Oracle On Demand Surpasses User Milestone

Experiences Significant Momentum with Growing Global Customer Roster and Expanding On Demand Portfolio

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oracle today announced that Oracle On Demand has surpassed a milestone of more than 1.7 million users, representing more than 2,200 customers. During Q1 FY07, Oracle On Demand revenue grew by nearly 50 percent. This momentum is being driven by a significantly expanded portfolio of On Demand services across Oracle's software products, including subscription-based solutions, managed applications, and software management services.

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According to industry analyst firms, Software as a Service (SaaS) will account for 25 percent of all new business software delivered by 2011. To ensure its customers can take full advantage of this trend, Oracle On Demand provides the industry's broadest choice of business applications and deployment offerings to match virtually any business requirement. From comprehensive subscription applications for rapid business results such as Oracle's Siebel CRM On Demand, to industry-leading On Demand solutions for all of Oracle's software offerings, global customers of every size are looking to Oracle On Demand as a trusted business partner.

In the last quarter alone, Oracle welcomed more than 100 global customers or extended the Oracle On Demand relationship with leading organizations including Administaff Inc., CDI Business Solutions, Compass Holding Group, LLC., Equifax ISS, Fuji Xerox Information Systems, Hanover Compressor Company, Maximus Inc., Minerals Technologies, Inc., Moduslink Corporation, Motorola, SGS Societe Generale de Surveillance and State Farm Insurance.

"Customer success in On Demand today revolves around choice, capability and proven experience," said Juergen Rottler, executive vice president, Oracle Customer Services. "Only Oracle On Demand can provide this level of choice and capability combined with a track record of more than seven years in the On Demand business. With our rapidly expanding portfolio of On Demand offerings -- which enable seamless integration across Oracle's breadth of enterprise software and solutions -- and direct access to Oracle's award-winning support, services and development organizations, we are able to tailor solutions using the On Demand model that help drive rapid business results, lower risk, and reduce total cost of ownership."

On Demand Pioneer Expands Portfolio -- Extends Industry Leadership

A pioneer in the On Demand model, Oracle has extended its leadership with the addition of Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise On Demand and Oracle On Demand for Siebel CRM (Customer Relationship Management). Additionally, Siebel CRM On Demand and Siebel CRM Call Center On Demand have continued their rapid pace of innovation with three releases to date in 2006. Oracle On Demand also continues to integrate applications from ProfitLogic, Retek, and G-Log.

Siebel CRM On Demand continues to be recognized as the most comprehensive subscription CRM application. These applications provide a rapid entry to comprehensive functionality, are easy to use to jumpstart productivity, and quickly adapt to evolving business needs through the predictable, fixed-cost subscription model.

"By implementing Oracle's Siebel CRM On Demand, we estimate that we were operational about four months sooner than if we had installed other software internally," said Marcelo Tear, Director for Core Applications in Latin America, Equifax. "Other differentiators that stood out about Oracle were the quality of the reference projects they supplied as well as the global presence of Siebel-including Latin America."

Customers Benefit With Oracle On Demand

In managed applications, where Oracle manages and maintains Oracle solutions in an On Demand model, customers rely on Oracle's unmatched expertise to help keep their IT solutions available 24x7, while decreasing risk and lowering total cost of ownership. With Oracle managing their software, customers can focus on strategic IT and business initiatives instead of the on-going application maintenance and support.

"As a global steel processing company employing 8,000 people in 62 facilities throughout 10 countries, we needed business solutions that can help us conform to the highest international standards for quality, environmental management and occupational health, while delivering the best customer satisfaction among the world's major steel suppliers," said Tom Blanchard, Director of IT Service Delivery, Worthington Industries. "The unmatched expertise of Oracle On Demand supports our business availability while providing a fixed-cost model that can scale with our business demands. And, with a choice of deployment options, we are able to optimize our costs and services and extract more value from our Oracle solutions in order to deliver the highest quality, reliability and superior service while focusing on dynamic innovation in our business."

"With Oracle managing our software via On Demand, we can now better focus on our core business initiatives and growth," said Tony Depalma, CIO, Minerals Technologies Inc. "Oracle continues to help improve the availability, performance and security of our IT environments, while providing access to the latest software releases that will help us become more competitive in a growing global market."

About Oracle On Demand

As the global leader in On Demand solutions, Oracle On Demand manages the infrastructure, software, security, service levels, and IT governance to help customers unlock more value from their software. With more than 1.7 million users, including enterprise customers with the most rigorous requirements, Oracle On Demand simplifies enterprise computing by reducing the need to handle software upgrades, patches, and the day-to-day maintenance required to keep customer solutions available and secure. Oracle On Demand provides the utmost in choice and flexibility to meet virtually every customer requirement and delivers a Superior Ownership Experience by building operational partnerships with customers and providing capabilities to support the complete solution lifecycle.

About Oracle

Oracle (NasdaqGS: ORCL) is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle visit our Web site at .


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