Oracle Unveils Staff

Updated · Feb 13, 2001

PARIS–Oracle Corp., a provider of software for e-business, has unveiled,
a new offering it says delivers the customer care applications of the Oracle E-Business Suite
as an online service. Oracle says is accessible via a web
browser from anywhere in the world and it says this eliminates the need for
companies to set up and operate regional customer care operations. Not only does this allow
companies to save money, but, according to Oracle, this also helps improve customer service
by making centralized customer information available to anyone who interacts with a
customer. The company says is designed to appeal to companies of all
sizes who want to avoid the traditional price, maintenance and implementation barriers to
enterprise customer care applications.

Oracle says the online service is based on the customer care applications of the Oracle
E-Business Suite, and offers comprehensive support functionality for end-to-end customer
support, from initial problem tracking through resolution. It says customer care
representatives will have the ability to create and manage service requests, reviews tasks
and search for resolutions to many different service inquiries, and all they'll need is a
simple web browser.

“This new offering expands on Oracle's software-as-service model and adds new functionality
that complements its existing online sales force automation product,” said Joshua Greenbaum,
principal of Enterprise Applications Consulting, Daly City, California. “
provides an important set of functions that can automate the essential tasks required for
service and support. Doing so as an online service significantly increases the value-add to
the customer.”

Oracle says is integrated with the previously launched
providing support and sales personnel with a comprehensive understanding of a customer's
history. It says this integration gives sales and services representatives real-time access
to up-to-date customer information, enabling them to better serve their customers,
thereby allowing increased customer satisfaction and promoting customer loyalty.

“With, Oracle is enabling companies to operate a 24×7, ‘follow the sun'
service model,” said Mark Barrenechea, senior vice president, Applications Development,
Oracle Corp. “ allows companies to consolidate their support data, and
makes it accessible to support agents around the world, regardless of time zone or location.
This virtually eliminates the need for companies to construct and manage physical support
centers, thus allowing companies to significantly reduce service-related expenses.”

Oracle says can be accessed at and will initially
be offered free of charge.

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