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Oracle Applications - An Internet-Reinvented Feisty Challenger
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

oracle arena map  be significant contributors to Oracle Applications sales revenue (up to 35% within next 3 years). While overthrowing Siebel's leadership in CRM arena may be achievable within 3 years time (35% probability), we believe Oracle CRM and SCM applications will not match the functionality of best-of-breed CRM and SCM vendors within the next 3 years (60% probability). We also predict that Oracle Business OnLine has a potential of reaching 15%-25% of total Oracle applications sales revenue within next 5 years

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