Oracle Press Release

Leading Consulting Firm Cites Rapid ROI and Significant Cost Savings in Total Economic Impact Study of Oracle® Enterprise Manager

Oracle Results Show Risk-Adjusted Return of 124 Percent over a Three-Year Period

Redwood Shores, CA – April 28, 2009

News Facts

A recent commissioned Total Economic Impact (TEI) study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Oracle found that key components of Oracle® Enterprise Manager, Configuration Management Pack and Provisioning and Patch Automation Pack, delivered a very favorable 124% Return on Investment (ROI) over a three year period with a risk-adjusted payback period of 15 months. These results were calculated from a sample organization based on in-depth interviews with Oracle customers and other data.
Conclusions from the Forrester Consulting TEI study indicate that the sample organization realized the following benefits and cost savings:
Administrator productivity savings—the sample organization improved administrator productivity by a total of 63% in the first year, 100% in the second year, and by 125 % in the third year;
Business productivity savings—the sample organization achieved a risk-adjusted $2,555,556 in benefits (over a three year period) from a reduction in system downtime and an increase in availability;
Capital expenditure savings on servers—the sample organization realized a risk-adjusted $862,500 in benefits (over a three year period) by avoiding capital spending on servers monitored by Oracle Enterprise Manager
Forrester Consulting's TEI analysis measures costs and benefits in areas typically accounted for within IT and also weighs the enabling value of a technology in increasing the effectiveness of overall business processes.
Oracle Enterprise Manager provides a comprehensive set of solutions to simplify the management of the full Oracle software stack. With a unique top-down approach to application management, customers can reduce IT complexity and increase efficiencies resulting in better performance and lower management costs for their enterprise applications.

Supporting Quote

“Configuration changes are among the top causes of application downtime, leading to losses in business and IT productivity as well as revenue," said Sushil Kumar, vice president Product Strategy, Oracle. “This Forrester Consulting TEI study recognizes that Oracle Enterprise Manager Configuration Management Pack and Provisioning and Patch Automation Pack enable Oracle customers and partners to significantly minimize such impacts.”

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