Article Archive

Industries


Aerospace and Defense
NATO Takes Command [by Alan Joch, November 2008]
Oracle E-Business Suite Provides Global Accountability for the World’s Foremost Military Alliance.

Oracle User Groups and NATO [by David Baum, November 2008]
Oracle User Group Helps NATO Allied Maritime Component Command Get the Most from Its Financial Software Investments.

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Banking

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Communications
Light-Speed Performance [by David A. Kelly, February 2009]
LGR Telecommunications CEO Grant Salmon knows that businesses that thrive today are those that aren’t afraid to try new things. LGR beta-tested the new HP Oracle Exadata Storage server and is seeing blazing-fast performance that’s saving the company time and money.

An Upgrade-Powered Transformation [by Anne Ozzimo, November 2008]
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Financials Helps France Telecom Drive Convergence.

Managing in a Global Economy: ZTE [by David A. Kelly, May 2008]
Competing at a Global Level.

Safeguarding Information [by Molly Rose Teuke, February 2008]
Qualcomm CIO Norm Fjeldheim calls Agile software critical for tracking and securing intellectual property.

WiQuest Communications: Taking on the Big Guys [by Ann C. Logue, February 2008]
WiQuest Communications: Taking On the Big Guys.

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Consumer Goods
Centralizing on Excellence [by Molly Rose Teuke, May 2009]
PepsiCo and Minerals Technologies blaze a path toward global business services.

Sticking with Your Customer [by Marta Bright, May 2008]
3M Mexico gains efficiency and better information with CRM On Demand.

Breaking Barriers: Garant [by Ann C. Logue, February 2008]
Garant: Selling Snow Shovels in the Yukon.

Breaking Barriers: Mizuno [by Ann C. Logue, February 2008]
Mizuno: Hitting the Ball Out of the Park.

Vion Food Group [by Tony Kontzer, February 2008]
Proving the business value of an SOA.

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Education and Research
Mile-High Opportunity [by Kate Pavao, May 2009]
Oracle teams with Colorado School District to provide training.

Building for the Future[by Blair Campbell, May 2008]
Students explore bpm—and bring knowledge into the business world.

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Financial Services
Loomis US [by Monica Mehta, May 2009]
Delivering more than just cash.

Punctuality Pays [by Monica Mehta, May 2009]
Better management of early payment discounts keeps cash flowing into Alltel’s coffers.

Gaining a Competitive Edge [by Karen J. Bannan, February 2009]
Eaton Vance does better analysis in less time with new business intelligence tools.

Accelerating Business Value [by Tony Kontzer, May 2008]
MassMutual partners with Oracle to achieve better ROI on its IT investments.

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Health Sciences
Accelerate to Great [by Ann C. Logue, May 2009]
Midsize companies are reaping the benefits of enterprise software to power growth and keep a lid on costs.

A Better View [by Monica Mehta, February 2009]
How the University of Pennsylvania Health System cut budgeting and planning time by a quarter.

Technology Trends for the Healthcare Industry [by Monica Mehta, February 2009]
Marc Holland is program director of healthcare provider research at Health Industry Insights, an IDC company. He talked to Profit about technology trends in the healthcare industry.

A Clearer View [by Karen J. Bannan, November 2008]
Oracle On Demand eases complexity, speeds innovation.

Striking Out for Global Reach [by Anne Ozzimo, August 2008]
Stryker Endoscopy gets real intelligence to power global impact.

Stryker Endoscopy [by Anne Ozzimo, August 2008]
Stryker Endoscopy Uses Oracle’s Agile PLM Applications for Better Regulatory Compliance.

Putting Customers at the Center [by Molly Rose Teuke, May 2008]
How three midsize businesses are growing by putting the customer first.

Getting ROI from CRM [by Karen J. Bannan, May 2008]
CRM becomes a source of real business intelligence for the enterprise.

Doing More with Less [by Karen J. Bannan, February 2008]
Getting world-class software and support—without a big staff or budget.

Powering New Growth [by David Baum, February 2008]
To explore growth opportunities, midsize companies need good information.

