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Oracle Europe, Middle East & Africa Reports Continuous Customer Momentum for Third Quarter, Fiscal Year 2008

Customers in Europe, Middle East & Africa Choose Oracle Products and Services Over Other Competitor Offerings – Q3FY08 US GAAP revenues increase by 26% per cent over Q3FY07

Geneva, Switzerland 28-MAR-2008 08:17 AM
Large and mid-sized organisations in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region across a broad range of industry sectors including financial services, public services, communications, manufacturing, logistics & distribution, and retail have adopted or expanded implementations of Oracle® Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Applications.
“We are seeing good demand across our overall portfolio, including products from companies that we have acquired, such as Oracle’s Siebel, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Demantra, G-Log, Stellent, SPL, TimesTen, Portal and Hyperion. Many of our applications customers are adding further applications to their existing systems, and our business intelligence products are in strong demand by organisations seeking a clearer and more unified view of their operations. Customers appreciate the value of Oracle’s ability to offer a broad range of horizontal and industry-specific vertical applications together with database, middleware, enterprise performance management and business intelligence.” – Sergio Giacoletto, Executive Vice President, Oracle Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Oracle unites the world’s best enterprise applications in an open architecture to provide the most complete offering and the strongest strategic road map.
Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) 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.
A Selection of Third Quarter Fiscal 2008 Customer Wins

Financial Services Erste Sparinvest Kapitalanlagen GmbH (Austria); Hannover Rückversicherung AG (Germany); Alpha Bank (Greece); Piraeus Bank (Greece); Israel Credit Cards Ltd (Israel); Si Holding SpA (Italy); Intesa Sanpaolo (Italy); UBI Sistemi e Servizi (Unione Banche Italiane) (Italy); UGIS (Unicredit) (Italy); Banca Agrileasing (Italy); First Bank of Nigeria Plc (Nigeria); TKP Pensioen BV (The Netherlands); Dexia Group (The Netherlands); AlRajhi Bank (Saudi Arabia); Al-Inma Bank (Saudi Arabia); Caja De Ahorros De Valencia, Castellon y Alicante (Bancaja) (Spain); Barclays Bank (UK)
Public Services Ministry of Agriculture (Greece); Greek Cadastre (Greece); Municipality of Milan (Italy); Centrum Systemów Informacyjnych Ochrony Zdrowia (Poland); CTT – Correios de Portugal (Portugal); Hospital Alto Guadalquivir (Spain); Ministry of Justice (Turkey); Ministry of Interior General Directorate of Population and Citizenship (Turkey); Health Protection Agency (UK)
Telecommunications Bulgarian Telecommunications Company (Bulgaria); On Telecoms S.A. (Greece); CYTA (Greece); Zain formerly MTC Vodafone (Kuwait); Koninklijke KPN NV (The Netherlands); Mobile Telesystems (Russia); Vimpelcom (Russia);Telefonica De Espana S.A (Spain); AVEA (Turkey)
Manufacturing Tessenderlo Chemie (Belgium); Schneider Electric (France); Gucci Industrial (Italy); Pepperl&fuchs (Italy); Meijn Food Processing Technologie (The Netherlands); Centralny Osrodek Informatyki Statystycznej (Poland); Fakieh Poultry Farm (Saudi Arabia); The National Agricultural Development Co – NADEC (Saudi Arabia); Eczacibasi Holding (Turkey)
Professional Services Sorooh Real Estate (Abu Dhabi); Dubai World (Dubai); Compass Group (France); Venco Computer (Italy); Oli System (Italy); Freedata (Italy); Nuovi Investimenti (Italy); Accordo Servizi (Italy); Al Ghanim Industries (Kuwait); KPMG Meijburg (The Netherlands); SIBS Processos (Portugal); Everis Spain S.A. (Spain)
Communications and Media bwin Interactive Entertainment AG (Austria); Casema B.V. (The Netherlands); UPC Broadband Operations BV (The Netherlands); Media NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) (Norway); MediaPlanning (Spain); Com Hem Communications (Sweden)
Travel & Transportation Fujitsu Siemens (on behalf of Austrian Railways) (Austria); Hrvatske ceste d.o.o (Croatia); Pierre et Vacances (France); SAPTCO (Saudi Public Transportation Company) (Saudi Arabia)
Utilities CGG Services (France); Lyse Energi AS (Norway); StatoilHydro ASA (Norway); Arabian Petroleum Services Company (Saudi Arabia); Baymina Enerji (Suez Energy) (Turkey)
Retail & Wholesale Distribution Conforama (France); SCPA Sivex International (France); Migros Genossenschafts-Bund (Switzerland); Teknosa A.S. (Turkey)
Other Industries. Construction: Naboodah Construction (Dubai); Galfar Engineering (Oman); Saudi Oger Ltd (Saudi Arabia). Education & Research: Inserm (France); Alfaisal University (Saudi Arabia); Research Councils UK (UK); Imperial College London (UK). High Tech: ASML (The Netherlands); Auxiliar de Componentes Electricos (Spain); Automotive: Inter Cars S.A. (Poland); Consumer Goods: Evialis (France); Defence: Atomic Weapons Establishment (UK); Healthcare: Acibadem Saglik Hizmetleri ve Tic AS (Turkey); Life Sciences: Cyncron A/S (Denmark); Logistics: Geodis (France); Property Investment: Tameer (Dubai)
Supporting Quotes

