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Next Release of the Oracle(R) E-Business Suite Previewed at Oracle OpenWorld 2008

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oracle OpenWorld -- News Facts -- Building on Oracle's 'Applications Unlimited' program, Oracle today previewed the Oracle(R) E-Business Suite Release 12.1 at Oracle OpenWorld. -- The Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 is expanding upon the global foundation established with Release 12 by delivering 9 new products and significant functional improvements across human resources, financials, supply chain management, procurement, projects, master data management and customer relationship management applications. -- Customers who rely on the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 will be equipped to conduct business globally with the ability to respond to global customer demands and competition, streamline operations across geographic regions and source and retain talent on a global scale. -- Oracle's strategy is to deliver complete, integrated and end-to-end product suites on an open, standards-based middleware and database architecture. Oracle's approach helps customers to simplify computing environments, lower cost and risk, and provides greater choice and flexibility. Thinking Globally to Make the Most Informed Decisions -- The Oracle E-Business Suite provides a single, global view of customers, employees, suppliers, partners and operations, equipping organizations to make the smartest, most timely decisions. -- With the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1, customers can expect to benefit from the following: -- Oracle Deal Management should enable sales executives to maximize profits, optimize the deal process and control price erosion with key decision support tools embedded within the deal negotiation process. -- Pre-built dashboards and robust scenario modeling in Oracle Advanced Planning Command Center are designed to provide supply chain executives with the real-time business insight needed to make better supply chain decisions. -- Oracle Service Parts Planning enables customers to accurately forecast service parts to help increase customer service and boost profits. -- Oracle Demand Signal Repository captures, cleanses and harmonizes large volumes of external demand data to give users insight to consumer and supply chain behavior. -- Enhanced talent management capabilities specifically in the areas of recruiting and performance management help organizations improve operational efficiencies and turn employees into knowledge workers and competitive assets. -- Oracle Price Protection orchestrates business processes involving price protection agreements, helping to reduce errors and save money for distributors. -- Oracle Landed Cost Management estimates and then tracks the total landed cost of an item/shipment -- a critical factor in making global sourcing decisions given the increase in indirect costs such as logistics and duty. -- The migration of standard reports to Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher offers increased efficiency to our customers' compliance with local reporting obligations. Work Globally to be More Competitive -- The Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 is intended to help customers address the increased complexities they face when operating in a global economy with the following capabilities: -- Oracle Manufacturing Operations Center to increase the visibility and alignment between shop floor and ERP systems by managing the real-time data flows from shop floor systems and equipment, and transforming this into valuable business information. -- Oracle Supplier Ship and Debit to simplify complex ship and debit transactions in a proactive manner for distributors. -- Oracle Sourcing enhancements to support more complex two part RFP sourcing scenarios, better spreadsheet integration and cost factor improvements. -- Oracle Site Hub provides master data management linked to property and asset management for sites, such as retail store locations. -- Oracle Warehouse Management enhancements to support mobile UI personalization, dock and load sequencing, forward pick replenishment and other usability and high volume processing capabilities. -- Oracle Product Information Management Data Hub enhancements to support retail as well as other high product volume requirements. Manage Systems Globally to Lower Operating Costs -- The Oracle E-Business Suite continues to make it easier and less expensive to implement/upgrade, manage, and use global applications. -- Relying on this latest applications release, customers will be able to address the increased complexities they face when managing systems with the following planned capabilities: -- User Productivity Kit (UPK) provides pre-delivered training on key business flows with specific content to accelerate user adoption and productivity. -- Continued SOA investment specifically in the area of composite web services to better support business process integrations. -- Improvements to the lifecycle management capabilities include instance provisioning, system monitoring, configuration management, and root cause analysis -- all designed to reduce IT costs. Oracle Customer Services -- Oracle Customer Services (http://www.oracle.com/support/index.html) provides complete coverage of the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 with the world's leading portfolio of IT lifecycle-based service and support offerings. Oracle Customer Services is focused on helping customers maximize their success with Oracle solutions while lowering the total cost of ownership through continued advances in providing personalized, proactive support and knowledge management capabilities. Supporting Resources -- Oracle E-Business Suite Overview (http://tinyurl.com/5hn4pw) -- Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Brief (http://tinyurl.com/5udmv5) -- Independent Analyst Report Regarding Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 -- Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Blog (http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/) -- Oracle E-Business Suite Blog (http://blogs.oracle.com/applications/) -- Customer Snapshots and Videos (http://www.oracle.com/applications/e-business-suite.html) About Oracle

