Oracle Press Release

Oracle® Fusion Middleware 11g Provides Foundation for Innovation to World’s Leading Companies and Partners

Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Enables Customers and Partners to Innovate Rapidly, While Cutting Cost and Complexity Out of their IT Infrastructures

Washington, D.C. – July 1, 2009

News Facts

As part of today’s Oracle® Fusion Middleware 11g launch, Oracle today announced that the world’s leading partners, and customers from nearly every industry, continue to embrace Oracle Fusion Middleware.
Customers including Alibris Inc., Arcturus Realty Corporation, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, Collect America, Embarq Management Company, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Emerson Electric, Government Control Agency - Government of Buenos Aires City, InterCall Inc., Irish Life, Luton Borough Council, Pernod Ricard Pacific, QUALCOMM Inc., Schneider National, SPS Commerce, State IT-service Centre of Finland, State of Delaware, University of Arizona, Vanderbilt University, West Virginia University, and Wind River provided feedback on the 5,420 customer-driven innovations across the Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g product suite which includes Oracle SOA Suite 11g, Oracle WebLogic Server 11g, Oracle WebCenter Suite 11g and Oracle Identity Management 11g.
Thousands of partners around the world have participated in Oracle's partner training and enablement programs, including: 3i Infotech; Accruent; Adaptive Planning; Ariba, Inc.; Axeda; BMC; CA; Capgemini; Citrix Systems; Elastic Path Software; Elster; Escalate Retail; F5; Fatwire Software; Fiserv Cash and Logistics; Griffiths Waite Limited; Hitachi Consulting; Kapow Technologies; Logica; Milletech; Neusoft Corporation; OpenLink; Open Text Corporation; OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH; Precision Software; Spectrum K12 School Solutions, Inc.; Symyx Technologies; Tata Consultancy Services; Technology REPLY; Tradebeam; Wipro Technologies and Wireless Matrix
Launched today, Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g is a modern application infrastructure that enables organizations to exploit new hardware and software for more efficient IT execution.
More than 90,000 organizations worldwide have already selected Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Driving Partner and Customer Success through Innovation

Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, the foundation for customer and partner innovation, is the culmination of a multi-year effort involving thousands of hours of development, hundreds of Beta tests and direct work with early adopters in industries including Public Sector, Financial Services, Telecommunications and Manufacturing.
For partners, Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g provides the ability to quickly build differentiated products and solutions and solve IT problems for their customers that were previously complex, time-consuming and resource intensive.
For customers, the new suite of solutions provides the ability to innovate and differentiate their organizations from the competition, identify and respond to changes in their business in near real-time and maximize both business and IT efficiencies.

