| | September 20144CIOReviewEditorialThere is no doubt that IT has changed the business for the better. Thanks to the technology evolution, the CIOs are under immense pressure to respond according to the changing pace by implementing new capabilities and processes across the enterprise. The CIOs are often pushed hard to indicate immediate results from their IT investments. Hence, most of them are likely to push systems into production without always reviewing the value that brings to the organization through the company's large transformational projects.For instance, it would cost thousands of dollars to millions of dollars, and requiring hundreds of man hours to implement, Oracle enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and is indeed a huge investment of money, resources and time. While a successful ERP implementation can help an organization streamline workflow and cut costs, a poorly planned one can severely cost organizations, in terms of lost productivity and delays. Many organizations do undergo a similar phase as they have not done enough up-front planning before they begin an ERP software evaluation. While the implementation is complete they are surprised by system functionality restrictions, lack of capabilities, and the impact on existing internal best practices. Oracle Solution providers across the globe should understand the new landscape. Many of the solution providers who have built their business solely focusing on on-premises Oracle software now face a significant challenge of selecting the right consultants and the solution providers. Moreover the CEOs should tie most of the variable compensation for their CIOs to changing that deadly budget ratio. The CIOs who are open to tackle this huge issue will be able to unlock huge value for their companies. In this issue, we present you CIOReview's 100 Most Promising Oracle Solution Providers 2014. Our selection panel evaluated the capabilities of thousands of vendors in this space that have skills to tackle complex changes. CEOs of these companies have shared with us the stories of how they have been helping the business reimaging their businesses.The companies featured have showcased an in-depth expertise in delivering integrated and innovative technologies to streamline operations across the Oracle landscape. A distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs, industry analysts and the editorial board of CIOReview selected the final 100 companies that are at the forefront of tackling today's challenge in the Oracle ecosystem. These are companies that are betting on and winning big with Oracle. Please let us hear your opinion.Christo JacobManaging Editorchristo@cioreview.comUnlock the Huge Value Editor-in-Chief Pradeep Shankar Managing Editor Christo Jacob Editorial Staff Anitha Benita M Durgesh Prakash Derek James Harvi Sachar Rachita Sharma Sagaya Christuraj Shariful Mondal Thomson Antony Joe Philip Sr.Visualiser Ashok kumar Mailing AddressCIOReview44790 S. Grimmer Blvd Suite 202, Fremont, CA 94538T:510.996.5126, F:510.894.8405 September 2014, volume 3-9 Published monthly by CIOReviewsubscription rate: $100 for 12 issues To subscribe to CIOReviewVisit www.cioreview.com Copyright © 2014 CIOReview, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part of any text, photography or illustrations without written permission from the publisher is prohibited. The publisher assumes no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or illustrations. Views and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the magazine and accordingly, no liability is assumed by the publisher thereof.CIOReviewCIOReviewSEPTEMBER - 2014CIOReview's circulation is audited and certified by BPA International (Audit Pending).
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