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Oracle(R) PartnerNetwork Honors Winners of 2008 North America Oracle Titan Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oracle OpenWorld -- News Facts -- Recognizing the innovative solutions and business achievements of its partners, Oracle today announced the recipients of the fifth annual Oracle PartnerNetwork (http://www.oracle.com/partners/index.html) North America Titan Awards. -- The awards acknowledged 14 leading partners across 17 categories for solutions and best practices developed or delivered in fiscal 2008. These awards recognize partner excellence in a number of categories, including sales, marketing, and solution development. -- Partners submitted a record number of nominations this year, with entrants competing in both solution and momentum categories. -- Honorees were selected by a panel of 66 judges including IDC analysts, Everything Channel media and Oracle sales, marketing, and development executives. -- The awards were presented at the closing ceremony of the Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum (http://tinyurl.com/45zbhq) of Oracle OpenWorld(R), held Sunday, September 21 at the Hilton San Francisco. 2008 North America Oracle Titan Partner Award Winners -- E-Business Suite Solution - Deloitte Consulting This ambitious solution involved transforming a manufacturing company and its production and business processes - positioning it for aggressive future growth. In addition to the full Oracle E-Business Suite, the ultimate solution includes Oracle Configurator, Demantra Demand Planning, Oracle Transportation Management, Oracle Identity Management, and SOA. The customer is positioned to save up to $140 million in operational costs over the next 10 years, while increasing their share, all on a single instance of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12. http://www.deloitte.com/us/oracle -- Edge Applications Solution - Hitachi Consulting Corp. Costs were increasing faster than sales when this media company selected Hitachi Consulting to lead the implementation of Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) as part of a larger planned migration to an Oracle IT infrastructure. Selected for its transportation industry expertise, experience, and knowledge of OTM, the winning Oracle partner, Hitachi Consulting, successfully completed the implementation on schedule. Their product knowledge technical skills and leadership exhibited throughout the initiative helped keep the project on track. The initiative has already delivered cost savings 65% greater than anticipated and showcased the flexibility and future potential, not only of OTM, but also of the larger-scale Oracle implementation to come. http://www.hitachiconsulting.com -- JD Edwards Solution - CSS International Inc. This solution fit right into the sweet spot of Oracle's JD Edwards' product capabilities: construction and engineering. When two firms in the industry merged, the winning integrator had to quickly convince the acquiring company to expand the JD Edwards implementation already in progress at the acquisition target, and then expand the scope of the project to include the newly merged company. The final implementation is scheduled to cover 30 operating units across North America, while pushing SQL Server out of the business in favor of the Oracle stack. On time, on budget, and with tremendous payback, this project exemplifies the strengths of Oracle technology and the expertise of this partner. http://www.cssus.com -- Applications Momentum - Deloitte Consulting This Global Partner doubled its Oracle license co-sell revenue FY08, driving 75 initiatives and marketing activities that resulted in Oracle leads in GRC, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Executive Compensation, among other areas. Deloitte Consulting helped generate more than 100 leads alone in Oracle's white spacing effort for applications, secured a leadership position in Oracle E-business Suite, Oracle Agile, OTM, Demantra and Oracle Hyperion space, participated in 1,100 Oracle training classes, was a key partner in Fusion development, and was an instrumental partner in go-to-market strategies during Fiscal 2008. http://www.deloitte.com/us/oracle -- PeopleSoft Solution - CherryRoad Technologies Inc. This county sheriff's department customer made the decision to implement a new ERP system. A key decision point in choosing a software and services vendor was the customer's need to move billing for officers' revenue-producing assignments from a manual, papers-in- triplicate system, to an automated one. The full suite of PeopleSoft applications, along with PeopleSoft Portal, went into this competitive win over SAP. CherryRoad Technologies worked with Oracle during the sales cycle to demonstrate how the customer's needs could be met around Payroll and Billing, and then delivered - all with a clear audit trail - to make this