Oracle® Configurator Receives a "Strong Positive" Rating in Leading Analyst Firm's Sales Configuration MarketScope Report

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., 27-NOV-2007 05:00 AM Oracle today announced that Oracle® Configurator 11i.10, part of the Oracle E-Business Suite, has received a "Strong Positive" rating in Gartner's "MarketScope for Sales Configuration, 3Q07."* Oracle was one of 13 vendors evaluated in the report and received the highest-ranking possible of strong positive. Gartner considers companies receiving a strong positive rating to be solid providers of strategic products, services or solutions and recommends that existing customers continue investments while potential customers consider the vendor a strong strategic choice.

"Today, companies need configuration capabilities that support strategic guided selling, and leverage information from throughout the enterprise to improve the quote to fulfillment process," said Oracle Vice President Product Strategy, Aaron Shidler. "We believe that Gartner's strong positive rating is recognition of Oracle's high-degree of success working with global customers across vertical industries to simplify the configuration of complex products and services, while enabling reduced costs and increased sales with Oracle Configurator."

As part of the Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Configurator enables companies to specify, sell, manufacture and fulfill complex, customized products and solutions that meet unique customer requirements. The application supports configurations throughout the enterprise from a centrally managed configuration model, and integrates with Oracle Supply Chain Management and CRM applications. Oracle Configurator supports multiple sales channels - including Internet and telesales -- and helps enterprises streamline the quote to fulfillment process, improve order accuracy, reduce costs and grow revenue.

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*Gartner Research "MarketScope for Sales Configuration, 3Q07," by Gene Alvarez, October 2007.

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