Mehmet T. Nane, General Manager Teknosa Retail, Turkey. “The implementation of Oracle Retail applications is part of Teknosa’s three year transformation programme designed to implement efficiencies and best practices that will optimise our agility as we diversify our merchandise offerings, extend our domestic operations and expand into new territories. The first phase of our go live has enabled us to enhance the allocation and replenishment processes supporting our drive to offer customers the best mix of global brands at the right price and in the right quantity whether they buy online, over the telephone or in the store.” Teknosa, Turkey’s leading consumer electronics retail chain, has gone live with Oracle Retail applications to support its aggressive expansion strategy and enhance service levels across its multiple sales channels.
Read the press release.
Raul Neves, General Manager SIBS Processos, Clearing House Services, Portugal. “We have selected the best in class products available – Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware products. Oracle is a key Strategic Partner in IT, providing the time to market and reliability required for our Financial Institutions process outsourcing business. The Oracle OpenWorld event was a key opportunity to understand the consistency and reach of Oracle products and capabilities”
Read about Oracle OpenWorld here
Ernst Lamein, Manager IT architecture, KPN, Netherlands. “Siebel CRM is a proven, industry-leading product that will allow us to have a single, consolidated view of our customers and provide them with a unified experience. With the selection of Siebel CRM, we are now in a position to fully leverage Oracle Application Integration Architecture, which provides productized integration between CRM, Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management and Oracle’s ERP applications. Oracle’s unique suite integration strategy will help KPN reduce costs, speed time to market and improve customer satisfaction.”
Read the press release.
Cezary Klimont, RUCH CEO, Poland. “We consider the first phase of the Oracle E-Business Suite project as a great success. This project will lead to the standardization of business processes in our company and will also help capture for us a long-term competitive advantage in the market”. RUCH SA, a leading Polish retail company, has gone live with Oracle E-Business Suite Financials and Oracle Reporting System.
Read the press release.
Aadham Junaidallah, CIO of Al Othaim Holding, Saudi Arabia. “Al Othaim Holding requires a proven world-class retail system to achieve our business requirements for profitable growth today and in the future. We are aiming to open more than 50 stores over the next two years and expect Oracle to support this growth by helping to deliver rapid ROI, improve operational functionality and processes, and ultimately support our customer service. With such a diverse range of retail businesses within the complex Middle Eastern retail environment, it was important to implement a single solution with a best practice approach that would support integration requirements now and in the future.”
Read the press release.
Roberto Montesi, IT Manager, Benelli Armi, Italy. “Product information is the most critical data we have in the company. The project we have set up with Oracle and GN Informatica will enable us to manage and share internal documents securely.” Benelli Armi, part of the Beretta Group, and producer of semi-automatic rifles, carbines and pistols, uses Oracle Information Rights Management, a solution that can secure and trace digital information wherever it is – on the server, e-mail, desktop, USB stick, etc. – to protect sensitive product information and intellectual property by giving documents characteristics allowing only authorised persons to open and consult them, for a limited time span.
Read the press release.
Konrad Kobylecki, chief operating officer, Polkomtel, Poland. “We chose Oracle’s mobile provisioning solution and Siebel CRM due to their rich, out-of-the-box functionality and ability to help us accelerate service delivery and reduce time to revenue. The integration with Siebel CRM will provide additional benefit by helping to further streamline the order-to-fulfillment and issue resolution processes.”
Read the press release.