a successful implementation. http://www.cherryroad.com -- Enterprise Performance Management Solution - interRel Consulting This solution combines Oracle Essbase with Hyperion Web Analysis, Financial Reporting, Planning, and Enterprise, to deliver sales budgeting - down to the SKU - to a manufacturing customer with more than 60,000 products. The solution, built and deployed in the United States, serves more than 100 countries around the world. SKU-level calculations of entire gross margin statements happen in less than 15 seconds - more than twenty-five percent faster than the customer's target. The entire solution was delivered in less than six months, more than $100,000 under budget, and forms the front end of a larger and continuing Hyperion implementation. http://www.interrel.com -- CRM Solution - Deloitte Consulting A lack of standards and limited tracking around marketing campaigns drove this communications industry client to seek a better way to optimize their marketing spend. Oracle Siebel CRM and Oracle Business Intelligence were the focal points of this solution, but the partner was selected for industry knowledge, global delivery scope, ability to link marketing and sales, and their role as a trusted advisor at the customer. The project's first phase was delivered early, and resulted immediately in a 30 percent increase in marketing campaign response and conversion rate, while allowing the customer to reduce the number of external vendors for data collection by more than 30 percent. http://www.deloitte.com/us/oracle -- Midsize Business Applications Solution - SYSTIME This solution was a competitive win over SAP in the consumer packaged goods industry. The customer was running its business on eight different applications and needed rapid consolidation ahead of a planned sale of the company. The solution allows the customer to adapt its order fulfillment in real time, with a wide and changing variety of pricing mechanisms. SYSTIME delivered the full Oracle JD Edwards suite in 270 days and is currently working on the next phase of the project, which includes JD Edwards HR/Payroll, plus Demantra and Oracle Business Intelligence. http://www.SYSTIME.net -- Industry Solution - Deloitte Consulting Driven largely by rising service costs, the healthcare services industry is a major target for an IT overhaul. The customer, a major player in this industry, selected Oracle Siebel as part of a larger initiative to launch a new service offering for two of their business's while replacing an aging IT system, in a third business. The solution encompasses drug reimbursement, plus disease and medical therapy management, to provide enhanced service to patients and to help drive efficiencies in, and costs out, of the business. Six months after implementation, benefits include a 65 percent reduction in support costs, a 50 percent reduction in time to drug reimbursement, and lower call center costs. http://www.deloitte.com/us/oracle -- Financial Services Industry Solution - SmartDog Services LLC Consumer financial instruments are exploding and the customer for this solution is a primary provider of the plastic cards that transfer buying power to people without bank accounts. This customer needed an automated system to track distribution of its cards to replace the manual, labor-intensive process it was using. The solution found a way to treat distributors as internal sales people, implement a single new system with an interface that looked just like the old, all using Oracle Financials and Incentive Compensation. Commission payments are more accurate, cost savings come from automated systems, commissions are paid quicker, and the system is scalable for future growth. http://www.smartdogservices.com -- Manufacturing Industry Solution - Terillium Inc. SAP, Microsoft, and JD Edwards went toe-to-toe in this power transmission customer before JD Edwards EnterpriseOne was selected. Terillium Inc. worked closely with the Oracle sales team to make sure JDE was the final call to replace the customer's aging technology infrastructure. An Accelerate solution helped ensure the implementation would be done rapidly and with the smallest possible risk. The 600- script Accelerate solution went in on time, on budget, with immediate cost savings and a satisfied customer. http://www.terillium.com -- Business Intelligence Solution - Piocon Technologies Inc. This system integrator took this oil-and-gas industry engagement from a data warehouse to a full-scale BI solution that included Oracle Warehouse Builder, Application Server, Application Express, BI Publisher, Portal and Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition. The solution allows the customer to provide reliability metrics and reporting on more than 100,000 pieces of equipment to hundreds of operations throughout a refinery with more than 120 plants. Prior to the implementation, the customer went an average of 35 days between unplanned