Supporting Quotes

“Our customers and partners exist in dynamic, competitive marketplaces that require an agile, efficient IT infrastructure that allows them to innovate in real-time while cutting cost and complexity out of their businesses,” said Amit Zavery, vice president, Oracle. “Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, which was developed in close coordination with members of our partner and customer community, defines a modern IT application infrastructure – allowing partners and customers to rapidly transform business processes, quickly develop and deploy critical applications, and connect strategy to success across the enterprise.”
"By adopting Oracle Fusion Middleware for integrating Ariba's Spend Management and Contract Management solutions with the Oracle E-Business Suite, Ariba has made it even easier and faster for companies to connect to our global commerce network, drive improvements across their procurement and accounts payable processes and enhance and accelerate the results that they deliver," said Bhaskar Himatsingka, Chief Technology Officer, Ariba, Inc.
"Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g represents a major milestone in delivering an integrated, best-in-class software infrastructure, blending the core strengths of Oracle's heritage with its acquired technologies,” said Jonathan Ebsworth, Vice President, Head of Package Solutions, Capgemini. “Perhaps even more significant is the step forward this represents in delivering open, standards-based access to the vast range of Business Capabilities that now make up Oracle's Application portfolio. Capgemini sees this as a landmark launch within the ever more exciting Oracle journey."
"As the leading provider of technology to financial services, it's important to our cash and logistics business to be able to efficiently and safely help our clients with advanced database storage and retrieval techniques," said Brian Jorgenson, Director Product Management, Fiserv Cash and Logistics. “With Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, we deliver cash and logistics solutions to our banking clients faster and easier, empowering our customers by quickly delivering excellent solutions.”
"With WebCenter 11g, we really like the component-based development features. Using these, we have built several prototypes which front end our transactional system. The prototypes were created literally within a couple of days, which allowed us to readily showcase these to our clients," said John Chung, Vice President of IT, Arcturus Realty Corporation.
"By making it easy for our end users and developers to customize business applications within the portal environment, Oracle WebCenter Suite 11g helps us better align IT with our business goals," said Lee Fairclough, Vice President, Knowledge Management, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. "In particular, the tools offered in Oracle WebCenter Suite 11g will assist us in providing users access to the latest materials on cancer including the research, guidelines, information and relevant services and tools to support both patients and families going through an experience of cancer or those actively working in the cancer system in Canada. In this way, Oracle WebCenter 11g will provide us the ability to support our broad cancer community with a one-stop access point to Canadian information to meet their Cancer-related needs, including interactive online discussion forums."
“Emerson standardized on the middleware platform from Oracle. We are using Oracle SOA Suite," said Baz Khuti, Chief Architect, Emerson Electric. "For Oracle SOA Suite 11g, we are really excited about the unified framework and the ability to enable an event-driven business model that offers End-to-End Instance Tracking. This 11g version offers the vital link between a SOA framework and an event-driven architecture. Additionally, Oracle 11g offers us real-time monitoring tools for our infrastructure through a single pane of glass."
"Pernod Ricard has a long-standing relationship with Oracle, and we are very pleased to see the completeness of the solution offered with Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, continuing the breadth of the product offering but also enhancing the integration of the entire platform. Specifically 11g's Oracle WebLogic Server infrastructure delivers the performance, transparency and scalability to help us deliver our technology theme, 'Synergy,' across our systems and business, and ultimately help cut costs out of our IT infrastructure,” said Ryan Klose, Chief Information Officer, Pernod Ricard Pacific. “This new agility will achieve a more immediate value as our business continues to drive an excellence in our Brands and Distribution while continuing to reduce/limit our cost through efficiencies gained with good technology."
"Oracle WebCenter Suite 11g provides an excellent technology platform for our enterprise portal. We're using it to pull together sources of content such as Oracle Applications, custom-built applications, and Microsoft Office Suite," said Dan Goerdt, Director of Architecture and Foundation Services, Schneider National. "Features like Oracle Spaces and Oracle Composer hit the mark for some of the biggest challenges we've faced while trying to create an integrated and highly productive experience for our internal and external users."
"Oracle SOA Suite 11g enables our organization to stretch our IT infrastructure and investments while enhancing business process efficiency," said Sean Carey, Software Architect, SPS Commerce. "Moving to Oracle SOA Suite 11g allows us to lower the complexity and cost of developing, deploying, managing and monitoring our SOA-based applications."
“The Oracle Identity Management 11g release will enable reduced costs for the state of Delaware in its primary initiative of trying to go green. It will help reduce the number of citizens going out to sites, as well as the paperwork that's being generated every day,” stated Li Wen Lin, IdM Project Manager, State of Delaware.
“Vanderbilt University is looking forward to leveraging Oracle WebLogic Server 11g, given its performance advantages and diagnostic capabilities. These features will be especially important as our IT needs and data volumes are ever-growing. With Oracle WebLogic Server as the foundation of the 11g release, Oracle is taking Oracle Fusion Middleware to yet another level," said Tim Getsay, Associate Vice Chancellor, Management Information Systems, Vanderbilt University.

Supporting Resources

For more than 32 years, Oracle has been a technology innovator, transforming the way business is conducted. To learn about Oracle’s latest technologies, visit the Innovation Showcase during the 100 days before Oracle OpenWorld.  See oracle.com/innovation for more information.

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