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Oracle OpenWorld — News Facts — Building on Oracle's 'Applications Unlimited' program, Oracle today previewed the Oracle(R) E-Business Suite Release 12.1 at Oracle OpenWorld. — The Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 is expanding upon the global foundation established with Release 12 by delivering 9 new products and significant functional improvements across human resources, financials, supply chain management, procurement, projects, master data management and customer relationship management applications. — Customers who rely on the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 will be equipped to conduct business globally with the ability to respond to global customer demands and competition, streamline operations across geographic regions and source and retain talent on a global scale. — Oracle's strategy is to deliver complete, integrated and end-to-end product suites on an open, standards-based middleware and database architecture. Oracle's approach helps customers to simplify computing environments, lower cost and risk, and provides greater choice and flexibility. Thinking Globally to Make the Most Informed Decisions — The Oracle E-Business Suite provides a single, global view of customers, employees, suppliers, partners and operations, equipping organizations to make the smartest, most timely decisions. — With the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1, customers can expect to benefit from the following: — Oracle Deal Management should enable sales executives to maximize profits, optimize the deal process and control price erosion with key decision support tools embedded within the deal negotiation process. — Pre-built dashboards and robust scenario modeling in Oracle Advanced Planning Command Center are designed to provide supply chain executives with the real-time business insight needed to make better supply chain decisions. — Oracle Service Parts Planning enables customers to accurately forecast service parts to help increase customer service and boost profits. — Oracle Demand Signal Repository captures, cleanses and harmonizes large volumes of external demand data to give users insight to consumer and supply chain behavior. — Enhanced talent management capabilities specifically in the areas of recruiting and performance management help organizations improve operational efficiencies and turn employees into knowledge workers and competitive assets. — Oracle Price Protection orchestrates business processes involving price protection agreements, helping to reduce errors and save money for distributors. — Oracle Landed Cost Management estimates and then tracks the total landed cost of an item/shipment — a critical factor in making global sourcing decisions given the increase in indirect costs such as logistics and duty. — The migration of standard reports to Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher offers increased efficiency to our customers' compliance with local reporting obligations. Work Globally to be More Competitive — The Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 is intended to help customers address the increased complexities they face when operating in a global economy with the following capabilities: — Oracle Manufacturing Operations Center to increase the visibility and alignment between shop floor and ERP systems by managing the real-time data flows from shop floor systems and equipment, and transforming this into valuable business information. — Oracle Supplier Ship and Debit to simplify complex ship and debit transactions in a proactive manner for distributors. — Oracle Sourcing enhancements to support more complex two part RFP sourcing scenarios, better spreadsheet integration and cost factor improvements. — Oracle Site Hub provides master data management linked to property and asset management for sites, such as retail store locations. — Oracle Warehouse Management enhancements to support mobile UI personalization, dock and load sequencing, forward pick replenishment and other usability and high volume processing capabilities. — Oracle Product Information Management Data Hub enhancements to support retail as well as other high product volume requirements. Manage Systems Globally to Lower Operating Costs — The Oracle E-Business Suite continues to make it easier and less expensive to implement/upgrade, manage, and use global applications. — Relying on this latest applications release, customers will be able to address the increased complexities they face when managing systems with the following planned capabilities: — User Productivity Kit (UPK) provides pre-delivered training on key business flows with specific content to accelerate user adoption and productivity. — Continued SOA investment specifically in the area of composite web services to better support business process integrations. — Improvements to the lifecycle management capabilities include instance provisioning, system monitoring, configuration management, and root cause analysis — all designed to reduce IT costs. Oracle Customer Services — Oracle Customer Services (http://www.oracle.com/support/index.html) provides complete coverage of the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 with the world's leading portfolio of IT lifecycle-based service and support offerings. Oracle Customer Services is focused on helping customers maximize their success with Oracle solutions while lowering the total cost of ownership through continued advances in providing personalized, proactive support and knowledge management capabilities. Supporting Resources — Oracle E-Business Suite Overview (http://tinyurl.com/5hn4pw) — Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Brief (http://tinyurl.com/5udmv5) — Independent Analyst Report Regarding Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 — Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Blog (http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/) — Oracle E-Business Suite Blog (http://blogs.oracle.com/applications/) — Customer Snapshots and Videos (http://www.oracle.com/applications/e-business-suite.html)

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