Oracle Cloud and Open Offices
Oracle Launch Open Document-Based Suites
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 Docs.com 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 officials leaving Oracle in favour of the Open Document Foundation.