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September 19, 2005

Oracle Openworld SIGs

Moscone west hosted the Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings over the weekend to kick off Oracle OpenWorld September 17-22, 2005. I attended three of them - Fusion, Internal Controls, and Multi-National.

The Fusion SIG was quite well attend for a Saturday afternoon, but that may be as expected. There is a lot of interest in the Fusion strategy, and lots of feedback from and dialogue with the participants. Most questions were about what, how and when the process will be completed. The answers are still vague, and given the increasing complexity of the Tech Stack and the enormous overlaps in products, it will take some time to work out the details.

The Internal Control and Security SIG was, conversely, quite sparsely attended. Since this is a very hot topic, and one which should give every CEO, CIO and CFO pause - especially with convictions like Tyco going up amongst these high powered members of society - this observer would have thought attendance would be higher. In any event, the attendees heard from a couple of firms in this space, Fulrum and , and an Oracle spokesman, Nigel King, also attended to discuss Internal Control Manager.

The MultiNational SIG was also relatively sparsely attended, but the participants were very involved in the issues. The panel included Hans Kolbe of Celentra Systems, Mohan Iyer of FSCP Solutions Inc., Steve Jolly of GECISS and an Oracle spokesman, Terrance Wampler. Questions raised focused on the true cost of supporting complex global applications environments, R12 changes, localizations and reporting.

Posted by alexfiteni at September 19, 2005 10:26 PM


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