According to survey results gathered during 2013, 91% of class participants rate the Overall Value of class curriculum as either "Good" or "Excellent". Additionally, 92% of class participants gave a "Good" or "Excellent" Overall Rating for Redstone training instructors.
Class attendees surveyed in 2013 participated in the following WebCenter training courses:
Findings in today's data include:
Here’s what a few class participants had to say about Redstone’s WebCenter Training:
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Drew runs a fast paced enterprise that uses Oracle WebCenter to create, manage and share critical corporate content.
The short answer is “Yes”.
Ease of Use for Visitors
Intuitive navigation pleases site visitors and increases the odds of them returning to the site. An HTML sitemap allows site visitors to easily navigate a website.
The sitemap serves as a ‘Table of Contents’ referencing all pages and allowing website visitors to locate pages they are unable to find by searching the site or navigating through site menus.
Typically an HTML sitemap will display a website’s navigation in a bulleted outline, and link anchor text to the page it references.
Search Engine Indexing & Page Rank
An HTML sitemap aids search engines in the process of indexing website pages. The HTML sitemap also improves and distributes Page Rank throughout all website pages.
Page Rank measures inbound links from others sites. Linking from one page of a website to another is not considered an inbound link in Google’s algorithm. What is factored into Page Rank? – The tier level of a webpage.
Tier level is an attribute used to calculate authority and importance of pages based on the navigational structure of the website. Tip: The ideal structure of a website has no more than three tiers.
By linking to an HTML sitemap from the Homepage (Tier 1), the HTML sitemap becomes a Tier 2 page. Now that the HTML sitemap is a Tier 2 page, and the HTML sitemap links to all other pages on the site, every page is now at minimum a Tier 3 page. In the image above, the pages on the Tier 4 level would all become Tier 3 with the implementation of an HTML sitemap.
This best practice ensures that all pages are linked to and don’t end up buried deep within the site where search engines can’t locate them.
A Tier 3 structure is the preferred approach for websites. Additionally, an HTML sitemap guarantees that your site adheres to this recommended approach.
XML sitemaps provide value for all websites. Creating an XML sitemap and submitting it to search engines allows them to crawl the website in a more effective manner.
Search engines use the XML sitemap to find every page on the site, including URLs that are not found through the regular crawling algorithms used by search engines.
XML Sitemaps are especially important for following types of websites:
See/hear Google's Matt Cutts, explain the importance of HTML sitemap
Oracle WebCenter is a User Engagement Platform that transforms businesses into social organizations by connecting employees with accurate information, at the right time, and in the proper context.
The robust architecture, expertise needed and integration required has led to companies outsourcing projects to WebCenter Specialized Oracle Partners. Outsourcing provides access to skills, experience and resources that many organizations would not otherwise be able to obtain due to the financial commitment required to recruit, hire and train these specific proficiencies in-house.
Selecting the Specialized Oracle Partner that can best meet your needs is not always as easy as it seems. The following considerations should be taken into account when assessing potential Partners:
You certainly don’t want your chosen provider to “cut their teeth” on your WebCenter Project. Thoroughly researching the five points below will provide you “peace of mind” as you embark on your project.
WebCenter projects can be sizable by nature and it is important that your chosen partner has a proven project methodology. It is not uncommon to request examples of previous project and/or communication plans. Additionally, your company has standards and methodologies that have been critical to your own success. Will your WebCenter partner incorporate the proven things that you do that have made previous endeavors successful? Be sure to ask about:
Stability and Financial Strength
Stability and financial strength are even more crucial with the uniquenesses of a WebCenter deployment. Also consider whether your chosen provider would be willing and able to help you become self-sufficient once the project has been completed. Please explore the following:
A good reputation within your industry or vertical market gives you confidence that your chosen provider better understands the issues you are facing.
Relationship with Software Manufacturer
Assuming that your chosen provider is not the software manufacturer, are they “in the trenches” with the manufacturer? Do they participate in alpha or beta testing of new product releases? Do they know the short and long term product roadmap? Find out the following:
Ask for examples to make sure the documentation will suffice and truly be a valuable resource when issues arise. Will the documentation that is provided at the end of the project detail your specific solution? When shown previous examples, ask to be pointed to solution specific portions of the documentation. Watch out for “boiler-plate” style examples.
Good “fit” for your organization?
This is often unnecessarily overlooked. Are the people that you are talking to in a “pre-sales” capacity the same staff that will be assigned to your project? If not, ask to meet the project team. An area that is often overlooked is the culture compatibility with your own organization. This is very important if you desire to develop a long term, lasting partnership.
Outsourcing can be a wonderful alternative during times when maintaining budgets are more important than ever. If you select a competent partner for your WebCenter initiatives, you will gain invaluable access to a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience on demand at a lower cost than it would typically cost for you to recruit, hire and train your own staff.
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The most recent appearance of their amazing story can be seen in Oracle’s WebCenter Capture & Imaging Customer Success Stories - White Paper
Oracle WebCenter Imaging & Process Management
Automating the capture of documents, classifying and routing them appropriately, and integrating this digitized content directly within critical business processes can transform the way a company does business. Payments can be made faster, documents can be accessed within the native context of business applications and the risks associated with storing, handling and accessing paper documents are removed.
While the benefits of automation may seem clear, the true measure of success is demonstrated in real-life business scenarios. Standard Forwarding’s story showcases the specific benefits that come from integrating Oracle WebCenter into an organization’s business processes. Standard Forwarding is using Oracle WebCenter technology to automate and simplify freight shipment document processes for their customers. Whether it is accounts payable invoicing, order automation, HR on-boarding or another content-enabled business application – Oracle WebCenter streamlines business operations and makes a significant, positive impact on the company’s bottom line.
Please take a look at their story and see how Oracle WebCenter Imaging can make a real difference.
A word from Standard Forwarding
A recent survey of 1,300 senior level executives conducted by Oracle’s Global Customer Experience Team highlighted the biggest hurdles facing companies trying to achieve differentiating customer experience on the Web.
Issue 1: Organizational silos hinder performance
Issue 2: Inflexible technology and systems
Issue 3: Inability to integrate and act upon customer feedback
Issue 4: Inability to measure performance
Issue 5: The Social Media disconnect – understanding the value vs. supporting delivery
Issue 6: Budgets not yet allocated to CX
See the entire survey here
In Order improve the CX, Businesses need to shift their approach
Oracle WebCenter Sites can help! WebCenter Sites enables marketers and business users to easily create and manage relevant social & interactive online experiences across multiple channels.
Solution to Issue 1
Centralized business-user management of both mobile and traditional websites
Solution to Issue 2
Scalable web content management (WCM) platform for delivery of a high volume, global web presence
Solution to Issue 3
Integrate with Oracle's CRM and E-Commerce Applications
Solution to Issue 4
Granular analytics for optimizing web content, promotions, and offers
Solution to Issue 5
User-generated content and personalized, customizable gadgets with enterprise moderation, including comments, ratings, reviews, and blogs.
Solution to Issue 6
Can your business survive a potential revenue loss of 20%? No time like the present to get started!
To learn more about how WebCenter Sites can help your business achieve its customer experience initiatives, please contact Redstone here.