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Accelerating (and Fast-starting) the SME Business at Oracle (and SAP) - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series outlined Oracle’s recent (and seemingly genuine) change of heart and approach towards partnering and catering enterprise applications

plm for sme in europe  for product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions ,  Siebel for CRM , and  Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) . OBAs for Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) are now available on Sun Microsystems’   64-bit  systems running the  Solaris 10 operating system (OS ) for eight industries in 20 countries bringing the total to over 280 OBAs available in 35 countries. Several deployment options, including  hosting by Oracle On Demand , hosting by a third party, and on-premise hosting all with customizable

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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