|Oracle Unveils Mobile-Enabled Oracle E-Business Suite|
Posted: 08-Aug-2001 [Source: Oracle press release]
[The Oracle E-Business Suite has been extended to access enterprise applications from a variety of mobile devices.]
Redwood Shores, Calif. -- Closely following the recent alliance with Wingcast, and commitment to integrate wireless and voice access across all product lines, Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ: ORCL) today shipped the mobile-enabled Oracle(r) E-Business Suite. Effective immediately, customers can access key e-business applications -- such as field sales, field service, customer intelligence, financials, supply chain and warehouse management -- from the desktop, the Web and a variety of mobile and wireless devices, such as Palms, Web-enabled phones, smartphones and other PDAs. In addition, Oracle announced that it is working with strategic partners, including Compaq, Motorola, Palm and others, to deliver solutions for the mobile enterprise that encompass everything customers need to get up and running, including software, hardware, devices and consulting services. Additionally, such solutions can be delivered to customers using the Mobile Blueprint framework through Oracle's strategic partnership with Motorola.
The mobile-enablement of the Oracle E-Business Suite is the final component of Oracle's strategy to offer mobile access throughout a complete, integrated set of technology and applications products and services. By delivering on this strategy, Oracle enables companies to provide customers, employees and partners with mobile and wireless access to critical business applications from any interface -- Web, wireless or voice -- thereby helping improve productivity and ultimately reducing the cost of doing business.
Mobile-enabled Enterprise Applications: An Underserved Market
With the mobile CRM market alone expected to grow to $1.7 billion by 2005 according to Datamonitor, the mobile enterprise applications market represents a significant growth opportunity for Oracle. One of the first customers to embrace mobile information access across the enterprise is Kyocera Wireless Corp. Kyocera plans to provide employees with access to Oracle E-Business Suite applications such as CRM, Financials and Manufacturing on the Kyocera QCP 6035 smartphone.
"At Kyocera Wireless Corp., we firmly believe that companies can realize significant benefits by accessing enterprise applications from devices such as the Kyocera QCP 6035 smartphone," said Masahiro Inoue, president and CEO of Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading manufacturer of wireless handsets. "We plan to be one of the first companies to combine the QCP 6035 with the mobile-enabled Oracle E-Business Suite across our company to make our employees significantly more efficient and improve our business processes."
"The enterprise market for mobile business applications is an untapped growth opportunity," said Stephen Drake, research manager of IDC's Wireless and Mobile Enterprise Access service. "The winners in this market will include those suppliers who deliver comprehensive mobile solutions addressing critical technology and application needs, leverage businesses' existing technology resources and provide improved efficiency to the mobile workforce."
Oracle E-Business Suite Goes Mobile
The Oracle E-Business Suite leverages the integrated wireless functionality of Oracle9i Application Server to provide mobile access to key business applications. As a result, companies using the mobile-enabled Oracle E-Business Suite can benefit from the enhanced capabilities and increased productivity that come from mobile functionality such as location, personalization, messaging and notification-key features of Oracle9iAS that can be leveraged across the entire suite of applications. Mobile access is immediately available to key applications such as field sales, field service, customer intelligence, property manager, Internet expenses, supply chain and warehouse management.
In addition to the immediate availability of mobile access to the applications listed above, additional applications of the Oracle E-Business Suite -- such as asset management, treasury management, receivables, time management -- and vertical applications for healthcare and pharmaceuticals, are expected to be mobile-enabled by early 2002.
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