Oracle has this week introduced Oracle Cloud Office and Open Office 3.3 as two complete, open standards-based office productivity suites for the desktop, web, and mobile devices. Based on the Open Document Format (ODF) and open web standards, Oracle Office is said to enable users to share files on any system, as it is compatible with both legacy Microsoft Office documents and contemporary Web 2.0 publishing conventions.
Oracle's goal here is to provide users with a personal productivity suite that embraces Web 2.0 collaboration and enterprise-integrated document tools on Windows, Mac, Linux, browsers, and smartphones. The company hopes that its Office APIs and open standards-based approach be seen as a move to provide users with flexibility, lower costs, and freedom from vendor lock-in — enabling organizations to build a complete Open Standard Office Stack.
Oracle Cloud Office and Oracle OpenOffice 3.3 are designed to be enterprise-class office productivity suites that offer applications for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, and drawings. Both products allow for ubiquitous document authoring and collaboration.
- Oracle Cloud Office 1.0 is a web and mobile office suite that enables web 2.0-style collaboration and mobile document access. Compatibility with Microsoft Office and integration with Oracle Open Office enable rich and seamless offline editing of complex presentations, text and spreadsheet documents.
- Oracle Open Office 3.3 includes new enterprise connectors to Oracle Business Intelligence, Oracle E-Business Suite other Oracle applications and Microsoft SharePoint, to allow for integration into existing enterprise software stacks.