Strategic Deals Fuel Software Sales For Oracle During Its First Quarter

Friday, 12. September 2003 15:00

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Sept. 12, 2003
(http://www.oracle.com/tellmemore/?2320423)
Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ: ORCL), the world's largest enterprise software
company, today announced significant customer wins signed during the
first quarter of its fiscal year 2004, the results of which were
announced today. Customers continue to choose Oracle® software over
competitive offerings to thoroughly integrate and automate business
systems, reduce total cost of ownership and create a single, global
view of their business operations.

Increasingly, customers are also selecting Oracle Outsourcing with
its predictable cost model for implementation, license and ongoing
support to accurately forecast IT spend. Customers can significantly
reduce IT costs and decrease the time necessary to resolve software
issues by outsourcing the management of Oracle software to Oracle.
The latest in a growing number of customers that have chosen Oracle
Outsourcing include: Central Plastics Company; Fairfield Language
Technologies; Garden of Life; IT & Telestyrelsen; National IT and
Telecommunications Agency; and NetworkCar.

"We chose to outsource our Oracle E-Business Suite to Oracle
Outsourcing because doing so offered us the best overall chance at
success," said Robert Clinton, chief financial officer for Central
Plastics Company. "We plan to fully implement all the modules that
we believe are important to our business without having to stop and
develop competencies in areas that are not part of our core
business. Additionally, our needs may change in the future and
Oracle Outsourcing has demonstrated to us that they are already
staffed, trained and ready to deliver all the services we will likely
ever need to support the future growth of our company."

Oracle E-Business Suite

The Oracle® E-Business Suite is a complete set of business
applications that enables companies and organizations to efficiently
manage all core business functions, such as customer interactions,
financial management, human resources and supply chain management. A
primary reason customers select the Oracle E-Business Suite is
Oracle's open architecture, which allows customers to deploy
applications as individual modules, business flows or an entire
integrated suite.

Customers that purchased the Oracle E-Business Suite during Oracle's
Q1 include: Allseas Engineering BV; American Express; Angiotech
Pharmaceuticals; Banco de Chile; BANKSYS; Barnes & Noble, Inc.;
British Midland; Central Plastics Company; City of Memphis, Tenn.;
Credit Suisse; Darden Restaurants, Inc.; DCN; Deseret Book;
Desjardins Financial Corporation, Inc.; Devonport Management Limited;
Dynamex; ECI; Egypt Commercial International Bank; Fairfield Language
Technologies; Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.; Garden of Life;
Genesis Microchip, Inc.; Hutchison CAT Wireless MultiMedia Limited;
Infinity Resources; Jewish Agency for Israel; Lesaffre Yeast
Corporation; Magnitogorsk Steel Mill (MMK); Mektec Manufacturing
Corporation Thailand Limited; National Institutes of Health National
Cancer Institute; Northeastern State University (Okla.); Ocean
Tankers Pte. Ltd.; Olymp; Orange France; QLogic; Rand Afrikaans
University; Royal Jet; Socah; Sun Microsystems, Inc.; Surface Mount
Technologies; Teradyne; Tyco; and University of Melbourne.

Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Okla., is among the
customers that selected the Oracle E-Business Suite, as well as
Oracle Database with Real Application Clusters (RAC), to manage its
business with a single view of information.

"The Oracle E-Business Suite will allow us to implement the
individual modules necessary to meet the varied needs of our
students, faculty and staff," said Michael Gibbons, director of
computing and telecommunications for Northeastern State University.
"With Oracle Database and RAC, we will have a high degree of
availability and affordable scalability that comes from a single
source of data. The total package provides us with a tightly
integrated and state-of-the-art solution to manage our core business
needs."

Oracle Database, Oracle Application Server and Oracle Collaboration
Suite

Oracle's technology products include the world's leading database,
Oracle Database, Oracle Application Server and Oracle Collaboration
Suite. Because Web sites, as well as transactional and decision
support applications require a database and application server, the
combination of Oracle Database and Oracle Application Server is an
ideal choice for organizations that want the performance and cost
saving benefits of a complete and integrated infrastructure. Oracle
Database and Oracle Application Server enable businesses,
organizations and governments around the world to run
mission-critical business applications on a highly reliable,
available and scalable foundation.

Oracle Collaboration Suite is the first enterprise collaboration
suite product that leverages a relational database and application
server to offer a secure, reliable and scalable way to simplify
business communications and consolidate information. The current
release of Oracle Collaboration Suite provides users with access to
integrated e-mail, voicemail, calendaring, file sharing, search and
Web conferencing capabilities from popular desktop clients such as
Microsoft Outlook, Web browsers and a wide range of wireless devices,
including PDAs and cell phones.
More than 500 companies and organizations have purchased Oracle
Collaboration Suite since it was made available in September 2002.

Customers around the world that purchased Oracle Database and/or
Oracle Application Server and Oracle Collaboration Suite during Q1
include: ACC Bank; AIB Bank; Air France; BANKSYS; California
Polytechnic State University; Citibank, N.A. Asia Pacific Processing
Center; City of Memphis; City of Stockholm; COSMO Bulgaria Mobile;
Counterpane Internet Security, Inc.; Deluxe; Department of
Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Ireland); Department of
Highway, Ministry of Transportation Thailand; eLynx; Euro Bank;
Federal Institution for Public Health (Belgium); FraPort AG Frankfurt
Airport Service Worldwide; H3G Italy; Infinity Resources; Maggiore
Holding; MedNautilus Greece; Ministry of the Interior (Thailand);
National Archives Administration (Taiwan); National IT and
Telecommunication Agency; Northeastern State University; Optimus
Telecom; Red Bull GmbH; RGIS Inventory Specialists; Roskilde
University Centre; StatementOne, Inc.; State Pension Fund Of Ukraine;
STATS, Inc.; Stet Hellas Telecommunications; T-Systems International
GmbH; University of Linkoping; and Vattenfall Europe Information
Services GmbH.

"STATS is very excited about its partnership with Oracle," said Alan
Leib, president of STATS, Inc. "Oracle's Real Application Clusters
technology on Linux provides the only highly-available and scalable
database cluster technology on the market to support our
next-generation sports databases and fantasy sports gaming
architecture."

"Oracle's technology has proven its scalability and high performance
in support of our rapidly expanding ASP business for financial
institutions," said Greg Pacholski, chief executive officer and
president of StatementOne, Inc.

About Oracle

Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more
information about Oracle, visit our Web site at
http://www.oracle.com.

Trademarks

Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its
affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective
owners.



Contacts Sally Huchingson Amy Swanson
Oracle Corp. Oracle Corp.
650/633-8277 650/506-0114
sally.huchingson@oracle.com amy.swanson@oracle.com
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