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Internet World debuts from Oracle, Vantive

The companies are just two of a number of enterprise applications suite makers rolling out new versions of their product lines at Internet World this week.

    At Internet World in New York City this week, a number of enterprise applications suite makers will debut new versions of their product lines.

    Oracle (ORCL) said it plans to roll out Oracle Applications release 10.7 within 30 days in a Web-deployable format so corporate customers can access the applications through Web browsers. IS administrators will be able to deploy the new applications without having to install client versions of the software on each user's desktop.

    Oracle Applications 10.7 Web suite is the Internet-deployable and Java-based version of Oracle's complete enterprise package of Financials, Human Resources, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Sales and Marketing software, the company said.

    Based on Oracle's Network Computing architecture, the new business suite consists of 35 applications in all and has been in beta testing since July, according to Peter Heller, director of product marketing at Oracle.

    Oracle worked with Sun Microsystems' JavaSoft division to develop the new Web-deployable suite, Heller said.

    In addition, Vantive today debuted the latest version of its customer asset management applications suite, VanWeb 3.

    The Java-based front-office suite provides Web access to the company's customer management applications. No pricing was announced.

    In related news, enterprise applications developer Geac SmartStream today rolled out SmartStream Version 5.0, adding two new applications to the current package, SmartStream Supplies Management and SmartStream Projects. The existing suite consists of financial and procurement applications.