equipment shutdowns at one of its key plants. At the time this nomination was submitted, they were at 200 days - and counting - with no shutdowns due to equipment failure. http://www.piocon.com -- Technology Momentum - Accenture In FY08, this company focused on developing differentiated Oracle technology solutions and made significant investments in Oracle's Application Integration Architecture, SOA, BI, and Security. They grew their Oracle Tech revenue significantly, partnered with Oracle on 75 RFPs, provided 360 customer references, and invested heavily in marketing, training, and joint solution development with Oracle. They continue to invest in their Innovation Centers at Oracle Headquarters in California and Reading, UK, both as a sales tool and joint solution development centers. Finally, their support of Oracle has extended to BEA, where they continue to make solution development investments and drive revenue in key accounts, both established and new. http://www.accenture.com or http://www.accenture.com/oracle -- Grid and RAC Solution - TUSC This company developed a solution that leveraged Oracle Grid and Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) to help deliver all the right tangible benefits: scalability, high availability, ease of management, improved customer services, and better use of existing assets to deliver higher processing power. This award-winning Oracle Solutions Provider worked closely with the customer to deliver the foundation elements of Oracle's computing infrastructure: Database, RAC, Enterprise Manager, DataGuard, and Automated Storage Management, all in an environment that the customer can manage on their own going forward. http://www.tusc.com -- Integration and SOA Solution - CedarCrestone Inc. CedarCrestone's higher-education customer saw an opportunity to extend new government education financing to its population of more than 120,000 adult students, but lacked the systems to evaluate which students were eligible and determine how to extend this additional financing to them. The solution incorporated PeopleSoft, Oracle JDeveloper, and the core components of Oracle Fusion Middleware architecture, and was implemented in 4 months, to allow the customer to automate a massive, complex, and dynamic process. The result was the customer was able to provide its students with access to millions of dollars of government funding to help them further their education, all on a platform that will scale to meet extensive future needs. http://www.cedarcrestone.com -- Identity Management Solution - Entology Inc. This company developed a solution that leveraged Oracle Grid and RAC to deliver all the right tangible benefits: scalability, high availability, ease of management, improved customer services, and better use of existing assets to deliver higher processing power. This award-winning Oracle Solutions Provider worked closely with the customer to deliver the foundation elements of Oracle's computing infrastructure: Database, RAC, Enterprise Manager, DataGuard, and Automated Storage Management, all in an environment that the customer can manage on their own going forward. http://www.tusc.com -- Content Management Solution - LS Technologies LLC This retail customer relied on the winning SI to deliver the integration expertise they needed across their technology portfolio - not just content management, but a cohesive, integrated environment where the Content Management solution is leading to expansion of Oracle technology throughout the entire enterprise. The solution involved completely upgrading their content environment with Oracle, deployed on totally new hardware platforms and integrated with PeopleSoft. Delivered on time and on budget, this project has already resulted in cost savings of more than $20,000 a month in manpower alone, and is considered "an overwhelming success" by the customer. LSTechnolgies is an Oracle Certified Managed Partner for Oracle in the Application and Technology space. LSTechnologies has vertical expertise in the area's of Financial, Life Sciences and Distribution Markets. http://www.LSTechnologies.com Supporting Quote -- "The record number of nominations we received this year demonstrates the value and expertise our partners have to create and deliver Oracle- based solutions and services to customers," said Ted Bereswill, senior vice president, North America Alliances & Channels, Oracle. "We were greatly impressed by the innovative business approaches and unique technologies exhibited by all of this year's nominees and will continue to work in tandem with our valued partners to deliver business-changing technologies and services to our growing customer base." Supporting Resources -- Oracle PartnerNetwork (http://www.oracle.com/partners/index.html) -- Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum (http://tinyurl.com/45zbhq) -- North America Oracle Titan Award 2007 Winners (http://www.oracle.com/corporate/press/2007_nov/titanawards.html) About Oracle PartnerNetwork

