Oracle Press Release

Oracle E-Business Suite Gains Momentum with Midsize Companies as Customers Reap Benefits from Scalable ERP Solution

New Oracle Business Accelerators and Oracle Accelerate Solutions Provide Value to Midsize Customers

Redwood Shores, Calif. – Jan. 31, 2011

News Facts

Oracle is continuing momentum delivering its Oracle E-Business Suite to midsize customers. Thousands of midsize customers around the world in a variety of industries use the Oracle E-Business Suite to effectively run their businesses and organizations.
Oracle sees an increasing number of midsize customers upgrading to the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1, the latest release, to support growth and take advantage of new functionality.
By leveraging Oracle Accelerate and Oracle Business Accelerators, midsize companies and organizations can reduce time, cost, and risk of their implementations.
Over the past 12 months, Oracle Accelerate partners have added 21 solutions for the Oracle E-Business Suite in various industries across the world. Currently, 55 partners offer 107 Oracle Accelerate solutions based on the Oracle E-Business Suite that are tailored for 37 industry segments in 20 countries.
Oracle recently released new Oracle Business Accelerators for the Oracle E-Business Suite that enable even more rapid implementation and faster time to value than ever before.
Median implementation time for the Oracle E-Business Suite is less than five months when using Oracle Business Accelerators, and in some cases it can be as fast as 35 days.

Midsize Customers Adopting Oracle E-Business Suite

More than half of Oracle E-Business Suite customers are midsize companies and organizations.
Midsize customers choose the Oracle E-Business Suite because of its robust capabilities, flexibility and scalability to support their current needs and future growth with a lower total cost of ownership.
Midsize customers are upgrading their existing versions to the latest release, Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1, to leverage the many rapid value and industry-focused solutions, as well as functional enhancements in supply chain planning, procurement and spend management, high volume warehouse management, field service and mobile field service, integrated talent management, and global capabilities in financials and human resources.
Midsize customers can cost-effectively run the Oracle E-Business Suite due to its integrated data and flows, open standards integration capabilities, application management and automation tools, hosted services, and expert partner ecosystem, resulting in a lower total cost of ownership.

Oracle Accelerate Solutions Help Midsize Customers Implement Oracle E-Business Suite

Oracle Accelerate is Oracle’s approach to provide rapid implementation business software solutions to midsize organizations. Oracle Accelerate solutions include Oracle’s enterprise-class software delivered with business accelerators by expert partners.
New Oracle Accelerate solutions for the Oracle E-Business Suite are available for the following industries: chemicals, consumer goods, high technology, industrial manufacturing, manufacturing, life sciences, oil & gas, professional services, and financial services.
New solutions are available in Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, United Kingdom, and the United States.
Oracle Accelerate partners offer the Oracle E-Business Suite solutions with industry- and geography-specific leading practice business flows to help midsize companies implement business software more quickly and with higher confidence of success than ever before.
New hosted Oracle Business Accelerators for the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 are now available for 35 countries designed for midsize companies in the consumer goods, chemicals, life sciences, high technology, and professional services industries.

Supporting Quotes

"As we prepared to triple in size due to a recent acquisition, we knew we needed a flexible, scalable system to support us, so we decided to move forward with the upgrade to the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1. Oracle helps us to manage our business efficiently and has provided a stable foundation for future growth," said Carole Landgrebe, Senior Oracle Functional Analyst, Intelligrated, Inc.
"Upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 enables us to keep current with all legal and tax changes without having to adapt the software. It also creates an infrastructure that has helped us to increase our business growth and productivity," said Rodrigo Matsumoto Varella, IT Manager, Staples do Brasil.
“Using Oracle Business Accelerators decreased system delivery time, cut implementation and support costs, accelerated user adoption, and delivered immediate value. It is a fantastic suite of tools that should be considered by any business engaged in implementing or re-implementing Oracle applications,” said Andrew Tolmie, Business Systems Analyst, Digital Cinema Media.
"Our ERP system may not have as high volume as a large enterprise, but it is just as complex. With Oracle On Demand and the Oracle Accelerate program, we were able to quickly launch an industry-leading ERP and almost immediately realize new efficiencies," said S.K. Mohanty, Senior Director of Information Systems, OpenTV.
"With the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 and Oracle Business Accelerators, we realized rapid improvement to our financial processes, including the ability to quickly roll up multiple profit and loss statements to accelerate our monthly close process,” said Charles Deskins, President, Zanett Commercial Solutions, Inc. “With Oracle Business Accelerators, we implemented the Oracle E-Business Suite in just six months, a process that would have taken three times as long using a traditional implementation methodology."
“Midsized businesses do not have the money, time, and resources to 'figure it out themselves,' nor should they. Oracle continuously drives forward its value proposition, making it easier for small and medium-sized businesses to implement with low risk and continuously manage their application business processes. In other words, Oracle does what it does best, so we can do what we do best," said Gary Marshall, Chief Information Officer, Taconic, Inc. “The strategic value of Oracle is that it controls the effectiveness, performance, and efficiency of all elements of the stack—from the applications down to the silicon. Its price performance potential is much greater than anyone else's in the marketplace. We see great benefits today and in the future with Oracle."
"Miracle, a Gold level member in Oracle PartnerNetwork, is proud to be one of the first partners to implement with Oracle Business Accelerators at a client site in the Nordics,” said René H Madsen, Oracle EBS Leader, Miracle A/S, Denmark. “Why? Because there's no project in our region that's not suitable for Oracle Business Accelerators - none too complex, none too small and none too big. All future implementations will be based on this tool. We beat SAP and Microsoft on process, flexibility, speed, functionality and price."

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