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Oracle's vision of a complete collaborative e-Business solution requires a database strategy, an application server strategy, and an e-business strategy. Will users buy into this vision?

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Having traditionally done implementations via their product delivery organization, IFS and Intentia also have long exhibited a focus on product quality and customer satisfaction, which manifests into a lasting relationship with each client. However like other enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) software vendors, Intentia and IFS need to string together several quarters of profitability to restore consumer confidence and long-term stability.

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