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Oracle OpenWorld — News Facts — Recognizing the innovative solutions and business achievements of its partners, Oracle today announced the recipients of the fifth annual Oracle PartnerNetwork (http://www.oracle.com/partners/index.html) North America Titan Awards. — The awards acknowledged 14 leading partners across 17 categories for solutions and best practices developed or delivered in fiscal 2008. These awards recognize partner excellence in a number of categories, including sales, marketing, and solution development. — Partners submitted a record number of nominations this year, with entrants competing in both solution and momentum categories. — Honorees were selected by a panel of 66 judges including IDC analysts, Everything Channel media and Oracle sales, marketing, and development executives. — The awards were presented at the closing ceremony of the Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum (http://tinyurl.com/45zbhq) of Oracle OpenWorld(R), held Sunday, September 21 at the Hilton San Francisco. 2008 North America Oracle Titan Partner Award Winners — E-Business Suite Solution – Deloitte Consulting This ambitious solution involved transforming a manufacturing company and its production and business processes – positioning it for aggressive future growth. In addition to the full Oracle E-Business Suite, the ultimate solution includes Oracle Configurator, Demantra Demand Planning, Oracle Transportation Management, Oracle Identity Management, and SOA. The customer is positioned to save up to $140 million in operational costs over the next 10 years, while increasing their share, all on a single instance of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12. http://www.deloitte.com/us/oracle — Edge Applications Solution – Hitachi Consulting Corp. Costs were increasing faster than sales when this media company selected Hitachi Consulting to lead the implementation of Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) as part of a larger planned migration to an Oracle IT infrastructure. Selected for its transportation industry expertise, experience, and knowledge of OTM, the winning Oracle partner, Hitachi Consulting, successfully completed the implementation on schedule. Their product knowledge technical skills and leadership exhibited throughout the initiative helped keep the project on track. The initiative has already delivered cost savings 65% greater than anticipated and showcased the flexibility and future potential, not only of OTM, but also of the larger-scale Oracle implementation to come. http://www.hitachiconsulting.com — JD Edwards Solution – CSS International Inc. This solution fit right into the sweet spot of Oracle's JD Edwards' product capabilities: construction and engineering. When two firms in the industry merged, the winning integrator had to quickly convince the acquiring company to expand the JD Edwards implementation already in progress at the acquisition target, and then expand the scope of the project to include the newly merged company. The final implementation is scheduled to cover 30 operating units across North America, while pushing SQL Server out of the business in favor of the Oracle stack. On time, on budget, and with tremendous payback, this project exemplifies the strengths of Oracle technology and the expertise of this partner. http://www.cssus.com — Applications Momentum – Deloitte Consulting This Global Partner doubled its Oracle license co-sell revenue FY08, driving 75 initiatives and marketing activities that resulted in Oracle leads in GRC, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Executive Compensation, among other areas. Deloitte Consulting helped generate more than 100 leads alone in Oracle's white spacing effort for applications, secured a leadership position in Oracle E-business Suite, Oracle Agile, OTM, Demantra and Oracle Hyperion space, participated in 1,100 Oracle training classes, was a key partner in Fusion development, and was an instrumental partner in go-to-market strategies during Fiscal 2008. http://www.deloitte.com/us/oracle — PeopleSoft Solution – CherryRoad Technologies Inc. This county sheriff's department customer made the decision to implement a new ERP system. A key decision point in choosing a software and services vendor was the customer's need to move billing for officers' revenue-producing assignments from a manual, papers-in- triplicate system, to an automated one. The full suite of PeopleSoft applications, along with PeopleSoft Portal, went into this competitive win over SAP. CherryRoad Technologies worked with Oracle during the sales cycle to demonstrate how the customer's needs could be met around Payroll and Billing, and then delivered – all with a clear audit trail – to make this a successful implementation. http://www.cherryroad.com — Enterprise Performance