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High Technology
Zebra Technologies [by Carol Hildebrand, May 2009]
Simplifying end-to-end business process integration and accelerating ROI.

Switching to the Fast Track [by Ann C. Logue, February 2009]
NEC Unified Solutions Changes Course with Oracle CRM On Demand.

Ready to Go! [by Karen J. Bannan, November 2008]
Oracle Business Accelerators speed implementation, growth at three midsize companies.

Project Management Discipline [by Karen J. Bannan, November 2008]
Project management software helps fujitsu consulting stay competitive in a tough market.

Managing in a Global Economy [by Alan Joch, August 2008]
The latest implementation best practices and technologies deliver tools for better business decisions.

From GRC to Great [by Ann C. Logue, August 2008]
Oracle’s acquisition of LogicalApps adds best-in-class capabilities.

Increasing Productivity and Profitability [by David A. Kelly, August 2008]
Professional services firms are accelerating business success with automation.

Getting ROI from CRM [by Karen J. Bannan, May 2008]
CRM becomes a source of real business intelligence for the enterprise.

Wind River Systems [by Tony Kontzer, February 2008]
Better integration, better customer information.

Parametric Technology Corp. [by Tony Kontzer, February 2008]
A single source of truth for customer data.

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Industrial Manufacturing
Accelerate to Great [by Ann C. Logue, May 2009]
Midsize companies are reaping the benefits of enterprise software to power growth and keep a lid on costs.

A Complete Customer View [by Tony Kontzer, May 2009]
Eaton Steel and Regal Beloit cut costs and broaden access to customers.

From GRC to Great [by Ann C. Logue, August 2008]
Oracle’s acquisition of LogicalApps adds best-in-class capabilities.

Accelerating Success [by Patricia Waddington, August 2008]
Prepare your midsize organization for growth and global demands.

Building Bridges [by Tony Kontzer, May 2008]
Process integration packs help Rackable systems connect the pieces.

Managing in a Global Economy: Severstal [by David A. Kelly, February 2008]
Creating a Top-Flight IT Infrastructure

Doing More with Less [by Karen J. Bannan, February 2008]
Getting world-class software and support—without a big staff or budget.

Manufacturing Excellence [by Tony Kontzer, February 2008]
Managing Automation recognizes two Oracle customers—Hologic and Batesville Casket—that are reaching new business heights.

Hologic: Achieving a Single View Across the Supply Chain [by Tony Kontzer, February 2008]
Achieving a Single View Across the Supply Chain.

Batesville Casket: Improving Productivity and Customer Relations [by Tony Kontzer, February 2008]
Improving Productivity and Customer Relations.

Powering New Growth [by David Baum, February 2008]
To explore growth opportunities, midsize companies need good information.

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Insurance
Agent of Change [by Karen J. Bannan, May 2009]
Penn National Insurance improves sales with Oracle insurance solutions.

Networking for Success [by Karen J. Bannan, May 2009]
Oracle is helping insurers move toward a more open exchange of ideas with its own Insurance Industry Strategy Council.

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Media and Entertainment
Avengers, Assemble! [by Aaron Lazenby, May 2008]
Marvel’s first strategic IT plan comes from superpowered collaboration between the CIO and the lines of business.

Putting Customers at the Center [by Molly Rose Teuke, May 2008]
How three midsize businesses are growing by putting the customer first.

An Adventurous Partnership [by Aaron Lazenby, May 2008]
Reducing the number of relationships that Marvel Senior Vice President and CIO Glenn Magala has with external software vendors is a core part of his strategic IT plan.

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Natural Resources
Centralizing on Excellence [by Molly Rose Teuke, May 2009]
PepsiCo and Minerals Technologies blaze a path toward global business services.

Oracle EPM a Natural Fit for Sustainability Reporting [by Monica Mehta, August 2008]
A strong corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy can contribute to an enhanced brand value, improve a company’s reputation, attract capital from investors, and help avoid lawsuits and regulatory fines.

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Oil and Gas
A Clearer View [by Karen J. Bannan, November 2008]
Oracle On Demand eases complexity, speeds innovation.

