Oracle Press Release

Customer Success with Oracle Fusion Applications Showcased at Oracle OpenWorld

Alcoa, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Pacific Northwest National Labs, Principal Financial Group Share Insights and Experiences with Oracle Fusion Applications

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – Oct. 4, 2011

News Facts

Oracle Fusion Applications will take center stage at Oracle OpenWorld 2011, featuring in-depth product sessions, partner delivery updates and customer success stories across a spectrum of industries.
Early adopters of newly released Oracle Fusion applications and current customers have achieved significant progress and inroads, and they will openly share insights into their Oracle Fusion Application deployment experiences.
Open panel discussions with customers will include Alcoa, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Principal Financial Group.
Alcoa will discuss how they will deploy Oracle Fusion HCM alongside existing Oracle E-Business Suite applications. Alcoa has been at the leading edge of technology and innovation since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago. By employing a coexistence strategy, Alcoa will introduce new functionality through Oracle Fusion HCM to support continued growth of its 59,000-employee workforce, while maintaining its current Oracle E-Business Suite HCM environment.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. will highlight how their deployment of the new Oracle Fusion CRM Public Cloud Service is intended to enable them to make their indirect sales channel more effective through better partner relationship management support, as well as improve sales effectiveness through the deployment of a single integrated solution for sales and marketing process support and the creation of a single source of truth for customer information.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will discuss how Oracle Fusion Applications are supporting the transformation to a single Integrated Management System initiative. The lab will discuss how it is planning to improve project execution and reporting through the use of Oracle Fusion Project Portfolio Management. Additionally, PNNL is deploying Oracle Fusion Governance Risk and Compliance to holistically address risk across the lab; this effort will initially focus on critical enterprise and project risks that must be identified and mitigated to assure successful implementation of the lab’s strategic vision.
Principal Financial Group will describe how their deployment of Oracle Fusion Talent Management has improved their employee performance and compensation processes for their managers enabling a formal review process that employees are eager to use. Additionally PFG has deployed Fusion Procurement because supplier relationships have become more strategic as sourcing and spend performance and analysis information has helped establish supplier goals and expectations that can be easily monitored and managed.

Supporting Quote

“Since we announced Oracle Fusion Applications at Oracle OpenWorld last year, the adoption and success rates with customers have been outstanding,” said Steve Miranda, Senior Vice President of Application Development, Oracle. “This year is no exception as we unveil new Oracle Fusion Applications that will revolutionize businesses in the cloud. We look forward to sharing the latest developments of Oracle Fusion Applications, and providing attendees with the opportunity to hear directly from customers deploying today.”

Supporting Resources

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco, the information technology event dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming technology breakthroughs, draws more than 45,000 attendees from 117 countries. Oracle OpenWorld 2011 offers more than 2000 educational sessions, 400 product demos, exhibitions from 450 partners showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management and infrastructure – all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2011 is being held October 2-6 at The Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information please visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Watch Oracle OpenWorld live on YouTube for keynotes, sessions and more at www.youtube.com/oracle.

About Oracle Fusion Applications

Oracle Fusion Applications are 100% open standards-based business applications that provide a new standard for the way we innovate, work and adopt technology. Delivered as a complete suite of modular applications, Oracle Fusion Applications work together with existing applications portfolio to evolve business to a new level of performance.

About Oracle Applications

Over 65,000 customers worldwide rely on Oracle's complete, open and integrated enterprise applications to achieve superior results. Oracle provides a secure path for customers to benefit from the latest technology advances that performance. Oracle Applications Unlimited is Oracle's commitment to customer choice through continuous investment and innovation in current applications offerings. Oracle's next-generation Fusion Applications build upon that commitment, and are designed to work with and evolve Oracle's Applications Unlimited offerings. Oracle's lifetime support policy helps ensure customers will continue to have a choice in upgrade paths, based on their enterprise needs. For more information on the latest Oracle Applications releases go to www.oracle.com/applications.

About Oracle

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