Oracle's Standards-Based Strategy and Industry Leading Capabilities Empower Customers to Meet Unique Business Goals
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- -- Companies are gaining the flexibility and integration that enables them to adapt to changing business conditions at a faster speed and lower cost by choosing Oracle(R) Applications, Oracle's Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) System, and Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition Plus (OBIEE Plus) over SAP, Oracle announced today. -- Customer momentum for Oracle Applications, Business Intelligence, and EPM System software is growing as organizations such as Ayala, Beijing Pharmaceutical Group, Brightstar Corp., China Bohai Bank, China National Postal and Telecommunications Appliances Corporation, Core Laboratories, Deutsche Bahn, Groupe Vedior, Hindustan Copper Limited, Luigi Lavazza, Metrorex, National Express, NATCO Group Inc., Network Hardware Resale, Old Mutual, Praxair, Inc., Rodenstock GmbH, Shenzhen Development Bank, Specialty Care Services Group, The RoomPlace at Harlem Furniture, United States Department of Defense, UT Southwestern Medical Center, and WireCo WorldGroup, have invested in Oracle instead of SAP. -- "Globalization is driving executives to focus on efficient innovation, rapid new product introduction, and better customer management. To meet these challenges, they require solutions that quickly adapt to changing market conditions," said Oracle Senior Vice President, Applications Development, Ed Abbo. "Oracle Applications are built on Oracle's standards-based Oracle Fusion Middleware and leverage a service-oriented architecture to provide the flexibility that companies need to successfully compete. In today's global environment -- which requires rapid change -- the native flexibility within Oracle Applications compared to SAP's inherent rigidity, creates a unique selling advantage for us over SAP." Bucharest Metro Operator Selects Oracle Applications Over SAP -- Metrorex is the operator of the Bucharest Metro in Romania. As passenger numbers continue to grow and the demand for new, high- capacity metro lines is on the rise, Metrorex wanted to rely on software applications that would support the company's business evolution. Metrorex considered both Oracle and SAP but needed to invest in applications that were rapidly scalable and flexible, making Oracle the clear choice. -- "Our decision to purchase Oracle instead of SAP was fueled by our need for applications that are adaptable. Only a standard-based architecture can provide that, making our decision to purchase Oracle much easier," said Metrorex Director, Mariana Petre. "The rich functionality within the Oracle E-Business Suite and the integrated applications will be highly supportive of our future growth and enable us to continue to build safe, reliable transportation for the community of Bucharest."
Core Laboratories Selects Oracle's Enterprise Performance Management System Instead of SAP to Support Planning and Financial Reporting
-- Based in the Netherlands, Core Laboratories is one of the leading providers of proprietary and patented reservoir description, production enhancement and reservoir management products and services to the oil and gas industry. Core Laboratories has over 70 offices in more than 50 countries and have been helping clients improve reservoir performance and increase oil and gas recovery for more than 70 years. After evaluating Oracle and SAP, Core Laboratories selected Oracle's EPM System to support its high-growth international business, and is currently using the Oracle E-Business Suite in more than 45 entities in 24 countries. -- "Oracle's EPM System will allow us to support the entire financial management cycle of goal-setting, modeling, planning, monitoring, analysis, and reporting -- helping us to make better decisions and drive better results," said Chris Hill, Corporate Controller -- Financial Reporting, Core Laboratories. NATCO Group Inc. Selects Oracle Instead of SAP to Support Growth -- Based in Houston, Texas, NATCO Group Inc. is a leading provider of wellhead process equipment, systems and services used in the production of oil and gas. NATCO has designed, manufactured and marketed production equipment and services for more than 80 years. The company's production equipment is used onshore and offshore in most major oil and gas producing regions of the world. After evaluating Oracle and SAP, NATCO selected the Oracle E-Business Suite to support its high-growth business. -- "It was vital for us to invest in the right enterprise applications that would provide immediate benefits today, as well as support our future roadmap," said NATCO Group Inc. Chief Financial Officer, Brad Farnsworth. "We selected Oracle based on the following factors: scalability, flexibility, speed to implement, total cost of ownership and cultural fit. After considering several vendors, Oracle stood out as the clear solution of choice for NATCO." Integration Capabilities Drive Furniture Retailer's Investment Decision -- The RoomPlace at Harlem Furniture has offered a one-of-a-kind shopping experience and unique service, selection and value successfully since 1912. The RoomPlace allows customers to experience a total-room concept with completely furnished, coordinated rooms created by the company's team of experienced designers. As a result, customers are able to select the perfect design that meets their individual tastes and needs. The RoomPlace currently operates 19 stores in Chicago and a distribution center in Woodridge, Illinois. The company selected the Oracle E-Business Suite to streamline business operations and further enhance the shopping experience for customers. -- "Oracle will help us create an integrated technology system that gives us greater insight into business processes across our organization," said The RoomPlace at Harlem Furniture Chief Information Officer, Michelle Pacynski. "With Oracle Applications, we anticipate being able to easily adapt to changes in our market and our customer demand."
Brightstar Turns to Oracle's Enterprise Performance Management System for Financial Reporting and Analysis
-- Headquartered in Miami, Brightstar Corp. is a global leader in customized distribution and supply chain solutions for the wireless industry. The company provides solutions to more than 30,000 network operators, MVNOs, retailers, resellers, and independent agents around the world, and also represents the world's leading wireless manufacturers. Following a thorough review of performance management software from Oracle and SAP, Brightstar chose Oracle to perform financial consolidation, reporting and analysis. -- "We anticipate that Oracle's Hyperion Financial Management and Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management will help us to automate formerly manual processes, improve financial data quality, reduce risk and facilitate compliance," said Miguel Fernandez, CIO, Brightstar Corp.