. (founded in 1977) is the world’s second largest software company and the leading supplier of software for enterprise information management.With annual revenues exceeding $ 8.0 billion, the company offers its database,tools and applications products, along with related consulting, education and support services. Oracle employs more than 41,000 people in more than 145countries around the world. Headquartered in Redwood Shores, California,Oracle is the first software company to implement the Internet computing model for developing and deploying enterprise software across its entire product line: databases and relational servers, application development anddecision support tools and enterprise business applications.
Oracle software runs on network computers, personal digital assistants, settop devices, PCs, workstations, minicomputers, mainframes and massively parallel computers. Oracle, the latest version of Oracle industry’s leading database, is the database for Internet Computing. Oracle’s family of database,
networking, and gateway products enable corporations to access any data, on any server, over any network, from any client device. Oracle’s Warehouse Technology Initiative (WTI), one of the fastest growing and most comprehensive alliance programs in the data warehousing industry,provides customers with a complete data warehousing solution, based on the industry-leading Oracle database and more than 60 complimentary third-party software products and services. WTI is designed to increase the quantity and quality of Oracle-based data warehousing solutions, provide customers with greater choice, specialised tools, Oracle-optimised products and streamlined support as they build data warehouses.
Oracle’s integrated Business Intelligence solutions deliver powerful capabilities to users anywhere in the enterprise, at any time. End users benefit from intuitive tools that provide easy access to business data and fast answers to any question. Oracle’s Business Intelligence family of products includes integrated releases of Oracle Reports, Oracle’s enterprise reporting tool; Oracle Discoverer, Oracle’s award-winning ad-hoc query and analysis tool; and Oracle Express, Oracle’s industry-leading enterprise online analytical processing (OLAP) engine. Oracle also offers pre-built OLAP applications - Oracle Financial
Analyser and Oracle Sales Analyser— to reduce further implementation time and costs. Oracle Applications is a leading provider of packaged and integrated front office and ERP solutions for the enterprise and a division of Oracle Corporation, the world’s second-largest software company and the largest supplier of software for information management. Oracle Applications is the only suite of enterprise business applications from a major Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) vendor that follows the Internet Computing model. Each of the over 45 modules for financials, human resources, manufacturing, supply chain and front office automation is web enabled, allowing it to be deployed on corporate intranets with no software, other than a browser, required on users’ desktops. This architecture allows companies
to shift the complexity of application management, maintenance and upgrading from users’ desktops onto centralised, professionally managed servers, thereby dramatically reducing the cost of deploying and administering software. By minimising network traffic, this approach also makes it economical to deploy
the applications over Wide Area Networks (WANs) to hundreds or thousands of users, making it possible to distribute critical business information much more broadly than is feasible in the client/server model.
Oracle Applications comprise of 45-plus software modules, which are divided into the following categories:
Financial Applications can transform a finance organization into a strategic force. In today’s fast-moving corporate arena, organizations require access to critical financial management
functions. With Oracle Financial Applications, companies will be able to work globally, lower their administrative costs, close their books faster and improve cash management while providing the strategic
information required for making timely and accurate decisions.
improve operational efficiency by providing an integrated project management environment that supports the full lifecycle of every project in your enterprise, increasing top-line revenue growth and bottom-line profitability. As the bridge between operations systems and corporate finance, Oracle Projects Applications provide a central repository of validated cost, revenue, and billing and performance data associated with your business activities or projects.
• Human Resources
-Well-managed human resources directly improve the bottom-line and contribute to competitive advantage. The ability to hire, motivate and retain the most capable workforce; engage employees and line managers directly in managing their skills and careers; and provide comprehensive and up-to-date workforce information for management on a global basis are a few of the characteristics important for success.
• Oracle Manufacturing Applications
are the industryleading mixed-mode manufacturing solution that enables companies to achieve market leadership by becoming more customer-responsive and efficient. This product family supports companies from small, singlefacility environments to multi-plant, global manufacturers with complex requirements. Oracle Manufacturing Applications help companies increase revenue, profitability and customer loyalty by universally capturing demand, planning the extended enterprise in one rapid step and by ensuring that the most efficient manufacturing process is used to produce each product.
•Supply Chain Management Applications
simplify supply-chain processes by providing a single, integrated environment for managing the extended enterprise. From our suppliers’ suppliers to our customers’ customers, Oracle enables effective trading partner collaboration and supply-chain optimisation capabilities that are vital to gaining and sustaining competitive advantage.
Front Office Applications
provide a true customer centric approach, allowing us to better understand our customer relationships, their value and profitability. Oracle Front Office Applications increase top-line revenues, decrease sales and service costs, and maintain customer retention and satisfaction. The sales, marketing and service solutions provide deep integration with the entire enterprise suite of applications, and enable us to attract and retain profitable customers through a unified set of deployment channels, including Web mobile and call centre.