SOURCE: Oracle Corporation

Oracle Corporation

October 12, 2009 19:11 ET

Oracle Introduces New Release of Oracle® Business Intelligence Applications

Latest Release of Prebuilt Analytic Applications Introduces Oracle Spend Classification, New Integration With Oracle's JD Edwards World, Expanded Platform and Language Support

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 12, 2009) - Oracle OpenWorld -- Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)

News Facts

  • Newly available today, Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Applications Release 7.9.6.1 introduces a new component, Oracle Spend Classification, prepackaged integration with Oracle's JD Edwards World and expanded support for third-party platforms.
  • Oracle BI Applications Release 7.9.6.1 extends the significant product, content and integration functionality unveiled in the previous release (read news release) to additional platforms and languages.
  • A component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle BI Applications are comprehensive, prebuilt analytic applications for Oracle and non-Oracle Applications that enable customers to proactively make informed, actionable decisions and drive toward optimized performance across the enterprise.

New Spend Classification Offers Customers Clearer Insight into Spending History

  • A companion to Oracle Procurement and Spend Analytics, Oracle Spend Classification is a new module of the Oracle BI Applications that helps procurement departments categorize spend into a target taxonomy. Featuring a knowledge base that analyzes an organization's buying patterns, Oracle Spend Classification uses Oracle Data Mining for machine learning and other predictive techniques to automatically categorize spend. Through improved spend classification, sourcing managers gain a clearer picture of spending across the organization and are better able to identify cost savings opportunities as well as increase negotiation leverage with suppliers.
  • Oracle Spend Classification is pre-integrated with Oracle Procurement and Spend Analytics Release 7.9.6.

Introducing Support for Oracle's JD Edwards World

  • This latest release introduces a new adapter integrating Oracle Financial Analytics, a module of the Oracle BI Applications, with Oracle's JD Edwards World Financial Management (version A9.2).
  • The integration enables front-line managers relying on JD Edwards World Financial Management to improve financial performance with complete, timely information on their department's expenses, payables, receivables, and revenue contributions.
  • Oracle Financial Analytics features prepackaged Extraction, Transformation, and Load (ETL) maps for the Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft Enterprise, Oracle's Siebel CRM, Oracle's JD Edwards Enterprise One and, now, JD Edwards World Financial Management data, helping customers to implement the solution efficiently, resulting in a rapid return on investment.
  • Oracle BI Applications Release 7.9.6.1 also introduces support for the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.1.

Delivering Expanded Localization and Platform Support

  • With Oracle BI Applications Release 7.9.6.1, Oracle Loyalty Analytics, Oracle Price Analytics and Oracle Project Analytics are now available in the 28 supported languages.
  • Oracle BI Applications Release 7.9.6 is tightly integrated with Oracle Database 11g and ideal for data warehouses running on the Sun Oracle Database Machine. This release of Oracle's BI applications adds support for:
    • Informatica PowerCenter 8.6.1 for ETL;
    • Third-party databases including IBM DB2 9.5, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and Teradata v13; and,
    • Operating systems spanning Oracle Enterprise Linux 5, IBM AIX 6.1, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Red Hat Linux 5.
  • Built on Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition Plus, Oracle BI Applications take advantage of the software's hot-pluggable design enabling organizations to consolidate BI capabilities for existing Oracle and non-Oracle data sources and applications.

Supporting Quote

  • "This release of Oracle BI Applications further extends this intelligence solution to a wider range of Oracle Application users and technology platforms," said Paul Rodwick, vice president of product management, Oracle Business Intelligence. "Oracle BI Applications help private and public sector organizations get more out of their enterprise applications by offering insight into finance, workforce, customers, project management, procurement, and more, to improve their execution within departments and enterprise wide."

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