"The upcoming Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG) event, to be held in Orlando, Fla., promises something for businesses large and small. Not only will Oracle Corp. focus on the upcoming release of its Oracle 11i applications suite for large enterprises, the company also will begin to extend its applications into the small enterprise market, sources said. Included in the new suite will be an advanced planning and scheduling tool, Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning, sources said." Computer Reseller News, 9/17/99.
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product, Oracle may find it difficult to convince prospective clients that it is a superior alternative to the Rhythm applications currently embedded in its suite. Oracle will also face pressure when SAP APO version 2.0 emerges from final testing later this year. Other vendors such as J. D. Edwards, Manugistics, and Baan have already begun raising the profiles of their own supply chain products to claim territory in the hot SCM marketplace. User Recommendations Few user conferences surpass those of