Tom Petruccione
, June 14, 2024
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Oracle Redwood is the exciting new interface available to customers to elevate the enterprise software user experience. It's not just a visual overhaul; it's a comprehensive reimagining of how users interact with Oracle's suite of applications within its pillars - HCM, ERP, EPM, and SCM.

Oracle Redwood is a commitment to a seamless, efficient, and enjoyable user experience that empowers businesses to operate at their best. As we move into an era where the lines between consumer and enterprise software are increasingly blurred, Oracle Redwood stands as a testament to Oracle's dedication to innovation and user satisfaction.

Improved user interface

Redwood has an eye-catching, more modern look and feel that users will appreciate. For instance, scrolling is vertical instead of horizontal in areas where this layout is more effective. Over the last few years, research into user experiences has shown that providing a more intuitive interface reduces manual user errors and training costs – Oracle’s goal with Redwood.

Figure 1: Redwood’s refreshed user interface

Oracle Redwood features and benefits

Oracle Redwood serves as a conduit to modernized technology, offering a suite of features that revolutionize how users interact with Oracle's ecosystem.

Powerful search and conversational interface

One of the core components of Redwood is its powerful search and conversational interface, which simplifies the process of finding information and completing tasks. This feature is akin to having a dialogue with the system, enhancing efficiency and user satisfaction.

Machine learning

Redwood harnesses state-of-the-art machine learning technology to offer personalized recommendations and guidance. This adaptive learning approach ensures that the system continually evolves to align with individual user preferences and business operations.

Data visualization

Data visualization is another area where Redwood shines. Oracle, a company renowned for its data management capabilities, leverages this expertise to present data in innovative ways. These visualizations are not only aesthetically pleasing but also uncover insights that could otherwise remain hidden, unlocking new possibilities for data-driven decision-making.

Oracle Visual Builder Studio

Redwood is backed by Oracle Visual Builder Studio and its rapid visual development environment, making the app run faster and giving clients access to Gen AI capabilities. For example, you can use Redwood Gen AI capabilities to create performance goals for employees for their annual review – a functionality that is Redwood-specific.

Oracle 24B, the latest update

The latest update from Oracle, 24B, brings new features and functionalities to your Oracle environment, including a more user-friendly experience across the board with Oracle Redwood interfaces, improved self-service reporting, and streamlined workflows. Let's delve into some of the key enhancements that come with this latest release.

Manufacturing enhancements

The manufacturing module has seen significant updates, with features such as the ability to define a minimum transfer quantity when modeling overlapping operations or work orders. This update aims to optimize manufacturing workflows and increase efficiency.

User experience upgrades

A major highlight of the 24B update is the Redwood User Experience, which has been integrated across various modules. This includes improvements in work definition names, standard item work definitions, and work areas, all designed to provide a more intuitive and seamless user experience.

Supply Chain Management (SCM) improvements

SCM common components have been extended, allowing users to leverage the Visual Builder Studio for customizing SCM Redwood application pages. This enhancement fosters greater flexibility and personalization within the SCM domain.

Human Resources (HR) innovations

The Global Human Resources module has introduced updates such as the Redwood Experience for editing pending workers and support for physical signatures when using native eSign journey tasks. These features are geared towards simplifying HR processes and improving the overall user journey.

Learning and development

Oracle's focus on learning and development continues with the Redwood Classroom Management and Redwood Instructor Management features, ensuring that the learning experience is both effective and engaging.

For a detailed overview of all the updates included in Oracle Redwood 24B, visit the official Oracle documentation pages.

How Alithya can help

Oracle Redwood is best executed in a phased and controlled manner to ensure minimal disruption to existing processes. All Oracle clients will eventually have to move to Redwood UX, it’s just a matter of figuring out when is best for your organization. And don’t worry, Oracle will not stop supporting the old user interface if the timing is not right for you. It’s best to migrate when it fits into your yearly business cycle, and you have resources available at your organization to test and assist with the migration project.

The adoption of Redwood in your current Oracle Cloud environment can be transformational but requires careful planning as it relates to release dates, module readiness, testing, and support cutoffs. This is where the Alithya Team of Oracle Cloud experts can come in and provide guidance and support with services to advise, assess, execute, train, and sustain.

Oracle Redwood impact assessment and migration

Alithya is here to help you transition to Redwood. Alithya’s team of Cloud experts will:

  • Advise: Advisory Services on Redwood module readiness.
  • Assess: Review your application footprint for personalization that would need to be developed in Redwood and the level of testing effort needed to migrate Redwood to production.
  • Execute: Lead personalization development and testing.
  • Train: Redwood adoption and training.
  • Sustain: Redwood support for issues and future releases.

To schedule a scoping meeting to discuss your journey to Redwood, email us at

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