Oracle vs SAP
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Oracle Business Analytics solutions help organizations of all sizes thrive by enabling them to discover new ways to strategize, plan, optimize business operations, and capture new market opportunities. As the market leader in Business Analytics software, we deliver the most complete and integrated solutions that let customers gain insight into every aspect of their business, plan ahead, and act with confidence-anytime, anywhere, on any device. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
SAP ( SAP ) and Oracle ( ORCL ) are the two biggest players in the enterprise application software market. SAP mainly sells application software solutions, while Oracle's business is much more diversified, including database software and middleware along with customer-facing applications. Having acquired Sun Microsystems last year, Oracle is now in the hardware business as well, selling servers and storage products loaded with its own software.
But Oracle’s annual takeover of San Francisco pales against its larger ambitions — to supply just about all the technology, software and hardware, that businesses might need.
SAP Crystal Presentation Design – formerly known as SAP Xcelsius Present – is business intelligence software from the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio.
To be perfectly honest, this Reportapalooza challenge scared me the most. While I have more Crystal Reports solutions under my belt than I care to count, I had never actually used SAP Crystal Presentation Design (formerly Xcelsius). In fact, other than some hands-on tutorials over the last few weeks, this would be my first ever dashboard. It turns out that while development time was limited, the process was surprisingly easy. Of course, having a background in Excel was pretty critical to the successful completion of the project. Before I go any further, if you want to see the dashboard, please visit the Reportapalooza Dashboards by Request page: http://bit.ly/bpv4iZ
RoamBI for iPhone, which I reviewed last year , has long been the best-looking mobile BI application available in the market.
Over the past 24 hours a new application, sponsored by SAP, has been spreading like wildfire: Friend Network Optimizer. The application tells users how active they are on Facebook in comparison to a segment of their social graph. It’s an interesting tool and it also is spreading by automatically posting feed stories the moment a user installs the application. The technique has effectively helped the application grow to tens of thousands of users overnight. As soon as users go to install the application, they see the following permissions dialogue: As you notice, the application requests to be able to post wall posts at any point.
Since early 2010, users have been able to analyze business data on their iPhones with the SAP BusinessObjects Explorer app . Those with smartphones based on Google’s Android operating system can now do the same with firmware 2.2 (codename: “Froyo”), which supports Adobe Flash content. The supported version of Adobe Flash is the same on which the applications SAP BusinessObjects Dashboard Design (formerly known as Xcelsius) and SAP BusinessObjects Explorer rely.
Dashboard-Design "Friend Network Optimizer" (Screenshot: grasundsterne)
Network World - Larry Ellison has already accomplished more in 2010 than most people do in a lifetime.