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Small and Medium Businesses Continue to Select and Deploy Oracle(r) Applications


Oracle Business Accelerators Help Reduce Cost, Complexity and Duration of Enterprise Application Implementations

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., 03-JAN-2007 Across industries and around the world, small and medium businesses (SMBs) continue to select Oracle for applications that address complex business requirements and provide flexibility and scalability for growth, Oracle today announced. Organizations such as Aviza Technology, Inc., County of Wellington, Distribuciones SAGAJI, Exel del Norte, Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation, KBACE Technologies, Llano de la Torre, New Quest Health Solutions, Signature Properties, Stream Energy, USA Technologies, VistaCare, Water Service Corporation and XOJET are among the organizations leveraging Oracle Applications for industry-specific functionality that is easy to install and maintain. More and more, Oracle customers are utilizing Oracle Business Accelerators, Oracle’s rapid implementation offering, to achieve timely, cost effective implementations.

Small and medium businesses must overcome business and information technology (IT) challenges with limited resources and restrictive budgets. With Oracle[JRL1], SMBs can achieve rapid configuration and reduce deployment costs by shortening and simplifying implementation time. As a result, small and medium businesses can achieve a faster return on investment and see immediate improvements in productivity and profitability.

“Small and medium businesses need affordable, enterprise-quality functionality that enables them to quickly respond to inevitable market shifts and changes in customer demand,” said Oracle Senior Vice President Tony Kender. “With Oracle Applications and rapid implementation tools, companies continue to achieve cost-effective deployments that enable scalability and flexibility for growth.”

Simpler, Faster and Less Expensive Implementations
USA Technologies is a provider of wireless, cashless, micro-transactions and networking services for vending, hospitality, commercial laundry and energy management industries. As demand for cashless vending technologies increased, the company needed business applications that would scale with its rapid growth. After considering multiple mid-market vendors including SAP and Microsoft, USA Technologies selected Oracle.

“Our decision to invest in Oracle was driven by the affordability and scalability of Oracle Applications and the speed and ease at which they could be deployed using Oracle Business Accelerators,” said USA Technologies CFO Dave DeMedio. “We needed to be up and running quickly to keep pace with new market opportunities. With Oracle, we completed a speedy implementation without business disruptions and have experienced substantial results ever since.”

Affordability and Scalability Drive New Investments
Aviza Technology, Inc. is a leading supplier of advanced semiconductor equipment and process technologies for the global semiconductor, compound semiconductor, nanotechnology and other related markets. The company selected Oracle based on its proven ability to create a scalable IT foundation for Aviza’s future growth.

“When evaluating companies to support Aviza’s growing IT infrastructure, we found that Oracle’s business solutions delivered the optimum cost, functionality and scalability to meet our needs,” said Aviza Technology, Inc. Vice President, Information Technology Dale Spencer. “We believe that Aviza’s investment in Oracle Applications will help to streamline our worldwide operations, which will contribute to reduced cost and time savings. We look forward to a mutually successful business relationship with Oracle.”

Industry Functionality Provides Competitive Edge
Since 1983, Signature Properties has been involved in the planning and construction of homes and residential communities throughout Northern California. The company is well known for condominiums, town homes, traditional single-family and executive homes in both suburban and urban locations through the Bay Area and Sacramento. After evaluating multiple software offerings, Signature Properties invested in Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Homebuilder Management because of the strong industry capabilities.

“We operate in one of the most competitive construction management markets in the US. We needed software functionality that could complement our industry-specific processes, improve business productivity and put us a step ahead of the competition,” said Signature Properties Business Consultant Kathleen Mortensen. “The depth of Oracle’s industry capabilities and the company’s expertise in construction management gave us great confidence to select Oracle over other mid-market offerings.”

Oracle Accelerate
Oracle Accelerate is Oracle’s approach for bringing complete, easy to own, industry-focused applications to small and medium businesses. Key to Oracle Accelerate is the availability of pre-packed application bundles that can be quickly implemented and provide a wide range of industry-specific functionality. Oracle Business Accelerators, the rapid implementation software provided to resellers as part of Oracle Accelerate, enable customers to realize immediate benefit from Oracle Applications.

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