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Oracle Claims The Worst Is Over And Turns To KISS For A Boost Part 3: The Challenge of Gaining Competitive Advantage
Increased competitive pressure on many fronts, and lingering mixed perceptions about the 11i Applications suite, leaves Oracle at a crossroads for sustaining

about the advantage of oracle  and lingering mixed perceptions about the 11i Applications suite, leaves Oracle at a crossroads for sustaining the momentum it had the last year. Should 11i.4 demonstrate maturity and should Oracle start orchestrating its product releases in smaller, more manageable chunks and improve relationships with OAUG, system integrators and consulting partners, Oracle's prospects will continue to be rosy, although probably less glowing than a year ago. Oracle product strategy, marketing and execution will have to

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Document Management System (DMS)

Document management systems (DMS) assist with the management, creation, workflow, and storage of documents within different departments. A DMS stores documents in a database and associates important information about the documents, to the documents (known as metadata). Most systems provide workflow engines to design and support document creation, publication, and usage. DMS solutions are often used by insurance and health care industries, government bodies, or other organizations processing high volumes of documents. 

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