Danish Tax Authority (SKAT) is the Danish tax authority under which the Danish Treasury calculates and collects taxes and levies charges. The agency also manages property valuations and debt settlements.
Beginning January 1, 2012, gambling companies could receive licenses to provide Danish citizens with online games, such as roulette, poker, bingo, and other forms of betting. SKAT needed to create a new department to supervise gambling enterprises to ensure they followed the rules and paid the correct taxes. It used Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Database to effectively monitor these new gaming sites, collecting large data volumes from gambling suppliers, processing the information, and presenting it to tax agents through an easy-to-navigate Web portal.
Oracle partner Systematic was the main contractor on the project and was responsible for development and operations of the solution. The development process was conducted using agile methods (Scrum practices) —to fulfill the customers need for a fast deployment.
The agile process was facilitated by the Oracle products, and it was possible to create very early releases that still contained the necessary functionality.