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Oracle Europe, Middle East and Africa Sees Customers Opt for Greater Choice, Lifetime Support and Robust Security


83 per cent increase in applications revenues in EMEA as customers endorse Oracle’s strategy of choice and support
Geneva, Switzerland 28-SEP-2006 Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) today announced key customer wins signed during the first quarter of its fiscal year 2007 across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). With an 83 per cent increase in as reported applications revenues in the region over the same period last year, the EMEA applications business continues to grow faster than its competitors. Customers are responding positively to Oracle’s strategy to give customers the choice of continuing to get value from their existing deployments, and of evolving to new technologies when the time is right for them.

“It’s all about choice,” said Oracle President Charles Phillips. “Our customers can select flexible applications that adapt to their needs, either on Oracle’s Fusion Architecture or their existing infrastructures, and decide their own upgrade schedule to suit their timeframe.”

Oracle Applications Unlimited program gives customers the reassurance that Oracle, Siebel, PeopleSoft, and JD Edwards applications will be supported with dedicated, world-class development and support for years to come. Applications Unlimited is driven by Oracle’s commitment to protecting customers’ investments. Additionally, Oracle’s Lifetime Support Policy covers the entire technology environment, from database to middleware to applications, an industry first, only from Oracle, and puts customers in control of their upgrade strategy.

“Customers in EMEA have been impressed with our Applications Unlimited program and our Lifetime Support program, as that puts them in the driving seat in determining their own IT strategy, at their own pace,” said Sergio Giacoletto, Executive Vice President, Europe, Middle East & Africa. “We’re happy to make that happen for them.”

During the quarter, customers in EMEA bought Oracle solutions for a broad spectrum of projects including: a biometric-based system for digital storage of photos and fingerprints; migration from a mainframe environment to Oracle Grid technology for cost-efficiency; electronic stock market trading; centralisation and automation of hospital data; and management of very large volumes of complex manufacturing data.

Halcrow Group, which specialises in the provision of planning, design and management services worldwide for infrastructure development in the water, transportation, maritime and property sectors, has purchased Oracle E-Business Suite 11i HRMS applications through Oracle OnDemand. “The Oracle solution with OnDemand is the closest we could get to a true ASP model - rapid deployment, comprehensive, global, out-of-the-box best practice, all orchestrated by a specialist implementation partner,” said Chris Farmer, CIO, Halcrow Group. “This solution will improve the quality, consistency and efficiency of people management services to our staff spread across 90 offices around the world, many of whom have no local HR Support.”

Scottish Water, a utility provider of water and waste water services, plans to get efficiencies from pre-integrated applications and reduced middleware complexity using Oracle technology and applications. “We are building significantly on our existing relationship, and reinforcing our long term Oracle commitment,” said Mark Adderley, Business Services, Scottish Water.

Key Industry Sectors Selecting Oracle Offerings
Many organisations in EMEA adopted or expanded implementations of Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Grid technologies and Oracle Applications, including the Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft Enterprise, Siebel CRM, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and JD Edwards World in the first quarter of fiscal 2007 across a wide range of industries. Customers include:

Public Services
VDAB (Belgium); Ministry of Justice (Croatia); Egypt Ministry Of Finance - Customs Authority (Egypt); Fire Brigade (Greece); Központi Adatfeldolgozó Nyilvántartó és Választási Hivatal - Central Data Processing, Registration and Election Office (Hungary); CWI (Netherlands); Basque Government (Spain); Catastro (Spain); Guardia Civil (Spain)

Financial Services
Raiffeisen Central Bank (Austria); ING Bank (Netherlands); Banque Misr (Egypt); Natexis Banques populaires (France); Kazakhstan Treasury (Kazakhstan); Rabobank (Netherlands); Aegon (Poland); Societe Generale Romania (France); Ingostrakh (Russia); Arab National Bank (Saudi) Yapi ve Kredi Bankasi A.S (Turkey)

Telecom Egypt (Egypt); Infote (Greece); Welcome Italia (Italy); TP SA (Poland); PTC ERA (Poland); Polkomtel (Poland) Mobile Telesystems (Russia); Etisalat (United Arab Emirates).

BMMI (Bahrain); Narodne novine (Croatia); Tengelmann Warenhandelsgesellschaft KG (Germany); ReWe Group (Germany); Kamal Osman Jamjoom - KOJ (United Arab Emirates).

Meester Stegeman - Sara Lee Foods (Netherlands); Konex (Poland); Action (Poland); Yesim Tekstil A.S (Turkey)

Cooperatie VGZ-IZA (Netherlands); Pierre Fabre (France); King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (Saudi)

Egyptian Drilling Company - EDC (Egypt); “Wielkopolska” Gas Company (Poland); Scottish Water (UK).

Other Industries
Building and Construction: Leier Hungary Kft (Hungary); Education: ROC Nijmegen (Netherlands) Forest Industry UPM-Kymmene Oyj (Finland); Media: Mediaprint (Austria), ITI Neovision (Poland), Coral Eurobet Plc (UK); Professional Services: Halcrow Group (UK); Travel and Transport: Russian Railways (Russia)


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