Gary Barr, IT Director, Morrisons, UK Supermarket Group. “Morrisons requires proven, world-class retail systems to achieve our business requirements for profitable growth today and in the future. We expect Oracle solutions to meet our needs, offering a breadth of functionality and a level of data that will promote a more accurate assessment of business performance. This will help us to turn information into profitable business decisions and deliver an enhanced experience to the 9 million customers that walk through our doors each week.” Morrisons purchased a prototype Oracle footprint that includes a complete Oracle Retail suite of merchandising, planning and stores applications; the Oracle E-Business Suite for financials and manufacturing; Oracle’s PeopleSoft HR/payroll; Oracle’s Siebel CRM; Oracle Fusion Middleware including Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Identity Management; and Oracle Database.
Read the press release.
Marvin Shaire, CEO of Nakheel Retailcorp, Dubai. “Oracle Retail will provide Nakheel Retailcorp with the tools to allow its people to efficiently plan, execute and monitor retail operations. The system is expected to provide the right information at the right time, so stores can be stocked with the right merchandise mix and maintain inventory at optimum levels. Once peak stock levels are achieved, particularly with fast-moving items, we expect to see this reflected in a higher turnover. In addition, we anticipate inventory costs will be reduced through timely identification of old or slow moving items, which can then be discounted to dispose of them quickly.”
Read the press release.
Zbigniew Polakowski, IT specialist, CNG, Poland. “We chose Oracle Business Intelligence as a complementary system to our existing Oracle E-Business Suite installation. We were really impressed with its extreme ease of use and administration of the Oracle analytic system. It means that we can handle building the analytic levels we need without the help of IT experts.” Ceramika Nowa Gala (CNG), a leading Polish manufacturer of ceramic tiles, has completed implementation of Oracle Business Intelligence Standard Edition One. The Oracle system was installed during a record-breaking one-month timeframe.
Arne Norman, Head of Operational Development, Com Hem AB. Sweden. “Com Hem selected Oracle’s Siebel as we believe that Siebel’s functionality and the included telecom specific best practices will give us better results in customer service and sales excellence and a faster time-to-market for new products and services than any other option that we evaluated.” Christer Peltomaa, CIO, Com Hem AB “We expect Siebel together with Oracle Application Integration Architecture to give us the Service Oriented Application we need to be flexible and agile on the ever more competitive marketplace.” Com Hem is the leading supplier of triple play services – TV, broadband and telephony – in Sweden. Approximately 40 percent of Swedish households are connected to ComHem’s network.
Carlos Dias Alves, Board Member CTT Correios de Portugal (Postal Services). “This project, developed by Oracle and Accenture, will allow us to increase control in the Identity and Access Management area, helping us to become a high performance organisation.” CTT has selected Oracle Identity Management to centralise the provisioning of users for greater efficiency.
Polpharma, Pharmaceuticals, Poland. Polpharma, a leading Polish pharmaceutical company, has selected Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition. The Oracle system will facilitate the building of a company-wide analytic platform and provide a solid data warehouse solution.
Read the press release.

Supporting Resources

Read the Oracle Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2008 Earnings Press Release
Read EMEA Customer Snapshot – Ambu A/S, Denmark, Ensures Real-Time Reporting and Increases Visibility into Sales Pipeline
Read EMEA Customer Snapshot – Coventry City Council, UK, Cuts Overhead by US$414,000 by Migrating 24% of Spend to Online Purchasing
Read EMEA Customer Snapshot – The B&B Hotels Group, France, Reduces Customer Service Response Time by 70%
View EMEA Customer Video – Oracle BPM Fuels ABN Amro’s Customer Channel Strategy
View EMEA Customer Video – Bayer Manages Grid Centrally, Reduces Administration Effort
View EMEA Customer Video – CRM On Demand Delivers A 350% Yearly Return To Equifax

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