Oracle Europe, Middle East & Africa Highlights Continued Customer Adoption for First Quarter, Fiscal Year 2010

Innovation at Oracle Drives Customer Adoption Across the Region

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News Facts

- Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) reported continued customer adoption in the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region across a wide range of industry sectors during the first quarter of fiscal year 2010, as customers endorsed Oracle's innovative products and services.

- Within the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region, organizations continue to adopt or expand implementations of Oracle® Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Enterprise Performance Management and Oracle Business Intelligence, and Oracle Applications for their strategic company-wide business systems.

- "Oracle's commitment to innovation across every area of our products and services is what drives customers to select Oracle over its competitors," said Loïc le Guisquet, Executive Vice President, Oracle Europe, Middle East & Africa. "Oracle has built upon its reputation for continuous innovation with the recent releases of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, Oracle Database 11g R2, and with many new releases across our applications portfolio. These innovations can help transform our customers' businesses to achieve better business intelligence, greater efficiency, improved customer service and cost reductions. That's why Oracle is their first choice."

Supporting Quotes

- Emperia of Poland, one of largest Polish retail groups, has completed the implementation of its analytical system based on Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, supporting its sales department. "Oracle Business Intelligence was deployed in our distribution department two years ago. Our management board found this implementation to be very successful and beneficial, so we decided to enhance the Oracle Business Intelligence project to also cover all retail areas of our business" - Jacek Dudzik, CEO, Emperia Info.

- Spital Netz Bern, Switzerland, a network of five regional hospitals, has deployed the first Oracle Database 11g-based DICOM-enabled patient health record system to optimize and secure their clinical data management. The centralised, universal patient data archive securely unifies all patient information for lower costs and improved quality of care. Oracle's native DICOM support enabled several DICOM features for DICOM data in the patient health record: integration of DICOM data viewers; JPEG images for physicians with low bandwidth who do not need the entire DICOM study; and attribute extraction from DICOM images that extend the DICOM standard, thus supporting inclusion of data from multiple specialties. "The unique features like Oracle Multimedia in Oracle Database 11g together with the i-engineers "health engine" application has helped us to significantly reduce costs and improve quality and security of our clinical document processing." - Peter Gerber, CIO, Spital Netz Bern.

- United System of Instant Payments (OSMP) of Russia, the leading Russian online payment system, has gone live with Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database, to enable better customer service and IT infrastructure optimization. "The faster we process the transaction flow, which exceeds 7 million operations per day, the higher our customers' satisfaction is. The less CPU resources we spend per each transaction processing, the more we have growth potential without any hardware upgrade. Additionally, by using Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database as a cache, we are able to more rapidly access less frequently-used data. Hence we have been able to free up approximately 30% of our CPU capacity on our main OLTP server, which was previously used for processing payments in the Oracle Database. The advantages of Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database have proved even more valuable for us in our project for payments security," - Michael Grankin, Deputy director of information systems development department, OSMP.

- Invest-Bank of Poland, a leading financial institution, began the final implementation phase of the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 as its main back-office IT solution. "In our bank Oracle General Ledger has been successfully working for 6 years, so we've already had a very positive experience from using Oracle financial applications. Additionally Oracle-based back office systems have excellent references in Polish Financial Sector - that was sufficient for us to choose precisely this solution for our bank's back office" - Barbara Martynowicz, Chief Accountant, Invest-Bank.

- Telefónica 02 Czech Republic, the leading fixed and mobile operator in Central and Eastern Europe, has successfully deployed Oracle Communications Unified Inventory Management as part of its transformed, end-to-end business support system and operations support system (BSS/OSS) architecture. The rapid deployment reduced time to market by 62 percent and order cycle time by 47 percent. "The growing complexity of contemporary IP services was challenging our ability to launch and deliver services in a rapid, low cost manner. Oracle's proven, convergent applications, combined with a successful implementation by Ness Technologies, has resulted in a scalable, robust and convergent end-to-end architecture that delivers dramatic reductions in both our time to market and order cycle times." - Tomas Prokopik, business planning and performance manager, Telefónica O2, Czech Republic. Read the press release

- Konex of Poland, a leading manufacturer of plastic home appliances, has gone live with the Oracle E-Business Suite as its main managing system for manufacturing processes. "The complex manufacturing solution based on the Oracle E-Business Suite was chosen because it was deemed to be the best fit for our business needs. I can now honestly say that our expectations are fulfilled completely; we are especially pleased with the Mobile Applications, which helped us to improve dramatically an operational productivity of our supply chain" - Albert Czajka, Vice president, Konex.

