Oracle has been one of the leading service providers in the market for IT infrastructure and business intelligence. The fact was highlighted yet again, and this time it was by Better Life Commercial Chain Co, a hypermarket chain in China. The company has identified Oracle as one of the leading providers of applications and solutions for businesses around the world and employed its services to help the growth of its hypermarket chain.
Better life was one of the earliest multi-format store providers of China and today, they have a huge chain of hypermarkets. They run close to 190 hypermarkets, consumer electronic stores and departmental stores, with real estate and entertainment businesses in the southern part of China.
Hypermarket business is extremely competitive and businesses are making use of the latest tools to ensure that they are not left behind. Better Life also wanted to keep in touch with the pack leaders and decided that Oracle’s host of services is their best bet. These services include Oracle In-Store Retail Operations, Oracle’s Retail Merchandise Planning and Optimizing Tool and Oracle’s Operations Management tool to keep track of its day to day affairs.
Along with this, Better Life is also planning to use the E-Business Suite, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Hyperion Planning, and the Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE). This is the first time a Hypermarket chain in China is making use of a host of tools along with Business Intelligence for its operations.
If the trend is anything to go by, business intelligence has been, and will be used by similar establishments in the near future. If you have enrolled in Oracle or OBIEE training courses, you might find a bunch of job opportunities waiting for you at businesses similar to Better Life, or even better ones.