Oracle Databases stand at the forefront of the modern data management landscape by offering unparalleled reliability, flexibility, and performance. 

From powering critical business applications to empowering groundbreaking database innovations and streamlining data management processes, Oracle Database and core Oracle HCM Cloud applications have cemented their position as a cornerstone of enterprise infrastructure and performance.

Read on to learn more about the main benefits of Oracle solutions and how our senior-level Oracle consultants can help your organization maximize success.

What is the Oracle HCM Cloud?

The Oracle HCM (Human Capital Management) Cloud empowers HR leaders to manage each stage of the employee lifecycle in a unified platform:

  • Recruiting talent
  • Screening potential hires
  • Hiring
  • Onboarding
  • Managing time and absences
  • Outlining compensation and benefits requirements
  • Managing payroll
  • Monitoring employee performance
  • Developing talent
  • Optimizing workflows

With an AI-first approach to human capital management, Oracle HCM Cloud accelerates critical decision-making and improves performance for both executives and individual contributors across the organization.

It connects with Oracle’s pre-built Customer Experience, Supply Chain, Finance, and other modules to match your HR division with your company’s business objectives. The Oracle HCM Cloud also offers platform-as-a-service (PaaS) flexibility for specially designed apps, enabling greater flexibility and improved performance across cloud landscapes.

Oracle offers the following products as part of the HCM Cloud suite:

Talent Management: The Talent Management module includes Performance and Goal Management, Career Development, Talent Acquisition, Succession Planning, Talent Review, and other key features to help organizations recruit and retain top-tier talent.

Global HR: This solution offers intelligent Workforce Modeling, HR Help Desk, Workforce Predictions, Core HR, Workforce Directory, and Workforce Health and Safety features to improve employee engagement and optimize critical enterprise operations.

Workforce Rewards: With Workforce Rewards solutions like Compensation, Benefits, Sales Compensation, and Payroll, users can assess and choose talent that aligns with their needs and monitor employee rewards effectively.

Work-Life Solutions: Users can leverage My Wellness, My Brand, My Competitions, and My Volunteering solutions to engage and empower employees to perform better and achieve work-life balance.

Workforce Management: Oracle Workforce Management solutions like Time and Labor and Absence Management enable organizations to maximize time management and ensure employees are paid correctly.

Benefits of Oracle HCM Cloud

Let’s take a look at the top reasons users choose the Oracle HCM Cloud:

Custom User Experience

In today’s business landscape, HR teams must provide employees with a customized user experience while continuously assessing and improving their technology. Oracle ME, a key component of Oracle Cloud HCM, unifies employee communications, processes, networking, and support on an open platform, offering individualized guidance and fostering deeper connections across teams.

Complete HCM Cloud

As a single cloud solution that spans all aspects of human capital management, Oracle Cloud HCM links all phases of the employee lifecycle in a single platform and delivers complete workforce visibility.

Flexible and Extensible

The Oracle Cloud platform is easily configurable, enabling users to model workforce changes using compensation information and monitor process set-up activities with minimal IT involvement.

Improved Business Value

Users can leverage the HCM Cloud application to reduce the total cost of ownership, increase productivity, improve user adoption and engagement, and drive business value.

Comprehensive Enterprise Solution

Oracle’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications are natively created on the complete cloud platform and infrastructure, offering an intuitive dashboard that organizes sales, finance, and HR data. 

Data Security

Oracle is trusted by organizations worldwide, and its Advanced HCM controls maintain the security of HR data with continual, automated tracking of user activity, roles, and access permissions.

Global Functionalities

Oracle Cloud HCM is designed to meet global workforce requirements, offering support for more than 200 regions, 27 languages, and 13 countries.

Engaged HR Community

The Oracle Cloud Customer Connect community enables users to participate in live discussions, exchange best practices, resolve critical issues, and facilitate better HR and workforce development.

What is the Oracle Database?

The Oracle Database, or Oracle DBMS, is a multi-model database management system that leverages data warehousing (DW), online transaction processing (OLTP), and mixed (DW and OLTP) database workloads to improve overall data management.

Oracle DBMS enables users to gather data from multiple disparate sources and store it in a centralized location within their operating system. This facilitates more effective application and workload management across teams.

How Does the Oracle Database Work?

Like most Relational Database Management Systems, Oracle Database creates, manages, and retrieves data from various sources using SQL standardized programming language. 

Oracle’s programming language, PL/SQL, is closely associated with SQL and allows users to extend SQL with intelligent programming features. Oracle utilizes column and row tables with characteristics to combine data points that structure the databases and enable quick and efficient cross-table access in a single data center.

Oracle DBMS consists of a connected database for storing database files, one or more listener processes for connecting database instances and clients, and one or more database instances for managing data.