- GS1 Germany is a neutral, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the design and implementation of global standards and solutions to improve the efficiency and visibility in supply chains. GS1 is driven by more than a million companies who execute more than five billion transactions a day with the GS1 System of Standards. This makes it the most widely used supply chain standards system in the world. "By leveraging the Oracle Database, we are able to display the benefit of our EPC global standards to member organizations and support them by offering a hosted environment for their early adopter industry projects." - Mr. Ralf Vinzenz Bigge, Director EPC/RFID Solutions, GS1 Germany.

- Legs, a leading Polish manufacturer of nylon yarns, has gone live with Oracle Business Intelligence as the foundation for company's complex analytical and reporting corporate system. "Excellent price-to-quality ratio - that was the main reason we choose Oracle Business Intelligence. The second factor was the exceptionally fast implementation time; thanks to that we could benefit from all the Oracle Business Intelligence useful functionality after a very short period." - Marcin Talma, PPH Legs.

- OTP Bank Russia, one of largest Russian banks, has successfully migrated to, and gone live with, Oracle's Siebel CRM 8.0. "Oracle's Siebel CRM implementation is a key milestone in our IT infrastructure engineering, providing the bank with a strategic basis for retention and development of its position in the retail sector in Russia. I'd like to emphasize that we are continually investing in information technologies development in 2009." - Alexey Korovin, President, OTP Bank.

- MTN Nigeria is part of the MTN Group, Africa's leading cellular telecommunications company. MTN Nigeria has purchased Siebel CDI and CRM, Siebel Campaign Management, Siebel Loyalty Management, and Oracle Real-Time Decisions to improve the sales and service experience of its customers, and to improve customer data quality. "Oracle and its partner, Tech Mahindra best understood our needs and came up with the most compelling & appropriate solution for the business." - Abdul Ismail, CIO, MTN Nigeria.

- The Regional Hospital in Radom, Poland, has gone live with its implementation of Oracle Real Application Clusters as the scalable platform for its main transactional system InfoMedica. "Thanks to the Oracle Real Application Clusters option we have achieved an enormous acceleration of our main transactional system. The system's boot time went down from minutes to seconds, and the service claims diminished more than ten times. Patients are also satisfied, as the queues in Registration Counter disappeared almost completely." - Maciej Szwed, CIO, Regional Hospital in Radom.

Selection of First Quarter Fiscal 2010 Customer Wins

- Public Services: European Parliament (Belgium); Ministry of Finance (Egypt); IKT Agder (Norway); Ministry of Environment and Forestry (Turkey); National Guard Health Affairs (Saudi Arabia); Treasury General South Africa (South Africa).

- Financial Services: Fortis Bank NV (Belgium); Alpha Bank Group (Greece); EFG Eurobank Cards (Greece); Bankas Snoras (Lithuania); Savings Bank RF (Russia); Cajamar (Spain).

- Communications: BH Telecom (Bosnia and Herzegovina); Pannon GSM Távközlési Zrt. (Hungary); MTN Nigeria (Nigeria); Atheeb Telecom Consortium; Saudi Telecom Co. (Saudi Arabia); Avea (Turkey); UKRTelecom (Ukraine); 20:20mobile (UK).

- Manufacturing, Retail & Distribution: Mo'men Group (Egypt); Sanitec (Finland): Thyssen Krupp Elevator (Germany); Seifert mtm Systems Malta Limited (Malta).

- Utilities: Eesti Energia (Estonia); Groupe Atlantic (France); Acciona Energia (Spain).

- Travel & Transportation: Olympic Air (Greece): PKP InterCity (Poland); Stagecoach Group plc (UK).

- Other Industries: Hi-Tech: Gemalto SA (France); GS1 Germany (Germany). Engineering & Construction: Palm Hills Developments (Egypt); Saudi Oger Ltd. (Saudi Arabia). Media & Entertainment: SportingBet (UK); Thomson Reuters (UK). Health Sciences: AstraZeneca UK Ltd (UK); Smith & Nephew plc (UK). Education & Research: Cyprus University of Technology (Cyprus).
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