Oracle Press Release

Oracle Achieves Milestone with Availability of 200 Oracle Accelerate Partner Solutions

Midsize Application Bundles Now Accessible Across Geographies, Numerous Industries and Multiple Product Lines

Redwood Shores, CA – October 14, 2008

News Facts

Oracle today announced a significant milestone with the availability of 200 total Oracle Accelerate solutions through Oracle Certified and Certified Advantage Partners in the Oracleâ PartnerNetwork.
Oracle Accelerate is Oracle’s partner-driven approach for the delivery of pre-packaged, industry-specific application bundles to fast-growing organizations with limited budgets.
Also today, partners have released the first solutions for Oracle’s Demantra and Oracle CRM On Demand, bringing powerful demand planning and on demand CRM applications to global midsize organizations.
Just five months after the first Oracle Accelerate solution for Oracle’s Agile Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) was launched, Oracle partners have created and delivered seven additional solutions to meet the needs of midsize manufacturers.
With 200 total solutions announced today, partners continue to expand options for midsize businesses with solutions spanning 19 industries and 48 industry segments in 32 countries.

Partners Develop Official Oracle Accelerate Solutions for Midsize Businesses

Oracle Accelerate solutions for midsize organizations provide low-cost, pre-configured applications with a wide range of industry-specific functionality, allowing for rapid best-practice implementations and significantly reduced maintenance responsibilities.
Oracle Accelerate solutions are delivered by partners who demonstrate a proven history of serving a customer's specific industry and geography, giving customers confidence that Oracle Accelerate solutions will be easy to implement and provide a proven upgrade path, two ways to drive return on investment.
Oracle partners offer Oracle Accelerate solutions across multiple industries including automotive, chemicals, consumer goods, healthcare, high-tech, industrial manufacturing, life sciences, oil and gas, professional services, retail and travel and transportation.
Partners from 19 countries are delivering region- and industry-tailored Oracle Accelerate solutions, with the addition of the first solutions from Japan.
The following partners have released Oracle Accelerate solutions in their regions and across their respective industries: AIC, Akademi, Axline, Deloitte, Domain Systems, Elitesland, Ennovative, Exstone, Fadel Partners, Gexeed, IBM, Innovative, J-Squared Technologies, Inc., JSYS, KS2, MPL, NSSOL, NTTSoftware, PetroNet, Polaris, Promero, RCM Technologies, Serene Corporation, Sierra Atlantic, TietoEnator and YCO.

Supporting Quote

“Demand management, forecasting and sales and operations planning capabilities enable midsize organizations to optimize resources and effectively respond to demand,” said Doug Willis, Leader for IBM Global Business Services' Oracle Midmarket Practice. “The creation of the first Oracle Accelerate solutions for Oracle’s Demantra, which combines IBM's market-leading supply chain expertise with our experience implementing Oracle’s Demantra, highlights IBM’s commitment to supplying affordable, essential solutions to empower midsize companies.”
“As a midsize tire distributor, an Oracle Accelerate solution from DAZ was the right fit for us because it’s affordable to deploy and maintain and allows us to take advantage of the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 – the functionality typically used by enterprise-size companies,” said Carlos Prieto, Director of IT at Falken Tire Corporation. “As a result of relying on Oracle Accelerate, we now have visibility across our entire supply chain and have improved customer service in multiple areas. And, we started realizing these benefits quickly by leveraging Oracle Business Accelerators which enabled us to get up and running in just over four months.”
“Oracle is dedicated to helping customers achieve maximum value from their applications, and partners play a key role in Oracle’s midsize applications strategy,” said Tony Kender, Oracle Senior Vice President, Global Accelerate Program Office. “As evident by the 200 Accelerate solutions we have available today, we are seeing partners benefit from the Oracle Accelerate program and continually broadening the offerings to provide Oracle customers with the most tailored solutions by industry and geography.”

Supporting Resources

Oracle Midsize Customer Success Stories

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