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Organizations Seeking Standards-Based, Flexible Applications Chose Oracle Instead of SAP


Momentum Continues for Oracle Applications as Organizations Need Affordable, Scalable Software Investments

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., 09-JAN-2007 Across industries and around the world, organizations continue to favor Oracle( Applications over SAP to simplify information management at a lower total cost of ownership, Oracle today announced. Organizations such as Advanced Drainage Systems, Corsair Memory Incorporated, Golden Concord Holdings LTD, IronPort Systems, John Wagner Associates, Inc. dba Grabber(r) Construction Products, Kyphon, Mexico Premium Outlets, PGT Industries, Shanghai POVOS Group and Sica S.p.A. selected Oracle Applications instead of SAP.

Oracle is driving a low total cost of ownership with its applications offerings. Companies are finding Oracle’s industry-focused capabilities and the flexibility and ease of use that are built into the applications enable significant information technology (IT) savings.

Golden Concord Holdings Limited
Headquartered in Hong Kong, Golden Concord Holdings has helped develop the Chinese economy by undertaking energy infrastructure construction and operational management projects at home and abroad. The group’s business encompasses gas-fired cogeneration, distributed energy sources, thermoelectricity joint production, waste power generation, biomass power generation, wind power generation and other renewable energies. Golden Concord evaluated different enterprise software vendors but decided to invest in Oracle over SAP because of the scalability and cost-effectiveness of Oracle’s suite of applications.

“Oracle has helped us create an integrated financial business and management system that enables us to gain better control of processes across our organization,” said Golden Concord Holdings Vice President Zhang Xinlin. “With Oracle Applications, we are able to easily adapt to changes in our business and our customer demand.”

PGT Industries
Founded in 1980, PGT Industries is the nation’s leading manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors. The company invested in the Oracle E-Business Suite to maintain its commitment to providing high quality customer support, on-time deliveries and short lead times.

“We selected the Oracle E-Business Suite because it provided the best enterprise wide solution for our high configuration, high volume, custom made-to-order window and door business,” said PGT Industries VP Technology and Supply Chain Wayne Varnadore. “With Oracle, we have a reliable and scalable platform to meet our growth needs.”

Sica S.p.A. is the world-leading producer of post-extrusion plastic pipe processing machinery. Since 1962, it has been manufacturing haul offs, cutting machines, socketing machines and packaging machines. While initially focused on implementing CRM, Sica wanted an integrated and scalable solution for other areas of its business, and selected the Oracle E-Business Suite.

“We chose Oracle over SAP because of its richer functionality in key areas and flexibility,” said Sica, S.p.A. Controller Eric Wing.

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