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Independent Software Vendors Migrate Applications to Oracle(R) Database from Microsoft SQL Server

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- -- Oracle today announced that independent software vendors (ISVs) Adaptik, DataLab, Patsoft Limited, SPS Commerce and SYNECTICS Ltd., among others, have migrated their applications to Oracle(R) Database. By migrating their business solutions to Oracle Database, ISVs enable their customers to benefit from the unique grid computing, high performance and security features of Oracle Database. -- Oracle Database offers ISVs a secure, fast, fault-tolerant and scalable foundation to build mission-critical applications on any platform, including Windows and Linux. To help minimize migration risks, costs and time to market, partners have access to a range of services -- from best practices to tools to documentation and resources -- to help them take full advantage of Oracle infrastructure software. -- Oracle's Product Technology Services (PTS) group provides partners with support for ports and migrations from legacy or non-Oracle technologies to Oracle. Adaptik, DataLab, Patsoft Limited, SPS Commerce and SYNECTICS all took advantage of Oracle PTS's services for successful migrations from Microsoft SQL Server to Oracle Database. The aforementioned ISVs are all members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork. -- Based in Bethlehem, Pa., Adaptik Corporation specializes in the delivery of sophisticated policy administration software solutions to property & casualty insurers. The ISV ported its PolicyWriter application to Oracle Database on Windows. -- DataLab (http://www.datalab.eu), a leading European business solution provider headquartered in Slovenia, specializes in developing sophisticated and highly integrated ERP software solutions for small and midsized enterprises. The company's PANTHEON ERP system was migrated successfully to Oracle Database on Windows with the assistance of Oracle PTS. -- Patsoft Limited is an ISV delivering solutions to a diverse range of market sectors. The Cyprus-based software company develops a wide range of applications aimed at accountants, auditors and tax consultants including RegistrarController, TaxFormsController, and TimeController. The company engaged with Oracle PTS for its migration project. -- Minneapolis, Minn.-based SPS Commerce offers supply chain services including EDI, catalog, barcode labels and online ordering that enable retailers, suppliers and 3PLs to replace manual ordering, shipping and invoicing processes with automated and integrated operations worldwide. SPS Commerce delivers its offerings via a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) model powered by an Oracle Grid running Oracle Database, Oracle Real Application Clusters, components of Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Enterprise Linux, a feature of the Oracle Unbreakable Linux support program. -- SYNECTICS Limited is a software development and consulting firm located in Cyprus with primary focus on Risk Management. The company has a strong record of successfully completed projects in the private, government and semi-government sectors in Europe and Middle East. SYNECTICS migrated core business applications to Oracle Database on Windows. Supporting Quotes

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — — Oracle today announced that independent software vendors (ISVs) Adaptik, DataLab, Patsoft Limited, SPS Commerce and SYNECTICS Ltd., among others, have migrated their applications to Oracle(R) Database. By migrating their business solutions to Oracle Database, ISVs enable their customers to benefit from the unique grid computing, high performance and security features of Oracle Database. — Oracle Database offers ISVs a secure, fast, fault-tolerant and scalable foundation to build mission-critical applications on any platform, including Windows and Linux. To help minimize migration risks, costs and time to market, partners have access to a range of services — from best practices to tools to documentation and resources — to help them take full advantage of Oracle infrastructure software. — Oracle's Product Technology Services (PTS) group provides partners with support for ports and migrations from legacy or non-Oracle technologies to Oracle. Adaptik, DataLab, Patsoft Limited, SPS Commerce and SYNECTICS all took advantage of Oracle PTS's services for successful migrations from Microsoft SQL Server to Oracle Database. The aforementioned ISVs are all members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork. — Based in Bethlehem, Pa., Adaptik Corporation specializes in the delivery of sophisticated policy administration software solutions to property & casualty insurers. The ISV ported its PolicyWriter application to Oracle Database on Windows. — DataLab (http://www.datalab.eu), a leading European business solution provider headquartered in Slovenia, specializes in developing sophisticated and highly integrated ERP software solutions for small and midsized enterprises. The company's PANTHEON ERP system was migrated successfully to Oracle Database on Windows with the assistance of Oracle PTS. — Patsoft Limited is an ISV delivering solutions to a diverse range of market sectors. The Cyprus-based software company develops a wide range of applications aimed at accountants, auditors and tax consultants including RegistrarController, TaxFormsController, and TimeController. The company engaged with Oracle PTS for its migration project. — Minneapolis, Minn.-based SPS Commerce offers supply chain services including EDI, catalog, barcode labels and online ordering that enable retailers, suppliers and 3PLs to replace manual ordering, shipping and invoicing processes with automated and integrated operations worldwide. SPS Commerce delivers its offerings via a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) model powered by an Oracle Grid running Oracle Database, Oracle Real Application Clusters, components of Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Enterprise Linux, a feature of the Oracle Unbreakable Linux support program. — SYNECTICS Limited is a software development and consulting firm located in Cyprus with primary focus on Risk Management. The company has a strong record of successfully completed projects in the private, government and semi-government sectors in Europe and Middle East. SYNECTICS migrated core business applications to Oracle Database on Windows.

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"The size, complexity and varying needs of our customers require highly scalable, reliable and available platforms to run core applications," said John Pettit, president of Adaptik. "Therefore, when we looked to expand PolicyWriter's platform compatibility, Oracle was the logical choice based on its capabilities and reputation in the market."

"Migrating 1.3 million lines of code — 400,000 of them T-SQL — from Microsoft SQL Server to Oracle was not a small task," said Andrej Mertelj, CEO, DataLab. "The migration encompassed our complete work over the past 10 years. We accomplished the migration in just one year, thanks to the generous help provided by Oracle PTS Team."

"Migrating an already completed product from Microsoft SQL Server to Oracle was a strategic decision, which was positively seen due to Oracle's true commitment to mid-business," said Marios Patsias, director, Patsoft Limited. "Oracle's PTS resources proved instrumental in migrating the entire solution in less than a week."

"SPS Commerce moved its outsourced EDI services from Microsoft SQL Server to an Oracle Database and grid environment to accommodate rapid customer and transaction growth," said Anne Knapp, vice president of Technology, SPS Commerce.

"We chose to migrate from Microsoft SQL Server to Oracle considering the market needs of security and availability aspects," said Christos Papadakis, Managing Director, SYNECTICS Limited.

"Oracle offers a complete range of development tools and deployment platforms to its customers and partners," said William Hardie, vice president of Database Product Marketing, Oracle. "With Oracle Database, ISVs can meet customer demand for a fast, highly available, scalable and secure infrastructure to power applications on virtually any platform."

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