While I've been head down in the bunker, life has carried on outside the press room.
Fresh from Charles Phillips boasting that Oracle is where it's at when it comes to telco-specific applications, Capgemini launched a transformation solution for the telecommunications industry. It claims that its Communications Transformation Platform (CTP) is "the first solution in the industry to deliver an end-to-end transformation approach that is fully aligned with the industry standard guide for business processes". CTP is supported by Capgemini's delivery centres in Atlanta and Paris, and a dedicated workforce of 1,500 colleagues in its Telecommunications Centre of Excellence located in Bangalore, India.
Oracle announced JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0, which includes a new Project and Government Contract Accounting module, which helps project-oriented firms meet US government standards and requirements, such as the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the US Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and agency-specific rules from other governmental bodies. It also includes enhancements for financial management, supply chain management and human resource management. This latest release also includes industry-specific capabilities for engineering and construction, food and beverage, commercial real estate, industrial manufacturing and professional services.
Also from Oracle comes Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition Plus 10.1.3.4 (Oracle BI Suite EE Plus), which introduces new integrations with the recently announced Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) System. It takes advantage of three key capabilities of the Oracle EPM System that collectively provide a common, unified user experience across the system’s modules and applications. Oracle BI Suite EE Plus, along with Oracle Essbase and Oracle Real-Time Decisions, forms the technical foundation of BI tools and services for the Oracle EPM System.