Customers Drive Strong Momentum for Oracle® Enterprise Performance Management and Business Intelligence


Seamless Hyperion Integration Helps Drive Industry Leadership

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO 13-NOV-2007 05:00 AM Oracle today announced that an exceptional number of organizations have selected Oracle's leading Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Business Intelligence (BI) software to help gain better insight, make better decisions, and drive better results. As components of Oracle® Fusion Middleware -- the industry's fastest growing, most standards-compliant, and best-of-breed technology foundation for Service-Oriented Architecture -- Oracle Business Intelligence is a portfolio of technology and applications that provides the industry's first integrated, end-to-end Enterprise Performance Management System. With the recent acquisition of Hyperion, Oracle is number one in Enterprise Performance Management -- unifying Business Intelligence, Financial Management and Operational Analytics.

Oracle Enterprise Performance Management and Business Intelligence software is hot-pluggable and works with Oracle, non-Oracle, and mixed technology environments. Leading organizations worldwide across varied industries have recently purchased components of Oracle Enterprise Performance Management and Business Intelligence including: ADMB, Anadarko, AngloGold Ashanti, City Building (Glasgow) LLP, City Council of The Hague, Dalhoff Larsen & Hornemann, Emperia Holding, Energinet.dk, Fagor Industrial, Fiat, Getin Bank, Giant Eagle, GLOBUS SB-Warenhaus Holding, Headquarters Land Command, Goodyear, International Labour Organization, Jawwal, Mediaset, Lottomatica, MobilKom, National City Bank, Oman Insurance Company (P.S.C.), Pirelli, Polish Police, Reader's Digest, Skvader, Standard Parking, Sallie Mae, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Stonesoft, Telef��a O2 Czech Republic, T-Systems (formerly Gedas), University at Buffalo, SUNY, U.S. Army Human Resources Command, U.S. Army Program Executive - Soldier and VistaCare.

"We selected Oracle's Hyperion Financial Management and Planning -- System 9 and Essbase to help streamline our financial planning processes, gain better insight, drive predictable results and achieve our business objectives," said Steve Rosen, director, Finance Operations and Controls, Biogen Idec. "The Hyperion software will complement our use of the Oracle E-Business Suite, by enabling us to more closely integrate our systems and more rapidly and accurately close our books across our worldwide operations."

"Oracle Business Intelligence Applications will help reduce our deployment time and cost, while providing us the foundation to more efficiently accomplish key business drivers such as analyze processes and drive deeper business insight, ultimately leveraging our data across the organization," said Larry Rencken, CIO, Welch's. "After an extensive evaluation, we selected Oracle over the competition due to the company's advancements in Business Intelligence and the applications' best-in-class functionality."

"Oracle's Enterprise Performance Management and Business Intelligence software is rapidly evolving to deliver customers more value throughout their entire organization," said John Kopcke, senior vice president of the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Global Business Unit. "Organizations today are benefiting from the breadth and integration of our EPM and BI offerings that deliver intuitive, role-based intelligence and enable individuals across the enterprise, including front line employees to senior management, to gain better insight, make better decisions and drive better results that are delivered more quickly."

Better Together: Oracle EPM and BI Receive Industry Recognition

With the seamless integration of Hyperion, Oracle Business Intelligence continues to be recognized with industry honors. According to Datamonitor's report "Decision Matrix: Selecting a Business Intelligence Vendor," Oracle ranks as a business intelligence leader. One of 12 vendors profiled in the report, Oracle was named a segment co-leader as a result of combining excellent technology with a strong position on both user sentiment and market impact assessments. The report states that "Oracle has successfully integrated its recently acquired BI expertise and, as a result, it has managed to exert itself within the BI market. If one considers its considerable user-base, commanding presence in the global applications market, and a comprehensive yet flexible BI solution, its position can not be considered as a surprise."

(1) Oracle's Hyperion was recently named the leading Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Suites vendor in Gartner's "Market Share: CPM Suites Software, Worldwide 2006, Composite View" report, based on 2006 worldwide software revenues. The report states Oracle's Hyperion has 20.3 percent vendor share, growing 14.5 percent year-over-year.(2) Coupling Oracle and Hyperion's vendor share from this report, Oracle now leads the segment with 28 percent of the worldwide share for CPM Suites. The company's nearest competitor in this category has less than half of Oracle's share with only 10.9 percent.(3) Gartner also positioned Oracle in the leader's quadrant in its "Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms 1Q07" report.(4) A recent InformationWeek Research survey of 500 business technology professionals found that 40 percent of respondents recognized Oracle as one of their preferred BI vendors -- topping all other vendors.(5) According to the InformationWeek Research survey, all of the 500 respondents are using BI tools or are evaluating them for purchase within the next 12 months.

About Oracle Business Intelligence and Enterprise Performance Management

Oracle Business Intelligence is a portfolio of technology and applications that provides the industry's first integrated, end-to-end Enterprise Performance Management System, including category-leading performance management applications, BI applications, BI foundation and tools, and data warehousing. For more information visit: www.oracle.com/epm .

About Oracle Fusion Middleware: Leader in Middleware

The company's comprehensive, standards-based family of middleware products, Oracle Fusion Middleware software spans portals and process managers to application infrastructure, developer tools, enterprise content management and business intelligence. Oracle Fusion Middleware enables organizations to increase their capacity for growth and change; improve insight into business operations; mitigate risk and drive compliance; and connect with customers, partners, and workers. More than 50,000 customers now use Oracle Fusion Middleware and include leading organizations in the Financial Services, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Retail, Pharmaceuticals, Health Care and Public Sector industries. Oracle Fusion Middleware is also supported by 9,000 partners, including market-leading independent software vendors, value-added resellers and system integrators.

For additional information visit: www.oracle.com/middleware .

About Oracle

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is the world's largest enterprise software company.

For more information about Oracle, please visit our Web site at www.oracle.com .

Contact(s):
Eloy Ontiveros
Oracle
+1.650.607.6458
eloy.ontiveros@oracle.com

Letty Ledbetter
Oracle
+1.650.506.8071
letty.ledbetter@oracle.com

More from Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

All Topics