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Professional Services
Accelerating Success [by Patricia Waddington, August 2008]
Prepare your midsize organization for growth and global demands.

Increasing Productivity and Profitability [by David A. Kelly, August 2008]
Professional services firms are accelerating business success with automation.

Ineum Consulting [by Molly Rose Teuke, August 2008]
Taking the “big bang” approach to business transformation.

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Public Sector
Location, Location, Location [by Alan Joch, November 2008]
Geospatial applications bring intelligence and efficiency to the enterprise.

Home Improvement [by Joanna Holmes, August 2008]
VicUrban uses Oracle CRM on Demand to sweeten the customer experience.

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Retail
A Fresh Start [by Carol Hildebrand, February 2009]
Cafe Rio Mexican Grill implements a brand-new financial system from Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne product line.

Ready to Go! [by Karen J. Bannan, November 2008]
Oracle Business Accelerators speed implementation, growth at three midsize companies.

Doing More with Less [by Karen J. Bannan, February 2008]
Getting world-class software and support—without a big staff or budget.

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Travel and Transportation
Process Improvements Without The Pain [by Alan Joch, May 2008]
Business process outsourcing helps Marriott Hotels, Ltd., save money and focus on its core business.

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Utilities
Sustained Excellence [by Anne Ozzimo, August 2008]
Schneider Electric embraces Oracle’s Hyperion solutions—management excellence techniques to help the world use energy more efficiently.

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Oracle Solutions


Oracle E-Business Suite (Oracle EBS)
Loomis US [by Monica Mehta, May 2009]
Delivering more than just cash.

Zebra Technologies [by Carol Hildebrand, May 2009]
Simplifying end-to-end business process integration and accelerating ROI.

NATO Takes Command [by Alan Joch, November 2008]
Oracle E-Business Suite Provides Global Accountability for the World’s Foremost Military Alliance.

Ready to Go! [by Karen J. Bannan, November 2008]
Oracle Business Accelerators speed implementation, growth at three midsize companies.

A Clearer View [by Karen J. Bannan, November 2008]
Oracle On Demand eases complexity, speeds innovation.

An Upgrade-Powered Transformation [by Anne Ozzimo, November 2008]
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Financials Helps France Telecom Drive Convergence.

The Global Capabilities of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 [by Monica Mehta, November 2008]
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 has been designed specifically for the challenges that global competition can present.

Taking the Lead in Enterprise 2.0 [August 2008]
Businesses reap the benefits of new methods for collaboration, organization.

Oracle on Oracle [August 2008]
An Update on Oracle’s Own Global Single Instance.

The JD Edwards World Success Story [August 2008]
Oracle’s JD Edwards World Benefits from User Input, Expands into New Communities.

Avengers, Assemble! [by Aaron Lazenby, May 2008]
Marvel’s first strategic IT plan comes from superpowered collaboration between the CIO and the lines of business.

Managing in a Global Economy: Severstal [by David A. Kelly, February 2008]
Creating a Top-Flight IT Infrastructure

Managing in a Global Economy: ZTE [by David A. Kelly, February 2008]
Competing at a Global Level.

Doing More with Less [by Karen J. Bannan, February 2008]
Getting world-class software and support—without a big staff or budget.

Manufacturing Excellence [by Tony Kontzer, February 2008]
Managing Automation recognizes two Oracle customers—Hologic and Batesville Casket—that are reaching new business heights.

Hologic: Achieving a Single View Across the Supply Chain [by Tony Kontzer, February 2008]
Achieving a Single View Across the Supply Chain.

Batesville Casket: Improving Productivity and Customer Relations [by Tony Kontzer, February 2008]
Improving Productivity and Customer Relations.

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PeopleSoft Enterprise
Switching to the Fast Track [by Ann C. Logue, February 2009]
NEC Unified Solutions Changes Course with Oracle CRM On Demand.

Ineum Consulting [by Molly Rose Teuke, August 2008]
Taking the “big bang” approach to business transformation.

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Siebel
Accelerating Business Value [by Tony Kontzer, May 2008]
MassMutual partners with Oracle to achieve better ROI on its IT investments.

