. © Raastech, Inc. 2017 | All rights reserved. Slide 63 of 63@Raastech Q&A

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