Oracle Launches iPhone Apps

Oracle has announced the launch of Oracle Business Indicators, the first in a series of free Oracle business applications for the iPhone.
The applications leverage the power of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Plus (OBIEE) and Oracle Business Intelligence Applications, Fusion Edition to provide access to key metrics and analytical data for mobile executives. They also leverage the Serviced-Oriented Architecture (SOA) capabilities of OBIEE and Oracle Business Intelligence Web Services, and in addition, they have the support of the SSL-encryption protocol for secure access.
With Oracle Business Indicators, CFOs can view the latest company financial trends, sales managers can be alerted to sales performance and customer satisfaction issues, and commodity managers can quickly assess the viability of a supplier, all from the iPhone.
Oracle Business Indicators deliver time critical intelligence to a broad group of business users across many disciplines. For example, contact centre managers can monitor call volume to determine proper staffing levels in order to provide superior service to their customers. Also, customer fulfillment managers concerned about a significant spike in customer demand for a product can monitor the available quantity to fulfill new orders.
Oracle Business Indicators offers an intuitive user interface designed specifically for the mobile business user to browse, search and locate business performance metrics and view metric details easily. OBIEE administrators can easily control access to a defined set of metrics based upon each users roles and responsibilities.
The solution allows users to view and interact with Oracle Business Intelligence Applications that include financial, human resources, supply chain and CRM analytics, as well as analytical alerts generated by Oracle Delivers, an integrated component of OBIEE.  User configuration options allow users to select the relevant indicators to their role and preferences for browsing.
Oracle plans to follow this initial release with support for key ERP business approval processes. For example, while en route to a meeting, an executive or manager would be able to quickly review and respond to pending approvals for new employee hires or expense reports, with supporting analytics, making informed decisions without delay.
Oracle intends to release rich CRM solutions for the iPhone with applications that help users be productive when mobile; collaborate and share information with colleagues and customers, and manage leads, accounts, opportunities and forecasts, all through the iPhone.
Todays business executives and mangers are highly mobile, and their
information needs are too, says Oracle Senior Vice President of
Application Development, Ed Abbo. Were excited to build out
applications on the iPhone platform to support these highly mobile
customers.
The English language version of Oracle Business Indicators is available for the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, Austria and New Zealand. It is available for free download now from the Apple App Store now.

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