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Agile
Stryker Endoscopy Uses Oracle’s Agile PLM Applications for Better Regulatory Compliance [by Anne Ozzimo, August 2008]
Stryker Endoscopy Uses Oracle’s Agile PLM Applications for Better Regulatory Compliance.

Safeguarding Information [by Molly Rose Teuke, February 2008]
Qualcomm CIO Norm Fjeldheim calls Agile software critical for tracking and securing intellectual property.

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Hyperion
A Better View [by Monica Mehta, February 2009]
How the University of Pennsylvania Health System cut budgeting and planning time by a quarter.

Gaining a Competitive Edge [by Karen J. Bannan, February 2009]
Eaton Vance does better analysis in less time with new business intelligence tools.

Sustained Excellence [by Anne Ozzimo, August 2008]
Schneider Electric embraces Oracle’s Hyperion solutions—management excellence techniques to help the world use energy more efficiently.

Striking Out for Global Reach [by Anne Ozzimo, August 2008]
Stryker Endoscopy gets real intelligence to power global impact.

Management Excellence [by Anne Ozzimo, August 2008]
Oracle’s Hyperion Software is transforming how companies think about performance management.

Possibility Versus Probability [May 2008]
Predicting the Future with Oracle’s Crystal Ball.

Building for the Future [by Blair Campbell, May 2008]
Students explore bpm—and bring knowledge into the business world.

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Primavera
Project Management Insight [by Marta Bright, May 2009]
Primavera and Oracle join together to improve enterprise visibility into projects.

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Oracle Fusion
A Complete Customer View [by Tony Kontzer, May 2009]
Eaton Steel and Regal Beloit cut costs and broaden access to customers.

Recognizing Middleware Stars [by Tony Kontzer, May 2009]
Eaton Steel Bar and Regal Beloit were among the customers honored by Oracle.

The Partner Edge [by Tony Kontzer, May 2009]
Two of Oracle’s consulting partners—Innowave Technology and Business Intelligence Consulting Group—were recognized for systems integration excellence.

Wind River Systems [by Tony Kontzer, February 2008]
Better integration, better customer information.

Getting a Clear View [by Tony Kontzer, February 2008]
Service-oriented architectures are transforming the way companies manage their IT systems, by providing new ways to integrate disparate systems and bring new, more-accurate data to employees, customers, and the entire enterprise ecosystem. Find out how some Oracle customers are seeing dramatic results from Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle SOA Suite.

Parametric Technology Corp. [by Tony Kontzer, February 2008]
A single source of truth for customer data.

Vion Food Group [by Tony Kontzer, February 2008]
Proving the business value of an SOA.

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Oracle CRM
Home Improvement [by Joanna Holmes, August 2008]
VicUrban uses Oracle CRM on Demand to sweeten the customer experience.

Putting Customers at the Center [by Molly Rose Teuke, May 2008]
How three midsize businesses are growing by putting the customer first.

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Oracle Application Integration Architecture
Easing the challenge of integration. [May 2009]
Oracle Application Integration Architecture helps companies gain roi.

Zebra Technologies [by Carol Hildebrand, May 2009]
Simplifying end-to-end business process integration and accelerating ROI.

A New Approach to Customers [by Carol Hildebrand, May 2008]
Relationships, solutions, and service at the core of Oracle’s sales strategy.

Sticking with Your Customer [by Marta Bright, May 2008]
3M Mexico gains efficiency and better information with CRM On Demand.

Building Bridges [by Tony Kontzer, May 2008]
Process integration packs help Rackable systems connect the pieces.

Value On Demand [February 2008]
On demand customers benefit from Oracle Application Integration Architecture.

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Oracle On Demand
A Commitment to Service [by Molly Rose Teuke, May 2009]
Focusing on the needs of Oracle On Demand customers is the top priority for Oracle’s service delivery management team.

A Clearer View [by Karen J. Bannan, November 2008]
Oracle On Demand eases complexity, speeds innovation.

Oracle On Demand Customers Gain by Going Green [by Alison Weiss, November 2008]
Oracle On Demand customers gain economic and technology payoffs by having Oracle experts host and manage their Oracle software.

