Business Productivity in the Oracle Smart City Platform


Creating jobs and prosperity – open the City for business

SUMMARY
Oracle’s City Platform allows cities to be ‘open for business’, offering an open infrastructure for automated integration between processes of cities and businesses. Business-to-business collaboration is expedited using the integration capabilities of the platform, the city acting as the business-hub. Self service portals invite businesses to skip the paperwork when applying for licenses and permits and electronic data exchange speeds up information processing. Self regulation of business practices is facilitated by business intelligence instruments that allow cities to streamline targeted inspections and enforcement. Cities procuring from businesses will use electronic procurement applications to get the best contractors while reducing formalities.

PROBLEM
City Productivity is a performance indicator for the wellbeing of a city. Cities offering a welcome climate for companies and organizations to establish a business within its limits are inducing wealth through the creation of jobs and tax income. Hence, offering favorite conditions to businesses to settle in a city is a key political and business practice for most cities. Collaboration between organizations and a city needs to be as smooth as possible, leaving out unnecessary steps in processes, reducing paperwork, allowing companies to become productive as soon as circumstances allow. Increasingly cities are moving responsibilities to comply with city regulations to third parties or the business communities – the trend of self regulation.
Additionally, the ‘educational climate’ of a city pretty much determines whether a city is productive: only an educated workforce is the basis of a sound labor market.
CITY CHALLENGES
Create jobs for Citizens
Attractive business conditions
Entrepreneurship vs. Legislation
Ease of Licensing & Permitting
KEY OBSTACLES
Business Dynamics vs. City
Fragmented Administration
Knowledge gap
Inconsistent rules & regulation

SOLUTION
Oracle’s City Platform allows cities to be ‘open for business’, offering an open infrastructure for automated integration between processes of cities and businesses. Business-to-business collaboration is expedited using the integration capabilities of the platform, the city acting as the business-hub. Self service portals invite businesses to skip the paperwork when applying for licenses and permits and electronic data exchange speeds up information processing. Self regulation of business practices is facilitated by business intelligence instruments that allow cities to streamline targeted inspections and enforcement. Cities procuring from businesses will use electronic procurement applications to get the best contractors while reducing formalities.
Plugging in standard applications, also those developed in the public domain, is possible on the standards based open Oracle City Platform – which would act as an Apps Store, servicing and consuming services from within and outside the city organization. 
City officials responsible to interact with businesses are scheduled and dispatched from the City Operation center and increase their productivity – and the business productivity alike – using mobile devices, again reducing the amount of paperwork while being responsive at the same time.

BUSINESS PRODUCTIVITY COMPONENTS
Marketing & Outreach 
Siebel Marketing & Campaigns 
Self Service & Registration 
Oracle WebCenter 
Oracle Master Data Management 
Policy & Legislation Management 
Oracle Policy Automation 
Siebel Investigative Case Management 
Process Integration 
Oracle Procurement, Oracle Contracts 
Oracle AutoVue 
Oracle Fusion Middleware 
Oracle Partner Management 
Content Management 
Oracle Content Management 
Oracle Knowledge Management
HIGHLIGHTS
Expedite legislative processes
Consistent processes
Open & Transparent procurement
City Marketing
Account Management
Targeted, risk driven inspections
Open knowledge and rules repositories
Share Enterprise Content & Technical Documentation
Open infrastructure for electronic G-2-B exchange
Central Registers

IMPACT ON ECONOMY
RESULTS FROM ORACLE CUSTOMERS
Attracting new business to a region with professional marketing tools
Ensuring businesses are brought up to date with the latest regulations
Create an open and transparent market for contractors
Establish the best conditions to create new jobs and prosperity

IMPACT ON CULTURE
RESULTS FROM ORACLE CUSTOMERS
Protect society and comply with agreed legislation

IMPACT ON ECOLOGY
RESULTS FROM ORACLE CUSTOMERS
Transparent ecological and economical rules management

IMPACT ON POLITICS
RESULTS FROM ORACLE CUSTOMERS
Increased transparency towards public
Clear validation of efficient government