Oracle Introduces the Application Integration Architecture for SAP Initiative; Enabling SAP Customers to Unify Enterprise Applications


ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12 -- Oracle today unveiled the Oracle® Application Integration Architecture for SAP initiative, which is intended to extend Oracle's application integration offering to joint Oracle/SAP customers and provide them a standards-based method to unify their enterprise applications and rapidly adopt a Service-Oriented Architecture.

o More than 30 percent of SAP customers use Oracle Applications to manage
their mission critical processes, and the Oracle Application
Integration Architecture for SAP initiative will allow them to build
sustainable composite business processes across Oracle, SAP and other
third-party applications.

o The Oracle Application Integration Architecture, which is based on the
leading Oracle Fusion Middleware SOA Suite, provides Enterprise
Business Objects and Services to create common business semantics and
data attributes that support cross-application integration for key
operational processes such as order to cash, new product introduction
and general ledger financial consolidation.

o Today, Oracle provides a number of pre-built integration packs that
help reduce the time and effort associated with integrating its market
leading CRM, transportation management and product lifecycle management
applications to SAP's legacy ERP applications.

o In 2008 Oracle plans to deliver pre-built Process Integration Packs to
support key business flows for the consumer packaged goods, process and
high-tech manufacturing industries. Examples of the planned Process
Integration Packs include product and item mastering, order-to-cash,
transportation management and financial consolidation.

Extensive Application Integrations Currently Available for Oracle/SAP Customers

o Using Oracle's open, standards-based architecture, the following are examples of the Oracle to SAP pre-built integrations currently available, which reduce the time to deploy key cross-application business processes:

o Siebel CRM to SAP
o Agile PLM to SAP
o Hyperion to SAP
o Oracle Utilities to SAP
o Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management to SAP
o PeopleSoft HR to SAP

Supporting Quote
o "Oracle and SAP share the same customers, and we are pleased to offer a standards-based approach to building composite applications and pre-built integrations for key industries. Oracle Application Integration Architecture for SAP extends the leadership we've demonstrated in delivering on the promise of a Service Oriented Architecture and reinforces our commitment to maximizing value from Oracle's existing roduct lines," said Ed Abbo, Senior Vice President, Applications Development, Oracle.

Supporting Resources
www.oracle.com/aia

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/.

Source: Oracle

CONTACT: Karen Tillman, +1-805-544-4452, karen.tillman@oracle.com, or Amy Grady, +1-650-506-6175, amy.grady@oracle.com, both of Oracle

Web site: www.oracle.com/

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