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Shock and awww

Posted by Meg Bear on June 24, 2009


2905557224_bd7fd1e8e6_mWarning!  This post contains outright bragging and shameless pride.  Read at your own risk.

As many of you know we’ve been working on the project that must not be named over here at ORCL for quite a long time.  So long, that it has been easy to lose sight of just how big it is. 

Of course, we’ve had a lot of support, and that helps.  For example, our good friend Naomi Bloom called our products the second coming, clearly a sign of her deep religious belief (and faith) in our plans.  I totally understand too, why wouldn’t people get excited about a project that is entirely secret and vague.  Frankly, there are days when I’ve wondered myself if it was real and I’m being paid to help build it.

I am not new to the idea of re-architecting large-scale products.  In fact this is my fifth time redesigning a major product for technical and functional architecture improvements.  Of course, not every time was actually successful.  The time, effort and commitment to do a project of this scale makes it risky at best.  Let’s just say, if I were Stephen Colbert I’d know exactly how to describe what it takes to make something like this happen, but since this is a family blog, I will use the word brave.

So, while I am still not giving you any details on the what, when or how of this product, I am telling you today how amazed and honored I am to be working on a product that requires such commitment and bravery.  This is a project that could have failed many ways, but only succeeded with tenacity and vision

This Fusion project is one I will be proud of forever, and I fully expect it to cause people to stand up and take notice.

So, to everyone who has been working on making Fusion a reality, at every level, I would like to take a moment and tell you that this has truly been one amazing and exciting ride.

4 Responses to “Shock and awww”

  1. Bryon Abramowitz said

    Meg,

    while its been years in the making, the end product is looking good based on the little I’ve already seen. It’s not easy reinventing a market, yet that’s precisely what your charter has been. You have the best of both worlds; a blank sheet on which to build your vision as well as access to some of the world’s best capabilites to leverage where it’s reasonable to do so.

    Expectations are high but something tells me that the delivered product will be unlike anything on the market today.

  2. Meg Bear said

    @Bryon thanks for the kind thoughts — they help a lot.

  3. I’m pretty excited to see more on this too. What we’ve already seen takes leaps forward and certainly there’s a lot of expectation among customers (as evidenced from what I’m seeing among our survey respondents). Good on you, ALL.

    We’re getting ready to put out a short “pulse” type press release which indicates that
    “For almost 75% of respondents, their plans are to continue with ERP-based or other on premise Human Capital Management software deployments. The remainder is moving to software-as-a-service/on demand HCM software solutions or to full HR business process outsourcing.”

    The above is the first analyses I’ve done with the responses to a question on How has the worldwide economic environment of the past year affected your plans and budgets for HR technologies for the coming year.

    I think when I get into the actual usage and deployment choices, the picture may change a bit…but we’ll see!

  4. Meg Bear said

    @Lexy – thanks for the kind words and for all your great research that helps us make sure we focus on the things people really want.

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