It is startling how much has changed in Oracle’s applications business during the last two years. Oracle is indisputably the most reformed applications vendor, having achieved significant growth in total revenue, license revenue and net income. Oracle has a head start on most of its competition pertaining to Internet applications, and the Company still leads the ERP pack both on product technology vision and execution. However, the future will by no means be without serious challenges.
Intelligence. The suite will analyze sales and marketing campaign success, customer cost and profitability, sales pipelines, and customer service, allowing companies to not only track what customers have done, but also why they did it. Despite the new features, the enthusiasm was tempered somewhat by the timing of the release. It was originally intended for release in the fourth-quarter 1999, but slipped to the first quarter 2000 for financials, projects, human resources, supply chain, and manufacturing,