"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.
from best-of-breeds like i2, Manugistics, or even integrated suites like SAP's Advanced Planner and Optimizer (APO). Although supply chain management implementations can be less costly in terms of time and resources when compared to full-scope ERP installations, they still require full participation of an experienced project team and well-defined business processes. The same holds true for both large and small organizations. Although APS is presumably a home-grown product, Oracle may find it difficult to