Oracle PartnerNetwork Announces 2007 North America Oracle Titan Award Winners

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oracle today announced the recipients of the fourth annual Oracle North America Titan Awards, at a ceremony held Sunday evening at the San Francisco Marriott. Twenty awards were presented on behalf of the Oracle PartnerNetwork to 17 Oracle partners in 19 different categories. Partners were recognized for their success in developing and implementing solutions based on various Oracle technologies, including: Oracle(R) Database 10g, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle SOA Suite, along with the Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise, JD Edwards and Siebel application families.

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Oracle today announced the recipients of the fourth annual Oracle North America Titan Awards, at a ceremony held Sunday evening at the San Francisco Marriott. Twenty awards were presented on behalf of the Oracle PartnerNetwork to 17 Oracle partners in 19 different categories. Partners were recognized for their success in developing and implementing solutions based on various Oracle technologies, including: Oracle(R) Database 10g, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle SOA Suite, along with the Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise, JD Edwards and Siebel application families.

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Partners submitted a record number of nominations covering Oracle technology, applications, and industries, and competed in both solution and momentum categories. Award recipients were selected by an esteemed group of 65 judges, comprising individuals from the media and analyst community, including CMP Media, IDC, TechTarget and Ziff Davis Media, along with Oracle sales, marketing, and development executives.

"The Oracle North American Titan Awards recognize the innovative solutions and business achievements of partners within the Oracle PartnerNetwork. The record breaking number of partner nominations this year is evidence of the enthusiasm, success, and pride Oracle partners have for their solutions delivered on Oracle technology," said Rauline Ochs, Oracle senior vice president of North America Alliances and Channels. "The Oracle PartnerNetwork remains a valuable asset to Oracle, its partners, and our customers, and we will continue to work closely with partners to deliver solutions that customers need."

The North America Oracle Titan Award 2007 winners announced were:

Midsize Business Applications Solution – iSP3 Solution Providers Inc.

iSP3 Solution Providers took a risk and highly customized its Natural Resources solution, based on JD Edwards, to guarantee customer satisfaction. Demonstrating outstanding implementation of Oracle Applications for a midsize business customer, iSP3 Solution Providers developed a solution that allows customers to continuously reforecast project costs and make adjustments to stay on budget. After a four-month turnaround of a 12-module JD Edwards implementation, the Natural Resources solution proved to be a repeatable project that resulted in immediate new business. http://www.isp3.ca

Midsize Business Applications Momentum – Terillium Inc.

Terillium expanded its Oracle business 70 percent year over year, helping to drive adoption of Oracle E-Business Suite and JD Edwards Applications for midsize business customers. Terillium's key successes included a significant addition of Oracle expertise, and a new Oracle E-Business Suite practice, to their Oracle business. In addition, it secured eight customer references and drove a dozen major marketing initiatives. http://www.terillium.com

High Tech Industry Solution – Trianz Inc.

Trianz designed and implemented a unique intellectual property royalty collection system leveraging Oracle Ebusiness suite. This involved modifying Oracle Standard Flows and implementing nine Oracle products to create an automated solution for tracking, invoicing, and collecting fee and royalty payments for a new industry-standard technology co-developed by the customer. Trianz Inc.'s unique and innovative solution enables customers to manage their own agreements and report on shipped items for more than 120 million products rather than relying on a third party. http://www.trianz.com

Oracle E-Business Suite Solution – Deloitte Consulting LLP

Working within a nine-month implementation deadline directive from the client, Deloitte Consulting helped the client use 21 Oracle E-Business Suite modules, including those for Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Financials HR and Siebel CRM, to implement a new ERP system for a newly formed business unit while the client was in the process of an IPO. This was a competitive win over SAP. http://www.deloitte.com/us/oracle

CRM Solution – IBM Global Business Services

CRM Solution – Intelenex

In a rare occurrence, two nominees received the same numerical score in the CRM Solution category producing two winners (listed alphabetically).

IBM exemplified how to use CRM technology and solution expertise as it consolidated 74 customer-facing systems and helped move the customer from a product-centric, transaction-focused business model to one truly focused on the customer. IBM helped build the business case for implementing a CRM system and worked with multiple global constituents to deliver on-time, on-budget and exceed customer expectations. http://www.ibm.com

Intelenex leveraged Oracle CRM On Demand and Oracle E-Business Suite to win a deal over Salesforce.com by delivering a solution with a single point of real time integration. Intelenex provided superior domain expertise and delivered on time and on budget resulting in a strong customer reference account. Intelenex delivered a solution that tightly integrated customer, product, install base data, and RMA visibility from Oracle E-Business Suite into Oracle CRM On Demand. The resultant fully synchronized CRM application affords sales and service personnel a complete 360 degree account view via a single sign on through Oracle CRM On Demand. http://www.intelenex.com

Applications Momentum – IBM Global Business Services

IBM Global Business Services saw 31 percent growth in its Oracle practice while leading and participating in multiple marketing activities that include client-facing events, telesales campaigns, sponsorship events and regional go-to-market campaigns. IBM delivered specialized solutions on Oracle applications for more than 18 industries as well as horizontal applications, and it continues to invest its business across all Oracle products. http://www.ibm.com

Health Care Industry Solution – Piocon Technologies Inc.