Management Solution – interRel Consulting This solution combines Oracle Essbase with Hyperion Web Analysis, Financial Reporting, Planning, and Enterprise, to deliver sales budgeting – down to the SKU – to a manufacturing customer with more than 60,000 products. The solution, built and deployed in the United States, serves more than 100 countries around the world. SKU-level calculations of entire gross margin statements happen in less than 15 seconds – more than twenty-five percent faster than the customer's target. The entire solution was delivered in less than six months, more than $100,000 under budget, and forms the front end of a larger and continuing Hyperion implementation. http://www.interrel.com — CRM Solution – Deloitte Consulting A lack of standards and limited tracking around marketing campaigns drove this communications industry client to seek a better way to optimize their marketing spend. Oracle Siebel CRM and Oracle Business Intelligence were the focal points of this solution, but the partner was selected for industry knowledge, global delivery scope, ability to link marketing and sales, and their role as a trusted advisor at the customer. The project's first phase was delivered early, and resulted immediately in a 30 percent increase in marketing campaign response and conversion rate, while allowing the customer to reduce the number of external vendors for data collection by more than 30 percent. http://www.deloitte.com/us/oracle — Midsize Business Applications Solution – SYSTIME This solution was a competitive win over SAP in the consumer packaged goods industry. The customer was running its business on eight different applications and needed rapid consolidation ahead of a planned sale of the company. The solution allows the customer to adapt its order fulfillment in real time, with a wide and changing variety of pricing mechanisms. SYSTIME delivered the full Oracle JD Edwards suite in 270 days and is currently working on the next phase of the project, which includes JD Edwards HR/Payroll, plus Demantra and Oracle Business Intelligence. http://www.SYSTIME.net — Industry Solution – Deloitte Consulting Driven largely by rising service costs, the healthcare services industry is a major target for an IT overhaul. The customer, a major player in this industry, selected Oracle Siebel as part of a larger initiative to launch a new service offering for two of their business's while replacing an aging IT system, in a third business. The solution encompasses drug reimbursement, plus disease and medical therapy management, to provide enhanced service to patients and to help drive efficiencies in, and costs out, of the business. Six months after implementation, benefits include a 65 percent reduction in support costs, a 50 percent reduction in time to drug reimbursement, and lower call center costs. http://www.deloitte.com/us/oracle — Financial Services Industry Solution – SmartDog Services LLC Consumer financial instruments are exploding and the customer for this solution is a primary provider of the plastic cards that transfer buying power to people without bank accounts. This customer needed an automated system to track distribution of its cards to replace the manual, labor-intensive process it was using. The solution found a way to treat distributors as internal sales people, implement a single new system with an interface that looked just like the old, all using Oracle Financials and Incentive Compensation. Commission payments are more accurate, cost savings come from automated systems, commissions are paid quicker, and the system is scalable for future growth. http://www.smartdogservices.com — Manufacturing Industry Solution – Terillium Inc. SAP, Microsoft, and JD Edwards went toe-to-toe in this power transmission customer before JD Edwards EnterpriseOne was selected. Terillium Inc. worked closely with the Oracle sales team to make sure JDE was the final call to replace the customer's aging technology infrastructure. An Accelerate solution helped ensure the implementation would be done rapidly and with the smallest possible risk. The 600- script Accelerate solution went in on time, on budget, with immediate cost savings and a satisfied customer. http://www.terillium.com — Business Intelligence Solution – Piocon Technologies Inc. This system integrator took this oil-and-gas industry engagement from a data warehouse to a full-scale BI solution that included Oracle Warehouse Builder, Application Server, Application Express, BI Publisher, Portal and Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition. The solution allows the customer to provide reliability metrics and reporting on more than 100,000 pieces of equipment to hundreds of operations throughout a refinery with more than 120 plants. Prior to the implementation, the customer went an average of 35 days between unplanned equipment shutdowns at one of its key plants. At the time this nomination was