Mobile Solutions facilitate ERP for Oil/Gas Industry.

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Combining mobility, business process management, and workflow simplification, CATAMARAN solutions extend Oracle ERP applications to global Oil and Gas industry edge environments such as offshore rigs, refineries, pipelines. Solutions enable end-to-end real-time information by bridging back-office business applications that rely on operational data from field to real-world processes that collect, filter, analyze, and integrate data to ERP systems.

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Shipcom Wireless Works with Oracle to Deliver Advanced Mobile and Remote Solutions.

ERP in the Palm of Your Hand

HOUSTON, March 17 - Shipcom Wireless, Inc., a leading global provider of Mobility, RFID and BPM solutions that help companies ensure efficient supply chains through workflow simplification and operational visibility announced today that it is successfully deploying advanced mobile solutions for the global Oil & Gas industry, extending Oracle applications to edge environments.

The ability to extend ERP applications using advanced mobility, business process management and workflow simplification has proven to be highly desirable within the Oil & Gas industry, especially for "Edge" environments such as offshore rigs, refineries and pipelines. Shipcom's CATAMARAN solutions enable end-to-end real-time information by closing the gap between back-office business applications that rely on operational data from the field, and real-world processes that collect, filter, analyze and integrate data to ERP systems.

"The combination of challenges Oil & Gas companies face, including operating globally with dozens to hundreds of remote sites, many having offshore facilities with communication challenges and the need to maintain extremely complex and costly critical equipment makes this industry's asset management and maintenance a monumental challenge," said David Shimbo, Sr. Director of Oil & Gas with Oracle. "The agility of CATAMARAN's ERP integration, workflow simplification and ProcessSync enables real-time, or near real-time, synchronization of data and processes between multiple back end systems and business processes being performed on computing devices at the edge."

Powered by Oracle's(R) Fusion Middleware, Shipcom's CATAMARAN platform extends Oracle's ERP applications, delivering enterprise solutions such as Maintenance, Asset Visibility, Manufacturing, Inventory, Warehouse Management, Mobility and RFID in connected, disconnected and occasionally connected modes. "Oracle's Fusion Middleware provides the flexibility of a composite application platform to build solutions on, and a service oriented architecture approach that simplifies integration and shortens the deployment time for our mobile and AutoID applications."

The success Shipcom is having as an Oracle partner is a direct result of Kevin Wilson joining Shipcom as VP of Sales in June of 2007, and managing the Oracle relationship. Prior to Shipcom, Kevin held the position of Senior Director with Oracle and was responsible for RFID, Mobility and various asset visibility and supply chain solutions. "Today Shipcom is an Oracle Global Certified Advantage partner for EBusiness Suite, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and Fusion Middleware, a distinction which has substantially elevated Shipcom's momentum with Oracle," added Tyebji.

"Most recently we have had several wins and a significant interest with the Oracle/Shipcom solution for asset maintenance and critical spares inventory in offshore environments," said Kevin Wilson of Shipcom. "The ability for mobile drilling and drilling support environments, such as jackup rigs, drill ships and barges to continue operating their maintenance and inventory applications even when their communication links to shore are unavailable is a unique high-availability option Shipcom provides. Our ProcessSync(R) engine synchronizes data and processes across all locations up to the minute while connected, so that should the ship to shore communication link fail, everyone continues to operate 100%. We call this 'Business as Usual' which works equally well for offshore rigs, remote refineries with intermittent communications back to corporate, and individual field service personnel roaming in and out of wireless coverage."

The joint solutions from Oracle and Shipcom help transform the speed at which O&G companies collect, analyze and respond to relevant field data being collected remotely from globally distributed environments and an assortment of sensor and manually entered data. The result is that O&G companies can achieve a more real-time and accurate visibility into day-to-day operations, significantly reducing decision lag time, after-the-fact and redundant data entry, and data entry errors.

About Shipcom Wireless

Shipcom develops "extended applications" to leverage ERP Systems like EBusiness Suite, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards & SAP to gain operational visibility. Shipcom is a private company with eleven years experience in developing composite mobility and RFID applications, transformational workflows, and operational dashboards for the enterprise. Shipcom focuses on providing real ROI values that impact key business drivers and processes - costs, revenue, security, and customer satisfaction. The company is headquartered in Houston, TX, with global offices, including Boston and Dubai. The company is comprised of experts in Oracle, SAP and other back-end IT system software, and all types of RFID, AIDC and Mobility applications. Some of Shipcom's marquis clientele include RasGas, Zachry Construction, ENSCO, Alcatel, British American Tobacco, CN Railway, Daimler Chrysler, General Electric, Hasbro, Hewlett Packard, Infineon, Ingram Micro, Medtronic, Menlo Logistics, Northwestern Energy, nVidia, Philips, Ryder Logistics, Sempra Energy, Staples, Tatung and Time Warner.


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