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Oracle Asia Pacific Delivers Strong Growth & Customer Momentum For FY07


Oracle today reported strong customer momentum and increased total GAAP revenues of 24% to US$2.499 billion in Asia Pacific and Japan (JAPAC) for its full fiscal year FY07. Organisations continue to select Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Applications for their strategic company-wide IT systems, with growth in demand from key industries including financial services, government, education, healthcare, telecommunications, utilities, manufacturing, retail and distribution.
“FY07 was another year of strong growth for Oracle in Asia Pacific and Japan,” said Chairman and Executive Vice President for Oracle Asia Pacific & Japan, Derek Williams. “We delivered sustained growth across all geographies and products. Our total revenues grew 24 percent, clearly outperforming the market and gaining market share. Oracle is leading the way in developing the industry’s most comprehensive, integrated, standards-based portfolio of business solutions, which includes technology, applications and enterprise performance management software.”

“We are seeing strong demand for Oracle software from across the Asia Pacific region,” said Brian Mitchell, Senior Vice President, Oracle Asia Pacific. “There is a clear preference amongst both existing users and new IT adopters for open, flexible, standards-based technology and applications solutions. Organisations are replacing their outdated, proprietary systems to reduce costs and inefficiencies. More importantly, they see value in an open platform for enabling them to quickly implement adaptive, cross-applications processes, and the latest technologies - such as service-oriented architecture (SOA), which businesses need to achieve greater business insight, competitiveness and performance.”

Oracle’s applications and technology business continues to grow very strongly with new customer wins across all industries, markets and size of companies across the region. Mitchell said, “Oracle is today the number one software provider across a number of key industries, including banking, financial markets, insurance, government, education, communications and media1.”

Continuing Momentum from New and Existing Oracle Applications Customers
Oracle Applications continue to see widespread adoption in Asia Pacific. Customers are responding very positively to Oracle’s commitment to and investments in initiatives to meet customer demand and accelerate innovation. These include: continued enhancements to the Oracle applications product lines - Oracle E-Business Suite, Siebel, PeopleSoft and JD Edwards - and lifetime support under the “Applications Unlimited” program; roll-out of advanced integration capabilities with Applications Integration Architecture; and, a continued focus on strengthening the breadth and depth of the Oracle Applications portfolio.

Oracle Applications new wins in Q4FY07 for Asia Pacific, excluding Japan, include: Aditya Birla Group (India), Australian air Express (Australia), Australian Securities Exchange (Australia), Bank of Nanjing (China), Capgemini (India), Champion Building Materials (Taiwan), Datang International Power Generation (China), Dongfang Steam Turbine Works (China), Fraser & Neave (Singapore), Guohua Power Co. (China), Higher Education Commission (Pakistan), Indian Bank (India), Kiatnakin Bank Public Co., Ltd (Thailand), KOLSON (Pakistan), Krungthai Card (Thailand), Krungthai Computer Services (Thailand), Lahore University of Management Sciences (Pakistan), Lakshmi Machine Works (India), Meadville Enterprises (Hong Kong), Nanjing Chervon Industry (China), Pacific International Lines (Singapore), Panasonic Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (Singapore), Shakarganj Mills (Pakistan), Shanghai Baoshan Iron & Steel Overseas Division (China), Taiping Carpets (Hong Kong), TianZheng Group (China), University of Ballarat (Australia), Wah Shing Toys Co., Ltd (Hong Kong), and WorleyParsons Limited (Australia).

Momentum Builds for Oracle Fusion Middleware
Customers are choosing Oracle Fusion Middleware’s “hot-pluggable” architecture to leverage their investments with any existing application, system, or technology. Oracle Fusion Middleware is a portfolio of standards-based software products that spans a range of tools and services from J2EE and developer tools, to integration services, business intelligence, identity management, collaboration, and content management.

“Oracle’s open-standards based software gives enterprises the power to choose - based on their needs and requirements today, without having to rip and replace what they already have. As the move towards an information-centric, service-oriented architecture continues, organizations will be looking for ways to improve information security and business intelligence on the lowest-cost computing platform,” Mitchell added.

Oracle Fusion Middleware new wins in Q4FY07 for Asia Pacific, excluding Japan, include: Amana Takaful Limited (Pakistan), Australian air Express (Australia), Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited (Thailand), Cadila Pharmaceuticals (India), ChipMos Technologies (Taiwan), Fairfax Media (Australia), First Dawood Islamic Bank (Pakistan), Formosa Plastics Group (Taiwan), Information Technology Department Government of Sindh (Pakistan), KFTC (Korea), Krungthai Card (Thailand), Meadville Enterprises (Hong Kong), National Development Bank (Sri Lanka), New Hampshire Insurance (Pakistan), Orix Leasing (Pakistan), Pak-Kuwait Takaful Limited (Pakistan), Pak-Qatar Family Takaful Limited (Pakistan), Shin Kong Financial Holding (Taiwan), The Oriental Insurance Company (India), Wolfpac Mobile (Philippines), and Wah Shing Toys (Hong Kong).

Continued Leadership in Database
Organizations in Asia Pacific continue to trust Oracle for their data-intensive software solutions. IDC recently reported Oracle extended its database leadership by capturing 49% of the APAC2 relational database management systems (RDBMS) market in 20063, more than double the market share of its nearest competitor. According to the same report, Oracle also grew its RDBMS software revenue4 by 15.6% year-on-year, faster than the market average.

Oracle Database new wins for Q4FY07 in Asia Pacific, excluding Japan, include: ACE Life Vietnam (Vietnam), Alcatel Australia (Australia), ANZ Banking Group (Australia), Banque Pour Le Commerce Exterieur Lao (Laos), Bank of Nanjing (China), Blue Freeway (Australia), China Mobile Communication Group (China), China Mobile Group GuangDong Co., Ltd (China), Chongqing Telecom Company (China), Cong Ty Thong Tin Di Dong Vietnam (Vietnam), Daewoo Securities (Korea), Dai Hoc Quoc Gia Hanoi (Vietnam), De Nhat (First Commercial Joint-stock Bank) (Vietnam), Eraring Energy (Australia), Gansu Telecom (China), Guizhou Telecom (China), Higher Education Commission Pakistan (Pakistan), Hobsons Australia (Australia), Hunter Water Corporation (Australia), Industrial Bank of Korea (Korea), Kasikornbank Public Co., Ltd (Thailand), Kien Long (Rural Joint Stock Commercial Bank) (Vietnam), Krungthai Computer Services (Thailand), Lahore University of Management Sciences (Pakistan), Lakshmi Machine Works (India), Maruti Udyog (India), News Limited (Australia), Optus Systems (Australia), PT Telekomunikasi Selular (Telkomsel) (Indonesia), PV Drilling (Vietnam), RMIT International University Vietnam (Vietnam), Shaanxi Telecom (China), Shanghai Baoshan Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. Overseas Division (China), Sichuan Telecom Company (China), Toyota Motor Vietnam (Vietnam), Western Commercial Bank (Vietnam), and Yunnan Telecom (China).


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