The Oracle Relational Database Management System separates physical and logical data structures:

  1. Logical storage structures: Data blocks and tables, extents (used to group logical data blocks), segments, and tablespaces (containers for logical segments).
  2. Physical storage structures: Red-log files, control files, database metadata, and data files.

With strict authorization, network and data encryption, and authorization analysis, users can manage and protect critical business data directly in Oracle’s Database structure. Oracle also supports Java programming with PL/SQL to improve connections across enterprise systems and services.

Top Oracle Database Tools

Oracle offers multiple management and developer tools for the creation and extension of Oracle databases, including:

  • Oracle SQL Developer: Offers an accessible graphical user interface that creates or modifies database projects, performs database analysis, manages SQL statements/scripts, or debugs SQL/PL processes.
  • SQL *Plus: Provides accessibility on any operating system running the Oracle server or client software and enables users to enter commands, query data, and add or remove database files.
  • Oracle JDeveloper: Facilitates the creation of database applications in a fully integrated Java and Oracle development environment.
  • Oracle Data Modeler: Enables database designers to create logical and entity-relationship models, map complex database structures, and export database structures to the Oracle SQL Developer Tool through simplified drag-and-drop tools.
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Control: Provides a graphical user interface and web-based management resource for Oracle Database management.
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control: Offers a web-based, graphical user interface-based management solution for Oracle environments and related standby systems, clusters, and external databases.

Benefits of Using Oracle Database

Database System Performance

The Oracle DBMS offers high performance and availability functionality, enabling users to easily find and access data by increasing query execution time and optimizing performance. 

Hybrid Cloud Environment

Oracle Database helps users utilize more data deployment options than other platforms, further reducing overall IT costs and extending functionality in a hybrid cloud environment.

Data Governance

Oracle can help organizations avoid non-compliance by monitoring regulations like HIPAA and GDPR and managing data stewardship workflows across the enterprise.

Data Security

Data security is crucial in the event of a data breach, leaving sensitive data open for unauthorized exposure. Oracle Database complies with international security standards and uses advanced security features, such as multi-factor authentication, IP blocklists, and data encryption, to protect sensitive data as it is migrated across systems.

Other Benefits…

  • Versatility: Users can scale their Oracle DB according to their unique data management and migration requirements.
  • Many Database Instances: Oracle DBMS allows users to create and manage multiple database instances in a single server.
  • Recovery and Backup: Oracle’s RMAN (Recovery Manager) simplifies data recovery and allows users to restore files during unexpected downtime or power outages.

Top Reasons to Use Oracle Databases

Here are some of the most common reasons people use Oracle Database:

1. Lower operational costs

The Oracle application lets users add multiple databases into a single database and delivers multiple ways to lower operational costs. The consolidation of databases reduces licensing and operating costs and enables users to adjust the size of their cloud environment as needed.

2. Delivers a secure hybrid cloud environment

This database provides flexible alternatives for data deployment, reduces IT expenses, and increases flexibility. With a hybrid model, users can also adjust the resources associated with current tasks, offering more freedom to choose resources aligned to their needs and improving overall productivity, which gives users more freedom to choose what they want to achieve and provide.

3. Single database for all types of data

Oracle’s single database method fosters the development of new features and models and reduces operating costs associated with multiple databases. The database is easier to manage and highly resistant to data crashes, ensuring other applications remain unaffected if any go down.

4. Improved user controls and identity management

Oracle’s solution is verifiable and hard to replicate, ensuring organizations can verify a user’s identity and limit access to sensitive information with tailored permissions and controls. This solution leverages four essential functions to enable access to critical data resources:

  • Authentication
  • Authorization
  • Verification
  • Accountability

5. Multiple database support

With Oracle Database functionality, multiple data models can be supported against a single, integrated backend, giving consumers a more efficient way to handle diverse data. Users can mirror data inside the same network, transfer it from one node to another, and update multiple databases with a single request.

6. Quick recovery and backup

With Oracle’s Media Recovery tool and intelligent data recovery functions, users can safeguard and reconstruct data during a loss or unexpected downtime. In addition to supporting backup and recovery from pre-defined server storage locations, Oracle software allows users to choose a time for recovery processes that restore and roll back database files.

7. Flashback technology

Oracle Flashback technology enables users to retrieve lost or mistakenly erased data. This eliminates human error and reduces the time needed for database recovery, simplifying management and saving valuable time and money.

How We Can Help

If you’re looking to begin your journey with the Oracle HCM Cloud, empower better business performance with robust management capabilities, and ensure a successful deployment across enterprise teams, our expert team at Surety Systems has you covered!

Our senior-level Oracle consultants have the knowledge and experience to facilitate a smooth transition to the Oracle world and prepare your internal teams for long-term success.

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