Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) September 16, 2005

The SMB SIG affiliate of the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) is pleased to announce it will feature a live demonstration by Oracle Corporation of its Oracle Accelerator tool, an automated implementation tool that is delivered as the cornerstone of its flagship small and medium business application offering; Oracle’s E-Business Suite Special Edition. The SMB SIG, short for Small & Medium Business Special Interest Group, will hold the event during its semi annual meeting as part of the kick off events for Oracle OpenWorld 2005.

“We are delighted that Oracle has agreed to do a live demonstration of the Accelerator for our users,” states SMB SIG Chairperson Mark Sweeney. “Those of us who have used the Accelerator already know first hand how much time and cost the tools are capable of saving. I can not think of a better way to demonstrate this fact to our users than configure an implementation live and on the fly as we will be doing.”

Immediately following the demonstration, the SMB SIG will conduct a Leaders Panel where industry experts from Oracle Corporation and Oracle Certified Partners will field questions directly relating to the implementation of Oracle applications in an SMB setting. The event is part of Oracle’s once a year industry conference, Oracle OpenWorld, in San Francisco CA. “I think their (Oracle’s) willingness to be an active part in the SMB SIG”, continues Sweeney “is a key indicator of their commitment to make world class business solutions accessible to the small and medium business community.”

The SMB SIG meeting will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2005 as part of Oracle OpenWorld 2005 which kicks the previous day and runs through Thursday, September 22, 2005. For more information on the SMB SIG meeting please visit the user group’s website at www.smbsig.oaug.org or contact the SMB SIG directly at 410.267.1390. For more information on Oracle OpenWorld 2005 please visit www.oracle.com/openworld.

About OAUG

The Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG), and its affiliates such as the SMB SIG, is a global association that provides Oracle users the opportunity to enhance their productivity, maximize their investment and influence the quality, usability and support of Oracle Applications. Formed in 1990, the OAUG is one of the software industry’s most successful user groups, and speaks with one voice for Oracle Applications customers.

About Oracle

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is the world’s largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle please visit www.oracle.com.

Trademarks

Oracle, E-Business Suite and Special Edition are registered trademarks of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. OAUG is a registered trademarks of the Oracle Applications User Group. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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