The first time I heard about RightNow CX few years back was, when we considered it to be a competitor (being a Oracle partner we looked at all products outside the Red Zone to be competitors ;)) I was just dumbstruck by the features it provided and did some research and came to know that the reason why RightNow CX is a great product with quick adoption of the customer requirements. RightNow CX has kept this culture post Oracle acquisition and possibly it may influence Oracle policy of the customer requirement adoption culture.
Looking at the presentation by Chris Patterson (Sr. Director Product Strategy, Oracle) the enhancements were spread out rather than focused on only certain areas. Starting with web and social to their strong contact centre, engagement and finally also their cloud or lets just say the Fusion strategy.
The term “web” enhancements could have been called mobile enhancements, because the main features concentrated on the simple browser (Mobile Browser) compatibility of the customer portal and also tight integrations to the Mobile image attachment. I think this was a true world requirement because even I have used my mobile to take pictures of issues with things buy off the internet and send them to the store. Because I can’t walk into the virtual store, and yes these days we use mobiles to search on the internet and the mobile SEO optimization makes complete sense and it’s a tad bit faster than going to the company knowledge base and searching for it.
The icing for RightNow CX is their flexibility and ease of allowing customizing the
agent interface to add content, links and actionable buttons (like mini Apps) and they have even extended it to their Chat interface #Talk about customization. I hope this is extended to the other Apps in Oracles Stable.
The social features were contended until last year but the way things are changing, we want more! Although they have not provided a flashy interface. For Oracle’s business fashion the Social Trend Analysis interface is a definite need. When the Cloud monitor was launched, I was amazed but since then it has been boring especially with companies increasing their social presence its become harder to pinpoint anomalies and this is just what Trend Analysis does gives us a graph to pin point anomalies. From the explanation Chris gave I think it is an early form of Topological Data Analysis which is a fast catching trend in analytics these days. Hope to see more on this side Oracle.
Social is just not the popular social media, We still have our community pages and guess what, all the crying and cribbing of community administrators has finally yielded the enhancements to community moderation allowing admin to easily monitor the site with dynamically ordered posts, some bulk moderation features. Also they have provided more reporting to communities mainly to analyze how the communities are accessed and posted from. So if Users are going to use mobile devices to post articles then probably we can see some more enhancements in this area.
Mobile, the revolution from the past decade and yes now the companies can give agents or super agents mobile devices and tell them to use RightNow CX than the boring PC. Oracle has a cool video on Oracle Fusion tap, But then all that is seen is still not within our reach (May be in the next release) but it does look a lot promising and not too distant.
I don’t know how much more you are going to read so let me be quick. HTML editor has better formatting options wherever they are used in the system. The report management has improved than the previous. And Yes! We definitely need to talk about the Cloud these days else you’re hardly going to be even glanced at. There are more API’s and enhancements so partners and developers can build apps and yes we can see RightNow CX fit into Oracle’s Fusion strategy better with the enhancement to API’s.
Until Next time…
Business Consultant- CRMIT Solutions
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