Eye on Oracle

May 10 2012   3:09PM GMT

Need access to real-time, business critical info? Oracle wants to be your man

Lena Weiner Lena Weiner Profile: Lena Weiner

You may have missed it among the flutter and buzz of the Oracle-Google verdict, but Oracle just released an exciting new app. For once, I’m not being sarcastic. It’s actually kind of interesting looking. The New Oracle Business Accelerators for Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Applications are designed to provide chief financial officers and other executive decision makers with rapid access to critical information. It’s geared toward midsize companies, and works with Oracle E-Business Suite and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne.

They’re designed to be super-easy to implement and set up (they’re wizard-based). They allow for the connection of recent releases of Oracle E-Business Suite and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne transaction systems to the Oracle Business Intelligence dashboards, which is really pretty nifty. They also allow you to configure your data warehouse based on your company’s industry leading business flows.

They’re only available through Oracle’s Partner Network, and sometimes Oracle Consulting. So far, it doesn’t work with any other vendor’s products, but I’ll be curious to see if they eventually branch out and make it interoperable with other products on the market, as Oracle is known to sometimes do.

The intention seems to be to bring big-business data analysis benefits to midsize IT shops. Many have remarked in recent years that business intelligence is becoming a commodity. Oracle, long having had the reputation of database of the 1%, is now attempting to position itself as bringer of BI to the masses.

How’s that working out for them? Well, we’ll see — does anyone in our audience use Oracle Business Accelerators for Oracle Business Intelligence? If so, how’s it working out for you? Send us an email at editor@searchoracle.com – We promise to keep your identify a secret, but we’d love to know what you think.

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