Unisys and Oracle Join Forces on Global Initiatives
Focus on combined global vertical market initiatives
LONDON November 2, 2005 03:45 PM
Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) and Oracle today announced that the two companies are working on several combined global initiatives in areas such as financial services, outsourcing solutions, public sector and enterprise computing.
"We are pleased to count Unisys as a global strategic systems integrator alliance partner," said Andy Bailey, senior vice president, Global Systems Integrator Alliances at Oracle. "Because Oracle and Unisys have been trusted alliance partners since 1984, it's natural that we now begin working on global initiatives that bring additional customer benefit by allowing us to focus on global solutions for secure business operations."
The two companies are building upon Unisys newly announced plan to deliver solutions for secure business operations. The solutions are energized by Unisys 3D Visible Enterprise strategy, which is designed to enable a client to see the links among business strategy, processes and IT requirements throughout the entire enterprise and gain visibility into the impacts and costs of strategic decisions at all levels even before making them. To support its strategy for solutions delivering secure business operations, Unisys is aligning with an exclusive list of the world's leading technology providers to deliver customer solutions that harness its partners' expertise with the power of 3D-VE.
"This focus on global initiatives with Oracle opens up new opportunities for Unisys and our clients around the world," said Jean Michel Fournier, vice president and general manager, Worldwide Alliances at Unisys. "Our companies share a vision of helping clients build visible and secure business operations."
Unisys and Oracle are currently working together on several major initiatives, including:
* Financial Services Solutions. Unisys and Oracle are working together on several initiatives to help financial institutions obtain more visibility into their business, in both the front and back office, to improve operations and increase service. These joint solutions address retail banking, payments, customer relationship management, and other pertinent areas, drawing on both Unisys and Oracle's strengths in financial services. For example, by combining Unisys deep expertise in payments with Oracle's robust database capabilities, the two companies can help a bank better manage payments throughout its enterprise to maximize efficiencies across product channels, identify new revenue streams and improve customer service.
* Outsourcing Solutions. This initiative will focus on mapping and integrating Oracle and Unisys service definitions for seamless delivery of complete outsourcing solutions to clients with requirements such as network and security management, asset management and call center support.
* Public Sector Citizen Interaction (311) Centers Solution. Unisys and Oracle are working together on a broad range of initiatives in the public sector, most recently on joint development of a core CRM application for 311 contact centers, which provide a non-emergency contact solution for citizens to obtain government services.
* Application Scale-Up and Validation Testing. Unisys and Oracle will develop application-specific proof points, testing benchmarks, sizing guides and validated configurations for Oracle databases and applications running in both Linux and Microsoft Windows environments.
Unisys is a Certified Advantage Partner in the Oracle PartnerNetwork.
About the Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of 15,000 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle can qualify for the Oracle Certified Partner levels.
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