As part of Oracle’s continuing investment into the development of Oracle B2C Service (Oracle Service Cloud/RightNow), in 2017 Oracle started the development of the Browser User Interface (BUI). An intuitive webapplication that is designed to offer more flexibility to Oracle B2C Service users allowing them to access the platform from any browser.
After improving the initial and first couple of versions of the BUI in which certain functionalities were still left out, we now reached a point whereas the web version offers the same features for agents as the desktop version has got to offer, while it has proven to significantly increase their performance.
A perfect time to embrace and adopt the BUI now, is it not?
For many, the answer surprisingly still is no. Today, we still see a lot of companies using the desktop version instead of adopting the BUI. So why is that? Are they unaware or not convinced of the added value the BUI has got to offer? Or are they unable or unwilling to deal with the financial consequences and the additional investments this upgrade requires?
In this blog we will give a brief overview of the benefits and the added-value BUI has got to offer over the desktop version, and provide 9 reasons to adopt the Oracle B2C Service BUI today.
9 reasons to adopt the Oracle B2C Service BUI today (if you haven’t done so already)
Compared to the desktop version, the BUI offers the following 9 benefits which we can consider as 9 reasons to adopt the Oracle B2C Service BUI today:
- The BUI offers more flexibility
- A web application requires less storage space
- The online version is much faster
- The BUI is more user-friendly for both Administrators and Agents
- A web application offers a greater compatibility
- The BUI is easier to deploy to remote or infrequent users
- The online version offers more frequent updates
- In the near future, all new features Oracle launches for Oracle B2C Service are developed for the BUI only
- The online version offers more modern and better looking dashboards
Ad 1. The BUI offers more flexibility
Probably one of the most important gains the BUI has got to offer is that it is a web application, which means it does not require administrators to dedicate specific desktops for the use of Oracle B2C Service, or limit Agents to only be able to use these dedicated desktops. Now any desktop with an internet connection will do.
Ad 2. A web application requires less storage space
As the BUI no longer requires Administrators to install the 2GB Oracle application on each desktop that is used for Oracle B2C Service, it also helps companies to save a lot of storage space on these desktops.
Ad 3. The online version is much faster than the desktop version
Ad 4. The BUI is more user-friendly for both Administrators and Agents
Ad 5. A web application offers a greater compatibility
As the BUI is a web application and can run in any web browser, it also allows its users to run Oracle B2C Service directly on an Apple, Mac, tablet and even Linux.
Ad 6. A webapplication is easier to deploy to remote or infrequent users
As the BUI can run in any web browser, Oracle B2C Service also becomes easier to deploy to remote or infrequent users.
Ad 7. The online version offers more frequent updates
Instead of the quarterly (if included in the service contract) updates of the desktop version, the BUI offers more frequent updates (about 2 a month) with defect fixes and new features.
Ad 8. In the near future all new features Oracle launches for Oracle B2C Service are for the BUI only
Nowadays all new features Oracle launches for Oracle B2C Service are developed for the BUI only, causing the desktop version slowly but surely to become outdated.
Ad 9. The BUI offers more modern and better looking dashboards
Another nice advantage over the offline version is the fact that the BUI offers more modern and much better looking dashboards.
Why adopt the BUI now?
It is quit understandable many organizations are (still) hesitating or even reluctant to invest in the adoption of the BUI after investing heavily in getting the desktop version. However, we believe these 9 benefits can very well serve as 9 legitimate reasons to reconsider. Especially the fact that in the near future all new product features Oracle launches for Oracle B2C Service will be developed for the BUI only, slowly but surely causing the desktop version to to become outdated. Any company that strives to create long term value investing in Oracle B2C Service should be aware that even Oracle holds the BUI as the future.
If your organization uses Oracle B2C Service (formerly Oracle Service Cloud/RightNow) as a CRM tool and you are looking for a skilled and reliable partner to help you to adopt the BUI and to stay up to date, contact WeSquare. At WeSquare we have over 15 years of experience managing and improving the most complex Oracle B2C Service systems all over the world. Our passion is to always find the most clever way and design smart solutions that help our clients get the very best out of their CRM solution from Oracle in the most cost efficient way. As an Oracle Gold Partner, Oracle Service Cloud specialist and Oracle Reseller partner (EMEA) we see it as our mission to help organizations to maximize their investment in this CRM application, and to give them the assurance that their Oracle B2C Service solution is always optimized, high performing and available to deliver the ultimate Customer Experience (CX).
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