Oracle Press Release

Oracle Named a Leader in Transportation Management Systems and Supply Chain Execution by Leading Analyst Firm

Redwood Shores, Calif. – July 22, 2010


News Facts

Oracle has been named as a leader in two recent Gartner, Inc. reports on supply chain management as described in the “Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems (TMS)(1)” and the “Market Share: Supply Chain Management, Worldwide, 2009 (2)” reports.
In its 2010 report, “Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems (TMS),” Gartner positioned Oracle in the Leaders Quadrant.
Gartner’s Magic Quadrant report positions vendors within a particular quadrant based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute.
According to Gartner, “Leaders have a compelling vision and a reliable ability to execute. TMS market leaders have broad, deep and formidable functionality that addresses a broad range of user requirements. These vendors have proven products, track records of customer success and demonstrated momentum in growing their market presence. Leading vendors support sophisticated and complex transportation strategies for large customers with substantial freight spending, as well as being deployable in smaller shippers. They also meet the needs of users throughout the transportation process, with offerings from strategic planning and procurement through to freight payment and audit functionality. Leaders also offer adaptable technical architectures that allow for rapid innovation, which is needed to stay ahead of market demands. Leaders are innovators and have compelling strategies for addressing the ongoing market changes related to the emergence of new technologies, the integration of dedicated and private fleet assets, the convergence of TMS with other SCM functionality, and support for global transportation operations. Leaders are extending the reach of TMS beyond traditional shippers to include LSPs and other styles of transportation, such as bulk commodities, adding functionality to address the unique needs of emerging markets. They're out in front of the evolution of transportation management as an enterprise shared service. Leaders are also furthest in front supporting the transportation needs of multiple geographies, and adding capabilities to support the complex needs of multileg global logistics and transportation.”
In its Market Share: SCM, Worldwide, 2009 report, Gartner ranked Oracle No. 1 in worldwide market share in the Supply Chain Execution marketplace based on total software revenue for 2009.
In Gartner’s Market Share: SCM, Worldwide, 2009 report, Gartner defines total software revenue as “revenue that is generated from appliances, new licenses, updates, subscriptions and hosting, technical support, and maintenance. Professional services revenue and hardware revenue are not included in total software revenue.”

Oracle Value Chain Execution Solutions Help Customers Streamline Supply Chain Logistics

Oracle Transportation Management is the only solution that enables companies to manage their comprehensive trade compliance and transportation requirements, including common carrier and private fleet operations, on a global basis within one central platform.
Oracle Value Chain Execution is a comprehensive set of supply chain execution solutions that work together to provide Oracle customers with a broad array of logistics capabilities. Using a combination of the Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle standalone applications, Oracle Value Chain Execution provides users unprecedented flexibility in how they purchase, design, implement and manage their supply chain solutions.

Supporting Quotes

“Driven by freight cost volatility and globalization, many organizations are looking for a single, global platform to optimize their transportation business processes for cost control and supply chain agility,” said Derek Gittoes, Oracle Vice President, Logistics Product Strategy. “We believe that Gartner’s recognition affirms our commitment and investment in delivering best-of-breed transportation management solutions for a broad range of transportation functions that support the needs of both shippers and Logistics Service Providers.”
“Oracle recognized early that globalization has made logistics and supply chain execution the essential infrastructure to any product-oriented company,” said Jon Chorley, Oracle Vice President, Supply Chain Product Strategy. “This is why Oracle chose to make and sustain a set of major investments in this area, as part of our overall Information-driven Value Chain strategy. We are pleased to be recognized by Gartner as the market leader supply chain execution for 2009.”

Supporting Resources

(1) Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems” by C. Dwight Klappich, April 13, 2010

(2) Gartner, Inc. “Market Share: SCM, Worldwide, 2009” by Chad Eschinger et al, April 29, 2010

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