Friday, July 18, 2008

Oracle announces the next-generation release of EPM System

Oracle announced last Wednesday, July 16, its Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System.

The news was published in the Oracle's press release, and in my opinion, the most important features are:
- The Oracle EPM System represents a significant milestone in the integration of Hyperion's market-leading performance management applications and business intelligence (BI) technologies with Oracle Fusion Middleware, including Oracle's scalable BI foundation, and Oracle Applications.
- Enhanced integration with the Oracle E-Business Suite enables drill-through from EPM applications directly into transactional systems for faster, more accurate analysis.
- New read-write integrations with Microsoft Office.
- Built on Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) standards, the Oracle EPM System is hot-pluggable and integrates with non-Oracle data sources and platforms such as SAP.
- Oracle EPM System is available now on Windows Server platforms.

Oracle is investing hard in the dispute with the other big competitors, mainly Business Objects/SAP and IBM/Cognos, by the lucrative and increasingly growing market of Business Intelligence and Performance Management.

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