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Oracle's about-face

At AppsWorld, the company says its business management applications will be more compatible with other systems. Plus, Oracle is looking beyond PeopleSoft.

The software maker comes around to its competitors' way of thinking at this week's AppsWorld conference in San Diego, where it is expected to tell developers and customers what the next step is in its bid to take over PeopleSoft.

Ellison: No need for wall-to-wall Oracle

Oracle's chief executive says it's alright for companies to use Oracle's business system in conjunction with those from rivals Siebel Systems and SAP, and Oracle will even help them to do it.
January 28, 2004

Business apps update gets tailored to industries

The next version of the E-Business Suite of applications will include features designed to meet the needs of a variety of industries, including support for RFID inventory tracking.
January 28, 2004

Oracle looks beyond PeopleSoft

The database giant promises that developing business applications will remain one of its top priorities--with or without its acquisition of PeopleSoft.
January 27, 2004

Change of tune for Oracle on integration

The software maker launches an effort to make its business management applications compatible with other systems, finally getting into line with rivals on the need for interoperability.
January 27, 2004

Are Oracle business apps at a crossroads?

The software maker faces tough questions about its business applications unit this week, as it unveils products and plans at its AppsWorld conference.
January 26, 2004