submitted, they were at 200 days – and counting – with no shutdowns due to equipment failure. http://www.piocon.com — Technology Momentum – Accenture In FY08, this company focused on developing differentiated Oracle technology solutions and made significant investments in Oracle's Application Integration Architecture, SOA, BI, and Security. They grew their Oracle Tech revenue significantly, partnered with Oracle on 75 RFPs, provided 360 customer references, and invested heavily in marketing, training, and joint solution development with Oracle. They continue to invest in their Innovation Centers at Oracle Headquarters in California and Reading, UK, both as a sales tool and joint solution development centers. Finally, their support of Oracle has extended to BEA, where they continue to make solution development investments and drive revenue in key accounts, both established and new. http://www.accenture.com or http://www.accenture.com/oracle — Grid and RAC Solution – TUSC This company developed a solution that leveraged Oracle Grid and Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) to help deliver all the right tangible benefits: scalability, high availability, ease of management, improved customer services, and better use of existing assets to deliver higher processing power. This award-winning Oracle Solutions Provider worked closely with the customer to deliver the foundation elements of Oracle's computing infrastructure: Database, RAC, Enterprise Manager, DataGuard, and Automated Storage Management, all in an environment that the customer can manage on their own going forward. http://www.tusc.com — Integration and SOA Solution – CedarCrestone Inc. CedarCrestone's higher-education customer saw an opportunity to extend new government education financing to its population of more than 120,000 adult students, but lacked the systems to evaluate which students were eligible and determine how to extend this additional financing to them. The solution incorporated PeopleSoft, Oracle JDeveloper, and the core components of Oracle Fusion Middleware architecture, and was implemented in 4 months, to allow the customer to automate a massive, complex, and dynamic process. The result was the customer was able to provide its students with access to millions of dollars of government funding to help them further their education, all on a platform that will scale to meet extensive future needs. http://www.cedarcrestone.com — Identity Management Solution – Entology Inc. This company developed a solution that leveraged Oracle Grid and RAC to deliver all the right tangible benefits: scalability, high availability, ease of management, improved customer services, and better use of existing assets to deliver higher processing power. This award-winning Oracle Solutions Provider worked closely with the customer to deliver the foundation elements of Oracle's computing infrastructure: Database, RAC, Enterprise Manager, DataGuard, and Automated Storage Management, all in an environment that the customer can manage on their own going forward. http://www.tusc.com — Content Management Solution – LS Technologies LLC This retail customer relied on the winning SI to deliver the integration expertise they needed across their technology portfolio – not just content management, but a cohesive, integrated environment where the Content Management solution is leading to expansion of Oracle technology throughout the entire enterprise. The solution involved completely upgrading their content environment with Oracle, deployed on totally new hardware platforms and integrated with PeopleSoft. Delivered on time and on budget, this project has already resulted in cost savings of more than $20,000 a month in manpower alone, and is considered "an overwhelming success" by the customer. LSTechnolgies is an Oracle Certified Managed Partner for Oracle in the Application and Technology space. LSTechnologies has vertical expertise in the area's of Financial, Life Sciences and Distribution Markets. http://www.LSTechnologies.com Supporting Quote — "The record number of nominations we received this year demonstrates the value and expertise our partners have to create and deliver Oracle- based solutions and services to customers," said Ted Bereswill, senior vice president, North America Alliances & Channels, Oracle. "We were greatly impressed by the innovative business approaches and unique technologies exhibited by all of this year's nominees and will continue to work in tandem with our valued partners to deliver business-changing technologies and services to our growing customer base." Supporting Resources — Oracle PartnerNetwork (http://www.oracle.com/partners/index.html) — Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum (http://tinyurl.com/45zbhq) — North America Oracle Titan Award 2007 Winners (http://www.oracle.com/corporate/press/2007_nov/titanawards.html)

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