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Monday, July 17, 2006

IBM Delivers Small and Medium Businesses a Complete Oracle ERP Solution

Seems like a good move for Oracle to expand its offering for the SMB market. You gotta figure that 100 users probably implies a company size of approximately 500 employees. Wonder in which part of the sub-100 they're going see pick up for this product? Seems they are gonna be taking on Microsoft (from Dynamics on the upper end to maybe even Small Business Accounting on the lower end) and Sage more directly. Also, given the DB and Apps bundled plus the automated backups, seems this would also compete well against a NetSuite.

IBM announced a new, specially priced solution uniquely configured for small and medium business (SMB) customers adopting Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications. Designed specifically for customers with 100 users or less, the solution is based on IBM's "all-in-one" System i business computing platform and delivers a comparable acquisition cost to analogous Windows-based solutions.

The System i Solution Edition for Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is an integrated hardware and software solution sized specifically with the additional disk storage necessary to provide 100 users access to this robust application suite, which includes such key functions as asset lifecycle, customer relationship, financial, human capital, project, supplier and supply chain management.