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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Oracle Accelerate for Small and Medium Businesses (SMB)

In October 2006 Oracle launched their Oracle Accelerate Program, according to their Accelerate page

Oracle Accelerate delivers a complete set of applications, rapid implementation tools, and an industry-leading partner ecosystem, allowing companies to maximize their limited budgets and achieve unlimited possibilities.

Oracle Accelerate provides:

  • Product: Pre-packaged and affordably priced bundles tailored to meet the needs of your business within your industry.
  • Delivery: Oracle Business Accelerators help reduce the time, cost, and complexity of implementation by building in industry best practices, business flows, and configurations.
  • Partners: Work with partners who are knowledgeable about your industry and region.

Industry specific accelerate solutions are available for over 20 industries on the R11 platform whilst 12 industry specific solutions are available for R12. Industry solutions available for R11 are as follows:

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Automotive - Supplier
  • Business Services
  • Communications
  • Chemicals - Commodity and Specialty
  • Consumer Products - Consumables: Health and Beauty, Homecare
  • Consumer Products - Food and Beverage
  • Engineering and Construction
  • General Business
  • Healthcare - Provider
  • High Technology - Complex Electronic Equipment
  • High Technology - Consumer Electronics
  • High Technology - Electronics Contract Manufacturing
  • Industrial Manufacturing - Engineer to Order
  • Life Sciences - Medical Devices
  • Life Sciences - Pharmaceuticals, Biotech
  • Local Government
  • National Government - US Federal Government
  • Process Industries - United Kingdom
  • Professional Services - Consulting/Management Services

Oracle Business Accelerators are only available via certified approved partners and can only be utilised on new implementations. I’d be interested in hearing comments from readers as to whether similar products and solutions are available for competing ERP systems. Since I work for an Oracle Partner we’ll certainly be looking at utilising Accelerate for new customers and I’ll be writing on my experiences with learning and implementing this program.