Oracle’s internet applications combine the reach of the internet with a fully globalized product that helps organizations consolidate their businesses and IT operations.
The company offers an integrated suite of applications that helps a company get a full perspective of its customers as well as business processes. The company’s ERP product family includes the following:
ORACLE SUPPLY CHAIN FOR DISCRETE MANUFACTURING: Integrates and synchronizes all supply chain activities into a single plan. Purchase intelligence helps manage supplier selection better, improve supplier performance and identify cost reduction opportunities.
ORACLE SUPPLY CHAIN FOR PROCESS MANUFACTURING: Facilitates formula-based process manufacturing, internet procurement, activity-based costing allocation and process manufacturing intelligence. Streamlines order
ORACLE FINANCIALS: Supports all types of purchasing including direct materials, indirect materials, services and MRO. Integrates treasury operations with enterprise financial systems and manages worldwide currency exposure and positions. Clients can also securely publish and access global financial information and critical enterprise-wide business intelligence through the corporate intranet.
ORACLE TREASURY: This is a web-enabled solution providing a tool for managing global cash, exposures and positions. Enables rapid implementation across global treasury operations, employing a single server and secure browser interface.
ORACLE EURO: Extends sourcing reach by using euro-based internet procurement and online community of multiple buyers and suppliers. Streamlines the procurement process by using euro-denominated internet-based procurement for all types of purchasing–including direct and indirect materials and
ORACLE TRAVEL MANAGEMENT: Helps reduce and control travel costs by providing self-service reservations and expense report processing. Enables direct link with suppliers, policy enforcement and travel intelligence. Other benefits include enhanced service levels for corporate travelers and helping travel suppliers lower distribution costs.
ORACLE PROJECTS: Links dispersed project teams, provides activity-based and project-based management, maximizing profitable opportunities, self-service applications and internet procurement. Facilitates matching of skills to appropriate projects, full lifecycle project management and enterprise-wide intelligence that is accessible through a browser.
ORACLE HUMAN RESOURCES: Lowers human resource administrative costs by self-service transaction processing. Improves and leverages skills of the work force through end-to-end competency management. Also provides total compensation management and integrated work force analysis.
Oracle management features
These include one hour installation time and an Implementation Wizard that helps deploy Oracle applications. A management pack called Enterprise Manager enables administrators to answer complex questions associated with multi-tier ERP maintenance packs that simplify software maintenance and aid in proactive resolution of user issues. Expert Online is another feature that provides two service offerings called ExpertDBA and ExpertDetect to improve customer support in the areas of database and systems administration.