Oracle re-energising Applications Group

Dissatisfied with its position in the applications market, Oracle hopes to shore up weaknesses in its applications group with measures that include getting Chairman and CEO Larry Ellison directly involved. According to Oracle's Mark Jarvis, system products vice president, Oracle is discontent with trailing SAP in the applications market and wants to improve quality. Areas to improve could include making it easier to get customer-recommended features in applications, Jarvis says.

Dissatisfied with its position in the applications market, Oracle hopes to shore up weaknesses in its applications group with measures that include getting Chairman and CEO Larry Ellison directly involved.

According to Oracle's Mark Jarvis, system products vice president, Oracle is discontent with trailing SAP in the applications market and wants to improve quality. Areas to improve could include making it easier to get customer-recommended features in applications, Jarvis says.

"I think...Oracle is not used to being number two in any business," Jarvis says.

Ellison is becoming more involved in applications, devoting 60% of his time to them, according to Oracle executives.

Oracle Corp., of Redwood Shores California, can be reached at http://www.oracle.com.

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