Piocon Technologies strengthens Oracle's presence in the healthcare industry with an innovative solution built using Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware 10g technologies. Leveraging Portal, Reports and Java Web Services, Piocon worked with its customer to create patent-pending, web-based applications that support Bluetooth-enabled medical devices. The system analyzes transmitted information in real-time and provides alerts to both patients and caregivers based upon a custom-designed rules engine. http://www.piocon.com

JD Edwards Solution – SYSTIME Computer Corp.

SYSTIME was recognized for the second year in a row for its innovative solution built on the JD Edwards platform. When a biotech company needed a single system to manage their whole business, SYSTIME rose to the challenge beating SAP and Microsoft Axapta in the process. SYSTIME implemented in just 135 days a comprehensive solution that included manufacturing, financials, production scheduling, procurement and call center complaint handling. This solution delivered tangible return on investment for the customer and as a result, a strong reference customer for SYSTIME and Oracle. http://www.systime.net

Manufacturing Industry Solution – Deloitte Consulting LLP

Deloitte Consulting helped a client in their efforts to realize the value of their JD Edwards solution by overhauling their existing JD Edwards installation. The client had limited resources, but with a three-phased approach Deloitte Consulting was able to help them bring more functions in house and eliminate legacy systems. http://www.deloitte.com/us/Oracle

Industry Solution – Io Consulting Inc.

In this multiple industry category, Io Consulting won this year with a higher education implementation that included PeopleSoft HCM and Enterprise Campus Solutions. Io Consulting implemented five Campus Solutions modules while upgrading to the latest version of PeopleSoft HCM. This solution gave students and faculty self-service, Web-based applications available 24×7 resulting in a very satisfied and referenceable customer. http://www.io-consulting.com

Public Sector Solution – CGH Technologies Inc.

For a project directly related to public safety, CGH Technologies used Oracle Spatial and Oracle Map Viewer to replace a manual-intensive data analysis process and deliver an instant, visual representation of data results. The project delivered improved efficiencies and time savings resulting in strong customer satisfaction. http://www.cghtech.com

PeopleSoft Solution – CedarCrestone Inc.

CedarCrestone leveraged PeopleSoft Enterprise to develop a solution for a hosted environment that enabled a higher education customer to move from a legacy mainframe environment and upgrade its applications to accommodate a major expansion in the student population. CedarCrestone was able to deliver solid service level agreements for security, down time, disaster recovery and overall performance resulting in strong customer satisfaction and return on investment. http://www.cedarcrestone.com

Security and Identity Management Solution – Entology Inc.

Entology delivered an Oracle Identity Management Suite global implementation serving 30,000 users with more than 3,700 managers authorized to create, extend and disable employee accounts. The system has already supported two customer divestitures, and it continues to be adopted into new divisions in the parent company. http://www.entology.com

Business Intelligence Solution – Accenture

Accenture maximized the out-of-box capabilities of Oracles Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition to deliver a timely and cost-effective solution for a large U.S. city with a rapidly expanding volume of calls to its non-emergency hotline. Faced with the challenge of 1.2 million people calling every month to get access to city services, the city managers needed to way to manage the flow of data and improve and prioritize services. The Accenture solution and implementation resulted in strong customer satisfaction and follow-on business. http://www.accenture.com

Content Management Solution – Tallgrass Technologies LLC

Tallgrass Technologies became part of the Oracle PartnerNetwork through Oracle's acquisition of Stellent. The application Tallgrass proposed managed multiple businesses and human resources, and succeeded in moving the customer to Oracle, away from Microsoft SharePoint. Tallgrass is currently working on follow-on business as a result of the successful content management implementation. http://www.tallgrasstechnologies.com

Integration and SOA Solution – Hitachi Consulting

Hitachi Consulting developed an enterprise process and information integration platform for a diagnostics services customer leveraging the Oracle SOA Suite. The solution reduced the time needed to implement new client interfaces, and it improved billing integration and information delivery. http://www.hitachiconsulting.com

Oracle Database 10g and Application Server Momentum – Accenture

Accenture posted strong growth its Oracle business during Oracle's fiscal year 2007, and collaborated with Oracle to win several key accounts. Accenture continues to invest in Oracle Fusion Middleware initiatives – particularly SOA. www.accenture.com

Grid and RAC Solution – Cloud Creek Systems Inc.

Cloud Creek Systems maximized the capabilities of Oracle technology and developed a solution for a customer that was outgrowing the capabilities of its Microsoft SQL Server infrastructure. Using Oracle Database Enterprise Edition, Real Application Clusters (RAC), Grid, Partitioning, Packs, and ASM, Cloud Creek Systems was able to help the rapidly growing online services customer reduce its DBA staffing requirements and refocus its development team on more strategic goals. http://www.cloudcreek.com

Oracle Database 10g Midsize Business Solution – TUSC

TUSC helped a health care IT client that was tripling its volume of data by implementing a multi-tier environment on 64-bit Linux that incorporated Oracle Database 10g, DataGuard, Real Application Clusters, ASM, Grid Control, and Streams. The customer realized significant benefits: including scalability for future growth, high availability, 6x improvement in processing power, significant reduction in total cost of ownership, and simplified environment management. http://www.tusc.com

About the Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 19,500 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer to their customers, leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle can qualify for the Oracle Certified Partner levels. Partners who are able to demonstrate the highest level of product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to business with Oracle qualify for the Oracle Certified Advantage Partner level. These partners receive a higher level of service, support, training and certification from Oracle. http://oraclepartnernetwork.oracle.com.

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