Oracle Cloud and Open Offices

Oracle Launch Open Document-Based Suites

Jessica Thornsby

Oracle launch Oracle Cloud Office and Oracle Open Office 3.3.

Oracle have announced two new office productivity suites for the desktop,
web and mobile devices, ‘Oracle Cloud Office and Oracle Open Office
3.3.’ Both products are based on the Open Document Format and offer
apps for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, database and
drawings. The Oracle Open Office suite includes enterprise
connectors to Oracle Business Intelligence and Oracle E-Business
Suite, in addition to Microsoft Sharepoint. Meanwhile, customers
can use Oracle Cloud Office as an on-premise, on-demand or SaaS
deployment. The Oracle Cloud Office Professional Edition and
OpenOffice Enterprise Edition are priced at around $90 per user,
while OpenOffice Standard Edition and Cloud Office Standard Edition
are priced at $49.95 per user.

Oracle will be competing with other online productivity suites,
including Google Docs and Microsoft’s and Office 365. In
related news, the open office community is still divided by the

recently-launched Open Document Foundation
and its LibreOffice
fork, with a number of
Open Office

leaving Oracle in favour of the Open Document

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