Oracle has released a roadmap for its business intelligence (BI) products, including details of availability for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
The company says that its open standards-based BI suite is designed for all users and business processes throughout the enterprise and combines Oracle's BI middleware with Siebel Business Analytics. When combined with Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft Enterprise, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Siebel pre-built analytic applications; Oracle says the new suite addresses the complete spectrum of BI and analytical requirements facing SMBs today, including historical, real-time and forward-looking insight, with data integration and management.
Furthermore the company is confident that the suite, along with other software components of Oracle applications, Oracle databases, and Oracle Fusion middleware, delivers 'hot-pluggable' BI into existing operational systems.
The BI suite features three editions, with Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Standard Edition One designed as a specialised offering for small SMBs. Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise and Standard Editions are available today. The Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Standard Edition One is planned for availability in Oracle's next fiscal year, which begins in June 2006.