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Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) will get access to the cloud solutions and resources they need to power digital transformation with the opening of Oracle’s first Digital Hub in Asia-Pacific, which will be based in Bangalore. The new facility, one of five Digital Hubs set to open in Asia- Pacific, highlights Oracle’s commitment to better serving the midsize market in the new cloud economy. India’s new Digital Hub, part of a global network of best practice centres for SMBs, will help small and midsize businesses leverage Oracle Cloud solutions to streamline operations, boost innovation and gain a platform for growth.

 

The hub will house Oracle’s new digital sales team and focus on helping more midsize organizations transition to the cloud quickly and easily. With a distinctive Indian feel, and exuding the energy of a start-up, the team will provide timely, personalized and effective support to customers, using the latest collaboration tools, techniques and technologies to transform the buying experience.

 

François Lançon, Senior Vice-President, Oracle Japan and Asia-Pacific, said, “The cloud is democratizing IT. You just need a web browser or a mobile phone app to take advantage of it. What’s more, it has incredible transformation potential for small businesses, enabling them to do things they have never been able to do before, at an affordable price, such as use technology to streamline business processes, gain access to an easy-to-use platform for innovation, and digitize their customer experience. We are simplifying the buying process to help these smaller organizations, as well as branch offices and line of business departments, digitally transform their business.”

 

Vivek Vinayak Purekar, Vice-President and global HR head, Simeio Solutions, said, “We are constantly trying to reduce operational costs by automating our processes so that we can focus more on our core business, and Oracle understands this very well. The Oracle HCM cloud solution has completely transformed our HR engine to match our fast growth and has given us the freedom to do more with less. It has helped us achieve the right blend of process modernization and increased efficiencies. The analytics that come embedded enabled us to gain the right insights to drive more contextual collaboration and engagement, and make faster and better operational decisions.”

 

Shailender Kumar, Vice-President and Regional Managing Director, Oracle India, said, “There are over 51 million SMBs in India, many of which haven’t worked with Oracle or used cloud before. They now have access to the most modern solutions in the market, available online, direct via the hub and through our expanded end-to-end ecosystem, working with the vast network in India. The increased choice in cloud technology will help accelerate SMB’s ability to innovate and grow more quickly, paving the way for the next big SMB revolution in the country. This solid investment reiterates our strong commitment to India.”

 

The Digital Hub’s work with SMBs complements the Oracle Start-up Cloud Accelerator Programme, which aims to fuel cloud-enabled innovation among start-ups around the globe. Following the success of the pilot programme in Bangalore, Oracle recently expanded locations across the globe, including opening two new centres in Delhi–NCR and Mumbai to provide mentorship and technology resources to local start-ups.

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