Oracle to Launch Next-Generation Oracle Accelerate
by Monica Mehta, August 2009
Oracle has announced it will launch the next generation of Oracle Accelerate in late September. Oracle Accelerate offers organizations with limited budgets an industry-specific package of low-cost applications and services provided by partners, combined with business accelerators for rapid implementation. Currently there are more than 300 Oracle Accelerate solutions provided by more than 175 partners globally.
The next generation of Oracle Accelerate will include new categories of offerings covering product lifecycle management, demand planning, business intelligence, Oracle CRM On Demand, and other on-demand solutions.
Oracle Accelerate will also be launching a new online storefront, called Oracle Accelerate Marketplace, where midsize customers can quickly match solutions to fit their needs based on location, industry, and business requirements. The new Web presence, which will include all Oracle Accelerate solutions, will house in-depth information on partners and their products, including user demonstrations, customer testimonials, and pricing. Oracle Accelerate Marketplace will also allow customers to contact Oracle Accelerate solutions providers directly.
“Oracle’s new Accelerate Marketplace will provide a more open, direct link between customers and solutions providers,” says Mark Johnson, vice president for Oracle Accelerate applications marketing and business development. “With the next generation of Oracle Accelerate, we are strengthening our commitment to delivering higher-value solutions to midsize companies at a continuously lower cost.”