Process Improvements Without The Pain [by Alan Joch, May 2008]
Business process outsourcing helps Marriott Hotels, Ltd., save money and focus on its core business.

Value On Demand [February 2008]
On demand customers benefit from Oracle Application Integration Architecture.

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Oracle CRM On Demand
Loomis US [by Monica Mehta, May 2009]
Delivering more than just cash.

Switching to the Fast Track [by Ann C. Logue, February 2009]
NEC Unified Solutions Changes Course with Oracle CRM On Demand.

Zebra Technologies [by Carol Hildebrand, May 2009]
Simplifying end-to-end business process integration and accelerating ROI.

Home Improvement [by Joanna Holmes, August 2008]
VicUrban uses Oracle CRM on Demand to sweeten the customer experience.

Sticking with Your Customer [by Marta Bright, May 2008]
3M Mexico gains efficiency and better information with CRM On Demand.

Building Bridges [by Tony Kontzer, May 2008]
Process integration packs help Rackable systems connect the pieces.

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Oracle Consulting
A Meaningful Conversation [by Carol Hildebrand, May 2009]
Oracle sales and consulting leader Keith Block focuses on customers to help them survive the present without sacrificing the future.

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Oracle Support

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Oracle University

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Oracle in the Community
Wild Thinking [by Kate Pavao, May 2008]
Tribes Have lots to Teach About Courage and the Value of Community.

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Management Techniques


Enterprise Resource Planning
Accelerate to Great [by Ann C. Logue, May 2009]
Midsize companies are reaping the benefits of enterprise software to power growth and keep a lid on costs.

Integration Priorities [by Carol Hildebrand, May 2009]
Companies are taking a strategic view of integration challenges to ensure good results.

The Value of Sticking with Vanilla [by Carol Hildebrand, February 2009]
Andy Ziegele makes a living by assessing the operational value of corporate technology—as a senior manager at Ernst & Young’s transaction advisory services, it’s his job to make sure his clients know the business value of the assets they want to buy and sell.

Making the Right Decisions for Growth [by Lenley Hensarling, February 2009]
The Top ERP Questions That Midsize Businesses Must Ask

Economic Storm Watch [by David Baum, February 2009]
Midsize businesses prepare for a slowing economy—and new opportunities.

Lessons in Leadership [by Molly Rose Teuke, February 2009]
Oracle models good business practices and sound strategic planning.

Industrial-Strength Oracle [November 2008]
An executive update on Oracle’s industry strategy.

From GRC to Great [by Ann C. Logue, August 2008]
Oracle’s acquisition of LogicalApps adds best-in-class capabilities.

Breaking Barriers: Garant [by Ann C. Logue, February 2008]
Garant: Selling Snow Shovels in the Yukon.

Breaking Barriers [by Ann C. Logue, February 2008]
Read how midsize Oracle customers Mizuno USA, Garant, and WiQuest Communications all depend on Oracle information systems to support fast growth in crowded markets.

Breaking Barriers: Mizuno [by Ann C. Logue, February 2008]
Mizuno: Hitting the Ball Out of the Park.

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Customer Relationship Management
Switching to the Fast Track [by Ann C. Logue, February 2009]
NEC Unified Solutions Changes Course with Oracle CRM On Demand.

Oracle CRM On Demand
Loomis US [by Monica Mehta, May 2009]
Delivering more than just cash.

The Power of Customer Voices [November 2008]
Where customer care and customer feedback intersect with company strategy.

Sticking with Your Customer [by Marta Bright, May 2008]
3M Mexico gains efficiency and better information with CRM On Demand.

Putting Customers at the Center [by Molly Rose Teuke, May 2008]
How three midsize businesses are growing by putting the customer first.

Getting ROI from CRM [by Karen J. Bannan, May 2008]
CRM becomes a source of real business intelligence for the enterprise.

Web 2.0 Powers CRM for Sales [by Monica Mehta, May 2008]
Oracle Social CRM brings powerful collaboration features to sales and marketing.

