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Oracle launches environmental sustainability tool

Oracle has unveiled an environmental sustainability tool at the Oracle OpenWorld user conference in San Francisco.

The tool is designed to help manufacturers, commercial facilities, datacentres and campuses accelerate continuous improvement and sustainability initiatives.

Sustainability is also a key part of the go-to-market strategy of Oracle rival SAP, which has enabled its offerings in this area to mobile devices, including Apple's iPad.

Oracle's new Sustainability Sensor Data Management software expands Oracle's Manufacturing Operations Center to help organisations monitor their energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts.

"Our customers are increasingly realising the economic and environmental benefits of incorporating green and sustainable practices into their business operations," said Jon Chorley, vice-president of supply chain and sustainability product strategy at Oracle.

The software has been tested by manufacturing sensor and control device firm Omron.

It has the potential to reduce significantly the energy consumption for both manufacturing and non-manufacturing companies, said Masaki Teshigahara, executive officer of environmental solutions at Omron.


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