Many in the IT world don't automatically think Oracle when they think ERP, though they well might, for Oracle is a formidable platform. Oracle's history is richer than its role as an ERP player. Its long tradition as a powerful and robust database platform, along with its cutting-edge technological evolution in high-volume efficiency, often tend to overshadow the fact that it is second only to SAP among ERP players.
Perhaps it is its historical emphasis on database engineering, and the consequential subtlety of its application distribution mechanisms, that make integration and distribution of Oracle-based applications a bit intimidating to consultants, but they need not be.
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