Benefits of the expansion of WMS
The leading database management operator, Oracle (ORCL), continues to expand its cloud-based warehouse management (or WMS) capabilities. Both yard management and the Oracle inventory management cloud, which are new additions to WMS announced yesterday, offer better inventory management solutions. Moreover, the inclusion of the new REST Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) offers better extensibility.
End users should also benefit from the enhancement of the WMS platform. They can cut down on logistics expenses, optimize inventory levels, and boost customer service. So the enhancement of these WMS capabilities may not only drive customer growth but also create incremental revenue opportunities for Oracle.
From the graph above, you can see the revenue growth for Oracle in the last five quarters. During the period, the bottom line of the company has grown at a CAGR of 0.8%. In the third fiscal quarter, the revenue from the region came in at nearly $11.3 billion, having increased nearly 3.3% YoY (year-over-year).
New features of WMS cloud
The new developments in the WMS cloud include yard management for better inventory management, Oracle Integration Service, solution extensibility, and allowing clients and partners to develop customized extensions to WMS. Other improvements include better user experience, barcode scanning, and global support.
The introduction of these features may also allow the company to step up its cloud business and better compete with other top cloud players IBM (IBM), Microsoft (MSFT), Google (GOOGL), and Amazon (AMZN).