So a few weeks ago Robert and I posted an episode called ‘Five Things about Performance’. We went through a number of things – five, to be exact – that can impact performance. We got some great feedback on that episode and also a couple of comments asking us to turn our attention to performance of Analytics and Reports. Why is it any different? Mike Lairson joins me to explore this topic.
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As you may know, Oracle is in the process of rolling out the latest CRM On Demand upgrade to customers – Release 17, or as we like to call it, R17. Today Robert and I pick our five favorite new features and go in depth on why we like them so much.
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Welcome to another Five Things podcast. Today’s topic is Performance, which is something Robert and I deal with a lot. In fact, I’d say it’s the number one reason we engage with customers.
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Just about every CRM On Demand customer I work with today has implemented some level of integration. Getting the right information (wherever it lives) to the right people at the right time is now a business imperative. Today Robert and I begin to take a look at the various ways On Demand can enable this vision – in many cases quickly and cheaply!
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In this podcast I am joined by my good friend Mike Lairson to address a topic requested by a listener (see, we care!). Mani wrote in a while back and asked that we talk about data access in Analytics. Well, we’ve covered data access in CRM On Demand from a few angles, why tackle Analytics as it’s own podcast?
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Today we introduce our new “Five Things” format for the podcast. Robert and I will discuss five things you need to know about one of our favorite CRM On Demand features – Books of Business. Look for “Five Things” in the title of future podcasts. When you see it, you’ll know you’re going to get some concrete advice that you can put to work right away. » Read more..

This podcast features a re-broadcast (with permission) of an interview conducted by Lisa McClain, editor at McGraw Hill, with Jeff Saenger. Jeff is a vice president for CRM On Demand at Oracle and one of my collaborators, along with Tim Koehler, on the CRM On Demand Deployment Guide.

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In a ground-breaking first for the CRM On Demand Podcast team, we score an interview with celebrity author Mike Lairson. Those of you who are in the know of course recognize Mike as the author of Oracle CRM On Demand Reporting, available at Amazon.com.

Listen to the conversation for some exciting news you’ll only hear on the CRM On Demand Podcast!

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Robert and I depart from our usual dialogue to look at some questions posted on the Oracle Forums. In this follow-up to our last podcast on Data Access, we decided it would be fun to look at what’s heating up the Forums on this topic. Not surprisingly, we found a good number of questions posted by customers and partners.

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CRM On Demand has evolved over the years since Robert and I started working with it to allow many different ways of defining data access. The impact of each, and the combination of them, can be a bit confusing to the uninitiated. In this podcast, we take a tour of the various options available and some things to consider for each.

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