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Enterprise Performance Management
Performance Leadership [by David A. Kelly, February 2009]
A Q&A with Frank Buytendijk

Analyzing Cultural Performance Management [by Monica Mehta, February 2009]
Organizations should do a cultural performance management analysis before embarking on a performance management initiative.

Navigating to Customer Satisfaction [by David A. Kelly, November 2008]
Discovering the actual user experience that customers have on their corporate Web sites can help companies avoid a host of problems—from simple misunderstandings to customers abandoning a site in frustration. Global GPS manufacturer TomTom has gained new insight into its customers with the implementation of Oracle Real User Experience Insight.

Management Excellence [by Anne Ozzimo, August 2008]
Oracle’s Hyperion Software is transforming how companies think about performance management.

Oracle CIO Summit [by Anne Ozzimo, August 2008]
CIOs from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East look at strategies to drive enterprisewide performance improvement.

Oracle EPM a Natural Fit for Sustainability Reporting[by Monica Mehta, August 2008]
A strong corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy can contribute to an enhanced brand value, improve a company’s reputation, attract capital from investors, and help avoid lawsuits and regulatory fines.

The Evolution of EnterpriseOne [May 2008]
JD Edwards General Manager Lenley Hensarling on total cost of ownership, performance enhancement, and Web services integration.

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Financial Management
Team of Rivals [by Minda Zetlin, May 2009]
Can IT and Finance work together to preserve business in tough times?

A Fresh Start [by Carol Hildebrand, February 2009]
Cafe Rio Mexican Grill implements a brand-new financial system from Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne product line.

An Upgrade-Powered Transformation [by Anne Ozzimo, November 2008]
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Financials Helps France Telecom Drive Convergence.

Oracle Financing: Speedy Return on Investment [February 2008]
How customers are lowering acquisition and ownership costs and accelerating the benefits of Oracle-based solutions

Image Is Everything [February 2008]
Four steps to reducing finance overhead.

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Governance, Risk, and Compliance
From GRC to Great [by Ann C. Logue, August 2008]
Oracle’s acquisition of LogicalApps adds best-in-class capabilities.

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Human Capital Management
Increasing Productivity and Profitability [by David A. Kelly, August 2008]
Professional services firms are accelerating business success with automation.

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Procurement
Effective License Management [May 2009]
Reduce Risk and Improve IT Procurement Decision-Making.

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Product Lifecycle Management
Stryker Endoscopy Uses Oracle’s Agile PLM Applications for Better Regulatory Compliance [by Anne Ozzimo, August 2008]
Stryker Endoscopy Uses Oracle’s Agile PLM Applications for Better Regulatory Compliance.

Safeguarding Information [by Molly Rose Teuke, February 2008]
Qualcomm CIO Norm Fjeldheim calls Agile software critical for tracking and securing intellectual property.

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Supply Chain Management

Business Intelligence
Gaining a Competitive Edge [by Karen J. Bannan, February 2009]
Eaton Vance does better analysis in less time with new business intelligence tools.

Location, Location, Location [by Alan Joch, November 2008]
Geospatial applications bring intelligence and efficiency to the enterprise.

Managing Geospatial Data [by Alison Weiss, November 2008]
Increasingly, organizations across all sectors and industries are depending on geospatial data to make better business decisions.

Managing in a Global Economy[by Alan Joch, August 2008]
The latest implementation best practices and technologies deliver tools for better business decisions.

Oracle CIO Summit [by Anne Ozzimo, August 2008]
CIOs from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East look at strategies to drive enterprisewide performance improvement.

Building for the Future[by Blair Campbell, May 2008]
Students explore bpm—and bring knowledge into the business world.

Accelerating Business Value [by Tony Kontzer, May 2008]
MassMutual partners with Oracle to achieve better ROI on its IT investments.

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Project Management
Project Management Insight [by Marta Bright, May 2009]
Primavera and Oracle join together to improve enterprise visibility into projects.

Project Management Discipline [by Karen J. Bannan, November 2008]
Project management software helps fujitsu consulting stay competitive in a tough market.

All About the Customer [by Karen J. Bannan, November 2008]
Forrester Research Senior Analyst Lewis Cardin on the next generation of project management software.

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